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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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China On Film: A Century Of Exploration, Confrontation, And Controversy

Leading scholar Paul G. Pickowicz traces the dynamic history of Chinese filmmaking and discusses its course of development from the early days to the present. Moving decade by decade, he explores such key themes as the ever-shifting definitions of modern marriage in 1920s silent features, East-West cultural conflict in the movies of the 1930s, the strong appeal of the powerful melodramatic mode of the 1930s and 1940s, the polarizing ...

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In Conversation With Cinematographers

This is a collection of interviews with some of the most significant British cinematographers of the last 30 years. The subject included here discuss their craft and recount their experiences working on some of the most notable films of the last few decades, including Anna Karenina, Atonement, The Avengers, Casino Royale, The Cider House Rules, Goldeneye, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Help, and The Prince of Tides. Man...