David Cronenberg

Author or Film-Maker?

Author: Mark Browning

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841509825

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 210

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For more than 30 years, David Cronenberg has produced films, mostly outside the Studio system, which continue to disturb, surprise and challenge audiences. He has also been repeatedly drawn to literary fiction for inspiration, adapting works by figures like William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard and Patrick McGrath.
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Cinema Inferno

Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins

Author: Robert G. Weiner,John Cline

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810876576

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

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This is a provocative collection of essays that provide cutting edge, original research in film studies, discussing a number of 'transgressive' films that have never before had such in-depth analysis and treatment. From '70s Italian horror films and extreme European cinema to Nazi propaganda films and fundamentalist Christian 'scare' movies, these essays explore many different genres and themes.
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Ill Effects

The Media Violence Debate

Author: Martin Barker,Julian Petley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134756747

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Ill Effects is a radical re-examination of the whole 'media effects' debate. It questions not only whether the media is capable of directly influencing people's views and actions, but also whether the idea of 'effects' is the most useful way of conceptualising the relationship between the media and audiences. Ill Effects looks at the reasons why the media are routinely blamed for horrific events such as the murders of James Bulger and Suzanne Capper and the Hungerford massacre, as well as for perceived trends such as the alleged 'death of the family' and the rise of 'yob culture'. The authors' concern goes beyond individual cases: they discuss the development and current state of play of research into media effects, the remarkable power of 'common-sense' notions of media effects and the way in which the effects issue has become embroiled in debates about freedom of expression and censorship. They suggest how audiences really respond to media texts, and argue that there is an urgent need for informed and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the media. Martin Barker, University of the West of England, UK Julian Petley, Brunel University,UK Pat Holland, David Buckingham, The Anneberg School for Communication,UK David Mi
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Planks of Reason

Essays on the Horror Film

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 428

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A comprehensive anthology of criticism on the horror film.
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Consumable Goods

Papers from the North East Popular Culture Association Meeting, 1986

Author: North East Popular Culture Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Architecture + film II

Author: Bob Fear

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN: 9780471629757

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

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Architecture + Film II "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun."—Jean-Luc Godard An integral part of today’s culture, film has become a major frame of reference for architects, artists, writers and cultural theorists. Following up on the popularity of the 1994 issue of Architectural Design, ‘Architecture and Film I’, this title takes a multi-faceted look at the representation of architecture through the big screen. Examples are drawn from a wide range of cinematic periods and genres — early Film Noir, Soviet cinema, Jacques Tati, Mall Movies, Los Angeles disaster movies, cyborg and sci-fi, horror movies and James Bond. The association between architecture and film is explored from every angle, architecture is looked at as setting and scenery, and as subject. Film-makers give their account of making architectural documentaries; the evolution of cinema buildings from sideshow to arthouse is examined; the architect-turned-director Patrick Keiller is interviewed; and film-inspired architectural projects are featured
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