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After UniquenessA History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Erika Balsom

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176934
eISBN:
9780231543125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Images have never been as freely circulated as they are today. They have also never been so tightly controlled. As with the birth of photography, digital reproduction has created new possibilities ... More

Feasting Our EyesFood Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Laura Lindenfeld and Fabio Parasecoli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172516
eISBN:
9780231542975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172516.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food—they serve a political purpose. In the kitchen, around the table, and in the dining room, these films ... More

Reform Cinema in IranFilm and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Blake Atwood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It’s nearly impossible to separate contemporary Iranian cinema from the Islamic revolution that transformed film production in the country in the late 1970s. As the aims of the revolution shifted and ... More

Carceral FantasiesCinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Alison Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A groundbreaking contribution to the study of nontheatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the ... More

"Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

"Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Christian Metz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Christian Metz is best known for applying Saussurean theories of semiology to film analysis. In the 1970s, he used Sigmund Freud's psychology and Jacques Lacan's mirror theory to explain the ... More

The Shape of SpectatorshipArt, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Scott Curtis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Scott Curtis draws our eye to the role of scientific, medical, educational, and aesthetic observation in shaping modern spectatorship. Focusing on the nontheatrical use of motion picture technology ... More

Studios Before the SystemArchitecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Brian R. Jacobson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172813
eISBN:
9780231539661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172813.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio “dream factories” structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and ... More

Film ProgrammingCurating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Peter Bosma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores artistic choices in cinema exhibition, focusing on film theatres, film festivals and film archives and situating film-curating issues within an international context. It describes ... More

Documenting CityscapesUrban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the way the city has been depicted by non-fiction filmmakers since the late 1970s, paying particular attention to three aesthetic tendencies: documentary landscaping, urban ... More

Documents of UtopiaThe Politics of Experimental Documentary

Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary

Paolo Magagnoli

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172714
eISBN:
9780231850773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172714.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume discusses the experimental documentary projects of some of the most significant artists working in the world today, including Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew ... More

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