The Oxford Guide to Film Studies


Author: W. John Hill,Pamela Church Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198711155

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

View: 2469

Surveys the disciplinary approaches in film studies, examines the concepts and methods of film analysis, and discusses the issues and debates in the examination of film.


Theorien - Methoden - Kritik


Author: Thomas Kuchenbuch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783825226480

Category: Cinéma - Philosophie

Page: 472

View: 8092

Film Studies

Critical Approaches


Author: W. John Hill,Pamela Church Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 8583

'The contributors supply skilful overviews of the major critical approaches' Sight and Sound, May 1998 covers all the significant theories, debates and approaches to the subject chapter authors are international experts emphasis throughout on critical concepts, methods and debates includes material from important new fields such as film audiences and reception, queer theory, film and psychoanalysis, and poststructuralist approaches contains learning aids such aschapter summaries, critiques of individual films, and lists of further reading This text is the most up-to-date critical guide to the study of film. It is an ideal course companion for undergraduates taking courses in film criticism and textual analysis, and for students taking course options in gender, race and sexuality in film.

Film verstehen

Kunst, Technik, Sprache, Geschichte und Theorie des Films und der Medien ; mit einer Einführung in Multimedia


Author: James Monaco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499606571

Category: Film

Page: 699

View: 9005

Doing Film Studies


Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Claire Mortimer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136170057

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 1629

Doing Film Studies examines what it really means to study film, encouraging the reader to question the dominant theories as well as understanding the key approaches to cinema. This book provides an overview of the construction of film studies - including its history and evolution - and examines the application of theories to film texts. Important questions discussed include: Why does film studies need a canon? What is the relationship between authorship and genre theory? What is screen theory? How do we read a film text? Why is the concept of the spectator important to film? How is film involved in national identity? What is meant by a ‘film industry’? Aimed at students in their final year of secondary education or beginning their degrees, Doing Film Studies equips the reader with the tools needed in approaching the study of film.

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend


Author: Alan Lupack

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 3206

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend offers a comprehensive survey of the Arthurian legends in all their manifestations, from the earliest medieval texts to their appearances in contemporary culture. Essential reading for Arthurian scholars, medievalists, and for those interested in myth and legend.

Guide to British Cinema


Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

View: 6196

A guide to British cinema includes entries for major British actors, directors, and films from 1929 to the present.

Modern North American Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide

A Critical Guide


Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626786

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 9414

Modern North American Criticism and Theory presents the reader with a comprehensive and critical introduction to the development and institutionalization of literary and cultural studies throughout the twentieth century and at the beginning of the twenty-first. Focusing on the growth and expansion of critical trends and methodologies, with particular essays addressing key figures in their historical and cultural contexts, the book offers a narrative of change, transformation, and the continuous quest for and affirmation of multiple cultural voices and identities. From semiotics and the New Criticism to the identity politics of whiteness studies and the cultural study of masculinity, this book provides an overview of literary and cultural study in North America as a history of questioning, debate, and exploration.

Avant-Garde Film

Forms, Themes, and Passions


Author: Michael O'Pray

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023185000X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 4414

Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions examines the variety of concerns and practices that have comprised the long history of avant-garde film at a level appropriate for undergraduate study. It covers the developments of experimental film-making since the modernist explosion in the 1920s in Europe through to the Soviet film experiments, the American Underground cinema and the French New Wave, structuralism and contemporary gallery work of the young British artists. Through in-depth case-studies, the book introduces students not only to the history of the avant-garde but also to varied analytical approaches to the films themselves - ranging from abstraction (Richter, Ruttmann) to surreal visions (Bunuel, Wyn Evans), underground subversion (Jack Smith, Warhol) to experimental narrative (Deren and Antonioni).


Postmoderne und Postklassik im Kino der 90er Jahre


Author: Jens Eder

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825855236

Category: Film

Page: 263

View: 7162

The Oxford Companion to Australian Film


Author: Brian McFarlane,Geoff Mayer,Ina Bertrand

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 583

View: 3499

The Oxford Companion to Australian Film is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in Australian movies. This Companion is a comprehensive guide to the people and ideas that have made Australian cinema. It contains more than a thousand entries and was written by almost a hundred scholars and writers with expertise in different facets of Australian film. No other reference book on this subject contains so many features: * succinct yet detailed entries on key figures (actors, directors, producers, writers, designers, composers etc.) * incisive discussions of major films, with credits and plot summaries * longer essays on critical and historical themes * a series of extended interviews (specially prepared for this Companion) with some of the luminaries of Australian film, including Goeffrey Rush and Pamela Rabe * over 100 illustrations (portraits, stills, and posters) * thorough bibliography * full list of AFI awards * subject index providing easy access to relevant entries. This Companion celebrates Australia's love of the movies and provides a comprehensive and entertaining account of its unique contribution to the art.

Fashion Cultures

Theories, Explorations and Analysis


Author: Stella Bruzzi,Pamela Church Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136295445

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 2611

From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping. Fashion Cultures: * re-addresses the fashionable image, considering the work of designers from Paul Smith to Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan * investigates the radicalism of fashion photography, from William Klein to Corinne Day * considers fashion for the 'unfashionable body' (the old and the big), football and fashion, and geographies of style * explores the relationship between fashion and the moving image in discussions of female cinema icons - from Grace Kelly to Gwyneth Paltrow - and iconic male images - from Cary Grant to Malcolm X and Mr Darcy - that have redefined notions of masculinity and cool * makes a significant intervention into contemporary gender politics and theory, exploring themes such as spectacle, masquerade, and the struggle between fashion and feminism.

Analyse und Interpretation von Paul Thomas Andersons Punch-drunk Love

Form, Wirkung und Kontext eines Figurenportraits zwischen Beobachtung und Dramatisierung


Author: Max Wallraff


ISBN: 3836613999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 70

View: 9266

Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: 'Stop being weird', bittet Elisabeth ihren Bruder Barry. Dengleichen Rat gibt der Filmkritiker Gary Arnold dem Erfinder von Barry, Regisseur und Autor Paul Thomas Anderson. Arnolds Meinung3 nach vergiftet der junge Filmemacher die Früchte seines Talents durch postmoderne Ausflüchte ins Groteske und Absurde. In einer zynischen Pose verberge Anderson so Arnold Gefühl und Wahrheit hinter einem Schleier von Perversion und Unstimmigkeit. Die Oberflächlichkeit und Polemik dieser Kritik sollte man nicht allzu ernst nehmen. In ihrer Vagheit und Willkür steht Arnolds Meinung jedoch exemplarisch für die Reaktionen, auch die positiven auf Andersons bis zum Erscheinen von There will be Blood Ende 2007 letzten Film. Obwohl Punch-drunk Love 2002 auf den Filmfestspielen in Cannes unter Juryvorsitz von David Lynch mit dem Preis für die beste Regie ausgezeichnet wurde, schenkten Kritik und Filmwissenschaft dem Werk nur wenig Aufmerksamkeit. Nachdem Anderson mit dem populären Boogie Nights und dem Kritikerliebling Magnolia (Goldener Bär der Berlinale2000) in sehr kurzer Zeit zum euphorisch gefeierten Autorenfilmer wurde, zeugen die Reaktionen auf Punch-drunk Love von einer Distanzierung. In Erwartung eines großen epischen Werks messen einige Kritiker dem Filmangesichts seiner Kürze und der konventionellen Dramaturgie nur geringe Bedeutung bei. Zu Unrecht, wie ich zeigen werde. Nach dem Epos Boogie Nights und der Metasoapopera4Magnolia hat Anderson mit Punch-drunk Love eindifferenziertes Figurenportrait geschaffen. Dessen filmische Struktur und Wirkungsweise zu bestimmen, ist die zentrale Aufgabe dieser Arbeit. Der Film, dem Erzählkino zugehörig, folgt in seinem Aufbau dem Verlauf der Handlung. Zur Schaffung der, für die Analysenötigen, Grundlagen unternehme ich deshalb zunächst ihre Beschreibung und dramaturgische Ordnung. In Verbindung mit einer zeitlichen Vermessung5 der Einstellungen und Schnitte entsteht so für alle Analyseschritte eine Referenz, auf die ich im Text durch runde Klammern mit der Angabe der Szenennummer verweise zum Beispiel (I.4).Aus der Erläuterung und Begründung der dramaturgischen Ordnung ergibt sich die gattungsspezifische Einordnung des Films sowie die gewählte Vorgehensweise und Schwerpunktsetzung der nachfolgenden Analyse. Die Handlung von Punch-drunk Love konzentriert sich auf die Hauptfigur, Barry. In dessen Tun und Sprechen decke ich Handlungsmotive auf. Ich beschreibe ihre Entwicklung im Verlauf der [...]

The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies


Author: Thomas M. Leitch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199331006

Category: Film adaptations

Page: 744

View: 9531

This collection of forty new essays, written by the leading scholars in adaptation studies and distinguished contributors from outside the field, is the most comprehensive volume on adaptation ever published. Written to appeal alike to specialists in adaptation, scholars in allied fields, and general readers, it hearkens back to the foundations of adaptation studies a century and more ago, surveys its ferment of activity over the past twenty years, and looks forward to the future. It considers the very different problems in adapting the classics, from the Bible to Frankenstein to Philip Roth, and the commons, from online mashups and remixes to adult movies. It surveys a dizzying range of adaptations around the world, from Latin American telenovelas to Czech cinema, from Hong Kong comics to Classics Illustrated, from Bollywood to zombies, and explores the ways media as different as radio, opera, popular song, and videogames have handled adaptation. Going still further, it examines the relations between adaptation and such intertextual practices as translation, illustration, prequels, sequels, remakes, intermediality, and transmediality. The volume's contributors consider the similarities and differences between adaptation and history, adaptation and performance, adaptation and revision, and textual and biological adaptation, casting an appreciative but critical eye on the theory and practice of adaptation scholars--and, occasionally, each other. The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies offers specific suggestions for how to read, teach, create, and write about adaptations in order to prepare for a world in which adaptation, already ubiquitous, is likely to become ever more important.

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare


Author: Michael Dobson,Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson,Professor Emeritus University of Birmingham and Chairman Stanley Wells,Teaching Fellow in English Literature Will Sharpe,Lecturer and Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute Erin Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198708734


Page: 608

View: 3498

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.

Light Motives

German Popular Film in Perspective


Author: Randall Halle,Margaret McCarthy

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330456

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 442

View: 886

Light Motives undertakes a long overdue critical reassessment of German popular cinema, challenging the traditional view of German film history and offering new ways to think about popular cinema in general.

Making Short Films, Third Edition

The Complete Guide from Script to Screen


Author: Clifford Thurlow,Max Thurlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857854321

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 2215

Making movies is the most exciting way to earn a living and it is not surprising that media and film studies remain the most popular courses at colleges across the western world. A short film provides an opportunity for elliptical, poetic, condensed story telling. Shorts can take risks rarely seen in features. It is the arena where a strong voice or individual vision is possible; an invitation for experimentation and originality. Making Short Films, 3rd edition is entirely revised and restructured, providing a much more complete and detailed guide to filmmaking, with more information on new technology, illustrations and ideas for best practice.