Download E-books A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors) PDF

By Thomas Leitch

The main finished quantity ever released on Alfred Hitchcock, overlaying his profession and legacy in addition to the wider cultural and highbrow contexts of his paintings.

  • Contains thirty chapters by means of the major Hitchcock scholars
  • Covers his lengthy occupation, from his earliest contributions to different administrators’ silent movies to his final uncompleted final film
  • Details the iconic legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike

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Download E-books Enfant Terrible!: Jerry Lewis in American Film PDF

The something all people is aware approximately Jerry Lewis is that he's loved by means of the French, these incomprehensible hedonistic strangers around the sea. The French comprehend him, whereas within the U.S. he's at top a riddle, no longer one in every of us. Lewis is an individual we take profound excitement in aside from, if now not ridiculing.

Enfant bad! Jerry Lewis in American Film is the 1st entire assortment dedicated to essentially the most arguable and comprehensive figures in twentieth-century American cinema. A veteran of almost each type of express enterprise, Lewis's performances onscreen and the movies he has directed exhibit major filmmaking skills, and express him to be what he has known as himself, a "total filmmaker." but his paintings has been usually derided by way of American critics.

This ebook demanding situations that simple studying via taking a extra cautious examine Lewis's enormous physique of labor onscreen in sixteen assorted and penetrating essays. Turning to such movies asThe Nutty Professor, The women Man, The King of Comedy, The gentle Delinquent, Living It Up, The Errand Boy, The Disorderly Orderly, Arizona Dream, and The Geisha Boy, the individuals deal with issues starting from Lewis's on- and offscreen performances, the representations of incapacity in his movies, and the eu obsession with Lewis, to his dating with Dean Martin and Lewis's masculinity. faraway from an uncontrolled hysteric, Enfant Terrible! in its place unearths Jerry Lewis to be a meticulous grasp of functionality with a willing feel of yankee tradition and the modern world.

Contributors contain: Mikita Brottman, Scott Bukatman, David Desser, Leslie A. Fiedler, Craig Fischer, Lucy Fischer, Krin Gabbard, Barry Keith furnish, Andrew Horton, Susan Hunt, Frank Krutnik, Marcia Landy, Peter Lehman, Shawn Levy, Dana Polan, Murray Pomerance, and J. P. Telotte.

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Download E-books The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication (Directors' Cuts) PDF

By Jonathan Rayner

Michael Mann is among the most vital American filmmakers of the prior 40 years. His motion pictures show the existential issues of paintings cinema, articulated via a conspicuous and recognizable visible type and but built-in inside of classical Hollywood narrative and style frameworks. on account that his beginnings as a screenwriter within the Nineteen Seventies, Mann has develop into a key determine inside modern American pop culture as author, director, and manufacturer for movie and tv. This quantity deals an in depth examine of Mann's characteristic movies, from The Jericho Mile (1979) to Public Enemies (2009), with attention additionally being given to parallels within the creation, type, and characterization in his tv paintings. It explores Mann's courting with classical genres, his thematic focus on problems with morality and masculinity, his movie diversifications from literature, and the improvement and importance of his trademark visible kind inside of sleek American cinema.

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Download E-books The Films of Alain Robbe-Grillet (Purdue University Monographs in Romance Languages) PDF

By Roy Armes

Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922 –2008) used to be a French author and filmmaker. His first involvement with the cinema was once within the early 1960’s; scripting the most arguable motion pictures of the last decade, L’Année dernière à Marienbad , directed by way of Alain Resnais.
In this learn the focal point lies at the cinema of Robbe-Grillet . every one chapters offers with a selected movie and a selected element of his paintings.

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Download E-books The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror (Directors' Cuts) PDF

By Bruce Bennett

This accomplished examine of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and highbrow consistencies working via his eclectic and debatable physique of labor. inside of an summary of his profession, this quantity undertakes a detailed research of fifteen of Winterbottom's motion pictures starting from television dramas to transnational coproductions that includes Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to gown motion pictures. This research is grounded in a attention of Winterbottom's collaborative operating practices, the political and cultural contexts of the paintings, and its serious reception. Arguing that Winterbottom's paintings includes a 'cinema of borders', it examines its therapy of sexuality, category, ethnicity, nationwide and foreign politics. The e-book argues that what's glaring in Winterbottom's oeuvre is the quest for an sufficient technique of narrating inequality, injustice, and violence. Drawing out the tensions, contradictions, and border-crossing thoughts of those movies, The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom highlights the advanced political aesthetic that constructions the paintings of this singular director.

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Download E-books The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema (Oxford Handbooks) PDF

The truth of transnational innovation and dissemination of recent applied sciences, together with electronic media, has but to make a dent within the deep-seated culturalism that insists on reinscribing a divide among the West and Japan. The Oxford instruction manual of jap Cinema goals to counter this development towards dichotomizing the West and Japan and to problem the pervasive culturalism of modern movie and media studies.

Featuring twenty essays, each one authored by way of a number one researcher within the box, this quantity addresses effective debates approximately the place eastern cinema is and the place eastern cinema goes on the interval of drawback of nationwide boundary lower than globalization. It reevaluates the placement of eastern cinema in the self-discipline of cinema and media reviews and past, and situates jap cinema in the broader fields of transnational movie background. Likewise, it examines the materiality of eastern cinema, scrutinizes cinema's dating to different media, and identifies the categorical practices of movie creation and reception. As a complete, the amount fosters a discussion among eastern students of jap cinema, movie students of eastern cinema dependent in Anglo-American and eu international locations, movie students of non-Japanese cinema, movie archivists, movie critics, and filmmakers conversant in movie scholarship.

A accomplished quantity that grasps jap cinema lower than the rubric of the worldwide and likewise fills the space among jap and non-Japanese movie reviews and among theories and practices, The Oxford instruction manual of eastern Cinema demanding situations and responds to the key advancements underfoot during this swiftly altering field.

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Download E-books Shades of Noir: A Reader (Haymarket) PDF

By Joan Copjec

Paris, summer season 1946. This second marks a major occasion in cinema background, now not of construction yet of exhibition. For this used to be the summers whilst, after the hiatus of the second one international battle, French critics have been back given the chance to view movies from Hollywood. the flicks they observed, together with The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity. Laura, homicide, My candy, and the girl within the Window, brought on the naming and theorization of a brand new phenomenon: movie noir. a lot of what has been written in regards to the style in view that has remained in the orbit of this initial evaluate. whereas sympathetic in the direction of the early French critics, this selection of unique essays makes an attempt to maneuver past their first interested glance. starting with an autonomy of that glance - of the 'poujadist' weather that nourished it and the upcoming cave in of the Hollywood studio procedure that gave it its mournful inflection - colors of Noir re-explores and calls into query the thing first developed by means of it. The impetus for this shift in viewpoint comes from the movies themselves, considered within the gentle of latest social and political issues, and from new theoretical insights. numerous contributions examine the re-emergence of noir lately, so much particularly within the hybrid types produced within the Nineteen Eighties via the merging of noir with technology fiction and horror, for instance Blade Runner and Angel middle, and in motion pictures by means of new black administrators corresponding to Deep conceal, immediately out of Brooklyn, A Rage in Harlem and One fake flow. different essays concentrate on the open city territory within which the noir hero hides out; the place of work areas in Chandler, and the palpable experience of ready that fills empty warehouses, corridors and resort rooms. ultimately, colors of Noir will pay renewed cognizance to the deadly relation among the sexes; to the femme fatale and the opposite girls in noir. because the function of girls expands, the femme fatale continues to be lethal, yet her deadliness takes on new meanings. Contibutors: Janet Bergstrom, Joan Copjec, Elizabeth Cowie, Manthia Diawara, Frederic Jameson, Dean MacCannel, Fred Pfeil, David Reid and Jayne L. Walker, Marc Vernet, Slavoj Zizek.

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Download E-books Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) PDF

By Kristin Thompson

Ernst Lubitsch, the German filmmaker who left Berlin for Hollywood within the Nineteen Twenties, is better remembered at the present time for the recognized "Lubitsch contact" in such masterpieces as Ninotchka, which featured Greta Garbo's first-ever reveal smile, and Heaven Can Wait. Kristin Thompson's examine analyzes Lubitsch's past silent motion pictures of 1918 to 1927 for you to hint the mutual impacts among the classical Hollywood movie kind because it had developed within the 1910s and the German movie of a similar interval, which had emerged from global warfare I moment in power basically to Hollywood.

During global conflict I, American organizations provided theaters worldwide as French and Italian movies had turn into scarce. paradoxically, the conflict bolstered German filmmaking because of a ban on imports that lasted until eventually 1921. in the course of that interval of isolation, Lubitsch turned the best proponent of German filmmaking and as soon as Hollywood motion pictures seemed in Germany back Lubitsch was once quickly to take in their stylistic qualities besides. He quickly grew to become the original grasp of either kinds because the golden a while of the yank and German cinema have been starting. This cutting edge learn makes use of Lubitsch's silent movies as a method to check nice nationwide cinemas at an essential formative interval in cinema heritage.

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Download E-books Rethinking Documentary: New Perspectives and Practices PDF

By Thomas Austin

From a increase in theatrical good points to pictures published on web content similar to YouTube and Google Video, the early years of the twenty first century have witnessed major alterations within the technological, advertisement, aesthetic, political, and social dimensions of documentaries on movie, tv and the net.

In reaction to those quick advancements, this e-book rethinks the concept of documentary, by way of concept, perform and object/s of research. Drawing jointly 26 unique essays from students and practitioners, it severely assesses principles and structures of documentary and, the place useful, proposes new instruments and arguments with which to ascertain this advanced and transferring terrain.

Covering a number media output, the ebook is split into 4 sections:

  • Critical views on documentary varieties and ideas
  • The altering faces of documentary production
  • modern documentary: borders, neighbours and disputed territories

  • Digital and on-line documentaries: possibilities and boundaries

Rethinking Documentary is efficacious studying for students and scholars operating in documentary concept and perform, movie experiences, and media studies.

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Download E-books Film's Musical Moments (Music & the Moving Image) PDF

By Ian Conrich, Estella Ticknell

The authors are all for either the connection among functionality, track, and movie and the specificity of nationwide, historic, social, and cultural contexts. matters contain: cinematic representations of song varieties; celebrities, fan tradition, and intertextuality; the significance of well known tune and the soundtrack motion picture; and particular nationwide contexts.

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