Women Filmmakers

  • Filename: women-filmmakers.
  • ISBN: 9781136743054
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 510
  • Author: Jacqueline Levitin
  • Publisher: Routledge



This wide-ranging volume of new work brings together women filmmakers and critics who speak about what has changed over the past twenty years. Including such filmmakers as Margarethe von Trotta, Deepa Mehta, and Pratibha Parmar, and such critics as E. Ann Kaplan, this comprehensive volume addresses political, artistic, and economic questions vital to understanding the relationship of women to the art and business of filmmaking.

Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors

  • Filename: noteworthy-francophone-women-directors.
  • ISBN: 9781611474442
  • Release Date: 2011-09-16
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: Ruth A. Hottell
  • Publisher: Lexington Books



Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors: A Sequel is a comprehensive guide that acts as both a teaching tool and a directory for research. The book begins following films released after the publication of Pallister and Hottell's last volume, Francophone Women Film Directors in 2005 and stops after the Cannes film festival in 2010. Unique among guides dealing with film, both for its breadth and for its exclusive attention to Francophone women throughout the world, this work foregrounds the production by nearly three hundred Francophone women filmmakers from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Latin American, Québec, even Thailand. The authors have researched film journals, followed web sites, attended film festivals and conferences, and traveled around the globe to conduct research in film libraries, and attend screenings and interviews with filmmakers. A list of film sources, an extensive bibliography, and an index of film directors and the titles of their films maximize this directory's usefulness.

The Young the Restless and the Dead

  • Filename: the-young-the-restless-and-the-dead.
  • ISBN: 9781554581139
  • Release Date: 2009-10-22
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: George Melnyk
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press



The Young, the Restless, and the Dead captures the spirit of Canadian filmmakers through interviews with the most accomplished and dynamic of yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s film greats. Funny, provocative, and enlightening, the filmmakers reflect on their careers and explore with the interviewers the issues that challenge them. This book features an interview with a late director (Jean-Claude Lauzon) whose work is recognized in the canon as outstanding; interviews with filmmakers who are accomplished in their fields and have to their credit a sizeable body of work (Blake Corbet, Andrew Currie, Brent Carlson, Guy Maddin, Lynne Stopkewich, Anne Wheeler, Gary Burns, and Mina Shum); and an interview with a young director new to the field (Michael Dowse). Together these players in the Canadian film scene capture the energy, success, and tribulations of a fascinating cultural industry. The Young, the Restless, and the Dead is the first volume in a series of interviews with key cultural creators in the field of cinema. It seeks to bring to a wide audience the insights and emotions, the trials and achievements of significant figures in Canadian film. George Melnyk talks about The Young, the Restless, and the Dead with Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald. Read the interview online.

Auteurs and authorship

  • Filename: auteurs-and-authorship.
  • ISBN: 1405153342
  • Release Date: 2008-02-15
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Barry Keith Grant
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell



Auteurs and Authorship: A Film Reader offers students an introductory and comprehensive view of perhaps the most central concept in film studies. This unique anthology addresses the aesthetic and historical debates surrounding auteurship while providing author criticism and analysis in practice. Examines a number of mainstream and established directors, including John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Douglas Sirk, Frank Capra, Kathryn Bigelow, and Spike Lee Features historically important, foundational texts as well as contemporary pieces Includes numerous student features, such as a general editor’s introduction, short prefaces to each of the sections, bibliography, alternative tables of contents, and boxed features Each essay deliberately focuses across film makers’ oeuvres, rather than on one specific film, to enable lecturers to have flexibility in constructing their syllabi

Reclaiming Adat

  • Filename: reclaiming-adat.
  • ISBN: 9971693380
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Gaik Cheng Khoo
  • Publisher: NUS Press



In the early 1990s, the animist and Hindu traces in adat (Malay custom) became contentious for resurgent Islam in Malaysia. Filmmakers, intellectuals, and writers responded by deploying adat to counter the homogenizing aspects of both Islamic discourse and globalization in this period. Their revitalization project involved an emphasis on sexuality and a return to archaic forms such as magic and traditional healing. In Reclaiming Adat, Khoo Gaik Cheng uses close textual readings of literature and film, to reveal tensions between gender, modernity, and nation within these art forms.

French speaking Women Film Directors

  • Filename: french-speaking-women-film-directors.
  • ISBN: 0838637361
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Janis L. Pallister
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press



This guide offers listings of some 300 Francophone women from around the world & their work. Wherever possible, entries include dates, brief biographies, descriptions & brief critical analyses.

Contemporary World Cinema

  • Filename: contemporary-world-cinema.
  • ISBN: 0748617981
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Shohini Chaudhuri
  • Publisher:



Since the start of the 1990s, despite tougher competition than ever before from Hollywood, a rebirth and flourishing of cinema has been taking place in parts of Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia. This book provides an overview of the cinemas of these regions, interpreting some of the recent developments as strategic responses to globalisation. Highlighting transnational and cross-cultural structures, influences and themes, it offers:* A broad critical context for the study of contemporary world cinema, introducing key concepts and issues including modes of production and distribution.* Cultural and historical background for the cinemas of each region, with analyses of regional aesthetic styles and comparisons with Hollywood models.* Case studies of Scandinavian, Iranian, Hong Kong and Indian cinema.* Close analysis of twelve landmark films, including Thomas Vinterberg's Festen, Samira Makhmalbaf's The Apple, Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood For Love, and Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan.Contemporary World Cinema is vital for students and teachers of film, media, cultural studies and modern languages, as well as general world cinema enthusiasts.

D is for Daring

  • Filename: d-is-for-daring.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105123403086
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: Gail Vanstone
  • Publisher:



Studio D's 20th anniversary logo said it all: "Dare to be feminist / Dare to be out / Dare to fight back / Dare to be different / Dare to speak out."

Authority and Transgression in Literature and Film

  • Filename: authority-and-transgression-in-literature-and-film.
  • ISBN: 0813014360
  • Release Date: 1996-01-01
  • Number of pages: 170
  • Author: Bonnie Braendlin
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida



Well-known scholars in the fields of literature and film address the issues of authority and transgression as sociocultural phenomena, discussing such topics as male and female sexuality, socioeconomic formations, history and myth, the relative power of fictionality, genre, canon formation, cinematic conventions, and conventions of academic discourse.

The Cinema of Sally Potter

  • Filename: the-cinema-of-sally-potter.
  • ISBN: UOM:39076002865124
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Sophie Mayer
  • Publisher:



"Sally Potter has always been Britain's most independent director: as a feminist filmmaker, a leading light of the BFI Production Board generation, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and a pioneer of digital cinema. Drawing on exclusive access to archival materials and in-depth interviews, The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love opens up vivid historical, political and cultural vistas to give the first full account of an extraordinary career. From Thriller, which galvanized the new feminist cinema in 1979, to Rage (2009), a digital docu-fiction about information in the age of globalisation, Potter has refashioned cinematic looking and listening through her attention to what dominant culture neglects and suppresses: labour, performance, beauty, poetry, listening and the spirit of place. This volume argues that, by putting the unseen on screen, Potter's films fill the viewer with wonder and desire, enacting the possibilities of cinema as love." --Book Jacket.

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