The Emergence of Film CultureThe Emergence of Film Culture



Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe.

Author: Malte Hagener

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782384243

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Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and critical writing that created the film canon flourished. This scene was decidedly transnational and creative, overcoming traditional boundaries between theory and practice, and between national and linguistic borders. This new European film culture established film as a valid form of social expression, as an art form, and as a political force to be reckoned with. By examining the extraordinarily rich and creative uses of cinema in the interwar period, we can examine the roots of film culture as we know it today.

Sure SeatersSure Seaters



A skeptical film industry dubbed such cinemas "sure seaters," convinced that patrons would have no trouble finding seats there.

Author: Barbara Wilinsky

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816635633

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Page: 178

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By the end of the Second World War, a growing segment of the American filmgoing public was wearying of mainstream Hollywood films and began to seek out something different. In major cities and college towns across the country, art film theaters provided a venue for alternatives to the films playing in main-street movie palaces: British, foreign-language, and independent American films, as well as documentaries and revivals of Hollywood classics. A skeptical film industry dubbed such cinemas "sure seaters," convinced that patrons would have no trouble finding seats there. However, with the success of art films like Rossellini's Open City and Mackendrick's Tight Little Island, the meaning of the term "sure seater" changed and, by the end of the 1940s, reflected the frequency with which art house cinemas filled all their seats. Wilinsky examines the development of the theaters that introduced such challenging, personal, and artistic films as The Bicycle Thief and The Red Shoes to American audiences, and offers a more complete understanding of postwar popular culture and the often complicated relationship between art cinema and the commercial film industry that ultimately shaped both and resulted in today's vibrant film culture. -- from back cover.

Moving Forward Looking BackMoving Forward Looking Back



This book, the first full critical overview of the film avant-garde, ushers in a new approach—and in the process creates its own subject.

Author: Malte Hagener

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569610

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Page: 369

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This book, the first full critical overview of the film avant-garde, ushers in a new approach—and in the process creates its own subject. While many books have studied particular aspects of the European film avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s, Moving Forward, Looking Back provides a much-needed summary of the theory and practice of the movement, while also emphasizing aspects of the period that have been overlooked. Arguing that a European perspective is the only way to understand the transnational movement, the book also pioneers a new approach to the alternative cinema network that sustained the avant-garde, paying particular attention to the emergence of film culture as visible in screening clubs, film festivals, and archives. It will be essential to anyone interested in the influential movement and the film culture it created.

Cinema and the Invention of Modern LifeCinema and the Invention of Modern Life



"This is one of the finest, freshest, and most suggestive anthologies I've come across in recent years."—Stuart Liebman, City University of New York Graduate Center

Author: Eileen Bowser

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520201124

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Page: 409

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"This is one of the finest, freshest, and most suggestive anthologies I've come across in recent years."—Stuart Liebman, City University of New York Graduate Center

Picture PersonalitiesPicture Personalities



Then American cinema went from being devoid of stars to being dependent on them. This is an account of this development in cinema and modern culture.

Author: Richard DeCordova

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025207016X

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Page: 160

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Moving pictures existed for over a decade before anything resembling a star system appeared. Then American cinema went from being devoid of stars to being dependent on them. This is an account of this development in cinema and modern culture.

Film FestivalsFilm Festivals



Yet, how well do we understand the forces and meanings that these events embody? This work offers an overview of the history, people, films, and functions of the festival world.

Author: Cindy H. Wong

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813551210

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Page: 318

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Movies, stars, auteurs, and critics come together in film festivals as quintessential constellations of art, business, and glamour. Yet, how well do we understand the forces and meanings that these events embody? This work offers an overview of the history, people, films, and functions of the festival world.

The Public Life of CinemaThe Public Life of Cinema



... international film festivals, and was in fact a defining factor in the emergence
and development of festivals, as Vanessa ... France established its centrality in
international film culture by playing host to the world's most important Festival
and ...

Author: Toby Lee

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520379022

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Page: 210

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Is culture a luxury? In this era of austerity, the value of the arts has been a topic of heated debate in Greece, where the country’s economic troubles have led to drastic cuts in public funding and much contention over the significance of cultural institutions and government-funded arts initiatives. At issue in these debates are larger questions regarding the very notions of publicness, hierarchies of value, and functions of the state that structure collective life. Beginning with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, How to Be Public tracks this turbulence as it unfolded in the Greek film world in the early years of the crisis. Investigating the different forms of citizenship and collectivity being negotiated in cinema’s social spaces, this book considers how the arts and cultural production may illuminate the changing conditions of, and possibilities for, public and collective life in the neoliberal era.

Film TheoryFilm Theory



This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition.

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317581147

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Page: 238

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What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first imagines an ideal spectator, and then maps certain dynamic interactions between the screen and the spectator’s mind, body and senses. Using seven distinctive configurations of spectator and screen that move progressively from ‘exterior’ to ‘interior’ relationships, the authors retrace the most important stages of film theory from its beginnings to the present—from neo-realist and modernist theories to psychoanalytic, ‘apparatus,’ phenomenological and cognitivist theories, and including recent cross-overs with philosophy and neurology. This new and updated edition of Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses has been extensively revised and rewritten throughout, incorporating discussion of contemporary films like Her and Gravity, and including a greatly expanded final chapter, which brings film theory fully into the digital age.

Literature and the Rise of the InterviewLiterature and the Rise of the Interview



Such rejection of Hollywood interviews in modernist little magazines is
demonstrated even when the subject is not an experimental director but one
more explicitly associated with the overnacular modernism of popular film culture.
An interview ...

Author: Rebecca Roach

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198825418

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Page: 304

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Today interviews proliferate everywhere: in newspapers, on television, and in anthologies; as a method they are a major tool of medicine, the law, the social sciences, oral history projects, and journalism; and in the book trade interviews with authors are a major promotional device. We live in an 'interview society'. How did this happen? What is it about the interview form that we find so appealing and horrifying? Are we all just gossips or is there something more to it? What are the implications of our reliance on this bizarre dynamic for publicity, subjectivity, and democracy? Literature and the Rise of the Interview addresses these questions from the perspective of literary culture. The book traces the ways in which the interview form has been conceived and deployed by writers, and interviewing has been understood as a literary-critical practice. It excavates what we might call a 'poetics' of the interview form and practice. In so doing it covers 150 years and four continents. It includes a diverse rostrum of well-known writers, such as Henry James, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Djuna Barnes, William Burroughs, Philip Roth, J. M. Coetzee and Toni Morrison, while reintroducing some individuals that history has forgotten, such as Betty Ross, 'Queen of Interviewers', and Julian Hawthorne, Nathaniel's profligate son. Together these stories expose the interview's position in the literary imagination and consider what this might tell us about conceptions of literature, authorship, and reading communities in modernity.

Early Cinema and the national Early Cinema and the national



19 The emergence of nationally specific Film cultures in Europe , 1911–1914
Joseph Garncarz in this essay , I wish to introduce the notion of “ national film
culture ” , trace the process of the emergence of nationally specific film cultures in
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Author: Richard Abel

Publisher: JOHN LIBBEY PUBLISHING

ISBN: UCSD:31822037266509

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Page: 354

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.".. the ninth International Domitor Conference, held at the University of Michigan (30 May-2 June 2006)"--P. 2.

Amateur CinemaAmateur Cinema



The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960 Charles Tepperman ...
MOVIE CONTESTS Movie contests played an important role in the development
and expansion of North American amateur film culture during the 1920s and '30s.

Author: Charles Tepperman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520279865

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Page: 376

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From the very beginning of cinema, there have been amateur filmmakers at work. It wasn’t until Kodak introduced 16mm film in 1923, however, that amateur moviemaking became a widespread reality, and by the 1950s, over a million Americans had amateur movie cameras. In Amateur Cinema, Charles Tepperman explores the meaning of the “amateur” in film history and modern visual culture. In the middle decades of the twentieth century—the period that saw Hollywood’s rise to dominance in the global film industry—a movement of amateur filmmakers created an alternative world of small-scale movie production and circulation. Organized amateur moviemaking was a significant phenomenon that gave rise to dozens of clubs and thousands of participants producing experimental, nonfiction, or short-subject narratives. Rooted in an examination of surviving films, this book traces the contexts of “advanced” amateur cinema and articulates the broad aesthetic and stylistic tendencies of amateur films.

MasculinityMasculinity



The essays analyze trends from the role of gay men in saving heterosexuality to the emergence of new queer cinema.

Author: Peter Lehman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135273477

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Page: 320

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Lehman brings together new work on masculinity in film by established film scholars, new academics, performance artists, and cultural critics. The essays analyze trends from the role of gay men in saving heterosexuality to the emergence of new queer cinema.

Film Manifestos and Global Cinema CulturesFilm Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures



This volume collects the major European “waves” and figures (Eisenstein, Truffaut, Bergman, Free Cinema, Oberhausen, Dogme ‘95); Latin American Third Cinemas (Birri, Sanjinés, Espinosa, Solanas); radical art and the avant-garde ...

Author: Scott MacKenzie

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520957411

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Page: 680

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Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focussing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless central history of the cinema, exploring a series of documents that postulate ways in which to re-imagine the cinema and, in the process, re-imagine the world. This volume collects the major European “waves” and figures (Eisenstein, Truffaut, Bergman, Free Cinema, Oberhausen, Dogme ‘95); Latin American Third Cinemas (Birri, Sanjinés, Espinosa, Solanas); radical art and the avant-garde (Buñuel, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas, Ono, Sanborn); and world cinemas (Iimura, Makhmalbaf, Sembene, Sen). It also contains previously untranslated manifestos co-written by figures including Bollaín, Debord, Hermosillo, Isou, Kieslowski, Painlevé, Straub, and many others. Thematic sections address documentary cinema, aesthetics, feminist and queer film cultures, pornography, film archives, Hollywood, and film and digital media. Also included are texts traditionally left out of the film manifestos canon, such as the Motion Picture Production Code and Pius XI's Vigilanti Cura, which nevertheless played a central role in film culture.

The Appreciation of FilmThe Appreciation of Film



Author: Richard Lowell MacDonald

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859899727

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Page: 248

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This book offers the first full account of the film society movement in Britain and its contribution to post-World War Two film culture. It brings to life a lost history of alternative film exhibition and challenges the general assumption that the study of film began with university courses on ‘Film Studies’. Showing how film societies operated and the lasting impression they made on film culture, The Appreciation of Film details the history of film education in Britain. The book illuminates the changing relationship between volunteer-run societies and professionalised agencies promoting film art such as festivals, specialist commercial distributors and public bodies such as the British Film Institute. Drawing on original archival research and oral history interviews the book acknowledges the vigour and dedication of volunteer film society activists and presents contemporary readers with a record of their achievement. Written in an accessible style, this is a study of 16mm projectors, associational life and the making of film culture in Britain. It reclaims the marginalised civic cinephilia of volunteer film society activists whilst providing an alternative narrative of the emergence of film study in Britain.

Realist Film Theory and CinemaRealist Film Theory and Cinema



This was partly as a consequence of the adoption of nineteenth - century realist
aesthetic models by a totalitarian culture within the Soviet Union , and the
emergence of state - endorsed ' realist ' film cultures in fascist Italy and Germany
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Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127447154

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Page: 246

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This book suggests ways forward for a new series of studies in cinematic realism, and for a new form of film theory based on realism, stressing the importance of the question of realism, both in film studies and in contemporary life.

Celebrating 1895Celebrating 1895



The Emergence of an Alternative Film Culture : Film and the British Consumer Co
- operative Movement before 1920 Alan Burton Lecturer in Media Studies ,
Department of English , Media and Cultural Studies , De Montfort University , The
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Author: University of Derby

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015046883487

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Page: 288

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Celebrating 1895 includes twenty-seven of the finest papers presented at the centenary of cinema conference hosted by the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford in June 1995. The first part of the collection brings together papers that discuss the reception of film as a new technology in the early part of the twentieth century, or characterise institutional agendas that were developed for the preservation of the medium. The second part of the collection focuses on exhibition and audiences, and includes a number of essays that challenge our understanding of the exhibition context. The relation of early film to popular culture forms the organising principle for the third part of the book, which concern is developed, in the following section, through examining the ways in which film as a new medium threw earlier definitions of the public and private spheres into disarray. The final part of the collection examines the ways in which issues in the formal development of the medium have responded to initiatives arising from the 'new film history'.

SeminarSeminar



Not to forget remakes ested in consumer compliance or in The film industry plays
a crucial such as Hello Brother ( EVV Satya- the production of a mass audience
role in the emergence of a film culture . narayana , 1994 ) , which is based on the
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