Cinema unchained : the films of Quentin Tarantino / Simona Brancati
Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2014.
Call No: 81TAR BRA Author: Brancati, Simona Edition: English Source: US Place: Washington, DC Publisher: New Academia Publishing PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: x, 186 pages : color facsimiles ; 23 cm. Subject: TARANTINO, QUENTIN; PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994); KILL BILL VOLUME 1 (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2003); KILL BILL VOLUME 2 (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2004); INGLORIOUS BASTARDS (US/G, Quentin Tarantino, 2009); DJANGO UNCHAINED (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2012); RESERVOIR DOGS (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1992); TRUE ROMANCE (US, Tony Scott, 1993); NATURAL BORN KILLERS (US, Oliver Stone, 1994); FOUR ROOMS (US, Allison Anders & Alexandre Rockwell & Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino, 1995); FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (US, Robert Rodriquez, 1996); JACKIE BROWN (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1997); DEATH PROOF (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2007) Notes: Translated from: Quentin Tarantino : asfalto nero e acciaio rosso sangue, ©2014.; Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-186); Includes filmography (pages 173-181) ISBN: 9780989916981 Contents: The event -- A survey of what borders the "Postmodern" -- Metamorphosis of a murder -- The interrogation : reality or 35 mm.? -- The most powerful weapon: Writing -- The find. More info
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DJANGO UNCHAINED : (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
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[Django Unchained : poster]
Call No: P DJA PhysDes: 1 poster : col. ; 102 x 69 cm. Subject: DJANGO UNCHAINED (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2012) Summary: Image: Full frontal shot of Jamie Fox’s holding a pistol. Behind Fox is a side on shot of Christopher Waltz holding a gun. To the left of Fox and Waltz in a close up image of Leonardo DiCaprio bearded- face pictured within a red circle. Notes: Double-sided More info
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained : the continuation of metacinema / edited by Oliver C. Speck
London: Bloomsbury, 2014.
Call No: 79 DJA SPE Edition: 2014 Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: 328 p ; 21 cm Subject: DJANGO UNCHAINED (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2012) Summary: Django Unchained is certainly Quentin Tarantino's most commercially-successful film and is arguably also his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has denounced the representation of race and slavery in the film, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Tarantino's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated, has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself. Moreover, Django Unchained has become a popular culture phenomenon, with t-shirts, highly contentious action figures, posters, and strong DVD/BluRay sales. The topic (slavery and revenge), the setting (a few years before the Civil War), the intentionally provocative generic roots (Spaghetti Western and Blaxploitation) and the many intertexts and references (to German and French culture) demand a thorough examination. Befitting such a complex film, the essays collected here represent a diverse group of scholars who examine Django Unchained from many perspectives. -- publisher's blurb Contents: 0. Introduction: A Southern State of Exception / Oliver C. Speck -- 1. Dr. 'King' Schultz as Ideologue and Emblem: The German Enlightenment and the Legacy of the 1848 Revolutions in Django Unchained / Robert von Dassanowsky -- 2. Franco-faux-ne : Django's jive / Margaret Ozierski -- 3. Of Handshakes and Dragons: Django's German Cousins / Dana Weber -- 4. Django and Lincoln: The Suffering Slave and the Law of Slavery / Gregory L. Kaster -- 5. Bodies in and out of Place: Django Unchained and Body-Spaces / Alexander D. Ornella -- 6. The “D” is Silent, but Human Rights Are Not: Django Unchained as Human Rights Discourse / Kate E. Temoney -- 7. Hark, Hark, the (dis)Enchanted Kantian Or: Tarantino's 'Evil' and its Anti-Cathartic Resonance / Dara Waldron -- 8. Value and Violence in Django Unchained / William Brown -- 9. "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Film": "What does it mean to be a black film in twenty-first century America?" / Heather Ashley Hayes-- 10. Chained To It: The Recurrence of the Frontier Hero in the Films of Quentin Tarantino / Samuel P. Perry -- 11. "Crowdsourcing” "The Bad-Ass Slave": A critique of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained / Reynaldo Anderson, D.L. Stephenson, Chante Anderson -- 12. Guess Who's Coming to Get Her: Stereotypes, Mythification, and White Redemption / Ryan J. Weaver and Nichole K. Kathol -- 13. Django Blues: Whiteness and Hollywood's continued failures / David J. Leonard -- Works Cited -- Notes on Contributors -- Index. More info
Understanding Film Theory / Ruth Doughty and Christine Etherington-Wright
[England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Call No: 62 DOU Author: Doughty, Ruth; Etherington-Wright, Christine Edition: Second edition Source: UK Place: [England] Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: xiv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm Subject: FILM; THEORY; AUTEUR THEORY; ADAPTATIONS; GENRES; FORMALISM; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; STRUCTURALISM; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE CINEMA; TRANSNATIONAL CINEMA; STARS; AUDIENCE RESEARCH; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; HUNGER GAMES, THE (US, Gary Ross, 2012); RUN LOLA RUN (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); LOLA RENNT (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (IT/FR, Sergio Leone, 1968)
C`ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST; LEGO MOVIE, THE (AT/US/DK, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014); ACT OF KILLING, THE (DK/NO/UK, Joshua Oppenheimer, (2012); MOULIN ROUGE (AT/US, Baz Luhrmann, 2001); OLDBOY (KO, Park Chan-wook, 2003); OLDEUBOI (KO, Park Chan-wook, 2003); FROZEN (US, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, 2013); BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (FR/BE/SP, Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013); DJANGO UNCHAINED (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2012); AVATAR (US, James Cameron, 2009) Summary: -- "Film theory has a reputation for being challenging. Often requiring time and effort to fully grasp it and seeming rather old-fashioned, it can be difficult to approach the subject with enthusiasm and appreciate its relevance to modern day.
Understanding Film Theory aims to disassociate theory from these connotations and bring a fresh, contemporary and accessible approach to the discipline. Now comprehensively updated in a second edition, the book’s sixteen chapters - including a new chapter on Adaptations - continue to provide an insight into the main areas of debate. Taking the application of theory as its central theme, the text incorporates a number of innovative features: ‘Reflect and Respond’ sections encourage readers to engage critically with theoretical concepts, while seminal texts are concisely summarised without oversimplifying key points.
Throughout the book the authors illustrate why theory is important and demonstrate how it can be applied in a meaningful way, with relevant case studies drawn from both classic and contemporary cinema including: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Run Lola Run (1998), The Hunger Games (2012), Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013) and The Lego Movie (2014). Additional case studies address key genres (the British Gangster film and the musical), film movements (Dogme 95), individual actors (Ryan Gosling, Judi Dench and Amitabh Bachchan) and directors (Alfred Hitchcock and Guillermo del Toro).
Understanding Film Theory is an approachable and extensive introduction to film theory. It is the ideal entry point for any student studying film, using clear definitions and explaining complex ideas succinctly. " -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index ISBN: 9781137528230 Contents: -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Auteur Theory
Case study: Alfred Hitchcock -- Case study: Guillermo del Toro -- 2 Adaptations
Case study: The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012) -- 3 Genre Theory -- Case study: The British Gangster Film -- Case study: The Musical -- 4 Formalism
Case study: Lola Rennt/Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998) -- 5 Structuralism and Post-Structuralism -- Case study: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968) -- 6 Marxism -- Case study: The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014) -- 7 Realism -- Case study: Dogme 95 -- Case study: The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) -- 8 Postmodernism -- Case study: Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) -- 9 Psychoanalysis -- Case study: Oldboy (Chan-Wook Park, 2003) -- 10 Feminism -- Case study: Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2013) -- 11 Masculinity -- Case study: Ryan Gosling -- 12 Queer Theory -- Case study: Blue is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013) -- 13 Race and Ethnicity -- Case study: Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012) -- 14 Postcolonial and Transnational Cinemas -- Case study: Avatar (James Cameron, 2009) -- 15 Stars -- Case study: Amitabh Bachchan -- Case study: Dame Judi Dench -- 16 Audience -- Research and Reception -- Case study: Tartan Video -- Conclusion -- filmography -- Index -- More info