Africa at the pictures / [edited by Keith Shiri]
London: National Film Theatre, 1993.
African cinema : politics & culture / Manthia Diawara
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
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African film and literature : adapting violence to the screen / Lindiwe Dovey
New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
Call No: 730.5.0(6) DOV Author: Dovey, Lindiwe Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: xviii, 334 p. : ill. Series: Film and culture Subject: AFRICA IN FILMS; AFRICAN COUNTRIES; SOUTH AFRICA; SOUTH AFRICA IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; FOOLS (FR/SA/MZ/RH, Ramadan Suleman, 1996); TSOTSI (UK/SA, Gavin Hood, 2005); WALK IN THE NIGHT, A (SA, Mickey Madoda Dube, 1998); CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY (US, Darrell Roodt, 1995); KARMEN GEÏ (SG/FR, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 2001); GENESE, LA (ML/FR, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 1999) Summary: "Analysing a range of South African and West African films inspired by African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey idenitifies a specific trend in contemporary African filmmaking - one in which filmmakers are using the embodied audiovisual medium of film to offer a critique of physical and psychological violence." - TAKEN FROM BACK COVER ISBN: 9780231147552 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2012 Contents: Cinema and violence in South Africa -- Fools and victims : adapting rationalized rape into feminist film -- Redeeming features : screening HIV/AIDS, screening out rape in Gavin Hood's Tsotsi -- From black and white to "coloured" : racial identity in 1950s and 1990s South Africa in two versions of A walk in the night -- Audio-visualizing "invisible" violence : remaking and reinventing Cry, the beloved country -- Cinema and violence in francophone West Africa -- Losing the plot, restoring the lost chapter : Aristotle in Cameroon -- African incar(me)nation : Joseph Gai¨ Ramaka's Karmen gei¨ -- Humanizing the Old Testament's origins, historicizing genocide's origins : Cheick Oumar Sissoko's La gene`se More info
The Biograph in battle : its story in the South African War related with personal experiences / W.K.-L. Dickson ; with a new introduction by Richard Brown.
Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995.
Call No: 81DIC DIC Author: Dickson, W. K. L. Edition: Facsim. reprint ed. Source: US Place: Madison Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xix, 300 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: SOUTH AFRICA IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS. AFRICAN COUNTRIES Summary: First published in 1901 and now a rare collector's item, this is cameraman Dickson's diary kept during the Biograph Company's filming on the battlefields of the Boer War. The book is being republished in a facsimile edition, with a specially commissioned introduction from film historian Richard Brown. It tells of one man's absolute determination to bring back - against great odds - a filmed record of war, at a time when the medium itself was in its infancy. Dickson's huge machine, designed by himself, weighed nearly half a ton and had to be transported everywhere in South Africa by horse-drawn cart, requiring the combined efforts of several strong men each time it had to be set up. The book is exceptional among the handful of written accounts produced in the first years of the cinema. It is a human document, written not in a mood of quiet reflection after the event, but as a vital diary recording dangerous and difficult conditions at the Front. [summary taken from Australian Library Collections] ISBN: 083863654 More info
Black African cinema / Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Call No: 71(6) UKA Author: Ukadike, Nwachukwu Frank Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: x, 371 p. : ill.; 24 cm Subject: IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; AFRICAN COUNTRIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; BLACK FILMMAKERS. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; SEMBENE, OUSMANE; CISSE, SOULEYMANE; ANSAH, KWAW PAINTSIL; ESCARE, DESIRE; BALOGUN, OLA; FANON, FRANTZ; HONDO, MED; VISAGES DE FEMMES (IV, Desire Ecare, 1985); FINZAN (ML, Cheik Omar Sissoko, 1990); WEND KUUNI (UV, Gaston Kabore, 1982); EMITAI (SG, Ousmane Sembene, 1972); CEDDO (SG, Ousmane Sembene, 1977); YEELEN (ML, Souleymane Cisse, 1987); BAL POUSSIERE (IV, Henri Duparc, 1988) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-355) and index ISBN: 0520077474 (cloth : alk. paper); 0520077482 (paper) LON: 9270979 More info
Contemporary cinema of Africa and the diaspora / Anjali Prabhu
Chichester: Wiley Blackwell,
Call No: 71(6) PRA Author: Prabhu, Anjali Edition: 2014 Place: Chichester Publisher: Wiley Blackwell PhysDes: 262 p. : illus. ; 25 cm Subject: AFRICA; AFRICAN COUNTRIES; EXPERIMENTAL FILMS; SEMBENE, OUSMANE; SISSOKO, CHEIK OMAR; PECK, RAOUL; FORGIVENESS (SA, Ian Gabriel, 2004); LUMUMBA (FR/BE/GG/HT, Raouel Peck, 2000); FAAT-KINE (SG, Ousmane Sembene, 2000); NOIRE DE..., LA (SG, Ousmane Sembene, 1965); BLOOD DIAMOND (US, Edward Zwick, 2006) Notes: Analyzing art house films from the African continent and the African diaspora, this book showcases a new generation of auteurs with African origins from political, aesthetic, and spectatorship perspectives.
- Focuses on art house cinema and discusses commercial African cinema
- Enlarges our understanding of African film to include thematic and aesthetic influence
- Highlights aesthetic and political aspects including racial identity, women’s issues, and diaspora
- Heavily illustrated with over 90 film stills
- Features selected stills integral to the filmic analysis in full color
- Moves beyond Western-oriented analytical paradigm
-- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781405193047 Contents: Acknowledgments ix
1 AfricaWatch: Parameters and Contexts 1
Part I Space 33
2 The Postcolonial City: Education of the Spectator in Harrikrisna Anenden's The Cathedral 35
3 Framing the City: Africanizing Viewer and Viewed through Angle, Distance, Genre, and Movement 55
Part II Character 77
4 Models of African Femininity 79
5 African Masculinity: "We Don't Need Another Hero" 113
6 Revolutionary Personhood: Revolutionize the Spectator, or Stop,Thief! 133
Part III Narrative 155
7 Documentary Film: Situating a Style 157
8 African Narration: Narration of Africa 172
9 Jean-Marie Teno: Creating an African Repertoire 187
10 Conclusion: Inside/Outside or How to Make a Film about Africa Today 216
Index 251 More info
Dance, media-entertainment and popular performance in South East Africa / David Kerr
Bayreuth: Eckhard Breitinger, 1998.
Call No: 408.1(68) KER Author: Kerr, David Source: G Place: Bayreuth Publisher: Eckhard Breitinger PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: 286 p. ; 21 cm Series: Bayreuth African Studies ; 43 Subject: AFRICA; AFRICAN COUNTRIES; BROADCASTING; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; ENTERTAINMENT; MEDIA; NATIONAL CONTENT. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AFRICAN COUNTRIES Summary: "David Kerr examines the development of popular entertainment in Zambia and Malawi. He deals with media such as film, radio and television drama as well as with the way modernisation has transformed inidigenous forms of dance and narrative. Kerr also discusses the role of performance related research and the instrumental use of African culture for development purposes." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-275) and index ISBN: 3927510440 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- section A: Dance and oral narrative -- section B: media entertainment -- section C: drama for popular mobilisation -- appendicies -- More info
Film & politics in the Third World / edited by John D.H. Downing
Brooklyn, NY, USA: Autonomedia, 1987.
Films of change
Lumiere (December, 1973) iss.30 p.31-32 More info
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INDUSTRY, FILM. AFRICAN COUNTRIES
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MEDIA. AFRICAN COUNTRIES
Postmodernism in the cinema / edited by Cristina Degli-Esposti
New York: Berghahn Books, 1998.
Call No: 61 POS DEG Author: Degli-Esposti, Christina Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Berghahn Books PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: viii, 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; POSTMODERNISM AND TV/VIDEO; POSTMODERNISM AND TV/VIDEO. USA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. JAPAN; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. POLAND; POLAND; TRAVEL IN FILMS; FRANCE; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA. FRANCE; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; ARABS IN FILMS; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; ANIMATION; YOUNG PEOPLE, FILMS FOR; ADAPTATIONS. FORSTER, E. M.; ADAPTATIONS. GENET, JEAN; AUTEUR THEORY; DEGLI-ESPOSTI, CHRISTINA; BARON, CYNTHIA; KRAIDY, MARWAN; WEINSTEIN, DAVID; SHARY, TIMOTHY; BRUNS, JOHN; MAULE, ROSANNA; FALKOWSKA, JANINA; STRAIN, ELLEN; BOLUS-REICHERT, CHRISTINE; LAGA, BARRY; DEUTELBAUM, MARSHALL; HOLDEN-MOSES, PHILIP; WILES, MARY; ALTMAN, ROBERT; JAMESON, FREDRIC; ITAMI, JUZO; FORSTER, E. M.; COEN, JOEL & ETHAN; KUROSAWA AKIRA; GREENAWAY, PETER; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; PLAYER, THE (US, Robert Altman, 1992); ALADDIN (US, John Musker & Ron Clements, 1992); SIMPSONS, THE [TV] (US, 1989-); BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (US, Stephen Herek, 1989); WAYNE'S WORLD (US, Penelope Spheeris, 1992); SINGLES (US, Cameron Crowe, 1992); REALITY BITES (US, Ben Stiller, 1994); TAMPOPO (JA, Juzo Itami, 1986); A NOS AMOURS (FR, Maurice Pialat, 1983); MESSA E FINITA, LA (IT, Nanni Moretti, 1985); QUE HE HECHO PARA MERECER ESTO!! (SP, Pedro Almodovar, 1984); PSY (PL, Wladyslaw Pasikowski, 1993); CZLOWIEK Z ... (PL, Konrad Szolajski, 1993); WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD (UK, Charles Sturridge, 1991); ROOM WITH A VIEW, A (UK, James Ivory, 1986); PASSAGE TO INDIA, A (US/UK, David Lean, 1984); COUP DE TORCHON (FR, Bertrand Tavernier, 1981); VICTOIRE EN CHANTANT, LA (FR/GW, Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1976); CHOCOLAT (FR, Claire Denis, 1988); BARTON FINK (US, Joel Cohen, 1991); DREAMS (US, Akira Kurosawa, 1990); DROWNING BY NUMBERS (UK, Peter Greenaway, 1988); QUERELLE (GW/FR, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982) Summary: By offering sophisticated and multi-faceted, yet highly accessible discussions on a number of key issues, Postmodernism in the Cinema presents new strategies for reading and understanding postmodernism and opens up the horizons of investigation to address the dynamic relationship between the art of moving images and complex concepts of postmodern theory. Organized according to specific themes such as auteurism, metacinema, national cinema, and the parodic, this anthology includes thirteen essays and examines films including The Player, Aladdin, Singles, Reality Bites, Wayne’s World, Tampopo, A Room with a View, Barton Fink, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, Drowning by Numbers, Coup de torchon, Querelle, and more. [Taken from back cover] Notes: Papers from a conference held in 1994 at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.; Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 1571811060 Contents: Introduction: Postmodernism(s) Cristina Degli-Esposti -- Chapter 1: The Player's parody of Hollywood: A different kind of suture - Cynthia Baron -- Chapter 2: Intertextual maneuvers around the subaltern: Aladdin as postmodern text - Marwan Kraidy -- Chapter 3: Of Mice and Bart: The Simpsons and the postmodern - David Weinstein -- Chapter 4: Reification and loss in postmodern puberty: The cultural logic of Fredric Jameson and American youth movies - Timothy Shary -- Chapter 5: Refiguring pleasure: Itami and the postmodern Japanese film - John Bruns -- Chapter 6: De-authorizing the auteur: postmodern politics of interpellation in contemporary European cinema - - Rosanna Maule -- Chapter 7: Postmodernist condition in post-socialist eastern European films: the case of a political pastiche and the socialist-hollywood thriller in recent films of Polish filmmakers - Janina Falkowska -- Chapter 8: E.M. Forster's anti-touristic tourism and the sightseeing gaze of cinema - Ellen Strain -- Chapter 9: Imaginary geographies: the colonial subjects in contemporary French cinema - Christine Bolus-Reichert -- Chapter 10: Decapitated spectators: Barton Fink, (Post)history, and cinematic pleasure - Barry Laga -- Chapter 11: Something like an autobiography in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - Marshall Deutelbaum -- Chapter 12: Not waving but drowning by numbers: Peter Greenaway's cautionary tale - Philip Holden-Moses -- Chapter 13: A double voice: the dual paternity of Querelle - Mary Wiles ID2: 291 More info
Postnationalist African Cinemas / by Alexie Tcheuyap
Manchester: Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Call No: 71(6) TCH Author: Tcheuyap, Alexie Source: UK/US Place: Manchester Publisher: Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xii, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: AFRICAN COUNTRIES; AFRICA IN FILMS; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; BLACKS IN FILMS; BLACK CINEMA Summary: Book on African Cinema - looking at comedy, choreography, crime, society, myth, sexuality, witchcraft, and African cinema today. Notes: Filmography: p. 255-258; Includes bibliographical references (p. -255) and index ISBN: 9780719083358 Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- 1.African cinema and national(ist) constructions -- 2.Wealth and poverty of nationalist scholarship -- 3.Postnational(ist) imaginary and new paradigms -- 4.Structure of the book -- Notes -- ch. 1 Comedy and film -- 1.Comedic archetypes -- 2.Verbal and visual comedy -- Notes -- ch. 2 Choreographing subjects -- 1.Dance on stage -- 2.Dance, syntax and discourse -- Notes -- ch. 3 Crimes, society and the `commandement' -- 1.Africa and theories of (impossible) crime fiction -- 2.Absent investigation and the triumph of the commandement -- 3.Flawed investigations and the decline of the commandement -- Notes -- ch. 4 Myth, tragedy and cinema -- 1.On African cultural `specificity' and tragic forms -- 2.Oedipal conflicts, enemy brothers and families in crisis -- 3.Absolutism, oracles and the tragic -- Notes -- ch. 5 Epic constructions -- 1.Narrative performance -- 2.Epic magnification -- Notes -- ch. 6 (Un)masked sexuality --
1.African sexuality as category of analysis -- 2.Sex in the nation and the trouble with representation -- 3.Framing bodies and the temptation of pornography -- Notes -- ch. 7 Witchcraft and the postcolonial -- 1.From sorcery imaginary to the imaginary sorcerer -- 2.Occult side of power, power of the occult -- Notes -- conclusion: what is Africa cinema (today)? -- notes -- bibliography and filmography -- index -- More info
Teaching African cinema
Metro education (1999) iss.17/18 p.50-53 More info
'The Soldier' takes foreign box-office by storm
Australasian Cinema (25/2/1983) vol.12 iss.3 p.7 More info
Women filmmakers of the African and Asian diaspora : decolonizing the gaze, locating subjectivity / Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997.
Call No: 802.253 FOS Author: Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey Place: Carbondale, Ill. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: x, 177 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: WOMEN FILMMAKERS. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; WOMEN FILMMAKERS. ASIAN COUNTRIES; WOMEN, FILMS MADE BY. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; WOMEN, FILMS MADE BY. ASIAN COUNTRIES; DAVIS, ZEINABU IRENE; DASH, JULIE; PARMAR, PRATIBHA; TRINH, T. MINH-HA; NAIR, MIRA; ONWURAH, NGOZI Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-168) and index ISBN: 080932119X (cloth : alk. paper); 0809321203 (pbk. : alk. paper) Order Received: 1997 LON: 96027635; 12664249 More info