Cinema history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics as informed by international films and various scholarly approaches.
Spanish abstract: Una lectura intertextual de ‘Beowulf’ (2007), una película animada con captura de movimiento dirigida por Robert Zemeckis y escrita por Neil Gaiman y Roger Avary, basada en el poema anglosajón ́Beowulf ́.
English abstract: An intertextual reading of ‘Beowulf’ (2007), a motion-capture animated feature directed by Robert Zem…[Read more]
This report is intended as a guide to facilitate the development of the Transgender Media Portal (transgendermediaportal.org). The Transgender Media Portal aims to make audiovisual work by trans, Two Spirit, nonbinary, intersex, and gender-nonconforming people more available to artists, activists, festival programmers, researchers, instructors,…[Read more]
This essay discusses the cinematic representation of Revolution in Sergei Eisenstein’s film Oktiabr’ / October, a film which had a decisive impact on the revolutionary development of film history and theory. I will explore how Revolution can be re-enacted and shown in the medium of cinema, and how this medium is capable of not only staging his…[Read more]
Raphael Grazziano deposited Todo objeto é uma imagem: Sauerbruch Hutton segundo Harun Farocki Every object is an image: Sauerbruch Hutton according to Harun Farocki in the group Film Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
Harun Farocki’s last film, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects (2013), is studied by comparing it to other works by the director and analyzing its scenes. The article elaborates what is the position of this office regarding architecture as a producer of images, and then verifies what is its underlying spatiality. As a result, one can see how the…[Read more]
This paper addresses a curious pattern of interlocking relationships. This pattern unfolds in a fixed form of ever-changing content, or what is often described as a ‘standing wave’. I will attribute this pattern to the interactive nervous system that synchronizes the periodic effects of four, neurological functions. These functions connect a par…[Read more]
Bill Hughes deposited CFP: ‘Ill met by moonlight’: Gothic encounters with enchantment and the Faerie realm in literature and culture University of Hertfordshire, 8‒10 April 2021 in the group Film Studies on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
As Prof. Dale Townsend has observed, the concept of the Gothic has had an association with fairies from its inception; even before Walpole’s 1764 Castle of Otranto (considered the first Gothic novel), eighteenth-century poetics talked of ‘the fairy kind of writing’ which, for Addison, ‘raise a pleasing kind of Horrour in the Mind of the Reader’…[Read more]
Com base na análise das formas cinematográficas de reconstituição da história em Serras da desordem, Corumbiara e Taego Ãwa, identifico a importância da figura dos espectadores indígenas para a compreensão das imagens que os filmes criam e mobilizam. Argumento que o contracampo efetivo, virtual ou espectral dos espectadores indígenas constitui…[Read more]
Este artigo discute os principais filmes de curta metragem dirigidos por Leo Pyrata, que exploram a figura do “macaco com a câmera na mão”, mencionada em Cuauhtémoc (2012), para insinuar o devir-animal como prática criativa. Em diálogo com linhagens do cinema experimental e da videoarte, Pyrata elabora modos de montagem anarquívica e reivindic…[Read more]
Se o estudo do que Clarisse denomina filmes de contato depende de uma compreensão histórica do que está em jogo em cada uma das obras abordadas, sua análise de Os últimos isolados (Adrian Cowell, 1967-1999), Corumbiara (Vincent Carelli, 1986-2009) e Os Arara (Andrea Tonacci, 1980-) busca pensar a relação entre culturas como experiência aberta…[Read more]
I analyze the strategies used in Patricio Guzman’s Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz 2010), Enrique Buchichio’s Behind the Truth (Zanahoria 2014) and Nicolas Pereda’s Summer of Goliath (Verano de Goliath 2010) to expose the political uses of landscape images in concealing and reconstructing forced disappearances and the violence surro…[Read more]
A very critical overview of seemingly disparate films
Bill Hughes deposited In the Company of Wolves: Wolves, Werewolves, and Wild Children, ed. Sam George & Bill Hughes – Book Launch and Film Screening, 29 February 2020, Odyssey Cinema, St Albans, UK in the group Film Studies on Humanities Commons 5 months, 2 weeks ago
You are cordially invited to a special event to celebrate ten years of the Open Graves, Open Minds project and to launch our new book In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children.
In the Company of Wolves presents further research from the Open Graves, Open Minds Project. It connects together innovative research from a variety…[Read more]
El texto explora el uso del tiempo y la producción de lo cómico en “El discreto encanto de la burguesía” (“Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie”, Luis Buñuel, Francia, 1972) y Coffee and Cigarettes (Jim Jarmusch, Estados Unidos/Japón/Italia, 2003).
Leticia Perez Alonso started the topic CFP: Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture (1900-1950) in the discussion Film Studies on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
We invite proposals for contributions to an edited collection on cinematic representations of women in works of art, poetry, fiction, theater and criticism of the avant-garde. The popularization of film stars such as Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Brigitte Helm shaped the cultural imaginary of modernity to such an extent…[Read more]
Throughout film history, many famous scenes and even entire films have been devised with actors improvising on certain general parameters that ultimately depict a character, often vaguely portrayed. These turns to improvisation and narrative experimentation tend to come forward every time filmmakers propose a new rupture, frequently accompanied by…[Read more]
Adelheid Heftberger deposited Kollision der Kader: Dziga Vertovs Filme, die Visualisierung ihrer Strukturen und die Digital Humanities in the group Film Studies on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
This book highlights the quantitative methods of data mining and information visualization and explores their use in relation to the films and writings of the Russian director, Dziga Vertov. The theoretical basis of the work harkens back to the time when a group of Russian artists and scholars, known as the “formalists,” developed new concepts of…[Read more]
In this book, I explore the connections between music for early movies (1895-1927) involving the supernatural in the context of the culture of the time in regard to supernatural beliefs and entertainments, particularly spiritualism.
This essay analyzes two recent interactive documentary projects: Sharon Daniel’s Public Secrets (2006), an exploration of the prison industrial complex through the testimonies of female inmates in California, and Zohar Kfir’s Points of View (2014) which “maps” Palestinian video advocacy projects made for and/or disseminated by B’Tselem, a human r…[Read more]
This essay explores the historical and critical legacy of the Rodney King tape, namely, it’s transformation of the concerns of the field of documentary studies in the turn toward “visible evidence” in the 1990s. This turn privileged the power of visibility, particularly in radical and activist practices, but visibility is a fraught concept for m…[Read more]
Hi, Ryan! If you’re not familiar with it, you might be interested in my long-ago book chapter on the Rodney King videotape, which is accessible here on Humanities Commons: “‘I’ll See It When I Believe It’: Rodney King and the Prison-House of Video,” The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television, and the Modern Event, edited by Vivian Sobchack…[Read more]
Thanks, Frank! I’ll take a look.
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