Cartographic cinema / Tom Conley
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
Call No: 629 CON Author: Conley, Tom Source: US Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: viii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: IMAGE ANALYSIS; CARTOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; BAZIN, ANDRE; DELEUZE, GILLES; RENOIR, JEAN; BOUDU SAUVE DES EAUX (FR, Jean Renoir, 1932); AMANTS, LES (FR, Louis Malle, 1958); CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); CRIME DE M. LANGE, LE (FR, Jean Renoir, 1936); DESPERATE JOURNEY (US, Raoul Walsh, 1942); QUATRE CENTS COUPS, LES (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1959); GLADIATOR (US, Ridley Scott, 2000); GRANDE ILLUSION, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1937); HAINE, LA (FR, Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995); HIGH SIERRA (US, Raoul Walsh, 1941); MISTONS, LES (FR, François Truffaut, 1957); PARIS QUI DORT (FR, Rene Clair, 1923); RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (US, Steven Spielberg, 1981); REGLE DU JEU, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1939); ROMA CITTA APERTA (IT, Roberto Rossellini, 1945); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991) Summary: Examines the affinites of maps and movies through comparative theory and close analysis of films from the silent era to the French New Wave to Hollywood blockbusters. This reveals that most of the movies we see contain maps of various kinds and almost invariably constitute a projective apparatus similar to cartography.[taken from back cover] ISBN: 0816643571 Contents: 1. Icarian cinema : Paris qui dort -- 2. Jean Renoir : cartographies in deep focus -- 3. Maps and theaters of torture : Roma, citta aperta -- 4. A desperate journey : From Casablanca to Indiana Jones -- 5. Juvenile geographies : Les Mistons -- 6. Michelin Tendre : Les Amants -- 7. Paris underground : Les 400 coups -- 8. A road map for a road movie : Thelma and Louise -- 9. Cronos, cosmos, and Polis : La Haine More info
The filming of modern life : European Avant-Garde Film of the 1920s / by Malcom Turvey
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, c2011.
Call No: 771(4) TUR Author: Turvey, Malcolm Source: US Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts Publisher: MIT Press PubDate: c2011 PhysDes: xii, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: AVANT-GARDE FILMS; AVANT-GARDE FILMS. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; EUROPEAN CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's; BALLET MECANIQUE, LE (FR, Fernand Leger, 1924); MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); PARIS QUI DORT (FR, Rene Clair, 1923); CHIEN ANDALOU, UN (FR, Luis Bunuel, 1928) Summary: "In the 1920s, the European avant-garde embraced the cinema, experimenting with the medium in radical ways. Painters including Hans Richter and Fernand Leger as well as filmmakers belonging to such avant-garde movements as Dada and surrealism made some of the most enduring and fascinating films in the history of cinema. In The Filming of Modern Life, Malcolm Turvey examines five films from the avant-garde canon and the complex, sometimes contradictory, attitudes toward modernity they express: Rhythm 21 (Hans Richter, 1921), Ballet mecanique (Dudley Murphy and Fernand Leger, 1924), Entr'acte (Francis Picabia and Rene Clair, 1924), Un chien Andalou (Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel, 1929), and Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929). All exemplify major trends within European avant-garde cinema of the time, from abstract animation to "cinema pur." Turvey argues that these films share a concern with modernization and the rapid, dislocating changes it was bringing about. He critically addresses major theories of the avant-garde and its relation to modern life, including the claim that film is "distracting" in the same way as a modern environment, and he challenges the standard view of the avant-garde as implacably opposed to bourgeois modernity. In fact, he writes, not only was there considerable disagreement among avant-garde movements about what aspects of modern life needed transformation, but the positions of individual avant-garde artists toward modernization were complex, even contradictory. All five films that Turvey analyzes embrace and resist, in their own ways, different aspects of modernity. Although much has been written about each of these films, The Filming of Modern Life is the first book to examine them together, illuminating their shared concern with modernization and its consequences." -- BOOK JACKET Notes: "An October book"; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780262015189 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- Abstraction and rhythm 21 -- "Cinema pur" and Ballet me´chanique -- Dada, Entr'acte and Paris qui dort -- Surrealism and Un chien andalou -- City symphony and Man with a movie camera -- Film, distraction, and modernity -- notes -- index -- More info
Rene Clair : an index / Catherine de la Roche
London: British Film Institute, 1958.
Call No: 81CLA DEL Author: De La Roche, Catherine Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 1958 PhysDes: 44 p. ; 18 cm Subject: CLAIR, RENE; PARIS QUI DORT (FR, Rene Clair, 1923); SOUS LES TOITS DE PARIS (FR, Rene Clair, 1930); MILLION, LE (FR, Rene Clair, 1931); A NOUS, LA LIBERTE! (FR, Rene Clair, 1931); GHOST GOES WEST, THE (UK, Rene Clair, 1935); PORTE DES LILAS (FR, Rene Clair, 1957) More info
Rene Clair : an index / Catherine De La Roche
London: British Film Institute, 1958.
Call No: 81CLA DEL copy 2 Author: De La Roche, Catherine Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 1958 PhysDes: 43,  p. : illus. ; 18 cm. Subject: CLAIR, RENE; PARIS QUI DORT (FR, Rene Clair, 1923); SOUS LES TOITS DE PARIS (FR, Rene Clair, 1930); MILLION, LE (FR, Rene Clair, 1931); A NOUS, LA LIBERTE! (FR, Rene Clair, 1931); GHOST GOES WEST, THE (UK, Rene Clair, 1935); PORTE DES LILAS (FR, Rene Clair, 1957) Summary: Index of films dating from 1923 -1952. Language: English More info