Gender In Cuban Cinema: From The Modern To The Postmodern (hispanic Studies: Culture And Ideas)

Baron’s book makes an invaluable contribution to the field of Cuban cinema studies and is a must read for any researcher working in the area. A film institute was the first cultural institution to be created by the new Cuban revolutionary government in 1959. One of its aims was to create a new cinema to suit the needs of the Revolution in a climate of transformation and renewal. During the same period, issues of gender equality and g...

Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions Of An African Video Film Industry

Global Nollywood considers this first truly African cinema beyond its Nigerian origins. In 15 lively essays, this volume traces the engagement of the Nigerian video film industry with the African continent and the rest of the world. Topics such as Nollywood as a theoretical construct, the development of a new, critical film language, and Nollywood’s transformation outside of Nigeria reveal the broader implications of this film form a...

Cut To The Chase: Writing Feature Films With The Pros At Ucla Extension Writers’ Program

Over the past two decades, Linda Venis has guided the growth of the UCLA Extension Writers' Programme into the nation's largest creative writing and screenwriting program. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their daughter. Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great scrip...

New Constellations: Movie Stars Of The 1960s

American culture changed radically over the course of the 1960s, and the culture of Hollywood was no exception. The film industry began the decade confidently churning out epic spectacles and lavish musicals, but became flummoxed as new aesthetics and modes of production emerged, and low-budget youth pictures like Easy Rider became commercial hits. New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s tells the story of the final glory days o...

Soul Searching: Black-themed Cinema From The March On Washington To The Rise Of Blaxploitation (wesleyan Film)

An engrossing look at black-themed films in pre-blaxploitation Hollywood "Film historians and pop-culture enthusiasts alike have largely painted Blaxploitation as a spontaneous movement that arose in the wake of black-power politics to feed the cash-strapped studios' appetite for cheap program pictures, and as the genesis that would inspire later African-American auteurs...and pave the way for more recent inroads African-Americans ha...

Film Discourse Interpretation: Towards A New Paradigm For Multimodal Film Analysis

This book is a substantial contribution to multimodal studies, and also makes a contribution to film studies and extends formal semantics into the realm of multimodality. It draws upon and integrates different theoretical traditions to develop what Forceville has described as a ‘non-trivial explanation’ of how meaning is made and interpreted, one which brings the active interpretative process of the film audience into the equation. T...

John Waters: Interviews (conversations With Filmmakers Series) By James Egan

The films of John Waters (b. 1946) are some of the most powerful send-ups of conventional film forms and expectations since Luis Bu-uel and Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou. In attempting to reinvigorate the experience of movie-going with his shock comedy, Waters has been willing to take the chance of offending nearly everyone. His characters have great dignity and resourcefulness, taking what's different or unacceptable or grotesque...

John Williams's Film Music: Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, And The Return Of The Classical Hollywood Music Style

John Williams is one of the most renowned film composers in history. He has penned unforgettable scores for Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Superman, and countless other films. Fans flock to his many concerts, and with forty-nine Academy Award nominations as of 2014, he is the second-most Oscar-nominated person after Walt Disney. Yet despite such critical acclaim and prestige, this is the first ...

Bruce Mcdonald’s ‘hard Core Logo’ (canadian Cinema)

Consistently ranked as one of the best Canadian movies of all time, punk-rock mockumentary Hard Core Logo (1996) documents the last-ditch reunion tour of an aging rock band led by vocalist Joe Dick (Hugh Dillon). Well received by critics at the time of its release, the film continues to enjoy a devoted international cult following. This entertaining analysis of Hard Core Logo explores many of the film's key themes, including the resp...

Wag The Dog: A Study On Film And Reality In The Digital Age

Wag the Dog is a film that became a media event and a cultural icon because it inadvertently short-circuited the distance that is supposed to separate reality and fiction. The film's narration challenges the established boundaries between the fiction and nonfiction tradition, as Barry Levinson, the director, embeds his interest in documentary filmmaking and complicates the issue of narrative agency in the way he frames the story. The...