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Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts

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In Framing Film, film studies experts Steven Allen and Laura Hubner draw on a selection of historically and culturally diverse texts to explore the intricate relationships between cinema and the visual arts. Broad in scope, the volume considers a range of visual arts media, including posters, paintings, photography, comic books, and production design. By examining these various forms of media, Allen and Hubner emphasize the ability of visual arts to frame the spectator’s experience of cinema. Among the films and ...

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Overview

In Framing Film, film studies experts Steven Allen and Laura Hubner draw on a selection of historically and culturally diverse texts to explore the intricate relationships between cinema and the visual arts. Broad in scope, the volume considers a range of visual arts media, including posters, paintings, photography, comic books, and production design. By examining these various forms of media, Allen and Hubner emphasize the ability of visual arts to frame the spectator’s experience of cinema. Among the films and artists considered in this thought-provoking interdisciplinary volume are selections from both the high- and low-brow aspects of culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841505077
  • Publisher: Intellect, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Pages: 273
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Allen and Laura Hubner are both senior lecturers in film studies at the University of Winchester, United Kingdom. Hubner is the author of The Films of Ingmar Bergman: Illusions of Light and Darkness.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction Steven Allen Laura Hubner 1

Part I Intertextual Relays of Art and Design

Chapter 1 Crafting Worlds: The Changing Role of the Production Designer Ian Christie 13

Chapter 2 Adapting Watchmen Ian Hague 37

Chapter 3 Poster Graphic Design and French Films in Poland after World War II Dorota Ostrowska 57

Chapter 4 Here's Johnny! Re-Framing The Shining Laura Hubner 75

Part II Movement and Stasis

Chapter 5 Narrativising Pastness: The Photographs of Donald Thomson and Ten Canoes Steven Allen 93

Chapter 6 The Still Life: DVD Stills Galleries and the Digital Uncanny Tina Kendall 113

Chapter 7 Leafing Through Cinema Matilde Nardelli 127

Part III Paintings, Artists and Film

Chapter 8 Michael and Gertrud: Art and the Artist in the Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer David Heinemann 149

Chapter 9 Resonances of Nineteenth-Century Realism in Steve McQueen's Hunger Toni Ross 165

Chapter 10 'You a Graffiti Artist?': The Representation of Artists and the Visual Arts in the Film-Making of Martin Scorsese Leighton Grist 185

Part IV Evocative Frames

Chapter 11 Framing Loneliness in Painting and Film David Morrison 203

Chapter 12 Grievability and Precariousness in Alain Resnais's Hiroshima, mon amour, Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir and Alexander Sokurov's Alexandra Dennis Rothermel 221

Chapter 13 'un cinéma impur': Framing Film in the Early Film Industry Judith Buchanan 237

Contributors 261

Index 265

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