Horror Film Book PDF

Horror Film

  • Author : Murray Leeder
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781501314445

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Horror Film Book Description :

Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the discussions of horror's history, theory, and aesthetics as no introductory book ever has. Featuring studies of films both obscure and famous, Horror Film is international in its scope and chronicles horror from its silent roots until today. As a straightforward and convenient critical introduction to the history and key academic approaches, this book is accessible to the beginner but still of interest to the expert.

Science Fiction Film Book PDF

Science Fiction Film

  • Author : Keith M. Johnston
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9781847884763

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Science Fiction Film Book Description :

A student overview of one of the most popular film genres.

Film Book PDF

Film

  • Author : MARIA T. WALLIS PRAMAGGIORE (TOM.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0134832787

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Steampunk Film Book PDF

Steampunk Film

  • Author : Robbie McAllister
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 1501331248

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Steampunk Film Book Description :

New Documentary Book PDF

New Documentary

  • Author : Stella Bruzzi
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0415182956

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New Documentary Book Description :

Bruzzi relates contemporary cinema to the documentary tradition, exploring questions of authorship, spectatorship and 'truth' in the context of issues of race, gender and performance.

Historical Film Book PDF

Historical Film

  • Author : Jonathan Stubbs
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-03-28
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX

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Historical Film Book Description :

This book combines a critical analysis of the Hollywood historical film with an examination of its generic dimensions and a history of its development since the silent period.

Teen Film Book PDF

Teen Film

  • Author : Catherine Driscoll
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre : Electronic books
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 1350103373

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Teen Film Book Description :

"What makes a film a teen film? And why, when it represents such powerful and enduring ideas about youth and adolescence, is teen film usually viewed as culturally insignificant? Teen film is usually discussed as a representation of the changing American teenager, highlighting the institutions of high school and the nuclear family and experiments in sexual development and identity formation. But not every film featuring these components is a teen film and not every teen film is American. Arguing that teen film is always a story about becoming a citizen and a subject, Teen Film presents a new history of the genre, surveys the existing body of scholarship, and introduces key critical tools for discussing teen film. Surveying a wide range of films including The Wild One, Heathers, Donnie Darko and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the book's central focus is on what kind of adolescence teen film represents, and on teen film's capacity to produce new and influential images of adolescence"--

International Relations Theory Book PDF

International Relations Theory

  • Author : Cynthia Weber
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9780415342070

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International Relations Theory Book Description :

This innovative textbook introduces students to the main theories in international relations. The 2nd edition includes new chapters on the 'clash of civilizations' and Empire.

Film Noir Book PDF

Film Noir

  • Author : Ian Brookes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre : Electronic books
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 1501396331

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Film Noir Book Description :

"What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even darker narratives, the answer can seem obvious enough. But as Ian Brookes shows in this new study, the answer is a lot more complex than that. This book is designed to tackle those complexities in a critical introduction that takes into account the problems of straightforward definition and classification. Students will benefit from an accessible introductory text that is not just an account of what film noir is, but also an interrogation of the ways in which the term came to be applied to a disparate group of American films of the 1940s and 1950s" -- From the publisher.

Neil Jordan Book PDF

Neil Jordan

  • Author : Maria Pramaggiore
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780252075308

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Neil Jordan Book Description :

An Irish director of dark narratives with a postmodern sense of irony

Teen Film Book PDF

Teen Film

  • Author : Catherine Driscoll
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781847888440

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Teen Film Book Description :

What makes a film a teen film? And why, when it represents such powerful and enduring ideas about youth and adolescence, is teen film usually viewed as culturally insignificant? Teen film is usually discussed as a representation of the changing American teenager, highlighting the institutions of high school and the nuclear family, and experiments in sexual development and identity formation. But not every film featuring these components is a teen film and not every teen film is American. Arguing that teen film is always a story about becoming a citizen and a subject, Teen Film presents a new history of the genre, surveys the existing body of scholarship, and introduces key critical tools for discussing teen film. Surveying a wide range of films including The Wild One, Heathers, Akira and Donnie Darko, the book's central focus is on what kind of adolescence teen film represents, and on teen film's capacity to produce new and influential images of adolescence.

Science Fiction Film Book PDF

Science Fiction Film

  • Author : Keith M. Johnston
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2013-05-09
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780857850560

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Science Fiction Film Book Description :

Science Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre. Science Fiction Film goes beyond a textual exploration of these films to place them within a larger network of influences that includes studio politics and promotional discourses. The book also challenges the perceived limits of the genre - it includes a wide range of films, from canonical SF, such as Le voyage dans la lune, Star Wars and Blade Runner, to films that stretch and reshape the definition of the genre. This expansion of generic focus offers an innovative approach for students and fans of science fiction alike.

Christophe Honor   Book PDF

Christophe Honor

  • Author : David A. Gerstner
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780814338643

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Christophe Honor Book Description :

French filmmaker Christophe Honoré challenges audiences with complex cinematic form, intricate narrative structures, and aesthetically dynamic filmmaking. But the limited release of his films outside of Europe has left him largely unknown to U.S. audiences. In Christophe Honoré: A Critical Introduction, authors David A. Gerstner and Julien Nahmias invite English-speaking scholars and cinéastes to explore Honoré’s three most recognized films, Dans Paris (2006), Les Chansons d’amour (2007), and La Belle personne (2008)—”the trilogy.” Gerstner and Nahmias analyze Honoré’s filmmaking as the work of a queer auteur whose cinematic engagement with questions of family, death, and sexual desire represent new ground for queer theory. Considering each of the trilogy films in turn, the authors take a close look at Honoré’s cinematic technique and how it engages with France’s contemporary cultural landscape. With careful attention to the complexity of Honoré’s work, they consider critically contested issues such as the filmmaker’s cinematic strategies for addressing AIDS, the depth of his LGBTQ politics, his representations of death and sexual desire, and the connections between his films and the New Wave. Anchored by a comprehensive interview with the director, the authors incorporate classical and contemporary film theories to offer a range of cinematic interventions for thinking queerly about the noted film author. Christophe Honoré: A Critical Introduction reconceptualizes the relationship between film theory and queer theory by moving beyond predominant literary and linguistic models, focusing instead on cinematic technique. Students and teachers of queer film will appreciate this thought-provoking volume.

Film Noir Book PDF

Film Noir

  • Author : Ian Brookes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781780933245

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Film Noir Book Description :

What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even darker narratives, the answer can seem obvious enough. But as Ian Brookes shows in this new study, the answer is a lot more complex than that. This book is designed to tackle those complexities in a critical introduction that takes into account the problems of straightforward definition and classification. Students will benefit from an accessible introductory text that is not just an account of what film noir is, but also an interrogation of the ways in which the term came to be applied to a disparate group of American films of the 1940s and 1950s.

Historical Film Book PDF

Historical Film

  • Author : Jonathan Stubbs
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-03-28
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781472520012

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Historical Film Book Description :

Although precise definitions have not been agreed on, historical cinema tends to cut across existing genre categories and establishes an intimidatingly large group of films. In recent years, a lively body of work has developed around historical cinema, much of it proposing valuable new ways to consider the relationship between cinematic and historical representation. However, only a small proportion of this writing has paid attention to the issue of genre. In order to counter this omission, this book combines a critical analysis of the Hollywood historical film with an examination of its generic dimensions and a history of its development since the silent period. Historical Film: A Critical Introduction is concerned not simply with the formal properties of the films at hand, but also the ways in which they have been promoted, interpreted and discussed in relation to their engagement with the past.

Fantasy Film Book PDF

Fantasy Film

  • Author : James Walters
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781847888426

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Fantasy Film Book Description :

Fantasy Film proposes an innovative approach to the study of this most popular cinematic genre. Engaging with the diversity of tones, forms and styles that fantasy can take in the cinema, the book examines the value and significance of fantasy across a wide range of key films. This volume extends critical understanding beyond the often narrowly defined boundaries of what is seen as "fantasy". Fantasy Film uses key concepts in film studies - such as authorship, representation, history,genre, coherence and point of view - to interrogate the fantasy genre and establish its parameters. A wide range of films are held up to close scrutiny to illustrate the discussion. Moving from Alfred Hitchcock's dark thrillers to Vincente Minnelli's vibrant musicals, from George Méliès' 1904 Voyage à travers l'impossible to the X-Men series, the creative dexterity and excitement of film fantasy is evoked and explored. The book will be invaluable to students and fans of the fantasy genre.

Anime Book PDF

Anime

  • Author : Rayna Denison
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781472576767

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Anime Book Description :

Anime: A Critical Introduction maps the genres that have thrived within Japanese animation culture, and shows how a wide range of commentators have made sense of anime through discussions of its generic landscape. From the battling robots that define the mecha genre through to Studio Ghibli's dominant genre-brand of plucky shojo (young girl) characters, this book charts the rise of anime as a globally significant category of animation. It further thinks through the differences between anime's local and global genres: from the less-considered niches like nichijo-kei (everyday style anime) through to the global popularity of science fiction anime, this book tackles the tensions between the markets and audiences for anime texts. Anime is consequently understood in this book as a complex cultural phenomenon: not simply a “genre,” but as an always shifting and changing set of texts. Its inherent changeability makes anime an ideal contender for global dissemination, as it can be easily re-edited, translated and then newly understood as it moves through the world's animation markets. As such, Anime: A Critical Introduction explores anime through a range of debates that have emerged around its key film texts, through discussions of animation and violence, through debates about the cyborg and through the differences between local and global understandings of anime products. Anime: A Critical Introduction uses these debates to frame a different kind of understanding of anime, one rooted in contexts, rather than just texts. In this way, Anime: A Critical Introduction works to create a space in which we can rethink the meanings of anime as it travels around the world.

A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory Book PDF

A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory

  • Author : Nikki Sullivan
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780814798409

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A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory Book Description :

"Will be welcomed by all interested in African history and anthropology. A valuable contribution and a rich mine of material." --Journal of African History In many parts of the African Muslim world, slavery still blights the landscape. What are the origins of this terrible institution? Why is it still practiced? How widespread is it and how does it differ from Western chattel slavery? This book tells the story of how the enslavement of Africans by Berbers, Arabs, and other Africans became institutionalized and legitimized throughout Muslim Africa. A classic, pioneering study, first published in 1971 and extensively updated in this revised edition, Slavery in the History of Black Muslim Africa provides an expansive portrait of domestic slavery from the tenth to the nineteenth century in the context of the religious, social, and economic conditions of the African Islamic world. Drawing on a host of accounts from contemporary observers such as Leo Africanus and Ibn Battuta, Fisher and Fisher describe the status and rights of slaves in Africa, and their various roles as currency, goods, eunuchs, soldiers, and statesmen, as well as the jarring historical interruption brought on by slave raiders and traders in West and North Africa.

The Lonely Artist Book PDF

The Lonely Artist

  • Author : Philip Coorey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : UOM:39015003987263

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Partition Literature and Cinema Book PDF

Partition Literature and Cinema

  • Author : Jaydip Sarkar
  • Publisher : Routledge India
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1003045375

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Partition Literature and Cinema Book Description :

"This book studies literary and cinematic representations of the Partition of India. It discusses Partition as not just an immediate historical catastrophe but as a lingering cultural presence and consequently a potent trope in literary and visual representations. The volume features essays on key texts - written and visual - including Train to Pakistan, Toba Tek Singh, Basti, Garm Hava, Pinjar, among others. Partition Literature and Cinema will be indispensable introductory reading for students and researchers of modern Indian history, Partition studies, literature, film studies, media and cultural studies, popular culture and performance, postcolonial studies, and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to enthusiasts of Indian cinematic history"--