Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Crash Cinema: Representation in Film
Foyalty 91

Crash Cinema: Representation in Film (Hardback)

£29.99
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Crash Cinema: Representation in Film is a collection of essays that emerged from Crash Cinema an annual symposium that is an integral part of the Bradford Film Festival at the National Media Museum (UK). The symposium was created by academics and curators who share the common aim of promoting the importance of film both as an academic study and for critical public appreciation. Films can be enjoyed as entertainment, they can educate and inform and they can excite and disturb. Films are powerful pieces of culture. The films that we now 'consume' do more than simply amuse or horrify. Cinema not only thrills us but also communicates to us about ourselves and in the twentieth and twenty-first century moving images have become the dominant form of this communication. Bombarded by images, we inhabit a media intensive world in which every aspect of life is pervaded by visual signs. In these circumstances it becomes increasingly significant to engage with the politics of representation. Through this vital process we can acknowledge that all cultural forms, whether in high art or the mass media, are in the broadest sense political.

We can also appreciate that it is a complex agenda of interests that shapes specific ideological meanings. Fulsomely equipped, we can apply this essential tool to the exciting task of decoding the political, social and cultural meanings articulated through the making, promotion and consumption of film. This book aims to offer an arena for the analysis of these representations. Representations cannot depict the 'truth' and the essays in this book do not claim to search for the 'truth'. We ask whose 'truth' is being represented, how is it represented and why is it represented like that? We also ask how do representations tell us something about the culture within which they are created. Yet the essays in this volume are not 'stuck' in the representational concerns of the past and try instead to uncover the power of cinema to shock and surprise whether that be through visceral impact, subversive content, experiments with identity or the exploration of the taboo. Representation, as defined by the eleven essays in this book, is a fluid and dynamic approach to the study of film.

The study of film, to which this book contributes some unique case studies, is as popular as ever and has withstood growing challenge from the new media such as CG Animations, the internet and computer, console and online gaming. This is because the pleasure of film is still the most humanistic and because the sophistication of the representations offered by cinematic expression remain ever more complex and pleasurable to decipher. This book can therefore be read by any student, academic, writer or filmmaker hooked on these delights.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaDocumentary filmsFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm: styles & genres Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/04/2007 ISBN-13: 9781847181480  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Mark Goodall is a lecturer in media communications at the University of Bradford. He is a coordinator of the Bradford Film Festival's annual Crash Cinema symposium. His is the author of Sweet and Savage: the world through the shockumentary film lens (Headpress) and is a member of the advisory board for the new Journal of Horror Studies. He is the lead singer of beat combo Rudolf Rocker. Jill Good is a lecturer in Theoretical Studies at Bradford School of Art. She is a coordinator of the Bradford Film Festival's annual Crash Cinema symposium. Her work on how Ripley is represented in the Alien films as a cyborgian trickster has been published. She organises the annual international Rhythm and Grooves festival of drum and dance in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Will Godfrey formally worked in community arts and media as a writer, illustrator, photographer and video maker. He now teaches media studies and cinema at the University of Bradford where his research is into media and cinematic representations of class, race and empire. He is a coordinator of the Bradford Film Festival's annual Crash Cinema symposium. He lives in West Yorkshire with his partner and their two daughters. Cover image from: Koyaanisqatsi (US, 1982). Dir. Godfrey Reggio. Reproduced by the kind permission of Jacob Woodward/IRE.

More books by Mark Goodall

More books by Jill Good

More books by Will Godfrey

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Notes from the Dream House: Selected...
(Paperback)
Philip French; Karl French; Kersti...
 
 
£19.99
 
The Two Cines Con Nino: Genre and the...
(Hardback)
Erin K. Hogan
 
 
£75.00
 
Time, Existential Presence and the...
(Hardback)
Sam B. Girgus
 
 
£75.00
 
Four from the Forties: Arliss,...
(Hardback)
Brian McFarlane
 
 
£75.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close