Spectatorship  Embodiment and Physicality in the Contemporary Mutilation Film Book

Spectatorship Embodiment and Physicality in the Contemporary Mutilation Film


  • Author : Laura Wilson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137444387

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Spectatorship Embodiment and Physicality in the Contemporary Mutilation Film Excerpt :

Spectatorship, Embodiment and Physicality in the Contemporary Mutilation Film explores 'physical spectatorship': the representation of mutilation on the screen and the physical responses this evokes. The book is organised around the study of a series of dynamic engagements that reconfigure the film-viewer relationship.

A Dictionary of Film Studies Book

A Dictionary of Film Studies


  • Author : Annette Kuhn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192568045

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A Dictionary of Film Studies Excerpt :

A Dictionary of Film Studies covers all aspects of its discipline as it is currently taught at undergraduate level. Offering exhaustive and authoritative coverage, this A-Z is written by experts in the field, and covers terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism; national, international, and transnational cinemas; film history, movements, and genres; film industry organizations and practices; and key technical terms and concepts. Since its first publication in 2012, the dictionary has been updated to incorporate over 40 new entries, including computer games and film, disability, ecocinema, identity, portmanteau film, Practice as Research, and film in Vietnam. Moreover, numerous revisions have been made to existing entries to account for developments in the discipline, and changes to film institutions more generally. Indices of films and filmmakers mentioned in the text are included for easy access to relevant entries. The dictionary also has 13 feature articles on popular topics and terms, revised and informative bibliographies for most entries, and more than 100 web links to supplement the text.

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film Book

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film


  • Author : Samantha Holland
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787698970

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Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film Excerpt :

This edited collection focuses on gender and contemporary horror in film, examining how and if representations of gender in horror have changed.

Extreme Cinema Book

Extreme Cinema


  • Author : Kerner Aaron Kerner
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474402910

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Extreme Cinema Excerpt :

Extreme Cinema examines the highly stylized treatment of sex and violence in post-millennial transnational cinema, where the governing convention is not the narrative but the spectacle. Using profound experiments in form and composition, including jarring editing, extreme close-ups, visual disorientation and sounds that straddle the boundary between non-diegetic and diegetic registers, this mode of cinema dwells instead on the exhibition of intense violence and an acute intimacy with the sexual body. Interrogating works such as Wetlands and A Serbian Film, as well as the sub-culture of YouTube 'reaction videos', Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp demonstrate the way content and form combine in extreme cinema to affectively manipulate the viewing body.

Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature Book

Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature


  • Author : Ian Conrich
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137303585

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Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature Excerpt :

This is the first book-length study to systematically and theoretically analyse the use and representation of individual body parts in Gothic fiction. Moving between filmic and literary texts and across the body—from the brain, hair and teeth, to hands, skin and the stomach—this book engages in unique readings by foregrounding a diversity of global representations. Building on scholarly work on the ‘Gothic body’ and ‘body horror’, Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature dissects the individual features that comprise the physical human corporeal form in its different functions. This very original and accessible study, which will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in the Gothic, centralises the use (and abuse) of limbs, organs, bones and appendages. It presents a set of unique global examinations; from Brazil, France and South Korea to name a few; that address the materiality of the Gothic body in depth in texts ranging from the nineteenth century to the present; from Nikolai Gogol, Edgar Allan Poe, Roald Dahl and Chuck Palahniuk, to David Cronenberg, Freddy Krueger and The Greasy Strangler.

Horror Film and Affect Book

Horror Film and Affect


  • Author : Xavier Aldana Reyes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317748786

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Horror Film and Affect Excerpt :

This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in which human bodies are affected by those on the screen on three levels: representationally, emotionally and somatically. Aldana Reyes reads Horror viewership as eminently carnal, and seeks to articulate the need for an alternative model that understands the experience of feeling under corporeal threat as the genre’s main descriptor. Using recent, post-millennial examples throughout, the book also offers case studies of key films such as Hostel, [REC], Martyrs or Ginger Snaps, and considers contemporary Horror strands such as found footage or 3D Horror.

A Critical Companion to James Cameron Book

A Critical Companion to James Cameron


  • Author : Adam Barkman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-10-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498572316

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A Critical Companion to James Cameron Excerpt :

This book is a comprehensive, current scholarly analysis of the works of one of the world’s most renowned and successful filmmakers. Written by some of the top scholars working in film and media studies, philosophy, and literature, the seventeen chapters in this book illuminate the entire artistic career of James Cameron.

Cinema Off Screen Book

Cinema Off Screen


  • Author : Chenshu Zhou
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520974777

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Cinema Off Screen Excerpt :

At a time when what it means to watch movies keeps changing, this book offers a case study that rethinks the institutional, ideological, and cultural role of film exhibition, demonstrating that film exhibition can produce meaning in itself apart from the films being shown. Cinema Off Screen advances the idea that cinema takes place off screen as much as on screen by exploring film exhibition in China from the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949 to the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s. Drawing on original archival research, interviews, and audience recollections, Cinema Off Screen decenters the filmic text and offers a study of institutional operations and lived experiences. Chenshu Zhou details how the screening space, media technology, and the human body mediate encounters with cinema in ways that have not been fully recognized, opening new conceptual avenues for rethinking the ever-changing institution of cinema.

Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US Mexico Border Book

Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US Mexico Border


  • Author : Nuala Finnegan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351058810

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Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US Mexico Border Excerpt :

Since the early 1990s, the repeated murders of women from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico have become something of a global cause célèbre. Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US-Mexico Border examines creative responses to these acts of violence. It reveals how theatre, art, film, fiction and other popular cultural forms seek to remember and mourn the female victims of violent death in the city at the same time as they interrogate the political, legal and societal structures that produce the crimes. Different chapters examine the varying art forms to engage with Ciudad Juárez’s feminicidal wave. Finnegan discusses Àlex Rigola’s theatrical adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s novel 2666 by Teatre Lliure in Barcelona as well as painting about the victims of feminicidio by Irish painter Brian Maguire. There is analysis of documentary film about Ciudad Juárez, including Lourdes Portillo’s acclaimed Señorita Extraviada (2001). The final chapter turns its attention to writing about feminicide and examines testimonial and crime fiction narratives like the mystery novel Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders by Alicia Gaspar de Alba, among other examples. By drawing on a range of artistic responses to the murders in Ciudad Juárez, Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US-Mexico Border shows how art, film, theatre and fiction can unsettle official narratives about the crimes and undo the static paradigms that are frequently used to interpret them.

European Cinema and Continental Philosophy Book

European Cinema and Continental Philosophy


  • Author : Thomas Elsaesser
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-11-29
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441162618

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy Excerpt :

This groundbreaking volume for the Thinking Cinema series focuses on the extent to which contemporary cinema contributes to political and philosophical thinking about the future of Europe's core Enlightenment values. In light of the challenges of globalization, multi-cultural communities and post-nation state democracy, the book interrogates the borders of ethics and politics and roots itself in debates about post-secular, post-Enlightenment philosophy. By defining a cinema that knows that it is no longer a competitor to Hollywood (i.e. the classic self-other construction), Elsaesser also thinks past the kind of self-exoticism or auto-ethnography that is the perpetual temptation of such a co-produced, multi-platform 'national cinema as world cinema'. Discussing key filmmakers and philosophers, like: Claire Denis and Jean-Luc Nancy; Aki Kaurismäki, abjection and Julia Kristeva; Michael Haneke, the paradoxes of Christianity and Slavoj Zizek; Fatih Akin, Alain Badiou and Jacques Rancière, Elsaesser is able to approach European cinema and assesses its key questions within a global context. His combination of political and philosophical thinking will surely ground the debate in film philosophy for years to come.

High Contrast Book
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High Contrast


  • Author : Sharon Willis
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 082232041X

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High Contrast Excerpt :

In High Contrast, Sharon Willis examines the dynamic relationships between racial and sexual difference in Hollywood film from the 1980s and 1990s. Seizing on the way these differences are accentuated, sensationalized, and eroticized on screen--most often with little apparent regard for the political context in which they operate--Willis restores that context through close readings of a range of movies from cinematic blockbusters to the work of the new auteurs, Spike Lee, David Lynch, and Quentin Tarantino. Capturing the political complexity of these films, Willis argues that race, gender, and sexuality, as they are figured in the fantasy of popular film, do not function separately, but rather inform and determine each other's meaning. She demonstrates how collective anxieties regarding social difference are mapped onto big budget movies like the Die Hard and Lethal Weapon series, Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Thelma and Louise, Terminator 2, and others. Analyzing the artistic styles of directors Lynch, Tarantino, and Lee, in such films as Wild at Heart, Pulp Fiction, and Do the Right Thing, she investigates how these interactions of difference are linked to the production of specific authorial styles, and how race functions for each of these directors, particularly in relation to gender identity, erotics, and fantasy.

Research Handbook on Art and Law Book

Research Handbook on Art and Law


  • Author : Jani McCutcheon
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788971478

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Research Handbook on Art and Law Excerpt :

Featuring international contributions from leading and emerging scholars, this innovative Research Handbook presents a panoramic view of how law sees visual art, and how visual art sees law. It resists the conventional approach to art and law as inherently dissonant – one a discipline preoccupied with rationality, certainty and objectivity; the other a creative enterprise ensconced in the imaginary and inviting multiple, unique and subjective interpretations. Blending these two distinct disciplines, this unique Research Handbook bridges the gap between art and law.

Cinema Studies  The Key Concepts Book

Cinema Studies The Key Concepts


  • Author : Susan Hayward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134587902

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Cinema Studies The Key Concepts Excerpt :

In this second edition essential guide some 150 key genres, movements, theories and production terms are explained and analysed with depth and clarity.

The Spectator Book

The Spectator


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105113336668

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The Politics of In Visibility Book

The Politics of In Visibility


  • Author : Kath Woodward
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137319302

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The Politics of In Visibility Excerpt :

Visibility matters in contemporary societies; online, in the media and in the public eye. But who is seen and how? Are women still seen through a male gaze? This book explores the politics of looking and being looked at, and the relationship between actual and virtual worlds, for example in sport, art and cinema.