By Daniel R. Budnik
Homages (and ripoffs) made with lesser budgets each hit, in particular with the arrival of direct-to-video releases. delivering particular remark on 284 motion pictures, this ebook explores the buzz, audacity and sheer weirdness of ’80s low funds motion cinema, from the American Ninja sequence to dime-a-dozen barbarian photos to such bargain-basement productions as The Courier of dying, Kill Squad and Samurai Cop.
By Frederick Blichert
This publication examines the connection among the movie and its ordinary cult following, principally demonstrated prior to a cult item even existed, and situates the movie relating to the sequence and its different transmedia continuations to plumb the prestige of alternative media texts and their structures. also, it explores these cult positive factors of Serenity—a playful engagement with style, with low and high tradition, with gender roles—that predisposed it to this type of fierce following, person who may keep on with Whedon into destiny sequence and blockbuster tasks equivalent to The Avengers.
By María del Mar Azcona
- Explores the origins and historical past of 1 of the main intriguing new advancements in contemporary movie worldwide
- Guides readers through the genre’s relevant features and conventions, in addition to it truly is evolution and cultural relevance
- Provides a theoretical framework that's built in the course of the research numerous movies, together with Grand resort, Singles, American Pie, brief Cuts, and Syriana.
- Reveals the duality of the genre's modern preoccupations: the impression of globalization on human lives versus the present country of intimate affairs, the hindrance of marriage, and the proliferation of sexual choices
By Susan Ohmer
George Gallup in Hollywood is an engaging examine the movie industry's use of opinion polling within the Thirties and '40s. George Gallup's polling suggestions first completed reputation whilst he competently anticipated that Franklin D. Roosevelt will be reelected president in 1936. Gallup had devised a really powerful sampling procedure that took families from all source of revenue brackets into consideration, and Hollywood studio executives quick pounced at the price of Gallup's examine. quickly he was once gauging reactions to stars and scripts for RKO photos, David O. Selznick, and Walt Disney and taking the public's temperature on Orson Welles and Desi Arnaz, reminiscent of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and movies like Gone with the Wind, Dumbo, and Fantasia.
Through interviews and vast examine, Susan Ohmer strains Gallup's groundbreaking highbrow and methodological advancements, interpreting his accomplished method of marketplace examine from his early schooling within the ads to his later paintings in Hollywood. the result of his opinion polls provide a desirable glimpse on the type and gender variations of the time in addition to renowned sentiment towards social and political issues.
By Robert Kampf
By Wheeler Winston Dixon
By Hugo Münsterberg,Allan Langdale
By Felicity Colman
Film Theory addresses the middle recommendations and arguments created or utilized by teachers, serious movie theorists, and filmmakers, together with the paintings of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen, bell hooks, Siegfried Kracauer, Raul Ruiz, P. Adams Sitney, Bernard Stiegler, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. This quantity takes the location that movie conception is a kind of writing that produces a different cinematic grammar; and prefer all grammars, it varieties a part of the process of principles that govern a language, and is therefore appropriate to wider diversity of media kinds. of their construction of authorial tendencies, id of the expertise of cinema as an inventive strength, and construction of flicks as aesthetic markers, movie theories give a contribution an epistemological source that connects the applied sciences of filmmaking and picture composition. This e-book explores those connections via movie theorisations of tactics of the diagrammatisation (the platforms, methodologies, techniques, histories) of cinematic issues of the filmic world.
By Timothy Shary
Generation Multiplex (2002) was once the 1st entire examine of the illustration of kids in American cinema considering that David Considine's Cinema of Adolescence in 1985. This up-to-date and extended version reaffirms the concept that movies approximately adolescence represent a valid style valuable of analysis by itself phrases. picking out 4 special subgenres—school, delinquency, horror, and romance—Timothy Shary explores 1000s of consultant movies whereas supplying in-depth dialogue of flicks that represent key moments within the style, together with Fast occasions at Ridgemont High, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Breakfast Club, Say whatever . . . , Boyz N the Hood, Scream, American Pie, Napoleon Dynamite, Superbad, The Twilight Saga, and The starvation Games. studying advancements in youngster motion pictures seeing that 2002, Shary covers such issues because the expanding availability of flicks on call for, which has given teenagers higher entry to either renowned and lesser-seen movies; the new dominance of supernatural and delusion movies as a class in the style; and the way the continuing commodification of adlescent pictures in media impacts real-life matters reminiscent of college bullying, athletic improvement, sexual id, and teen pregnancy.