Derek Jarman's Medieval Modern


Author: Robert Mills

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN: 9781843844938

Category: Medievalism in motion pictures

Page: 286

View: 1802

First exploration of Jarman's engagement with the medieval, revealing its importance to his work.

Modern Nature


Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452915024

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 8098

Originally published: Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1994.


A Book of Colour - June '93


Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559030

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4883

In Chroma, Derek Jarman explains the use of colour in Medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists and draws on the great colour theorists from Pliny to Leonardo. He also talks about the meaning of colours in literature, science, philosophy, psychology, religion and alchemy. The colours on Jarman's palette are mixed with memory and insight to create an evocative and highly personal work.

Screening Early Modern Drama

Beyond Shakespeare


Author: Pascale Aebischer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110724482X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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While film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays captured the popular imagination at the turn of the last century, independent filmmakers began to adapt the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries. The roots of their films in European avant-garde cinema and the plays' politically subversive, sexually transgressive and violent subject matter challenge Shakespeare's cultural dominance and the conventions of mainstream cinema. In Screening Early Modern Drama, Pascale Aebischer shows how director Derek Jarman constructed an alternative, dissident, approach to filming literary heritage in his 'queer' Caravaggio and Edward II, providing models for subsequent filmmakers such as Mike Figgis, Peter Greenaway, Alex Cox and Sarah Harding. Aebischer explains how the advent of digital video has led to an explosion in low-budget screen versions of early modern drama. The only comprehensive analysis of early modern drama on screen to date, this groundbreaking study also includes an extensive annotated filmography listing forty-eight surviving adaptations.

The Medieval Clothier


Author: John S. Lee

Publisher: Working in the Middle Ages

ISBN: 9781783273171

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 393

View: 7054

A clear and accessibly written guide to the medieval cloth-making trade in England.

Moving Pictures, Still Lives

Film, New Media, and the Late Twentieth Century


Author: James Tweedie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190873876

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 7709

Moving Pictures, Still Lives revisits the cinematic and intellectual atmosphere of the late twentieth century. Against the backdrop of the historical fever of the 1980s and 1990s-the rise of the heritage industry, a global museum-building boom, and a cinematic fascination with costume dramas and literary adaptations-it explores the work of artists and philosophers who complicated the usual association between tradition and the past or modernity and the future. Author James Tweedie retraces the "archaeomodern turn" in films and theory that framed the past as a repository of abandoned but potentially transformative experiments. He examines late twentieth-century filmmakers who were inspired by old media, especially painting, and often viewed those art forms as portals to the modern past. In detailed discussions of Alain Cavalier, Terence Davies, Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Agnès Varda, and other key directors, the book concentrates on films that fill the screen with a succession of tableaux vivants, still lifes, illuminated manuscripts, and landscapes. It also considers three key figures-Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, and Serge Daney-who grappled with the late twentieth century's characteristic concerns, including history, memory, and belatedness. It reframes their theoretical work on film as a mourning play for past revolutions and a means of reviving the possibilities of the modern age (and its paradigmatic medium, cinema) during periods of political and cultural retrenchment. Looking at cinema and the century in the rear-view mirror, the book highlights the unrealized potential visible in the history of film, as well as the cinematic phantoms that remain in the digital age.

Chromatic Cinema

A History of Screen Color


Author: Richard Misek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320084

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 8883

Chromatic Cinema provides the first wide-ranging historical overview of screen color, exploring the changing uses and meanings of color in moving images, from hand painting in early skirt dance films to current trends in digital color manipulation. Offers both a history and a theory of screen color in the first full-length study ever published Provides an in-depth yet accessible account of color's spread through and ultimate effacement of black-and-white cinema, exploring the technological, cultural, economic, and artistic factors that have defined this evolving symbiosis Engages with film studies, art history, visual culture and technology studies in a truly interdisciplinary manner Includes 65 full-color illustrations of films ranging from Expressionist animation to Hollywood and Bollywood musicals, from the US ’indie' boom to1980s neo-noir, Hong Kong cinema, and recent comic-book films

J Sheekey FISH


Author: Allan Jenkins,Howard Sooley,Tim Hughes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140905215X

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 5126

In the heart of London's Covent Garden, J Sheekey has been offering the finest fish, oysters, shellfish and other fruits de mer since the 1890s. Josef Sheekey was a market stall holder given permission by Lord Salisbury to serve fish and seafood in his 1896 property development in St Martin's Court, on the proviso that he supply meals to Salisbury's after-theatre dinner parties. Over a century later, the restaurant retains its late-Victorian charm and buzzes with fashionable folk and famous faces. The menu takes in prime fish such as Dover and lemon sole, brill and salmon, with seasonal specials such as Esk sea trout with lovage and girolles, roast lobster with sweetbreads and salt baked bass. Old favourites include lobster thermidor and Sheekey's famous fish pie. J Sheekey Fish immortalises recipes from this renowned kitchen. Sheekey Executive Chef Tim Hughes has teamed up with legendary cookery editor Allan Jenkins to create the cookery book event of 2012.

A Gay History of Britain

Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages


Author: Matt Cook

Publisher: Greenwood World Publishing

ISBN: 9781846450020

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7878

The first narrative history of its kind since 1970, A Gay History of Britain tells the extraordinary history of male-male sex and love in Britain, in all its diversity, from the Middle Ages to the present.


A Critical History


Author: David Matthews

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843843927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

View: 1368

An accessibly-written survey of the origins and growth of the discipline of medievalism studies.

Memory and Myths of the Norman Conquest


Author: Siobhan Brownlie

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843838524

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 6461

In an innovative approach drawn from Memory Studies, this book seeks to uncover how the Norman Conquest is popularly "remembered".

Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies

Female Desire in 1940s US Culture


Author: Steven Dillon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143845581X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 7120

Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture. Popular culture in the 1940s is organized as patriarchal theater. Men gaze upon, evaluate, and coerce women, who are obliged in their turn to put themselves on sexual display. In such a thoroughly patriarchal society, what happens to female sexual desire? Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies unearths this female desire by conducting a panoramic survey of 1940s culture that analyzes popular novels, daytime radio serials, magazines and magazine fiction, marital textbooks, Hollywood and educational films, jungle comics, and popular music. In addition to popular works, Steven Dillon discusses many lesser-known texts and artists, including Ella Mae Morse, a key figure in the founding of Capitol Records, and Lisa Ben, creator of the first lesbian magazine in the United States. “This exciting book presents a truly capacious understanding of US culture and offers a spectacular array of analyses of how the decade’s cultural discourse struggled to define female desire and how so much male literature and filmmaking sought to constrain it. Dillon’s study will teach scholars of modern American literature and culture a great deal more about the 1940s than they already know or think they know. It is a brilliant addition to the field.” — Gordon Hutner, author of What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920–1960

Medievalism, Politics and Mass Media

Appropriating the Middle Ages in the Twenty-First Century


Author: Andrew B. R. Elliott

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 184384463X

Category: Islam

Page: 223

View: 4179

An exploration of how the Middle Ages are manipulated ideologically in today's communication.

Queer Edward II


Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: British Film Institute


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 169

View: 786

Derek Jarman's widely acclaimed Edward II reworked Christopher Marlowe's original 1594 play for the 1990s. Queer Edward II is a poetic commentary on the making of this luscious film--a lavish book that leaves no holds barred and brings the film to life with luminous stills from the set. Derek Jarman's widely acclaimed Edward II reworked Christopher Marlowe's original 1594 play for the 1990s. Queer Edward II is a poetic commentary on the making of this luscious film--a lavish book that leaves no holds barred and brings the film to life with luminous stills from the set.

Suspended Animation

Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture


Author: Robert Mills

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895534

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 9173

When Marsellus in the film PulpFiction asserts, "I'm gonna git medieval on your ass," we know that he is about to bring down a fierce and exacting punishment. Yet is the violence of the Middle Ages that far removed from our modern society? Suspended Animation argues that not only is the stereotype of uncontrolled violence in the Middle Ages historically misleading, the gulf between modern society and the medieval era is not as immense as we might think. In fact, both medievals and moderns live within a social tension of "suspended animation" engendered by images and acts of violence. Just as in medieval times, Robert Mills argues, it is the threat of violence—not the reality—that continues to structure our lives. To illustrate this "aesthetics of suspense," Mills draws on extensive and disturbing examples from medieval iconography, contemporary philosophy, and even pornography, ranging from the vivid depictions of Hell in Tuscan frescoes to Billie Holiday's famously wrenching song "Strange Fruit". Mills reveals how these uncomfortable images and texts expose a modern self-deception, and he further explores how medieval images evoked a pleasure revealingly close to that found in modern depictions of sexuality. Suspended Animation also makes a fresh contribution to theoretical debates on pre-modern gender and sexuality. Mills's comprehensive analysis demonstrates that—as wartime prisoner abuse incidents at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay have recently indicated—our notions of ourselves as not-medieval (that is, civilized) not only fail to prepare us for modern torture and warfare but also lead us into complicity with self-proclaimed moral and civic leaders. Whether considering a medieval painting of a Christian martyr or the immense popularity of grotesque historical tourist attractions such as the London Dungeons, Suspended Animation argues that images of death and violence are as pervasive today as they were in the Middle Ages, serving as potent reminders of the link between the modern and the medieval era.

Georgian Gothic

Medievalist Architecture, Furniture and Interiors, 1730-1840


Author: Peter N. Lindfield

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783271272

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

View: 2362

Conclusion -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index

Lord Liverpool

A Political Life


Author: William Anthony Hay

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781783272822

Category: History

Page: 365

View: 4781

Shaped by eighteenth-century assumptions, Liverpool nonetheless laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century Britain that emerged from the Reform era.

The Films of Derek Jarman


Author: William Pencak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786414307

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 1464

Derek Jarman's films explore the possibilities and limitations of same-sex love and self-expression during various historical eras, ranging from ancient Egypt to present times. His work covers a millennium of sexual repression and efforts to escape it. Jarman provides us with a cinematic history of people whose homoerotic passions had a major impact on western civilization in religion, art, politics, philosophy, and war. This book provides background information on each of Jarman's fifteen scripts and films. The chapters are "program notes" to his films from a historical perspective. An interpretation of Jarman's intentions, gleaned from the director's writings and works about him, is also provided. This work reveals Jarman's importance as a keen student of the limits of historical knowledge, and delineates the role of history in inspiring change or preserving inertia in the present struggle against homophobia.

Dancing Ledge


Author: Shaun Allen

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452915715


Page: N.A

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