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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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Literature
(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 ...
film genres

film genres  

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Media studies
The ways in which the film industry, critics, academics, and audiences classify film, forming structures that shape the production and marketing of particular films and manage the expectations of ...
gaze

gaze  

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Media studies
See also spectator; viewing.1. v. To look steadily and intently at someone or something.2. n. A steady and intent look.3. (social psychology) Looking at other people in the general direction of their ...
Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze  

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(1925–95)Sorbonne-educated and based in Paris for most of his career, Deleuze started as a historian of philosophy, writing about Hume, Spinoza, and Nietzsche. Later work, particularly in ...
Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes  

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(1900–93)American actress, sometimes called ‘the First Lady of the American Theatre’. Discovered at the age of 5 among a Washington, DC, stock company, Hayes performed in numerous Broadway plays ...
ideology

ideology  

Any wide-ranging system of beliefs, ways of thought, and categories that provide the foundation of programmes of political and social action: an ideology is a conceptual scheme with a practical ...
Los Angeles

Los Angeles  

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For many years the city played second fiddle to its northern rival San Francisco, although it was a good legitimate theatre town with such people as Oliver Morosco running theatres ...
male gaze

male gaze  

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Media studies
See also gaze.1. A manner of treating women's bodies as objects to be surveyed, which is associated by feminists with hegemonic masculinity, both in everyday social interaction and in relation to ...
media grammar

media grammar  

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Media studies
1. A concept drawn from an analogy with language in relation to patterns structuring form and content in a particular medium.2. In media production, a set of conventions, understood as rules, ...

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