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Cinematic quests for identity : The hero's encounter with the beast / Maria Garcia
Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Call No: 735.7 GAR Author: Garcia, Maria Edition: 2015 Place: Lanham, Maryland Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: 274 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: BELLE ET LA BETE, LA (FR, Jean Cocteau, 1946); PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE (US, Albert Lewin, 1945); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); DEER HUNTER, THE (US, Michael Cimino, 1978); SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (US, Jonathan Demme, 1991); BRINGING UP BABY (US, Howard Hawks, 1938); LADY EVE, THE (US, Preston Sturges, 1941); SECRET OF ROAN INISH, THE (US, John Sayles, 1994); NATURAL, THE (US, Barry Levinson, 1984); MONEYBALL (US, Bennet Miller, 2011); FAT GIRL (FR/IT/SP, Catherine Breillat, 2000)
A MA SOEUR; BREILLAT, CATHERINE; BRESSON, ROBERT Summary: Whether embodied in literature, theater, or film, an enduring theme of many artistic works has been the protagonist’s search for identity. Such quests are typically psychological or spiritual journeys and depicted on the screen in a variety of manifestations—endeavors embarked upon to address an emotional trauma or to overcome an obstacle in the hero’s life. Using Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et La Bête as a leitmotif, these pursuits are discussed by author Maria Garcia as encounters with the “Beast.” At the end of their quests, heroes are reborn into their new identities, while the Beast disappears, transforms, or dies.
In Cinematic Quests for Identity: The Hero’s Encounter with the Beast, Garcia examines the cinematic conventions of the male and female search for individuation across several genres. After discussing La Belle et La Bête, the author looks at a number of films including three iconic male journeys—The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Searchers, and The Deer Hunter. Additional chapters focus on The Silence of the Lambs, Bringing Up Baby, The Lady Eve, The Secret of Roan Inish, The Natural, and Moneyball. The book concludes with a consideration of the three fairy tale films by Catherine Breillat—Fat Girl, Bluebeard, and The Sleeping Beauty—and the female characters in several Robert Bresson films, including The Trial of Joan of Arc.
Providing a unique and original perspective on films throughout the world, this provocative book draws upon Jungian thought, as well as several literary traditions including fairy tales, epic poetry, and Greek and Celtic mythology. Aimed at scholars of film and film theory, Cinematic Quests for Identity will also appeal to movie fans interested in a deeper understanding of films that explore a character’s struggle to live a conscious life. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781442246973 More info
Fire and ice: the cinema of Catherine Breillat
Realtime (Apr-May 2000) iss.36 p.13 More info
Projections 4 1/2 : film-makers on film-making / edited by John Boorman and Walter Donohue
London: Faber and Faber, 1995.
Call No: 802 PRO v.4 1/2 Author: Boorman, John, 1933; Donohue, Walter CorpAuthor: Positif Place: London Publisher: Faber and Faber PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: vii, 312 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm Subject: Keaton, Buster; ALTMAN, ROBERT; ASSAYAS, OLIVIER; WARHOL, ANDY; BOORMAN, JOHN; COEN, JOEL & ETHAN; PRICE, VINCENT; LANG, FRITZ; EASTWOOD, CLINT; FREARS, STEPHEN; FULLER, SAMUEL; ALLEN, WOODY; KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF; MALLE, LOUIS; MARKER, CHRIS; OPHULS, MARCEL; REISZ, KAREL; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; RUIZ, RAUL; SEN, MRINAL; TAVERNIER, BERTRAND; ALMEREYDA, MICHAEL; JARMAN, DEREK; LOWENSTEIN, RICHARD; POTTER, SALLY; ROUSSELOT, PHILIPPE; TOLKIN, MICHAEL; WARD, VINCENT; ZINNEMANN, FRED; ANGELOPOULOS, THEO; AVATI, PUPI; MARVIN, LEE; BREILLAT, CATHERINE; BRISSEAU, JEAN-CLAUDE; CAVALIER, ALAIN; CHABROL, CLAUDE; BUGIN, HARRY; COMENCINI, LUIGI; DE FILIPPO, EDUARDO; CORMAN, ROGER; CORNEAU, ALAIN; DEVILLE, MICHEL; DIEGUES, CARLOS; EGOYAN, ATOM; MACKENDRICK, ALEXANDER; GAAL, ISTVAN; GREENAWAY, PETER; HARRIS, JAMES B.; HELLMAN, MONTE; IOSELIANI, OTAR; BARNET, BORIS; KAZAN, ELIA; KEZDI-KOVACS, ZSOLT; KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS; KLOPCIC, MATJAZ; A TOUT ALLURE (FR, Robert Kramer, 1982); LATTUADA, ALBERTO; LECONTE, PATRICE; LEIGH, MIKE; LOACH, KENNETH; MAKAVEJEV, DUSAN; PEREIRA DOS SANTOS, NELSON; MINGOZZI, GIANFRANCO; MONICELLI, MARIO; PARRISH, ROBERT; PENN, ARTHUR; PINTILIE, LUCIAN; POLANSKI, ROMAN; RIPSTEIN, ARTURO; RISI, DINO; RISSIENT, PIERRE; ROHMER, ERIC; ROSI, FRANCESCO; RUDOLPH, ALAN; SARMIENTO, VALERIA; SAUTET, CLAUDE; SCHATZBERG, JERRY; SCHRADER, PAUL; SIJAN, SLOBODAN; STEVENIN, JEAN-FRANCIS; TAVIANI, PAOLO & VITTORIO; VARDA, AGNES; YANG, EDWARD; ZANUSSI, KRZYSZTOF; ZULAWSKI, ANDREJ; KERRIGAN, LODGE; LINKLATER, RICHARD; RIDLEY, PHILIP; ROBERTS, JULIA; RUSSELL, DAVID O.; SHERMAN, VINCENT; DAVIS, BETTE; SIEGEL, DAVID; MCGEHEE, SCOTT; SODERBERGH, STEVEN; TOBACK, JAMES; BABY DOLL (US, Elia Kazan, 1956); TEOREMA (IT, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968); ESPIRITU DE LA COLMENA, EL (SP, Victor Erice, 1973); SZEGENYLEGENYEK (HU, Miklos Jancso, 1966); ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI, L' (IT, Ermanno Olmi, 1978); VERTIGO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); GENERAL, THE (US, Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1927); HUSTLER, THE (US, Robert Rossen, 1961); MIRAGE (US, Edward Dmytryk, 1965); DEUS E O DIABO NA TERRA DO SOL (BL, Glauber Rocha, 1964); POSITIF Notes: "In association with Positif."; "Centenary edition"--P. vii ISBN: 0571176097 LON: abn96057645; 12129416 More info
Screening sex / Linda Williams
Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
Call No: 749 WIL Author: Williams, Linda Source: US Place: Durham Publisher: Duke University Press PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: x, 412 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Series: A John Hope Franklin Center book Subject: SEX AND THE CINEMA; SEX FILMS; SEX IN FILMS; PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS; PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEO; FONDA, JANE; BREILLAT, CATHERINE; FLESH AND THE DEVIL (US, Clarence Brown, 1926); SHORTBUS (US, John Cameron Mitchell, 2006); INTIMACY (FR, Patrice Chereau, 2001); ULTIMO TANGO A PARIGI (IT/FR, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972); DEEP THROAT (US, Jerry Gerard, 1972); BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (US, Ang Lee, 2005); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); AI NO CORRIDA (JA/FR, Nagisa Oshima, 1976) Summary: "For many years, kisses were the only sexual acts to be seen in mainstream American movies. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s, American cinema "grew up" in response to the sexual revolution, and movie audiences came to expect more knowledge about what happened between the sheets. In Screening Sex, film scholar Linda Williams investigates how sex acts have been represented on screen for more than a century and, just as important, how we have watched and experienced those representations."
"Combining stories of her own coming of age as a moviegoer with film history, cultural history, and readings of significant films, Williams presents a fascinating history of the on-screen kiss, a look at the shift from adolescent kisses to more grown-up displays of sex, and a comparison of the "tasteful" Hollywood sexual interlude with sexuality as represented in sexploitation, Blaxploitation, and avant-garde films. By understanding screening sex as both revelation and concealment, Williams has written the definitive study of sex at the movies."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Formerly CIP.; Includes bibliographical references (p. -395) and index. ISBN: 9780822342854 Contents: Of kisses and ellipses : the long adolescence of American movies (1896/1963) -- Going all the way : carnal knowledge on American screens (1961/1971) -- Going further : Last tango in Paris, Deep throat, and Boys in the sand (1971/1972) -- Make love, not war : Jane Fonda comes home (1968/1978) -- Hard-core eroticism : In the realm of the senses -- Primal scenes on American screens (1986/2005) -- Philosophy in the bedroom : hard-core art since the 1990s -- Conclusion: now playing on a small screen near you! More info
Thinking through cinema : film as philosophy / edited by Murray Smith and Thomas E. Wartenberg
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
Call No: 630 THI Author: Smith, Murray; Wartenberg, Thomas E Source: US Place: Malden, MA Publisher: Blackwell Publishing PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 222 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF; LEE, SPIKE; CAVELL, STANLEY; BREILLAT, CATHERINE; LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (US, Max Ophuls, 1948); MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (US, Brian De Palma, 1996); BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (UK/US, Spike Jonze, 1999); ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (US, Michael Gondry, 2004); SERENE VELOCITY (US, Ernie Gehr, 1970); WITTGENSTEIN TRACTATUS (HU, Peter Foracs, 1992) Notes: "Published for The American Society for Aesthetics by Blackwell Publishing Inc."--P. [v]
"Originally published as the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 64:1 (Winter 2006)"--Pref.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -219) and index ISBN: 9781405154116 ISSN: 00218529 Donation: Donated by Senses Of Cinema, 2009 Contents: Preface -- Introduction: Murray Smith and Thomas E. Wartenberg -- I. The Very Idea of Film as Philosophy -- Theses on cinema as philosophy: Paisely Livingston -- Beyond mere illustration: how films can be philosophy: Thomas E. Wartenberg -- Film art, argument, and ambiguity --
2. Popular American Film: Entertainment and Enlightenment -- Hitchcock and Cavell: Richard Allen -- The paradox of the unknown lover: a reading of letter from an unknown woman: Lester H. Hunt -- Spike Lee and the sympathetic racist: Dan Flory -- Transparency and twist in narrative fiction film: George Wilson -- The impersonation of personality: film as philosophy in Mission: Impossible: Stephan Mulhall -- On being philosophical and Being John Malkovich: Daniel Shaw --Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the morality of memory: Chrisotopher Grau -- 3. Continental Philosophy, Continental Film -- Sarte, the philosophy of nothingness, and the modern melodrama: Andras Balint Kovacs -- Cinema and subjectivity in Krzysztof Kieslowski: Paul C. Santilli -- Is sex comedy or tragedy? Directing desire and female auteurship in the cinema of Catherine Breillat: Katherine Ince -- 4. Film As "Theory": The Avant-Garde -- Apperception on Display: Structural films and philosophy: Jinhee Choi -- Philosophizing through the moving image: the case of Serene Velocity: Noel Carroll -- The substance of cinema: Trevor Ponech -- The world is rewound: Peter Forgacs's Wittgenstein Tractus: Whitney Davis More info