Category: Film Television

Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies by Suzanne Ferriss

By Suzanne Ferriss

From An Affair to recollect to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have lengthy been either championed and vilified via men and women, students and well known audiences. Like other kinds of "chick culture," which the editors outline as a gaggle of regularly American and British pop culture media varieties targeted totally on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class—and usually college-educated—women, chick flicks were accused of reinscribing conventional attitudes and reactionary roles for ladies. nevertheless, they've been embraced as pleasant and possibly freeing entertainments, aiding ladies in negotiating the demanding situations of latest existence. A significant other to the profitable anthology Chick Lit: the hot Woman’s Fiction, this edited quantity comprises eleven unique essays, prefaced via an advent situating chick flicks in the greater context of chick tradition in addition to women’s cinema. The essays contemplate chick flicks from quite a few angles, bearing on problems with movie historical past, woman sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), femininity, woman friendship, age, race, ethnicity, type, consumerism, spectatorship, excitement and gender definition. An afterword through feminist movie theorist Karen Hollinger considers the chick flick’s transformation from the woman’s movies of the ’40s to the friendship movies of the ’80s and people of the "return to the classics" development of the ’90s, whereas highlighting the worth of the volume’s contributions to modern debates and sketching probabilities for additional research.

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Rethinking Visual Anthropology by Dr. Marcus Banks, Dr. Howard Morphy

By Dr. Marcus Banks, Dr. Howard Morphy

For a few years the sector of visible anthropology has been ruled by way of a spotlight at the construction and learn of ethnographic movie, major many anthropologists to push aside it as of little significance to their paintings. This e-book indicates that the scope of visible anthropology is much broader, encompassing the research of nonetheless images, tv, digital illustration, paintings, ritual, and fabric tradition. in view that anthropology includes the illustration of 1 tradition or section of society to a different, the authors argue, an knowing of the character of representational approaches throughout cultures is key. This booklet brings jointly essays by way of top anthropologists that disguise the complete variety of visible illustration, from Balinese tv to software program manuals. participants speak about the anthropology of artwork, the examine of panorama, the anthropology of formality, the anthropology of media and verbal exchange, the historical past of anthropology, and artwork perform and creation. additionally incorporated are a wide-ranging creation and a concluding review. The publication may be of curiosity to anthropologists - even those that have by no means picked up a digital camera - and in addition to these involved in cross-cultural visible illustration within the fields of cultural reviews, media experiences, and communique idea.

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The Secret Life of Movies: Schizophrenic and Shamanic by Jason Horsley

By Jason Horsley

Movie blurs the road among fable and fact greater than the other creative medium, you can still argue. utilizing videos to discover the subconscious geographical regions of society which will achieve a greater figuring out of what drives it, this booklet examines filmmakers and flicks that middle on schizophrenic topics of alienation, paranoia, breakdown, myth, goals, dementia and violence, and that address--as entertainment--the schizophrenic event. The lack of person id as mirrored within the movies is investigated, in addition to the shamanic power inherent within the broader subject.

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Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism by Stephen Prince

By Stephen Prince

It used to be believed that September eleventh might be sure types of motion pictures out of date, reminiscent of motion thrillers crackling with explosions or high-casualty blockbusters the place the hero escapes unscathed. whereas the creation of those movies did ebb, the entire impression of the assaults on Hollywood's artistic output remains to be taking form. Did 9-11 strength filmmakers and screenwriters to discover new equipment of storytelling? What forms of video clips were made in keeping with Sep 11, and are they actual? Is it even attainable to perform poetic license with one of these devastating, commonly felt tragedy?

Stephen Prince is the 1st pupil to track the influence of Sept. 11 at the making of yankee movie. From documentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) to zombie flicks, and from fictional narratives comparable to The Kingdom (2007) to Mike Nichols's Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Prince evaluates the level to which filmmakers have exploited, defined, understood, or interpreted the assaults and the Iraq battle that undefined, together with incidents at Abu Ghraib. He starts off with pre-9/11 depictions of terrorism, similar to Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage (1936), and follows with studio and self sufficient movies that without delay reply to Sept. 11. He considers documentary photographs and conspiracy motion pictures, in addition to serial tv indicates (most particularly Fox's 24) and made-for-TV videos that re-present the assaults in a broader, extra intimate means. finally Prince unearths that during those triumphs and screw ups an exhilarating new period of yank filmmaking has taken shape.

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A Theory of Narrative by Rick Altman

By Rick Altman

Narrative is a strong component to human tradition, storing and sharing the loved components of our own thoughts and giving constitution to our legislation, leisure, and heritage. We adventure narrative in phrases, photographs, and picture, but despite how the story is advised, tale continues to be self sufficient from the media that makes it concrete. Narrative follows people at any place they commute and adapts quite simply to new kinds of communique. consistently evolving and constantly updated, narrative is an important technique of human expression and a primary element of human identity.

In order to appreciate human interplay, award-winning pupil Rick Altman launches a detailed examine of narrative's nature, its version in numerous contexts, and the strategy in which it makes which means. Altman's method breaks clear of conventional varieties of research, selecting 3 uncomplicated concepts: single-focus, dual-focus, and multiple-focus. Unpacking an deliberately various collection of texts, Altman demonstrates how those concepts functionality in context and illustrates their theoretical and functional functions by way of textual research, literary and picture heritage, social association, faith, and politics. He employs artistic terminology and particular analytical equipment all through his groundbreaking paintings, making this quantity perfect for educating literary and picture concept and for exploring the anatomy of narrative on a extra normal level.

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Audiovisual Translation in a Global Context: Mapping an by Jorge Díaz Cintas, Rocío Baños Piñero

By Jorge Díaz Cintas, Rocío Baños Piñero

This booklet deals an updated survey of the current scenario in Audiovisual Translation, delivering a thought-provoking account of a few of the main consultant components presently being researched during this box around the globe. The e-book discusses theoretical concerns and offers invaluable and useful insights into expert practices.

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Color by Fox: The Fox Network and the Revolution in Black by Kristal Brent Zook

By Kristal Brent Zook

Following the overpowering luck of "The Cosby convey" within the Nineteen Eighties, an exceptional shift came about in tv background: white executives grew to become to black funds as a fashion of salvaging community gains misplaced within the conflict opposed to video cassettes and cable T.V. not just have been African-American audience staring at disproportionately extra community tv than the final inhabitants yet, as Nielsen eventually learned, they most well liked black exhibits. hence, African-American manufacturers, writers, administrators, and stars got an strange measure of artistic regulate over indicates corresponding to "The clean Prince of Bel Air," "Roc," "Living Single," and "New York Undercover". What emerged have been radical representations of African-American reminiscence and adventure. providing a desirable exam of the explosion of black tv programming within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties, this booklet offers, for the 1st time ever, an interpretation of black television established in either journalism and demanding idea. finding a continual black nationalist desire--a craving for domestic and community--in the exhibits produced by way of and for African-Americans during this interval, Kristal Brent Zook exhibits how the Fox hip-hop sitcom either bolstered and rebelled opposed to past black sitcoms from the sixties and seventies. Incorporating interviews with such well-liked executives, manufacturers, and stars as Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sinbad, Quincy Jones, Robert Townsend, Charles Dutton, Yvette Lee Bowser, and Ralph Farquhar, this examine appears to be like at either construction and reception between African-American audience, delivering nuanced readings of the exhibits themselves in addition to the sociopolitical contexts within which they emerged. whereas black television in this interval could seem trivial or buffoonish to a few, colour by way of Fox unearths its deep-rooted ties to African-American protest literature and autobiography, and a hope for social transformation.

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The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows, The by Jeff Thompson

By Jeff Thompson

The award-winning and cutting edge director Dan Curtis was once identified for helming epic battle videos, yet ahead of that he darkened the small monitor with the horror genre's most renowned cleaning soap opera. Curtis directed the groundbreaking daylight hours tv serial darkish Shadows from 1966 to 1971 after which became his lens to varied made-for-TV horror video clips. This booklet examines sixteen horror movies that Curtis produced, co-wrote, or directed, in addition to the cultural impression of darkish Shadows and its a variety of incarnations. The ebook gains sixty nine photos and a foreword via Jim Pierson of Dan Curtis Productions.

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Karl Dane: A Biography and Filmography by Laura Petersen Balogh

By Laura Petersen Balogh

Karl Dane's lifestyles was once a Cinderella tale long past horribly unsuitable. The immigrant from Copenhagen was once swiftly reworked from a machinist to a Hollywood famous person after his flip because the tobacco-chewing narrow in The great Parade in 1925. After that, Dane seemed in additional than forty movies with such luminaries as Lillian Gish, John Gilbert and William Haines until eventually improvement of talkies nearly ruined his occupation. the main recognized casualty of the transition from silent to sound movie, Dane reportedly misplaced his profession as a result of his accessory. He used to be broke and on my own on the top of the melancholy and devoted suicide in 1934.

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