Download Naked Lens: Beat Cinema by Jack Sargeant PDF

By Jack Sargeant

Celebrating the celluloid expression of the Beat spirit—arguably the main sustained legacy in U.S. counterculture—Naked Lens is a complete research of the main major interfaces among the Beat writers, Beat tradition, and cinema. bare Lens positive aspects key Beat avid gamers and their collaborators, together with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Brion Gysin, Antony Balch, Ron Rice, John Cassavetes, Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Klaus Maeck, and Gus van Sant.As good as analyzing sincerely Beat-inspired movies comparable to Pull My Daisy, Chappaqua, and The Flower Thief, Jack Sargeant discusses cinéma vérité and function motion pictures (Shadows and fully Communion), B-movies (The Subterraneans and Roger Corman’s Bucket of Blood), and Hollywood diversifications (Heart Beat and Barfly).The moment half the ebook is dedicated to an intensive research of the flicks in relation to William Burroughs, from Antony Balch’s Towers Open hearth to David Cronenberg’s bare Lunch. This booklet additionally includes the final ever interview with author Allen Ginsberg, recorded 3 months sooner than his loss of life in April 1997.

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Download Film and Stereotype: A Challenge for Cinema and Theory by Jörg Schweinitz PDF

By Jörg Schweinitz

Since the early days of movie, critics and theorists have contested the worth of formulation, cliché, traditional imagery, and habitual narrative styles of decreased complexity in cinema. no matter if it is the high-noon showdown or the last-minute rescue, a lonely lady status within the window or enthusiasts asserting so long within the rain, many movies depend upon scenes of stereotype, and audiences have come to count on them. Outlining a finished idea of movie stereotype, a tool as functionally very important because it is problematical to a film's narrative, Jörg Schweinitz constructs a desirable notwithstanding missed severe historical past from the Twenties to today.

Drawing on theories of stereotype in linguistics, literary research, paintings historical past, and psychology, Schweinitz identifies the foremost features of movie stereotype and articulates the positions of theorists according to the demanding situations posed by means of stereotype. He experiences the writing of Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Theodor W. Adorno, Rudolf Arnheim, Robert Musil, Béla Balázs, Hugo Münsterberg, and Edgar Morin, and he revives the paintings of less-prominent writers, comparable to René Fülöp-Miller and Gilbert Cohen-Séat, tracing the evolution of the discourse right into a postmodern party of the equipment. via specific readings of particular motion pictures, Schweinitz additionally maps the improvement of versions for adapting and reflecting stereotype, from early irony (Alexander Granowski) and unsleeping rejection (Robert Rossellini) to severe deconstruction (Robert Altman within the Nineteen Seventies) and celebratory transfiguration (Sergio Leone and the Coen brothers). Altogether a provocative spectacle, Schweinitz's heritage finds the position of movie stereotype in shaping strategies of communique and popularity, in addition to its functionality in transforming into media competence in audiences past cinema.

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Download Science fiction, imperialism and the Third World : essays on by Ericka Hoagland, Visit Amazon's Reema Sarwal Page, search PDF

By Ericka Hoagland, Visit Amazon's Reema Sarwal Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Reema Sarwal,

Notwithstanding technological know-how fiction is frequently considered a Western phenomenon, the style has lengthy had a foothold in nations as different as India and Mexico. those fourteen serious essays learn either the function of technology fiction within the 3rd international and the function of the 3rd international in technological know-how fiction. issues coated contain technology fiction in Bengal, the genre's portrayal of local american citizens, Mexican cyberpunk fiction, and the undercurrents of colonialism and Empire in conventional technology fiction. The intersections of technological know-how fiction idea and postcolonial conception are explored, in addition to technology fiction's contesting of imperialism and the way the 3rd international makes use of the style to recreate itself

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Download Monsters in the Movies by John Landis PDF

By John Landis

From B-movie bogeymen and outer area oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters within the Movies by means of mythical filmmaker John Landis showcases the best monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage around the Silver Screen!

Landis offers his personal attention-grabbing and enjoyable insights into the area of moviemaking, whereas engaging in in-depth "conversations" with prime monster makers, together with David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John chippie, and Sam Raimi — to debate the most petrifying monsters ever visible. He additionally surveys the old origins of the archetypal monsters, akin to vampires, zombies, and werewolves, and takes you backstage to find the secrets and techniques of these special-effects wizards who created such mythical frighteners as King Kong, Dracula, and Halloween's Michael Myers. With greater than a thousand lovely motion picture stills and posters, this ebook is certain to maintain even the main severe fright-seekers on the fringe of their seats for hours!

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Download Rhetoric and Representation in Nonfiction Film by Carl Plantinga PDF

By Carl Plantinga

Rhetoric and illustration in Nonfiction movie examines the elemental theoretical concerns that flooring any in-depth learn of nonfiction movie and video. Carl Plantinga surveys the features of relocating photos in visible communique and exhibits how nonfiction discourse offers details via structural and stylistic research, between different issues. Plantinga additionally examines a number of primary philosophical matters which are on the middle of nonfiction illustration and conversation, together with the character and services of objectivity, reflexivity, and fact telling.

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Download Future Imperfect: Philip K. Dick at the Movies by Jason Vest PDF

By Jason Vest

Philip okay. Dick was once probably the most incisive, subversive, and pleasing American authors of the final 1/2 the 20 th century. The cinematic diversifications of Dick’s fiction have generated quite a bit curiosity considering that Blade Runner’s 1982 liberate complete overview of those movies is important. Future Imperfect is the one publication to check the 1st 8 cinematic diversifications of Dick’s fiction in mild in their literary sources. In this ebook, Jason P. Vest explores how filmmakers as assorted as Ridley Scott, Paul Verhoeven, Steven Spielberg, and Richard Linklater have every one, of their flip, extended, extrapolated, and diverged from Dick’s fiction while translating its robust and tough insights to the silver monitor. Future Imperfect gauges how good the movie diversifications of Dick’s paintings have captured his certain imaginative and prescient of the human destiny and the way deeply his storytelling talents have inspired the improvement of technology fiction videos from Blade Runner to the current day.

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Download Sound Technology and the American Cinema by James Lastra PDF

By James Lastra

Representational applied sciences together with images, phonography, and the cinema have helped outline modernity itself. because the 19th century, those applied sciences have challenged our belief of sensory notion, given the ephemeral unparalleled parity with the everlasting, and created profound temporal and spatial displacements. yet present techniques to representational and cultural historical past usually overlook to envision those applied sciences. James Lastra seeks to treatment this forget. Lastra argues that we're nowhere larger in a position to music the family members among capital, technology, and cultural perform than in images, phonography, and the cinema. particularly, he maps the advance of sound recording from its emergence to its war of words with and integration into the Hollywood movie. attaining again into the past due eighteenth century, to ordinary philosophy, stenography, automata, and human body structure, Lastra follows the moving relationships among our senses, know-how, and illustration.

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