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Kazan Revisited (wesleyan Film)

A groundbreaking filmmaker dogged by controversy in both his personal life and career, Elia Kazan was one of the most important directors of postwar American cinema. In landmark motion pictures such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass, Kazan crafted an emotionally raw form of psychological realism. His reputation has rested on his Academy award-winning work with actors, his provocat...

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Hollywood Gamers: Digital Convergence In The Film And Video Game Industries

For years, major film studios have licensed products related to their most popular films; video game spin-offs have become an important part of these licensing practices. Where blockbuster films are concerned, the video game release has become the rule rather than the exception. In Hollywood Gamers, Robert Alan Brookey explores the business conditions and technological developments that have facilitated the convergence of the film an...

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Paul On Mazursky (wesleyan Film)

Paul Mazursky’s nearly twenty films as writer/director represent Hollywood’s most sustained comic expression of the 1970s and 1980s. But they have not been given their due, perhaps because Mazursky’s films—both sincere and ridiculous, realistic and romantic—are pure emotion. This makes films like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, An Unmarried Woman, and Enemies, A Love Story difficult to classify, but that’s what makes a human c...

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Film Theory: An Introduction Through The Senses

What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first imagines an ideal spectator, and then maps certain dynamic interactions between the screen and the spectator’s mind, body and senses. Using ...

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Tell Them It’s A Dream Sequence: And Other Smart Advice From Top Filmmakers By John Gaspard

Short, Valuable Lessons, Ideas and Insights On Making a Successful Feature Film. Includes great tips from Steven Soderbergh, Roger Corman, Jon Favreau, Kenneth Lonergan, Henry Jaglom, Bob Odenkirk, Dan O'Bannon, Jonathan Lynn, Carol Littleton, Griffin Dunne, Stuart Gordon, Kasi Lemmons, George Romero, Tom Noonan, Daniel Myrick and many more. Topics covered include getting started, scripting, pre-production, production, post-productio...

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Contemporary Erotic Cinema

From Last Tango in Paris to American Pie to Brokeback Mountain—a look at more than 100 erotic films, with in-depth analysis and fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes The first book to look at truly contemporary erotic cinema, this publication gives in-depth analyses of sex scenes from more than 100 films, more than half of them released in the 21st century. Beginning with an overview of how depictions of sex on screen have changed ...

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China’s Igeneration: Cinema And Moving Image Culture For The Twenty-first Century

This innovative collection of essays on twenty-first century Chinese cinema and moving image culture features contributions from an international community of scholars, critics, and practitioners. Taken together, their perspectives make a compelling case that the past decade has witnessed a radical transformation of conventional notions of cinema. Following China's accession to the WTO in 2001, personal and collective experiences of ...

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Framing Pictures: Film And The Visual Arts By Steven Jacobs

Framing Pictures is a welcome, major addition to the literature on the relationships between film and the other visual arts. Lucid, thorough, and wide-ranging, it is the work of a scholar both deeply grounded in the histories of art and cinema and current with contemporary art and critical discourses. Jacobs covers the entire intermedial territory, balancing wonderfully succinct overviews with close consideration of art documentaries...

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Discomfort And Joy: The Cinema Of Bill Forsyth (studies In The History And Culture Of Scotland)

Filmmaker Bill Forsyth is one of the most important and fondly regarded of all living Scottish artists. His filmmaking career, beginning with That Sinking Feeling (1979), paved the way for the emergence of an indigenous Scottish cinema. It also established Forsyth as one of the most distinctive and original voices in late twentieth-century European film. This book offers the first integrated and comprehensive study of the director’s ...