The new edition includes additions and changes related to the author's understanding of Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc as well as other smaller clarifications.
Author: Nathaniel Dorsky
Literary Nonfiction. Cinema Studies. Revised 3rd Edition. "Devotional Cinema" offers an exploration into the language of film, reprised from a lecture on religion and cinema delivered at Princeton University. The new edition includes additions and changes related to the author's understanding of Carl Theodor Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc" as well as other smaller clarifications. Dorsky has been making and exhibiting films within the avant-garde tradition since 1964.
DEVOTIONAL CINEMA NATHANIEL DORSKY It is a privilege to have been
invited to speak on religion and cinema ... I ' ll reference a small number of
feature films , all in the well - known canon , but I would like to be clear at the
outset that ...
Author: Mary Lea Bandy
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
The Hidden God: Film and Faith, which accompanies a MoMA Film at the Gramercy Theatre program in the winter of 2003-2004, offers a range of approaches to cinema's explorations of a hidden God. Its thirty-five authors include filmmakers, magazine and newspaper critics, film scholars, curators of The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film and Media, and others; together they discuss over fifty films, some more or less explicitly religious in theme, others from a gamut of genres not always connected with questions of faith: the western, the thriller, the policier, the costume drama, science fiction, horror, comedy. The films come from Africa, the Middle East, and Japan as well as Europe and the United States, but even so, the book and exhibition are intended not as an encyclopedic anthology but, more humbly, as starting points in the study of an eternal theme.
I use this term for convenience only. This argument may also clarify the decline of
devotional films and the fact that they have been relegated to a marginal and
negligible segment of the cinematic production, as well as my choice not to
Author: Ronie Parciack
The popular Hindi film industry is the largest in India and the most conspicuous film industry in the non-Western world. This book analyses the pivotal visual and narrative conventions employed in popular Hindi films through the combined prism of film studies and classical Indian philosophy and ritualism. The book shows the films outside Western paradigms, as visual manifestations and outcomes of the evolution of classical Hindu notions and esthetic forms. These include notions associated with the Advaita-Vedānta philosophical school and early Buddhist thought, concepts and dynamism stemming from Hindu ritualism, rasa esthetic theories, as well as Brahmanic notions such as dharma (religion, law, order), and mokṣa (liberation). These are all highly abstract notions which the author defines as "the unseen": a cluster of diversified concepts denoting what subsists beyond the phenomenal, what prevails beyond the empirical world of saṁsāra and stands out of this world (alaukika), while simultaneously being embodied and transformed within visual filmic imagery, codes and semiotics that are teased out and analyzed. A culturally sensitive reading of popular Hindi films, the interpretations put forward are also applicable to the Western context. They enable a fuller understanding of religious phenomena outside the primary religious field, within the vernacular arenas of popular culture and mass communication. The book is of interest to scholars in the fields of Indology, modern Indian studies, film, media and cultural studies.
One of the striking features of Muslim Devotional films is that their depiction of the
religious shows clear overlaps between the Islamicate and the more strictly
Islamic, in their use of language, musical forms and religious architecture, with
Author: Ali Nobil Ahmad
This book collates a comprehensive range of fascinating essays by leading authors on film from across the Muslim world. Responding to political and theoretical misconceptions about Islam and Muslim culture, it covers North African, Arab and Asian cinemas in a rich series of industry histories, single film studies and detailed analyses of celebrated directors. Cinema in Muslim Societies is innovative and timely in its explicit engagement with vexing questions of Islamic aesthetics, political activism, socialism and the role of women in Muslim contexts. The authors explore a wide variety of topics, from cinematic art and poetry to religious identity and pornography. Debated extensively at a programme of public talks and screenings at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2011, this volume remains supremely relevant in a world of polarising identities and political violence engulfing Muslim societies and the West. This book was originally published as a special issue of Third Text.
APPENDIX Six GENRES OF BOLLYWOOD FILMS The six genres of Bollywood
films can be characterised as follows : DEVOTIONAL FILMS Devotional films ,
sometimes referred to as mythologicals , are the films with which the Indian film ...
Author: Rajinder Kumar Dudrah
Bollywood: Sociology Goes to the Movies rejuvenates a dormant dialogue within sociology about understanding the possible relationships between cinema, culture, and society. This is done through an interdisciplinary conversation with studies of the cinema drawn from film and media, and cultural studies.
... 349 ; of screenings 14 , 22 - 4 , 27 – 8 , 430 church / cinema parallels 22 , 298 ,
337 - 41 , 387 Cinema and Sentiment ... The ( Burnett and Martell ) 11 - 12 “
Devotional Cinema ” ( Dorsky ) 389 , 407 - 15 devotional films 129 , 131 , 286 ,
Author: Jolyon P. Mitchell
Film is now widely studied in theology and religious studies departments. This volume explores key topics including, early responses to film, directors, films and audiences, cultural and social contexts, biblical connections, theological approaches and religious studies perspectives, amongst others.
She appeared in a variety of films — good , bad and indifferent - but will always
be remembered as the girl who very ... he totally transformed Padmini in Jis Desh
Mein Ganga Behti Hai from the goddess of south Indian devotional films into a ...
Author: Bhagwan Das Garga
Publisher: Penguin India
As A Film-Maker And Film Historian, B.D. Garga Has Closely Witnessed And Participated In The Growth Of Indian Cinema From The Early 1940S. With More Than Fifty Years Experience As A Film Journalist, And Having Served On Various National And International Film Festival Juries, He Is Probably India S Foremost Authority On The Subject Of Cinema. In This Extraordinary Collection Of Essays, Garga Delves Into The Vast Repertoire Of His Scholarship And Experience To Provide An Insider S View Of Indian And International Cinema Over The Years. Even As He Discusses The Contribution Of Men Behind The Screen The Director, Editor, Cinematographer He Profiles Some Of The Greatest Masters Of Indian Cinema, Like Himansu Rai And P.C. Barua, Bimal Roy And Raj Kapoor, While Critically Analysing Some Classic Films From The Golden Era Of Cinema In India Devdas (1935) And Sant Tukaram (1936) To Mother India (1957) And Mughal-E-Azam (1960). Embellished With Over Forty Exquisite And Vintage Photographs From The Author S Private Collection, The Making Of Great Cinema Also Contains Fascinating Essays That Highlight The Contribution Of The Soviet Masters To International Cinema; Address Important Issues Like Film Censorship, Sex In Indian Films And The Relationship Between Film And Politics; And Provide A Memorable Account Of The Origins Of Cinema In India And The Country S Many Cinematic Milestones.
Dorsky Hash Out the Realities of Poetic Cinema ' , indie WIRE , 30 April 2001 ,
accessed via www . indiewire . com . Dorsky sets out his approach to filmmaking ,
although not to this particular example , in Devotional Cinema . 39 . The kind of ...
Author: Geoff King
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
From the stylized violence of 'Kill Bill', to the mind-bending scripts of Charlie Kaufman, 'Indiewood, USA' provides an overview of the crossover between Hollywood and the American independent filmmaking industries.
Dorsky , Nathaniel . Devotional Cinema . Berkeley : Tuumba Press , 2005 . - - - - -
, “ The Devotional Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky . ” May 2006 . Jack H . Skirball
Screening Series , Roy and Edna Disney CalArts , Valencia , CA . Durgin , Patrick
Author: Patrick F. Durgin
Publisher: Atelos Press
Poetry. Patrick Durgin and Jen Hofer met in a supermarket in Iowa City in 1998. They have not lived in the same city since 1999. Jen currently lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches poetics in the MFA Writing Program at CalArts and works as a court interpreter. Patrick now lives in Chicago, teaching literature and writing at the School of the Art Institute. THE ROUTE chronicles ten years of their efforts to theorize and practice an aesthetics of political engagement based in epistolary and collaborative forms of writing.
Public and private devotional life is shown by detailed visual narratives of the
Chariot Journey of Krishna , celebrated by the whole town with pomp and
circumstance , and the Birthday Festival of Krishna commemorated on a much
Author: Lucien Taylor
Publisher: Berg Publishers
The most artistic of ethnographic filmmakers, and the most ethnographic of artistic filmmakers, Robert Gardner is one of the most original, as well as controversial, filmmakers of the last half century. This is the first volume of essays dedicated to his work - a corpus of aesthetically arresting films which includes the classic Dead Birds (1963), a lyric depiction of ritual warfare among the Dugum Dani, in the Highlands of New Guinea; Rivers of Sand (1974), a provocative portrayal of relations between the sexes among the Hamar, in southwestern Ethiopia; and Forest of Bliss (1986), a sublime city symphony about death and life in Benares, India. Eminent anthropologists, philosophers, film theorists, and fellow artists assess the innovations of Gardner's films as well as the controversies they have spawned. Contributors:Ilisa BarbashMarcus BanksStanley CavellRoderick CooverElizabeth EdwardsAnna GrimshawKarl G. HeiderPaul HenleySusan HoweDavid MacDougallDusan MakavejevÁkos ÖstörWilliam RothmanSean ScullyLucien TaylorCharles Warren
An Indian couple check out the latest Indian movies outside a cinema in London ,
1970s . ... Important among these genres are the following : mythological or
devotional films which recount or rework epic stories from the Ramayana or the ...
Author: Brij V. Lal
The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora is the first comprehensive survey of Indian communities around the world. Over 30 contextual features show the initiatives taken by these communities and the contributions they have made both internationally and to their host societies, in areas as diverse as literature, cuisine, popular culture, sports and political life. The greater part of the book consists of 44 country/region profiles covering all parts of the world. Written by over 60 scholars from across the globe, most of whom are from the diaspora, the encyclopedia provides insights into the experiences of a people about whom much is often assumed but little is actually known. The recent expansion of the Indian diaspora, now some 20-million strong and growing, is a social transformation of global significance. Many members of the diaspora have reached the highest levels of global commerce and trade, international public service and diplomacy, the professionals and academia. In addition, the creative literature from and about the diaspora holds a distinctive and distinguished place in the world's literary imagination.