The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded

Author: Wanda Strauven

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

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Twenty years ago, noted film scholars Tom Gunning and André Gaudreault introduced the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe the essential qualities of films made in the medium’s earliest days, those produced between 1895 and 1906. Now, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded critically examines the term and its subsequent wide-ranging use in film studies. The collection opens with a history of the term, tracing the collaboration between Gaudreault and Gunning, the genesis of the term in their attempts to explain the spectacular effects of motion that lay at the heart of early cinema, and the pair’s debts to Sergei Eisenstein and others. This reconstruction is followed by a look at applications of the term to more recent film productions, from the works of the Wachowski brothers to virtual reality and video games. With essays by an impressive collection of international film scholars—and featuring contributions by Gunning and Gaudreault as well—The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded will be necessary reading for all scholars of early film and its continuing influence.
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Northwest Anthropological Research Notes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Vol. 2, no. 1 includes Papers presented at the first twenty annual meetings of the Northwest Anthropological Conference, 1948-1967.
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Sieben gegen Theben

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Page: 100

View: 7452

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Sakuntala

Indisches Schauspiel

Author: Kālidāsa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 164

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Art and Intimacy

How the Arts Began

Author: Ellen Dissanayake

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029599746X

Category: Art

Page: 268

View: 1982

To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. It all begins with the human trait of birthing immature and helpless infants. To ensure that mothers find their demanding babies worth caring for, humans evolved to be lovable and to attune themselves to others from the moment of birth. The ways in which mother and infant respond to each other are rhythmically patterned vocalizations and exaggerated face and body movements that Dissanayake calls rhythms and sensory modes. Rhythms and modes also give rise to the arts. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. Today we humans live in environments very different from those of our ancestors. They used ceremonies (the arts) to address matters of serious concern, such as health, prosperity, and fecundity, that affected their survival. Now we tend to dismiss the arts, to see them as superfluous, only for an elite. But if we are biologically predisposed to participate in artlike behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even -- or perhaps especially -- in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things.
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Dance Magazine Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dance

Page: N.A

View: 4628

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Understanding Greek Religion

Author: Jennifer Larson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296745

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 2779

Understanding Greek Religion is one of the first attempts to fully examine any religion from a cognitivist perspective, applying methods and findings from the cognitive science of religion to the ancient Greek world. In this book, Jennifer Larson shows that many of the fundamentals of Greek religion, such as anthropomorphic gods, divinatory procedures, purity beliefs, reciprocity, and sympathetic magic arise naturally as by-products of normal human cognition. Drawing on evidence from across the ancient Greek world, Larson provides detailed coverage of Greek theology and local pantheons, rituals including processions, animal sacrifice and choral dance, and afterlife beliefs as they were expressed through hero worship and mystery cults. Eighteen in-depth essays illustrate the theoretical discussion with primary sources and include case studies of key cult inscriptions from Kyrene, Kos, and Miletos. This volume features maps, tables, and over twenty images to support and expand on the text, and will provide conceptual tools for understanding the actions and beliefs that constitute a religion. Additionally, Larson offers the first detailed discussion of cognition and memory in the transmission of Greek religious beliefs and rituals, as well as a glossary of terms and a bibliographical essay on the cognitive science of religion. Understanding Greek Religion is an essential resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Greek culture and ancient Mediterranean religions.
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 7470

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852297872

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 1521

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Encyclopedia Americana

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 7459

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Rig-Veda

Author: Hermann Grassmann

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5879498484

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Rig-Veda. Theil 2. Sammelb?cher Des Rig-Veda (1., 9.-10. Buch). ?bersetzt und mit kritischen und erl?uternden anmerkungen versehen von Hermann Grassmann.
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Katha sarit sagara

Die Märchensammlung des Sri Somadeva Bhatta aus Kaschmir ... Sanskrit und Deutsch

Author: Somadeva Bhaṭṭa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fairy tales

Page: N.A

View: 2609

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