From El Dorado to Lost Horizons

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  • Author : Ken Windrum
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 218 pages
  • ISBN : 1438473982
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From El Dorado to Lost Horizons

From El Dorado to Lost Horizons
  • Author : Ken Windrum
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 25 March 2019
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Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood. The era known as the Hollywood Renaissance is celebrated as a time when revolutionary movies broke all the rules of the previous “classical” era as part of the ferment of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Yet many films during this era did not overtly smash the system but provided more traditional entertainment, based on popular genres, for a wider

Silver Screen Buddha

Silver Screen Buddha
  • Author : Sharon A. Suh
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 29 January 2015
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How do contemporary films depict Buddhists and Buddhism? What aspects of the Buddhist tradition are these films keeping from our view? By repeatedly romanticizing the meditating monk, what kinds of Buddhisms and Buddhists are missing in these films and why? Silver Screen Buddha is the first book to explore the intersecting representations of Buddhism, race, and gender in contemporary films. Sharon A. Suh examines the cinematic encounter with Buddhism that has flourished in Asia and in the West in the

Seeking El Dorado

Seeking El Dorado
  • Author : Lawrence B. de Graaf,Kevin Mulroy,Quintard Taylor
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release : 01 January 2015
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From the 18th century, African Americans, like many others, have migrated to California to seek fortunes or, often, the more modest goals of being able to find work, own a home, and raise a family relatively free of discrimination. Not only their search but also its outcome is covered in Seeking El Dorado. Whether they settled in major cities or smaller towns, African Americans created institutions and organizations—churches, social clubs, literary societies, fraternal orders, civil rights organizations—that embodied

Mind Reeling

Mind Reeling
  • Author : Homer B. Pettey
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 December 2020
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Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema. Mind Reeling investigates how cinema displays and mirrors psychological disorders, such as bipolar disorder, amnesia, psychotic delusions, obsessive compulsive behavior, trauma, paranoia, and borderline personalities. It explores a range of genres, including biopics, comedies, film noirs, contemporary dramedies, thrillers, Gothic mysteries, and docufictions. The contributors open up critical approaches to audience fascination with film depictions of serious disturbances within the human psyche. Many films examined here have

Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation

Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation
  • Author : Brendan Hennessey
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 September 2021
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Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors. Since the beginning, much of Italian cinema has been sustained by transforming literature into moving images. This tradition of literary adaptation continues today, challenging artistic form and practice by pressuring the boundaries that traditionally separate film from its sister arts. In the twentieth century, director Luchino Visconti is a keystone figure in Italy's evolving art of adaptation. From the tumultuous years of Fascism and postwar

Brute Force

Brute Force
  • Author : Dominic Lennard
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 November 2019
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Considers how dangerous beasts in horror films illuminate the human-animal relationship. It’s always been a wild world, with humans telling stories of killer animals as soon as they could tell stories at all. Movies are an especially popular vehicle for our fascination with fierce creatures. In Brute Force, Dominic Lennard takes a close look at a range of cinematic animal attackers, including killer gorillas, sharks, snakes, bears, wolves, spiders, and even a few dinosaurs. Lennard argues that animal horror

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Was It Yesterday
  • Author : Matthew Leggatt
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 June 2021
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Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television. Bringing together prominent transatlantic film and media scholars, Was It Yesterday? explores the impact of nostalgia in twenty-first century American film and television. Cultural nostalgia, in both real and imagined forms, is dominant today, but what does the concentration on bringing back the past mean for an understanding of our cultural moment, and what are the consequences for viewers? This book questions the nature of this nostalgic phenomenon, the politics

Giallo

Giallo
  • Author : Alexia Kannas
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 November 2020
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Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon. Italian giallo films have a peculiar allure. Taking their name from the Italian for “yellow”— reflecting the covers of pulp crime novels—these genre movies were principally produced between 1960 and the late 1970s. These cinematic hybrids of crime, horror, and detection are characterized by elaborate set-piece murders, lurid aesthetics, and experimental soundtracks. Using critical

Tuitions and Intuitions

Tuitions and Intuitions
  • Author : William Rothman
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 November 2019
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Makes the case that philosophy has an essential role to play in the serious study of film. William Rothman has long been considered one of the seminal figures in the field of film-philosophy. From his landmark book Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze, now in its second edition, to the essays collected here in Tuitions and Intuitions, Rothman has been guided by two intuitions: first, that his kind of film criticism is philosophy; and second, that such a marriage of criticism and

Neo Noir as Post Classical Hollywood Cinema

Neo Noir as Post Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Author : Robert Arnett
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 31 August 2020
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Neo-Noir as Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema suggests the terms “noir” and “neo-noir” have been rendered almost meaningless by overuse. The book seeks to re-establish a purpose for neo-noir films and re-consider the organization of 60 years of neo-noir films. Using the notion of post-classical, the book establishes how neo-noir breaks into many movements, some based on time and others based on thematic similarities. The combined movements then form a mosaic of neo-noir. The time-based movements examine Transitional Noir (1960s-early 1970s), Hollywood Renaissance

Race and the Suburbs in American Film

Race and the Suburbs in American Film
  • Author : Merrill Schleier
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 July 2021
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Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film. This book is the first anthology to explore the connection between race and the suburbs in American cinema from the end of World War II to the present. It builds upon the explosion of interest in the suburbs in film, television, and fiction in the last fifteen years, concentrating exclusively on the relationship of race to the built environment. Suburb films began as a cycle in response to

Perpetual Movement

Perpetual Movement
  • Author : Neil Badmington
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 July 2021
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Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots. The first book-length study in English of Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948), Perpetual Movement offers both a production history that draws extensively upon little-known archival materials, including set drawings and drafts of the screenplay, and a close examination of the film in which Neil Badmington analyzes each of Rope's eleven shots. Writing in an accessible and engaging style, Badmington explores the film's treatment

The Great War in Hollywood Memory 1918 1939

The Great War in Hollywood Memory  1918 1939
  • Author : Michael Hammond
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 December 2019
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Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period. This is the definitive account of how America’s film industry remembered and reimagined World War I from the Armistice in 1918 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Based on detailed archival research, Michael Hammond shows how the war and the sociocultural changes it brought made their way into cinematic stories and images. He traces the development of the war’s memory in films dealing with

The Slapstick Camera

The Slapstick Camera
  • Author : Burke Hilsabeck
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 February 2020
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Demonstrates that slapstick film comedies display a canny and sometimes profound understanding of their medium. Slapstick film comedy may be grounded in idiocy and failure, but the genre is far more sophisticated than it initially appears. In this book, Burke Hilsabeck suggests that slapstick is often animated by a philosophical impulse to understand the cinema. He looks closely at movies and gags that represent the conditions and conventions of cinema production and demonstrates that film comedians display a canny and

Funny How

Funny How
  • Author : Alex Clayton
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 May 2020
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Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works. What makes something funny? This book shows how humor can be analyzed without killing the joke. Alex Clayton argues that the brevity of a sketch or skit and its typical rejection of narrative development make it comedy-concentrate, providing a rich field for exploring how humor works. Focusing on a dozen or so skits and scenes, Clayton shows precisely how sketch comedy appeals to the funny