Cahiers du Cinema : volume four, 1973-1978: history, ideology, cultural struggle : an anthology from Cahiers du Cinema nos 248-292, September 1973-September 1978 / edited by David Wilson; with an introduction by Berenice Reynaud
London; New York: Routledge, British Film Institute, 2000.
Call No: 67(44) CAH Source: UK/US Place: London; New York Publisher: Routledge, British Film Institute PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: xi, 323 p. ; 24 cm Series: Cahiers du Cinema selections Subject: CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; CRITICISM; CAHIERS DU CINEMA; ALAOUIE, BORHAN; ALLIO, RENE; DOUGLAS, JOHN; FERRO, MARC; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; HUILLET, DANIELE; A TOUT ALLURE (FR, Robert Kramer, 1982); LITTIN, MIGUEL; DUPONT LAJOIE (FR/IT, Yves Boisset, 1975); CHAMBRE VERT, LA (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1978); DERSU UZALA (UR/JA, Akira Kurosawa, 1975); INDIA SONG (FR, Marguerite Duras, 1975); KING KONG (US, John Guillermin, 1976); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); LACOMBE LUCIEN (FR/IT/GW, Louis Malle, 1974); KAFR KASSEM (LE/SY, Borhan Alaouié, 1973); MILESTONES (US, Robert Kramer & John Douglas, 1975); MOSES UND ARON (GW/FR/IT, Jean-Marie Straub & Daniele Huillet, 1975); NUMERO DEUX (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1975); PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC, LA (FR, Carl Th. Dreyer, 1928); PORTIERE DI NOTTE, IL (IT, Liliana Cavani, 1974); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); SIX FOIS DEUX (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1976); TIERRA PROMETIDA, LA (CL, Miguel Littin, 1973); XALA (SG, Ousmane Sembene, 1974) Summary: This volume covers the vibrant and turbulent period from 1973 to 1978, in which the issues of theory, history and politics dominated critical debate. The anthology combines essays by critics such as Pascal Bonitzer, Serge Daney and Therese Giraud; round-table discussions; reviews of contemporary films from Star Wars and King Kong to Padre Padrone and Jeanne Dielman; and interviews with leading theorists including Marc Ferro and Michel Foucault, presenting a rich sampler of Cahiers' provocative and indispensible contribution to debates in film and cultural politics. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 0415029880 Contents: Introduction - Cahiers Du Cinema 1972-1978 - Berenice Reynaud -- Part I - Interventions and Cultural Politics -- Editorial - Cahiers Today - Cahiers du Cinema -- The Critical Function - Serge Daney -- A particular trend in French Cinema - Serge Daney, pascal Kane, Jean-Pierre Oudart, Serge Toubiana -- Round table on Chris Marker's Le Found de l'air est rouge - Jean-Paul Fargier, Therese Giraud, Sege Le Peron, Jean Narboni, Serge Daney -- Part II - Perspectives -- A matter of chance - Serge Toubiana -- Return of the same - Therese Giraud -- Theorize/terrorize - Godardian pedagogy -- On Sur et sous la communication: three questions on Six fois deux - Gilles Deleuze -- Family, history, romance - Louis Seguin -- Round table: Milestones and us - Pascal Bonitzer, Dominique Villain, Serge Daney, Jean Narboni, Serge Le Peron, Therese Giraud, Serge Toubiana -- The Aquarium (Milestones) - Serge Daney -- Part III - Theory and History -- Anti-retro - Michel Foucault in interview with Pascal Bonitzer and Serge Toubiana -- I, Pierre Riviere, having slaughtered my mother, my sister and my brother...by Rene Allio - Jean Jourdheuil, Serge Toubiana, Pascal Bonitzer, Rene Allio, Pascal Kane, Michel Foucault -- Defamations (fragments). Pretext: Karl May by H.-J. Syberberg - Jean-Pierre Oudart -- Cinema and history - Marc Ferro in interview with Serge Daney and Ignacio Ramonet -- Deframings - Pascal Bonitzer -- Cold Sex (on pornography and beyond) - Yann Lardeau -- Part IV - Third Cinema -- Our Cinema - Sidney Sokhona -- Interview with Abdelaziz Tolbi - Therese Giraud, Mohand Ben Salama -- The promised land - Serge Toubiana, Pascal Bonitzer -- The feminine eye of the Town (El Chergui) - Abdelwahab Meddeb -- Blood into sign - Jean Narboni -- Xala - Daniele Dubroux -- Part V - Reviews -- On Avanti - Pascale Kane -- An India and its other (India Song) - Pascal Bonitzer -- An uncanny familiarity (Jeanne Dielman) - Daniele Dubroux -- The sign and the ape (King Kong) - Serge Toubiana -- One more bear (Dersu Uzala) - Serge Daney -- Curdled milk (Padre padrone) - Daniele Dubroux -- America without fear or favour (Star Wars) - Serge Le Peron -- Francois Truffaut La Chambre verte - Pascal Bonitzer -- An active fear (The Passion of Joan of Arc) - Jean-Pierre Oudart -- Appendix: Cahiers du Cinema in the 1950s, the 1960s and the early 1970s More info
The documentary : politics, emotion, culture / Belinda Smaill
Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Call No: 761 SMA Author: Smaill, Belinda Source: UK Place: Basingstoke, England Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: vii, 221 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: ASIAN COUNTRIES; CHILDREN AND THE CINEMA; CHILDREN IN FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARIES. AUSTRALIA; EMOTION IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; IDENTITY IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; PSYCHOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; REALITY TV; SEX IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; THEORY; VIEWERS; WOMEN FILMMAKERS; LOVELACE, LINDA; BORN INTO BROTHELS: CALCUTTA'S RED LIGHT KIDS (II/US, Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman, 2004); CORPORATION, THE (CN, Jennifer Abbott & Mark Achbar, 2003); DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET, THE (UK, Kim Longinotto, 2002); DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE (UK, Kim Longinotto & Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1998); ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM (US, Alex Gibney, 2005); FINISHED PEOPLE, THE (AT, Khoa Do, 2003); FIX: THE STORY OF AN ADDICTED CITY (CN, Nettie Wild, 2002); INSIDE DEEP THROAT (US, Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato, 2005); LETTERS TO ALI (AT, Clara Law, 2004); SADNESS: A MONOLOGUE BY WILLIAM YANG (AT, Tony Ayres, 1999); SEX: THE ANNABEL CHONG STORY (CN, Gough Lewis, 1999) Summary: "The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture proposes that emotions such as pleasure, hope, pain, empathy or nostalgia play a powerful role in the circulation and reception of documentaries. Emotion shapes how political issues and individuals are represented and perceived in documentary and it is crucial to how we engage with the vicissitudes of the public sphere. In the past documentary has been popularly perceived in ways that align it with education, science, history and the rational realm. This frame has never been adequate for understanding the broad array of styles and themes that can be seen in the documentary genre. Focusing on the question of subjectivity, Smail analyses various different kinds of individuals that can be found in documentaries, such as the female porn star, the politically disenfranchised, children, and the documentary auteur. She envisages an interdisciplinary approach to documentary drawing on scholarship from not only film studies, but also gender studies, queer theory, cultural theories of affect, critical race studies, political theory and pyschoanalysis. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-209) and index ISBN: 9780230237513 (hbk.) Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- part one: documentary and pleasure -- 1: introduction: representation and documentary emotion -- 2: pleasure and disgust: desire and the female porn star -- part two: pain and the other -- 3: Injury, identity and recognition: Rize and Fix: the story of an addicted city -- 4: women, pain and the documentaries of Kim Longinotto -- part three: the labour of authorship: caring and mourning -- 5: loss and care: Asian Australian documentary -- 6: civic love and contemporary dissent documentary -- part four: past, present and future: hope and nostalgia -- 7: children, futurity and hope: Born into Brothels -- 8:nostalgia, historical time and reality television: the idol series -- epilogue -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Dostoevsky and Soviet film : visions of demonic realism / N.M. Lary
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986.
Call No: 71(47) LAR Author: Lary, N. M Place: Ithaca Publisher: Cornell University Press PubDate: 1986 PhysDes: 279 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: USSR; ADAPTATIONS. DOSTOEVSKIJ, FEDOR MIHAJLOVIC; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; BAHTIN, MIHAIL; ERMLER, FRIDRIH; ROSHAL, GRIGORI; PYR'EV, IVAN; KOZINCEV, GRIGORIJ; IVAN GROZNY [IVAN THE TERRIBLE] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, pt.1:1945, pt.2:1958[prod.1946]); BRAT'JA KARAMAZOVY (UR, Ivan Pyr'ev, 1969); PRESTUPLENIE I NAKAZANIE (UR, Lev Kulidzanov, 1970) Notes: Includes index; "Filmography": p. 268-271; Bibliography: p. 265-267 ISBN: 0801418828 (alk. paper) LON: 4679919 More info
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The dream that kicks : the prehistory and early years of cinema in Britain / Michael Chanan
London Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980.
Film as social practice / Graeme Turner
London New York: Routledge, 1988.
Call No: 408 TUR Author: Turner, Graeme Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1988 PhysDes: xv, 187 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Series: Studies in communication Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; INDUSTRY, FILM; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; AUTEUR THEORY; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; STARS; SPECTATORSHIP; AUDIENCES; AUSTRALIA; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; BAZIN, ANDRE; WRIGHT, WILL; BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (US, George Roy Hill, 1969); DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (US, Susan Seidelman, 1985); METROPOLIS (G, Fritz Lang, 1926) Summary: “Explores the feature film as entertainment, as narrative, and as cultural event. Graeme Turner discusses the major theoretical issues surrounding the history of film production and film studies, using them to examine the cultural function of film and its place in our popular culture. This updated third edition includes: discussion of classical and popular contemporary films, updated and expanded discussion of debates surrounding film narrative and arguments revised throughout to take into account recent developments in film and cultural theory and changing cinematic trends.” [Taken from back cover] Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 180-184 ISBN: 0415007348; 0415007356 (pbk.) LON: 5742606 More info
Film theory : an introduction / Robert Lapsley and Michael Westlake
Manchester, UK New York: Manchester University Press Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1988.
Genre, gender, race and world cinema : an anthology / Edited by Julie F. Codell
Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
Call No: 62(082) GEN Author: Codell, Julie F. Source: US Place: Malden, Massachusetts Publisher: Blackwell Publishing PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: ix, 474 pages ; 25 cm Subject: ASIANS IN FILMS; BOLLYWOOD; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CULTURAL IMPERIALISM; FILM NOIR; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; GENRES; WORLD CINEMA; GLOBALISATION; RACE AND THE CINEMA; IDENTITY IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; IRAN; MELODRAMA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; WORLD CINEMA; KAIGE, CHEN; NAIR, MIRA; CRYING GAME, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1992); FIGHT CLUB (US, David Fincher, 1999); HSI YEN (TZ, Ang Lee, 1993); INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD, THE (US, Frank Oz, 1995); ORLANDO (UK/RU/FR/NE, Sally Potter, 1992); POCAHONTAS (US, Mike Gabriel & Eric Goldberg, 1995); SMOKE SIGNALS (US, Chris Eyre, 1998); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (SP/FR, Pedro Almodovar, 1999)
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE; TODO SOBRE MI MADRE (SP/FR, Pedro Almodovar, 1999); TRAFFIC (US, Steven Soderbergh, 2000) Summary: "a collection of essays that introduces the study of film theory through contemporay issues...Using four topics- genre, gender, race, and 'third cinema' - the book encourages critical discussions of films by students with a beginner's knowledge of film history. American, Asian, European and African cinema are all included." ISBN: 1405132337 Contents: Preface -- General introduction: film and identities --; Part I Genres: ever-changing hybrids -- Introduction and further reading -- Conclusion: a semantic/syntactic/pragmatic approach to genre: Rick Altman -- Film bodies: gender, genre, and excess: Linda Williams -- The body and Spain: Pedro Almodovar's 'All About My Mother': Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz -- Enjoy your fight! - 'Fight Club' as a symptom of the network society: Bulent Diken and Carsten Bagge Laustsen -- Film and changing technologies: Laura Kipnis -- Postmodern cinema and Hollywood culture in an age of corporate colonization: Carl Boggs and Tom Pollard --; Part II Genders: more than two -- Introduction and further reading -- Mobile identities, digital stars, and post cinematic selves: Mary Flanagan -- "Nothing is as it seems": re-viewing 'The Crying Game': Lola Young -- Crying over the melodramatic penis: melodrama and male nudity in the films of the 90s: Peter Lehman -- Travels with Sally Potter's 'Orlando': gender, narrative, movement: Julianne Pidduck -- Body matters: the politics of provocation in Mira Nair's films: Alpana Sharma -- Cowgirl Tales: Yvonne Tasker --; Part III Race: stereotypes and multiple realisms -- Introduction and further reading -- The family changes colour: interracial families in contemporary Hollywood cinema: Nicola Evans -- Black on white: film noir and the epistemology of race in recent African American cinema: Dan Flory -- Becoming Asian American: Chan is missing: Peter X. Feng -- 'The Wedding Banquet': global Chinese cinema and the Asian American experience: Gina Marchetti -- Another fine example of the oral tradition? Identification and subversion in Sherman Alexie's 'Smoke Signals': Jhon Warren Gilroy -- Playing Indian in the nineties: 'Pocahontas' and 'The Indian in the Cupboard': Pauline Turner Strong -- "You are alright, but..." Individual and collective representations of Mexicans, Latinos, Anglo-Americans and African-Americans in Steven Soderbergh's 'Traffic': Deborah Shaw --; Part IV World cinema: joining local and global -- Introduction and further reading -- Theorizing "third-world" film spectatorship: the case of Iran and Iranian cinema: Hamid Naficy -- The open image: poetic realism and the new Iranian cinema: Shohini Chaudhuri and Howard Finn -- The seductions of homecoming: place, authenticity and Chen Kaige's 'Temptress Moon': Rey Chow -- Cultural identity and diaspora in contemporary Hong Kong cinema: Julian Stringer -- "And yet my heart is still Indian": the Bombay film industry and the (H)indianization of Hollywood: Tejaswini Ganti -- Future past: integrating orality into Francophone West African film: Melissa Thackway -- Acknowledgements More info
Hollywood goes to war : how politics, profits and propaganda shaped World War II movies / Clayton R. Koppes and Gregory D. Black
London: I.B. Tauris, 1987.
Interpreting films : studies in the historical reception of American cinema / Janet Staiger
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Call No: 62 STA Author: Staiger, Janet Place: Princeton, N.J. Publisher: Princeton University Press PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: xiv, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: SPECTATORSHIP; AUDIENCES; ART CINEMA; AUTEUR THEORY; AUTHORSHIP; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; PARODY; RACE AND THE CINEMA; BAHTIN, MIHAIL; BORDWELL, DAVID; DYER, RICHARD; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; GARLAND, JUDY; FOOLISH WIVES (US, Erich Von Stroheim, 1922); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); ZELIG (US, Woody Allen, 1983); STAR IS BORN, A (US, George Cukor, 1954); UNCLE TOM'S CABIN (US, Edwin S. Porter, 1903); REAR WINDOW (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -269) and index ISBN: 0691047979 (alk. paper); 0691006164 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 8200386 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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May '68 and film culture / Sylvia Harvey
London: BFI Pub., 1978.
Movies and methods : an anthology / edited by Bill Nichols
Berkeley: University of California Press, c1976.
Call No: 62(082) MOV v.1 Author: Nichols, Bill Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c1976 PhysDes: xi, 640 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: STRUCTURALISM; CRITICISM; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; IDEOLOGY IN FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS IN FILMS; GENRES; AUTEUR THEORY; FILM NOIR; THEORY; WESTERNS; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; FILM NOIR; SEMIOLOGY; METHODOLOGY OF FILM CRITICISM; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; CAPRA, FRANK; RAY, NICHOLAS; VON STERNBERG, JOSEF; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); SERPICO (US, Sidney Lumet, 1973); GODFATHER PART II, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1974); VENT D'EST (FR/IT/GW, Jean-Luc Godard & Dziga Vertov Group, 1970); WIND FROM THE EAST (FR/IT/GW, Jean-Luc Godard & Dziga Vertov Group, 1970); VIVRE SAVIE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1962); KLUTE (US, Alan J. Pakula, 1971); TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS; SHOCK CORRIDOR (US, Samuel Fuller, 1963); TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (US, Howard Hawks, 1944); BLOW JOB (US, Andy Warhol, 1963); RIO LOBO (US, Howard Hawks, 1970); YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (US, John Ford, 1939) Summary: "Film teachers and students will welcome this new anthology, which makes available in one source a comprehensive selection of recent theoretical work on film, including many articles difficult to locate in the scattered literature. The contents are drawn almost entirely from the publications of the past fifteen years, and include work by the most original film thinkers - some well known to a wide public, some widely known among readers of film journals. Several important film-makers are also represented." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; This is volume 1 ISBN: 0520031512 LON: cln74022969; 10151896 Contents: --- part 1 contextual criticism -- political criticism -- genre criticism -- feminist criticism -- part 2 formal criticism -- auteur criticism -- mise-en-scene criticism -- part 3 theory -- film theory -- structuralism-semiology -- More info
Movies and Methods : an anthology volume II / edited by Bill Nichols
Berkeley: University of California Press, c1985.
Call No: 62(082) MOV v.2 Author: Nichols, Bill (ed.) Source: US/UK Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c1985 PhysDes: xii, 753 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: CRITICISM; GENRES; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; STRUCTURALISM; SEMIOLOGY; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; SADISM / MASOCHISM IN FILMS; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; AVANT-GARDE FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; BAZIN, ANDRE; WALSH, RAOUL; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; DAUGHTER RITE (US, Michelle Citron, 1979); JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (BE/FR, Chantal Akerman, 1975); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); MILDRED PIERCE (US, Michael Curtiz, 1945); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939) Summary: "The original Movies and Methods volume (1976) captured the dynamic evolution of film theory and criticism into an important new discipline, incorporating methods from structuralism, semiotics, and feminist thought. Now there is again ferment in the field. Movies and Methods, Volume II, captures the developments that have given history and genre studies imaginative new models and indicates how feminist, structuralist, and psychoanalytic approaches to film have achieved fresh, valuable insights." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: This is volume II ISBN: 0520054091 Contents: -- historical criticism -- genre criticism -- feminist criticism -- structuralist semiotics -- psychoanalytic semiotics -- countercurrents -- More info
Personal views : explorations in film / Robin Wood
London: G. Fraser, 1976.
Call No: 67(04) WOO Author: Wood, Robin, 1931 Place: London Publisher: G. Fraser PubDate: 1976 PhysDes: 254,  p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; CHILDREN IN FILMS; AUTEUR THEORY; HAWKS, HOWARD; WOLLEN, PETER; TOURNEUR, JACQUES; LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (US, Max Ophuls, 1948); TOUCH OF EVIL (US, Orson Welles, 1958); UGETSU MONOGATARI (JA, Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953); SANSHO DAYU (JA, Kanji Mizoguchi, 1954); SCARLET EMPRESS, THE (US, Joseph von Sternberg, 1934) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p.  ISBN: 090040664X : ª5.90 LON: 793105 More info
The Politics of Big Fantasy : The Ideologies of Star Wars, The Matrix and The Avengers / McDowell, John C.
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company Inc., 2014.
Call No: 735:626 MCD Author: McDowell, John C. Edition: 2014 Place: Jefferson, NC Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc. PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: 230p ; 23cm Subject: FANTASY FILMS; IDEOLOGY IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS IN FILMS; STAR WARS [...] (US, 1977-99); AVENGERS, THE (US, Joss Whedon, 2012); MATRIX, THE [...] (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999-2003) Summary: Bringing critical attention to a particular set of science fiction and fantasy films—Larry and Andy Wachowski’s The Matrix, George Lucas’ Star Wars saga, and Joss Whedon’s Avengers—this book utilizes a wide-ranging set of critical tools to illuminate their political ideologies, while also examining any resistant and complicating turns or byways the films may provide. What they all have in common ideologically is that they—or at least the genres they belong to—tend to be regarded as belonging to politically conservative frames of sociocultural reference. With the Star Wars saga, however, this idea is shown to be superficial and weak. -- publishers blurb ISBN: 9780786474882 Contents: -- Introduction: Why so serious? -- The super body-politic: nationally assembling Joss Whedon's exceptional The avengers -- "He was deceived by a lie": tragedy and the dark plague of the politics of fear in George Lucas' Star wars -- Dystopian polyvalence: emancipating the mediated life from The matrix -- More info
Questions of cinema / Stephen Heath
London: Macmillan, 1981.
Race daze : Australia in identity crisis / Jon Stratton
Annandale, NSW: Pluto Press, 1998.
Representing reality : issues and concepts in documentary / Bill Nichols
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.
Call No: 761NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: xx, 313 p. ; 24 cm Subject: ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; BODY IN FILMS; COMMENTARY; DEATH IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; GAZE IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; IDEOLOGY IN FILMS; INTERVIEWS IN FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; TRUTH IN FILMS; VIEWERS Summary: "Representing Reality examines the styles, strategies, and structures of documentary film. It does not offer a general survey of documentary film history so much as a conceptual overview of the form itself: what qualities of cinema underpin it, what institutional structures sustain it, what rhetorical operations inform it, what interpretive perspectives encompass it. How these questions arrange themselves into recurrent patterns and preoccupations [is] the central focus." -- Taken from preface. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -296) and index; Filmology: p. -304 ISBN: 0253340608 (alk. paper); 0253206812 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 91002637; 8905992 Contents: Axes of orientation: I. The domain of documentary -- II. Documentary modes of representation -- III. Axiographics: ethical space in documentary film -- Documentary: a fiction (un)like any other: IV. Telling stories with evidence and arguments -- V. Sticking to reality: rhetoric and what exceeds it -- VI. The fact of realism and the fiction of objectivity -- Documentary representation and the historical world: VII> Pornography, ethnography, and the discourses of power / Christian Hansen, Catherine Needham, Bill Nichols -- VIII. Representing the body: questions of meaning and magnitude More info
Screening the sacred : religion, myth, and ideology in popular American film / edited by Joel W. Martin, Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr
Boulder: Westview Press, c1995.
Call No: 45:2 SCR Author: Ostwalt, Conrad Eugene, 1959; Martin, Joel W., 1956 Place: Boulder Publisher: Westview Press PubDate: c1995 PhysDes: x, 193 p. ; 24 cm Subject: MYTH AND THE CINEMA. USA; RELIGION AND THE CINEMA. USA; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA. USA; DISASTERS IN FILMS; ALLEGORY IN FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS; HERO IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; ALIENS IN FILLMS; VIETNAM WAR IN FILMS; NINE 1/2 WEEKS (US, Adrian Lyne, 1986); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); BLOOD SIMPLE (US, Joel Coen, 1984); PLATOON (US, Oliver Stone, 1986); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); ALIEN (UK, Ridley Scott, 1979); ALIENS (US, James Cameron, 1986); ROCKY (US, John G. Avildsen, 1976); IRONWEED (US, Hector Babenco, 1987); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-182) and index ISBN: 0813388295 (alk. paper); 0813388309 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 11259176 More info