Cinema futures : Cain, Abel or cable?: the screen arts in the digital age / edited by Thomas Elsaesser and Kay Hoffmann
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1998.
Film makers on film making : Statements on their art by thirty directors / Geduld, Harry M. (editor)
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967.
Call No: 802.25 FIL Place: Harmondsworth Publisher: Penguin PubDate: 1967 PhysDes: 18 cm; 303 p. Subject: AUTHORSHIP; LUMIERE, LOUIS; PORTER, EDWIN S.; SENNETT, MACK; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; VERTOV, DZIGA; DREYER, CARL TH.; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; RICHARDSON, TONY; COCTEAU, JEAN; RESNAIS, ALAIN; ROBBE-GRILLET, ALAIN; BUNUEL, LUIS; BERGMAN, INGMAR; FELLINI, FEDERICO; VON STERNBERG, JOSEF; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; LANG, FRITZ; WAJDA, ANDRZEJ; WELLES, ORSON; RAY, SARYAJIT; KUROSAWA AKIRA; ANDERSON, LINDSAY; LEAN, DAVID; RENOIR, JEAN; BARDEM, JUAN ANTONIO; ANGER, KENNETH Summary: Does the making of films – a group activity – permit anything that can be called self-expression? Can a director, as the conductor of an orchestra of writers, actors, cameramen and technicians, stamp his personal vision on the films he makes? This and related questions are raised by this collection of statements made by famous directors about their art. Harry Geguld’s anthology of “patristic writings” runs from the days (in 1895) when Louis Lumiere filmed a train entering a station, by way of Charlie Chaplin’s knockabout ad-libbing, to the sophisticated ruminations of Antonioni and Bergman and the ideas behind the nouvelle vague. Here is D.W. Griffith’s scouting the very idea of talking pictures; Mack Sennett on custard pies; Eisenstein on three-dimensional film; Cocteau on the raw materials of illusion; Kurosawa on filming in Japan; Hitchcock on the macabre; and some other twenty leading directors on aspects of their work. In his introduction, Harry Geguld assesses the unique characteristics of motion pictures and comments refreshingly on the eternal controversy of “book into film”. [Taken from back cover.] ID2: 291 More info
Life to those shadows / by Noe¨l Burch ; translated and edited by Ben Brewster
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Call No: 62 BUR Author: Burch, Noe¨l; Brewster, Ben Source: US Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1990 PhysDes: 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: THEORY; BURCH, NOEL; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; BIOGRAPH; LUMIERE, LOUIS; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; DREYER, CARL TH.; DOCUMENTARIES; DICKSON, W. K. L.; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; GANCE, ABEL; GORKY, MAXIM; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; GUY-BLACHE, ALICE; HEPWORTH, CECIL; PATHE; PORTER, EDWIN S.; VITAGRAPH; ZECCA, FERDINAND Summary: "Noel Burch's new book is a critique of the assumptions underlying 'classical' approaches to film history: the assumption that what we call the language of film was a natural, organic development, that it lay latent from the outset in the basic technology of the camera, waiting for the prescient pioneers to bring it into being; and the assumption that this language was a unversal, neutral medium, innocent of any social or historical meaning in itself. His major thesis is that, on the contrary, film language has a social and economic history, that it evolved in the way it did because of when and where it was constructed - in the capitalist and imperialist west between 1892 and 1929. The book examines the chronology of the emergence of what it defines as cinema's Institutional Mode of Representation and the socio-historical circumstances in which this took place. It examines the principles of visualisation - camera placement and movement, lighting, editing, mise-en-scene - that film-makers and audiences came to internalize over the first three decades. Special emphasis is laid on the all-important change that occurred in the imaginary placing of the spectator, from a position of exteriority to the film image, implicit in both film-form and viewing conditions during the primitive era (pre-1909), to the imaginary centering of the spectator-subject, completed only with the generalisation of lip-synch sound after 1929. It is the contention of this book that this imaginary centering of a sensorily isolated spectator is the keystone of the cinematic illustion of reality, still achieved today by the same means as it was sixty years ago." - taken from back cover Notes: Revised versions of papers written 1976-1981, some of which have appeared in English and French magazines -- Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-283) and index -- Filmography: p. 284-305. ISBN: 0520071441 Contents: Introduction -- Charles Baudelaire versus Doctor Frankenstein -- Life to Those Shadows -- The Wrong Side of the Tracks -- Those Gentlemen of the Lantern and the Parade -- Business is Business: An Invisible Audience -- Passions and Chases-A Certain Linearisation -- Building a Haptic Space -- A Primitive Mode of Representation? -- The Motionless Voyage: Constitution of The Ubiquitous Subject -- Beyond the Peephole, the Logos -- Narrative, Diegesis: Thresholds, Limits -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index More info
On the history of film style / David Bordwell
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997.
Call No: 62 BOR Author: Bordwell, David Place: Cambridge, Mass. Publisher: Harvard University Press PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: x, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: THEORY; EDITING; CAHIERS DU CINEMA; HOLLYWOOD; LENSES; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; MONTAGE; REALISM IN FILMS; WIDE-SCREEN SYSTEMS; BAZIN, ANDRE; BURCH, NOEL; ASTRUC, ALEXANDRE; BARDECHE, MAURICE; BENJAMIN, WALTER; BRASILLACH, ROBERT; COMOLLI, JEAN-LOUIS; GUNNING, TOM; KULESOV, LEV; LEENHARDT, ROGER; LUMIERE, LOUIS; WYLER, WILLIAM; MELIES, GEORGES; TOLAND, GREGG; WELLES, ORSON; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0674634284 (cloth : alk. paper); 0674634292 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 97004016; 13106257 Contents: 1. The Way Movies Look: The Significance of Stylistic History -- 2. Defending and Defining the Seventh Art: The Standard Version of Stylistic History -- 3. Against the Seventh Art: Andre Bazin and the Dialectical Program -- 4. The Return of Modernism: Noel Burch and the Oppositional Program -- 5. Prospects for Progress: Recent Research Programs -- 6. Exceptionally Exact Perceptions: On Staging in Depth More info
Projections 4 : film-makers on film-making / edited by John Boorman ... [et al.]
London: Faber and Faber, 1995.
Call No: 802 PRO v.4 Author: Boorman, John, 1933 Place: London Publisher: Faber and Faber PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xi, 333 p. : ill., ports; 24 cm Subject: WARD, VINCENT; TOLKIN, MICHAEL; SCORSESE, MARTIN; TOBACK, JAMES; PENN, ARTHUR; MALLE, LOUIS; MOORE, JULIEANNE; MURCH, WALTER; POTTER, SALLY; Fellini, Federico; ANDERSON, LINDSAY; FORD, JOHN; LUMIERE, LOUIS; BROWNLOW, KEVIN; BURNS, KEN; HOWARD, SYDNEY; GREGORY, ANDRE; BERNER, FRED; SHAWN, WALLACE; PINE, LARRY; FOWLIE, EDDIE; SEALE, JOHN; KELLY, GENE; DENNIS, SANDY; MORTENSEN, VIGGO; QUIET MAN, THE (US, John Ford, 1952) ISBN: 0571173632 LON: abn95260853; 11807172 More info
Rediscovering French film / edited by Mary Lea Bandy ; introduction by Richard Roud
New York Boston: Museum of Modern Art Distributed by New York Graphic Society Books, Little, Brown, c1983.
Call No: 71(44) RED Author: Bandy, Mary Lea CorpAuthor: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Place: New York Boston Publisher: Museum of Modern Art Distributed by New York Graphic Society Books, Little, Brown PubDate: c1983 PhysDes: 220 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: FRANCE; FRANCE. 1927-1932; CLAIR, RENE; PAGNOL, MARCEL; GREMILLON, JEAN; GABIN, JEAN; COCTEAU, JEAN; RENOIR, JEAN; RESNAIS, ALAIN; LUMIERE, LOUIS; MELIES, GEORGES; FEUILLADE, LOUIS; GANCE, ABEL; FEYDER, JACQUES; BRESSON, ROBERT; BECKER, JACQUES; MELVILLE, JEAN-PIERRE; CARNE, MARCEL; JAUBERT, MAURICE; GUITRY, SACHA; ARLETTY; LUMIERE D'ETE (FR, Jean Gremillon, 1942); DOUCE (FR, Claude Autant-Lara, 1943) Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Museum, and others; Includes index; Filmography: p. 167-193; Bibliography: p. 195-210 ISBN: 0870703358 (pbk.) LON: 3145053 More info