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Published: 31 August 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390992-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9099-2
... � Spectral Time, Heterogeneous Space Th e Ghost Film as Historical Allegory Ghosts call our calendars into question.1 Th e temporality of haunting—the return of the dead, the recurrence of events—refuses the linear progres- sion...
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394600-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9460-0
...eiGHt the End of History, the Historical films’ Beginning Korea’s New Sagŭk South Korea witnessed the establishment of its two- party political system and the domination of big, global corporations during the first decade of the 2000s, the period that arguably sealed the triumph of...
Published: 12 April 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387749-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8774-9
... and dominant genres of colonial Indian cinema (in- cluding mythological, historical, devotional, and stunt films) had lost their immediate popularity, Indian films had secured a stable domestic status by 1947.21 Historians Eric Barnouw and S. Krishnaswamy attribute this to the in- vention of sound...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398721-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9872-1
... to be the last to rescue 'the real thing.' Authenticity is produced by removing objects and customs from their current historical situation-a present-becoming-future."66 Ethno• graphic cinema takes this process one step further; it takes you "there." In film, the time travel is immediate: you...
Published: 03 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390190-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9019-0
... themselves outside the mainstream by contrasting their enduring love of Friday the 13th films with the sheer commer- cial success of early films in the franchise, making this more of a cult fandom. It has also allowed Friday the 13th to be devalued and othered academically via a historical contrast...
Published: 26 February 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389255-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8925-5
..., INCORPORATION, AND VOICE Listeners and speakers This chapter mines the historical terrain of film representations of deafness in postwar British and North American film melodramas. I offer textual readings of films that posit the belated achievement of speech as the social birth of the Deaf...
Published: 03 November 2008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8867-8
...Appendix: Timeline for a History of Anglophone Film Culture and Film Studies Stephen Groening In keeping with the spirit of this volume, the following timeline focuses on events and developments within film studies in the Anglophone context. By juxtaposing publications...
Published: 03 November 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388678-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8867-8
...Experimental Film and the Development of Film Study in America Michael Zryd ​■  This essay takes on two tasks for this volume: first, to chart the development of film study in the United States during its boom period in the 1960s and 1970s, and, second, to examine the impact of avant...
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: 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 and...
Published: 12 April 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387749-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8774-9
... achieve such Government for this country. —Chandulal J. Shah, addressing the First Indian Motion Picture Congress, 1939 seven * HISTORICAL ROMANCES AND MODERNIST MYTHS IN INDIAN CINEMA Three linked factors may be disaggregated as formative influences on Indian film aesthetics in the late...
Published: 16 February 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385585-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8558-5
... (Chang Sŏn-u), followed in April 1996.1 By dealing with sensitive post- war historical issues at a time when most films released in South Korea were reprising old genre formats (gangster stories, screwball comedies, and melo- dramas), these two films stand out. A Single Spark concerns the life and...
Published: 19 February 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399698-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9969-8
...; or, for that matter, Sheila McLaughlin’s passion play, She Must Be Seeing Things (1987), which was similarly obsessed with a forgot- ten historical figure and a filmmaker protagonist intent on resurrecting her. These films are all monuments to particular moments in lesbian culture. They...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396345-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9634-5
... narrativization of the past is symptomatic of the subject'S search for a mastery and coher• ence of self and other and self-as-signifying, then, doubly pertinent, are cases of films which for all practical purposes might remain neatly entrenched in fictional narrative but are claimed for the historical...
Published: 01 January 1997
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9780-9
... coinci• dentally, some of the most historically and aesthetically significant films made in Spain since the end of the Civil War: from Lorenzo Llobet Gracia's Vida en sombras (Life in Shadows, 1947-48), Luis Garda Ber• langa's Bienvenido, Mr. Marshall (Welcome, Mr. Marshall, 1952), and Victor...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391401-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9140-1
... queer makers have persis- tently subjected this long-standing device of nonfiction film and television to various kinds of transformative adaptation, playful deconstruction, and even iconoclastic violence. Let me briefly offer a few examples from several historical moments in the gay AIDS...
Published: 22 June 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386872-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8687-2
... HISTORICAL I ARTICULATIONS SALIM TAMARI Wasif Jawhariyyeh, Popular Music, and...
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383505-039
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8350-5
... Historical Recovery our fascination with computer games’ re-creations of Egyptian pyramids and medieval fortresses il- Ellen Strain lustrates, our desire to reaccess that past drives us...
Published: 30 August 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388333-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8833-3
... claudio fogu / Italiani brava gente the legacy of fascist historical culture on italian politics of memory Italians seem to want to be freed from the war, Fascism, and...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392354-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9235-4
... the atrocities as emblematic of an innate Vietnamese cruelty that successive Hollywood films—from the critically acclaimed The Deer Hunter (1978) to the immensely influential Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)—have in- stilled in Western historical consciousness. In other words, the Hue Mas- sacre...