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Prasch, Thomas

Works: 3 works in 10 publications in 2 languages and 22 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, htt
Classifications: PN1998.3.S358, 791.430233092
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Most widely held works by Thomas Prasch
The films of Paul Schrader by Michelle E Moore( )

3 editions published in 2022 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the first comprehensive academic text to explore Paul Schrader's film career through analysis of his directing, screenwriting, and film criticismContains a chapter-length interview, in which Schrader examines the arc of his career for the first time and revises previous statements about filmmaking and film criticismProvides a valuable update to previous texts on SchraderConsiders Schrader's overlooked films and provides new insight into their connections with Schrader's better known filmsContains chapters on Schrader's work since 2008, the publication date of the last book on his filmmakingPaul Schrader's unique relationship to the role of the author (as screenwriter, director and critic) has long informed his cinema, and raises complicated questions about the definition of the auteur. This volume of essays - one of the first collections to assess Schrader's contributions to directing, screenwriting and criticism - includes the first original appraisals of his much-lauded masterpiece First Reformed (2017), as well as a chapter-length interview with Schrader himself, conducted by the editors.Providing a comprehensive exploration of his groundbreaking achievements in cinema, the book considers Schrader's more overlooked films and provides new insights to their connection with his celebrated work in direction and screenwriting such as Taxi Driver (1976), Cat People (1982) and The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Fixed positions : working-class subjects and photographic hegemony in Victorian Britain by Thomas Prasch( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs, used as evidence, helped shape those debates, but they were also shaped by them. Victorian photographers, themselves all middle-to upper-class, represented Victorian workers in ways that fit the social assumptions of their middle-to-upper-class audience. Only by reopening the debates of that period, therefore, can the photographs produced then be understood and their true status as documents determined. This dissertation argues that the Victorian discourse about photography as a transcript of the real suggests the hegemonic character of photography at the time. After providing a framework for understanding the place of photography and photographers in Victorian society, this dissertation examines specific photographic genres concerned with working-class subjects: agrarian laborers (especially in the photographs of H. P. Robinson and P. H.^
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