The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia by Caroline Eades +

The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia by Caroline Eades, Elizabeth Papazian
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Overview: With its increasing presence in a continuously evolving media environment, the essay film as a visual form raises new questions about the construction of the subject, its relationship to the world, and the aesthetic possibilities of cinema. In this volume, authors specializing in various national cinemas (Cuban, French, German, Israeli, Italian, Lebanese, Polish, Russian, American) and critical approaches (historical, aesthetic, postcolonial, feminist, philosophical) explore the essay film and its consequences for the theory of cinema while building on and challenging existing theories. Taking as a guiding principle the essay form’s dialogic, fluid nature, the volume examines the potential of the essayistic to question, investigate, and reflect on all forms of cinema fiction film, popular cinema, and documentary, video installation, and digital essay.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Film

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The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia by Caroline Eades +

The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia by Caroline Eades, Elizabeth Papazian
Requirements: .PDF reader, 11.5MB
Overview: With its increasing presence in a continuously evolving media environment, the essay film as a visual form raises new questions about the construction of the subject, its relationship to the world, and the aesthetic possibilities of cinema. In this volume, authors specializing in various national cinemas (Cuban, French, German, Israeli, Italian, Lebanese, Polish, Russian, American) and critical approaches (historical, aesthetic, postcolonial, feminist, philosophical) explore the essay film and its consequences for the theory of cinema while building on and challenging existing theories. Taking as a guiding principle the essay form’s dialogic, fluid nature, the volume examines the potential of the essayistic to question, investigate, and reflect on all forms of cinema fiction film, popular cinema, and documentary, video installation, and digital essay.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Film

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Transorientalism in Art, Fashion, and Film by Adam Geczy

Transorientalism in Art, Fashion, and Film: Inventions of Identity by Adam Geczy
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Overview: Combining transnationalism and exoticism, transorientalism is the new orientalism of the age of globalization. Withits roots in earlier times, it is a term that emphasizes alteration, mutation, and exchange between cultures.
While the familiar orientalisms persist, transorientalism is a term that covers notions like the adoption of a hat from a different country for Turkish nationalist dress, the fact that an Italian could be one of the most influential directors in recent Chinese cinema, that Muslim women artists explore Islamic womanhood in non-Islamic countries, that artists can embrace both indigenous and non-indigenous identity at the same time. This is more than nostalgia or bland nationalism. It is a reflection of the effect that communication and representation in recent decades have brought to the way in which national identity is crafted and constructed-yet this does not make it any less authentic. The diversity of race and culture, the manner in which they are expressed and transacted, are most evident in art, fashion, and film.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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Women Film Editors by David Meuel

Women Film Editors: Unseen Artists of American Cinema by David Meuel
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Overview: When the movie business adopted some of the ways of other big industries in 1920s America, women-who had been essential to the industry’s early development-were systematically squeezed out of key behind-the-camera roles. Yet, as female producers and directors virtually disappeared for decades, a number of female film editors remained and rose to the top of their profession, sometimes wielding great power and influence. Their example inspired a later generation of women to enter the profession at mid-century, several of whom were critical to revolutionizing filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s with contributions to such classics as Bonnie and Clyde, Jaws and Raging Bull. Focusing on nine of these women and presenting shorter glimpses of nine others, this book tells their captivating personal stories and examines their professional achievements.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Encyclopedia of Film Noir by Geoff Mayer

Encyclopedia of Film Noir by Geoff Mayer , Brian McDonnell
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Overview: When viewers think of film noir, they often picture actors like Humphrey Bogart playing characters like Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, the film based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. Yet film noir is a genre much richer. The authors first examine the debate surrounding the parameters of the genre and the many different ways it is defined. They discuss the Noir City, its setting and backdrop, and also the cultural (WWII) and institutional (the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, and the Production Code Administration) influences on the subgenres. An analysis of the low budget and series film noirs provides information on those cult classics. With over 200 entries on films, directors, and actors , the Encyclopedia of Film Noir is the most complete resource for film fans, students, and scholars.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Total Film: Captain Marvel – February 2019-

Each issue offers in-depth features on the biggest movies – both mainstream and arthouse.

You’ll find the latest movie news, reviews of all the new releases, star interviews, on-set reports and an extensive home entertainment guide that rates all the new releases in DVD, Blu-ray, videogames, books and soundtracks. If you love movies, then Total Film is your unmissable monthly companion.

The Hollywood Family Film by Noel Brown

THe Hollywood Family Film : A History, from Shirley Temple to Harry Potter (Cinema and Society) by Noel Brown
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Overview: The Hollywood family film is one of the most popular, commercially-successful and culturally significant forms of mass entertainment. This book is the first in-depth history of the Hollywood family film, tracing its development from its beginnings in the 1930s to its global box-office dominance today. Noel Brown shows how, far from being an innocuous amusement for children, the family film has always been intended for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He tells the story of how Hollywood’s ongoing preoccupation with breaking down the barriers that divide audiences has resulted in some of the most successful and enduring films in the history of popular cinema. Drawing on multiple sources and with close analysis of a broad range of films, from such classics as Little Women, Meet me in St Louis, King Kong and Mary Poppins to such modern family blockbusters as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Toy Story, this timely book underlines the immense cultural and commercial importance of this neglected genre.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Total Film – February 2019

Total Film – February 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 25 MB
Overview: Total Film magazine features news, reviews and articles on all current and future video, film, book, soundtrack and multimedia releases. Big reviews on all the latest Hollywood and British films as well as some from further afield. Interseting interviews as well with some big names from the big screen.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting by Robert Edgar-Hunt

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting by Robert Edgar-Hunt, John Marland, James Richards
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Overview: Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting is the second in the Basics Film-Making series and is aimed both at students on film production courses, as well as those wishing to write a short film. The book teaches the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It also provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions. This is an essential guide to screenwriting and will teach you to write and produce artistically satisfying shorts.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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