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
The Oxford handbook of the American musical / Edited by Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf
Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011, 2013.
Call No: 751.1(73) OXF Author: Knapp, Raymond; Morris, Mitchell; Wolf, Stacy Edition: paperback Source: US/UK Place: Oxford ; New York Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate: 2011, 2013 PhysDes: x, 470 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm Subject: AUDIENCES; AUTHORSHIP; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. US; BOX OFFICE. USA; COMEDIES; DANCE IN FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HOLLYWOOD; IDENTITY IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY IN FILMS; MEDIA AND THE CINEMA; MUSIC IN FILMS; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; MUSICALS. USA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; THEATRE AND THE CINEMA; ANDREWS, JULIE; ASTAIRE, FRED; BERLIN, IRVING; FOSSE, BOB; HAMMERSTEIN, OSCAR, II; KERN, JEROME; MERMAN, ETHEL; ROBBINS, JEROME; SONDHEIM, STEPHEN; BLACK CROOK, THE (US, Robert G. Vignola, 1916); CABARET (US, Bob Fosse, 1972); CHICAGO (US, Rob Marshall, 2002); CHORUS LINE (US, Richard Attenborough, 1985); FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (US, Norman Jewison, 1971); GUYS AND DOLLS (US, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1955); GYPSY (US, Emile Ardolino, 1994); MY FAIR LADY (US, George Cukor, 1964); OKLAHOMA! (US, Fred Zinneman, 1955); PRODUCERS, THE (US, Mel Brooks, 1967); SHOWBOAT (US, George Sidney, 1951); SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1965); WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961) Summary: "The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical offers new and cutting-edge essays on the most important and compelling issues and topics in the growing, interdisciplinary field of musical-theater and film-musical studies. Taking the form of a "keywords" book, it introduces readers to the concepts and terms that define the history of the musical as a genre and that offer ways to reflect on the specific creative choices that shape musicals and their performance on stage and screen. The handbook offers a cross-section of essays written by leading experts in the field, organized within broad conceptual groups, which together capture the breadth, direction, and tone of musicals studies today." - GOOGLE BOOKS Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index ISBN: 9780199987368 Contents: Part I: Historiography. Narratives and values / Mitchell Morris -- Texts and authors / Jim Lovensheimer -- Musical styles and song conventions / Paul R. Laird -- Evolution of dance in the golden age of the American "book musical" / Liza Gennaro; Part II: Transformations. Minstrelsy and theatrical miscegenation / Thomas L. Riis -- Tin Pan Alley songs on stage and screen before World War II / Raymond Knapp and Mitchell Morris -- Integration / Geoffrey Block -- After the "golden age" / Jessica Sternfeld and Elizabeth L. Wollman; Part III: Media. Theater / Tamsen Wolff -- The filmed musical / Raymond Knapp and Mitchell Morris -- The television musical / Robynn J. Stilwell -- The animated film musical / Susan Smith -- The evolution of the original cast album / George Reddick; Part IV: Identities. Race, ethnicity, performance / Todd Decker -- Gender and sexuality / Stacy Wolf -- The politics of region and nation in American musicals / Chase A. Bringardner -- Class and culture / David Savran; Part V: Performance. The institutional structure of the American musical theater / David Sanjek -- Orchestration and arrangement : creating the Broadway sound / Dominic Symonds -- Musical theater directors / Barbara Wallace Grossman -- Sets, costumes, lights, and spectacle / Virginia Anderson -- Acting / John M. Clum -- Singing / Mitchell Morris and Raymond Knapp -- Dance and choreography / Zachary A. Dorsey; Part VI: Audiences. Box office / Steven Adler -- Audiences and critics / Michelle Dvoskin -- Stars and fans / Holley Replogle-Wong -- Knowing your audience / Jennifer Chapman -- Performance, authenticity, and the reflexive idealism of the American musical / Raymond Knapp 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
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