Cinema Of The Occult

Author by : Carrol Lee Fry
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Publisher by : Associated University Presse
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Description : Provides useful information on the occult religions and applies this discussion to selected films. Readers will find excellent background on these paths as well as perceptive commentary of film adaptations of them and their relevance to understanding our culture.--Publisher's note.


The Occult In Modernist Art Literature And Cinema

Author by : Tessel M. Bauduin
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Many modernist and avant-garde artists and authors were fascinated by the occult movements of their day. This volume explores how Occultism came to shape modernist art, literature, and film. Individual chapters examine the presence and role of Occultism in the work of such modernist luminaries as Rainer Maria Rilke, August Strindberg, W.B. Yeats, Joséphin Péladan and the artist Jan Švankmaier, as well as in avant-garde film, post-war Greek Surrealism, and Scandinavian Retrogardism. Combining the theoretical and methodological foundations of the field of Esotericism Studies with those of Literary Studies, Art History, and Cinema Studies, this volume provides in-depth and nuanced perspectives upon the relationship between Occultism and Modernism in the Western arts from the nineteenth century to the present day.


Movie Magick

Author by : David Huckvale
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description :  "Magick" as defined by Aleister Crowley is "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will." This book explores expressions of movie magick in classic occult films like Hammer's adaptation of Dennis Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out and modern occult revival movies. These films are inspired by the aesthetics of fin de siècle decadence, the symbolist writings of Villiers de l'Isle Adam, Wagnerian music drama, the Faust legend, the pseudo-science of theosophy, 1960s occult psychedelia, occult conspiracy theories and obscure aspects of animation.


Occult Aesthetics

Author by : K.J. Donnelly
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film opens up an often-overlooked aspect of audiovisual culture which is crucial to the medium's powerful illusions. Author Kevin Donnelly contends that a film soundtrack's musical qualities can unlock the occult psychology joining sound and image, an effect both esoteric and easily destroyed.


Rapid Eye

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Cinema Symbolism 3

Author by : Robert W Sullivan, IV
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Cinema Symbolism 3 is the third book wherein Robert W. Sullivan IV analyzes occult Hollywood.


The Theatre Of The Occult Revival

Author by : E. Lingan
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book explores the religious foundations, political and social significance, and aesthetic aspects of the theatre created by the leaders of the Occult Revival. Lingan shows how theatre contributed to the fragmentation of Western religious culture and how contemporary theatre plays a part in the development of alternative, occult religions.


The Vigilant Citizen 2018 Volume 3 Movies And Tv

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : In-depth analysis of popular movies, highlighting their agenda and occult symbolism. Contents: 1. The Occult Roots of The Wizard of Oz 2. The Esoteric Interpretation of Pinocchio 3. The Occult Symbolism of Movie “Metropolis” and its Importance in Pop Culture 4. “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and Heath Ledger’s Sacrifice 5. The Esoteric Interpretation of “Pan’s Labyrinth” 6. How the Animated Series G.I. Joe Predicted Today’s Illuminati Agenda 7. Josie and the Pussycats: Blueprint of the Mind Control Music Industry 8. The Occult Interpretation of the Movie “Black Swan” and Its Message on Show Business 9. Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” and the Dark Side of Hollywood 10. The Occult Symbolism of the 2012 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies 11. “Sucker Punch” or How to Make Monarch Mind Control Sexy 12. “Labyrinth” Starring David Bowie: A Blueprint to Mind Control 13. ‘Contagion’ or How Disaster Movies “Educate” the Masses 14. “They Live”, the Weird Movie With a Powerful Message 15. The Hidden Symbolic Meaning of the Movie “2012” 16. The Movie “Videodrome” and The Horror of Mass Media 17. The Hidden Meaning of the Movie “Coraline” 18. The Esoteric Meaning of the Movie “Prisoners” 19. The Deeper Meaning of “True Detective” – Season One 20. The Hidden Symbolism of “Stranger Things” 21. “Noah”: A Biblical Tale Rewritten to Push an Agenda 22. The Esoteric Symbolism of the Viral Video “I, Pet Goat II” 23. “The Neon Demon” Reveals The True Face of the Occult Elite 24. “Return to Oz” : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control 25. “Prometheus”: A Movie About Alien Nephilim and Esoteric Enlightenment 26. The Opening Ceremony of the World’s Largest Tunnel Was a Bizarre Occult Ritual 27. “Starry Eyes” : A Movie About the Occult Hollywood Elite – and How it Truly Works 28. “Hide and Seek”: The Most Blatant Movie About Monarch Mind Control Ever? 29. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” or How to Sell the Occult Elite to the Youth 30. The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Messages in Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” (pt. I) 31. The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Messages in Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” (pt. II) 32. The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Messages in Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” (pt. III) 33. “American Ultra”: Another Attempt at Making MKULTRA Cool 34. “Spectre” is About James Bond Being a Tool of the Occult Elite 35. The Esoteric Interpretation of the Movie “9”: Heralding the Age of Horus 36. “The Cabin in the Woods”: A Movie Celebrating the Elite’s Ritual Sacrifices 37. The Sinister Meaning of “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” 38. “That Poppy” : The YouTube Star Under Illuminati Mind Control 39. Something is Terribly Wrong With Many “Kids” Videos on YouTube


Surrealism Cinema And The Search For A New Myth

Author by : Kristoffer Noheden
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book examines post-war surrealist cinema in relation to surrealism’s change in direction towards myth and magic following World War II. Intermedial and interdisciplinary, the book unites cinema studies with art history and the study of Western esotericism, closely engaging with a wide range of primary sources, including surrealist journals, art, exhibitions, and writings. Kristoffer Noheden looks to the Danish surrealist artist Wilhelm Freddie’s forays into the experimental short film, the French poet Benjamin Péret’s contribution to the documentary film L’Invention du monde, the Argentinean-born filmmaker Nelly Kaplan’s feature films, and the Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s work in short and feature films. The book traces a continuous engagement with myth and magic throughout these films, uncovering a previously unknown strain of occult imagery in surrealist cinema. It broadens the scope of the study of not only surrealist cinema, but of surrealism across the art forms. Surrealism, Cinema, and the Search for a New Myth will appeal to film scholars, art historians, and those interested in the impact of occultism on modern culture, film, and the arts.


A Skin For Dancing In

Author by : Tanya Krzywinska
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The cinema of the occult celebrates the irrational and the magical, and it offers powerful and seductive narratives of desire, transgression, and fantasy. In this challenging, fresh, and wide-ranging approach to the themes of witchcraft, paganism, possession, and voodoo, Tanya Krzywinska explores the thrills of terror, ecstasy, and power offered by cinema's unholy romance with magic and demonic forces. She offers close textual studies of films from diverse genres, including The Devils, Lost Highway, Angel Heart, The Wicker Man, Black Narcissus, White Zombie, Twin Peaks, Videodrome, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as well as the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Horror Movies

Author by : Lance Gilbert
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The only book out there that analyzes horror film curses from a paranormal perspective!


A History Of Magic Witchcraft And The Occult

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : DK
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Description : A lavishly illustrated history of witchcraft, magic, and the occult, from Paleolithic cave rituals to Wicca and modern paganism. A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult charts the extraordinary narrative of one of the most interesting and often controversial subjects in the world--from ancient animal worship and shamanism, through alchemy and divination to modern Wicca and the resurgence of the occult in 21st-century literature, movies, and television. Providing a comprehensive, balanced, and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic, and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija, the book explores the common human fear of and fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural. The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, it explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones, mystical plants and potions such as mandrake, the presence of witchcraft in literature from Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Harry Potter series, and the ways in which magic has interacted with mainstream religions. The most comprehensive illustrated history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult will enthrall and fascinate you with its lavish illustrated, accessible entries, whether you are a believer or a skeptic.


Indian Horror Cinema

Author by : Mithuraaj Dhusiya
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This book studies the hitherto overlooked genre of horror cinema in India. It uncovers some unique and diverse themes that these films deal with, including the fear of the unknown, the supernatural, occult practices, communication with spirits of the deceased, ghosts, reincarnation, figures of vampires, zombies, witches and transmutations of human beings into non-human forms such as werewolves. It focusses on the construction of feminine and masculine subjectivities in select horror films across seven major languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla, Marathi and Malayalam. The author shows that the alienation of the body and bodily functions through the medium of the horror film serves to deconstruct stereotypes of caste, class, gender and anthropocentrism. Some riveting insights emerge thus, such as the masculinist undertow of the possession narrative and how complex structures of resistance accompany the anxieties of culture via the dread of laughter. This original account of Indian cinematic history is accessible yet strongly analytical and includes an exhaustive filmography. The book will interest scholars and researchers in film studies, media and cultural studies, art, popular culture and performance, literature, gender, sociology, South Asian studies, practitioners, filmmakers as well as cinephiles.


Viewing African Cinema In The Twenty First Century

Author by : Mahir Şaul
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ohio University Press
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Description : African cinema in the 1960s originated mainly from Francophone countries. It resembled the art cinema of contemporary Europe and relied on support from the French film industry and the French state. Beginning in 1969 the biennial Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), held in Burkina Faso, became the major showcase for these films. But since the early 1990s, a new phenomenon has come to dominate the African cinema world: mass-marketed films shot on less expensive video cameras. These “Nollywood” films, so named because many originate in southern Nigeria, are a thriving industry dominating the world of African cinema. Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century is the first book to bring together a set of essays offering a comparison of these two main African cinema modes. Contributors: Ralph A. Austen and Mahir Şaul, Jonathan Haynes, Onookome Okome, Birgit Meyer, Abdalla Uba Adamu, Matthias Krings, Vincent Bouchard, Laura Fair, Jane Bryce, Peter Rist, Stefan Sereda, Lindsey Green-Simms, and Cornelius Moore


Cinematic Ghosts

Author by : Murray Leeder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Description : In 1896, Maxim Gorky declared cinema "the Kingdom of Shadows." In its silent, ashen-grey world, he saw a land of spectral, and ever since then cinema has had a special relationship with the haunted and the ghostly. Cinematic Ghosts is the first collection devoted to this subject, including fourteen new essays, dedicated to exploring the many permutations of the movies' phantoms. Cinematic Ghosts contains essays revisiting some classic ghost films within the genres of horror (The Haunting, 1963), romance (Portrait of Jennie, 1948), comedy (Beetlejuice, 1988) and the art film (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 2010), as well as essays dealing with a number of films from around the world, from Sweden to China. Cinematic Ghosts traces the archetype of the cinematic ghost from the silent era until today, offering analyses from a range of historical, aesthetic and theoretical dimensions.


Cartomancy And Tarot In Film

Author by : Emily E. Auger
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Publisher by : Intellect Books
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Description : In the first book-length study of Tarot cards on the silver screen, Emily E. Auger contextualizes cartomancy – the practice of fortune telling via playing cards – and dives deep into its invention and promulgation in film. After providing an introduction to divination and cartomancy, Auger offers detailed descriptions and analyses of the roles that cartomancy and Tarot cards play in films. The book features a filmography including nearly two hundred films, detailing their relationships to cartomancy. As Tarot communities continue to grow worldwide, Cartomancy and Tarot in Film will be of increasing interest to scholars of esoteric studies, film, folklore, playing cards, popular culture, and religion, as well as diviners the world over.


Special Effects And German Silent Film

Author by : Katharina Loew
Languange : en
Publisher by : Amsterdam University Press
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Description : In recent decades, special effects have become a major new area of research in cinema studies. For the most part, they have been examined as spectacles or practical tools. In contrast, Special Effects and German Silent Film, foregrounds their function as an expressive device and their pivotal role in cinema's emergence as a full-fledged art. Special effects not only shaped the look of iconic films like Nosferatu (1922) or Metropolis (1927), but they are central to a comprehensive understanding of German silent film culture writ large. This book examines special effects as the embodiment of a "techno-romantic" paradigm that seeks to harness technology-the epitome of modern materialism-as a means for accessing a spiritual realm. Employed to visualize ideas and emotions in a medium-specific way, special effects thus paved the way for film art.


New Blood In Contemporary Cinema

Author by : Pisters Patricia Pisters
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Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : Since the turn of the millennium, a growing number of female filmmakers have appropriated the aesthetics of horror for their films. In this book, Patricia Pisters investigates contemporary women directors such as Ngozi Onwurah, Claire Denis, Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Ana Lily Amirpour, who put 'a poetics of horror' to new use in their work, expanding the range of gendered and racialised perspectives in the horror genre. Exploring themes such as rage, trauma, sexuality, family ties and politics, New Blood in Contemporary Cinema takes on avenging women, bloody vampires, lustful witches, scary mothers, terrifying offspring and female Frankensteins. By following a red trail of blood, the book illuminates a new generation of women directors who have enlarged the general scope and stretched the emotional spectrum of the genre.


The Routledge Companion To Cult Cinema

Author by : Ernest Mathijs
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend, and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad they’re good, others so good they remain inaccessible). Cult cinema is no longer only comprised of the midnight movie or the extreme genre film. Its range has widened and the issues it broaches have become battlegrounds in cultural debates that typify the first quarter of the twenty-first century. Sections are introduced with the major theoretical frameworks, philosophical inspirations, and methodologies for studying cult films, with individual chapters excavating the most salient criticism of how the field impacts cultural discourse at large. Case studies include the worst films ever; exploitation films; genre cinema; multiple media formats cult cinema is expressed through; issues of cultural, national, and gender representations; elements of the production culture of cult cinema; and, throughout, aspects of the aesthetics of cult cinema – its genre, style, look, impact, and ability to yank viewers out of their comfort zones. The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema goes beyond the traditional scope of Anglophone and North American cinema by including case studies of East and South Asia, continental Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, making it an innovative and important resource for researchers and students alike.


Occult Aesthetics

Author by : K.J. Donnelly
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film opens up an often-overlooked aspect of audiovisual culture which is crucial to the medium's powerful illusions. Author Kevin Donnelly contends that a film soundtrack's musical qualities can unlock the occult psychology joining sound and image, an effect both esoteric and easily destroyed.


World Cinema

Author by : Shekhar Deshpande
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : World Cinema: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to film industries across the globe. From the 1980s onwards, new technologies and increased globalization have radically altered the landscape in which films are distributed and exhibited. Films are made from the large-scale industries of India, Hollywood, and Asia, to the small productions in Bhutan and Morocco. They are seen in multiplexes, palatial art cinemas in Cannes, traveling theatres in rural India, and on millions of hand-held mobile screens. Authors Deshpande and Mazaj have developed a method of charting this new world cinema that makes room for divergent perspectives, traditions, and positions, while also revealing their interconnectedness and relationships of meaning. In doing so, they bring together a broad range of issues and examples—theoretical concepts, viewing and production practices, film festivals, large industries such as Nollywood and Bollywood, and smaller and emerging film cultures—into a systemic yet flexible map of world cinema. The multi-layered approach of this book aims to do justice to the depth, dynamism, and complexity of the phenomenon of world cinema. For students looking to films outside of their immediate context, this book offers a blueprint that will enable them to transform a casual encounter with a film into a systematic inquiry into world cinema.


British Horror Cinema

Author by : Steve Chibnall
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : British Horror Cinema investigates a wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain, from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to acknowledged classics such as Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man. Contributors explore the contexts in which British horror films have been censored and classified, judged by their critics and consumed by their fans. Uncovering neglected modern classics like Deathline, and addressing issues such as the representation of family and women, they consider the Britishness of British horror and examine sub-genres such as the psycho-thriller and witchcraftmovies, the work of the Amicus studio, and key filmmakers including Peter Walker. Chapters include: the 'Psycho Thriller' the British censors and horror cinema femininity and horror film fandom witchcraft and the occult in British horror Horrific films and 1930s British Cinema Peter Walker and Gothic revisionism. Also featuring a comprehensive filmography and interviews with key directors Clive Barker and Doug Bradley, this is one resource film studies students should not be without.


Expressionism In The Cinema

Author by : Brill Olaf Brill
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Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : One of the most visually striking traditions in cinema, for too long Expressionism has been a neglected critical category of research in film history and aesthetics. The fifteen essays in this anthology remedies this by revisiting key German films like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Nosferatu (1922), and also provide original critical research into more obscure titles like Nerven (1919) and The Phantom Carriage (1921), films that were produced in the silent and early sound era in countries ranging from France, Sweden and Hungary, to the United States and Mexico.An innovative and wide-ranging collection, Expressionism in the Cinema re-canonizes the classical Expressionist aesthetic, extending the critical and historical discussion beyond pre-existing scholarship into comparative and interdisciplinary areas of film research that reach across national boundaries.


The Encyclopedia Of Japanese Horror Films

Author by : Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date. In addition to entries on productions, both major and modest, this encyclopedia also includes entries for notable directors, producers, and actors. Each film entry includes comprehensive details, situates the film in the context and history of Japanese horror cinema, and includes brief suggestions for further reading. Although emphasizing horror as a general theme, this encyclopedia also encompasses other genres that are associated with this theme, including Comedy Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is a comprehensive reference volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars as well as to the many fans of this popular genre.


Moonchild

Author by : Jack Hunter
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Kenneth Anger: author of 'Hollywood Babylon', true disciple of Aleister Crowley, former mentor to both Bobby Beausoleil and Mick Jagger among others - and almost certainly the most original and talented film maker of the 20th Century. Here are revelatory texts on the occult, mind-altering, homo-erotic, synaesthetic and pop-culture tropes to be found within such classic underground films as 'Fireworks', 'Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome', 'Scorpio Rising' and more. Contains a host of opulent film images, an original in-depth interview with Anger and a complete filmography.


Philosophical Issues In Indian Cinema

Author by : MK Raghavendra
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This book interrogates the vocabulary used in theorizing about Indian cinema to reach into the deeper cultural meanings of philosophies and traditions from which it derives its influences. It re-examines terms and concepts used in film criticism and contextualizes them within the aesthetics, poetics and politics of Indian cinema. The book looks at terms and concepts borrowed from the scholarship on American and world cinema and explores their use and relevance in describing the characteristics and evolution of cinema in India. It highlights how realism, romance and melodrama in the context of India appear in a culturally singular way and how the aggregation of constituent elements – like songs, action, comedy – in Indian film can be traced to classical theatre and other diverse religious and philosophical influences. These influences have characterized popular film and drama in India which present all aspects of life for a diverse nation. The author explores concepts like ‘fantasy’, ‘family’ and ‘patriotism’ by using various examples from films in India and outside, as well as practices in the other arts. He identifies the fundamental logic behind the choices made by film-makers in India and discusses concepts which allow for a fresh theorizing on Indian cinema’s characteristics. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of film studies, media studies, cultural studies, literature, cultural history and South Asian studies. It will also be useful for general readers who are interested in learning more about Indian cinema, its forms, origins and influences.


Sensational Movies

Author by : Birgit Meyer
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of California Press
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Description : Tracing the rise and development of the Ghanaian video film industry between 1985 and 2010, Sensational Movies examines video movies as seismographic devices recording a culture and society in turmoil. This book captures the dynamic process of popular filmmaking in Ghana as a new medium for the imagination and tracks the interlacing of the medium’s technological, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects. Stepping into the void left by the defunct state film industry, video movies negotiate the imaginaries deployed by state cinema on the one hand and Christianity on the other. Birgit Meyer analyzes Ghanaian video as a powerful, sensational form. Colliding with the state film industry’s representations of culture, these movies are indebted to religious notions of divination and revelation. Exploring the format of “film as revelation,” Meyer unpacks the affinity between cinematic and popular Christian modes of looking and showcases the transgressive potential haunting figurations of the occult. In this brilliant study, Meyer offers a deep, conceptually innovative analysis of the role of visual culture within the politics and aesthetics of religious world making.


Death Of Classical Cinema The

Author by : Joe McElhaney
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : A study of three classical filmmakers and the films they made at the cusp of the modernist movement in cinema.


Homo Cinematicus

Author by : Andreas Killen
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Description : In the early decades of the twentieth century, two intertwined changes began to shape the direction of German society. The baptism of the German film industry took place amid post-World War I conditions of political and social breakdown, and the cultural vacuum left by collapsing institutions was partially filled by moving images. At the same time, the emerging human sciences—psychiatry, neurology, sexology, eugenics, industrial psychology, and psychoanalysis—began to play an increasingly significant role in setting the terms for the way Germany analyzed itself and the problems it had inherited from its authoritarian past, the modernizing process, and war. Moreover, in advancing their professional and social goals, these sciences became heavily reliant on motion pictures. Situated at the intersection of film studies, the history of science and medicine, and the history of modern Germany, Homo Cinematicus connects the rise of cinema as a social institution to an inquiry into the history of knowledge production in the human sciences. Taking its title from a term coined in 1919 by commentator Wilhelm Stapel to identify a new social type that had been created by the emergence of cinema, Killen's book explores how a new class of experts in these new disciplines converged on the figure of the "homo cinematicus" and made him central to many of that era's major narratives and social policy initiatives. Killen traces film's use by the human sciences as a tool for producing, communicating, and popularizing new kinds of knowledge, as well as the ways that this alliance was challenged by popular films that interrogated the truth claims of both modern science and scientific cinema. In doing so, Homo Cinematicus endeavors to move beyond the divide between scientific and popular film, examining their historical coexistence and coevolution.