Cinema Journal Volume 51 No 3 2012

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George Kleine And American Cinema

Author : Joel Frykholm
ISBN : 9781838715922
Genre : History
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George Kleine was a New York City optician who moved to Chicago in 1893 to set up an optical store. In 1896 he branched out and began selling motion picture equipment and films. Within a few years he becameAmerica's largest film distributor and a pivotal figure in the movie business. In chronicling the career of this motion picture pioneer – including his rapid rise to fame and fortune, but also his gradual downfall after 1915 as the era of Hollywood began – Joel Frykholm provides an in-depth account of the emergence of the motion picture business in the United States and its development throughout the silent era. Through the lens of Kleine's fascinating career, this book explores how motion pictures gradually transformed from a novelty into an economic and cultural institution central to both American life and an increasingly globalised culture of mass entertainment.
Category: History

Films That Sell

Author : Patrick Vonderau
ISBN : 9781838715816
Genre : Performing Arts
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While moving image advertising has been around us, everywhere, for at least a century, the topic has tended to be overlooked by cinema studies. This far-reaching new collection makes an incisive contribution to a new field of study, by exploring the history, theory and practice of moving image advertising, and emphasising the dynamic and lasting relationships between print, film, broadcasting and advertising cultures.In chapters written by an international ensemble of leading scholars and archivists, the book covers a variety of materials from pre-show advertising films to lantern slides and sponsored 'educations'. With case studies of advertising campaigns and archival collections from a range of different countries, and giving consideration to the problems that advertising materials pose for preservation and presentation, this rich and expansive text testifies to the need for a new approach to this burgeoning subject that looks beyond the mere study of promotional film.
Category: Performing Arts

Spaces Of Women S Cinema

Author : Sue Thornham
ISBN : 9781844579143
Genre : Performing Arts
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Sue Thornham explores issues of space, place, time and gender in feminist filmmaking through an examination of a wide range of films by contemporary women filmmakers, ranging from the avant-garde to mainstream Hollywood. Beginning from questions about space itself and the way it has been gendered, she asks how representation functions in relation to space and time, and how this, too, is gendered, before moving to an exploration of how such questions might be considered in relation to women's filmmaking. In sections dealing with spaces from wilderness to city, she analyses in detail how these issues have been dealt with by women filmmakers, addressing the work of filmmakers such as Jane Campion, Kathryn Bigelow, Julie Dash, Maggie Greenwald, Patricia Rozema and Carol Morley, and films including 'An Angel at My Table' (1990), 'Daughters of the Dust' (1991) 'The Ballad of Little Jo' (1993), 'Winter's Bone' (2010), 'Zero Dark Thirty' (2012) and 'The Falling' (2014).
Category: Performing Arts

Cult Film Stardom

Author : K. Egan
ISBN : 9781137291776
Genre : Performing Arts
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The term 'cult film star' has been employed in popular journalistic writing for the last 25 years, but what makes cult stars distinct from other film stars has rarely been addressed. This collection explores the processes through which film stars/actors become associated with the cult label, from Bill Murray to Ruth Gordon and Ingrid Pitt.
Category: Performing Arts

Italian Post Neorealist Cinema

Author : Luca Barattoni
ISBN : 9780748650934
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book brings to the surface the lines of experimentation and artistic renewal appearing after the exhaustion of Neorealism, mapping complex areas of interest such as the emergence of ethical concerns, the relationship between ideology and representati
Category: Performing Arts

Digital Video And Television

Author : Ioannis Pitas
ISBN : STANFORD:36105212877588
Genre : Digital television
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This book is the most up-to-date introduction to digital video and television. It is very suitable to university/college/arts students and video enthusiasts, by providing an accurate presentation, without too many mathematical/technical details. It covers all technologies related to video shooting/acquisition, editing, compression, optical storage, broadcasting and display. To this end, various video compression methods (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, HEVC) and broadcasting systems (ATSC, DVB, DTMB, ISDB) are overviewed. Novel trends in video streaming, webcasting and mobile video are presented. An overview of the latest trends in production, post-production and visual effects is presented for movie and TV content creation. Human perception of video and quality enhancement through video processing are detailed. Video analysis, description and archiving for fast video search are overviewed. Finally, novel trends in 3DTV and digital cinema are presented.
Category: Digital television

Electric Dreamland

Author : Lauren Rabinovitz
ISBN : 9780231527217
Genre : Performing Arts
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Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class in the early twentieth century, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren Rabinovitz describes the urban modernity engendered by these parks and their media, encouraging ordinary individuals to sense, interpret, and embody a burgeoning national identity. As industrialization, urbanization, and immigration upended society, amusement parks tempered the shocks of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflict while shrinking the distinctions between gender and class. Following the rise of American parks from 1896 to 1918, Rabinovitz seizes on a simultaneous increase in cinema and spectacle audiences and connects both to the success of leisure activities in stabilizing society. Critics of the time often condemned parks and movies for inciting moral decline, yet in fact they fostered women's independence, racial uplift, and assimilation. The rhythmic, mechanical movements of spectacle also conditioned audiences to process multiple stimuli. Featuring illustrations from private collections and accounts from unaccessed archives, Electric Dreamland joins film and historical analyses in a rare portrait of mass entertainment and the modern eye.
Category: Performing Arts

Turkey

Author : Eylem Atakav
ISBN : UCSD:31822038655536
Genre : Performing Arts
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This title is part of the 'Directory of World Cinema' series. It includes contributions from some of the leading academics in the field. It features film recommendations from a range of genres for those interested in watching more Turkish cinema. It includes full colour illustrations. It features comprehensive filmography as an index in the first English-language directory of Turkish films. Since the 1990s, filmmakers in Turkey have increasingly explored notions of gender, genre, cultural memory, and national and transnational identity. Taking these themes as its starting point, this book - the first English-language directory of Turkish films - provides an extensive historical overview of the country's cinema since the early 1920s. In chapters organized by genre - such as fantasy and science fiction, contemporary blockbusters, women's films, Istanbul films, and transnational or accented cinema - leading scholars of Turkish cinema offer reflections on the country's most important film movements and filmmakers.
Category: Performing Arts

Cinematic Appeals

Author : Ariel Rogers
ISBN : 9780231535786
Genre : Performing Arts
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Cinematic Appeals follows the effect of technological innovation on the cinema experience, specifically the introduction of widescreen and stereoscopic 3D systems in the 1950s, the rise of digital cinema in the 1990s, and the transition to digital 3D since 2005. Widescreen cinema promised to draw the viewer into the world of the screen, enabling larger-than-life close-ups of already larger-than-life actors. This technology fostered the illusion of physically entering a film, enhancing the semblance of realism. Alternatively, the digital era was less concerned with the viewer's physical response and more with information flow, awe, and the reevaluation of spatiality and embodiment. This study ultimately shows how cinematic technology and the human experience shape and respond to each other over time.
Category: Performing Arts

The Globalization Of Strangeness

Author : C. Rumford
ISBN : 9781137303127
Genre : Social Science
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The figure of the stranger is in serious need of revision, as is our understanding of the society against which the stranger is projected. Under conditions of globalization, inside/outside markers have been eroded and conventional indicators of 'we-ness' are no longer reliable. We now live in a generalized state of strangeness, one consequence of globalization: we no longer know where our community ends and another one begins. In such circumstances it is often the case that neighbours are the nearest strangers. Strangeness occurs when global consciousness outstrips global connectivity and this means that we need to rethink some core elements of globalization theory. Under conditions of strangeness the stranger is a 'here today, gone tomorrow' figure. This book identifies the cosmopolitan stranger as the most significant contemporary figure of the stranger, one adept at negotiating the 'confined spaces' of globalization in order to promote new forms of social solidarity and connect with distant others.
Category: Social Science

Too Bold For The Box Office

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9780810885189
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Too Bold for the Box Office, Cynthia J. Miller has assembled essays by scholars and filmmakers who examine the unique cinematic form of mockumentary. Individually, each of these essays looks at a given instance of mockumentary parody and subversion, examining the ways in which each calls into question our assumptions, pleasures, beliefs, and even our senses. Writing about national film, television, and new media traditions as diverse as their backgrounds, this volume s contributors explore and theorize the workings of mockumentaries, as well as the strategies and motivations of the writers and filmmakers who brought them into being."
Category: Performing Arts

Time Media And Modernity

Author : E. Keightley
ISBN : 9781137020680
Genre : Social Science
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A wide ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of media time and mediated temporalities. The chapters explore the diverse ways in which time is articulated by media technologies, the way time is constructed, represented and communicated in cultural texts, and how it is experienced in different social contexts and environments.
Category: Social Science

New Dramaturgy

Author : Katalin Trencsényi
ISBN : 9781408177105
Genre : Performing Arts
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Recent shifts in the theatrical landscape have had corresponding implications for dramaturgy. The way we think about theatre and performance today has changed our approaches to theatre making and composition. Emerging new aesthetics and new areas of dramaturgical work such as live art, devised and physical theatre, experimental performance, and dance demand new approaches and sensibilities. New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice is the first book to explore new dramaturgy in depth, and considers how our thinking about dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg has been transformed. Edited by Katalin Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochrane, New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice provides an unrivalled resource for practitioners, scholars, and students.
Category: Performing Arts

Memory Nationalism And Narrative In Contemporary South Asia

Author : J. Edward Mallot
ISBN : 9781137007063
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book investigates the ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting in cultural production in South Asia. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, and Amitav Ghosh indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past.
Category: Literary Criticism

Moments Of Magical Realism In Us Ethnic Literatures

Author : Lyn Di Iorio Sandín
ISBN : 9781137329240
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of essays that explores magical realism as a momentary interruption of realism in US ethnic literature, showing how these moments of magic realism serve to memorialize, address, and redress traumatic ethnic histories.
Category: Literary Criticism