Download E-books Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action PDF

By Ira Jaffe

"In all movie there's the will to seize the movement of lifestyles, to refuse immobility," Agnes Varda has famous. yet to trap the truth of human adventure, cinema needs to fasten on stillness and state of being inactive up to movement. Slow Movies investigates video clips through acclaimed overseas administrators who some time past 3 many years have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on movement and motion. greater than different realist paintings cinema, sluggish videos by means of Lisandro Alonso, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhang-ke, Abbas Kiarostami, Cristian Mungiu, Alexander Sokurov, Bela Tarr, Gus Van Sant and others notably adhere to space-times within which emotion is repressed besides movement; modifying and discussion yield to stasis and contemplation; motion surrenders to vacancy if no longer loss of life.

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Download E-books Révolutions ! Textes et films engagés - Cuba, Vietnam, Palestine PDF

By Sylvain Dreyer

Dans l. a. France des années 60 et 70, des écrivains et des cinéastes comme Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Genet, Jean-Luc Godard ou Chris Marker s’engagent en faveur des luttes tiers-mondistes. Après l’engouement des intellectuels pour l’URSS au début du siècle et les luttes de décolonisation, los angeles révolution cubaine, los angeles résistance vietnamienne et le mouvement palestinien symbolisent désormais l’espoir d’un socialisme à visage humain.
Cette floraison de témoignages – articles, essais, pièces de théâtre, motion pictures de fiction et motion pictures militants – permet l’émergence d’une nouvelle forme d’engagement artistique : un engagement critique qui n’exclut ni l. a. lucidité idéologique ni los angeles sensibilité esthétique.
À travers une rhétorique comparée de l. a. littérature et du cinéma engagés, cet essai suggest une exploration d’œuvres parfois méconnues d’artistes pourtant majeurs, qui s’interrogent sur les stipulations d’une authentique politisation de l’art.

Sylvain Dreyer est maître de conférences à l’Université de Pau. Spécialiste du témoignage et des formes documentaires, il a publié de nombreux articles sur l. a. littérature et le cinéma français, russes et latino-américains du XXe siècle.

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Download E-books Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema PDF

By Jason Wood

Last Words beneficial properties vast interviews with Christopher Nolan, concord Korine, Charlie Kaufmann, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wim Wenders, Michael Winterbottom, Christian Petzhold, and so forth. every one interview is preceded by means of an outline of the director's paintings, and the volume's authoritative introductory essay explores the worth of those administrators and why they're not often given a suitable platform to debate their craft.

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Download E-books Cabaret: Music on Film PDF

By Stephen Tropiano

(Music On Filments). In 1973, Cabaret walked away with 8 Academy Awards, together with gold statues for director Bob Fosse and for its stars, Liza Minnelli and Joel gray. in line with the long-running Broadway musical, with a memorable rating by means of John Kander and Fred Ebb, Cabaret is a landmark movie that broke new cinematic floor by means of revolutionizing the Hollywood musical via its therapy of grownup issues and paintings condominium sensibility. With an creation through Joel gray, the publication chronicles the heritage of Cabaret, from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin tales to the level and movie types of John van Druten's play i'm a digital camera, during the edition of the hit Broadway musical for the large display. Readers gets an insider's investigate the making of the movie, the inventive expertise in entrance of the digital camera and behind the curtain, and why this divinely decadent musical maintains to captivate audiences.

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Download E-books Post-9/11 Cinema: Through a Lens Darkly PDF

By John Markert

In modern society, cinema has develop into a main approach within which humans achieve wisdom approximately occasions happening on this planet. movies usually transcend information experiences by way of exhibiting in-depth, behind-the-scenes pictures, even if in a documentary or recreated in fictional good points. greater than fleeting scenes of occasions proven at the nightly information, a movie can impression people's emotions approximately struggle and what our political leaders should still do approximately it. This has definitely been the case because the assault on Sept. 11 and the next incursions into Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Post-9/11 Cinema: via a Lens Darkly, John Markert takes a detailed examine the flicks depicting those occasions. protecting cinematic portrayals of September 11 and the assaults that undefined, this ebook examines either dramas and documentaries that depict what a few have termed "Bush's war," in addition to rebuttal motion pictures, movies approximately terrorist actions, and flicks obvious from the vantage aspect of reporters and armed forces body of workers. Post-9/11 Cinema not just exhibits how movies replicate societal values but in addition how such works can effect social attitudes and therefore advertise switch. additionally, Markert appraises the movie and reviews how pictures are manipulated to sway the viewer to understand the part being advocated.

Examining such dramas as The Messenger, Stop-Loss, The fortunate Ones, In the Valley of Elah, and The harm Locker, in addition to documentaries together with Fahrenheit 9/11, Soldiers of Conscience, and Taxi to the darkish Side, Post-9/11 Cinema is a worthy learn for professors of media and mass communique, pop culture, and movie reviews, in addition to cultural sociologists.

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Download E-books Singapore Rebel: Searching for Annabel Chong PDF

By Gerrie Lim

Again in January 1995 in la, California, a Singaporean pornstar named Annabel Chong took cultural uprising to an severe, on phrases that had by no means been negotiated prior to. She used to be filmed having intercourse with a protracted receiving line of guys, servicing them 251 occasions over a ten-hour interval to set a brand new global list: The World’s greatest Gangbang.

Now bestselling writer Gerrie Lim, Annabel’s longtime good friend and confidant, revisits these occasions and reexamines these situations to shed new gentle on her legend, to find why such a permanent interest approximately her exists, and to profit why she continues to be seemed in her personal local Singapore as whatever resembling a mythological determine. As Lim writes, “she did this gangbang as a gender studies/liberal- progressive/feminist assertion to subvert gender stereotypes, yet not anyone bought it.”

This e-book, that includes the various author’s personal conversations and correspondences with Annabel through the years, is the 1st severe inquiry into the attention-grabbing character of a seldom mentioned, but usually secretly honored, Asian famous person.

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Download E-books Dmitri Shostakovich: A Life in Film: The Filmmaker's Companion 3 (The KINOfiles Filmmaker's Companions) PDF

By John Riley

Between 1929 and 1970, Dmitri Shostakovich wrote nearly forty movie rankings of Soviet motion pictures, from Stalinist cult epics to classical literary variations. His lengthy and individual cinema occupation has hitherto been ignored. Combining research and anecdote, John Riley presents this primary account to envision the ratings and their contexts within the motion pictures for which they have been written, the ways that modern occasions formed either movies and ratings, and the way he thought of, built and utilized his movie music.

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Download E-books Orson Welles Remembered: Interviews With His Actors, Editors, Cinematographers And Magicians PDF

By Peter Prescott Tonguette

With a profession spanning virtually 5 a long time, Orson Welles became--and in lots of methods nonetheless is--one of entertainment's largest names. His temperamental energy, his humor and his common theatricality contributed volumes to the yankee degree and film display. His options of lights and staging introduced a brand new period to American productions. Welles inspired a whole iteration of administrators. those interviews carried out among 2003 and 2005 list the memories of 30 people who labored with Orson Welles in a qualified ability. starting with 1937 and his paintings in Mercury Theatre, it follows a particular few of many that have been a part of Welles's lifestyles as much as his unexpected loss of life in October 1985. together with actors, editors, cinematographers, digicam assistants and magicians, the paintings offers a rounded view of Welles's occupation and, to some degree, his own lifestyles. every one interview is gifted in query and resolution layout with occasional remark inserted for context or explanation. tasks mentioned contain Welles's such a lot striking (Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds) in addition to others like Heart of Darkness and The Cradle Will Rock which by no means particularly reached fruition.

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Download E-books Hong Kong Documentary Film PDF

By Ian Aitken

Does Hong Kong have an important culture of documentary film-making?

Until lately, many movie students believed no longer. but, whilst Ian Aitken and Michael Ingham challenged this assumption, they found a wealthy cinematic culture courting again to the 1890s.

Under-researched and sometimes forgotten, documentary film-making in Hong Kong features a thriving self reliant documentary movie circulate, a wide archive of documentaries made via the colonial movie devices, and a few vintage British reputable motion pictures. Case experiences from all 4 different types are tested during this publication, together with The conflict of Shanghai, the ocean and the Sky, emerging sunlight and The Hong Kong Case. In-depth dialogue and research of newer Hong Kong self sustaining documentaries makes a speciality of works akin to Cheung King-wai's KJ: song and Life and flicks by way of Tammy Cheung and Evans Chan.

With a specific emphasis on how those motion pictures handle the historico-political measurement in their time, Hong Kong Documentary movie introduces scholars and students in movie reviews to this interesting and principally unexplored cinematic tradition.

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