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The Cinematic Theater

The Cinematic Theater

  • Author: Babak A. Ebrahimian
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 9780810849877
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 141
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Director Babak Ebrahimian examines and explores the similarities and differences between cinema and theater, and in doing so, defines a new theater form that uses film theories and aesthetics as its foundation.

The Cinematic Tango

The Cinematic Tango

Contemporary Argentine Film

  • Author: Tamara Leah Falicov
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • ISBN: 9781904764922
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 188
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This text explores the cultural politics of over 60 years of filmmaking in Argentina. The author explores how national culture on film has been shaped, articulated and debated through the lens of state policy and the dynamics of the global film market.

The Cinematic ImagiNation [sic]

The Cinematic ImagiNation [sic]

Indian Popular Films as Social History

  • Author: Jyotika Virdi
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813531915
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 258
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Pivoting on the nation as a central preoccupation in Hindi films, Virdi (communication and film and media studies, U. of Windsor, Canada) contends that Hindi cinema appropriates familiar Hollywood cinematic strategies for its own distinctive aesthetics and poetics. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Cinematic City

The Cinematic City

  • Author: David Clarke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134797966
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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The Cinematic City offers an innovative and thought-provoking insight into cityscape and screenscape and their inter-connection. Illustrated throughout with movie stills, a diverse selection of films (from 'Bladerunner' to 'Little Caesar'), genres, cities and historical periods are examined by leading names in the field. The key dimensions of film and urban theory are introduced before detailed analysis of the various cinematic forms which relate most significantly to the city. From early cinema and documentary film, to film noir, 'New Wave' and 'postmodern cinema', the contributors provide a wealth of empirical material and illustration whilst drawing on the theoretical insights of contemporary feminism, Benjamin, Baudrillard, Foucault, Lacan, and others. The Cinematic City shows how the city has been undeniably shaped by the cinematic form, and how cinema owes much of its nature to the historical development of urban space. Engaging with current theoretical debates, this is a book that is set to change the way in which we think about both the nature of the city and film. Contributors: Giuliana Bruno, Iain Chambers, Marcus Doel, David Clarke, Anthony Easthope, Elisabeth Mahoney, Will Straw, Stephen Ward, John Gold, James Hay, Rob Lapsley, Frank Krutnik

The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching

The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching

  • Author: Mary Banks Gregerson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441911148
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 292
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Cinema both reflects life and contours life—that is its psychological power. And for decades, clinicians and educators have recognized the value of this power, using it to respectively heal in therapy and educate in the classroom. The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching mines the illustrative value of cinema, offering therapists and life coaches access to ideas that can motivate and enlighten clients. Although many movie guides exist, this volume complements the available literature by adding positive psychology, mental health, and wellness perspectives to the clinical/educational/coaching mix. The serious intent to cull from cinema its underlying psychological value has motivated noted clinicians, life coaches, and cultural critics to offer science-based analysis and intervention strategies. Readers may add their own movie insights and professional expertise to this rich foundation. The volume covers international as well as domestic cinema in a variety of genres, providing a range of film choices relevant to clients’ lives. Beyond this, it expands on universal concepts of strengths, capabilities, and coping methods. Chapters in The Cinematic Mirror: analyze how movies can create and relieve trauma, challenge Hollywood’s portrayal of the American family, overview the use of movies to examine relationships in therapy, explore the acclaimed Up television cinema verite series as studies in personal growth and social change, reinterprets images of disability in terms of positive psychology, examines models, or the lack thereof, for the American adolescent rite of passage, traces the history of mental illness stereotypes in film. The collective wisdom found in The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching will bring professionals involved in healing, coaching, counseling, education, and mentoring not only new applications but new appreciation for the transformative power of film. That power already exists. Readers just have to "SEE" it.

The Cinematic Jane Austen

The Cinematic Jane Austen

Essays on the Filmic Sensibility of the Novels

  • Author: David Monaghan,,Ariane Hudelet,John Wiltshire
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786453222
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 204
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Jane Austen’s novels are loved because they possess a comedic power that is often conveyed through the singular voice of the narrators. Film adaptations, however, have often been unsatisfactory because they lack or awkwardly render features, particularly the voice of the narrators. This work argues for a fresh approach that begins with a reading of the novels that emphasizes their auditory and visual dimensions. Building on their examination of Austen’s inherently cinematic features, the authors then develop productive new readings of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Cinematic Griot

The Cinematic Griot

The Ethnography of Jean Rouch

  • Author: Paul Stoller
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226775487
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 247
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The most prolific ethnographic filmmaker in the world, a pioneer of cinéma vérité and one of the earliest ethnographers of African societies, Jean Rouch (1917-) remains a controversial and often misunderstood figure in histories of anthropology and film. By examining Rouch's neglected ethnographic writings, Paul Stoller seeks to clarify the filmmaker's true place in anthropology. A brief account of Rouch's background, revealing the ethnographic foundations and intellectual assumptions underlying his fieldwork among the Songhay of Niger in the 1940s and 1950s, sets the stage for his emergence as a cinematic griot, a peripatetic bard who "recites" the story of a people through provocative imagery. Against this backdrop, Stoller considers Rouch's writings on Songhay history, myth, magic and possession, migration, and social change. By analyzing in depth some of Rouch's most important films and assessing Rouch's ethnography in terms of his own expertise in Songhay culture, Stoller demonstrates the inner connection between these two modes of representation. Stoller, who has done more fieldwork among the Songhay than anyone other than Rouch himself, here gives the first full account of Rouch the griot, whose own story scintillates with important implications for anthropology, ethnography, African studies, and film.

The Cinematic Footprint

The Cinematic Footprint

Lights, Camera, Natural Resources

  • Author: Nadia Bozak
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 081355196X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Film is often used to represent the natural landscape and, increasingly, to communicate environmentalist messages. Yet behind even today’s “green” movies are ecologically unsustainable production, distribution, and consumption processes. Noting how seemingly immaterial moving images are supported by highly durable resource-dependent infrastructures, The Cinematic Footprint traces the history of how the “hydrocarbon imagination” has been central to the development of film as a medium. Nadia Bozak’s innovative fusion of film studies and environmental studies makes provocative connections between the disappearance of material resources and the emergence of digital media—with examples ranging from early cinema to Dziga Vertov’s prescient eye, from Chris Marker’s analog experiments to the digital work of Agnès Varda, James Benning, and Zacharias Kunuk. Combining an analysis of cinema technology with a sensitive consideration of film aesthetics, The Cinematic Footprint offers a new perspective on moving images and the natural resources that sustain them.

The Cinematic Tourist

The Cinematic Tourist

Explorations in Globalization, Culture and Resistance

  • Author: Rodanthi Tzanelli
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134160836
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 200
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Recent years have seen a radical transformation of conventional tourist marketing and experience. The use of exotic locations in Hollywood films has allowed global audiences to enjoy distant places. Simultaneously, Hollywood screening of potential 'tourist paradises' has generated new tourist industries around the world. This book takes a closer look at this new phenomenon of 'cinematic tourism', combining theory with case studies drawn from four continents: America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. The author explores audiences' perceptions of film and their covert relationship with tourist advertising campaigns, alongside the nature of newly-born tourist industries and the reaction of native populations and nation-states faced with the commodification of their histories, identities and environments.

Terror and the Cinematic Sublime

Terror and the Cinematic Sublime

Essays on Violence and the Unpresentable in Post–9/11 Films

  • Author: Todd A. Comer,Lloyd Isaac Vayo
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476601763
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 216
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This collection considers film in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Eleven essayists address Hollywood movies, indie film, and post-cinematic media, including theatrical films by directors such as Steven Spielberg, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee, and post-cinematic works by Wafaa Bilal, Douglas Gordon and Peter Tscherkassky, among others. All of the essays are written with an eye to what may be the central concept of our time, the sublime. The sublime—that which can be thought but not represented (the “unpresentable”)—provides a ready tool for analyses of trauma, horror, catastrophe and apocalypse, the military-industrial complex, the end of humanism and the limits of freedom. Such essays take the pulse of our cultural moment, while also providing the reader with a sense of the nature of the sublime in critical work, and how it continues to evolve conceptually in the 21st century.