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- Wiley 2004; US$ 21.95
Hollywood, Interrupted is a sometimes frightening, occasionally sad, and frequently hysterical odyssey into the darkest realms of showbiz pathology, the endless stream of meltdowns and flameouts, and the inexplicable behavior on the part of show business personalities. Charting celebrities from rehab to retox, to jails, cults, institutions, near-death... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 24.95
The world remembers Edison, Ford, and the Wright Brothers. But what about Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television, an innovation that did as much as any other to shape the twentieth century? That question lies at the heart of The Boy Genius and the Mogul , Daniel Stashower's captivating chronicle of television's true inventor, the battle he... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 39.00
Darnell M. Hunt goes beyond the obvious explanations of celebrity, scandal and voyeurism to ask why America was so obsessed with the O. J. case, why so many people were interested in particular outcomes, and to examine the implications for race relations in the United States as the new century dawns. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00
Warren Buckland argues that the conflict between cognitive film theory and contemporary film theory is unproductive. Presenting a survey of cognitive film semiotics, this study also reevaluates the film semiotics of the 1960s, highlights the weaknesses of American cognitive film theory, and challenges the move toward 'post-theory' in film studies. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
Ma looks at the ways in which the identity of Hong Kong citizens has changed in the 1990s especially since the handover to China in 1997. This is the first analysis which focuses on the role, in this process, of popular media in general and television in particular. The author specifically analyses at the relationship between television ideologies... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2003; US$ 109.95
Through its artful engagement with consumers, advertising subtly shapes our everyday worlds. It plays upon powerful emotions -- envy, fear, lust and ambition. But the industry itself is far more subtle and complex than many people might assume. Throu gh an innovative mix of business strategy and cultural theory, this pioneering book provides a behind-the-scenes... more...
- Oxford University Press 1984; US$ 27.99
A remarkable continuation of Dudley Andrew's classic, The Major Film Theories, this work focuses on the key concepts in film study: perception, representation, signification, narrative structure, adaptation, evaluation, identification, figuration, and interpretation. Beginning with a lucid introductory chapter on the current state of film theory, Andrew... more...