Monthly Archives: December 2016

Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

By Carolyn Jess-Cooke

The movie sequel has been maligned in pop culture as a vampirish corporative workout in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon quite a lot of examples from early cinema to the twenty-first century, this quantity finds the expanding acclaim for, and experimentation with, movie sequels as a critical dynamic of Hollywood cinema. Now creeping into international cinemas and self reliant movie fairs, the sequel is repeatedly hired as a motor vehicle for cross-cultural discussion and as a constitution during which thoughts and cultural narratives might be circulated throughout geographical and ancient destinations. This publication goals to account for a few of the significant serious contexts in which sequelisation operates by means of exploring sequel creation past field workplace figures. Its account levels from sequels in contemporary mainstream cinema, art-house and 'indie' sequels, non-Hollywood sequels, the consequences of the family industry on sequelisation, and the influence of the game on Hollywood.

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The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema

By Sally Chivers

Popular movies have continually integrated aged characters, yet until eventually lately, outdated age purely performed a assisting function onscreen. Now, because the child Boomer inhabitants hits retirement, there was an explosion of flicks, together with Away From Her, The directly Story, The Barbarian Invasions, and About Schmidt, the place getting older is a important theme.

The first-ever sustained dialogue of outdated age in cinema, The Silvering Screen brings jointly theories from incapacity stories, severe gerontology, and cultural reviews, to check how the movie has associated previous age with actual and psychological incapacity. Sally Chivers extra examines Hollywood's combined messages - the applauding of actors who painting the debilitating part of getting older, whereas selling a tradition of juvenile - in addition to the gendering of outdated age on movie. The Silvering Screen makes a well timed try and counter the phobia of getting older implicit in those readings by way of featuring trade how you can worth getting older.

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The Philosophy of Film Noir (The Philosophy of Popular Culture)

By Mark T. Conard

A drifter without identify and no prior, pushed only by way of wish, is confident by way of a gorgeous lady to homicide her husband. A hard-drinking detective down on his success turns into concerned with a gang of criminals in pursuit of a helpful artifact. The tales are right now romantic, pessimistic, full of anxiousness and a feeling of alienation, they usually outline the essence of movie noir. Noir emerged as a sought after American movie style within the early Forties, distinguishable by way of its use of surprising lighting fixtures, sinister plots, mysterious characters, and darkish topics. From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to the touch of Evil (1958), motion pictures from this vintage interval mirror an environment of corruption and social decay that attracted such finished administrators as John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles. The Philosophy of movie Noir is the 1st quantity to concentration solely at the philosophical underpinnings of those iconic movies. Drawing at the paintings of numerous thinkers, from the French existentialist Albert Camus to the Frankurt university theorists Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the amount connects movie noir to the philosophical questions of a latest, usually nihilistic, global. establishing with an exam of what constitutes noir cinema, the e-book translates the philosophical components regularly found in the movies -- subject matters resembling ethical ambiguity, cause as opposed to ardour, and pessimism. The members to the amount additionally argue that the essence and parts of noir have essentially prompted videos outdoor of the conventional noir interval. Neo-noir motion pictures akin to Pulp Fiction (1994), struggle membership (1999), and keepsake (2000) have reintroduced the style to a latest viewers. As they investigate the innovations found in person motion pictures, the members additionally remove darkness from and discover the philosophical topics that floor in pop culture. a detailed exam of 1 of the main major creative events of the 20 th century, The Philosophy of movie Noir reinvigorates an highbrow dialogue on the intersection of pop culture and philosophy.

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Life through the Lens: Cyborg Subjectivity in Cinema

By Patricia Jean Fancher

This research makes use of the nature of the cyborg, because it is invoked in technology Fiction
film, to appreciate representations ofidentity, targeting gender, from a
perspective that's embedded in either social and fabric contexts. The cyborg
deconstructs the dichotomies that outline the Humanist topic, equivalent to topic and
object, actual and myth, expertise and tradition. even though, as society transitions from
a Modernist, to Postmodern and past, cyborg fantasies replicate adjustments in
ideology and values. those social alterations should be tracked at the our bodies of cyborg
images.
In this study, i exploit the cyborg, a determine of wealthy cultural value, as a
heuristic to investigate representations of gender from a viewpoint that money owed for
cultural and fabric contexts. students focusing on feminism, anthropology and
cultural reviews proceed to theorize how the wealthy cultural value of the
deconstruct(ed)(ing) cyborg physique. This study contributes to this on going
discussion by way of targeting the cyborg’s value in movie discourse and feminist
discourse.

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Bizarre Sinema, Wildest, Sexiest, Weirdest, Sleaziest Films: Japanese Ero Gro and Pinku Eiga 1956-1979

By Carlos Aguilar, Daniel Aguilar

Eroticism in jap style cinema of the Golden Age, from “Ero Gro” to “Pinku Eiga”, to the “Roman Porno”. The ugly, the surreal, the macabre, the sadism, the masochism, the lesbianism within the videos produced by means of the likes of Shintoho, Daiei, Nikkatsu, Toei and Okura, within the movies by way of Koji Wakamatsu (Violated Angels, The Embryo), Teruo Ishii (Joys of Torture), Yusuke Watanabe (Female, evening Ladies), Yasuzo Masumura (Cross of ardour, A Fool’s Love), Seijun Suzuki (Gate of Flesh, Branded to Kill), Ko Nakahira (Hunter’s Diary), Toshiaki Kunihara (Secret booklet of a ladies Prison), Nobuo Nakagawa (Vampire Woman), Keigo Kimura (Diary of a silly previous Man)...
The heroines of those movies are play-ed through such intercourse symbols as Mako Midori, Naomi Tani, Ikuko Moori and Ayako Wakao, which are consistently tied up and tortured.
This quantity includes a wealthy iconographic reveal of infrequent images and unique posters, unpublished writings by means of the everlasting Queen of S&M Naomi Tani, and cult administrators like Teruo Ishii and Seijun Suzuki, finishing up with a particular bibliography and filmography.

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The Specialists (Western all'italiana, Book 1)

By Antonio Bruschini, Antonio Tentori

The historical past of spaghetti-western motion pictures in a suite of absolutely illustrated books, the 1st of that's dedicated to the main consultant filmmakers:
Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Sergio Sollima, Duccio Tessari, Tonino Valerii, Giulio Petroni, Enzo G. Castellari, Giuseppe Colizzi, Franco Giraldi.

Bibliography and filmography.

The e-book provides the spaghetti westerns wildest, sadistic, delusional and weird: demise Sentence, Time bloodbath, Texas see you later, Yankee, The bounty hunter, Django the Bastard, Quien sabe?, Requiescant, when you dwell shoot, time vultures, the Belle megastar tale, And God acknowledged to Cain, Matalo!, Blindman, hate is my God, The 4 of the Apocalypse ...

English and Italian textual content

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Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in His Films

By Christine Lee Gengaro

The musical ratings of Stanley Kubrick’s movies are usually praised as being leading edge and forward-looking. regardless of enjoying such an incredible half in his productions, although, the ways that Kubrick used song to nice influence remains to be a bit mysterious to many audience. even though a few audience might be aware of a bit concerning the track in 2001 or A Clockwork Orange, few are conscious of the details in the back of the tune in Kubrick's different films.

In Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The track in His Films, Christine Lee Gengaro offers an in-depth exploration of the tune that was once composed for Kubrick’s movies and areas the pre-existent track he applied into old context. Gengaro discusses the tune in each paintings, from Kubrick’s first movies, together with the documentary shorts The Flying Padre and Day of the Fight, through all of his characteristic motion pictures, from Fear and wish to Eyes vast Shut. No movie is ignored; no cue is ignored.

Besides heavily reading the rankings composed by way of Gerald Fried for Kubrick’s early works, Gengaro will pay specific awareness to 5 of the director’s such a lot provocative and acclaimed films—2001: an area Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Eyes large Shut. for every movie, she engages the reader through explaining how the tune used to be excerpted (and replaced, in a few cases), and the way the historic evidence a few musical piece upload layers of meaning—sometimes unintended—to the films.

Meant for movie enthusiasts, song fans, and students, Listening to Stanley Kubrick is a completely researched exam into the musical components of 1 of cinema’s such a lot exceptional artists. acceptable for a cinema reports or tune lecture room, this quantity also will attract any fan of Kubrick’s films.

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Memory and Popular Film (Inside Popular Film)

By Paul Grainge

Taking Hollywood as its concentration, this well timed publication presents a sustained, interdisciplinary standpoint on reminiscence and movie from early cinema to the current. contemplating the connection among legit and renowned reminiscence, the politics of reminiscence, and the technological and representational shifts that experience come to impact memory's modern mediation, the booklet contributes to the becoming debate at the prestige and serve as of the previous in cultural lifestyles and discourse. by means of collecting key critics from movie reviews, American reports and cultural reports, Memory and well known Film establishes a framework for discussing problems with reminiscence in movie and of movie as reminiscence. including essays at the remembered prior in early movie advertising and marketing, inside well known memory, and at movie gala's, the e-book considers reminiscence motion pictures resembling Forrest Gump, Lone Star, Pleasantville, Rosewood and Jackie Brown.

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The Noir Western: Darkness on the Range 1943-1962

Starting within the mid-1940s, the grim, brooding temper of movie noir started seeping into that almost all confident of movie genres, the western. tale traces took on a darker tone and western motion pictures followed vintage noir components of ethical ambiguity, complicated anti-heroes and specific violence. The noir western helped set the normal for the darker technology fiction, motion and superhero motion pictures of this present day, in addition to for acclaimed television sequence corresponding to HBO's Deadwood and AMC's Breaking Bad. This publication covers the stylistic shift in westerns in mid-20th century Hollywood, providing shut readings of the 1st noir westerns, in addition to revealing pix of the eccentric and proficient administrators who introduced the flicks to existence.

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The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson

By R. Bruce Elder

because the past due Nineteen Fifties Stan Brakhage has been within the leading edge of autonomous filmmaking. His physique of labor ― a few seventy hours ― is among the greatest of any filmmaker within the heritage of cinema, and some of the most diversified. essentially the most extensively quoted experimental filmmaker in background, his movies typify the self reliant cinema.

previously, regardless of richly deserved acclaim, there was no complete learn of Brakhage’s oeuvre. The movies of Stan Brakhage within the American Tradition fills this void. R. Bruce Elder delineates the cultured parallels among Brakhage’s movies and a huge spectrum of yank artwork from the Twenties throughout the Nineteen Sixties.

This ebook is sure to stir the passions of these attracted to inventive critique and interpretation in its broadest phrases.

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