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A Game Changer: Frederick Wiseman’S The Titicut Follies, William Blick 2016 Queensborough Community College

A Game Changer: Frederick Wiseman’S The Titicut Follies, William Blick

Publications and Research

Abstract

It has become evident that film has the ability to invoke changes in a society. The social issue of the treatment of the mentally ill has always been the subject of films, although many films of past appear exploitative, sensationalist, crude, and ignorant of the realities of the issues being represented. In 1967, Frederick Wiseman’s film, The Titicut Follies, despite winning numerous awards, created such controversy that it became the only film to be banned in the United States for reasons other than obscenity and national security until 1991. The film revealed gross mistreatment of the mentally ill ...


Harmonic Language In The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, Nicholas Gervais 2015 Queen's University

Harmonic Language In The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, Nicholas Gervais

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

This paper examines the work of Koji Kondo in the 1998 video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Using a variety of techniques of harmonic analysis, the paper examines the commonalities between teleportation pieces and presents a model to describe their organization. Concepts are drawn from the work of three authors for the harmonic analysis. William Caplin’s substitutions; Daniel Harrison’s fundamental bases; and, Dmitri Tymoczko’s parsimonious voice leading form the basis of the model for categorizing the teleportation pieces. In general, these pieces begin with some form of prolongation (often tonic); proceed to a subdominant ...


Sonic Stereotypes: Jazz And Racial Signification In American Film And Television Soundtracks, Kyle Jackson 2015 Western University

Sonic Stereotypes: Jazz And Racial Signification In American Film And Television Soundtracks, Kyle Jackson

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

This paper examines the use of jazz in contemporary American film and television soundtracks. Through processes of cultural signification, jazz music frequently maps racialized meaning onto the narrative. Often, a “black” jazz aesthetic signifies social and sexual deviance, while a “white” jazz aesthetic signifies elegance and high-culture. Such associations reinforce racial boundaries and essentialist stereotypes by perpetuating a dichotomy in which “blackness” figures as culturally dangerous (e.g. sexually deviant, unrestrained, threatening, and low-class) and “whiteness” as elite and culturally superior (e.g. civilized, educated, and high-class). To demonstrate this, the soundtracks of Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley ...


Foreword And Front Matter, Nota Bene Editors-in-Chief 2015 Western University Canada

Foreword And Front Matter, Nota Bene Editors-In-Chief

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

No abstract provided.


Culture On The Move: Depression-Era Documentary And Migrant California, Joseph Entin 2015 Brooklyn College, CUNY

Culture On The Move: Depression-Era Documentary And Migrant California, Joseph Entin

Criticism

California on the Breadlines: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of a New Deal Narrative by Jan Goggans. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. Pp. 368. $40.00 cloth.


Big Hero 6: Animation And Heart At Its Finest, Kaela Bedard 2015 Goodwin College

Big Hero 6: Animation And Heart At Its Finest, Kaela Bedard

General Education Student Publications

No abstract provided.


The Independent Press After The "Moroccan Spring", Hamza Tayebi 2015 Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Letters Dhar El Mehraz

The Independent Press After The "Moroccan Spring", Hamza Tayebi

Mathal

The wave of Arab Spring that started in Tunisia and Egypt arrived to Morocco in 2011 paving the way to unprecedented organized mass-protests all over the country. Among the demands raised by the 20 February Movement protesters was the demand for free and independent media outlets, especially the press. King Mohammed VI, the Commander of the Faithful and the highest authority in Morocco, promised in a televised speech on March 9th to introduce "radical" and "genuine" constitutional reforms that would democratize the country. In fact, King Mohammed VI has so far succeeded in calming down and co-opting the demonstrations, but ...


Read/Listen/Watch, Steve J. Wurtzler 2015 Colby College

Read/Listen/Watch, Steve J. Wurtzler

Colby Magazine

My favorite film of late was Jem Cohen's Museum Hours- it had a short run at Railroad Square Cinema. Museum Hours is a narrative film, but Cohen explores multiple forms of cinema.


Foreword, Georgiana Donavin, Eve Salisbury 2015 Westminster College

Foreword, Georgiana Donavin, Eve Salisbury

Accessus

Co-editors Georgiana Donavin and Eve Salisbury welcome readers to Accessus 2.2.


Artificial Infinite, Brandon Daniels 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Artificial Infinite, Brandon Daniels

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis examines the complex history of the sublime, specifically the sublime Void of the Romantics and the newer concept of the technological sublime. From there, I examine the genre of science fiction and it relationship to the sublime, the Void and the grotesque. I use specific examples such Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and a few others to better understand and apply these concepts. Beginning with these examples, I start to posit what role special effects play in how these films embody these philosophical concepts.

Building on this foundation of research, I go ...


Reel Religion And Real Clergy: A Comparison Of Information Use By The Fictional And Factual Faithful, Mark Stover, Marianne Ryan 2015 California State University - Northridge

Reel Religion And Real Clergy: A Comparison Of Information Use By The Fictional And Factual Faithful, Mark Stover, Marianne Ryan

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Reel Religion and Real Clergy: A Comparison of Information Use by the Fictional and Factual Faithful

A proposal by:

Marianne Ryan, Associate University Librarian for Public Services at Northwestern University Library

and

Mark Stover, Dean of the Library at California State University, Northridge

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Kent State University

Abstract:

From its inception, cinema has been used to portray the information seeking and dissemination practices of clergy and, by extension, to present perspectives on religion and religious organizations. Initially fairly simplistic, these depictions of priests, ministers, rabbis, and nuns have become more sophisticated over time, keeping pace ...


The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy: A Metaphorical Look At Life, The Universe, And Everything, Thomas David Thompson 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy: A Metaphorical Look At Life, The Universe, And Everything, Thomas David Thompson

Communication Studies

A look at the integral use of metaphor as a heuristic in the process of human learning.


Why Jin's (金庸) Martial Arts Novels Are Adored Only By The Chinese, Henry Yiheng Zhao 2015 Sichuan University

Why Jin's (金庸) Martial Arts Novels Are Adored Only By The Chinese, Henry Yiheng Zhao

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Why Jin's Martial Arts Novels Are Adored Only by the Chinese" Henry Yiheng Zhao posits that while the martial arts novel has a long history in China and that its modern school boasts of a number of authors of extraordinary popularity. Yong Jin (金庸) is the best known among them and his novels are read by Chinese wherever they are. Yet, English translations of his works have failed to impress. Zhao attempts to find out what is uniquely Chinese in Jin's novels and that makes his literary achievements ignored in the rest of the world ...


Utopian And Dystopian Literature: A Review Article Of New Work By Fokkema; Prakash; Gordin, Tilley, Prakash; And Meisig, Barnita Bagchi 2015 Utrecht University

Utopian And Dystopian Literature: A Review Article Of New Work By Fokkema; Prakash; Gordin, Tilley, Prakash; And Meisig, Barnita Bagchi

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


Agency, Desire, And Power In Schnitzler's Dream Novel And Kubrick's Adaptation Eyes Wide Shut, Ari Ofengenden 2015 Brandeis University

Agency, Desire, And Power In Schnitzler's Dream Novel And Kubrick's Adaptation Eyes Wide Shut, Ari Ofengenden

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Agency, Desire, and Power in Schnitzler's Dream Novel and Kubrick's Adaptation Eyes Wide Shut" Ari Ofengenden explores Arthur Schnitzler's novella and Stanley Kubrick's adaptation to offer insights into the ways in which desire disrupts and clashes with social structures (i.e., family, relationships, and society in general). Ofengenden shows how the dynamic in which disruptive desire is ideologically narrativized back into acquiescence with the status quo. Ofengenden interprets the narrative of the film as unique intuitions into action and agency where sources of agency are opaque to the subject and arise by an ...


A Cross-Cultural Approach To Brokeback Mountain, Jono Van Belle 2015 Ghent University

A Cross-Cultural Approach To Brokeback Mountain, Jono Van Belle

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "A Cross-Cultural Approach to Brokeback Mountain" Jono Van Belle draws on insights from film theory and cultural narratology in order to analyse Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" and its filmic adaptation by Ang Lee. Van Belle's analysis is about how culturally different worldviews play a role in the construction of meaning by audience and she links the different narrative levels of semantics, genre typology, and worldviews in the short story and the film to the scholarship of the story. Further, Van Belle argues that worldviews and the problematics of gayness represented in "Brokeback Mountain ...


Nelly's Iconography Of Greece, Katerina Zacharia 2015 Loyola Marymount University

Nelly's Iconography Of Greece, Katerina Zacharia

Katerina Zacharia

No abstract provided.


Paradigms Of Communication In Performance And Dance Studies, Nicoleta Popa Blanariu 2015 University Vasile Alecsandri

Paradigms Of Communication In Performance And Dance Studies, Nicoleta Popa Blanariu

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Paradigms of Communication in Performance and Dance Studies" Nicoleta Popa Blanariu approaches from an interdisciplinary perspective the measure in which performing arts (theater, music, ballet, Indian classical dance, folk dance, etc.), as well as ritual performance constitute a corpus that may be analysed by means of theoretical and conceptual tools in communication studies and semiotics. Popa Blanariu analyses the relation between signification and communication in performing arts, between different codes and artistic expressions through which these are realized, between verbal and the other artistic "languages," and takes into consideration how "linguistic" functions manifest themselves within "languages" specific ...


Researching Photographic Participatory Inquiry In An E-Learning Environment, Kathryn Meyer Grushka, Aaron Bellette, Allyson Holbrook 2015 University of Newcastle

Researching Photographic Participatory Inquiry In An E-Learning Environment, Kathryn Meyer Grushka, Aaron Bellette, Allyson Holbrook

Arts Papers and Journal Articles

This article focuses on the use of Photographic Participatory Inquiry (PPI) in researching the teaching and learning of photography in the e-learning environment. It is an arts-informed method drawing on digital tools to capture collective information as digital artefacts, which can then be accessed and harnessed to build critical and reflective photographic practices. The multimedia tools employed (for example GoPro video and screen capture) are critically discussed for their potential to contribute understanding of photographic artistic practice and the learning of a digital generation. The article may also provide critical insights and inform more nuanced methods for research and scholarship ...


Star Wars, Ethos Magazine, Jessica Bartemes 2015 Iowa State University

Star Wars, Ethos Magazine, Jessica Bartemes

Ethos

In 1977, a movie came out like no one had ever seen before. A tale of epic space adventure, the films gained wide popularity and cult followings—you may have heard of it...


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