By Paul G. Pickowicz,Yingjin Zhang
Contributions by: Chris Berry, Jim Cheng, Valerie Jaffee, Matthew David Johnson, Tonglin Lu, Chen Mo, Seio Nakajima, Paul G. Pickowicz, Zhiwei Xiao, and Yingjin Zhang.
By J. Nilsson
By Joanne Hershfield,David R. Maciel,Federico Dávalos Orozco,Eduardo de la Vega Alfaro,Seth Fein,Gustavo A. García,Rafael Hernández Rodríguez,Norma Iglesias,Carlos Monsiváis,Ann Marie Stock,Patricia Torres de San Martín
Mexico's Cinema: A Century of movie and Filmmakers is a set of fourteen essays that surround the 1st a hundred years of the cinema of Mexico. integrated are unique contributions written in particular for this identify, plus a couple of vintage items within the box of Mexican cinema reviews by no means prior to to be had in English. those essays discover a number of topics together with race and ethnicity, gender matters, personalities, and the ancient improvement of a countrywide cinematic style.
all the book's 3 sections-The Silent Cinema, The Golden Age, and The modern Era-is preceded by means of a quick advent to the interval and a presentation of the main subject matters addressed within the section.
This insightful anthology is the 1st released learn that incorporates items via Mexican and North American students, together with a bit via the across the world acclaimed essayist Carlos Monsivais. participants contain different acclaimed students and critics in addition to younger students who're at present making their mark within the quarter of movie reports of Mexico. those authors signify numerous fields-community reports, movie reports, cultural historical past, ethnic stories, and gender studies-making this quantity an interdisciplinary source, vital for classes in Latin the US and 3rd international cinema, Mexican background and tradition, and Chicana/o and ethnic studies.
By Devaleena Das,Colette Morrow,Nawal El-Saadawi,Firdous Azim,Paramita Halder,Hafiza Nilofar Khan,Amrit Gangar,Naina Dey,Louis Betty,Lavinia Benedetti,Tomoko Kuribayashi,Meenakshi Malhotra,Chandrani Biswas,Radha Chakravarty,Feroza Jussawalla,Kuhu Sharma Chan
By Richard Koper
By William Schoell
By William Bruce Johnson
Miracles and Sacrilege is the tale of the epochal clash among censorship and freedom in movie, acknowledged via an in-depth research of the U.S. splendid Court's determination notable down a central authority ban on Roberto Rossellini's movie The Miracle (1950). during this amazing case, the court docket eventually selected to desert its personal longstanding decision that movie comprised an insignificant 'business' unworthy of free-speech rights, stating for the 1st time that the 1st modification barred executive from banning any movie as 'sacreligious.'
Using criminal briefs, affidavits, and different courtroom documents, in addition to letters, memoranda, and different archival fabrics to explain what used to be at factor within the case, William Bruce Johnson additionally analyzes the social, cultural, and spiritual components that shape the heritage of this complicated and hard-fought controversy, focusing really at the basic function performed by means of the Catholic Church within the heritage of movie censorship. Tracing the advance of the Church within the usa, Johnson discusses the explanations it stumbled on The Miracle sacrilegious and the way it attained the facility to cajole civil gurus to prohibit it. The Court's choice was once not just a milestone within the legislation of church-state family, however it cleared the path for a succession of later judgements which steadily demonstrated a company criminal foundation for freedom of expression within the arts.
By Kelly Y. Jeong
By Wheeler Winston Dixon,Richard Graham
But this present day, with the carrying on with upward thrust of Comic-Con, they appear to be extra a component of the mainstream motion picture going adventure than ever, attractive to adults in addition as younger fanatics. This ebook examines comedian ebook videos from the past and current, exploring how those motion pictures formed American tradition from the post-World conflict II period to the current day, and the way they tailored to the altering tastes and mores of succeeding generations.
Organized in tough chronological order, the book's 5 chapters disguise Origins, The DC Universe, The wonder Universe, Animé motion pictures, and Indies and Outliers, analyzing not just Hollywood movies, yet ecu, Asian, and French lively motion pictures in addition.
By Kevin Bartig
Drawing from quite a lot of archival fabrics, musicologist Kevin Bartig reassesses the genesis of Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky cantata, in addition to a number of the ancient tasks that experience given the track a permanent position within the overseas functionality canon. a part of The Oxford Keynotes sequence, this quantity considers the ways that time, position, socio-political issues, and demanding traditions mediate a number of the meanings of an iconic paintings like Prokofiev's, and asks how musicians and listeners alike have encountered its song either traditionally and today.