The Cinema Book

Author: Pam Cook

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844571932

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 450

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The Cinema Book is widely recognized as the ultimate guide to cinema. Authoritative and comprehensive, the third edition has been extensively revised, updated and expanded in response to developments in cinema and cinema studies. Lavishly illustrated in color, this edition features a wealth of exciting new sections and in-depth case studies.
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The Chinese Cinema Book

Author: Song Hwee Lim,Julian Ward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844575802

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The Chinese Cinema Book provides an essential guide to the cinemas of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora, from early cinema to the present day. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book is structured around five thematic sections: Territories, Trajectories, Historiographies; Early Cinema to 1949; The Forgotten Period: 1949–80; The New Waves; and Stars, Auteurs and Genres. This important collection addresses issues of film production and exhibition and places Chinese cinema in its national and transnational contexts. Individual chapters examine major film movements such as the Shanghai cinema of the 1930s, Fifth Generation film-makers and the Hong Kong New Wave, as well as key issues such as stars and auteurs. The book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars, as well as for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the cinemas of Greater China.
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The French Cinema Book

Author: Michael Temple,Michael Witt

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844574650

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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This multi-authored survey offers an innovative and accessible account of the richness and diversity of French film history from the 1890s to the 2010s. In this fascinating volume, Michael Temple and Michael Witt propose new insights into familiar areas and set out a fresh agenda for the study and appreciation of French cinema. Structured according to seven key themes – people, business, technology, forms, representations, spectators and debates – this key text poses important questions and interesting challenges for students and teachers, and suggests prospective lines of enquiry for researchers. This is an ideal companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students on courses devoted to topics such as film history, film technology, silent cinema, film theory, and European and French cinema. Engaging and accessible, this book will also appeal to fans of French cinema everywhere.
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Pirate Cinema

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 1429943181

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny. Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household's access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal. Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke. Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Foreign Cinema Cookbook

Recipes and Stories Under the Stars

Author: Gayle Pirie,John Clark

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352211

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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Foreign Cinema opened its doors in 1999 in the Mission District of San Francisco, pioneers in transforming the neighborhood into a culinary destination. The dramatic experience of dining in the sweeping atrium, where films screen nightly, still enchant visitors 18 years later. Now, for the first time, chef-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark share the best from their distinctive North African, California-Mediterranean menu. Featuring 125 signature dishes, the book spans Pirie and Clark’s award-winning brunch favorites like Champagne Omelet and Persian Bloody Mary, cocktail hour with Lavender Baked Goat Cheese in Fig Leaves, and dinner fare including a Five-Spice Duck Breast with Cassis Sauce and Madras Curry Fried Chicken with Spiced Honey, alongside instructions for how to blend spice staples like Ras el Hanout. With rich storytelling throughout, Pirie and Clark offer home cooks a chance to take the restaurant into their own kitchen.
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What is Cinema?

Author: André Bazin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242272

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

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"Although André Bazin died shortly before the onset of what we now regard as the modern cinema, our understanding of this cinema wouldn't be the same without him. He's also one of the most scrupulous humanists and polemicists we've had, on a par with George Orwell, and these essays map out the busy highways we're all still navigating."--Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic for the Chicago Reader "What Is Cinema? remains an invaluable--and beautiful--landmark in film and media studies. In both my research and my classrooms I return to these essays again and again--not only for the richness of their arguments but also for their passionate belief that the cinema is a form of revelation vital to our lives."--Vivian Sobchack, Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, University of California, Los Angeles
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American Gangster Cinema

From "Little Caesar" to "Pulp Fiction"

Author: F. Mason

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230596398

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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Much analysis of gangster movies has been based upon a study of the gangster as a malign figuration of the American Dream, originally set in the era of the Depression. This text extends previous analysis of the genre by examining the evolution of gangster movies from the 1930s to the contemporary period and by placing them in the context of cultural and cinematic issues such as masculinity, consumerism and technology. With a close examination of many films from Scarface and Public Enemy to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction , this book provides a fascinating insight into a topical and popular subject.
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DSLR Cinema

Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240823737

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 295

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Large sensor video cameras (DSLRs) offer filmmakers an affordable, high-quality image previously impossible without high-end cinema cameras. These video-capable DSLR cameras have revolutionized filmmaking, documentary production, journalism, television, and even Hollywood cinema. This book empowers the filmmaker to craft visually stunning images inexpensively. DSLR Cinema presents insight into different shooting styles and real-world tips and techniques indispensible to any DSLR filmmaker. This updated and expanded edition includes new workflows for Adobe Premier and Final Cut X-from syncing external audio settings to using the right settings. It also covers the workflow for using Technicolor's picture style, CineStyle, designed on consultation with Canon scientists. DSLR Cinema features case studies of an international cast of cutting edge DSLR shooters, including Philip Bloom, Shane Hurlbut, Bernardo Uzeda, Rii Schroer, Danfun Dennis, and many more. The films are examined in detail, exploring how each exemplifies great storytelling, exceptional visual character, and how you can push the limits of your DSLR. * Inside perspective from a master class of DSLR shooters * Emphasis on visual technique related to great stories * Progression from the fundamental tools needed by DSLR shooters to advanced techniques * Wide array of technical information: composition, lighting, camera movement, lenses, audio, postproduction workflow, and more * Lavish, full-color illustrations showcase real world examples from real DSLR videos * Companion Web site shows you the films discussed in the book, and more
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The European Cinema Reader

Author: Catherine Fowler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240925

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of national cinemas in Europe, bringing together classic writings by key film-makers such as Eisenstein, Bunuel and Grierson and by critics such as Bazin and Wollen.
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The Cinema of Hong Kong

History, Arts, Identity

Author: Poshek Fu,David Desser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521776028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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This volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts.
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Polyglot Cinema

Migration and Transcultural Narration in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Author: Verena Berger,Miya Komori

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643502265

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Polyglot Cinema brings together a diverse group of scholars from Europe, Canada and the US, resulting in a dynamic account of plurilingual migrant narratives in contemporary films from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. In addition to the close analysis of key films, the essays cover theories of translation and language use as well as central paradigms of cultural studies, especially those of locality, globality and post-colonialism. The volume marks a transdisciplinary contribution to the question of cultural representation within film studies.
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Transnational Cinema in a Global North

Nordic Cinema in Transition

Author: Andrew K. Nestingen,Trevor Glen Elkington

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814332436

Category: History

Page: 379

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The first scholarly work to address the globalization of film in the Nordic region, covering major films, directors, and trends in the region's five countries.
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Cinema and Desire

Feminist Marxism and Cultural Politics in the Work of Dai Jinhua

Author: Jinhua Dai,Jing Wang,Tani E. Barlow

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842645

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Dai Jinhua is one of contemporary China's most influential cultural critics. This book presents a selection of her writings, with topics including Orientalism and the relationship between Mao Zedong and consumerism.
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Black African Cinema

Author: Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520912366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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From the proselytizing lantern slides of early Christian missionaries to contemporary films that look at Africa through an African lens, N. Frank Ukadike explores the development of black African cinema. He examines the impact of culture and history, and of technology and co-production, on filmmaking throughout Africa. Every aspect of African contact with and contribution to cinematic practices receives attention: British colonial cinema; the thematic and stylistic diversity of the pioneering "francophone" films; the effects of television on the motion picture industry; and patterns of television documentary filmmaking in "anglophone" regions. Ukadike gives special attention to the growth of independent production in Ghana and Nigeria, the unique Yoruba theater-film tradition, and the militant liberationist tendencies of "lusophone" filmmakers. He offers a lucid discussion of oral tradition as a creative matrix and the relationship between cinema and other forms of popular culture. And, by contrasting "new" African films with those based on the traditional paradigm, he explores the trends emerging from the eighties and nineties. Clearly written and accessible to specialist and general reader alike, Black African Cinema's analysis of key films and issues—the most comprehensive in English—is unique. The book's pan-Africanist vision heralds important new strategies for appraising a cinema that increasingly attracts the attention of film students and Africanists.
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The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema

Author: Michael Vaughn

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764354281

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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It isn't every film that features man-eating zombie sushi. But for those searching for just that and more strange things in their viewing queue, this film guide is for you. Organized by genre, including comedy, horror, action, drama, fantasy, and sci-fi, this title offers 300 reviews of genre films from all over the world, 160 photos, and exclusive interviews and quotes from the people behind some of the most offbeat films ever made. Alongside this curated list of viewing recommendations, longtime fans and new comers to strange cinema gain bits of fun and informative trivia. For example, David Caruso's film debut was Without Warning (1980), a carefree trip into the woods thwarted by killer flying alien discs. Lurking in these so-bad-they're-good-films, you'll find other familiar actors like David Carradine, James Brolin, Martin Landau, and Ryan Gosling in films like Death Race 2,000 (1975), The Car (1977), The Being (1983), and Lost River (2014). The zombie sushi, by the way, is from Dead Sushi (2012).
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Cinema and Landscape

Author: Graeme Harper,Jonathan R. Rayner

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841503096

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

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Cinema and Landscape frames up contemporary film landscapes across the world, in a concentrated examination and interrogation of screen aesthetics and national ideology, film form and cultural geography, cinematic representation and the human environment.
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Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life

Author: Leo Charney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201125

Category: History

Page: 409

View: 9879

"This is one of the finest, freshest, and most suggestive anthologies I've come across in recent years."--Stuart Liebman, City University of New York Graduate Center
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Remapping World Cinema

Identity, Culture and Politics in Film

Author: Stephanie Dennison,Song Hwee Lim

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

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"Covering a broad scope, this collection examines the cinemas of Europe, East Asia, India, Africa and Latin America, and will be of interest to scholars and students of film studies, cultural studies and postcolonial studies, as well as to film enthusiasts keen to explore a wider range of world cinema."--Jacket.
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