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Film

  • Sound Design for Low & No Budget Filmsby Patrick Winters

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 41.95

    Don’t let your indie film be sabotaged by bad sound! One of the weakest technical aspects of a low or no budget short or feature film is usually the sound, and in Sound Design for Low and No Budget Films, author Patrick Winters explains what filmmakers need to do to fix that. Learn how to improve the sound quality of your low budget film with specific... more...

  • Synchronization and Title Sequencesby Michael Betancourt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 15.00

    Synchronization and Title Sequences proposes a semiotic analysis of the synchronization of image and sound in motion pictures using title sequences. Through detailed historical close readings of title designs that use either voice-over, an instrumental opening, or title song to organize their visuals—from Vertigo (1958) to The Player (1990) and X-Men:... more...

  • Understanding Film Theoryby Ruth Doughty; Christine Etherington-Wright

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 27.09

    This book shows how theory can be drawn upon to gain a greater understanding of the complexity and meaning of the films that students watch and study, making it an ideal entry point for anyone tasked with applying theory to their academic work. more...

  • American Horror Fiction and Classby David Simmons

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.56

    In this book, Simmons argues that class, as much as race and gender, played a significant role in the development of Gothic and Horror fiction in a national context. From the classic texts of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne right through to contemporary examples, such as the novels of Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer’s  Twilight  Series,... more...

  • Crowdsourcing for Filmmakersby Richard Botto

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Whether you’re a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure, or a product to promote. But how do you rise above the noise? In Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd , Richard Botto explains how to put crowdsourcing to use for your creative project... more...

  • Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestigeby Colleen Kennedy-Karpat; Eric Sandberg

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 96.67

    This book explores the intersection between adaptation studies and what James F. English has called the “economy of prestige,” which includes formal prize culture as well as less tangible expressions such as canon formation, fandom, authorship, and performance. The chapters explore how prestige can affect many facets of the adaptation process, including... more...

  • Regimes of Invisibility in Contemporary Art, Theory and Cultureby Marina Gržinic; Aneta Stojnic; Miško Šuvakovic

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book places a focus on the regimes of in/visibility and representation in Europe and offers an innovative perspective on the topic of global capitalism in relation to questions of race, class, gender and migration, as well as historicization of biopolitics and (de)coloniality. The aim of this volume is to revisit theories of art, new media technology,... more...

  • Acting in British Televisionby Tom Cantrell; Christopher Hogg

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 29.85

    Acting in British Television is the first in-depth exploration of acting processes in British television. Focused around sixteen new interviews with celebrated British actors, including Rebecca Front, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ken Stott, Penelope Wilton and John Hannah, this fascinating text delves behind the scenes of a range of British television programmes... more...

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Cultureby Niall Brennan; David Gudelunas

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.41

    This book identifies and analyzes the ways in which RuPaul’s Drag Race  has reshaped the visibility of drag culture in the US and internationally, as well as how the program has changed understandings of reality TV. This edited volume illustrates how drag has become a significant aspect of LGBTQ experience and identity globally through  RuPaul’s Drag... more...

  • Serielle Überbietungby Andreas Sudmann

    J.B. Metzler 2017; US$ 63.23

    Als serielle Figur der Fortsetzung und Variation prägt die Dynamik der Überbietung seit jeher die Produkte und Praktiken der Medienkultur. In den Diskursen der Spätmoderne hat Überbietung – als Logik einer vermeintlich bloß quantitativen Steigerung ohne qualitativen Mehrwert – primär einen negativen Status. Damit steht ihre Wahrnehmung im deutlichen... more...