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American Film in the Digital Age (New Directions in Media) by Robert C. Sickels

By Robert C. Sickels

The yank movie has entered a brand new period. American movie within the electronic Age lines the commercial alterations considering the fact that 1990 that experience introduced us thus far, specifically: the increase of media conglomerates, the proliferation of pornography via peripheral avenues of mainstream media, the function of big name actors and administrators in dispensing and publicizing their very own puppy initiatives, the improvement of electronic expertise, and the loss of life of actually autonomous motion pictures. writer Robert Sickels attracts immediately strains from the films to song, DVDs, games, speedy foodstuff, digital-on-demand, and extra, to illustrate how all types of media are merging into one. He explores the irony that the luck of self sufficient motion pictures primarily killed self reliant cinema, displaying the way it has turn into nearly very unlikely to get a movie published with out the imprimatur of 1 of the massive six media companies—Fox, Viacom, TimeWarner, Disney, normal electrical, or CBS. in any case, utilizing fresh, renowned movies as examples, he explains not just how we received the place we're, yet the place we are most probably headed to boot.

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Children, Cinema and Censorship: From Dracula to Dead End by Sarah Smith

By Sarah Smith

Utilizing unique examine, this publication explores the ordinary debates in Britain and the US approximately teenagers and the way they use and reply to the media, concentrating on a key instance: the talk surrounding teenagers and cinema within the Nineteen Thirties. It explores the makes an attempt to manage kid's viewing, the theories that supported those ways and the level to which they have been winning. the writer develops her demanding proposition that youngsters are brokers of their cinema viewing, now not sufferers; exhibiting how those angels with soiled faces colonized the cinema. She unearths their special cinema tradition and the ways that they subverted or circumvented legitimate censorship together with the Hays Code and the British Board of movie Censors, to manage their very own viewing of various movies, together with Frankenstein, King Kong and The Cat and the Canary.

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The Literary Monster on Film: Five Nineteenth Century by Abigail Burnham Bloom

By Abigail Burnham Bloom

Many monsters in Victorian British novels have been in detail attached with the protagonists, and consultant of either the private failings of a personality and the flaws of the society during which she or he lived. in contrast, more moderen movie variations of those novels depict the creatures as arbitrarily undertaking mindless violence, and recommend a latest worry of the uncontrollable. This paintings analyzes the dichotomy via examinations of Shelley's Frankenstein, Stoker's Dracula, H. Rider Haggard's She, Stevenson's unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau, and attention of the 20 th century movie diversifications of the works.

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TV Living: Television, Culture and Everyday Life by David Gauntlett

By David Gauntlett

Television residing provides the findings of the BFI viewers monitoring learn within which 500 contributors accomplished special questionnaire-diaries on their lives, their tv staring at, and the connection among the 2 over a 5 12 months period.Gauntlett and Hill use this huge facts to discover probably the most primary questions in media and cultural stories, targeting problems with gender, identification, the influence of latest applied sciences, and existence alterations. commencing up new components of discussion, the examine sheds new gentle on audiences and their responses to matters corresponding to intercourse and violence on tv. a special research of up to date television viewers behaviour and attitudes, television residing bargains a desirable perception into the advanced courting among mass media and people's lives at the present time.

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Romantic Comedy (Routledge Film Guidebooks) by Claire Mortimer

By Claire Mortimer

Romantic comedy is an enduringly well known style which has maintained its charm via continually evolving, from the screwball comedy to the new emergence of the bromance. Romantic Comedy examines the background of the style, contemplating the social and cultural context for key advancements in new style cycles. It reviews the most important subject matters and matters at paintings inside romantic comedy motion pictures, focusing particularly at the illustration of gender and the way the style acts as a barometer for gender politics throughout the 20th century. Claire Mortimer presents the reader with a finished evaluate of the style, tracing its improvement, enduring allure, stars and the character of its comedy. Mortimer discusses either British and Hollywood vintage and modern romantic comedies, starting from canonical movies to newer examples that have taken the style in new instructions. In-depth case reviews span a large choice of flicks, together with: It occurred One evening mentioning child Annie corridor 4 Weddings and a Funeral Bridget Jones’s Diary Wimbledon Knocked Up intercourse and the town This ebook is the fitting advent to the romantic comedy style and should be fairly valuable for all these investigating this region inside of movie, media or women's reports.

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Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and by Marianne van den Boomen, Sybille Lammes, Ann-Sophie Lehmann,

By Marianne van den Boomen, Sybille Lammes, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, Joost Raessens, Mirko Tobias Schäfer

3 many years of societal and cultural alignment of latest media have yielded a bunch of strategies, trials, and difficulties, followed through flexible well known and educational discourse. New Media reports crystallized across the world into a longtime educational self-discipline, and this begs the query: the place will we stand now? Which new questions are rising now that new media are being taken with no consideration, and which riddles are nonetheless unsolved? Is modern electronic tradition certainly all approximately 'you', the partaking person, or will we nonetheless not likely comprehend the electronic equipment and the way this constitutes us as 'you'? The individuals to the current publication, all hired in educating and studying new media and electronic tradition, assembled their 'digital fabric' into an anthology, masking matters starting from computing device metaphors to net 2.0 ecosystems, from contact monitors to running a blog and e-learning, from role-playing video games and cybergothic tune to instant desires. jointly the contributions supply a exhibit of present study within the box, from what should be referred to as a 'digital-materialist' standpoint.

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Grande Dame Guignol Cinema: A History of Hag Horror from by Peter Shelley

By Peter Shelley

This significantly analytical filmography examines forty five video clips that includes "grande dames" in horror settings. Following a heritage of ladies in horror sooner than 1962's What Ever occurred to child Jane?, which introduced the "Grande Dame Guignol" subgenre of older ladies featured as morally ambiguous prime women, are all such movies (mostly united states) that got here after that landmark unencumber. The filmographic info contains solid, group, studies, synopses, and construction notes, in addition to habitual motifs and every role's impression at the star's profession.

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The Year in Television, 2008: A Catalog of New and by Vincent Terrace

By Vincent Terrace

In 2008, the published networks, cable channels and syndication produced approximately 1,100 new and carrying on with leisure programs--the most unusual productions in a single yr because the medium first took carry in 1948. This reference ebook covers all of the first run leisure courses broadcast over the airwaves and on cable from January 1 via December 31, 2008, together with sequence, specials, miniseries, made-for-television videos, pilot motion pictures, web sequence and really good sequence (those broadcast on homosexual and lesbian channels). Alphabetically prepared entries offer storylines, performer/character casts, creation credit, day/month/year broadcast dates, kind, network(s), and overview excerpts.

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Feminism and History (Oxford Readings in Feminism) by Joan Wallach Scott

By Joan Wallach Scott

This stimulating quantity deals a cross-disciplinary number of fresh articles on feminist heritage. brushing aside essentialist debts of a common lady id, the individuals study how rules approximately sexual distinction are formed by means of particular socio-historical situations. How, for instance, do matters reminiscent of race, type, gender, and sexuality influence at the event of "women"? How are such different types outlined in extensively disparate cultures and time classes? Refreshingly open to non-western, in addition to western, views, Feminism and heritage addresses matters from the event of girls in Colonial Asia to the ideology of sexual distinction in Nazi Germany. well timed, provocative, and influential, those essays elevate exciting questions about the longer term path of women's background.

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The Sitcom by Brett Mills

By Brett Mills

Even if sitcom has been a constant staple of broadcasting internationally, rigorous educational paintings on it as a style continues to be constrained. This ebook examines sitcom as an by way of construction, audiences and texts, drawing on more than a few examples and case stories with a purpose to study the genre's features, social place, and pleasures. In highlighting this long-lasting and well known kind of tv, it bargains insights into style idea and explores how the comedian objective of sitcom varieties a critical attribute of the genre.Brett generators takes a world view of sitcom, studying foreign examples in addition to these produced through the extra dominant British and American broadcasting industries, so that it will discover the relationships among sitcom, state, and id. Sitcoms thought of comprise Extras, My kin, minimize Your Enthusiasm, One Foot within the Grave, Peep exhibit, summer season Heights excessive, Popetown, and neighbors.

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