Cinematic Portraits of Evil

Cinematic Portraits of Evil

The film features crazy camera angles, facial contortions, bulging eyes and bizarre minor characters— Monsieur Potin in ... forms part of the overriding function of this film as a rich pastiche indicating the CINEMATIC PORTRAITS OF EVIL 92.


Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781621968016


Page: 198

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Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema

“Die Holle als Inszenierung: Hollywood Regisseur Steven Spielberg versucht den Holocaust in Spielfilm Bilder zu bannen.” Berliner Zeitung, 2 March 1994. Rowlands, Esther. Cinematic Portraits of Evil: Christian de Chalonge 's "Docteur ...

Author: Robert C. Reimer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879867

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema examines the history of how the Holocaust is presented in film, including documentaries, feature films, and television productions. It contains a chronology of events needed to give the films and their reception a historical context, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography of more than 600 titles, and over 100 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, and historical figures. Foreign language films and experimental films are included, as well as canonical films. This book is a must for anyone interested in the scope of films on the Holocaust and also for scholars interested in investigating ideas for future research.
Categories: History

Dystopian States of America Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in Literature and Film

Dystopian States of America  Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in Literature and Film

122 Dhalgren Ambiguity and ambivalence are prevalent as the film poses the same question asked of those in war: how far will ... Cinematic Portraits of Evil: Christian de Chalonge's Docteur Petiot and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen.

Author: Matthew B. Hill

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440873393

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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Dystopian States of America provides students and researchers with an illuminating resource for understanding the impact and relevance of dystopian and apocalyptic works in contemporary American culture. Through its wide survey of dystopian works in numerous forms and genres, the book encourages readers to connect with these works of fiction and understand how the catastrophically grim or disquieting worlds they portray offer insights into our own current situation. In addition to providing more than 150 encyclopedia articles on a large and representative sample of dystopian/apocalyptic narratives in fiction, film, television, and video games (including popular works that often escape critical inquiry), Dystopian States of America features a suite of critical essays on five themes—war, pandemics, totalitarianism, environmental calamity, and technological overreach—that serve as the foundation for most dystopian worlds of the imagination. These offerings complement one another, enabling readers to explore dystopian conceptions of America and the world from multiple perspectives and vantage points.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

Guy Austin, Contemporary French Cinema: An Introduction, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1996. ... Ester Rowlands, Cinematic Portraits of Evil, Christian De Chalonge's Docteur Petiot and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen, ...

Author: Sabine Haenni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317682608

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social, historical and political contexts in which the film was produced. Ranging from Hollywood classics to international bestsellers to lesser-known representations of national cinema, this collection is deliberately broad in scope crossing decades, boundaries and genres. The encyclopedia thus provides an introduction to the historical range and scope of cinema produced throughout the world.
Categories: Social Science

Mystery Suspense Film Noir and Detective Movies on DVD

Mystery  Suspense  Film Noir and Detective Movies on DVD

A Guide to the Best in Cinema Thrills John Howard Reid. producers could afford to hire for only a day) and lovely Jan Carr (in her only movie), the players are mostly a dead loss. ... most chillingly villainous portraits of evil.

Author: John Howard Reid


ISBN: 9780557122233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 469

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Over 1,200 DVDs in the mystery, suspense and film noir categories were examined and rated for this illustrated guide. The book is divided into two main sections. In the first, 218 movies are given the glamour treatment with comprehensive details of players and crews, plus background information and reviews. In the second section, essential details on over 500 films are briefly described. Bonus articles includes a survey of "The Thin Man" series, "Sherlock Holmes," "Humphrey Bogart versus Alan Ladd," "Raymond Chandler on the Big Screen" and "The Big Clock." This book will not only prove most useful for all movie fans, but will enthrall and entertain for years to come.
Categories: Performing Arts

Catching Light

Catching Light

CHAPTER 2 " THE DESIGN OF DARKNESS TO APPALL " Metaphysical Evil in Chinatown Director Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown ... Usually even the most dire portraits of evil hold out the hope that , at its worst , evil is still somehow ...

Author: Roy M. Anker

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827950

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Examines nineteen popular films, such as The Godfather trilogy, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and American Beauty, and shows how they convey a range of striking perspectives on the human encounter with God. Original.
Categories: Performing Arts

Good Murders and Bad Murders

Good Murders and Bad Murders

The celebrity , as a model , is morally neutral -- a movie star , the president , a great criminal . ... physical aggression , and an atmosphere of ghostly evil to parlay cinematic portraits of varying quality into commercial vehicles .

Author: Wayne Wilson

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761804501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema

We meet Emmanuel as he paints a surreal portrait of what he calls the “Evil One.” Standing in his white-walled laboratory—an odd place without corners or windows that is eventually revealed as his asylum cell—he tells a visiting doctor ...

Author: Mark A. Miller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638423

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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From their first pairing in Hamlet (1948) to House of the Long Shadows (1983), British film stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing forged perhaps the most successful collaboration in horror film history. In its revised and expanded second edition, this volume examines their 22 movie team-ups, with critical commentary, complete cast and credits, production information, details on cinematography and make-up, exhibition history and box-office figures. A wealth of background about Hammer, Amicus and other production companies is provided, along with more than 100 illustrations. Lee and Cushing describe particulars of their partnership in original interviews. Exclusive interviews with Robert Bloch, Hazel Court and nearly fifty other actors, directors and others who worked on the Lee-Cushing films are included.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Sequels

Film Sequels

... previous explorations of the detective genre and, particularly, his development of cinematic portraits of criminal psychology. ... provoke evil but also to be rewritten in the form of a continuous cycle of murder and corruption.

Author: Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748689477

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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A study of sequel production within recent Hollywood and beyond in terms of its industrial, cultural and global implications.
Categories: Performing Arts

Representations of the Mother in Law in Literature Film Drama and Television

Representations of the Mother in Law in Literature  Film  Drama  and Television

... from Charles Perrault to Shrek and Once Upon a Time Auba Llompart Pons and Lydia Brugué Botia 8 Cold Springs: Cinematic Portraits of Sara Roosevelt Andrew Howe 3: Entertaining Mothers-in-Law 9 The Evil Dame in British Horror Film: ...

Author: Jo Parnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498569071

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This collection discusses the depictions of mothers-in-law in popular culture and provides a different approach to the popularly-held views of mothers-in-law.
Categories: Social Science