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Transnational Cinematography Studies introduces new perspectives to the discipline of film and media studies. First, this volume focuses on a crucial yet largely unexplored area in film and media studies: the substantial communication between critical studies of cinema and film production practices. This book integrates theories and practices of cinematographic technology. Secondly, Transnational Cinematography Studies expands the scope of film and media studies into the arena of transnationalism. Cinema is now discussed in terms of globalization of audio-visual cultures, with regard to such issues as Hollywood film studios’ so-called “runaway productions” and multi-national co-productions; Hollywood remakes of Asian horror films or Hong-Kong martial arts films; and the growing significance of international film festivals. However, this volume proposes that globalization is not in itself new in the history of cinema, and that cinema has always been at the forefront of transnational culture from the beginning of its history.

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ISBN-13: 9781498524278
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/28/2016
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Coleman is writer and academic based in Melbourne, Australia.

Daisuke Miyao is professor and Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature at the University of California, San Diego.

Roberto Schaefer is member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, the ASC, AIC and IMAGO.

Table of Contents

Preface by Roberto Schaefer

Introduction by Daisuke Miyao

Chapter 1: Leviathan, by Lindsay Coleman

Chapter 2: Five Functions of Camera Movement in Narrative Cinema, by Jakob Isak

Chapter 3: À Travers: The Cinematography of Depth in Japan, by Daisuke Miyao

Chapter 4: The Eyes of the World: Christopher Doyle, Anthony Dod Mantle, Roger
Deakins and the Emergence of a Transnational Cinematic Language, by Evan

Chapter 5: What Does it Mean to Say that Cinematography is Like Painting with Light?,
by Patrick Keating

Chapter 6: Hou Hsiao-hsien and Mark Lee Ping-bing: A Taiwanese Creative Team,
by Peter H. Rist

Chapter 7: The Making of Hong Kong: The Texture of Cinema, by Carlos Rojas

Chapter 8: The Transnational Gothic Visions of Luis Buñuel and Gabriel Figueroa,
by Ceri Higgins

Chapter 9: Gravity and the ‘Lighting Designer’ Controversy: Cinematographers, Special
Visual Effects Artists and the Rhetoric of Digital Convergence, by Julie Turnock

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