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Rhetoric And Representation In Nonfiction Film

Author : Carl Plantinga
ISBN : 1936243016
Genre : Performing Arts
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Rhetoric and Representation in Nonfiction Film provides a clear and compelling introduction to the basic theoretical issues that ground any in-depth study of documentary film and video.
Category: Performing Arts

Trial Films On Trial

Author : Austin Sarat
ISBN : 9780817359294
Genre : Performing Arts
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A collection of wide-ranging critical essays that examine how the judicial system is represented on screen Historically, the emergence of the trial film genre coincided with the development of motion pictures. In fact, one of the very first feature-length films, Falsely Accused!, released in 1908, was a courtroom drama. Since then, this niche genre has produced such critically acclaimed films as Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Anatomy of a Murder. The popularity and success of these films can be attributed to the fundamental similarities of filmic narratives and trial proceedings. Both seek to construct a “reality” through storytelling and representation and in so doing persuade the audience or jury to believe what they see. Trial Films on Trial: Law, Justice, and Popular Culture is the first book to focus exclusively on the special significance of trial films for both film and legal studies. The contributors to this volume offer a contemporary approach to the trial film genre. Despite the fact that the medium of film is one of the most pervasive means by which many citizens receive come to know the justice system, these trial films are rarely analyzed and critiqued. The chapters cover a variety of topics, such as how and why film audiences adopt the role of the jury, the narrative and visual conventions employed by directors, and the ways mid-to-late-twentieth-century trial films offered insights into the events of that period.
Category: Performing Arts

Moving Viewers

Author : Carl Plantinga
ISBN : 0520943910
Genre : Performing Arts
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Everyone knows the thrill of being transported by a film, but what is it that makes movie watching such a compelling emotional experience? In Moving Viewers, Carl Plantinga explores this question and the implications of its answer for aesthetics, the psychology of spectatorship, and the place of movies in culture. Through an in-depth discussion of mainstream Hollywood films, Plantinga investigates what he terms "the paradox of negative emotion" and the function of mainstream narratives as ritualistic fantasies. He describes the sensual nature of the movies and shows how film emotions are often elicited for rhetorical purposes. He uses cognitive science and philosophical aesthetics to demonstrate why cinema may deliver a similar emotional charge for diverse audiences.
Category: Performing Arts

Utopia And Reality

Author : Simon Spiegel
ISBN : 9781786835253
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since publication of Thomas More‘s Utopia more than five hundred years ago, there has been a steady stream of literary works that depict a better world; positive utopias in film, however, have been scarce. There is a consensus that utopias in the Morean tradition are not suited to fiction film, and research has accordingly focused on dystopias. Starting from the insight that utopias are always a critical reaction to the deficits of the present, Utopia and Reality takes a different approach by looking into the under-researched area of propaganda and documentary films for depictions of better worlds. This volume brings together researchers from two fields that have so far seen little exchange – documentary studies and utopian scholarship – and covers a wide range of films from Soviet avant-garde to propaganda videos for the terror organisation ISIS, from political-activist to ecofeminist and interactive documentaries.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Documentary Film Book

Author : Brian Winston
ISBN : 9781838718749
Genre : Performing Arts
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Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film. In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to Europe, and from the Americas to Asia), consider documentaries by marginalised minority communities, and assess its contribution to other disciplines and arts. Brought together here in one volume, these scholars offer compelling evidence as to why, over the last few decades, documentary has come to the centre of screen studies.
Category: Performing Arts

Lost Illusions

Author : David A. Cook
ISBN : UOM:39015054120996
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume examines the development of film and the film industry during the 1970s and the political and economic background that influenced it.
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Film History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121681279
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

South Atlantic Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015067435464
Genre : Languages, Modern
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Category: Languages, Modern

Sight And Sound

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ISBN : UCSC:32106015458687
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

Visual Authorship

Author : Torben Kragh Grodal
ISBN : 8763501287
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is an annual publication dedicated to studies of film and media. Each yearbook is devoted to a specific theme. In addition, every volume may include articles on other topics as well as review articles. The book covers the full range of media -- from film and television, the press and radio, to the Internet and other computer media. The editors welcome contribution from all traditions of inquiry within the interdisciplinary field of film and media studies. The book reflects the research activities of the Department of Film end Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Category: Performing Arts

Variations Of Life

Author : Yiwen Hsu
ISBN : MSU:31293017127535
Genre : Electronic dissertations
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Category: Electronic dissertations

Contemporary American Cinema

Author : Linda Ruth Williams
ISBN : UOM:39015064728861
Genre : Performing Arts
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The first complete study of mainstream and nontraditional film since 1960 Indispensable to film students and general readers interested in this art form, Contemporary American Cinema culls together the writings of the world's leading film scholars to provide the first comprehensive introduction to postclassical American film. Heavily illustrated with more than 50 color and black-and-white stills, it takes a close look at all aspects of the genre, including influential movies, directors, producers, and actors. This unique and accessible resource includes two Tables of Contents, allowing readers to research chronologically or thematically. In addition, it includes a glossary of important terms, suggestions for further reading, sample essay questions, and a filmography. Subjects include: Decline of the early studio system Rise of American new-wave cinema Parallel histories of independent and underground cinema Black cinema--from the "blaxploitation" era of the 1970s to the 1990s Full history of the American blockbuster Uses and effects of new film making technologies America's ever-changing audiences Key genres and industry statistics
Category: Performing Arts

Working Stiffs Union Maids Reds And Riffraff

Author : Tom Zaniello
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111817016
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Each entry includes a critical commentary, production data, cast list, MPAA rating (if any), suggested related films, annotated references to books and websites for further reading, and information about availability of films for rental and/or purchase. This edition addresses both historical and contemporary films and features many more documentaries and hard-to-find information about agitprop and union-financed films."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Performing Arts

Films Of Fact

Author : Tim Boon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131719721
Genre : Performing Arts
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Britain has long been recognised for its proud contribution to documentary cinema, yet its tradition of scientific and medical documentaries remains poorly documented. This is the first in-depth history of the genre.
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Cinema Futures

Author : Thomas Elsaesser
ISBN : UOM:39015045679563
Genre : Performing Arts
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Cinema Futures: Cain, Abel or Cable? presents a careful and forceful argument about predictions that tend to be made when new technologies appear. Examining the complex dynamics of convergence and divergence among the audio-visual media, the authors are realistic in their estimate of the future of the cinema's aesthetic identity, and robustly optimistic that the different social needs audiences bring to the public and domestic media will ensure their distinctiveness, as well as the necessary openness of cultural meaning and creative input.
Category: Performing Arts

The Moving Image

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113513795
Genre : Motion picture film
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Category: Motion picture film