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Awakening the EyeRobert Frank's American Cinema

Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema

George Kouvaros

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695560
eISBN:
9781452953540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the first book-length study of Robert Frank’s work in film and video, Awakening the Eye provides a new account of the career of one of America’s most important twentieth-century artists. Keeping ... More

Berlin ReplayedCinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era

Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era

Brigitta B. Wagner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691715
eISBN:
9781452953595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691715.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Berlin Replayed explores the role of film revival and production in the construction of Berlin’s city image and film geographies at several distinct moments in history: the ‘Golden’ Twenties, the ... More

Brutal VisionThe Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema

Brutal Vision: The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema

Karl Schoonover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675548
eISBN:
9781452947563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675548.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. This book challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist ... More

Calling All CarsRadio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Kathleen Battles

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This book shows how radio played a key role in an emerging form of policing during the turbulent years of the Depression. Until this time popular culture had characterized the gangster as hero, but ... More

The Cinema and Its ShadowRace and Technology in Early Cinema

The Cinema and Its Shadow: Race and Technology in Early Cinema

Alice Maurice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678044
eISBN:
9781452948256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678044.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Focusing on American cinema, The Cinema and Its Shadow argues that “race” has defined and supplemented the cinematic apparatus since the earliest motion pictures, and especially at times of ... More

Cinema Approaching RealityLocating Chinese Film Theory

Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Victor Fan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong ... More

Cinema's AlchemistThe Films of Péter Forgács

Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Bill Nichols and Michael Renov (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Péter Forgács, based in Budapest, is best known for his award-winning films built on home movies from the 1930s to the 1960s that document ordinary lives soon to intersect with offscreen historical ... More

Cinema's Bodily IllusionsFlying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Scott C. Richmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Before it is a technology for representation, the cinema is a technology for the modulation of its viewers’ perception. Cinema’s Bodily Illusions offers a theory of the cinema as a proprioceptive ... More

Coproducing AsiaLocating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media

Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media

Stephanie DeBoer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689491
eISBN:
9781452949451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689491.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a series of contexts and framings for addressing the contingencies, inequities, and fissures of regional co-production as it constructs an “Asian” film and media geography whose ... More

Ferocious RealityDocumentary according to Werner Herzog

Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Eric Ames

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Over the course of his career Werner Herzog, known for such visionary masterpieces as Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), has directed almost sixty films, roughly ... More

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

Lewd LooksAmerican Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s

Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s

Elena Gorfinkel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900175
eISBN:
9781452957708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900175.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation’s Cinema Scenes of Looking examines the efflorescence of American sexploitation films in the United States in the years between 1960 and 1972. Approximately ... More

The Long TakeArt Cinema and the Wondrous

The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous

Lutz Koepnick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816695843
eISBN:
9781452958859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695843.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In The Long Take, Lutz Koepnick posits extended shot durations as a powerful medium for exploring different modes of perception and attention in our fast-paced world of mediated stimulations. This ... 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

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