Artificial Hells

Artificial Hells
Author: Claire Bishop
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2012-07-24
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781844677962

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Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians such as Grant Kester, curators such as Nicolas Bourriaud and Nato Thompson, to performance theorists such as Shannon Jackson. Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as “social practice.” Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. This itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group. It concludes with a discussion of long-term educational projects by contemporary artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera, Pawe? Althamer and Paul Chan. Since her controversial essay in Artforum in 2006, Claire Bishop has been one of the few to challenge the political and aesthetic ambitions of participatory art. In Artificial Hells, she not only scrutinizes the emancipatory claims made for these projects, but also provides an alternative to the ethical (rather than artistic) criteria invited by such artworks. Artificial Hells calls for a less prescriptive approach to art and politics, and for more compelling, troubling and bolder forms of participatory art and criticism.

Brechtian Cinemas

Brechtian Cinemas
Author: Nenad Jovanovic
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2017-01-30
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781438463636

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Explores the influence of Bertolt Brecht’s ideas on the practice and study of cinema. In Brechtian Cinemas, Nenad Jovanovic uses examples from select major filmmakers to delineate the variety of ways in which Bertolt Brecht’s concept of epic/dialectic theatre has been adopted and deployed in international cinema. Jovanovic critically engages Brecht’s ideas and their most influential interpretations in film studies, from apparatus theory in the 1970s to the presently dominant cognitivist approach. He then examines a broad body of films, including Brecht’s own Mysteries of a Hairdressing Salon (1923) and Kuhle Wampe (1932), Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’s History Lessons (1972), Peter Watkins’s La Commune (2000), and Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac (2013). Jovanovic argues that the role of montage—a principal source of artistic estrangement (Verfremdung) in earlier Brechtian films—has diminished as a result of the technique’s conventionalization by today’s Hollywood and related industries. Operating as primary agents of Verfremdung in contemporary films inspired by Brecht’s view of the world and the arts, Jovanovic claims, are conventions borrowed from the main medium of his expression, theatre. Drawing upon a vast number of sources and disciplines that include cultural, film, literature, and theatre studies, Brechtian Cinemas demonstrates a continued and broad relevance of Brecht for the practice and understanding of cinema. “This book opens up one of the most vaguely and often ill employed terms within film theory for extremely detailed discussion, providing the most thorough analysis of Brechtianism available to film scholars. It will become a standard reference.” — R. Barton Palmer, coeditor of Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity

Eventful Cities

Eventful Cities
Author: Greg Richards,Robert Palmer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2012-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781136440144

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Processes of globalization, economic restructuring and urban redevelopment have placed events at the centre of strategies for change in cities. Events offer the potential to achieve economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes within broader urban development strategies. This volume: * analyzes the process of cultural event development, management and marketing and links these processes to their wider cultural, social and economic context * provides a unique blend of practical and academic analysis, with a selection of major events and festivals in cities where ‘eventfulness’ has been an important element of development strategy * examines the reasons why different stakeholders should collaborate, as well as the reasons why cities succeed or fail to develop events and become eventful Eventful Cities evaluates theoretical perspectives and links theory and practice through case studies of cities and events across the world. Critical success factors are identified which can help to guide cities and regions to develop event strategies. This book is essential reading for any undergraduate or graduate student and all practitioners and policy-makers involved in event management, cultural management, arts administration, urban studies, cultural studies and tourism.

A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair
Author: Gerd Gemünden
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2008-04-30
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0857450662

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With six Academy Awards, four entries on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest American movies, and more titles on the National Historic Register of classic films deemed worthy of preservation than any other director, Billy Wilder counts as one of the most accomplished filmmakers ever to work in Hollywood. Yet how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish émigré from Central Europe? This book underscores this complex issue, unpacking underlying contradictions where previous commentators routinely smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism and the world of entertainment as well as with an awareness of literary culture and the avant-garde, features that lead to productive and often highly original confrontations between high and low.

Eric Rohmer s Film Theory 1948 1953

Eric Rohmer s Film Theory  1948 1953
Author: Marco Grosoli
Publsiher: Film Theory in Media History
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-04-16
Genre: Auteur theory (Motion pictures)
ISBN: 9462985804

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In the 1950s, a group of critics writing for Cahiers du Cinéma launched one of the most successful and influential trends in the history of film criticism: auteur theory. Though these days it is frequently usually viewed as limited and a bit old-fashioned, a closer inspection of the hundreds of little-read articles by these critics reveals that the movement rested upon a much more layered and intriguing aesthetics of cinema. This book is a first step toward a serious reassessment of the mostly unspoken theoretical and aesthetic premises underlying auteur theory, built around a reconstruction of Eric Rohmer's early but decisive leadership of the group, whereby he laid down the foundations for the eventual emergence of their full-fledged auteurism.

French Cinema in the 1980s

French Cinema in the 1980s
Author: Phil Powrie,Professor of French Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research Into Film Phil Powrie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1997
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0198711190

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French cultural expert Phil Powrie claims that although French film in the 1980s lacked New Wave invention, gritty police thrillers and nostalgic costume dramas brought French cinema to a wider audience. This landmark study of French film offers a set of critical essays on the crisis of masculinity in contemporary French culture and its interrelationship with nostalgia, in the wake of 1970's feminism. 16 photos.

Newsgames

Newsgames
Author: Ian Bogost,Simon Ferrari,Bobby Schweizer
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-09-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780262289085

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How videogames offer a new way to do journalism. Journalism has embraced digital media in its struggle to survive. But most online journalism just translates existing practices to the Web: stories are written and edited as they are for print; video and audio features are produced as they would be for television and radio. The authors of Newsgames propose a new way of doing good journalism: videogames. Videogames are native to computers rather than a digitized form of prior media. Games simulate how things work by constructing interactive models; journalism as game involves more than just revisiting old forms of news production. Wired magazine's game Cutthroat Capitalism, for example, explains the economics of Somali piracy by putting the player in command of a pirate ship, offering choices for hostage negotiation strategies. Videogames do not offer a panacea for the ills of contemporary news organizations. But if the industry embraces them as a viable method of doing journalism—not just an occasional treat for online readers—newsgames can make a valuable contribution.

Death in Classic and Contemporary Film

Death in Classic and Contemporary Film
Author: D. Sullivan,J. Greenberg
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2013-10-03
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781137276896

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Mortality is a recurrent theme in films across genres, periods, nations, and directors. This book brings together an accomplished set of authors with backgrounds in film analysis, psychology, and philosophy to examine how the knowledge of death, the fear of our mortality, and the ways people cope with mortality are represented in cinema.

Fine Cuts The Art of European Film Editing

Fine Cuts  The Art of European Film Editing
Author: Roger Crittenden
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-08-06
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781136054105

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Roger Crittenden reveals the experiences of many of the greatest living European film editors through his warm and perceptive interviews which offer a unique insight into the art of editing - direct from masters of the craft. In their interviews the editors relate their experience to the directors they have worked with, including: Agnes Guillemot- (Godard, Truffaut, Catherine Breillat) Roberto Perpignani- (Welles, Bertolucci, Tavianni Brothers) Sylvia Ingemarsson- (Ingmar Bergman) Michal Leszczylowski- (Andrei Tarkovsky, Lukas Moodysson) Tony Lawson (Nic Roeg, Stanley Kubrick, Neil Jordan) and many more. Foreword by Walter Murch - three-time Oscar-winning Editor of 'Apocalypse Now', 'The English Patient', 'American Graffiti', 'The Conversation' and 'The Godfather Part II and III'.

Screening Modernism

Screening Modernism
Author: András Bálint Kovács
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2007
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780226451633

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Casting fresh light on the renowned productions of auteurs like Antonioni, Fellini, and Bresson and drawing out from the shadows a range of important but lesser-known works, Screening Modernism is the first comprehensive study of European art cinema’s postwar heyday. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s, András Bálint Kovács’s encyclopedic work argues that cinematic modernism was not a unified movement with a handful of styles and themes but rather a stunning range of variations on the core principles of modern art. Illustrating how the concepts of modernism and the avant-garde variously manifest themselves in film, Kovács begins by tracing the emergence of art cinema as a historical category. He then explains the main formal characteristics of modern styles and forms as well as their intellectual foundation. Finally, drawing on modernist theory and philosophy along the way, he provides an innovative history of the evolution of modern European art cinema. Exploring not only modernism’s origins but also its stylistic, thematic, and cultural avatars, Screening Modernism ultimately lays out creative new ways to think about the historical periods that comprise this golden age of film.

Researching Literary Tourism

Researching Literary Tourism
Author: Charlie Mansfield
Publsiher: Shadows
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2015-04-06
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Plymouth University academic, Dr Charlie Mansfield approaches literary tourism in this book initially from an historical perspective in order to define the phenomenon through a review of the existing academic literature in the field. The forms of literary tourism are analysed to provide a typology and from this the value of literary tourism is explained both from the visitor's point of view and the destination manager's. Current theories underpinning the existing literature on literary tourism, including Bourdieu's concept of cultural capital are reviewed. To extend the current state of research and to answer the research questions a case study of successful urban literary tourism is identified, in Brittany, France. The uses of French literature in literary tourism are reviewed to provide a sound basis on which to examine French texts and tourist destinations. Novel methods of field research are developed to formalise and to make reproducible the methodology for this study and for future work drawing on, and seeking to combine both literary theory and ethnography. Following a pilot study on the French Riviera the full discovery instruments are designed and applied in fieldwork on the case destination, Concarneau, using the detective novel, The Yellow Dog, which is set in Concarneau. Analysis of the findings from this provide a new contribution to the field of literary theory, in the area of reader interpellation, and answer the research questions in the form of a new set of recommendations for DMOs and tourism stakeholders. From the empirical study that used Web 2.0 social media, only available since 2013, an analysis of which novels do stimulate literary tourism is presented for the first time. Out of the research process new methods have been evolved, and are presented in the conclusion, for the DMO to synthesise and leverage digital resources. This provides DMOs with interpretation processes for its managed heritage to use with its local stakeholders in hotels and in tourism businesses. Finally, an innovative conceptualisation of what constitutes tourism knowledge is proposed.

Hispanics and United States Film

Hispanics and United States Film
Author: Gary D. Keller
Publsiher: Bilingual Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1994
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001194905

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In its role as handbook, Hispanics and United States Film provides the best single source of information on Hispanic personalities in American film and on American films with a Hispanic focus produced from 1896 to the present time. Hundreds of films, actors, and other figures of the film industry are referenced. This informational component of the book, which provides titles, dates, and other filmographic information, is supplemented by a bibliography on the subject.

The International Movie Industry

The International Movie Industry
Author: Gorham Anders Kindem,Professor Gorham Kindem, PhD
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2000
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0809322994

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A comprehensive history of the international movie industry during the 20th century. Essays examine the film industries of 19 countries focusing on individual national movie industries' economic, social, aesthetic, technological and political/ideological development within an international context.

DEFA at the Crossroads of East German and International Film Culture

DEFA at the Crossroads of East German and International Film Culture
Author: Marc Silberman,Henning Wrage
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2014-05-21
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9783110368055

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Motion picture production, distribution, exhibition and reception has always been a transnational phenomenon, yet East Germany, situated at the edge of the post-war Iron Curtain, separated by a boundary that became materialized in the Berlin Wall in 1961, resembles nothing if not an island, a protected space where film production developed under the protection of government subsidy and ideological purity. This volume proposes on the contrary that the GDR cinema was never just a monologue. Rather, its media landscape was characterized by constant dialogue, if not competition, with both the capitalist West and socialist East. These thirteen essays reshape DEFA cinema studies by exploring international networks, identifying lines of influence beyond national boundaries and recognizing genre qualities that surpass the temporal and spatial confines. The international team of film specialists present detailed analyses of over fifty films, including fiction features, adaptations of literary classics, children's films, documentaries, and examples from genres such as music, sci-fi, Westerns and crime films. With contributions by Seán Allan, Hunter Bivens, Benita Blessing, Barton Byg, Jaimey Fisher, Sabine Hake, Nick Hodgin, Manuel Köppen, Anke Pinkert, Larson Powell, Brad Prager, Marc Silberman, Stefan Soldovieri, andHenning Wrage.

Films of Carol Reed

Films of Carol Reed
Author: R Moss
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-01-06
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781349075010

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