A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock (Wiley-Blackwell Companions by Thomas Leitch, Leland A. Poague

By Thomas Leitch, Leland A. Poague

The main entire quantity ever released on Alfred Hitchcock, overlaying his profession and legacy in addition to the wider cultural and highbrow contexts of his work.<ul type="disc">* includes thirty chapters by means of the prime Hitchcock students* Covers his lengthy profession, from his earliest contributions to different directors’ silent motion pictures to his final uncompleted final movie* info the iconic legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike

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Seelenkenner Psychoschurken: Psychotherapeuten und by Martin Poltrum, Bernd Rieken

By Martin Poltrum, Bernd Rieken

Psychiater und Psychotherapeuten haben eine interessante Kino- und Serienkarriere hinter sich. Vom Seelenkenner, guten Heiler und wahrem Humanisten wandelte sich in den 70ern das Bild zum bösen Wissenschaftler, der Patienten unterdrückt, fragwürdige Behandlungsmethoden verwendetet und Vollstrecker einer repressiven Gesellschaftsordnung ist. Hollywoodfilme sind durchaus mit verantwortlich für das unfavorable picture, das Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie lange begleitete. Zum Glück hat sich das Bild später wieder gewandelt und jetzt findet guy neben dem schrulligen minimize, oder dem lüsternen Therapeutensubjekt auch viele andere Typen und dazu gehörend unzählige Patienten mit Störungen aller paintings. Neben alten Klassikern wie zum Beispiel "Spellbound", in dem Ingrid Bergman als Psychiaterin um Gregory Peck kämpft, sind auch viele neuere Kinohits mit aufgenommen worden. Ebenfalls enthalten sind Fernsehserien, in denen es vor Psychiatern, Psychotherapeuten oder Menschen mit psychischen Störungen nur so wimmelt.

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Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music by Claudia Gorbman

By Claudia Gorbman

This is often one of many infrequent experiences that addresses the way in which "underscoring" really services in the narrative function movie. The ebook is either theoretical and useful, i.e. movie idea ("diegetic & non-diegetic" perspectives), and a realistic version in keeping with Max Steiner's "Hollywood" sort. The concluding chapters take care of insightful analyses of some motion pictures. This publication can be useful for either composers and people heavily drawn to movie music.
(Review in Amazon)

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Silver Screen Samurai: The Best of Japan's Samurai Movie by Martin Foster, Clive France

By Martin Foster, Clive France

For fifty years samurai videos have wowed the japanese - and the area - with gory sword fights and tear-jerking stories of honor and sacrifice. From Kurosawa's Seven Samurai to anime's Samurai X, this first-ever selection of unique samurai motion picture paintings will pay tribute to a cinematic style that's actually jap. Silver monitor Samurai is a must have for samurai fanatics, movie-buffs and fanatics of poster artwork!

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A Companion to German Cinema by Terri Ginsberg, Andrea Mensch

By Terri Ginsberg, Andrea Mensch

A spouse to German Cinema bargains a wide-ranging selection of essays demonstrating state-of-play scholarship on German cinema at a time in which cinema experiences in addition to German cinema have once more started to flourish.
Offers a cautious mix of theoretical rigor, conceptual accessibility, and highbrow inclusiveness
Includes essays by means of famous writers in addition to up-and-coming students who take leading edge severe methods to either general and emergent components within the box, particularly relating to race, gender, sexuality, and (trans)nationalism
Distinctive for its modern relevance, reorienting the sector to the worldwide twenty-first century
Fills serious gaps within the extant scholarship, starting the sector onto new terrains of serious engagement

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Possessed Child Narratives in Literature and Film: Contrary by Adrian Schober

By Adrian Schober

This ebook undertakes a examine of the trope of the possessed baby in literature and picture. It argues that the possessed baby is essentially an American phenomenon which, first, will be traced to the Calvinist bias of the USA as a state based on Puritanism and, moment, to the increase of Catholicism in that kingdom, to which Puritanism owes its origins.

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Undressing Cinema: Clothing and identity in the movies by Stella Bruzzi

By Stella Bruzzi

From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino videos, garments is relevant to movie. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how faraway from being mere components, outfits are key components within the building of cinematic identities, and he or she proposes new and dynamic hyperlinks among cinema, style and dress background, gender, queer thought and psychoanalysis.
Bruzzi makes use of case experiences drawn from modern renowned cinema to reconsider proven rules approximately gown and style in cinema, and to problem traditional interpretations of ways masculinity and femininity are developed via garments. Her wide-ranging learn encompasses:
* high fashion in movie and the increase of the motion picture clothier, from Givenchy to Gaultier
* the eroticism of interval dress in motion pictures similar to The Piano and The Age of Innocence
* garments the trendy femme fatale in Single White Female, Disclosure and The final Seduction
* familiar male stylish in Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, and Leon
* satisfaction, gown and masculinity in `Blaxploitation' movies, Boyz `N The Hood and New Jack City
* drag and gender confusion in cinema, from the unerotic cross-dressing of Mrs Doubtfire to the eroticised ambiguity of Orlando.

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Agee: Film Writing and Selected Journalism (Library of by James Agee

By James Agee

James Agee delivered to undergo all his ethical strength, slashing wit, and boundless interest within the feedback and journalism that demonstrated him as one of many commanding literary voices of the USA at mid-century. In 1944 W. H. Auden referred to as Agee's movie studies for The state "the such a lot extraordinary typical occasion in American journalism today." these columns, besides a lot of the motion picture feedback that Agee wrote for Time via many of the Forties, have been accumulated posthumously in Agee on movie: studies and reviews, surely the main influential writings on movie by way of an American.

Whether reviewing a Judy Garland musical or a wartime documentary, assessing the effect of Italian neorealism or railing opposed to the compromises in a Hollywood edition of Hemingway, Agee regularly wrote of films as a pervasive, profoundly major a part of smooth lifestyles, a brand new artwork whose classics (Chaplin, Dovzhenko, Vigo) he respected and whose betrayal within the pursuits of trade or propaganda he frequently deplored. If his widespread disappointments should be registered in acid tones, his enthusiasms have been expressed with passionate eloquence. This Library of the United States quantity vitamins the vintage items from Agee on movie with formerly uncollected writings on Ingrid Bergman, the Marx Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, Vittorio De Sica's Shoeshine, and a wealth of different cinematic matters.

Agee's personal paintings as a screenwriter is represented by means of his script for Charles Laughton's targeted and haunting masterpiece of Southern gothic, The evening of the Hunter, tailored from the radical via Davis Grubb. This assortment additionally comprises examples of Agee's masterfully probing reporting for Fortune-on topics as varied because the Tennessee Valley Authority, advertisement orchids, and cockfighting-and a sampling of his literary studies, between them appreciations of William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, S. J. Perelman, and William Carlos Williams.

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The Gorgon's Gaze : German Cinema, Expressionism, and the by Paul Coates

By Paul Coates

This interdisciplinary research of recurrent topics in German cinema because it has constructed because the early 20th century specializes in pertinent movies of the pre- and post-World warfare II eras. the writer explores the character of expressionism, that's in general agreed to have ended with the appearance of sound, and its patience within the sorts of such sleek masters of movie noir as Orson Welles and Ingmar Bergman. In contemplating the potential of homologies among the mandatory silence of pre-sound cinema and the common modernist aspiration to a cultured of silence, Coates relates theories of the chic, the uncanny, and the large to his topic. He additionally displays upon difficulties of representability and the morality of illustration of occasions that came about in the course of the Nazi period.

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