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Author: Marijke de Valck
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: memory, love, movies, cinephilia
Number of Pages: 239
Published: 2005-09-23
ISBN-10: 9053567682
ISBN-13: 9789053567685

They obsess over the nuances of a Douglas Sirk or Ingmar Bergman film; they revel in books such as Franois Truffaut's Hitchcock; they happily subscribe to the Sundance Channel—they are the rare breed known as cinephiles. Though much has been made of the classic era of cinephilia from the 1950s to the 1970s, Cinephilia documents the latest generation of cinephiles and their use of new technologies. With the advent of home theaters, digital recording devices, online film communities, cinephiles today pursue their dedication to film outside of institutional settings. A radical new history of fi

Author: Marijke de Valck
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: global, cinephilia, geopolitics, european, festivals, film
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9053561927
ISBN-13: 9789053561928

The film festival has come a long way from its relatively humble origins in Venice in 1932—when nine nations presented twenty-five feature films screened in an open-air cinema where men had to adhere to standards of formal evening attire. Hugely popular events that attract diverse lovers of cinema worldwide, today’s most famous film festivals—Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Rotterdam—continue the story of a phenomenon that began in the midst of geopolitical disputes in war-torn Europe. Film Festivals shows how these festivals turned impediments into advantages and developed a successful gl

Author: Jaap Kooijman
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: thomas, elsaesser, according, concepts, screen, media, mind
Number of Pages: 375
Published: 2009-02-15
ISBN-10: 9089640258
ISBN-13: 9789089640253

Mind the Screen pays tribute to the work of the pioneering European film scholar Thomas Elsaesser, author of several volumes on media studies and cinema culture. Covering a full scope of issues arising from the author’s work—from melodrama and mediated memory to avant-garde practices, media archaeology, and the audiovisual archive—this collection elaborates and expands on Elsaesser’s original ideas along the topical lines of cinephilia, the historical imaginary, the contemporary European cinematic experience, YouTube, and images of terrorism and double occupancy, among other topics. Co
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