Cinema Detours

Mike White. CINEMA DETOURS By Mike White Cinema Detours © 2013 by Mike White All rights reserved. By Mike White.

Author: Mike White


ISBN: 9781300981176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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Cinema Detours' is a collection of two-hundred and twenty movie reviews written over a period of six years and published in a miscellany of media, including: 'Detour Magazine','Detroit's Metro Times','Mondo Film & Video Guide','Wild Side Cinema','Daily Grindhouse', and more. These reviews have been collected to preserve them in an archival physical form to rescue them from the ephemeral nature of the net. Films in this collection are mostly off the beaten path, representing genres all over the map: Cult, Horror, Sci-Fi, Film Festival Flicks, Action Films, Superhero Movies and even a Czechoslovakian Musical Western. Get in, strap in, shut up, and hold on as we take a breakneck tour of the lesser traveled reaches of the cinematic landscape. Tighten your seat belt and read carefully because everything happens fast. You've never had a trip like this before.

Savage Detours

“Senses of Cinema: Detour,” http:// 21/detour.html. Price, Michael H., and John Wooley. Forgotten Horrors 4: Dreams That Money Can Buy. Baltimore: Midnight Marquee Press, 2007. Pride, Ray.

Author: Lisa Morton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457066

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This is the first book-length study of the career and life of Ann Savage, whose performance in Detour earned her a place in Time Magazine’s list of the top 10 greatest movie villains. The biography covers her abused childhood and her career as a studio contract player, pin-up queen, B movie star, jetsetter and award-winning aviatrix. A complete annotated filmography with release date, credits, cast, synopsis and commentary for each of her films is included.


Hirsch, Foster, Detours and Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir (New York: Limelight Editions, 1999). Isenberg, Noah, 'Perennial Detour: The Cinema of Edgar G. Ulmer and the Experience of Exile', Cinema Journal, vol. 43 no.

Author: Noah Isenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838715274

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 105

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Long considered an unpolished gem of film noir, the private treasure of film buffs, cinephiles and critics, Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour (1945) has recently earned a new wave of recognition. In the words of film critic David Thomson, it is simply 'beyond remarkable.' The only B-picture to make it into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, Detour has outrun its fate as the bastard child of one of Hollywood's lowliest studios. Ulmer's film follows, in flashback, the journey of Al Roberts (Tom Neal), a pianist hitching from New York to California to join his girlfriend Sue (Claudia Drake), a singer gone to seek her fortune in Hollywood. In classic noir style, Detour features mysterious deaths, changes of identity, an unforgettable femme fatale called Vera (Ann Savage), and, in Roberts, a wretched, masochistic antihero. Noah Isenberg's study of Detour draws on a vast array of archival sources, unpublished letters and interviews, to provide an animated and thorough account of the film's production history, its critical reception, its afterlife (including various remakes) and the different ways in which the film has been understood since its release. He devotes significant attention to each of the key players in the film – the crew as well as the principal actors – while charting the uneasy transformation of Martin Goldsmith's pulp novel into Ulmer's signature film, the disagreements between the director and writer, and the severe financial and formal limitations with which Ulmer grappled. The story that Isenberg tells, rich in historical and critical insight, replicates the briskness of a B-movie.

The Chinese Cinema Book

seeing: Post-digital. detours. in. Chinese. cinema. 'on the one hand, there is the impression of reality; on the other, the perception of reality' Figure 23.1 The Questioning: one policeman carries a small video ...

Author: Song Hwee Lim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This revised and updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of cinema in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as to disaporic and transnational Chinese film-making, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. Chapters by leading international scholars are grouped in thematic sections addressing key historical periods, film movements, genres, stars and auteurs, and the industrial and technological contexts of cinema in Greater China.

Cinema as a Worldbuilding Machine in the Digital Era

Essay on Multiverse Films and TV Series Alain Boillat ... Spike Lee's movie detours the structural and institutional dimension of racism by depicting a “cool”, young cop supported by his superiors in the force, so integrated within the ...

Author: Alain Boillat

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780861969814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

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This essay examines the primacy of worldbuilding in the age of CGI, transmedia practices and "high concept" fiction by studying the principles that govern the creation of a multiverse in a wide range of film and TV productions. Emphasis is placed on Hollywood sci-fi movies and their on-screen representation of imaginary machines that mirror the film medium, following in the tradition of Philip K. Dick's writings and the cyberpunk culture. A typology of worlds is established, as well as a number of analytical tools for assessing the impact of the coexistence of two or more worlds on the narrative structure, the style (uses of color, editing practices), the generic affiliation (or hybridity), the seriality and the discourse produced by a given film (particularly in fictions linked to post-9/11 fantasies). Among the various titles examined, the reader is offered a detailed analysis of the Resident Evil film series, Total Recall and its remake, Dark City, the Matrix trilogy, Avatar, Source Code and other time-loop films, TRON and its sequel, Christopher Nolan's Tenet, and several TV shows – most notably HBO's Westworld, but also Sliders, Lost, Fringe and Counterpart.

Dad Made Dirty Movies

Weldon, Michael J. The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film. London, UK: Plexus, 1989. Welling, David, and Jack Valenti. Cinema Houston: From Nickelodeon to Megaplex. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. White, Mike. Cinema Detours.

Author: Jordan Todorov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638775

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Strippers, zombies, fugitives and jewel thieves. These were just some of the characters who inhabited the weird, wild films of director Stephen C. Apostolof in the 1960s and 1970s. But Apostolof's own life was every bit as improbable as the plots of his lurid movies. Escaping the clutches of the communists in his native Bulgaria, he came to America in 1952 and decided on a whim to reinvent himself as a Hollywood filmmaker, right down to the cigars, sunglasses and Cadillacs. He produced a string of memorable sexploitation classics, including the infamous Orgy of the Dead. Along the way, he married three times, fathered five children and forged a personal and professional relationship with the notorious Ed Wood, Jr. Drawing on rare archival material and interviews with those who knew him best, this first biography of Apostolof chronicles the life and career of a cult film legend.


Narrative cinema has particularly developed dramatic movement and the fictional power capable of immaterialising all the ... Representatives of representation, Flashes of light, Immaterial crises, Machines of cinema, Detours of reason, ...

Author: Graham Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474418959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The most extensive examination yet of control across disciplines and cultural modes of expression âe"" showing that control is the cultural logic of the 21st century.

Portugal s Global Cinema

detours. The film's first abrupt diversion from the subject of colonialism occurs right at the prologue, before Part I is announced. Presented as the introduction to the plot, this prologue avers itself, however, to have no relation ...

Author: Mariana Liz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786732750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Portuguese cinema has become increasingly prominent on the international film festival circuit, proving the country's size belies its cultural impact. From the prestige of directors Manoel de Oliveira, Pedro Costa and Miguel Gomes, to box-office hit La Cage Doree, aspects of Portuguese national cinema are widely visible although the output is comparatively small compared to European players like the UK, Germany and France. Considering this strange discrepancy prompts the question: how can Portuguese cinema be characterised and thought about in a global context? Accumulating expertise from an international group of scholars, this book investigates the shifting significance of the nation, Europe and the globe for the way in which Portuguese film is managed on the international stage. Chapters argue that film industry professionals and artisans must navigate complex globalised systems that inform their filmmaking decisions. Expectations from multi-cultural audiences, as well as demands from business investors and the criteria for critical accolades put pressure on Portuguese cinema to negotiate, for example, how far to retain national identities on screen and how to interact with `popular' and `art' film tropes and labels. Exploring themes typical of Portuguese visual culture - including social exclusion and unemployment, issues of realism and authenticity, and addressing Portugal's postcolonial status - this book is a valuable study of interest to the ever-growing number of scholars looking outside the usual canons of European cinema, and those researching the ongoing implications of national cinema's global networks.

The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism

Rachel Connor includes post-1910 editing techniques in her account of cinema's relation to H.D.'s poetry (H.D. and the ... 'Detours in Film Narrative'; deCordova, 'From Lumière to Pathé'; Burch, 'A Primitive Mode of Representation?

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.

The Road Movie Book

Jon abandons his incomplete essay on the death of cinema, and leaves his movie-postered home to go on the run with Luke. ... In the first of many reversals of the road genre, the film detours from the typical driven, adventure plot once ...

Author: Steven Cohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134824366

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The Road Movie Book is the first comprehensive study of an enduring but ever-changing Hollywood genre, its place in American culture, and its legacy to world cinema. The road and the cinema both flourished in the twentieth century, as technological advances brought motion pictures to a mass audience and the mass produced automobile opened up the road to the ordinary American. When Jean Baudrillard equated modern American culture with 'space, speed, cinema, technology' he could just as easily have added that the road movie is its supreme emblem. The contributors explore how the road movie has confronted and represented issues of nationhood, sexuality, gender, class and race. They map the generic terrain of the road movie, trace its evolution on American television as well as on the big screen from the 1930s through the 1980s, and, finally, consider road movies that go off the road, departing from the US landscape or travelling on the margins of contemporary American culture. Movies discussed include: * Road classics such as It Happened One Night, The Grapes of Wrath, The Wizard of Oz and the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby Road to films * 1960's reworkings of the road movie in Easy Rider and Bonnie and Clyde * Russ Meyer's road movies: from Motorpsycho! to Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! * Contemporary hits such as Paris Texas, Rain Man, Natural Born Killers and Thelma and Louise * The road movie, Australian style, from Mad Max to the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.