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Engaging Cinema

Engaging Cinema
  • Author : Bill Nichols
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 28 January 2010
  • ISBN : 0393934918
  • Pages : 545 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.


Engaging Cinema

Engaging Cinema
  • Author : Bill Nichols
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 28 January 2010
GET THIS BOOKEngaging Cinema

In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on.

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Beyond the Screen

Beyond the Screen
  • Author : Sarah Atkinson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 17 April 2014
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Runner-up for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Prize 2015 Beyond the Screen presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst many in which audiences can encounter and engage with films. The book includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through numerous examples and case studies of recent and near-future developments. Through

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Engaging Film Criticism

Engaging Film Criticism
  • Author : Walter Metz
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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Engaging Film Criticism examines recent American cinema in relationship to its «imaginative intertexts», films from earlier decades that engage similar political and cultural themes. This historical encounter provides an unexpected and exciting way of reading popular contemporary films. Eclectic pairings include the Schwarzenegger action film True Lies with the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, as well as the lampooned Will Smith comedy Wild, Wild West with Buster Keaton's silent feature The General. Using a theoretically and historically informed brand of

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Engaging Film

Engaging Film
  • Author : Tim Cresswell,Deborah Dixon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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Engaging Film is a creative, interdisciplinary volume that explores the engagements among film, space, and identity and features a section on the use of films in the classroom as a critical pedagogical tool. Focusing on anti-essentialist themes in films and film production, this book examines how social and spatial identities are produced (or dissolved) in films and how mobility is used to create different experiences of time and space. From popular movies such as "Pulp Fiction," "Bulworth," "Terminator 2," and "The

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Film and Genocide

Film and Genocide
  • Author : Kristi M. Wilson,Tomás F. Crowder-Taraborrelli
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release : 04 January 2012
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Film and Genocide brings together scholars of film and of genocide to discuss film representations, both fictional and documentary, of the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, and genocides in Chile, Australia, Rwanda, and the United States. Since 1955, when Alain Resnais created his experimental documentary Night and Fog about the Nazis’ mass killings of Jews and other ostracized groups, filmmakers have struggled with using this medium to tell such difficult stories, to re-create the sociopolitical contexts of genocide, and to urge awareness

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Films of the New French Extremity

Films of the New French Extremity
  • Author : Alexandra West
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 20 May 2016
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The films of the New French Extremity have been reviled by critics but adored by fans and filmmakers. Known for graphically brutal depictions of sex and violence, the subgenre emerged from the French art-house scene in the late 1990s and became a cult phenomenon, eventually merging into the horror genre where it became associated with American torture porn. Decidedly French in flavor, the films seek to reveal the dark side of French society. This book provides an in-depth study of

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Science Fiction Film

Science Fiction Film
  • Author : Keith M. Johnston
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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Science Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre. Science Fiction Film goes beyond a textual exploration of these films to place them within a larger network of influences that includes studio politics and promotional discourses. The book also challenges the perceived limits of the genre - it includes a

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Engaging Characters

Engaging Characters
  • Author : Murray Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 25 April 2021
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In Engaging Characters, Smith sets out a comprehensive analysis of character, exploring the role of characters in our experience of film and media. This revised, 25th anniversary edition refines and extends the arguments of the first edition, reappraising the debates on emotion, empathy, and film spectatorship that the book has inspired.

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Sensitive Subjects

Sensitive Subjects
  • Author : Leila Mukhida
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 01 November 2020
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Both politically and aesthetically, the contemporary German and Austrian film landscape is a far cry from the early days of the medium, when critics like Siegfried Kracauer produced foundational works of film theory amid the tumult of the early twentieth century. Yet, as Leila Mukhida demonstrates in this innovative study, the writings of figures like Kracauer and Walter Benjamin in fact remain an undervalued tool for understanding political cinema today. Through illuminating explorations of Michael Haneke, Valeska Grisebach, Andreas Dresen,

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Hanan al-Cinema

Hanan al-Cinema
  • Author : Laura U. Marks
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 25 September 2015
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An examination of experimental cinema and media art from the Arabic-speaking world that explores filmmakers' creative and philosophical inventiveness in trying times. In this book, Laura Marks examines one of the world's most impressive, and affecting, bodies of independent and experimental cinema from the last twenty-five years: film and video works from the Arabic-speaking world. Some of these works' creative strategies are shared by filmmakers around the world; others arise from the particular economic, social, political, and historical circumstances of

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Film Worlds

Film Worlds
  • Author : Daniel Yacavone
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 23 December 2014
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Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the "worlds" that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental and analytic traditions, as well as classical and contemporary film theory, it weaves together multiple strands of thought and analysis to provide new understandings of filmic representation, fictionality, expression, self-reflexivity, style, and the full range of cinema's affective and symbolic dimensions. Always more than "fictional worlds" and "storyworlds"

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Israeli Cinema

Israeli Cinema
  • Author : Miri Talmon,Yaron Peleg
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 01 July 2011
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With top billing at many film forums around the world, as well as a string of prestigious prizes, including consecutive nominations for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Israeli films have become one of the most visible and promising cinemas in the first decade of the twenty-first century, an intriguing and vibrant site for the representation of Israeli realities. Yet two decades have passed since the last wide-ranging scholarly overview of Israeli cinema, creating a need for a new, state-of-the-art analysis

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An Accented Cinema

An Accented Cinema
  • Author : Hamid Naficy
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 05 June 2018
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In An Accented Cinema, Hamid Naficy offers an engaging overview of an important trend--the filmmaking of postcolonial, Third World, and other displaced individuals living in the West. How their personal experiences of exile or diaspora translate into cinema is a key focus of Naficy's work. Although the experience of expatriation varies greatly from one person to the next, the films themselves exhibit stylistic similarities, from their open- and closed-form aesthetics to their nostalgic and memory-driven multilingual narratives, and from their

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La Dolce Morte

La Dolce Morte
  • Author : Mikel J. Koven
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 02 October 2006
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With the exception of die-hard aficionados of European or Italian horror cinema, most people may not have heard of giallo cinema or have seen many films in this subgenre of horror. Most academic film studies tend to ignore horror cinema in general and the giallo specifically. Critics often deride these films, which reveal more about the reviewers' own prejudices than any problem with the works themselves. As a counter to such biases, Mikel J. Koven argues for an alternative approach

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What Is Japanese Cinema?

What Is Japanese Cinema?
  • Author : Yomota Inuhiko
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 16 April 2019
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What might Godzilla and Kurosawa have in common? What, if anything, links Ozu’s sparse portraits of domestic life and the colorful worlds of anime? In What Is Japanese Cinema? Yomota Inuhiko provides a concise and lively history of Japanese film that shows how cinema tells the story of Japan’s modern age. Discussing popular works alongside auteurist masterpieces, Yomota considers films in light of both Japanese cultural particularities and cinema as a worldwide art form. He covers the history

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