An interdisciplinary collection exploring the many ways risk plays a role in film.
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Film and Risk

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An interdisciplinary collection exploring the many ways risk plays a role in film.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814336113
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Mette Hjort is the chair professor and head of visual studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, an affiliate professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington–Seattle, and an honorary professor at CEMES, University of Copenhagen. She is the author, editor, and translator of numerous books, including Lone Scherfig’s "Italian for Beginners" and Small Nation, Global Cinema. She edits the Nordic Film Classics Series for the University of Washington Press.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The Film Phenomenon and How Risk Pervades It Mette Hjort 1

Flamboyant Risk Taking: Why Some Filmmakers Embrace Avoidable and Excessive Risks Mette Hjort 31

True Stories of Risk Inadvertence Trevor Ponech 55

Spectatorship and Risk Paisley Livingston 73

Stunt Workers and Spectacle: Ethnography of Physical Risk in Hollywood and Hong Kong Sylvia J. Martin 97

The Canary in the Gemeinschaft? Disability, Film, and the Jewish Question Faye Ginsburg 115

Accented Filmmaking and Risk Taking in the Age of Postcolonial Militancy, Terrorism, Globalization, Wars, Oppression, and Occupation Hamid Naficy 143

Multinational Casts and Epistemic Risk: The Case of Pan-Asian Cinema Jinhee Choi 165

The Financial and Economic Risks of Film Production Michael Pokorny John Sedgwick 181

Motion Picture Finance and Risk in the United States Bill Grantham 197

Encouraging Artistic Risk Taking through Film Policy: The Case of New Danish Screen Eva Novrup Redvall 209

After the Decisive Moment: Moving beyond Photojournalism's High-Risk Mode Michelle L. Woodward 227

Chance and Change Rod Stoneman 245

Film and the Environment: Risk Offscreen Richard Maxwell Toby Miller 271

Contributors 291

Index 295

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