Issues in Feminist Film Criticism (A Midland Book)

"This anthology makes it abundantly transparent that feminist movie feedback is prospering and has constructed dramatically considering that its inception within the early 1970s." ―Journal of Aesthetics and paintings Criticism

Erens brings jointly a large choice of writings and methodologies through U.S. and British feminist movie students. The twenty-seven essays symbolize the most influential paintings on Hollywood movie, women's cinema, and documentary filmmaking to seem prior to now decade and beyond.

Contributors contain Lucie Arbuthnot, Linda Artel, Pam cook dinner, Teresa de Lauretis, Mary Ann Doane, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Lucy Fischer, Jane Gaines, Mary C. Gentile, Bette Gordon, Florence Jacobowitz, Claire Johnston, E. Ann Kaplan, Annette Kuhn, Julia Lesage, Judith Mayne, Sonya Michel, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, B. Ruby wealthy, Gail Seneca, Kaja Silverman, Lori Spring, Jackie Stacey, Maureen Turim, Diane Waldman, Susan Wengraf, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.

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Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film

By Jeffrey Skoller

Avant-garde movies are frequently brushed off as imprecise or disconnected from the realities of social and political historical past. Jeffrey Skoller demanding situations this fable, arguing that avant-garde motion pictures extra adequately exhibit the advanced interaction among previous occasions and our adventure of the current than traditional documentaries and historic movies. Shadows, Specters, Shards examines a gaggle of experimental motion pictures, together with paintings through Eleanor Antin, Ernie Gehr, and Jean-Luc Godard, that soak up old occasions corresponding to the Holocaust, Latin American independence struggles, and concrete politics. selecting a cinema of evocation instead of illustration, those movies name consciousness to the unrepresentable features of background that profoundly influence the adventure of lifestyle. utilizing the severe theories of Walter Benjamin and Gilles Deleuze, between others, Skoller analyzes a number of narrative concepts - allegory, sideshadowing, testimony, and a number of temporalities - that discover competing views and gaps in old wisdom frequently overlooked in traditional movie. In his dialogue of avant-garde movie of the Seventies, Nineteen Eighties, and Nineteen Nineties, Skoller unearths how a nuanced realizing of the prior is inextricably associated with the artistry of snapshot making and storytelling.

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Forrest J. Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland History

By Forrest J. Ackerman

Should you enjoyed well-known Monsters of Filmland journal as a tender child boomer, this nostalgic glance again via the child-at-heart editor, Forrest J Ackerman, will deliver again hot thoughts. Its like sitting with Forry as he is going in the course of the first 50 matters ("the nifty fifty") and reminisces in regards to the contents of every one. alongside the best way he tells fun (and occasionally unhappy) anecdotes concerning the production of the journal in his trademark stream-of-consciousness type, sprinkled frivolously with the oddball puns you used to like again within the '60s. Very informative, with a pleasant picture of every hide, and the whole tale of the way the journal used to be based by way of writer James Warren and editor FJA.

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American Independent (Directory of World Cinema)

By John Berra

<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>With high-profile Academy Award nominations and more and more big-name actors wanting to join up to promising initiatives, autonomous motion pictures were on the leading edge lately like by no means sooner than. however the roots of such serious and advertisement successes as The harm Locker and Precious can be traced to the 1st increase of self sufficient cinema within the Sixties, while a raft of gifted filmmakers emerged to seize the eye of a speedily becoming viewers of younger audience.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>A thorough evaluate of a thriving area of cultural lifestyles, Directory of worldwide Cinema: American Independent chronicles the increase of the self sustaining quarter as an outlet for administrators who problem the established order, but nonetheless produce obtainable function motion pictures that not just locate vast audiences yet take pleasure in substantial field place of work appeal—without sacrificing severe legitimacy. Key administrators are interviewed and profiled, and a enormous collection of movies are referenced and reviewed. greater than a dozen sub-genres—including African American cinema, queer cinema, documentary, familial disorder, and exploitation—are separately thought of, with an emphasis on their skill to interact with tensions inherent in American society. Copious illustrations and more than a few learn assets around out the amount, making this a very accomplished guide.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>At a time whilst self reliant motion pictures are having fun with significant cultural cachet, this easy-to-use but authoritative consultant will locate an keen viewers in media historians, movie reports students, and picture buffs alike.

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Women's Film and Female Experience, 1940-1950

Women's movie and feminine Experience takes a clean examine a variety of renowned women's motion pictures which will realize what American woman realization within the Nineteen Forties used to be rather approximately. the writer strains the evolution and improvement of the Hollywood women's movie, and describes the social background of yankee girls within the Nineteen Forties. She then analyzes dominant narrative styles inside of renowned women's movies of the last decade: the maternal drama, the profession lady comedy, and the flicks of suspicion and distrust.

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Moving Images: Making Movies, Understanding Media

By Carl Casinghino

Relocating photos is the 1st finished media experiences and movie creation textbook of its type. supplying a sequence of thematically-driven devices that offer possibilities for collaborative studying, enhancement of creativity, and improvement of upper order pondering, this booklet is designed to get your scholars desirous about making video clips. scholars won't in simple terms the best way to research and relish movies, yet they're going to additionally examine the elemental talents had to create and bring their very own videos. With an integrated interactive DVD scholars can be in a position to view brief movies, in addition to use a variety of movie documents to augment their enhancing talents.

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The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America (Directors' Cuts)

He grew to become a film famous person taking part in the guy with out identify, and this present day his identify is understood worldwide. Measured by way of sturdiness, productiveness, and gains, Clint Eastwood is the main winning actor-director-producer in American movie historical past. This booklet examines the main parts of his occupation, focusing totally on his paintings as a director but in addition exploring the evolution of his appearing kind, his lengthy organization with reveal violence, his curiosity in jazz, and the political beliefs – occasionally hotly debatable – mirrored in his movies and public statements. specifically interesting is the pivotal query that divides critics and moviegoers to today: is Eastwood a able director with a photogenic face, a modest appearing expertise, and an aptitude for advertising his picture? Or is he a real cinematic auteur with a particular imaginative and prescient of America's background, traditions, and values? From A Fistful of greenbacks and soiled Harry to Million buck child and past, The Cinema of Clint Eastwood takes a close-up examine one of many screen's such a lot influential and charismatic stars.

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Cahiers du Cinéma: The 1950s: Neo-Realism, Hollywood, New Wave (Harvard Film Studies)

Cahiers du Cinema is the main prestigious and influential movie magazine ever released. An anthology dedicated completely to its writings, in English translation, is lengthy overdue.

The choices during this quantity are drawn from the colourful first decade of Cahiers, 1951-1959, whilst a gaggle of younger iconoclasts racked the realm of movie feedback with their provocative perspectives a global cinema--American, Italian, and French particularly. They challenged normal Anglo-Saxon attitudes via championing American well known videos, addressing genres reminiscent of the Western and the mystery and the aesthetics of technological advancements like CinemaScope, emphasizing mise en scéne up to thematic content material, and assessing the paintings of person filmmakers comparable to Hawks, Hitchcock, and Nicholas Ray by way of a brand new thought of the director as writer, auteur, a innovative thought on the time. Italian movie, specially the paintings of Rossellini, caused sharp debates approximately realism that helped shift the focal point of serious dialogue from content material towards type. The opinions of French cinema have exact curiosity simply because a number of the journal's significant individuals and theorists Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Rivette, Chabrol have been to turn into related of France's most vital movie administrators and leaders of the recent Wave.

Translated less than the supervision of the British movie Institute, the decisions have a long way the main half by no means seemed in English beforehand. Hillier has equipped them into topical groupings and has supplied introductions to the elements in addition to the whale. jointly those essays, studies, discussions, and polemics demonstrate the significant principles of the Cahiers of the Fifties no longer as fastened doctrines yet as provocative, effective, frequently contradictory contributions to the most important debates that have been to overturn severe pondering film.

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Theorizing Art Cinemas: Foreign, Cult, Avant-Garde, and Beyond

By David Andrews

The time period “art cinema” has been utilized to many cinematic tasks, together with the film d’art move, the postwar avant-gardes, quite a few Asian new waves, the recent Hollywood, and American indie movies, yet before nobody has really outlined what “art cinema” is. Turning the conventional, intellectual inspiration of paintings cinema on its head, Theorizing paintings Cinemas takes a versatile, inclusive procedure that perspectives paintings cinema as a predictable approach of valuing videos as “art” movies—an job that has happened throughout movie background and throughout movie subcultures—rather than as a standard style within the experience of a different set of varieties or a closed historic interval or movement.

David Andrews opens with a heritage of the paintings cinema “super-genre” from the early days of silent video clips to the postwar eu invasion that introduced Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and the recent German Cinema to the leading edge and ended in the advance of auteur thought. He then discusses the mechanics of paintings cinema, from artwork homes, movie fairs, and the educational self-discipline of movie reports, to the audiences and distribution platforms for artwork cinema as a complete. This wide-ranging strategy permits Andrews to increase a concept that encompasses either the low and high ends of artwork cinema in all of its diverse features, together with international cinema, avant-garde movies, experimental motion pictures, and cult cinema. All of those artwork cinemas, in line with Andrews, proportion an emphasis on caliber, authorship, and anticommercialism, no matter if the movie in query is movie competition favourite or a dead night movie.

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