Download E-books Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Visions of Hell on Earth PDF

By Kim Paffenroth

Winner of the silver medal in pop culture for the 2006 ForeWord booklet of the 12 months Awards. This quantity connects American social and spiritual perspectives with the vintage American motion picture style of the zombie horror movie. for almost 40 years, the movies of George A. Romero have awarded audience with hellish visions of our international overrun by way of flesh-eating ghouls. This research proves that Romero's motion pictures, like apocalyptic literature or Dante's Commedia, transcend the outside adventure of repulsion to probe deeper questions of human nature and objective, usually giving a chilling and darkly funny critique of recent, secular the US.

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Download E-books Bizarre Sinema, Wildest, Sexiest, Weirdest, Sleaziest Films: Japanese Ero Gro and Pinku Eiga 1956-1979 PDF

By Carlos Aguilar, Daniel Aguilar

Eroticism in eastern style cinema of the Golden Age, from “Ero Gro” to “Pinku Eiga”, to the “Roman Porno”. The ugly, the surreal, the macabre, the sadism, the masochism, the lesbianism within the videos produced through the likes of Shintoho, Daiei, Nikkatsu, Toei and Okura, within the motion pictures via Koji Wakamatsu (Violated Angels, The Embryo), Teruo Ishii (Joys of Torture), Yusuke Watanabe (Female, evening Ladies), Yasuzo Masumura (Cross of ardour, A Fool’s Love), Seijun Suzuki (Gate of Flesh, Branded to Kill), Ko Nakahira (Hunter’s Diary), Toshiaki Kunihara (Secret ebook of a girls Prison), Nobuo Nakagawa (Vampire Woman), Keigo Kimura (Diary of a silly outdated Man)...
The heroines of those films are play-ed through such intercourse symbols as Mako Midori, Naomi Tani, Ikuko Moori and Ayako Wakao, which are constantly tied up and tortured.
This quantity includes a wealthy iconographic reveal of infrequent pictures and unique posters, unpublished writings by means of the everlasting Queen of S&M Naomi Tani, and cult administrators like Teruo Ishii and Seijun Suzuki, finishing up with a specific bibliography and filmography.

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Download E-books The New Film History: Sources, Methods, Approaches PDF

The first major evaluate of the sector of movie historical past in twenty years, this booklet bargains a wide-ranging account of the equipment, resources and techniques utilized by sleek movie historians. The key components of study are analysed, alongside distinctive case stories focused on famous American, Australian, British and ecu movies.

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Download E-books Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms PDF

Red, White & Black is a provocative critique of socially engaged movies and similar severe discourse. providing an unflinching account of race and illustration, Frank B. Wilderson III asks no matter if such motion pictures safely signify the constitution of U.S. racial antagonisms. That constitution, he argues, is predicated on 3 crucial topic positions: that of the White (the “settler,” “master,” and “human”), the pink (the “savage” and “half-human”), and the Black (the “slave” and “non-human”). Wilderson contends that for Blacks, slavery is ontological, an inseparable part of their being. From the start of the ecu slave exchange beforehand, Blacks have had symbolic price as fungible flesh, because the non-human (or anti-human) opposed to which Whites have outlined themselves as human. simply as slavery is the existential foundation of the Black topic place, genocide is key to the ontology of the Indian. either positions are foundational to the lifestyles of (White) humanity.

Wilderson presents specific readings of 2 movies via Black administrators, Antwone Fisher (Denzel Washington) and Bush Mama (Haile Gerima); one via an Indian director, Skins (Chris Eyre); and one via a White director, Monster’s Ball (Marc Foster). those motion pictures current crimson and Black humans beleaguered via difficulties similar to homelessness and the repercussions of incarceration. They painting social turmoil when it comes to clash, as difficulties that may be solved (at least theoretically, if now not within the given narratives). Wilderson continues that on the narrative point, they fail to acknowledge that the turmoil relies now not in clash, yet in essentially irreconcilable racial antagonisms. but, as he explains, these antagonisms are by accident disclosed within the motion pictures’ non-narrative innovations, in judgements relating to issues resembling lighting fixtures, digicam angles, and sound.

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Download E-books Hollywood Heroines: Women in Film Noir and the Female Gothic Film PDF

By Helen Hanson

The endangered and hazardous woman figures of Rebecca, of Jagged Edge and What Lies Beneath have a deserved and enduring fascination. Helen Hanson re-examines those gothic heroines of Hollywood and their meanings, in of Hollywood's key established cycles, movie noir and the feminine gothic film. Starting in the beginning, with the foundation of those cycles and the ways that they represented girls within the American movie and tradition of the Forties, she lines their revival in neo-noir and neo-gothic motion pictures from the Nineteen Eighties to the present.  She additionally areas the feminine figures of the femme fatale, girl investigator and gothic heroine in the moving contexts of the movie and debates in feminist movie criticism.  Hanson examines quite a lot of movies from either classes, together with Suspicion, Gaslight and Pacific Heights, and provides specific recognition to their presentation of girl tales, activities and perspectives. She unearths a range of girl figures, representations and activities in movie noir and the feminine gothic movie, and argues that those girls are a part of a negotiation of lady identities, wishes and roles throughout a protracted historic period. Hollywood Heroines deals us new methods of pondering vintage and modern Hollywood heroines, and concerning the interrelationships of gender and genre.

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Download E-books Screening the Marquis de Sade: Pleasure, Pain and the Transgressive Body in Film PDF

By Lindsay Anne Hallam

Given that its ebook, the works of the Marquis de Sade have challenged the interpreting public with a philosophy of relentless actual transgression. this can be the 1st book-length educational research via a unmarried writer that applies the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade to the research of a big selection of movie texts. by way of using Sade's debatable bodily-oriented philosophy inside of movie research, this ebook presents a brand new figuring out of notions of discomfort, excitement, and the illustration of the transgressive physique in movie. while many analyses use concept to excuse and hence dilute the facility of sexual and violent photographs, the applying is intentionally transgressive and confrontational, looking to research cinematic representations of human family members as unflinchingly as Sade did in his novels.

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Download E-books The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape (Directors' Cuts) PDF

By Andrew deWaard, R. Colin Tait

The industry's simply director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is modern Hollywood's so much leading edge and prolific filmmaker. A Palme d'or and Academy Award-winner, Soderbergh has directed approximately thirty motion pictures, together with political provocations, electronic experiments, esoteric documentaries, international blockbusters, and a chain of extraordinary style movies. This quantity considers its slippery topic from numerous views, reading Soderbergh as an expressive auteur of paintings cinema and style fare, as a politically-motivated guerrilla filmmaker, and as a Hollywood insider. Combining a detective's method of investigating the reality with a criminal's substitute worth procedure, Soderbergh's motion pictures take on social justice in a company international, embodying dozens of cinematic developments and types complicated some time past twenty-five years. His profession demonstrates the richness of up to date American cinema, and this examine supplies his advanced oeuvre the in-depth research it deserves.

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Download E-books The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox (Directors' Cuts) PDF

By Jeremi Szaniawski

One of the final representatives of a model of significant, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced an important oeuvre exploring matters similar to heritage, energy, reminiscence, kinship, loss of life, the human soul, and the accountability of the artist. via contextualization and shut readings of every of his function fiction movies (broaching lots of his documentaries within the process), this quantity finds a imaginative and prescient of Sokurov's motion pictures as both mournful and passionate, highbrow, and sensual, and likewise identifies in them a robust, if discursively repressed, queer sensitivity, along a trend of tensions and paradoxes. This publication hence deals new keys to appreciate the lasting and ever-renewed allure of the Russian director's Janus-like and strangely dynamic cinema -- a deeply unique and complicated physique of labor in discussion with the previous, the current and the future.

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Download E-books England's Secret Weapon: The Wartime Films of Sherlock Holmes PDF

By Amanda J. Field

England's mystery Weapon examines the best way Hollywood used Sherlock Holmes in a chain of fourteen movies that spanned the years of global battle II in Europe, from The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939 to Dressed to Kill in 1946. Basil Rathbone's portrayal of Holmes has stimulated each actor who has for that reason performed this renowned personality on movie, television, degree and radio, but the movie sequence has, before, been missed by way of special severe research.

The ebook seems to be on the movies themselves together with their historic context. although the 1st movies have been set within the detective's 'true' Victorian interval, Holmes used to be then 'updated' and recruited to struggle the Nazis. He got here to symbolize the appropriate face of britain for the americans - the single guy who may be relied upon to make sure an Allied victory.

Enthusiasm for a Nazi-fighting Holmes quickly waned, and the sequence moved first into ghost-and-ghouls chillers, and at last into visceral horror motion pictures during which Professor Moriarty, Holmes' outdated enemy, have been changed through a brand new breed of villain - a dangerous girl. England's mystery Weapon examines the best way the studio advised a cautious direction among modernising the detective and ensuring he used to be nonetheless recognisable because the 'old Holmes' - in outfits, destinations and behavior.

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