B is for bad cinema : aesthetics, politics and cultural value / edited by Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis
Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, c2014.
Call No: 730.2 BIS Author: Perkins, Claire; Verevis, Constantine Source: US Place: Albany, New York Publisher: State University of New York Press PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: xi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; AUTHORSHIP; B-MOVIES; CULT FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; EXPLOITATION FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; SUBTITLES; CANDY (AT, Neil Armfield, 2005); EVIL DEAD, THE (US, Sam Raimi, 1982 [prod. 1980]); MARNIE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964) Summary: B Is For Bad Cinema continues and extends, but does not limit itself to, the trends in film scholarship that have made cult and exploitation films and other "low" genres increasingly acceptable objects for critical analysis. Springing from discussions of taste and value in film, these original essays mark out the broad contours of "bad" - that is, aesthetically, morally, or commercially disreputable - cinema. While some of the essays share a kinship with recent discussions of B movies and cult films, they do not describe a single aesthetic category or represent a single methodology or critical agenda, but variously approach badcinema in terms of aesthetics, politics and cultural value. The volume covers a range of issues, from the aesthetic and industrial mechanics of low-budget production through the terrain of audience responses and cinematic effect, and onto the broader moral and ethical implications of the material. As a result, B Is For Bad Cinema takes an interest in a variety of film examples - overblown Hollywood blockbusters, faux pornographic works, and European art house films - to consider those that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781438449951 Contents: Introduction: B for bad cinema / Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis; Part 1: Aesthetics -- Explosive apathy / Jeffrey Sconce -- B-grade subtitles / Tessa Dwyer -- Being in two places at the same time: the forgotten geography of rear-projection / Adrian Danks -- Redeeming cruising: tendentiously offensive, coherently incoherent, strangely pleasurable / R. Barton Palmer -- The villain we love: notes on the dramaturgy of screen evil / Murray Pomerance -- From bad to good and back to bad again? cult cinema and its unstable trajectory / Jamie Sexton; Part 2: Authorship -- Coffee in paradise: the horn blows at midnight / Tom Conley -- The risible: on Jean-Claude Brisseau / Adrian Martin -- The evil dead DVD commentaries, amateurishness and "bad film" discourse / Kate Egan -- Liking The magus / I.Q. Hunter -- BADaptation: is candy faithful? / Constantine Verevis More info
Cinema Babel : translating global cinema / Abe Mark Nornes
Minneapolis, MA: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
Seeing into screens : eye tracking and the moving image / edited by Tessa Dwyer, Claire Perkins, Sean Redmond and Jodi Sita
New York: Bloomsbury Academic,
Speaking in subtitles : revaluing screen translation / Tessa Dwyer
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press,
Call No: 224.6 DWY Author: Dwyer, Tessa Edition: 2017 Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PhysDes: viii, 228 pages : illustrated ; 25 cm Subject: SUBTITLES; KUBELKA, PETER; TANG SHOU TAI QUAN DAO [CRUSH] (HK, Kuang-Chi Tu, 1972); DIALECTIQUE PEUT-ELLE CASSER DES BRIQUES?, LA [CAN DIALECTICS BREAK BRICKS?] (FR, René Viénet [?], 1973) Summary: With over 6000 languages in the world today, media speak is far from universal, yet the complexities of translation are rarely acknowledged by the industry, or by audiences and scholars. Redressing this neglect, Speaking in Subtitles argues that the oddities and idiosyncrasies of translation are vital to screen media’s global storytelling. Examining a range of examples from crowdsourced subtitling to avant-garde dubbing to the growing field of ‘fansubbing’, Tessa Dwyer proposes that film, television and video are fundamentally ‘translational' media. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781474410946 Contents: Introduction
Section 1: Devaluation to Deconstruction -- 1. Sub/Dub Wars -- 2. Vanishing Subtitles: The Invisible Cinema (New York, 1970-1974) -- 3. Dubbing Undone: Can Dialectics Break Bricks? (1973)
Section 2: Errant and Emergent Practices -- 4. Mistranslation and Misuse -- 5. Fansubbing and Abuse -- 6. Streaming, Subbing, Sharing: Viki Global TV
Conclusion: Error Screens More info
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Subtitles : On the foreignness of film / Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour (eds)
Massachusetts Institute of Tecnology, 2004.
Call No: 224.6 SUB Author: Egoyan, Atom (ed); Balfour, Ian (ed) CorpAuthor: Alphabet City Media, Inc. Source: Canada Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Tecnology PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 542 p ; 22 cm x 14 cm Series: Alphabet City Subject: TITLING; SUBTITLES; IMPORT OF FILMS; AESTHETICS; SWEET HEREAFTER, THE (CN, Atom Egoyan, 1997); EGOYAN, ATOM; ROZEMA, PATRICIA; DENIS, CLAIRE; BELLOUR, RAYMOND; RICH, B. RUBY; TRINH, T. MINH-HA; JAMESON, FREDRIC; DOANE, MARY ANN; KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; GLOBALISATION; AWARDS. ACADEMY; OTTINGER, ULRIKE; BLUE (UK, Derek Jarman, 1993); MEPRIS, LE (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godrad, 1963) Summary: "Every film is a foreign film," Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour tell us in their introduction to Subtitles. How, then, to translate the experience of film - which, as Egoyan says, makes us "feel outside and inside at the same time"? Taking subtitles as their point of departure, the thirty-six contributors to this unique collection consider translation, foreigness and otherness in film culture. Their discussions range from the mechanics and aesthetics of subtitles to the xenophobic reaction to translation, to subtitles as a metaphor for the distance and intimacy of film. [Taken from inside cover]. Notes: Includes bibliographic references. More info
Words on screen / Michel Chion; edited and translated by Claudia Gorbman
Chichester, U.K.: Columbia University Press, 2017.
Call No: 224.6 CHI Author: Chion, Michel; Gorbman, Claudia Edition: 2017 Place: New York; Chichester, U.K. Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: xvii,245 p.: illustrated ; 23 cm Series: Film and Culture Subject: TITLES; SUBTITLES; CREDIT TITLES Summary: Michel Chion is well known in contemporary film studies for his innovative investigations into aspects of cinema that scholars have traditionally overlooked. Following his work on sound in film in Audio-Vision and Film, a Sound Art, Words on Screen is Chion's survey of everything the seventh art gives us to read on screen. He analyzes titles, credits, and intertitles, but also less obvious forms of writing that appear on screen, from the tear-stained letter in a character's hand to reversed writing seen in mirrors. Through this examination, Chion delves into the multitude of roles that words on screen play: how they can generate narrative, be torn up or consumed but still remain in the viewer's consciousness, take on symbolic dimensions, and bear every possible relation to cinematic space.
With his characteristic originality, Chion performs a poetic inventory of the possibilities of written text in the film image. Taking examples from hundreds of films spanning years and genres, from the silents to the present, he probes the ways that words on screen are used and their implications for film analysis and theory. In the process, he opens up and unearths the specific poetry of visual text in film. Exhaustively researched and illustrated with hundreds of examples, Words on Screen is a stunning demonstration of a creative scholar's ability to achieve a radically new understanding of cinema. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9780231174992 Contents: List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I: An Infinite Inventory -- 1. The Name on Screen -- 2. Nondiegetic Writing -- 3. Diegetic Writing as Athorybos -- Part II: Writing, Reading -- 4. Fingers, Tablets, and Machines Writing -- 5. From Books Undone, Films -- 6. Half-Reading -- 7. Hearing One Language and Reading Another -- Part III: Writing in Film Space -- 8. Writing in the Land of Three Dimensions -- 9. Anagrams and Clinamen -- 10. Excription -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index More info