The Horror Genre

Author: Paul Wells
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364000
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The Horror Genre from the Author: Paul Wells. A comprehensive introduction to the history and key themes of the genre. The main issues and debates raised by horror, and the approaches and theories that have been applied to horror texts are all featured. In addressing the evolution of the horror film in social and historical context, Paul Wells explores how it has reflected and commented upon particular historical periods, and asks how it may respond to the new millennium by citing recent innovations in the genre's development, such as the "urban myth" narrative underpinning Candyman and The Blair Witch Project. Over 300 films are treated, all of which are featured in the filmography.

Vampire Monster Irre Wissenschaftler So Viel Europa Steckt In Hollywoods Goldener Horrorfilm Ra

Author: Silvia Kornberger
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
ISBN: 3954253046
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Vampire Monster Irre Wissenschaftler So Viel Europa Steckt In Hollywoods Goldener Horrorfilm Ra from the Author: Silvia Kornberger. Mit Filmen wie „Dracula“ und „Frankenstein“ öffnete Hollywood das Tor zu einem dunklen, wild-romantischen Europa längst vergangener Tage. Aber wie viel an Essenz aus der „Alten Welt“ steckt wirklich in den Horrorfilmen der Dreißiger- und Vierzigerjahre? Wie sehr basiert das Grauen auf dem für Amerikaner exotischen Touch Europas? Die Suche nach Antworten auf die Frage nach der Rolle und dem Einfluss der Alten Welt gestaltet sich ebenso vielfältig wie der Horrorfilm selbst. Dieses Buch charakterisiert das facettenreiche Genre und verweist auf historische, volkstümliche und wissenschaftliche Aspekte, die nach Europa führen. Dabei stehen auch Begriffe wie „Gothic“ und „Schwarze Romantik“ im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung. Darüber hinaus porträtiert diese Studie die Menschen vor und hinter der Kamera und zeigt, welche künstlerischen und technischen Innovationen Europäer im Gepäck hatten, in welchen Bereichen sie besonders geschätzt wurden und mit welchen Schwierigkeiten sie zu kämpfen hatten.

Animation

Author: Paul Wells
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364208
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Animation from the Author: Paul Wells. Animation: Genre and Authorship explores the distinctive language of animation, its production processes, and the particular questions about who makes it, under what conditions and with what purpose. In this first study to look specifically at the ways in which animation displays unique models of "auteurism" and how it revises generic categories, Paul Wells challenges the prominence of live-action movie-making as the first form of contemporary cinema and visual culture. The book also includes interviews with Ray Harryhausen and Caroline Leaf, and a full "timeline" of the history of animation.

Signaturen Der Erinnerung

Author: Thomas Ballhausen
Publisher: Edition Atelier
ISBN: 3903005614
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Signaturen Der Erinnerung from the Author: Thomas Ballhausen. Archive sind nicht nur die Schatzkammern der Kultur, sie sind Herausforderungen an die Art, wie wir denken, handeln - und vielleicht auch fühlen. Ein erweitertes Verständnis des Archiv-Begriffs, der nicht mehr nur das passive Reagieren, sondern das aktive Eingreifen, Fragen und Forschen meint, steht im Zentrum dieser vielschichtigen Auseinandersetzung mit den Grundbedingungen unseres Erinnerns, Bewahrens und Vergessens. Ohne fordernde ethische oder politische Fragen auszublenden, wird anhand zentraler Beispiele der Film- und Mediengeschichte dem Verstehen von Quellen nachgespürt.

The Western Genre

Author: John Saunders
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364123
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The Western Genre from the Author: John Saunders. The Western Genre: From Lordsburg to Big Whiskey offers close readings of the definitive American film movement as represented by such leading exponents as John Ford, Howard Hawks, and Sam Peckinpah. In his consideration of such iconic motifs as the Outlaw Hero and the Lone Rider, John Saunders traces the development of perennial aspects of the genre, its continuity and, importantly, its change. Representations of morality and masculinity are also foregrounded in consideration of the genre's major stars John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, and such films as Shane, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch, and Unforgiven.

Reading Hollywood

Author: Deborah Thomas
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364017
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Reading Hollywood from the Author: Deborah Thomas. What do we now know about the origins of plants on land, from an evolutionary and an environmental perspective? The essays in this collection present a synthesis of our present state of knowledge, integrating current information in paleobotany with physical, chemical, and geological data.

New Korean Cinema

Author: Darcy Paquet
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850123
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New Korean Cinema from the Author: Darcy Paquet. New Korean Cinema charts the dramatic transformation of South Korea's film industry from the democratization movement of the late 1980s to the 2000s new generation of directors. The author considers such issues as government censorship, the market's embrace of Hollywood films, and the social changes which led to the diversification and surprising commercial strength of contemporary Korean films. Directors such as Hong Sang-soo, Kim Ki-duk, Park Chan-wook, and Bong Joon-ho are studied within their historical context together with a range of films including Sopyonje (1993), Peppermint Candy (1999), Oldboy (2003), and The Host (2006).

Romantic Comedy

Author: Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503385
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Romantic Comedy from the Author: Tamar Jeffers McDonald. Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining iconography, narrative patterns, and ideology. Chapters discuss important subgroupings within the genre: screwball sex comedy and the radical romantic comedy of the 1970s. A final chapter traces the lasting influence of these earlier forms within current romantic comedies. Films include: Pillow Talk (1959), Annie Hall (1977), and You've Got Mail (1998).

Melodrama

Author: John Mercer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503067
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Melodrama from the Author: John Mercer. Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility is designed as an accessible overview of one of the most popular genres at undergraduate Film Studies. The book identifies three distinct but connected concepts through which it is possible to make sense of melodrama; either as a genre, originating in European theatre of the 18th and 19th century, as a specific cinematic style, epitomised by the work of Douglas Sirk or as a sensibility that emerges in the context of specific texts, speaking to and reflecting the desires, concerns and anxieties of audiences. Films discussed include All That Heaven Allows, Safe, Fear Eats the Soul, Black Narcissus, Suddenly Last Summer and Rebel Without a Cause. Each chapter includes overviews of key essays, analyses of significant and widely studied films and includes an annotated reading list.

Documentary

Author: Paul Ward
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850093
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Documentary from the Author: Paul Ward. In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and reenactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated documentaries, the fertile genre of comedy, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release.