Blurred boundaries : questions of meaning in contemporary culture / Bill Nichols
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
Call No: 409 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xvii, 187 p. ; 25 cm Subject: ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; AUDIENCES; BODY IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; MELODRAMA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; SEMI-DOCUMENTARIES; SOCIAL HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; KING, RODNEY; STACHKA [STRIKE] (UR, Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1925); REALISM ON TV; REALITY "SHOWS"; REALITY TV; RACIAL PROBLEMS ON TV; RACIAL PROBLEMS AND TV; TRUTH IN FILMS; VIOLENCE ON TV; WAR AND THE CINEMA; GULF WAR ON TV; ETHICS AND TV Summary: "Blurred Boundaries explores decisive moments where the traditional boundaries of fiction/non-fiction and truth/falsehood blur. Nichols argues that the history of social representation in film, television, and video requires an understanding of the fate of both contemporary and older work. Traditionally, film history and cultural studies sought to place films in a historical context. Nichols proposes a new goal: to examine how specific works, old and new, promote or suppress a sense of historical consciousness. Examining work from Eisenstein's Strike to the Rodney King videotape, Nichols interrelates issues of formal structure, viewer response, and historical consciousness. Simultaneously, Blurred Boundaries radically alters the interpretative frameworks offered by neoformalism and psychoanalysis: Comprehension itself becomes a social act of transformative understanding rather than an abstract mental process, while the use of psychoanalytic terms like desire, lack, or paranoia to make social points metaphorically yields to vocabulary designed expressly for historical interpretation - such as project, intentionality, and the social imaginary. An important departure from prevailing trends in many fields, Blurred Boundaries offers new directions for the study of visual culture." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-182) and index ISBN: 0253340640 (alk. paper); 0253209005 (paper : alk. paper) LON: 10767942 More info
Development of the film : an interpretive history / Alan Casty
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
Call No: 70 CAS Author: Casty, Alan Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich PubDate: 1973 PhysDes: 425 p. ; 23 cm Subject: EDITING; HISTORICAL FILMS; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY; GENRES; SOCIAL HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; BOGART, HUMPHREY; BRECHT, BERTOLT; BUNUEL, LUIS; CAPRA, FRANK; CARNE, MARCEL; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; CLAIR, RENE; COOPER, GARY; CURTIZ, MICHAEL; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; DE SICA, VITTORIO; DIETRICH, MARLENE; DOVZENKO, ALEKSANDR; DREYER, CARL TH.; DUVIVIER, JULIEN; Fellini, Federico; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; FORD, JOHN; GARBO, GRETA; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; HUSTON, JOHN; HAWKS, HOWARD; KINGSLEY, STANLEY; KAZAN, ELIA; LANG, FRITZ; Lean, David; LEROY, MERVYN; LUBITSCH, ERNST; MCCREA, JOEL; MAMOULIAN, ROUBEN; MARX BROTHERS; MILESTONE, LEWIS; MURNAU, FRIEDRICH WILHELM; NEWMAN, PAUL; PABST, GEORG WILHELM; Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Peckinpah, Sam; PUDOVKIN, VSEVELOD; REED, CAROL; RENOIR, JEAN; ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO; ROSSEN, ROBERT; Stewart, James; TOLAND, GREGG; TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS; VIGO, JEAN; VISCONTI, LUCHINO; VON STERNBERG, JOSEF; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; WAYNE, JOHN; WELLES, ORSON; WELLMAN, WILLIAM; WILDER, BILLY; WISE, ROBERT; WYLER, WILLIAM; ZOLA, EMILE; BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); GRANDE ILLUSION, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1937); INTOLERANCE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1916); REGLE DU JEU, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1939); STRAW DOGS (UK, Sam Peckinpah, 1971) Summary: The development of the cinemictic styles and genres in films worldwide and the important professical within the film industry. ISBN: 0155176226 More info
Explorations in new cinema history : approaches and case studies / edited Richard Maltby, Daniel Biltereyst and Philippe Meers
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Call No: 38 EXP Author: Maltby, Richard; Biltereyst, Daniel; Meers, Phillippe Source: UK Place: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xi, 335 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm Subject: SOCIAL HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; AUDIENCES; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CINEMAS Summary: "Explorations in New Cinema History presents an original approach to writing and understanding the social and cultural history of cinema, focusing on cinema's audiences, the commercial activities of film exhibition and distribution, and the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange."-BOOK BLURB Notes: includes index ISBN: 9781405199506 Contents: Mapping cinema experiences. New cinema histories / Richard Maltby -- Methodologies : mapping cinema exhibition. Re-imagining the history of the experience of cinema in a post-moviegoing age / Robert C. Allen -- Putting cinema history on the map : using GIS to explore the spatiality of cinema / Jeffrey Klenotic -- What to do with cinema memory? / Annette Kuhn -- Distribution, programming and audiences. Social class, experiences of distinction and cinema in postwar Ghent / Daniel Biltereyst, Philippe Meers and Lies Van de Vijver -- Distribution and exhibition in the Netherlands, 1934-1936 / Clara Pafort-Overduin -- Patterns in first-run and suburban filmgoing in Sydney in the mid-1930s / John Sedgwick -- Hollywood and its global audiences : a comparative study of the biggest box office hits in the US and outside the US since the 1970s / Peter Kra¨mer -- From Hollywood to the garden suburb (and back to Hollywood) : studies in exhibition and distribution in Australia / Mike Walsh -- Blindsiding : theatre owners, political action and industrial change in Hollywood, 1975-1985 / Deron Overpeck -- Venues and their publics. "No hits, no runs, just terrors" : exhibition, cultural distinctions and cult audiences at the Rialto Cinema in the 1930s and 1940s / Tim Snelson and Mark Jancovich -- Going underground with Manny Farber and Jonas Mekas : New York's subterranean film culture in the 1950s and 1960s / Peter Stanfield -- Searching for the Apollo : black moviegoing and its contexts in the small town U.S. South / Arthur Knight -- Film distribution in the diaspora : temporality, community and national cinema / Deb Verhoeven -- Cinema, modernity and the local. The social Biograph : newspapers as archives of the regional mass market for movies / Paul Moore -- Modernity for small town tastes : movies at the 1907 Cooperstown, New York, Centennial / Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley -- Silent film genre, exhibition and audiences in South India / Stephen Hughes -- The last Bemboka picture show : 16mm cinema as rural community fundraiser in the 1950s / Kate Bowles ID2: 93 More info
Home, exile, homeland : film, media, and the politics of place / edited by Hamid Naficy
New York: Routledge, 1999.
Call No: 409.1 HOM Author: Naficy, Hamid (ed) Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: xii, 248 p. ; 23 cm Series: AFI film readers. Subject: PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; SOCIAL HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; SOCIETY AND TV Summary: " Global changes in capital, power, technology, and the media have caused massive shifts in how we define home and community, leaving redrawn territories and globalized contexts. This interdisciplinary study of the media brings together essays by internationally accomplished critics to discuss the way film, television, music, and computer and electronic media are shaping identities and cultures in an increasingly globalized world. Ranging from intensely personal to highly theoretical, the contributors explore our complex negotiation of 'home' and 'homeland' in a postmodern world." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 0415919479 Contents: preface: arrivals and departures / Homi K. Bhabha. 1. framing exile: from homeland to homepage / Hamid Naficy -- pt. 1. traveling concepts. 2. exile, nomadism, and diaspora: the stakes of mobility in the western canon / John Durham Peters -- pt. 2. synesthetic homing. 3. "is any body home?": embodied imagination and visible evictions / Vivian Sobchack. 4. home: smell, taste, posture, gleam / Margaret Morse. 5. the intolerable gift: residues and traces of a journey / Teshome H. Gabriel. 6. the key to the house / Patricia Seed -- pt. 3. cinematic modes of production. 7. ethnicity, authenticity, and exile: a counterfeit trade? german filmmakers and hollywood / Thomas Elsaesser. 8. between rocks and hard places: the interstitial mode of production in exilic cinema / Hamid Naficy -- pt. 4. mediated collective formations. 9. bounded realms: household, family, community, and nation / David Morley. 10. recycling colonialist fantasies on the texas borderlands / Rosa Linda Fregoso.
11. "home is where the hatred is": work, music, and the transnational economy / George Lipsitz. 12. by the bitstream of babylon: cyberfrontiers and diasporic vistas / Ella Shohat. More info
Home movies and other necessary fictions / Michelle Citron
London: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Power and paranoia : history, narrative and the American cinema, 1940-1950 / Dana Polan
New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.
Rabbit-proof fence : the screenplay / Christine Olsen
Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.: Currency Press, 2002.