China’s Igeneration: Cinema And Moving Image Culture For The Twenty-first Century

This innovative collection of essays on twenty-first century Chinese cinema and moving image culture features contributions from an international community of scholars, critics, and practitioners. Taken together, their perspectives make a compelling case that the past decade has witnessed a radical transformation of conventional notions of cinema. Following China's accession to the WTO in 2001, personal and collective experiences of ...

Framing Pictures: Film And The Visual Arts By Steven Jacobs

Framing Pictures is a welcome, major addition to the literature on the relationships between film and the other visual arts. Lucid, thorough, and wide-ranging, it is the work of a scholar both deeply grounded in the histories of art and cinema and current with contemporary art and critical discourses. Jacobs covers the entire intermedial territory, balancing wonderfully succinct overviews with close consideration of art documentaries...

Discomfort And Joy: The Cinema Of Bill Forsyth (studies In The History And Culture Of Scotland)

Filmmaker Bill Forsyth is one of the most important and fondly regarded of all living Scottish artists. His filmmaking career, beginning with That Sinking Feeling (1979), paved the way for the emergence of an indigenous Scottish cinema. It also established Forsyth as one of the most distinctive and original voices in late twentieth-century European film. This book offers the first integrated and comprehensive study of the director’s ...

The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood’s Leading Genre

Burke presents a masterly and engaging argument regarding cultural, technological, and industry transformations, which have facilitated a shift in the comic book form--on page and on screen--from the margins to the mainstream. This excellent book is sure to become a key text in the burgeoning field of comics studies, while also having a great deal to offer film and media studies. In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office e...

Cinema 4d R 17 (mitp Professional): Praxiseinstieg

CINEMA 4D von MAXON gewinnt als 3D-Grafik- und -Animationsprogramm weltweit immer mehr an Bedeutung und wird von den meisten der großen Studios und Agenturen eingesetzt. Der 3D-Experte Maik Eckardt erleichtert Ihnen den Einstieg in diese komplexe Software durch verständliche allgemeine Erklärungen und 23 praxisbezogene Workshops zu allen wichtigen Themen. Die zugrunde liegende Lernmethode basiert auf der jahrelangen Erfahrung des Aut...

The Shape Of Spectatorship: Art, Science, And Early Cinema In Germany

I was invigorated and intrigued by the scholarly rigor, historical acumen, and interdisciplinary incentive of Scott Curtis's book. It brings significant inflections to our understanding of the multiple determinations of early German cinema as well as more generally to the complex relations between film and science. In this exceptionally wide-ranging study, Scott Curtis draws our eye to the role of scientific, medical, educational, an...

Male Bisexuality In Current Cinema: Images Of Growth, Rebellion And Survival

In recent decades, male bisexuality has become a recurring topic in international cinema, as filmmakers and their works challenge our ideas about sexual freedom and identity. In all of these films, more than a dozen of which are covered here, bisexuality is treated both as an actual practice and a complex metaphor for a number of things, including the human need to adapt to changing environments, the questioning of rigidly traditiona...

Peckinpah’s Tragic Westerns: A Critical Study

In much film criticism today, 'tragedy' as a concept is both overused and frequently misunderstood. Beginning with the classic Aristotelian definition, Simons and Merrill examine its evolution as a useful critical tool, then rigorously apply it to Sam Peckinpah's Westerns. The result provides fresh and, at times, profound insights into how and why Peckinpah's work touches us in such a deep and visceral way. The work of Sam Peckinpah ...

Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, And Representations Of Native Americans In Film

This is a contender (along with Philip Deloria's Indians in Unexpected Places) for the best piece of scholarship about Indian's relationship with popular media. Raheja not only explores this topic but divulges a new theory of "redfacing" that will surely help define the next several decades of academic work focusing on Native imagery in pop culture. In this engaging account, Michelle H. Raheja offers the first book-length study of th...

Kidding Around: The Child In Film And Media

Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media is a collection of essays generated by a conference of the same title held at the University of the District of Columbia. The works gathered examine a variety of children's media, including texts produced for children (e.g., children's books, cartoons, animated films) as well as texts about children(e.g., feature-length films, literature, playground architecture, parenting guides). The prim...