Alternative worlds in Hollywood cinema : Resonance between realms / James Walters
Chicago: Intellect, 2008.
Call No: 735.3 (73) WAL Author: Walters, James Source: US Place: Bristol; Chicago Publisher: Intellect PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; FANTASTIC FILMS; FANTASY FILMS; DREAMS IN FILMS; MEMORY IN FILMS; INNOCENCE IN FILMS; REPETITION IN FILMS; TIME IN FILMS; POINT-OF-VIEW; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; FLEMING, VICTOR; LANG, FRITZ; GONDRY, MICHEL; CAPRA, FRANK; RAMIS, HAROLD; MINNELLI, VINCENTE; ROSS, GARY; WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939); WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, THE (US, Fritz Lang, 1944); ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (US, Michael Gondry, 2004); IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946); GROUNDHOG DAY (US, Harold Ramis, 1993); BRIGADOON (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1954); PLEASANTVILLE (US, Gary Ross, 1998); DONNIE DARKO (US, Richard Kelly, 2001); BACK TO THE FUTURE [...] (US, Robert Zemeckis, 1985-90); ABRE LOS OJOS (SP, Alejandro Amenabar, 1997); AWFUL TRUTH, THE (US, Leo McCarey, 1937); LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE (US/CN, Martin Scorsese, 1988); MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE (US, Orson Welles, 1942); LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (US, Max Ophuls, 1948) Summary: "The use of alternate realities in cinema has been brought to new heights by such recent films as 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and 'Donnie Darko'. 'Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema' is the first book to analyze these imaginary realms, tracing their construction and development across periods, genres and history.
"Through an analysis of such landmark films as 'The Wizard of Oz', 'It's a Wonderful Life' and 'Groundhog Day', Walters reveals how unconventional worlds are crucial to each film's dramatic agenda and narrative structure. This groundbreaking volume unifies decades of divergent work by film scholars and points the way towards a new theoretical framework for understanding fantasy in the context of popular film. 'Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema' will be an essential resource for film studies scholars and movie buffs alike." (Taken from the back cover.) Notes: Includes Filmography, Bibliography and Index ISBN: 9781841502021 More info
Chris Marker and "La Jetee" / by Ronco Yaobing Liem
Michigan: University Microfilms International, 1983.
Call No: 79 JET LIE Author: Liem, Ronco Yaobing Source: US Place: Michigan Publisher: University Microfilms International PubDate: 1983 PhysDes: 172 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Subject: SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; TIME TRAVEL IN FILMS; TIME IN FILMS; MARKER, CHRIS; JETEE, LA (FR, Chris Marker, 1963) Notes: Includes bibliographic references and appendix. ISBN: N/A Contents: Introduction -- Chapter 1-Introduction to Chris Marker -- Chapter II-Chris Marker: Biographical Information -- Chapter III-Individual films of Chris Marker -- Chapter IV-Chris Marker and Collective Film-Making -- Chapter V-Additional Film Work by Chris Marker -- Chapter VI-Introduction to La Jetee -- Chapter VII-Science Fiction Film -- Chapter VIII-Still Photographs in Motion Pictures -- Chapter IX-Credits and Narration of La Jetee -- Chapter X-Description and analysis of La Jetee -- Chapter XI-Discussion of La Jetee -- Chapter XII-Concluding Remarks -- References -- Appendix-Selected Source Listings More info
Film and fiction : the dynamics of exchange / Keith Cohen
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.
Call No: 753 COH Author: Cohen, Keith Source: US Place: New Haven Publisher: Yale University Press PubDate: 1979 PhysDes: xii, 216 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; AESTHETICS; ART CINEMA; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; TIME IN FILMS Summary: This book considers not only the narrative exchange that occurs when a novel is adapted to film, but the stylistic exchange between cinema and the written word that has occurred throughout the twentireth century. Cohen argues that as cinema has become a more dominant media, the novel itself has adapted to take on more cinematic qualities and vice versa. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0300023669 : $12.50 LON: 79064073; 1425482 More info
Filmmaking : narrative & structural techniques / Bob Foss
Los Angeles Hollywood, CA: Silman-James Press Distributed by Samuel French Trade, 1992.
The films of Claire Denis : intimacy on the border / edited by Marjorie Vecchio ; with a foreword by Wim Wenders
New York: I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Call No: 81DEN FIL Author: Vecchio, Marjorie; Wenders, Wim Source: US Place: New York Publisher: I.B. Tauris PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xxiii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; AFRICA; ART CINEMA; CANNIBALISM IN FILMS; CRITICISM; DANCE IN FILMS; DIRECTORS; DIRECTORS. FRANCE; FAMILY IN FILMS; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; MUSIC IN FILMS; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; TIME IN FILMS; WORKERS IN FILMS; WORKING CLASS IN FILMS; DENIS, CLAIRE; BEAU TRAVAIL (FR, Claire Denis, 1999); CHOCOLAT (FR, Claire Denis, 1988); INTRUDER, THE (FR, Claire Denis, 2004)
INTRUS, L'; INTRUS, L' (FR, Claire Denis, 2004); J'AI PAS SOMMEIL (FR/SZ, Claire Denis, 1994); I CANT SLEEP (FR/SZ, Claire Denis, 1994); NENETTE AND BONI (FR, Claire Denis, 1996)
NENETTE ET BONI; NENETTE ET BONI (FR, Claire Denis, 1996); TROUBLE EVERY DAY (FR/G/JA, Claire Denis, 2001); FRIDAY NIGHT (FR, Claire Denis, 2002)
VENDREDI SOIR; VENDREDI SOIR (FR, Claire Denis, 2002); WHITE MATERIAL (FR/CM, Claire Denis, 2009) Summary: "The films of Claire Denis probe the idea of global citizenship and trace the borderlines of family, desire, nationality and power. Her films, including 'Chocolat', 'Beau travail' and 'White Material' explore connections between national experience and individual circumstance, visualising the complications of such dualities. Following a foreword by Wim Wenders, international contributors explore the themes she addresses in her films, such as kinship and landscape, neo-colonialism and New French Extremity. Original interviews with an editor, actor and two composers familiar with Denis's working style and with Denis herself, also reveal fresh facets of this intrepid filmmaker." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes list of illustrations, bibliographic references and index ISBN: 9781848859548 Contents: --List of illustrations -- Notes on contributors -- Preface -- Foreword: 'Klarchen'
--Part I Interviews -- 'To let the image sing': Conversations with Dickon Hinchliffe and Stuart Staples: Martine Beugnet -- Interview with Nelly Quettier: Kirsten Johnson -- Interview with Alex Descas: Kirsten Johnson -- Interview with Claire Denis: Jean-Luc Nancy --
-- Part II Relations -- La famille Denis: Catherine Wheatley -- Reinventing community, or non-relational relations in Claire Denis's 'I Can't Sleep': Sam Ishii-Gonzales -- Beyond the other: grafting relations in the films of Claire Denis: James S. Williams --
-- Part III Global citizenship -- Beyond postcolonialism? From 'Chocolat' to 'White Material': Cornelia Ruhe -- 'Trouble Every Day: the neo-colonialists bite back: Florence Martin -- Forgiveness and employment: a study of the role of work in the films of Claire Denis: Rafael Ruiz Pleguezuelos -- 'The Intruder' according to Claire Denis: Jean-Luc Nancy --
--Part IV Within film -- Delivering: Claire Denis's opening sequences: Noelle Rouxel-Cubberly -- Rhythms of nationality: Denis and dance: Laura McMahon -- That interrupting feeling: interstitial disjunctions in Claire Denis's 'L'Intrus': Firoza Elavia -- Points of flight, lines of fracture: Claire Denis's uncanny landscape: Henrik Gustafsson -- Arthouse/grindhouse: Claire Denis and the 'New French Extremity': Adam Nayman and Andrew Tracy
--Bibliography -- Index More info
Slow cinema / edited by Tiago de Luca and Nuno Barradas Jorge
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.
Call No: 631.11 SLO Author: de Luca, Tiago; Jorge, Nuno Barradas Edition: 2016 Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: xx, 332 pages ; illustrated : 24 cm Subject: TIME IN FILMS; DREYER, CARL TH.; STRAUB, JEAN-MARIE; HUILLET, DANIELE; MING-LIANG, TSAI; WEERASETHAKUL, APICHATPONG; KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS; TARR, BELA; BENNING, JAMES; WARHOL, ANDY; SNOW, MICHAEL; CONRAD, TONY; INNOCENCE (FR, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2004); MEEK'S CUTOFF (US, Kelly Reichardt, 2011); JAPON (MX/GG/NE/SP, Carlos Reygadas, 2002) Summary: In the context of a frantic world that celebrates instantaneity and speed, a number of cinemas steeped in contemplation, silence and duration have garnered significant critical attention in recent years, thus resonating with a larger sociocultural movement whose aim is to rescue extended temporal structures from the accelerated tempo of late-capitalism. Although not part of a structured film movement, directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Tsai Ming-liang, Béla Tarr, Pedro Costa and Kelly Reichardt have been largely subsumed under the term ‘slow cinema’. But what exactly is slow cinema? Is it a strictly recent phenomenon or an overarching cinematic tradition? And how exactly do slow cinemas interrelate on an aesthetic, technical and political level?
Deploying the concept of slowness as an umbrella category under which filmmakers and traditions from different historical and geographical backgrounds can fruitfully converge, this innovative collection of essays interrogates and expands the frameworks that have generally informed slow cinema debates. Repositioning the term in a broader theoretical space, the book combines an array of fine-grained studies that will provide valuable insight into the notion of slowness in the cinema, while mapping out past and contemporary slow films across the globe. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9780748696048 Contents: Table Of Contents -- Illustrations -- Foreword / Julian Stringer -- Introduction: From Slow Cinema to Slow Cinemas / Tiago De Luca & Nuno Barradas Jorge -- Part I: Historicising Slow Cinema -- 1: The Politics of Slowness and the Traps of Modernity / Lúcia Nagib -- 2: The Slow Pulse of the Era: Carl Th. Dreyer’s Film Style / C. Claire Thomson -- 3: The First Durational Cinema and the Real of Time / Michael Walsh -- 4: ‘The Attitude of Smoking and Observing’: Slow Film and Politics in the Cinema Of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet / Martin Brady -- Part II: Contextualising Slow Cinema -- 5: Temporal Aesthetics of Drifting: Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness / Song Hwee Lim -- 6: Stills and Stillness in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cinema / Glyn Davis -- 7: Melancholia: The Long, Slow Cinema of Lav Diaz / William Brown -- 8: Exhausted Drift: Austerity, Dispossession and the Politics of Slow in Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff / Elena Gorfinkel -- 9: If These Walls Could Speak: From Slowness to Stillness in the Cinema of Jia Zhangke / Cecília Mello -- Part III: Slow Cinema And Labour -- 10: Wastrels of Time: Slow Cinema’s Labouring Body, The Political Spectator, and the Queer / Karl Schoonover -- 11: Living Daily, Working Slowly: Pedro Costa’s in Vanda’s Room / Nuno Barradas Jorge -- 12: Working/Slow: Cinematic Style as Labour in Wang Bing’s Tie Xi Qu: West Of The Tracks / Patrick Brian Smith -- 13: ‘Slow Sounds’: Duration, Audition and Labour in Liu Jiayin’s Oxhide and Oxhide II / Philippa Lovatt -- Part IV: Slow Cinema and the Nonhuman -- 14: It’s About Time: Slow Aesthetics in Experimental Ecocinema and Nature Cam Videos / Stephanie Lam -- 15: Natural Views: Animals, Contingency and Death in Carlos Reygadas’s Japón and Lisandro Alonso’s Los Muertos / Tiago de Luca -- 16: The Sleeping Spectator: Nonhuman Aesthetics in Abbas Kiarostami’s Five: Dedicated to Ozu / Justin Remes -- Part V: The Ethics and Politics of Slowness -- 17: Béla Tarr: The Poetics and the Politics of Fiction / Jacques Rancière -- 18: Ethics of the Landscape Shot: A.K.A Serial Killer and James Benning's Portraits of Criminals / Julian Ross -- 19: Slow Cinema and the Ethics of Duration / Asbjørn Grønstad -- Part VI: Beyond ‘Slow Cinema’ -- 20: Performing Evolution: Immersion / Unfolding and Lucile Hadžihalilovic’s Innocence / Matilda Mroz -- 21: The Slow Road to Europe: The Politics and Aesthetics of Stalled Mobility in Hermakono and Morgen / Michael Gott -- 22: Crystallising the Past: Slow Heritage Cinema / Rob Stone and Paul Cooke More info