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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00
Few directors are characterized by both extraordinary film craft and the ironic reputation for lowbrow films. Despite his many achievements as a child of the Italian Cinecitta studios, however, Sergio Leone has been judged severely by writers who find his films lacking in ideas and moralists who find his films unduly cynical. Nevertheless, Leone's... more...
Die Macht des Grotesken: Dekonstruktion des kulturellen Wertesystems im Film Salò oder die 120 Tage von SodomDiplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 18.61
In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden sowohl die möglichen Ursachen, als auch die schwerwiegenden Folgen der Destruktion für das ?westliche? kulturelle Wertesystem untersucht. Die Parallelen zwischen dem Grotesken und der Kultur werden erläutert und anschließend werden der Anteil und die Mechanismen des Grotesken in der ?Dekonstruktion der Kultur? anhand... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00
This collection offers 15 critical essays on Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" and its controversial film adaptation by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and director Ang Lee. Each essay explores the short story, the film, and the sociocultural phenomenon that followed the release of the motion picture in December... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 49.99
This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail , the first original film by the British comedy troupe. more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 37.99
In the years before the First World War, showmen, entrepreneurs, educators, and scientists used magic lanterns and cinematographs in many contexts and many venues. To employ these silent screen technologies to deliver diverse and complex programs usually demanded audio accompaniment, creating a performance of both sound and image. These shows might... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95
Ridley Scott?s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and ?replicants? is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what it is to be human, the possibility of moral agency... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
In 1954, troubled director Nicholas Ray chatted at a dinner party about his controversial plan for a film about middle-class juvenile delinquents. He was told of a book, written by a prison psychologist and owned by Warner Bros., called Rebel Without a Cause. Though he was initially unimpressed, Ray adapted the book into his own screenplay and Warner... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
In a field being transformed by technology, Syd Field shows you what works and why and how to find new ways to create a truly outstanding film using four extraordinary examples: Thelma & Louise , Terminator 2: Judgement Day , The Silence Of The Lambs , and Dances With Wolves . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95
A philosophical look at the movie Inception and its brilliant metaphysical puzzles Is the top still spinning? Was it all a dream? In the world of Christopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning movie, people can share one another's dreams and alter their beliefs and thoughts. Inception is a metaphysical heist film that raises more questions... more...