American film has a long history of portraying elections, Presidents, and politics in general. To inaugurate the final stages of this election season, here is a selected list of books from the Libraries’ holdings.
Cinema wars : Hollywood film and politics in the Bush-Cheney era by Douglas Kellner. Fine Arts PN1995.9.P6 K45 2010
Encyclopedia of politics, the media, and popular culture by Brian Cogan and Tony Kelso. Bartle P95.82.U6 C62 2009
Politics and film : the political culture of film in the United States by Daniel P. Franklin. Fine Arts PN1995.9.P6 F73 2006
Projecting politics : political messages in American film by Terry Christensen and Peter J. Haas. Fine Arts PN1995.9.P6 C47 2005
American film and politics from Reagan to Bush Jr edited by Philip John Davies and Paul Wells. Fine Arts PN1995.9.P6 A48 2002
Hollywood modernism : film and politics in the age of the New Deal by Saverio Giovacchini. Fine Arts Collection PN1993.5.U65 G552 2001
Here’s looking at you : Hollywood, film, and politics by Ernest Giglio. Fine Arts PN1995.9.P6 G56 2000
Politics and politicians in American film by Phillip L. Gianos. Fine Arts PN1995.9.P6 G53 1998
Famed French filmmaker and multimedia artist Chris Marker (born Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve) died this week at the age of 91. Marker’s work included La Jetee (inspiration for the film 12 Monkeys), San Soleil, and A Grin Without a Cat. His work had a huge impact on experimental film and documentaries. In addition to film, he worked with video installations, the internet, and other forms of technology. A few works by and about Chris Marker are listed below.
A Grin without a cat Newcomb Reading Room (DVD) – D849 .G75 2009
La jetée ; Sans soleil Newcomb Reading Room (DVD) PN1997 .J482 2007
Books & CD-ROM
Immemory : a cd-rom by Chris Marker. Fine Arts TR646.F72 P3345 2002
Chris Marker, La jetée by Janet Harbord. Fine Arts PN1997.J444 H37 2009
Chris Marker by Sarah Cooper. Fine Arts PN1998.3.M33887 C66 2008
Chris Marker by Nora M. Alter. Fine Arts PN1998.3.M366 A48 2006
Southeast Asian independent cinema : essays, documents, interviews edited by Tilman Baumgärtel. Fine Arts PN1995.9.I457 S68 2012
Holocaust impiety in literature, popular music and film by Matthew Boswell. PN56.H55 B67 2012
World cinema and the visual arts edited by David Gallagher. Fine Arts PN1995.25 .W67 2012
Bollywood travels : culture, diaspora and border crossings in popular Hindi cinema by Rajinder Dudrah. Fine Arts PN1993.5.I8 D85 2012
The film encyclopedia : the complete guide to film and the film industry by Ephraim Katz, with Ronald Dean Nolen. Bartle Library Reference PN1993.45 .K34 2012
Inception and philosophy: because it’s never just a dream edited by David Johnson. e-book
Women in Chinese martial arts films of the new millennium : narrative analyses and gender politics by Ya-chen Chen. Fine Arts Collection Stacks PN1995.9.H3 C54 2012
The Cinema Department will present Ken Jacobs as part of its spring visiting artists series on Tuesday, April 24. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a film showing at 7:30 p.m. in LH-6. An informal discussion by the video artist about the film will follow each screening. Jacobs is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the Cinema Department. The Libraries have a number of works both by and about Professor Jacob. A selected list is below:
DVD & VHS
New York ghetto fishmarket 1903 Newcomb Reading Room Circulation Desk (DVD) PN1995.9.E96 N496 2007
Celestial subway lines: salvaging noise Newcomb Reading Room Circulation Desk (DVD) PN1995.9.E96 C45 2005
Tom, Tom the piper’s son Newcomb Reading Room Circulation Desk (VHS) PN1995.75 .T66 2002
Optic antics : the amazing cinema of Ken Jacobs edited by Michele Pierson, David E. James, and Paul Arthur. Fine Arts Collection Stacks PN1998.3.J2655 O58 2010
Ken Jacobs : interview by Lindley Hanlon. Special Collections Rogg Collection PN1998.3.J266 H36 1979
Alain Resnais’ 2009 film, Wild Grass will be shown on campus April 20 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 6, as part of the Harpur Cinema film series. The Friday showing will be introduced by Professor Vincent Grenier of the Cinema Department. Wild Grass is the romantic story of Georges, Marguerite, and the vagaries of fate brought on by a lost wallet. It won a special award at the Cannes Film Festival. Other famed films by Resnais include the holocaust documentary, Night and Fog, Last Year at Marienbad, Hiroshima Mon Amour, and Mon Oncle D’Amerique. The Libraries own a number of DVD and books by and about Alain Resnais. Some are listed below.
Uncovering the Holocaust : the international reception of Night and fog Fine Arts PN1995.9.H53 U53 2006
Alain Resnais Fine Arts PN1998.3.R48 W55 2006
Arts of impoverishment : Beckett, Rothko, Resnais Fine Arts NX456 .B48 1993
Nuit et brouillard by Alain Resnais : on the making, reception and functions of a major documentary film Fine Arts PN1995.9.H53 R38 1987
The film narratives of Alain Resnais Fine Arts Collection PN1998.A3 R4823 1981
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Circulation Desk (DVD) D805.G3 N84 2003
Hiroshima mon amour Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Circulation Desk (DVD) PN1997 .H57 2003
L’année dernière à Marienbad = Last year at Marienbad Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Circulation Desk (DVD) – PN1997 .A44 1999
Out of the shadows : expanding the canon of classic film noir by Gene D. Phillips. Fine Arts PN1995.9.F54 P475 2012
Science fiction film, television, and adaptation : across the screens edited by J.P. Telotte and Gerald Duchovnay. Fine Arts PN1997.85 .S38 2012
Picturing Tolkien : essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the rings film trilogy edited by Janice M. Bogstad and Philip E. Kaveny. Fine Arts PN1995.9.L58 P53 2011
New Argentine cinema by Jens Andermann. Fine Arts PN1993.5.A7 A53 2012
Camera historica : the century in cinema by Antoine de Baecque ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff. Fine Arts PN1995.2 .B3313 2012
Screening the unwatchable : spaces of negation in post-millennial art cinema by Asbjørn Grønstad. Fine Arts PN1995.9.P7828 G76 2012
Uneven modernity : literature, film, and intellectual discourse in postsocialist China by Haomin Gong. PL2273 .G66 2012
Bernard Tavernier’s 2010 film, the Princess of Montpensier will be shown on campus February 24 & 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 6, as part of the Harpur Cinema film series. Set in France during the 16th century Wars of Religion, the film focuses on the main character’s search for love in an era where politics, birth, and religion were paramount. The DVD of the film is available in the Libraries’ Newcomb Reading Room Circulation Desk PN1997.2 .P746 2011.
Famed Greek film director, Theo Angelopoulos died Tuesday from injuries received from being hit by a motorcycle near the set of his latest film. His career spanned four decades. Politics, immigration, and war were common themes of his films. The Libraries own numerous books on Angelopoulos, some of which are listed below.
Theo Angelopoulos : interviews, edited by Dan Fainaru.
Fine Arts Collection Stacks PN1998.3.A53 A5 2001
The films of Theo Angelopoulos : a cinema of contemplation, by Andrew Horton
Fine Arts Collection Stacks PN1998.3.A53 H67 1999
The Last modernist : the films of Theo Angelopoulos, edited by Andrew Horton.
Fine Arts Collection Stacks PN1998.3.A53 L37 1997
Civilized violence: subjectivity, gender and popular cinema, by David Hansen-Miller. Fine Arts PN 1995.9 .V5 H35 2011
A “toxic genre”: the Iraq war films, by Martin Baker. Fine Arts PN1995 .B2665 2011
Hollywood film 1963-1976 : years of revolution and reaction by Drew Casper. Fine Arts PN1993.5.U6 C32 2011
The fairy tale and anime : traditional themes, images and symbols at play on screen by Dani Cavallaro. Fine Arts PN1995.9.F34 C38 2011
Cinematic Hamlet : the films of Olivier, Zeffirelli, Branagh, and Almereyda by Patrick J. Cook. PR2807 .C58 2011
Ken Russell, who died recently at the age of 84, was an director known primarily for his flamboyant visual style. His most famous films are Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who’s Tommy (1975), and Altered States (1980). Some library holdings both by and about Ken Russell are listed below.
Phallic Frenzy: Ken Russell and his films Library Annex Restricted Collection – PN1998.3.R88 L36 2007
Altered states: the autobiography of Ken Russell Fine Arts Collection Stacks – PN1998.3.R88 A3 1991
Ken Russell’s films Fine Arts Collection Stacks – PN1998.A3 R7734 1984
Gothic Newcomb Reading Room Circulation Desk (DVD) – PN1997 .G663 2002
Aria Newcomb Reading Room Circulation Desk (DVD) – PN1997 .A74 1999