Banned : tales from the bizarre history of Australian obscenity / by James Cockington
Sydney: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005.
Call No: 44 COC Author: Cockington, James Source: AT Place: Sydney Publisher: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: ix, 246 p. : ill., ports ; 24 cm Subject: PORNOGRAPHY IN FILMS; CENSORSHIP; CENSORSHIP. AUSTRALIA; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; ETHICS AND TV; ETHICS IN FILMS; AUSTRALIA Summary: "Banned takes a fearless look at the weird ways of Australian wowserism. It describes landmark legal cases such as the Oz trial in 1964 and the decision to allow full-frontal nudity in the rock opera Hair in 1969. It also tackles more obscure scandals such as police raids on 'immoral' pyjama parties in Surfer's Paradise in the 1950s, the bikini police, the sacking of a 'Romper Room' presenter for wearing too revealing a dress and Gra-Gra's infamous crow call, among many absurd others in the history of polite society. " -- BOOK JACKET ISBN: 073331502X Contents: Contents: Great moments in obscenity -- Beyond Victoriana -- Taking the waters -- W.J. Chidley's answer -- Dirty dancing and stage kissing -- Backless Betty from Bondi -- Mr Bandparts -- Inversion and perversion -- Boult--upright -- Fun in little Bohemia -- Battle of the bikinis -- Freak show -- Moral devastation -- Sex swaps -- The knight and the witch -- Pyjama parties -- Ruth, Lenny and the Lady Chatterley word -- Toplessness -- Much ado about nothing -- Naughty little boys -- Full frontal -- Grubby gra gra -- How far is too far? -- This is too far -- Morality for the new millennium. More info
British cinemas and their audiences : sociological studies / by J.P. Mayer
London: Dennis Dobson, 1948.
Cinematic Ethics : exploring ethical experience through film / Robert Sinnerbrink
London ; New York: Routledge, 2016.
Call No: 409 SIN Author: Sinnerbrink, Robert Source: UK/US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: xiii, 216 pages ; 24 cm Subject: ETHICS IN FILMS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; STELLA DALLAS (US, King Vidor, 1937); TALK TO HER (SP, Pedro Almodovar, 2002)
HABLE CON ELLA; HABLE CON ELLA (SP, Pedro Almodovar, 2002); BIUTIFUL (MX/SP, Alejandro Inarritu, 2010) Summary: " How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Can movies 'do ethics'? Cinema Ethics : Exploring Ethical Experiences through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience with the power to provoke emotional engagement and philosophical thinking. In a clear and engaging manner, Robert Sinnerbrink examines the key philosophical approaches to ethics in contemporary film theory and philosophy using detailed case studies of cinematic ethics across different genres, styles and filmic traditions. Written in a lucid and lively style that will engage both specialist and non-specialist readers, this book is ideal for use in the academic study of philosophy and film. Key features include annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and a filmography of movies useful for teaching and researching cinematic ethics. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references, index and filmography ISBN: 9781138826168 Contents: -- list of figures -- preface -- overview of this book -- part I --Cinema and/as ethics -- 1: Cinematic ethics: Film as a medium of ethical experience -- part II -- Philosophical approaches to cinematic ethics -- 2: From scepticism to moral perfectionism (Cavell) -- 3: From cinematic belief to ethics and politics (Deleuze) -- 4: Cinempathy: phenomenology, cognitivism, and moving images -- part III Performing cinematic ethics -- 5: The moral melodrama (Stella Dallas, Talk to Her) -- 6: Melodrama, realism, and ethical experience (Biutiful, The Promise) -- 7.Gangster film: Cinematic ethics in The Act of Killing -- conclusion -- appendix 1 -- appendix 2 -- index -- More info
The ethical vision of Clint Eastwood / by Sara Anson Vaux
Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., c2012.
Call No: 81EAS VAU Author: Vaux, Sara Anson Source: US Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. PubDate: c2012 PhysDes: xvii, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: ETHICS IN FILMS; EASTWOOD, CLINT; HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (US, Clint Eastwood, 1973); OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, THE (US, Clint Eastwood, 1976); PALE RIDER (US, Clint Eastwood, 1985); UNFORGIVEN (US, Clint Eastwood, 1992); MYSTIC RIVER (US, Clint Eastwood, 2003); MILLION DOLLAR BABY (US, Clint Eastwood, 2004); CHANGELING (US, Clint Eastwood, 2008); FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (US, Clint Eastwood, 2006); LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (US, Clint Eastwood, 2006); GRAN TORINO (US / AT, Clint Eastwood, 2008); INVICTUS (US, Clint Eastwood, 2009) Summary: Provides insight into Clint Eastwood's films - in particular the role of ethics Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index ISBN: 9780802862952 Contents: -- foreword / by Robert Jewett -- preface -- introduction -- The Angel of Death (The Avenging Angel) -- High Plains Drifter -- The Outlaw Josey Wales -- Pale Rider -- Unforgiven -- II.The Mysteries of Life -- Mystic River -- Million Dollar Baby -- Changeling -- Bird -- III.Eternal War or the Dawn of Peace? -- Flags of Our Fathers -- Letters from Iwo Jima -- Gran Torino -- Invictus -- IV.Hereafter: Eastwood and the Reconciling Community -- Hereafter: Beyond a Perfect World? -- The Gathering, the Meal, and the Reconciling Community -- Another Clint -- acknowledgments -- appendix a -- appendix b -- Eastwood filmography -- Clint Eastwood: select bibliography -- index -- More info
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Film as text / Geoff Mayer
Milton, Qld.: Jacaranda Press, 1991.
Call No: 512.1 MAY Author: Mayer, Geoff Place: Milton, Qld. Publisher: Jacaranda Press PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: 51 p. : ill. ; 28 cm Subject: NARRATIVE IN FILMS; MELODRAMA; ADAPTATIONS; ETHICS IN FILMS; CRY FREEDOM (UK, Richard Attenborough, 1987); RADIO DAYS (US, Woody Allen, 1987); ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, THE (US, Lawrence Kasdan, 1988); SHAME (AT, Steve Jodrell, 1988); YEAR MY VOICE BROKE, THE (AT, John Duigan, 1987) Notes: For senior secondary school students; Includes bibliographical references ISBN: 0701628782 (pbk.) LON: 7685541 ID2: 290 More info
Films and values / Peter Malone MSC
[Melbourne]: Chevalier Press, .
Call No: 412.53 MAL Author: Malone, Peter Edition:  Place: [Melbourne] Publisher: Chevalier Press PubDate:  PhysDes: 192 pages ; 20 cm Subject: ETHICS IN FILMS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; POINT BLANK (US, John Boorman, 1967); HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, THE (US, Robert Ellis Miller, 1968); MIDNIGHT COWBOY (US, John Schlesinger, 1969); GOODBYE COLUMBUS (US, Larry Peerce, 1969); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); M*A*S*H (US, Robert Altman, 1969); CADUTA DEGLI DEI, LA (IT/SZ, Luchino Visconti, 1969); Z (FR/AE, Constantin Costa-Gavras, 1969); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968) ISBN: 0869400169 Donation: SFC Library Contents: A study of what the author terms high quality entertainment films, which provide some ethical and moral challenges for audiences whilst also being popular. An essay from the author where he examines a number of ideas pertaining to: Christianinty, religion, Athienists, Humanism, and Future Shock preceeds the film reviews AFIRC Location: Stacks More info
Pulling Focus : intersubjective experience, narrative film, and ethics / Jane Stadler
New York: Continuum, 2008.
Call No: 626:17 STA Author: Stadler, Jane Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Continuum PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: ETHICS IN FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; AESTHETICS Summary: " Pulling focus: Intersubjective experience, Narrative Film, and Ethics questions how cinematic narratives relate to and affect ethical life. Extending Martha Nussbaum, and Wayne Booth's work on moral philosophy and literature to consider cinema, Jane Stadler shows that film specatatorship can be understood as a model for ethical attention that engages the audience in an intersubjective experience, involving an affective relationship with characters and their values. Building on Vivian Sobchack's The Address of the Eye and Carnal Thoughts, Stadler uses a phenomenological approach to analyze ethical dimensions of film extending beyond narrative content, arguing that the camera describes experience and views screen characters with an evaluative form of perception: an ethical gaze in which spectators participate. Films discussed include Dead Man Walking, Lost Highway, Batman Begins, Nil By Mouth, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-263) and index; Includes filmography: p. 265 ISBN: 9780826429735 Contents: 1. Ethics in narrative form and content -- 2. Intersubjective perception: phenomenology, embodiment, and evaluation -- 3. Losing the plot: narrative structure and ethical identity -- 4. Under the influence: vice, violence and villainy -- 5. Resistance and responsiveness: emotion and character engagement -- 6. Imagination: inner sight and silent voices -- 7. Seeing in the dark: attentive engagement -- Conclusion. Ethical transformation. More info
Screenwriting with a conscience : ethics for screenwriters
Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.
Call No: 224 BEK Author: Beker, Marilyn Source: US Place: Mahwah, N.J. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: xx, 245 p. ; 24 cm. Subject: SCRIPTWRITING; ETHICS IN FILMS; SCRIPTS Summary: "Author Marilyn Beker provides methods for self-assessment of values, ideas and ethical stances, and demonstrates the application of these values to the development of plot, character and dialogue. In addition, specific techniques and exercises are supplied to help screenwriters determine the difference between "good" and "evil", to write realistic and compelling characters based on this determination, and to present "messages" and write dialogue without preaching. This book also puts forth a livable work philosophy for dealing with the ethics of the screenwriting business, and presents a viable personal philosophy for surviving in the screenwriting world."
Taken from back cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-240) and index. ISBN: 0805841288 (pbk.) More info
Seeing and believing : religion and values in the movies / Margaret R. Miles
Boston: Beacon Press, c1996.
Call No: 45:2 MIL Author: Miles, Margaret Ruth Source: US Place: Boston Publisher: Beacon Press PubDate: c1996 PhysDes: xvi, 254 p. ; 23 cm Subject: RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; ETHICS IN FILMS; BLACKS IN FILMS; LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE (US/CN, Martin Scorsese, 1988); JESUS DE MONTREAL (CN/FR, Denys Arcand, 1989); MISSION, THE (UK, Roland Joffe, 1986); ROMERO (US, John Duigan, 1989); NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER (US, Brian Gilbert, 1991); CHOSEN, THE (US, Jeremy Paul Kagan, 1981); CHARIOTS OF FIRE (UK, Hugh Hudson, 1981); HANDMAID'S TALE, THE (US/GW, Volker Schlondorff, 1990); RAPTURE, THE (US, Michael Tolkin, 1991); LONG WALK HOME, THE (US, Richard Pearce, 1990); DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (US, Julie Dash, 1991); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); PIANO, THE (AT, Jane Campion, 1993); JUNGLE FEVER (US, Spike Lee, 1991); PARIS IS BURNING (US, Jennie Livingston, 1990) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0807010316 More info
Soul of the documentary : framing, expression, ethics / by Ilona Hongisto
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, c2015.
Call No: 761 HON Author: Hongisto, Ilona Source: NE Place: Amsterdam Publisher: Amsterdam University Press PubDate: c2015 PhysDes: 178p. ; 30cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; ETHICS IN FILMS; CRITICISM Summary: "Soul of the Documentary offers a groundbreaking new approach to understanding documentary cinema. Working against current thinking, Ilona Hongisto argues that the documentary does more than merely represent whatis-by capturing actual people, places, and events-but also expresses realities to come. She makes a case for the form as one that is not bound by predetermined ideas or rules, and through close readings of a heterogeneous body of films, she imbues the tradition with a new sense of urgency and vitality. "
-- BOOKTOPIA.COM.AU ISBN: 9789089647559 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- prologue -- Imagination: Relational documents -- 1: Frames of the photograph -- 2 a documentary fable -- Fabulation: Documentary visions -- 3: Making up legends -- 4: Acts of resistance -- Affection: Documenting the potential -- 5: Moments of affection -- 6: The primacy of feeling -- epilogue: ethics of sustainability -- notes -- works cited -- index -- More info
Speaking truths with film : evidence, ethics, politics in documentary / Bill Nichols
Oakland: California University of California Press, 2016.
Call No: 761 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Source: US Place: Oakland Publisher: California University of California Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 281 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; AUDIENCES; MUSIC IN FILMS; VOICES; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; ETHICS IN FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS IN FILMS; LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); RESTREPO (US, Tim Hetherington/Sebastian Junger, 2010); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988); ACT OF KILLING, THE (DK/NO/UK, Joshua Oppenheimer, (2012); STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE (US, Alex Gibney, 2015) Summary: "What issues, of both form and content, shape the documentary film? What role does visual evidence play in relation to a documentary's arguments about the world in which we live? Can a documentary be believed, and why or why not? How do documentaries abide by or subvert ethical expectations? Are mockumentaries a form of subversion? In what ways can the documentary be an aesthetic experience and at the same time have political or social impact? And how can such impacts be empirically measured? Pioneering film scholar Bill Nichols investigates the ways in which documentaries strive for accuracy and truthfulness, but simultaneously fabricate a form that shapes reality. Such films may rely on re-enactment to re-create the past, storytelling to provide satisfying narratives, and rhetorical figures such as metaphor and expressive forms such as irony to make a point. In many ways documentaries are a fiction unlike any other. With clarity and passion, Nichols offers close readings of several provocative documentaries including Land without Bread, Restrepo, The Thin Blue Line, The Act of Killing, and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine as part of an authoritative examination of the layered approaches and delicate ethical balance demanded of documentary filmmakers"--Provided by publisher. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Documentary film and the modernist avant-garde -- Documentary reenactment and the fantasmatic subject -- Letter to Lynn Sachs about her film Investigation of a flame -- Breaking the frame, gender, violation and the avant-garde -- The coming of sound -- To see the world anew : revisiting the voice of documentary -- The sound of music -- The question of evidence : the power of rhetoric and the documentary film -- The terrorist event -- Remaking history : Jay Leyda, and the compilation film -- Restrepo : a case of inadvertent evidence -- The symptomatic biopic : Steve Jobs : the man in the machine -- Documentary ethics : doing the right thing -- Irony, paradox and the documentary : double meanings and double binds -- Letter to Errol Morris : feelings of revulsion and the limits of academic discourse -- Perpetrators, trauma and film -- San Francisco newsreel : collectives, politics, films -- The political documentary and the problem of impact. More info