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Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 31 August 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390992-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9099-2
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394600-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9460-0
Published: 18 November 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7367-4
... melodrama pastoral touch historical film haptic ...
Published: 18 November 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373674-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7367-4
... political affects in Indian and Bangladeshi gay and transgender films. It elaborates registers of affiliation and proximity and queer experiences of sociality and community. It analyzes the queer historical drama and the politics of touch and the haptic in activist documentary, and it considers space...
Book Chapter

By Anand Pandian
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375166-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7516-6
... This chapter explores a cinematographer’s construction and lighting of a film set for a historical romance set in colonial Madras, reflecting on the force and agency of light in cinema. light cinematography agency image spiritual ...
Book Chapter

By Youngmin Choe
Published: 25 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7434-3
... (Chŏng Yun-su, 2002); and the time-travel film 2009 Lost Memories (Lee Si-myung, 2002). In contrast to the stasis of the actual DMZ as a historical site and truce memorial, the DMZ in filmic representations within the first Korean Wave embraced its touristic potential; though transmuted to an imagined...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373322-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7332-2
... This essay compares two films, Crows and Sparrows of the late-1940s and Once Upon a Time in Shanghai of the mid-1990s. Through this comparison, the discussion focuses on the problem of historical repetition, revolution, and continuity as these are represented in the two films. Concentrating...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027867-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2786-7
... influential film festivals—Cinemalaya, Cinema One, and Cinema Rehiyon—and previous historical models for the alternative circulation of independent and vernacular films. Binisaya vernacular cinema Iskalawags (Scalawags) audience problem film festivals ...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374343-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7434-3
...); and the time-travel film 2009 Lost Memories (Lee Si-myung, 2002). In contrast to the stasis of the actual DMZ as a historical site and truce memorial, the DMZ in filmic representations within the first Korean Wave embraced its touristic potential; though transmuted to an imagined national park and dislodged...
Published: 18 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375555-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7555-5
... This chapter focuses on the industrial film production of Hampton Institute, which made three films between 1913 and 1915. Two of the films were fictionalized narratives of a student’s progress through the institute; the other was a nonfiction exhibition of the work done at the school...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374343-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7434-3
... This chapter is a visual excavation of Kang Je-gyu’s film about the Korean War, Taegukgi (2004), in relation to the film sets, theme parks, and exhibitions that drew large audiences in the wake of the film’s box-office success. Looking at material traces of the film’s depiction of the Korean...
Published: 26 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376019-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7601-9
... The major European film festivals articulate aesthetic value with gender in distinctive ways. Historically, very few women directors gained entry to this elite world, despite the impact of second-wave feminism. But in the first decade of the twenty-first century, younger women filmmakers, many...
Published: 21 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375838-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7583-8
... This chapter analyzes the place of Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in the generation and circulation of notions of India and Indianness as portable in a historical and political-economic context marked by the liberalization of the Indian economy. Both addressing and representing...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374251-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... transnationally. In the film women’s desires are largely directed toward historical agency. transnationality Chinese history femininity Hong Kong memory ...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027867-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2786-7
... Two informal archives have enabled the circulation of rare Philippine films: first, Video 48, a legendary brick-and-mortar video store specializing in Tagalog feature-length fiction films; and second, the Kalampag Tracking Agency, a microcuratorial initiative and screening program helmed by Merv...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373513-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7351-3
... exclusively for the able-bodied. In a propaganda film made in the 1960s, the medical treatment for the famous poet Han Ha-un provided in an American-run institution is represented as a gateway into a heterosexual union. The marriage between a former male patient and an uninfected woman continues to appear...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374251-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... Chapter 1 elucidates the concept of Buddhist melancholia, showing how in Nonzee Nimibutr’s 1999 heritage film, Nang Nak , desire and sexual personhood are rendered in the idioms of Buddhist pedagogies and economies of desire. Examining how the core Buddhist trope of the negativity of female...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374435-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7443-5
... opens up a historical perspective on the memorial as a process in which representations are continually in motion—something that becomes most acute in moments of institutional change, as in making a new film or designing a new museum, as well as in moments of controversy where history and its...
Series: Spin-Offs
Published: 12 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027591-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2759-1
... This chapter connects Columbo with some of Peter Falk’s richest work as an actor: his collaborations with John Cassavetes. By connecting Falk’s work in film with Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, as well as the appearances by the Cassavetes crowd (including Ben Gazzara as well as a range...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... Jennifer DeClue takes up Juana Maria Rodriguez’s challenge to embrace the pleasure of “untamed erotics” and not shy away from exploring the materiality of sexuality and the problematics of sex play and fantasy among racialized subjectivities. In so doing, DeClue examines three films of black...