Auteurs and authorship : a film reader / edited by Barry Keith Grant
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
Call No: 621(04) GRA Author: Grant, Barry Keith Source: US Place: Malden, MA Publisher: Blackwell Publishing PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: xv, 323p. : ill. ; 25cm Subject: AUTEUR THEORY Summary: Collection of critical essays on film authorship. Notes: Includes bibliographic references ISBN: 9781405153348 Language: English Contents: A certain tendency of the French cinema (1954) / Francois Truffaut -- La politique des auteurs (1957) / Andre Bazin -- Films, directors, and auteurs (1962) / Ian Cameron -- Notes on the auteur theory in 1962 (1962) / Andrew Sarris -- Circles and squares (1963) / Pauline Kael -- The auteur theory (1969) (excerpt) / Peter Wollen -- Direction and authorship (1972) (excerpt) / V.F. Perkins -- Ideas of authorship (1973) / Edward Buscombe -- Ideology, genre, auteur (1977) / Robin Wood -- The death of the author (1968) / Roland Barthes -- The English cine-structuralists (1973) / Charles Eckert -- Alternatives to auteurs (1973) / Graham Petrie -- Women's cinema as counter-cinema (1973) / Claire Johnston -- Refocusing authorship in women's cinema (2003) / Angela Martin -- The men with the movie cameras (1972) / Richard Kosarzski -- Notes on a screenwriter's theory, 1973 (1974) / Richard Corliss -- Who makes the movies? (1976) / Gore Vidal -- Script/performance/text : performance theory and auteur theory (1978) / Peter Lehman -- Studio authorship (2006) (excerpt) / Jerome Christensen -- The producer as auteur (2006) / Matthew Bernstein -- Authorship, design, and execution (1987) / Bruce Kawin -- Hitchcock's imagery and art (1977) / Maurice Yacowar -- John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln (1970) / editors of Cahiers du Cinema -- Towards an analysis of the Sirkian system (1972) / Paul Willeman -- My name is Joseph H. Lewis (1983) / Paul Kerr -- Authorship as a commodity: the art cinema and The cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1984) / Michael Budd -- The place of women in the cinema of Raoul Walsh (1974) / Claire Johnston and Pam Cook -- Female authorship reconsidered (the case of Dorothy Arzner) (1990) / Judith Mayne -- Man's favorite sport?--the action films of Kathryn Bigelow (2004) / Barry Keith Grant -- Todd Haynes and queer authorship (2006) / Michael DeAngelis -- Twoness in the style of Oscar Micheaux (1993) / J. Ronald Green -- Spike's joint (1998) (excerpt) / S. Craig Watkins. More info
Documenting the documentary : close readings of documentary films and video / edited by Barry Keith Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski, forward by Bill Nichols
Detroit MI: Wayne State University Press, 1998.
Call No: 761 DOC Author: Grant, Barry Keith; Sloniowski, Jeanette Place: Detroit MI Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: 488 p. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; VERTOV, DZIGA; EISENSTEIN, SERGEI M.; BUNUEL, LUIS; WRIGHT, BASIL; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); QUE VIVA MEXICO! (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, [prod. 1932]); HURDES, LAS (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); SONG OF CEYLON, THE (UK, Basil Wright, 1934); TRIUMPH DES WILLENS (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935); PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, THE (US, Pare Lorentz, 1936); CITY, THE (US, Ralph Steiner, 1939); SPANISH EARTH, THE (US, Joris Ivens, 1937); LISTEN TO BRITAIN (UK, Humphrey Jennings/Stewart McAllister, 1942); BLOOD OF THE BEASTS (FR, Georges Franju,1949); SANG DES BETES, LE (FR, Georges Franju,1949); MAITRES FOUS, LES (FR, Jean Rouch, 1955); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); TITICUT FOLLIES (US, Frederick Wiseman, 1967); HORA DE LOS HORNOS, LA (AG, Fernado E. Solanos, 1968); ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE'S OWN EYES, THE (US, Stan Brakhage, 1971); AMERICAN FAMILY, AN [TV](US, 1973); DAISY, THE STORY OF A FACELIFT (CN, Michael Rubbo, 1982); THIS IS SPINAL TAP (US, Rob Reiner, 1984); SHERMAN'S MARCH (US, Ross McElwee, 1986 [prod. 1981]); I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS I AM LIKE (US, Bill Viola, 1986); JOURNEY, THE (CN, Peter Watkins, 1987); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); TONGUES UNTIED (US, Marlon Riggs, 1989); PARIS IS BURNING (US, Jennie Livingston, 1990); FINDING CHRISTA (US, Camille Billops/James Hatch, 1991) Summary: Documenting the Documentary features essays by twenty-seven film scholars from a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Each essay focuses on one or two important documentaries, engaging in questions surrounding ethics, ideology, politics, power, race, gender, and representation -- but always in terms of how they arise out of or are involved in the reading of specific documentaries as particular textual constructions. By closely reading documentaries as rich visual works, this anthology fills a void in the critical writing on documentaries, which tends to privilege production over aesthetic pleasure. As we perceive and comprehend the world through visual media increasingly, understanding the textual strategies by which individual documentaries are organized has become critically important. Together, the essays cover the significant developments in the history of the documentary, from the first commercially released feature, Nanook of the North (1922), to modern independent productions, such as An American Family (1973), Tongues Untied (1989), and Finding Christa (1991), and including important national and stylistic movements and various production contexts from the mainstream to the avant-garde. Seth Feldman places Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929) within the context of constructivism and futurism; Vivian Sobchack discusses the strategies of Bunuel's Las Hurdas (Land without Bread, 1931) in relation to surrealism; and Joanne Hershfield explores Que viva Mexico! (1932) as the presentation of an exotic culture by a European director. Documenting the Documentary offers clear, serious, and insightful analyses of documentary films, and is a welcome balancebetween theory and criticism, abstract conceptualization and concrete analysis. --FROM PUBLISHER'S SITE Notes: includes bibliiographic references and index ISBN: 0814326390 Contents: Filmmaker as hunter / William Rothman -- Peace between man and machine / Seth Feldman -- Paradise regained / Joanne Hershfield -- Synthetic vision / Vivian Sobchack -- Art of national projection / William Guynn -- Mass psychology of fascist cinema / Frank P. Tomasulo -- American documentary finds its voice / Charlie Keil -- Men cannot act before the camera in the presence of death / Thomas Waugh -- Poetics of propaganda / Jim Leach -- It was an atrocious film / Jeannette Sloniowski -- Dialogic imagination of Jean Rouch / Diane Scheinman -- Documenting the ineffable / Sandy Flitterman-Lewis -- Don't you ever just watch? / Jeanne Hall -- Ethnography in the first person / Barry Keith Grant -- Two avant-gardes / Robert Stam -- Seeing with experimental eyes / Bart Testa -- Bastard union of several forms / Jeffrey K. Ruoff -- Documentary of displaced persona / Joan Nicks -- Gender, power, and a cucumber / Carl Plantinga -- Documentary film and the discourse of hysterical/historical narrative / Lucy Fischer -- Subjectivity lost and found / Catherine Russell -- Filmmaker as global circumnavigator / Scott MacDonald -- Mirrors without memories / Linda Williams -- Documentaphobia and mixed modes / Matthew Bernstein -- Silence and its opposite / Sheila Petty -- Containing fire / Caryl Flinn -- Contested territory / Julia Lesage More info
The dread of difference : gender and the horror film / edited by Barry Keith Grant
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.
Call No: 735.2 DRE Author: Grant, Barry Keith, 1947 Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: xv, 456 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Texas film studies series Subject: HORROR FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; SLASHER FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; ARGENTO, DARIO; CRONENBERG, DAVID; ALIEN (UK, Ridley Scott, 1979); ALIENS (US, James Cameron, 1986); ALIEN 3 (US, David Fincher, 1992); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, Tom Savini, 1990); CARRIE (US, Brian De Palma, 1976); CAT PEOPLE (US, Jacques Tourneur, 1942); CAT PEOPLE (US, Paul Schrader, 1982); BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); STEPFATHER, THE (US, Joseph Ruben, 1986); LEVRES ROUGES, LES (BE/FR/GW, Harry Kumel, 1971); FATAL ATTRACTION (US, Adrian Lyne, 1987); ROSEMARY'S BABY (US, Roman Polanski, 1968) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-438) and index ISBN: 0292727941 (pbk : alk. paper); 0292727933 (hc : alk. paper) LON: 12195767 More info
Film genre reader / edited by Barry Keith Grant
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986.
Film genre reader II / edited by Barry Keith Grant
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995.
Call No: 64GEN FIL Author: Grant, Barry Keith, 1947 Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: viii, 581 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: GENRES; WESTERNS; GANGSTER FILMS; FILM NOIR; DISASTER FILMS; EPIC FILMS; HORROR FILMS; MELODRAMA; COMEDIES; TRANSVESTISM; WOMEN IN FILMS; VIETNAM WAR FILMS; MUSICALS; BLACKS IN FILMS; CANADA; AUTEUR THEORY; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; DETECTIVE FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORICAL FILMS; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; SEMIOLOGY; STRUCTURALISM; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; MICHEAUX, OSCAR; CRONENBERG, DAVID; FORD, JOHN; PENN, ARTHUR; SIRK, DOUGLAS; CAVELL, STANLEY; CHANDLER, RAYMOND; FRYE, NORTHROP; MINNELLI, VINCENTE; TODOROV, TZVETAN; ZOO LA NUIT, UN (CN, Jean-Cluade Lauzon, 1987); SOME LIKE IT HOT (US, Billy Wilder, 1959); SHADOW OF A DOUBT (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1943); BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY, THE (US, Charles Walters, 1949); YENTL (US, Barbara Streisand, 1983); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (US, Frank Capra, 1934); IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946); MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (US, John Ford, 1946); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939); SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (US, Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952); THING, THE (US, Christian Nyby, 1951); [TWENTY] 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (US, Nathan Juran, 1957); VICTOR VICTORIA (UK, Blake Edwards, 1982); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); FLY, THE (US, David Cronenberg, 1986); DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (US, Susan Seidelman, 1985); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -559) and index ISBN: 0292727771 (cloth : alk. paper); 029272778X (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 11563059 More info
The Hollywood film musical / Barry Keith Grant
West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Call No: 751.1(73) GRA Author: Grant, Barry Keith Source: UK Place: West Sussex, UK Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: xiii ; 182 p. ; 23cm Series: New approaches to film genre Subject: HOLLYWOOD; USA; MUSICALS; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; HOLLYWOOD IN FILMS; GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1933); TOP HAT (US, Mark Sandrich, 1935); PIRATE, THE (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1948); WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (US, John Badham, 1977); WOODSTOCK (US, Michael Wadleigh, 1970); PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (US, Herbert Ross, 1981); ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (US, Julie Taymor, 2007) Summary: "American film musicals are a central genre in the evolution of cinema as an art form and popular entertainment. With an impressive range of films produced to meet an ever-growing consumer demand, musicals have proven to be a powerful formula for box-office success. Written in an accessible style and with substantial depth of analysis, this engaging new title offers an overview of the history of, and critical literature on, this popular genre." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: inc. references and index ISBN: 9781405182522 Contents: -- List of plates -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Historical overview --Critical overview -- Gold diggers of 1933 (1933) -- Top hat (1935) -- The pirate (1948) -- West side story (1961) and Saturday night fever (1977) -- Woodstock (1970) -- Phantom of the paradise (1974) -- Pennies from heaven (1981) and Across the universe (2007) -- References -- Index More info
New Zealand Cinema : interpreting the past / edited by Alistair Fox, Barry Keith Grant and Hilary Radner
Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2011.
Call No: 408.1(931) NEW Author: Fox, Alistair (ed.); Grant, Barry Keith (ed.); Radner, Hilary (ed.) Source: UK/US Place: Bristol, UK Publisher: Intellect PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: 350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: FILM CULTURE; MAORI CINEMA; NEW ZEALAND; NEW ZEALAND IN FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA Summary: " New Zealand has produced one of the world's most vibrant film cultures - testament to the country's evolving history. From early silent features like The Te Kooti Trail to recent films such as River Queen, this book examines the role of cinema in building a shared sense of national identity. The works of key directors, including Peter Jackson, Jane Campion and Vincent Ward, are introduced in a new light, and select films are given in-depth coverage. With informative accounts of New Zealands fascintaing national cinema, this will be a must for film scholars around the globe. " -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9781841504254 Contents: -- Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Historical Film in New Zealand Cinema; Chapter 1: Rudall Hayward and the Cinema of Maoriland: Genre-mixing and Counter-discourses in Rewi's Last Stand (1925), The Te Kooti Trail (1927) and Rewi's Last Stand/The Last Stand (1940); Chapter 2: Rudall Hayward's Democratic Cinema and the "Civilising Mission" in the "Land of the Wrong White Crowd"; Chapter 3: The Western, New Zealand History and Commercial Exploitation: The Te Kooti Trail, Utu and Crooked Earth; Chapter 4: Unsettled Historiography: Postcolonial Anxiety and the Burden of the Past in Pictures; Chapter 5: Cross-currents: River Queen's National and Trans-national Heritages; Chapter 6: Tracking Titokowaru over Text and Screen: Pakeha Narrate the Warrior, 1906-2005; Chapter 7: Rites of Passage in Post-Second World War New Zealand Cinema: Migrating the Masculine in Journey for Three (1950); Chapter 8: Cinema and the Interpretation of 1950s New Zealand History: John O'Shea and Roger Mirams, Broken Barrier (1952); Chapter 9: Re-representing Indigeneity: Approaches to History in Some Recent New Zealand and Australian Films. Chapter 10: "The Donations of History": Mauri and the Transfigured "Maori Gaze": Towards a Bi-national Cinema in Aotearoa; Chapter 11: History, Hybridity and Indeterminate Space: The Parker-Hulme Murder, Heavenly Creatures and New Zealand Cinema; Chapter 12: Screening Women's Histories: Jane Campion and the New Zealand Heritage Film, from the Biopic to the Female Gothic; Chapter 13: The Time and the Place: Music and Costume and the "Affect" of History in the New Zealand Films of Jane Campion; Chapter 14: Mining for Forgotten Gold: Leon Narbey's Illustrious Energy (1987); Filmography;bibliography; contributors; index -- More info