The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow
Author: Deborah Jermyn,Sean Redmond
Publsiher: Wallflower Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781903364420
ISBN 13: 1903364426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow Book Review:

Kathryn Bigelow has undoubtedly been one of Hollywood's most significant female players, well known in popular terms for films such as Point Break and Blue Steel, yet relatively unexplored in academia. This collection explores how Bigelow can be seen to provide a point of intersection to a whole range of issues at the forefront of contemporary film studies and of the transformation of Hollywood into a post-classical cinema machine, with a particular emphasis on her most ambitious and controversial picture, Strange Days.

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow
Author: Susan Dudley Gold
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1627129413
ISBN 13: 9781627129411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kathryn Bigelow Book Review:

Director of Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, and other films, Bigelow was the first female to win the Academy Award for Best Director.

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow
Author: Peter Keough
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1617037753
ISBN 13: 9781617037757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kathryn Bigelow Book Review:

With her gripping film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951) made history in 2010 by becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. Since then she has also filmed history with her latest movie, Zero Dark Thirty, which is about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. She is one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but her roots go back four decades to the very non-Hollywood, avant-garde art world of New York City in the 1970s. Her first feature The Loveless reflected those academic origins, but such subsequent films such as the vampire-Western Near Dark, the female vigilante movie Blue Steel, and the surfer-crime thriller Point Break demonstrated her determination to apply her aesthetic sensibilities to popular, genre filmmaking. The first volume of Bigelow’s interviews ever published, Peter Keough’s collection covers her early success with Near Dark; the frustrations and disappointments she endured with films such as Strange Days and K-19: The Widowmaker; and her triumph with The Hurt Locker. In conversations ranging from the casual to the analytical, Bigelow explains how her evolving ambitions and aesthetics sprang from her earliest aspirations to be a painter and conceptual artist in New York in the 1970s and then expanded to embrace Hollywood filmmaking when she was exposed to such renowned directors as John Ford, Howard Hawks, Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah, and George Roy Hill.

Re inventing Noir

Re inventing Noir
Author: Gillian Fitzpatrick
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1183906302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re inventing Noir Book Review:

Genre ship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Genre  ship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers
Author: Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1474425283
ISBN 13: 9781474425285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genre ship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers Book Review:

Explores the interaction between science, literature and spectacle in Shakespeare's era

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow
Author: Kathryn Bigelow
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2013-07-29
ISBN 10: 1617037745
ISBN 13: 9781617037740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kathryn Bigelow Book Review:

With her gripping film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951) made history in 2010 by becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. Since then she has also filmed history with her latest movie, which is about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. She is one of Hollywood's brightest stars, but her roots go back four decades to the very non-Hollywood, avant-garde art world of New York City in the 1970s. Her first feature The Loveless (1982) reflected those academic origins, but subsequent films such as the vampire-Western Near Dark (1987), the female vigilante movie Blue Steel (1989), and the surfer-crime thriller Point Break (1991) demonstrated her determination to apply her aesthetic sensibilities to popular, genre filmmaking. The first volume of Bigelow's interviews ever published, Peter Keough's collection covers her early success with Near Dark; the frustrations and disappointments she endured with films such as Strange Days (1995) and K-19: The Widowmaker (2002); and her triumph with The Hurt Locker. In conversations ranging from the casual to the analytical, Bigelow explains how her evolving ambitions and aesthetics sprang from her earliest aspirations to be a painter and conceptual artist in New York in the 1970s, and then expanded to embrace Hollywood filmmaking when she was exposed to renowned directors such as John Ford, Howard Hawks, Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah, and George Roy Hill.

Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly
Author: Laleen Jayamanne
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1996-02
ISBN 10: 9780253330857
ISBN 13: 0253330858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kiss Me Deadly Book Review:

These essays break with many of the givens of traditional feminist film theory and examine the work of directors outside the canon, including Kathryn Bigelow, Jane Campion, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Martin Scorsese. Kiss Me Deadly offers a refreshing emphasis on new theoretical perspectives as well as new interpretations of old ones.

The Algiers Motel Incident

The Algiers Motel Incident
Author: John Hersey
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 1421432986
ISBN 13: 9781421432984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Algiers Motel Incident Book Review:

On the evening of July 25, 1967, on the third night of the 12th Street Riot, Detroit police raided the Algiers Motel. Acting on a report of gunfire, officers rounded up the occupants of the motel's annex—several black men and two white women—and proceeded to beat them and repeatedly threaten to kill them. By the end of the night, three of the men were dead. Three police officers and a private security guard were tried for their deaths; none were convicted. In The Algiers Motel Incident, first published in 1968, Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Hersey strings together interviews, police reports, court testimony, and news stories to recount the terrible events of that night. The result is chaotic and sometimes confusing; facts remain elusive. But, Hersey concludes, the truth is clear: three young black men were murdered "for being, all in all, black young men and part of the black rage of the time." With a new foreword by award-winning author Danielle L. McGuire, The Algiers Motel Incident is a powerful indictment of racism and the US justice system.

A Companion to the Action Film

A Companion to the Action Film
Author: James Kendrick
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-01-25
ISBN 10: 1119100763
ISBN 13: 9781119100768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Action Film Book Review:

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.

Contemporary American Cinema

Contemporary American Cinema
Author: Williams , Linda Ruth,Hammond , Michael
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2006-05-01
ISBN 10: 0335218318
ISBN 13: 9780335218318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary American Cinema Book Review:

This is a comprehensive introduction to post-classical American film. Covering American cinema since 1960, the text looks at both Hollywood and non-mainstream cinema.

The Cinema of James Cameron

The Cinema of James Cameron
Author: James Clarke
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN 10: 023185062X
ISBN 13: 9780231850629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of James Cameron Book Review:

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle. The book also considers Cameron's engagement with the aesthetic of visual effects and the 'now' technology of performance-capture which is arguably moving a certain kind of event-movie cinema from photography to something more akin to painting. This book is explicit in presenting Cameron as an authentic auteur, and each chapter is dedicated to a single film in his body of work, from The Terminator to Avatar. Space is also given to discussion of Strange Days as well as his short films and documentary works.

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano
Author: Sean Redmond
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 0231163339
ISBN 13: 9780231163330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano Book Review:

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan’s finest currently-working film director, performer, and celebrity. The volume uniquely explores Kitano’s oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and radical alterity; and through the aesthetic temperatures of color, light, camera movement, performance and urban and oceanic space. In this highly original monograph, all of Kitano’s films are given due consideration, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Dolls (2002), and Outrage (2010).

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow
Author: Sean Redmond
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 9781623564100
ISBN 13: 1623564107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kathryn Bigelow Book Review:

Sean Redmond's work fills an important gap in the scholarship on the European-inspired auteur working within the Hollywood cinema machine, Kathryn Bigelow. Structured to meet the needs of both the student and scholar, Redmond's volume situates Bigelow within her historical and critical context, exploring key collaborative relationships and new ways of watching her films. Beginning with Bigelow's biography, Redmond surveys the evolution of Kathryn's career as a Hollywood outsider with movies such as The Set-up (1978) and Near Dark (1987) to Hollywood blockbusters like Point Break (1991), The Hurt Locker (2010) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012).One of the key determinants of this volume is to locate Bigelow as a filmmaking artist who is able to transcend the collective, industrial, and commercial constraints of the Hollywood cinema machine to individually author her films in innovative and transgressive ways. Bigelow is contextualised as a contemporary auteur, with a distinct visual style who returns to the same themes and obsessions, and as a filmmaker who pushes cinematic boundaries, both in terms of film form and the representation of gender and sexuality.

The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov

The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov
Author: Jeremi Szaniawski
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 0231850522
ISBN 13: 9780231850520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov Book Review:

One of the last representatives of a brand of serious, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a massive oeuvre exploring issues such as history, power, memory, kinship, death, the human soul, and the responsibility of the artist. Through contextualization and close readings of each of his feature fiction films (broaching many of his documentaries in the process), this volume unearths a vision of Sokurov's films as equally mournful and passionate, intellectual, and sensual, and also identifies in them a powerful, if discursively repressed, queer sensitivity, alongside a pattern of tensions and paradoxes. This book thus offers new keys to understand the lasting and ever-renewed appeal of the Russian director's Janus-like and surprisingly dynamic cinema – a deeply original and complex body of work in dialogue with the past, the present and the future.

The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom

The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom
Author: Bruce Bennett
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 0231850530
ISBN 13: 9780231850537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom Book Review:

This comprehensive study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. This volume undertakes a close analysis of a TV series directed by Winterbottom and sixteen of his films ranging from television dramas to transnational co-productions featuring Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to costume films. The critique is centered on Winterbottom's collaborative working practices, political and cultural contexts, and critical reception. Arguing that his work delineates a 'cinema of borders', this study examines Winterbottom's treatment of sexuality, class, ethnicity, and national and international politics, as well as his quest to adequately narrate inequality, injustice, and violence.

The Cinema of Ra l Ruiz

The Cinema of Ra  l Ruiz
Author: Michael Goddard
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-09-22
ISBN 10: 0231850506
ISBN 13: 9780231850506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Ra l Ruiz Book Review:

Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging from his earliest work in Chile to high-budget 'European' costume dramas culminating in Mysteries of Lisbon (2010). It does so by treating Ruiz's work—with its surrealist, magic realist, popular cultural, and neo-Baroque sources—as a type of 'impossible' cinematic cartography, mapping real, imaginary, and virtual spaces, and crossing between different cultural contexts, aesthetic strategies, and technical media. It argues that across the different phases of Ruiz's work identified, there are key continuities such as the invention of singular cinematic images and the interrogation of their possible and impossible combinations.

The Cinema of Michael Mann

The Cinema of Michael Mann
Author: Jonathan Rayner
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 0231850492
ISBN 13: 9780231850490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Michael Mann Book Review:

Michael Mann is one of the most important American filmmakers of the past forty years. His films exhibit the existential concerns of art cinema, articulated through a conspicuous and recognizable visual style and yet integrated within classical Hollywood narrative and genre frameworks. Since his beginnings as a screenwriter in the 1970s, Mann has become a key figure within contemporary American popular culture as writer, director, and producer for film and television. This volume offers a detailed study of Mann's feature films, from The Jericho Mile (1979) to Public Enemies (2009), with consideration also being given to parallels in the production, style, and characterization in his television work. It explores Mann's relationship with classical genres, his thematic concentration on issues of morality and masculinity, his film adaptations from literature, and the development and significance of his trademark visual style within modern American cinema.

The Cinema of Aki Kaurism ki

The Cinema of Aki Kaurism  ki
Author: Andrew Nestingen
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN 10: 0231850417
ISBN 13: 9780231850414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Aki Kaurism ki Book Review:

Aki Kaurismäki is an enigma, an eminent auteur who claims his films are a joke. Since 1983, Kaurismäki has produced classically-styled films filled with cinephilic references to film history. He has earned an international art-house audience and many prizes, influencing such directors as Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes Anderson. Yet Kaurismäki is often depicted as the loneliest, most nostalgic of Finns (except when he promotes his films, makes political statements, and runs his many businesses). He is also depicted as a bohemian known for outlandish actions and statements. The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki is the first comprehensive English-language study of this eccentric director. Drawing on revisionist approaches to film authorship, the text links the filmmaker and his films to the stories and issues animating film aesthetics and history, nostalgia, late modernity, politics, commerce, film festivals, and national cinema.

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano
Author: Sean Redmond
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN 10: 0231850239
ISBN 13: 9780231850230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano Book Review:

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's finest currently-working film director, performer, and celebrity. The volume uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and radical alterity; and through the aesthetic temperatures of color, light, camera movement, performance and urban and oceanic space. In this highly original monograph, all of Kitano's films are given due consideration, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Dolls (2002), and Outrage (2010).

The Cinema of B la Tarr

The Cinema of B  la Tarr
Author: András B. Kovács
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN 10: 0231850379
ISBN 13: 9780231850377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of B la Tarr Book Review:

The Cinema of Béla Tarr is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary's most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Bela Tarr's career through a close personal and professional relationship for more than twenty-five years. András Bálint Kovács traces the development of Tarr's themes, characters, and style, showing that almost all of his major stylistic and narrative innovations were already present in his early films and that through a conscious and meticulous recombination of and experimentation with these elements, Tarr arrived at his unique style. The significance of these films is that, beyond their aesthetic and historical value, they provide the most powerful vision of an entire region and its historical situation. Tarr's films express, in their universalistic language, the shared feelings of millions of Eastern Europeans.