Animals in Film
Reaktion Books, 2002 - 232 páginas
From Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney, animals have been a constant yet little-considered presence in film. Indeed, it may come as a surprise to learn that animals were a central inspiration to the development of moving pictures themselves.
In Animals in Film, Jonathan Burt points out that the mobility of animals presented technical and conceptual challenges to early film-makers, the solutions of which were an important factor in advancing photographic technology, accelerating the speed of both film and camera. The early filming of animals also marked one of the most significant and far-reaching changes in the history of animal representation, and has largely determined the way animals have been visualized in the twentieth century.
Burt looks at the extraordinary relation-ship between animals, cinema and photography (including the pioneering work of Eadweard Muybridge and Jules-Etienne Marey) and the technological developments and challenges posed by the animal as a specific kind of moving object. Animals in Film is a shrewd account of the politics of animals in cinema, of how movies and video have developed as weapons for animal rights activists, and of the roles that animals have played in film, from the avant-garde to Hollywood.
film and the history of the visual animal
vision and ethics
animal life and death
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
action animal films animal image animal imagery appear aspects audience becomes beginning birds Blade body camera century cinema communication concern consider cruelty cultural death depiction described documentary early effects ethics example fact father figure filmmaking final follows footage Free gaze given horse human and animal human-animal relations hunting idea important instance interest involved issues killing kinds linked lions live London look loss means moral moving nature noted object Old Yeller particularly photographic play possible practices presented produced question reflects relations relationship remarks response scenes scientific screen seen sense sentimental sequence shot significance similar story structure suggest symbolic taken themes things tion treatment turn Urban violence visible visual welfare whale whilst wild wildlife
Todos los resultados de la Búsqueda de libros »