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  • The Spectacle of the Realby Geoff King

    Intellect Books Ltd 2005; US$ 32.00

    Hollywood special effects offer spectacular creations or re-creations that make claims to our attention on the grounds of their ?incredible-seeming reality?. They can appear both ?incredible? and ?real?, their appeal based on their ability to ?convince??to appear real in terms such as detail and texture?and on their status as fabricated spectacle,... more...

  • New Hollywood Cinemaby Geoff King

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 14.95

    What exactly is New Hollywood? - is the first question answered by Geoff King in his lively and accessible introduction to modern Hollywood cinema and its films.In the expanding literature on this area, New Hollywood Cinema fills a gap by offering a single, up-to-date volume covering the ground coherently and accessibly.From the radical gestures of... more...

  • American Independent Cinemaby Geoff King

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    From sex, lies and videotape in the 1980s to The Blair Witch Project and New Queer Cinema in the 1990s and the ultra-low budget digital video features of the 2000s, indie films have thrived and stand out from the dominant Hollywood mainstream. But what exactly is ?independent? cinema? This, the ideal textbook and general read on indie cinema, shows... more...

  • Spectacular Narrativesby Geoff King

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 14.95

    What is the appeal of the contemporary Hollywood blockbuster? The sheer scale and impact of big special effects sequences is part of the attraction of films such as Independence Day, Jurassic Park, Titanic or Mission Impossible. But they also offer other appeals, including the dynamics of narrative. Spectacular Narratives is the first serious book-length... more...

  • Tomb Raiders and Space Invadersby Geoff King; Tanya Krzywinska

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Videogames now rival Hollywood cinema in popularity and profits and there are huge followings for titles such as Tomb Raider or The Sims. Exactly what games offer, however, as a distinct form of entertainment, has received scant attention. This book is a valuable contribution to this new field. Its main focus is on key formal aspects of games and... more...

  • Sociological Objectsby Andrew King; Geoff Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What are the aims of sociology? What are its objects of study? How relevant is the classical tradition to the practice of sociology today? This volume brings together internationally renowned and new scholars to consider the changing relationship between contemporary and classical sociology. Arguing that recent historical and theoretical developments... more...

  • American Independent Cinemaby Geoff King; Claire Molloy; Yannis Tzioumakis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    The American independent sector has attracted much attention in recent years, an upsurge of academic work on the subject being accompanied by wider public debate. But many questions remain about how exactly independence should be defined and how its relationship might be understood with other parts of the cinematic landscape, most notably the Hollywood... more...

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