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
Eisenstein, ecstacy, Joyce, and Hebraism
Critical inquiry (Spring 2000) vol.26 iss.3 p.529-557 Call No: PERSONALITY CLIPPINGS FILE; EISENSTEIN, SERGEI M. Author: Goodwin, James PhysDes: Article Subject: RELIGION IN FILMS; EISENSTEIN, SERGEI M. Summary: Goodwin examines Sergei Eisenstein's thinking on ecstasy within his practices as a graphic artist, particularly in the form of contour drawing, and in his films. He establishes a more intimate connection between Eisenstein and the intellect and imagination at work in James Joyce's "Ulysses," beyond the novel's most apparent stylistic and structural properties. The principal sites for this connection are to be found in the thematics of contemporary Hebraism and scenes of profane ritual. -- article abstract provided by publisher More info
Filming the modern Middle East : politics in the cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab world
London ; New York: I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Call No: 71(53) KHA Author: Khatib, Lina Source: UK Place: London ; New York Publisher: I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: viii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ARAB COUNTRIES; ARABS IN FILMS; MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES; MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES IN FILMS; WORLD CINEMA; POLITICAL FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS IN FILMS; TERRORISM AND THE CINEMA; RELIGION IN FILMS Summary: "Today the world's media have a pressing need to understand and interpret the modern Middle East. In this timely book, Lina Khatib examines how contemporary American cinema and the cinemas of the Arab world contribute to this global preoccupation in their representations of Middle Eastern politics. This examination of Hollywood as the dominant Western interpreter of the Arab World also views the Arab world in terms of how it perceives itself and others through its films." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index; Includes filmography ISBN: 9781845111915 Contents: Introduction: Orientalism and the Cinematic Middle East --; Chapter I: The Politicized Landscape -- Why space matters -- Hollywood's spatial political stage -- The spatial contradictions of Arab cinemas -- Conclusion --; Chapter II: Gendered Tools of Nationalism -- The changing face of the American male/nation -- The female nations of Arab cinema -- Conclusion --; Chapter III: Conflicts Within and Without: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (and the Gulf War) -- Hollywood's America: world police -- Arab cinemas: nostalgia and resistence -- Conclusion --; Chapter IV: From the Other Outside to the Other Within: Representing Islamic Fundementalism -- Why fundamentalism matters -- Hollywood's fundamentalist terrorists -- Islamic fundamentalism in Egyptian and Algerian cinemas: the Other within -- Conclusion; Epilogue: On Difference, Resistance, and Nationalism -- On difference -- On resistance -- On nationalism -- Beyond the East/West divide More info
Gospel of the living dead : George Romero's visions of hell on earth / Kim Paffenroth
Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2006.
Call No: 81ROM PAF Author: Paffenroth, Kim Source: US Place: Waco, Texas Publisher: Baylor University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 219 p. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; HORROR FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; ZOMBIES IN FILMS AND TV; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS. USA; SOCIETY IN FILMS. USA; RELIGION IN FILMS. USA; CONSUMERISM IN FILMS. USA; VIOLENCE IN FILMS. USA; RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS. USA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA. USA; ROMERO, GEORGE; SNYDER, ZACK; NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1978); DAY OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1985); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, Zack Snyder, 2004); LAND OF THE DEAD (CN/FR/US, George Romero, 2005) Summary: "For nearly forty years the zombie films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This rigorous but entertaining study shows how these films use Christian imagery from the Bible and Dante to probe deeper questions of human nature and purpose, while also giving a chilling and darkly humorous critique of modern, secular America that should be heeded by Christian and humanist alike." (Taken from the back cover) Notes: Includes bibliography, index ISBN: 9781932792652 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema, 2009 More info
The mystical gaze of the cinema : the films of Peter Weir / by Richard Leonard
Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, 2009.
Call No: 81WEI LEO Author: Leonard, Richard Source: AT Place: Carlton, Victoria Publisher: Melbourne University Press PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: ix, 300 p. ; 29 cm Series: MUP academic monographs Subject: AUSTRALIA; CRITICISM; THEORY; GAZE IN FILMS; RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; RELIGION IN FILMS; WEIR, PETER; PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); GALLIPOLI (AT, Peter Weir, 1981); WITNESS (US, Peter Weir, 1985) Summary: "The Mystical Gaze of the Cinema is a meticulous and accessible book that uses a psychoanalytic approach incorporating the insights of Jung, film theory and theology to break new ground in what continues to be a hot topic in cinema studies: the spectator-screen relationship. Leonard provides a fresh, innovative and provocative perspective on what happens when we behold a film." -- Publisher description Notes: Includes index; Derived from author's dissertation (Ph. D.)--University of Melbourne, 2003; Bibliography: p. 261-292; Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at the publisher's home page: http://www.mup.edu.au ISBN: 9780522856620 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- introduction -- 1 the mystical gaze -- 2 the unseen gaze -- 3 defining the codes within the mystical gaze -- 4 an apprehension of mysticism: Peter Weir -- 5 Picnic at Hanging Rock -- 6 Gallipoli -- 7 Witness -- conclusions -- notes -- filmography -- bibliography -- index -- More info
On the waterfront : BFI film classics / Leo Braudy
London, UK: British Film Institute, London, 2005.
Call No: 79ONT BRA Author: Braudy, Leo Edition: 1st ed Source: UK Place: London, UK Publisher: British Film Institute, London PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 88p ; 18.5 cm + b&w ill. Series: BFI Film Classics Subject: SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. USA; CLASS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; WORKING CLASS IN FILMS. USA; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; COMMUNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; PRODUCTION. USA; FINANCING. USA; IMAGE ANALYSIS; LABOUR; FINANCING; LABOUR ISSUES IN FILMS; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; RELIGION IN FILMS; KAZAN, ELIA; BRANDO, MARLON; SAINT, EVA MARIE; MILLER, ARTHUR; BERNSTEIN, LEONARD; SCHULBERG, BUDD; SPIEGEL, SAM; MALDEN, KARL; STEIGER, ROD; STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1951); GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (US, Elia Kazan, 1947); TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1945); BABY DOLL (US, Elia Kazan, 1956) Summary: With director Elia Kazan’s death in 2003 and actor Marlon Brando’s in 2004, a reappraisal of this classic film is timely and necessary. In this definitive study, Leo Braudy tells the complicated story of the film’s production. He revisits the facts behind the controversy of Kazan’s infamous ‘naming of names’ during the McCarthy communist trials of the 1950s. But above all this is an analysis of the enduring appeal of On the Waterfront: the method inspired acting, the music and cinematography, the use of authentic locations and its powerfully symbolic depiction of post-war American values. [Taken from back cover]. Notes: includes film credits ISBN: 184457072X More info
Religion and Film : cinema and the re-creation of the world / S. Brent Plate
London: Wallflower, c2008.
Call No: 45:2 PLA Author: Plate, S. Brent Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Wallflower PubDate: c2008 PhysDes: x, 112 p. : ill. ; 20cm Series: Short Cuts Series Subject: RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; RELIGION IN FILMS; RELIGIOUS FILMS Summary: " Religions and films both operate by recreating the known world and presenting that alternative version to their viewers/worshippers. This book brings together religious studies and film studies, asking how the world on film affects religious attitudes, and how millennia-old myths and rituals alter the ways films are made, viewed and interpreted. Films covered range from Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars and The Matrix to cult films such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and avant-garde and experimental films like Man with a Movie Camera and Stan Brakhage's The Act of Seeing with Ones Own Eyes. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-108) and index; Includes filmography ISBN: 9781905674695 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- preface -- introduction: world onscreen and at the altar -- 1: visual mythologising -- 2: ritualising film in space and time -- 3: religious cinematics: the immediate body in the media of film -- 4: the footprints of film: after-images of religion in space and time -- notes -- filmography -- bibliography -- index -- More info
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Theology and film : challenging the sacred/secular divide / written by Christopher Deacy and Gaye Williams Ortiz
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, c2008.
Call No: 45:2 DEA Author: Deacy, Christopher; Ortiz, Gaye Williams Source: US/UK Place: Malden, MA Publisher: Blackwell Publishing PubDate: c2008 PhysDes: xiv, 245 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; RELIGION IN FILMS; RELIGIOUS FILMS; JARHEAD (US, Sam Mendes, 2005); PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE (US, Mel Gibson, 2004); SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE (US, Nancy Meyers, 2003); UNFORGIVEN (US, Clint Eastwood, 1992); VANILLA SKY (US, Cameron Crowe, 2001) Summary: "This textbook is the ideal introduction to exploring how film can enrich our study of theology, opening up debates surrounding contemporary culture and theological inquiry. It uses film to challenge the sacred/secular divide, spanning a broad range of themes from religion and violence, eschatology, war and peace, to justice, feminism, and the environment. The accessible structure lays out both the methods and theological perspectives required for understanding theology through film. Examples of films discussed range from Unforgiven, Jarhead, and The Passion of the Christ, to An Inconvenient Truth, Something's Gotta Give, and Vanilla Sky. The book is also accompanied by website resources available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/theologyandfilm" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781405144384 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema Contents: -- note on the text -- preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part One: Methodological considerations -- Chapter 1: -- Theology and Film -- Part Two: Theological perspectives and filmic themes -- Chapter 2: -- Introduction -- Chapter 3: -- Woman as Spectacle: Theological Perspectives on Women and Film -- Chapter 4: -- The Green Screen: Theological Perspectives on the Environment and Film -- Chapter 5: -- A Time to Kill?: Theological Perspectives on Violence and Film -- Chapter 6: -- The Final Verdict: Theological Perspectives on Justice and Film -- Chapter 7: -- Dark Beauty: Theological Perspectives on War as Cinematic Mythology -- Chapter 8: -- Heaven, Hell and the Sweet Hereafter: -- Theological Perspectives on Eschatology and Film -- Chapter 9: -- Conclusion: Theological Perspectives on Cinematic Storytelling -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index -- More info
Theology through film / Neil P. Hurley
New York: Harper & Row, 1970.