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Book
xxi, 399 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Book
1 online resource (254 pages).
  • part I. The ring
  • part II. The quest for happiness
  • part III. Good and evil in Middle-Earth
  • part IV. Time and mortality
  • part V. Ends and endings.
Book
310 p.
  • pt. 1. The ring
  • pt. 2. The cross.
Book
xii, 231 p. : ill.
  • Early New Zealand films and western voy(ag)eurs
  • 1940-1990 : New Zealand film landscapes for prospective 'cinenauts'
  • The legacy of The piano : film-tourist geographies and the aesthetic of the sublime
  • From Ngati to Whale rider : the filmic journey of the indigenous traveller
  • From Mt. Fuji to Mt. Taranaki : D'paysement and celebrity worship in The last samurai
  • 'Welcome to New Zealand, home of middle earth' : heterotopian impulse, western anxiety and spatial identity in The lord of the rings
  • Conclusions.
Book
1 online resource (177 pages) : illustrations
C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the other members of the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other's work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing? How does creative collaboration enhance individual talent? And what can we learn from their example? Beautifully illustrated by James A. Owen, Bandersnatch offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford-and a seat at their table at The Eagle and Child pub. It shows how encouragement and criticism made all the difference in The Lord of the Rings, the Chronicles of Narnia, and dozens of other books written by the members of this literary circle. You'll learn what made these writers tick and more: inspired by their example, you'll discover how collaboration can help your own creative process and lead to genius breakthroughs in whatever work you do.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606352762 20180521
Book
1 online resource (x, 251 pages) : illustrations
  • April 9, 1960
  • Walsh
  • Glory days
  • The forties
  • The fifties
  • Twilight
  • Knocked out
  • Brothers.
Lords of the Ring revives the exciting era-now largely forgotten-when college boxing attracted huge crowds and flashy headlines, 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. Under legendary and beloved coach John Walsh, the most successful coach in the history of American collegiate boxing, University of Wisconsin boxers won eight NCAA team championships and thirty-eight individual titles from 1933 to 1960. Badger boxers included heroes like Woody Swancutt, who later helped initiate the Strategic Air Command, and rogues like Sidney Korshak, later the most feared mob attorney in the United States. A young fighter from Louisville named Cassius Clay also boxed in the Wisconsin Field House during this dazzling era. But in April 1960, collegiate boxing was forever changed when Charlie Mohr- Wisconsin's finest and most popular boxer, an Olympic team prospect-slipped into a coma after an NCAA tournament bout in Madison. Suddenly, not just Mohr's life but the entire sport of college boxing was in peril. It was to be the last NCAA boxing tournament ever held. Lords of the Ring tells the whole extraordinary story of boxing at the University of Wisconsin, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm, boxing records and memorabilia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299204242 20180521
Book
1 online resource (320 pages)
Dark shadows and ghostly apparitions abound in this witty tale of suspense and romance.Nell Grendon never thought about communing with the dead when she was growing up in Little Wolf, Wisconsin; she was more concerned with slumber parties, boys, and the Lord's Prayer Ring she won (dishonestly) in a Methodist Bible Bee. But when a chance visit to the eccentric but charming Wocanaga Spiritualist Camp brings the adult Nell face-to-face with the elderly medium Grace Waverly, she cannot resist the temptation to learn more about spirit mediumship.Nell intends to fake her intuitive talents, but soon she spontaneously channels Angella Wing, an actress from the 1920s once known as the 'Woman of a Thousand Voices.' Nell attempts to conceal her occult interests from skeptical friends, including George, a handsome jazz musician who rents an apartment in her historic home, and Polly, a childhood friend with buried anguish of her own. But soon Angella's mischievous presence begins to make Nell's life more and more difficult, eventually attracting shadows of Nell's past. As she tries to free herself from Angella's influence, Nell is forced into an investigation of a mysterious death at the very heart of her childhood - and the revelation of surprisingly dark secrets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299228705 20180521
Book
xxi, 278 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction
  • Reporting note
  • Pillars of eternity
  • Uncharted 4
  • Stardew valley
  • Diablo III
  • Halo wars
  • Dragon age : inquisition
  • Shovel knight
  • Destiny
  • The witcher 3
  • Star wars 1313
  • Epilogue.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games-hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean-it's nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings-even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell-and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062651235 20180508
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • CONTENTS-- Introduction vii-- CHAPTER 1-- Carter Burwell and the Coen Brothers 1-- CHAPTER 2-- Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh 19-- CHAPTER 3-- Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 35-- CHAPTER 4-- Michael Giacchino and J.J. Abrams 57-- CHAPTER 5-- Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock 75-- CHAPTER 6-- James Horner and James Cameron 97-- CHAPTER 7-- Maurice Jarre and David Lean 115-- CHAPTER 8-- Thomas Newman and Sam Mendes 135-- CHAPTER 9-- Howard Shore and Peter Jackson 153-- CHAPTER 10-- Alan Silvestri and Robert Zemeckis 175-- CHAPTER 11-- John Williams and Steven Spielberg 193-- CHAPTER 12-- Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan 217-- Notes 241-- About Classic FM 249-- Acknowledgements 251-- Index 253.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783963669 20180508
Discover the remarkable stories behind some of the most popular film music of all time; From Jurassic Park to The Lord of the Rings, Vertigo to Titanic, a powerful score can make a movie truly extraordinary. The alchemy between composer and director creates pure cinematic magic, with songs and melodies that are instantly recognisable and eternally memorable. So what is their secret?; Saturday Night at the Movies goes behind the scenes to reveal twelve remarkable partnerships, and how they have created the music that has moved millions. Discover how these collaborations began and what makes them so effective: the dynamic personalities, the creative chemistry, the flashes of genius. The best scores come from sound and image working together to bring the director's vision to life, but many scores also stand alone as towering achievements of composition that have shaped the face of modern music.; Featuring such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer, and James Horner and James Cameron, Saturday Night at the Movies explores the creation of film favourites such as Back to the Future, Fargo, Edward Scissorhands and many, many more.; Includes:; J.J. Abrams & Michael Giacchino; Kenneth Branagh & Patrick Doyle; Tim Burton & Danny Elfman; James Cameron & James Horner; The Coen Brothers & Carter Burwell; Alfred Hitchcock & Bernard Herrmann; Peter Jackson & Howard Shore; David Lean & Maurice Jarre; Sam Mendes & Thomas Newman; Christopher Nolan & Hans Zimmer; Steven Spielberg & John Williams; Robert Zemeckis & Alan Silvestri.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783963669 20180508
Music Library
Book
454 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Préface / Laurine Quetin
  • Etudes récentes sur le livret
  • un bilan provisoire / Albert Gier
  • Ein Schlüsselbegriff der Librettoanalyse : Verdis "parola scenica" / Sieghard Döhring
  • Element einer pietà-Poetik? Innamoramento per pietà / Daniela Sautter
  • Der Beginn der Operngeschichte in Paris? Ammerkungen zu 'La finta pazza' (1645) / Michael Klaper
  • Die erste Auffuhrung einer Tragedie en musique in Italien : 'Armida' (Rom 1690) / Adrian La Salvia
  • 'Licinio imperatore' : un dramma di soggetto comico per il S. Giovanni Grisostomo / Marco Rosa Salva
  • Voltaire als Librettist / Herbert Schneider
  • Lucio Silla (1772), Lucio Cornelio Silla Dittatore (1802) : deux livrets ecrits par Giovanni de Gamerra / Laurine Quetin
  • "Procurerò di ritornar inglese" : périple trangénérique et transculturel d'une œuvre maîtresse de la littérature anglaise / Pierre Degott
  • L'Europe romanesque dans le livret d'opéra-comique et de 'Singspiel' après 1760 ; Tom Jones (1765) et Don Sylvio von Rosalva (1795) / Sylvie Le Moël
  • Auf der Suche nach dem "Libretto-Idiom" : Überlegungen zur französischen (und italienischen) Librettosprache / Anja Overbeck
  • Alexandre Soumet, Felice Romani : d'une 'Norma' l'autre / Chantal Cazaux
  • Kein Librettist in eigener Sach : Ludwig Rellstab und seine (verhinderte) Zusammenarbeit mit Giacomo Meyerbeer / Bernd Zegowitz
  • Operndramaturgie versus Schauspieldramaturgie 'Kabale und Liebe', Luisa Miller / Joachim Herz
  • Wagners Erben : Mittelalterrezeption am Endes des 19. Jahrhunderts / Andrea Schindler
  • The Lords of the Rings : Wagner's Ring and Tolkien's 'Faerie' / Anja Müller
  • Zum Phänomen es Sprachversagens : bei Siegried Wagner am Beispiel seiner Oper 'Schwarzschwanenreich (1910) / Isolde Braune
  • Livret et esthétique de l'opéra dans les années 1920 'Alkestis d'Egon Wellesz d'après Hugo von Hofmannsthal / Bernard Banoun
  • La 'Suite vocasle' d'après 'L'Ange' de feu de Serge Prokofiev / Nicolas Moron
  • Die Erzählung als Libretto : Transformationsprozesse beim Medienwechsel am Beispiel von Funkopern : Hans Werner Henze, Winfried Zillig und Hermann Reutter / Thorsten Preuß.
Music Library
Book
1 online resource (352 pages)
  • A batch of legends
  • The master of Lisfinry
  • The fair maid of Killarney
  • An eye for an eye
  • The Rose of Drimnagh
  • The house of Lisbloom
  • The White Knight's present
  • The first and last lords of Fermoy
  • The chase from the hostel
  • The whitethorn tree
  • Rosaleen, or The White Lady of Barna
  • The bridal ring
  • The little battle of Bottle Hill.
Music recording
1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file.
  • Sheep may safely graze / Johann Sebastian Bach ; arranged by Neville Marriner
  • Clarinet concerto in A major, K. 622. Adagio / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Concerto for 2 mandolins in G major, RV 532. Andante / Antonio Vivaldi
  • Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis / Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Piano concerto no. 2 in C minor, op. 18. Adagio sostenuto / Sergey Rachmaninov
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra / Francisco Tárrega
  • Cello concerto in E minor, op. 85. Adagio / Edward Elgar
  • Lord of the rings, the fellowship of the ring. Main theme / Howard Shore
  • The lark ascending / Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The armed man, "A mass for peace." Agnus Dei / Karl Jenkins
  • Piano concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, "Emperor." Adagio / Ludwig van Beethoven ; arranged by Craig Leon
  • Violin concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26. Adagio / Max Bruch
  • Voca me / Robert Prizeman
  • Variations on an original theme, op. 36, "Enigma." Nimrod / Edward Elgar
  • Symphony no. 6 in F major, op. 68, "Pastoral." Allegretto / Ludwig van Beethoven
  • The mission. Gabriel's oboe / Ennio Morricone
  • Air on a G string / Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Peer Gynt, op. 23. Morning mood / Edvard Grieg
  • Canon in D major / Johann Pachelbel
  • Gymnopédie no. 1 / Erik Satie
  • Suite bergamasque. Clair de lune / Claude Debussy
  • Schindler's list. Main theme / John Williams
  • Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, op. 43. Variation 18 / Sergey Rachmaninov
  • Adagio for strings, op. 11 / Samuel Barber
  • Piano sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27, no. 2, "Moonlight." Adagio sostenuto / Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Symphony no. 9 in E minor, op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World." Largo / Antonín Dvořák
  • The Gadfly suite, op. 97a. Romance / Dmitry Shostakovich
  • Piano concerto in A minor, op. 16. Adagio / Edvard Grieg
  • Cavatina / Stanley Myers
  • Gianni Schicchi. O mio babbino caro / Giacomo Puccini
  • The planets, op. 32. Venus / Gustav Holst
  • Romeo and Juliet, op. 64. Balcony scene / Sergey Prokofiev
  • Violin concerto in F minor, op. 8, no. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno." Largo / Antonio Vivaldi
  • Serenade no. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik." Allegro / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV 1043. Largo ma non tanto / Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Il salmo Miserere mei Deus / Gregorio Allegri
  • Violin concerto in E minor, op. 64, MWV O14. Andante / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Jesus bleibet meine Freude / Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Pavane, op. 50 / Gabriel Fauré
  • Lakmé. Dome epais le jasmin / Léo Delibes
  • Concerto for flute and harp in C major, K. 299. Andantino / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Rinaldo, HWV 7. Lascia ch'io pianga / George Frideric Handel ; arranged by Craig Leon & Izzy
  • Guitar concerto no. 1 in D major, op. 99. Andante alla romanza / Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco ; arranged by Emilio Pujol
  • Piano concerto no. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan." Andante / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Requiem. Pie Jesu / John Rutter
  • Carmen. Intermezzo / Georges Bizet
  • Piano concerto no. 24 in C minor, K. 491. Larghetto / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Requiem, op. 48. In paradisum / Gabriel Fauré
  • Piano sonata no. 8 in C minor, op. 13, "Pathetique." Adagio cantabile / Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Cavalleria rusticana. Intermezzo / Pietro Mascagni.
  • Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme / Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Adagio in G minor / Remo Giazotto
  • Keyboard concerto in F minor, BWV 1056. Largo / Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Requiem. Confutatis / Karl Jenkins
  • Orfeo ed Euridice. Dance of the blessed spirits / Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Water music suite no. 1 in F major, HWV 348. Air / George Frideric Handel
  • Fantasia on Greensleeves / Ralph Vaughan Williams ; arranged by Ralph Greaves
  • Gnossienne no. 1 / Erik Satie
  • Carnival of the animals. The swan / Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Ashokan farewell / Jay Ungar
  • Cantique de Jean Racine, op. 11 / Gabriel Fauré ; arranged by John Rutter
  • Nocturne no. 20 in C-sharp minor, op. posth. / Frederic Chopin
  • Serse. Ombra mai fu / George Frideric Handel
  • Concierto de Aranjuez / Joaquín Rodrigo
  • Requiem. Pie Jesu / Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Thais. Méditation / Jules Massenet
  • Piano concerto no. 2 in F major, op. 102. Andante / Dmitry Shostakovich
  • Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor. Adagietto / Gustav Mahler
  • Titanic. My heart will go on / James Horner.
Music recording
1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file.
  • Gymnopédie no. 1 / Erik Satie (Anne Queffélec, piano)
  • Pavane pour une infante défunte / Maurice Ravel (Paris Conservatoire Orchestra ; Michel Plasson, conductor)
  • Air on a G string / Johann Sebastian Bach (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra ; Neville Marriner, conductor)
  • Piano concerto no. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan." Andante / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Christian Zacharias, piano ; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra ; David Zinman, conductor)
  • Badineri / Johann Sebastian Bach (Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute ; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra ; Ton Koopman, conductor)
  • Mandolin concerto in C major, RV 425. Allegro / Antonio Vivaldi (Giovanni Scaramuzzino, mandolin ; Europa Galante ; Fabio Biondi, conductor)
  • Solomon, HWV 67. Sinfonia / George Frideric Handel (Bournemouth Sinfonietta ; Kenneth Montgomery, conductor)
  • La gazza ladra. Overture / Gioachino Rossini (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Thomas Beecham, conductor)
  • Requiem in D minor, K. 626. Dies irae / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Patrizia Pace, soprano ; Waltraud Meier, mezzo-soprano ; Frank Lopardo, tenor ; James Morris, bass ; Swedish Radio Chorus ; Stockholm Chamber Choir ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Riccardo Muti, conductor)
  • Waltz in A-flat major, op. 39, no. 15 / Johannes Brahms (Moura Lympany, piano)
  • Requiem, op. 48. In paradisum / Gabriel Fauré (Jose-Luis Garcia, violin ; Peter Barley, organ ; Cambridge King's College Choir ; English Chamber Orchestra ; Stephen Cleobury, conductor)
  • Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92. Allegretto / Ludwig van Beethoven (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ; Simon Rattle, conductor)
  • An der schönen, blauen Donau / Johann Strauss II (Hallé Orchestra ; Bryden Thomson, conductor)
  • Les contes d'Hoffmann. Belle nuit / Jacques Offenbach (Philharmonia Orchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor)
  • Suite bergamasque. Clair de lune / Claude Debussy (Leif Ove Andsnes, piano).
  • Rinaldo, HWV 7. Lascia ch'io pianga / George Frideric Handel (Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano ; Le Concert d'Astree ; Emmanuelle Haim, conductor)
  • Turandot. Nessun dorma! / Giacomo Puccini (José Carreras, tenor ; Choeurs de l'Opera National du Rhin ; Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra ; Alain Lombard, conductor)
  • Pomp and circumstance march no. 1 / Edward Elgar (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Yehudi Menuhin, conductor)
  • Moon river / Henry Mancini (Henry Mancini Orchestra & Chorus ; Henry Mancini, conductor)
  • Der letzte samurai. A way of life / Hans Zimmer (Blake Neely, conductor)
  • Batman returns. Birth of a penguin / Danny Elfman (Jonathan Sheffer, conductor)
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone. Hedwig's theme / John Williams (John Williams, conductor)
  • Inception. One simple idea / Hans Zimmer (Matt Dunkley, conductor)
  • Revolutionary road / Thomas Newman (Thomas Newman, conductor)
  • Perfum, the story of a murderer. Prologue / Tom Tykwer (Chen Reiss, soprano ; Melanie Mitrano, Victor de Maiziere, vocals ; Latvian State Choir ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Simon Rattle, conductor)
  • Tulipany / Daniel Bloom (Leszek Mozdzer, piano ; Daniel Bloom, synthesizer)
  • Avatar. Becoming one of "the people" / James Horner (James Horner, conductor)
  • Lord of the rings, the fellowship of the ring. Main theme / Howard Shore (London Philharmonic Orchestra ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ; London Voices ; Howard Shore, conductor)
  • Gladiator. Now we are free / Hans Zimmer (Lisa Gerrard, vocals ; the Lyndhurst Orchestra ; Gavin Greenaway, conductor)
  • Life feels good / Bartosz Chajdecki (Bartosz Chajdecki, conductor).
  • The polar express suite / Alan Silvestri (Alan Silvestri, conductor)
  • An ancient tale. When the sun was a God / Krzesimir Debski (Leopolis Chamber Orchestra)
  • The pink panther. Theme / Henry Mancini (Henry Mancini, conductor)
  • Frantic / Ennio Morricone (Ennio Morricone, conductor)
  • Superman 3. Main title march / John Williams (John Williams, conductor)
  • Bandyta. Brute i Elena / Michał Lorenc (Michał Lorenc, conductor)
  • Requiem for a dream. Summer overture / Clint Mansell (Kronos Quartet).
Book
v, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : Seeing past the state of the art
  • That which survives : design networks and blueprint culture between fandom and franchise
  • Used universes and immaculate realities : appropriation and authorship in the age of previzualization
  • Chains of evidence : augmented performance before and after the digital
  • Microgenres in migration : special effects and transmedia travel
  • Conclusion : The effects of special effects.
A rare look at the role of special effects in creating fictional worlds and transmedia franchises From comic book universes crowded with soaring superheroes and shattering skyscrapers to cosmic empires set in far-off galaxies, today's fantasy blockbusters depend on visual effects. Bringing science fiction from the studio to your screen, through film, television, or video games, these special effects power our entertainment industry. More Than Meets the Eye delves into the world of fantastic media franchises to trace the ways in which special effects over the last 50 years have become central not just to transmedia storytelling but to worldbuilding, performance, and genre in contemporary blockbuster entertainment. More Than Meets the Eye maps the ways in which special effects build consistent storyworlds and transform genres while traveling from one media platform to the next. Examining high-profile franchises in which special effects have played a constitutive role such as Star Trek, Star Wars, The Matrix, and The Lord of the Rings, as well as more contemporary franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter, Bob Rehak analyzes the ways in which production practices developed alongside the cultural work of industry professionals. By studying social and cultural factors such as fan interaction, this book provides a context for understanding just how much multiplatform storytelling has come to define these megahit franchises. More Than Meets the Eye explores the larger history of how physical and optical effects in postwar Hollywood laid the foundation for modern transmedia franchises and argues that special effects are not simply an adjunct to blockbuster filmmaking, but central agents of an entire mode of production.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479856701 20180403
Green Library
Book
xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Understanding the Present through the Past-- the Past through the Present James Cook, Alexander Kolassa, and Adam Whittaker Part 1: Authenticity, Appropriateness, and Recomposing the Past Chapter 1: Representing Renaissance Rome: Beyond Anachronism in Showtimes The Borgias (2011) James Cook Chapter 2: Baroque a la Hitchcock: The Music of Dangerous Liaisons (1988) Mervyn Cooke Chapter 3: `Frame not my Lute': The Musical Tudor Court on the Big Screen Daniela Fountain Chapter 4: It Ain't Over `til King Arthur Sings: English Dramatick Opera on the Modern Stage Katherina Lindekens Part 2: Music, Space, and Place: Geography as History Chapter 5: Musical Divisions of the Sacred and Secular in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Adam Whittaker Chapter 6: Celtic Music and Hollywood Cinema: Representation, Stereotype, and Affect Simon Nugent Chapter 7: David Munrow's `Turkish Nightclub Piece' Edward Breen Chapter 8: Little Harmonic Labyrinths: Baroque Musical Style on the Nintendo Entertainment System William Gibbons Part 3: Presentness and the Past: Dialogues between Old and New Chapter 9: Presentness and the Past in Contemporary British Opera Alexander Kolassa Chapter 10: Angels in the Archive: Animating the Past in 'Written on Skin' Maria Ryan Chapter 11: Werner Herzog and the Filmic Dark Arts: Myth, Truth, Music, and the Life of Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) Philip Weller Chapter 12: Medievalism, Music, and Agency in The Wicker Man (1973) Lisa Colton Chapter 13: Music in Fantasy Pasts: Neomedievalism and 'Game of Thrones' James Cook, Alexander Kolassa, and Adam Whittaker.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138287471 20180403
Recomposing the Past is a book concerned with the complex but important ways in which we engage with the past in modern times. Contributors examine how media on stage and screen uses music, and in particular early music, to evoke and recompose a distant past. Culture, popular and otherwise, is awash with a stylise - sometimes contradictory - musical history. And yet for all its complexities, these representations of the past through music are integral to how our contemporary and collective imaginations understand history. More importantly, they offer a valuable insight into how we understand our musical present. Such representative strategies, the book argues, cross generic boundaries, and as such it brings together a range of multimedia discussion on the subjects of film (Lord of the Rings, Dangerous Liasions), television (Game of Thrones, The Borgias), videogame (Dragon Warrior, Gauntlet), and opera (Written on Skin, Taverner, English `dramatick opera'). This collection constitutes a significant, and interdisciplinary, contribution to a growing literature which is unpacking our ongoing creative dialogue with the past. Divided into three complementary sections, grouped not by genre or media but by theme, it considers: `Authenticity, Appropriateness, and Recomposing the Past', `Music, Space, and Place: Geography as History', and `Presentness and the Past: Dialogues between Old and New'. Like the musical collage that is our shared multimedia historical soundscape, it is hoped that this collection is, in its eclecticism, more than the sum of its parts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138287471 20180403
Music Library
Book
xxi, 278 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction
  • Reporting note
  • Pillars of eternity
  • Uncharted 4
  • Stardew Valley
  • Diablo III
  • Halo wars
  • Dragon age: Inquisition
  • Shovel Knight
  • Destiny
  • The Witcher 3
  • Star Wars 1313
  • Epilogue.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games-hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean-it's nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings-even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell-and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062651235 20180312
Green Library

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