CineTech : film, convergence and new media / Stephen Keane
Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Call No: 220.1(-5) KEA Author: Keane, Stephen Source: US/UK Place: New York; Basingstoke [England] Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: viii, 181 pages ; 22 cm Subject: TIMECODE (US, Mike Figgis, 2000); MY LITTLE EYE (UK/US/FR, Marc Evans, 2003); 28 DAYS LATER (UK/US, Danny Boyle, 2002); STAR WARS: EPISODE II - THE ATTACK OF THE CLONES (US, George Lucas, 2002); LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2002); STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH (US, George Lucas, 2005); SIN CITY (US, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, 2005); RESIDENT EVIL (US, Paul W.S. Anderson, 2002); MATRIX, THE [...] (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999-2003); FANS; TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; INTERNET; CONVERGENCE Summary: What does it mean to regard cinema as technology? How do special effects change our experience of contemporary film? How important is the Internet to the film industry and film fans? CineTech explores these debates and examines the important intersection between film and new media. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the digital practices used in film, this book moves from historical perspectives to up-to-date analysis. Applying these debates through specific case studies, examples are drawn from recent Hollywood blockbusters such as the Star Wars prequels and the Matrix trilogy. Case studies, exercises, and suggestions for further study make this an ideal resource for courses and student assignments in both film and media studies. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 162-176) and index. ISBN: 9781403936943 Contents: 1. Screens -- 2. Digital film -- 3. Digital special effects -- 4. Films, fans and the Internet -- 5. Films and videogames -- 6. Entering the matrix -- Conclusion. More info
Connected, or What it means to live in the network society / Steven Shaviro
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
Call No: 735.1 SHA Author: Shaviro, Steven Source: US Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: xiii, 289 p. ; 22 cm Series: Electronic Mediations ; v. 9 Subject: VIDEODROME (CN, David Cronenberg, 1983); NEW ROSE HOTEL (US, Abel Ferrara, 1998); ALPHAVILLE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965); SPACE IS THE PLACE (US, Sun Ra,1972); MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE (UK, Nicholas Roeg, 1976); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1979); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); EMPIRE (US, Andy Warhol, 1964); BURROUGHS, WILLIAM Summary: "Shaviro argues that our strange new world is increasingly being transformed in ways, and by devices, that seem to come out of the pages of science fiction, even while the world itself is becoming a futuristic landscape. The result is that science fiction provides the most useful social theory, the only form that manages to be as radical as reality itself. Original and compelling, Connected shows how the continual experimentation of science fiction, like science and technology themselves, conjures the invisible social and economic forces that surround us." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes notes, bibliographical references, filmography and index. ISBN: 0816643636 Donation: Adrian Miles More info
Convergence culture : where old and new media collide / by Henry Jenkins
New York, NY: NYU Press, 2006.
Costume and cinema : dress codes in popular Film / Sarah Street
London: Wallflower, 2001.
Call No: 226.4 STR Author: Street, Sarah Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Wallflower PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 112 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Series: Short Cuts Subject: COSTUMES; FASHION AND THE CINEMA; TITANIC (US, James Cameron, 1997); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, THE (US, Anthony Minghella, 1999); WONDERLAND (UK, Michael Winterbottom, 1999); DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (US, Susan Seidelman, 1985) Summary: Presents an overview of the literature on film costume, together with a series of detailed case studies which highlight how costume relates in fundamental ways to the study of film narrative and mise-en-scene, in some cases constituting a language of its own. In particular the book foregrounds the related issues of adaptation and embodiment in a variety of different genres and films. Notes: Glossary: p.105-108
Bibliography: p.109-112 ISBN: 1903364183 (pbk.) More info
Lana and Lilly Wachowski / Cael M. Keegan
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2018.
Call No: 81WAC KEE Author: Keegan, Cael M. Place: Urbana Publisher: University of Illinois Press PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: x, 180 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm. Series: Contemporary film directors Subject: FILM; DIRECTORS; PRODUCERS; CRITICISM; TRANSGENDER AND THE CINEMA; TRANSGENDERISM IN FILMS; CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN FILMS; WACHOWSKI, LANA; WACHOWSKI, LILLY; WACHOWSKI, LARRY; WACHOWSKI, ANDREW; ANIMATRIX, THE (US, Peter Chung & Andy Jones & Yoshiaki Kawajiri & Takeshi Koike & Mahiro Maeda & Kouji Morimoto & Shinichiro Watanabe, 2003); BOUND (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1996); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, THE (US, Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski, 2003); V FOR VENDETTA (US/GG, James McTeigue, 2005); SPEED RACER (US, ANDY WACHOWSKI, LARRY WACHOWSKI, 2008); CLOUD ATLAS (G/US/HK/SI, Tom Tykwer/Andy Wachowski, 2012); JUPITER ASCENDING (US, The Wachowskis, 2015); SENSE8 [TV] (US, 2015-2018) Summary: "Lana and Lilly Wachowski are intensely political film writers, directors, and producers whose work has made an indelible impact on American popular culture. From The Matrix (1999) to Cloud Atlas (2012), they have left their mark as innovators in the industry, consistently pushing the boundaries of what is perceived as technically and topically possible in studio film. They are also the world's first major transgender film directors and arguably the most influential transgender cultural producers in human history. Their coming out makes possible a reevaluation of the Wachowskis' entire oeuvre as curating alternate approaches to gender, emobodiment, and perception, that might be retrospectively theorized as "trans." In this study, Cael Keegan will argue that the Wachowskis' work can be read as an aesthetic history of transgender political consciousness as it has evolved in popular media. He explores the significance of the Wachowskis as film and genre innovators who have permanently altered the technology and aesthetics of mainstream Hollywood cinema. Keegan sees the radical identities at play in many of their early films as emerging from a queer sensibility and and a hoped-for sense of the body's plasticity. Moving chronologically through the Wachowskis' filmography, he uses the films' theorization of gender and embodied identity at the intersection of convergence, virtuality, biopolitical surveillance and capitalist realism to open these much-discussed works to new modes of analysis" -- Notes: "Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski" -- Libraries Australia; Lana Wochowski was born as Larry Wochowski - Libraries Australia; Alternate Names: The Wachowski Brothers or The Wachowskis; Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index. ISBN: 9780252083839 Contents: Trans opt: Received -- "You can believe what you feel": Bound -- Ecstatic passages: The Matrix -- Redpill -- Adventures in transreality: The animatrix -- Heroic ends: The matrix reloaded and The matrix revolutions -- Revolutionary guises: V for Vendetta -- Sensorial assault -- Fixed races: Speed racer -- Escaping history: Cloud atlas -- Speculative heights: Jupiter ascending -- Epilogue: event horizon: Sense8 -- More info
Lost highways : an illustrated history of road movies / edited by Jack Sargeant and Stephanie Watson
London: Creation, 1999.
Call No: 754.11 SAR Author: Sargeant, Jack; Watson, Stephanie Place: London Publisher: Creation PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Series: Creation cinema collection ; 15 Subject: ROAD MOVIES; WESTERNS; MOTORCYCLE FILMS; HORROR FILMS; VAMPIRE FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; Wenders, Wim; LYNCH, DAVID; ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE (AT, Stephan Elliott, 1994); AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (GW, Werner Herzog, 1972); ALICE IN DEN STADTEN (GW, Wim Wenders, 1973); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); BACKROADS (AT, Philip Noyce, 1977); BADLANDS (US, Terrence Malick, 1973); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); BUTTERFLY KISS (UK, Michael Winterbottom, 1995); CARS THAT ATE PARIS, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1974); CRASH (CN, David Cronenberg, 1996); DELIVERANCE (US, John Boorman, 1972); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); EL TOPO (MX, Alexando Jodorowsky, 1971); FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (US, Robert Rodriquez, 1996); GALLIVANT (UK, Andrew Kotting, 1996); GUN CRAZY (US, Joseph H. Lewis, 1949); I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE (US, Howard Hawks, 1949); KALIFORNIA (US, Dominic Sena, 1993); IM LAUF DER ZEIT (GW, Wim Wenders, 1976); KISS OR KILL (AT, Bill Bennett, 1997); HEAVEN'S BURNING (AT, Craig Lahiff, 1997); JETEE, LA (FR, Chris Marker, 1963); LOST HIGHWAY (US, David Lynch, 1996); MAD MAX [...] (AT, 1979-85); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (US, Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid, 1943); NATURAL BORN KILLERS (US, Oliver Stone, 1994); NEAR DARK (US, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987); NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (US, Charles Laughton, 1955); F.J. HOLDEN, THE (AT, Michael Thornhill, 1977); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); THEY LIVE BY NIGHT (US, Nicholas Ray, 1949); TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR (US, Beeban Kidron, 1995); TRUE ROMANCE (US, Tony Scott, 1993); TWO LANE BLACKTOP (US, Monte Hellman, 1971); JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES (US, John Carpenter, 1998); VANISHING POINT (UK, Richard C. Sarafian, 1971); WALKABOUT (UK, Nicolas Roeg, 1971); WEEK-END (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godard, 1968); WILD AT HEART (US, David Lynch, 1990); WILD BUNCH, THE (US, Sam Peckinpah, 1969); HIMMEL UBER BERLIN, DER (GW/FR, Wim Wenders, 1987); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) ISBN: 1871592682(pbk.) : ª14.95 LON: 20894332 More info
The matrix / Joshua Clover.
London: bfi Publishing, 2004.
'Matrix' lands in Sydney
Encore (25 Feb, 1998) vol.16 iss.1 p.4 More info
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MATRIX, THE : (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999)
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MATRIX, THE [...] : (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999-2003)
No sign of profit for Matrix investors
Sydney Morning Herald (17/11/2003) p.33 More info
Omnilab spoof 'Matrix' effects for DB Breweries
Encore (June 2000) vol.18 iss.5 p.38 More info
Philosophy goes to the movies : an introduction to philosophy / Christopher Falzon
London: Routledge, 2002.
Call No: 626 FAL Author: Falzon, Christopher Edition: third edition Place: London Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2002 PhysDes: 330p. : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; FOUCAULT, MICHEL; A NOUS, LA LIBERTE! (FR, Rene Clair, 1931); ADDICTION, THE (US, Abel Ferrara, 1995); AGNES OF GOD (US, Norman Jewison, 1985); AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (GW, Werner Herzog, 1972); ALIEN RESURRECTION (US, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997); ALL OF ME (US, Carl Reiner, 1984); ALPHAVILLE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965); AMADEUS (US, Milos Forman, 1984); AMATEUR (US, Hal Hartley, 1994); ANGEL HEART (US, Alan Parker, 1987); ANTZ (US, Eric Darnell, Lawrence Guterman & Tim Johnson II, 1998); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD DO AMERICA (US, Mike Judge, 1996); BEDAZZLED (US, Stanely Donen, 1967); BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (UK/US, Spike Jonze, 1999); BEING THERE (US, Hal Ashby, 1979); BIG (US, Penny Marshall, 1988); BIG SLEEP, THE (US, Howard Hawkes, 1946); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); BLAISE PASCAL (IT, Roberto Rossellini, 1972); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); BOB ROBERTS (US, Tim Robbins, 1992); BRAZIL; BREAKER MORANT (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1980); A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); BREATHLESS (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); CABARET (US, Bob Fosse, 1972); CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); CASPER (US, Brad Silberling, 1995); CHANCES ARE (US, Emile Ardolino, 1989); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); CINEMA PLUS; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1971); COLOSSUS: FORBIN PROJECT (US, Joseph Sargent, 1970); CONFORMISTA, IL (IT/FR, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970); COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER, THE (NE/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1989); CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (US, Woody Allen, 1989); CRIMES OF PASSION (US, Ken Russell, 1984); CRUCIBLE, THE (US, Nicholas Hytner, 1996); CRYING GAME, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1992); DANGEROUS LIAISONS (US, Stephen Frears, 1988); DARK CITY (US, Alex Proyas, 1997); DARK STAR (US, John Carpenter, 1974); DEAD AGAIN (US, Kenneth Branagh, 1991); DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (AT, Fred Schepisi, 1976); DRACULA (US, Tod Browning, 1931); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); EDUCATING RITA (UK, Lewis Gilbert, 1983); ELEPHANT MAN, THE (US, David Lynch, 1980); ENEMY OF THE STATE (US, Tony Scott, 1998); JEDER FUR SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE (GW, Werner Herzog, 1974); FACE/OFF (US, John Woo [pseud. of Wu Yusen], 1997); FAHRENHEIT 451 (UK, Francois Truffaut, 1966); FATAL ATTRACTION (US, Adrian Lyne, 1987); FIVE EASY PIECES (US, Bob Rafelson, 1970); FLY, THE (US, David Cronenberg, 1986); FORTRESS (AT/US, Stuart Gordon, 1993); FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); FRIGHTENERS, THE (NZ/US, Peter Jackson, 1996); FULL METAL JACKET (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1987); GATTACA (US, Andrew Niccol, 1997); GHOST (US, Jerry Zucker, 1990); GHOSTS. . . OF THE CIVIL DEAD (AT, John Hillcoat, 1988); ANGST DES TORMANNS BEIM ELFMETER, DIE (GW/AU, Wim Wenders, 1972); GROUNDHOG DAY (US, Harold Ramis, 1993); HANDMAID'S TALE, THE (US/GW, Volker Schlondorff, 1990); HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (US, Woody Allen, 1986); HE SAID, SHE SAID (US, Ken Kwapis and Marisa Silver, 1991); HIGH HOPES (UK, Mike Leigh, 1988); HIGH NOON (US, Fred Zinnemann, 1952); HILARY AND JACKIE (UK, Anand Tucker, 1998); MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (UK, Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1974); IF... (UK, Lindsay Anderson, 1968); INHERIT THE WIND (US, Stanley Kramer, 1960); INTERIORS (US, Woody Allen, 1978); INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (US, Neil Jordan, 1994); INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (US, Don Siegel, 1956); ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, THE (US, Erle C. Kenton, 1932); IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946); JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (US, Stanley Kramer, 1961); JURASSIC PARK (US, Steven Spielberg,, 1993); KOYAANISQATSI (US, Godfrey Reggio, 1982); LADYBIRD, LADYBIRD (UK, Kenneth Loach, 1994); ULTIMA CENA, LA (CU, Tomas Gutierrez Alea, 1976); MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN (UK, Terry Jones, 1979); LOVE AND DEATH (US, Woody Allen, 1975); M (G, Fritz Lang, 1931); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); MALTESE FALCON, THE (US, John Huston, 1941); MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (US, John Frankenheimer, 1962); MATEWAN (US, John Sayles, 1987); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE (UK, Terry Jones, 1983); MEPHISTO (HU/GW, Istvan Szabo, 1981); METROPOLIS (G, Fritz Lang, 1926); MISSION, THE (UK, Roland Joffe, 1986); MODERN TIMES (US, Charles Chaplin, 1936); MON ONCLE (FR/IT, Jacques Tati, 1958); MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (UK, Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1974); MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS[TV] (UK, 1969-1974); MY FAIR LADY (US, George Cukor, 1964); NAME DER ROSE, DER (GW/IT/FR, Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1986); NORMA RAE (US, Martin Ritt, 1979); NUTTY PROFESSOR, THE (US, Jerry Lewis, 1963); O LUCKY MAN! (UK, Lindsay Anderson, 1973); OKTIABR [OCTOBER] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1928); OLIVIER, OLIVIER (FR, Agnieszka Holland, 1992); ON THE BEACH (US, Stanley Kramer, 1959); ON THE WATERFRONT (US, Elia Kazan, 1954); ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (US, Milos Forman, 1975); PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT, THE (US, Milos Forman, 1996); PLAYER, THE (US, Robert Altman, 1992); PLAYTIME (FR, Jacques Tati, 1967); PRINCESS BRIDE, THE (US, Rob Reiner, 1987); PURA FORMALITA, UNA (IT/FR, Guiseppe Tornatore, 1994); STILTE ROND CHRISTINE M., DE (NE, Marleen Gorris, 1982); QUIZ SHOW (US, Robert Redford, 1994); RAIN (US, Louis Milestone, 1932); RAIN MAN (US, Barry Levinson, 1988); RAPTURE, THE (US, Michael Tolkin, 1991); RASHOMON (JA, Akira Kurosawa, 1950); REAR WINDOW (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954); REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955); RETOUR DE MARTIN GUERRE, LE (FR, Daniel Vigne, 1982); ROBOCOP (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1987); ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (UK, Tom Stoppard, 1990); SALT OF THE EARTH (US, Herbert J. Biberman, 1954); SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (US, Steven Spielberg, 1998); SCHINDLER'S LIST (US, Steven Spielberg, 1993); SEA OF LOVE (US, Harold Becker, 1989); SEVEN [SE7EN] (US, David Fincher, 1995); SJUNDE INSEGLET, DET (SW, Ingmar Bergman, 1957); SHOCKER (US, Wes Craven, 1989); SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (US, Jonathan Demme, 1991); SIMON DEL DESIERTO (MX, Luis Bunuel, 1965); SLEEPER (US, Woody Allen, 1973); SOPHIE'S CHOICE (US, Alan J. Pakula, 1982); STAGE FRIGHT (UK, Alfred Hitchcock, 1950); STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (US, Nicholas Meyer, 1982); STAR TREK; STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); SUTURE (US, Scott McGehee & David Siegel, 1993); SWITCH (US, Blake Edwards, 1991); TERMINATOR, THE (US, James Cameron, 1984); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991); TESTAMENT DU DOCTEUR CORDELIER, LE (FR, Jean Renoir, 1961); THINGS TO COME (UK, William Cameron Menzies, 1936); TROIS COULEURS: BLEU (FR, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993); THREE FACES OF EVE (US, Nunnally Johnson, 1957); TOTAL RECALL (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1990); TRUMAN SHOW, THE (US, Peter Weir, 1998); USUAL SUSPECTS, THE (US, Bryan Singer, 1995); VICE VERSA (US, Brian Gilbert, 1988); JUNGFRUKALLAN (SW, Ingmar Bergman, 1960); WAG THE DOG (US, Barry Levinson, 1997); WALL STREET (US, Oliver Stone, 1987); WILD ONE, THE (US, Laslo Benedek, 1953); WITTGENSTEIN (UK, Derek Jarman, 1993); YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (US, Fritz Lang, 1937) Summary: Now emulated in several competing publications, but still unsurpassed in clarity and insight, Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, Third Edition builds on the approach that made the two earlier editions so successful. Drawing on many popular and some lesser known films from around the world, Christopher Falzon introduces students to key areas in philosophy, like: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, The Theory of Knowledge, The Self and Personal Identity, Critical Thinking.
Perfect for beginners, this book guides the reader through philosophy using illuminating cinematic works, like Avatar, Inception, Fight Club, Wings of Desire, Run Lola Run, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, Dirty Harry and many other films.
The fully revised and updated Third Edition features: an expanded introduction that provides a new discussion of the relationship between film and philosophy; new material on notable philosophers such as Aristotle, Merleau-Ponty and Rawls; and coverage of new topics like virtue ethics and what Socrates offers for critical thinking. An updated glossary, references and bibliography, and a filmography, are also included in the Third Edition. -- publisher's web site Notes: Includes glossary ISBN: 9780415538169 Contents: Preface -- Introduction -- 1 - Plato’s Picture Show - the theory of knowledge -- 2 - All of Me - the self and personal identity -- 3 - Crimes and Misdemeanors - moral philosophy -- 4 - Antz - social and political philosophy -- 5 - Modern Times - society, science, and technology -- 6 - The Holy Grail - critical thinking -- Further Reading -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index 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
Racial stigma on the Hollywood Screen : the Orientalist buddy film / Brian Locke
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Call No: 451-054(=95)(73) LOC Author: Locke, Brian Edition: First Plagrave Macmillan paperback edition Source: US Place: New York, NY Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Subject: ASIANS IN FILMS; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; CRASH (US, Paul Haggis, 2004); FLASH GORDON (US/UK, Mike Hodges, 1980); LAST SAMURAI, THE (US, Edward Zwick, 2003); LETHAL WEAPON [...] (US, Richard Donner, 1987-92); LETHAL WEAPON 4 (US, Richard Donner, 1998); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); RISING SUN (US, Philip Kaufman, 1993) Summary: "Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen charts how the dominant white and black binary of American racial discourse influences Hollywood's representation of the Asian. The Orientalist buddy film draws a scenario in which two buddies, one white and one black, transcend an initial hatred for one another by joining forces against a foreign Asian menace. Alongside an analysis of multiple genres of film, Brian Locke argues that this triangulated rendering of race ameliorates the longstanding historical contradiction between US democratic ideals and white America's persistent domination over blacks." -book blurb. Notes: Includes bibliographic references and indexes ISBN: 9781137029348 Contents: List of figures -- acknowledgements -- Introduction - Three's a crowd: Crash (2005) -- Strange fruit: Bataan (1943) -- White and black to the brink: China Gate (1957), Pork Chop Hill (1959), All the Young Men (1960) -- The blaxploitation buddy film -- The Orientalist buddy film in the 1980s and 1990s: Flash Gordon (1980), Lethal Weapon (1987-1998), Rising Sun (1993) -- The Orientalist buddy film and the "new niggers": Blade Runner (1982, 1992 and 2007) -- "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto": The Matrix (1999) and the virtual Asian -- Epilogue - Pearl Harbor eclipsed? The Last Samurai (2003) -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Film and television index -- General index More info
Reality or illusion? : pre-millennial anxieties and the hero myth in Dark City, The Truman Show and The Matrix / A thesis presented by Fincina Hopgood
Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2000.
Religion and film : cinema and the re-creation of the world / S. Brent Plate
Chichester, U.K.: Columbia University Press, 2017.
Call No: 45:2 PLA Author: Plate, S. Brent Edition: second Place: New York; Chichester, U.K. Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: xviii,207 p. : illus. ; 23cm Subject: RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, THE (US, Woody Allen, 1985); TIDELAND (CN/UK, Terry Gilliam, 2005); BIG FISH (US, Tim Burton, 2003); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE (US, Mel Gibson, 2004); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); CHOCOLAT (US, Lasse Hallstrom, 2000); ANTONIA'S LINE (NE/BE/UK, Marleen Gorris, 1995)
ANTONIA; ANTONIA (NE/BE/UK, Marleen Gorris, 1995); CINEMA PARADISO (IT/FR, Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); BARAKA (US, Ron Fricke, 1992); MONSTERS, INC. (U S, Peter Docter & David Silverman, 2001); KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (JA, Hayao Miyazaki, 1989); METROPOLIS (G, Fritz Lang, 1926); ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE'S OWN EYES, THE (US, Stan Brakhage, 1971); BEN HUR (US, William Wyler, 1959); KING OF KINGS (US, Nicholas Ray, 1961); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); STRAIGHT STORY, THE (US/FR/UK, David Lynch, 1999) Summary: Religion and cinema share a capacity for world making, ritualizing, mythologizing, and creating sacred time and space. Through cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing, and other production activities, film takes the world “out there” and refashions it. Religion achieves similar ends by setting apart particular objects and periods of time, telling stories, and gathering people together for communal actions and concentrated focus. The result of both cinema and religious practice is a re-created world: a world of fantasy, a world of ideology, a world we long to live in, or a world we wish to avoid at all costs.
Religion and Film introduces readers to both religious studies and film studies by focusing on the formal similarities between cinema and religious practices and on the ways they each re-create the world. Explorations of film show how the cinematic experience relies on similar aesthetic devices on which religious rituals have long relied: sight, sound, the taste of food, the body, and communal experience. Meanwhile, a deeper understanding of the aesthetic nature of religious rituals can alter our understanding of film production. Utilizing terminology and theoretical insights from the study of religion as well as the study of film, Religion and Film shows that by paying attention to the ways films are constructed, we can shed new light on the ways religious myths and rituals are constructed and vice versa.
This thoroughly revised and expanded new edition is designed to appeal to the needs of courses in religion as well as film departments. In addition to two new chapters, this edition has been restructured into three distinct sections that offer students and instructors theories and methods for thinking about cinema in ways that more fully connect film studies with religious studies. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 978023117650 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: Worldmaking On-Screen and at the Altar
Part I. Before the Show: Pulling the Curtain on the Wizard
1. Audio-Visual Mythologizing
2. Ritualizing Film in Space and Time
3. Sacred and Cinematic Spaces: Cities and Pilgrimages
Part II. During the Show: Attractions and Distractions
4. Religious Cinematics: Body, Screen, and Death
5. The Face, the Close-Up, and Ethics
Part III. After the Show: Re-Created Realities
6. The Footprints of Film: Cinematic After-Images in Sacred Time and Space
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Skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema / Philipp Schmerheim
New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Call No: 630.3(73) SCH Author: Schmerheim, philipp Edition: 2016 Place: New York Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: xiv, 336 p. : illus. ; 23 cm Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; MATRIX, THE [...] (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999-2003); THIRTEENTH FLOOR, THE (US, Josef Rusnak, 1999); TRUMAN SHOW, THE (US, Peter Weir, 1998) Notes: Skepticism Films: Knowing and Doubting the World in Contemporary Cinema introduces skepticism films as updated configurations of skepticist thought experiments which exemplify the pervasiveness of philosophical ideas in popular culture. Philipp Schmerheim defends a pluralistic film-philosophical position according to which films can be, but need not be, expressions of philosophical thought in their own right. It critically investigates the influence of ideas of skepticism on film-philosophical theories and develops a typology of skepticism films by analyzing The Truman Show, Inception, The Matrix, Vanilla Sky, The Thirteenth Floor, Moon and other contemporary skepticism films. With its focus on skepticism as one of the most significant philosophical problems, Skepticism Films provides a better understanding of the dynamic interplay between film, theories of film and philosophy. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9781501310973 Contents: List of figures
1. Introduction: Skepticism Films. A Certain Tendency in Contemporary Cinema
Part I: Thinking Through Cinema
2. Films as Configurations of Philosophical Thought
3. Remediating Philosophy, or: The Media of Philosophical Thought
Part II: Skepticism in Film Philosophy
4. Varieties of Philosophical Skepticism: Knowledge, Acknowledgement, and Trust
5. A Moving Image of Skepticism? Philosophy's Acknowledgement of Film
6. A Cinema for Believers. Trust, Belief, and the Expulsion from the Paradise of Childhood
Part III: Skepticism Films
7. Varieties of Skepticism Films
8. Tools for Philosophical Film Analysis
9. (Not) Knowing My World: External World Skepticism Films
10. Not Knowing My Self, or: Being One's Own Evil Deceiver
11. Coda. From Doubt to Acknowledgement, or: The Philosophical Significance of Skepticism Films revisited
Bibliography and Filmography
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Understanding film texts / Patrick Phillips
London: British Film Institute, 2000.
Call No: 512.1 PHI Author: Phillips, Patrick Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: xiii, 158 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; METHODOLOGY OF FILM CRITICISM; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; COSTUMES; DIALOGUE; EDITING; EXHIBITION; HONG KONG; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; PERCEPTION; REALISM IN FILMS; SPECTATORSHIP; VIRTUAL REALITY; DICAPRIO, LEONARDO; MUNSTERBERG, HUGO; AFTER LIFE (JA, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998); AMERICAN BEAUTY (US, Sam Mendes, 1999); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); C`EST ARRIVE PRES DE CHEZ VOUS (BE, Remy Belvaux & Andre Bonzel & Benoit Poelvoorde, 1992); E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); FESTEN (DK, Thomas Vinterberg, 1998); JACKIE BROWN (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1997); LOLA RENNT (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); ONCE WERE WARRIORS (NZ, Lee Tamahori, 1994); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); SECRETS & LIES (FR/UK, Mike Leigh, 1996); SINNUI YAUMAN (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); CHINESE GHOST STORY, A (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); SLIDING DOORS (US, Peter Howitt, 1998); WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996) ISBN: 085170798X; 0851707998(pbk.) LON: 21445642 More info