Andrzej Wajda : history, politics, and nostalgia in Polish cinema / by Janina Falkowska
New York: Berghahn Books, 2007.
Call No: 81WAJ FAL Author: Falkowska, Janina Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Berghahn Books PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: viii, 340,  p. of plates : ill., plates ; 24 cm Subject: HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. POLAND; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. POLAND; NOSTALGIA IN FILMS; POLAND; WAJDA, ANDRZEJ Summary: "The work of Andrzej Wajda, one of the world's most important filmmakers, shows remarkable cohesion in spite of the wide ranging scope of his films, as this study of his complete output of feature films shows. Not only do his films address crucial historical, social and political issues; the complexity of his work is reinforced by the incorporation of the elements of major film and art movements such as Socialist Realism, Italian Neorealism, the documentary tradition, French New Wave, Surrealism, the grotesque, the theatre of the absurd, propaganda film, Polish Romantic tradition and many other artistic phenomena (jazz, Polish student subculture). It is the reworking of all these different elements by Wajda, as the author shows, which give his films their unique visual and aural qualities."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. -304) and index; Filmography: p. -331 ISBN: 1845452259 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- Introduction : Andrzej Wajda : his words and his archives -- 1. The life and times of Andrzej Wajda -- 2. The birth of a master : films of the fifties -- 3. Fight for perfection : films of the sixties -- 4. Between politics and the themes of life and death : films of the seventies -- 5. Nostalgia and remorse : films of the eighties -- 6. Grande finale : films of the nineties -- conclusion -- illustrations -- endontes bibliography -- filmography -- prizes -- More info
Berlin replayed : cinema and urban nostalgia in the postwall era / Brigitta B. Wagner
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Call No: 408.1 (430) WAG Author: Wagner, Brigitta B. Source: US Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: x, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm Subject: NOSTALGIA IN FILMS; URBAN LIFE IN FILMS; GERMANY; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. GERMANY; POLITICS IN THE CINEMA; RUN LOLA RUN (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY (G, Walter Ruttman, 1927); WINGS OF DESIRE (GW/FR, Wim Wenders, 1987) Summary: "In Berlin Replayed, Brigitta B. Wagner traces how old and new films set in Berlin created a collective urban nostalgia for the city's best and most conciliatory pasts in the face of its renewed prupose as the all-German capital. Exploring films such as Walter Ruttmann's Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, Wim Wenders's wings of Desire, Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run, and Wolfgang Becker's Good Bye, Lenin!, the book illustrates how film has repeatedly remade the image of the city. Wagner focuses on four key periods: the golden 1920s, when the city was a major filmmaking center; the prewall 1950s, when Berlin had two idealogically opposed film industries; the politically transformative late 1980s and early 1990s; and the hyped start of the twenty-first century." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780816691746 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema Contents: Introduction: Auf wiedersehen, Berlin! -- Remake: Berlin symphonies and the myth of the weltstadt -- Generation: a 1950s place for us -- Virtuality: cinema, archive, and the interactive map of Potsdamer Platz -- Orientation: geographical didacticism and the X-films of new Berlin -- Epilogue: Berlin returns, again More info
Fashion : Australian memories in black and white / Felicity Robinson, Maggie Tabberer
Sydney: Murdoch Books, 2005.
Movies and mass culture / edited and with an introduction by John Belton
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996.
Call No: 408.1(73) MOV Author: Belton, John Place: New Brunswick, NJ Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: viii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Rutgers depth of field series Subject: NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. USA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; FILM NOIR. USA; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. USA; CONSUMERISM IN FILMS. USA; FASHION AND THE CINEMA. USA; NOSTALGIA IN FILMS. USA; POPULISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; BERKELEY, BUSBY; Lombard, Carole; DAMES (US, Ray Enright, 1934); E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-269) and index ISBN: 0813522277 (cloth : alk. paper); 0813522285 (pbk.) LON: 11604013 More info
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NOSTALGIA IN FILMS
Postmodernism, or, The cultural logic of late capitalism / Fredric Jameson
London: Verso, 1991.
Screening the past : memory and nostalgia in cinema / Pam Cook
London ; New York: Routledge, 2005.
Call No: 409.1 COO Author: Cook, Pam Source: UK Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: xiii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; NOSTALGIA IN FILMS; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; MEN IN FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; MELODRAMA; WESTERNS; SCORSESE, MARTIN; BIGELOW, KATHRYN; HAYNES, TODD; WONG KAR WAI; AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1993); GOLD DIGGERS, THE (US, Sally Potter, 1983); LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE (US/CN, Martin Scorsese, 1988); MILDRED PIERCE (US, Michael Curtiz, 1945); RAGING BULL (US, Martin Scorsese, 1980); MANDY (UK, Alexander Mackendrick, 1952); DANCE WITH A STRANGER (UK, Mike Newell, 1985) Summary: Exploring film culture's obsession with the past through analyses of a wide range of films, from Mildred Pierce and Brief Encounter to Raging Bull and Dance With a Stranger. Examines current debates about the role of cinema in mediating history through memory and nostalgia through a discussion of In the Mood for Love and Far From Heaven, with the suggestion that many films use strategies of memory to challenge established ideas of history, and the traditional role of historians."--BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index (pp. 241-46) ISBN: 0415183758 (pbk. : alk. paper) Contents: Introduction: the past today -- Rethinking nostalgia: In the mood for love and Far from heaven -- Duplicity in Mildred Pierce -- Women and the Western -- The pleasures and perils of exploitation films -- Melodrama and the women's picture -- Mandy: daughter of transition -- Memory in British cinema: brief encounters -- Stars and politics -- The gold diggers -- No fixed address: the women's picture from Outrage to Blue Steel -- Masculinity in crisis? -- The last temptation of Christ -- Scorsese's masquerade -- The age of innocence -- Fashion and sexual display in 1950s Hollywood -- Replicating the past: memory and history in Dance with a stranger -- Fictions of identity: style, mimicry, and gender in the films of Kathryn Bigelow. More info
Yesterday is forever : nostalgia and Pixar animation studios / by Josh Spiegel
Philadelphia: The Critical Press, c2015.
Call No: 772 SPI Author: Spiegel, Josh Source: US Place: Philadelphia Publisher: The Critical Press PubDate: c2015 PhysDes: vi, 105p. ; Subject: ANIMATION; PIXAR; NOSTALGIA IN FILMS; TOY STORY (US, John Lasseter, 1995); TOY STORY 2 (US, John Lasseter, 1999); TOY STORY 3 (US, Lee Unkrich, 2010); CARS (US, JOE LASSETER, JOE RANFT, 2006); UP (US, Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, 2009); MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (US, Dan Scanlon, 2013) Summary: " Since its first feature film in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has often been treated as a powerful, influential, and forward-thinking animation company. However, many of its films are incredibly besotted with a nostalgic longing for the past. From the Toy Story trilogy to the first Cars film, many of Pixar’s films are about chasing what used to be instead of embracing the future. In this book, published on the 20th anniversary of the original Toy Story’s release, Josh Spiegel examines some of the films from Pixar and Disney over the past 20 years that have embodied one of the most important lines of dialogue in Disney history, courtesy of theme-park narration: “Here, tomorrow is today. And yesterday is forever.” -- BOOK BACK COVER BLURB ISBN: 9781941629239 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- Toy Story and Cars -- Toy Story 2 and Up -- Toy Story 3 and Monsters University -- Disney animation in the 2010s -- conclusion -- notes -- about the author -- More info