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Astaire, Fred and Rogers, Ginger

Adrienne L. McLean

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Introduction Fred Astaire (1899–1987) and Ginger Rogers (1911–1995) would likely have become movie stars on the...

Brakhage, Stan

David Sterritt

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Stan Brakhage Introduction Stan Brakhage (b. 1933–d. 2003) is widely considered to have been the most innovative and prolific avant-garde film...

Stardom

Elena D’Amelio

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Stardom Introduction Although fascination with the film star dates back as far as Béla Balázs’s The Visible Man (1924), the study of stars and...

Comedy, Film

Lucy Fischer

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Film Comedy Introduction Film comedy is a ubiquitous form of cinema, present from the medium’s earliest days with little “mischief joke” movie...

Race and Cinema

Diane Negra, Zélie Asava

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Race and Cinema Introduction Because of the influence that American cinema has had on ideas of race globally, both as film representations...

Romantic Comedy, American

Leger Grindon

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

American Romantic Comedy Introduction Romantic comedies, from classics such as Trouble in Paradise (1932) to 21st-century hits like Knocked Up

Von Stroheim, Erich

Fanny Lignon

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Erich Von Stroheim Introduction Austrian-born Erich von Stroheim (b. 1885–d. 1957) is one of the greatest directors of the American silent mov...

Allen, Woody

Sam Girgus

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Woody Allen Introduction Since starting in the 1960s, Woody Allen (b. December 1935) has made more than forty films, an amazing record, especi...

Deleuze, Gilles

Marcia Landy

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Gilles Deleuze Introduction This article covers both the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze (b. 1925–d. 1995) and his influential writings on media...

Kubrick, Stanley

Robert Kolker

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Stanley Kubrick Introduction Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928–d. 1999) was a singular American filmmaker, an artist who, starting in the 1960s, lived i...

Vertigo

Susan White

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Vertigo Introduction Alfred Hitchcock made Vertigo during an especially creative period of 1958–1960, when he released three historic films, V...

Arzner, Dorothy

Theresa Geller

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Dorothy Arzner Introduction In 1936, Dorothy Arzner (b. 1897–d. 1979) was the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America; it would be s...

Ophuls, Max

Alan Williams

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Max Ophuls Introduction Max Ophuls is widely considered one of the great directors of “classical” cinema, but his greatness is rather particul...

Film Sound

Paul Young

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Film Sound Introduction Prior to the groundbreaking work by Rick Altman, John Belton, Michel Chion, Mary Ann Doane, Claudia Gorbman, Kaja Silv...

Orphan Films

Dan Streible

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Orphan Films Introduction Although of unknown vernacular origin, the term “orphan film” emerged in the 1990s within discussions among archivis...

Fellini, Federico

Peter Bondanella

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Federico Fellini Introduction Federico Fellini (20 January 1920–31 October 1993) was not only the most famous Italian director of the 20th cen...

Fan Studies

Henry Jenkins

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Fan Studies Introduction Fan studies is a field of scholarly research focused on media fans and fan cultures. Fans might be broadly defined as...

Wiseman, Frederick

Barry Keith Grant

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Frederick Wiseman Introduction A major figure in American documentary cinema, Frederick Wiseman (b. 1930) began making his extraordinary series...

Gangster Films

Fran Mason

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Gangster Films Introduction The study of gangster films extends back to the 1970s when the development of film studies as an academic discipli...

YouTube

Jean Burgess

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

YouTube Introduction Originally launched in 2005 with a focus on user-generated content, YouTube has become the dominant platform for online vi...

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