A Modernist Cinema

Intriguingly, the cinematic form that came to dominate the twentieth century— the feature film— emerged at roughly the same time that Anglophone writers and critics have traditionally dated the beginnings of literary modernism: we ...

Author: Scott W. Klein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190912130

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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In A Modernist Cinema, sixteen distinguished scholars in the field of the New Modernist Studies explore the interrelationships among modernism, cinema, and modernity. Focusing on several culturally influential films from Europe, America, and Asia produced between 1914 and 1941, this collection of essays contends that cinema was always a modernist enterprise. Examining the dialectical relationship between a modernist cinema and modernity itself, these essays reveal how the movies represented and altered our notions and practices of modern life, as well as how the so-called crises of modernity shaped the evolution of filmmaking. Attending to the technical achievements and formal qualities of the works of several prominent directors - Giovanni Pastrone, D. W. Griffith, Sergei Eisenstein, Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, F. W. Murnau, Carl Theodore Dreyer, Dziga Vertov, Luis Buñuel, Yasujiro Ozu, John Ford, Jean Renoir, Charlie Chaplin, Leni Riefenstahl, and Orson Welles - these essays investigate several interrelated topics: how a modernist cinema represented and intervened in the political and social struggles of the era; the ambivalent relationship between cinema and the other modernist arts; the controversial interconnection between modern technology and the new art of filmmaking; the significance of representing the mobile human body in a new medium; the gendered history of modernity; and the transformative effects of cinema on modern conceptions of temporality, spatial relations, and political geography.

Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema

TED PERRY The words “masterpiece” and “modernist” are much abused and often ambiguous. By using the term “masterpiece,” I simply mean that the films discussed in this volume, years after their making, challenge the mind and the eye, ...

Author: Ted Perry

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253347718

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 353

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Noted film scholars analyze some of the most challenging films of the 20th century

Post War Modernist Cinema and Philosophy

face the twin definitional pincer movement of more formally conventional 'art films' on the one hand and the avantgarde ... and narrative 'art cinema' in general –including whatare today often considered exemplary modernist filmssuch as ...

Author: H. Ford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283528

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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A unique study of four major post-war European films by four key 'auteurs', which argues that these films exemplify film modernism at the peak of its philosophical reflection and aesthetic experimentation.

Tempo Tempo

Tempo, Tempo!: The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt~ISBN 3-936314-55-1 U.S. $35.00 / Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color and 60 b&w. ~Item / March / Art

Author: Marianne Brandt

Publisher: Jovis Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015061009570

Category: Art

Page: 184

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Tempo, Tempo!: The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt~ISBN 3-936314-55-1 U.S. $35.00 / Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color and 60 b&w. ~Item / March / Art

The Tenth Muse

This book brings together two major strands of research: the exploration of early film criticism and theory and cinema's impact on literary texts, including the work of H.G.Wells and Virginia Woolf.

Author: Laura Marcus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199230273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 579

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This book brings together two major strands of research: the exploration of early film criticism and theory and cinema's impact on literary texts, including the work of H.G.Wells and Virginia Woolf. It also offers new research on early writings about film, including the work of the women film critics who rose to prominence in the 1920s, and on film societies and film journals in the period.

Arab Modernism as World Cinema

Complementing the book’s focus on authorship is a complex analysis of a wide range of Arab and non-Arab films, taking us beyond national cinema frameworks to a rich study of cinematic intertextuality and modernist translocality."—Viola ...

Author: Peter Limbrick

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520330573

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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Arab Modernism as World Cinema explores the radically beautiful films of Moroccan filmmaker Moumen Smihi, demonstrating the importance of Moroccan and Arab film cultures in histories of world cinema. Addressing the legacy of the Nahda or “Arab Renaissance” of the nineteenth and early twentieth century—when Arab writers and artists reenergized Arab culture by engaging with other languages and societies—Peter Limbrick argues that Smihi’s films take up the spirit of the Nahda for a new age. Examining Smihi’s oeuvre, which enacts an exchange of images and ideas between Arab and non-Arab cultures, Limbrick rethinks the relation of Arab cinema to modernism and further engages debates about the use of modernist forms by filmmakers in the Global South. This original study offers new routes for thinking about world cinema and modernism in the Middle East and North Africa, and about Arab cinema in the world.

Post War Modernist Cinema and Philosophy

A unique study of four major post-war European films by four key 'auteurs', which argues that these films exemplify film modernism at the peak of its philosophical reflection and aesthetic experimentation.

Author: H. Ford

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230368875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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A unique study of four major post-war European films by four key 'auteurs', which argues that these films exemplify film modernism at the peak of its philosophical reflection and aesthetic experimentation.

The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism

Treating cinema as a historical rather than an aesthetic influence, this book analyzes the role of early British film culture in literature, thus providing the first account of cinema as a cause for modernism.

Author: Andrew Shail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136455155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Modernist writing has always been linked with cinema. The recent renaissance in early British film studies has allowed cinema to emerge as a major historical context for literary practice. Treating cinema as a historical rather than an aesthetic influence, this book analyzes the role of early British film culture in literature, thus providing the first account of cinema as a cause for modernism. Shail’s study draws on little-known sources to create a detailed picture of cinema following its ‘second birth’ as both institution and medium. The book presents a comprehensive account of how UK-based modernism originated as a consequence of—rather than a conscious aesthetic response to—this new component of the cultural landscape. Film’s new accounts of language, endeavor, time, collectivity and political change are first considered, then related to the patterns that comprised modernist texts. Authors discussed include Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, H.D., James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Richardson.