In the first book-length study of this topic, D.W. McKiernan examines the way mainstream commercial cinema represents societys complex relationship with the idea and practice of community in the context of rapidly changing social conditions. Films examined include Ae Fond Kiss , The Idiots and Monsoon Wedding .
In the first book-length study of this topic, D.w. McKiernan examines the way mainstream commercial cinema represents societys complex relationship with the idea and practice of community in the context of rapidly changing social conditions. Films examine
Cinema and Community:Progressivism, Exhibition, and Film Culture in Chicago, 1907-1917 Moya Luckett
Cinema and Community: D. McKiernan
Cinema and Community: Moya Luckett
This book considers how architectural landmarks, imagined buildings and urban landscapes take part in the production of meaning in contemporary Argentine cinema. From the iconic Buenos Aires Obelisk to the Hilton International Hotel, the shopping center to the café and the Le Corbusier-designed Curutchet House to the gated community, architecture in these films evokes the political. Tracing architectures expression through six films produced since the 1990s- Pizza birra faso , Mundo grúa , Nueve reinas, La niña santa, La antena and El hombre de al lado -Amanda Holmes studies how architecture in cinema elicits political memory, underscores marginalization and class discrepancies, creates nostalgia for neighborhoods and re-evaluates existing communities. Generously illustrated and carefully researched, the book offers an in-depth reading of key contemporary Argentine films and a fresh architectural approach to film analysis. Amanda Holmes is Associate Professor of Latin American literature and film at McGill University, Canada. She is author of City Fictions: Language, Body and Spanish American Urban Space (2007) and co-editor of Cultures of the City: Mediating Identities in Urban Latin/o America (2010).
This book examines postmodern theology and how it relates to the cinematic style of Robert Bresson, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, and Luis Buñuel. Ponder demonstrates how these filmmakers forefront religious issues in their use of mise en scène. He investigates both the technical qualities of film flesh and its theological features. The chapters show how art cinema uses sound, editing, lighting, and close-ups in ways that critique doctrines authoritarianism, as well as philosophys individualism, to suggest postmodern theologies that emphasize community. Through this book we learn how the cinematic style of modernist auteurs relates to postmodern theology and how the industry of art cinema constructs certain kinds of film-watching subjectivity. Justin Ponder is Associate Professor of English at Marian University, USA. He has written on theology and film in the J ournal of Religion and Film, Religion and the Arts , and Imaginatio et Ratio .
This book offers a post-representational approach to a range of fiction and non-fiction films that deal with labour migration from Turkey to Germany. Engaging with materialist philosophies of process, it offers analyses of films by Thomas Arslan, Christian Petzold, Aysun Bademsoy, Seyhan Derin, Harun Farocki, Yüksel Yavuz and Feo Aladag. Shifting the focus from the longstanding concerns of integration, identity and cultural conflict, Gozde Naiboglu shows that these films offer new expressions of lived experience under late capitalism through themes of work, social reproduction, unemployment and insecure work, exhaustion and precarity, thereby calling for a rethinking of the established ideas of class, community and identity.
This international collection focuses on the phallic character of classic and contemporary literary and visual cultures and their invasive nature. It focuses on thrillers, horror cinema, sexual art and photography, erotic literature, female and male body politics, queer pleasures, gender/cross-gender/transgenderism, CCTV and phallic ethnicities. Rachel Gottesman, University of Haifa, Israel Lorraine Dumenil, University Paris Sorbonne-Paris 3, France Marion Krauthaker, University of Sunderland, UK Mathew Martin, Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College, USA Kathleen Scott, University of St Andrews, UK Finn Ballard, Historian, Germany Ruth Heholt, Falmouth University, UK Sigal Barkai, Beit Berl College, Israel Alexander Sergeant, Kings College, London, UK Fanny Delnieppe, University of Avignon, France Laura Christiansen, College of Staten Island (CUNY), USA James Stone, University of New Mexico, USA Jacqueline Brady, Kingsborough Community College (CUNY), USA Frances Pheasant-Kelly, University of Wolverhampton, UK Meera Perampalam, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France Brenda Gardenour Walter, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, USA Inbar Shaham, Open University, Israel Lysane A. Fauvel, Southwestern University, USA Virginie Thomas, English Teacher, Chambéry, France
In this issue:COMMENT´´The Syria Dilemma´´, by Philip Gourevitch: What can be done about Bashar al-Assad?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Written in Stone´´, by Nick Paumgarten: Carving F.D.R.’s words into a Roosevelt Island memorial.´´Backstory´´, by Michael Schulman: The partners behind Peter and the Starcatcher.´´Maximalist´´, by Lauren Collins: Inside Mary Katrantzou’s atelier.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´The Fairness Trap´´, by James Surowiecki: What’s really going on in the negotiations on Greece and the euro. PERSONAL HISTORY´´A Psychotronic Childhood´´, by Colson Whitehead: The B-movies did it. A CRITIC AT LARGE´´The Cosmic Menagerie´´, by Laura Miller: First encounters with aliens in fiction. MUSICAL EVENTS´´The Master’s Wake´´, by Alex Ross: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s legacy.ON TELEVISION´´Fantastic Voyage´´, by Emily Nussbaum: From Doctor Who to Community. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Stormy Weather´´, by David Denby: A review of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120530de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.