Cartographic cinema / Tom Conley
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
Call No: 629 CON Author: Conley, Tom Source: US Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: viii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: IMAGE ANALYSIS; CARTOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; BAZIN, ANDRE; DELEUZE, GILLES; RENOIR, JEAN; BOUDU SAUVE DES EAUX (FR, Jean Renoir, 1932); AMANTS, LES (FR, Louis Malle, 1958); CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); CRIME DE M. LANGE, LE (FR, Jean Renoir, 1936); DESPERATE JOURNEY (US, Raoul Walsh, 1942); QUATRE CENTS COUPS, LES (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1959); GLADIATOR (US, Ridley Scott, 2000); GRANDE ILLUSION, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1937); HAINE, LA (FR, Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995); HIGH SIERRA (US, Raoul Walsh, 1941); MISTONS, LES (FR, François Truffaut, 1957); PARIS QUI DORT (FR, Rene Clair, 1923); RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (US, Steven Spielberg, 1981); REGLE DU JEU, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1939); ROMA CITTA APERTA (IT, Roberto Rossellini, 1945); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991) Summary: Examines the affinites of maps and movies through comparative theory and close analysis of films from the silent era to the French New Wave to Hollywood blockbusters. This reveals that most of the movies we see contain maps of various kinds and almost invariably constitute a projective apparatus similar to cartography.[taken from back cover] ISBN: 0816643571 Contents: 1. Icarian cinema : Paris qui dort -- 2. Jean Renoir : cartographies in deep focus -- 3. Maps and theaters of torture : Roma, citta aperta -- 4. A desperate journey : From Casablanca to Indiana Jones -- 5. Juvenile geographies : Les Mistons -- 6. Michelin Tendre : Les Amants -- 7. Paris underground : Les 400 coups -- 8. A road map for a road movie : Thelma and Louise -- 9. Cronos, cosmos, and Polis : La Haine More info
Classics on screen : ancient Greece and Rome on film / Alastair J. L. Blanshard, Kim Shahabudin
London: Bristol Classical Press, 2011.
Call No: 741.931 BLA Author: Blanshard, Alastair -- Shahabudin, Kim Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Bristol Classical Press PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: vii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: EPIC FILMS; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. GREECE; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. ITALY; HISTORICAL FILMS. USA; HISTORICAL FILMS. GREECE; HISTORICAL FILMS. ITALY; CLEOPATRA (US, Cecil B. DeMille, 1934); QUO VADIS (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1951); FATICHE DI ERCOLE, LE (IT, Pietro Francisci, 1957); SPARTACUS (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1960); THREE HUNDRED  SPARTANS, THE (US, Rudolph Mate, 1962); JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (US/UK. Don Chaffey, 1963); FELLINI-SATYRICON (IT/FR, Federico Fellini, 1969); MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN (UK, Terry Jones, 1979); HERCULES (US, John Musker & Ron Clements, 1997); GLADIATOR (US, Ridley Scott, 2000) Summary: Publishers description: 'Through analysis of ten influential films, this book examines the representation of Greece and Rome in popular and art-house cinema. Arranged by cinematic genre and theme, this book offers an accessible introduction to the depiction of antiquity in cinema. Key scenes are discussed and each film is located in its historical context ISBN: 9780715637241 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2013 Contents: 1. Establishing the conventions: Cleopatra (1934) -- 2. The Roman epics of classical Hollywood: Quo Vadis (1951) -- 3. Peplum traditions: Hercules (1958) -- 4. Roman history on Screen: Spartacus (1960) -- 5. Greek history on screen: The 300 Spartans (1962) -- 6. Myth and the fantastic: Jason and the Argonauts (1963) -- 7. Art Cinema: Fellini-Satyricon (1969) -- 8. Satirising cine-antiquity: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) -- 9. The Disney version: Hercules (1997) -- 10. The return of the epic? Gladiator (2000) More info
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GLADIATOR COP : (CN, Nick Rotundo, 1994)
Sydney Morning Herald [The Guide] (29/08/2005) p.4 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Idato, Michael Subject: DVD; DVD AND TV. AUSTRALIA; WORNER, TIM; GLADIATOR (US, Ridley Scott, 2000) Summary: Looks at the effect rising DVD sales have had on TV in Australia. The high sales of TV DVDs are mentioned, as well as the 'negative' effects on TV programming (eg. the failure of Gladiator to win it's time slot due to so many Aussies watching the film on DVD already,) and therefore network programmers feel that they have to renegotiate contracts with the film studios in relation to film sales. Notes: accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). Quotations: -- "Big progit margins are pushing studios towards TV on DVD. Most TV shows are gathering dust in libraries and cost significantly less to market than new-release movies. The firsat season of the comedy series Chappelle's Show, for example, sold more than 2 million copies in the US. The break-even point for the studio, according to media reports, was just 13,000 copies. Similarly, The Simpsons is expected to bring 20th Century Fox a windfall of more than $300 million worldwide once its first 15 seasons are released.; -- The distribution of TV shows and movies is built on a "window" structure. Each step in the food chain - cinema, DVD rental, DVD retail, pay-per-view cable, basic cable and free-to-air (in that order) - gets a window, usually six months, in which a given property is exclusively theirs. Most shows go to TV before DVD, but not always.; -- DVD has achieved enormous success, but it is also the first new delivery platform to undercut the others, particularly cinema and TV, by eroding their customer base and revenue potential. Worner believes distribution models will ultimately have to change, Some windows may shrink, some may close, or the order in which some fall may be shuffled. More info
How DVD is saving Hollywood
Daily Telegraph (10/11/2001) p.40 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Bodey, Michael Subject: DVD; DVD, FILMS ON; DISTRIBUTION. DVD; DISTRIBUTION. DVD. AUSTRALIA; LURHMANN, BAZ; SHREK (US, Kelly Asbury & Andrew Adamson, 2001); GLADIATOR (US, Ridley Scott, 2000) Summary: Sums up the explosive growth of DVD in the early 2000's. Mentions of how old blockbusters are very slow to be released on new DVD format. Lots of stats for films like Shrek and Gladiator. Notes: accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). Quotations: -- Ros Wilson - Gen Mgr Roadshow Home Entertainment - "The interesting thing about the Australian market is if you go 'day and date' (release for sale the same day as rental copies are released), your uptake is enormous," says Wilson. "That's what's making it work here".; -- "Wilson notes that even a film such as The Wedding Planner can expect sales of 50,000."; -- Wayne Borg - Mg Dir Universal Pictures - "But those that enter the market can excel. Universal's Borg expects Shrek top be another DVD release that outperforms its cinema box office. And this despite a mere 10 to 15 per cent penetration of DVD players in Australian households." More info
The Invincible Gladiator
Kino Weekly (12 Nov 1966) p.18 More info
Wagner & Cinema / edited by Jeongwon Joe & Sander L. Gilman
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c2010.
Call No: 81WAG WAG Author: Joe, Jeongwon (ed.); Gilman, Sander L. (ed.); Palmer, Tony (foreword) Source: US Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: c2010 PhysDes: xiii, 487 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: CRITICISM; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; MUSIC IN FILMS; OPERA IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; WAGNER, RICHARD; NIBELUNGEN, DIE (G, Fritz Lang, 1922-24); THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, THE (US, Christian Nyby/Howard Hawks, 1951); DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1951); HUMORESQUE (US, Jean Negulesco, 1947); GLADIATOR (US, Ridley Scott, 2000); FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER, DER (GE, Joachim Herz, 1964); LUDWIG (IT/FR/GW, Luchino Visconti, 1973); BUGS BUNNY NIPS THE NIPS (US, Friz Freleng, 1944) Summary: "The work of Richard Wagner is a continuing source of artistic inspiration and ideological controversy in literature, philosophy, and music, as well as cinema. In Wagner and Cinema, a diverse group of established and emerging scholars examines Wagner's influence on cinema from the silent era to the present. The essays in this collection engage in a critical dialogue with existing studies - extending and renovating current theories related to the topic - and propose unexplored topics and new methodological perspectives. The contributors discuss films ranging from the 1913 biopic of Wagner to Ridley Scott's Gladiator, with essays on silent cinema, film scoring, Wagner in Hollywood, German cinema, and Wagner beyond the soundtrack. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references, filmography (p. 441-455), and index ISBN: 9780253221636 Contents: -- foreword by Tony Palmer -- Introduction: Why Wagner and cinema? Tolkien was wrong / Jeongwon Joe -- Part 1. Wagner and the silent film. Wagnerian motives : narrative integration and the development of silent film accompaniment, 1908-1913 / James Buhler ; Underscoring drama--picturing music / Peter Franklin ; The life and works of Richard Wagner (1913) : Becce, Froelich, and Messter / Paul Fryer ; Listening for Wagner in Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen / Adeline Mueller -- Part 2. Wagnerian resonance in film scoring ; The resonances of Wagnerian opera and nineteenth-century melodrama in the film scores of Max Steiner / David Neumeyer ; Wagner's influence on gender roles in early Hollywood film / Eva Rieger ; The penumbra of Wagner's Ombra in two science fiction films from 1951: The thing from another world and The day the earth stood still / William H. Rosar -- Part 3. Wagner in Hollywood. "Soll ich lauschen?" : love-death in Humoresque / Marcia J. Citron ; Hollywood's German fantasy: Ridley Scott's Gladiator / Marc A. Weiner ; Reading Wagner in Bugs Bunny nips the nips (1944) / Neil Lerner ; Piercing Wagner: The Ring in Golden earrings / Scott D. Paulin -- Part 4. Wagner in German cinema. Wagner as leitmotif: the new German cinema and beyond / Roger Hillman ; The power of emotion: Wagner and film / Jeremy Tambling ; Wagner in East Germany: Joachim Herz's Der fliegende Holla¨nder (1964) / Joy H. Calico -- Part 5. Wagner beyond the soundtrack. Nocturnal Wagner: the cultural survival of Tristan und Isolde in Hollywood / Elisabeth Bronfen ; Ludwig's Wagner and Visconti's Ludwig / Giorgio Biancorosso ; The Tristan Project: time in Wagner and Viola / Jeongwon Joe ; "The threshold of the visible world": Wagner, Bill Viola, and Tristan / Lawrence Kramer -- Postlude: Looking for Richard: an archival search for Wagner / Warren M. Sherk -- Epilogue: Some thoughts about Wagner and cinema; opera and politics, style and reception / Sander L. Gilman -- appendix: interview with Bill Viola / Jeongwon Joe -- filmography / Jeongwon Joe, Warren M. Sherk and Scott D. Paulin -- list of contributors -- index -- More info