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Surrealism Cinema And The Search For A New Myth

Author : Kristoffer Noheden
ISBN : 9783319555010
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book examines post-war surrealist cinema in relation to surrealism’s change in direction towards myth and magic following World War II. Intermedial and interdisciplinary, the book unites cinema studies with art history and the study of Western esotericism, closely engaging with a wide range of primary sources, including surrealist journals, art, exhibitions, and writings. Kristoffer Noheden looks to the Danish surrealist artist Wilhelm Freddie’s forays into the experimental short film, the French poet Benjamin Péret’s contribution to the documentary film L’Invention du monde, the Argentinean-born filmmaker Nelly Kaplan’s feature films, and the Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s work in short and feature films. The book traces a continuous engagement with myth and magic throughout these films, uncovering a previously unknown strain of occult imagery in surrealist cinema. It broadens the scope of the study of not only surrealist cinema, but of surrealism across the art forms. Surrealism, Cinema, and the Search for a New Myth will appeal to film scholars, art historians, and those interested in the impact of occultism on modern culture, film, and the arts.
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of Central Europe

Author : Istvan Szabo
ISBN : 1904764207
Genre : Performing Arts
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Analysis of 24 films including: People of the mountains, Ashes and diamonds, Knife in the water, A shop on the high street, Closely observed trains, Daisies, Man of marble, Colonel Redl, The decalogue (Dekalog), Satantango, The garden, Alice (directed by Jan Svankmajer).
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of Jan Vankmajer

Author : Peter Hames
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131668951
Genre : Performing Arts
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This text explores the legacy of the legendary Czech surrealist filmmaker, a key influence on directors such as Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam, and one of the greatest animators in cinema history.
Category: Performing Arts

Filmmakers Newsletter

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ISBN : UOM:39015018609290
Genre : Amateur films
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Category: Amateur films

Adaptation And The Avant Garde

Author : William Verrone
ISBN : 9781441134189
Genre : Performing Arts
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Adaptations have occurred regularly since the beginning of cinema, but little recognition has been given to avant-garde adaptations of literary or other texts. This compelling study corrects such omissions by detailing the theory and practice of alternative adaptation practices from major avant-garde directors. Avant-Garde films are often relegated to the margins because they challenge our traditional notions of what film form and style can accomplish. Directors who choose to adapt previous material run the risk of severe critical dismay; making films that are highly subjective interpretations or representations of existing texts takes courage and foresight. An avant-garde adaptation provokes spectators by making them re-think what they know about film itself, just as much as the previous source material. Adaptation and the Avant-Garde examines films by Peter Greenaway, Jean-Luc Godard, Guy Maddin, Jan Svankmajer and many others, offering illuminating insights and making us reconsider the nature of adaptation, appropriation, borrowing, and the re-imagining of previous sources.
Category: Performing Arts

The Forest And The Ecogothic

Author : Elizabeth Parker
ISBN : 9783030351540
Genre : Fiction
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This book offers the first full length study on the pervasive archetype of The Gothic Forest in Western culture. The idea of the forest as deep, dark, and dangerous has an extensive history and continues to resonate throughout contemporary popular culture. The Forest and the EcoGothic examines both why we fear the forest and how exactly these fears manifest in our stories. It draws on and furthers the nascent field of the ecoGothic, which seeks to explore the intersections between ecocriticism and Gothic studies. In the age of the Anthropocene, this work importantly interrogates our relationship to and understandings of the more-than-human world. This work introduces the trope of the Gothic forest, as well as important critical contexts for its discussion, and examines the three main ways in which this trope manifests: as a living, animated threat; as a traditional habitat for monsters; and as a dangerous site for human settlement. This book will appeal to students and scholars with interests in horror and the Gothic, ecohorror and the ecoGothic, environmentalism, ecocriticism, and popular culture more broadly. The accessibility of the subject of ‘The Deep Dark Woods’, coupled with increasingly mainstream interests in interactions between humanity and nature, means this work will also be of keen interest to the general public.
Category: Fiction

The Secret Life Of Puppets

Author : Victoria Nelson
ISBN : 0674041410
Genre : Literary Criticism & Collections
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In one of those rare books that allows us to see the world not as we've never seen it before, but as we see it daily without knowing, Victoria Nelson illuminates the deep but hidden attraction the supernatural still holds for a secular mainstream culture that forced the transcendental underground and firmly displaced wonder and awe with the forces of reason, materialism, and science. In a backward look at an era now drawing to a close, The Secret Life of Puppets describes a curious reversal in the roles of art and religion: where art and literature once took their content from religion, we came increasingly to seek religion, covertly, through art and entertainment. In a tour of Western culture that is at once exhilarating and alarming, Nelson shows us the distorted forms in which the spiritual resurfaced in high art but also, strikingly, in the mass culture of puppets, horror-fantasy literature, and cyborgs: from the works of Kleist, Poe, Musil, and Lovecraft to Philip K. Dick and virtual reality simulations. At the end of the millennium, discarding a convention of the demonized grotesque that endured three hundred years, a Demiurgic consciousness shaped in Late Antiquity is emerging anew to re-divinize the human as artists like Lars von Trier and Will Self reinvent Expressionism in forms familiar to our pre-Reformation ancestors. Here as never before, we see how pervasively but unwittingly, consuming art forms of the fantastic, we allow ourselves to believe.
Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

Fodor S Exploring Prague

Author : Michael Ivory
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017048013
Genre : Prague (Czech Republic)
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Praise for Fodor's Exploring Guides "Authoritatively written and superbly presented...Worthy reading before, during, or after a trip." -- Philadelphia Inquirer "Absolutely gorgeous. Fun, colorful, and sophisticated." -- Chicago Tribune Fodor's Exploring Guides are the most up-to-date, full-color guidebooks available. Covering destinations around the world, these guides are loaded with photos, essays on culture and history, descriptions of sights, and practical information. Full-color photos make these great guides to buy if you're still planning your itinerary (let the photos help you choose!), and they are perfect companions to general guidebooks, like Fodor's Gold Guides. What to See Extraordinary coverage of history and culture Itineraries, walks and excursions, on and off the beaten path Architecture and art Where to Stay Quick tips in every price range Where to Eat Savvy picks for all budgets The Basics Getting there and getting around When to go & what to pack
Category: Prague (Czech Republic)

Magill S Cinema Annual

Author : Beth A. Fhaner
ISBN : 1578590566
Genre : Reference
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For serious film fans, MAGILL'S CINEMA ANNUAL offers an in-depth retrospective of 350 significant domestic and foreign films released in the U.S. in 1997. Like all VideoHound guides, MAGILL'S is extensively indexed for easy access--providing movie trivia, photographs, quotes, dialog sound bites, reviews, and more. 70 photos.
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ISBN : 0140289488
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Film International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132653978
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

Delete Art And Animation

Author : Paul Wells
ISBN : UVA:X004113640
Genre : Art
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This is a journal. Guest edited by Paul Wells.
Category: Art

Peter Greenaway

Author : Bridget Elliott
ISBN : PSU:000026467573
Genre : Allegory
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Peter Greenaway Architecture and Allegory Bridget Elliott and Anthony Purdy A painter by training, Peter Greenaway is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and controversial of contemporary British film-makers. He is also a much sought-after curator of exhibitions and installations internationally. Greenaway's fascination for architecture is well known and this monograph emphasises his use of architecture as a structuring device as well as a metaphor and vehicle for the exploration of artistic practice in general. Looking at all his best known movies - The Draughtsman's Contract, A Zed and Two Noughts, The Belly of an Architect, Drowning by Numbers, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Prospero's Books, The Baby of MAcon and The Pillow Book - the study discusses both curatorial work and films in relation to current debates in architecture, art history and cultural theory. Lavishly illustrated with his own art work and numerous stunning film stills, this is a highly visual as well as critical examination of the many issues surrounding Greenaway's idiosyncratic work. Art & Design Monographs are a series of publications concentrating on artists and designers of lasting interest and importance. Fully illustrated in colour, the Monographs contain expertly written commentaries on the careers and works of the individuals represented, providing a richly visual and comprehensive critical study. Other Art & Design Monographs include: Christopher Dresser Allen Jones Arthur Boyd at Bundanon Alessi: The Design Factory Brian Clarke: Architectural Artist Arakawa and Madeline Gins Cecil Beaton: Stage and Film Designs Marina Abramovic: Cleaning the House Archibald Knox David Mach David Nash: Forms into Time Nancy Wolf: Hidden Cities, Hidden Longings
Category: Allegory

Animation Techniques

Author : Roger Noake
ISBN : UOM:49015002053990
Genre : Performing Arts
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So familiar yet so intriguing, animation pops up in almost everything we see. Now, for the first time, the history, techniques, and thinking behind this medium is thoroughly explored. Full-color photos.
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Sight And Sound

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019542031
Genre : Motion pictures
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Author :
ISBN : UVA:X004256937
Genre : Literature, Modern
File Size : 79.10 MB
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Category: Literature, Modern

U X L Graphic Novelists K R

Author : Tom Pendergast
ISBN : STANFORD:36105129051749
Genre : Cartoonists
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Contains articles that profile twenty-four authors, writing teams, and illustrators of graphic novels, arranged alphabetically from Masashi Kishimoto to Alex Ross; and includes sidebars, photographs, and illustrations.
Category: Cartoonists

World Art

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ISBN : UOM:39015047346898
Genre : Art
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Bander Snatch

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ISBN : IND:30000046328864
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Facets Video Encyclopedia

Author : Catherine Foley
ISBN : IND:30000067544308
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 73.56 MB
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Calling it 'a virtual cinemath'que on video', the Telluride Film Festival gave its coveted Silver Medallion award to Facets Video Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia lists more than 35,000 rare films on video, laser disc and DVD. Included are foreign, independent, classic American, silent, documentary, experimental, cult and children's films. Each is carefully described and lists director, country of origin, year and running time credits and is categorized and cross-referenced by director and country. All films are available for sale or rent from Facets Multimedia.
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