Film

Writers Journey

$27.95

The udated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a 'classic' for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781932907360
Publication Date: 
2007-11-01

Violent Screen: A Critic's 13 Years on the Front Lines of Movie Mayhem

$19.00

Baltimore Sun movie critic Stephen Hunter takes aim at 13 years (1981-94) of popular movies, from film noir to teenage slashers, gangster flicks to sci-fi pics, and examines the current, and often violent, culture of modern cinema. Organized by topic, this book is a fascinating chronicle of today's increasingly violent and alienating culture.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780385316521

Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction (Theories of Representation and Difference)

$12.95

"Technologies of Gender builds a bridge between the fashionable orthodoxies of academic theory (Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, et al.) and the frequently-marginalized contributions of feminist theory.... In sum, de Lauretis has written a book that should be required reading for every feminist in need of theoretical ammunition--and for every theorist in need of feminist enlightenment." --B. Ruby Rich

..". sets philosophical ideas humming.... she has much to say." --Cineaste

"I can think of no other work that pushes the debate on the female subject forward with such passion and intellectual rigor." --SubStance

This book addresses the question of gender in poststructuralist theoretical discourse, postmodern fiction, and women's cinema. It examines the construction of gender both as representation and as self-representation in relation to several kinds of texts and argues that feminism is producing a radical rewriting, as well as a rereading, of the dominant forms of Western culture.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780253204417
Publication Date: 
1987-11-22

Reel to Reel: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies

$26.95

In Reel To Real, bell hooks talks back to films as a way to engage the pedagogy of cinema--the way film teaches its audience.

bell hooks comes to film as a cultural critic, fascinated by the issues movies raise--the ways cinema depicts race, sex, and class. Reel To Real collects hooks' classic essays on films such as Paris Is Burning or the infamous "Whose Pussy Is It" essay about Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It, as well as newer work on Pulp Fiction, Crooklyn and Waiting To Exhale. hooks also examines the world of independent cinema. Conversations with filmmakers Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, and Arthur Jaffa are linked with critical essays, including a piece on Larry Clark's Kids, to show that cinema can function subversively as well as maintain the status quo.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780415918244
Publication Date: 
1996-11-24
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Jung and Film: Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image

$45.95

Jung and Film brings together some of the best new writing from both sides of the Atlantic, introducing the use of Jungian ideas in film analyis.

Illustrated with examinations of seminal films including Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner, and 2001 - A Space Odyssey, Chris Hauke and Ian Alister, along with an excellent array of contributors, look at how Jungian ideas can help us understand films and the genres to which they belong.

The book also includes a glossary to help readers with Jungian terminology. Taking a fresh look at an ever-changing medium, Jung and Film is essential reading for academics and students of analytical psychology, as well as film, media and cultural studies.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781583911334
Publication Date: 
2001-06-28
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Jung and Film II: The Return: Further Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image

$47.95

Since Jung and Film was first published in 2001, Jungian writing on the moving image in film and television has accelerated. Jung and Film II: The Return provides new contributions from authors across the globe willing to tackle the broader issues of film production and consumption, the audience and the place of film culture in our lives.

As well as chapters dealing with particular film makers such as Maya Derren and films such as Birth, The Piano, The Wrestler and Breaking the Wave, there is also a unique chapter co-written by documentary film-maker Tom Hurvitz and New York Jungian analyst Margaret Klenck. Other areas of discussion include:

  • the way in which psychological issues come under scrutiny in many movies
  • the various themes that concern Jungian writers on film
  • how Jungian ideas on psychological personality types can be applied in fresh ways to analyse a variety of characters.

The book also includes a glossary to help readers with Jungian words and concepts. Jung and Film II is not only a welcome companion to the first volume, it is an important stand- alone work essential for all academics and students of analytical psychology as well as film, media and cultural studies.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780415488976

The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema

$35.95

..". less about film than about the psychology of the viewing experience." American Film

Employing Freudian psychoanalysis, Christian Metz explores the nature of cinematic spectatorship and looks at the operations of meaning in the film text.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780253203809
Publication Date: 
1986-02-22
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Endless Night: Cinema and Psychoanalysis, Parallel Histories

$22.95

The "endless night" that film theory and psychoanalysis share is the darkness that these two disciplines face in their quest for the logics of intelligibility. This collection emphasizes the history of theory to demonstrate that film theory must be written with a strong sense of historical consciousness, curiosity, and archaeological craft. The volume brings together film theorists and practicing psychoanalysts to encourage an exchange of views between disciplines that encounter each other all too rarely.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780520207486
Publication Date: 
1999-06-01