Combat Films: American Realism, 1945-2010 (2nd Edition) by Steven Jay Rubin

By Steven Jay Rubin

Strive against motion pictures have lengthy been a staple within the heritage of yank cinema. This serious textual content bargains a behind-the-scenes examine essentially the most vital American battle movies of the final 60 years. in keeping with unique interviews, archival learn and that includes infrequent photos, this e-book covers movies which are thought of surprisingly lifelike for the style. the unique variation lined warfare motion pictures via global warfare II, whereas the up-to-date model contains seven new chapters, which tackle the Civil conflict, the yank gunboat presence in China within the Nineteen Twenties, the Korean struggle, the Vietnam conflict, the battling in Mogadishu in 1993 and the warfare in Iraq. assurance is going throughout the damage Locker (2009).

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By Steven Jay Rubin

Strive against motion pictures have lengthy been a staple within the heritage of yank cinema. This serious textual content bargains a behind-the-scenes examine essentially the most vital American battle movies of the final 60 years. in keeping with unique interviews, archival learn and that includes infrequent photos, this e-book covers movies which are thought of surprisingly lifelike for the style. the unique variation lined warfare motion pictures via global warfare II, whereas the up-to-date model contains seven new chapters, which tackle the Civil conflict, the yank gunboat presence in China within the Nineteen Twenties, the Korean struggle, the Vietnam conflict, the battling in Mogadishu in 1993 and the warfare in Iraq. assurance is going throughout the damage Locker (2009).

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Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of an Independent Film by Scott MacDonald

By Scott MacDonald

Bringing alive a amazing second in American cultural background, Scott MacDonald tells the colourful tale of the way a small, yard association within the San Francisco Bay zone emerged within the Nineteen Sixties and advanced to turn into an immense strength within the improvement of self sufficient cinema. Drawing from vast conversations with women and men the most important to Canyon Cinema, from its e-newsletter Canyon Cinemanews, and from different key assets, MacDonald deals a full of life chronicle of the existence and instances of this influential, idiosyncratic movie exhibition and distribution collective. His ebook positive factors many fundamental files which are as attractive and suitable now as they have been while initially released, together with essays, poetry, experimental writing, and drawings.

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By Scott MacDonald

Bringing alive a amazing second in American cultural background, Scott MacDonald tells the colourful tale of the way a small, yard association within the San Francisco Bay zone emerged within the Nineteen Sixties and advanced to turn into an immense strength within the improvement of self sufficient cinema. Drawing from vast conversations with women and men the most important to Canyon Cinema, from its e-newsletter Canyon Cinemanews, and from different key assets, MacDonald deals a full of life chronicle of the existence and instances of this influential, idiosyncratic movie exhibition and distribution collective. His ebook positive factors many fundamental files which are as attractive and suitable now as they have been while initially released, together with essays, poetry, experimental writing, and drawings.

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Must We Kill the Thing We Love? Emersonian Perfectionism and by William Rothman

By William Rothman

William Rothman argues that the motive force of Hitchcock's paintings was once his fight to reconcile the darkish imaginative and prescient of his favourite Oscar Wilde quote, “Each guy kills the article he loves," with the quintessentially American philosophy, articulated in Emerson's writings, that gave classical Hollywood videos of the recent Deal period their remarkable blend of recognition and inventive seriousness. A Hitchcock mystery can be a comedy of remarriage or a melodrama of an unknown girl, either Emersonian genres, with the exception of the murderous villain and godlike writer, Hitchcock, who pulls the villain's strings—and ours. simply because Hitchcock believed that the digicam has a murderous element, the query “What if something justifies killing?," which each Hitchcock movie engages, used to be for him a hectic query approximately his personal paintings. Tracing the trajectory of Hitchcock's profession, Rothman discerns a development within the films' meditations on homicide and creative construction. This development culminates in Marnie (1964), Hitchcock's so much debatable movie, within which Hitchcock overcame his ambivalence and entirely embraced the Emersonian worldview he had regularly additionally resisted. studying key Emerson passages with the measure of cognizance he accords to Hitchcock sequences, Rothman discovers superb affinities among Hitchcock's state of mind cinematically and the philosophical frame of mind Emerson's essays exemplify. He reveals that the phrases during which Emerson thought of truth, approximately our “flux of moods," approximately what it's inside of us that by no means adjustments, approximately freedom, approximately the US, approximately studying, approximately writing, and approximately pondering are remarkably pertinent to our adventure of movies and to considering and writing approximately them. He additionally displays at the implications of this discovery, not just for Hitchcock scholarship but in addition for movie feedback in general.

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By William Rothman

William Rothman argues that the motive force of Hitchcock's paintings was once his fight to reconcile the darkish imaginative and prescient of his favourite Oscar Wilde quote, “Each guy kills the article he loves," with the quintessentially American philosophy, articulated in Emerson's writings, that gave classical Hollywood videos of the recent Deal period their remarkable blend of recognition and inventive seriousness. A Hitchcock mystery can be a comedy of remarriage or a melodrama of an unknown girl, either Emersonian genres, with the exception of the murderous villain and godlike writer, Hitchcock, who pulls the villain's strings—and ours. simply because Hitchcock believed that the digicam has a murderous element, the query “What if something justifies killing?," which each Hitchcock movie engages, used to be for him a hectic query approximately his personal paintings. Tracing the trajectory of Hitchcock's profession, Rothman discerns a development within the films' meditations on homicide and creative construction. This development culminates in Marnie (1964), Hitchcock's so much debatable movie, within which Hitchcock overcame his ambivalence and entirely embraced the Emersonian worldview he had regularly additionally resisted. studying key Emerson passages with the measure of cognizance he accords to Hitchcock sequences, Rothman discovers superb affinities among Hitchcock's state of mind cinematically and the philosophical frame of mind Emerson's essays exemplify. He reveals that the phrases during which Emerson thought of truth, approximately our “flux of moods," approximately what it's inside of us that by no means adjustments, approximately freedom, approximately the US, approximately studying, approximately writing, and approximately pondering are remarkably pertinent to our adventure of movies and to considering and writing approximately them. He additionally displays at the implications of this discovery, not just for Hitchcock scholarship but in addition for movie feedback in general.

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Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-Century by Ian Aitken

By Ian Aitken

This can be the 1st publication to try a rigorous and systematic software of realist movie idea to the research of specific movies. Ian Aitken embraces reviews of cinematic realism and nineteenth century culture, the realist movie theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer, and the connection of realist movie conception to the overall box of movie concept and philosophy.

The ebook indicates new methods ahead for a brand new sequence of reviews in cinematic realism, and for a brand new type of movie idea according to realism. It stresses the significance of the query of realism either in movie reports and in modern existence.

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By Ian Aitken

This can be the 1st publication to try a rigorous and systematic software of realist movie idea to the research of specific movies. Ian Aitken embraces reviews of cinematic realism and nineteenth century culture, the realist movie theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer, and the connection of realist movie conception to the overall box of movie concept and philosophy.

The ebook indicates new methods ahead for a brand new sequence of reviews in cinematic realism, and for a brand new type of movie idea according to realism. It stresses the significance of the query of realism either in movie reports and in modern existence.

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Ed Wood, Mad Genius: A Critical Study of the Films by Rob Craig

By Rob Craig

Filmmaker Ed wooden was once debatable and severely maligned, even classified "the worst director of all time," but he accomplished cult prestige and is still of serious curiosity this day. This publication frames Wood's paintings, resembling the cross-dressing themed Glen or Glenda? and the haphazard Bride of the Monster, as reflections of the tradition in their period. wooden at all times labored with infinitesimal budgets, taking pictures at breakneck pace, incorporating plot twists that rejected all good judgment. but there has been a tangible if unfocused thematic thrust to Wood's movies, which meditate fitfully on gender, faith and society, revealing a "holy trinity" of fixations--sex, demise and resurrection. Wood's notorious Plan nine From Outer Space encapsulates the fixations and flaws that have been his hallmarks, and with 22 different movies, is explored right here. A filmography and fifty one photos are incorporated.

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By Rob Craig

Filmmaker Ed wooden was once debatable and severely maligned, even classified "the worst director of all time," but he accomplished cult prestige and is still of serious curiosity this day. This publication frames Wood's paintings, resembling the cross-dressing themed Glen or Glenda? and the haphazard Bride of the Monster, as reflections of the tradition in their period. wooden at all times labored with infinitesimal budgets, taking pictures at breakneck pace, incorporating plot twists that rejected all good judgment. but there has been a tangible if unfocused thematic thrust to Wood's movies, which meditate fitfully on gender, faith and society, revealing a "holy trinity" of fixations--sex, demise and resurrection. Wood's notorious Plan nine From Outer Space encapsulates the fixations and flaws that have been his hallmarks, and with 22 different movies, is explored right here. A filmography and fifty one photos are incorporated.

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The Matter of Images: Essays on Representations (2nd by Richard Dyer

By Richard Dyer

The gathering is abundant facts that Dyer is the king of his specific hill, and a person else making an attempt the ascent is easily urged to renounce and search contentment by means of pottering approximately at the beginners' slopes... (David Lancaster, The collage of Leeds, movie and heritage, 2004)

In the second one version of this vintage publication, Dyer analyses tradition from royalty to serial killers, political correctness and films.

The topic of pictures explores what illustration capability, interpreting pictures when it comes to why they topic, what they're made from and the cloth realities they confer with. Richard Dyer strikes from issues of strongly unfavorable representations of out teams to representations of dominant teams in society-men, heterosexuals, whites. His dialogue encompasses the eclectic texts of latest tradition, from royalty to dykes, politically right labels, representations of Empire and flicks corresponding to Gilda, Papillon, and Night of the dwelling Dead. This moment version incorporates a new article on serial killers, in addition to a brand new creation.

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By Richard Dyer

The gathering is abundant facts that Dyer is the king of his specific hill, and a person else making an attempt the ascent is easily urged to renounce and search contentment by means of pottering approximately at the beginners' slopes... (David Lancaster, The collage of Leeds, movie and heritage, 2004)

In the second one version of this vintage publication, Dyer analyses tradition from royalty to serial killers, political correctness and films.

The topic of pictures explores what illustration capability, interpreting pictures when it comes to why they topic, what they're made from and the cloth realities they confer with. Richard Dyer strikes from issues of strongly unfavorable representations of out teams to representations of dominant teams in society-men, heterosexuals, whites. His dialogue encompasses the eclectic texts of latest tradition, from royalty to dykes, politically right labels, representations of Empire and flicks corresponding to Gilda, Papillon, and Night of the dwelling Dead. This moment version incorporates a new article on serial killers, in addition to a brand new creation.

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Nicholson: A Biography by Marc Eliot

By Marc Eliot

For 5 many years, Jack Nicholson has been a part of movie heritage. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credits and mythical roles in movies like effortless Rider, 5 effortless items, phrases of Endearment, The Shining, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Nicholson creates unique, memorable characters like no different actor of his iteration. And his own lifestyles has been no much less of an adventure—Nicholson has constantly been on the heart of the Hollywood elite and has courted one of the most well-known and lovely girls within the world.
counting on years of intensive study and interviews with insiders who recognize Nicholson top, acclaimed biographer Marc Eliot sheds new mild on Nicholson's lifestyles off and on the reveal. From Nicholson’s operating classification adolescence in New Jersey, the place relatives secrets and techniques threatened to rip his kin aside, to raucous nights in town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous relationships with starlets like Michelle Phillips, Anjelica Huston, and Lara Flynn Boyle, to motion picture units operating with such mythical administrators and costars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep, and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping photo of the breadth of Nicholson’s fifty-year profession in movie, in addition to an intimate portrait of his own existence.

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By Marc Eliot

For 5 many years, Jack Nicholson has been a part of movie heritage. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credits and mythical roles in movies like effortless Rider, 5 effortless items, phrases of Endearment, The Shining, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Nicholson creates unique, memorable characters like no different actor of his iteration. And his own lifestyles has been no much less of an adventure—Nicholson has constantly been on the heart of the Hollywood elite and has courted one of the most well-known and lovely girls within the world.
counting on years of intensive study and interviews with insiders who recognize Nicholson top, acclaimed biographer Marc Eliot sheds new mild on Nicholson's lifestyles off and on the reveal. From Nicholson’s operating classification adolescence in New Jersey, the place relatives secrets and techniques threatened to rip his kin aside, to raucous nights in town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous relationships with starlets like Michelle Phillips, Anjelica Huston, and Lara Flynn Boyle, to motion picture units operating with such mythical administrators and costars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep, and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping photo of the breadth of Nicholson’s fifty-year profession in movie, in addition to an intimate portrait of his own existence.

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Seoul Searching: Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean by Frances Gateward

By Frances Gateward

Seoul Searching is a suite of fourteen provocative essays approximately modern South Korean cinema, the best and dynamic cinema in Asia. interpreting the 3 dominant genres that experience led Korean movie to overseas acclaim--melodramas, big-budget motion blockbusters, and formative years films--the members examine Korean cinema as undefined, paintings shape, and cultural product, and interact cinema's position within the formation of Korean identities.

Committed to imminent Korean cinema inside its cultural contexts, the participants examine feature-length movies and documentaries in addition to constructions and governmental guidelines when it comes to transnational reception, advertising, modes of construction, aesthetics, and other kinds of pop culture. An interdisciplinary textual content, Seoul looking presents an unique contribution to movie experiences and expands the constructing zone of Korean reviews.

"Students and students are hungry for reliable serious fabric on South Korean movies, and this e-book is a welcome contribution to this speedy growing to be zone in movie studies." -- Corey ok. Creekmur, coeditor of Cinema, legislations, and the country in Asia

Contributors contain Chris Berry, Robert L. Cagle, Diane Carson, Hye Seung Chung, David Desser, David Scott Diffrient, Linda Ehrlich, Frances Gateward, Myung Ja Kim, Suk-Young Kim, Darcy Paquet, Seung Hyun Park, Anne Rutherford, Chi-Yun Shin, Julian Stringer, and Hyangsoon Yi.

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By Frances Gateward

Seoul Searching is a suite of fourteen provocative essays approximately modern South Korean cinema, the best and dynamic cinema in Asia. interpreting the 3 dominant genres that experience led Korean movie to overseas acclaim--melodramas, big-budget motion blockbusters, and formative years films--the members examine Korean cinema as undefined, paintings shape, and cultural product, and interact cinema's position within the formation of Korean identities.

Committed to imminent Korean cinema inside its cultural contexts, the participants examine feature-length movies and documentaries in addition to constructions and governmental guidelines when it comes to transnational reception, advertising, modes of construction, aesthetics, and other kinds of pop culture. An interdisciplinary textual content, Seoul looking presents an unique contribution to movie experiences and expands the constructing zone of Korean reviews.

"Students and students are hungry for reliable serious fabric on South Korean movies, and this e-book is a welcome contribution to this speedy growing to be zone in movie studies." -- Corey ok. Creekmur, coeditor of Cinema, legislations, and the country in Asia

Contributors contain Chris Berry, Robert L. Cagle, Diane Carson, Hye Seung Chung, David Desser, David Scott Diffrient, Linda Ehrlich, Frances Gateward, Myung Ja Kim, Suk-Young Kim, Darcy Paquet, Seung Hyun Park, Anne Rutherford, Chi-Yun Shin, Julian Stringer, and Hyangsoon Yi.

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DOGMA 95 im Kontext: Kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge zur by Jack Stevenson (auth.), Matthias N. Lorenz (eds.)

By Jack Stevenson (auth.), Matthias N. Lorenz (eds.)

Binnen kurzer Zeit ist DOGMA ninety five zur wohl populärsten Strömung des Gegenwartsfilms geworden. Der Schwur filmischer Keuschheit, mit dem die dänischen DOGMA-Brüder um Lars von Trier antraten, um den Prozess des Filmemachens auf das Nötigste zu reduzieren, hat zahlreiche Nachahmer gefunden. Die DOGMA-Filme sind inzwischen zu einem eigenen style geworden, ihre rohe Ästhetik hat sich etabliert und die Attraktivität des Konzepts, die eigene künstlerische Arbeit aus einer Selbstbeschränkung heraus zu überdenken, strahlt auch auf andere Disziplinen aus.

Der Band versammelt elf kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge, die sich mit den verschiedenen Wirkungen des Manifests auseinandersetzen: Kontexte sind u.a. die Authentisierungsstrategien der Medien in den neunziger Jahren, die Theorie des Dokumentarfilms und das Werk Lars von Triers. Themen sind die Herleitung des Film-Manifests und die Interpretation seiner Regeln sowie die Wirkungen des DOGMAs beispielsweise auf das Hollywood-Kino und auf außerfilmische Gesellschaftsbereiche. Ziel ist die kritische review der DOGMA-Filme und der ihnen zugrundeliegenden Intentionen.

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By Jack Stevenson (auth.), Matthias N. Lorenz (eds.)

Binnen kurzer Zeit ist DOGMA ninety five zur wohl populärsten Strömung des Gegenwartsfilms geworden. Der Schwur filmischer Keuschheit, mit dem die dänischen DOGMA-Brüder um Lars von Trier antraten, um den Prozess des Filmemachens auf das Nötigste zu reduzieren, hat zahlreiche Nachahmer gefunden. Die DOGMA-Filme sind inzwischen zu einem eigenen style geworden, ihre rohe Ästhetik hat sich etabliert und die Attraktivität des Konzepts, die eigene künstlerische Arbeit aus einer Selbstbeschränkung heraus zu überdenken, strahlt auch auf andere Disziplinen aus.

Der Band versammelt elf kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge, die sich mit den verschiedenen Wirkungen des Manifests auseinandersetzen: Kontexte sind u.a. die Authentisierungsstrategien der Medien in den neunziger Jahren, die Theorie des Dokumentarfilms und das Werk Lars von Triers. Themen sind die Herleitung des Film-Manifests und die Interpretation seiner Regeln sowie die Wirkungen des DOGMAs beispielsweise auf das Hollywood-Kino und auf außerfilmische Gesellschaftsbereiche. Ziel ist die kritische review der DOGMA-Filme und der ihnen zugrundeliegenden Intentionen.

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