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Hitchcock's Motifs

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Book Series: Film Culture in Transition ISBN: 9789053567739 Year: Pages: 496 DOI: 10.5117/9789053567739 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Media and communication
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Among the abundant Alfred Hitchcock literature, Hitchcock's Motifs has found a fresh angle. Starting from recurring objects, settings, character-types and events, Michael Walker tracks some forty motifs, themes and clusters across the whole of Hitchcock's oeuvre, including not only all his 52 extant feature films but also representative episodes from his TV series. Connections and deeper inflections that Hitchcock fans may have long sensed or suspected can now be seen for what they are: an intricately spun web of cross-references which gives this unique artist's work the depth, consistency and resonance that justifies Hitchcock's place as probably the best know film director ever. The title, the first book-length study of the subject, can be used as a mini-encyclopaedia of Hitchcock's motifs, but the individual entries also give full attention to the wider social contexts, hidden sources and the sometimes unconscious meanings present in the work and solidly linking it to its time and place.

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Cinephilia

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Book Series: Film Culture in Transition ISBN: 9789053567685 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.5117/9789053567685 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Media and communication
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This anthology explores new periods, practices and definitions of what it means to love the cinema. The essays demonstrate that beyond individualist immersion in film, typical of the cinephilia as it was popular from the 1950s to the 1970s, a new type of cinephilia has emerged since the 1980s, practiced by a new generation of equally devoted, but quite differently networked cinephilies. They obsess over the nuances of a Douglas Sirk or Ingmar Bergman film; they revel in books such as François Truffaut's Hitchcock; they happily subscribe to the Sundance Channel-they are the rare breed known as cinephiles. Though much has been made of the classic era of cinephilia from the 1950s to the 1970s, Cinephilia documents the latest generation of cinephiles and their use of new technologies. With the advent of home theaters, digital recordings devices, and online film communities, cinephiles today pursue their dedication to film outside of institutional settings. A radical new history of film culture, Cinephilia breaks new ground for students and scholars alike.

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Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood

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Book Series: Film Culture in Transition ISBN: 9789053567081 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.5117/9789053567081 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Media and communication
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Ernst Lubitsch, the German film director who left Berlin for Hollywood in 1923, is best remembered for the famous "Lubitsch touch" in such masterpieces as Trouble in Paradise and Ninotchka, featuring Greta Garbo. Kristin Thompson's study focuses on Lubitsch's silent films from the years between 1918 and 1927, tracing the impact this director had on consolidating classical Hollywood filmmaking. She gives a new assessment of the stylistic two-way traffic between the American and the German film industries, after World War I each other's strongest rival in Europe. By 1919, Lubitsch had emerged as the finest proponent of the German studio style: sophisticated, urbane and thoroughly professionalized. He was quick to absorb 'American' innovations and stylistic traits, becoming the unique master of both systems and contributing to the golden ages of the American as well as the German cinema. Utilizing Lubitsch's silent films as a key to two great national cinemas, Thompson's meticulously illustrated and extensively researched book goes beyond an authorial study and breaks new ground in cinema history. Click on the PDF button to download the table of contents

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Le court métrage français de 1945 à 1968

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ISBN: 9782753500617 9782753526877 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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L'âge d'or : Georges Franju, Alain Resnais, Pierre Kast, Jean Mitry, Chris Marker, Agnès Varda, et un sens du collectif dont témoignent, dans les années 50, le groupe des Trente pour la défense du court métrage français ou les critiques de cinéma faisant leurs gammes dans le court métrage avant de lancer la Nouvelle Vague. Les contrebandiers : Luc Moullet, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Jean Eustache ou le producteur Barbet Schroeder qui, dans le contexte moins favorable des années 60, créent une œuvre ...

European Cinema

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Book Series: Film Culture in Transition ISBN: 9789053565940 Year: Pages: 566 DOI: 10.5117/9789053565940 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Media and communication
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In the face of renewed competition from Hollywood since the early 1980s and the challenges posed to Europe's national cinemas by the fall of the Wall in 1989, independent filmmaking in Europe has begun to re-invent itself. European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood re-assesses the different debates and presents a broader framework for understanding the forces at work since the 1960s. These include the interface of "world cinema" and the rise of Asian cinemas, the importance of the international film festival circuit, the role of television, as well as the changing aesthetics of auteur cinema. New audiences have different allegiances, and new technologies enable networks to reshape identities, but European cinema still has an important function in setting critical and creative agendas, even as its economic and institutional bases are in transition.

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