At Home in the Whedonverse

At Home in the Whedonverse

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film. 5th ed. new york: w.w. norton, 2016. Print. Bate, Jonathan. “Dying to Live in Much Ado About Nothing.” Surprised by Scenes: Essays in Honor of Professor Yasunari Takahashi.

Author: Juliette C. Kitchens

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667027

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Joss Whedon’s work presents various representations of home spaces that give depth to his stories and storytelling. Through the spaceship in Firefly, a farmhouse in Avengers: Age of Ultron or Whedon’s own house in Much Ado About Nothing, his work collectively offers audiences the opportunity to question the ways we relate to and inhabit homes. Focusing on his television series, films and comics, this collection of new essays explores the diversity of home spaces in Whedon’s many ’verses, and the complexity these spaces afford the narratives, characters, objects and relationships within them.
Categories: Philosophy

Exploring Color Photography Fifth Edition

Exploring Color Photography Fifth Edition

From Film to Pixels Robert Hirsch. Look at the Print in a Mirror If the print still does not look the way you wish, try a classic painter's method for seeing the work in a different fashion: Look at the print in a mirror.

Author: Robert Hirsch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136089749

Category: Photography

Page: 358

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The classic book on color photography is back in print and completely revamped for a digital photography audience! Learn from step-by-step instruction, illustrative charts, and unbelievably inspirational imagery in this guide meant just for color photographers. World renowned artists give you insight as to "how they did that" and the author provides challenging assignments to help you take photography to a new level. With aesthetic and technical instruction like no other, this book truly is the bible for color photographers. Be sure to visit the companion website, featuring portfolios and commentary by contemporary artists:
Categories: Photography

Surfing in the Movies

Surfing in the Movies

Looking back on that often forgotten history is certainly part of the method. ... Starting out with Malloy at the family farm near Ojai, you forget there can be fifth generation Californians; from a clan around that long, ...

Author: John Engle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786495214

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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Surfing has fascinated filmmakers since Thomas Edison shot footage of Waikiki beachboys in 1906. Before the 1950s surf craze, surfing showed up in travelogues or as exotic background for studio features. The arrival of Gidget (1959) on the big screen swept the sport into popular culture, but surfer-filmmakers were already featuring the day's best surfers in self-narrated two-reelers. Hollywood and independent filmmakers have produced about three dozen surf films in the last half-century, including the frothy Beach Party movies, Point Break (1991) and Chasing Mavericks (2012). From Bud Browne's earliest efforts to The Endless Summer (1966), Riding Giants (2004) and today's brilliant videos, over 1,000 surfing movies have celebrated the stoke. This first full-length study of surf movies gives critical attention to hundreds of the most important films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Count Dracula Goes to the Movies

Count Dracula Goes to the Movies

Since the end credits give the name of the person in charge of the “Steampunk and Neovictorian” trappings, one assumes we're looking at a Dracula for the new millennium. Or something. In addition to reworking Nosferatu, the script makes ...

Author: Lyndon W. Joslin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669878

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print. Yet most people are familiar with the title character from the movies. Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed literary characters in history--but has he (or Stoker's novel) ever been filmed accurately? In its third edition, this study focuses on 18 adaptations of Dracula from 1922 to 2012, comparing them to the novel and to each other. Fidelity to the novel does not always guarantee a good movie, while some of the better films are among the more freely adapted. The Universal and Hammer sequels are searched for traces of Stoker, along with several other films that borrow from the novel. The author concludes with a brief look at four latter-day projects that are best dismissed or viewed for ironic laughs.
Categories: Performing Arts

God and Popular Culture A Behind the Scenes Look at the Entertainment Industry s Most Influential Figure 2 volumes

God and Popular Culture  A Behind the Scenes Look at the Entertainment Industry s Most Influential Figure  2 volumes

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Entertainment Industry's Most Influential Figure Stephen Butler Murray, Aimée Upjohn Light. an explicitly “Christian” film. ... The Tree of Life (2011) is Terrence Malick's fifth feature film ...

Author: Stephen Butler Murray

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440801808

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

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This contributed two-volume work tackles a fascinating topic: how and why God plays a central role in the modern world and profoundly influences politics, art, culture, and our moral reflection—even for nonbelievers. • Supplies a broad conception of "God" that provides readers with a fuller and more accurate portrait of a phenomenon that evolved substantially over time but also remains an enduring—and enduringly influential—element of popular culture • Explores not only how individuals grapple with the question of God, but also how God invariably and unintentionally enters people's thinking • Supplies direct examples of the key role that God plays in everyday life that readers will find compelling from both a personal and cultural perspective • Comprises essays from sociologists, theologians, cultural critics, and journalists that present a wide range of perspectives and approaches to this universally relevant topic
Categories: Social Science

Frames of Mind

Frames of Mind

A Post-Jungian Look at Film, Television and Technology Luke Hockley ... Jung seemed to hint at something quite like this. ... The fifth chapter takes the form of an exploration of the psychological relationship between television ...

Author: Luke Hockley

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501710

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 152

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Luke Hockleys Frames of Mind introduces post-Jungian analytic psychology and explores how its theories can be applied to television and film. Frames of Mind contextualises post-Jungian theory in the media criticism canon and then goes on to explain the role and uses of analytical psychology in film and television criticism.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

14 CAROL CHILLINGTON RUTTER Looking at Shakespeare's women on film Cinema is a ' looking ' medium that writes its texts in visual language , and cinema has always been interested in looking at women . My account of Shakespeare's women ...

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521639751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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Film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays are increasingly popular and now figure prominently in the study of his work and its reception. This lively Companion is a collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. An international team of leading scholars discuss Shakespearean films from a variety of perspectives: as works of art in their own right; as products of the international movie industry; in terms of cinematic and theatrical genres; and as the work of particular directors from Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles to Franco Zeffirelli and Kenneth Branagh. They also consider specific issues such as the portrayal of Shakespeare's women and the supernatural. The emphasis is on feature films for cinema, rather than television, with strong coverage of Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet. A guide to further reading and a useful filmography are also provided.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Me Dia

Me Dia

Here we will have a look at films which express what god wants us to see. Some films include the Medallion, with the main character played by Jackie Chan. Here Jackie Chan's character brings the chosen one, the future Buddha to Ireland.

Author: Daniel Gavaghan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326720247

Category: Education


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This book explores the idea of how Irish Druids and Bards have thought the whole world and why now in the 21st century it is seen as the end of a path they had taken and the completion of their work, which has brought democracy and organised religion to the world.
Categories: Education

Court Vision

Court Vision

When I walk out on the street I look at every site as the potential movie scene location . ... That means that the fifth guy on the floor can virtually leave his man and freelance . When was the last time you saw what amounts to six ...

Author: Ira Berkow

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803262299

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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A portrait of American basketball and its top players is presented from the viewpoints of celebrity fans Woody Allen, Tom Brokaw, Saul Bellow, Walter Matthau, Nikki Giovanni, Donald Trump, Sharon Stone, and other notable figures.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sneaking a Look at God s Cards

Sneaking a Look at God s Cards

Unraveling the Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics - Revised Edition Giancarlo Ghirardi ... the second at Trieste in November 1989, on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the International Center for Theoretical ...

Author: Giancarlo Ghirardi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691130378

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Quantum mechanics describes the behavior of subatomic particles. Since its inception, physicists and philosophers have struggled to work out the meaning of quantum mechanics. This book sets out what we know about the quantum world, how we came to this understanding, where we disagree, and where we are heading in our quest to comprehend it.
Categories: Science