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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

Installation and the Moving Image

Installation and the Moving Image

Catherine Elwes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174503
eISBN:
9780231850803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174503.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film and video create an illusory world, a reality elsewhere, and a material presence that both dramatizes and demystifies the magic trick of moving pictures. Beginning in the 1960s, artists have ... More

The Subject of TorturePsychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Hilary Neroni

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating ... More

The Cinema of George A. RomeroKnight of the Living Dead

The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Tony Williams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In placing George A. Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, this book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency ... More

The End of Cinema?A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age

The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age

André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173575
eISBN:
9780231539388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173575.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in the hypothesis of the “double ... More

Bollywood's IndiaA Public Fantasy

Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Priya Joshi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book analyzes the role of popular blockbuster films made by Bollywood in the making, unmaking and remaking of modern India. It explains that Bollywood films are India’s most popular ... 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

Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Evolutionary theory made its stage debut as early as the 1840s, reflecting a scientific advancement that was fast changing the world. Tracing this development in dozens of mainstream European and ... 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

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

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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