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Allegorical Images

Author : Michelle Langford
ISBN : 9781841501383
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Werner Schroeter is one of the most important and influential directors of the New German Cinema, yet discussion of his films within film theory has been intermittent and un-sustained. This book provides a long-overdue introduction to Schroeter's visually lavish, idiosyncratic and conceptually rich cinema, situating its emergence within the context of the West German television and film subsidy system during the 1970s, then moving on to engage with some of the most pertinent and important arguments in contemporary film theory. Drawing upon the work of Gilles Deleuze, Walter Benjamin, and Bertolt Brecht, the author negotiates her way through the complex allegorical terrain of Schroeter's films by focusing on their insistent and original use of the cinematic tableaux, allegorical montage, temporal layering and gestural expression. In doing so, this book also makes a valuable contribution to developing a theory of cinematic allegory by locating Schroeter's films in the context of a wider “allegorical turn” in contemporary European and post-colonial filmmaking. 'Allegorical Images' serves not only as a compelling and sophisticated introduction to Schroeter's cinema, but also makes a major contribution to a range of debates in contemporary film theory around allegory, tableaux, time and gesture.

Directory Of World Cinema Germany

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ISBN : 9781841504650
Genre : Motion pictures
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Film Criticism The Cold War And The Blacklist

Author : Jeff Smith
ISBN : 9780520280670
Genre : Performing Arts
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Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist examines the long-term reception of several key American films released during the postwar period, focusing on the two main critical lenses used in the interpretation of these films: propaganda and allegory. Produced in response to the hearings held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) that resulted in the Hollywood blacklist, these films’ ideological message and rhetorical effectiveness was often muddled by the inherent difficulties in dramatizing villains defined by their thoughts and belief systems rather than their actions. Whereas anti-Communist propaganda films offered explicit political exhortation, allegory was the preferred vehicle for veiled or hidden political comment in many police procedurals, historical films, Westerns, and science fiction films. Jeff Smith examines the way that particular heuristics, such as the mental availability of exemplars and the effects of framing, have encouraged critics to match filmic elements to contemporaneous historical events, persons, and policies. In charting the development of these particular readings, Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist features case studies of many canonical Cold War titles, including The Red Menace, On the Waterfront, The Robe, High Noon, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

A Companion To Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Author : Brigitte Peucker
ISBN : 9781444354058
Genre : Performing Arts
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A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. A fresh collection of original research providing diverse perspectives on Fassbinder’s work in films, television, poetry, and underground theatre. Rainer Werner Fassbinder remains the preeminent filmmaker of the New German Cinema whose brief but prolific body of work spans from the latter half of the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1982. Interrogates Fassbinder’s influence on the seminal ideas of his time: auteurship, identity, race, queer studies, and the cataclysmic events of German twentieth century history Contributions from internationally diverse scholars specializing in film, culture, and German studies. Includes coverage of his key films including: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Martha (1973) (TV), World on a Wire (1973), Effi Briest (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fox and His Friends (1975), Fear of Fear (1975), Chinese Roulette (1976), In a Year With 13 Moons (1978), Despair (1978), The Third Generation (1979), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) (TV), and Querelle (1982).


Author : Kulturrådet (Sweden)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123013133
Genre : Motion pictures
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Cinema And Technology

Author : Bruce Bennett
ISBN : 023052477X
Genre : Performing Arts
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These essays covers the cinema's relationships with technology.

Australasian Journal Of American Studies

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ISBN : UVA:X030296859
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Germany 2

Author : Michelle Langford
ISBN : 1841507385
Genre : Performing Arts
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This title is part of the 'Directory of World Cinema' series. It includes contributions from some of the leading academics in the field. It features full colour illustrations. It features comprehensive filmography as an index. Building on the material presented in the first instalment of the 'Directory of World Cinema: Germany', this volume explores a range of compelling and sometimes surprising German films. Included here is an in-depth treatment of the sports film that identifies a close interrelationship between sports, commerce, cinema, and politics from the 1920s to the present day. This is complemented by a focus on film adaptations of several German literary classics and the treatment of history as a cinematic spectacle in costume dramas. Also featured are some lesser-studied genres, including musicals, crime films, experimental films, and westerns, along with several of the so-called Eastern westerns produced in East Germany during the Cold War.

The Passion Of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Author : Sam Rohdie
ISBN : 0253210100
Genre : Art
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"... a keen and brilliant critical account of Pasolini's films and writings..." —Italica "Rohdie's personal, idiosyncratic critical style is backed up by serious scholarly research, as the rich bibliography attests. This is one of the most original recent additions to the ever-growing literature on Pasolini." —Choice "... refreshingly personal and full of unpredictable tangents."Â —Film Quarterly Sam Rohdie has written a personal, wonderfully lucid account of Pier Paolo Pasolini's cinema and literature.

Cahiers Du Mus E National D Art Moderne

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