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Film

Film Book
Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
Publisher : Laurence King
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781856697200
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Updated and expanded for a new edition, this is the perfect starter text for students of film studies. The book illustrates basic film concepts in context and in depth. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively. Organized in three parts, the text focuses on the fundamentals of film analysis before moving on to more complex topics. Parts I and II teach students to recognize how the components of filmnarrative, mise en scène, cinematography, editing and soundwork together to produce meaning within an individual film text. Part III introduces readers to interpretive frameworks that treat cinema as a cultural institution. This section encourages readers to move beyond textual analysis and consider the relationship between film and culture. Readers learn to form sophisticated arguments about film in cultural, historical and economic contexts. 'This text is extremely well-organized and the examples cited are dead-on and up-to-date.This text makes both contemporary and classical references, certain to make its point clear to those students who are beginners and who have not seen many classical films.' Walton Jones, University of California, San Diego

Film Fourth Edition

Film Fourth Edition Book
Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2020-01-14
ISBN : 9781786275776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated and expanded, this new edition is the perfect starter text for students of film studies. The book illustrates basic film concepts in context and in depth. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively. With reference to 460 new and existing images, the authors discuss contemporary films and film studies scholarship, as well as recent developments in film production and exhibition, such as digital technologies and new modes of screen media.

Horror Film

Horror Film Book
Author : Murray Leeder
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2018-01-25
ISBN : 1501314440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the discussions of horror's history, theory, and aesthetics as no introductory book ever has. Featuring studies of films both obscure and famous, Horror Film is international in its scope and chronicles horror from its silent roots until today. As a straightforward and convenient critical introduction to the history and key academic approaches, this book is accessible to the beginner but still of interest to the expert.

Film

Film Book
Author : Maria Pramaggiore
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Film book written by Maria Pramaggiore, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Science Fiction Film

Science Fiction Film Book
Author : Keith M. Johnston
Publisher : Berg
Release : 2011-12-20
ISBN : 1847884768
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A student overview of one of the most popular film genres.

Historical Film

Historical Film Book
Author : Jonathan Stubbs
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-03-28
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book combines a critical analysis of the Hollywood historical film with an examination of its generic dimensions and a history of its development since the silent period.

Teen Film

Teen Film Book
Author : Catherine Driscoll
Publisher : Berg
Release : 2011-06-01
ISBN : 1847888445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

What makes a film a teen film? And why, when it represents such powerful and enduring ideas about youth and adolescence, is teen film usually viewed as culturally insignificant? Teen film is usually discussed as a representation of the changing American teenager, highlighting the institutions of high school and the nuclear family, and experiments in sexual development and identity formation. But not every film featuring these components is a teen film and not every teen film is American. Arguing that teen film is always a story about becoming a citizen and a subject, Teen Film presents a new history of the genre, surveys the existing body of scholarship, and introduces key critical tools for discussing teen film. Surveying a wide range of films including The Wild One, Heathers, Akira and Donnie Darko, the book's central focus is on what kind of adolescence teen film represents, and on teen film's capacity to produce new and influential images of adolescence.

Film

Film Book
Author : MARIA T. WALLIS PRAMAGGIORE (TOM.),Tom Wallis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-01-02
ISBN : 9780134832784
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Film book written by MARIA T. WALLIS PRAMAGGIORE (TOM.),Tom Wallis, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Steampunk Film

Steampunk Film Book
Author : Robbie McAllister
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9781501331244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Steampunk Film book written by Robbie McAllister, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

New Documentary

New Documentary Book
Author : Stella Bruzzi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-01-04
ISBN : 1134739451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Documentary: A Critical Introduction provides a comprehensive account of the last two decades of documentary filmmaking in Britain, the US and Europe. Stella Bruzzi's engaging textbook discusses key genres, filmmakers, and issues for the study of non-fiction film and television, including: * key texts such as the Zapruder film of Kennedy's assassination, Shoah, Hoop Dreams and Michael Apted's 7 Up series * documentary genres, from current affairs programming to 'fly on the wall' documentaries to 'reality tv' series * the work of documentary filmmakers such as Emile de Antonio, Fred Wiseman, Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen and Paul Watson * the work of avant-garde filmmakers such as Chris Marker, Patrick Keiller, Peter Greenaway and Wim Wenders, whose films challenge conventions of documentary filmmaking * movies based on historical events, such as 'JFK' and 'Nixon' * faux documentaries such as This is Spinal Tap, Bob Roberts and Man Bites Dog * gender identity, queer theory, performance, 'race' and spectatorship. Bruzzi shows how theories of documentary filmmaking can be applied to contemporary texts and genres, and discusses the relationship between recent, innovative examples of the genre and the more established canon of documentary.

European Film Theory and Cinema

European Film Theory and Cinema Book
Author : Ian Aitken
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780253215055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

European Film Theory and Cinema explores the major film theories and movements within European cinema since the early 1900s. An original and critically astute study, it considers film theory within the context of the intellectual climate of the last two centuries. Ian Aitkin focuses particularly on the two major traditions that dominate European film theory and cinema: the "intuitionist modernist and realist" tradition and the "post-Saussurian" tradition. The first originates in a philosophical lineage that encompasses German idealist philosophy, romanticism, phenomenology, and the Frankfurt School. Early intuitionist modernist film culture and later theories and practices of cinematic realism are shown to be part of one continuous tradition. The post-Saussurian tradition includes semiotics, structuralism, and post-structuralism.

Anime

Anime Book
Author : Rayna Denison
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-10-22
ISBN : 1472576810
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Anime: A Critical Introduction maps the genres that have thrived within Japanese animation culture, and shows how a wide range of commentators have made sense of anime through discussions of its generic landscape. From the battling robots that define the mecha genre through to Studio Ghibli's dominant genre-brand of plucky shojo (young girl) characters, this book charts the rise of anime as a globally significant category of animation. It further thinks through the differences between anime's local and global genres: from the less-considered niches like nichijo-kei (everyday style anime) through to the global popularity of science fiction anime, this book tackles the tensions between the markets and audiences for anime texts. Anime is consequently understood in this book as a complex cultural phenomenon: not simply a “genre,” but as an always shifting and changing set of texts. Its inherent changeability makes anime an ideal contender for global dissemination, as it can be easily re-edited, translated and then newly understood as it moves through the world's animation markets. As such, Anime: A Critical Introduction explores anime through a range of debates that have emerged around its key film texts, through discussions of animation and violence, through debates about the cyborg and through the differences between local and global understandings of anime products. Anime: A Critical Introduction uses these debates to frame a different kind of understanding of anime, one rooted in contexts, rather than just texts. In this way, Anime: A Critical Introduction works to create a space in which we can rethink the meanings of anime as it travels around the world.

The Art of Record

The Art of Record Book
Author : John Corner,Professor at the School of Politics and Communication Studies John Corner
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 1996-11-15
ISBN : 9780719046872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is an overview of the theoretical issues and critical debates around documentary, whose attempts to depict reality and to comment on it have provoked disagreement from the 1920s to the present day.

International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory Book
Author : Cynthia Weber
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0415342082
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This innovative textbook introduces students to the main theories in international relations. The 2nd edition includes new chapters on the 'clash of civilizations' and Empire.

Film Noir

Film Noir Book
Author : Ian Brookes
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9781501396335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even darker narratives, the answer can seem obvious enough. But as Ian Brookes shows in this new study, the answer is a lot more complex than that. This book is designed to tackle those complexities in a critical introduction that takes into account the problems of straightforward definition and classification. Students will benefit from an accessible introductory text that is not just an account of what film noir is, but also an interrogation of the ways in which the term came to be applied to a disparate group of American films of the 1940s and 1950s" -- From the publisher.

Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan Book
Author : Maria Pramaggiore
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0252075307
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An Irish director of dark narratives with a postmodern sense of irony

Close Up

Close Up Book
Author : Craig Padawer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-05-24
ISBN : 9780757584541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Close Up book written by Craig Padawer, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

New Media

New Media Book
Author : Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Seth Giddings,Iain Grant,Kieran Kelly
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-12-08
ISBN : 1134083823
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life. Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject. At www.newmediaintro.com you will find: additional international case studies with online references specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography a new ‘Virtual Camera’ case study, with links to short film examples useful links to related websites, resources and research sites further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book links to key scholars in the field of new media.

Science Fiction Film

Science Fiction Film Book
Author : Keith M. Johnston
Publisher : Berg
Release : 2013-05-09
ISBN : 0857850563
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Science Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre. Science Fiction Film goes beyond a textual exploration of these films to place them within a larger network of influences that includes studio politics and promotional discourses. The book also challenges the perceived limits of the genre - it includes a wide range of films, from canonical SF, such as Le voyage dans la lune, Star Wars and Blade Runner, to films that stretch and reshape the definition of the genre. This expansion of generic focus offers an innovative approach for students and fans of science fiction alike.

Film Noir

Film Noir Book
Author : Ian Brookes
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2017-03-09
ISBN : 178093324X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even darker narratives, the answer can seem obvious enough. But as Ian Brookes shows in this new study, the answer is a lot more complex than that. This book is designed to tackle those complexities in a critical introduction that takes into account the problems of straightforward definition and classification. Students will benefit from an accessible introductory text that is not just an account of what film noir is, but also an interrogation of the ways in which the term came to be applied to a disparate group of American films of the 1940s and 1950s.