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Deren, Maya

Theresa Geller

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Maya Deren Introduction Maya Deren (b. 1917–d. 1961) completed only six films and two monographs in her lifetime, yet she made a huge impact o...

Cavell, Stanley

William Rothman

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Stanley Cavell Introduction Spanning his career, Cavell’s writings about film reflect, and are reflected in, the emergence and thematic develo...

Bigelow, Kathryn

Christina Lane

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Kathryn Bigelow Introduction Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director with the 2009 film The Hurt Lock...

Von Sternberg, Josef

Gaylyn Studlar

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Josef Von Sternberg Introduction Born in Vienna, Austria in 1894 of working-class Jewish parents, Jonas Stern’s downtrodden young life did not...

Polish Cinema

Elzbieta Ostrowska

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Polish Cinema Introduction Poland’s turbulent history in the 20th century has been the most significant factor affecting the development of ve...

Music Video

William Straw

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Music Video Introduction Music video emerged as the object of academic writing shortly after the introduction in the United States of MTV (Mus...

Denis, Claire

Kristin Hole

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Claire Denis Introduction Claire Denis (b. 1948) is one of the most important directors working in France today. Her unclassifiable body of wo...

Philosophy and Film

Carl Plantinga

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Philosophy and Film Introduction Although the philosophy of film dates as far back as Harvard professor Hugo Münsterberg’s 1916 The Photoplay: ...

Welles, Orson

Donald F. Larsson

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Orson Welles Introduction The artistry of Orson Welles (b. 1915–d. 1985) can be difficult to disentangle from his own celebrity and notoriety....

Blade Runner

Rob Latham, Jeffrey Hicks

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Blade Runner Introduction Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, was originally released in June of 1982 to mixed reviews and a poor showing a...

Auteurism

Timothy Corrigan

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Auteurism Introduction Auteurism has arguably been at the center of film practice, theory, and historiography since the 1950s. Originating in t...

Keaton, Buster

Charles Wolfe

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Buster Keaton Introduction The silent films of Buster Keaton (b. 1895–d. 1966) are among the most critically admired American motion pictures ...

Masculinity in Film

Mark Gallagher

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Masculinity in Film Introduction In film studies as in other disciplines and in cultures at large, masculinity remains a contested category, t...

New Zealand Cinema

Alistair Fox

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

New Zealand Cinema Introduction New Zealand cinema, despite the relatively small number of feature films produced, has received much internati...

Psychoanalytic Film Theory

Todd McGowan

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Psychoanalytic Film Theory Introduction Psychoanalytic film theory occurred in two distinct waves. The first, beginning in the late 1960s and e...

Hollywood Studios

Peter Lev

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Hollywood Studios Introduction “Studio” and “Hollywood” are interestingly complex terms. “Studio” originally meant a room with abundant natura...

Politics, Hollywood and

Kathryn Cramer Brownell

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Hollywood and Politics Introduction Scholars in history and cinema and media studies have explored various aspects of the relationship between...

Narrative

Donald F. Larsson

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Narrative Introduction Narrative is often simply equated with story, a sequence of causally linked events with a beginning, a middle, and an e...

Children in Film

Ian Wojcik Andrews

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Children in Film Introduction The child in film is a multifaceted, wide-ranging topic that considers historical, ideological, pedagogical, and...

Dance and Film

Sangita Shresthova

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Dance and Film Introduction The aesthetic, temporal, and interactive intersections of dance, film, and most recently new media cut across avan...

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