The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1978-99

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The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1978-99

The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1978-99

Authorship and Context II

  • Author: Leighton Grist
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781403920355
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 357
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Martin Scorsese is one of the world's great filmmakers, and a genuine auteur. A follow up to The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1963-77, this book covers his work from The Last Waltz to Bringing Out the Dead. Central is the detailed, theoretically informed discussion of all of the Scorsese-directed features released during this period, which, for Scorsese, was marked by both considerable artistic achievement and a shifting and at times uncertain relationship with the Hollywood film industry. Filmic discussion is correspondingly situated in relation to a range of forces and developments – institutional, but also of larger historical reference – that shape the films and Scorsese's authorial discourse. Another stimulating demonstration of sustained textual analysis, The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1978-99 presents an extended critical affirmation of the continuing pertinence of the concept of film authorship and illuminates Hollywood cinema from the late 1970s to the turn of the millennium. Like its predecessor, the book is about authorship and context. Discussion of the films is founded upon a combination of formal, psychoanalytic, and ideological approaches.

Fascism and Millennial American Cinema

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Fascism and Millennial American Cinema

Fascism and Millennial American Cinema

  • Author: Leighton Grist
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137595663
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 242
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This book examines a spate of American films released around the turn of the millennium that differently address the actuality or possibility of domestic fascism within the USA. The films discussed span a diversity of forms, genres and production practices, and encompass low- and medium-budget studio and independent releases (such as American History X, Stir of Echoes and The Believer), star and/or auteur vehicles (such as The Siege, Fight Club and American Beauty), and high-budget, high-concept science-fiction films and franchises (such as Starship Troopers, Minority Report, the Matrix and X-Men trilogies and the Star Wars prequels). Central to the book is the detailed analysis of the films, which is contextualized historically in relation to a period that saw the significant rise of the far Right. The book concordantly affords a wider insight into fascism and its various manifestations and how such have been, and continue to be, registered within American cinema.

Martin Scorsese's Divine Comedy

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Martin Scorsese's Divine Comedy

Martin Scorsese's Divine Comedy

Movies and Religion

  • Author: Catherine O'Brien
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 135000328X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 224
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Catherine O'Brien draws on the structure of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy to explore Martin Scorsese's feature films from Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967-69) to Silence (2016). This is the first full-length study to focus on the trajectory of faith and doubt during this period, taking very seriously the oft-quoted words of the director himself: 'My whole life has been movies and religion. That's it. Nothing else.' Films discussed include GoodFellas, The Last Temptation of Christ, Taxi Driver and Mean Streets, as well as the more recent The Wolf of Wall Street. In Dante's poem in 100 cantos, the Pilgrim is guided by the poet Virgil down through the circles of Hell in Inferno; he then climbs the steep Mountain of the Seven Deadly Sins in Purgatory; and he finally encounters God in Paradise. Embracing this popular analogy, this study envisions Scorsese as a contemporary Dante, with his filmic oeuvre offering the dimensions of a cinematic Divine Comedy. Drawing on debates at the heart of religious studies, theology, literature and film, this book goes beyond existing explorations of religion in Scorsese's work to address issues of sin and salvation within the context of wider debates in eschatology and the afterlife.

Designing Sound

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Designing Sound

Designing Sound

Audiovisual Aesthetics in 1970s American Cinema

  • Author: Jay Beck
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813564158
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 274
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The late 1960s and 1970s are widely recognized as a golden age for American film, as directors like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese expanded the Hollywood model with aesthetically innovative works. As this groundbreaking new study reveals, those filmmakers were blessed with more than just visionary eyes; Designing Sound focuses on how those filmmakers also had keen ears that enabled them to perceive new possibilities for cinematic sound design. Offering detailed case studies of key films and filmmakers, Jay Beck explores how sound design was central to the era’s experimentation with new modes of cinematic storytelling. He demonstrates how sound was key to many directors’ signature aesthetics, from the overlapping dialogue that contributes to Robert Altman’s naturalism to the wordless interludes at the heart of Terrence Malick’s lyricism. Yet the book also examines sound design as a collaborative process, one where certain key directors ceded authority to sound technicians who offered significant creative input. Designing Sound provides readers with a fresh take on a much-studied era in American film, giving a new appreciation of how artistry emerged from a period of rapid industrial and technological change. Filled with rich behind-the-scenes details, the book vividly conveys how sound practices developed by 1970s filmmakers changed the course of American cinema.

Food in Film

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Food in Film

Food in Film

A Culinary Performance of Communication

  • Author: Jane Ferry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317793900
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Martin Scorsese

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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

  • Author: Lester J. Keyser
  • Publisher: Twayne Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 265
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No American film director has probed the heart and soul of violence like Martin Scorsese. In films of unbearable intensity, from his breakthrough Mean Streets (1973) through The Age of Innocence (1992), Scorsese has developed as an unflinching observer of twentieth-century America. With this book, film scholar Les Keyser undertakes the first full-scale analysis and appreciation of Scorsese's life and films, assessing his emergence as America's preeminent filmmaker. Controversial and difficult, dark and opaque, Scorsese's films have followed an erratic course in the commercial market, including both blockbusters and box-office duds. But he is always honing his craft and deepening his vision. Even in his huge hit Cape Fear (1991), Scorsese successfully gives the commercial Hollywood formula movie a sharp new edge. Martin Scorsese bursts with fascinating movie lore about the Hollywood scene, including extensive background notes on how the script for the classic Raging Bull (1980) was developed by Scorsese and actor friend Robert de Niro. The full canon of the director's work is studied carefully, including a film that represents a radical departure for the director, a cinematic version of Edith Wharton's turn-of-the-century novel of manners, The Age of Innocence.

The Time Out Film Guide

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The Time Out Film Guide

The Time Out Film Guide

  • Author: Tom Milne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cinema films
  • Page: 767
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Levinas and the Cinema of Redemption

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Levinas and the Cinema of Redemption

Levinas and the Cinema of Redemption

Time, Ethics, and the Feminine

  • Author: Sam B. Girgus
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231519494
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 272
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In his philosophy of ethics and time, Emmanuel Levinas highlighted the tension that exists between the "ontological adventure" of immediate experience and the "ethical adventure" of redemptive relationships-associations in which absolute responsibility engenders a transcendence of being and self. In an original commingling of philosophy and cinema study, Sam B. Girgus applies Levinas's ethics to a variety of international films. His efforts point to a transnational pattern he terms the "cinema of redemption" that portrays the struggle to connect to others in redeeming ways. Girgus not only reveals the power of these films to articulate the crisis between ontological identity and ethical subjectivity. He also locates time and ethics within the structure and content of film itself. Drawing on the work of Luce Irigaray, Tina Chanter, Kelly Oliver, and Ewa Ziarek, Girgus reconsiders Levinas and his relationship to film, engaging with a feminist focus on the sexualized female body. Girgus offers fresh readings of films from several decades and cultures, including Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Federico Fellini's La dolce vita (1959), Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura (1960), John Huston's The Misfits (1961), and Philip Kaufman's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988).

Film Review Index: 1950-1985

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Film Review Index: 1950-1985

Film Review Index: 1950-1985

  • Author: Patricia King Hanson,Stephen L. Hanson,Julia Johnson
  • Publisher: Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9780897743310
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 432
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Lists review sources for silent films and films made before 1950 and includes an index of directors

Sight and Sound

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Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Page: N.A
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