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World cinema through global genres

Author: William V Costanzo
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
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"World Cinema through Global Genres introduces the complex forces of global filmmaking using the popular concept of film genre. The cluster-based organization allows students to acquire a clear understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world"--
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Costanzo, William V.
World cinema through global genres
(DLC) 2013030479
(OCoLC)847600900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William V Costanzo
ISBN: 9781118713082 1118713087 9781118713105 1118713109 9781306156356 1306156351
OCLC Number: 864139772
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments Preface How to Use This Book INTRODUCTION The Business of Cinema The Technology of Cinema The Art of Cinema The Social Side of Cinema Redrawing the Political Map Globalization, Globalism, and Global Cinema Analyzing a Film Watching Foreign Films Studying Genres Mythical Dimensions UNIT I Chapter 1: The Warrior Hero Deep Focus on Chinese Cinemas Close-up: The Magnificent Seven Close-up: Seven Samurai Close-up: Sholay Close-up: Way of the Dragon UNIT II Chapter 2: The Wedding Film Deep Focus on Indian Cinemas Close-up: My Big Fat Greek Wedding Close-up: Monsoon Wedding Close-up: The Wedding Banquet Close-up: Wedding in Galilee UNIT III Chapter 3: The Horror Film Deep Focus on Japanese Cinemas Close-up: Halloween Close-up: Suspiria Close-up: The Devil's Backbone Close-up: Ring UNIT IV Chapter 4: The Road Movie Deep Focus on Latin American Cinemas Close-up: Thelma & Louise Close-up: La Strada Close-up: Breathless Close-up: Motorcycle Diaries Glossary Index.
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Contents: World Cinema through Global Genres; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; How to Use This Book; Introduction; Unit I The Warrior Hero; Chapter 1 The Warrior Hero; The Western Hero and the Samurai; Men with Guns: The Western Hero; Men with Swords: The Samurai Tradition; Enchanted Swords and Flying Fists: Wuxia and Kung Fu; Evolution of the Wuxia Hero; Zhang Yimou's "Hero" and Chinese Aesthetics; The Kung Fu Craze Begins; Hong Kong's Movie Industry Comes of Age; Kung Fu, Wuxia, and the Aesthetics of Action; Filmography; Notes; Further Reading; Deep Focus on Chinese Cinemas. The Three ChinasCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Makingof a Transnational Chinese-Language Film; Notes; Further Reading; Close-up The Magnificent Seven; Questions; Notes; Further Reading and Other Media; Close-up Seven Samurai; Questions; Note; Further Reading; Close-up Sholay; Questions; Note; Further Reading; Close-up Way of the Dragon; Questions; Notes; Unit II The Weeding Film; Chapter 2 The Wedding Film; Questions of Genre and Myth; Every Girl's Dream, Every Father's Nightmare; Wedding Movies as Romantic Comedy; Best Friends, Buddies, and Other Wedding Saboteurs. Black Comedy and Dysfunctional Families:Wedding Films as Social SatireArab Brides on the Border; Rites of Passage, Icons of Success:The Mythology of Wedding Films; Comparative Weddings 101; Towards a Definition of the Genre; Filmography; Notes; Further Reading; Deep Focus on Indian Cinemas; Classical Indian Cinema; History, Politics, and the Indian Film; Native Aesthetics; Song, Saris, Dance, and Stars; Questions of Influence; Bollywood in the 1990s: Hum Aapke Hain Koun ...!and Family Wedding Films; Bride and Prejudice: The Indian Diaspora and Beyond; Global Bollywood and the Wedding Myth; Notes. Further ReadingClose-up My Big Fat Greek Wedding; Questions; Notes; Close-up Monsoon Wedding; Questions; Notes; Close-up The Wedding Banquet; Questions; Notes; Close-up Wedding in Galilee; Questions; Notes; Unit III The Horror Film; Chapter 3 The Horror Film; Why We Watch Horror Films: The Thrill of Fear; Vampires: The Evolution of a Monster; Gothic Ghosts and Grand Guignol Gore; Soundless Screams on Silent Screens; The 1930s: Universal's Classic Monsters; The 1940s: World War II and Horror Noir; The 1950s: Creature Features and the Cold War. The 1960s: Psychos and Zombies, Civil Rights and VietnamThe 1970s: Stalking the American Family; The 1980s: Hauntings and Howlings in the Age of Reagan; The 1990s: Postmodern Horror and Supernatural Realismat the End of the Millennium; The New Millennium: Horror to the Extreme; Filmography; Notes; Further Reading; Deep Focus on Japanese Cinemas; Early History and Culture; Genres and Aesthetics; Anime; J-Horror; Notes; Further Reading; Close-up Halloween; Questions; Notes; Further Reading; Close-up Suspiria; Questions; Notes; Further Reading; Close-up The Devil's Backbone; Questions; Notes.
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