Film Culture Reader

Moving Forward, Looking Back: The European Avant-garde and the Invention of Film Culture, 1919-1939 (Repost)

Malte Hagener, "Moving Forward, Looking Back: The European Avant-garde and the Invention of Film Culture, 1919-1939"
English | 2007 | ISBN: 905356960X | PDF | pages: 374 | 2.2 mb
Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Belen Vidal
English | Dec. 15, 2012 | ISBN: 9089642811 | 257 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This innovative analysis of period film presents a new way to examine the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. Exploring the relationship between visual motifs and cultural representation, Figuring the Past is a selection of detailed case studies that explore three key figures—the house, the tableau, and the letter.

The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded (Film Culture in Transition)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 18, 2017
The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded (Film Culture in Transition)

The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded (Film Culture in Transition) by Wanda Strauven
English | Mar. 15, 2007 | ISBN: 9053569448 | 464 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Twenty years ago, noted film scholars Tom Gunning and André Gaudreault introduced the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe the essential qualities of films made in the medium’s earliest days, those produced between 1895 and 1906. Now, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded critically examines the term and its subsequent wide-ranging use in film studies.

Farocki/Godard: Film as Theory (Film Culture in Transition)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 17, 2017
Farocki/Godard: Film as Theory (Film Culture in Transition)

Farocki/Godard: Film as Theory (Film Culture in Transition) by Volker Pantenburg
English | Oct. 15, 2015 | ISBN: 9089648917 | 292 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book brings together two major filmmakers—German avant-gardist Harun Farocki and French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard—to explore the fundamental tension between theoretical abstraction and the capacities of film itself, a medium where everything seen onscreen is necessarily concrete.
Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Ivo Blom
English | Feb. 1, 2003 | ISBN: 9053565701 9053564632 | 475 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

The Netherlands Film Museum's Desmet Collection contains the estate of Dutch cinema owner and film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956): almost nine hundred European and American films of all genres, a collection of publicity material, and a massive business archive.
Audiovisions: Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Audiovisions: Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Siegfried Zielinski
English | June 1, 1999 | ISBN: 9053563032 | 357 Pages | PDF | 57 MB

The production, distribution, and perception of moving images are undergoing a radical transformation. Ever-faster computers, digital technology, and microelectronic are joining forces to produce advanced audiovision -the media vanishing point of the 20th century. Very little will remain unchanged.
The classic institutions for the mediation of film - cinema and television - are revealed to be no more than interludes in the broader history of the audiovisual media. This book interprets these changes not simply as a cultural loss but also as a challenge: the new audiovisions have to be confronted squarely to make strategic intervention possible.

Playing the Waves: Lars von Trier's Game Cinema (Film Culture in Transition)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 13, 2017
Playing the Waves: Lars von Trier's Game Cinema (Film Culture in Transition)

Playing the Waves: Lars von Trier's Game Cinema (Film Culture in Transition) by Jan Simons
English | Sep. 15, 2007 | ISBN: 905356991X | 256 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Dogma 95, the avant-garde filmmaking movement founded by the Danish director Lars von Trier and three of his fellow directors, was launched in 1995 at an elite cinema conference in Paris—when von Trier was called upon to speak about the future of film but instead showered the audience with pamphlets announcing the new movement and its manifesto. A refreshingly original critical commentary on the director and his practice, Playing the Waves is a paramount addition to one of new media’s most provocative genres: games and gaming.
Transition and Transformation: Victor Sjostrom in Hollywood 1923-1930 (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Transition and Transformation: Victor Sjostrom in Hollywood 1923-1930 (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Bo Florin
English | Aug. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089645047 | 163 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

In 1923, the film director Victor Seastrom (né Sjöström), then Sweden’s most renowned filmmaker, was recruited to Hollywood by Goldwyn Pictures, where he made eight silent pictures and one talkie in seven years, among them a 1926 version of The Scarlet Letter.

Harun Farocki: Working the Sight-lines (Film Culture in Transition)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 10, 2017
Harun Farocki: Working the Sight-lines (Film Culture in Transition)

Harun Farocki: Working the Sight-lines (Film Culture in Transition) by Thomas Elsaesser
English | Nov. 15, 2004 | ISBN: 905356635X | 415 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Filmmaker, film essayist, installation artist, writer: the Berlin artist Harun Farocki has devoted his life to the power of images.
Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia (Film Culture in Transition)

Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia (Film Culture in Transition) by Marijke de Valck
English | July 15, 2008 | ISBN: 9053561927 | 280 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The film festival has come a long way from its relatively humble origins in Venice in 1932—when nine nations presented twenty-five feature films screened in an open-air cinema where men had to adhere to standards of formal evening attire.