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Fiery CinemaThe Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Weihong Bao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema in modern China was a dynamic entity, not strictly tied to one media technology, one mode of operation, or one system of aesthetic code. It was, in Weihong Bao’s term, an affective medium, a ... More

Film NationHollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Robert Burgoyne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Events of the past decade have dramatically rewritten the American national narrative, bringing to light an alternate history of nation, marked since the country’s origins by competing geopolitical ... More

Fritz LangThe Nature of the Beast

Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast

Patrick McGilligan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676552
eISBN:
9781452948942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The name of Fritz Lang—the visionary director of Metropolis, M, Fury, The Big Heat, and thirty other unforgettable films—is hallowed the world over. But what lurks behind his greatest legends and his ... More

The Heretical ArchiveDigital Memory at the End of Film

The Heretical Archive: Digital Memory at the End of Film

Domietta Torlasco

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681099
eISBN:
9781452949093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681099.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Heretical Archive examines digital films and multimedia installations that cite and manipulate film materials, arguing that they contribute to redefining our memory of cinema as well as our ... More

Neither God nor MasterRobert Bresson and Radical Politics

Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Brian Price

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The French auteur Robert Bresson, director of such classics as Diary of a Country Priest (1951), The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962), The Devil, Probably (1977), and L’Argent (1983), has long been ... More

Out of TimeDesire in Atemporal Cinema

Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Todd McGowan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669950
eISBN:
9781452947099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book takes as its starting point the emergence of a temporal aesthetic in cinema that arose in response to the digital era. Linking developments in cinema to current debates within philosophy, ... More

The Poitier EffectRacial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

Sharon Willis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692842
eISBN:
9781452950730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692842.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The civil rights struggle was convulsing the nation, its violence broadcast into every living room. Against this fraught background, Sidney Poitier emerged as an image of dignity, discipline, and ... More

The Quay BrothersInto a Metaphysical Playroom

The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Suzanne Buchan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646586
eISBN:
9781452945903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This work is the first thorough analysis of the creative oeuvre of the Quay Brothers. Known for their animation shorts that rely on puppetry, miniatures, and stop-motion techniques, their fiercely ... More

The Right to Play OneselfLooking Back on Documentary Film

The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film

Thomas Waugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645862
eISBN:
9781452945859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645862.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book collects Thomas Waugh’s work on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s and Joris Ivens’s ... More

Self-ProjectionThe Director's Image in Art Cinema

Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Linda Haverty Rugg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is formed as a response to the question of whether narrative films can perform as autobiographies. This is a subject that has been treated only in a couple of essays as a theoretical field ... More

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