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The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

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Book Series: Cinemas Off Centre ISSN: 19252927 ISBN: 9781552388716 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 262 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Visual Arts
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Michael Rubbo’s groundbreaking work has had a deep and enduring impact on documentary filmmaking worldwide, though his name has remained relatively unknown. In The Documentary Art of Michael Rubbo, author D.B. Jones traces Rubbo’s filmmaking from his days as a film student at Stanford, through his twenty years at the National Film Board of Canada, where Rubbo developed his distinct documentary style. Jones then describes Rubbo’s post-NFB venture into feature film directing, followed by Rubbo’s return to his native Australia, first as an executive with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and later as a director of feature-length documentaries and maker of short, personal films for YouTube.Exploring locales from Montreal to Vietnam, topics as diverse as plastic surgery and French Marxism, and from interviewing Margaret Atwood to documenting a failed attempt to interview Fidel Castro, Rubbo’s wide-ranging work establishes his innovative, personal, lyric, and spontaneous documentary style. In The Documentary Art of Michael Rubbo D.B. Jones reveals not only the depth of meaning in Rubbo’s films, but also the depth of their influence on filmmaking itself.

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Film --- Media Studies --- Biography

Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy

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ISBN: 9780520293816 9780520967175 9780520967175 9780520967175 Year: Pages: 162 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.25 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History --- Media and communication
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Early in the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the United States, redirected millions in tax dollars from the public coffers in an effort to become the top location site globally for the production of Hollywood films and television series. Why would lawmakers support such a policy? Why would citizens accept the policyâ&#128;&#153;s uncomfortable effects on their economy and culture? Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans addresses these questions through a study of the local and everyday experiences of the film economy in New Orleans, Louisianaâ&#128;&#148;a city that has twice taken the mantle of becoming a movie production capital. From the silent era to todayâ&#128;&#153;s Hollywood South, Vicki Mayer explains that the aura of a film economy is inseparable from a prevailing sense of home, even as it changes that place irrevocably.

Proust Cinématographe. Wie Raoul Ruiz Proust las

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ISBN: 9783946054467 9783946054474 9783946054610 Year: Pages: 330 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.310.420 Language: German
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: Performing Arts --- Languages and Literatures --- Visual Arts
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"Proust Cinematographe – Ruiz reading In Search of Lost Time" takes a new look at the metapoetic program of Proust’s A la Recherche du Temps perdu. Selected text passages and film excerpts are analyzed, focusing on the fundamental questions of the novel about the perception and description of time, subject, and identity. It turns out that the novel of the nineteenth century anticipated the concepts of modern cinema on a surprisingly broad scale.

Conversations with Christian Metz. Selected Interviews on Film Theory (1970-1991)

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Book Series: Film Theory in Media History ISBN: 9789089648259 Year: Pages: 310 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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From 1968 to 1991 the acclaimed film theorist Christian Metz wrote several remarkable books on film theory: Essais sur la signifi cation au cinéma, tome1 et 2; Langage et cinéma; Le signifiant imaginaire; and L’Enonciation impersonnelle. These books set the agenda of academic film studies during its formative period. Metz’s ideas were taken up, digested, refined,reinterpreted, criticized and sometimes dismissed, but rarely ignored.&#xD;&#xD;

&#xD;&#xD;This volume collects and translates into English for the first time a series of interviews with Metz, who offers readable summaries,elaborations, and explanations of his sometimes complex and demanding theories of film. He speaks informally of the most fundamental concepts that constitute the heart of film theory as an academic discipline – concepts borrowed from linguistics, semiotics, rhetoric, narratology, and psychoanalysis.&#xD;&#xD;

&#xD;&#xD;Within the colloquial language of the interview, we witness Metz’s initial formation and development of his film theory. The interviewers act as curious readers who pose probing questions to Metz about his books, and seek clarification and elaboration of his key concepts. We also discover the contents of his unpublished manuscript on jokes, his relation to Roland Barthes, and the social networks operative in the French intellectual community during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960–2000

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ISBN: 9781783208296 9781783208302 Year: Pages: 300 Language: English
Publisher: Intellect Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100969
Subject: Performing Arts
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The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000 combines digital cartography with close readings of representative films to write a history of twentieth century Hollywood narrative cinema at the intersection of the geographies of narrative location, production, consumption and taste in the post-classical era, before the rise of digital cinema. This text reorients and redraws the boundaries of film history both literally and figuratively by cataloguing films’ narrative locations on digital maps to examine where Hollywood locates its narratives over time.

Knowledge, Spirit, Law, Book 2: The Anti-Capitalist Sublime

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ISBN: 9781947447349 9781947447356 Year: Pages: 270 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0191.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Performing Arts
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Knowledge, Spirit, Law // Book 2: The Anti-capitalist Sublime takes up where Knowledge, Spirit, Law // Book 1: Radical Scholarship (2015) left off, foremost in terms of a critique of neo-liberal academia and its demotion of the book in favor of various mediatic practices that substitute, arguably, for the one form of critical inquiry that might safeguard speculative intellectual inquiry as long-form and long-term project, especially in relationship to the archive or library (otherwise known as the “public domain”). This ongoing critique of neo-liberal academia is a necessary corrective to processes underway today toward the further marginalization of radical critique, with many of the traditional forms of sustained analysis being replaced by pseudo-empirical studies that abandon themes only presentable in the Arts and Humanities through the “arcanian closure” that the book as long-form inquisition represents (whether as novel, non-fictional critique, or something in-between). As a tomb for thought, this privileging of the shadowy recesses of the book preserves, through the very apparatuses of long- and slow-form scholarship, the premises presented here as indicative of an anti-capitalist project embedded in works that might otherwise shun such a characterization.

Everyday Cinema: The Films of Marc Lafia

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ISBN: 9780998531809 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0164.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Performing Arts
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Everyday Cinema presents the films (eight features and numerous shorts, computational, and installation films) of Marc Lafia. In his many films (including Exploding Oedipus; Love and Art; Confessions of an Image; Revolution of Everyday Life; Paradise; Hi, How Are You Guest 10497; and 27) Lafia probes what it is to construct an image, to forge systems of representation, to see and represent ourselves. His work has been defined as a cinema of emergence, a cinema of the event, in which the very act of ubiquitous recording creates something new. Everyday Cinema is comprised of two parts, the first an in-depth look at his films and installations, project by project, providing background on how they came about, Lafia’s process and ideas. The second part features selected interviews and over two hundred film stills wherein Lafia puts forward a new sense of the possibility of the cinema. As we all relentlessly record ourselves and are recorded, we become part of the cinematic fabric of life, part of a spectacle of which we are both constituent and constitutive. This is what Lafia sets out to capture and examine.

The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema

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ISBN: 9789462986510 9789048537792 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462986510 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103682
Subject: Performing Arts
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The uncanny child in transnational cinema illustrates how global horror film images of children reconceptualised childhood at the beginning of the twenty-first century, unravelling the child's long entrenched binding to ideologies of growth, futurity, and progress. The book analyses an influential body of horror films featuring subversive depictions of children and proposes that complex cultural and industrial shifts at the turn of the millennium resulted in potent cinematic renegotiations of the concept of childhood. In these transnational films - largely stemming from Spain, Japan, and America - the child resists embodying growth and futurity: by demonstrating both the culturally specific and globally resonant properties of these frightening visions of children who refuse to grow up, the book outlines the conceptual and aesthetic mechanisms by which long entrenched ideologies of futurity, national progress, and teleological history started to waver at the turn of the 21st century.

Hokum! The Early Sound Slapstick Short and Depression-Era Mass Culture

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ISBN: 9780520288119 9780520963160 9780520963160 9780520963160 Year: Pages: 270 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.28 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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Hokum!, the first book to take a comprehensive view of short-subject slapstick comedy in the early sound era, challenges the received wisdom that sound destroyed the slapstick tradition. Author Rob King explores the slapstick short’s Depression-era development against a backdrop of changes in film industry practice, comedic tastes, and moviegoing culture. Each chapter is grounded in case studies of comedians and comic teams, including the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and Robert Benchley. The book also examines how the past legacy of silent-era slapstick was subsequently reimagined as part of a nostalgic mythology of Hollywood’s youth.

Minoes, Minnie, Minu en andere katse streken. De internationale receptie van Annie M.G. Schmidts Minoes

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Book Series: Lage Landen Studies ISBN: 9789401444934 Year: Pages: IV + 199 p. DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_632230 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Academia Press Grant: Internationale Vereniging voor Neerlandistiek
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume focuses on the international reception of Annie M.G. Schmidt’s Minoes, the most translated Dutch children’s book. The authors investigate the reception and adaptations in the Netherlands and Flanders, the French translation and Canadian retranslation, the Hungarian translation and theatrical adaptation, and the Swedish, Russian, Polish and African reception.

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