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André Bazin

André Bazin  

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Philosophy
(1918–58)Frenchfilm critic, co-founder and editor of the highly influential journal Cahiers du cinéma, the key organ of auteur theory. His essays, published posthumously in a four-volume set entitled ...
Art and Images

Art and Images  

The European Court of Human Rights has declared that “those who create, perform, distribute or exhibit works of art contribute to the exchange of ideas and opinions which is essential ...
camera

camera  

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1. Any equipment used to photographically record images. The name for a number of devices that use lenses and apertures to photograph either a single still image or a series of still images captured ...
censorship

censorship  

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Literature
1. Any regime or context in which the content of what is publically expressed, exhibited, published, broadcast, or otherwise distributed is regulated or in which the circulation of information is ...
Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin  

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1889–1977)British actor and director. A legendary figure in his own lifetime, he was knighted in 1975.Born in London to music-hall parents, Charlie Chaplin and his brother Sydney were placed in an ...
Clothing and Fashion.

Clothing and Fashion.  

Clothing and fashion are cultural expressions of individuals' understanding of, and participation in, the social and economic life of their communities and nation. In America, frequently changing ...
Cuba

Cuba  

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History
Cuba now has elements of a market economy. Political change has been slower.Around one-quarter of Cuba's territory is mountainous, with three main systems, of which the most extensive is the Sierra ...
cultural studies

cultural studies  

The critical analysis of the texts and practices of everyday life in contemporary society: an interdisciplinary enterprise involving both the humanities and the social sciences. Its territory (in the ...
director

director  

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Media studies
1. (film) The person who controls the creative realization of the script, working closely with the actors and the technical crew (especially the cinematographer and the editor). Alongside the ...
D.W. Griffith

D.W. Griffith  

(1875–1948)US film director, who was one of the most influential figures in the early history of the film industry.After a somewhat inauspicious beginning as an actor and writer, Kentucky-born ...
Earl Derr Biggers

Earl Derr Biggers  

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(1884–1933),born in Ohio, educated at Harvard, became a journalist in Boston and later won fame as a popular novelist and playwright. He is best known for his Seven Keys ...
Fifties, The.

Fifties, The.  

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union dominated American life in the 1950s.The Korean War (1950–1953), a conflict formally fought under the flag of the ...
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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10,059 words

From Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust to amateur footage of police abuse and genocide used as evidentiary submissions in court

Film

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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History, Military History
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So different from land and air, the sea has been an important focus in feature films (less so documentaries) since

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Current Version:
2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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18,440 words
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To explore the aesthetics of film, this entry comprises seven essays: Motion Pictures Visual Literacy Film and Documentary Film Noir

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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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2,854 words

As compounds of light, shadow, and illusion, the movies have always been apt vehicles for crime and mystery stories. Soon

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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10,406 words
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[This entry includes seven subentries, an overview and discussions of film in China, Japan, South Asia, Latin America, the

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
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History, Regional and National History
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5,137 words

Directors making Latina- and Latino-theme films in the United States are a relatively new phenomenon. Latina and Latino actors, such

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010

Cinematic depictions of medieval warfare naturally coalesce, like warfare itself, around the twin themes of battles and sieges. Other aspects

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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1,163 words
As a performing art, dance has existed primarily in the theatre, but during the 20th century the art of dancers and choreographers was also, increasingly, recorded by the camera. At the ... More

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