referentiality and the films of woody allen

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Referentiality And The Films Of Woody Allen

Author : Klara Stephanie Szlezák
ISBN : 1137515465
Genre : Performing Arts
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Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen is a scholarly collection that provides expansive exploration of the auteur's use of intertexuality, referentiality, and fusion of media forms. Its scope is framed by Allen's intermedial phase beginning in 1983 with Zelig and his most recent film. While many chapters in the volume deal with texts, several delve into Allen's process of referentiality, his accessing non-textual works, material objects, and abstract concepts in the formation of his cinematic works. These objects and concepts include a vast array of phenomena, such as sexual orientation, historical events, time and space, geographic location, architecture, religion, philosophy, visual images, music, magic and other performance art. Characterized by international, interdisciplinary perspectives, this collection elucidates points of departure within as well as outside of Allen's own oeuvre to trace both artistic lineages and idiosyncratic creations in Allen's overall filmic work.

The Films Of Woody Allen

Author : Sam B. Girgus
ISBN : 0521009294
Genre : Performing Arts
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This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that examine Allen's work since 1992.

Us Independent Film After 1989

Author : Claire Perkins
ISBN : 0748692444
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Looking beyond the directors and works that have branded indie discourse in the 1990s and 2000s, US Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films attends to a group of 20 texts that have not been so fully subsumed by existing critical and promotional rhetoric. Through individual studies of films including All the Real Girls, The Exploding Girl, Laurel Canyon, Jesus' Son, Old Joy, Primer and You Can Count on Me, leading cinema scholars consider how notions of indie practice, poetics and politics can be opened up to account for a larger body of work than the dominant canon admits. With particular attention to female directors, this innovative and comprehensive book explores the central tenets of indie scholarship while simultaneously emphasising the classifying processes that can limit it."--Back cover.

Postmodernism And Popular Culture

Author : Angela McRobbie
ISBN : 0415077125
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together complex ideas about cultural studies today in a lively collection will be of immense value to all teachers and students of the subject.

The Reluctant Film Art Of Woody Allen

Author : Peter J. Bailey
ISBN : 9780813139241
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For three decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) through Celebrity (1998) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Allen has produced an average of one film a year, yet in many of these films Allen reveals a progressively skeptical attitude toward both the value of art and the cultural contributions of artists. In examining Allen's filmmaking career, The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen demonstrates that his movies often question whether the projected illusions of magicians/artists benefit audience or artists. Other Allen films dramatize the opposed conviction that the consoling, life-redeeming illusions of art are the best solution humanity has devised to the existential dilemma of being a death-foreseeing animal. Peter Bailey demonstrates how Allen's films repeatedly revisit and reconfigure this tension between image and reality, art and life, fabrication and factuality, with each film reaching provisional resolutions that a subsequent movie will revise. Merging criticism and biography, Bailey identifies Allen's ambivalent views of the artistic enterprise as a key to understanding his entire filmmaking career. Because of its focus upon filmmaker Sandy Bates's conflict between entertaining audiences and confronting them with bleak human actualities, Stardust Memories is a central focus of the book. Bailey's examination of Allen's art/life dialectic also draws from the off screen drama of Allen's very public separation from Mia Farrow, and the book accordingly construes such post-scandal films as Bullets Over Broadway and Mighty Aphrodite as Allen's oblique cinematic responses to that tabloid tempest. By illuminating the thematic conflict at the heart of Allen's work, Bailey seeks not only to clarify the aesthetic designs of individual Allen films but to demonstrate how his oeuvre enacts an ongoing debate the screenwriter/director has been conducting with himself between creating cinematic narratives affirming the saving powers of the human imagination and making films acknowledging the irresolvably dark truths of the human condition.

Film Remakes

Author : Constantine Verevis
ISBN : 9780748621873
Genre : Film remakes
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An introduction to some of the issues and concerns arising from the concept of film remaking.

Self Reference In The Media

Author : Winfried Nöth
ISBN : 3110194643
Genre : Social Science
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This book investigates how the media have become self-referential or self-reflexive instead of mediating between the real or fictional worlds about which their messages pretend to be and between the audience that they wish to inform, counsel, or entertain. The concept of self-reference is viewed very broadly. Self-reflexivity, metatexts, metapictures, metamusic, metacommunication, as well as intertextual, and intermedial references are all conceived of as forms of self-reference, although to different degrees and levels. The contributions focus on the semiotic foundations of reference and self-reference, discuss the transdisciplinary context of self-reference in postmodern culture, and examine original studies from the worlds of print advertising, photography, film, television, computer games, media art, web art, and music. A wide range of different media products and topics are discussed including self-promotion on TV, the TV show Big Brother, the TV format "historytainment," media nostalgia, the documentation of documentation in documentary films, Marilyn Monroe in photographs, humor and paradox in animated films, metacommunication in computer games, metapictures, metafiction, metamusic, body art, and net art.

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