Annie screenwriter turns to the law
Encore (25th October-7th November 1984) vol.2 iss.18 p.10 Author: Maddox, Garry PhysDes: Article Subject: SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS; HANDICAPPED IN FILMS; BORTHWICK, CHRIS; AWARDS. AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE; ANNIE'S COMING OUT (AT, Gil Brealey, 1984) Summary: Garry Maddox focuses on slef-characterised perpetually bleak Chris Borthwick, co-writer of "Annie's Coming Out". Borthwick reveals his dissatisfaction with the film's script, despite it's picking up an award from the AFI, as it did not eventuate in the social change which he had aimed for in regards to the rights and life of the physically handicapped. Maddox relates how Borthwick's disallusionment has led to the scriptwriter's decision to enrol in a law degree at the University of Melbourne Notes: "Annie's Coming Out" is also known by its US title "A Test of Love" More info
From hobbits to Hollywood : essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings / edited by Ernest Mathijs and Murray Pomerance
Amsterdam, NY: Rodopi B.V., 2006.
Call No: 79LOR FRO Author: Mathijs, Ernest and Pomerance, Murray (eds.) Source: US Place: Amsterdam, NY Publisher: Rodopi B.V. PubDate: 2006 Series: Contemporary Cinema, no.3 Subject: AUDIENCE RECEPTION; ADAPTATIONS. TOLKEIN, J.R.R.; MERCHANDISING; ADVERTISING FOR FILMS; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS; LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2001); LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2002); LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2003) Summary: Collected essays on Peter Jackson's film adapatations of Tolkein's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Notes: includes index and bibliography ISBN: 9789042020627 ISSN: 15723070 Language: English 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
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
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Speaking truths with film : evidence, ethics, politics in documentary / Bill Nichols
Oakland: California University of California Press, 2016.
Call No: 761 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Source: US Place: Oakland Publisher: California University of California Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 281 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; AUDIENCES; MUSIC IN FILMS; VOICES; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; ETHICS IN FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS IN FILMS; LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); RESTREPO (US, Tim Hetherington/Sebastian Junger, 2010); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988); ACT OF KILLING, THE (DK/NO/UK, Joshua Oppenheimer, (2012); STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE (US, Alex Gibney, 2015) Summary: "What issues, of both form and content, shape the documentary film? What role does visual evidence play in relation to a documentary's arguments about the world in which we live? Can a documentary be believed, and why or why not? How do documentaries abide by or subvert ethical expectations? Are mockumentaries a form of subversion? In what ways can the documentary be an aesthetic experience and at the same time have political or social impact? And how can such impacts be empirically measured? Pioneering film scholar Bill Nichols investigates the ways in which documentaries strive for accuracy and truthfulness, but simultaneously fabricate a form that shapes reality. Such films may rely on re-enactment to re-create the past, storytelling to provide satisfying narratives, and rhetorical figures such as metaphor and expressive forms such as irony to make a point. In many ways documentaries are a fiction unlike any other. With clarity and passion, Nichols offers close readings of several provocative documentaries including Land without Bread, Restrepo, The Thin Blue Line, The Act of Killing, and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine as part of an authoritative examination of the layered approaches and delicate ethical balance demanded of documentary filmmakers"--Provided by publisher. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Documentary film and the modernist avant-garde -- Documentary reenactment and the fantasmatic subject -- Letter to Lynn Sachs about her film Investigation of a flame -- Breaking the frame, gender, violation and the avant-garde -- The coming of sound -- To see the world anew : revisiting the voice of documentary -- The sound of music -- The question of evidence : the power of rhetoric and the documentary film -- The terrorist event -- Remaking history : Jay Leyda, and the compilation film -- Restrepo : a case of inadvertent evidence -- The symptomatic biopic : Steve Jobs : the man in the machine -- Documentary ethics : doing the right thing -- Irony, paradox and the documentary : double meanings and double binds -- Letter to Errol Morris : feelings of revulsion and the limits of academic discourse -- Perpetrators, trauma and film -- San Francisco newsreel : collectives, politics, films -- The political documentary and the problem of impact. More info
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
Australian Cinematographer (Dec 2014) iss.64 p.51-65 More info