French Animation History

French Animation History

Charting this vital and singular chapter in the history of cinema, the volume examines France’s artistic and technical traditions; how French animators have forged their unique visual styles, narrative modes, and technological innovations ...

Author: Richard Neupert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118798768

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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French Animation History is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of animation, illuminating the exceptional place France holds within that history. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 The first book dedicated exclusively to this history Explores how French animators have forged their own visual styles, narrative modes, and technological innovations to construct a distinct national style, while avoiding the clichés and conventions of Hollywood’s commercial cartoons Includes more than 80 color and black and white images from the most influential films, from early silent animation to the recent internationally renowned Persepolis Essential reading for anyone interested in the study of French film
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Fantasy Animation

Fantasy Animation

This fairy tale film spurned convention in a manner reminiscent of other antiauthority movements of 1930s France. ... Richard Neupert, French Animation History (West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 58. 7.

Author: Christopher Holliday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351681414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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This book examines the relationship that exists between fantasy cinema and the medium of animation. Animation has played a key role in defining our collective expectations and experiences of fantasy cinema, just as fantasy storytelling has often served as inspiration for our most popular animated film and television. Bringing together contributions from world-renowned film and media scholars, Fantasy/Animation considers the various historical, theoretical, and cultural ramifications of the animated fantasy film. This collection provides a range of chapters on subjects including Disney, Pixar, and Studio Ghibli, filmmakers such as Ralph Bakshi and James Cameron, and on film and television franchises such as Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon (2010–) and HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011–).
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Animation Cartoons

Animation   Cartoons

The history of film animation begins with the earliest days of silent films and continues through the present day. ... On October 28, 1892 at Musée Grévin in Paris, France he exhibited animations consisting of loops of about 500 frames, ...

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: MultiMedia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Art

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An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) moving picture for the cinema, TV or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot. Animation is the optical illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of images of static elements. In film and video production, this refers to techniques by which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually. Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. It is a subfield of computer graphics and animation. Anime is a medium of animation originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background aesthetics that visually set it apart from other forms of animation. An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) moving picture for the cinema, TV or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one). Manga is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons. Outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to visualize scenes that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as space travel. Stop motion is a generic gereral term for an animation technique which makes static objects appear to move.
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The Art of Movies

The Art of Movies

History of French animation • 1908-1925, Work of Émile Courtet: The first animated cartoon (1908), and most animation techniques: morphing (1909), puppet animation and color animated cartoon (1910), pixilation (1911), first animated ...

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 1406

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Movie is considered to be an important art form; films entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire audiences. Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as — in metonymy — the field in general. The origin of the name comes from the fact that photographic film (also called filmstock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist — motion pictures (or just pictures or "picture"), the silver screen, photoplays, the cinema, picture shows, flicks — and commonly movies.
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The French Cinema Book

The French Cinema Book

Williams, A. (1992) Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking, Cambridge, Harvard University Press. ... Neupert, R. (2014) French Animation History, Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell. Palmer, T. and Michael, C. eds (2013) Directory ...

Author: Michael Temple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349929092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a key textbook offers an innovative and accessible account of the richness and diversity of French film history and culture from the 1890s to the present day. The contributors, who include leading historians and film scholars, provide an indispensable introduction to key topics and debates in French film history. Each chronological section addresses seven key themes – people, business, technology, forms, representations, spectators and debates, providing an essential overview of the cinema industry, the people who worked in it, including technicians and actors as well as directors, and the culture of cinema going in France from the beginnings of cinema to the contemporary period.
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A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

Raphaëlle Moine, 57–66. Paris: AFRHC, 2005. Naficy, Hamid. An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Cinema. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001. Neupert, Richard. French Animation History. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Author: Alistair Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118585429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

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A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time
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Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki

Clements, Anime: A History,97–99 and Jerry Beck, The Animated Movie Guide (Chicago: A Cappella Books, 2005), 190. Beck, The Animated Movie Guide, ... Richard Neupert, French Animation History (Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, 2011), 100–107.

Author: Raz Greenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501335969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Hayao Miyazaki's career in animation has made him famous as not only the greatest director of animated features in Japan, the man behind classics as My Neighbour Totoro (1988) and Spirited Away (2001), but also as one of the most influential animators in the world, providing inspiration for animators in Disney, Pixar, Aardman, and many other leading studios. However, the animated features directed by Miyazaki represent only a portion of his 50-year career. Hayao Miyazaki examines his earliest projects in detail, alongside the works of both Japanese and non-Japanese animators and comics artists that Miyazaki encountered throughout his early career, demonstrating how they all contributed to the familiar elements that made Miyazaki's own films respected and admired among both the Japanese and the global audience.
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The Animation Studies Reader

The Animation Studies Reader

Neupert, R. (2011), French Animation History, Malden, MA: Wiley & Sons Ltd. Neupert, R. (2014), 'Melancholy, Empathy and Animated Bodies: Pixar vs. Mary and Max', in D. Roche and I. Schmitt-Pitiot (eds), Intimacy in Cinema: Critical ...

Author: Nichola Dobson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501332630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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The Animation Studies Reader brings together both key writings within animation studies and new material in emerging areas of the field. The collection provides readers with seminal texts that ground animation studies within the contexts of theory and aesthetics, form and genre, and issues of representation. The first section collates key readings on animation theory, on how we might conceptualise animation, and on some of the fundamental qualities of animation. New material is also introduced in this section specifically addressing questions raised by the nature, style and materiality of animation. The second section outlines some of the main forms that animation takes, which includes discussions of genre. Although this section cannot be exhaustive, the material chosen is particularly useful as it provides samples of analysis that can illuminate some of the issues the first section of the book raises. The third section focuses on issues of representation and how the medium of animation might have an impact on how bodies, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity are represented. These representations can only be read through an understanding of the questions that the first two sections of the book raise; we can only decode these representations if we take into account form and genre, and theoretical conceptualisations such as visual pleasure, spectacle, the uncanny, realism etc.
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The Oxford History of World Cinema

The Oxford History of World Cinema

In 1993 Back presented his new work, The Mighty River, a shimmering, animated history of the St Lawrence ... experimental film owes little to the painterly Two Sisters in the NFB French Animation Studio in 1990. traditions of its ...

Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191518188

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 846

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The Oxford History of World Cinema is the most authoritative, up-to-date history of the Cinema ever undertaken. It traces the history of the twentieth-century's most enduringly popular entertainment form, covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. The book celebrates and chronicles over one hundred years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to the Avant-Garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong, with an international team of distinguished film historians telling the story of the major inventions and developments in the cinema business, its institutions, genres, and personnel. Other chapters outline the evolution of national cinemas round the world - the varied and distinctive filmic traditions that have developed alongside Hollywood. Also included are over 140 special inset features on the film-makers and personalities - Garbo and Godard, Keaton and Kurosawa, Bugs Bunny and Bergman - who have had an enduring impact in popular memory and cinematic lore. With over 300 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an extensive index, The Oxford History of World Cinema is an invaluable and entertaining guide and resource for the student and general reader.
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A Companion to Jean Renoir

A Companion to Jean Renoir

His books include A History of the French New Wave Cinema (Wisconsin University Press, 2007) and French Animation History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), as well as translations of Aesthetics of Film (by Jacques Aumont et al.; University of ...

Author: Alastair Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325346

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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François Truffaut called him, simply, ‘the best’. Jean Renoir is a towering figure in world cinema and fully justifies this monumental survey that includes contributions from leading international film scholars and comprehensively analyzes Renoir’s life and career from numerous critical perspectives. New and original research by the world’s leading English and French language Renoir scholars explores stylistic, cultural and ideological aspects of Renoir’s films as well as key biographical periods Thematic structure admits a range of critical methodologies, from textual analysis to archival research, cultural studies, gender-based and philosophical approaches Features detailed analysis of Renoir’s essential works Provides an international perspective on this key auteur’s enduring significance in world film history
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