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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The German Cinema Book

Author: Tim Bergfelder,Erica Carter,Deniz Gokturk

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9780851709468

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

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This work brings together film specialists from Europe and the United States to explore German film history from the late 19th to the early 21st century. It re-evaluates traditional areas of interest in German cinema, and looks at neglected aspects, including early cinema.
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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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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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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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The Ancient World in the Cinema

Author: Jon Solomon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300083378

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

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This entertaining and useful book provides a comprehensive survey of films about the ancient world, from The Last Days of Pompeii to Gladiator. Jon Solomon catalogues, describes, and evaluates films set in ancient Greece and Rome, films about Greek and Roman history and mythology, films of the Old and New Testaments, films set in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Persia, films of ancient tragedies, comic films set in the ancient world, and more. The book has been updated to include feature films and made-for-television movies produced in the past two decades. More than two hundred photographs illustrate both the films themselves and the ancient sources from which their imagery derives.
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Cinema 1

The Movement Image

Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826459411

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 250

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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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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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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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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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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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Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life

Author: Leo Charney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201125

Category: History

Page: 409

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"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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Costume and Cinema

Dress Codes in Popular Film

Author: Sarah Street

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781903364185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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Costume and Cinema: Dress Codes in Popular Film presents an overview of the literature on film costume, together with a series of detailed case studies which highlight how costume is a key signifier in film texts. Sarah Street demonstrates how costume relates in fundamental ways to the study of film narrative and mise-en-scène, in some cases constituting a language of its own. In particular the book foregrounds the related issues of adaptation and embodiment in a variety of different genres and investigates this under-explored area through extensive analysis of popular films including The Talented Mr Ripley, Desperately Seeking Susan, and The Matrix.
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The Cinema of Todd Haynes

All that Heaven Allows

Author: James Morrison

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 181

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From the trenches of independent American film of the 1990s, Todd Haynes has emerged in the 21st century as one of the world's most audacious filmmakers. In a series of smart, informative essays, this book traces his career from its roots in New Queer Cinema to the Oscar-nomainated 'Far From Heaven.
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Cinema Studies

The Key Concepts

Author: Susan Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131721479X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 616

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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, the book includes entries on topics such as: Acting Audience CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digitisation and globalization Distribution Experimental film Transnational cinema World cinemas
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Cinema and Desire

Feminist Marxism and Cultural Politics in the Work of Dai Jinhua

Author: Jinhua Dai

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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