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A Companion to the Action Film
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An authoritative guide to the action-packed film genre With 24 incisive, cutting-edge contributions from esteemed scholars and critics, A Companion to the Action Filmprovides an authoritative and in-depth guide to this internationally popular and wide-ranging genre. As the first major anthology on the action film in more than a decade, the volume offers insights into the genre's historical development, explores its production techniques and visual poetics, and provides reflections on the numerous social, cultural, and political issues it has and continues to embody. A Companion to the Action Film offers original research and critical analysis that examines the iconic characteristics of the genre, its visual aesthetics, and its narrative traits; considers the impact of major directors and stars on the genre's evolution; puts the action film in dialogue with various technologies and other forms of media such as graphic novels and television; and maps out new avenues of critical study for the future. This important resource: * Offers a definitive guide to the action film * Contains insightful contributions from a wide range of international film experts and scholars * Reviews the evolution of the genre from the silent era to today's age of digital blockbusters * Offers nuanced commentary and analysis of socio-cultural issues such as race, nationality, and gender in action films Written for scholars, teachers and students in film studies, film theory, film history, genre studies, and popular culture, A Companion to the Action Film is an essential guide to one of international cinema's most important, popular, and influential genres.

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The Apocalypse in Film
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We live in a world at risk. Dire predictions about our future or the demise of planet earth persist. Even fictional representations depict narratives of decay and the end of a commonly shared social reality. Along with recurring Hollywood blockbusters that imagine the end of the world, there has been a new wave of zombie features as well as independent films that offer various visions of the future. The Apocalypse in Film: Dystopias, Disasters, and Other Visions about the End of the World offers an overview of Armageddon in film from the silent era to the present. This collection of essays discusses how such films reflect social anxieties-ones that are linked to economic, ecological, and cultural factors. Featuring a broad spectrum of international scholars specializing in different historical genres and methodologies, these essays look at a number of films, including the silent classic The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, the Mayan calendar disaster epic, 2012, and in particular, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, the focus of several essays. As some filmmakers translate the anxiety about a changing global climate and geo-political relations into visions of the apocalypse, others articulate worries about the planet's future by depicting chemical warfare, environmental disasters, or human made destruction. This book analyzes the emergence of apocalyptic and dystopic narratives and explores the political and social situations on which these films are based. Contributing to the dialogue on dystopic culture in war and peace, The Apocalypse in Film will be of interest to scholars in film and media studies, border studies, gender studies, sociology, and political science.

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A Companion to the Action Film
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An authoritative guide to the action-packed film genre With 24 incisive, cutting-edge contributions from esteemed scholars and critics, A Companion to the Action Filmprovides an authoritative and in-depth guide to this internationally popular and wide-ranging genre. As the first major anthology on the action film in more than a decade, the volume offers insights into the genre's historical development, explores its production techniques and visual poetics, and provides reflections on the numerous social, cultural, and political issues it has and continues to embody. A Companion to the Action Film offers original research and critical analysis that examines the iconic characteristics of the genre, its visual aesthetics, and its narrative traits; considers the impact of major directors and stars on the genre's evolution; puts the action film in dialogue with various technologies and other forms of media such as graphic novels and television; and maps out new avenues of critical study for the future. This important resource: * Offers a definitive guide to the action film * Contains insightful contributions from a wide range of international film experts and scholars * Reviews the evolution of the genre from the silent era to today's age of digital blockbusters * Offers nuanced commentary and analysis of socio-cultural issues such as race, nationality, and gender in action films Written for scholars, teachers and students in film studies, film theory, film history, genre studies, and popular culture, A Companion to the Action Film is an essential guide to one of international cinema's most important, popular, and influential genres.

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Hellas on Screen
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The recent success of Hollywood blockbusters such as Troy, Alexander and 300 demonstrates how popular Greek antiquity still is and how well it can be marketed. Today as in the golden age of the peplum-genre, its myths, the Homeric heroes, the Attic tragedies, and – less frequently – historical personages such as Alexander the Great or the Spartan king Leonidas represent Hellas. The authors of this volume highlight the many and varied forms of the reception of ancient Hellas in the history of the cinema, from mythology to Roman Greece, from the era of silent films to the new millennium. In this, they are examining classic films, recent releases, and lesser known and often overlooked productions. Der jüngste Erfolg von Hollywood-Blockbustern wie Troy, Alexander und 300 zeigt, wie medienwirksam sich die griechische Antike in Szene setzen läßt. Sowohl heute als auch im goldenen Zeitalter des peplums wird Hellas dabei vor allem durch seine Mythen, homerischen Helden, seine Tragödien und – etwas seltener – durch einzelne historische Figuren wie Alexander oder den Spartaner Leonidas repräsentiert. Die Autoren beleuchten die vielfältigen Rezeptionsformen antiker griechischer Themen in der Filmgeschichte: von der Mythologie bis zum römischen Griechenland, von der Stummfilmzeit bis zum neuen Millennium. Dabei werden sowohl Klassiker, aktuelle Kinoerfolge als auch weniger bekannte Produktionen behandelt.

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Cinema: The Whole Story
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If you love cinema and would like to know more about it, look no further than Cinema: The Whole Story. This is an indispensable book for all those who love watching and reading about films, and who want to understand more about the international world of cinema. . Places key works in the context of genre and social and cultural developments . Historical timelines highlight key influences and events . Inside the world of film-making - the glamour, the triumphs, the disappointments and the realities of stardom . Written by an international team of film experts, led by Philip Kemp, film historian, lecturer and author Illustrated, in-depth text covers every genre of cinema, from the first silent films to epic blockbusters, CGI graphics and ground-breaking special effects of the 21st century. Detailed timelines accompany the text and clarify cinematic history. Everything from camera and lighting to acting styles, animation and the film's social and cultural impact is explained, enabling you to interpret the full meaning of world-famous movies. Discover what makes a star, what makes a film a success - and why even the most promising of ideas can prove an expensive disaster.

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Children's Book of Cinema
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A show-stopping introduction to the world of cinema Go behind-the-scenes of the magical world of the silver screen with Children's Book of Cinema. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about movies, from the history of film and the making of a motion picture to the best kids films for every genre. The definitive Children's Book of Cinema tells the story of cinema from silent films of yesteryear to the big blockbusters of today, covering the innovation of 'talkies' as well as the revolution of technicolor. Explore the fascinating art of special effects and the trickery involved in making the unbelievable look real. Showcasing top movie stars and characters like Harry Potter and James Bond as well as introducing ground-breaking, must-watch films in essential genres, from adventure and comedy, to musicals and westerns. Plus, tips on simple movie-making techniques invite kids to start capturing their own stories on camera. Perfect for young film buffs eager to learn as much as possible about the enthralling universe of film. So get comfortable, have popcorn handy, and get lost in the Children's Book of Cinema.

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Cinematography
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How does a film come to look the way it does? What influence does a film's look have on our reaction to it? Cinematography's role as a science and an art is often forgotten. Cinematography remedies this omission by examining the highlights of the art of the cinematographer and providing the first comprehensive overview of how the field has rapidly evolved, from the early silent film era to today's digital imagery. It shows how the art of cinematography has been influenced by both technological advances and trends in the movie industry, from the rise of big-budget blockbusters to the spread of indie films, with detailed views of films and profiles of the major cinematographers. It is a valuable behind-the-scenes look at the profession and a stirring celebration of the art form, that will equip general readers, students & industry professionals with a fresh eye for what appears on the screen.

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I Found It at the Movies
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Although poetry is one of the oldest art forms and cinema one of the youngest, a symbiosis exists between the two an interchange of metaphor, rhythm, point-of-view. No surprise, then, that so many contemporary poets write about film and the magnitude of its effect on modern life. Featuring work by some of the most acclaimed poets writing in Canada today (and three from the USA), this collection includes poems inspired by the full range of cinematic history from silent films to blockbusters, from neo-realism to cartoon, from Fred Astaire to vampires, and from all around the world. Entering this collection is an experience as beguiling as a trip to the movies itself. Among the poets included: Margaret Atwood, Don McKay, Michael Ondaatje, Steven Heighton, David W McFadden, Karen Solie, Marilyn Bowering, Julie Bruck, Stephanie Bolster and Ken Babstock.

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Hollywood Movie Posters: 1914-1990
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Everyone loves the movies, and the movie posters in this book provide a colorful visual history of the movies, from the early silent days to the big blockbusters of recent years. The evolution of the dream factory is charted through spectacular graphics used by individual studios to advertise their movies. Posters, like the films they represent, demonstrate stylistic developments, in response to changing social and political conditions, throughout the 20th century. The glamour, pathos and sheer drama of Hollywood through the decades is colorfully brought to life in over 400 illustrations of rare and collectible movie posters. This book provides an entertaining appreciation of the evolution of Hollywood and cinematic poster art, as well as a guide to the value of this advertising material. This collectors guide enables instant understanding and identification in one volume. Essential to the novice buyer and an invaluable visual reference for experienced collectors, this book is a celebration of Hollywood.

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