Cache Hidden

Author: Catherine Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781844575725
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Performing Arts

Ever since its world premiere at the Cannes film festival in May 2005, audiences have been talking about Michael Haneke's Caché. The film's enigmatic and multi-layered narrative leaves its viewers with many more questions than answers. The plot revolves around the mystery of who is sending a series of sinister videos and drawings to Georges Laurent (Daniel Auteuil), the presenter of a literary talkshow. As Georges becomes increasingly secretive, much to the distress of his wife Anne (Juliette Binoche), a culprit fails to surface. And even at the film's end, audiences are left struggling to make sense of what has gone before. This hasn't stopped people trying. As Catherine Wheatley examines, a wealth of critical writing surrounds Caché, with various explanations having been offered as to what the film is 'really' about. In an in-depth and illuminating account, Wheatley examines the key themes at the heart of the 'meaning' of Caché: the film as thriller; post-colonial bourgeois guilt; political accountability and lastly, reality, the media and its audiences, tracing these strands through the film by means of close readings of individual scenes and moments. Inspired by the director's claim that we might understand the film as a set of Russian dolls, each of which is complete in itself but together forms a whole in which layers of unseen depth are concealed, Wheatley avoids a single, unifying approach to understanding Caché. Instead, her detailed analysis of the film's shifting perspectives opens up the multiplicity of meanings that Caché contains, in order to understand its secrets. ?Ever since its world premiere at the Cannes film festival in May 2005, audiences have been talking about Michael Haneke's Caché. The film's enigmatic and multi-layered narrative leaves its viewers with many more questions than answers.

Screen World

Author: Daniel C. Blum
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015075659089
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Motion pictures


Theorizing Art Cinemas

Author: David Andrews
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292747760
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Performing Arts

The term “art cinema” has been applied to many cinematic projects, including the film d’art movement, the postwar avant-gardes, various Asian new waves, the New Hollywood, and American indie films, but until now no one has actually defined what “art cinema” is. Turning the traditional, highbrow notion of art cinema on its head, Theorizing Art Cinemas takes a flexible, inclusive approach that views art cinema as a predictable way of valuing movies as “art” movies—an activity that has occurred across film history and across film subcultures—rather than as a traditional genre in the sense of a distinct set of forms or a closed historical period or movement. David Andrews opens with a history of the art cinema “super-genre” from the early days of silent movies to the postwar European invasion that brought Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and the New German Cinema to the forefront and led to the development of auteur theory. He then discusses the mechanics of art cinema, from art houses, film festivals, and the academic discipline of film studies, to the audiences and distribution systems for art cinema as a whole. This wide-ranging approach allows Andrews to develop a theory that encompasses both the high and low ends of art cinema in all of its different aspects, including world cinema, avant-garde films, experimental films, and cult cinema. All of these art cinemas, according to Andrews, share an emphasis on quality, authorship, and anticommercialism, whether the film in question is film festival favorite or a midnight movie.

The British Pop Music Film

Author: S. Glynn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230392236
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Music

The first detailed examination of the place of pop music film in British cinema, Stephen Glynn explores the interpenetration of music and cinema in an economic, social and aesthetic context through case studies ranging from Cliff Richard to The Rolling Stones, and from The Beatles to Plan B.

Slums on Screen

Author: Igor Krstic
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9781474406871
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Performing Arts

Near to one billion people call slums their home, making it a reasonable claim to describe our world as a 'planet of slums.' But how has this hard and unyielding way of life been depicted on screen? How have filmmakers engaged historically and across the globe with the social conditions of what is often perceived as the world's most miserable habitats?Combining approaches from cultural, globalisation and film studies, Igor Krstic outlines a transnational history of films that either document or fictionalise the favelas, shantytowns, barrios poulares or chawls of our 'planet of slums', exploring the way accelerated urbanisation has intersected with an increasingly interconnected global film culture. From Jacob Riis' How The Other Half Lives (1890) to Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (2008), the volume provides a number of close readings of films from different historical periods and regions to outline how contemporary film and media practices relate to their past predeccesors, demonstrating the way various filmmakers, both north and south of the equator, have repeatedly grappled with, rejected or continuously modified documentary and realist modes to convey life in our 'planet of slums'.

Screen World

Author: Barry Monush
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
ISBN: 148034253X
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(Applause Books). Movie fans eagerly await each new edition of Screen World , the definitive record of the cinema since 1949. Volume 64 provides an illustrated listing of every significant American and foreign film released in the United States in 2012, documented with more than 1,000 black-and-white photographs. This new edition of Screen World highlights Ben Affleck's triumphant true-life drama, Argo , which managed to take home the Best Picture Oscar, even without Affleck receiving a directorial nomination; Daniel Day-Lewis's career-crowning performance as Lincoln , which made him the first three-time Best Actor Oscar-winner; Bradley Cooper and Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence in the effective Silver Linings Playbook ; Quentin Tarantino's incendiary and highly entertaining Django Unchained , featuring Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz; the rousing adaptation of the stage musical Les Miserables , with Anne Hathaway in her Oscar-winning role; the year's top box office sensation Marvel's The Avengers ; the final chapter of the Christan Bale Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises ; Tim Burton's delightful, black and white stop-motion feature Frankenweenie ; Ang Lee's visually dazzling Life of Pi , set mostly on a lifeboat; and the 50th anniversary entry in the still potent James Bond saga, Skyfall . Screen World 's outstanding features include full-page photographs of the four Academy Award-winning actors as well as photos of all acting nominees; a look at the year's most promising new screen personalities; complete film information: cast and characters, credits, production company, date released, rating, capsule plot summary, and running time; and obituaries for 2012.

Choice

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106017987782
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Academic libraries


The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media

Author: Liz Greene
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137516800
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Genre: Performing Arts

This book bridges the existing gap between film sound and film music studies by bringing together scholars from both disciplines who challenge the constraints of their subject areas by thinking about integrated approaches to the soundtrack. As the boundaries between scoring and sound design in contemporary cinema have become increasingly blurred, both film music and film sound studies have responded by expanding their range of topics and the scope of their analysis beyond those traditionally addressed. The running theme of the book is the disintegration of boundaries, which permeates discussions about industry, labour, technology, aesthetics and audiovisual spectatorship. The collaborative nature of screen media is addressed not only in scholarly chapters but also through interviews with key practitioners that include sound recordists, sound designers, composers, orchestrators and music supervisors who honed their skills on films, TV programmes, video games, commercials and music videos.

Film Sequels

Author: Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748689477
Release Date: 2012-02-20
Genre: Performing Arts

A study of sequel production within recent Hollywood and beyond in terms of its industrial, cultural and global implications.

Screen World 2001

Author: John Willis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1557834792
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(Screen World). John Willis' Screen World has become the definitive reference for any film library. Each volume includes every significant U.S. and international film released during that year as well as complete filmographies, capsule plot summaries, cast and characters, credits, production company, month released, rating, and running time. You'll also find biographical entries a prices reference for over 2,000 living stars, including real name, school, place and date of birth. A comprehensive index makes this the finest film publication that any film lover could own.

Screen Media Arts

Author: Hart Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132190161
Release Date: 2008-12-15
Genre: Art

Screen Media Arts is an introduction to screen media production and screen media concepts for students seeking a comprehensive but contemporary take on International and Australian film and screen media.The approach of this book is to offer both a conceptual and technical introduction to media production in which theory and practice are given equal emphasis. The book is divided into several sections with case histories and production examples drawn from the history of media - photography and photomedia, cinema and video, digital media and the Internet.Significantly the book includes an embedded DVD with production exercises and demos (the DML or digital media lab) and provides the reader with links and many other resources for media production practice. The book also provides historical and conceptual contexts for selected practices andtechniques and key information about the media production industries in Australia.

The Art of the Storyboard

Author: John Hart
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136133572
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Genre: Art

Communicate your vision, tell your story and plan major scenes with simple, effective storyboarding techniques. Using sketches of shots from classic films, from silents to the present day, John Hart leads you through the history and evolution of this craft to help you get to grips with translating your vision onto paper, from the rough sketch to the finished storyboard. More than 150 illustrations from the author's and other storyboard artists' work illuminate the text throughout to help you master the essential components of storyboarding, such as framing, placement of figures, and camera angles. Level: Novice

Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen

Author: Todd Debreceni
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240816968
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Performing Arts

In the world of film and theatre, character transformation takes a lot of work, skill, and creativity. Dedicated solely to SFX, this book will show you tips and techniques from a seasoned SFX makeup artist with years of film, TV, and theatrical experience. Not only will this book take you through the many genres that need a special effects makeup artist, like horror, fantasy, and sci-fi, but it will also tell you about the tools you will need, how to maintain your toolkit, how to take care of the actor's skin, and how to airbrush properly when HD is involved. The author shows you how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosethetics, focusing on how human anatomy relates to sculpture to create the most realistic effects. Case studies feature some of today's top makeup artists including Neill Gorton, Christopher Tucker, Miles Teves, Jordu Schell, Mark Alfrey, Matthew Mungle, Christien Tinsely, Vittorio Sodano, and Mark Gabarino. Put your new techniques into practice right away and see how some of the looks from the book were achieved with the step-by-step tutorials on the must-have DVD. * Written by a seasoned special effects make-up artist who has worked in both film and theatre * Gives you exclusive tips and techniques from some of the industry's most gifted artists * DVD tutorials show you step-by-step how to create the techniques from the book; also includes recipes to create makeup prosthetics, a list of suppliers, conversion charts, and bibliography

I Am Legend

Author: Richard Matheson
Publisher: NY Books
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre:

Robert Neville has witnessed the end of the world. The entire population has been obliterated by a vampire virus. Somehow, Neville survived. He must now struggle to make sense of everything that has happened and learn to protect himself against the vampires who hunt him constantly. He must, because perhaps there is nothing else human left. I Am Legend was a major influence in horror and brought a whole new thematic concept to apocalyptic literature. Several humanistic and emotional themes in this book blend the horror genre with traditional fiction: we see Neville as an emotional person, and observe as he suffers bouts of depression, dips into alcoholism and picks up his strength again to fight the vampiric bacteria that has infected (and killed off) most of humankind. Neville soon meets a woman, Ruth, (after three years alone), who seems to be uninfected and a lone survivor. The two become close and he learns from Ruth that the infected have learned to fight the disease...