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  • Watching the Worldby Thomas Austin

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99

    Screen documentary has experienced a marked rise in visibility and popularity in recent years. What are the reasons for the so-called 'boom' in documentaries at the cinema? How has television documentary met the challenge of new formats? And how do audiences engage with documentaries on screen? Watching the world extends the reach of documentary... more...

  • Western Film Highlightsby Henryk Hoffmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Westerns may have had their heyday, but they remain popular. The greatest films from 1914, when The Squaw Man and The Virginian were among the genre's best, through 2001, when American Outlaws and Texas Rangers were tops, are the subject of this work. For each year, the author names the outstanding western films in the following categories: picture,... more...

  • Alex Cox's Introduction to Filmby Alex Cox

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 14.57

    Emerging filmmakers need to know the basics of their art form: the language of the camera, and lenses, the different crew roles, the formats, the aspect ratios. They also need to know some bare-bones theory: what an auteur is, what montage is, what genres are. Most important, all filmmakers require serious grounding in film. You cannot be a great artist... more...

  • American Politics in Hollywood Filmby Ian Scott

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    How is the American political landscape represented in cinema? What is the relationship between Hollywood and Washington? From Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise to the Governorship of California through to the drama of the celebrity-fuelled 2008 Presidential election, Hollywood and politics have never been more intimate.This thoroughly updated and revised... more...

  • American Smart Cinemaby Claire Perkins

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    American Smart Cinema examines a contemporary type of US filmmaking that exists at the intersection of mainstream, art and independent cinema and often gives rise to absurd, darkly comic and nihilistic effects.Connecting the 'smart' sensibility to issues of expressive irony, generational divide and therapeutic culture, this bold new book describes... more...

  • The Art of Short Form Contentby Bryan Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 36.95

    The Art of Short Form Content: From Concept to Color Correction is an in-depth examination of the craft of creating short form filmic content ? a category which includes television commercials, music videos, television promos, movie trailers, digital billboards, corporate videos, and pretty much anything else with a running time under five minutes.... more...

  • Bollywood and Postmodernismby Neelam Sidhar Wright

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    ‘New Bollywood’ has arrived, but its postmodern impulse often leaves film scholars reluctant to theorise its aesthetics. How do we define the style of a contemporary Bollywood film? Are Bollywood films just uninspired Hollywood rip-offs, or does their borrowing signal genuine innovation within the industry?Applying postmodern concepts and... more...

  • Chinese Martial Arts Cinemaby Stephen Teo

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; US$ 120.00

    This is the first comprehensive, fully-researched account of the historical and contemporary development of the traditional martial arts genre in the Chinese cinema known as wuxia (literal translation: martial chivalry) - a genre which audiences around the world became familiar with through the phenomenal 'crossover' hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden... more...

  • Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Filmby Ryan Bishop

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    This book uses large scale social and cultural trends and major world events to analyse the American comedy film. This is a historical and conceptual study discussing the comedy narrative, comic traditions, and role of visual culture. The important innovators of American film comedy and the role of visual technology within cultural politic are discussed,... more...

  • Compositing Visual Effects in After Effectsby Lee Lanier

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Create vibrant visual effects with Adobe After Effects. Gain the tips, tricks, and applied knowledge you need to carry out essential visual effects tasks and bring your digital compositing to the next level. In Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects, industry veteran Lee Lanier covers all the common After Effects techniques any serious visual... more...