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 .
Cinema and Community:Progressivism, Exhibition, and Film Culture in Chicago, 1907-1917 Moya Luckett
Cinema and Community: Moya Luckett
Cinema and Community:Auflage 2008 D. McKiernan
Twenty-year-old Jenny is struggling to make friends at university, and moves in to Sunset Promenade to escape her problems. Her roommates are a little older than she was expecting - Sunset Promenade is a private nursing home, taking in students to save money. At first the new residents clash, but when Jenny introduces a movie night the group realise they have more in common than they think. In the spirit of his ebook bestseller Calling Major Tom, David M Barnett´s second novel introduces a cast of quirky yet loveable characters, who explore the aches of being young and the pains of being old. The Lonely Hearts Cinema Club is an uplifting story about community and belonging that will leave you with a spring in your step no matter how old you are.
Based on the premise that a society´s sense of commonality depends upon media practices, this study examines how Hollywood responded to the crisis of democracy during the Second World War by creating a new genre - the war film. Developing an affective theory of genre cinema, the study´s focus on the sense of commonality offers a new characterization of the relationship between politics and poetics. It shows how the diverse ramifications of genre poetics can be explored as a network of experiental modalities that make history graspable as a continuous process of delineating the limits of community.
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. Gozde Naiboglu is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. Her publications have appeared in journals including Studies in European Cinema, Screen and Film Criticism . Her research interests include non-representational approaches to film and screen media, contemporary European Cinema, gender and sexuality studies, feminist materialisms and affect theory.
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