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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$ 18.51
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...
- edition text + kritik 2013; US$ 19.08
Die Karriere der beiden Brüder Jean-Pierre und Luc Dardenne begann vor über 35 Jahren mit einer Dokumentation. Inzwischen sind ihre gemeinsamen Spielfilme mit zahlreichen Preisen, darunter Golden Globe und Goldene Palme, ausgezeichnet worden. Der Band beleuchtet das umfangreiche und vielseitige Werk des erfolgreichen Duos. Reihe FILM-KONZEPTE... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 27.00
Philosophy and Blade Runner explores philosophical issues in the film Blade Runner , including human nature, personhood, identity, consciousness, free will, morality, God, death, and the meaning of life. The result is a novel analysis of the greatest science fiction film of all time and a unique contribution to the philosophy of film. more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99
This volume shares the fascinating story of the cinematic adaptation of one of the world?s most influential novels. An all-encompassing account of the film?s production and reception, the account is filled with little-known facts and valuable insight into Solzhenitsyn?s complex relationship with filmmaking. more...