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Burch, Noël 1932-

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Theory of film practice by Noël Burch( Book )

84 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic in film theory, presents a systematic study of the techniques of the film medium and of their potential uses for creating formal structures in individual films such as Dovzhenko's Earth, Antonioni's La Notte, Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar, Renoir's Nana, and Godard's Pierrot le Fou. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Life to those shadows by Noël Burch( Book )

25 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noel Burch's new book is a critique of the assumptions underlying 'classical' approaches to film history: the assumption that what we call the language of film was a natural, organic development, that it lay latent from the outset in the basic technology of the camera, waiting for the prescient pioneers to bring it into being; and the assumption that this language was a universal, neutral medium, innocent of any social or historical meaning in itself." "His major thesis is that, on the contrary, film language has a social and economic history, that it evolved in the way it did because of when and where it was constructed -- in the capitalist and imperialist west between 1892 and 1929." "The book examines the chronology of the emergence of what it defines as cinema's Institutional Mode of Representation and the socio-historical circumstances in which this took place. It examines the principles of visualisation -- camera placement and movement, lighting, editing, mise-en-scene -- that film-makers and audiences came to internalize over the first three decades. Special emphasis is laid on the allimportant change that occurred in the imaginary placing of the spectator, from a position of exteriority to the film image, implicit in both film-form and viewing conditions during the primitive era (pre-1909), to the imaginary centering of the spectator-subject, completed only with the generalisation of lip-synch sound after 1929. It is the contention of this book that this imaginary centering of a sensorily isolated spectator is the keystone of the cinematic illusion of reality, still achieved today by the same means as it was sixty years ago. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
To the distant observer : form and meaning in the Japanese cinema by Noël Burch( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay over de formele aspecten van de klassieke Japanse films in het licht van moderne filmtheorieën enerzijds en de eeuwenoude Japanse (kunst)tradities anderzijds
The worlds of jazz by André Hodeir( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initialement paru en 1970, cet essai sur le jazz rend hommage à des figures telles que celles des Monk, Ellington, Parker, Coltrane ... Il aborde également la stylistique et le caractère propre du jazz
The battle of the sexes in French cinema, 1930-1956 by Noël Burch( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Battle of the Sexes in French Cinema, 1930-1956, Noël Burch and Geneviève Sellier adopt a sociocultural approach to films made in France before, during, and after World War II, paying particular attention to the Occupation years (1940-44). The authors contend that the films produced from the 1930s until 1956--when the state began to subsidize the movie industry, facilitating the emergence of an "auteur cinema"--Are important, both as historical texts and as sources of entertainment. Citing more than 300 films and providing many in-depth interpretations, Burch and Sellier argue that films made in France between 1930 and 1956 created a national imaginary that equated masculinity with French identity. They track the changing representations of masculinity, explaining how the strong patriarch who saved fallen or troubled women from themselves in prewar films gave way to the impotent, unworthy, or incapable father figure of the Occupation. After the Liberation, the patriarch reemerged as protector and provider alongside assertive women who figured as threats not only to themselves but to society as a whole."--Publisher's description
The forgotten space by Allan Sekula( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'forgotten space' of Allan Sekula and Noel Burch's essay film is the sea, the oceans through which 90% of the world's cargo now passes. At the heart of this space is the container box, which, since its invention in the 1950s, has become one of the most important mechanisms for the global spread of capitalism
In and out of synch : the awakening of a cine-dreamer by Noël Burch( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La drôle de guerre des sexes du cinéma français : 1930-1956 by Noël Burch( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in French and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une approche radicalement nouvelle de l'âge classique du cinéma français entre 1930 et 1956. En mettant l'accent sur les rapports sociaux de sexe, les auteurs montrent qu'entre l'avant-guerre et l'Occupation, les représentations filmiques du masculin et du féminin sont fortement contrastées
La Lucarne de l'infini : naissance du langage cinématographique by Noël Burch( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in French and Italian and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre se veut avant tout une critique des discours théoriques et historiques qui tendent à considérer comme naturel le système de représentation "hollywoodien". Dans ce but, l'auteur s'est tourné vers le cinéma des premiers temps, le cinéma primitif
Red Hollywood( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of clips from over 50 Hollywood films by blacklisted screenwriters & directors, with expert commentary and other period footage
Correction, please : or how we got into pictures( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of early cinema narrative and film language examined through a dramatised mystery story, interspersed with examples of pre-1906 productions
Revoir Hollywood : la nouvelle critique anglo-américaine( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cinéma au prisme des rapports de sexe by Noël Burch( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do those old films mean : history, cinema, society( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film historian Noël Burch examines social history through silent films from six countries. Includes a newly commissioned musical score
Les communistes de Hollywood autre chose que des martyrs by Thom Andersen( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. Andersen examine la manière dont l'intelligentsia nord-américaine a méconnue l'histoire des communistes de Hollywood, ainsi que la contribution de ceux-ci à l'art du cinéma et à la résistance aux injustices sociales. N. Burch étudie dans des films écrits ou réalisés par ces créateurs l'enjeu de la représentatation des rapports sociaux et de sexe
Marcel L'Herbier by Noël Burch( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour un observateur lointain : forme et signification dans le cinema japonais by Noël Burch( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in French and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El tragaluz del infinito : contribución a la geneaología [sic] del lenguaje cinematográfico by Noël Burch( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la beauté des latrines : pour réhabiliter le sens au cinéma et ailleurs by Noël Burch( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il n'y a vraiment de beau que ce qui ne peut servir de rien ; tout ce qui est utile est laid ... L'endroit le plus utile d'une maison, ce sont les latrines" (Théophile Gautier). "L'esthétique a été inventée autant pour se tenir à distance de la réalité, se protéger d'elle, que pour approcher de plus près cette réalité" (Christa Wolf). Voici une critique d'ensemble des idéologies réactionnaires - avant-gardisme obscurantiste, misogynie, mépris de la culture de masse - qui déterminent largement la pensée universitaire des dits "intellectuels."
L'exclusion des femmes : masculinité et politique dans la culture au XXe siècle by Odile Krakovitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Life to those shadowsWhat do those old films mean : history, cinema, societyEl tragaluz del infinito : contribución a la geneaología [sic] del lenguaje cinematográfico
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Burch, N. 1932-

Burch, N. (Noël), 1932-

Burch, Noel.

Burch, Noel 1932-

Noël Burch Amerikaans filmcriticus

Noël Burch critico cinematografico statunitense

Noël Burch French film critic

Бёрч, Ноэль

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버치, 노엘 1932-

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English (152)

French (101)

Spanish (44)

Italian (15)

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