Atomic Bomb Cinema

Download Atomic Bomb Cinema ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Atomic Bomb Cinema book pdf for free now.

Atomic Bomb Cinema

Author : Jerome F. Shapiro
ISBN : 9781135350192
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.32 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 795
Read : 1171

Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In Atomic Bomb Cinema, Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its complex aftermath in American and Japanese cinema. According to Shapiro, a "Bomb film" is never simply an exercise in ideology or paranoia. He examines hundreds of films like Godzilla, Dr. Strangelove, and The Terminator as a body of work held together by ancient narrative and symbolic traditions that extol survival under devastating conditions. Drawing extensively on both English-language and Japanese-language sources, Shapiro argues that such films not only grapple with our nuclear anxieties, but also offer signs of hope that humanity is capable of repairing a damaged and divided world. www.atomicbombcinema.com
Category: Social Science

The Atomic Bomb In Japanese Cinema

Author : Matthew Edwards
ISBN : 9781476620206
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 41.2 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 290
Read : 480

Seventy years after the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan is still dealing with the effects of the bombings on the national psyche. From the Occupation Period to the present, Japanese cinema had offered a means of coming to terms with one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. From the monster movies Gojira (1954) and Mothra (1961) to experimental works like Go Shibata’s NN-891102 (1999), atomic bomb imagery features in all genres of Japanese film. This collection of new essays explores the cultural aftermath of the bombings and its expression in Japanese cinema. The contributors take on a number of complex issues, including the suffering of the survivors (hibakusha), the fear of future holocausts and the danger of nuclear warfare. Exclusive interviews with Go Shibata and critically acclaimed directors Roger Spottiswoode (Hiroshima) and Steven Okazaki (White Light/Black Rain) are included.
Category: Performing Arts

Deleuze Japanese Cinema And The Atom Bomb

Author : David Deamer
ISBN : 9781441149091
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 90.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 243
Read : 1164

David Deamer establishes the first ever sustained encounter between Gilles Deleuze's Cinema books and post-war Japanese cinema, exploring how Japanese films responded to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the early days of occupation political censorship to the social and cultural freedoms of the 1960s and beyond, the book examines how images of the nuclear event appear in post-war Japanese cinema. Each chapter begins by focusing upon one or more of three key Deleuzian themes – image, history and thought – before going on to look at a selection of films from 1945 to the present day. These include movies by well-known directors Kurosawa Akira, Shindo Kaneto, Oshima Nagisa and Imamura Shohei; popular and cult classics – Godzilla (1954), Akira (1988) and Tetsuo (1989); contemporary genre flicks – Ring (1998), Dead or Alive (1999) and Casshern (2004); the avant-garde and rarely seen documentaries. The author provides a series of tables to clarify the conceptual components deployed within the text, establishing a unique addition to Deleuze and cinema studies.
Category: Performing Arts

Nuclear Shadows On Silvered Walls

Author : Jerome Franklin Shapiro
ISBN : OCLC:26284660
Genre : Nuclear warfare in motion pictures
File Size : 32.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 202
Read : 714

Category: Nuclear warfare in motion pictures

The Atomic Bomb And American Society

Author : Rosemary B. Mariner
ISBN : 9781572336483
Genre : History
File Size : 67.54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 812
Read : 1249

Drawing on the latest research on the atomic bomb and its history, the contributors to this provocative collection of eighteen essays set out to answer two key questions: First, how did the atomic bomb, a product of unprecedented technological innovation, rapid industrial-scale manufacturing, and unparalleled military deployment shape U.S. foreign policy, the communities of workers who produced it, and society as a whole? And second, how has American society's perception that the the bomb is a means of military deterrence in the Cold War era evolve under the influence of mass media, scientists, public intellectuals, and even the entertainment industry? In answering these questions, The Atomic Bomb and American Society sheds light on the collaboration of science and the military in creating the bomb; the role of women working at Los Alamos; the transformation of nuclear physicists into public intellectuals as the reality of the bomb came into widespread consciousness; the revolutionary change in military strategy following the invention of the bomb and the development of Cold War ideology; the image of the bomb that was conveyed in the popular media; and the connection of the bomb to the commemoration of World War II. As it illuminates the cultural, social, political, environmental, and historical effects of the creation of the atomic bomb, this volume contributes to our understanding of how democratic institutions can coexist with a technology that affects everyone, even if only a few are empowered to manage it. Rosemary B. Mariner is formerly Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair and Professor of Military Studies for the National War College. She is currently a lecturer in history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. G. Kurt Piehler is associate professor of history and former director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, which hosted the conference that formed the basis of this volume. He is the author of Remembering War the American Way and World War II in the American Soldiers' Lives Series as well as the coeditor, with John Whiteclay Chambers II, of Major Problems in American Military History.
Category: History

Deleuze And Film

Author : David Martin-Jones
ISBN : 9780748650910
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 34.32 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 392
Read : 511

Engages Deleuze's philosophy with a range of popular films and explores the degree to which a film's popularity impacts upon its ability to 'think' (in the manner that Deleuze described in relation to examples of the art of film in his Cinema books), and
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of Terry Gilliam

Author : Jeff Birkenstein
ISBN : 9780231850384
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 36.24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 648
Read : 818

Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen--if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven original essays from an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imperial militarism, against narrative vapidity and spoon-fed mediocrity, and against the brutalizing notion and cruel vision of the "American Dream."
Category: Performing Arts

Why We Fought

Author : Peter C. Rollins
ISBN : 9780813138749
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 72.67 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 567
Read : 895

This book makes a powerful case that film can be as valuable a tool as primary documents for improving our understanding of the causes and consequences of war. Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History is a comprehensive look at war films, from depictions of the American Revolution to portrayals of September 11 and its aftermath. The volume contrasts recognized history and historical fiction with the versions appearing on the big screen. The text considers a selection of the pivotal war films of all time, including All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), Apocalypse Now (1979), Platoon (1986), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Why We Fought reveals how film depictions of the country's wars have shaped our values, politics, and culture, and it offers a unique understanding of American history.
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of Scandinavia

Author : Tytti Soila
ISBN : 1904764223
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 55.36 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 918
Read : 352

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of James Cameron

Author : James Clarke
ISBN : 9780231169776
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 30.24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 661
Read : 529

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle. The book also considers Cameron's engagement with the aesthetic of visual effects and the 'now' technology of performance-capture which is arguably moving a certain kind of event-movie cinema from photography to something more akin to painting. This book is explicit in presenting Cameron as an authentic auteur, and each chapter is dedicated to a single film in his body of work. Space is also given to discussion of Strange Days as well as his documentary works.
Category: Performing Arts

Paranoia The Bomb And 1950s Science Fiction Films

Author : Cynthia Hendershot
ISBN : 0879727993
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 54.88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 460
Read : 1329

The various monsters that people 1950s sf - giant insects, prehistoric creatures, mutants, uncanny doubles, to name a few - serve as metaphorical embodiments of a varied and complex cultural paranoia."--BOOK JACKET. "Hendershot provides both theoretical discussion of paranoia and close readings of sf films in order to construct her argument, elucidating the various metaphors used by these films to convey a paranoiac view of a society forever altered by the atomic bomb."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of Alexander Sokurov

Author : Jeremi Szaniawski
ISBN : 9780231850520
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 62.59 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 216
Read : 1164

One of the last representatives of a brand of serious, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a massive oeuvre exploring issues such as history, power, memory, kinship, death, the human soul, and the responsibility of the artist. Through contextualization and close readings of each of his feature fiction films (broaching many of his documentaries in the process), this volume unearths a vision of Sokurov's films as equally mournful and passionate, intellectual, and sensual, and also identifies in them a powerful, if discursively repressed, queer sensitivity, alongside a pattern of tensions and paradoxes. This book thus offers new keys to understand the lasting and ever-renewed appeal of the Russian director's Janus-like and surprisingly dynamic cinema – a deeply original and complex body of work in dialogue with the past, the present and the future.
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of France

Author : Phil Powrie
ISBN : 1904764460
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 21.40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 939
Read : 577

An in-depth look at some of the best and most influential French films of all time, The Cinema of France contains 24 essays, each on an individual film. The book features works from the silent period and poetic realism, through the stylistic developments of the New Wave, and up to more contemporary challenging films, from directors such as Abel Gance, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carné, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda and Luc Besson. Set in chronological order, The Cinema of France provides an illuminating history of this essential national cinema and includes in-depth studies of films such as Un Chien Andalou (1929), Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953), Le Samouraï (1967), Shoah (1985), Jean de Florette (1986), Les Visiteurs (1993) and La Haine (1995).
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of George A Romero

Author : Tony Williams
ISBN : 9780231850759
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 88.81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 210
Read : 950

In this comprehensive portrait of horror's definitive director, Tony Williams ties George A. Romero's films to the development of literary naturalism and American culture, expanding the artist's creative footprint beyond his mastery of the "splatter movie" genre. Williams locates Romero's influences in the work of Emile Zola, the Entertainment Comics of the 1950s, and the novels of Stephen King, revealing the interdisciplinary depth of his seminal films Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), and The Dark Half (1992). For this second edition, Williams reads Romero's Bruiser (2000) against his more recent Land of the Dead (2005) and takes a fresh look at Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009), two overlooked films that feature Romero's greatest achievements yet.
Category: Performing Arts

British Science Fiction Cinema

Author : I.Q. Hunter
ISBN : 9781134702770
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 84.35 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 311
Read : 473

British Science Fiction Cinema is the first substantial study of a genre which, despite a sometimes troubled history, has produced some of the best British films, from the prewar classic Things to Come to Alien made in Britain by a British director. The contributors to this rich and provocative collection explore the diverse strangeness of British science fiction, from literary adaptions like Nineteen Eighty-Four and A Clockwork Orange to pulp fantasies and 'creature features' far removed from the acceptable face of British cinema. Through case studies of key films like The Day the Earth Caught Fire, contributors explore the unique themes and concerns of British science fiction, from the postwar boom years to more recent productions like Hardware, and examine how science fiction cinema drew on a variety of sources, from TV adaptions like Doctor Who and the Daleks, to the horror/sf crossovers produced from John Wyndham's cult novels The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned). How did budget restrictions encourage the use of the 'invasion narrative' in the 1950s films? And how did films such as Unearthly Stranger and Invasion reflect fears about the decline of Britain's economic and colonial power and the 'threat' of female sexuality? British Science Fiction Cinema celebrates the breadth and continuing vitality of British sf film-making, in both big-budget productions such as Brazil and Event Horizon and cult exploitation movies like Inseminoid and Lifeforce.
Category: Social Science

Cinema Studies The Key Concepts

Author : Susan Hayward
ISBN : 9781134587902
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 64.68 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 785
Read : 502

In this second edition essential guide some 150 key genres, movements, theories and production terms are explained and analysed with depth and clarity.
Category: Social Science

Badiou And Cinema

Author : Alex Ling
ISBN : 9780748677252
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 78.79 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 383
Read : 543

Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou, and examples ranging from Hiroshima mon amour to Vertigo to The Matrix, to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship: 'can cinema be thought?'.
Category: Performing Arts

Cinematic Terror

Author : Tony Shaw
ISBN : 9781441158093
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 62.52 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 271
Read : 1071

Cinematic Terror takes a uniquely long view of filmmakers' depiction of terrorism, examining how cinema has been a site of intense conflict between paramilitaries, state authorities and censors for well over a century. In the process, it takes us on a journey from the first Age of Terror that helped trigger World War One to the Global War on Terror that divides countries and families today. Tony Shaw looks beyond Hollywood to pinpoint important trends in the ways that film industries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East have defined terrorism down the decades. Drawing on a vast array of studio archives, government documentation, personal interviews and box office records, Shaw examines the mechanics of cinematic terrorism and challenges assumptions about the links between political violence and propaganda.
Category: Performing Arts

Hibakusha Cinema

Author : Broderick
ISBN : 9781136883187
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 196
Read : 770

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

American Cinema Of The 1940s

Author : Wheeler W. Dixon
ISBN : 9780813537009
Genre : History
File Size : 59.7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 895
Read : 384

The 1940s was a watershed decade for American cinema and the nation. Shaking off the grim legacy of the Depression, Hollywood launched an unprecedented wave of production, generating some of its most memorable classics. Featuring essays by a group of respected film scholars and historians, "American Cinema of the 1940s" brings this dynamic and turbulent decade to life with such films as "Citizen Kane," "Rebecca," "The Lady Eve," "Sergeant York," "How Green Was My Valley," "Casablanca," "Mrs. Miniver," "The Road to Morocco," "Yankee Doodle Dandy, ""Kiss of Death," "Force of Evil," "Caught," and" Apology for Murder." Illustrated with many rare stills and filled with provocative insights, the volume will appeal to students, teachers, and to all those interested in cultural history and American film of the twentieth century.
Category: History