A Companion To Early Cinema

Author: André Gaudreault
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118293878
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An authoritative and much-needed overview of the main issues in thefield of early cinema from over 30 leading international scholarsin the field First collection of its kind to offer in one reference:original theory, new research, and reviews of existing studies inthe field Features over 30 original essays from some of the leadingscholars in early cinema and Film Studies, including Tom Gunning,Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and AndréGaudreault Caters to renewed interest in film studies’ historicalmethods, with strict analysis of multiple and competing sources,providing a critical re-contextualization of films, printedmaterial and technologies Covers a range of topics in early cinema, such as exhibition,promotion, industry, pre-cinema, and film criticism Broaches the latest research on the subject of archivalpractices, important particularly in the current digitalcontext

In The Kingdom Of Shadows

Author: Colin Harding
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One hundred years ago, audiences first encountered the magic of moving pictures. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, most of them reprinted for the first time since their original publication, In the Kingdom of Shadows examines the reception and impact of cinema before the First World War. Adopting a thematic rather than chronological approach, each chapter looks at a specific aspect of the reception, exhibition and numerous applications of film - The First Sight, The Uses of Cinema, Cinema and Authority, Sex, Death and Religion, Art and Artifice, The Biograph in Battle, Cinema and Royalty, Both Sides of the Camera, The Fairground Bioscope and Penny Gaff to Picture Palace. Introductory essays for each chapter serve to place a selection of contemporary extracts and illustrations in context. As appendices, additional chapters present the result of recent research by recognised authorities in the study of early cinema.

Encyclopedia Of Early Cinema

Author: Richard Abel
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415234409
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This encyclopedia presents a wealth of information on early cinema history, with coverage of the techniques and equipment of film production, profiles of the pioneering directors and producers, analysis of individual films and the rapid growth of distinct film genres, and the emergence of something the world had never seen before - the movie star. The work also focuses on how the nature of film exhibition changed as the industry grew, and how the public's reception to films also changed. The pre-cinema period is closely examined to show those mass-cultural forms and practices - such as music hall and vaudeville - from within which cinema was to emerge. A perfect companion for any student of early cinema and film studies.

Corporeality In Early Cinema

Author: Marina Dahlquist
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253033667
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Corporeality in Early Cinema inspires a heightened awareness of the ways in which early film culture, and screen praxes overall are inherently embodied. Contributors argue that on- and offscreen (and in affiliated media and technological constellations), the body consists of flesh and nerves and is not just an abstract spectator or statistical audience entity. Audience responses from arousal to disgust, from identification to detachment, offer us a means to understand what spectators have always taken away from their cinematic experience. Through theoretical approaches and case studies, scholars offer a variety of models for stimulating historical research on corporeality and cinema by exploring the matrix of screened bodies, machine-made scaffolding, and their connections to the physical bodies in front of the screen.

A Companion To Film Theory

Author: Toby Miller
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470700637
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This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the fieldof film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Itsinternational and interdisciplinary approach will have a broadappeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work byexperts in the field of film studies. Represents material under a variety of headings, includingclass, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography,authorship, and spectatorship. Offers an international approach to the subject, includingcoverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, cultureindustries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations andtechnology. Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the backgroundand current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognosticationon the future. Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms ofknowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, andliterature.

A Companion To Film Comedy

Author: Andrew Horton
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119169550
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A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors

A Companion To Literature And Film

Author: Robert Stam
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047099911X
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A Companion to Literature in Film provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. 25 essays by international experts cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations. Covers a wide variety of topics, including cultural, thematic, theoretical, and genre issues Discusses film adaptations from the birth of cinema to the present day Explores a diverse range of titles and genres, including film noir, biblical epics, and Italian and Chinese cinema

Picture World

Author: Rachel Teukolsky
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198859732
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The modern media world came into being in the nineteenth century, when machines were harnessed to produce texts and images in unprecedented numbers. In the visual realm, new industrial techniques generated a deluge of affordable pictorial items, mass-printed photographs, posters, cartoons, and illustrations. These alluring objects of the Victorian parlor were miniaturized spectacles that served as portals onto phantasmagoric versions of 'the world.' Although new kinds of pictures transformed everyday life, these ephemeral items have received remarkably little scholarly attention. Picture World shines a welcome new light onto these critically neglected yet fascinating visual objects. They serve as entryways into the nineteenth century's key aesthetic concepts. Each chapter pairs a new type of picture with a foundational keyword in Victorian aesthetics, a familiar term reconceived through the lens of new media. 'Character' appears differently when considered with caricature, in the new comics and cartoons appearing in the mass press in the 1830s; likewise, the book approaches 'realism' through pictorial journalism; 'illustration' via illustrated Bibles; 'sensation' through carte-de-visite portrait photographs; 'the picturesque' by way of stereoscopic views; and 'decadence' through advertising posters. Picture World studies the aesthetic effects of the nineteenth century's media revolution: it uses the relics of a previous era's cultural life to interrogate the Victorian world's most deeply-held values, arriving at insights still relevant in our own media age.

Fiction And Imagination In Early Cinema

Author: Mario Slugan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350115681
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When watching the latest instalment of Batman, it is perfectly normal to say that we see Batman fighting Bane or that we see Bruce Wayne making love to Miranda Tate. We would not say that we see Christian Bale dressed up as Batman going through the motions of punching Tom Hardy dressed up us Bane. Nor do we say that we see Christian Bale pretending to be Bruce Wayne making love with Marion Cotillard, who is playacting the role Miranda Tate. But if we look at the history of cinema and consider contemporary reviews from the early days of the medium, we see that people thought precisely in this way about early film. They spoke of film as no more than documentary recordings of actors performing on set. In an innovative combination of philosophical aesthetics and new cinema history, Mario Slugan investigates how our default imaginative engagement with film changed over the first two decades of cinema. It addresses not only the importance of imagination for the understanding of early cinema but also contributes to our understanding of what it means for a representational medium to produce fictions. Specifically, Slugan argues that cinema provides a better model for understanding fiction than literature.

A Companion To Latin American Film

Author: Stephen M. Hart
Editor: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1855661063
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A history of Latin American cinema, with detailed analysis of the twenty-five best films.

A Companion To British And Irish Cinema

Author: John Hill
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1118477510
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A stimulating overview of the intellectual arguments and critical debates involved in the study of British and Irish cinemas British and Irish film studies have expanded in scope and depth in recent years, prompting a growing number of critical debates on how these cinemas are analysed, contextualized, and understood. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema addresses arguments surrounding film historiography, methods of textual analysis, critical judgments, and the social and economic contexts that are central to the study of these cinemas. Twenty-nine essays from many of the most prominent writers in the field examine how British and Irish cinema have been discussed, the concepts and methods used to interpret and understand British and Irish films, and the defining issues and debates at the heart of British and Irish cinema studies. Offering a broad scope of commentary, the Companion explores historical, cultural and aesthetic questions that encompass over a century of British and Irish film studies—from the early years of the silent era to the present-day. Divided into five sections, the Companion discusses the social and cultural forces shaping British and Irish cinema during different periods, the contexts in which films are produced, distributed and exhibited, the genres and styles that have been adopted by British and Irish films, issues of representation and identity, and debates on concepts of national cinema at a time when ideas of what constitutes both ‘British’ and ‘Irish’ cinema are under question. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema is a valuable and timely resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film, media, and cultural studies, and for those seeking contemporary commentary on the cinemas of Britain and Ireland.

A Companion To Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Thomas Leitch
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444397311
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The most comprehensive volume ever published on Alfred Hitchcock, covering his career and legacy as well as the broader cultural and intellectual contexts of his work. Contains thirty chapters by the leading Hitchcock scholars Covers his long career, from his earliest contributions to other directors’ silent films to his last uncompleted last film Details the enduring legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike

A Companion To D W Griffith

Author: Charles Keil
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118341252
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The most comprehensive volume on one of the most controversial directors in American film history A Companion to D.W. Griffith offers an exhaustive look at the first acknowledged auteur of the cinema and provides an authoritative account of the director’s life, work, and lasting filmic legacy. The text explores how Griffith’s style and status advanced along with cinema’s own development during the years when narrative became the dominant mode, when the short gave way to the feature, and when film became the pre-eminent form of mass entertainment. Griffith was at the centre of each of these changes: though a contested figure, he remains vital to any understanding of how cinema moved from nickelodeon fixture to a national pastime, playing a significant role in the cultural ethos of America. With the renewed interest in Griffith’s contributions to the film industry, A Companion to D.W. Griffith offers a scholarly look at a career that spanned more than 25 years. The editor, a leading scholar on D.W. Griffith, and the expert contributors collectively offer a unique account of one of the monumental figures in film studies. Presents the most authoritative, complete account of the director’s life, work, and lasting legacy Builds on the recent resurgence in the director’s scholarly and popular reputation Edited by a leading authority on D.W. Griffith, who has published extensively on this controversial director Offers the most up-to-date, singularly comprehensive volume on one of the monumental figures in film studies

The Women S Companion To International Film

Author: Annette Kuhn
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520088795
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Includes short entries for actresses, genres, studios and topics.

The Routledge Companion To British Cinema History

Author: Ian Hunter
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315392178
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Over 39 chapters The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History offers a comprehensive and revisionist overview of British cinema as, on the one hand, a commercial entertainment industry and, on the other, a series of institutions centred on economics, funding and relations to government. Whereas most histories of British cinema focus on directors, stars, genres and themes, this Companion explores the forces enabling and constraining the films’ production, distribution, exhibition, and reception contexts from the late nineteenth century to the present day. The contributors provide a wealth of empirical and archive-based scholarship that draws on insider perspectives of key film institutions and illuminates aspects of British film culture that have been neglected or marginalized, such as the watch committee system, the Eady Levy, the rise of the multiplex and film festivals. It also places emphasis on areas where scholarship has either been especially productive and influential, such as in early and silent cinema, or promoted new approaches, such as audience and memory studies.

A Companion To Federico Fellini

Author: Frank Burke
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119431530
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A groundbreaking academic treatment of Fellini, provides new, expansive, and diverse perspectives on his films and influence The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Federico Fellini presents new methodologies and fresh insights for encountering, appreciating, and contextualizing the director’s films in the 21st century. A milestone in Fellini scholarship, this volume provides contributions by leading scholars, intellectuals, and filmmakers, as well as insights from collaborators and associates of the Italian director. Scholarly yet readable essays explore the fundamental aspects of Fellini’s works while addressing their contemporary relevance in contexts ranging from politics and the environment to gender, race, and sexual orientation. As the centennial of Federico Fellini’s birth in approaches in 2020, this timely work provides new readings of Fellini’s films and illustrates Fellini’s importance as a filmmaker, artist,and major cultural figure. The text explores topics such as Fellini’s early cinematic experience, recurring themes and patterns in his films, his collaborations and influences, and his unique forms of cinematic expression. In a series of “Short Takes” sections, contributors look at specific films that have particular significance or personal relevance. Destined to become the standard research tool for Fellini studies, this volume: Offers new theoretical frameworks, encounters, critiques, and interpretations of Fellini’s work Discusses Fellini’s creativity outside of filmmaking, such as his graphic art and his Book of Dreams published after his death. Examines Fellini’s influence on artists not only in the English-speaking world but in places such as Turkey, Japan, South Asia, Russia, Cuba, North Africa. Demonstrates the interrelationship between Fellini’s work and visual art, literature, fashion, marketing, and many other dimensions of both popular and high culture. Features personal testimonies from family, friends and associates of Fellini such as Francesca Fabbri Fellini, Gianfranco Angelucci, Valeria Ciangottini, and Lina Wertmüller Includes an extensive appendix of freely accessible archival resources on Fellini’s work The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Federico Fellini is an indispensable resource for students, instructors, and scholars of Fellini, Italian cinema, cinema and art history, and all areas of film and media studies.

Film History And National Cinema

Author: Kevin Rockett
Editor: Four Courts PressLtd
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This is the second volume of papers from the Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar designed to encourage Irish film scholarship and the study of Irish film. Intended to provide a platform for a growing body of work by young scholars on Irish and other cinemas, this volume provides a stimulating discussion on national and international film.

A Companion To Russian Cinema

Author: Birgit Beumers
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118412761
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A Companion to Russian Cinema provides an exhaustive and carefully organised guide to the cinema of pre-Revolutionary Russia, of the Soviet era, as well as post-Soviet Russian cinema, edited by one of the most established and knowledgeable scholars in Russian cinema studies. The most up-to-date and thorough coverage of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, which also effectively fills gaps in the existing scholarship in the field This is the first volume on Russian cinema to explore specifically the history of movie theatres, studios, and educational institutions The editor is one of the most established and knowledgeable scholars in Russian cinema studies, and contributions come from leading experts in the field of Russian Studies, Film Studies and Visual Culture Chapters consider the arts of scriptwriting, sound, production design, costumes and cinematography Provides five portraits of key figures in Soviet and Russia film history, whose works have been somewhat neglected

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