Bazin at work : major essays and reviews from the forties and fifties / Andre Bazin ; translated from the French by Alain Piette and Bert Cardullo ; edited by Bert Cardullo
New York: Routledge, 1996.
Call No: 67(04) BAZ Author: Bazin, Andre, 1918-1958; Cardullo, Bert Place: New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: xvi, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: STALIN [J.] IN FILMS; RELIGIOUS FILMS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; CINEMASCOPE; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; USSR; ADAPTATIONS; WYLER, WILLIAM; PAGNOL, MARCEL; CAYATTE, ANDRE; FARREBIQUE (FR, Georges Rouquier, 1945); SCARFACE (US, Howard Hawks, 1932); STRADA, LA (IT, Federico Fellini, 1954); JEUX INTERDITS (FR, Rene Clement, 1952); DERNIERES VACANCES, LES (FR, Roger Leenhardt, 1948); ORO DI NAPOLI, L' (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1954); GOLD OF NAPLES (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1954); M. RIPOIS (FR, Rene Clemont, 1954); DUE SOLDI DI SPERANZA (IT, Renato Castellani, 1951); TWO CENTS WORTH OF HOPE (IT, Renato Castellani, 1951); WHY WE FIGHT SERIES (US, 1942-44); BATAILLE DU RAIL, LA (FR, Rene Clemont, 1946); BATTLE OF THE RAILS (FR, Rene Clement, 1946); MYSTERE PICASSO, LE (FR, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956); PICASSO MYSTERY, THE (FR, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956); BIDONE, IL (IT, Federico Fellini, 1955); BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (UK/US, David Lean, 1957); CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); IVAN GROZNY [IVAN THE TERRIBLE] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, pt.1:1945, pt.2:1958[prod.1946]); IVAN GROZNY KINO BALET (UR, Vadim Derbenev & Yuri Grigorovich, 1977) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0415900174 (hb); 0415900182 (pb) LON: 12242179 Contents: La Strada, p113-120 -- Jeux Interdits, p129-135 -- Les Dernieres Vacances, p141-149 -- M. Ripois, p167-177 -- Ivan Groznyj, p197-203 -- Le Mystere Picasso, p211-219 -- Citizen Kane, p231-239 More info
Hitchcock's people, places, and things / John Bruns
Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern Univesity Press, 2019.
Call No: 81HIT BRU Author: Bruns, John Source: US Place: Evanston, Illinois Publisher: Northwestern Univesity Press PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: ix, 215 pages: illustrations; 23cm Subject: HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; LODGER, THE (UK, Alfred Hitchcock, 1926); SHADOW OF A DOUBT (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1943); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); BIRDS, THE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1963); CROWDS IN FILMS; MARNIE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964); I CONFESS (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1953); SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; URBAN LIFE IN FILMS; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS; THE CASE OF MR. PELHAM Summary: "Hitchcock’s People, Places, and Things argues that Alfred Hitchcock was as much a filmmaker of things and places as he was of people. Drawing on the thought of Bruno Latour, John Bruns traces the complex relations of human and nonhuman agents in Hitchcock’s films with the aim of mapping the Hitchcock landscape cognitively, affectively, and politically. Yet this book does not promise that such a map can or will cohere, for Hitchcock was just as adept at misdirection as he was at direction. Bearing this in mind and true to the Hitchcock spirit, Hitchcock’s People, Places, and Things anticipates that people will stumble into the wrong places at the wrong time, places will be made uncanny by things, and things exchanged between people will act as (not-so) secret agents that make up the perilous landscape of Hitchcock’s work.
This book offers new readings of well-known Hitchcock films, including The Lodger, Shadow of a Doubt, Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie, as well as insights into lesser-discussed films such as I Confess and Family Plot. Additional close readings of the original theatrical trailer for Psycho and a Hitchcock-directed episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents expand the Hitchcock landscape beyond conventional critical borders. In tracing the network of relations in Hitchcock’s work, Bruns brings new Hitchcockian tropes to light. For students, scholars, and serious fans, the author promises a thrilling critical navigation of the Hitchcock landscape, with frequent “mental shake-ups” that Hitchcock promised his audience." -- FROM BLURB Notes: Includes bibliography and index. ISBN: 9780810139954 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Navigating the Hitchcock Landscape -- Chapter 1. Hitchcock's Crowds -- Chapter 2. Hitchcock's Newspaper: A Thing of the Crowd -- Chapter 3. Hitchcock's Apartment Plot, or ""The Case of Mr. Pelham -- Chapter 4. Lost and Found in Hitchcock -- Chapter 5. Our Old Friend Telepathy -- Afterword: How to Keep Hitchcock Flat -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index More info
Men, women, and chainsaws : gender in the modern horror film / by Carol J. Clover
London: B.F.I. Publishing, 1992.
Call No: 735.2 CLO Author: Clover, Carol J., 1940 Place: London Publisher: B.F.I. Publishing PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: 260 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; SLASHER FILMS; CRIME IN FILMS; AUDIENCES; BISEXUALITY IN FILMS; DEVIL IN FILMS; ENDINGS OF FILMS; EXPLOITATION FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS; LOOK IN FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; IDENTIFICATION; REPRODUCTION IN FILMS; SADISM / MASOCHISM IN FILMS; SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; ACCUSED, THE (US, Jonathan Kaplan, 1988); ALIEN [...] (UK/US, 1979-92); DELIVERANCE (US, John Boorman, 1972); EXORCIST, THE (US, William Friedkin, 1973); FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); HILLS HAVE EYES, THE (US, Wes Craven, 1978); HUNTER'S BLOOD (US, Robert C. Hughes, 1986); MS. 45 (US, Abel Ferrara, 1981); PEEPING TOM (UK, Michael Powell, 1960); POLTERGEIST (US, Tobe Hooper, 1982); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); SCANNERS (CN, David Cronenberg, 1981); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974); WITCHBOARD (US, Kevin S. Tenney, 1987) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -253) and index ISBN: 0851704190 (pbk.); 0851703313 LON: 8882059 More info
Reading the Vampire Slayer : the new, updated unofficial guide to Buffy and Angel / edited by Roz Kaveny
London: Tauris Parke, 2004.
Call No: 79BUF REA Author: Kaveny, Roz (ed.) Edition: revised Source: UK/US Place: London Publisher: Tauris Parke PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: xiv, 322 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Subject: SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; FANTASY FILMS; HORROR FILMS; BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); ANGEL [TV] (US, 1999-) Summary: "Reading the Vampire Slayer was much praised on its first appearance as the indespensible and accessible companion to Buffy and its spin-off series Angel. This radically expanded and revised new edition is the only book to explore the complete Buffy.
The editor's introduction now considers the themes and structures of the seven seasons of Buffy and the ways in which its final season rounded these off, as well as considering four seasons of Angel.
Updated and wholly new chapters consider California and Los Angeles as Hellscapes; the theme of personality and performance in both shows; the Angel uses non-traditional family structures as an emotional armature; the importance of space and of locations such as Buffy's home and school, Giles' Magic Shop and Angel's hotel. They follow the transgressive heterosexuality of Buffy's relationship with the vampire Spike and the knowing flirtation of the shows with a fan culture fascinated by subtextuality-implied lesbian and gay relationships between characters. New attention is paid to Buffy's controversially dark and adult sixth season and to the seventh and final one.
Reading the Vampire Slayer also provides a short episode guide to all seven seasons of Buffy and the first four seasons of Angel, as well as original interviews with Jane Epenson and Steven DeKnight, two of Buffy's top writers" -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9781860649844 Contents: -- acknowledgments, resources and contributors -- the regular, recurring or otherwise significant characters -- 1: she saved the world. a lot, an introduction to the themes and structures of Buffy and Angel. Roz Kaveny -- 2: entropy as demon, Buffy in Southern California. Boyd Tonkin -- 3: writing Vampire Slayer. Interviews with Jane Espenson and Steven S. De Knight. Roz Kaveny -- 4: this was our world and they made it theirs: Reading space and place in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Karen Sayer. -- 5: What you are, what's to come. Feminisms, citizenship and the divine Buffy. Zoe-Jane Playdon. -- 6: The only thing better than killing a Slayer. Heterosexuality and sex in Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Justine Larbalestier. -- 7: Blood and choice. The theory and practice of family in Angel. Jennifer Stoy. -- 8: They always mistake me for the character I play! Transformation, identity and role-play in the Buffyverse (and a defense of fine acting ). Ian Shuttleworth -- Episode guide -- More info
Realizing the Witch : science, cinema, and the mastery of the invisible / Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers
New York: Fordham University Press,
Call No: 79 HAX BAX Author: Meyers, Todd; Baxstrom, Richard Edition: 2016 Place: New York Publisher: Fordham University Press PhysDes: x, 284 p. : illus. ; 23 cm Subject: HAXAN [WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES] (SW/DK, Benjamin Christensen, 1922); CHRISTENSEN, BENJAMIN; SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS Notes: Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan (The Witch, 1922) stands as a singular film within the history of cinema. Deftly weaving contemporary scientific analysis and powerfully staged historical scenes of satanic initiation, confession under torture, possession, and persecution, Häxan creatively blends spectacle and argument to provoke a humanist re-evaluation of witchcraft in European history as well as the contemporary treatment of female “hysterics” and the mentally ill.
In Realizing the Witch, Baxstrom and Meyers show how Häxan opens a window onto wider debates in the 1920s regarding the relationship of film to scientific evidence, the evolving study of religion from historical and anthropological perspectives, and the complex relations between popular culture, artistic expression, and concepts in medicine and psychology. Häxan is a film that travels along the winding path of art and science rather than between the narrow division of “documentary” and “fiction.” Baxstrom and Meyers reveal how Christensen’s attempt to tame the irrationality of “the witch” risked validating the very “nonsense” that such an effort sought to master and dispel. Häxan is a notorious, genre-bending, excessive cinematic account of the witch in early modern Europe. Realizing the Witch not only illustrates the underrated importance of the film within the canons of classic cinema, it lays bare the relation of the invisible to that which we cannot prove but nevertheless “know” to be there. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9780823268252 Donation: Senses of Cinema More info
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