By Ulrich Eigler
Keine Kunstsparte gehört so sehr der Gegenwart an wie der movie. Umso bemerkenswerter, dass sich viele Filmemacher gerade mit der antiken Welt künstlerisch auseinandergesetzt haben. Die filmischen Verarbeitungen reichen vom style des »Sandalenfilms« hin zu zahlreichen Verfilmungen antiker Stoffe: Pier Paolo Pasolinis und Lars von Triers Verfilmungen der »Medea«, Pasolinis »Edipo Re«, wie auch Fellinis Verfilmung des Romans »Satyricon« des Petron. Den Abschluss des Bandes bildet eine Zusammenfassung und kritische examine des Phänomens Antike im movie. Der Band fasst die Beiträge eines Symposions zusammen, das im Sommer 2000 an der Universität Trier in Zusammenarbeit mit den Antikenfestspielen des Theaters Trier ausgerichtet wurde.
By Lee Lourdeaux
During this specific movie historical past, Lee Lourdeaux lines the influence of Irish and Italian cultures on 4 significant American administrators and their paintings. Defining the center values and tensions inside of each one tradition, and particularly concentrating on the impact of yankee Catholicism, he provides John Ford, Frank Capra, Francis Coppola, and Martin Scorsese as ethnic american citizens and movie artists. Lourdeaux exhibits every one filmmaker on set with writers and actors, studying to avoid stereotypes on the way to strengthen a intelligent reciprocal assimilation among his ethnic heritage and Anglo the US. starting with D. W. Griffith's depiction of Irish and Italian immigrants, the writer discusses Hollywood's stereotypical portrayals of ethnic clergymen, police officers, politicians, and gangsters, in addition to their floor acculturation within the videos of the Nineteen Twenties. via the decade's finish, John Ford was once utilizing all-American tales to include the fundamental myths and tensions of Irish-American lifestyles. In his later westerns and international motion pictures, he attempted to appreciate either Irish political strife and the major figures of Irish liturgy. Frank Capra pitted Italian kin values opposed to the Anglo good fortune ethic, turning out social comedies approximately oppressed little humans. a number of a long time later, Martin Scorsese and Francis Coppola have been hugely serious in their religio-ethnic historical past, notwithstanding they progressively came upon that to stipulate its weaknesses, just like the blind pursuit of good fortune, used to be to model a serious reflect of mainstream the USA. Lourdeaux discusses a couple of fresh motion pictures by way of Coppola and via Scorsese that experience no longer but been analyzed in any booklet. And, within the bankruptcy on Scorsese, a private interview with the director unearths how his ethnic youth formed his paintings in movie. analyzing the conflicts inside of American tradition, Lourdeaux indicates how the filmmakers themselves needed to confront the self-destructive facets in their ethnic historical past, not just to deal with WASP audiences yet to raised comprehend their very own history. He additionally observes that ethnicity is a robust draw on the field workplace, as in "The Godfather", since it creates a feeling of the opposite who can either be trendy and even as ridiculed. Illustrated with scenes of the flicks mentioned, this attention-grabbing movie background tells how 4 of America's most famed filmmakers assimilated their ethnic backgrounds on set and on monitor. Lee Lourdeaux, a journalist who focuses on the humanities, writes for varied nationwide guides and holds a doctorate from the collage of Chicago.
From the Back
Since its origin in 1951, the French movie magazine Cahiers du Cinéma - probably, the main influential and doubtless the main fascinating movie magazine ever released - has been an enormous resource of principles and controversy inside movie feedback and film-making. The fourth quantity during this influential sequence of anthologies covers the colourful and turbulent interval from 1973 to 1978, during which the editorial makeup and coverage of the magazine replaced extensively, and problems with idea, heritage and politics ruled serious debate. The anthology combines essays through critics similar to Pascal Bonitzer, Serge Daney and Th ese Giraud; round-table discussions; stories of up to date motion pictures from megastar Wars and King Kong to Padre Padrone and Jeanne Dielman ; and interviews with prime theorists together with Marc Ferro and Michel Foucault, offering a wealthy sampler of Cahiers' provocative and necessary contribution to debates in movie and cultural politics.
About the Book
This ultimate quantity of choices from Cahiers du Cinéma goals to mirror the foundations underpinning the sequence which have been defined by way of Jim Hillier in his Preface to the 1st volumes. specifically, we now have attempted to make sure that this quantity is self-contained, is consultant of the interval coated and is out there to the non-specialist reader.
In normal, the texts during this quantity are extra 'accessible¿ than a lot of these in quantity three. this isn't due to any editorial determination on our half. It easily displays the editorial shift in Cahiers which turned more and more discernible through the later Nineteen Seventies - a shift echoed via the journal's determination to desert its austere layout (no photographs) of the early Seventies. Cahiers persevered to occupy, and advance, the political and theoretical positions elaborated within the post-1968 interval, particularly questions about the position of the spectator (the effect of Lacan's psychoanalytic paintings remains to be very evident), and questions on politics and heritage coming up out of the writings of Michel Foucault, Marc Ferro and others. yet, as Bérénice Reynaud indicates in her creation, those positions grew to become steadily much less entrenched than they have been within the instant post-1968 years. Cabiers, because it have been, started to argue with itself.
A carrying on with total dedication to knowing the character and operation of mainstream cinema, via a scientific re-reading of either motion pictures and movie historical past, feedback and concept, started to be complemented by means of an equivalent dedication to discover choices to this cinema, no matter if within the deconstructed ecu cinema of Godard, Straub/Huillet and others or within the 'anti-imperialist' cinema in, for instance, Algeria, Palestine, Chile. there has been additionally a renewed curiosity in French cinema, and within the manner within which a surely 'national' cinema had to be generated and understood. during this feel, questions about cinema and cultural fight remained on the most sensible of the Cazbiers time table: what may perhaps a thorough movie magazine give a contribution to political fight at the cultural front?
By Keith Beattie
Humphrey Jennings has been defined because the merely actual poet that British cinema has produced. His documentary movies are outstanding files of england at peace and conflict, and his variety of representational techniques transcended authorized notions of wartime propaganda and revised the stern codes of British documentary movie of the Thirties and 1940s.
Poet, propagandist, surrealist and documentary filmmaker -- Jenning's paintings embodies an excellent mixture of startling apprehension, own expression and representational innovation. This e-book conscientiously examines and expertly explains the valuable elements of Jennings' most vital motion pictures, and considers the relevance of his filmmaking to British cinema and modern experience.
Films analyzed comprise Spare Time, phrases for conflict, take heed to Britain, Fires have been begun, The Silent Village, A Diary of Timothy and relations Portrait.
By J. P. Telotte
This research examines essentially the most enduring and renowned genres of Hollywood cinema, suggesting how the technology fiction movie displays attitudes towards technology, know-how, and cause as they've got advanced in American tradition over the process the twentieth century. Telotte presents a survey of feedback and an outline of the historical past of the style, from its earliest literary manifestations to the current. He bargains in-depth readings of 3 key films;Robocop, shut Encounters of the 3rd sort, and THX 1138, every one of which typifies a selected type of technological know-how fiction delusion.
By Mark Connelly
Whether we like or hate it, Christmas has regularly performed a unique position within the cinema, and xmas video clips like "It’s an excellent Life" and "Miracle on thirty fourth Street" have a unique position in renowned affections. They nearly represent a mini-cinematic style. So what does Christmas within the videos suggest to societies around the Anglo-Saxon and ecu international and what does it need to say approximately them? The members to this publication take an outstanding examine renowned Christmas movies, interpreting the messages they communicate approximately preoccupations and attitudes across the world and concerning the diversified societies that produce them.
By James Agee
James Agee delivered to endure 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 United States at mid-century. In 1944 W. H. Auden referred to as Agee's movie experiences for The state "the so much awesome common occasion in American journalism today." these columns, in addition to a lot of the motion picture feedback that Agee wrote for Time via lots of the Nineteen Forties, have been accumulated posthumously in Agee on movie: reports and reviews, definitely the main influential writings on movie through an American.
Whether reviewing a Judy Garland musical or a wartime documentary, assessing the influence of Italian neorealism or railing opposed to the compromises in a Hollywood version of Hemingway, Agee continuously wrote of flicks as a pervasive, profoundly major a part of glossy 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 common disappointments may 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 topics.
Agee's personal paintings as a screenwriter is represented via his script for Charles Laughton's distinctive and haunting masterpiece of Southern gothic, The evening of the Hunter, tailored from the radical via Davis Grubb. This assortment additionally contains examples of Agee's masterfully probing reporting for Fortune-on matters as different 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.
By Pier Paolo Pasolini
Essays speak about Italian politics, tolerance, abortion, the Italian executive, disobedience, medications, schooling, and tv.
By C. Scott Combs
Whereas cinema is a medium with a special skill to observe existence and write flow, it really is both singular in its portrayal of dying. the 1st examine to unpack American cinema's lengthy heritage of representing dying, this publication considers motion picture sequences during which the method of death turns into an workout in legibility and exploration for the digital camera and connects the sluggish or static means of loss of life to formal movie innovation through the 20th century.
C. Scott Combs analyzes motion pictures that reach from cinema's origins to the tip of the 20th century, taking a look at attractions-based cinema, narrative motion pictures, early sound cinema, and flicks utilizing voiceover or photographs of scientific know-how. via movies akin to Thomas Edison's Electrocuting an Elephant (1903), D. W. Griffith's the rustic health professional (1909), John Ford's How eco-friendly was once My Valley (1941), Billy Wilder's sundown side road (1950), Stanley Kubrick's 2001: an area Odyssey (1968), and Clint Eastwood's Million buck child (2004), Combs argues that the top of loss of life happens greater than as soon as, in additional than one place.
Working opposed to the inspiration that movie can't seize the tip of existence since it can't cease relocating ahead, that it can't set off the photographic fixity of the dying quick, this booklet argues that where of dying in cinema is repeatedly in flux, wedged among technological precision and embodied belief. alongside the best way, Combs consolidates and reconceptualizes outdated and new debates in movie thought.