Index of Titles Filed Under 'Film Studies'

German cinema is best known for its art cinema and its long line of outstanding individual directors. The double spotlight on these two subject has only deepened the obscurity surrounding the popular cinema. A Second Life performs a kind of archaeology on a period largely overlooked: the first two decades of German cinema. This collection of essays by established authors refocuses the terms of a debate that will develop in the years to come concerning the historical and cultural significance of popular cinema in Wilhelmine Germany.

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after.video realizes the world through moving images and reassembles theory after video. Extending the formats of ‘theory’, it reflects a new situation in which world and video have grown together. This is an edited collection of assembled and annotated video essays living in two instantiations: an online version – located on the web at http://after.video/assemblages, and an offline version – stored on a server inside a VHS (Video Home System) case. This is both a digital and analog object: manifested, in a scholarly gesture, as a ‘video book’.

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Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine, Erkko Kivikoski, et alHippolyte-Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray, Jeanne Neton, Peter Åström, Full Unemployment Cinema
CONTENTS: 1/ About on the lms 2/ How One Can Still Put Forward Demands When No Demands Can Be Satis ed by Jeanne Neton and Peter Åström 3/ Lissagaray: History of the Paris Commune of 1871 Chapter XVII, Women of the Commune and the opposing armies 4/(in between) excerpts from: http://libcom.org/news/french-workers-continue-bossnapping-26072009, http://www.guardian.co.uk and http://hrlori.com/bossnapping/

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Publishere-flux2014
Organized in collaboration with Antje Ehmann and Doreen Mende, this issue of e-flux journal pays tribute to Harun Farocki (January 9, 1944–July 30, 2014) with a series of essays and reflections on his work and life by friends, collaborators, film scholars, and admirers. Those who knew Harun personally remember not only the epic influence of his work, but also his generosity as a friend and collaborator. As for us, we have never before dedicated a full issue of e-flux journal to a single artist… Editorial—Harun Farocki Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle A Question They Never Stop Asking Kodwo Eshun Also of Things: Notes for a Film Remembering ...

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This definitive work offers a new approach to the period film at the turn of the twenty-first century, examining the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. This book explores the relation between visual motifs and cultural representation in a range of key films by James Ivory, Martin Scorsese and Jane Campion, among others. Looking at the mannerist taste for citation, detail and stylisation, the author argues for an aesthetic of fragments and figures central to the period film as an international genre. Three key figures – the house, the tableau and the letter – structure a critical ...

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Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination presents for the first time a comparative study of European film set design in the late 1920s and 1930s; based on a wealth of designers’ drawings, film stills and archival documents, the book offers a new insight into the development and significance of trans-national artistic collaboration during this period. European cinema from the late 1920s to the late 1930s is famous for its attention to detail in terms of set design and visual effect. Focusing on developments in Britain, France, and Germany, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema ...

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This first book-length study shows how Germany tried to reconcile the horrendous experiences of the FirstWorld War through the films made in 1919-1933. Drawing on the analysis of twenty-five such films, and covering a wide range of documentaries as well as feature films on the reasons for the outbreak of the war, life at the front,war at sea and the home front, the author sketches out the historical and cultural context, including reviews and censors’ reports, in which these films were made and viewed.

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The first book-length account of the symbolic chains that link remakes and explain their disguises, Film Remakes as Rituals and Disguise is also the first book to explore how and why these stories are told. Anat Zanger focuses on contemporary retellings of three particular tales-Joan of Arc, Carmen, and Psycho-to reveal what she calls the remake’s “rituals of disguise.” Joan of Arc, Zanger demonstrates, later appears as the tough, androgynous Ripley in the blockbuster Alien III film and the God-ridden Bess in Lars Von Trier’s Breaking the Waves. Ultimately, these remake chains offer evidence of the archetypes of our own ...

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Herman Melville, Timothy J. Deines, Anthony Friedman
I am a rather elderly man. The nature of my avocations for the last thirty years has brought me into more than ordinary contact with what would seem an interesting and somewhat singular set of men, of whom as yet nothing that I know of has ever been written:—I mean the law-copyists or scriveners. I have known very many of them, professionally and privately, and if I pleased, could relate diverse histories, at which good-natured gentlemen might smile, and sentimental souls might weep. But I waive the biographies of all other scriveners for a few passages in the life of ...

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Since 1957 the Film Museum in Amsterdam has been in possession of the Desmet Collection which contains the estate of the Dutch cinema owner and film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956). The collection comprises almost nine hundred European and American films in all genres, a collection of publicity material and a dauntingly large business archive. These three sources form the basis of this first comprehensive reconstruction of Desmet’s career: from his nomadic beginnings as a traveling showman, working the seasonal fairgrounds of the Netherlands and Belgium, to his successful switch to permanent cinema operation and film distribution. The history of Desmet’s ...

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(Originally performed live as part of the exhibition ‘Last Year at Marienbad Redux’, curated by James Voorhies/Bureau for Open Culture at EFA Project Space, New York City, 2013.) Musician James Brown would fine any member of his band if they could not provide him with a new and entirely comprehensive interpretation of ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ before going on stage. Thus, it is a little known fact that most of the major scholarship surrounding the film was pioneered by Bootsy Collins. (140 springs, 8-10 degrees Celsius, carbonated, used in the treatment of renal, urological, respiratory, rhinitic, asthmatic, digestive, endocrinal and metabolic problems ...

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Call me Ishmael. Some years ago — never mind how long ago precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; …

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A screening and discussion of films on recent struggles in the logistics sector. BBC, Panaroma: Amazon’s Truth Behind the Click, 2013 Maria Elena Scandaliato, Sciopero Generale Logistica, 2013 Cinema Action, Dock Strike 1972 Films and clips from Oakland, Bologna, Ellwood and more… Guest speakers from Angry Workers of the World [http://angryworkersworld.wordpress.com/] Pamphlet Contents: Brian Ashton The Factory Without Walls (short version) Wildcat Umschlagspunkt Angry Workers of the World (Wealmoor Leaflet) Angry Workers of the World (Jack Wills Leaflet) UniNomade Circuits of Recomposition: Towards and Beyond the #22M Logistics Workers’ Strike Society of Enemies Blockading the Port Is Only The First of Many Last Resorts Further Resources: Brian Ashton, ‘Logistics and The Factory Without Walls’ (long version) http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/logistics-and-factory-without-walls Jasper Bernes, ‘Logistics, Counterlogistics ...

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Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken, Karl-Heinz Roth, et alFull Unemployment Cinema
Losers and Winners A documentary by Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken Germany 2006, 96 mins For one and a half years, filmmakers Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken watch as a gigantic industrial site is dismantled, documenting the stories accompanying its disappearance: how the coke workers in the industrial Ruhr Region experience the arrival and working methods of the Chinese, their feelings upon seeing their pride in their work vanish along with what was the most modern coke factory in the world, but also the strain and conflicts the Chinese workers face during their 60-hour work week far away from home and family, ...

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Alexander Kluge, Frederic Jameson, Stuart Liebman, et alFull Unemployment Cinema
It’s settled: we’re going to lm Capital on Marx’s scenario – the only logical solution. – Sergei Eisenstein, Oct 12, 1927. Alexander Kluge’s Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike: Marx – Eisenstein – Das Kapital or News From Ideological Antiquity: Marx – Eisenstein – Capital, originally made for broadcast or DVD was nished in 2008 and ran 570 minutes long. This 84 minute cut prepared by Kluge for exhibition condenses this mammoth project into something like a digestible greatest hits or highlight reel. Alexander Kluge’sf film is a discursive essay about and around Eisenstein’s notes on a film of Marx’s Capital ...

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Nocturnal Fabulations is an essay in intercessing. This is not a book that is simply ‘about’ Apichatpong Weerasethakul, though it does engage his work in detail. It is a book that deeply questions what else might be at stake in setting up the conditions for collaboration across two genres: cinema and writing. This collective project is animated by a shared curiosity in the pragmatics of fabulation and its speculative gesture of bringing forth a people to come. In an encounter with Apichatpong’s cinematic dreamscape, the concepts of ecology, vitality and opacity emerge to articulate an ethos of fabulation that deframes experience, recomposes ...

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Dogma95 has been heralded as the European alternative to the Hollywood Blockbuster. For many critics and film lovers, Dogma95 and Von Trier’s films have become synonymous with the notions usually associated with independent film making: low budgets and realism. Von Trier’s approach to film making, however, takes cinema beyond the traditional confines of film aesthetics and radically transposes the practice of film making and film itself right into what has become the paramount genre of new media: games and gaming. Dogma 95, this book argues, is not an exceptional phase in Von Trier’s carreer – as it was for his ...

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PublisherRabRab Press2015
The second issue of Rab-Rab is in two volumes, all together in 500 pages. The focus of the second issue is ‘noise against culture.’ The contributions deal with the formal theory of noise, politics of contradictions, the device of estrangement, materialist film, music and violence, Futurism, Russian avant-garde, improvisation, void, heterophonies, swearwords, communism, ideologies of marriage, class wars and electricity. Departing from our programme based on the understanding of art practice as a confrontation between formal and political inquiries, our aim in this issue is to use noise as the name for this difficult, disturbing, loud and coercive exploration. In many ...

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Qaleh – The Women’s Quarter” (1966) shows the life of prostitutes in Tehran’s city brothels, an area known as Shahre Now. The film closely follows a number of women and communicates how the burden of social constraints led them to surrender in the face of their common fate. By including photos in the lm, a very unique and artistic approach that brings to mind Chris Marker’s classic La Jeteé, Shirdel not only tempers the subject’s emotional heaviness but also respects the individual’s privacy, two pitfalls that often afflict films that deal with themes of this nature. The film does explore the ...

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Lars von Trier, Cristi Puiu, Razvan Radulescu, et alDavid Moats, Mark Cousins, Frére Dupont, Bertolt Brecht
Riget / The Kingdom – First Episode – Day 1: ‘Den hvide flok’ / ‘The Unheavenly Host’, 1994 by Lars von Trier (Denmark, 60mins) Moartea domnului Lazarescu / The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, 2005 by Cristi Puiu and Razvan Radulescu (Romania, 150mins)

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Peter McDougall, John McKenzie, Boris Mitic, et alA Feral Subject, Simon Farquhar, Dave Rolinson
Peter McDougall & John McKenzie – The Elephants’ Graveyard (1976, 48mins) Bunny has told his wife he is working as a postman, but in fact is wandering the hills all day, wondering why he doesn’t want to work. He meets Jody, an older man who has told his wife he’s working in a factory, but is in fact doing the same thing. The two men spend a day of friendship together, but what does the future offer them? And tonight is supposed to be pay night… Boris Mitic – Pretty Dyana (2002, 45 mins) An intimate look at Gypsy refugees in a Belgrade ...

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What have Lumière in common with Wachowski? More than one hundred years separate these two pairs of brothers who astonished, quite similarly, the film spectator of their respective time with special effects of movement: a train rushing into the audience and a bullet flying in slow motion. Do they belong to the same family of “cinema of attractions”? Twenty years ago Tom Gunning introduced the phrase “cinema of attractions” to define the essence of the earliest films made between 1895 and 1906. His term scored an immediate success, even outside the field of early cinema. The present anthology questions the ...

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Hartmut Bitomsky, Jim Morton, Barton Byg, et alFull Unemployment Cinema
The Dove on the Roof and The VW Complex Sunday 26 February | Doors 7pm | Admission free   The Dove on the Roof / Die Taube auf dem Dach By Iris Gusner Germany (GDR), 1973, 84 mins   The VW Complex /Der VW-Komplex By Hartmut Bitomsky Germany, 1990, 93 mins   http://unemployedcinema.blogspot.com

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Steven Ball, Rastko Novaković, Spectacle, et alSouthwark Notes, Sharon Zukin, Stephen Shukaitis, Anja Kanngieser, Chris Jones, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles
Concrete Heart Land and Bleacher on the Rye Spectacle

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