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  • Moving Imagesby John Fullerton; Astrid Söderbergh Widding

    John Libbey Publishing 2000; US$ 38.99

    In 1888, Thomas Edison announced that he was experimenting on "an instrument which does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, which is the recording and reproduction of things in motion." Just as Edison?s investigations were framed in terms of the known technologies of the phonograph and the microscope, the essays in this collection address... more...

  • The life of mise-en-scčneby John Gibbs

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 95.00

    Offers a critical history of key debates about visual style in British film journals in the postwar period more...

  • The Art of Kubo and the Two Stringsby Emily Haynes; Travis Knight

    Chronicle Books LLC 2016; US$ 29.99

    From LAIKA, the Academy AwardŽ-nominated studio behind Coraline , ParaNorman , and The Boxtrolls , comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings , scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears,... more...

  • Genre und Gemeinsinnby Hermann Kappelhoff

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    Ausgehend von der These, dass der Sinn für das Gemeinschaftliche einer Gesellschaft abhängig ist von medialen Praktiken politischer Vergemeinschaftung, wird der Einsatz Hollywoods im 2. Weltkrieg untersucht. Es wird gezeigt, wie Hollywood auf die Krise der Demokratie im Krieg reagierte, indem es ein neues Genre generiert. Anhand einer Affekttheorie... more...

  • Genre und Gemeinsinnby Hermann Kappelhoff

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    Ausgehend von der These, dass der Sinn für das Gemeinschaftliche einer Gesellschaft abhängig ist von medialen Praktiken politischer Vergemeinschaftung, wird der Einsatz Hollywoods im 2. Weltkrieg untersucht. Es wird gezeigt, wie Hollywood auf die Krise der Demokratie im Krieg reagierte, indem es ein neues Genre generiert. Anhand einer Affekttheorie... more...

  • The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situationsby Mike Figgis

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 18.95

    The original 36 Dramatic Situations was written in in French by Georges Polti in the 1850s. Polti synthesised all drama as belonging to combinations of 36 situations. In the book he illustrates each 'situation' with examples from classical and French theatre. When Mike Figgis used the book as an aid in putting together a treatment for a film,... more...

  • Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety's Filmsby Vlad Dima

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    The art of Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety?s cinema lies in the tension created between the visual narrative and the aural narrative. His work has been considered hugely influential, and his films bridge Western practices of filmmaking and oral traditions from West Africa. Mambety?s film Touki Bouki is considered one of the foundational works... more...

  • All The Best Linesby George Tiffin

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 16.99

    An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present day. more...

  • Words on Screenby Michel Chion; Claudia Gorbman

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Michel Chion is well known in contemporary film studies for his innovative investigations into aspects of cinema that scholars have traditionally overlooked. Following his work on sound in film in Audio-Vision and Film, a Sound Art , Words on Screen is Chion?s survey of everything the seventh art gives us to read on screen. He analyzes titles,... more...

  • Star Wars vs. Star Trekby Matt Forbeck

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 14.95

    Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser? Which aliens are cooler: the Cardassians or the Chazrach? Have any Federation ships ever made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs? And most important, in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win? Ever since Princess Leia's starship hovered into sight... more...