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- Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00
Daniel Calparsoro, a director who has provided a crucial contribution to the contemporary scene in Spanish and Basque cinema, has provoked strong reactions from the critics. Reductively dismissed as a purveyor of crude violence by those critics lamenting a 'lost golden age' of Spanish filmmaking, Calparsoros films reveal in fact a more... more...
- Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00
Humphrey Jennings has been described as the only real poet that British cinema has produced. His documentary films are remarkable records of Britain at peace and war, and his range of representational approaches transcended accepted notions of wartime propaganda and revised the strict codes of British documentary film of the 1930s and 1940s.Poet, propagandist,... more...
- Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00
This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Ryall sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films.Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00
Jim Henson was the creative force behind a huge catalog of television series, films, specials, and other productions, even excepting the Muppets. This collection of essays delves into the rest of Henson's body of work, including projects developed during his lifetime and those that represent his legacy. Covered here are Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal,... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 54.99
Elisabeth Laas rückt die empirische Analyse des Servicecape aus Konsumentensicht in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Arbeit und versucht herauszufinden, welchen Variablen des Servicecape eine Erlebniswirkung in der Kino- und Unterhaltungsbranche beigemessen werden kann. Es eröffnen sich Möglichkeiten konkreter praktischer Schlussfolgerungen und Ableitungen für... more...
- Algora Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95
This work grew out of the observed frustration of film industry critics who have pointed out examples of bias and stereotyping in specific Hollywood movies over the years only to be rebuffed by the simplistic studio arguments that such films reflect the real world and that moviegoers vote with their pocket books. It can be shown that there is a consistent... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95
This book showcases stunningly realistic and wonderfully posed models and dioramas depicting various characters and scenes from science fiction and horror cinema. The models and dioramas are presented in chronological order starting with the silent films from 1910 to 1927, then the classic films from the 1930s and 1940s, including Universal Studios'... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 35.00
Genre theory is among the fundamental approaches to the historical and systematic understanding of motion pictures. This introductory volume provides an overview of the use of genre analysis in film studies and about the main motion-picture genres. For each of the genres presented, the book includes an exemplary film analysis. It also... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 44.99
In medienökonomischen Lehrbüchern findet sich gelegentlich der Verweis auf die Kostenkrankheit der Kulturproduktion. Sehr viel weiter als bis zum Befund, dass diese Kostenkrankheit auch für Medien gilt, reicht es aus medienökonomischer Perspektive nur selten. Regina Schnellmann untersucht das von Baumol und Bowen 1966 beschriebene ?Ökonomische Dilemma... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
The industry's only director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is contemporary Hollywood's most innovative and prolific filmmaker. A Palme d'or and Academy Award-winner, Soderbergh has directed nearly thirty films, including political provocations, digital experiments, esoteric documentaries, global blockbusters,... more...