Mining the Home Movie

Introduction The Home Movie Movement Excavations , Artifacts , Minings PATRICIA R. ZIMMERMANN Why Home Movies ? This innocent query suggests a web of misconceptions and dispossessions . Although the evolution of home movies and amateur ...

Mining the Home Movie

Features essays that combine research, critical analyses and theoretical approaches regarding the meaning and value of amateur and archival films. This book identifies home movies as methods of visually preserving history. It defines a genre of film studies and establishes the home movie as a tool for extracting historical and social insights.

Home Movies

'Home Movies is an important, scholarly book. It makes a superb contribution to academic debates about the depiction of families and family values in Hollywood films since the 1990s. Jenkins identifies and explains both traditional ...

Home Movies

The American family has long been at the centre of the typical Hollywood narrative. But the depiction of the nuclear family within contemporary mainstream US cinema has not yet been closely studied. Home Movies addresses this oversight by assessing recent cinematic representations of the family in terms of cultural politics and representations of gender, sexuality, race and class. Focusing on a diverse range of popular films - from Meet the Parents to The Incredibles - Claire Jenkins analyses the father-daughter relationship within sequels and series; Meryl Streep's embodiment of the mother; the superhero family and extraordinary manifestations of the ordinary family; disaster films which depict the president as father; 'mom-coms' and Hollywood's representations of the non-traditional family. She combines film studies, gender studies and family history to demonstrate the complexities of Hollywood's family values.

Home Movies of Narcissus

Poems Rane Arroyo. “ Full of delights , surprises , wisdom , new ways of perceiving the ordinary and the ecstatic . " Steve Orlen Home Movies of Narcissus POEMS BY RANE ARROYO Home Movies of Narcissus This One BW70 - BH5-7SPX.

Home Movies of Narcissus

A first-generation Latino born in Chicago, Rane Arroyo is a leading poeta puertorrique–o and playwright whose readership transcends his ethnicity. In Home Movies of Narcissus, his fourth collection of poetry, he writes more deliberately and with greater assurance of his search for identityÑboth cultural/racial and gender/sexualÑand his discovery of it within family and community. Using sophisticated language to inspect life from barrio childhood to cosmopolitan manhood, Arroyo explores themes of gay strength and alienation, linked to his experiences as both a Puerto Rican and an intellectual. Through a variety of approaches, he examines a major recurrent Latino paradox: the need to write about Latino issues while being criticized for being too self-centered. Sometimes reserved, sometimes passionate, Arroyo writes with humor and a remarkable quickness of association, moving with a grace that makes seamless use of speech ranging from the formal to the vernacular. Taking in love and sexuality, world literature and history, and the exile's heritage of a shifting geography of identity, he invokes remarkable imagery with language that is economical, fresh, and mischievous. Some of Arroyo's poems take an autobiographical approach and show how poets have both the luxury and necessity of speaking for those in their lives. Others create personas that take in the American experience from a variety of viewpointsÑincluding gays, who are often marginalized by the larger Latino community. "The Ponce de Le—n Poems" pit the poet against a ghost who seeks to direct his writing, while a final section, "The Black Moon Poems," deals with the many sleepless nights that Arroyo has spent struggling with questions over the worth of his art and whether he has betrayed those he loves by writing-or not writing-about them. "In his home movies," he writes, "Narcissus is both the seen and the seer." As Arroyo's insightful words demonstrate, the writer must come to value his own image but not fall in love with it, for it will change, age, and, if he is fortunate, finally grow wise. As readers will discover in Home Movies of Narcissus, Rane Arroyo has seen past the mirror and charted a new territory of self-discovery.

Movies on Home Ground

Jubilee Book: Essays on Amateur Film. Charleroi: Association Européenne Inédits, 1997. Kattelle, Alan. Home Movies: A History of the American Industry 18971979. Nashua, New Hampshire: Transition Publishing, 2000. Malthouse, Gordon.

Movies on Home Ground

Movies on Home Ground: Explorations in Amateur Cinema offers a critical response to the still under-explored mode of amateur cinema, as a particular sphere of British film practice. Concentrating upon a roughly fifty-year period (1930–1980), during which such filmmaking grew rapidly as a significant leisure activity in Britain, the volume shows how popular ‘cine’ assumed distinctive institutional and ideological forms, and some remarkable aesthetic emphases, grounded in consistent technical and critical apparatuses. Although an outline history of such filmmaking is certainly implicit, the priority of Movies On Home Ground is to offer a series of overlapping perspectives on amateur movie-making, with a view to locating such filmmaking as a component of the broader shape of British film culture. Emphasis is thus given to institutional contexts, technical determinants, and the social formations of practising filmmakers, as well as to concerns with the construction of amateur outlooks, understandings of amateur aesthetics, and the remarkable diversity of amateur genericity. The anthology thus supplies a text offering support to study courses dealing with the many varieties of non-professional participation best understood as truly ‘amateur’, rather than as ‘independent’ or ‘alternative’ filmmaking. By granting the amateur a place within the acknowledged range of significant interventions, the recognised canon of British filmmaking is widened in fascinating new directions.

The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film

Ray is also ambivalent about this journey ''home,'' as he says to Annie at a point later in the film, ''I'm thirty-six years old. I have a wife, a child, and a mortgage, and I'm scared to death I'm turning into my father.

The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film

In contemporary America, myths find expression primarily in film. What's more, many of the highest-grossing American movies of the past several decades have been rooted in one of the most fundamental mythic narratives, the hero quest. Why is the hero quest so persistently renewed and retold? In what ways does this universal myth manifest itself in American cinema? And what is the significance of the popularity of these modern myths? The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film by Susan Mackey-Kallis is an exploration of the appeal of films that recreate and reinterpret this mythic structure. She closely analyzes such films as E.T., the Star Wars trilogy, It's a Wonderful Life, The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King, Field of Dreams, The Piano, Thelma and Louise, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Elements of the quest mythology made popular by Joseph Campbell, Homer's Odyssey, the perennial philosophy of Aldous Huxley, and Jungian psychology all contribute to the compelling interpretive framework in which Mackey-Kallis crafts her study. She argues that the purpose of the hero quest is not limited to the discovery of some boon or Holy Grail, but also involves finding oneself and finding a home in the universe. The home that is sought is simultaneously the literal home from which the hero sets out and the terminus of the personal growth he or she undergoes during the journey back. Thus the quest, Mackey-Kallis asserts, is an outward journey into the world of action and events which eventually requires a journey inward if the hero is to grow, and ultimately necessitates a journey homeward if the hero is to understand the grail and share it with the culture at large. Finally, she examines the value of mythic criticism and addresses questions about myth currently being debated in the field of communication studies.

Warning Shadows Home Alone with Classic Cinema

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Warning Shadows  Home Alone with Classic Cinema

The author explores more than 200 films, classics and neglected gems.

Home Movies

An evocative and compelling story of loss and love, this new novel by award-winning author Paula Martinac takes on issues central to our times.

Home Movies

An evocative and compelling story of loss and love, this new novel by award-winning author Paula Martinac takes on issues central to our times. Teresa Keenan, a lesbian writer living in New York City, is attempting to come to terms with the loss of Jamie, her beloved uncle, a gay rights activist who has just died of AIDS. Sifting through her memories of life with Jamie, she is reminded of her sister Alison, who died of leukemia at the age of eleven - an event rarely discussed by Teresa's family. As Teresa struggles to find a way forward through her grief, she learns to honor the memory of her sister and Jamie, and in the process, finds solace and a renewed sense of self.

The Advocate

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The Advocate

The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

The Ultimate Secret of Building a Home Cinema

Home Cinema Seating When thinking about your home cinema, you want to make Sure that you and your guests are comfortably seated before the movie Starts. You Certainly do not want to be Sitting in a hard, Straight backed Chair or a Sofa ...

The Ultimate Secret of Building a Home Cinema

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Films and Filming

COLLECTORS* CCENEE WHEN the concept of 8mm being projected to Cinemascope widescreen dimensions was first introduced some years ago, many home movie enthusiasts looked upon it as a bit of a joke: "Fancy trying to stretch that tiny frame ...

Films and Filming


Beyond the Multiplex

This is the first full-length study of how contemporary entertainment technologies and media—from cable television and VHS to DVD and the Internet—shape our encounters with the movies and affect the aesthetic, cultural, and ideological ...

Beyond the Multiplex

Since the mid-eighties, more audiences have been watching Hollywood movies at home than at movie theaters, yet little is known about just how viewers experience film outside of the multiplex. This is the first full-length study of how contemporary entertainment technologies and media—from cable television and VHS to DVD and the Internet—shape our encounters with the movies and affect the aesthetic, cultural, and ideological definitions of cinema. Barbara Klinger explores topics such as home theater, film collecting, classic Hollywood movie reruns, repeat viewings, and Internet film parodies, providing a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of films in U.S. households. Balancing industry history with theoretical and cultural analysis, she finds that today cinema's powerful social presence cannot be fully grasped without considering its prolific recycling in post-theatrical venues—especially the home.

New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression

We witness them in their home-movies, made on the occasion of a wedding or “mother's birthday. ... by the Nazi occupiers of the Netherlands, do we become aware of the historical irony: we know more than the happy people in this film.

New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression

Begun in 2010 as part of the “Histories of Literatures in European Languages” series sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association, the current project on New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression recognizes the global shift toward the visual and the virtual in all areas of textuality: the printed, verbal text is increasingly joined with the visual, often electronic, text. This shift has opened up new domains of human achievement in art and culture. The international roster of 24 contributors to this volume pursue a broad range of issues under four sets of questions that allow a larger conversation to emerge, both inside the volume’s sections and between them. The four sections cover, 1) Multimedia Productions in Theoretical and Historical Perspective; 2) Regional and Intercultural Projects; 3) Forms and Genres; and, 4) Readers and Rewriters in Multimedia Environments. The essays included in this volume are examples of the kinds of projects and inquiries that have become possible at the interface between literature and other media, new and old. They emphasize the extent to which hypertextual, multimedia, and virtual reality technologies have enhanced the sociality of reading and writing, enabling more people to interact than ever before. At the same time, however, they warn that, as long as these technologies are used to reinforce old habits of reading/ writing, they will deliver modest results. One of the major tasks pursued by the contributors to this volume is to integrate literature in the global informational environment where it can function as an imaginative partner, teaching its interpretive competencies to other components of the cultural landscape.

I ll Be Home for Christmas Movies

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I ll Be Home for Christmas Movies

"From the three funny, likable dudes behind the uber-popular Deck the Hallmark podcast, this is a guide to TV's most popular Christmas movies, full of reviews, original interviews, viewing party ideas, and much more!"--

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball 2d ed

Actor Paul Giamatti, who played a real radio station manager known as Pig Vomit in Howard Stern's movie, ... Home Movies. When It Was a Game (¡992) was produced for cable TV and consists entirely of color home movies of players and ...

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball  2d ed

More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.

Beat Drama

lecher') and Sister Thalia ('a refugee from an Eisenstein movie') (Drexler 1967: 78). ... Bottoms compares Home Movies to Gertrude Stein's oeuvre, noting that 'the primary virtues of both lie in their rhythmic, playful, enigmatic use of ...

Beat Drama

Readers and acolytes of the vital early 1950s-mid 1960s writers known as the Beat Generation tend to be familiar with the prose and poetry by the seminal authors of this period: Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane Di Prima, and many others. Yet all of these authors, as well as other less well-known Beat figures, also wrote plays-and these, together with their countercultural approaches to what could or should happen in the theatre-shaped the dramatic experiments of the playwrights who came after them, from Sam Shepard to Maria Irene Fornes, to the many vanguard performance artists of the seventies. This volume, the first of its kind, gathers essays about the exciting work in drama and performance by and about the Beat Generation, ranging from the well-known Beat figures such as Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs, to the "Afro-Beats†? - LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Bob Kaufman, and others. It offers original studies of the women Beats - Di Prima, Bunny Lang - as well as groups like the Living Theater who in this era first challenged the literal and physical boundaries of the performance space itself.

Popular Mechanics

Because Synchronex makes the only Super 8 home movie system that puts the sound as well as the picture on the same piece of film. Just like it's done in Hollywood. Unlike it's done in Hollywood, all you need to make home movies that ...

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Add Sound to Your Movies

İil 1 D02371 674 O This book offers complete information for the en3 195 thusiast who wants the added advantage of sound accompaniment with his home movies. Several methods of "professionalizing" family movie shows are available.

Add Sound to Your Movies


Hearst s International Combined with Cosmopolitan

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Hearst s International Combined with Cosmopolitan