Australian film theory and criticism : volume 1 critical positions / Noel King / Constantine Verevis / Deane Williams
Bristol, UK; Chicago: Intellect, 2013-.
Call No: 62(94) KIN (v. 1) Author: King, Noel; Verevis, Constantine; Williams, Deane Source: UK/US Place: Bristol, UK; Chicago Publisher: Intellect PubDate: 2013- PhysDes: xii, 174 pages ; 24 cm Series: Australian film theory and criticism Subject: CRITICISM; THEORY. AUSTRALIA; FILM Summary: The first part of a planned three-volume work devoted to mapping the transnational history of Australian film studies. Australian Film Theory and Criticism, Volume 1 provides an overview of the period between 1975 and 1990, during which the discipline first became established in the academy. Tracing critical positions, people, and institutions across this influential period, contributors examine a multitude of books and journal articles published in Australia and distributed internationally. They offer important insights about the origins of Australian film theory and its relationship to the related disciplines of art history, performance art, and digital media. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and appendix. ISBN: 9781841505817 (v. 1) -- 9781783200375 (v. 2) Contents: Volume 1 -- Preface / Patrice Petro --
Introduction: Chapter one: Australian Film Theory and Criticism / Noel King, Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams --; Part one: Institutions -- Chapter two: Film Theory Goes to Australia / Constantine Verevis -- Chapter three: Writing the Australian Film Revival / Constantine Verevis --; Part two: Personnel -- Chapter four: Cultural Mobility and Film Studies in Australia 1975-1990 / Noel King --; Part three: Criticism -- Chapter five: Shifts and Interventions: Cultural Materialism and Australian Film History / Deane Williams -- Chapter six: Australian Film Theory and Criticism and Cultural Studies / Deane Williams --; Conclusion -- Chapter seven: Contemporary Australian Film Theory and Criticism / Noel King, Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams. --
Volume Two -- Introduction: Serious film studies and magpies / Noel King and Deane Williams -- Part I: Brisbane -- "From 'pictures' to formats" / Albert Moran interviewed by Noel King -- "Everyone's go their favourite periods of Cunningham's career, and it's always something before the present!" / Stuart Cunningham interiewed by Noel King -- "For a lot of people film became a bridge between literary studies and other kinds of cultural studies" / Graeme Turner interviewed by Noel King -- "The circulation of ideas" / Tom O'Regan interviewed by Deane Williams -- "We just thought we were unstoppable" / Colin and Jane Crisp interviewed by Noel King -- "I loved best when really practical solutions had to be found for artistic problems" / Jonathan Dawson interviewed by Noel King -- Part II: Melbourne -- "Early on I'd been an inveterate attender of Saturday matinees" / Mick Counihan interviewed by Noel King -- "Ye, but it never entered my head that it would ever become a field as such ..." / Barbara Creed interviewed by Deane Williams -- "This is all part of the historical process" / Ina Bertrand interviewed by Deane Williams -- More info
Australian film theory and criticism : Volume 3 / By Verevis, Constantine and Williams, Deane
United Kingdom: Intellect, 2018.
Call No: 67(94) VER Author: By Verevis, Constantine and Williams, Deane Place: United Kingdom Publisher: Intellect PubDate: 2018 Subject: EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND TELEVISION FUND; BIRTLES, FRANCIS; PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); GILDA (US, Charles Vidor, 1946); FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; DOCUMENTARIES. AUSTRALIA; MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME (AT, George Miller & George Ogilvie, 1985); CHAUVEL, CHARLES ISBN: 9781783208371 More info
B is for bad cinema : aesthetics, politics and cultural value / edited by Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis
Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, c2014.
Call No: 730.2 BIS Author: Perkins, Claire; Verevis, Constantine Source: US Place: Albany, New York Publisher: State University of New York Press PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: xi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; AUTHORSHIP; B-MOVIES; CULT FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; EXPLOITATION FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; SUBTITLES; CANDY (AT, Neil Armfield, 2005); EVIL DEAD, THE (US, Sam Raimi, 1982 [prod. 1980]); MARNIE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964) Summary: B Is For Bad Cinema continues and extends, but does not limit itself to, the trends in film scholarship that have made cult and exploitation films and other "low" genres increasingly acceptable objects for critical analysis. Springing from discussions of taste and value in film, these original essays mark out the broad contours of "bad" - that is, aesthetically, morally, or commercially disreputable - cinema. While some of the essays share a kinship with recent discussions of B movies and cult films, they do not describe a single aesthetic category or represent a single methodology or critical agenda, but variously approach badcinema in terms of aesthetics, politics and cultural value. The volume covers a range of issues, from the aesthetic and industrial mechanics of low-budget production through the terrain of audience responses and cinematic effect, and onto the broader moral and ethical implications of the material. As a result, B Is For Bad Cinema takes an interest in a variety of film examples - overblown Hollywood blockbusters, faux pornographic works, and European art house films - to consider those that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781438449951 Contents: Introduction: B for bad cinema / Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis; Part 1: Aesthetics -- Explosive apathy / Jeffrey Sconce -- B-grade subtitles / Tessa Dwyer -- Being in two places at the same time: the forgotten geography of rear-projection / Adrian Danks -- Redeeming cruising: tendentiously offensive, coherently incoherent, strangely pleasurable / R. Barton Palmer -- The villain we love: notes on the dramaturgy of screen evil / Murray Pomerance -- From bad to good and back to bad again? cult cinema and its unstable trajectory / Jamie Sexton; Part 2: Authorship -- Coffee in paradise: the horn blows at midnight / Tom Conley -- The risible: on Jean-Claude Brisseau / Adrian Martin -- The evil dead DVD commentaries, amateurishness and "bad film" discourse / Kate Egan -- Liking The magus / I.Q. Hunter -- BADaptation: is candy faithful? / Constantine Verevis More info
A companion to Australian cinema / Edited by Felicity Collins, Jane Landman, and Susan Bye
Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 71(94) COM Author: Collins, Felicity; Columpar, Corinn; Rutherford, Anne; Ford, Felicity; Kelada, Odette; Clark, Maddee; Verevis, Constantine; Goldsmith, Ben; French, Lisa; David Marshall, P.; Bennett, James; Grace, Helen; Khoo, Olivia; Yue, Audrey; Bye, Susan; Sandars, Diana; Stadler, Jane; Gaunson, Stephen; Trevisanut, Amanda Malel; Turnbull, Sue; McCutcheon, Marion; Goritsas, Helen; Tiwary, Ana; Lambert, Anthony; Gibson, Ross; Cunningham, Stuart; Swift, Adam; Williams, Deane; Smaill, Belinda; Neumark, Norie Source: US/UK Place: Hoboken, New Jersey Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: xxii, 581 pages ; 26 cm Series: Wiley Blackwell companions to national cinema Subject: AUSTRALIA; FILM; INDUSTRY, FILM; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; INDIGENOUS; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CINEMA; TRANSNATIONAL CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; AUTEUR THEORY; GENRES; THEORY; CAMPION, JANE; CHARLIE'S COUNTRY (AT, Rolf de Heer, 2013); SPEAR (AT, Stephen Page, 2015); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); MAD MAX : FURY ROAD (AT/US, George Miller, 2015); MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME (AT, George Miller & George Ogilvie, 1985); MAD MAX II (AT, George Miller, 1981); LEGO MOVIE, THE (AT/US/DK, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014); ROCKET, THE (AT/TH/LS, Kim Mordaunt, 2013); SERANGOON ROAD [TV] (AT/SI, 2013 -); KETTERING INCIDENT, THE [TV](AT, 2015-); BACK OF BEYOND, THE (AT, John Heyer, 1953) Summary: The essays assembled here address six thematically organized propositions - that Australian cinema an Indigenous screen culture, an international cinema, a minor transnational imaginary, an auteur-genre-landscape cinema, a televisual industry and a multiplatform ecology. Offering fresh critical perspectives and extending previous scholarship, case studies range from The Lego Movie, Mad Max and Australian stars in Hollywood, to transnational co-productions, YouTube channels, transmedia and naturecam documentaries. New research on trends such as the Blak Wave, the convergence of television and film, digital transformations of screen production and the shifting roles of women, on and off-screen, highlight how established precedents have been transformed by new realities beyond both cinema and national borders. --
Written in an accessible style that does not require knowledge of cinema studies or Australian studies. --
Presents original research on Australian actors such as Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth, evaluating their training, branding and path from Australia to Hollywood. --
Explores the films and filmmakers of the Blak Wave and their challenge to Australian settler-colonial history and white identity. --
Introduces readers to founding texts in Australian screen studies. --
Felicity Collins is Reader/ Associate Professor in Screen Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia --
Jane Landman was Senior Lecturer, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia --
Susan Bye is Education Programmer, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia. --Book Jacket Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index -- signed by Felicity Collins ISBN: 9781118942529 Contents: You Are Here: Living Maps of Deep Time, Clock Time / Felicity Collins -- Charlie's Country, Gulpilil's Body / Corinn Columpar -- Ivan Sen's Cinematic Imaginary: Restraint, Complexity, and a Politics of Place / Anne Rutherford
-- Shadowing and Disruptive Temporality in Bangarra Dance Theatre's Spear / Felicity Ford -- Beyond the Wonderland of Whiteness: The Blak Wave of Indigenous Women Shaping Race on Screen / Maddee Clark / Odette Kelada -- Another Green World: The Mad Max Series / Constantine Verevis -- Is Everything Awesome?: The LEGO Movie and the Australian Film Industry / Ben Goldsmith -- Jane Campion: Girlshine and the International Auteur / Lisa French -- Constructing Persona: Mediatisation, Performativity, Quality, and Branding in Australian Film Actors's; Migration to Hollywood / P. David Marshall -- Interpreting Anzac and Gallipoli through a Century of Anglophone Screen Representations / James Bennett -- Unsettling the Suburban: Space, Sentiment, and Migration in National Cinematic Imaginaries / Helen Grace -- The Rocket: Small, Foreign-Language Cinema / Olivia Khoo -- Serangoon Road: The Convergent Culture of Minor Transnationalism / Audrey Yue -- An Independent Spirit: Robert Connolly as Auteur-Producer / Susan Bye -- Disruptive Daughters: The Heroine's Journey in Four Films / Diana Sandars -- Atopian Landscapes: Gothic Tropes in Australian Cinema / Jane Stadler -- Spirits Do Come Back: Bunyips and the European Gothic in The Babadook / Stephen Gaunson -- Between Public and Private: How Screen Australia, the ABC and SBS have shaped Film and Television Convergence / Amanda Malel Trevisanut -- Quality vs Value: The Case of The Kettering Incident / Marion McCutcheon / & Sue Turnbull -- The Evolution of Matchbox Pictures: A New Business Model / Helen Goritsas & Ana Tiwary -- Schapellevision: Screen Aesthetics and Asian Drug Stories / Anthony Lambert -- CHURN: Cinema Made Sometime Last Night / Ross Gibson -- Over the Horizon: YouTube Culture Meets Australian Screen Culture / Adam Swift & Stuart Cunningham -- Digital Transmedia Forms and Transnational Documentary Networks / Deane Williams -- Ecological Relations: FalconCam in Conversation with The Back of Beyond / Belinda Smaill -- Where Am I?: The Terror of Terra Nullius / Norie Neumark More info
Dead on arrival : the fate of Australian film noir
Studies in Australasian cinema (2010) vol.4 iss.3 p.243-253 More info
Film remakes / Constantine Verevis
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Call No: 753.81 VER Author: Verevis, Constantine Source: UK Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 198 p. ; 24 cm Subject: REMAKES; HOLLYWOOD Summary: This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic account of the phenomenon of cinematic remaking, Drawing upon recent theories of genre and intertextuality, Film Remakes describes remaking as both an elastic concept and a complex situation, one enabled and limited by the interrelated roles and practices of industry, critics and audiences. This approach to remaking is developed across three broad sections: the first, remaking as industrial category, deals with issues of production, including commerce and authors; the second, remaking as textual category, investigates issues of reception, including audiences and institutions. The film remake emerges as a particular case of repetition, a function of cinematic and discursive fields that is maintained by historically specific practices, such as copyright law and authorship, canon formation and media literacy, film criticism and re-viewing. These points are made through the lively discussion of numerous historical and contemporary examples, including the remaking of classics (Double Indemnity, All That Heaven Allows, Psycho), foreign art-films (Yojimbo, Solaris, Le Samourai), cult movies (Gun Crazy, Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Dead), and television properties (Batman, The Addams Family, Charlie’s Angels). [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 9780748621873 More info
Film remakes, adaptations and fan productions : remake/remodel / edited by Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis
Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Call No: 753.81 FIL Author: Loock, Kathleen (ed.); Verevis, Constantine (ed.) Source: UK/US Place: Basingstoke, England Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: xiii, 252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; FANS; FILM; REMAKES; ADVENTURES OF MERLIN, THE [TV] (UK, 2008-); ALL THE KINGS MEN (US, Robert Rossen, 1949); INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (US, Don Siegel, 1956); INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (US, Philip Kaufman, 1978); MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (US, John Frankenheimer, 1962); MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (US, John Frankenheimer, 1962); MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (US, Jonathon Demme, 2004); SHERLOCK HOLMES (US/G, Guy Ritchie, 2009); STEPFORD WIVES, THE (US, Bryan Forbes, 1975); STEPFORD WIVES, THE (US, Frank Oz, 2004); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939); WUTHERING HEIGHTS (US, William Wyler, 1939); WUTHERING HEIGHTS (UK/US, Peter Kosminsky, 1992); WUTHERING HEIGHTS (UK, Robert Fuest, 1970); WUTHERING HEIGHTS (UK, Andrea Arnold, 2011) Summary: " This book provides a dynamic investigation of processes of cultural reproduction - remaking and remodelling - in film, television and new media. Drawing on a wide variety of Hollywood and other examples, this impressive group of contributors considers a wide range of film adaptations, remakes and fan productions from various industrial, textual and critical perspectives. Their case studies discuss new versions of popular texts such as The Manchurian Candidate, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Stepford Wives. They provide new perspectives on the unlimited cultural production of classics like The Wizard of Oz, Wuthering Heights and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and they analyze the groundbreaking work of fan appropriations, including Batman and Spiderman fanvids, and fanfic trailer revisions for The Shining and television's The Adventures of Merlin." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index; Tertiary/Undergraduate, Postgraduate ISBN: 9781137263346 Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- notes on contributors -- introduction: remake,remodel / Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis -- pt. I Adapt -- 1: Toto, I Think We're in Oz Again' (and Again and Again) remakes and popular seriality / Frank Kelleter -- 2: Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Bond, the Deerstalker and Remediation / Stephanie Sommerfeld -- 3: a battle on two fronts: Wuthering Heights and adapting the adaptation / Amy Martin -- 4: of political visions and visionary politicians: Adapting All the King's Men to the Big Screen / Birte Otten -- pt. II Remake -- 5: remaking The Stepford Wives, remodeling feminism / Kathryn Schweishelm -- 6: The Return of the Pod People: remaking cultural anxieties in Invasion of the Body Snatchers / Kathleen Loock -- 7: Cyber-noia? remaking The Manchurian Candidate in a global age / Sonja Georgi -- 8: a personal matter: H Story / Constantine Verevis -- pt. III Remodel -- 9: Remaking Texts, Remodeling Scholarship / Robin Anne Reid -- 10."Prince Arthur Spotted Exiting Buckingham Palace!": the re-imagined worlds of fanfic trailers / Sibylle Machat -- 11:you'll never see this on the silver screen: the film trailer as a template for the appropriation and transformation of Hollywood Movies / Lili Hartwig -- 12: spoofin' spidey---rebooting the bat: immersive story worlds and the narrative complexities of video spoofs in the era of the superhero blockbuster / Daniel Stein -- index -- More info
Myst opportunities : Infog97
Practice (Spring/Summer 1997) iss.2 p.27-28 More info
Metro (2000) iss.121/122 p.144-145 More info
Transnational film remakes / edited by Iain Robert Smith and Constantine Verevis
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press,
Call No: 752.81 TRA Author: Verevis, Constantine; Smith, Iain Robert Edition: 2017 Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PhysDes: x,238 p. : illustrated ; 23 cm Series: Traditions in World Series Subject: REMAKES; GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE (US, David Fincher, 2011); QUARANTINE (US, John Erick Dowdle, 2008); DRACULA IN FILMS; OLDEUBOI (KO, Park Chan-wook, 2003); BETE HUMAINE, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1938); CHIENNE, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1931) ISBN: 9781474407243 More info
US independent films after 1989 : Possible films / edited by Clair Perkins and Constantitne Verevis
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
Call No: 721.210.4(73) PER Author: Perkins, Claire; Verevis, Constantine Edition: 2015 Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: vi, 230 p. : illus. ; 25 cm Subject: ALL THE REAL GIRLS (US, David Gordon Green, 2003); BUBBLE (US, Steven Soderbergh, 2005); BUFFALO 66 (US, Vincent Gallo, 1998); FROZEN RIVER (US, Courtney Hunt, 2008); JESUS' SON (US, Alison Maclean, 1999); KICKING AND SCREAMING (US, Jesse Dylan, 2005); LAUREL CANYON (Lisa Cholodenko, 2002); LIVING IN OBLIVION (US, Tom DiCillo, 1995); LOVELY AND AMAZING (US, Nicole Holofcener, 2001); OLD JOY (US, Kelly Reichardt, 2006); PARIAH (US, Randolph Kret, 1998); PRIMER (US, Shane Carruth, 2004); RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (US, Jonathan Demme, 2008); SECRETARY (US, Steven Shainberg, 2001) Notes: In contemporary film and popular culture the terms ‘independent’ and ‘indie’ hold instant recognition and considerable cultural cachet. As both a brand of American filmmaking and a keynote of critical film discourse, indie denotes specific textual, industrial and reception practices that have been enthusiastically cultivated across the last decade of the twentieth century and the first of the twenty-first. Underpinning this cultural category is a canon of highly visible films and filmmakers whose ‘maverick’ personas and self-aware stylisation have successfully sold indie as a quality, alternative worldview—figures like Quentin Tarantino, Joel and Ethan Coen, Kevin Smith and Wes Anderson, and films like Slacker, Memento, Happiness and Juno.
US Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films reframes this dominant indie canon by attending to a group of films that have not been so fully subsumed by its critical and promotional rhetoric. In 20 close analyses, a diverse range of leading film scholars and commentators allow the contours of the indie sensibility to emerge in and through their individual experiences of a single film that has not received the sustained critical acclaim of more popular titles. With particular representation from female directors—who are almost wholly excluded from the dominant indie canon—these idiosyncratic films are shown to demonstrate central tenets of indie scholarship and simultaneously emphasise the classifying processes that obscure them. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9780748692446 ID2: 338 More info