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Unruly Media: Youtube, Music Video, And The New Digital Cinema

Carol Vernallis's work on soundtracks in digital media seems to me the most exciting commentary on sound/image relationship since Michel Chion's Voice in Cinema. When I read one of Carol's virtuoso treatments of moment-to-moment musical shaping of image reception, I often feel that I have barely attended to sound components at all. Her jazzy prose has an exultant, frequently hallucinatory vividness that takes you all the way in to wh...

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Spanish Queer Cinema

Chris Perriam has worked as Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Manchester since 2004. He researches and teaches in the areas of Spanish Cultural Studies and Screen Studies and has a special interest in queer culture in Spain, France and Britain. Since the Catalan government passed the first of Spain's regional governmental laws on same-sex partnership in 1998, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer culture in S...

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Sounds Of Hollywood: Wie Emigranten Aus Europa Die Amerikanische Filmmusik Erfanden

Daniel Hope ist als Geiger ein Weltstar. Mit seinem Buch "Familienstücke" über die Geschichte seiner jüdischen Vorfahren erregte er Aufsehen. Jetzt hat er sich auf die Suche nach den Spuren deutscher und österreichischer Emigranten in Hollywood gemacht. Und er entdeckt, dass der schwelgerische Sound und opulente Orchesterklang, von denen die Filmmusik der amerikanischen Studios bis heute geprägt ist, zum großen Teil von Komponisten s...

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Neobaroque In The Americas: Alternative Modernities In Literature, Visual Art, And Film

In a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of modern and postmodern literature, film, art, and visual culture, Monika Kaup examines the twentieth century's recovery of the baroque within a hemispheric framework embracing North America, Latin America, and U.S. Latino/a culture. As "neobaroque" comes to the forefront of New World studies, attention to transcultural dynamics is overturning the traditional scholarship that confined ...

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Detecting Women: Gender And The Hollywood Detective Film

This imaginative and entertaining study of the `woman detective' film makes a huge contribution by giving extensive treatment to the female detectives in B movies and to the many investigating women characters in films not usually considered detective films. It will have great appeal for scholars, film buffs, and mystery fans. Ambitious and comprehensive history of the female detective in Hollywood film from 1929 to 2009. In this ext...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...