Questions related to Film History
As an art enthusiast, I find it somewhat discouraging that scholarly articles in such fields as philosophy, literature, film and history of art, despite the prestige and the significance usually associated with them, are scarcely received by the general public. I believe, as scholars in any field, scientific or artistic, we should find more effective platforms, other than periodic academic journals, to give vent to our insights. I wish to know if anyone has had the same feeling or concern in his/her field of study and, if so, what strategies one can use to overcome the barriers to presenting scholarly work as tuned to the general taste.
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For a research project I plan to conduct I want to analyse certain elements of the depiction of war in contemporary film, and I would like to have a look at existing research to see what methodologies are being used. First big research project, help would be greatly appreciated!
I am trying to talk about reasons for popularity of crime movies in France during World War 1 and want to link it to war fears.
While many films prior to the 1970s raised the issue of pervasive police corruption (The Big Heat, Touch of Evil…), I tend to think that Serpico was the first film that dealt with cops denouncing police corruption. Is there any film prior to Serpico that would talk about the exact same thing?
I'm interested particularly in how masculinity operates differently within French Poetic Realism and films noir. That includes an interest in his two American films, Moontide (1942) and The Imposter (aka, Strange Confession)(1944).
I'm specifically interested in how the French differ from other countries, especially in contrast to the US, in their sensibility about the war.
Work: The effects of alterations to the original Godzilla (Gojira) on interpretations of the Japanese 'Other' to the film's American audiences.
I been researching the democratic transition of Chile. My focus is on the cinematographic representation of everyday life and politics (State) during the democratic transition of Chile. I read the most important theories in the relation cinema and history, such as Pierre Sorlin, Robert Rosenstone, Roman Gubern, Marc Ferró, Gilles Deleuze, Christian Metz y José María Caparrós.
I'm looking for materials for a course on documentary and non-fiction film studies. I am open to any and all suggestions.