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These books can currently be found on the New Books Shelves in the large Miller Library Commons Area on the first floor of the library.
The Cinema of Tarkovsky by Nariman SkakovIn this book, Nariman Skakov explores the phenomenon of spatio-temporal lapse in Tarkovsky's cinema - from Ivan's Childhood (1962) to Sacrifice (1986). He argues that dreams, visions, mirages, memories, revelations, reveries, and delusions are phenomena which present alternative spatio-temporal patterns; they disrupt the linear progression of events and create narrative discontinuity.
Film and the Classical Epic Tradition by Joanna PaulWhy is it that some films are called epics? Audiences know that such films will be large-scale, spectacular productions, but does the term have deeper cultural significance? In antiquity, epic was a prestigious genre whose stories ranged from the Trojan War to the founding of Rome, and dealtwith important themes including heroism, the gods, military prowess, and spectacle.In Film and the Classical Epic Tradition, Joanna Paul explores the relationship between films set in the ancient world and the classical epic tradition, arguing that there is a meaningful connection between the literary and cinematic genres.
Publication Date: 2013-05-05
Transnational Stardom by Russell Meeuf (Editor); Raphael Raphael (Editor)Thanks to the globalization of media, stars and celebrities are increasingly important figures in the transnational circulation of not only films but also ideas about identity and personhood. Combining a diverse range of case studies with an innovative collaborative discussion between leading scholars in star studies and transnational cinema, this book analyzes stars as sites of cross-cultural contestation. The contributors examine the phenomenon of global stardom as an important locus to help individuals better understand the construction of gender, race, nationality, and the individual as well as the importance of stars within transnational film industries.
Publication Date: 2013-02-21
Another Steven Soderbergh Experience by Mark GallagherHow do we determine authorship in film, and what happens when we look in-depth at the creative activity of living filmmakers rather than approach their work through the abstract prism of auteur theory? Mark Gallagher uses Steven Soderbergh's career as a lens through which to re-view screen authorship and offer a new model that acknowledges the fundamentally collaborative nature of authorial work and its circulation.
Publication Date: 2013-04-15
BOOKS ON CINEMA & MASS MEDIA
Use CBBcat to find film-related books at Colby, Bates and Bowdon.
Search by the SUBJECT term: MOTION PICTURES This will give links to film-related books organized by topic.
To find books ABOUT a particular filmmaker:
Select a SUBJECT search and enter your filmmaker's name, last name first.
To find books containing criticism of a filmmaker's work:
Add the keywords CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION to your search.
To find biographical writing on your filmmaker:
Add the keyword BIOGRAPHY to your search.
To locate a book look at Location, Call No. and Status on the CBBCat item record.
In Miller Library:
Books about film are on the main floor of the library in the stacks located near the front desk. Look for the call number range:
Borrow from academic libraries in New York state. Look for widget within NExpress on search results pages.
Center for Research Libraries provides another access to research materials found in select universities, colleges and reserach institutions. It is especially helpful for locating primary resource materials.