Fashion in Film

Author: Adrienne Munich
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253222990
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 360
View: 8366
The vital synergy between dress and the cinema has been in place since the advent of film. Broaching topics such as vampires, noir, and Marie Antoinette looks, Fashion in Film uncovers the way in which the alliance of these two powerhouse industries use myriad cultural influences—shaping narrative, national identity, and all points in between. Contributor essays address international films from early cinema to the present, drawing on the classic and the innovative. This abundantly illustrated collection reveals that fashion in conjunction with film must be understood in a different way from fashion tout simple.

Fashion in film

Author: Regine Engelmeier,Peter W. Engelmeier
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Category: Art
Page: 249
View: 9013
Fashion in Film presents the first major collection of photographs on the subject of costume design over the last seven decades, taking us on a fascinating journey through the history of the movies, especially in Hollywood. The Peter W. Engelmeier Filmhis

Fashion in Film

Author: Christopher Laverty
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780678733
Category: Design
Page: 224
View: 3412
Fashion designers have been involved in movies since the early days of cinema. The result is some of the most eye-catching and influential costumes ever committed to film, from Ralph Lauren's trend-setting masculine style for Diane Keaton in Annie Hall to Audrey Hepburn's little black Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's.Fashion in Film celebrates the contributions of fashion designers to cinema, exploring key garments, what they mean in context of the narrative, and why they are so memorable. Illustrated with beautiful film stills, fashion images and working sketches, this book will appeal to lovers of both fashion history and cinema.

The Fashion of Film: How Cinema has Inspired Fashion

Author: Amber Jane Butchart
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784722537
Category: Design
Page: 224
View: 8538
Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the dystopian vision of Metropolis. The picture-perfect worlds of Wes Anderson's films echo in Miuccia Prada's collections. From historical epics and romantic dramas to sci-fi blockbusters and arthouse cool, the world's most creative fashion designers have long taken their inspiration from screen idols - and continue to do so today. Let fashion historian Amber Butchart take you a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks, and see how the fashion of film has transformed the world of fashion design. Sumptuously illustrated with photographs of fashion creations and the films that inspired them, The Fashion of Film is a must-have for any fan of style.

Scenographic Fashion Design - Zur Inszenierung von Mode und Marken

Author: Pamela C. Scorzin
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839434130
Category: Design
Page: 272
View: 5317
Die Inszenierung von Mode und Marken ist seit einigen Jahrzehnten ein wachsendes und florierendes Aufgabenfeld für die Disziplin Szenographie geworden. Die in diesem Band versammelten Essays sind kulturwissenschaftliche Studien und theoretische Untersuchungen zu einer neuen Form des Branding mittels ganzheitlicher und synästhetischer Übersetzungs- und Vermittlungsformen in einem weiten Netzwerk von Mode-Akteuren. Unter dem Neologismus »Scenographic Fashion Design« stellt Pamela C. Scorzin erstmals ausführlich anhand prägnanter Fallbeispiele ein zentrales und höchst innovatives Feld einer holistischen und trans-medialen Inszenierungspraxis in der nachmodernen Konvergenzkultur vor.

Dressing Dangerously

Dysfunctional Fashion in Film
Author: Jonathan Faiers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300184389
Category: Design
Page: 304
View: 8375
A thought-provoking examination of the challenging and sometimes sinister roles that fashion has played in the history of cinema

100 Jahre Fashion

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791346830
Page: 399
View: 6921

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age

Author: Alexandra Palmer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350114065
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 1063
Over the last century there has been a complete transformation of the fashion system. The unitary top-down fashion cycle has been replaced by the pulsations of multiple and simultaneous styles, while the speed of global production and circulation has become ever faster and more complex. Running in tandem, the development of artificial fibres has revolutionized the composition of clothing, and the increased focus on youth, sexuality, and the body has radically changed its design. From the 1920s flapper dress to debates over the burkini, fashion has continued to be deeply involved in society's larger issues. Drawing on a wealth of visual, textual and object sources and illustrated with 100 images, A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.

Fashion in Popular Culture

Literature, Media and Contemporary Studies
Author: Joseph Hancock,Toni Johnson-Woods,Vicki Karaminas
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841507164
Category: Design
Page: 276
View: 4549
Combines fashion theory with approaches from literature, art, advertising, music, media studies, material studies, and sociology to consider the function of fashion within popular culture in Europe, Australia, and the United States.

Make Believe in Film and Fiction

Visual vs. Verbal Storytelling
Author: K. Kroeber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403983224
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 228
View: 3327
This study provides the first detailed contrast between the experiences of reading a novel and watching a movie. Kroeber shows how fiction evokes morally inflected imagining, and how movies reveal through magnification of human movements and expression subjective effects of complex social changes.

Fashion Media

Past and Present
Author: Djurdja Bartlett,Shaun Cole,Agnès Rocamora
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857853090
Category: Design
Page: 256
View: 1547
The fashion media is in the midst of deep social and technological change. Including a broad range of case studies, from fashion plates to fashion films, and from fashion magazines to fashion blogs, this ground-breaking book provides an up-to-date examination of the role and significance of this field. Winner of the PCA/ACA Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection, Fashion Media includes chapters written by international scholars covering topics from historic magazine cultures and contemporary digital innovations to art and film, exploring themes such as gender, ethnicity, design, taste and authorship. Highlighting the complexity of processes that bind design, design, technology, society and identity together, Fashion Media will be of be essential reading for students of fashion studies, cultural studies, visual culture studies, design history, communications and art and design practice and theory.

Hollywood Before Glamour

Fashion in American Silent Film
Author: M. Tolini Finamore
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023038949X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 246
View: 8102
This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.

The AIDS Movie

Representing a Pandemic in Film and Television
Author: Kylo-Patrick R Hart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317956966
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 140
View: 3243
Are people with HIV/AIDS treated fairly in films? Here is a compelling book that provides you with a thorough examination of how HIV/AIDS is characterized and portrayed in film and how this portrayal affects American culture. The AIDS Movie: Representing a Pandemic in Film and Television uncovers the primary ways that films about HIV/AIDS influence American ideology and contribute to society's view of the disease. In The AIDS Movie, professors and scholars in the areas of popular culture, film, sociology, and gay and lesbian studies will discover cross-cultural approaches that can be used to analyze the representation of AIDS in American films made in the first two decades of the pandemic. Giving you insight into the production and circulation of social meanings pertaining to HIV/AIDS, this study explores the social ramifications of such representations for gay men in American society, as well as for the rest of the population. Interesting and informative, The AIDS Movie: Representing a Pandemic in Film and Television examines the ways that AIDS has been represented in American movies over the past two decades, defines and proposes criteria for identifying an “AIDS movie” and explores how these images shape social opinions about AIDS and gay men. The AIDS Movie discusses several character types such as “innocent victims” and “guilty villains” and the process of victim-blaming that occurs in AIDS movies. Defining an “AIDS movie” as a film with at least one character who either has been infected with HIV, has developed AIDS, or is grieving the recent death of a loved one from AIDS, this guide bases standards for these movies on several works, including: Chocolate Babies It's My Party Jeffrey The Living End Grief An Early Frost Men in Love A Place for Annie Philadelphia The Ryan White Story Gia Boys on the Side The AIDS Movie: Representing a Pandemic in Film and Television is compelling and insightful as it cleverly reveals how AIDS is portrayed in cinema and television, and how that portrayal affects American culture.

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity

Author: Deborah Mutch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230370144
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
View: 9291
Vampires are back - and this time they want to be us, not drain us. This collection considers the recent phenomena of Twilight and True Blood, as well as authors such as Kim Newman and Matt Haig, films such as The Breed and Interview with the Vampire, and television programmes such as Being Human and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Costume and Cinema

Dress Codes in Popular Film
Author: Sarah Street
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364185
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 112
View: 7015
Costume and Cinema: Dress Codes in Popular Film presents an overview of the literature on film costume, together with a series of detailed case studies which highlight how costume is a key signifier in film texts. Sarah Street demonstrates how costume relates in fundamental ways to the study of film narrative and mise-en-scène, in some cases constituting a language of its own. In particular the book foregrounds the related issues of adaptation and embodiment in a variety of different genres and investigates this under-explored area through extensive analysis of popular films including The Talented Mr Ripley, Desperately Seeking Susan, and The Matrix.

Film, Fashion, and the 1960s

Author: Eugenia Paulicelli,Drake Stutesman,Louise Wallenberg
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253026415
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 231
View: 4180
A fascinating look at one of the most experimental, volatile, and influential decades, Film, Fashion, and the 1960s, examines the numerous ways in which film and fashion intersected and affected identity expression during the era. From A Hard Day’s Night to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, from the works of Ingmar Bergman to Blake Edwards, the groundbreaking cinema of the 1960s often used fashion as the ultimate expression for urbanity, youth, and political (un)awareness. Crumbling hierarchies brought together previously separate cultural domains, and these blurred boundaries could be seen in unisex fashions and roles played out on the silver screen. As this volume amply demonstrates, fashion in films from Italy, France, England, Sweden, India, and the United States helped portray the rapidly changing faces of this cultural avant-gardism. This blending of fashion and film ultimately created a new aesthetic that continues to influence the fashion and media of today.

Undressing Cinema

Clothing and identity in the movies
Author: Stella Bruzzi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134770596
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 1907
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.

Stardom and Celebrity

A Reader
Author: Sean Redmond,Su Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446202380
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
View: 3010
"Acts as a concise introduction to the study of both contemporary and historical stardom and celebrity. Collecting together in one source companion an easily accessible range of readings surrounding stardom and celebrity culture, this book is a worthwhile addition to any library." - Kerry Gough, Birmingham City University "Absolutely wonderful. The inclusion of seminal works and more recent works makes this a very valuable read." - Beschara Karam, University of South Africa "An engaging and often insightful book." - Media International Australia This book brings together some of the seminal interventions which have structured the development of stardom and celebrity studies, while crucially combining and situating these within the context of new essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and international landscape of today's fame culture. From Max Weber, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes to Catherine Lumby, Chris Rojek and Graeme Turner. At the core of the collection is a desire to map out a unique historical trajectory - both in terms of the development of fame, as well as the historical development of the field.

Fashioning Bollywood

The Making and Meaning of Hindi Film Costume
Author: Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857852965
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 7614
The Hindi film industry, among the most prolific in the world, has delighted audiences for decades with its colourful, exquisite and sometimes startling costumes. But are costumes more than just a source of pleasure? This book, the first in-depth exploration of Hindi film costume, contends that they are a unique source of knowledge about issues ranging from Indian taste and fashion to questions of identity, gender and work. Anthropological and film studies approaches combine to analyze costume as the outcome of production processes and as a cinematic device for conveying meaning. Chapters lead from the places where costume is planned and executed to explorations of characterization, the actor body, spectacles of fashion, to the imagining of historical or fantasy worlds through dress, to the power of stardom to launch clothing styles into the public domain. As well as charting the course of film costume as it parallels important trends in cultural history, the book considers the future of Hindi film costume, in the context of new strains of filmmaking that stress unvarnished realism. Fashioning Bollywood will appeal to students and scholars of Indian culture, anthropology and fashion, as well as anyone who has seen and enjoyed Hindi films.

Robert Altman's Soundtracks

Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion
Author: Gayle Sherwood Magee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190205334
Category: Music
Page: 304
View: 524
American director Robert Altman (1925-2006) first came to national attention with the surprise blockbuster M*A*S*H (1970), and he directed more than thirty feature films in the subsequent decades. Critics and scholars have noted that music is central to Altman's films, and in addition to his feature films, Altman worked in theater, opera, and the emerging field of cable television. His treatment of sound is a hallmark of his films, alongside overlapping dialogue, improvisation, and large ensemble casts. Several of his best-known films integrate musical performances into the central plot, including Nashville (1975), Popeye (1980), Short Cuts (1993), Kansas City (1996), The Company (2003) and A Prairie Home Companion (2006), his final film. Even such non-musicals as McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) have been described as, in fellow director and prot?g? Paul Thomas Anderson's evocative phrase, as "musicals without people singing." Robert Altman's Soundtracks considers Altman's celebrated, innovative uses of music and sound in several of his most acclaimed and lesser-known works. In so doing, these case studies serve as a window not only into Altman's considerable and varied output, but also the changing film industry over nearly four decades, from the heyday of the New Hollywood in the late 1960s through the "Indiewood" boom of the 1990s and its bust in the early 2000s. As its frame, the book considers the continuing attractions of auteurism inside and outside of scholarly discourse, by considering Altman's career in terms of the director's own self-promotion as a visionary and artist; the film industry's promotion of Altman the auteur; the emphasis on Altman's individual style, including his use of music, by the director, critics, scholars, and within the industry; and the processes, tensions, and boundaries of collaboration.