Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures

Another example in the unjust distribution of the means of production is comparing my own family with a nation-state like Syria. During the last year, Syria has produced only one film, and my family two and a half feature films!

Author: Scott MacKenzie

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520377479

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 680

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Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focusing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless central history of the cinema, exploring a series of documents that postulate ways in which to re-imagine the cinema and, in the process, re-imagine the world. This volume collects the major European “waves” and figures (Eisenstein, Truffaut, Bergman, Free Cinema, Oberhausen, Dogme ‘95); Latin American Third Cinemas (Birri, Sanjinés, Espinosa, Solanas); radical art and the avant-garde (Buñuel, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas, Ono, Sanborn); and world cinemas (Iimura, Makhmalbaf, Sembene, Sen). It also contains previously untranslated manifestos co-written by figures including Bollaín, Debord, Hermosillo, Isou, Kieslowski, Painlevé, Straub, and many others. Thematic sections address documentary cinema, aesthetics, feminist and queer film cultures, pornography, film archives, Hollywood, and film and digital media. Also included are texts traditionally left out of the film manifestos canon, such as the Motion Picture Production Code and Pius XI's Vigilanti Cura, which nevertheless played a central role in film culture.

British Children s Cinema

'The Railway Children and Other Stories: Lionel Jeffries and British Family Films in the 1970s' in Noel Brown and Bruce Babington, eds, Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney (London and New York: I.B.Tauris, 2015), pp.

Author: Noel Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786731012

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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British children's films have played a part in the childhoods of generations of young people around the world for over a century. Until now, however, their cherished status has remained largely unexplored. In this book, Noel Brown relates the history of children's cinema in Britain from the early years of commercial cinema to the present day, to reveal the reasons behind its acclaim in international popular culture.Drawing on multiple sources, Brown provides in-depth analysis of a range of iconic films, including The Railway Children, The Thief of Bagdad, Bugsy Malone, the Harry Potter films,Mary Poppins, Nanny McPhee, Paddington, Oliver!, and Aardman's Wallace and Gromit series. Futhermore, he investigates industrial and commercial contexts, such as the role of the Children's Film Foundation; and includes revealing insights on changing social and cultural norms, such as the once-sacred tradition of Saturday morning cinema. Brown challenges common prejudices that children's films are inherently shallow or simplistic, revealing the often complex strategies that underpin their enduring appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.In addition, he shows how the films allow a privileged access to historic cultures and the nation's political past. In doing so, Brown firmly establishes children's cinema as an important genre not only for students and scholars of film studies but also for those interested in socio-cultural history, the production and reception of popular entertainment and anyone looking for entertainment, escapism and nostalgia.

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Film

Brown, Hollywood Family Film, pp. 6–8. 48. Peter Krämer, “ 'A Film Specially Suitable for Children': The Marketing and Reception of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968),” in Noel Brown and Bruce Babington (eds.), Family Films in Global Cinema: ...

Author: Noel Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190939359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Film offers a uniquely comprehensive study of children's cinema from an interdisciplinary, nuanced, global perspective.

World Cinema through Global Genres

Critics of HAHK and the family films that it inspired dismiss them as “frilly,” “simplistic,” or “designer films. ... place in the evolution of global cinema toward more transnational films like Monsoon Wedding and Bride and Prejudice.

Author: William V. Costanzo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118712924

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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World Cinema through Global Genres introduces the complex forces of global filmmaking using the popular concept of film genre. The cluster-based organization allows students to acquire a clear understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world. Innovative pedagogical approach that uses genres to teach the more unfamiliar subject of world cinema A cluster-based organization provides a solid framework for students to acquire a sharper understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world A “deep focus” section in each chapter gives students information and insights about important regions of filmmaking (India, China, Japan, and Latin America) that tend to be underrepresented in world cinema classes Case studies allow students to focus on important and accessible individual films that exemplify significant traditions and trends A strong foundation chapter reviews key concepts and vocabulary for understanding film as an art form, a technology, a business, an index of culture, a social barometer, and a political force. The engaging style and organization of the book make it a compelling text for both world cinema and film genre courses

Pure Fatherhood and the Hollywood Family Film

Brown, N 2015, 'A Brief History of Indian Children's Cinema', in N Brown & B Babington (eds), Family films in global cinema, pp. 186–204. Bruzzi, S 2005, Bringing up Daddy, British Film Institute, London. Brydon, SG 2009, 'Men at the ...

Author: Denise McNulty Norton

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030716486

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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This book maps father failure and redemption through three decades of Hollywood family films, revealing how libertarian notions that align agency with autonomy lead to new conflicts for the contemporary father. The films find resolution to these conflicts through a re-gendering of parenting as relationship. In their creation of a ‘pure’ fatherhood that is valorised as authentic for its lack of parental responsibilities, the films serve to challenge the perception that fathering enacted outside the nuclear family structure is fragile. McNulty Norton finds in the films a new essentialism that secures the pure relationship to the biological father, reinforcing his position in the face of changing family forms.

The Children s Film

'Post-Soviet Parody: Can Family Films about Russian Heroes Be Funny?' in Noel Brown and Bruce Babington (eds), Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2015), pp. 171-85.

Author: Noel Brown

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231851114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Films for children and young people are a constant in the history of cinema, from its beginnings to the present day. This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the children's film, examining its recurrent themes and ideologies, and common narrative and stylistic principles. Opening with a thorough consideration of how the genre may be defined, this volume goes on to explore how children's cinema has developed across its broad historical and geographic span, with particular reference to films from the United States, Britain, France, Denmark, Russia, India, and China. Analyzing changes and continuities in how children's film has been conceived, it argues for a fundamental distinction between commercial productions intended primarily to entertain, and non-commercial films made under pedagogical principles, and produced for purposes of moral and behavioral instruction. In elaborating these different forms, this book outlines a history of children's cinema from the early days of commercial cinema to the present, explores key critical issues, and provides case studies of major children's films from around the world.

The Palgrave Handbook of Children s Film and Television

“'Luke, I Am Your father': Toys, Play Space, and Detached Fathers in Family Film.” In Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney, edited by Noel Brown and Bruce Babington, 137–51. London and New York: I. B. Taurus.

Author: Casie Hermansson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030176204

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 594

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This volume explores film and television for children and youth. While children’s film and television vary in form and content from country to country, their youth audience, ranging from infants to “screenagers”, is the defining feature of the genre and is written into the DNA of the medium itself. This collection offers a contemporary analysis of film and television designed for this important audience, with particular attention to new directions evident in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. With examples drawn from Iran, China, Korea, India, Israel, Eastern Europe, the Philippines, and France, as well as from the United States and the United Kingdom, contributors address a variety of issues ranging from content to production, distribution, marketing, and the use of film, both as object and medium, in education. Through a diverse consideration of media for young infants up to young adults, this volume reveals the newest trends in children’s film and television and its role as both a source of entertainment and pedagogy.

Asian Children s Literature and Film in a Global Age

While in conversation with Umesh Kulkarni, director of the award winning film Vihir (2010) and many other compelling ... In Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney (Cinema and Society), edited by Noel Brown and Bruce ...

Author: Bernard Wilson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811526312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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This volume provides a key analysis of Asian children’s literature and film and creates a dialogue between East and West and between the cultures from which they emerge, within the complex symbiosis of their local, national and transnational frameworks. In terms of location and content the book embraces a broad scope, including contributions related to the Asian-American diaspora, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Individually and collectively, these essays broach crucial questions: What elements of Asian literature and film make them distinctive, both within their own specific culture and within the broader Asian area? What aspects link them to these genres in other parts of the world? How have they represented and shaped the societies and cultures they inhabit? What moral codes do they address, underpin, or contest? The volume provides further voice to the increasingly diverse and fascinating output of the region and emphasises the importance of Asian art forms as depictions of specific cultures but also of their connection to broader themes in children’s texts, and scholarship within this field.

A Dictionary of Film Studies

STORY. faction See DIRECT CINEMA ; DOCUMENTARY . fade See EDITING . family film 1. A type of feature film intended specifically for ... A film or type of feature film conceived and marketed for the widest possible, often global, appeal.

Author: Annette Kuhn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192568045

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 576

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A Dictionary of Film Studies covers all aspects of its discipline as it is currently taught at undergraduate level. Offering exhaustive and authoritative coverage, this A-Z is written by experts in the field, and covers terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism; national, international, and transnational cinemas; film history, movements, and genres; film industry organizations and practices; and key technical terms and concepts. Since its first publication in 2012, the dictionary has been updated to incorporate over 40 new entries, including computer games and film, disability, ecocinema, identity, portmanteau film, Practice as Research, and film in Vietnam. Moreover, numerous revisions have been made to existing entries to account for developments in the discipline, and changes to film institutions more generally. Indices of films and filmmakers mentioned in the text are included for easy access to relevant entries. The dictionary also has 13 feature articles on popular topics and terms, revised and informative bibliographies for most entries, and more than 100 web links to supplement the text.

Hong Kong Film Hollywood and New Global Cinema

iscourses about AIDS is that it first manifests itself in the film's plot me where he attempts to make love to a ... thereby ng the love relationships that lay the groundwork for the families ralued in these films. ambivalence can ...

Author: Gina Marchetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134179176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In recent years, with the establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive and growing scholarly interest in the history of Hong Kong cinema, previously neglected historical documents and difficult-to-access films have offered new research materials. As Hong Kong film history comes into sharper focus, its inextricable links across the decades to Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, the United States, and to the far reaches of the Chinese diaspora have also become more evident. Hong Kong’s connection with Hollywood involves ties that bring together art cinema and popular genres as well as film festivals and the media marketplace with popular transnational genres. Giving fresh and facsinating insights into the vibrant area of Hong Kong, this exciting new book links Hong Kong with world film culture both within and beyond the commercial Hollywood paradigm. It emphasizes Hong Kong film in relation to other cinema industries, including Hollywood, and demonstrates that Hong Kong film, throughout its history, has challenged, redefined, expanded, and exceeded its borders.