A history of films / John Fell
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.
Call No: 70 FEL Author: Fell, John Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston PubDate: 1979 PhysDes: 588 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; PRODUCTION; ALEXANDROV, GROGORIO; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; BRECHT, BERTHOLD; CAPRA, FRANK; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; DE SICA, VITTORIO; COCTEAU, JEAN; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; DREYER, CARL TH.; DISNEY, WALT; DOVZENKO, ALEKSANDR; EPSTEIN, JEAN; FELLINI, FEDERICO; FRANJU, GEORGES; LANG, FRITZ; MURNAU, FRIEDRICH WILHEL; Pasolini, Pier Paolo; PAUL, ROBERT; PORTER, EDWIN S.; PUDOVKIN, VSEVELOD; RENOIR, JEAN; RESNAIS, ALAIN; ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO; THALBERG, IRVING; TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS; VERTOV, DZIGA; VIGO, JEAN; VISCONTI, LUCHINO; ZAVATTINI, CESARE; WELLES, ORSON; WYLER, WILLIAM; ZUKOR, ADOLPH; L'AGE D'OR (FR, Luis Bruñell, 1930); L'ATALANTE (FR, Jean Vigo, 1930); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); BALLET MÉCANIQUE (FR, Fernand Lèger && Dudley Murphy,1934); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, DAS (G, Robert Wiene, 1920); METROPOLIS (G, Fritz Lang, 1926); SANG D'UN POETE, LE (FR, Jean Cocteau, 1932) Notes: Bibliography: p.546-548
Includes index ISBN: 0030363160 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Making worlds : Affect and collectivity in contemporary European cinema / Claudia Breger
New York: Columbia University Press, 2020.
Call No: 744(4) BRE Author: Breger, Claudia Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2020 PhysDes: 8 unumbered pages, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: WEISSE BAND, DAS - EINE DEUTSCHE KINDERGESCHICHTE (AU/G/FR/IT, Michael Haneke, 2009); BIUTIFUL (MX/SP, Alejandro Inarritu, 2010); EDGE OF HEAVEN, THE (G/TU/IT, Fatih Akin, 2007); JODAEIYA NADER AZ SIMIN (IR, Asghar Farhadi, 2011); HAVRE, LE (FI/FR/GG, Aki Kaurismäki, 2011); MIES VAILLA MENNEISYYTTA (FI/GG/FR, Aki Kaurismaki, 2002); OTHER SIDE OF HOPE, THE [TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN] (GG/FI, Aki Kaurismäki , 2017); VIE DE BOHEME, LA (FI/FR, Aki Kaurismaki, 1992); AESTHETICS; AUDIENCES; BRECHT, BERTHOLD; DELEUZE, GILLES; EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; REFUGEES Summary: The twenty-first century has witnessed a resurgence of economic inequality, racial exclusion, and political hatred, causing questions of collective identity and belonging to assume new urgency. In Making Worlds, Claudia Breger argues that contemporary European cinema provides ways of thinking about and feeling collectivity that can challenge these political trends.
Breger offers nuanced readings of major contemporary films such as Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful, Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven, Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, and Aki Kaurismäki’s refugee trilogy, as well as works by Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Through a new model of cinematic worldmaking, Breger examines the ways in which these works produce unexpected and destabilizing affects that invite viewers to imagine new connections among individuals or groups. These films and their depictions of refugees, immigrants, and communities do not simply counter dominant political imaginaries of hate and fear with calls for empathy or solidarity. Instead, they produce layered sensibilities that offer the potential for greater openness to others’ present, past, and future claims. Drawing on the work of Latour, Deleuze, and Rancière, Breger engages questions of genre and realism along with the legacies of cinematic modernism. Offering a rich account of contemporary film, Making Worlds theorizes the cinematic creation of imaginative spaces in order to find new ways of responding to political hatred -- publisher's website Notes: Includes bibliographical references (page 293-324) and index. ISBN: 9780231194198 Contents: Affects in Configuration: Controversy and Conviviality in Fatih Akin's The Edge of Heaven and Asghar Farhadi's A Separation -- Critical Intensity: Jean-Luc Godard's and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Defamiliarized Worldmaking Practices -- Genre. Or, Simple Stories? Affective Incisions in Akin's The Cut and Ari Kaurisma¨ki's Refugee Trilogy -- Tenderly Cruel Realisms: Objectfull Assembly and the Horizon of a Shared World -- Epilogue: Reconfiguring Resistance. More info
The subject of documentary / Michael Renov
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
Call No: 761 REN Author: Renov, Michael Place: Minneapolis, MN Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: xxiv, 286 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Series: Visible evididence: volume 16 Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; CINEMA VERITE; BARTHES, ROLAND; BRECHT, BERTHOLD; DERRIDA, JACQUES; FOUCAULT, MICHEL; FREUD, SIGMUND; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; IVENS, JORIS; LACAN, JACQUES; MCLUHAN, MARSHALL; MEKAS, JONAS; VERTOV, DZIGA; WEXLER, HASKELL; MEDIUM COOL (US, Haskell Wexler, 1969); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929) Summary: "Michael Renov focuses on how documentary filmmaking has become an important means for both examining and constructing selfhood. Renov analyzes films in which the subjectivity of the filmmaker is expressly defined, from Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool to Jonas Mekas's Lost, Lost, Lost, and contemplates such nontraditional modes of autobiographical practice as the essay film, the video confession, and the personal Web page." -- Publisher's website. Notes: Essays either previously published or previously presented at various conferences.
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9780816634415 Donation: Adrian Miles Contents: Part 1: Social subjectivity -- 1: Early newsreel : the construction of a political imaginary for the new left -- 2. The "real" in fiction : Brecht, Medium cool, and the refusal of incorporation -- 3. Warring images : stereotype and American representations of the Japanese, 1941-1991 -- 4. Lost, lost, lost : Mekas as essayist -- Part 2: The subject in theory -- 5. Charged vision : the place of desire in documentary film theory -- 6. The subject in history : the new autobiography in film and video -- 7. Filling up the hole in the real : death and mourning in contemporary documentary film and video -- 8. Documentary disavowals and the digital -- 9. Technology and ethnographic dialogue -- 10. The address to the other : ethical discourse in Everything's for you -- Part three: modes of subjectivity -- 11. New subjectivities : documentary and self-representation in the post-verite age -- 12. The electronic essay -- 13. Video confessions -- 14. Domestic ethnography and the construction of the "other" self. -- 15. The end of autobiography or new beginnings? (or, everything, you never knew you would know about someone you will probably never meet). More info