Download Le cinéma de science-fiction by Éric Dufour PDF

By Éric Dufour

Quand le cinéma de science-fiction est-il né ? Quelles sont les formes qu’il a prises avant de s‘imposer comme un style à half entière ? Que peut-on y lire et que nous apprend-il du regard que nous portons sur le monde qui nous entoure ?
De ses débuts comme style dans l’Amérique des années 1950 jusqu’à aujourd’hui, toutes les facettes de ce cinéma sont ici décrites et analysées selon des angles résolument novateurs. Grâce à de très nombreux exemples, nous découvrons remark, de los angeles peur atomique des années de Guerre froide à l’émergence, trente ans plus tard, du cyberpunk, les motion pictures de science-fiction nous éclairent sur les évolutions technologiques et esthétiques de leur époque.
Dans un moment temps, l’ouvrage suggest une typologie des figures visuelles et narratives, depuis l’imagerie du voyage dans l’espace ou celle de l’extraterrestre jusqu’à los angeles critique sociale et politique, et montre combien ce style cinématographique, qui est création d’un monde, est fondé sur l. a. désorientation de l’homme face à ses propres repères.

Éric DUFOUR est professeur à l’Université de Grenoble. Il est spécialiste d’esthétique et a écrit plusieurs ouvrages sur l. a. musique et sur le cinéma.

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Download Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas PDF

By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Frequently thought of the bottom intensity to which the cinema can plummet, the rape-revenge movie has been brushed off as exploitative and sensational, catering to a demented demographic. in simple terms on such infrequent events as Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring, John Boorman's Deliverance and Quentin Tarantino's demise evidence has the rape-revenge motion picture transcended what's in most cases assumed to be its intrinsically exploitative nature and moved into the mainstream. This severe evaluation reassesses that point of view by means of exploring numerous subject matters, in addition to the weather that this kind of movie has in universal. the writer discusses an array of flicks directed via noteworthy administrators from numerous nations, demonstrating that assorted and infrequently contradictory remedies of sexual violence can exist concurrently.

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Download The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television, and the PDF

The endurance of History examines how the relocating picture has thoroughly altered conventional modes of historic concept and illustration. Exploring more than a few movie and video texts, from The Ten Commandments to the Rodney King video, from the projected paintings of documentarian Errol Morris to Oliver Stone's JFK and Spielberg's Schindler's List, the amount questions the right sorts of media for making the incoherence and fragmentation of latest historical past intelligible.

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Download The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1963–77: Authorship and by Leighton Grist PDF

By Leighton Grist

This ebook is a learn of Martin Scorsese's early profession, from his pupil shorts motion pictures to ny, manhattan. Leighton Grist explores the connection among the problem of movie authorship and a interval of yankee cinema marked by way of challenge and alter. it's a stimulating demonstration of sustained textual research, but additionally an important intervention within the debates surrounding movie authorship and an exam of the forces that form motion pictures and Scorsese's authorial discourse.

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Download Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and PDF

Earlier than 9-11, movies addressing torture open air of the horror/slasher style depicted the perform in a number of kinds. typically, torture was once forged because the act of a determined and wicked person, and the viewer used to be likely to determine with the sufferer instead of the torturer. because the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001, scenes of brutality and torture in mainstream comedies, dramatic narratives, and motion movies seem for little different cause than to titillate and pleasure. In those motion pictures, torture is without any redeeming features, represented as an workout in brutal senselessness performed through authoritarian regimes and institutions.

This quantity follows the shift within the illustration of torture over the last decade, in particular in documentary, motion, and political movies. It lines and compares the advance of this development in motion pictures from the USA, Europe, China, Latin the USA, South Africa, and the center East. that includes essays by way of sociologists, psychologists, historians, newshounds, and experts in movie and cultural stories, the gathering methods the illustration of torture in movie and tv from a number of angles and disciplines, connecting its aesthetics and practices to the dynamic of kingdom terror and political domination.

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Download Dada, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect by R. Bruce Elder PDF

By R. Bruce Elder

This booklet offers with the early highbrow reception of the cinema and the style during which paintings theorists, philosophers, cultural theorists, and particularly artists of the 1st a long time of the 20 th century replied to its introduction. whereas the belief persists that early writers on movie have been stricken through the cinema’s lowly shape, this paintings proposes that there has been one other, mostly unrecognized, pressure within the reception of it. faraway from frightened approximately film’s provenance in renowned leisure, a few writers and artists proclaimed that the cinema used to be an important artwork for the moderns, because it exemplified the vibrancy of up to date life.

This view of the cinema was once particularly universal between these whose commitments have been to complex creative practices. Their notions approximately the right way to recast the paintings media (or the kinds solid from these media’s fabrics) and the urgency of doing so shaped the valuable a part of the conceptual center of the creative courses complex through the forefront paintings routine of the 1st half the 20th century. This e-book, a better half to the author’s prior, concord & Dissent, examines the Dada and Surrealist activities as responses to the arrival of the cinema.

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Download Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy PDF

Terrence Malick's 4 characteristic movies were celebrated via critics and cherished as speedy classics between movie aficionados, however the physique of severe literature dedicated to them has remained strangely small compared to Malick's stature on this planet of up to date film.

Each of the essays in Terrence Malick: movie and Philosophy is grounded in movie reports, philosophical inquiry, and the rising box of scholarship that mixes the 2 disciplines. Malick's motion pictures also are open to different angles, significantly phenomenological, deconstructive, and Deleuzian techniques to movie, all of that are evidenced during this collection.

Terrence Malick: movie and Philosophy engages with Malick's physique of labor in unique and independently major methods: through the culture during which Malick works, the artistic orientation of the filmmaker, and through discussing the ways that feedback can remove darkness from those impressive movies.

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Download The Hammer Vampire: British Cult Cinema by Bruce G. Hallenbeck PDF

By Bruce G. Hallenbeck

THE HAMMER VAMPIRE is an in-depth exam of the way a tiny movie studio at the banks of the Thames replaced a style without end. Hammer won't have invented the vampire movie, yet its technicians and actors definitely perfected it. The reveal vampire as we all know and like it this day, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight and precise Blood, should not have existed in its current shape yet for a sequence of 16 Gothic horror movies produced through Hammer among 1958 and 1974.Hammer’s maximum contribution to the vampire movie can have been in its evolution of the feminine of the species the seductive vampire girl, who finally proved to be way more lethal than the male...

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Download Animasophy : theoretical writings on the animated film by Ülo Pikkov ; [translated by Eva N̈aripea]. PDF

By Ülo Pikkov ; [translated by Eva N̈aripea].

Creation --
Defining animation --
Tracing the ancestry of the lively movie --
Animation (film) as verbal exchange --
On time within the lively movie ; Case examine: long past with the wind / Ülo Pikkov (2009) --
On constitution within the lively movie ; Case learn: Little apartment / Kristjan Holm (2009) --
On the credibility of lively characters ; Case examine: Laika / Märt Kivi (2007) --
On realism within the lively movie ; Case research: within the air / Martinus Daane Klemet (2009) --
On storytelling within the lively movie ; Case examine: Dialogos / Ülo Pikkov (2008) --
On area within the lively movie ; Case research: Divers within the rain / Priit and Olga Pärn (2009) --
On characters within the lively movie ; Case examine: Crocodile / Kaspar Jancis (2009) --
On sound within the lively movie ; Case examine: Kitchen dimensions / Priit gentle (2008) --
Milestones of animation. DVD: long past with the wind / Ülo Pikkov (Silmviburlane, 2009) --
Little residence / Kristjan Holm (Estonian Academy of Arts, 2009) --
Laika / Märt Kivi (Nukufilm, 2007) --
In the air / Martinus Daane Klemet (Joonisfilm, 2009) --
Dialogos / Ülo Pikkov (Joonisfilm, 2008) --
Divers within the rain / Priit and Olga Pärn (Joonisfilm, 2009) --
Crocodile / Kaspar Jancis (Joonisfilm, 2009) --
Kitchen dimensions / Priit smooth (Joonisfilm, 2008).

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