Though often unnoted, lighting performs an important function in Hollywood film, enhancing the glamour, clarifying the action, and intensifying the mood. Examining every facet of this understated art form, from the glowing backlights of the silent period to the shaded alleys of film noir, Patrick Keating establishes Hollywood lighting as a distinct compositional force. Enhanced by more than one hundred illustrations, this volume disproves the conventional theory that Hollywood film style took a backseat to storytelling, revealing that the lighting practices of the studio era were anything but neutral, uniform, and invisible. Cinematographers were masters of multifunctionality and negotiation, honing their craft to achieve both realistic fantasy and pictorial artistry
The Battle of Gettysburg und das historische Gefecht der Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig, die Reenactments von Milo Rau und Janez Jan a, Marina Abramovi Seven Easy Pieces , Gob Squad s Kitchen und Silent Walk von Wirthmüller/Zanki: Mit dem Geschichtsboom seit der Jahrtausendwende ist die Wiederaufführung der Geschichte zu einem Paradigma der Erinnerungskultur und des Gegenwartstheaters geworden. Als populärkulturelle und künstlerische Praxis rückt das Reenactment in den Fokus der wissenschaftlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Reenacting History: Theater und Geschichte stellt die Frage nach der Erscheinung und Erfahrung der Vergangenheit in den vielfältigen Formen des künstlerischen Reenactments und blickt dabei umfassend auf das Verhältnis von Theater und Geschichte. An zeitgenössischen Theaterproduktionen, Stücken sowie populären und künstlerischen Reenactments, an historischen Dramen und Aufführungspraktiken sowie philosophischen Konzepten untersuchen die Autorinnen und Autoren die prekäre Figur des Dramas der Geschichte , gehen dem Verhältnis von Lebens- Geschichte und Szene nach und analysieren die Aufführung der Geschichte im Horizont eines Theaters der Wiederholung. Sie begreifen Theater als einzigartigen Ort der Aushandlung und Aneignung der Vergangenheit und erkunden Geschichte in Zukunft im Medium des Theaters. Der Band erscheint im Rahmen des DFG-Forschungsprojekt Das Theater der Wiederholung und einer Kooperation mit dem Theater an der Ruhr.
Nearly 60 years after Lewis Carroll´s Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland was first published, a filmmaker named Walt Disney created a silent film about a girl named Alice. This pilot led Disney down a rabbit hole to form a company that would go on to become synonymous with fairy tales - including making further versions of the Alice story with the beloved 1951 animated film, the more-recent live-action versions and several iconic Disney Park experiences. Walt Disney´s Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated History delves behind-the-scenes of those whimsical worlds.
´One of the most memorable, heart-stopping autobiographies I have ever read´ STEPHEN FRY A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alan´s father, Alex Cumming. Alex was the dark, enigmatic heart of Cumming family life. But he was not the only mystery. Alan´s maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the Far East after the Second World War. The last time Alan´s mother saw her father she was eight years old. When she was thirteen, the family was informed that he had died in an accidental shooting. Curious to explore this second mystery, Alan committed to filming an episode of the BBC´s Who Do You Think You Are? Then out of the blue, his father, who Alan and his brother had not seen or spoken to for more than a decade, called. He had a secret he had to share, one that would shock his son to his very core and set in motion a journey that would change Alan´s life forever. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always brave and honest, Not My Father´s Son is a powerful story about embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.
´´While Weimar psychology took film screening as a metaphor for the replay of World War I trauma under hypnosis, actual movies found relentless metaphors of their own--less as group therapy than in the thrill of referred pain--for a residual war on the nerves. Where Picasso saw cubism in the jigsaw collage of World War I camouflage, Kaes sees in screen montage the jagged forms of combat aftershock. His gripping account is a work of massive historical authority and steady revelation.´´--Garrett Stewart, author of Framed Time: Toward a Postfilmic Cinema´´Siegfried Kracauer initiated the first deeply interpretive history of cinema with his work From Caligari to Hitler, in which he claimed that Weimar cinema presaged the rise of Nazism. Now, in Shell Shock Cinema, Anton Kaes offers a fully researched and equally profound work of film history by moving in the other direction, showing how the fantastic cinema of the Weimar era responded to the most explosive event of modern history--World War I. This is cinema scholarship at its most mature and also most adventuresome.´´--Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity´´Shell Shock Cinema is a superb book. It bristles with insights and will be widely read. Anton Kaes is the leading scholar of German film. His book rises far above the usual writing on the subject because of the very extensive knowledge he brings to bear on each of the films, and the highly acute analyses he continually offers. This is cultural scholarship at its very best.´´--Eric D. Weitz, author of Weimar Germany´´With his deep knowledge of German cultural history, Kaes traces how the ghosts of the dead of World War I--the defining trauma of modernity--haunt all major Weimar films. Shell Shock Cinema is a brilliant book about the threshold between the visible and the invisible in post-traumatic narratives, with war memory displaced into stories of madmen, vampires, mythic heroes, and science fiction. In an entirely new key, Weimar cinema reemerges as a paradigm for our post-traumatic times.´´--Andreas Huyssen, author of Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory´´Tony Kaes, an outstanding expert on the Weimar Republic, presents his masterpiece, offering a convincing alternative to Siegfried Kracauer´s famous argument. German silent cinema does not prefigure Hitler, but arises from the shell shocks of World War I.´´--Friedrich Kittler, Humboldt University of Berlin´´Forlornly a woman at the beach looks at the crosses marking the graves surrounding her. Those who return from the front haunt their homes as specters of a lost self, those who remain at home are caught in melancholia, unable to relinquish the loss they know only secondhand. An apt visual motto for these original readings of Weimar cinema, which we will never watch in quite the same way ever again.´´--Elisabeth Bronfen, author of Crossmappings: Essays on Visual Culture
The acclaimed, bestselling manga about a girl who can´t hear and the boy who bullied her, from start to finish, in a premium, collectible box set. Includes all seven volumes, plus an exclusive, double-sided 10-by-15-inch poster and a replica of Shoko´s communication notebook. This emotional drama is one of the most critically-acclaimed manga of the decade, earning an Eisner nomination and accolades from teachers and the American Library Association. Years ago, Shoya Ishida led his peers in tormenting a hearing-impaired classmate, Shoko Nishimiya. When she transfers schools, Shoya finds he has gone from bully to bullied, and is left completely alone. Now Shoya struggles to redeem himself in Shoko´s eyes and to face the classmates who turned on him. An animated film adaptation from Kyoto Animation has swept the globe, arriving in US theaters in October 2017.
Germany´s premier city, Berlin, is one of the fastest growing and intriguing in Europe. This guidebook, written by experienced travel writer Damien Simonis, expertly guides you through the varied land- and cityscapes that are today´s Berlin. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid, up-to-date photographs and nearly 20 detailed, full-color maps, this second edition gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to the center of the new Europe, from the historic and massive Reichstag building in the town center to the complex of museums and gardens at the former royal palace in the west at Charlottenburg. Starting with a detailed introduction to Berlin´s unique history, food, land, and culture--factors that have clearly shaped the distinctive volksgeist of the German people--the book then explores each of the neighborhoods that make up the city. Among the sights: the city´s grand pastoral thoroughfare in the center of town, Unter Den Linden; the Forum of Culture, home of Berlin´s concert hall and several excellent museums; the Tiergarden, the large central park that constitutes some of metropolis´s extensive green space; the quiet woods, rivers, and lakelands of Berlin´s far west; and the many world-class museums clustered on Museum Island in the east. In addition, an ´´Excursions´´ chapter steers you to the best day trips out of the city. Special features give comprehensive information on many diverse topics such as the story of the Berlin Wall; the city´s Jewish community; and a look at Berlin´s famous Christmas markets. The book also presents mapped, guided walks and tours through some of the city´s most fascinating areas, including a walk through Red Berlin and a drive through the Mecklenburg lake district. Experiential sidebars--such as reliving the feel of pre-war Berlin at a silent-movie theater or visiting the city´s famed museums when they´re open all night--show you details on how to immerse yourself in Berlin´s culture. In addition, a thorough Travelwise section provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas. Whether you´re visiting Kurfürstendamm, Berlin´s main shopping street, revisiting history in front of the Brandenburg Gate, or strolling Frederick the Great´s sumptuous palaces and gardens at Potsdam, National Geographic Traveler: Berlin has everything you need to make your trip a memorable one. The National Geographic Traveler series is aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and look to a guidebook for expert advice and insider tips from a trustworthy source. We offer ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the feel of each destination not easily found online.
In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed ´´child freak,´´ she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since that first real-life performance, Galloway has used theater, whether onstage or off, to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters. What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life.