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x, 251 p. : ill.
This is a book on the glory days and tragic end of college boxing. "Lords of the Ring" revives the exciting era - now forgotten - when college boxing attracted huge crowds, outdrawing the professional bouts. On the same night in 1940 when Joe Louis defended his heavyweight crown before 11,000 fans in New York's Madison Square Garden, collegiate boxers battled before 15,000 fans in Madison...Wisconsin. "Lords of the Ring" tells the whole extraordinary story of how and why this popular college sport abruptly ended in 1960, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm, boxing records, and memorabilia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299204242 20160619
xxi, 399 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments List of Interviews Abbreviations Introduction: Sequel-itis PART ONE: THE FILM 1. Prudent Aggression 2. Not Your Father's Tolkien 3. Handcrafting a Blockbuster PART TWO: BUILDING THE FRANCHISE 4. Flying Billboards and FAQs 5. Click to View Trailer 6. Fans on the Margins, Pervy Hobbit Fanciers, and Partygoers PART III: BEYOND THE MOVIE 7. Licenses to Print Money 8. Interactive Middle-earth PART IV: THE LASTING POWER OF THE RINGS 9. Fantasy Come True 10. Right in Your Own Backyard Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520247741 20160528
"Once in a lifetime." The phrase comes up over and over from the people who worked on Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings". The film's seventeen Oscars, record-setting earnings, huge fan base, and hundreds of ancillary products attest to its importance and to the fact that Rings is far more than a film. Its makers seized a crucial moment in Hollywood - the special effects digital revolution plus the rise of "infotainment" and the Internet - to satisfy the trilogy's fans while fostering a huge new international audience. The resulting franchise of franchises has earned billions of dollars to date with no end in sight. Kristin Thompson interviewed seventy-six people to examine the movie's scripting and design and the new technologies deployed to produce the films, video games, and DVDs. She demonstrates the impact Rings had on the companies that made it, on the fantasy genre, on New Zealand, and on independent cinema. In fast-paced, compulsively readable prose, she affirms Jackson's Rings as one the most important films ever made.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520247741 20160528
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Green Library
x, 156 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Community, or "power with"
  • Dialectic, or "power from"
  • Oppression, or "power over"
  • Dis-, re-, un-empowered: journeying and environment
  • Conclusion: morality and environment.
With the box office successes of movies based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, familiarity with J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth is growing. Unfortunately, scholarship dealing with Middle-Earth itself is comparatively rare in Tolkien studies, and students and scholars seeking greater insight have few resources. Similarly, although public concern for the environment is widespread and "going green" has never been trendier, ecocriticism is also an underserved area of literary studies. Arda Inhabited fills a gap in both areas by combining ecocritical and broader postmodern concerns with the growing appreciation for Tolkien's Middle-Earth. Susan Jeffers looks at the way different groups and individuals in The Lord of the Rings interact with their environments. Drawing substantially on ecocritical theory, she argues that there are three main ways these groups relate to their setting: "power with, " "power from, " and "power over." Ents, Hobbits, and Elves have "power with" their environments. Dwarves and Men draw "power from" their place, interacting with the world symbolically or dialectically. Sauron, Saruman, and Orcs all stand as examples of narcissistic solipsism that attempts to exercise "power over" the environment. Jeffers further considers how wanderers in Middle-Earth interact with the world in light of these three categories and examines how these relationships reflect Tolkien's own moral paradigm. Arda Inhabited responds to environmental critics such as Neil Evernden and Christopher Manes, as well as to other touchstones of postmodern thought such as Hegel, DeSaussure, Adorno, and Deleuze and Guattari. It blends their ideas with the analyses of Tolkien scholars such as Patrick Curry, Verlyn Flieger, and Tom Shippey and builds on the work of other scholars who have looked at environment and Tolkien such as Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans. Arda Inhabited demonstrates how Tolkien studies enhances ecocriticism with a fresh examination of interconnection and environment, and ecocriticism enriches Tolkien studies with new ways of reading his work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606352014 20160617
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vi, 243 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Middle-Earth, The lord of the rings, and international relations
  • Order, justice, and Middle-Earth
  • Thinking about international relations and Middle-Earth
  • Middle-Earth and three great debates in international relations
  • Middle-Earth, levels of analysis, and war
  • Middle-Earth and feminist theory
  • Middle-Earth and feminist analysis of conflict
  • Middle-Earth as a source of inspiration and enrichment
  • Conclusion: international relations and our many worlds.
Based on their successful undergraduate course at the University of Southern California, Abigail E. Ruane and Patrick James provide an introduction to International Relations using J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastically popular trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." Because Tolkien's major themes---such as good versus evil and human agency versus determinism---are perennially relevant to International Relations, "The Lord of the Rings" is well suited for application to the study of politics in our own world. This innovative combination of social science and humanities approaches to illustrate key concepts engages students and stimulates critical thinking in new and exciting ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780472071821 20160609
Green Library
x, 124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Hobbit names
  • From Shire to Mordor : a botanical tour of Middle-earth
  • Ithilien : the garden of Gondor
  • Forests and trees
  • Restoration and recovery.
Beautifully illustrated with dozens of original full-color and black-and-white drawings, "The Plants of Middle-earth" connects readers visually to the world of Middle-earth, its cultures and characters and the scenes of their adventures. Tolkien's use of flowers, herbs, trees, and other flora creates verisimilitude in Middle-earth, with the flora serving important narrative functions. This botanical tour through Middle-earth increases appreciation of Tolkien's contribution as preserver and transmitter of English cultural expression, provides a refreshing and enlivening perspective for approaching and experiencing Tolkien's text, and allows readers to observe his artistry as sub-creator and his imaginative life as medievalist, philologist, scholar, and gardener. "The Plants of Middle-earth" draws on biography, literary sources, and cultural history and is unique in using botany as the focal point for examining the complex network of elements that comprise Tolkien's creation. Each chapter includes the plants' description, uses, history, and lore, which frequently lead to their thematic and interpretive implications. The book will appeal to general readers, students, and teachers of Tolkien as well as to those with an interest in plant lore and botanical illustration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780873388832 20160528
Green Library
xxiv, 405 p. ; 24 cm.
The South: to render all that it means to an African American takes someone acutely tuned to their senses, someone with a patience, a passion even, for the region's history and contradictions. It takes a poet. In this new anthology, the first of its kind, more than one hundred contemporary black poets laugh at and cry about, pray for and curse, flee and return to - the South. Voices new to the scene appear in "The Ringing Ear" alongside some of the leading names in American literature today, including Sonia Sanchez, Yusef Komunyakaa, Harryette Mullen, Nikki Giovanni, Kevin Young, Cornelius Eady, and Al Young. The southern worlds opened up by these poets are echoed in how their poems are grouped, under headings like "Music, Food, and Work: Heeding the Lamentation and Roar of Things Made by Hand, " or "Religion and Nature: The Lord Looks Out for Babies and Fools, " or "Love, Flesh, and Family: The Hush and Holler Portraits.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820329253 20160528
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9. The proceedings of the sessions of Oyer and Terminer, and the General Goal Delivery, held at Kingston-upon-Thames, for the county of Surrey; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the 22d, 23d, 24th, and 25th of August; in the thirteenth year of His present Majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord 1739. [electronic resource] : Before the Right Honourable Sir William Lee, Knt. Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's-Bench; Right Honourable Sir John Comyns, Knt. Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; and the rest of His Majesty's Justices assigned to deliver the said gaol of the prisoners therein being. Containing the trials (at large) of all the prisoners, especially those who received sentence of death, viz. I. Noah Gooby, for robbing Mr. Deacon in Kennington-Lane, of a silver watch, a gold ring, a pair of silver shoe and knee buckles, and six shillings in money. 2. Norris Hodson, for robbing the Lady Catherine Forbes, of a silver patch-box, on Putney-Common. 3. John Hannah, (evidence against Captain Longdon) for robbing James Howard on the highway, between Kingston and Dition, of a a Guinea, and a linnen bag. 4. Michael Lucas, otherwise Stanley, for taking out of the house of John Parnell, two gold rings, and money to the value of 5l. 5. 6, 7, Peter Willington, Johanna Rashford Sambo, and Eleanor Spencer, for robbing Stephen Freeman, (an---famous pegg-maker in the mint) of a watch, a pair of shoe and knee buckles; and, 8. John Hollings for stealing a horse, a bag, part of a leaden pump, and iron work, out of the field and garden of Josiah Wordsworth, Esq; at Croydon, in Surry. Likewise, a particular account of Hugh Randall, father-in-law to, and concerned in the above robbery with, hollings, who kill'd himself in the Stock-house at Kingston, before trial, and the reasons that induced him to make this attempt on his life. Also the trial of William Prestage, for murder; and above twenty other very remarkable trials [1739]

20p. ; 2⁰.
find.galegroup.com Eighteenth Century Collections Online
1 online resource (Pages: 4 ) : digital, PDF file.
HISTRAP is a proposed 2.67 T-m synchrotron-cooler-storage ring having eight 45/degree/, C-design dipole magnets. A prototype dipole has been designed, fabricated, and mapped. The magnet design utilizes curved and angled coil ends to compensate for end effects in the field. Construction of the prototype dipole has been completed by the FNAL magnet factory. The magnetic field has been mapped using a Hall-effect probe afixed to a newly constructed, PC-based, horizontal positioning system. Results of the field mapping are presented. 6 refs., 7 figs., 1 tabs.
xvi, 170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments-- Introduction-- 1. Gothic Revenants: A Tale of Three Hamlets-- 2. Putting the Gothic In: Clarissa, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, and The Time Machine-- 3. Taking the Gothic Out: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Woman in White, and Lady Audley's Secret-- 4. Fragmenting the Gothic: Jane Eyre and Dracula-- 5. Gothic and the Family: The Mummy Returns, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring-- Conclusion-- Notes-- Works Cited-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292706460 20160528
Filmmakers have long been drawn to the Gothic with its eerie settings and promise of horror lurking beneath the surface. Moreover, the Gothic allows filmmakers to hold a mirror up to their own age and reveal society's deepest fears. Franco Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre, Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet are just a few examples of film adaptations of literary Gothic texts. In this ground-breaking study, Lisa Hopkins explores how the Gothic has been deployed in these and other contemporary films and comes to some surprising conclusions. For instance, in a brilliant chapter on films geared to children, Hopkins finds that horror resides not in the trolls, wizards, and goblins that abound in Harry Potter, but in the heart of the family. Screening the Gothic offers a radical new way of understanding the relationship between film and the Gothic as it surveys a wide range of films, many of which have received scant critical attention. Its central claim is that, paradoxically, those texts whose affiliations with the Gothic were the clearest became the least Gothic when filmed. Thus, Hopkins surprises readers by revealing Gothic elements in films such as Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park, as well as exploring more obviously Gothic films like The Mummy and The Fellowship of the Ring. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, Screening the Gothic will be of interest to film lovers as well as students and scholars.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292706460 20160528
Green Library
x, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbitt", "The Lord of the Rings" and "Silmarillion" have long been recognized as among the most popular fiction of the 20th century, and most critical analysis of Tolkien has centred on these novels. Granted access by the Tolkien estate and the Bodleian Library in Oxford to Tolkien's unpublished writings, Verlyn Flieger uses them here to shed new light on his better known works, revealing a new dimension of his fictive vision and giving added depth of meaning to his writing. Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and "faerie" - captures the wonder and peril of travel into other worlds, other times, other modes of consciousness. Reading his work, we "fall wide asleep" into a dream more real than ordinary waking experience, and emerge with a new perception of the waking world. Flieger explores Tolkien's use of dream as time-travel in his unfinished stories "The Lost Road" and "The Notion Club Papers" as well as in "The Lord of the Rings" and his shorter fiction and poetry. Analyzing Tolkien's treatment of time and time-travel, Flieger shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical. He achieved in his fiction a double perspective of time that enabled him to see in the mirror of the past the clouded reflection of the present. "A Question of Time" places J.R.R. Tolkien firmly in the mainstream of modern writers, and should appeal to anyone interested in imaginative fiction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780873385749 20160527
Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and "faerie" - captures the wonder of travel into other worlds and other times. This work shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780873386999 20160528
Green Library
xxii, 196 p. ; 23 cm.
J.R.R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings", but it is in "The Silmarillion" that the true-depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. "The Silmarillion" was written before, during and after "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns "The Lord of the Rings" into much more than a sequel to "The Hobbit", making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of "Splintered Light", a study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines "The Silmarillion" and "The Lord of the Rings" in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout his fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples and history of Middle-earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780873387446 20160528
Green Library
x, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments-- Introduction: Beyond the Blockbuster-- part i: a real story-- 1. Continuing Tradition, by Any Means Necessary-- 2. Pushing the Premises-- 3. Subjective Stories and Network Narratives-- 4. A Certain Amount of Plot:-- Tentpoles, Locomotives, Blockbusters, -- Megapictures, and the Action Movie-- part ii: a stylish style-- 1. Intensified Continuity: Four Dimensions-- 2. Some Likely Sources-- 3. Style, Plain and Fancy-- 4. What's Missing?-- Appendix: A Hollywood Timeline, 1960-2004-- Bradley Schauer and David Bordwell-- Notes-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520232273 20160528
Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios? David Bordwell argues that the principles of visual storytelling created in the studio era are alive and well, even in today's bloated blockbusters. American filmmakers have created a durable tradition - one that we should not be ashamed to call artistic, and one that survives in both mainstream entertainment and niche-marketed indie cinema. Bordwell traces the continuity of this tradition in a wide array of films made since 1960, from romantic comedies like "Jerry Maguire" and "Love Actually" to more imposing efforts like "A Beautiful Mind".He also draws upon testimony from writers, directors, and editors who are acutely conscious of employing proven principles of plot and visual style. Within the limits of the "classical" approach, innovation can flourish. Bordwell examines how imaginative filmmakers have pushed the premises of the system in films such as "JFK", "Memento", and "Magnolia". He discusses generational, technological, and economic factors leading to stability and change in Hollywood cinema and includes close analyses of selected shots and sequences. As it ranges across four decades, examining classics like "American Graffiti" and "The Godfather" as well as recent success like "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers", this book provides a vivid and engaging interpretation of how Hollywood moviemakers have created a vigorous, resourceful tradition of cinematic storytelling that continues to engage audiences around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520232273 20160528
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Green Library
x, 174 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments 1. Playing Together-- 2. Playing the Games, Being the Heroes-- 3. Coppola Sleeps with the Fishes-- 4. Marvel Goes to the Movies-- 5. Disney Saves the World(s)-- 6. What Shall We Play Next? Notes-- Works Cited-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253355249 20160604
For years, major film studios have licensed products related to their most popular films; video game spin-offs have become an important part of these licensing practices. Where blockbuster films are concerned, the video game release has become the rule rather than the exception. In Hollywood Gamers, Robert Alan Brookey explores the business conditions and technological developments that have facilitated the convergence of the film and video game industries. Brookey treats video games as rhetorical texts and critically examines several games to determine how specific industrial conditions are manifest in game design. Among the games (and films) discussed are Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Spider-Man, and Iron Man.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253355249 20160604
Green Library
366 p., 35, [1] p. of plates : ill., plans, port. ; 28 cm.
  • Edgar Lee Hewett, his biography and writings to date / Lansing B. Bloom
  • Hewett, the realist / Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • A half century of achievement / Paul A.F. Walter, Sr.
  • Ceramics and chronology in the Near East / W.F. Albright
  • The horse in American Indian culture / Hartley B. Alexander
  • Notes on the geography and archaeology of Zape, Durango / Donald D. Brand --Anthropology and education / Lyman Bryson
  • Early days in Utah / Byron Cummings
  • The poetry of Indian songs / Frances Densmore.
  • Early racial fusion in eastern Mediterranean lands / H. Rushton Fairclough
  • An outline of Pueblo government / Reginald G. Fisher --Anthropological miscellany: Chainfern and maidenhair, adornment materials of northwestern California basketry ; Kiowa memories of the northland / John P. Harrington
  • New applications of tree ring analysis / Florence M. Hawley --The mollusca of New Mexico and Arizona / Junius Henderson
  • A square kiva at Hawikuh / F.W. Hodge
  • Anthropological and archaeological riches in the far Northwest / Alĕs Hrdlic̆ka
  • Notes on the archaeology of the Babícora district, Chihuahua / A.V. Kidder
  • Some ancient records from Babylonia / Carl Sumner Knopf
  • A word on philology / Hans Nordewin von Koerber
  • Aeneas as a hero / Louis E. Lord
  • Archaeology as a science / Ralph Van Deman Magoffin --Southern mound cultures in the light of recent explorations / Warren King Moorehead
  • Recent epigraphic discoveries at the ruins of Copan, Honduras / Sylvanus Griswold Morley
  • Indian petroglyphs from the western plains / E.B. Renaud
  • The development of a unit-type dwelling / Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr.
  • Mongolian epics (diary leaves) / Nicholas Roerich
  • The empire of the Inkas / Julio C. Tello.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 204 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Chronology
  • The lost Dan Clowes interview / John Battles
  • Behind the eightball : the Daniel Clowes interview / Monte Beauchamp
  • Daniel Clowes : a candid conversation / Todd Hignite
  • Dan Clowes, B.F.A. / Jason Brodkey and Jennifer Wade
  • An interview with Dan Clowes / Dave Howard
  • Dan Clowes / Andrea Juno
  • Parody and perplexity with Dan Clowes / Austin English
  • An interview with Dan Clowes : he loves you tenderly / Joshua Glenn
  • An interview with Daniel Clowes / Rudy Lementhour
  • Ghost world creator Dan Clowes talks about comics, Lord of the rings, and John Malkovich / Carlye Archibeque
  • Back to the drawing board : how Dan Clowes creates his worlds on paper / Darcy Sullivan
  • Clowes confidential / Suzy Prince
  • Shicast : Daniel Clowes / Sara Schieron
  • Daniel Clowes / Elizabeth Benefiel
  • A retrospective interview with Daniel Clowes / Ken Parille.
Daniel Clowes (b. 1961) emerged from the "alternative comics" boom of the 1980s as one of the most significant cartoonists and most distinctive voices in the development of the graphic novel. His serialized "Eightball" comics, collected in such books as "David Boring, " "Ice Haven, " and "Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, " helped to set the standards of sophistication and complexity for the medium. The screenplay for "Ghost World, " which Clowes co-adapted (with Terry Zwigoff) from his graphic novel of the same name, was nominated for an Academy Award.Since his early, edgy "Lloyd Llewellyn" and "Eightball" comics, Clowes has developed along with the medium, from a satirical and sometimes vituperative surrealist to an unmatched observer of psychological and social subtleties. In this collection of interviews reaching from 1988 to 2009, the cartoonist discusses his earliest experiences reading superhero comics, his time at the Pratt Institute, his groundbreaking comics career, and his screenplays for "Ghost World" and "Art School Confidential." Several of these pieces are drawn from rare small-press or self-published zines, including Clowes's first published interview. He talks at length about the creative process, from the earliest traces of a story, to his technical approaches to layout, drawing, inking, lettering, and coloring. The volume concludes with a 2009 interview conducted specifically for this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781604734409 20160604
This is a superb collection of interviews with one of the world's most significant cartoonists and the critically acclaimed writer of "Ghost World". Daniel Clowes (b. 1961) emerged from the 'alternative comics' boom of the 1980s as one of the most significant cartoonists and most distinctive voices in the development of the graphic novel. His serialized "Eightball" comics, collected in such books as "David Boring", "Ice Haven", and "Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron", helped to set the standards of sophistication and complexity for the medium. The screenplay for "Ghost World", which Clowes co-adapted (with Terry Zwigoff) from his graphic novel of the same name, was nominated for an Academy Award. Since his early, edgy Lloyd Liewellyn and Eightball comics, Clowes has developed along with the medium, from a satirical and sometimes vituperative surrealist to an unmatched observer of psychological and social subtleties. In this collection of interviews reaching from 1988 to 2009, the cartoonist discusses his earliest experiences reading superhero comics, his time at the Pratt Institute, his groundbreaking career, his screenplays for "Ghost World" and "Art School Confidential", and his technical approach to layouts, drawing, inking, lettering, and colouring.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781604734416 20160604
Green Library
xxvi, 316 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Varda, Yavanna, and the value of creation
  • Gandalf, stewardship, and tomorrow's weather
  • Hobbits and the agrarian society of the Shire
  • Horticulture and the aesthetic of the elves
  • Woods, wildness, and the feraculture of the ents
  • The necessity of margins in Middle-Earth's mingled ecologies
  • The ecology of Ham, Niggles' Parish, and Wootton Major
  • Three faces of Mordor
  • Rousing the Shire
  • Environmentalism, transcendence, and action.
Though not often recognized as environmental or agrarian literature, the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien demonstrate a complex and comprehensive ecological philosophy. The ecology of Middle-earth portrayed in "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", and "The Silmarillion" brings together three potent and convincing elements of preservation and conservation - sustainable agriculture and agrarianism, horticulture independent of utilitarianism, and protection of unspoiled wilderness. Throughout his work, Tolkien reveals his vision of the natural world and environmental responsibility. "Ents, Elves, and Eriador" examines the underlying environmental philosophy in Tolkien's major works as well as his lesser-known stories and essays. Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans evaluate Tolkien's writing, especially his Middle-earth legendarium, in the context of modern environmental literature. The authors compare Tolkien's work with that of some of the most important environmental scholars and nature writers of the past century, including Wendell Berry, John Elder, Aldo Leopold, and Scott Sanders, highlighting Tolkien's intellectual depth. A vital contribution to environmental literature and an important addition to Tolkien scholarship, "Ents, Elves, and Eriador" offers all fans of Tolkien a new way to understand his writings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813124186 20160528
Green Library
ix, 256 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: beyond spectacle
  • Through the looking glass
  • Painting with digital light
  • Actors and algorithms
  • Digital environment creation
  • Immersive aesthetics
  • Conclusion : the pleasures of illusion.
"Avatar. Inception. Jurassic Park. Lord of the Rings. Ratatouille." Not only are these some of the highest-grossing films of all time, they are also prime examples of how digital visual effects have transformed Hollywood filmmaking. Some critics, however, fear that this digital revolution marks a radical break with cinematic tradition, heralding the death of serious realistic movies in favor of computer-generated pure spectacle. "Digital Visual Effects in Cinema" counters this alarmist reading, by showing how digital effects-driven films should be understood as a continuation of the narrative and stylistic traditions that have defined American cinema for decades. Stephen Prince argues for an understanding of digital technologies as an expanded toolbox, available to enhance both realist films and cinematic fantasies. He offers a detailed exploration of each of these tools, from lighting technologies to image capture to stereoscopic 3D. Integrating aesthetic, historical, and theoretical analyses of digital visual effects, "Digital Visual Effects in Cinema" is an essential guide for understanding movie-making today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813551869 20160607
Green Library
xi, 331 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Tolkien sub-creator. Fantasy and reality: J.R.R. Tolkien's world and the fairy-story essay ; The music and the task: fate and free will in Middle-earth ; Tolkien and the idea of the book ; Tolkien on Tolkien: "On fairy-stories," The hobbit, and The lord of the rings ; When is a fairy story a faërie story? Smith of Wootton Major ; The footsteps of Ælfwine ; The curious incident of the dream at the barrow: memory and reincarnation in Middle-earth ; Whose myth is it?
  • Tolkien in tradition. Tolkien's Wild Men from medieval to modern ; Tolkien and the matter of Britain ; Frodo and Aragorn: the concept of the hero ; Bilbo's neck riddle ; Allegory vs. bounce: Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major ; Flieger ; Shippey ; A mythology for Finland:Tolkien and Lönnrot as mythmakers ; Tolkien, Kalevala, and "The story of Kullervo" ; Brittany and Wales in Middle-earth ; The Green Knight, the Green Man, and Treebeard: scholarship and invention in Tolkien's fiction ; Missing person
  • Tolkien and his century. A cautionary tale: Tolkien's mythology for England ; The mind, the tongue, and the tale ; A post-modern medievalist ; Taking the part of trees: eco-conflict in Middle-earth ; Gilson, Smith, and Baggins ; The body in question: the unhealed wounds of Frodo Baggins ; A distant mirror: Tolkien and Jackson in the looking-glass.
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