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Cinema and History: The Telling of Stories (Short Cuts)With its unparalleled capacity for realism, cinema seems uniquely positioned to bring history to life for a mass audience. Whether retelling stories about past events or reflecting more contemporary issues, cinema has been arguably the primary source of historical knowledge for many people from its earliest years right up to the present. This volume examines some of the key historical issues raised by popular film, including  what film might tell us about the past, the reliability of movies as …

Narrativity: How Visual Arts, Cinema and Literature Are Telling the World TodayTraditional narrative structure hit a wall–or rather it hit the glass of a kaleidoscope–in the 1990s, when art began to function as a kind of editing table on which daily reality could be remixed and recreated. Narrativity considers the importance of new narrative modes, looking not only at the visual arts but at contemporary literature and film, and the mutual influences between them. It tackles the question of narration–its ruptures and mutations–in an age of media culture and video games,…

Post Cinematic AffectPost-Cinematic Affect is about what it feels like to live in the affluent West in the early 21st century. Specifically, it explores the structure of feeling that is emerging today in tandem with new digital technologies, together with economic globalization and the financialization of more and more human activities. The 20th century was the age of film and television; these dominant media shaped and reflected our cultural sensibilities. In the 21st century, new digital media help to shape and re…

Telling October: Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik RevolutionAll revolutionary regimes seek to legitimize themselves through foundation narratives that, told and retold, become constituent parts of the social fabric, erasing or pushing aside alternative histories. Frederick C. Corney draws on a wide range of sources―archives, published works, films―to explore the potent foundation narrative of Russia’s Great October Socialist Revolution. He shows that even as it fought a bloody civil war with the forces that sought to displace it, the Bolshevik regime…

Documentary Comics: Graphic Truth-Telling in a Skeptical Age (Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels)Can comics be documentary, and can documentary take the form of, and thus be, comics? Examining comics as documentary, this book challenges the persistent assumption that ties documentary to recording technologies, and instead engages an understanding of the category in terms of narrative, performativity and witnessing. Through a cluster of early twenty-first century comics, Nina Mickwitz argues that these comics share a documentary ambition to visually narrate and represent aspects and events …

Volume 5. WORLD CINEMA: THE GREATEST ACTRESSES OF ALL TIME. Goddesses, Divas, Femmes Fatales, Legends, Mega StarsVolume Five (large format: 8.80 inches by 11 inches), from a set of 5 volumes, containing 840 glorious photos, encompassing the greatest actresses of all time beginning with the dawn of Hollywood, and the very first star to appear on the silver screen. There is a most fascinating and authoritative essay of 26 pages on Lady HIND ROSTOM, considered by millions to be the greatest actress of all time. This book is a gem, a treasure. Highly recommended for cinema historians and film critics, as well …

Cinema and History: The Telling of Stories (Short Cuts) by Chopra-Gant, Michael (2008) PaperbackVolume Five (large format: 8.80 inches by 11 inches), from a set of 5 volumes, containing 840 glorious photos, encompassing the greatest actresses of all time beginning with the dawn of Hollywood, and the very first star to appear on the silver screen. There is a most fascinating and authoritative essay of 26 pages on Lady HIND ROSTOM, considered by millions to be the greatest actress of all time. This book is a gem, a treasure. Highly recommended for cinema historians and film critics, as well …

The Adaptation of History: Essays on Ways of Telling the PastThis collection of essays asks the question “What is history?” and considers how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history–including professional historians, novelists, and poets–constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action. With contributions from a variety of specialists in media studies, literature, history an…

Telling Time: Essays of a Visionary FilmmakerThroughout a career spanning half a century, Stan Brakhage, the foremost experimental filmmaker in America, and perhaps the world, wrote controversial essays on the art of film and its intersections with poetry, music, dance, and painting. Published in small circulation literary and arts journals, they were gathered later into such books as Metaphors on Vision and Film at Wit’s End. Beginning in 1989, and for a decade thereafter, Brakhage wrote the essays in Telling Time as an occasional column …