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Undressing Cinema

Undressing Cinema Author Stella Bruzzi
ISBN-10 9781134770595
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 248
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From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is central to film. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities, and she proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and costume history, gender, queer theory and psychoanalysis. Bruzzi uses case studies drawn from contemporary popular cinema to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion in cinema, and to challenge conventional interpretations of how masculinity and femininity are constructed through clothing. Her wide-ranging study encompasses: * haute couture in film and the rise of the movie fashion designer, from Givenchy to Gaultier * the eroticism of period costume in films such as The Piano and The Age of Innocence * clothing the modern femme fatale in Single White Female, Disclosure and The Last Seduction * generic male chic in Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, and Leon * pride, costume and masculinity in `Blaxploitation' films, Boyz `N The Hood and New Jack City * drag and gender confusion in cinema, from the unerotic cross-dressing of Mrs Doubtfire to the eroticised ambiguity of Orlando.



Undressing Cinema

Undressing Cinema Author Stella Bruzzi
ISBN-10 9780415139564
Release 1997-01
Pages 226
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Bruzzi shows how, far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities. She uses case studies to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion, and to challenge conventional interpretations.



Undressing Cinema

Undressing Cinema Author Stella Bruzzi
ISBN-10 0203132203
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 248
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From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is central to film. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities, and she proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and costume history, gender, queer theory and psychoanalysis. Bruzzi uses case studies drawn from contemporary popular cinema to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion in cinema, and to challenge conventional interpretations of how masculinity and femininity are constructed through clothing. Her wide-ranging study encompasses: * haute couture in film and the rise of the movie fashion designer, from Givenchy to Gaultier * the eroticism of period costume in films such as The Piano and The Age of Innocence * clothing the modern femme fatale in Single White Female, Disclosure and The Last Seduction * generic male chic in Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, and Leon * pride, costume and masculinity in `Blaxploitation' films, Boyz `N The Hood and New Jack City * drag and gender confusion in cinema, from the unerotic cross-dressing of Mrs Doubtfire to the eroticised ambiguity of Orlando.



Seeing Through Clothes

Seeing Through Clothes Author Anne Hollander
ISBN-10 0520082311
Release 1993
Pages 504
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In this generously illustrated book, Anne Hollander examines the representation of the body and clothing in Western art, from Greek sculpture and vase painting through medieval and renaissance portraits, to contemporary films and fashion photography. First published ahead of its time, this book has become a classic.



Dressing Dangerously

Dressing Dangerously Author Jonathan Faiers
ISBN-10 0300184387
Release 2013
Pages 304
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A thought-provoking examination of the challenging and sometimes sinister roles that fashion has played in the history of cinema



Costume and Cinema

Costume and Cinema Author Sarah Street
ISBN-10 1903364183
Release 2001
Pages 112
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More than any other episode since the end of the Cold War, the conflict in Kosovo revealed the distinctive attributes of a new American "way of war." In so doing, Kosovo also brought into sharp focus the military, political, and moral dilemmas confronting a liberal democracy intent on wielding preeminent power on a global scale. What are the moral implications posed by waging high-tech warfare for humanitarian purposes? Does the precedent set by intervention of this type point toward peace and stability or toward more war? How well suited are the United States military and American society as a whole to the security challenges of the age of globalization? According to Bacevich and Cohen, gauging the "success" achieved in Kosovo yields important answers to these and related questions. The volume includes a well-crafted historical overview of the war and six essays that place it in a broader context. The contributors explore the conflict's relationship to U.S. grand strategy, the Revolution in Military Affairs, and American civil-military relations, among other topics. Contributors: William A. Arkin, Andrew J. Bacevich, Eliot A. Cohen, Alberto R. Coll, James Kurth, Anatol Lieven, Michael Vickers



Fashion Cultures

Fashion Cultures Author Stella Bruzzi
ISBN-10 9781136295447
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 416
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From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping. Fashion Cultures: * re-addresses the fashionable image, considering the work of designers from Paul Smith to Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan * investigates the radicalism of fashion photography, from William Klein to Corinne Day * considers fashion for the 'unfashionable body' (the old and the big), football and fashion, and geographies of style * explores the relationship between fashion and the moving image in discussions of female cinema icons - from Grace Kelly to Gwyneth Paltrow - and iconic male images - from Cary Grant to Malcolm X and Mr Darcy - that have redefined notions of masculinity and cool * makes a significant intervention into contemporary gender politics and theory, exploring themes such as spectacle, masquerade, and the struggle between fashion and feminism.



Fabrications

Fabrications Author Jane Gaines
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017977748
Release 1990
Pages 295
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Fabrications has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fabrications also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fabrications book for free.



Hollywood Catwalk

Hollywood Catwalk Author Tamar Jeffers McDonald
ISBN-10 9780857733924
Release 2010-06-22
Pages 256
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The High School outsider takes off her glasses, puts on a dress, and becomes the Prom Queen; the dowdy woman has her hair done, buys some chic new clothes and starts to attract the men. Cinderella and Pygmalion stories still provide inspiration for the plots of Hollywood romantic comedies, dramas, and even action films. Their perennial use prompts a series of questions: is, for example, male agency necessary to effect the transformation, or can the woman change herself? Can she ever change him? Most pressingly, what do these images of change and transformation, of improvement and transcendence tell us, the viewers, about what we should be doing? Investigating these questions, this book examines a key but frequently overlooked aspect of film style: the costume. Across all the films discussed, costume and the body it covers becomes the crucial element in the transformation scene, exemplifying the “before” and “after” of the successful change. Exploring the fantasies of transcendence and transformation sold through these films and exemplified in the costumes, this book examines 'Calamity Jane', 'Midnight Cowboy', 'Clueless', 'The Long Kiss Goodnight', 'The Devil Wears Prada', and many other examples from both classic and contemporary Hollywood.



Fashioning the nation

Fashioning the nation Author Pam Cook
ISBN-10 0851704697
Release 1996
Pages 138
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When Christian Dior launched his New Look in 1947, Gainsborough Studios had already begun to refashion British sexuality. Elizabeth Haffenden's designs for the period costume romances produced by the studio between 1943 and 1950 projected a vision of femininity as both powerful and erotic. Gainsborough's spectacular display of the feminine outraged critics and official agencies. "Fashioning the Nation reveals the cultural implications of this scandal, changing the consensus that, even today, tends to define British cinema in narrow parochial terms.



Dressing the Part

Dressing the Part Author Sybil DelGaudio
ISBN-10 0838634710
Release 1993
Pages 195
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This work examines the way in which the unique partnership of director (Sternberg), star (Marlene Dietrich), studio (Paramount), and designer (Travis Banton) created a series of films in which costume functions as a sign to structure each film's narrative and thematic design. Illustrated.



Gender Identity and Influence

Gender  Identity and Influence Author Gilbert Gerard Castillo
ISBN-10 0493964851
Release 2002
Pages 78
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Gender Identity and Influence has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Gender Identity and Influence also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Gender Identity and Influence book for free.



Studying Contemporary American Film

Studying Contemporary American Film Author Thomas Elsaesser
ISBN-10 0340762063
Release 2002-03-01
Pages 309
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What are the most appropriate theories and methods for analyzing contemporary America cinema? This book answers this question by taking an innovative approach to writing about individual movies: in each of the main chapters the authors examine the assumptions behind one traditional theory of film (e.g. auteurism, narratology, psychoanalysis), distil a method of analysis from it, and then analyze a contemporary American movie. They then go beyond the traditional theory by analyzing the same movie using a more current theory and method (e.g. new media theory, deconstruction, cognitivism).



Women s Memory

Women   s Memory Author Fatma Türe
ISBN-10 9781443832656
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 285
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Women’s archives appear to have been largely disregarded until the last couple of decades. Most countries lack well-documented archives, and the question of methodology has become a common concern and ever more significant for researchers. Aiming to contribute to the growing efforts of developing women’s archives, the present book brings together the works of numerous researchers from various disciplines. The researchers contributed to this volume in order to share information and experiences about the problems of sources and archives in women’s studies. The articles in the book not only analyse the problems encountered by researchers in the field of women’s studies, but also examine perceptions of women in collective memories. The book comprises five parts: Women’s Archives and Women’s Libraries; Art, Literature and Journal; Letters and Petitions; Oral History; and Cinema. All the articles present fresh ideas on the collective memory, perceptions, experiences, and the collection of documents on women. The aim is to present discussions about the works of oral, written, and visual culture that constitute the collective memory and to form accessible archives on an international level, thereby opening up new areas of research on this subject.



Making Meaning

Making Meaning Author David BORDWELL
ISBN-10 9780674028531
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 352
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Fassbinder s Germany

Fassbinder s Germany Author Thomas Elsaesser
ISBN-10 9789053560594
Release 1996
Pages 396
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most prominent and important authors of post-war European cinema. Thomas Elsaesser is the first to write a thoroughly analytical study of his work. He stresses the importance of a closer understanding of Fassbinder's career through a re-reading of his films as textual entities. Approaching the work from different thematic and analytical perspectives, Elsaesser offers both an overview and a number of detailed readings of crucial films, while also providing a European context for Fassbinder's own coming to terms with fascism.



Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade

Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade Author Ivo Blom
ISBN-10 9053564632
Release 2000
Pages 472
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The Netherlands Film Museum's Desmet Collection contains the estate of Dutch cinema owner and film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956): almost nine hundred European and American films of all genres, a collection of publicity material, and a massive business archive. These three sources form the basis of this book, the first comprehensive reconstruction of Desmet's career. From his nomadic beginnings as a traveling showman to his successful switch to permanent cinema operation and film distribution, Blom shows how Desmet's fortunes encapsulated a series of structural changes within the new culture of the cinema.