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Lady in the DarkIris Barry and the Art of Film

Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Robert Sitton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Iris Barry (1895–1969) was a pivotal modern figure and one of the first intellectuals to treat film as an art form, appreciating its far-reaching, transformative power. Although she had the bearing ... More

Last WordsConsidering Contemporary Cinema

Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Jason Wood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book features interviews with Christopher Nolan, Harmony Korine, Charlie Kaufmann, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wim Wenders, Michael Winterbottom, Christian Petzhold, and many others. Each interview is ... More

Latin HitchcockHow Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

Latin Hitchcock: How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

Dona Kercher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172097
eISBN:
9780231850735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172097.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This study explores how five major directors—Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Álex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan José Campanella—modelled their early careers on Hitchcock and his ... More

Love in MotionErotic Relationships in Film

Love in Motion: Erotic Relationships in Film

Reidar Due

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167338
eISBN:
9780231850513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167338.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is a book about how film encountered love in the course of its history. It is also a book about the philosophy of love. Since Plato, erotic love has been praised for leading the soul to ... More

The Lumière GalaxySeven Key Words for the Cinema to Come

The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come

Francesco Casetti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172431
eISBN:
9780231538879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172431.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book argues that new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, ... More

Maya DerenIncomplete Control

Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

Sarah Keller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162210
eISBN:
9780231538473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162210.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau ... More

Motion(less) PicturesThe Cinema of Stasis

Motion(less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis

Justin Remes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169639
eISBN:
9780231538909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169639.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Conducting a study of films that do not move, this book challenges the primacy of motion in cinema and tests the theoretical limits of film aesthetics and representation. Reading experimental films ... More

New Tunisian CinemaAllegories of Resistance

New Tunisian Cinema: Allegories of Resistance

Robert Lang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165075
eISBN:
9780231537193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165075.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas. For many, Tunisia appeared to be a model of equipoise between “East” and “West, ” and yet, during Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's ... More

Parallel LinesPost-9/11 American Cinema

Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema

Guy Westwell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172035
eISBN:
9780231850728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172035.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee's 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the ... More

Plastic RealitySpecial Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Julie Turnock

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book tracks the use and evolution of special effects in 1970s filmmaking, a development as revolutionary to film as the form's transition to sound in the 1920s. Beginning with the classical ... More

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