Hollywood - Un monde fou fou fou !

By Gilles Garidel

L'histoire d'Hollywood est faite de choses étranges, bizarres ou carrément incroyables. Les soixante-dix chapitres de ce livre décrivent avec de nombreux détails aussi bien les pires motion pictures que les plus grands classiques, les bombes sexuelles ou les physiques les plus pitoyables, les mystères de ce microcosme et les coups de pub géniaux. On y apprend combien parfois furent difficiles les débuts de ceux qui sont devenus les plus grandes stars, ceux qui refusèrent les rôles qui les auraient propulsés au firmament ou sont allés se perdre dans des navets innommables. Il y a des scandales, des caprices (de stars bien sûr !) et des carrières exemplaires, des charlatans et de vrais génies, des égoïstes et des gens qui ont su donner plus que leur chemise.

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Movie Mutations: The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

Not like any speak of "the loss of life of the cinema", this identify broadcasts the paintings shape alive and good, and nonetheless constructing in new and unexpected instructions. utilizing transnational discussions and debates, it exhibits why the assumption of cinephilia is simply as correct at the present time because it ever used to be. Jonathan Rosenbaum is movie critic for the Chicago Reader and writer of motion picture Wars (2002) and useless guy (BFI glossy Classics, 2000), between many different books. Adrian Martin is movie critic for The Age (Melbourne) and writer of a learn of Terrence Malick coming near near from bfi Publishing.

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Life through the Lens: Cyborg Subjectivity in Cinema

By Patricia Jean Fancher

This learn makes use of the nature of the cyborg, because it is invoked in technological know-how Fiction
film, to appreciate representations ofidentity, concentrating on gender, from a
perspective that's embedded in either social and fabric contexts. The cyborg
deconstructs the dichotomies that outline the Humanist topic, akin to topic and
object, genuine and fable, expertise and tradition. notwithstanding, as society transitions from
a Modernist, to Postmodern and past, cyborg fantasies mirror changes in
ideology and values. those social alterations may be tracked at the our bodies of cyborg
In this examine, i exploit the cyborg, a determine of wealthy cultural value, as a
heuristic to analyze representations of gender from a point of view that debts for
cultural and fabric contexts. students focusing on feminism, anthropology and
cultural reports proceed to theorize how the wealthy cultural value of the
deconstruct(ed)(ing) cyborg physique. This learn contributes to this on going
discussion by means of concentrating on the cyborg’s value in movie discourse and feminist

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Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe

By Steven Jay Schneider

Integrated within the Guardian's checklist of the head ten movie books of 2003! (Guardian advisor, December 20-26, 2003) Horror videos have regularly came upon receptive audiences of their domestic international locations. ultimately, the genre's such a lot vibrant and least regular administrators and stars are given their due in editor Steven Schneider's wide-ranging selection of articles and interviews from a good meeting of popular global horror specialists. realize such hidden treasures of worldwide cinematic horror as Singapore's pontianak cycle, Nineteen Thirties Mexican vampire videos, Austrian serial killer flicks, Germany's Edgar Wallace krimis, Bollywood ghost tales, Indonesia's penanggalan stories, the chinese language tackle Phantom of the Opera, and the Turkish types of Dracula and The Exorcist. 24 pulse-pounding chapters with chosen filmographies and rankings of pictures from the films lower than dialogue, together with a gorgeous 16-page full-colour part! know about the superb horror motion pictures of: Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, The Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Turkey Meet attention-grabbing and unique horror filmmakers and monsters from each nook of the globe, together with: Hideo Nakata, Paul Naschy, Anthony Wong, Wolfgang Preiss, Maria Menado, Sion Sono, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Nonzee Nimibutr, Jean Rollin, Maxu Weibang, Gallaga & Reyes, The Ramsay Brothers, Pupi Avati, Walerian Borowczyk, José ""Coffin Joe"" Mojica Marins, Jorge Molina, Kim Ki-Young, Takashi Miike and extra! worry with no Frontiers - Contents half I: ARTISTS, ACTORS, AUTEURS * Madmen, visionaries and freaks: the movies of Alejandro Jodorowsky * Coffin Joe and José Mojica Marins: unusual males for unusual instances * go back of the phantom: Maxu Weibang's nighttime music * Enfant negative: the terrorful, magnificent global of Anthony Wong * The rain underneath the earth: an interview with Nonzee Nimibutr * Cinema of the doomed: the tragic horror of Paul Naschy * intercourse and loss of life, Cuban sort: the darkish imaginative and prescient of Jorge Molina half II: movies, sequence, CYCLES * Fantasmas del cine Mexicano: the Nineteen Thirties horror movie cycle of Mexico * The cosmic mill of Wolfgang Preiss: Giorgio Ferroni's Mill of the Stone girls * The ""lost"" horror movie sequence: the Edgar Wallace krimis * The unique pontianaks * fiddling with style: defining the Italian giallo * The Italian zombie movie: from derivation to invention * Austrian psycho killers & domestic invaders: the horror-thrillers Angst & humorous video games half III: style HISTORIES AND reports * Coming of age: the South Korean horror movie * among appropriation and innovation: Turkish horror cinema * Witches, spells and politics: the horror movies of Indonesia * The unreliable narrator: subversive storytelling in Polish horror cinema * The Beast from Bollywood: a historical past of the Indian horror movie * In a weather of terror: the Filipino monster motion picture * French revolution: the key heritage of Gallic horror videos half IV: CASE research - eastern HORROR CINEMA * discomfort threshhold: the cinema of Takashi Miike * the japanese horror movie sequence: Ring and Eko Eko Azarak * The city techno-alienation of Sion Sono's Suicide membership

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Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies (Wisconsin Studies in Film)

By David Bordwell

With Post-Theory, David Bordwell and Noël Carroll problem the winning practices of movie scholarship. because the Seventies, movie students were looking for a unified thought that would clarify all forms of movies, their creation, and their reception; the sector has been ruled via structuralist Marxism, sorts of cultural concept, and the psychoanalytic principles of Freud and Lacan. Bordwell and Carroll ask, why no longer hire many theories adapted to express pursuits, fairly than trying to find a unified theory?
    Post-Theory deals clean instructions for knowing movie, offering new essays by way of twenty-seven students on themes as diversified as movie ratings, viewers reaction, and the nationwide movie industries of Russia, Scandinavia, the united states, and Japan. They use ancient, philosophical, mental, and feminist the way to take on such easy concerns as: What is going on whilst audience understand a movie? How do filmmakers make the most conventions? How do videos create illusions?  How does a movie arouse emotion? Bordwell and Carroll have given area not just to exclusive movie students yet to non-film experts in addition, making sure a large choice of evaluations and concepts on almost each subject at the present time table of movie stories. packed with stimulating essays released right here for the 1st time, Post-Theory can provide to redefine the research of cinema.

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Horror (Routledge Film Guidebooks)

By Brigid Cherry

Horror cinema is a highly winning, yet even as culturally illicit style that spans the background of cinema. It maintains to flourish with contemporary cycles of supernatural horror and torture porn that span the whole variety of horror kinds and aesthetics. it truly is loved by way of audiences far and wide, but in addition obvious as a malign impact through others.

In this Routledge movie Guidebook, viewers researcher and picture student Brigid Cherry offers a finished evaluation of the horror movie and explores how the style works. studying the way in which horror motion pictures create photographs of gore and the uncanny via movie know-how and results, Cherry presents an account of how cinematic and stylistic units create responses of terror and disgust within the viewer.

Horror examines the best way those motion pictures build mental and cognitive responses and the way they converse to audiences on an intimate own point, addressing their innermost fears and wishes. Cherry additional explores the position of horror cinema in society and tradition, taking a look at the way it represents quite a few identification teams and engages with social anxieties, and analyzing the best way horror sees, and is obvious by way of, society.

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New Documentary

By Stella Bruzzi

Praise for New Documentary:

'It's clean to discover a e-book that cuts in the course of the drained outdated debates that experience surrounded documentary movie and tv. It heralds a welcome new approach.'

Sight and Sound

'Documentary perform adjustments so quickly that books at the topic are usually old-fashioned sooner than they're released. Bruzzi's fulfillment is to have understood the style as an job in line with functionality instead of commentary. it is a clean point of view which illuminates the elemental shifts that would proceed to ensue within the style because it enters its moment century.'

John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, college of London

New Documentary provides a modern examine documentary and clean and hard methods of theorising the non-fiction movie. As enticing because the unique, this moment variation good points thorough updates to the prevailing chapters, in addition to a new bankruptcy on modern cinema liberate documentaries.

This new version includes:

  • Contemporary motion pictures reminiscent of Capturing the Friedmans, Être et avoir, Farenheit 9/11, The Fog of War and Touching the Void in addition to extra canonical texts akin to Hoop Dreams and Shoah
  • Additional interviews with influential practitioners, similar to director Michael Apted and manufacturer Stephen Lambert

  • A comprehensively revised dialogue of recent observational documentary, together with docusoaps, fact tv and formatted documentaries
  • The paintings of documentary filmmakers akin to Nicholas Barker, Errol Morris, Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen and Michael Moore and the paintings of Avant-Garde filmmakers corresponding to Chris Marker and Patrick Keiller
  • Gender id, queer conception, functionality, race and spectatorship.

Bruzzi exhibits how theories of documentary filmmaking should be utilized to modern texts and genres, and discusses the connection among fresh, leading edge examples of the style and the extra proven canon of documentary.

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A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film

By Joseph Luzzi

A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian movie reviews into discussion with fields open air its traditional purview by means of exhibiting how movies can give a contribution to our realizing of aesthetic questions that reach again to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation among movie and literature, specially the cinematic variation of literary resources and, extra quite often, the fields of rhetoric, media stories, and sleek Italian culture.

The publication balances theoretical inquiry with shut readings of movies by way of the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others. Luzzi's examine is the 1st to teach how Italian filmmakers tackle such the most important aesthetic concerns because the nature of the refrain, the relation among image and allegory, the literary prehistory of montage, and where of poetry in cinematic expression―what Pasolini referred to as the "cinema of poetry."

While Luzzi establishes how definite characteristics of film―its hyperlink with technological strategies, potential for mass distribution, artificial virtues (and vices) because the so-called overall art―have reshaped centuries-long debates, A Cinema of Poetry additionally explores what's particular to the Italian artwork movie and, extra commonly, Italian cinematic background. In different phrases, what makes this model of the artwork movie recognizably "Italian"?

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The Practical Media Dictionary (Arnold Student Reference)

By Jeremy Orlebar

The useful Media Dictionary is an important advisor to realizing how the media works and the way humans within the media check with one another approximately their undefined. It makes the media available, untangling the jargon and delivering readers with the information to take part within the construction of sensible media items. Designed for these learning or beginning paintings within the media, it includes definitions which are transparent, basic, and straightforward to appreciate even with out earlier media wisdom.

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A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman

During this twentieth-anniversary millennial variation, Kolker maintains and expands his inquiry into the cinematic illustration of tradition through updating and revising the chapters at the administrators mentioned within the first edition-- Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, and Steven Spielberg-- to incorporate their most crucial works considering the fact that 1988, studying these movies that have made vital advances within the administrators' careers and that have given reason for rethinking the flicks that preceded them. incorporated is a profile of Arthur Penn's occupation through a brand new comparative learn of Oliver Stone, who mirrors Penn's perform of drawing his movies out of old and ideological currents. putting the flicks of Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, and Altman in an ideological viewpoint, Kolker either illuminates their dating to each other and to bigger currents in our tradition, and emphasizes the statements their movies make approximately American society and tradition. This version encompasses a new preface, a requiem for Stanley Kubrick, up to date filmography, and forty eight photos from a variety of movies mentioned during the textual content.

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