animal life and the moving image

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Animal Life And The Moving Image

Author : Michael Lawrence
ISBN : 9781844579013
Genre : Performing Arts
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This cutting-edge collection of essays by the most important writers working on animal life and moving image culture addresses the theoretical, philosophical, political and ethical questions raised by images of animals. Thorough and timely, it considers a wide range of film, television, video and digital texts - from early cinema to YouTube.

Regarding Life

Author : Belinda Smaill
ISBN : 9781438462493
Genre : Performing Arts
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Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships. As indicated by the success of such films as March of the Penguins and Food, Inc., the documentary has become the preeminent format for rendering animals and nature onscreen. In Regarding Life, Belinda Smaill brings together examples from a broad array of moving image contexts, including wildlife film and television, advocacy documentary, avant-garde nonfiction, and new media to identify a new documentary terrain in which the representation of animals in the wild and in industrial settings is becoming markedly more complex and increasingly more involved with pivotal ecological debates over species loss, food production, and science. While attending to some of the most discussed documentaries of the last two decades, including Grizzly Man; Food, Inc.; Sweetgrass; Our Daily Bread; and Darwin’s Nightmare, the book also draws on lesser-known film examples, and is one of the first to bring film studies understandings to new media such as YouTube. The result is a study that melds film studies and animal studies to explore how documentary films render both humans and animals, and to what political ends. “A brilliant, cogent, and timely look at the intersection of animals, the environment, food, and the people who enjoy and consume them. This is the most solid book on film I have read in quite a while, and it will be taken up with much enthusiasm by documentary scholars, animal-rights activists, eco-warriors, and a broad public that is interested in one or another—or all—of the subjects covered here.” — David Desser, author of American Jewish Filmmakers, Second Edition

Animals In Film

Author : Jonathan Burt
ISBN : 9781861895721
Genre : Performing Arts
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From Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney, animals have been a constant yet little-considered presence in film. Indeed, it may come as a surprise to learn that animals were a central inspiration to the development of moving pictures themselves. In Animals in Film, Jonathan Burt points out that the mobility of animals presented technical and conceptual challenges to early film-makers, the solutions of which were an important factor in advancing photographic technology, accelerating the speed of both film and camera. The early filming of animals also marked one of the most significant and far-reaching changes in the history of animal representation, and has largely determined the way animals have been visualized in the twentieth century. Burt looks at the extraordinary relation-ship between animals, cinema and photography (including the pioneering work of Eadweard Muybridge and Jules-Etienne Marey) and the technological developments and challenges posed by the animal as a specific kind of moving object. Animals in Film is a shrewd account of the politics of animals in cinema, of how movies and video have developed as weapons for animal rights activists, and of the roles that animals have played in film, from the avant-garde to Hollywood.

Safari

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ISBN : 9780761163800
Genre : Nature
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A photicular book uses special technology to provide video-like images of eight animals--including a cheetah, elephant, gazelle, and gorilla--as well as a journal of a safari trip, a history of safaris, and animal facts.

Mapping The Moving Image

Author : Pasi Väliaho
ISBN : 9789089641403
Genre : Art
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In Mapping the Moving Image, Pasi Valiaho offers a compelling study of how the medium of film came to shape our experience and thinking of the world and ourselves. By locating the moving image in new ways of seeing and saying as manifest in the arts, science and philosophy at the turn of the twentieth century, the book redefines the cinema as one of the most important anthropological processes of modernity. Moving beyond the typical understanding of cinema based on optical and linguistic models, Mapping the Moving Image takes the notion of rhythm as its cue in conceptualizing the medium's morphogenetic potentialities to generate affectivity, behaviour, and logics of sense. It provides a clear picture of how the forms of early film, while mobilizing bodily gestures and demanding intimate, affective engagement from the viewer, emerged in relation to bio-political investments in the body. The book also charts from a fresh perspective how the new gestural dynamics and visuality of the moving image fed into our thinking of time, memory and the unconscious.

Ecologies Of The Moving Image

Author : Adrian J. Ivakhiv
ISBN : 9781554589067
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book presents an ecophilosophy of cinema: an account of the moving image in relation to the lived ecologies – material, social, and perceptual relations – within which movies are produced, consumed, and incorporated into cultural life. If cinema takes us on mental and emotional journeys, the author argues that those journeys that have reshaped our understanding of ourselves, life, and the Earth and universe. A range of styles are examined, from ethnographic and wildlife documentaries, westerns and road movies, sci-fi blockbusters and eco-disaster films to the experimental and art films of Tarkovsky, Herzog, Malick, and Brakhage, to YouTube’s expanding audio-visual universe.

Watch Me Hop

Author : Rebecca Young
ISBN : 0545146984
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Different kinds of animals describe how they move, in a book whose illustrations give the illusion of movement.

Watching Wildlife

Author : Cynthia Chris
ISBN : 1452908702
Genre : Wildlife films
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Tidligere natur- og dyrefilm fokuserede på dyrekernefamilien og den gode forælder. Under indtryk af genrens skift til tv-mediet er fokus nu rettet mod parring, forskelle mellem hanner og hunner og ofte med en tvivlsom henvisning til samme mønstre hos mennesker.

Love Mortality And The Moving Image

Author : E. Wilson
ISBN : 9780230367708
Genre : Art
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In their use of home movies, collages of photographs and live footage, moving image artists explore the wish to see dead loved ones living. This study closely explores emotions and sensations surrounding mortality and longing, with new readings of works by Agnès Varda, Pedro Almodóvar, Ingmar Bergman, Sophie Calle, and many others.

The Zoo And Screen Media

Author : Michael Lawrence
ISBN : 9781137535610
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is the first critical anthology to examine the controversial history of the zoo by focusing on its close relationship with screen media histories and technologies. Individual chapters address the representation of zoological spaces in classical and contemporary Hollywood cinema, documentary and animation, amateur and avant-garde film, popular television and online media. The Zoo and Screen Media: Images of Exhibition and Encounter provides a new map of twentieth-century human-animal relations by exploring how the zoo, that modern apparatus for presenting living animals to human audiences, has itself been represented across a diverse range of moving image media.

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