Film and the Anarchist Imagination

Author: Richard Porton

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842614

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 5188

Bearded bomb-throwers, self-indulgent nihilists, dangerous subversives—these characteristic clichés of anarchists in the popular imagination are often reproduced in the cinema. In Film and the Anarchist Imagination, the first comprehensive survey of anarchism in film, Richard Porton deconstructs such stereotypes while offering an authoritative account of films featuring anarchist characters and motifs. From the early cinema of Griffith and René Clair, to the work of Godard, Lina Wertmüller, Lizzie Borden and Ken Loach, Porton analyzes portrayals of anarchism in film, presenting commentaries and critiques of such classics as Zéro de Conduite, Tout Va Bien, and Love and Anarchy. In addition, he provides an excellent guide to the complex traditions of anarchist thought, from Bakunin and Kropotkin to Emma Goldman and Murray Bookchin, disclosing a rich historical legacy that encompasses the Paris Commune, the Haymarket martyrs, the anarcho-syndicalists of the Spanish Civil War, as well as more familiar contemporary avatars like the Situationists and the enragés of May 1968.

Anarchist Film and Video

Author: Russell Campbell,Richard Porton

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604860502

Category: Political Science

Page: 157

View: 6440

In the wake of the end of the Cold War and worldwide protests against corporate globalization, anarchism continues to attract new adherents among both aging leftists and new generations of young radicals. Arena aims to tap into this revived interest in libertarian ideas, culture and practice by providing a dynamic focal point: a journal that brings together good, stimulating and provocative writing and scholarship on libertarian culture of all kinds. Designed for a general, intelligent, popular readership as well as for scholars and aficionados working in the area, the first issue of Arena focuses on film and video—historical and modern—and future issues will cover the entire spectrum of the arts: film, theatre, and art criticism as well as political theory and practice, reportage, letters, reviews, and unpublished fiction and nonfiction.

Cine y anarquismo/ Film and the anarchist imagination

La Utopia Anarquista En Imagenes/ Anarchist Utopia in Images

Author: Richard Porton

Publisher: Gedisa Editorial S A

ISBN: 9788474327922

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 3193

Porton analiza las descripciones cinematográficas del anarquismo, desde el primer cine de Griffith y René Clair hasta las producciones de Godard, Lina Wertmüller, Lizzie Borden y Ken Loach. Sus comentarios y críticas de clásicos tales como Zéro de Conduite, Tout va bien y Love and Anarchy proporcionan una excelente orientación para penetrar en las complejas tradiciones del pensamiento anarquista, desde Bakunin y Kropotkin hasta Enma Goldman y Murray Bookchin. Nos revela así un rico legado histórico que incluye desde la Comuna de París, los mártires de Haymarket y los anarcosindicalistas de la Guerra Civil española, hasta manifestaciones más contemporáneas como los Situacionistas y los enragés del Mayo de 1968.

Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism

Author: Nicholas Croce

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1622753542

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 257

View: 6436

This title is an indispensable resource for those who are interested in the ways that small ideological groups can and have overthrown governments to further their political agendas. Spanning history, this resource looks at some of the most famous revolutionary groups, their beliefs, and the ways in which they achieved their goals. From national revolutions to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this book shows how revolutionaries have changed the world, for both good and evil.

Terrorism, Media, Liberation

Author: John David Slocum

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813536088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 353

View: 9359

"Historical overview of terrorism and how it has been depicted in the media, especially films and television. In turn, these depictions have shaped terrorist tactics, and public reaction to terrorism"--Provided by publisher.

Cinematic Terror

A Global History of Terrorism on Film

Author: Tony Shaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144115809X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 2695

Cinematic Terror takes a uniquely long view of filmmakers' depiction of terrorism, examining how cinema has been a site of intense conflict between paramilitaries, state authorities and censors for well over a century. In the process, it takes us on a journey from the first Age of Terror that helped trigger World War One to the Global War on Terror that divides countries and families today. Tony Shaw looks beyond Hollywood to pinpoint important trends in the ways that film industries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East have defined terrorism down the decades. Drawing on a vast array of studio archives, government documentation, personal interviews and box office records, Shaw examines the mechanics of cinematic terrorism and challenges assumptions about the links between political violence and propaganda.

Realizing the Impossible

Art Against Authority

Author: Josh MacPhee,Erik Reuland

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859321

Category: Education

Page: 319

View: 5097

Looks at the history of the depiction of anti-authoritarian social movements in art.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture

Author: Robert Gregg,Gary W. McDonogh,Cindy H. Wong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134719280

Category: Reference

Page: 880

View: 6355

As a meeting point for world cultures, the USA is characterized by its breadth and diversity. Acknowledging that diversity is the fundamental feature of American culture, this volume is organized around a keen awareness of race, gender, class and space and with over 1,200 alphabetically-arranged entries - spanning 'the American century' from the end of World War II to the present day - the Encyclopedia provides a one-stop source for insightful and stimulating coverage of all aspects of that culture. Entries range from short definitions to longer overview essays and with full cross-referencing, extensive indexing, and a thematic contents list, this volume provides an essential cultural context for both teachers and students of American studies, as well as providing fascinating insights into American culture for the general reader. The suggestions for further reading, which follows most entries, are also invaluable guides to more specialized sources.

Keywords in Subversive Film / Media Aesthetics

Author: Robert Stam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118340590

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 5132

Keywords offers a conversational journey through the overlying terrains of politically engaged art and artistically engaged politics, combining a major statement on subversive aesthetics, a survey of radical film strategies, and a lexicon of over a thousand terms and concepts. No other book combines an ambitious essay on radical politics and aesthetics in film with a lexicon of terms and ideas, many of which are new and innovative Creates and illustrates over a thousand terms and concept, drawing its examples from a wide range of media Provides a broad timespan, covering the very ancient (Ramayana, Aristotle) to the most current (digital mashups, memes) Uniquely discusses the areas of film, television and the internet within one book No other book combines an ambitious essay on radical politics and aesthetics in film with a lexicon of terms and ideas, many of which are new and innovative

Lachende Körper

Komikerinnen im Kino der 1910er Jahre

Author: Claudia Preschl

Publisher: Austrian Film Museum


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

View: 7659

Claudia Preschl's study focusses on female performers in comedies between 1910 and 1918. The book is a contribution to the rediscovery of this early "other" cinema in which comediennes such as "Rosalie", "Léa" or Asta Nielsen played a decisive part. Lachende Körper describes the variety of preposterous body-language and shows how anarchistic body-politics and rebellious strategies of Gender in Early Cinema can be decoded for today.

American Anarchism

The Politics of Gender, Culture, and Community from Haymarket to the First World War

Author: Brigitte Anne Koenig

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1018

View: 2996


Clint Eastwood, actor and director

new perspectives

Author: Leonard Engel

Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr

ISBN: 9780874809008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

View: 3292

Revisits Clint Eastwood's career as an actor and director as it examines how he put his individual stamp on particular genres, extending the reader's understanding of his achievements.

Fiction, Film, and Indian Popular Cinema

Salman Rushdie’s Novels and the Cinematic Imagination

Author: Florian Stadtler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135964378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 2382

This book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions in the context of Indian popular cinema and its role in the elaboration of the author’s arguments about post-independence postcolonial India. Focusing on different genres of Indian popular cinema, such as the ‘Social’, ‘Mythological’ and ‘Historical’, Stadtler examines how Rushdie’s writing foregrounds the epic, the mythic, the tragic and the comic, linking them in storylines narrated in cinematic parameters. The book shows that Indian popular cinema’s syncretism becomes an aesthetic marker in Rushdie’s fiction that allows him to elaborate on the multiplicity of Indian identity, both on the subcontinent and abroad, and illustrates how Rushdie uses Indian popular cinema in his narratives to express an aesthetics of hybridity and a particular conceptualization of culture with which ‘India’ has become identified in a global context. Also highlighted are Rushdie’s uses of cinema to inflect his reading of India as a pluralist nation and of the hybrid space occupied by the Indian diaspora across the world. The book connects Rushdie’s storylines with modes of cinematic representation to explore questions about the role, place and space of the individual in relation to a fast-changing social, economic and political space in India and the wider world.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7100

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Working stiffs, union maids, reds, and riffraff

an expanded guide to films about labor

Author: Tom Zaniello

Publisher: Ilr Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 3075

The revised and expanded edition of Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff offers 350 titles compared to the original edition's 150. The new book is global in scope, with examples of labor films from around the world. Viewers can turn to this comprehensive, annotated guide for films about unions or labor organizations; labor history; working-class life where an economic factor is significant; political movements if they are tied closely to organized labor; production or the struggle between labor and capital from a "top-down"-either entrepreneurial or managerial-perspective. Each entry includes a critical commentary, production data, cast list, MPAA rating (if any), suggested related films, annotated references to books and websites for further reading, and information about availability of films for rental and/or purchase. This edition addresses both historical and contemporary films and features many more documentaries and hard-to-find information about agitprop and union-financed films. Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor features fifty-eight production stills and frame enlargements. It also includes a greatly expanded Thematic Index of Films. Two new sections will help the reader discover labor films in chronological order or by nationality or affiliation with certain cinematic movements. To read Tom Zaniello's blog on the cinema of labor and globalization, featuring even more reviews, visit . Praise for the earlier edition: "Zaniello has created a useful and far-reaching guide with abundant information. . . . These are the sorts of films that prove what James Agee wrote in these pages nearly fifty years ago: 'The only movies whose temper could possibly be described as heroic, or tragic, or both, have been made by leftists.'"-The Nation "Zaniello has done a monumental job identifying the films that should be included in this genre. . . . Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff is sorely needed and long overdue."-Cineaste "An engaging and opinionated book. . . . Even though mining, trucking, Jimmy Hoffa, and class warfare are the book's major themes, what holds the project together is Zaniello's sense of fun and wit. [Zaniello is] a better writer than most major film critics."-Village Voice Literary Supplement

The Returns of Antigone

Interdisciplinary Essays

Author: Tina Chanter,Sean D. Kirkland

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438452934

Category: Drama

Page: 336

View: 7304

Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature. Despite a venerable tradition of thinkers having declared the death of tragedy, Antigone lives on. Disguised in myriad national costumes, invited to a multiplicity of international venues, inspiring any number of political protests, Antigone transmits her energy through the ages and across the continents in an astoundingly diverse set of contexts. She continues to haunt dramatists, artists, performers, and political activists all over the world. This cutting-edge, interdisciplinary collection explores how and why, with essays ranging from philosophical, literary, and political investigations to queer theory, race theory, and artistic appropriations of the play. It also establishes an international scope for its considerations by including assessments of Latin American and African appropriations of the play alongside European receptions of the play.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

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An International Bibliography

Author: Malte Hagener,Michael Töteberg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion pictures

Page: 479

View: 9576