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- Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00
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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 105.00
Elusive, subtle and atmospheric, Lost in Translation was one of the indie hits of 2004, earning widespread critical praise, awards and success at the box office. But what was the basis of its appeal and how exactly is the film marked as a distinctly independent work? This book, by a leading authority on contemporary American indie cinema, provides... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 27.00
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._x000D_ _x000D_ 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._x000D_ _x000D_ From... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 26.00
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...
- I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 28.00
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...
- Pearson Education Limited 2012; US$ 20.50
Want to beat your sales target? Buy this book. The new edition of this highly successful sales bible is full of practical tips, tricks and advice and now comes in a smaller, more accessible package. The Secrets of Selling, 2nd edition covers all the key areas in a concise and snappy style and is easy to navigate - essential features for the time... more...
- Pearson Education Limited 2010; US$ 8.19
Everything you need to help you find the right name for your baby. More than just an alphabetical list of popular names, Brilliant Baby Names is the ultimate guide to naming your baby. Whether you’re seeking advice about how to choose a name, looking for inspiration in finding the perfect name or need help in handling disagreements or family... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 31.00
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 114.95
What are the aims of sociology? How do they relate to the classical tradition? How, today, can we understand the relation between sociology and its object of study? This volume interrogates the changing relationship between contemporary and classical sociology and the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the discipline. The contributors argue... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
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...