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

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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: 5419

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: 3748

Film Studies

Critical Approaches


Author: W. John Hill,Pamela Church Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 8578

'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.

Doing Film Studies


Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Claire Mortimer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136170057

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 3442

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.

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: 3787

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.

AS Film Studies

The Essential Introduction


Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Freddie Gaffney,John White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135226601

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 1932

AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC AS level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. The second edition follows the new WJEC syllabus for 2008 teaching onwards and has a companion website with additional resources for students and teachers. Specifically designed to be user friendly, the second edition of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction has a new text design to make the book easy to follow, includes more than 100 colour photographs and is jam packed with features such as: Case studies relevant to the 2008 specification Activities on films including Little Miss Sunshine, Pirates of the Caribbean & The Descent Key terms Example exam questions Suggestions for further reading and website resources

Fashion Cultures

Theories, Explorations and Analysis


Author: Stella Bruzzi,Pamela Church Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136295445

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 7430

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.


Postmoderne und Postklassik im Kino der 90er Jahre


Author: Jens Eder

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825855236

Category: Film

Page: 263

View: 7011

Filmtheorie zur Einführung


Author: Thomas Elsässer,Malte Hagener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783885066217

Category: Film criticism

Page: 247

View: 3000

Introduction to film studies


Author: Jill Nelmes,Bill Nichols

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415409285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 478

View: 7931

Lavishly illustrated with over 123 up-to-date film stills and productions shots, this is the completely revised and updated fourth edition of the comprehensive leading textbook for students of cinema. Guiding students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, Introduction to Film Studies traces the historical development of film, and introduces some of the world’s key national cinemas. Each chapter is written by a subject specialist, three new authors contribute to the book, a wide range of films are analyzed and discussed, and a broad spectrum of theories and theorists are presented, from formalism to feminism, and from Eisenstein to Deleuze. Key features of the fourth edition are: full coverage of important topics for introductory level updated coverage of a wide range of concepts, theories and issues in film studies in-depth discussion of the contemporary film industry new chapters on Rediscovering Film; Ethnicity, Race and Cinema; Documentary; Film, Form and Narrative; British Cinema; Approaches to Cinematic Authorship new case studies on films such as Bamboozled, Wild Strawberries, Run Lola Run, Grey Gardens, Grizzly Man, Boy's Don't Cry, Love Actually, and many others marginal key terms, notes, cross-referencing suggestions for further reading, further viewing and a comprehensive glossary and bibliography website resources including updated popular case studies from previous editions, a chapter on German Cinema and links to supporting sites. Widely reviewed by teachers in the field, and including a foreword by Bill Nichols, it will be essential reading for any introductory student of film, media studies or the visual arts worldwide.

Avant-Garde Film

Forms, Themes, and Passions


Author: Michael O'Pray

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023185000X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 8721

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).

The Subject of Film and Race

Retheorizing Politics, Ideology, and Cinema


Author: Gerald Sim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623561353

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 3967

The Subject of Film and Race is the first comprehensive intervention into how film critics and scholars have sought to understand cinema's relationship to racial ideology. In attempting to do more than merely identify harmful stereotypes, research on 'films and race' appropriates ideas from post-structuralist theory. But on those platforms, the field takes intellectual and political positions that place its anti-racist efforts at an impasse. While presenting theoretical ideas in an accessible way, Gerald Sim's historical materialist approach uniquely triangulates well-known work by Edward Said with the Neo-Marxian writing about film by Theodor Adorno and Fredric Jameson. The Subject of Film and Race takes on topics such as identity politics, multiculturalism, multiracial discourse, and cyborg theory, to force film and media studies into rethinking their approach, specifically towards humanism and critical subjectivity. The book illustrates theoretical discussions with a diverse set of familiar films by John Ford, Michael Mann, Todd Solondz, Quentin Tarantino, Keanu Reeves, and others, to show that we must always be aware of capitalist history when thinking about race, ethnicity, and films.



Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136581820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 4426

Crime films have, since the earliest days of cinema, been popular with audiences, industry and critics alike and encompassed a diverse range of subjects, styles and themes. The genre provides a range of pleasures for the spectator, from taking on the role of the detective in the pursuit of clues in the ‘whodunit’, to the more illicit thrills of identification with an anti hero. In the many incarnations of the crime film such as the gangster, film noir, political and detective thrillers, the genre explores the anxieties of different historical moments. Sarah Casey Benyahia provides an overview of the development of the crime film and examines the key theories and ideas involved in the study of the genre. These include; the investigative structure and narration of the crime film, the aesthetics of violence and issues of representation and ideology. These areas are explored through contemporary and classic, Hollywood and European cinema with case studies on the history of the genre, the role of the detective, the 'family crime' film and the conspiracy thriller. Crime provides a broad framework to the study of the genre through the introduction of narrative, genre and audience theories as well as detailed analysis of specific films. Films discussed include: Scarface (1932) Mildred Pierce (1945) Dirty Harry (1971) The Parallax View (1974) Reservoir Dogs (1992) Mystic River (2002) Hidden (2005) Gone Baby Gone (2007) Zodiac (2007) The Millennium Trilogy (2009) The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)

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: 2277

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 Companion to Australian Film


Author: Brian McFarlane,Geoff Mayer,Ina Bertrand

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 583

View: 345

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.

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: 9925

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: 1723

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.


Eine Einführung


Author: Peter Scheinpflug

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364312435X


Page: 111

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