Aesthetics and neo-romanticism in film : landscapes in contemporary British cinema
London, UK ; New York, NY.: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2014.
Call No: 633.3 (41) Author: Hockenhull, Stella Source: UK Place: London, UK ; New York, NY. Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: ix, 236 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Subject: BRITISH CINEMA; AESTHETICS; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; ART AND THE CINEMA; EMOTION IN FILMS; SWEET SIXTEEN (UK/GG/SP, Kenneth Loach, 2002); LADIES IN LAVENDER (UK, Charles Dance, 2004); MISS POTTER (UK/US, Chris Noonan, 2006); LONDON TO BRIGHTON (UK, Paul Andrew Williams, 2006); WAR ZONE, THE (UK, Tim Roth, 1999); RATCATCHER (UK, Lynne Ramsey, 1999); CHILDREN OF MEN (JA/UK/US, Alfonso Cuaron, 2006); 28 DAYS LATER (UK/US, Danny Boyle, 2002); MAGDALENE SISTERS, THE (UK, Peter Mullan, 2002); NINA'S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS (UK, Pratibha Parmar, 2006); LAST RESORT, THE (UK, Pawel Pawlikowski, 2000); MY SUMMER OF LOVE (UK, Paul Pawlikowski, 2004); QUEEN, THE (UK/IT/FR, Stephen Frears, 2006) Summary: "The contemporary study of film is dominated by narrative theory - yet films include scenes and images which do not perform a narrative task but nevertheless provoke an emotional response.Stella Hockenhull looks at the painterly dimensions inherent in the medium of film, arguing that an aesthetic analysis enables a fuller appreciation of the visual 'spectacle' of cinema. In a reading of the formal aspects in film imagery in contemporary British films spanning social realist, melodrama and horror genres, Hockenhull demonstrates how the spiritual aspects of landscape and nature mobilise a Neo-Romantic effect. She traces the influence of Romanticism and notions of the Sublime in key British films including 'Sweet Sixteen', 'The Queen', 'Ratcatcher', 'Eden Lake', '28 Days Later', 'My Summer of Love' and 'The Last Great Wilderness'. Operating at the intersection between film theory, art theory and aesthetics, this is a vital contribution which enables a fuller, multidimensional understanding of cinematic experience." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781848859012 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2014 More info
Aesthetics of film / Jacques Aumont ... [et al.] ; translated and revised by Richard Neupert
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992.
Art history for filmmakers : the art of visual storytelling / Gillian McIver
London: Bloomsbury, c2016.
Call No: 61:75 MCI Author: McIver, Gillian Source: US/UK Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: c2016 PhysDes: 256 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm Subject: THEORY; ART IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; SEX AND THE CINEMA; SEX IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; HEROS IN FILMS; ART AND THE CINEMA Summary: "Since cinema's earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories. But there is another way of looking at film, and that is through its close relationship with the visual arts. Art history for Filmmakers shows how images from art can be used by filmmakers to establish period detail, and to demonstrate composition, color theory and lighting. It reveals how the visual culture that gave rise to cinema has itself been shaped and informed by the development of painting, the oldest of the art forms.Featuring stunning images from classic films and iconic artwork, this book will build your appreciation of the history of art, enrich your understanding of the visual language of film, and help to feed that understanding into your own original filmmaking" -- BACK COVER BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781472580658 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: Introduction. How does art history relate to cinema history? -- A brief linear (traditional) history of art - -Toward an "alternative" history of art -- Visual culture and storytelling. Narrative and storytelling in art -- Color and narrative -- Kandinsky's color theory in painting and in cinema -- Perspective and composition -- Light -- Case study: Peter Greenaway and Dutch painting -- Realism. What is realism? - -What is representation? -- Art after photography: modern conceptions of realism in art -- Case study: Realism and the camera obscura -- Beyond realism. Fantasy worlds in cinema and art -- Oneiric: the world of dreams -- Surrealism -- Going beyond the real -- Case study: The Archers -- Sex and violence. Sex in art and cinema -- Violence in art and cinema -- Sex and violence -- Case study: Martin Scorsese and Caravaggio -- Horror. Religious horror -- Supernatural horror -- Body horror -- Monsters -- Case study: Guillermo del Toro and Francisco de Goya -- Landscape. Why landscape? -- Beautiful, picturesque, or sublime? -- The American landscape and the American West -- Case study: The road movie -- Heroes and heroic acts. History painting; victory, virtue, and the hero - -Heroism and the Western -- Case study: Subverting the heroic genre -- Modern movements. Culture or mass culture? -- expressionism -- Abstraction -- Abstract expressionism -- Minimalism -- Going "Beyond the West" -- Case study: Hokusai to Disney -- Conclusion. How can we use art history in filmmaking? Case studies -- More info
Breaking the glass armor : neoformalist film analysis / Kristin Thompson
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1988.
Call No: 623.75 THO Author: Thompson, Kristin, 1950 Place: Princeton, N.J. Publisher: Princeton University Press PubDate: 1988 PhysDes: x, 361 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm Subject: FORMALISM; REALISM IN FILMS; TERROR BY NIGHT (US, Roy William Neill, 1946); VACANCES DE M. HULOT, LES (FR, Jacques Tati, 1953); TOUT VA BIEN (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972); STAGE FRIGHT (UK, Alfred Hitchcock, 1950); LAURA (US, Otto Preminger, 1944); LADRI DI BICICLETTE (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1949); REGLE DU JEU, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1939); PLAYTIME (FR, Jacques Tati, 1967); SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE) (FR/SZ, Jean-Luc Godard, 1980); LANCELOT DU LAC (FR/IT, Robert Bresson, 1974); BANSHU (JA, Ozu Yasujiro, 1949) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0691067244 (alk. paper) LON: 5669174 ID2: 291 More info
China on screen : cinema and nation / Chris Berry
New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.
Call No: 71(51) BER Author: Berry, Chris Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: xi, 313 p. ; 23 cm Series: Film and Culture Subject: CHINA; TAIWAN; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS; INDUSTRY, FILM. CHINA; HISTORICAL FILMS. CHINA; MARTIAL ARTS FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS. CHINA; REALISM IN FILMS. CHINA; OPERA IN FILMS; LEE, ANG; LINGYU, RUAN Summary: Explores Chinese cinema from its beginnings to the present day in relation to how China depicts its national identity. ISBN: 0231137079 Contents: 1. Introduction: cinema and the national -- 2. Time and the National: History, Historiology, Haunting -- 3. Operatic Modes: Opera Film, Martial Arts, and Cultural Nationalism -- 4. Realist Modes: Melodrama, Modernity, and Home -- 5. How Should a Chinese Woman Look? Woman and Nation -- 6. How Should Chinese Men Act? Ordering the Nation -- 7. Where Do You Draw the Line? Ethnicity in Chinese Cinemas -- 8. The National in the Transnational More info
Cinemas of value : multicultural realism in Asian Australian cinema
Studies in Australasian cinema (2008) vol.2 iss.2 p.141-156 Author: Khoo, Olivia PhysDes: Article Subject: MULTICULTURALISM AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; ASIANS AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; REALISM IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; JAMMED, THE (AT, Dee McLachlan, 2007); FINISHED PEOPLE, THE (AT, Khoa Do, 2003); RA CHOI (AT, M. Frank, 2005) Summary: This article examines the use of realist aesthetics in three Australian films, Dee McLachlan's The jammed (2007), Khoa Do's The Finished People (2003) and M. Frank's Ra Choi (2005) as a way of creating ‘value’ within the terms of an Australian national cinema. ‘These films, among other examples of an emergent Asian Australian cinema’, deploy techniques of realism to build an authenticity of experience for spectators, unfamiliar with seeing portrayals of Asian Australians on screen. This article will consider what is at stake in the accepted, and often replicated, relationship between multiculturalism and realism characterizing filmic representations of Asian Australians, and will shift the focus to explore the place of idealism in the creation of value. By examining the aesthetics of what I will call ‘multicultural realism’ I aim to consider how these stylistic strategies seek to politicize certain representations over others in the films' attempt to build an alternative vision of the Australian nation and its diasporic constituents. -- Abstract Notes: Part of Special Issue: Transnational Asian Australian Cinema. Part 1 More info
Claiming the real : the Griersonian documentary and its legitimations / Brian Winston
London: British Film Institute, 1995.
Call No: 761 WIN Author: Winston, Brian CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: 301 p. ; 24 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; THEORY; CINEMA VERITE; CINEMA-DIRECT; GRIERSON, JOHN; WISEMAN, FREDERICK; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI Summary: "Recent technological developments in the field of image manipulation mea that the 'evidence' of the photograph is no longer incontrovertible. The camera, it seems, can lie. Alterations may noe be made to still or moving images which materially change their meaning yet which are undetectable.
What does this do to the status of the documentary film? In this informed and lively book Brian Winston rewrites the history of the documentary to take account of technological change. He subjects the great figures of the past - Grierson, Flaherty, Dziga-Verov - to a searcing critique, and examines both the principles and practice of the major movements of documentary, such as cinema verite. He offers his own definition of the essential difference between fiction film and documentary, and identifies the fundamentally ethical basis of any film practice which attempts to capture the 'truth'" -- Taken from the back cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-294) and index ISBN: 0851704638 (cased); 0851704646 (pbk) LON: 11552015 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Contemporary New Zealand cinema : : from new wave to blockbuster / edited by Ian Conrich and Stuart Murray
London: I.B. Tauris, 2008.
Call No: 71 (931) NEW Author: Conrich, Ian (ed); Murray, Stuart(ed) Place: London Publisher: I.B. Tauris PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: xiv, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: I.B Taruris world cinema series Subject: FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; FESTIVALS. NEW ZEALAND; MAORI CINEMA; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION; NEW ZEALAND IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; RELIGION IN FILMS; BARCLAY, BARRY; CAMPION, JANE; CURTIS, CLIFF; DUFF, ALAN; DONALDSON, ROGER; DENNIS, JONATHAN; Grierson, John; JACKSON, PETER (NZ); LAWRENCE, BRUNO; MUNE, IAN; MURPHY, GEOFFREY; LANGE, DAVID; MACLEAN, ALISON; MITA, MERATA; MORRIESON, RONALD HUGH; MORRISON, TEMUERA; MULDOON, ROBERT; NEILL, SAM; PRESTON, GAYLENE; SARGESTON, FRANK; SARKIES, ROBERT; TAMAHORI, LEE; WARD, VINCENT; BAISE-MOI (FR, Virginie Despentes, 2000); BRAINDEAD (NZ, Peter Jackson, 1992); CAME A HOT FRIDAY (NZ, Ian Mune, 1985); CHANNELLING BABY (NZ, Christine Parker, 1999); CINEMA OF UNEASE: A PERSONAL JOURNEY BY SAM NEILL (NZ, Sam Neill & Judy Reimer, 1995); CRUSH (NZ, Alison MacLean, 1992); DESPERATE REMEDIES (NZ, Stewart Main & Peter Wells, 1993); END OF THE GOLDEN WEATHER, THE (NZ, Ian Mune, 1991); GOODBYE PORK PIE (NZ, Geoffrey Murphy, 1980); HEAVENLY CREATURES (NZ, Peter Jackson, 1994); IRREFUTABLE TRUTH ABOUT DEMONS ((NZ, Glenn Standring, 2000); JUBILEE (NZ, Michael Hurst, 2000); LORD OF THE RINGS, THE (US, PETER JACKSON, 2001); MAGIK AND ROSE (NZ, Vanessa Alexander, 1999); NGATI (NZ, Barry Barclay, 1987); ONCE WERE WARRIORS (NZ, Lee Tamahori, 1994); PIANO, THE (AT, Jane Campion, 1993); PRICE OF MILK, THE (NZ, Harry Sinclair, 2000); QUIET EARTH, THE (NZ, Geoffrey Murphy, 1985); RAIN (NZ, Christine Jeffs, 2001); SAVING GRACE (NZ, Costa Botes, 1997); SCARECROW, THE (NZ, Sam Pillsbury, 1982); SCARFIES (NZ, Robert Sarkies, 1999); SKIN DEEP (NZ, Geoff Steven, 1978); SNAKESKIN (NZ, Gillian Ashurst, 2001); SLEEPING DOGS (NZ, Roger Donaldson, 1977); SMASH PALACE (NZ, Roger Donaldson, 1981); TOPLESS WOMEN TALK ABOUT THEIR LIVES (NZ, Harry Sinclair, 1997); UTU (NZ, Geoffrey Murphy, 1983); VIGIL (NZ, Vincent Ward, 1984); WHALE RIDER (NZ/GG, Niki Caro, 2002) Summary: "Focusing on industrial and commercial concerns, questions of aesthetics and form, and the cultural debates surrounding nation and identity, the book surveys the full range of filmmaking in New Zealand. It displays the rich diversity of film production in the country, and in doing so highlights a number of specific contexts - Maori, documentary and short filmmaking, literary adaptations, the development of the national Film Commission and Archive, marketing and censorship, in addition to explorations into the place of bicultural relations, spirituality, masculinity and disability - that have created a cinema of global significance. Featuring critical accounts of internationally-acclaimed features like The Piano and Once Were Warriors, as well as the growth of the national infrastructure that made such films possible, Contemporary New Zealand Cinema is the most thorough study available of a vibrant filmmaking culture. The book also includes a fully comprehensive filmography detailing all New Zealand feature and television films."--BOOK JACKET Notes: Filmography: p.-253
Bibliography: p. 255- 258; Includes index ISBN: 9781845118372 More info
Crafting truth : documentary form and meaning / by Louise Spence and Vinicius Navarro
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, c2011.
Call No: 761 SPE Author: Spence, Louise; Navarro, Vinicius Source: US/UK Place: New Brunswick, NJ Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: c2011 PhysDes: x, 281 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; AUTHORSHIP; BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; CINEMATOGRAPHY; COMMENTARY; CONSTRUCTIVISM; CONTINUITY; CINEMA-DIRECT; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; EDITING; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; INTERVIEWING; INTERVIEWS IN FILMS; LIGHTING; LOCATION SHOOTING; MEMORY IN FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; NON-FICTION FILMS; PALESTINE; PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; SOUND; SOUND EQUIPMENT; THEORY; TRUTH IN FILMS; VOICE OVER; WORLD WAR II AND THE CINEMA; AFRIQUE, JE TE PLUMERAI (CM/FR/G, Jean-Marie Téno, 1992); BERLIN DIE SINFONIE DER GROSSTADT (G, Walter Ruttman, 1927); CHRONIQUE D' UN ETE (FR, Jean Rouch/Edgar Morin, 1961); CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (FR, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin, 1961); GOKUSHITEKI EROSU: RENKA 1974 (JA, Kazuo Hara, 1974); FAR FROM POLAND (US, Jill Godmilow, 1984); HALVING THE BONES (US, Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury, 1995); HANDSWORTH SONGS (UK, John Akomfrah, 1986); HEARTS AND MINDS (US, Peter Davis, 1974); JOYCE AT 34 (US, Joyce Chopra, 1972); LESSONS OF DARKNESS (GG, Werner Herzog, 1992); LEKTIONEN IN FINSTERNIS (GG, Werner Herzog, 1992); LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER, THE (US, Connie Field, 1980); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); NEKAM ACHAT MISHTEY EYNAY (FR/IS, Avi Mograbi, 2005); NIGHT MAIL (UK, Basil Wright & Harry Watt, 1936); PRELUDE TO WAR (US, Frank Capra & Anatole Litvak, 1942); SANS SOLEIL (FR, Chris Marker, 1983); SHOAH (FR/SZ, Claude Lanzmann, 1985); TIES THAT BIND, THE (US, Su Friedrich, 1984); TITICUT FOLLIES (US, Frederick Wiseman, 1967); WAR GAME, THE (UK, Peter Watkins, 1966) Summary: "Although nonfiction film may have captured imaginations, many viewers enter and leave theaters with a naive concept of "reality"- for them, documentaries are sources of information. But is truth or reality readily available, easily acquired, or undisputed? Or do documentaries convey illusions of reality? What aesthetic means are used to build these illusions?
Crafting truth illuminates the way these films tell their stories; how they use the camera, editing, sound, and performance; what rhetorical devices they employ; and what the theoretical, practical, and ethical implications of those choices are. Complex documentary concepts are presented through easily accessible language, images, and a discussion of a wide range of films and videos to encourage new ways of thinking about and seeing nonfiction cinema. " -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9780813549033 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Authenticity -- Evidence -- Authority --
Responsibility -- Argument -- Dramatic stories, poetic and essay documentaries --
Editing -- Camerawork -- The profilmic -- Sounds / coauthored with Carl Lewis --index -- ID2: 90 More info
David Minter on "Hel Al Baby"
Melbourne Film Bulletin (April 1968) iss.2 p.9-10 More info
The eyes have it : cinema and the reality effect / Murray Pomerance
New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, c2013.
Call No: 630.3 POM Author: Pomerance, Murray Source: US Place: New Jersey Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: c2013 PhysDes: xii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Series: Techniques of the moving image Subject: ART DIRECTION; CINEMATOGRAPHY; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; MOTION CONTROL; REALISM IN FILMS; SET DECORATING; SET DESIGNING; SPECIAL EFFECTS; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; KELLY, GENE; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS (US, Michael Lehmann, 2002); ANNIE HALL (US, Woody Allen, 1977); ARIZONA DREAM (FR, Emir Kusturica, 1992); BRIGADOON (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1954); CLOVERFIELD (US, Matt Reeves, 2008); DARK PASSAGE (US, Delmer Daves, 1947); DEFIANCE [US, Edward Zwick, 2008]; DR STRANGELOVE (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); FIELD OF DREAMS (US, Phil Alden Robinson, 1989); IN HARM'S WAY (US, Otto Preminger, 1965); NORTH BY NORTHWEST (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1959); RANDOM HARVEST (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1942); SIGNS (US, M. Night Shyamalan, 2002); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); VERTIGO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) Summary: The Eyes Have It explores those rarified screen moments when viewers are confronted by sights that seem at once impossible and present, artificial and stimulating, sensory and definitive. Beginning with a penetrating study of five cornfield sequences - including The Wizard of Oz, Arizona Dream, and Signs - Murray Pomerance journeys through a vast array of cinematic moments, technical methods, and laborious collaborations from the 1930s to the 200s to show how the viewer's experience of "reality" is put in context, challenged, and wilfully engaged. Four meditations deal with "reality effects" from different philosophical and technical angles. "Vivid Rivals" assesses active participation and critical judgement in seeing effects with works such as Defiance, Cloverfield, Knowing, and Thelma & Louise. "The Two of Us" considers double placement and doubled experience with films such as The Prestige, Niagara and A Stolen Life. "Being There" discusses cinematic performance and the problems of believability, highlighting such films as Gran Torino, The Manchurian Candidate, In Harm's Way, and other films. "Fairy Land" explores the art of scenic backing, focusing on the fictional world of Brigadoon, which borrows from both hard-edged realism and evocative landscape painting." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Contains illustrations, bibliographic references and index ISBN: 9780813560588 More info
Family fictions : representations of the family in 1980s Hollywood cinema. / Sarah Harwood; foreword by Janet Thumin; consultant editor Jo Camping
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hamps: Macmillan, 1997.
Call No: 747.4 HAR Author: Harwood, Sarah Source: UK Place: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hamps Publisher: Macmillan PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: x, 265p. ; 23cm Subject: FAMILY IN FILMS; SOCIAL-REALISM IN FILMS; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; SOCIOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; BARRYMORE, DREW; BRIDGES, LLOYD; CLOSE, GLENN; DOUGLAS, MICHAEL; GRAVES, PETER; NIELSEN, LESLIE; WILLIS, BRUCE; E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); FATAL ATTRACTION (US, Adrian Lyne, 1987); AIRPLANE (US, Jim Abrahams & David Zucker & Jerry Zucker, 1980); TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (US, James L. Brooks, 1983) Summary: What do ET, Fatal Attraction and Look Whos Talking have in common? . As well as being amongst the most popular films at the UK box office of recent years all three represent dysfunctional families, families which profoundly transgressed contemporary ideological norms. The eighties were a decade in which the family occupied a pivotal position in an increasinglingly complex social and moral universe and film itself enjoyed a resurgence. Sarah Harwood argues that Hollywood cinema engaged with debates over the' crisis in the family' in intense and complex ways, both feeding and resisting dominant social mythologies In a fascinating analysis of films as diverse as 'Aiplane!' and 'Terms of Endearment' Family Fictions maps the functions, paradoxes and pleasures of familial representations in recent times. These startling analyses shed light on power and gender relations in contemporary cinema as well as on how the films themselves engaged with their broader cultural contexts Notes: Filmography : p. 248-252; Bibliography : p. 253-258; Includes index ISBN: 0333648439 (hbk); 0333648447 (pbk) More info
Fear eats the soul : Angst essen seele auf / Laura Cottingham
London UK: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 79ANG COT Author: Cottingham, Laura Edition: 1st ed. Source: UK Place: London UK Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 86 p. : col, b&w, ill. ; 19 cm Series: BFI film classics Subject: RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN IN FILMS; FALLEN WOMEN IN FILMS; BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; DRUGS IN FILMS; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; WARHOL, ANDY; SIRK, DOUGLAS; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (US, Douglas Sirk, 1955); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); EHE DER MARIA BRAUN, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinber, 1979); BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (GW/IT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980); QUERELLE (GW/FR, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982); FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975); BITTEREN TRANEN DER PETRA VON KANT, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972); ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) Summary: Set in Munich in the 1970s, Fear Eats the Soul melds the convention of melodrama with a radical sensibility in order to present a portrait of racism and everyday hypocrisy in post-war Germany. Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder’s achievement, placing Fear Eats the Soul in relation to his extraordinary prolific career in theatre, film and television. Her analysis pulls back the thin curtain that separated his work from his tumultuous life. [Taken from back cover]. Notes: includes film credits ISBN: 1844570711 More info
Film and Reality
Montage (March 1963) vol.2 iss.1 p.3-4 More info
Film and reality : an historical survey / Roy Armes
Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1974.
Call No: 62 ARM Author: Armes, Roy Place: Harmondsworth, Middlesex Publisher: Penguin PubDate: 1974 PhysDes: 254 p. ; 18 cm Subject: MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; NEOREALISM; EXPRESSIONISM; SURREALISM AND THE CINEMA; UNDERGROUND FILMS; ANIMATION; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; STUDIO SYSTEM; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; STARS; AUTHORSHIP; WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; WESTERNS; LUMIERE, AUGUSTE & LOUIS; MELIES, GEORGES; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; VERTOV, DZIGA; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; RENOIR, JEAN; ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; BUNUEL, LUIS; RESNAIS, ALAIN; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; ANGER, KENNETH; LOACH, KENNETH; CHAPLIN, CHARLES Summary: Explores the history of cinema by looking at three broad areas - Film Realism, Film Illusion, and Film Modernism, and describes within these areas the most important film-makers, directors and companies within the film industry. Notes: contains index; contains bibliography with descriptions and recommendations for the books sourced. ISBN: 0140217010 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Film appreciation / Allan Casebier
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1976.
Call No: 62 CAS Author: Casebier, Allan Place: New York Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich PubDate: c1976 PhysDes: ix, 207 p.,  leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm Subject: THEORY; AESTHETICS; SOUND; AUDIENCES; REALISM IN FILMS; SURREALISM AND THE CINEMA; EXPRESSIONISM; MYTH AND THE CINEMA; STRUCTURALISM; CRITICISM; WELLES, ORSON; BUNUEL, LUIS; KUBRICK, STANLEY; BAZIN, ANDRE; ARNHEIM, RUDOLF; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1971) Notes: Includes index; "Bibliography/filmography": p. -190 ISBN: 0155273701 Order Received: 2000 Order Type: Donation LON: 746910 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Film, form & feeling / Dennis DeNitto
New York: Harper & Row, c1985.
Call No: 62 DEN Author: DeNitto, Dennis, Place: New York Publisher: Harper & Row PubDate: c1985 PhysDes: xv, 544 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: THEORY; CRITICISM; EDITING; HISTORY OF CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; EXPRESSIONISM; MONTAGE; NEOREALISM; NOUVELLE VAGUE; COMEDIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; PROPAGANDA FILMS; WESTERNS; MUSICALS; VARIETE (G, E.A. Dupont, 1925); GOLD RUSH, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1925); PRODUCERS, THE (US, Mel Brooks, 1967); TITICUT FOLLIES (US, Frederick Wiseman, 1967); BROKEN BLOSSOMS (US, David Wark Griffith, 1919); OKTIABR [OCTOBER] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1928); LADRI DI BICICLETTE (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1949); QUATRE CENTS COUPS, LES (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1959); MAN OF ARAN (UK, Robert Flaherty, 1934); TRIUMPH DES WILLENS (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939); SHANE (US, George Stevens, 1953); WILD BUNCH, THE (US, Sam Peckinpah, 1969); TOP HAT (US, Mark Sandrich, 1935); SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (US, Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952); WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961); SOMMARNATTENS LEENDE (SW, Ingmar Bergman, 1956) Notes: Includes indexes; Bibliography: p. 493-503 ISBN: 0060416297 (pbk.) Order Received: 2000 Order Type: Donation LON: 3664711 More info
Film in Australia : an introduction / Albert Moran and Errol Vieth
Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Film theory : an introduction / Robert Lapsley and Michael Westlake
Manchester, UK New York: Manchester University Press Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1988.
Film Theory : an introduction / by Robert Stam
Malden, MA ; Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2000.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 62 STA Author: Stam, Robert Source: US/UK/AT Place: Malden, MA ; Oxford Publisher: Blackwell Publishing PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: x, 381 pages ; 23 cm Subject: FILM; THEORY; AUTEUR THEORY; FORMALISM; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; STRUCTURALISM; REALISM IN FILMS; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE CINEMA; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA Summary: " Film Theory: An Introduction offers a comprehensive history of film theory during the "century of cinema." The book moves all the way from silent-era theorists like Vachel Lindsay and Hugo Munsterberg through to the latest developments in film theory and cultural studies (cognitive theory, Deleuze, queer theory, postcolonial theory, digital theory), international in scope, the volume ranges over developments in such countries as France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Great Britain, the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, trying always to stress the links between these developments. The book also contextualizes film theory within larger historical and philosophical currents.Written in sophisticated yet accessible language, Film Theory: An Introduction provides a lucid and coherent introduction to a rich and variegated field. " -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780631206545 Contents: -- preface -- introduction -- The antecedents of film theory -- Film and film theory : the beginnings -- Early silent film theory -- The essence of cinema -- The Soviet montage-theorists -- Russian formalism and the Bakhtin School -- The historical avant-gardes -- The debate after sound -- The Frankfurt School -- The phenomenology of realism -- The cult of the auteur -- The Americanization of auteur theory -- Third world film and theory -- The advent of structuralism -- The question of film language -- Cinematic specificity revisited -- Interrogating authorship and genre -- 1968 and the leftist turn -- The classic realist text -- The presence of Brecht -- The politics of reflexitivity -- The search for alternative aesthetics -- From linguistics to psychoanalysis -- From feminist intervention -- The postsructuralist mutation -- Textual analysis -- Interpretation and its discontents -- From text to intertext -- The amplification of sound -- The rise of cultural studies -- The birth of the spectator -- Cognitive and analytic theory -- Semiotics revisited -- Just in time : the impact of Deleuze -- The coming out of queer theory -- Multiculturalism, race, and representation -- Third cinema revisited -- Film and the postcolonial -- The poetics and politics of postmodernism -- The social valence of mass-culture -- Post-cinema : digital theory and the new media -- The pluralization of film theory -- notes -- select bibliography -- index -- More info
Film Therapy : Part One
Montage (March 1970) p.23.-28 Author: Mogg, Kenn PhysDes: Article Subject: GODARD, JEAN-LUC; REALISM IN FILMS; AESTHETICS; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; BERGMAN, INGMAR; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; MARNIE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964); BLOWUP (UK/IT, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) Summary: Essay explores the concepts of reality and therapy in cinema: how the characters undergo emotional therapy in a film's narrative, and in particular, how films can act as a therapeutic experience for audiences. More info
Film world : a guide to cinema / by Ivor Montagu
Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1964.
Call No: 62 MON Author: Montagu, Ivor Goldsmid Samuel, 1904 Source: US Place: Harmondsworth, England Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate: 1964 PhysDes: 327 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; ART CINEMA; BUDGETING; CINEMATOGRAPHY; EDITING; INDUSTRY, FILM; REALISM IN FILMS; PRODUCTION COSTS; SCIENCE AND THE CINEMA; SOUND; SPECIAL EFFECTS; EISENSTEIN, SERGEI M. Summary: "At a moment when the cinema is struggling to escape from both the Hollywood blockbuster and the art form, FILM WORLD is a reminder of the true nature of cinema itself. In a personal survey of astonishing range and uncommon perception of Ivor Montagu shows us the facts of the film as art form, as undustry, and as a means of social communication. The four parts of the book - Film as Science, Film as Art, Film as Commodity, and Film as Vehicle - cover every aspect of the medium - its history, its resemblance to and difference from other arts, its aesthetic laws, the compound effects of sound and vision, the business side and in particular the inherent tendency towards monopoly." [Taken from book blurb] Notes: Contains index LON: nla07041764; 6387892 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Flicks : studying film as text / Dinah Partridge, Peter Hughes
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Call No: 512.1 PAR Author: Partridge, Dinah; Hughes, Peter, 1949 Edition: 2nd ed Source: AT Place: Melbourne Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: viii, 248 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm Subject: TEACHING MATERIALS; PRINCESS BRIDE, THE (US, Rob Reiner, 1987); ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS [TV] (UK, 1992 - 1996); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); CHARACTERIZATION IN FILMS; CLUELESS (US, Amy Heckerling, 1995); COOLBAROO CLUB, THE (AT, Roger Scholes, 1996); [DOCTOR] DR STRANGELOVE: OR, HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); EMMA (UK, Douglas McGrath, 1996); FRONTLINE [TV] (AT, 1994- ); GALLIPOLI (AT, Peter Weir, 1981); GENRES; HANDMAID'S TALE, THE (US/GW, Volker Schlondorff, 1990); HEARTS OF DARKNESS : A FILMMAKERS APOCALYPSE (US, Fax Bahr & George Hinkenlooper, 1991); HOUSEKEEPING (US, Bill Forsyth, 1987); MITT LIV SOM HUND (SW, Lass Hallestrom, 1985); MURIEL'S WEDDING (AT, P.J. Hogan, 1994); NARRATIVE IN FILMS; NOT FOURTEEN AGAIN (AT, Gillian Armstrong, 1996); ONCE WERE WARRIORS (NZ, Lee Tamahori, 1994); POLICE ON TV; PROOF (AT, Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991); REALISM IN FILMS; SCHINDLER'S LIST (US, Steven Spielberg, 1993); SECRET GARDEN, THE (US, Agnieszka Holland, 1993); SEINFELD [TV] (US, 1990-98); SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (US, Ang Lee, 1995); SHAME (AT, Steve Jodrell, 1988); SHINE (AT/UK, Scott Hicks, 1996); SITUATION COMEDY; STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996) Notes: Bibliography ISBN: 0195506774 : $26.95; 0195506774 (pbk.) LON: 13455821 ID2: 290 More info
Footnotes to the film / edited by Charles Davy
London: Lovat Dickson Ltd, Readers' Union, 1938.
Call No: REFERENCE SECTION; 003 FOO Author: Davy, Charles Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Lovat Dickson Ltd; Readers' Union PubDate: 1938 PhysDes: 334 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: PRODUCTION; INDUSTRY, FILM; DIRECTION; ACTING; CINEMATOGRAPHY; SCRIPTWRITING; COMEDIES; CARTOONS; COSTUMES; COSTUME DESIGNING; SET DESIGNING; SETS; ART DIRECTION; MUSIC IN FILMS; COLOUR; REALISM IN FILMS; UNITED KINGDOM; HOLLYWOOD; USA; THEATRE AND THE CINEMA; AUDIENCES; CRITICISM; CENSORSHIP; SOCIETIES, FILM Notes: Includes contributor biographies and index Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: Includes essays by Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Donat, Basil Wright, Graham Greene, Alberto Cavalcanti, John Betjeman, Maurice Jaubert, Paul Nash, John Grierson, Alexander Korda, Basil Dean, Maurice Kann, Elizabeth Bowen, Sidney L. Bernstein, Alistair Cooke, Forsyth Hardy, Charles Davy More info
Found footage horror films : Fear and the appearance of reality / Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company Inc, 2014.
Call No: 735.2 HEL Author: Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra Place: Jefferson, NC Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: 244 p ; 23 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; HEALTH AND SAFETY FILMS; SNUFF FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, THE (US, Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez, 1999); PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (US, Oren Peli, 2007) Summary: As the horror subgenre du jour, found footage horror’s amateur filmmaking look has made it available to a range of budgets. Surviving by adapting to technological and cultural shifts and popular trends, found footage horror is a successful and surprisingly complex experiment in blurring the lines between quotidian reality and horror’s dark and tantalizing fantasies.
Found Footage Horror Films explores the subgenre’s stylistic, historical and thematic development. It examines the diverse prehistory beyond Man Bites Dog (1992) and Cannibal Holocaust (1980), paying attention to the safety films of the 1960s, the snuff-fictions of the 1970s, and to television reality horror hoaxes and mockumentaries during the 1980s and 1990s in particular. It underscores the importance of The Blair Witch Project (1999) and Paranormal Activity (2007), and considers YouTube’s popular rise in sparking the subgenre’s recent renaissance. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9780786470778 Contents: -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part 1: Expanding the Prehistory: 1938-1998 --
One. Safety Films -- Two. Snuff-Fictions -- Three. Television -- Part 2: A Critical Chronology: 1998-2009 -- Four. Revisiting The Blair Witch Project -- Five. The Vanishing of the Real -- Six. Approaching Paranormal Activity -- Part 3: Further Discoveries: 2007-2013 -- Seven. Exorcism Films --Eight. The Family -- Nine. Nation, History and Identity -- Conclusion: The Specter of Commercialism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- ID2: 179 More info
La Grande Illusion
Montage (1966) iss.2 p.13-16 More info
The history of world cinema
New York: Stein and Day, .
Image and representation : key concepts in media studies / Nick Lacey
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Introduction to documentary / Bill Nichols
Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Call No: 761 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Source: US Place: Bloomington IN Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 223 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; EDITING; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; VIDEO, FILMS ON; VOICE OVER; LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); NIGHT AND FOG (FR, Alain Resnais, 1995); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988) Summary: Introduction to Documentary provides an overview of the most important topics and issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visiual evidence and persuasive strategies, this book spells out the distinguishing qualities of documentary. This book offers suggestive answers to basic issues that have stood at the centre of all debate on documentary from its very beginnings to today. It covers questions of ethics, form, modes, voice, history, and politics among others. A final chapter addresses the question of how to write about documentary in a clear, convincing manner. Notes: Includes Notes on source material pp.179-190; Filmography pp.191-201; List of Distributors pp.201-218; Index pp.219-223 ISBN: 0253214696 Contents: 1. Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking -- 2. How do documentaries differ from other types of film -- 3. What gives documentary films a voice of their own? -- 4. What are documantaries about? -- 5. How did documentary filmmaking get started? -- 6. What types of documentary are there? -- 7. How have documentaries addressed social and political issues? -- 8. How can we write effectively about documentary? URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Inventing film studies / Lee Grieveson and Haidee Wasson, editors
Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
Call No: 670 INV GRI Author: Grieveson, Lee; Wasson, Haidee Source: UK Place: Durham Publisher: Duke University Press PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: xxxii, 446 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: American Film Institute; AVANT-GARDE FILMS; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; CRITICISM; FILM ART MEDIA; FILM CULTURE; FILM NOIR; FILM STUDY AND RESEARCH; FILMOGRAPHIES; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART [NEW YORK]; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; SOCIETIES, FILM; SOCIOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; SPECTATORSHIP; ALTHUSSER, LOUIS; BACHMANN, GIDEON; BARRY, IRIS; BAZIN, ANDRE; BELLOUR, RAYMOND; BERGSTROM, JANET; BORDWELL, DAVID; BRAKHAGE, STAN; BURGESS, ERNEST; BUSCOMBE, ED; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; COOK, PAM; DEREN, MAYA; FOUCAULT, MICHEL; FULLER, SAMUEL; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; GRIERSON, JOHN; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; GRIFFITHS, RICHARD; HAWKS, HOWARD; HAYS, WILL; HEATH, STEPHEN; HUFF, THEODORE; MACCABE, COLIN; METZ, CHRISTIAN; PARK, ROBERT; PATTERSON, FRANCES TAYLOR; PENLEY, CONSTANCE; RAINER, YVONNE; RAMSAYE, TERRY; RICHTER, HANS; ROTHA, PAUL; SARRIS, ANDREW; SCORSESE, MARTIN; SELDES, GILBERT; SHORT, REV WILLIAM H; STERN, SEYMOUR; THRASHER, FREDRICK; VOGEL, AMOS; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; WEINBERG, HERMAN G; WHANNEL, PADDY; WOLLEN, PETER Summary: Inventing Film Studies offers original and provocative insights into the institutional and intellectual foundations of cinema studies. Many scholars have linked the origins of the discipline to late-1960s developments in the academy such as structuralist theory and student protest. Yet this collection reveals the broader material and institutional forces—both inside and outside of the university—that have long shaped the field. Beginning with the first investigations of cinema in the early twentieth century, this volume provides detailed examinations of the varied social, political, and intellectual milieus in which knowledge of cinema has been generated. The contributors explain how multiple instantiations of film study have had a tremendous influence on the methodologies, curricula, modes of publication, and professional organizations that now constitute the university-based discipline. Extending the historical insights into the present, contributors also consider the directions film study might take in changing technological and cultural environments. -- Publisher description Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780822342892 Contents: The Academy and Motion Pictures / Lee Grieveson, Haidee Wasson
-- Making Cinema Knowable --
Cinema Studies and the Conduct of Conduct / Lee Grieveson
Taking Liberties: The Payne Fund Studies and the Creation of the Media Expert / Mark Lynn Anderson
"Reaching the Multimillions": Liberal Internationalism and the Establishment of Documentary Film / Zoe Druick
Young Art, Old Colleges: Early Episodes in the American Study of Film / Dana Polan
-- Making Cinema Educational --
Studying Movies at the Museum: The Museum of Modern Art and Cinema's Changing Object / Haidee Wasson
Classrooms, Clubs, and Community Circuits: Cultural Authority and the Film Council Movement, 1946-1957 / Charles R. Acland
Experimental Film and the Development of Film Study in America / Michael Zryd
From Cinephilia to Film Studies / Laura Mulvev, Peter Wollen
-- Making Cinema Legible --
Experimentation and Innovation in Three American Film Journals of the 1950s / Haden Guest
Screen and 1970s Film Theory / Philip Rosen
(Re)Inventing Camera Obscura / Amelie Hastie, Lynne Joyrich, Patricia White, Sharon Willis
Little Books / Mark Betz
-- Making and Remaking Cinema Studies --
Footstool Film School: Home Entertainment as Home Education / Alison Trope
Dr. Strange Media, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Film Theory / D. N. Rodowick More info
The Italian cinema book / edited by Peter Bondanella
London: British Film Institute ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: 71(45) ITA Author: Bondanella, Peter Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute ; Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm Subject: ITALY; ITALY IN FILMS; NEOREALISM; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA; FASCISM AND THE CINEMA. ITALY; HISTORY OF CINEMA. ITALY; REALISM IN FILMS; SCRIPTWRITING; HOLOCAUST IN FILMS; FASHION AND THE CINEMA; GANGSTER FILMS; WESTERNS. ITALY; WOMEN FILMMAKERS. ITALY; BLASETTI, ALESSANDRO; CAMERINI, MARIO; DE SICA, VITTORIO; LOREN, SOPHIA; LOLLOGRIGIDA, GINA; MONICELLI, MARIO; MORETTI, NANNI Summary: "The Italian Cinema Book is an essential guide to the most important historical, aesthetic and cultural aspects of Italian cinema, from 1895 to the present day. With contributions from 39 leading international scholars, the book is structured around six chronologically organised sections [...] Acutely aware of the contemporary 'rethinking' of Italian cinema history, Peter Bondanella has brought together a diverse range of essays which represent the cutting edge of Italian film theory and criticism." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index -- "A BFI book published by Palgrave Macmillan." - title page. ISBN: 9781844574049 Contents: Introduction / Peter Bondanella; PART ONE THE SILENT ERA -- Silent Italian Cinema: An International Story / Giorgio Bertellini -- The Beginnings of Film Stardom and the Print Media of Divismo / John P. Welle -- The Diva Film: Context, Actresses, Issues / Angela Dalle Vacche -- Italian Silent Film Genres: Comics, Serials, Historical Epics and Strongmen / Jacqueline Reich; PART TWO THE BIRTH OF THE TALKIES AND THE FASCIST ERA -- Fascism and Italian Cinema / David Forgacs -- Italian Matinee Idols in the Era of the Talkies / Marcia Landy -- The First Comedy, Italian Style: Blasetti, Camerini and De Sica / Vito Zagarrio -- Censorship from the Fascist Period to the Present / Guido Bonsaver; PART THREE POSTWAR CINEMATIC CULTURE – REALISM AND BEYOND -- Neorealism and Left-wing Culture / Stephen Gundle -- Cityscapes and Cinematic Space / Mark Shiel -- Dislocated Spaces for New Thought: Paths of Nomadic Wandering in Neorealist Film and Literature / Torunn Haaland -- Seeing Anew: Children in Italian Cinema, 1944 to the Present / Giovanna De Luca -- Italian Cinema from the Perspective of Female Friendship / Danielle Hipkins --The Maggiorata or Sweater Girl of the 1950s: Mangano, Lollobrigida, Loren / Pauline Small -- Hollywood and Italy: Industries and Fantasies / Robert S. C. Gordon; PART FOUR THE GOLDEN AGE OF ITALIAN CINEMA -- Material Dreams: Costume and Couture Italian Style: From Hollywood on the Tiber to the Italian Screen / Reka Buckley --Italian Film Music / M. Thomas Van Order -- Production around 1960 / Christopher Wagstaff -- The Muscleman Peplum: From Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) to Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965) / Jon Solomon -- Mondo Cane and the Invention of the Shockumentary / Gino Moliterno -- Spaghetti Westerns and Their Audience / Flavia Brizio-Skov -- Chronicles of a Hastened Modernisation: The Cynical Eye of the Commedia all'italiana / Remi Fournier Lanzoni -- The Political Film / Gaetana Marrone -- The Giallo and the Spaghetti Nightmare Film / Mikel J. Koven -- European Co-productions and Artistic Collaborations: The Italian Response to the Hollywood Studio System / Jean A. Gili -- How the Italians Happened to Cherish and Then to Disdain Their Cinema / Pierre Sorlin; PART FIVE AN AGE OF CRISIS, TRANSITION AND CONSOLIDATION -- Scriptwriting, Italian Style: Scriptwriting for Fellini / Gianfranco Angelucci -- Modern Mob Movies: Twenty Years of Gangsters on the Italian Screen / Dana Renga -- Screening Terrorism: Cinematic Portrayals of the Italian Armed Struggle / Giancarlo Lombardi -- Italian Cinema and Holocaust Memory / Millicent Marcus -- Italian National Cinema: The Cinepanettone / Alan O'Leary -- Stars and Masculinity in Contemporary Italian Cinema / Catherine O'Rawe -- Women behind the Camera: New Horizons in Contemporary Cinema / Flavia Laviosa; PART SIX NEW DIRECTIONS IN CRITICAL APPROACHES TO ITALIAN CINEMA -- Italian Cinema in the Post-national Age / Laura Rascaroli -- Post-colonial Theory and Italy's `Multicultural' Cinema / Aine O'Healy -- Italian Film Genres and Mario Bava / Mary P. Wood -- The Unwanted Guest: Some Remarks on Italian Cinema's Love Affair with Psychoanalysis / Fabio Vighi -- Fellini and Contemporary International Cinema / Peter Bondanella -- The Heritage of the Past and New Frontiers for the History of Italian Cinema / Gian Piero Brunetta. More info
John Sayles / by David R. Shumway
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c2012.
Call No: 81SAY SHU Author: Shumway, David R. Source: US Place: Urbana Publisher: University of Illinois Press PubDate: c2012 PhysDes: 182 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm Series: Contemporary film directors Subject: FILM; CRITICISM; REALISM IN FILMS; SAYLES, JOHN; RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN (US, John Sayles, 1980); LIANNA (US, John Sayles, 1983); BABY IT'S YOU (US, John Sayles, 1983); BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, THE (US, John Sayles, 1984); MATEWAN (US, John Sayles, 1987); EIGHT MEN OUT (US, John Sayles, 1988); CITY OF HOPE (US, John Sayles, 1991); PASSION FISH (US, John Sayles, 1992); LONE STAR (US, John Sayles, 1996); MEN WITH GUNS (US, John Sayles, 1997); LIMBO (US, John Sayles, 1999); CASA DE LOS BABYS (US/MX, John Sayles, 2003); SILVER CITY (US, John Sayles, 2004); HONEYDRIPPER (US, John Sayles, 2007) Summary: "In this study, David R. Shumway examines the defining characteristic of Sayle's cinema: its realism. Positing the filmmaker as a critical realist, Shumway explores Sayle's attention to narrative in critically acclaimed and popular films such as Matewan, Eight Men Out, Passion Fish and Lone Star. The study also details the conditions under which Sayle's films have been produced, distributed, and exhibited, affecting the way in which these films have been understood and appreciated. In the process, Shumway presents Sayles as a teacher who tells historically accurate stories that invite audiences to consider the human world they all inhabit." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index ISBN: 9780252078569 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- John Sayles: critical realist -- John Sayles: independent -- John Sayles: realist -- Beginnings: return of the Secaucus seven -- Establishing a career -- Lianna and Baby it's you -- The brother from another planet and Springsteen videos -- Matewan -- Eight Men out -- Place and melodrama: city of hope and passion fish -- Stories -- Lone star -- Men with guns -- Limbo -- Millennial ZSayles -- Casa de los babys -- Silver city -- Honeydripper -- interviews with John Sayles -- filmography -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Looking past the screen : case studies in American film history and method / Edited by Jon Lewis and Eric Smoodin
Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.
Call No: 71(73) LEW Author: Lewis, Jon (editor); Smoodin, Eric (editor) Source: US Place: Durham Publisher: Duke University Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: x, 413 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: MOTION PICTURES - HISTORY; USA; FILM CULTURE; FILM NOIR; REALISM IN FILMS; LUCAS, GEORGE; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; WEBER, LOIS; MURNAU, FRIEDRICH WILHEL Summary: The book looks at Hollywood cinema from the beginnings to the 70s, and uses both the film itself, and primary sources of information - collections of personal letters, popular and trade journals, fan magazines, and studio publications to develop a method of historical research to enable one to examine the social, politiical phenomenon which begins with the screen but extends to all society. Notes: Bibliography: p. 381-396; Includes Index ISBN: 9780322338215 Contents: The beginnings of American film study / Dana Polan -- The perfect money machine(s) : George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and auteurism in the new Hollywood / Jon Lewis -- Lois Weber and the celebrity of matronly respectability / Shelley Stamp -- Tempting fate : Clara Smith hamon, or The secretary as producer / Mark Lynn Anderson -- The crafting of a political icon : Lola Lola on paper / Andrea Slane -- Going Hollywood sooner or later : Chinese censorship and The bitter tea of General Yen / Eric Smoodin -- Plain brown wrapper : adult films for the home market, 1930-1969 / Eric Schaefer -- Ethnography and exhibition : the child audience, the Hays office, and Saturday matinees / Richard deCordova -- Dish night at the movies : exhibitor promotions and female audiences during the Great Depression / Kathy H. Fuller-Seeley -- "A treatise on decay" : liberal and leftist critics and their queer readings of Depression-era U.S. film / David M. Lugowski -- Murnau in America : chronicle of lost films (4 devils, City girl) / Janet Bergstrom -- The American origins of film noir : realism in urban art and The naked city / Sumiko Higashi. More info
The Media reader / edited by Manuel Alvarado and John O. Thompson
London: BFI Pub., 1990.
Medium Cool : And How to Lose Yours
Melbourne Film Bulletin (March 1970) iss.11 p.3-6 More info
More than night : film noir in its contexts / James Naremore
Berkeley: University of California Press, c1998.
Call No: 734.1 NAR Author: Naremore, James Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c1998 PhysDes: xiv, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: FILM NOIR; BLACKLISTING. USA; B-MOVIES; ASIANS IN FILMS; BLACKS IN FILMS; CENSORSHIP; HERO IN FILMS; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; FILMS IN FILMS; DRUGS IN FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; DETECTIVE FILMS; SOCIAL-REALISM IN FILMS; CRIMINALS IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; WAR VETERANS IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; WASHINGTON, DENZEL; ALDRICH, ROBERT; CHANDLER, RAYMOND; DUNAWAY, FAYE; MUSURACA, NICHOLAS; FRANKLIN, CARL; FRANKENHEIMER, JOHN; GREENE, GRAHAM; HAMMETT, DASHIELL; JACKSON, SAMUEL L.; LADD, ALAN; BLUE DAHLIA, THE (US, George Marshall, 1946); PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); CROSSFIRE (US, Edward Dmytryk, 1947); DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (US, Carl Franklin, 1995); DOUBLE INDEMNITY (US, Billy Wilder, 1944); KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); MALTESE FALCON, THE (US, John Huston, 1941); OUT OF THE PAST (US, Jacques Tourneur, 1947) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-318) and indexes ISBN: 0520212932 (alk. paper); 0520212940 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 13441055 More info
National identity in Indian popular cinema, 1947-1987 / Sumita S. Chakravarty
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993.
Call No: 71(540) CHA Author: Chakravarty, Sumita S Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Texas film studies series Subject: INDIA; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. INDIA; MYTH AND THE CINEMA. INDIA; REALISM IN FILMS. INDIA; Ray, Satyajit; KAPOOR, RAJ; BACHCHAN, AMITABH; AWAARA (II, Raj Kapoor, 1952); HUM DONO (II, Amar Jeet, 1962); BHARAT MATA (II, Mehboob, 1957); MUGHAL-E-AZAM (II, Kariim Asif, 1952); SAHIB BIBI AUR GHULAM (II, Abrar Alvi, 1962); GANDHI (UK/II, Richard Attenborough, 1982); SHATRANJ KE KHILARI (II, Satyajit Ray, 1977) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-333) and index ISBN: 0292711565 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0292755511 (alk. paper) LON: 93016985; 9957067 More info
The New Australian cinema / editor: Scott Murray, associate editor: Peter Beilby
West Melbourne, Vic.: Nelson, 1980.
The new European cinema : redrawing the map / Rosalind Galt
New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.
Call No: 71(4) "198-199" GAL Author: Galt, Rosalind Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: viii, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm Series: Film and culture Subject: EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; WORLD WAR II FILMS; COLD WAR AND THE CINEMA; GENRES; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; ART CINEMA; UNITED KINGDOM; NEOREALISM; REED, CAROL; WILDER, BILLY; BENJAMIN, WALTER; TORNATORE, GIUSEPPE; SALVATORES, GABRIELE; KUSTURICA, EMIR; TRIER, LARS VON; MEDITERRANEO (IT, Gabriele Salvatores, 1991); AFFAIRE DE FEMMES, UNE (FR, Claude Chabrol, 1988); NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO (IT/FR, Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988); POSTINO, IL (IT/FR/BE, Michael Radford, 1994); MEDITERRANEO (IT, Gabriele Salvatores, 1991); UNDERGROUND (FR/GG/HU, Emir Kusturica, 1995); EUROPA (DK/FR/GG, Lars Von Trier, 1991); FOREIGN AFFAIR, A (US, Billy Wilder, 1948); THIRD MAN, THE (UK, Carol Reed, 1949) Summary: The new European cinema offers a compelling response to the changing cultural shapes of Europe, charting political, aesthetic, and historical developments through innovative readings of some of the most popular and influential European films of the 1990s [taken from back cover] Notes: Formerly CIP
Includes bibliographical references (p. -277) and index
Filmography: p. -284 ISBN: 0231137176 Contents: 1. Mapping European cinema in the 1990s -- 2. The dialectic of landscape in Italian popular melodrama -- 3. A conspiracy of cartographers? -- 4. Yugoslavia's impossible spaces -- 5. Back-projecting Germany -- 6. Toward a theory of European space More info
New vocabularies in film semiotics : structuralism, post-structuralism, and beyond / Robert Stam, Robert Burgoyne, and Sandy Flitterman-Lewis
London New York: Routledge, 1992.
Nightmares & dreams
If magazine (Dec 1999-Jan 2000) iss.20 p.62 Author: Barda, David PhysDes: Article; Illustration(s) Subject: REALISM IN FILMS Summary: Virtual reality in films or reality TV? Audiences are choosing to be entertained by films and TV programmes based on abstract truths. 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
Personal views : explorations in film / Robin Wood
London: G. Fraser, 1976.
Call No: 67(04) WOO Author: Wood, Robin, 1931 Place: London Publisher: G. Fraser PubDate: 1976 PhysDes: 254,  p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; CHILDREN IN FILMS; AUTEUR THEORY; HAWKS, HOWARD; WOLLEN, PETER; TOURNEUR, JACQUES; LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (US, Max Ophuls, 1948); TOUCH OF EVIL (US, Orson Welles, 1958); UGETSU MONOGATARI (JA, Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953); SANSHO DAYU (JA, Kanji Mizoguchi, 1954); SCARLET EMPRESS, THE (US, Joseph von Sternberg, 1934) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p.  ISBN: 090040664X : ª5.90 LON: 793105 More info
Phallic panic : film horror and the primal uncanny / Barbara Creed
Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press, c2005.
Call No: 735.21 CRE Author: Creed, Barbara Source: AT Place: Carlton, Vic Publisher: Melbourne University Press PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: xix, 232 p. : ill, ports ; 21cm Subject: CRIMINALS IN FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; FRANKENSTEIN; FREDDY KREUGER IN FILMS; GHOSTS IN FILMS; HORROR FILM; JACK THE RIPPER IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; VAMPIRE IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; WERWOLVES IN FILMS Summary: In Phallic Panic, Barbara Creed explores the nature of male monstrosity, through twentieth century form of cinema. Whether vampire, mad scientist, cannibal, or Freud's wolf man, these monsters all strike at the heart of masculinity, and what it means to a society. Notes: Bibliography: p. 215-224; Filmography: p.212-214; Includes index ISBN: 052285172 More info
Post-theory : reconstructing film studies / edited by David Bordwell and Noel Carroll
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.
Call No: 62 POS Author: Bordwell, David, 1947; Carroll, Noel (NoFl E.) Place: Madison Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: 564 p. : 23 cm Series: Wisconsin studies in film Subject: THEORY; FILM STUDY AND RESEARCH; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; TRUTH IN FILMS; MUSIC, FILM; NON-FICTION FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; AVANT-GARDE FILMS; SPECTATORSHIP; JAPAN; DENMARK; EXHIBITION; CHARACTERIZATION IN FILMS; AUDIENCES; CONSTRUCTIVISM; EDITING; PERCEPTION; PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FILMS; GENRES; LOVE IN FILMS; MELODRAMA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; COLUMBIA PICTURES; WARNER BROS.; BRECHT, BERTOLT; GIBSON, JAMES J.; COHN, HARRY; JAMESON, FREDRIC; MANDEL, ERNEST; RENOV, MICHAEL; JAZZ SINGER, THE (US, Alan Crosland, 1927); CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); ACCUSED, THE (US, Jonathan Kaplan, 1988) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0299149404 (cloth : alk. paper); 0299149447 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 95037052; 11859923 More info
Realism and the cinema : a reader / edited by Christopher Williams
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul in association with the British Film Institute, 1980.
Call No: 64REA REA Copy Management: Copy 1; Copy 2 Author: Williams, Christopher, 1939 CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Place: London Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul in association with the British Film Institute PubDate: 1980 PhysDes: ix, 285 p. ; 22 cm Series: British Film Institute readers in film studies Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; FLAHERTY, ROBERT Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 263-273 ISBN: 071000477X : &10.00; 0710004788 (pbk.) : &4.95 LON: 81148208; 1889153 More info
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Realism of the senses in World cinema : the experience of physical reality / by Tiago de Luca
London: I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Call No: 64REA DEL Author: De Luca, Tiago Source: US/UK Place: London Publisher: I.B. Tauris PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Series: Tauris world cinema series Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; THEORY; CRITICISM; WORLD CINEMA; REYGADAS, CARLOS; TSAI, MING LIANG; VAN SANT, GUS Summary: "Over the last decade, a realist tendency has made a resurgence on the world cinema map. What are its main aesthetic and political characteristics? How does it relate to the realist canon and world cinema history? What are the different facets of this phenomenon as expressed in diverse cinemas across the globe? Drawing on foundational realist theories and recent takes on the body and the senses, this illuminating book aims to provide in-depth answers to these questions by examining the fascinating work of Carlos Reygadas (Mexico), Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan) and Gus Van Sant (USA), including award-winning films such "Japon", "Vive l'amour" and "Elephant". In their common allegiance to the long take, these are cinemas characterised by a sensory mode of address based on the protracted inspection of physical reality. Their hyperbolic focus on material phenomena, de Luca argues, translates into phenomenological film experiences that provide an antidote to a world saturated by simulation processes." -- BOOK JACKET Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index ISBN: 9781780766300 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1: Carlos Reygadas: cinema of the impossible -- 2: Tsai Ming-liang: cinema of bodies -- 3: Gus Van Sant and visionary realism -- conclusion -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- 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
The screening of Australia : anatomy of a national cinema / Susan Dermody, Elizabeth Jacka
Sydney: Currency Press, 1987-<1988.
Call No: 71(94) DER v.2 Author: Dermody, Susan; Jacka, Elizabeth Place: Sydney Publisher: Currency Press PubDate: 1987-<1988 PhysDes: v. <1-2 > ; 21 cm Series: Australian screen series Subject: BUDDY FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; THEORY. AUSTRALIA; CULTURAL IMPERIALISM. AUSTRALIA; CLASS AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; COMEDIES. AUSTRALIA; WOMEN IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; MEN IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; POLITICAL FILMS. AUSTRALIA; SEX IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; REALISM IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION; BREAKER MORANT (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1980); ADVENTURES OF BARRY MCKENZIE, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1972); CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU (AT, Carl Schutz, 1983); GALLIPOLI (AT, Peter Weir, 1981); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, THE (AT, George T. Miller, 1982); MY BROTHER JACK (AT, Gil Brealey, 1965); ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973); CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH, THE (AT, Fred Schepisi, 1978); FAR EAST (AT, John Duigan, 1982); F.J. HOLDEN, THE (AT, Michael Thornhill, 1977); HEATWAVE (AT, Phillip Noyce, 1981); KILLING OF ANGEL STREET, THE (AT, Donald Crombie, 1981); MAD MAX II (AT, George Miller, 1981); NEWSFRONT (AT, Phillip Noyce, 1978); PALM BEACH (AT, Albie Thoms, 1979); PHAR LAP (AT, Simon Wincer, 1983); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY (AT, Ken Hannam, 1975); TOWN LIKE ALICE, A (AT, David Stevens, 1980); WE OF THE NEVER NEVER (AT, Igor Auzins, 1982) Notes: Includes bibliographies and index ISBN: 0861911876 (v. 2); 0868191876 (v. 2) LON: 5369777 More info
Sex, class, and realism : British cinema, 1956-1963 / John Hill
London: BFI Pub., 1986.
Call No: 744.1(41) HIL Author: Hill, John Place: London Publisher: BFI Pub. PubDate: 1986 PhysDes: 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: UNITED KINGDOM; SOCIAL-REALISM IN FILMS. UK; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS. UK; WORKING CLASS IN FILMS. UK; ANDERSON, LINDSAY; DEARDEN, BASIL; WILLIS, TED; RANK ORGANISATION; BLUE LAMP (UK, Basil Dearden, 1949); CAGE OF GOLD (UK, Basil Dearden, 1950); I BELIEVE IN YOU (UK, Basil Dearden & Michael Relph, 1952); SAPPHIRE (UK, Basil Dearden, 1959); VIOLENT PLAYGROUND (UK, Basil Dearden, 1957); BOYS, THE (UK, Sidney J. Furie, 1962); ENTERTAINER, THE (UK, Tony Richardson, 1960); LOOK BACK IN ANGER (UK, Tony Richardson, 1959); TASTE OF HONEY, A (UK, Tony Richardson, 1961); I'M ALL RIGHT JACK (UK, John Boulting, 1959); KIND OF LOVING, A (UK, John Schlesinger, 1962); PETTICOAT PIRATES (UK, David MacDonald, 1961); SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (UK, Karel Reisz, 1960); SOME PEOPLE (UK, Clive Donner, 1962); WOMAN IN A DRESSING GOWN (UK, J. Lee Thompson, 1957); SONS AND LOVERS (UK, Jack Cardiff, 1960); VICTIM (UK, Basil Dearden, 1961) Notes: "Select filmography": p. 180-222; Includes bibliographies and index ISBN: 0851701329 : ¦20.00; 0851701337 (pbk.) LON: 87111868; 5748139 More info
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
Index More info
The story of the lost reflection : the alienation of the image in Western and Polish cinema / Paul Coates
London: Verso, 1985.
Call No: 62 COA Author: Coates, Paul, 1953 Place: London Publisher: Verso PubDate: 1985 PhysDes: 167 p. ; 21 cm Subject: SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. POLAND; REALISM IN FILMS; ALTMAN, ROBERT; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; BERTOLUCCI, BERNARDO; BUNUEL, LUIS; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; HERZOG, WERNER; ROSI, FRANCESCO; TARKOVSKY, ANDREI; TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS; WAJDA, ANDRZEJ; SKOLIMOWSKI, JERZY; ZANUSSI, KRZYSZTOF Notes: Includes indexes; Bibliography: p. -161 ISBN: 0860911004 : ª20.00 ($25.00 U.S.) LON: bnb86091100; 3801747 More info
Theoretical essays : film, linguistics, literature / Colin MacCabe
Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1985.
Call No: 626 MAC Author: MacCabe, Colin Place: Manchester, UK Publisher: Manchester University Press PubDate: 1985 PhysDes: viii, 152 p. ; 23 cm Subject: LANGUAGE, FILM; REALISM IN FILMS; THEORY Notes: Bibliography: p. 151-152 ISBN: 0719017491 : ª17.50; 0719017955 (pbk.) LON: bnb71901749; 3769789 More info
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
Understanding Film Theory / Ruth Doughty and Christine Etherington-Wright
[England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Call No: 62 DOU Author: Doughty, Ruth; Etherington-Wright, Christine Edition: Second edition Source: UK Place: [England] Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: xiv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm Subject: FILM; THEORY; AUTEUR THEORY; ADAPTATIONS; GENRES; FORMALISM; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; STRUCTURALISM; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE CINEMA; TRANSNATIONAL CINEMA; STARS; AUDIENCE RESEARCH; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; HUNGER GAMES, THE (US, Gary Ross, 2012); RUN LOLA RUN (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); LOLA RENNT (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (IT/FR, Sergio Leone, 1968)
C`ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST; LEGO MOVIE, THE (AT/US/DK, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014); ACT OF KILLING, THE (DK/NO/UK, Joshua Oppenheimer, (2012); MOULIN ROUGE (AT/US, Baz Luhrmann, 2001); OLDBOY (KO, Park Chan-wook, 2003); OLDEUBOI (KO, Park Chan-wook, 2003); FROZEN (US, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, 2013); BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (FR/BE/SP, Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013); DJANGO UNCHAINED (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2012); AVATAR (US, James Cameron, 2009) Summary: -- "Film theory has a reputation for being challenging. Often requiring time and effort to fully grasp it and seeming rather old-fashioned, it can be difficult to approach the subject with enthusiasm and appreciate its relevance to modern day.
Understanding Film Theory aims to disassociate theory from these connotations and bring a fresh, contemporary and accessible approach to the discipline. Now comprehensively updated in a second edition, the book’s sixteen chapters - including a new chapter on Adaptations - continue to provide an insight into the main areas of debate. Taking the application of theory as its central theme, the text incorporates a number of innovative features: ‘Reflect and Respond’ sections encourage readers to engage critically with theoretical concepts, while seminal texts are concisely summarised without oversimplifying key points.
Throughout the book the authors illustrate why theory is important and demonstrate how it can be applied in a meaningful way, with relevant case studies drawn from both classic and contemporary cinema including: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Run Lola Run (1998), The Hunger Games (2012), Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013) and The Lego Movie (2014). Additional case studies address key genres (the British Gangster film and the musical), film movements (Dogme 95), individual actors (Ryan Gosling, Judi Dench and Amitabh Bachchan) and directors (Alfred Hitchcock and Guillermo del Toro).
Understanding Film Theory is an approachable and extensive introduction to film theory. It is the ideal entry point for any student studying film, using clear definitions and explaining complex ideas succinctly. " -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index ISBN: 9781137528230 Contents: -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Auteur Theory
Case study: Alfred Hitchcock -- Case study: Guillermo del Toro -- 2 Adaptations
Case study: The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012) -- 3 Genre Theory -- Case study: The British Gangster Film -- Case study: The Musical -- 4 Formalism
Case study: Lola Rennt/Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998) -- 5 Structuralism and Post-Structuralism -- Case study: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968) -- 6 Marxism -- Case study: The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014) -- 7 Realism -- Case study: Dogme 95 -- Case study: The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) -- 8 Postmodernism -- Case study: Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) -- 9 Psychoanalysis -- Case study: Oldboy (Chan-Wook Park, 2003) -- 10 Feminism -- Case study: Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2013) -- 11 Masculinity -- Case study: Ryan Gosling -- 12 Queer Theory -- Case study: Blue is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013) -- 13 Race and Ethnicity -- Case study: Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012) -- 14 Postcolonial and Transnational Cinemas -- Case study: Avatar (James Cameron, 2009) -- 15 Stars -- Case study: Amitabh Bachchan -- Case study: Dame Judi Dench -- 16 Audience -- Research and Reception -- Case study: Tartan Video -- Conclusion -- filmography -- Index -- More info
Understanding realism / Richard Armstrong ; series editor Dr Stacey Abbott
London: bfi Publishing, 2005.
Call No: 729.1REA(075) ARM Author: Armstrong, Richard Source: UK Place: London Publisher: bfi Publishing PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 141 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Understanding the Moving Image Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS. UK; REALISM ON TV. UK; GENRES; PROGRAMME GENRES; CLERKS (US, Kevin Smith, 1994); ONE FINE DAY (US, Michael Hoffman, 1996) Summary: Understanding Realism aims to explain and make accessible a concept central to the understanding of film and television studies. It is the second in a series of short orientation texts geared to the formal study of the moving image.
Using a selection of the critical approaches, it examines the complex relationship between the moving image and appearance. Richard Armstrong's in depth treatment considers in turn the roles that narrative, genre, audience and ideology play in relation to realism in mainstream Hollywood and US independent film. He also discusses how it is possible to reconcile the impression that what is being watched is reality with the knowledge that it is not.
This introductory book, written by an experienced film studies tutor, provides an accessible overview of a concept key to the understanding of contemporary media. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 1844570622 More info
World cinema and the ethics of realism / Lucia Nagib
New York ; London: Continuum, 2011.
Call No: 64REA NAG Author: Nagib, Lucia Place: New York ; London Publisher: Continuum PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xiv, 293 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; WORLD CINEMA; MONTEIRO, JOAO CESAR; HERZOG, WERNER; AI NO CORRIDA (JA/FR, Nagisa Oshima, 1976); CRIME DELICADO (BL, Beto Brant, 2005); TERRA EM TRANSE (BL, Glauber Rocha, 1967); DEUS E O DIABO NA TERRA DO SOL (BL, Glauber Rocha, 1964); ATANARJUAT, THE FAST RUNNER (CA, Zacharias Kunuk, 2001 ); YAABA (UV, Idrissa Ouedraogo, 1989); QUATRE CENTS COUPS, LES (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1959); YA - CUBA (UR/CU, Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964) Summary: A sweeping study of world cinema, illustrating how its creative peaks stem from the urge to reveal otherwise hidden political and social dimensions of reality. ISBN: 9781441165831 Donation: donated by the author. More info