The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow


  • Author : Deborah Jermyn
  • Publisher : Wallflower Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1903364426


The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow Book Description :

Kathryn Bigelow has undoubtedly been one of Hollywood's most significant female players, well known in popular terms for films such as Point Break and Blue Steel, yet relatively unexplored in academia. This collection explores how Bigelow can be seen to provide a point of intersection to a whole range of issues at the forefront of contemporary film studies and of the transformation of Hollywood into a post-classical cinema machine, with a particular emphasis on her most ambitious and controversial picture, Strange Days....

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow


  • Author : Peter Keough
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617037757


Kathryn Bigelow Book Description :

With her gripping film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951) made history in 2010 by becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. Since then she has also filmed history with her latest movie, Zero Dark Thirty, which is about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. She is one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but her roots go back four decades to the very non-Hollywood, avant-garde art world of New York City in the 1970s. Her first feature The Loveless reflected those academic origins, but such subsequent films such as the vampire-Western Near Dark, the female vigilante movie Blue Steel, and the surfer-crime thriller Point Break demonstrated her determination to apply her aesthetic sensibilities to popular, genre filmmaking. The first...

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow


  • Author : Susan Dudley Gold
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627129411


Kathryn Bigelow Book Description :

Director of Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, and other films, Bigelow was the first female to win the Academy Award for Best Director....

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow


  • Author : Peter Keough
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628469301


Kathryn Bigelow Book Description :

With her gripping film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951) made history in 2010 by becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. Since then she has also filmed history with her latest movie, Zero Dark Thirty, which is about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. She is one of Hollywood's brightest stars, but her roots go back four decades to the very non-Hollywood, avant-garde art world of New York City in the 1970s. Her first feature The Loveless reflected those academic origins, but such subsequent films such as the vampire-Western Near Dark, the female vigilante movie Blue Steel, and the surfer-crime thriller Point Break demonstrated her determination to apply her aesthetic sensibilities to popular, genre filmmaking. The first v...

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow


  • Author : Sean Redmond
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1623564107


Kathryn Bigelow Book Description :

Sean Redmond's work fills an important gap in the scholarship on the European-inspired auteur working within the Hollywood cinema machine, Kathryn Bigelow. Structured to meet the needs of both the student and scholar, Redmond's volume situates Bigelow within her historical and critical context, exploring key collaborative relationships and new ways of watching her films. Beginning with Bigelow's biography, Redmond surveys the evolution of Kathryn's career as a Hollywood outsider with movies such as The Set-up (1978) and Near Dark (1987) to Hollywood blockbusters like Point Break (1991), The Hurt Locker (2010) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012).One of the key determinants of this volume is to locate Bigelow as a filmmaking artist who is able to transcend the...

Genre  ship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Genre ship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers


  • Author : Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474425285


Genre ship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers Book Description :

Explores the interaction between science, literature and spectacle in Shakespeare's era...

Contemporary American Cinema

Contemporary American Cinema


  • Author : Williams , Linda Ruth
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780335218318


Contemporary American Cinema Book Description :

This is a comprehensive introduction to post-classical American film. Covering American cinema since 1960, the text looks at both Hollywood and non-mainstream cinema....

A Companion to the Action Film

A Companion to the Action Film


  • Author : James Kendrick
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-01-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119100768


A Companion to the Action Film Book Description :

An authoritative guide to the action-packed film genre With 24 incisive, cutting-edge contributions from esteemed scholars and critics, A Companion to the Action Filmprovides an authoritative and in-depth guide to this internationally popular and wide-ranging genre. As the first major anthology on the action film in more than a decade, the volume offers insights into the genre’s historical development, explores its production techniques and visual poetics, and provides reflections on the numerous social, cultural, and political issues it has and continues to embody. A Companion to the Action Film offers original research and critical analysis that examines the iconic characteristics of the genre, its visual aesthetics, and its narrative traits; con...

The Cinema of James Cameron

The Cinema of James Cameron


  • Author : James Clarke
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231850629


The Cinema of James Cameron Book Description :

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle. The book also considers Cameron's engagement with the aesthetic of visual effects and the 'now' technology of performance-capture which is arguably moving a certain kind of event-movie cinema from photography to something more akin to painting. This book is explicit in presenting Cameron as an authentic auteur, and each chapter is dedicated to a single film in his body of work, from The Terminator to Avatar. Space is also given to discussion of Strange Days as well as his short films and documentary works....

The Algiers Motel Incident
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The Algiers Motel Incident


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421432984


The Algiers Motel Incident Book Description :

On the evening of July 25, 1967, on the third night of the 12th Street Riot, Detroit police raided the Algiers Motel. Acting on a report of gunfire, officers rounded up the occupants of the motel's annex—several black men and two white women—and proceeded to beat them and repeatedly threaten to kill them. By the end of the night, three of the men were dead. Three police officers and a private security guard were tried for their deaths; none were convicted. In The Algiers Motel Incident, first published in 1968, Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Hersey strings together interviews, police reports, court testimony, and news stories to recount the terrible events of that night. The result is chaotic and sometimes confusing; facts remain ...