ReFocus The Films of Spike Jonze

This book looks at Spike Jonze's ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, exploring the impact of his filmmaking across a range of philosophical and cultural discussions

Author: Kim Wilkins

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474447638

Category: Performing Arts

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This book looks at Spike Jonze's ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, exploring the impact of his filmmaking across a range of philosophical and cultural discussions
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The Films of Spike Jonze

This book looks at Spike Jonze's ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, exploring the impact of his filmmaking across a range of philosophical and cultural discussions.

Author: Kim Wilkins

Publisher: ReFocus: The American Directors Series

ISBN: 1474447627

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ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonzeis the first collection of essays on this important and original contemporary filmmaker. It looks at his ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, exploring the impact of his filmmaking across a range of philosophical and cultural discussions. Each of Jonze's feature films, from Being John Malkovich(1999) to Her(2013), is discussed at length, focusing on issues of authorship, narration, genre and adaptation. As well as the textual aspects of Jonze's feature films, the contributors consider his work in music videos and shorts - investigating his position as a filmmaker on the blurred boundaries between studio and independent modes of production.
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ReFocus The Films of Spike Jonze

Carolyn Giardina, “How Spike Jonze's Films Come Together in Editing,” The Hollywood Reporter, August 3, 2014, <https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/how-spike-jonzes-films-come-723053> (last accessed March 10, 2019). 6.

Author: Wilkins Kim Wilkins

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474447645

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ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze is the first collection of essays on this important and original contemporary filmmaker. It looks at his ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, exploring the impact of his filmmaking across a range of philosophical and cultural discussions. Each of Jonze's feature films, from Being John Malkovich (1999) to Her (2013), is discussed at length, focusing on issues of authorship, narration, genre and adaptation. As well as the textual aspects of Jonze's feature films, the contributors consider his work in music videos and shorts - investigating his position as a filmmaker on the blurred boundaries between studio and independent modes of production.
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ReFocus The Films of Paul Schrader

ReFocus: the American Directors Series Series Editors: Robert Singer, Frances Smith, and Gary D. Rhodes Editorial ... and Dean Brandum ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze Edited by Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington ReFocus: The Films ...

Author: Michelle E. Moore

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474462051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Offers the first comprehensive academic text to explore Paul Schrader's film career through analysis of his directing, screenwriting, and film criticismContains a chapter-length interview, in which Schrader examines the arc of his career for the first time and revises previous statements about filmmaking and film criticismProvides a valuable update to previous texts on SchraderConsiders Schrader's overlooked films and provides new insight into their connections with Schrader's better known filmsContains chapters on Schrader's work since 2008, the publication date of the last book on his filmmakingPaul Schrader's unique relationship to the role of the author (as screenwriter, director and critic) has long informed his cinema, and raises complicated questions about the definition of the auteur. This volume of essays - one of the first collections to assess Schrader's contributions to directing, screenwriting and criticism - includes the first original appraisals of his much-lauded masterpiece First Reformed (2017), as well as a chapter-length interview with Schrader himself, conducted by the editors. Providing a comprehensive exploration of his groundbreaking achievements in cinema, the book considers Schrader's more overlooked films and provides new insights to their connection with his celebrated work in direction and screenwriting such as Taxi Driver (1976), Cat People (1982) and The Comfort of Strangers (1990).
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ReFocus The Films of Michel Gondry

At least since the late 1990s, Allen has been joined by a younger group of auteur filmmakers, including Paul Thomas Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Sofia Coppola, Greta Gerwig, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Richard Linklater, ...

Author: Block Marcelline Block

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474456043

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

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The acclaimed French auteur behind the mind-bending modern classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Michel Gondry has directed a number of innovative, ground-breaking films and documentaries, episodes of the acclaimed television show Kidding and some of the most influential music videos in the history of the medium. In this collection, a range of international scholars offers a comprehensive study of this significant and influential figure, covering his French and English-language films and videos, and framing Gondry as a transnational auteur whose work provides insight into both French/European and American cinematic and cultural identity. With detailed case studies of films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), The Science of Sleep (2006), Microbe & Gasoline (2015) and Mood Indigo (2013), this collection will appeal to readers interested in the various media in which Gondry has worked, and in contemporary post-modern French and American cinema in general.
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After Happily Ever After

In Nordic Genre Film: SmallNation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace, edited by Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Kääpä, 159–72. ... In ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze, edited by Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington, 175–92.

Author: Maria San Filippo

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814346754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 382

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Explores romantic comedy’s revitalizing response to shifting sexual and social mores of the past decade.
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New Wave New Hollywood

She is the author of American Eccentric Cinema (2019), coeditor of Refocus: The Films of Spike Jonze with Wyatt Moss-Wellington (2019), and Refocus: The Films of Richard Linklater with Timotheus Vermeulen (forthcoming, 2022).

Author: Gregory Frame

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501360398

Category: Performing Arts

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As a period of film history, The American New Wave (ordinarily understood as beginning in 1967 and ending in 1980) remains a preoccupation for scholars and audiences alike. In traditional accounts, it is considered to be bookended by two periods of conservatism, and viewed as a (brief) period of explosive creativity within the Hollywood system. From Bonnie and Clyde to Heaven's Gate, it produced films that continue to be watched, discussed, analysed and poured over. It has, however, also become rigidly defined as a cinema of director-auteurs who made a number of aesthetically and politically significant films. This has led to marginalization and exclusion of many important artists and filmmakers, as well as a temporal rigidity about what and who is considered part of the 'New Wave proper'. This collection seeks to reinvigorate debate around this area of film history. It also looks in part to demonstrate the legacy of aesthetic experimentation and political radicalism after 1980 as part of the 'legacy' of the New Wave. Thanks to important new work that questions received scholarly wisdom, reveals previously marginalised filmmakers (and the films they made), considers new genres, personnel, and films under the banner of 'New Wave, New Hollywood', and reevaluates the traditional approaches and perspectives on the films that have enjoyed most critical attention, New Wave, New Hollywood: Reassessment, Recovery, Legacy looks to begin a new discussion about Hollywood cinema after 1967.
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The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening

I discuss this further in “The Long and the Short of Music Video” and in “Spike Jonze's Abbreviated Art of the Suburbs” in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze, ed. Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University ...

Author: Carlo Cenciarelli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190853617

Category: Music

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"It has long been suggested that films have changed the way we listen, but cinema's contribution to broader listening cultures has only recently started to receive serious academic attention. Taking this issue as its central topic, The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening explores-from philosophical, archival, empirical, and analytical perspectives-the genealogies of cinema's audiovisual practices, the relationship between film aesthetics and listening protocols, and the extension of cinematic modes of listening into other media and everyday situations. Featuring scholars from musicology, film studies and literary studies, ethnomusicology and sound studies, media and communications and psychology, this Handbook aims to foster new ways of thinking about the intersection between the history of listening and the history of the moving image. It offers a wealth of original case studies and novel perspectives that show how cinematic listening is constantly being redefined in relation to shifting historical, spatial, textual and theoretical frameworks"--
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Cognitive Film and Media Ethics

This book extends past works in cognitive media studies to answer normative and ethically prescriptive questions: what could make media morally good or bad, and what, then, are the respective responsibilities of media producers and ...

Author: Wyatt Moss-Wellington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197552919

Category: Performing Arts

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Cognitive Film and Media Ethics provides a grounding in the use of cognitive science to address key questions in film, television and screen media ethics. This book extends past works in cognitive media studies to answer normative and ethically prescriptive questions: what could make media morally good or bad, and what, then, are the respective responsibilities of media producers and consumers? Moss-Wellington makes a primary claim that normative propositions are a kind of rigour, in that they force media theorists to draw more active ought conclusions from descriptive is arguments. Cognitive Film and Media Ethics presents the rigours of normative reasoning, cognitive science and consequentialist ethics as complementary, arguing that each seeks progressive elaboration on their own models of causality, and causal projections are crucial for any reflection on our moral responsibilities in the world. A hermeneutics of "ethical cognitivism" is applied in the latter half of the book, with essays each addressing a different case study in film, television, news and social media: cinema that sets out to inspire moral dissonance in the viewer, satirical and humorous depictions of family drama in film and television, the politics of the romantic comedy, formal aspects of screen media bullying in an era dubbed the "television renaissance," and contemporary problems in the conflation of news and social media. Cognitive Film and Media Ethics synthesises current research in social psychology, anthropology, memory studies, emotion and cognition, personality and media selection, and evolutionary biology, integrating wide-ranging concepts from the various disciplines that make up cognitive theory to provide new vantages on the applied ethics of film and screen media.
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Reading Westworld

She was a founding editor of Science Fiction Film and Television from 2009–2018 and is currently an editor for the ... of American Eccentric Cinema (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and the co-editor of ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze ...

Author: Alex Goody

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030145156

Category: Performing Arts

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Reading Westworld is the first volume to explore the cultural, textual and theoretical significance of the hugely successful HBO TV series Westworld. The essays engage in a series of original enquiries into the central themes of the series including conceptions of the human and posthuman, American history, gaming, memory, surveillance, AI, feminism, imperialism, free will and contemporary capitalism. In its varied critical engagements with the genre, narratives and contexts of Westworld, this volume explores the show’s wider and deeper meanings and the questions it poses, as well considering how Westworld reflects on the ethical implications of artificial life and technological innovation for our own futurity. With critical essays that draw on the interdisciplinary strengths and productive intersections of media, cultural and literary studies, Reading Westworld seeks to respond to the show’s fundamental question; “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?” It will be of interest to students, academics and general readers seeking to engage with Westworld and the far-reaching questions it poses about our current engagements with technology.
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