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Toward a Theory of Popular Culture

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Culture as Functionality If we are asked to believe that all literature is “ideology,” in the crude sense that its dominant intention (and then our only response) is the communication or imposition of “social” or “political” meanings...

The Cinematic Real: Image, Text, Culture

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...The Spectacle Aesthetic, Or the Cinematic Real In talking about cinema, I have been talking about life as well; however, I do not want to make too many claims. I am not arguing that this perspective offers in some sense a better view...

A Notion of Film Aesthetics

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Engaging the Aesthetic Impulse Contemporary cultural formations have been theorized through postmodern ideas of fragmentation, distillation, and a “politics of difference” that has questioned fixed notions of identity and subjectivity. How...

Text and Spectacle in The Matrix Franchise

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Conceptualizing the Spectacle Aesthetic Understood in its totality, the spectacle is both the outcome and the goal of the dominant mode of production. It is not something added to the real world—not a decorative element, so to speak....

Embodiment (the actor’s work)

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

...Actors are what most people ‘see’ in a film. Audiences don’t look at the camera-work, the sets, the lighting, the design, the structure of the story – any of the multiple cinematic choices that the writer, the director and his or her team...

Rehearsals (why, not how)

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

...In film-making a formal rehearsal period is a luxury (unlike theatre, where it is thought of as an absolute necessity). In some cases the first time you work with an actor may be on the set. And some directors may favour this way...

Performing being a director (your work goes public)

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

...A lot of directors – even quite experienced ones – are secretly afraid of how they will appear to the crew and to the actors. They walk onto the set anxious that their own performance – that of being a director – is not going to be up...

Coda. From Doubt to Acknowledgment, or: The Philosophical Significance of Skepticism Films Revisited

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The coda wraps up this book’s journey through the problematic yet fascinating relation between film, philosophy, and skepticism. In lieu of a conclusion, and as a call for continuing film-philosophical reflection, it takes up Stanley...

Afterword

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

...Talking with the actors I have worked with on such different films felt like bringing them together into one space, a space flooded with the strong working memories that lead to a very particular form of mutual affection. I relished...

Tools for Philosophical Film Analysis

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Chapter 8 develops tools for philosophical film analysis. The chapter claims that film-philosophical discourse has, so far, neglected methodological issues concerning the philosophical analysis of films. The approach presented here roughly...