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Chinese Martial Arts CinemaThe Wuxia Tradition

Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632855
eISBN:
9780748670833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632855.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The martial arts genre known as wuxia (literally ‘martial chivalry’) is one of the oldest in the Chinese cinema. Its antecedents are closely tied to the historical knights-errant known as xia who ... More

Cinema and SensationFrench Film and the Art of Transgression

Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Martine Beugnet

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620425
eISBN:
9780748670840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices – and, by extension, of theoretical approaches – that give precedence to cinema as the ... More

The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first full, systematic analysis and assessment of the of the cinema of this important film-making partnership. Dearden and Relph began their work together at the famous Ealing ... More

A Cinema of ContradictionSpanish Film in the 1960s

A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film in the 1960s

Sally Faulkner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621606
eISBN:
9780748651078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621606.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A key decade in world cinema, the 1960s was also a crucial era of change in Spain. This book focuses in depth on this period in Spain, and analyses six films that reflect and interpret these ... More

The Cinema of Small Nations

The Cinema of Small Nations

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The guiding premise of this book is that careful analysis of a range of small national cinemas can suggest a number of conceptual models for understanding the persistence of the nation in various ... More

Cinema of the Dark SideAtrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Shohini Chaudhuri

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748642632
eISBN:
9781474408554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642632.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A few days after 9/11, US Vice-President Dick Cheney invoked the need for the USA to work ‘the dark side’ in its global ‘War on Terror’. This book explores how contemporary cinema treats ... More

Cinematic JourneysFilm and Movement

Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement

Dimitris Eleftheriotis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633128
eISBN:
9780748651269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633128.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the interconnected histories, theories, and aesthetics of mobile vision and cinematic movement. It traces the links between certain types of movement of/in the frame and broader ... More

Cinematicity in Media History

Cinematicity in Media History

Jeffrey Geiger and Karin Littau (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In a world where change has become the only constant, how does the perpetually new relate to the old? How does cinema, itself once a new medium, interact both with previous or outmoded media and with ... More

Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Ryan Bishop

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema mostly taught viewers how to understand cinema, constantly thematizing its addresses to and relationship to its audience. Comic cinema has provided a self-reflexive critique of this ... More

Contemporary Action Cinema

Contemporary Action Cinema

Lisa Purse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Action cinema is a popular and familiar form that reflects the cultural, industrial and historical landscape from which it emerges. This study analyses action cinema's pleasures and complexities in ... More

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