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Title The Disguised Political Film in Contemporary Hollywood
Author Betty Kaklamanidou
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2016-10-20
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781501322310
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With strict guidelines on methodology and time frame -- films produced after September 2001, and a socio-semiotic theoretical framework -- Betty Kaklamanidou unpacks the problematic terms and ideas that go along with defining a new genre. Kaklamanidou considers a different sub-genre per chapter, placing each group of films in their socio-historical context to reach conclusions about the production of political films in millennial Hollywood. In shifting the terms of the debate, The "Disguised" Political Film in Contemporary Hollywood offers a fresh, new approach to the subject of the political film. The political film is not a clearly delineated object but rather an elusive one and resistant to clear boundaries. So, what is a political film? Can The Hunger Games (2012) belong to the same category as Lincoln (2012)? Is Jarhead (2005) a political movie simply because it is set during the Gulf War but with no reference to the motives of the conflict and/or American and Arab relations, and thus in the same group of war films such as The Three Kings (1999), another narrative that focuses on the same military conflict but includes direct commentary to governmental and military strategies? Are historical films by definition political since the majority deals with significant events and/or people in a specific socio-cultural landscape?

Contemporary European Cinema by Betty Kaklamanidou

Title Contemporary European Cinema
Author Betty Kaklamanidou
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-12-17
Category Social Science
Total Pages 198
ISBN 9781351347068
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers a range of accounts of the state of "European Cinema" in a specific sociopolitical era: that of the global economic crisis that began in 2008 and the more recent refugee and humanitarian crisis. With the recession having become a popular theme of economic, demographic, and sociological research in recent years, this volume examines representations of the crisis and its attendant market instability and mistrust of neoliberal political systems in film. It thus sheds light on the mediation, reimagination, and reformulation of recent history in the depiction of personal, cultural, and political memories, and raises new questions about crisis narratives in European film, asking whether the theoretical notion of "national" cinema is less or more powerful during moments of sociopolitical turbulence, and investigating the kinds of cultural representations and themes that characterize the narratives of European documentary and fictional films from both small and large national markets.

Title Politics and Politicians in Contemporary US Television
Author Betty Kaklamanidou
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-10-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 156
ISBN 9781317078487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bringing together well-established scholars of media, political science, sociology, and film to investigate the representation of Washington politics on U.S. television from the mid-2000s to the present, this volume offers stimulating perspectives on the status of representations of contemporary US politics, the role of government and the machinations and intrigue often associated with politicians and governmental institutions. The authors help to locate these representations both in the context of the history of earlier television shows that portrayed the political culture of Washington as well as within the current political culture transpiring both inside and outside of "The Beltway." With close attention to issues of gender, race and class and offering studies from contemporary quality television, including popular programmes such as The West Wing, Veep, House of Cards, The Americans, The Good Wife and Scandal, the authors examine the ways in which televisual representations reveal changing attitudes towards Washington culture, shedding light on the role of the media in framing the public’s changing perception of politics and politicians. Exploring the new era in which television finds itself, with new production practices and the possible emergence of a new ’political genre’ emerging, Politics and Politicians in Contemporary U.S. Television also considers the ’humanizing’ of political characters on television, asking what that representation of politicians as human beings says about the national political culture. A fascinating study that sits at the intersection of politics and television, this book will appeal to scholars of popular culture, sociology, cultural and media studies.

Title New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation
Author Betty Kaklamanidou
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Release Date 2020-11-17
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780814346266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation, editor Betty Kaklamanidou defiantly claims that "all films are adaptations." The wide-ranging chapters included in this book highlight the growing and evolving relevance of the field of adaptation studies and its many branding subfields. Armed with a wealth of methodologies, theoretical concepts, and sophisticated paradigms of case-studies analyses of the past, these scholars expand the field to new and exciting realms. With chapters on data, television, music, visuality, and transnationalism, this anthology aims to complement the literature of the field by asking answers to outstanding questions while proposing new ones: Whose stories have been adapted in the last few decades? Are films that are based on "true stories" simply adaptations of those real events? How do transnational adaptations differ from adaptations that target the same national audiences as the texts they adapt? What do long-running TV shows actually adapt when their source is a single book or novel? To attempt to answer these questions, New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation is organized in three parts. Part 1, "External Influences on Adaptation," delves into matters surrounding film adaptations without primarily focusing on textual analysis of the final cinematic product. Part 2, "Millennial TV and Franchise Adaptations," demonstrates that the contemporary television landscape has become fruitful terrain for adaptation studies. Part 3, "ElasTEXTity and Adaptation," explores different thematic approaches to adaptation studies and how adaptation extends beyond traditional media. Spanning media and the globe, contributors complement their research with tools from sociology, psychoanalysis, gender studies, race studies, translation studies, and political science. Kaklamanidou makes it clear that adaptation is vital to sharing important stories and mythologies, as well as passing knowledge to new generations. The aim of this anthology is to open up the field of adaptation studies by revisiting the object of analysis and proposing alternative ways of looking at it. Scholars of cultural, gender, film, literary, and adaptation studies will find this collection innovative and thought-provoking.

Anatomy Of The Slasher Film by Sotiris Petridis

Title Anatomy of the Slasher Film
Author Sotiris Petridis
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2019-05-03
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 178
ISBN 9781476674315
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The term “slasher film” was common parlance by the mid–1980s but the horror subgenre it describes was at least a decade old by then—formerly referred to as “stalker,” “psycho” or “slice-’em-up.” Examining 74 movies—from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) to Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)—the author identifies the characteristic elements of the subgenre while tracing changes in narrative patterns over the decades. The slasher canon is divided into three eras: the classical (1974–1993), the self-referential (1994–2000) and the neoslasher cycle (2000–2013).

Easy A by Betty Kaklamanidou

Title Easy A
Author Betty Kaklamanidou
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-04-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 106
ISBN 9781351247511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Easy A (2010) is the last significant box-office success in the high-school teen movie subgenre and a film that has already been deemed a ‘classic’ by many cultural commentators and popular film critics. By applying interdisciplinary insight to a relatively overlooked movie in academic discussion, Easy A: The End of the High-School Teen Comedy? is the first in-depth volume that places the movie within several key contexts and concepts of intertextuality, gender, genre and adaptation, and social discourse. Through the unpacking of a complex narrative that draws its plot from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850) and shares affinities with John Hughes’ paradigmatic films from the 1980s and key films from the 1990s, this volume presents Easy A as a palimpsest for the millennial generation. Clear and comprehensive, the book argues that Easy A marks the end of the commercially successful high-school teen comedy and discusses the reasons through a comparative synchronic and semi-diachronic historical comparison of the film with contemporary cinematic texts and those of the 1980s and 1990s.

Un American Hollywood by Peter Stanfield

Title Un American Hollywood
Author Peter Stanfield
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date 2007-12-27
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780813543970
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The concept of “un-Americanism,” so vital to the HUAC crusade of the 1940s and 1950s, was resoundingly revived in the emotional rhetoric that followed the September 11th terrorist attacks. Today’s political and cultural climate makes it more crucial than ever to come to terms with the consequences of this earlier period of repression and with the contested claims of Americanism that it generated. “Un-American” Hollywood reopens the intense critical debate on the blacklist era and on the aesthetic and political work of the Hollywood Left. In a series of fresh case studies focusing on contexts of production and reception, the contributors offer exciting and original perspectives on the role of progressive politics within a capitalist media industry. Original essays scrutinize the work of individual practitioners, such as Robert Rossen, Joseph Losey, Jules Dassin, and Edward Dmytryk, and examine key films, including The Robe, Christ in Concrete, The House I Live In, The Lawless, The Naked City, The Prowler, Body and Soul, and FTA.

Culturefront by Anonim

Title Culturefront
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category Civilization
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105110566960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shadows On The Past by Leger Grindon

Title Shadows on the Past
Author Leger Grindon
Publisher Temple University Press
Release Date 2010-06-18
Category History
Total Pages 264
ISBN 143990488X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A new genre of film is identified and explored.

Here S Looking At You by Ernest D. Giglio

Title Here s Looking at You
Author Ernest D. Giglio
Publisher Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date 2000
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 280
ISBN UOM:39015050308108
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Here's Looking at You examines the relationship between Hollywood films and the world of real politics, from the silent era to the dawn of the new millennium. What is discovered contradicts the film industry's patented response that the only messages its films deliver are messages intended for entertainment. While the vast majority of commercial features are designed to attract a mass audience, Hollywood has produced several hundred films that contain political messages. These range from D. W. Griffith's silent classic, The Birth of a Nation, to recent entries like Wag the Dog, Primary Colors, and Bulworth.

Cinema Wars by Douglas M. Kellner

Title Cinema Wars
Author Douglas M. Kellner
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-09-13
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781444360493
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed include: Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and other Michael Moore documentaries, amongst others Explores how some films in this era supported the Bush-Cheney regime, while others criticized the administration, openly or otherwise Investigates Hollywood’s treatment of a range of hot topics, from terrorism and environmental crisis to the Iraq war and the culture wars of the 2000s Shows how Hollywood film in the 2000s brought to life a vibrant array of social protest and helped create cultural conditions to elect Barack Obama

Hollywood Goes Oriental by Karla Rae Fuller

Title Hollywood Goes Oriental
Author Karla Rae Fuller
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Release Date 2010-08-16
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 312
ISBN 0814335381
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An in-depth look at the portrayal of Asian characters by non-Asian actors in classical Hollywood film.

Classics In Film And Fiction by Deborah Cartmell

Title Classics in Film and Fiction
Author Deborah Cartmell
Publisher Film Fiction (Hardcover)
Release Date 2000-03-20
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 240
ISBN STANFORD:36105025049797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Evaluates the term 'classic', discussing a wide range of films and texts including Jane Eyre, The Tempest and Alice in Wonderland.

The Altering Eye by Robert Phillip Kolker

Title The Altering Eye
Author Robert Phillip Kolker
Publisher Open Book Publishers
Release Date 2009-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 326
ISBN 9781906924034
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Bunuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography."

Title The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
Author Lauren Dundes
Publisher MDPI
Release Date 2019-07-11
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 246
ISBN 9783038978480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

Projecting Politics by Terry Christensen

Title Projecting Politics
Author Terry Christensen
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-03-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781317462019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This fascinating work examines in detail the relationship between American politics and films, from Birth of a Nation to Fahrenheit 9/11. It provides a decade-by-decade survey of politics and films of all types - comedies and dramas to biographies and documentaries - as well as a helpful framework that students and general readers can use to analyze the political content of films. The book also features an examination of film techniques as they relate to political films, an exploration of the effects of real-world politics on Hollywood, and a practical guide to writing film analysis, as well as a guide to web-based film resources and an extensive "Political Filmography." Throughout the book, the authors emphasize both the political messages transmitted through films and the political values that are reflected in them.

Hide In Plain Sight by Paul Buhle

Title Hide in Plain Sight
Author Paul Buhle
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2015-04-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781250083135
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hide in Plain Sight completes Buhle and Wagner's trilogy on the Hollywood blacklist. When the blacklistees were hounded out of Hollywood, some left for television where many worked on children's shows like "Rocky and Bullwinkle." A number wrote adult sitcoms such as The Donna Reed Show, and M*A*S*H while some of them ultimately returned to Hollywood and made great films such as Norma Rae, and Midnight Cowboy. This is a thoughtful look at the rising fear of communism in America and the aftermath of the horror that was the McCarthy period, from two expert historians of the blacklist period.

Reel Bad Arabs by Jack Shaheen

Title Reel Bad Arabs
Author Jack Shaheen
Publisher Interlink Publishing
Release Date 2012-12-31
Category Social Science
Total Pages 617
ISBN 9781623710064
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A groundbreaking book that dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing ""evil"" ArabsAward-winning film authority Jack G. Shaheen, noting that only Native Americans have been more relentlessly smeared on the silver screen, painstakingly makes his case that ""Arab"" has remained Hollywood's shameless shorthand for ""bad guy, "" long after the movie industry has shifted its portrayal of other minority groups. In this comprehensive study of over one thousand films, arranged a.

Title Grand Design Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise 1930 1939
Author Tino Balio
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons
Release Date 1993
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 483
ISBN UOM:39015027480964
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Celebrated as "Hollywood's greatest year," 1939 has often been considered the apex of the studio system and the movies it produced, including Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and so many other memorable pictures. It was a time when the studios exercised nearly absolute control over their product and won government sanction for the informal oligopoly that had sprung up in previous decades. In short, the film industry became a modern business enterprise - rationalized from planning through assembly-line manufacture to exhibition in studio-owned theater chains. Even community reception and the public personas of such great stars as Bette Davis, Clark Gable, and Humphrey Bogart were subject to studio influence. In this fifth volume of the award-winning History of the American Cinema, Tino Balio examines every aspect of the filmmaking and film exhibition system as it matured during the Depression era. He discusses the Hollywood studios (major, minor, and "poverty row") in relation to their all-powerful (and little understood) front offices in New York; the prevailing exhibition and advertising practices; the star system; and the key trends that dominated Hollywood production: prestige pictures, musicals, women's films, comedies, social problem films, and horror pictures. A number of distinguished guest contributors fill out the picture with analyses of censorship and the emergence of the Production Code (Richard Maltby), technology and the "classical" Hollywood style (David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson), the B Film (Brian Taves), documentary (Charles Wolfe), and the avant-garde (Jan-Christopher Horak).