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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
In the blockbuster film Avatar, science fiction and the technological prowess of director James Cameron meet in a heady concoction that, while visually ravishing, could easily be dismissed as "eye candy." While critics most frequently acclaimed its breakthrough 3-D technology, close scrutiny of the film raises provocative questions about... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher?s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk?s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter explores... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 150.00
The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium.... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 7.99
Find out about the characters, the controversy, and how the books have been transformed for the Hollywood screen A is for Action Scenes?the Hunger Games trilogy is full of nail-biting action and tense battle scenes. B is for Bestselling Books? The Hunger Games and Catching Fire , the first two books in the series, were each New York Times bestsellers,... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 198.50
This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explore the aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, from the days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena. Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on the historical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, the volume reflects today’s... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99
The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons is an introduction to all aspects of animation history and its development as a technology and industry beyond the familiar cartoons from the Disney and Warner Bros. Studios. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, a bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on animators,... more...
- Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00
Adapting Philosophy looks at the ways in which The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillards Simulacra and Simulation, and in doing so creates its own distinctive philosophical position. Where previous work in the field has presented the trilogy as a simple beginners guide to philosophy, this study offers a new methodology for... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95
When movie fans talk about their favorite films, they most often mention one or two particular scenes that they never tire of watching. This witty and engaging volume catalogs more than 500 of the most memorable scenes in movie history. Organized by theme, it recounts the best scenes featuring everything from accountants and adoption to whistling and... more...