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"This book explores the writings, art, philosophy, fantasy, films and culture of J.R.R. Tolkien ... the first part considers the themes, landscapes, philosophies and characters of Tolkien's Middle-earth, as well as Tolkien's biography, the writing and publication of The Lord of the Rings, and the Tolkien industry. The second part looks at the film, TV and radio adaptions of Tolkien's fiction, concluding with an in-depth, scene-by-scene examination of the 2001-03 Hollywood versions of The Lord of the Rings"--P. [4] of cover.
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xxvi, 390 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: Race and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema Part 1. Generic History Manifest Myth-Making: Texas History in the Movies Charles Ramirez Berg Mapping the Beach: Beach Movies, Exploitation Film & Geographies of Whiteness Josh Stenger Boyz, Boyz, Boyz: New Black Cinema and Black Masculinity Keith M . Harris Part 2. Anthropomorphism Star Wars Episodes I-VI: Coyote and the Force of White Narrative Gabriel S. Estrada (Nahuatl) The Whiteness of the Rings Sean Redmond Neo Abolitionists, Colorblind Epistemologies and Black Politics: The Matrix Trilogy Tani Dianca Sanchez Part 3. Blood & Bodies Vampires of Color and the Performance of Multicultural Whiteness Dale Hudson The Naked and the Dead: The Jewish Male Body and Masculinity in Sunshine and Enemy at the Gates Susan Hunt & Peter Lehman Framing Jennifer Lopez: Mobilizing Race from the Wide Shot to the Close-Up Priscilla Pena Ovalle Part 4. Desire to Desire Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Eldridge Cleaver & the Supreme Court, or Reforming Popular Racial Memory with Hepburn and Tracy Susan Courtney Master-Slave Sex Acts: Mandingo and the Race/Sex Paradox Celine Parrenas Shimizu The Tragedy of Whiteness and Neo-Liberalism in Brad Kaaya's 'O'/Othello Deborah Elizabeth Whaley Romeo Must Die: Interracial Romance in Action Gina Marchetti Part 5. Provocateurs The Dark Side of Whiteness: Sweetback and John Dollard's Idea of The Gains of the Lower Class Negroes Thomas Cripps Black Like Him: Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple Lester D. Friedman Crossover Diva: Whoopi Goldberg and Persona Politics Bambi L. Haggins Surviving In Living Color with Some White Chicks: Whiteness in the Wayans' (Black) Minds Beretta E. Smith-Shomade Glossary to Terms Select Bibliography List of Contributors.
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"The Persistence of Whiteness" investigates the representation and narration of race in contemporary Hollywood cinema, centring on ideologies of class, ethnicity, gender, nation and sexuality as well as the growth of the business of filmmaking. Focusing on representations of Black, Asian, Jewish, Latina/o and Native Americans identities, this collection also shows how whiteness is a fact everywhere in contemporary Hollywood cinema, crossing audiences, authors, genres, studios and styles. Bringing together essays from respected film scholars, the collection covers a wide range of important films, including "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", "The Color Purple", "Star Wars" and "The Lord of the Rings". Essays also consider genres from the western to blaxploitation and new black cinema; provocative filmmakers such as "Melvin Van Peebles" and "Steven Spielberg" and stars including Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Lopez. Daniel Bernardi provides an in-depth introduction, comprehensive bibliography and a helpful glossary of terms, to complete this accessible and topical collection on race and ethnicity in contemporary cinema.
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xix, 316 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS PART 1 CRITICAL PRACTICE Chapter 1 The Critical Practice of Film LEARNING OBJECTIVES CRITICAL PRACTICE TYPES OF FILM THE CONVENTIONS OF CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD THE STAGES OF MAKING A FILM HOW TO USE THIS BOOK SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Chapter 2 Motion Pictures LEARNING OBJECTIVES A DARKENED ROOM FILM AND DIGITAL VIDEO ANIMATION Cameraless Animation Cel Animation Figure Animation Computer Animation SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? PART 2 FILM FORM Chapter 3 Narrative Film LEARNING OBJECTIVES TELLING STORIES NARRATIVE STRUCTURE The Three Act Structure Characters Narrative Structure in Star Wars Alternatives to the Three Act Structure DEVELOPING A SCRIPT STORY AND PLOT The World of the Narrative NARRATIVE TIME Shifts in Time NARRATION The Narrator as a Character The Narrator in the Plot The Narrator in the Story Reliable and Unreliable Narrators THE NARRATION OF CINEMATIC TECHNIQUES SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Chapter 4 Documentary Film LEARNING OBJECTIVES CRITICAL PRACTICE DOCUMENTARY STRUCTURE Rhetorical Structure Observational Documentary Lyrical Documentary MODES OF ADDRESS Direct Address Indirect Address DOCUMENTARY'S PARTICIPANTS Interviews and Encounters First Person Voice EVIDENCE Visual Evidence Current Evidence Archival evidence Constructed evidence Aural Evidence SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Chapter 5 Experimental Film LEARNING OBJECTIVES WHAT IS EXPERIMENTAL FILM? FILM AND MODERN ART: THE FIRST AVANT-GARDE Context and Themes of Modern Art Cubism and Ballet Mechanique Surrealism and Un Chien Andalou PERSONAL FILM Meshes of the Afternoon Stan Brakhage STRUCTURALIST/MATERIALIST FILM EXPANDED CINEMA: VIDEO ART AND THE BLURRING OF THE BOUNDARIES Critique of Television and the Media Video and Performance Video Installation Available Media New Media SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? PART 3 TECHNIQUES OF FILM Chapter 6 Cinematography LEARNING OBJECTIVES INTRODUCING CINEMATOGRAPHY THE CAMERA Speed of Motion Lenses Focus Exposure LIGHTING Exterior Lighting Available Light Properties of Light Intensity Quality Colour Temperature Direction The Conventions of Three Point Lighting An Example of the Use of Light: Mildred Pierce THE FRAME Aspect Ratio Camera Positions and Angles The Camera and Point of View The Ideological Use of the Camera COMPOSITION WITHIN THE FRAME The Position of Graphic Elements Closure Balance Lines Drawing Attention to Parts of the Frame Composing in Depth Frame within the Frame The Composition of Offscreen Space MOVEMENT Zoom Movement Types of Camera Movement Tripod Movement Vehicle Movement Operator Movement SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Chapter 7 Mise-en-Scene LEARNING OBJECTIVES WHAT IS MISE-EN-SCENE? THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN Setting Studio Sets On Location Costume Design Costume and Authenticity Narrative and Thematic Use of Costumes Aesthetic Use of Costumes Ideological Use of Costumes Make Up Props DIRECTION Continuity Staging Alternatives to Continuity Staging PERFORMANCE AS AN ELEMENT OF MISE-EN-SCENE Acting Styles How an Actor Develops a Role Performance in Stage Beauty SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Chapter 8 Sound LEARNING OBJECTIVES SOUND IN FILM THE CIRCLE OF SOUND TYPES OF SOUND Listening Well Where is that Sound Coming From? Voice Sound Effects Ambiance Sound Recording Sound Mixing An Example Of Sound Types: 'Truck Stop' NARRATIVE SOUND Sound in the World of the Narrative Sound and the Narrative Order An Example of Sound in Narrative: Distant Voices, Still Lives SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Chapter 9 Editing LEARNING OBJECTIVES THE FINAL STAGES TRANSITIONS THE CONTINUITY SYSTEM 180 Space Shot Selection 30 Rule and Jump Cuts Adding Complexity to the Scene Ideological Significance of Continuity Editing THE AESTHETIC TECHNIQUES OF EDITING Graphic Matching Cutting on Movement Pace and Rhythm Pacing within the Scene and within the Film Pacing for Different Types of Screen Action EDITING AND THE WORLD OF THE NARRATIVE Time Manipulation through Editing Linking Spaces Inserts MONTAGE Eisenstein and The Montage of Conflict SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Chapter 10 Music LEARNING OBJECTIVES LISTENING TO A FILM SOURCES OF FILM MUSIC ADDING MUSIC TO A FILM Adding Music to Your Own Film or Video MUSIC IN THE WORLD OF THE NARRATIVE MUSICAL THEMES MUSIC AND MEANING THE IDEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FILM MUSIC MUSIC IN THE LORD OF THE RINGS SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? PART 4 ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL PRACTICE Chapter 11 Interpretation and Analysis of Film LEARNING OBJECTIVES WRITING ABOUT FILM METHODS OF WRITING ABOUT FILM The Film Review Historical Research Essay Critical Analysis of Film Theoretical Interpretation of Film ANALYZING A FILM The Need for Description Identifying the Cinematic Techniques Examining How the Cinematic Techniques Tell the Story Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Storytelling Techniques INTERPRETING A FILM Interpretation of Gender Identities Women in Film Gender in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes The Ideologies of Race Analyzing Race Race in Raiders of the Lost Ark Relating a Film to its Context of Creation Autuer Analysis Genre Analysis National Cinemas ANALYZING YOUR OWN CREATIVE PRACTICE SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Chapter 12 Critical Practice in Action LEARNING OBJECTIVES CRITICAL PRACTITIONERS THE CRITICAL PRACTICE OF THE SOVIET MONTAGE THEORISTS The Context of Montage The Kuleshov Experiments Eisenstein and Pudovkin Montage in Practice: The End of St. Petersburg THE CRITICAL PRACTICE OF THE FRENCH NEW WAVE The Context of the French New Wave The Theory of the French New Wave An Example of the French New Wave: Breathless THE CRITICAL PRACTICE OF THIRD CINEMA The Context of Third Cinema Theories of Third Cinema An Example of Third Cinema Memories of Underdevelopment CRITICAL PRACTICE IN FEMINIST FILM Feminist Alternatives to Mainstream Cinema The Films of Agnes Varda CRITICAL PRACTICE AND THE NEW QUEER CINEMA The Context of New Queer Cinema Queer Theory and New Queer Cinema New Queer Cinema in Action CRITICAL PRACTICE IN POPULAR CULT FILM Critical Practice in The Matrix SUMMARY AND KEY QUESTIONS WANT TO LEARN MORE? Bibliography Glossary.
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The Critical Practice of Film introduces film studies and production through the integration of criticism, theory and practice. Its approach is that of critical practice, a process that explores the integration and intersection between the critical analysis of films and the practical aspects of filmmaking. In other words, this book is both an introduction to the ways in which we watch films, as well as an introduction to how films are created - the more you know about how films are made, the more you can appreciate the artistry involved in a film. Author Elspeth kydd combines explorations of basic technical and aesthetic principles with extended analyses drawn from both classic and contemporary Hollywood and other world cinemas, including Battleship Potemkin (1927), Un Chien andalou (1929), Stagecoach (1939), Mildred Pierce (1945), Notorious (1946), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Breathless (1959), Memories of Underdevelopment (1968), Star Wars (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The Matrix (1999), Amores Perros (2000), Gosford Park (2001) and The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-3). Also included is a range of exercises designed to stimulate critical and analytical thought and help to demystify the process of creative mediamaking. Assignments range in scale from simple storyboarding and narrative development exercises that may be explored with minimal technology, to more complex video projects that can be adapted to suit varying levels of technical skill. The Critical Practice of Film provides an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of film studies, integrating creative practice with critical and theoretical engagement to guide students towards an engaged form of creative expression and an active role as reviewer and critic. Beautifully presented, this ground-breaking text offers all students an integrated understanding of film criticism and production. Elspeth kydd is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Video Production at the University of the West of England. She has taught, researched and published in film and television studies for nearly twenty years, as well as being an active documentary videomaker. This book developed from teaching integrated theory-practice film courses at universities in the US and UK.
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In this book, Craig Detweiler examines forty-five films from the twenty-first century that resonate theologically--from The Lord of the Rings trilogy to Little Miss Sunshine--offering groundbreaking insight into their scriptural connections and theological applications. Detweiler writes with the eye of a filmmaker, leads Hollywood and religion initiatives at Fuller Seminary, and even came to faith through cinema. In this book, he unpacks the "theology of everyday life, " exploring the Spirit of God in creation, redemption, and "general revelation" through sometimes unlikely filmmakers. It's the first authoritative book that dissects up-to-date movies selected by the popular Internet Movie Database. This book is recommended for teachers, students, pastors, film fans, and those interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture.
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1 online resource (xvi, 311 p.) : ill., maps, facsims.
  • Dedication Forward Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12.
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Matchmoving has become a standard visual effects procedure for almost every situation where live action materials and CG get combined. It allows virtual and real scenes that have been composited together to seamlessly appear as though they are from the same perspective. This authoritative step-by-step guide from one of the best matchmovers in the business allows you to master this technique that has been called the foundation upon which all VFX work stands. Author Erica Hornung (sr. matchmover for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Matrix: Revolutions, and more) imparts her techniques, tips, and wisdom from the trenches that will have you matchmoving like a true professional in no time. Lessons in the most popular matchmoving software (Maya, Boujou, and others) are included, as well as tips and techniques for surveying on set, dolly moves, and operating nodal cameras. Individual chapters dedicated to object and character matchmoves show you how to matchmove for shadow casting, adding weapons and other objects, focusing on center of gravity, as well as complete CG character support. The companion DVD includes Quicktime examples of techniques shown in the book, as well as project files that allow you to master these techniques yourself by working alongside the lessons featured in the text.
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  • Dedication Forward Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12.
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Matchmoving has become a standard visual effects procedure for almost every situation where live action materials and CG get combined. It allows virtual and real scenes that have been composited together to seamlessly appear as though they are from the same perspective. This authoritative step-by-step guide from one of the best matchmovers in the business allows you to master this technique that has been called the foundation upon which all VFX work stands. Author Erica Hornung (sr. matchmover for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Matrix: Revolutions, and more) imparts her techniques, tips, and wisdom from the trenches that will have you matchmoving like a true professional in no time. Lessons in the most popular matchmoving software (Maya, Boujou, and others) are included, as well as tips and techniques for surveying on set, dolly moves, and operating nodal cameras. Individual chapters dedicated to object and character matchmoves show you how to matchmove for shadow casting, adding weapons and other objects, focusing on center of gravity, as well as complete CG character support. The companion DVD includes Quicktime examples of techniques shown in the book, as well as project files that allow you to master these techniques yourself by working alongside the lessons featured in the text.
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8. History of film [2012]

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In this lively and up-to-date analysis of the history of film, David Parkinson traces the evolution of the moving image from the earliest shadow shows to the digital film-making of the 21st century. Engaging text is supplemented by 156 illustrations to give a stimulating account of both aesthetic and technical changes in film since its invention. A new final chapter maps developments in form and technology across the world from the mid-1990s to today, examining experiments in three-dimensionality, the revival of animation and the democratization of film-making following the digital revolution. Well-known films such as "Slumdog Millionaire", "House of Flying Daggers" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy are considered alongside lesser-known releases, placing each film within the broader context of cinematic history. Alongside the film trends in the US, UK, France and Germany, Parkinson highlights the best work to have emerged globally, from Poland and the Czech Republic to Iran and Israel, from India and South Africa to China, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand. With a fully updated glossary and bibliography, "History of Film" continues to be the definitive survey of this most dynamic and popular art form.
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Hollywood continues to reign supreme; from award-winning dramas to multimillion-dollar, special effects-laden blockbusters, Tinseltown produces the films that audiences around the world go to the cinema to see. While the film industry has changed dramatically over the years-stars have come and gone, studios have risen and fallen, new technologies have emerged to challenge directors and entice audiences-Hollywood remains the center of global media entertainment. This second volume of Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood builds on its predecessor by exploring how the industry has evolved and expanded throughout its history. With new essays that discuss the importance of genre, adaptation, locations, and technology in the production of film, this collection explores how Hollywood has looked to create, innovate, borrow, and adapt new methods of filmmaking to capture the audience's imagination. Touching on classic films such as North by Northwest and Dirty Harry alongside CGI blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings and The Dark Knight, as well as comedies such as When Harry Met Sally and Jerry Maguire, this landmark book charts the changing tastes of cinemagoers and the diverse range of offerings from Hollywood. User-friendly and concise, yet dense and wide-ranging, Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood 2 demonstrates that Hollywood, despite challenges from independent filmmakers and foreign directors, remains the undisputed king of moviemaking in the twenty-first century.
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  • Jaws
  • Star wars
  • Superman: the movie
  • Star trek: the motion picture
  • Tron
  • Parting glances
  • She's gotta have it
  • The thin blue line
  • Sex, lies, and videotape
  • Blade runner: the director's cut
  • Pulp fiction
  • Showgirls
  • Toy story
  • Psycho
  • The matrix
  • The Blair witch project
  • Crouching tiger, hidden dragon
  • The lord of the rings trilogy
  • Funny ha ha
  • Bubble
  • The hurt locker
  • Avatar
  • Life in a day
  • Margaret
  • Red state
  • Conclusion: five film firsts to come.
Since the mid-1970s, American cinema has gone through enormous changes, such as the birth of the modern summer blockbuster, the rise of the independent film industry, ongoing technological advancements in special effects, and the ever-evolving models for film distribution. Written by a professional film critic and film buff, this book tells the story of contemporary American cinema in a unique and engaging way: by examining 25 key movies that demonstrated a significant creative, technological, or business innovation that impacted the industry at large. Each chapter in this chronological survey of contemporary film is divided into two sections: "The Film, " which offers a critical overview of the film in question; and "The First, " which describes the specific innovation achieved by that film and places that achievement in the larger historical context. Two additional appendices in each chapter explore other significant aspects of both the film and its groundbreaking nature. The broad coverage-ranging from action movies to horror films to science fiction favorites-ensures the work's appeal to all film fans.
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  • 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.
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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.
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xii, 178 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Preface PART ONE: CRITICISM Shadow Play and Dripping Teat: The Night of the Hunter (1955)-- T.Gunning Between Melodrama and Realism: Under the Skin of the City (2001)-- L.Mulvey Internalising the Musical: The Band Wagon (1953)-- A.Klevan The Visitor's Discarded Clothes in Theorem (1968)-- S.Bruzzi Style and Sincerity in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)-- J.Walters The Moves: Blood (1989)-- A.Martin The Properties of Images: Lust for Life (1956)-- S.Neale Two Views Over Water: Action and Absorption in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries (1957)-- E.Gallafent Making an Entrance: Bette Davis's First Appearance in Jezebel (1938)-- M.Shingler A Narrative Parenthesis in Life is Beautiful (1997)-- D.Thomas The End of Summer: Conte d'ete (1996)-- J.Leigh Enter Lisa: Rear Window (1954)-- D.Pye Opening Up The Secret Garden (1993)-- S.Smith A Magnified Meeting in Written on the Wind (1956)-- S.Peacock 'Everything is connected, and everything matters': Relationships in I [heart] Huckabees (2004)-- J.Gibbs The Ending of 8 A (1963)-- R.Dyer PART TWO: HISTORY Haptic Vision and Consumerism: a Moment from Fritz Lang's Siegfried (1924)-- T.Elsaesser Visions of Sound: City Lights (1931)-- C.Barr 'Entertainment and dystopia': Maurice Chevalier Performs Avec le sourire (1936)-- T.Brown Music, Crime and the Gaze: La Bete humaine (1938)-- G.Vincendeau Thunder and Lightning: Gone with the Wind (1939) and the Logic of Synchronisation-- R.Altman Hearing, Fearing: the Sonic Design of Suspense in Cat People (1942)-- H.Hanson 'I've seen him take his knife!': The Searchers (1956)-- R.J.Ellis Another Story: Myth and History in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)-- P.Cook A Sculptural Moment: the Epilogue to Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent (1971)-- M.Broughton Star Wars (1977): Back and Forth in Time and Space-- J.Bignell Between Freedom and Confinement: Music in The World (2004)-- C.Gorbman PART THREE: THEORY Performance, with Strings Attached: Team America's (2004) Snub to the Actor-- A.Clayton Aeloge de l'amour (2001): Moments in Time-- A.Butler Contested Endings: Interpreting The Piano's (1993) Final Scenes-- B.Klinger Mourning, Loss and Trauma, and the Ambiguities of Proper and Improper Desire in Exotica (1994)-- E.Cowie Stepping Out of Blockbuster Mode: the Lighting of the Beacons in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)-- K.Thompson Dorothy's Dream: Mindscreen in The Wizard of Oz (1939)-- B.F.Kawin Looking On and Looking the Other Way: Hotel Rwanda (2004) and the Racialised Ethics of Spectatorship-- M.Aaron Working Through the Body: Textual-Corporeal Strategies in United 93 (2006)-- L.Purse 'I wasn't expecting that!': Cognition and Shock in Alien's (1979) Chestburster Scene-- J.Frome The Inflection of a Dream in Scarlet Street (1945)-- G.M.Wilson Judy's Plan: a Reading of the 'Flashback' Sequence in Vertigo (1958)-- W.Rothman Index.
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i"?Film is made of moments. In its earliest form, the cinema was a moment: mere seconds recorded and projected into the darkness. Even as film has developed into today's complex and intricate medium, it is the brief, temporary and transitory that combines to create the whole. Our memories of films are composed of the moments we deem to be crucial: touchstones for our understanding and appreciation. Moments matter. The 38 specially commissioned essays in Film Moments examine a wide selection of key scenes across a broad spectrum of national cinemas, historical periods and genres, featuring films by renowned auteurs including Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir and Vincente Minnelli and important contemporary directors such as Pedro Costa, Zhang Ke Jia and Quentin Tarantino, addressing films including City Lights, Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The Night of the Hunter, Wild Strawberries, 8 1a 2, Bonnie and Clyde, Star Wars, Conte d'ete, United 93 and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Film Moments provides both an enlightening introduction for students to the diversity of approaches and concerns in the study of film, and a dynamic and vibrant account of key film sequences for anyone interested in enhancing their understanding of cinema.
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xii, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Part I: Production, Distribution and Labor Chapter 2 Ch. 1 Migrating from South to North: The Role of Film Festivals in Funding and Shaping Global South Film and Video Chapter 3 Ch. 2 When TV Formats Migrate: Languages of Business and Culture Chapter 4 Ch. 3 Saskatchewan Television Labor and Jurisdictional Advantage Part 5 Part II: Infrastructure, Policy and Economic Development Chapter 6 Ch. 4 International Production Outsourcing and the Development of Indigenous Film and Television Capabilities:The Case of Canada Chapter 7 Ch. 5 Fashioning the Boutique Location: Remaking the Gold Coast as an International Production Location Chapter 8 Ch. 6 If You Build It... Film Studios and the Transformative Effects of Migrating Media Production Part 9 Part III: Lived Local Screens Chapter 10 Ch. 7 Poetics of Place in Montreal Films Chapter 11 Ch. 8 Toronto's Aesthetic Turf War and the Look of Rival Film Policies in Monkey Warfare Chapter 12 Ch. 9 The Lord of the Rings as a Cultural Projection.
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Locating Migrating Media details the extent to which media productions, both televisual and cinematic, have sought out new and cheaper shot locations, creative staff, and financing around the world. The book contributes to debates about media globalization, focusing on the local impact of new sites of media production. The book's chapters also question the role that film and television industries and local and regional governments play in broader economic develop and tax incentive schemes. While metaphors of transportation, mobility, fluidity and change continue to serve as key concepts and frames for understanding contemporary media industries, products and processes, the essays in this book look to local spaces, neighborhoods, cultural workers and stories to ground the global-that is, to interrogate the effect of media globalization before, during and after film and television shooting and onsite production. By locating migrating media, these chapters seek to determine the political, economic and cultural conditions that produce contemporary forms of televisual and cinematic storytelling, and how these processes affect the inhabitants, the "look" and the very geopolitical future of local communities, neighborhoods, cities and regions. The focus on relocated screen production highlights the act of film- and television-making, both aesthetically and economically. To locate migrating media is therefore to determine the political and cultural economies of globalized sets and stages, be they in new studios or on city streets or, perhaps most importantly, in our imaginations.
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280 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • PART I: MEN IN TROUBLE Lawlessness and Disorder: Cops and Other Serial Killers Fathers, Crises, and Nations Cowboys, Myths and Audiences PART II: REAL MEN? Superheroes, Leadership, and the War on Terror Spies, Paranoia, and Torture Soldiers from World War II to Iraq PART III: NEW MEN? Rogues, Race, and Hegemony Lovers: Men, Women, and Gender Equality Losers, Meritocracy, and Identification.
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Traces changing concepts of masculinity in popular Hollywood blockbusters from 1992 to 2008 - the Clinton and Bush eras - against a backdrop of contemporary political events, social developments, and popular American myths. Kord and Krimmer investigate the most common male types - cops, killers, fathers, cowboys, superheroes, spies, soldiers, rogues, lovers, and losers - and their in-depth analysis of over sixty films, from the The Matrix and Iron Man to Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings, from Wedding Crashers and Mr. & Ms. Smith to War of the Worlds and The 40-Year Old Virgin, shows that movies, far from being mere entertainment, respond directly to today's social and political realities, from consumerism to 'family values' to the War on Terror.
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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.
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ix, 174 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Illustrations-- Acknowledgements-- Introduction-- 1 Interpretation and the Digital-- 2 Digital Imaging as Metaphor-- 3 Digital Imaging and the Body-- 4 Historicising the Digital-- 5 Representation and the Digital-- 6 The Digital in Three Dimensions-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Filmography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748646906 20160615
This book explores how film analysis can take account of the presence of digital images in cinema. Digital images are now ubiquitous elements within the cinematic frame but, as we analyse films or film moments, it can often be difficult to be sure how - and how much - to talk about digital elements. This accessible book demystifies the relationship of digital imaging to processes of watching and reading films, and gives scholars and students the tools to engage with digital imaging in cinema with ease. A wide-ranging series of case studies demonstrates how digital elements can be discussed and analysed in different scenarios, and a language is developed to describe digital elements accurately. Not just for digital effects enthusiasts, this book is essential for anyone interested in how to approach film critically: it is a toolbox for contemporary film analysis. Key features: this is the first book exploring how the presence of digital imaging in film affects the production of meaning; locates contemporary digital effects practice in relation to historical traditions of filmmaking and special effects practice; proposes a fresh, flexible approach to the close textual analysis of film that can take account of the digital; and, uses case studies from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Avatar" to "Alice in Wonderland" and "King Kong" to demonstrate this approach in action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748646890 20160615
This title provides a blue print for approaching digital imaging in contemporary film. Digital images are now ubiquitous elements within the cinematic frame but, as we analyse films or film moments, it can often be difficult to be sure how - and how much - to talk about digital elements. This accessible book demystifies the relationship of digital imaging to processes of watching and reading films, and gives scholars and students the tools to engage with digital imaging in cinema with ease. A wide-ranging series of case studies demonstrates how digital elements can be discussed and analysed in different scenarios, and a language is developed to describe digital elements accurately. Not just for digital effects enthusiasts, this book is essential for anyone interested in how to approach film critically: it is a toolbox for contemporary film analysis. It is the first book exploring how the presence of digital imaging in film affects the production of meaning. It locates contemporary digital effects practice in relation to historical traditions of filmmaking and special effects practice. It proposes a fresh, flexible approach to the close textual analysis of film that can take account of the digital. It uses case studies from the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar to Alice in Wonderland and King Kong to demonstrate this approach in action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748646906 20160615
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xiv, 272 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. What are these cinematic countrysides? - Robert Fish Part I. Nations, borders and histories 2. Far from the fatal shore: finding meaning and identity in the rural Australian landscape - Jonathan Rayner 3. Nature and nation in North Korean film - Carol Medlicott 4. Mapping the nation and the countryside in European 'films of voyage' - Maria Rovisco 5. Lurking beneath the skin: pagan landscapes in the popular imagination - Tanya Krzywinska 6. Militarised countrysides: representations of war and rurality in British and American film - Rachel Woodward and Patricia Winter Part II. Mobile productions and contested representations 7. Mediating the rural: Local Hero and the location of Scottish Cinema - Ian Goode 8. 'Imagination can be a damned curse in this country': material geographies of filmmaking and the rural - Andy C. Pratt 9. Lord of the Rings and transformations in social-spatial identity in Aotearoa/New Zealand - Martin Phillips Part III. Identity, difference and otherness 10. Idylls and othernesses: rural childhood in film - Owain Jones 11. Deviant sexualities and dark ruralities in The War Zone - Michael Leyshon Catherine Brace 12. Feral masculinities: urban versus rural in City Slickers and Hunter's Blood - David Bell Part IV. Mediating experience and performing alternatives 13. Amateur film and the rural imagination - Mark Neumann and Janna Jones 14. Amber and an/other rural: film, photography and the former coalfields - Katy Bennett and Richard Lee-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719072666 20160527
This book considers the role that countrysides play in histories of cinema and their relationship to both popular and amateur forms of film production. It introduces the innovative idea of 'cinematic countrysides' to debates about 'cinematic space'. It contains case study examples of how ideas of 'countryside' are produced through different film genres and across different national traditions of cinema. It examines the relationship between cinema and the material transformation of rural spaces though the processes of commodification and cinematic display. It critically explores the way 'countrysides in film' frame key markers of social-spatial identity, including notions of masculinity, childhood, the city and nationhood.
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xxi, 189 pages ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments / Abbreviations / Introduction: Philosophy, Myth, Spectacle / Part I: How Real is Reality? - A Review on the Relation of Reality, Art and Illusions / 1. From Dream Factory to Cathedrals of Pop Culture: Mythological, Religious and Ideological Approaches to Cinema / 2. The Realm of the Real: Reality, Images and Cinematic Realism / 3. Back to the Future? Contemporary Cinema and the Challenges for Theorists / Part II: May We Really Believe in Hollywood? - The Creation of Modern Myths / 4. Redemption Through Illusion: Cinematic Myths / 5. Healthy illusions: Hollywood's Realism and the Return of the Epics / 6. Possible Worlds, Impossible Narratives?: The Potentials and Limits of Digital Storytelling / Epilogue: Further Reflections and Further Directions / Bibliography / Filmography / Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783482511 20160618
Philosophy, Myth and Epic Cinema looks at the power of cinema in creating ideas that inspire our culture. Sylvie Magerstadt discusses the relationship between art, illusion and reality, a theme that has been part of philosophical debate for centuries. She argues that with the increase in use of digital technologies in modern cinema, this debate has entered a new phase. She discusses the notion of illusions as a system of stories and values that inspire a culture similar to other grand narratives, such as mythology or religion. Cinema thus becomes the postmodern "mythmaking machine" par excellence in a world that finds it increasingly difficult to create unifying concepts and positive illusions that can inspire and give hope. The author draws on the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Siegfried Kracauer, and Gilles Deleuze to demonstrate the relevance of continental philosophy to a reading of mainstream Hollywood cinema. The book argues that our longing for illusion is particularly strong in times of crisis, illustrated through an exploration of the recent revival of historic and epic myths in Hollywood cinema, including films such as Troy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Clash of the Titans.
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Book
xii, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Entertainment Economies Part I: Brand Culture 1. The Cultural Economy of Branding 2. Media Branding and the Entertainment Complex Part II: Brand Logos 3. Studio Logos and the Aesthetics of Memory and Hype 4. Dolby and the Unheard History of Technical Trademarks Part III: Brand Spectacle 5. Licensing the Library: Of Archives and Animation 6. The Sustained Event: Branding Fantasies and the Corporate Blockbuster 7. 'The World is Our Audience': Branding Entertainment Space Conclusion: Total Entertainment Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415354059 20160610
From the growth in merchandising and product placement to the rise of the movie franchise, branding has become central to the modern blockbuster economy. In a wide-ranging analysis focusing on companies such as Disney, Dolby, Paramount, New Line and, in particular, Warner Bros., Brand Hollywood provides the first sustained examination of the will-to-brand in the contemporary movie business. Outlining changes in the marketing and media environment during the 1990s and 2000s, Paul Grainge explores how the logic of branding has propelled specific kinds of approach to the status and selling of film. Analyzing the practice of branding, the poetics of corporate logos, and the industrial politics surrounding the development of branded texts, properties and spaces - including franchises ranging from Looney Tunes to Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to The Matrix - Grainge considers the relation of branding to the emergent principle of 'total entertainment'. Employing an interdisciplinary method drawn from film studies, cultural studies and advertising and media studies, Brand Hollywood demonstrates the complexities of selling entertainment in the global media moment, providing a fresh and engaging perspective on branding's significance for commercial film and the industrial culture from which it is produced.
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xi, 247 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments vi-- Introduction: Film, Television, and Off-Screen Studies 1-- 1. From Spoilers to Spinoffs: A Theory of Paratexts 39-- 2. Coming Soon! Hype, Intros, and Textual Beginnings 64-- 3. Bonus Materials: Digital Auras and Authors 107-- 4. Under a Long Shadow: Sequels, Prequels, Pre-Texts, and Intertexts 153-- 5. Spoiled and Mashed Up: Viewer-Created Paratexts 188-- 6. In the World, Just Off Screen: Toys and Games 230-- Conclusion: "In the DNA": Creating Across Paratexts 272-- Notes 291-- Index 000-- About the Author 319.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814731949 20160528
It is virtually impossible to enter a movie theatre without prior knowledge or preconceived notions about a film. Thanks to an onslaught of information from print media, trailers, internet discussion, merchandising, podcasts, and guerrilla marketing, we generally know something about upcoming movies and TV shows well before they are even released or aired. The extras, or 'paratexts' that surround viewing experiences are far from peripheral, shaping our understanding of them and informing our decisions about what to watch or not watch and even how to watch before we even sit down for a show. "Show Sold Separately" gives critical attention to this ubiquitous but often overlooked phenomenon, examining paratexts like DVD bonus materials for "The Lord of the Rings", spoilers for Lost, the opening credits of "The Simpsons", "Star Wars" actions figures, press reviews for "Friday Night Lights", the framing of "Batman Begins", the videogame of "The Thing", and the trailers for "The Sweet Hereafter". Plucking these extra materials from the wings and giving them the spotlight they deserve, Jonathan Gray examines the world of film and television that exists before and after the show.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814731949 20160528
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