Category Archives: Film Studies

Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film

Outlaw Masters of eastern Film bargains a rare close-up of the hitherto neglected golden age of jap cult, motion and exploitation cinema from the early Fifties via to the past due Nineteen Seventies, and as much as the current day. Having exact entry to the head maverick filmmakers and jap style movie icons, Chris D. brings jointly interviews with, and unique writings on, the lives and movies of such transgressive administrators as Kinji Fukasaku (Battles with out Honour and Humanity), Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill) and Koji Wakamatsu (Ecstasy of the Angels) in addition to performers like Shinichi 'Sonny' Chiba (The Streetfighter, Kill invoice Vol. 1) and glamorous actress Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood). Bringing the tale brand new with an summary of such eastern ""enfants terrible"" as Takashi Miike (Audition) and Kiyoshi Kurasawa (Cure), the ebook additionally offers a compendium of proof and extras together with filmographies, similar bibliographies on style fiction together with Manga, and a piece on woman yakuzas. Illustrated with amazing stills and posters from a few of Japan's best cult and motion motion pictures, it is a veritable bible for enthusiasts and rookies alike.

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Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle, and Maïwenn

By Cybelle H. McFadden

Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle, and Maïwenn is the 1st ebook to hyperlink those 5 filmmakers jointly via an research of the connection among filming one’s personal physique and the artistic physique. via engaged inventive practices, those lady filmmakers flip the digicam to their our bodies with a view to exhibit the method of inventive production and to supply themselves as filmmakers and artists of their paintings from 1987–2009. through making noticeable their our bodies, they provide a much broader diversity of illustration of girls in French movie. via avant-garde shape, within which tangible corporeal components are made picture, they rework representational content material and convey new cinematic our bodies with the facility to steer signifying practices in modern French tradition. by way of rendering noticeable their inventive perform and praxis and their digital camera of their work—reflexive practices that still unite those filmmakers—these ladies additionally visually declare the position of filmmaker and inventive topic. hence they determine their authority in a movie within which women’s participation and popularity in their achievements have traditionally been under that in their male counterparts.

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The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style & Mode of Production to 1960

By David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson

How movies are conceived,planned, and produced leaves a mark upon the movies, without delay and structurally. The kinfolk among movie type and mode of creation are, in response to the authors, reciprocal and jointly influencing. The authors hint such issues as sort, economics, and know-how over the years, demonstrating how major adjustments occurrred in Hollywood from the earliest days during the sixties.

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Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker

By Mary Cybulski

A advisor to the craft of script supervising, Beyond Continuity positive aspects useful guideline via real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the abilities wanted through a certified script manager.

Mary Cybulski, one in every of Hollywood’s most appropriate script supervisors, imparts her sage knowledge as she walks you thru the method of educating and dealing as a qualified script supervisor,, protecting the elemental talents of breaking down a script, taking notes on set, matching, dishonest, deciding upon display course, and understanding what the director, actors, and editor count on from a script manager. She additionally information a few of the extra sophisticated, yet simply as vital abilities― the way to get a task, tips on how to imagine like an editor, how one can inform what's vital in a script and on set, how one can get besides the forged and workforce, and the way to not get beaten while there's an excessive amount of info to process.

Also incorporated is entry to a spouse site which positive aspects downloadable models of a few of the kinds, templates, logs, and checklists utilized by specialist script supervisors. www.focalpress.com/9780240814896

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Cinematography (Behind the Silver Screen, Volume 3)

How does a movie come to seem how it does? And what impact does the glance of a movie have on our response to it? The position of cinematography, as either a technology and an paintings, is frequently forgotten within the chatter approximately appearing, directing, and budgets. The winning cinematographer should have a prepared inventive eye, in addition to professional wisdom concerning the continually increasing array of recent digicam, movie, and lighting fixtures applied sciences. with out those talents at a director’s disposal, so much videos speedy fade from reminiscence. Cinematography specializes in the highlights of this paintings and offers the 1st complete assessment of ways the sector has quickly developed, from the early silent movie period to the electronic imagery of today.

The essays during this quantity introduce us to the visible conventions of the Hollywood kind, explaining how those first arose and the way they've got thus been challenged by means of replacement aesthetics. with a purpose to body this attention-grabbing heritage, the individuals hire a sequence of questions on expertise (how did new expertise form cinematography?), authorship (can a cinematographer advance kinds and issues over the process a career?), and classicism (how may still cinematographers use new know-how in gentle of earlier practice?). Taking us from the hand-cranked cameras of the silent period to the electronic units used this day, the gathering of unique essays explores how the paintings of cinematography has been stimulated not just via technological advances, but additionally by way of developments within the motion picture undefined, from the increase of big-budget blockbusters to the unfold of indie films.

The publication additionally unearths the folk in the back of the digicam, profiling various acclaimed cinematographers from James Wong Howe to Roger Deakins. Lavishly illustrated with over 50 indelible photos from landmark movies, Cinematography deals a provocative behind-the-scenes examine the occupation and a stirring party of the paintings shape. a person who reads this background will come away with a clean eye for what looks at the display as a result of what occurs in the back of it.

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European Film Theory and Cinema: A Critical Introduction

By Ian Aitken

European movie idea and Cinema explores the key movie theories and pursuits inside of ecu cinema because the early 1900s. An unique and seriously astute learn, it considers movie concept in the context of the highbrow weather of the final centuries. Ian Aitkin focuses rather at the significant traditions that dominate eu movie thought and cinema: the "intuitionist modernist and realist" culture and the "post-Saussurian" culture. the 1st originates in a philosophical lineage that encompasses German idealist philosophy, romanticism, phenomenology, and the Frankfurt university. Early intuitionist modernist movie tradition and later theories and practices of cinematic realism are proven to be a part of one non-stop culture. The post-Saussurian culture contains semiotics, structuralism, and post-structuralism.

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A Companion to Film Comedy

A wide-ranging survey of the topic that celebrates the diversity and complexity of movie comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the current, this authoritative consultant bargains a world viewpoint at the renowned style that explores all features of its formative social, cultural and political context

  • A wide-ranging selection of 24 essays exploring movie comedy from the silent period to the present
  • International in scope, the gathering embraces not only American cinema, together with local American and African American, but in addition comedian movies from Europe, the center East, and Korea
  • Essays discover sub-genres, performers, and cultural views similar to gender, politics, and background as well as person works
  • Engages with diversified strands of comedy together with slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic
  • Features unique entries from a various crew of multidisciplinary overseas contributors

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Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film

By Dudley Andrew

In advance of international warfare II, French cinema reached a excessive element that has been dubbed the fashion of "poetic realism." operating with unforgettable actors like Jean Gabin and Arletty, administrators similar to Renoir, Carné, Gremillon, Duvivier, and Chenal normally captured the prizes for top movie at each competition and in each state, and their accomplishments resulted in basic contract that the French have been the 1st to offer adulthood to the sound cinema. the following the prestigious movie student Dudley Andrew examines the motivations and outcomes of those extraordinary motion pictures via the cultural net during which they have been made.
Beyond giving a wealthy view of the lifestyles and price of cinema in France, Andrew contributes considerably to our wisdom of ways movies are handled in historical past. the place previous experiences have handled the masterpieces of this period both in themselves or as a part of the imaginative and prescient in their creators, and the place convinced contemporary students have reacted to this through dissolving the masterpieces again into the procedure of leisure that made them attainable, Andrew stresses the discussion of tradition and cinema. In his view, the flicks open questions that take us into the tradition, whereas our realizing of the tradition provides power, course, and outcome to our interpreting of the flicks. The publication demonstrates the price of this hermeneutic strategy for one set of texts and one interval, however it may still greatly curiosity movie theorists and movie historians of all sorts.

"A perceptive, sophisticated account of French 'poetic realist' cinema within the 1930s."--Choice

"Essential analyzing, this paintings makes a precious contribution to scholarly study released on 1930's French cinema, [Well}-researched and informative with no being over-scholarly, Andrew's obtrusive enthusiasm for the subject can't fail to encourage curiosity and enthusiasm."--French Cultural experiences

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A History of Greek Cinema

The background of Greek cinema is a slightly vague and unexamined affair. Greek cinema begun slowly after which collapsed; for a number of years it struggled to reinvent itself, produced its first mature works, then collapsed thoroughly and virtually vanished. as a result of one of these complicated old trajectory no entire survey of the advance of Greek cinema has been written in English. This e-book is the 1st to discover its improvement and the contexts that outlined it through targeting its major motion pictures, personalities and theoretical discussions.
A background of Greek Cinema specializes in the early a long time and the makes an attempt to set up a "national" cinema beneficial to social unity and nationwide id. It additionally analyses the issues and the dilemmas that many Greek administrators confronted which will identify a different Greek cinema language and provides a number of the levels of improvement in the course of the heritage of the turbulent political background of the rustic. The booklet combines historic research and discussions approximately cinematic shape in to build a story heritage approximately Greek cinematic successes and failures.

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Motion Picture Directing: The Facts and Theories of the Newest Art

By Peter Milne

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