Pantallas de plata by Carlos Fuentes

By Carlos Fuentes

Cine y gran literatura en una obra inédita de Carlos Fuentes

Esta es l. a. historia de una relación own con el cine. Carlos Fuentes cuenta cómo fueron sus primeros acercamientos a las salas cinematográficas, de l. a. mano de su padre, su consecuente deslumbramiento ante las imágenes en movimiento en l. a. pantalla de plata, y su ulterior e incurable afición al cine.

El autor tuvo oportunidad de ver películas en un buen número de países a ambos lados del Atlántico, de conocer a grandes directores y célebres actores y actrices, de escribir guiones y ver llevadas al celuloide obras que él escribió, de ser jurado en festivales famosos e, incluso, de actuar.

De todo ello deriva una experiencia única que aquí narra en términos absolutamente confesionales y buena parte del tiempo en primera character. Sus preferencias y gustos, sus obsesiones, su interpretación de obras, actitudes, tendencias, estilos: todo eso y más se encuentra escrito de manera más narrativa que ensayística.

Esta obra, tal y como l. a. dejó escrita el autor, es un regalo para sus lectores, y en especial para aquellos que disfrutan del buen cine de todos los tiempos.
La crítica ha dicho...
«La vasta obra de Fuentes como novelista, ensayista y dramaturgo y enseñante en las principales universidades de Europa, Estados Unidos e Hispanoamérica, hacen de él, juntamente con el fallecido Juan Rulfo, los dos polos de los angeles narrativa mexicana e iberoamericana contemporánea.»
Augusto Roa Bastos

«Admiro esa incesante energía de invención que tiene para buscar cada vez un nuevo camino para decir lo que todo escritor tiene que decir, que son dos o tres cosas pero que constituyen su razón de existir.»
Álvaro Mutis

«A lo largo de toda su carrera literaria Carlos Fuentes llevó adelante l. a. vasta tarea de hacer de los angeles invención un instrumento aleccionador de l. a. historia, o al revés, en ese constante juego de espejos que fue su escritura.»
Sergio Ramírez, El País

«Carlos Fuentes ha abierto frentes, ha contribuido al progreso del arte de narrar y ha dado voz al compromiso con los semejantes.»
Santos Sanz Villanueva, El Mundo

«El magisterio de Fuentes es inagotable.»
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, El País

«El mejor autor del mundo. El más grande intérprete de Hispanoamérica.»
J. J. Armas Marcelo, ABC Cultural

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Of Walking in Ice by Werner Herzog

By Werner Herzog

In November of 1974 whereas at domestic in Munich, Werner Herzog gets a phone name reporting that his expensive buddy Lotte Eisner (1896-1983), a renown German movie historian and critic (holocaust survivor, archivist for l. a. Cinémathèque Française, her existence by myself is worthy its personal book!) is terminally ailing in Paris. Distraught with the inside track and insistent that she needs to get better, Herzog makes a decision that if he can succeed in her strolling, all can be good back and his buddy will live on. With little greater than a brand new pair of shoes, Herzog units off instantly walking during the German geographical region and into France, a visit that takes him 3 weeks to accomplish, spanning 500 miles (but, in any case, this is often the guy who as soon as had a 320 ton steamer dragged by means of quit a mountain within the Amazon throughout the filming of Fitzcarraldo). alongside the way in which, his journals recount extraordinary information of the snow-covered panorama, the author's fight with chilly and daily survival (remember whilst there have been no cellphones or web for checking in and journey planning?), in addition to reminiscences of his movies, own historical past and solitude. The shiny photos Herzog's writing creates make the serious feelings he should have been experiencing on the time, fairly tangible. an identical topics present in his movies of guy scuffling with opposed to the chaos and overwhelming strength of nature are felt during this frost-ridden tale of obdurate insistence and religious selection. It's as though Herzog believes surviving the early iciness blizzards of 1974 will distract demise and ship it somewhere else, clear of the ailing mattress of his pricey pal.

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Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success by Joseph McBride

By Joseph McBride

Simply the easiest -- definitely the main life like -- biography of a movie director within the age of the Auteur, to which this can be a counterbalance.

Joseph McBride has cleared away all of the Kris Kringle cobwebs from the illustrious lifestyles and profession of Frank Capra. the main authoritative research of the director to this point finds Capra the stricken, complicated, finally arguable participant in Hollywood's vintage energy fight and Faustian ordeals. This ebook is chock filled with evidence and figures and impressive insight.
— ANDREW SARRIS, writer of the yankee Cinema

rejection of the legend in prefer of evidence . . . McBride has brought the facts via marvelous and imaginative research.
— DAVID THOMSON, The Boston Globe

Masterly, complete, and often surprising.
— BARRY GEWEN, the hot York occasions e-book Review

A significant ebook . . . beautifully researched and nearly continuously surprising.
— GAVIN LAMBERT, the la occasions booklet Review

Revelatory and demanding biography . . . Frank Capra is a milestone in its quiet yet enterprise
A ambitious -- and resolutely iconoclastic -- lifetime of the director, person who wears its considerable study so frivolously that its seven-hundred-odd pages are a relentless excitement to read.
— DENNIS DRABELLE, The Washington publish ebook World

This is greater than simply one other biography of a film director. It paints a full of life photo of Hollywood's Golden Age, and the horrors of the anti-Communist witch hunt and blacklist that undefined. however it is still exceptionally the dramatic tale of 1 of the main attention-grabbing characters ever to emerge in Hollywood.
— PHILIP DUNNE, The Chicago Sun-Times

While the ebook could collapse our iconic preconceptions of who Frank Capra used to be, it does a better justice to him in its documenting the lifetime of a fancy guy, who struggled for recognize from his friends and family members, yet by no means acquired it on his personal phrases or to his personal pride . . . The reader may be left with a compassionately balanced realizing of what used to be either reliable and undesirable approximately Frank Capra as a man or woman and artist, and likewise a very good appreciation of the great paintings became in via McBride.
— CARL BENNETT, Silent period website

Frank Capra's liked motion pictures are idealistic, patriotic, choked with human comedy, and sometimes sentimental -- loads in order that skeptics have known as them Capracorn. Moviegoers frequently suppose that the director's lifestyles resembled his vintage motion pictures, corresponding to Mr. Smith is going to Washington, Meet John Doe, or It's a superb lifestyles: a guy of the folks faces super odds and, by means of doing the proper factor, triumphs. yet as Joseph McBride unearths during this meticulously researched, definitive biography, the truth used to be way more complicated, a real American tragedy.
An immigrant from Sicily, Capra got here to the US along with his relatives as a baby in 1903 and struggled opposed to nice odds to accomplish an schooling and locate good fortune as a Hollywood gag guy and director. His nice well known and important leap forward with the vintage 1934 romantic comedy It occurred One evening, whereas bringing him the victorious vindication and social attractiveness he craved, additionally prompted him to fall right into a country of problem, doubt his personal skills, take credits belonging to others, and progressively pull his political punches. while the post-World warfare II crimson Scare triggered Capra and his paintings to be thought of potentially subversive, as a result of its components of social feedback in the course of the melancholy period and his institutions with left-wing writers, he panicked and betrayed his ideals.
Using declassified U.S. executive files concerning the director's reaction to these fees, and drawing on vast interviews with Capra and 174 of his collaborators, relatives, associates, and associates, McBride chronicles Capra's artistic and private downfall. whereas analyzing intimately the evolution of Capra's nice movies, McBride exhibits that the normal view of the director's existence, propagated in his autobiography The identify Above the identify, is much from the reality. The existence tale of this celebrated director of human comedies was once, in truth, tragically at odds with the beliefs his motion pictures so movingly espouse.

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Gewalt in den Medien — Gewalt in der Realität: by Helga Theunert

By Helga Theunert

Das Phanomen 'Gewalt' als Gegenstand sozialwissenschaftlicher Diskussion hat eine durchaus facettenreiche culture in unterschiedlichen Diszipli nen: Nach den gesellschaftlichen Funktionen fragen Philosophie, Soziolo gie und Politische Wissenschaft; als eine Komponente zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen betrachtet es die Psychologie; mit Moglichkeiten, ihm auf in dividueller und gesellschaftlicher Ebene entgegenzuwirken, befasst sich die Padagogik, insbesondere friedens- und konfliktpadagogische Ansatze. Die Vielfalt daraus resultierender Blickrichtungen reduziert sich be trachtlich, wird das allgemeine Phanomen auf das spezifische von 'Gewalt in den Medien' konzentriert. Hier dominiert weitgehend ungebrochen eine Forschungstradition, der es v. a. darum zu tun ist, individuelles Gewalt handeln vorherzusagen, indem sie einzelne Wirkfaktoren isoliert und be schreibt. Als ein bedeutender Wirkfaktor gelten die audiovisuellen Me dien, hat die hier prasentierte Gewalt doch im Wortsinne "Vor-Bild" Charakter. Eine klare Antwort auf die Frage, ob mediale Gewaltdarstel lungen Wirkungen auf reales Handeln von Menschen haben, und wenn ja, welche dies sind, gibt es bis heute nicht und wird es auch in Zukunft nicht geben. Die Crux dieser Forschungen liegt in dem Versuch, die kom plexe soziale Wirklichkeit, das Lernfeld des Menschen, in isolierte Ein flussgrossen zu zerteilen . . Im konkreten Fall bedeutet dies, mediale Ge waltdarstellungen aus ihrem gesellschaftlichen Entstehungszusammenhang, actual existenten Gewaltphanomenen und -verhaltnissen, und aus ihrem Wir kungskontext, den realen Gewalterfahrungen der Individuen, zu losen. Die Folge sind widerspruchliche Ergebnisse, die komplexe Zusammenhange sim plifizieren. Deren Einfachheit magazine bestechen, suggerieren sie doch bun dige Erklarungen und Losungsmuster fur reale Gewalt. Als Grundlage pad agogischen Handelns sind sie jedoch durchweg ungeeign

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Film Analysis: A Casebook by Bert Cardullo

By Bert Cardullo

Film research: A Casebook deals an obtainable advent to movie research via shut readings of 25 traditionally major motion pictures from round the world.

• contains a geographically different collection of motion pictures and administrators, with illustration from 20 assorted countries
• Covers some of the relevant motion pictures handled in today’s cinema classes, and the problems raised approximately them
• offers scholars with sensible versions to assist them enhance their very own writing and analytical skills
• Supplemented with movie credit, photos, and bibliographies; director filmographies, a thesaurus of movie phrases, and urged themes for writing and discussion

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A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany by Frances Guerin

By Frances Guerin

Cinema is a medium of sunshine. and through Weimar Germany's strengthen to technological modernity, gentle - relatively the representational probabilities of electric gentle - grew to become the hyperlink among the cinema reveal and the swift alterations that have been remodeling German lifestyles. In Frances Guerin's compelling historical past of German silent cinema of the Twenties, the cutting edge use of sunshine is the pivot round which a brand new belief of a countrywide cinema, and a countrywide tradition emerges. Guerin depicts a nocturnal Germany suffused with gentle - electrical billboards, storefronts, police searchlights - and indicates how this section of the mise-en-scene got here to mirror either the possibilities and the anxieties surrounding modernity and democracy. Guerin's interpretations heart on use of sunshine in motion pictures akin to Schatten (1923), Variete (1925), city (1926), and Der Golem (1920). In those movies we see how mild is the substance of snapshot composition, the structuring equipment of the narrative, and the vital thematic drawback. This background relieves German motion pictures of the accountability to give an explanation for the political and ideological instability of the interval, an instability stated to be the doubtful origin of Nazism. In unlocking this doubtful hyperlink, A tradition of sunshine redefines the sector of German movie scholarship.

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Four Screenplays of Ingmar Bergman by Ingmar Bergman

By Ingmar Bergman

Comprises English translations of the screenplays for Smiles of a summer time evening (1955), The 7th Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), and The Magician (1958). evidently, all 4 performs date round the related period of time, a vital coming-to-being turning element within the occupation of, virtually inarguably, the best film-maker of all time. additionally integrated is an introductory dialog exerpt through Bergman on film-making and a Preface by means of manufacturer Carl Anders Dymling.

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Die Dramatisierung von Innenwelten im Film by Felicitas Pommerening

By Felicitas Pommerening

Das Buch beantwortet, woher ein Zuschauer wissen kann, wie sich eine Figur im movie fühlt, used to be sie denkt und was once in ihrem Innersten vorgeht. Dabei wird zunächst beschrieben, welche Mechanismen wirken, wenn wir in unserem Alltag Menschen einschätzen, ihre Mimik interpretieren oder Empathie empfinden. Wirken im movie die selben Mechanismen? Welche Rolle spielen zusätzlich die filmischen Mittel: die Kamera, der Schnitt, die Musik, die Farben, das Produktionsdesign? Historische Aspekte werden dabei ebenso berücksichtigt wie kulturelle Unterschiede.​

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Ran an den Computer?: Zwischen Euphorie und Distanz — Die by Bernd Schorb, Helga Theunert

By Bernd Schorb, Helga Theunert

Computing device halten liberalI Einzug. Aueh in der Jugendarbeit hat die Ausstattung mit not easy- und software program in den letzten Jahren kontinuierlich zugenommen. Von seiten der Piidagoglnnen werden mit diesen Erwerbungen nicht selten dif fuse Erwartungen verknlipft: von der Hoffnung, neue Besueher zu gewinnen, bis zu der Uberzeugung, damit ein Angebot zu maehen, das den Bediirfnissen der Jugendliehen entsprieht. Sind die Geriite dann da, und sollen damit Ange bote fUr Jugendliehe gemaeht werden, stelIt sieh meist sehnell Ratlosigkeit ein: used to be solI guy nun mit den Computem anfangen? Spiele anbieten ist die sehnelIste und hiiutigste LOsung, selten jedoeh eine, die unter piidagogisehen Aspekten zufriedenstellend ist. Denn braueht guy wirklieh einen computing device, um am Ende Billiard und Kicker aueh als elektroni sehe Variante anbieten zu konnen? Programmierkurse aussehreiben ist die niiehste L6sung. Die allerdings setzt voraus, daB in der Jugendeinrichtung je mand da ist, der programmieren und das an Jugendliehe weitergeben kann. Den computing device kreativ und zieIgeriehtet nutzen ist eine letzte und ziemlieh sel tene L6sung. Kein Wunder, denn dies wirft viele Fragen auf: was once ist zielge riehtet und was once ist kreativ? Und sie ist mit einer Reihe von Problemen verbun den: Eine inhaltlieh anspruehsvolle Nutzung des pcs erfordert einiger maBen aufwendige difficult- und software program, jemanden der damit umgehen kann, vieI Engagement und Zeit und einiges an piidagogisehem Gesehick.

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