Film Remakes as Ritual and Disguise
Free

Film Remakes as Ritual and Disguise

By Anat Zanger
Free
Book Description

The first book-length account of the symbolic chains that link remakes and explain their disguises, Film Remakes as Rituals and Disguise is also the first book to explore how and why these stories are told. Anat Zanger focuses on contemporary retellings of three particular tales-Joan of Arc, Carmen, and Psycho-to reveal what she calls the remake's "rituals of disguise." Joan of Arc, Zanger demonstrates, later appears as the tough, androgynous Ripley in the blockbuster Alien III film and the God-ridden Bess in Lars Von Trier's Breaking the Waves. Ultimately, these remake chains offer evidence of the archetypes of our own age, cultural "fingerprints" that are reflective of society's own preferences and politics. Underneath the redundancy of the remake, Zanger shows, lies our collective social memory. Indeed, at its core the lowly remake represents a primal attempt to gain immortality, to triumph over death-playing at movie theatres seven days a week, 365 days a year. Addressing the wider theoretical implications of her argument with sections on contemporary film issues such as trauma, jouissance, and censorship, Zanger offers an insightful addition to current debates in film theory and cinema history.

Wat is de reden van filmproducenten voor het maken van een 'remake', waarin een succesvol verhaal opnieuw verteld wordt? En waarin schuilt de aantrekkingskracht voor het publiek om deze verhalen steeds opnieuw te beleven? Wat maakt Carmen, Jeanne d'Arc of Ripley zo bijzonder? Film Remakes as Ritual and Disguise is de eerste grondige studie die het fenomeen 'remakes' onderzoekt in de context van de filmgeschiedenis. Een zeer breed scala aan films, van Olympia tot Carmen Hip-Hopera, van Jeanne d'Arc tot Aliens en Breaking the Waves, en van Suzanne and the Elders tot de installatie van Hitchcocks Psycho in het Centre Pompidou in 2002 passeert daarbij de revue. Zanger laat zien op welke manier de 'remakes' een nieuwe betekenis krijgen door elkaar te versterken, net iets te veranderen of door naar elkaar te verwijzen. Dit nieuwe deel in de serie "http://www.aup.nl/filmculture">Film Culture in Transition is geschreven vanuit een multidisciplinair perspectief om zodoende de relatie te doorgronden tussen institutionele, intertekstuele en feministische benaderingen van film. Aan de hand van zeer uiteenlopende aspecten van de films toont Zanger hoe de lange schakel van 'remakes' gezien kan worden als een reeks vingerafdrukken die de heersende voorkeur en overtuiging van de filmindustrie blootlegt.

Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Ch 1: Psycho: Inside and Outside the Frame
  • Part One
  • Ch 2: The Game Begins
  • Ch 3: Muted Voices
  • Ch 4: Masks
  • Part Two Second Variation: Joan
  • Ch 5: The Gmae Again
  • Ch 6: Hearing Voices
  • Ch 7: Disguises
  • Conclusion
  • Ch 8: Repetitions as Hidden Streams
  • References
  • Filmography
  • Credits
  • Index
    No review for this book yet, be the first to review.
      No comment for this book yet, be the first to comment
      You May Also Like
      Ostrannenie
      Free
      Ostrannenie
      By Annie van den Oever
      European Cinema
      Free
      European Cinema
      By Thomas Elsaesser
      China's iGeneration
      Free
      China's iGeneration
      By Matthew D. Johnson
      The Place of Play
      Free
      The Place of Play
      By Maaike Lauwaert
      City of Darkness, City of Light
      Free
      City of Darkness, City of Light
      By Alastair Phillips
      Memory and Popular Film
      Free
      Memory and Popular Film
      By Paul Grainge
      Audiences
      Free
      Audiences
      By Ian Christie
      Also Available On
      App store smallGoogle play small
      Categories
      Curated Lists
      • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
        by Christopher M. Bishop
        Data mining
        by I. H. Witten
        The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction
        by Various
        See more...
      • CK-12 Chemistry
        by Various
        Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
        by John Hutchinson
        An Introduction to Chemistry - Atoms First
        by Mark Bishop
        See more...
      • Microsoft Word - How to Use Advanced Algebra II.doc
        by Jonathan Emmons
        Advanced Algebra II: Activities and Homework
        by Kenny Felder
        de2de
        by
        See more...
      • The Sun Who Lost His Way
        by
        Tania is a Detective
        by Kanika G
        Firenze_s-Light
        by
        See more...
      • Java 3D Programming
        by Daniel Selman
        The Java EE 6 Tutorial
        by Oracle Corporation
        JavaKid811
        by
        See more...