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1895. Mille huit cent quatre-vingt-quinze     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
24 images     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Ambitos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Animation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Área Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Cinema     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Baltic Screen Media Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Bulletin of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Series in Audiovisual Art and Production     Open Access  
Celebrity Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Ciné-Bulles : Le cinéma d’auteur avant tout     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
CINEJ Cinema Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cinema Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Cinémas : revue d'études cinématographiques / Cinémas: Journal of Film Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Con A de animación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Cuadernos de Cine Documental     Open Access  
East Asian Journal of Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Entrelacs     Open Access  
Essais     Open Access  
Ética&Cine Journal     Open Access  
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Film Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Film History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Film International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Film Matters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Film Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Film, Fashion & Consumption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Film-Philosophy Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
FILMHISTORIA Online     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fotocinema : Revista Científica de Cine y Fotografía     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Framework : The Journal of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
French Screen Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Genre en séries. Cinéma, télévision, médias     Open Access  
Getty Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Hitchcock Annual     Full-text available via subscription  
Horror Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Image & Narrative     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Images : The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Inside Film: If     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Screendance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of African Cinemas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Anthropological Films     Open Access  
Journal of British Cinema and Television     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of European Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Film and Video     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Popular Film and Television     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Religion & Film     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Religion and Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Screenwriting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Kino : The Western Undergraduate Journal of Film Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
L'Atalante : Revista de estudios cinematográficos     Open Access  
L'Esprit Créateur     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland)     Open Access  
Mechademia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Metro Magazine: Media & Education Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mise au Point     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Modernist Cultures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Moving Image Review & Art Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Music and the Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
New Cinemas Journal of Contemporary Film     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
New Soundtrack     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Northern Lights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
October     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Panoptikum     Open Access  
Projections     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Quarterly Review of Film and Video     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Rocky Mountain Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
S : Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique     Open Access  
Scene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Schermi. Storie e culture del cinema e dei media in Italia     Open Access  
Science Fiction Film and Television     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Screen Bodies : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display     Full-text available via subscription  
Screen Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Secuencias. Revista de Historia del Cine     Open Access  
Senses of Cinema     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Séquences : La revue de cinéma     Full-text available via subscription  
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Short Film Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Social Interaction : Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sound Studies : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Studies In Australasian Cinema     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Studies in Documentary Film     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Studies in Eastern European Cinema     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studies in European Cinema     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Studies in French Cinema     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Studies in South Asian Film & Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Studies in World Cinema     Full-text available via subscription  
The Big Picture Magazine     Hybrid Journal  
The Journal of Film Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
The Soundtrack     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Toma Uno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transnational Screens     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Trasvases Entre la Literatura y el Cine     Open Access  
Ventana Indiscreta     Open Access  
Visual Culture in Britain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
VMIDEA     Open Access  
Wave Motion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)


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Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies
Number of Followers: 3  

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ISSN (Print) 2065-5924 - ISSN (Online) 2066-7779
Published by Sciendo Homepage  [370 journals]
  • The Soundtrack of the Trailer

    • Abstract: In this article, I analyse the soundtrack of the green band trailer for Sinister (Scott Derrickson, 2012), combining quantitative methods to analyse the soundtrack with formal analysis. I show that, even though Sinister is a narrative about a demon who lives in images, the horror in the soundtrack of this trailer is articulated through the sound design. I describe the structure of the soundtrack and analyse the distribution and organisation of dialogue, the use of different types of sound effects to create a connection between the viewer and the characters onscreen, as well as the use of specific localised sound events to organise attention and to frighten the viewer. I identify two features not previously discussed in relation to quantitative analysis of film soundtracks: an affective event based on reactions to a stimulus and the presence of nonlinear features in the sound envelopes of localised affective events. The sound design of this trailer is consistent with the principles of contemporary sound design in horror cinema, but also demonstrates some variation in its use of sound as a paratext to its parent film.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Non-Normative Gender Performances Fat Video Game Characters

    • Abstract: While video games unquestionably became more diverse and inclusive in the past decade, there is still a striking underrepresentation of characters whose bodies do not conform to the heterosexist concept of normativity, including those perceived as fat. My article begins with the introduction of fat studies as the interdisciplinary field concerned with the ways media construct fat people as unattractive, undesirable, and asexual. Next, it discusses how these prejudices are reflected in a medium in which fat has been historically coded as villainous and monstrous. The last part includes two case studies of positive fat representation: Ellie from the mainstream game Borderlands 2 (Gearbox Software 2012) and the eponymous character from the independent title Felix the Reaper (Kong Orange 2019). Their gender performances are coded equally as non-normative.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • A Tale of Sound and Fury Signifying Everything: Argentine Tango Dance
           Films as Complex Self-Reflexive Creation

    • Abstract: This article equates the multidimensional artistic form of Argentine tango (dance, music and song) with the innately hybrid form of film. It compares Argentine tango culture to the height of French cinephilia in the 1950s Paris, France, arguing that they are both passionate, erotic and nostalgic ways of life. In Carlos Saura’s Tango (1998) and Sally Potter’s The Tango Lesson (1997), the intertwining of the related skills of tango practice and filmmaking are an audio-visual treat for the senses and a cognitive challenge for the mind. Their self-reflexivity promotes excess and the result is a highly expressive and complex form. They evince a cross-fertilization of reality and fiction, of art and life, typical of a perfect mise en abyme as described by Christian Metz. These films are also art musicals, although they depart from the Hollywood musical conventions. Yet, one cannot speak in their case of intermedia reflexivity, according to Petr Szczepanik’s definition, because both of them retain their qualities in a symbiotic relationship of likeness that highlights their mutual aura.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Considering Eye-tracking as a Validation Tool in Cinema Research

    • Abstract: The use of eye-tracking in data collection, when accompanied by the proper research questions and methodology, is a powerful tool that may provide invaluable insights into the way viewers perceive and experience movies. Film theory can use eye-tracking to test and verify research hypotheses not only with unprecedented accuracy, but also with the ability to address a significant variety of theoretical questions. Eye-tracking can help build contemporary film theory by supporting its various fields of research, and also even assist the production of films themselves by helping filmmakers make more informed creative decisions. The present article is an overview of eye-tracking and its gradual implementation in cinema research; in the context of discussing some recent examples of academic work based on eye-tracking, it considers the technology of eye-trackers and the way in which human vision handles visual information on screen. By testing the attentional behaviour of viewers, eye-tracking can produce more solid answers to questions regarding the way films are experienced; therefore, it may very well prove to be the spearhead of a more robust body of film theory in the near future.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Instrumentalization of the Border Zone. Environment and Ideology in the
           Educational Films Made between 1955 and 1989 by the Hungarian Ministry of
           Interior’s Film Studio

    • Abstract: Analysing the output of the Hungarian Ministry of Interior’s own film studio, which produced educational films between 1955 and 1989, this essay investigates the modes in which the border zone was represented during the decades of state socialism. Considering the vicinity of the border as an area, where ideological confrontations are battled out, the article argues that there is a significant difference between the films produced in the 1950-60s, and those from the mid-1960s onwards. The earlier pieces depict an emotionally charged border zone the defence of which is a social-political duty: father-type superiors teach rookie soldiers about this obligation in coming-of-age stories. However, from the mid-1960s onwards, the films seem to confine themselves to an instrumental mode of persuasion, which presents border protection as a merely technical question. The article briefly ties these shifts to the changing modes in official discourses during the decades of state socialist Hungary.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Body, Telephone, Voice: (1974) and Monstrous Cinema

    • Abstract: This article investigates the role of the telephone as both an engine of suspense and a metaphorical double of cinema in Black Christmas directed by Bob Clark (1974). Employing Michel Chion’s concept of acousmatic voice, the article first explores the role of the telephone in creating both narrative suspense and diegetic cohesion. It then investigates how the film implicitly establishes a pattern of resemblance between the telephonic and cinematic mediums centred on their capacities for diffusion and disembodiment. Finally, the article explores the meta-cinematic implications of its preceding findings, arguing that the fears and anxieties associated with the telephone in Black Christmas ultimately concern cinema itself and its possible cultural impact. Although it attempts to enforce certain categories of knowledge and identity, Black Christmas ultimately engages with cinema’s capacity for subverting rather than enforcing ideology.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Silence as a Metaphor in the Polish Radio Reportages during the COVID-19

    • Abstract: Silence became one of the important aspects of the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article discusses how this social experience was presented in radio reportages, for which silence is not only a topic but also an element of the construction of the message. The reports of the Polish Radio, produced in lockdown conditions, document silence in a double perspective: the transformation of the broadcast sphere of large metropolises and the private sound space of the characters. Silence, as a phonic phenomenon, functions as a universal metaphor for fear, threat, “curse of isolation,” but also hope. Experiencing silence goes beyond the individual feeling thanks to a metaphoric line through which the recorded stories gain a universal context. The analysis of audible materials shows the mechanism of the constitution of these meanings, as well as selected media functions of silence as a tool for modelling content and managing the recipients’ attention.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • as a Gothic Horror in Quality Television

    • Abstract: Quality television at its heart is designed to reward sustained viewing and involvement on the part of the audience. It has distinctive visual styles, serial characters and storylines and a filmic quality, all of which is evident in Game of Thrones (2011–2019). This article discusses how the scale and cinematic production values of quality television, adds value to the Game of Thrones series through the enhancement and articulation of the Gothic horror.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Circular Causality of Emotions in Moving Pictures

    • Abstract: In the framework of predictive coding, as explained by Giovanni Pezzulo in his article Why do you fear the bogeyman' An embodied predictive coding model of perceptual inference (2014), humans construct instances of emotions by a double arrow of explanation of stimuli. Top-down cognitive models explain in a predictive fashion the emotional value of stimuli. At the same time, feelings and emotions depend on the perception of internal changes in the body. When confronted with uncertain auditory and visual information, a multimodal internal state assigns more weight to interoceptive information (rather than auditory and visual information) like visceral and autonomic states as hunger or thirst (motivational conditions). In short, an emotional mood can constrain the construction of a particular instance of emotion. This observation suggests that the dynamics of generative processes of Bayesian inference contain a mechanism of bidirectional link between perceptual and cognitive inference and feelings and emotions. In other words, “subjective feeling states and emotions influence perceptual and cognitive inference, which in turn produce new subjective feeling states and emotions” as a self-fulfilling prophecy (Pezzulo 2014, 908). This article focuses on the short introductory scene from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975), claiming that the construction / emergence of the fear and sadness emotions are created out of the circular causal coupling instantiated between cinematic bottom-up mood cues and top-down cognitive explanations.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The Role of Experimenting with the Human Voice in Film Music in the
           Representation of the Human/Alien Divide: the Case of (2016)

    • Abstract: This article focuses on the musical dimension of experimentation in the creative space of science fiction film, concerning its uncanny, new and fantastic places, and otherworldly encounters within fictional, but possible worlds. The aim is to consider the function and potential of the audible – to examine how sound is used in the filmic exploration of the boundaries between the human and the alien (the unknown). More particularly, we are interested in the role that human voice-like and human vocal sounds can play in this divide, as we believe manipulations with such audible qualities contribute greatly to the emotional dimension of cinematic stories of otherworldly encounters. For that purpose, we concentrate on Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival (2016) and its soundtrack composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson, who resorts to different singing practices and vocal techniques to accompany a story charting the territories between the human and the alien.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Ephemeral Social Media Visuals and Their Picturesque Design: Interaction
           and User Experience in Instagram Stories

    • Abstract: This article examines the temporality of ephemeral visual posts to social media with an emphasis on Instagram stories. Drawing on theories of the spectacle, it is my contention that interaction and user-experience design, as it pertains to social media platforms, highlights the contemporary conditions and motivations in our society of abundant visual consumption. This article investigates what it means for a social media user to attend to such time-related visual experience. Throughout this piece, I critically survey the relationship between ephemeral Instagram stories’ popularity and the high speed temporality of the social media sphere with emphasis on the digital “picturesque.” Perishable daily sharing on social media reflects a contemplative glimpse into a personal lifespan presented as an object of mass appreciation. I examine how ephemerality as a component of design impacts online sociality through the picturesque visual mode. Contemporary boredom and competitive engagement in high-technological communication networks inform how we might direct digital publics to find alternative pathways to sociality.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Images in Suspension: , Gesturality and Simulacra in Raul Ruiz’s

    • Abstract: The article discusses Raul Ruiz’s film The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978). In the closed space of the house a parallel world emerges, where the filmic hypertext is constituted by a series of mise-en-abyme images that explore the multiple universe of tableaux vivants. The article analyses Ruiz’s appropriation of Pierre Klossowski’s concept of simulacra. The structure of The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting is based upon the infinite reproduction of meaning since each simulacrum-tableau vivant leads to another. The author explores the gesturality of the bodies and its relevance to the use of language and sound in the film. Furthermore, he argues that Ruiz orchestrates the placement of the tableaux vivants in the filmic space in order to reveal the thought of eternal return.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The and Social Media Culture

    • Abstract: The article aims to analyse the tableau vivant in social media culture by emphasizing its intermedial relation to technical visual media, particularly digital photography and film. By focusing on the living picture’s specific mimetic qualities, the study traces back the tableau vivant’s history in a media archaeological perspective primarily regarding photography. It explores the current revival of the tableau vivant within social media. The article examines living pictures and the aspect of self-staging, relevant to contemporary digital culture. The tableau vivant develops between two polarities: a primarily analytical approach that allows a profound exploration of a particular artwork and the performative aspects of self-staging.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Picturesque Pictures: Italian Early Non-fiction Films within Modern
           Aesthetic Visions

    • Abstract: Within early non-fiction film, the Italian travel or scenic films of the 1910s may be considered the most picturesque. They are remarkable for their presentation of landscapes and cityscapes, their co-existence of modernity and nostalgia, their accent on beauty – at times at the expense of geographic veracity and indexicality – and their focus on the transformed gaze through the use of special masks, split-screens, and other devices. The transmedial roots for this aestheticization can be found both in art (painting) and popular culture (postcards, magic lanterns, etc.). While the author was one of the firsts to write on this subject decades ago, today there is a need for radical revision and a deeper approach. This is due to the influx of recent literature first by Jennifer Peterson’s book Education in the School of Dreams (2013) and her scholarly articles. Secondly, Blom’s co-presentation on Italian early nonfiction at the 2018 workshop A Dive into the Collections of the Eye Filmmuseum: Italian Silent Cinema at the Intersection of the Arts led to the recognition that revision was needed. Finally, the films themselves call for new approaches while they are being preserved and disseminated by, foremost, the film archives of Bologna, Amsterdam, and Turin.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • “Show the Clichés:” the Appearance of Happiness in
           Agnès Varda’s

    • Abstract: Le Bonheur, perhaps Agnès Varda’s most beautiful film, is also her most perplexing. The film’s insistently idyllic surface qualities, overtly beautiful imagery, and psychologically impenetrable, improbably content characters mystify and confuse. Of late, feminist scholars have clarified the situation, noting Varda’s incorporation of advertising and pop cultural visual rhetoric to implicate the social forces framing the picture and those insistently “happy” people: more like advertising ciphers than dramatic characters. Varda herself referenced Impressionist painting as a source of the film’s aesthetics. The purposes of this vivid, chromatic intertextual and intermedial source, in relation to the rhetoric of commercial and popular culture, demand attention. Varda studied art history and connected the milieu of Le Bonheur, the Parisian exurbs, their petit-bourgeois and working-class populace, and bucolic leisure, artisanal and industrial settings, to the modernity of 19th-century Impressionism. Le Bonheur uses an Impressionist picturesque dialectically, in relation to a pop contemporaneity, to observe and critique an ideological genealogy of capitalism and its oppression of women.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Voiceless Screams: Pictorialism as Narrative Strategy in Horror Silent

    • Abstract: As a complementary condition to narrative, the notion of pictorialism in film is rooted in the first decades of the medium. In their quest to demonstrate the capturing and restoring of images with various devices, early filmmakers selected views with pictorial qualities in the long-standing tradition of painting, transferring them on film in the form of non-narrative shots. The evolution of fictional narratives in silent cinema displaced the source of inspiration in theatre, assimilating its nineteenth-century tradition of pictorialism. Thus, the film audiences’ appeal for visual pleasure was elevated with balanced elements of composition, framing and acting that resulted in pictorially represented moments actively engaged in the narrative system. The paper explores the notion of “pictorial spirit” (Valkola 2016) in relation to that of “monstration” (Gaudreault 2009) aiming to describe the narrative mechanism of provoking fear by means of pictorially constructed cinematic images in a selection of short-length horror silent films belonging to the transitional era, consisting in The Haunted House/The Witch House (La Maison ensorcelée/La casa encantada, Segundo de Chomón, 1908), Frankenstein (J. Searle Dawley, 1910) and the surviving fragments of The Portrait (Портрет, Vladislav Starevich, 1915).1
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Decoding : the Metareferential Potential of Painterly References in Cinema

    • Abstract: The article focuses on the intermedial relationship between cinema and painting, viewed as a self-referential process, and tries to determine various ways in which this type of signifying process can be used to “encode” various messages (within the work itself), or become an integral part of this (meta)communicative operation. Starting from a broad definition of intermedial references and continuing with a brief recontextualized detour through Gérard Genette’s taxonomy of transtextual instances, the author narrows down a specific technique that exemplifies this type of “codifying” procedure, namely the tableau vivant. In accordance with Werner Wolf’s proposed terminology, he attempts to determine the metareferential potential of this extra-compositional self-referential technique. The case studies focus on films by Peter Greenaway and Lars von Trier.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Velázquez, Wagner and the Red Skull. Intermediality and the Genesis of
           Meaning in a Particular Scene of

    • Abstract: In the 2011 superhero movie, Captain America: The First Avenger (produced by Marvel Studios, directed by Joe Johnston) the main opponent of the title character is a Nazi officer, Johann Schmidt, who turns out to be a kind of superhuman entity, the Red Skull. Throughout the movie, viewers can follow the process of him gradually leaving behind his identity as a Nazi officer, and presenting himself as the leader of the occult-high-tech terrorist organization, the Hydra. At a certain point we can see him visited by one of the scientists working for him, Doctor Zola, whom he puts wise to his plans. During the conversation a portrait is being painted of the Red Skull, but we cannot see his face, only that the artist uses a huge amount of red paint. In the background, excerpts of Wagner’s operas are being played, which is very unusual in a Marvel movie. The question is, should the viewer recognize the diegetic music and notice the possible reference to the painting Las Meninas by Velázquez' How the detection of these intermedial references and the awareness of the act of trespassing media borders would affect the semiotic processes of interpretation' And also, how would the more precise identification of the cited materials change the semiotic modality of intermediality here' The article tries to answer these questions by interpreting the scene and the role of the references in question within the entire film through the prism of intermedial semiotics.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Screening Landscapes: Film between the Picturesque and the Painterly

    • Abstract: Inherently connected to movement and to a sequential spatial experience in time, the picturesque has been considered as a precursor of the cinematic. In addition, the idea of the picturesque is closely connected to Heinrich Wölfflin’s notion of das Malerische or “the painterly,” which stands for a dynamic style of painting characterized by qualities of colour, stroke, and texture rather than of contour or line. Based on the keynote lecture delivered at the conference, The Picturesque: Visual Pleasure and Intermediality in-between Contemporary Cinema, Art and Digital Culture (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, 25–26 October, 2019), 1 the essay disentangles the complex network of connections between image and landscape, painting and film, the picturesque and the painterly.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Screens of the Picturesque: Aesthetics, Technology, Economy

    • Abstract: The 18th-century notion of the picturesque is somewhat lesser known as compared to the more celebrated categories of the beautiful and the sublime, even though it may not only help us critically reflect upon modern perceptions of the landscape, but it may also provide us a unique way to link the field of aesthetic speculation with questions of technology and economy. The article will focus on two of the major theoreticians of the picturesque (William Gilpin and Uvedale Price) and will examine their ideas in relation to Edmund Burke’s aesthetics on the one hand, and contemporary tendencies in landscape gardening (as represented by Lancelot “Capability” Brown and Humphry Repton) on the other. Such an investigation may shed light on the multiple shifts in the perception of nature and the sense of naturalness during the long 18th century, as well as on the pictorial and theatrical aspects of landscape design. But examples of the Claude glass, the ha-ha, and Humphry Repton’s Red Books may also indicate the role of technological innovations and economic interests, and thereby the relevancy of the very discourse of the picturesque to more modern or even postmodern artistic, cultural, and medial developments.
      PubDate: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
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