A Companion to Film Theory

Author: Toby Miller,Robert Stam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998407

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

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This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies. Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship. Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology. Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future. Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.

A Companion to Literature and Film

Author: Robert Stam,Alessandra Raengo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047099911X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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A Companion to Literature in Film provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. 25 essays by international experts cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations. Covers a wide variety of topics, including cultural, thematic, theoretical, and genre issues Discusses film adaptations from the birth of cinema to the present day Explores a diverse range of titles and genres, including film noir, biblical epics, and Italian and Chinese cinema

A Companion to Cultural Studies

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998792

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Experts from five continents provide a thorough exploration of cultural studies, looking at different ideas, places and problems addressed by the field. Brings together the latest work in cultural studies and provides a synopsis of critical trends Showcases thirty contributors from five continents Addresses the key topics in the field, the relationship of cultural studies to other disciplines, and cultural studies around the world Offers a gritty introduction for the neophyte who is keen to find out what cultural studies is, and covers in-depth debates to satisfy the appetite of the advanced scholar Includes a comprehensive bibliography and a listing of cultural studies websites Now available in paperback for the course market.

A Companion to Latin American Film

Author: Stephen M. Hart

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1855661063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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A history of Latin American cinema, with detailed analysis of the twenty-five best films.

A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory

Author: Imre Szeman,Sarah Blacker,Justin Sully

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118472314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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This Companion addresses the contemporary transformation of critical and cultural theory, with special emphasis on the way debates in the field have changed in recent decades. Features original essays from an international team of cultural theorists which offer fresh and compelling perspectives and sketch out exciting new areas of theoretical inquiry Thoughtfully organized into two sections – lineages and problematics – that facilitate its use both by students new to the field and advanced scholars and researchers Explains key schools and movements clearly and succinctly, situating them in relation to broader developments in culture, society, and politics Tackles issues that have shaped and energized the field since the Second World War, with discussion of familiar and under-theorized topics related to living and laboring, being and knowing, and agency and belonging

A Companion to Early Cinema

Author: André Gaudreault,Nicolas Dulac,Santiago Hidalgo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118293878

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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An authoritative and much-needed overview of the main issues in thefield of early cinema from over 30 leading international scholarsin the field First collection of its kind to offer in one reference:original theory, new research, and reviews of existing studies inthe field Features over 30 original essays from some of the leadingscholars in early cinema and Film Studies, including Tom Gunning,Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and AndréGaudreault Caters to renewed interest in film studies’ historicalmethods, with strict analysis of multiple and competing sources,providing a critical re-contextualization of films, printedmaterial and technologies Covers a range of topics in early cinema, such as exhibition,promotion, industry, pre-cinema, and film criticism Broaches the latest research on the subject of archivalpractices, important particularly in the current digitalcontext

Literature and Film

A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation

Author: Robert Stam,Alessandra Raengo

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631230557

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

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Literature and Film is a cornucopia of vibrant essays that chart the history and confluence of literature and film. It explores in detail a wide and international spectrum of novels and adaptations, bringing together the very latest scholarship in the field.

A Companion to Museum Studies

Author: Sharon Macdonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms

A Companion to the Action Film

Author: James Kendrick

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119100496

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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An authoritative guide to the action-packed film genre With 24 incisive, cutting-edge contributions from esteemed scholars and critics, A Companion to the Action Filmprovides an authoritative and in-depth guide to this internationally popular and wide-ranging genre. As the first major anthology on the action film in more than a decade, the volume offers insights into the genre’s historical development, explores its production techniques and visual poetics, and provides reflections on the numerous social, cultural, and political issues it has and continues to embody. A Companion to the Action Film offers original research and critical analysis that examines the iconic characteristics of the genre, its visual aesthetics, and its narrative traits; considers the impact of major directors and stars on the genre’s evolution; puts the action film in dialogue with various technologies and other forms of media such as graphic novels and television; and maps out new avenues of critical study for the future. This important resource: Offers a definitive guide to the action film Contains insightful contributions from a wide range of international film experts and scholars Reviews the evolution of the genre from the silent era to today’s age of digital blockbusters Offers nuanced commentary and analysis of socio-cultural issues such as race, nationality, and gender in action films Written for scholars, teachers and students in film studies, film theory, film history, genre studies, and popular culture, A Companion to the Action Film is an essential guide to one of international cinema’s most important, popular, and influential genres.

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

Author: Paul Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119237173

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies offers scholars and fans an accessible and engaging resource for understanding the rapidly expanding field of fan studies. International in scope and written by a team that includes many major scholars, this volume features over thirty especially-commissioned essays on a variety of topics, which together provide an unparalleled overview of this fast-growing field. Separated into five sections—Histories, Genealogies, Methodologies; Fan Practices; Fandom and Cultural Studies; Digital Fandom; and The Future of Fan Studies—the book synthesizes literature surrounding important theories, debates, and issues within the field of fan studies. It also traces and explains the social, historical, political, commercial, ethical, and creative dimensions of fandom and fan studies. Exploring both the historical and the contemporary fan situation, the volume presents fandom and fan studies as models of 21st century production and consumption, and identifies the emergent trends in this unique field of study.

A Companion to Michael Haneke

Author: Roy Grundmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444320610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

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A Companion to Michael Haneke is a definitive collection ofnewly-commissioned work that covers Haneke's body of work in itsentirety, catering to students and scholars of Haneke at a timewhen interest in the director and his work is soaring. Introduces one of the most important directors to have emergedon the global cinema scene in the past fifteen years Includes exclusive interviews with Michael Haneke, including aninterview discussion of The White Ribbon Considers themes, topics, and subjects that have formed thenucleus of the director's life's work: the fate of European cinema,Haneke in Hollywood, pornography, alienation, citizenship,colonialism, and the gaze of surveillance Features critical examinations of La Pianiste, Time of theWolf, Three Paths to the Lake and Caché, amongstothers

Film Theory

An Anthology

Author: Toby Miller,Robert Stam

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631206255

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 862

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This anthology aims to offer a collection of provocative and influential writings on film theory. Rather than look at film theory in terms of schools and allegiances, it investigates questions and problematics such as what is the cinema, what is realism and what does the spectator want?

A Companion to Spanish Cinema

Author: Jo Labanyi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119170133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 664

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A Companion to Spanish Cinema is a bold collection of newly commissioned essays written by top international scholars that thoroughly interrogates Spanish cinema from a variety of thematic, theoretical and historic perspectives. Presents an insightful and provocative collection of newly commissioned essays and original research by top international scholars from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and geographical perspectives Offers a systematic historical, thematic, and theoretical approach to Spanish cinema, unique in the field Combines a thorough and insightful study of a wide spectrum of topics and issues with in–depth textual analysis of specific films Explores Spanish cinema s cultural, artistic, industrial, theoretical and commercial contexts pre– and post–1975 and the notion of a national cinema Canonical directors and stars are examined alongside understudied directors, screenwriters, editors, and secondary actors Presents original research on image and sound; genre; non–fiction film; institutions, audiences and industry; and relations to other media, as well as a theoretically–driven section designed to stimulate innovative research

A Companion to Literature, Film, and Adaptation

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111831204X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explorethe aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, fromthe days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena.Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on thehistorical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, thevolume reflects today’s acceptance of intertextuality as avital and progressive cultural force. Incorporates new research in adaptation studies Features a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well asother contemporary perspectives Showcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholars Explores fascinating topics such as ‘unfilmable’texts Includes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan’sAtonement and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness


Spyscreen

Espionage on Film and TV from the 1930s to the 1960s

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198159520

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

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Spyscreen is a genre study of English-language spy fiction film and television between the 1930s and 1960s. Taking as his focus many well-known films and television series, Toby Miller uses a wide range of critical approaches - from textual interpretation, audience studies, and cultural history, through auteurism, imperial history, class, and governmentality, to genre, cultural imperialism, and gender. Beginning with an overview of the social and political background to the history,production, and analysis of spy fiction, topics discussed include the first canonical espionage movie, The 39 Steps, key film noir texts such as Gilda and The Third Man, the figure of popular spies, including James Bond, and the importance of women to the genre. The result is not just an insightful new study of key texts in this popular genre; it is an important intervention in the methodology and practice of Screen Studies.

A Companion to Italian Cinema

Author: Frank Burke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119006171

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 648

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Written by leading figures in the field, A Companion to Italian Cinema re-maps Italian cinema studies, employing new perspectives on traditional issues, and fresh theoretical approaches to the exciting history and field of Italian cinema. Offers new approaches to Italian cinema, whose importance in the post-war period was unrivalled Presents a theory based approach to historical and archival material Includes work by both established and more recent scholars, with new takes on traditional critical issues, and new theoretical approaches to the exciting history and field of Italian cinema Covers recent issues such as feminism, stardom, queer cinema, immigration and postcolonialism, self-reflexivity and postmodernism, popular genre cinema, and digitalization A comprehensive collection of essays addressing the prominent films, directors and cinematic forms of Italian cinema, which will become a standard resource for academic and non-academic purposes alike

A Companion to Martin Scorsese

Author: Aaron Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118588363

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensivecollection of original essays assessing the career of one ofAmerica’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers. Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North Americaand Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s mostinfluential films, including Mean Streets, TaxiDriver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of NewYork, and Hugo Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American andworld cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use ofpopular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity,religion, sexuality, gender, and race in his films, and more

A Companion to the Horror Film

Author: Harry M. Benshoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119335019

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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"Offers a critical survey of the art and practice of horror movies covering everything from craft and technique, historical developments, and modern-day trends, to broader topics opening onto the socio-political dimensions of the genre. The volume begins with essays devoted to the theoretical methodologies used to study the genre, from cognitive and philosophical approaches, through audience reception and psychoanalysis, to those approaches that examine gender, sexuality, race, class, and (dis) ability in relation to the horror film. Subsequent sections cover horror film aesthetics, the history of the genre, and specific subjects including distribution and the relationship between horror, art house movies, and the documentary impulse."--Provided by publisher.

A Companion to Literary Theory

Author: David H. Richter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111895873X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Introduces readers to the modes of literary and cultural study of the previous half century A Companion to Literary Theory is a collection of 36 original essays, all by noted scholars in their field, designed to introduce the modes and ideas of contemporary literary and cultural theory. Arranged by topic rather than chronology, in order to highlight the relationships between earlier and most recent theoretical developments, the book groups its chapters into seven convenient sections: I. Literary Form: Narrative and Poetry; II. The Task of Reading; III. Literary Locations and Cultural Studies; IV. The Politics of Literature; V. Identities; VI. Bodies and Their Minds; and VII. Scientific Inflections. Allotting proper space to all areas of theory most relevant today, this comprehensive volume features three dozen masterfully written chapters covering such subjects as: Anglo-American New Criticism; Chicago Formalism; Russian Formalism; Derrida and Deconstruction; Empathy/Affect Studies; Foucault and Poststructuralism; Marx and Marxist Literary Theory; Postcolonial Studies; Ethnic Studies; Gender Theory; Freudian Psychoanalytic Criticism; Cognitive Literary Theory; Evolutionary Literary Theory; Cybernetics and Posthumanism; and much more. Features 36 essays by noted scholars in the field Fills a growing need for companion books that can guide readers through the thicket of ideas, systems, and terminologies Presents important contemporary literary theory while examining those of the past The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Literary Theory will be welcomed by college and university students seeking an accessible and authoritative guide to the complex and often intimidating modes of literary and cultural study of the previous half century.