American cinema
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...American Cinema One of the more successful American films of the 1990s was the movie Pulp Fiction, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie was produced in 1994 and was greatly affected by events occurring in that time period. Part of this influence can be seen in the film’s postmodern style of expression while numerous references to the American pop culture of the decade can be traced throughout. The themes carried out in the film bring into the light some of the major questions of the 90s, including the search for spirituality and the value of human life in an increasingly mechanized, dissociated and...
Femininity in American Cinema
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...American Cinema The attempt to implement some form of categorization of human characteristics and behaviors into the two seemingly distinct classes, namely "feminine" and "masculine" would be to openly rely on the currently dominant, yet often misrepresented culture of society, as well as to lay stress on the dependence of the perspectives on the essentialist notions of the binary woman/man[1]. During the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood, which lasted from the end of the silent era in American cinema in the late 1920s to the late 1950s, movies were issued from the Hollywood studios like the cars rolling off Henry Fords assembly lines[1]. Most Hollywood pictures were based on scripts... Femininity in...
Femininity in American Cinema
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...American Cinema The attempt to implement some form of categorization of human characteristics and behaviors into the two seemingly distinct classes, namely "feminine" and "masculine" would be to openly rely on the currently dominant, yet often misrepresented culture of society, as well as to lay stress on the dependence of the perspectives on the essentialist notions of the binary woman/man[1]. During the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood, which lasted from the end of the silent era in American cinema in the late 1920s to the late 1950s, movies were issued from the Hollywood studios like the cars rolling off Henry Ford's assembly lines[1]. Most Hollywood pictures were based on scripts... Femininity in...
Feminism in American Cinema
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...American Cinema This essay attempts to show that feminism in American cinema is full of unfulfilled promises, and that despite the best of intentions the results have been much less than what was expected and what could have been achieved. Three articles from the readings - by De Lauretis, Mayne, and Hammett - will be used to support the arguments showing that feminism in American cinema over-promised and under-delivered and that they were driven by their over-powering ambition to use masculine logic in order to change and transform gender-biased patriarchal social structures with the use of pass intellectual fads that were verbalized by a troupe of homosexual male (Foucault... Critique of Feminism in...
Latin American Cinema (mexico)
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...American Cinema (Mexico) Table of Contents Answer 3 Answer 2 4 Answer 3 5 Bibliography 7 Answer Los Olivadados by Luis Bunuel is a cinema that has truly changed the parameters and paraphrase of Latin American motion pictures, despite of being the odd bird from the director’s nest. The film is essentially surreal and satiric in nature that exposes the defensive protest against attuned injustice against poverty. All the films of Bunuel are mounted up in the cruelty and harshness of life. This film is not an exception either. The class that Bunuel targets to satirize is the bourgeois class that under the mask of veneer sophistication, actually extracts the last drop of blood and wealth... ...
American Cinema in the 1960s
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...American Cinema in the 1960’s Order No. 309095 No. of pages 6530 Cinema of the sixties and today One of the greatest trends in Film makingduring the sixties was that of sex, violence and horror. The reason for such trends was mostly alluded to the prevailing times of political turmoil and unrest. The poverty occurring due to the Depression, led a lot of producers to shut down or turn to other avenues to help with their financial constraints. Hence, movies that were politically charged or filled with sex and violence helped some of them to keep afloat. The Wild and fiery movies of the 60’s can hardly be compared to the contemporary scene of...
Critique of Feminism in American Cinema
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...American Cinema The essay attempts to show how and why the development of feminism in American cinema continues to be filled with bright opportunities. Although past achievements have been substantial, despite the best of intentions, the results were below what could have been achieved. Three articles - by Teresa De Lauretis, Judith Mayne, and Jennifer Hammett - provide key insights as to why this is so: efforts of feminists to influence cinema were driven by intellectual frameworks formulated by masculine logic and verbalized by a troupe of homosexual (Foucault), Freudian (Lacan), and Marxist (Althusser) male academics. In the process, feminist ideologies in American... Critique of Feminism in...
American Cinema into the 21st Century
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...American Cinema into the 21st Century 1990s – Mona Mivehgar Sabet ID: 2620552 Film Studies Unit: American Cinema Date: 23/03/2011 American Cinema into the 21st Century The United States has dominated the film industry since 1916 (Toth 2009), and it seems they will continue to do so, as stated best by Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear, “to infinity and beyond!” (Toy story 3 2010). For Europeans, film was primarily used for political purposes. Americans, on the other hand used film as a consumer product. Metaphorically, films have served as the “American Dream” linking issues through cinema to commercial gain (Toth 2009). The Social and Economic Context of the Period In the late 1980s... ?London South Bank...
Latin American Cinema (cuban, Strawberry and Chocolate)
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...American Cinema Introduction In order that we critically examine the film Memories of Underdevelopment, we must first look into the attitude and personality of the film’s celebrated director Tomas Gutierrez Alea. Mr. Gutierrez Alea has been a controversial filmmaker, who developed his own film culture in the backdrop of Cuban Revolution. He never collided with the dynamic revolutionary politics of this Caribbean country, but remained inside the sphere of communist developments with is critical voice and viewpoint unchanged. Is Memories of Underdevelopment Uniquely Cuban? If So, How? After deposing the right wing regime of Batista, the newly founded communist administration... Running Head: Latin...
Ancient Greek Sculpture and the American Cinema
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...American Cinema The evolution of ancient Greek sculpture from 600 to 323 BC reflects the development of the American cinema since its start more than 100 years ago. Both artistic styles began with rudimentary, rigid conception and presentation that, while entirely functional and remarkable for their time, were destined to be outdone by later artists. Greek sculpture from the Archaic period (600-480 BC) to the end of the Classical period (480-323 BC) changed aesthetically due to a changed perception of the human body and form; American films have changed since the first production in 1912 due to changes in technology and also the mindset... Teacher 30 September 2007 Ancient Greek Sculpture and the...
Film 152G Contemporary american cinema
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...American movies. In the Good Old Summertime "There's always a girl 'in the picture;' haven't you ever been to the movies" - Sullivan's Travels. Released by Paramount in 1941, Sullivan's... Sexism and the Movies While watching a DVD of Ridley Scott's Alien with friends, an event occurred which may say more about the increasingly crass behavior of my friends than about the film but, upon reflection, I am not so certain. When Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, had supposedly vanquished the alien terror and was bedding her cat down, she bent over. The camera was on her backside. She wore a t-shirt and panties. As she settled her cat into its cradle with motherly care, one of the guys in our...
Primary criticisms of American Cinema and Griffith's montage by Sergei Eisenstein
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...American Cinema and Griffith's montage by Sergei Eisenstein Introduction At the early development of film theories, D.W. Griffith has provided certain movies that defined the base grammar of cinema and editing. As the cinematic theories developed over the time, there had been various new experiments and innovations in cinematic techniques that gave ways to new ideas about cinema, its effect and implementations to generate various artistic, emotional and creative belongings. One of the most important filmmaker of early era, Russian filmmakers Sergei Eisenstein had belonged to Russian opinion of cinema which termed cinema as a mean of provoking the people to think (Shaw 2011... ?Primary criticisms of...
The influence of Bunuel on Latin American Cinema
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...Cinema Foreword: This research paper gives the definition of surrealism and discusses the influence of Luis Buñuel on the Latin America cinema. Surrealism originated from the art movement Dada. The main goal of Dadaism was “to attack established concepts and values of art and to replace them with the power of chance and the irrational” (Sandro, 1987). Among those who were the initiators of this movement one can’t but mention Hannah Hoch, Raoul Hausmann, Max Ernst. The main motto of this movement was the demonstration and creation of anti-art. This can be exemplified by the Marcel Duchamp’s painting where we can see a well-known Mono Liza... Andre Breton published “Manifesto of...
American independent cinema
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...American Cinema Hollywood has become synonymous with world quality cinema. Because of marketing and promotional dominance and state-of the-art technology in film production, any film produced here will afterwards become global cinematic masterpieces, with millions of viewers scrimmaging for front seats in cinema houses just to watch Hollywood celebrities. According to Shaw (2002) since the advent of major studios and film sound in the early half of the 20th century, cinema production houses on the national scale around the world have been unified in the threat of Hollywood global dominance. By holding the crown of global cinema studio leadership, movie aficionados all over the world... Independence in...
Representation of the Feminine in American Feminist Cinema
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...American Feminist Cinema This thesis explores the development of feminism in American cinema as a way to encourage greater equality between the sexes by focusing on the evolving representation of femininity and why such is a significant achievement against the opposing efforts of a predominantly masculine establishment. Though a combination of analytical viewing of landmark cinematic works - Rebecca (1940), Desperately Seeking Susan (1981), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), and Bridget Jones' Diary (2001) - interspersed with a critical analysis of related literature on the topic from Judith Mayne (1981), Teresa de Lauretis (1985), Jennifer... August 10, 2007 Representation of the Feminine in...
Little Miss Sunshine as Example of American Independent Cinema
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...American Independent Cinema School Little Miss Sunshine Independent film in America is generally defined as any professionally shot feature length film that is created outside of the major studios of Hollywood. The assumption of this creation is that these films exist outside of the controlling influences of the established institutional structure and thus are more able to question the established social hierarchies. However, there is something of a misnomer in this assumption in that many of these feature films are actually produced or distributed by smaller subsidiaries of the larger houses, enabling them to be created with smaller budgets, are given lower... ? Little Miss Sunshine as Example of...
LATIN AMERICAN JEWISH LITERATURE AND CINEMA
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...American Jewish families are still against intermarriages... ? The Jewish First Born son The Jewish First Born Son Introduction A first born male child is given a special status in Judaism. Thebirth of the first born son is considered a special occasion proceeded by various ceremonies. In addition, the first born male child has special rights concerning certain religious obligations and inheritance. The sanctity of the firstborn is retained through his birthright and religious obligations specific to him such as Pidyod ha-Ben and bar mitzah. In the middle ages, when a son was born the fathers status in the Jewish society was raised. A father would refer to his son as Muhja which means his lifeblood or...
Third Cinema
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...cinema, independent American cinema and cinema belonging to the new wave of the film making process. Second cinema started to generate its own structures with regards to the film making and the narrative stages of film production. It produced its own distribution and exhibition structures and also its own political ideologies as espoused by the films belonging to this school. According to Solanos and Getino it became a institution in its own right. . The Third Cinema can be defined as the militant cinema and an opposition cinema to film making institution of the dominating nations in the world. Actually, it embodied a particular thought... Third Cinema Third Cinema is considered to be a form of an...
The Cinema of Attractions
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...Cinema. French Forum, 28(1), 142+. Faden, E. S., 2001. Crowd Control: Early Cinema, Sound, and Digital Images.Journal of Film and Video, 53(2/3), 93+. Gunning, T., 1993. Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Temporality of the Cinema of Attractions. Velvet Light Trap, not cited(32), 3-12. Gunning, Tom., 2000. The Cinema of Attraction: Early Film, Its Spectator, and the Avant-Garde. Film and Theory: An Anthology. Eds. Robert Stam & Toby Miller. Blackwell, pp. 229-235. MacDonald, S. & Haller, R. A. (Eds.), 2006. Art in Cinema: Documents toward a History of the Film Society. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Turner, G., 1994, November. Early American Cinema. American Cinematographer,75, 101+....
Hollywood Cinema
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...cinema during the classical period of Hollywood, it is important to have a brief and a close grasp at the classical period of Hollywood cinema. In the film history, classical period refers strictly to a style of cinema that involved a particular visual and audio mode in production of cinema during the period between 1927 and 1963 in the American film industry. A very unique and identifiable style evolved in the cinema during this period and that style actually came to be known as classical Hollywood... ?Hollywood Cinema Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3 The Social Importance of Cinema Going to Women during the ical Period of Hollywood 4 Conclusion 10 References 11 Introduction Cinema...
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...cinema, independent American cinema and cinema belonging to the new wave of the film making process. Second cinema started to generate its own structures with regards to the film making and the narrative stages of film production. It produced its own distribution and exhibition structures and also its own political ideologies as espoused by the films belonging to this school. According to Solanos and Getino it became a institution in its own right. . The Third Cinema can be defined as the militant cinema and an opposition cinema to film making institution of the dominating nations in the world. Actually, it embodied a particular thought... ? Third Cinema Third Cinema is considered to be a form of an...
American Cinena in the 60s70s
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...American Cinema in the 1960s-70s The American Cinema in the 1960's is also known as New or Post ical Hollywood and was the time of such ics as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and the Graduate (1967) and the work of young filmmakers who brought new traditions into the production and theme of Hollywood movies. This was a time of changing fashions and intense social changes. It was an era of civil rights and the Cuban missile. These monumental changes manifested themselves in the movie themes. The age of the "Beatlemania" and the Barbie Doll as well as the sad demises of Marilyn Monroe and John F Kennedy brought with it many...
Classical Hollywood Cinema
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...American cinema … a classical art, …admire in it what is most admirable, i.e., not only the talent of this or that filmmaker, but the genius of the system" (Book Reviews, 1999) The standardization of products led to the same story being repeated with a slight variation, as there are many... ical Hollywood Cinema Order No. 282214 No. of pages: 4 1st 6530 The distinctive style of filmmaking which reigned in Hollywood between the1920s to 1960s has been called the period of ‘Classical Hollywood Cinema,’ a term first used by researchers Janet Staiger, Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell, to describe the pattern of filmmaking in those days. This kind of cinema is marked by a clear and narrative structure,...
Film theory, Third Cinema, First Cinema
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...Cinema a heroic figure (253). Work Cited Alea, Tomas. The Viewer's Dialectic. In Michael Martin (ed.) New Latin American Cinema Vol. 1 and 2. Wayne State University Press, Detroit.... Representation and the construction of stereotypes typify the imperial cinema, underscoring its racial and gender bias. This was depicted in the films, Sanders of the River (1935) and Indochine (1992). Essentially the cinematic devices were employed to express the imperialist ideologies particularly the dynamics of superiority and inferiority in races and genders. Sanders of the River was made in 1935 based on a novel of similar title written by Edgar Wallace in 1911. Wallace is a staunch imperialist and the content of his ...
Film theory, Third Cinema, First Cinema
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...Cinema a heroic figure (253). Work Cited Alea, Tomas. The Viewers Dialectic. In Michael Martin (ed.) New Latin American Cinema Vol. 1 and 2. Wayne State University Press, Detroit.... 1. Representation and the construction of stereotypes typify the imperial cinema, underscoring its racial and gender bias. This was depicted in the films, Sanders of the River (1935) and Indochine (1992). Essentially the cinematic devices were employed to express the imperialist ideologies particularly the dynamics of superiority and inferiority in races and genders. Sanders of the River was made in 1935 based on a novel of similar title written by Edgar Wallace in 1911. Wallace is a staunch imperialist and the content of...
Cinema And The City
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...Cinema and the City and Screening the City also. His subjects are Realism and the Cinema Introduction to American Film and Visual Culture Cinema and the City Cinematic Relationships of Europe and America Introduction to the History... Running Head: CINEMA AND THE HOW THE IS REPRESENTED WITHIN FILM Cinema And The How The Is Represented Within Film [The Writer's Name] [The Name of the Institution] Cinema And The City/How The City Is Represented Within Film Introduction This review cover jointly the composite and numerous inter-sections among film, cities, urban cultures and globalization is no easy job, as any number of very high-quality particular authored works will show. In spite of these difficult...
Hollywood cinema
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...American Cinema? A movie is primarily determined by its genre. Similarly, it is impossible to believe yet true that the success of Hollywood films are due to its film genres. How this came about is what we are going to discuss here. Indeed what makes a film become a blockbuster hit? There are several theories concerning this and one of this concerns the film genre. Creating films which are at par with the genre creates satisfaction to the audience and the filmmakers... The Role of Film Genre in Hollywood Cinema: Introduction: Cinema is life. The stage is a wonderful place because it depicts various concepts and themes of life—of joys, sorrows, hardships and of achievement. Because cinema is a...
FILM FORM IN WORLD CINEMA
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...American and African Movies as well as the theoretical threads that bind them, one can see a number of nuanceswhich leads to the discussion of the two genres of Cinema quite separately. It is common knowledge that both the Genres portray the Third World Cinema and are quite remarkable in their own spirit. Let us look at some of the motivations and actions that go into producing the Third Cinema. It is important to believe that both Latin American and African Cinema belong to the Third World not only because of the prior Colonisation of both the countries but also due to the fact that most of the cinema produced here is known to be dominated by economical, political... ?On delving into this of Latin...
FILM FORM IN WORLD CINEMA
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...American and African Movies as well as the theoretical threads that bind them, one can see a number of nuances which leads to the discussion of the two genres of Cinema quite separately. It is common knowledge that both the Genres portray the Third World Cinema and are quite remarkable in their own spirit. Let us look at some of the motivations and actions that go into producing the Third Cinema. It is important to believe that both Latin American and African Cinema belong to the Third World not only because of the prior Colonisation of both the countries but also due to the fact that most of the cinema produced here is known to be dominated by economical, political... On delving into this of Latin...
The Third Cinema
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...cinemas. It was a movement against the cultural and political hegemony of the American commercial cinema over the subjugated under developed economies. Historically it was the continuation of a resistance to the dominance of the Hollywood’s commercialization of cinema and its duplication of products called national cinema in underdeveloped countries. Cinema is an art that developed from man’s incorrigible wish to record the movement and the moving objects, as it was the moving objects that interested him and not static ones. So the first film show, the Lumier Show was just a shot of a train coming into the railway platform. The viewers... The term "Third Cinema" was first used in an interview...
Indian National Cinema
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...Cinema The birth of Indian cinema was in 1987, when the first Indian-made motion picture was released, Panorama of Kolkata (Bindloss & Bindloss 2007). If we analyze internationally, in terms of sheer output, the Indian entertainment cinema till today governs world film production; its films are distributed throughout large areas of the Third world including non-Hindustani speaking areas and even parts of Soviet Union (Eleftheriotis & Needham 2006). Thus, the Indian cinema shares a large portion of popularity, production and viewing worldwide along with other major national cinemas in the world such as the European and the American cinema. One of the striking eras in the evolution... ?Indian National...
Case Study
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...American cinema from French cinema is that French filmmaking is somewhat dull and sloppy whereas American filmmaking involves such characteristics, which are able to attract a vast majority of public towards the cinema. “The actions of characters in American cinema are largely done to reveal a general character trait which distinguishes itself from French cinema” (Smith). Another difference between the cultures of two countries is that French art and entertainment industry is closely linked to the political parties of France whereas in the United States, there is no such influence of politics on the entertainment industry. France is the third largest foreign market for the American... ?[Your full full...
Classic Hollywood Cinema
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...cinema, certain films also defied these conventions. Quite interestingly some films did both, that is, they emulated the conventions of the Classic Hollywood cinema in certain aspects, and then in other aspects defied those conventions. One of the well known film, which was made during this period, and which did this both this emulation as well as defying of Classic Hollywood cinema’s conventions is Citizen Kane. This paper will analyse how Citizen Kane or its director or scriptwriter through various scenes and scene making aspects followed as well as maximally defied Classical Hollywood cinema About Citizen Kane Citizen...
Alternative cinema
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...American cinema. New York: Limelight Editions. Blume, E., Forster, M., Gisbourne, M., Stahel, N., Bosshardt, D., & Faix, D. A. (2006... Alternative Cinema The film Stranger Than Paradise was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch in America in 1984. The dead-pan comedy became famous inU.S. It is a story about exile concerning oneself and the state. The film won various awards in the film industry the same year it was released. In 1984, the film scooped the Camera d’Or award among other coveted awards. The following paper discusses the alternative forms of filmmaking and content and what the filmmaker achieves through such deviations and how the film contrasts to convectional Hollywood filmmaking. these...
Chinese Gay Cinema
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...American cinema has affected and influenced Chinese cinema overall, and, being an imported form, cinema in China has been influenced by foreign films, particularly by that of Hollywood films in the 1920s-1940s and Russian films in the 1950s-1960s. As well it should be noted that Chinese audiences are constantly exposed to Western films before the early 1950s "were mainly young and middle-aged intellectuals and white-collar professionals in coastal... Contemporary Chinese Gay Cinema: A Critical Review and Analysis 2007 Contemporary Chinese Gay Cinema: A Critical Review and Analysis Cinema actually arrived in China from the West in the year 1986, and this was one year after the Lumiere brothers showed...
Write a 3000 word essay about a specific national cinema.
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...Cinema The birth of Indian cinema was in 1987, when the first Indian-made motion picture was released, Panorama of Kolkata (Bindloss & Bindloss 2007). If we analyze internationally, in terms of sheer output, the Indian entertainment cinema till today governs world film production; its films are distributed throughout large areas of the Third world including non-Hindustani speaking areas and even parts of Soviet Union (Eleftheriotis & Needham 2006). Thus, the Indian cinema shares a large portion of popularity, production and viewing worldwide along with other major national cinemas in the world such as the European and the American cinema. One of the striking eras in the evolution... Indian National...
David Bordwell’s Notions Of Art Cinema
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...Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Kubrick, Coppola, Altman, 1(1), 69-138. Lev, P, 1988, The Big Sleep: Production history and authorship. Canadian Review of American Studies, 1(19), 1-21. Louis, G, 1981, 'The cult of personality: the cinema of Howard Hawks' in Masters of American Cinema. Prentice-Hall: New Jersey. Mamber, S, 1996, A Clockwork Orange. in Falsetto, Mario (ed.) Perspective on Stanley Kubrick, G.K. Hall & Co, 1(1), 171-184. McFarlane, B, 2005, 'Smoking guns and Smouldering lips:"The Big Sleep". in the Screen Education, 1(39), 139-143. Naremore, J, 2006, Stanley Kubrick and the aesthetics of the...
European Film Studies - How useful is the concept of the auteur in the context of post-war European cinema?
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...cinema. Cinema everywhere in the world started to look alike; started to look like the photocopy of Hollywood cinema. The emergence of auteurism was a reaction to this mono tonality of cinema. The French film critic, turned film maker, Francois Truffaut (1954) in his much acclaimed article titled “A certain tendency of the French Cinema” points out to the vulgar influence of the Hollywood cinema on the French national cinema thus: “With the advent of “talkies” the French cinema was a frank plagiarism of American Cinema. Under the influence of Scarface, we made the amusing Pe’pe’ le moko. Then the French scenario is almost clearly obliged to Pre’vert for its evolution... Post-war European national...
New hollywood Cinema
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...American cinema after World War II. While the deeply entrenched studio system of Hollywood collapsed and the onset of commercial television set in among the national suburbanized landscape nationally, new Hollywood set in. With the setting in of New Hollywood, classical Hollywood was phased out gradually. The classical Hollywood era was characterized by mass production of movies by cartel studios for guaranteed market virtually. The phenomenon of going to the movies was replaced by watching television in the era of the new Hollywood (Cook 1990; Buscombe 1977... ? New Hollywood: The Godfather al Affiliation According to Thomas Schaltz (1988), New Hollywood in historical terms is the term used to describe...
Classical hollywood cinema-
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...cinema that satisfy American aesthetic tastes and economic demands. Before proceeding to the arguments of this essay, a short overview of the film’s Hollywood context is provided. Hollywood history can be seen as being divided into two historical periods, the period of Old and New Hollywood (Schatz 1996, p.5). Auteur theory... ? Politics and Race in ical Hollywood: Lumet’s 12 Angry Men (1957) 17 August Word Count: 2589 ical Hollywood Cinema spans Hollywood films from the 1930s to 1940s, though other scholars assert that it extends up to the late 1950s (Cook and Bernick 1999, p.40; Schatz 1996, p.4). It was a time of the studio system and star system, when studios and stars had the power to shape the...
How East-Asian Martial Films Have Influenced Hollywood Cinema.
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...American and Latino cousins. His death in 1973 led to a slew of predecessors wanting to fill in the significant gap that he left in Asia-American cinema, but no actor ever came close to the success he was able to gain. Actors such as Van Damme and Segal did not have as much universal appeal as they were using their martial arts skills to fight crime (Steinberg, 2011... ?How East-Asian Martial Art Films Have Influenced Hollywood Cinema Introduction The Asian influence on Hollywood cinema has been apparent since the days where martial arts movies found their way into the Hollywood big screen. This influence has mostly been seen during the days of Bruce Lee through his crop of movies, and through other...
Focus on Society
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...cinema does get influenced by society and the dominant social concerns and realities. Yet, in a way, it also perhaps influences the society by forcing it to think, and sometimes rethink. References Curran, Daniel. (1998). Guide to American Cinema. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Hayward, Susan. (2000). Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge. Lewis, Jon. (1998). The New American Cinema. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.... ? Films and Society of the of the Concerned June 27, Films and Society It goes without saying that cinema isdefinitely the most influential and potent art form in the contemporary society. In that context it is important to ponder as to what is...
Surrealism in American Film
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...American films are good examples of surrealism in the American Cinema. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) by Michel Gondry, Blue Velvet (1986) by David Lynch, and Spellbound (1945) by Alfred Hitchcock all draw upon the cultural movement of Surrealism in order to create their works. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) was written by Charlie Kaufman, well known for his surrealist concepts. David Lynch, who wrote and directed Blue Velvet (1986), is also a well known surrealist who has dealt at length with the theme of the illusory nature of reality. Alfred... Surrealism in American Film Introduction Surrealism is a type of artistic movement that was developed in the early 1920’s and can...
American Films in the 1970's
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...American films in the 1970s. The 1970s are widely considered to be the golden age of American cinema. The decade witnessed a revolutionary period for American cinema that left its impacts on not only on the American film industry but the entire world cinema. The decade, for the first time saw a new American movie culture that saw the production of stylishly entertaining movies that could be enjoyed both emotionally and intellectually. Some of the finest film makers of the era such as Arthur Penn, Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Coppola, Scorsese, Spielberg and John Cassavetes banged their entry... into the film freternity. They adopted formal devices of new waves that were seen never before...
Cult Cinema
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...Cinema. New York: Columbia University. Brooker, W., 1999. Internet Fandom and the Continuing Narratives of Star Wars, Blade Runner and Alien. In Alien Zone II: The Spaces of Science Fiction Cinema. London: Verso. Byers, T.B., 1987. Commodity Futures. In Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary science Fiction Cinema. London: Verso. Caldwell, J.T., 1995. Televisuality: Style, Crisis and Authority in American TV. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Chatman, S., 1978. Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film... ? Cult Cinema by A Dissertation Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Visual Arts and Film Studies Inthe (University’s name) (Year of...
Critically access the advantages and disadvantages of international co-production in 'world cinema'. Illustrate your answer with specific examples.
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...cinema from the comparatively independent Cinema Novo era to the contemporary period where independent film makers seek financial support through collaboration with American film distributors such as Columbia. However, it appears... to the east in line with globalization trends. Dudrah (2011) analyzes the increased interest among American producers to enter into international co-productions with India as the Hindi film industry Bollywood becomes an attractive market. Cooke (2007) also argues that the influence of other national and transnational cinemas has often been underestimated. In other instances, a film production company from China entering into an...
Robert Rays essay The Thematic Paradigm (from his book A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema)
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...American cinema portrays two types of heroes, the official hero and the outlaw hero, who achieve similar goals in the course of their heroism as much as they are opposite. In “The Thematic Paradigm” by Robert Ray, he describes the distinction between the two heroes in which case the outlaw hero is associated with gunfight, adventure, wandering, exploration, and loneliness. In this case, the outlaw hero formed that part of an imagination among Americans that values freedom from entanglements and self-determination. As such, the outlaw hero is uncivilized and employs violence as a way of solving any situation regardless of its nature. In Hollywood, the outlaw... The Thematic Paradigm Introduction The...
New German Cinema
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...cinema encountering a cultural rebirth in the West after the war. The film industry of the American was keen to guide the lucrative new market. Rules, therefore... New German Cinema New German Cinema is the term that is applied to a loose grouping that was created in West Germany during 1960s to early 1980s. The films resist clear generic delineation and are note by their stylistic and thematic diversity. However, critics have identified three common elements that bring them together. In the first place, all the directors were born around the time of the World War II, brought up in a divided Germany, and can, therefore, be characterized as a generation. Secondly, due to funding criteria and...
New Turkish Cinema
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...Cinema By Acknowledgements I am eternally grateful to my for all the guidance, patienceand understanding extended to me in preparation for and the completion of this dissertation. Table of Contents New Turkish Cinema Introduction Turkey’s narrative film can be traced back to 1916. However, entertainment cinema known as the Yesilcam cinema, began in Turkish cinema in 1950s. By the 1960s and 1970s, Turkey’s popular entertainment cinema witnessed a high rate of production rivalled only by the USA, India and Egypt respectively. By 1980s with the introduction of military dictatorship, the growing popularity of television and the increasing cost of production, Yesilcam cinema witnessed... New Turkish...
European Cinema.
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...cinema. “Here European cinema adopts a mode of film practice that rejects dialogue with Hollywood, favouring instead filmic models, which appear to be embedded in European culture and untouched by American cultural influence.1” The rejection of influence from popular culture, as well as the influences of American Hollywood was then able to define the pan – European film and the way that it was associated with the culture of Europe. The concept of moving... The Development of Pan – European Film and Cultural Marginalization Introduction The concept of pan – European cinema is one that is based on the cultural and social influences that began to take place in modern Europe. More importantly than...
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