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Hollywood and War, The Film Reader

Hollywood and War, The Film Reader

1st Edition

J. David Slocum
September 05, 2006

Discussing such classic films as Sergeant York, Air Force, and All Quiet on the Western Front, as well as more modern blockbusters like Apocalypse Now and Saving Private Ryan, this outstanding volume focuses on Hollywood and its production of war films. Topics covered include: the early formation...

Color, The Film Reader

Color, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Angela Dalle Vacche, Brian Price
June 23, 2006

This is the first anthology devoted exclusively to the subject of colour in film and its history, production and technology. Set out in thematic sections, the book addresses key issues in the field including: the development of colour technology how visual stule was affected by the shift from...

Transnational Cinema, The Film Reader

Transnational Cinema, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Elizabeth Ezra, Terry Rowden
December 13, 2005

Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader provides an overview of the key concepts and debates within the developing field of transnational cinema. Bringing together seminal essays from a wide range of sources, this volume engages with films that fashion their narrative and aesthetic dynamics in...

Technology and Culture, The Film Reader

Technology and Culture, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Andrew Utterson
January 10, 2005

Technology and Culture: The Film Reader brings together key theoretical texts from more than a century of writing on film and technology. It begins by exploring the intertwined technologies of cinematic representation, reproduction, distribution and reception, before locating the technological...

Queer Cinema, The Film Reader

Queer Cinema, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Harry Benshoff, Sean Griffin
June 17, 2004

Queer Cinema, The Film Reader examines the relationship between cinematic representations of sexuality and their social, historical, and industrial contexts. Clearly divided into an introductory overview and four topic areas, the Reader explores how recent critical thinking has approached queer...

Movie Acting, The Film Reader

Movie Acting, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Pamela Robertson Wojcik
February 26, 2004

Movie Acting: The Film Reader explores one of the most central but often overlooked aspects of cinema: film acting. Combining classic and recent essays, it examines key issues such as: What constitutes film acting?  How is film acting different from stage acting? How has film acting changed...

Stars, The Film Reader

Stars, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Lucy Fischer, Marcia Landy
February 05, 2004

From two distinguished academics, Stars: The Film Reader brings together key writings and new perspectives on stars and stardom in cinema including coverage of stars and star systems from Europe and Asia as well as Hollywood, such as Mario Lanza, Oprah Winfrey and Roseanne Barr. Including ...

Movie Music, The Film Reader

Movie Music, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Kay Dickinson
December 19, 2002

Bringing together material from the areas of documentary, fandom and animation, Movie Music, the Film Reader comprises an important first collection of writings about film music. It is divided into four sections, each with an introduction by the editor. Essays in The Meanings of the Score look at...

Hollywood Comedians, The Film Reader

Hollywood Comedians, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Frank Krutnik
December 19, 2002

Hollywood Comedians, The Film Reader brings together key writings on one of the most consistently popular genres of Hollywood cinema. Despite the cult reputations enjoyed by star performers such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers and Woody Allen, comedians and the contexts within...

Experimental Cinema, The Film Reader

Experimental Cinema, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Wheeler Winston-Dixon
September 26, 2002

This volume provides a comprehensive guide to the long tradition of American avant-garde cinema, from its origins in the 1920s to the work of contemporary film and video artists. The Reader addresses major movements and key figures of the avant-garde, including filmmakers such as Andy Warhol,...

Hollywood Musicals, The Film Reader

Hollywood Musicals, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Steven Cohan
December 20, 2001

Articles examine the musical in relation to its generic form and conventions, the relationship between narrative and spectacle, gender and feminist analysis, camp production and reception, stardom, and the representation of race and ethnicity.Includes essays by: Rick Altman, Lucie Arbuthnot and...

Exhibition, The Film Reader

Exhibition, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Ina Rae Hark
December 13, 2001

From the kinetoscope, used by one viewer at a time, to the lavish movie palaces of Hollywood's golden era, the experience of watching films has varied enormously across film. Exhibition, The Film Reader traces the emergence of a culture of moviegoing, exploring the range of venues in which films...

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