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Born in Flames

Born in Flames ebook ISBN: 9780674023178
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author: Howard Hampton
Number of Pages: 473 
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Twenty years as an outsider scouring the underbelly of American culture has made Howard Hampton a uniquely hardnosed guide to the heart of pop darkness. Bridging the fatalistic, intensely charged space between Apocalypse Now Redux and Nirvanaâe(tm)s âeoeSmells Like Teen Spirit,âe his writing breaks down barriers of ignorance and arrogance that have segregated art forms from each other and often from the world at large. In the freewheeling spirit of Pauline Kael, Lester Bangs, and Manny Farber, Hampton calls up the extremist, underground tendencies and archaic forces simmering beneath the surface of popular forms. Ranging from the kinetic poetry of Hong Kong cinema and the neoâe"New Wave energy of Irma Vep to the punk heroines of Sleater-Kinney and Ghost World, Born in Flames plays odd couples off one another: pitting Natural Born Killers against Forrest Gump, contrasting Jean-Luc Godard with Steven Spielberg, defending David Lynch against aesthetic ideologues, invoking The Curse of the Mekons against Fredric Jamesonâe(tm)s Postmodernism, and introducing D. H. Lawrence to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. âeoeWe are born in flames,âe sang the incandescent Lora Logic, and here those flames are a source of illumination as well as destruction, warmth as well as consumption. From the scorched-earth works of action-movie provocateurs Seijun Suzuki and Sam Peckinpah to the cargo cult soundscapes of Pere Ubu and the Czech dissidents Plastic People of the Universe, Born in Flames is a headlong plunge into the passions and disruptive power of art.

Born in Flames

Born in Flames ebook ISBN: 9780956260598
Publisher: Buster Books
Author: Lizzie Borden
Number of Pages: 50 
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An illustrated transcript of Lizzie Borden's 1983 film 'Born in Flames', edited and designed by Kaisa Lassinaro. It includes an interview with Borden conducted in L.A. by Lassinaro, as well as the lyrics of Undercover Nation by The Bloods and Born in Flames by Red Crayola, kindly supplied by Adele Bertei and Mayo Thompson. Released as a motion picture in 1983 the film is a futuristic fable of feminist turmoil still brewing ten years after the Second American Revolution. When Adelaide Norris, the black radical founder of the Woman's Army, is mysteriously killed, a diverse coalition of women - across all lines of race, class, and sexual preference - emerges to blow the System apart. With their fury growing and all peaceful options exhausted, women overcome divisions of race, class, and sexual orientation to form a guerilla movement to take over control of the media. The film poses the question of whether oppression against women will be eliminated under any kind of social system.

Feminist Hollywood

Feminist Hollywood ebook ISBN: 9780814329221
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Author: Christina Lane
Number of Pages: 261 
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Feminist Hollywood examines the differences between commercial cinema and counter cinema by focusing on the work of contemporary women directors who have entered Hollywood from the realm of independent filmmaking. Christina Lane compares their early documentaries or avant-garde films with their more mainstream endeavors as she explores the possibilities and limits of feminist expression within the male-dominated industry of commercial filmmaking. Feminist Hollywood incorporates interviews with directors Susan Seidelman, Martha Coolidge, Kathryn Bigelow, Lizzie Borden, Darnell Martin, and Tamra Davis in an attempt to bridge the "theory gap" that often excludes women's professional experiences and makes false assumptions about how the industry operates. Lane balances these firsthand accounts with cultural theory and an understanding of the current film industry, in which the line between commercial and independent filmmaking has become blurred. The timely and comprehensive nature of this volume will make it a welcome addition to the bookshelves of film scholars and amateur movie buffs alike.

Born in Flames

Born in Flames ebook ISBN: 9781937546168
Author: Candace Knoebel
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Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon. Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast .Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother's doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn't explain. Something wanted out. In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she's ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she's running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

New Queer Cinema

New Queer Cinema ebook ISBN: 0822399695
Publisher: Duke University Press
Author: B. Ruby Rich
Number of Pages: 352 
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B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish, Brokeback Mountain, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and Milk. In addition to exploring less-known films and international cinemas (including Latin American and French films and videos), she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen, on the web, and in art galleries.

The (Moving) Pictures Generation

The (Moving) Pictures Generation ebook ISBN: 1137118512
Publisher: Springer
Author: V. Dika
Number of Pages: 245 
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Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice.

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century ebook ISBN: 1135638896
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Jules Heller,Nancy G. Heller
Number of Pages: 732 
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Critical Cinema 2

A Critical Cinema 2 ebook ISBN: 9780520079175
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Scott MacDonald
Number of Pages: 462 
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This sequel to A Critical Cinema offers a new collection of interviews with independent filmmakers that is a feast for film fans and film historians. Scott MacDonald reveals the sophisticated thinking of these artists regarding film, politics, and contemporary gender issues. The interviews explore the careers of Robert Breer, Trinh T. Minh-ha, James Benning, Su Friedrich, and Godfrey Reggio. Yoko Ono discusses her cinematic collaboration with John Lennon, Michael Snow talks about his music and films, Anne Robertson describes her cinematic diaries, Jonas Mekas and Bruce Baillie recall the New York and California avant-garde film culture. The selection has a particularly strong group of women filmmakers, including Yvonne Rainer, Laura Mulvey, and Lizzie Borden. Other notable artists are Anthony McCall, Andrew Noren, Ross McElwee, Anne Severson, and Peter Watkins. This sequel to A Critical Cinema offers a new collection of interviews with independent filmmakers that is a feast for film fans and film historians. Scott MacDonald reveals the sophisticated thinking of these artists regarding film, politics, and contemporary gender issues. The interviews explore the careers of Robert Breer, Trinh T. Minh-ha, James Benning, Su Friedrich, and Godfrey Reggio. Yoko Ono discusses her cinematic collaboration with John Lennon, Michael Snow talks about his music and films, Anne Robertson describes her cinematic diaries, Jonas Mekas and Bruce Baillie recall the New York and California avant-garde film culture. The selection has a particularly strong group of women filmmakers, including Yvonne Rainer, Laura Mulvey, and Lizzie Borden. Other notable artists are Anthony McCall, Andrew Noren, Ross McElwee, Anne Severson, and Peter Watkins.

Queer Looks

Queer Looks ebook ISBN: 1136648259
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Martha Gever,Pratibha Parmar,John Greyson
Number of Pages: 430 
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Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From guerilla Super-8 in Manila to AIDS video activism in New York, Queer Looks zooms in on this very queer place in media culture, revealing a wealth of strategies, a plurality of aesthetics, and an artillary of resistances.

Sexe, mensonge et Hollywood

Sexe, mensonge et Hollywood ebook ISBN: 2749128404
Publisher: Cherche Midi
Author: Peter BISKIND
Number of Pages: 650 
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Portraits mordants, genèse tumultueuse de films célèbres, scénario explosif : celui du Hollywood d'aujourd'hui Accroche Grand-Public (Sites Marchands, Sites Interforum) Présentation Grand-Public (Sites Marchands, Sites Interforum) Après le succès public et médiatique du Nouvel Hollywood, consacré au cinéma des années 70, le nouveau livre de Peter Biskind traite, dans un ton tout aussi décapant, des figures et des mœurs du cinéma hollywoodien des deux dernières décennies. Prenant pour fil rouge le festival de Sundance, créé par Robert Redford, et la maison de production des frères Weinstein, Miramax, Peter Biskind s'attaque ici à un nouveau mythe : le cinéma indépendant. À partir de centaines d'heures d'entretiens et de confidences avec ses principaux protagonistes, d'anecdotes plus délirantes les unes que les autres, il lève le voile sur un monde shakespearien plus haut en couleur encore que la plupart de ses productions. Avec des portraits aussi mordants que réalistes de figures comme Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorcese, la genèse tumultueuse de films aussi célèbres que Sexe Mensonge et Vidéo, Pulp Fiction ou encore Gangs of New York, il nous offre le plus explosif des scénarios : celui du Hollywood d'aujourd'hui.

L'Homme incendié

L'Homme incendié ebook ISBN: 2752909225
Publisher: Libretto
Author: Serge Filippini
Number of Pages: 384 
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Rome, 10 février 1600. Giordano Bruno a été condamné par l’Inquisition pour avoir pensé sans prudence et va être conduit au bûcher d’ici à sept jours. Sept jours pour écrire le roman de sa vie. Sept jours pour que naisse son grand oeuvre au fil d’une narration puissante, de plus en plus marquée par l’urgence, le manque de sommeil et le besoin de dire l’homme de chair et de désirs, le philosophe et l’aventurier qu’il aura été dans ce monde envahi par les ombres noires de l’intolérance. Giordano Bruno évoque fiévreusement l’Europe de la Renaissance, ses ennemis nombreux, ses amis et toutes les figures qu’il aura pu croiser, de l’énigmatique Henri III de France à Montaigne, de Shakespeare au peintre Arcimboldo, sans oublier le troublant Cecil : un destin aimanté par le feu et voué à toutes les audaces.


Flammes ebook ISBN: 2330127057
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
Author: Robbie Arnott
Number of Pages: 256 
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Les femmes de la famille McAllister ont une fâcheuse tendance à ressusciter brièvement après avoir été incinérées. Pour éviter ce triste sort à sa sœur Charlotte, Levi décide qu’elle sera enterrée et entreprend de lui confectionner un cercueil, bien qu’elle soit en parfaite santé. Quand elle découvre le projet démentiel de son frère, Charlotte prend la fuite, inquiète pour sa sécurité. C’est le début d’un périple échevelé aux quatre coins de la Tasmanie, île empreinte de féérie et peuplée d’êtres étranges. Bienvenue dans le monde loufoque et flamboyant de Robbie Arnott, jeune prodige des lettres australiennes.

Women Directors and Their Films

Women Directors and Their Films ebook ISBN: 9780275985783
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: Mary G. Hurd
Number of Pages: 178 
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Provides biographical information and critical analysis of the lives and works of the most important female directors of American and international film.

TLA Video & DVD Guide 2005

TLA Video & DVD Guide 2005 ebook ISBN: 1466867825
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
Author: David Bleiler
Number of Pages: 816 
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The TLA Video and DVD Guide 2005 is the absolutely indispensable guide to worthwhile cinema. It includes over 10,000 entries on the best of film and video that a real film lover might actually want to see. Unlike some of the other mass market guides that tend to be clogged with unenlightening entries on even more unenlightening films, TLA focuses on independent, foreign, and the best of Hollywood to bring the cineaste an opinionated guide that is both fun and useful. The guide includes: -Reviews of more than 10,000 films -Four detailed indexes--by star, directory, country of origin, and theme -More than 300 photos throughout -A listing of all the major film awards of the past quarter-century, as well as TLA Bests and recommended films -A comprehensive selection of cinema from more than 50 countries Now published annually, the TLA Video and DVD Guide is one of the most respected guides from one of the finest names in video retailing, perfect for anyone with an eclectic taste in cinema.

Feminist Auteurs

Feminist Auteurs ebook ISBN: 9781904764694
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Author: Geetha Ramanathan
Number of Pages: 239 
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Feminist Auteurs examines a rich and diverse body of work that has received insufficient attention both in film studies and in feminist theory on film. Looking at individual films within the context of feminist film as a genre, Ramanathan examines film from diverse cultural traditions, while paying close attention to what might be regarded as feminist in different cultural contexts. The films chosen expand our ideas of feminism covering as they do film from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the US. Full-length interpretations of twenty-four films, both older and contemporary, including Vagabond, India Song, Bhaji on the Beach, Chocolat, and Daughters of the Dust lay out a complete and powerful framework for reading women's film.

Further Tales

Further Tales ebook ISBN: 1304407527
Author: N. Franzetti
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Cinema of Outsiders

Cinema of Outsiders ebook ISBN: 0814752896
Publisher: NYU Press
Author: Emanuel Levy
Number of Pages: 601 
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges mainstream fare continues to flourish with strong critical support and loyal audiences. Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarentino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style. Documenting the socio-economic, political and artistic forces that led to the rise of American independent film, Cinema of Outsiders depicts the pivotal role of indie guru Robert Redford and his Sundance Film Festival in creating a showcase for indies, the function of film schools in supplying talent, and the continuous tension between indies and Hollywood as two distinct industries with their own structure, finance, talent and audience. Levy describes the major cycles in the indie film movement: regional cinema, the New York school of film, African-American, Asian American, gay and lesbian, and movies made by women. Based on exhaustive research of over 1,000 movies made between 1977 and 1999, Levy evaluates some 200 quintessential indies, including Choose Me, Stranger Than Paradise, Blood Simple, Blue Velvet, Desperately Seeking Susan, Slacker, Poison, Reservoir Dogs, Gas Food Lodging, Menace II Society, Clerks, In the Company of Men, Chasing Amy, The Apostle, The Opposite of Sex, and Happiness. Cinema of Outsiders reveals the artistic and political impact of bold and provocative independent movies in displaying the cinema of "outsiders"-the cinema of the "other America."

Atom Egoyan's 'The Adjuster'

Atom Egoyan's 'The Adjuster' ebook ISBN: 1442697164
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Author: Tom McSorley
Number of Pages: 128 
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One of Canada's pre-eminent auteur filmmakers, Atom Egoyan has been celebrated internationally, earning multiple awards from the prestigious Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals and an Academy Award nomination. One of his most accomplished and controversial early works, The Adjuster, is a dark drama about the complex and intense relationship between an insurance adjuster and his clients. In this accessible analysis, Tom McSorley traces the genesis, production, and reception of Egoyan's fourth feature film, from its Cannes Film Festival premiere to its North American commercial release. The book locates The Adjuster in the larger context of Canadian cinema history's peculiar and often troubled evolution, and offers a provocative interpretation of the film's unique analysis of the malaise of materialism in North American culture. Richly illustrated and featuring new interview material with Egoyan himself, this study in the Canadian Cinema series offers an insightful review of one of Atom Egoyan's most searching, unsettling films.

Crash Proof

Crash Proof ebook ISBN: 9781983217128
Author: S. G. Reid
Number of Pages: 258 
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Darcy van Dyke has lived her last few years in the fast lane. That is until the accident happened. No one could have predicted it. No one could have stopped it. And now all she has left to do is recover from it. Some things are easier said than done. Especially when faced with endless pain, continuous nightmares, and fatigue that no level of caffeine can touch. To make matters worse, she must contend with her best friend's massive family, who are all eager to aid in her recovery. Darcy struggles to slow down enough to get her life back together and to find a moment of privacy in a house filled with well-intentioned people. Can she cope with what has become of her life now? Can she pick up the pieces and move on? Find out in the first installment of the Crash Proof series.

Embracing the Flames

Embracing the Flames ebook ISBN: 9781937546199
Author: Candace Knoebel
Number of Pages: 412 
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The Stone of Immortality has always been kept under the watch of the Draconta. That is, until the betrayal of a Fate. Now, everything is about to change. Aurora Megalos accepted her destiny without blinking-even if it meant succumbing to her dragon side. Deemed the Progeny, she left the ordinary life she knew and has done everything in her power to learn the ways of her new home and what it means to be part dragon. But when her mentor, Astral, suddenly disappears, she is forced to take the reins with war on the brink. She sets out on an epic journey to find what her arch enemy, Zordon, is after. What she discovers is far worse than she could've ever imagined. She will be tested and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be found, and most importantly, a battle will begin.