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Download E-books Space Oddities: Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960-2000 PDF

By Marie Lathers

Space Oddities examines the illustration of ladies in outer house movies from 1960 to 2000, with an emphasis on movies within which girls are both denied or given the position of astronaut. Marie Lathers lines an evolution during this illustration from girls as extraterrestrial beings and/or "assistant" astronauts, to girls as astronaut better halves, to girls as astronauts themselves. Many well known motion pictures from the period are thought of, as are previous motion pictures (from Aelita Queen of Mars to Devil lady From Mars) and old documents, literary fiction, and tv indicates (especially I Dream of Jeannie). Early Sixties makes an attempt through girls pilots to go into the distance Race are regarded as is the media drama surrounding the demise of Christa McAuliffe.Â

In addition to its insightful movie scholarship, this is often an incredible addition to present reassessments of the distance Race. by way of utilising insights from modern gender, race, and species theories to renowned imaginings of girls in house, the prestige of the gap Race as a cultural build that reproduces and/or warps terrestrial gender constructions is revealed.

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Download E-books Defiant Itineraries: Caribbean Paradigms in American Dance and Film PDF

How did Caribbean rituals helped shape new currents within the appearing and visible arts of the U.S.? This e-book solutions this question via an exam of the Caribbean-inspired dance creations of dancer/choreographer Katherine Dunham and the experimental motion pictures of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren.

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Download E-books Media Discourse (Hodder Arnold Publication) PDF

By Norman Fairclough

The research of media language is more and more vital either for media reviews and for discourse research and sociolinguistics. In Media Discourse, Norman Fairclough applies the "critical discourse research" framework he constructed in Language and gear and Discourse and Social Life to media language. Drawing on examples from television, radio, and newspapers, he specializes in altering practices of media discourse when it comes to wider approaches of social and cultural swap, fairly the tensions among private and non-private within the media and the tensions among details and entertainment.

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Download E-books Indian Literature and Popular Cinema: Recasting Classics (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Serie) PDF

This publication is set the preferred cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and the way it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions on the interface of movie and literature, resembling how Bollywood videos transform literary topics, supply various (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots, tales, and characters to house the medium and the economics of the style, occasionally even altering the way in which literature is learn. This booklet addresses the socio-political implications of renowned reinterpretations of "elite culture", exploring gender matters and the perceived "sexism" of the North Indian renowned movie and the way that performs out while literature is transformed into movie. Written by means of a world staff of specialists on Indian literature and picture, the chapters during this e-book concentrate on those principal questions, but additionally conceal a variety of literary works which were tailored in movie. each one a part of the ebook discusses how a specific style of literature has been "recast" into movie. the person chapters specialise in comparisons and shut reports of person movies or movie songs encouraged by way of "classics" of literature. The ebook could be of curiosity to these learning Indian movie and literature and South Asian pop culture extra generally.

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Download E-books Dark Humor in Films of the 1960s PDF

By Wheeler Winston Dixon

"In this tidy, taut, and tangy study, Dixon . . . covers the unusual and wacky ill motion pictures of the period--from director Roger Corman's Little store of Horrors (1960) to Robert Downey Sr.'s Putney Swope (1969)--and he additionally pops around the pond to rejoice the pleased nihilism of the ordinary British works of Richard Lester and Tony Richardson. Dixon [also] devotes chapters to violence within the silent cinema and the Thirties B Westerns of D. Ross Lederman; the pushed movies of Mexico's prolific 'phantom' filmmaker Juan Orol; director Richard Sarafian's existential street motion picture Vanishing Point (1971); the 'invisible cinema' of the overlooked Marcel Hanoun; and the romantic fatalism of French auteur Max Ophüls . . . lucid and compelling." - Choice

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Download E-books Shakespeare Films in the Making: Vision, Production and Reception PDF

By Russell Jackson

Shakespeare movies within the Making examines the creation and reception of 5 feature-length Shakespeare motion pictures from the 20th century, concentrating on the ways that they articulate visions in their Shakespearean originals, of the fictitious worlds within which the flicks are set, and of the movie-makers' personal society. Warner Brothers' 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream and MGM's 1936 Romeo and Juliet have been items of the Hollywood procedure and mirror the studios' wish to increase their prestige with 'prestige pictures'. Olivier's 1944 Henry V was once a part of Britain's cultural battle attempt and embodies visions of the medieval earlier and perfect management. The Romeo and Juliet motion pictures of Renato Castellani (1954) and Franco Zeffirelli (1968) embodied visions of Renaissance Italy that distinction - in differing methods - with MGM's movie. This publication bargains readings of those major and influential movies, supported via vast archival learn, together with studio files, script revisions, exposure fabrics and stories.

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Download E-books Film/Genre PDF

This textual content seeks to revise notions of movie style. It connects the jobs performed through critics and audiences in making and re-making style. In a critique of significant voices within the background of style concept from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, Altman finds the conflicting stakes for which the style video game has been performed. spotting that the very time period "genre" has diverse which means for various teams, he bases his style conception at the uneasy aggressive but complimentary dating between style clients and discusses a number of movies from "The nice educate theft" to "Star Wars", and from "The Jazz Singer" to "The Player".

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Download E-books Little Vera: The Film Companion (KINOfiles Film Companion) PDF

By Frank Beardow

Vasili Pichul’s Little Vera was once published in 1988 through the early Glasnost years of Gorbachev. With a no-holds-barred screenplay by way of Pichul’s spouse Maria Khmelik, this tale of the seamier facet of existence for traditional humans was once a box-office hit and went directly to obtain the ecu movie Award for most sensible screenplay in addition to the distinctive Jury Prize at Montreal. this primary in-full exploration of the movie locations it in the style of ""youth cinema"" and corrects the Western label given to the movie, which featured the 1st intercourse act in Soviet cinema, as ""the first Soviet intercourse film.""

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Download E-books Death in Classical Hollywood Cinema PDF

Boaz Hagin contains out a philosophical exam of the difficulty of demise because it is represented and problematized in Hollywood cinema of the classical period (1920s-1950s) and in later mainstream movies, taking a look at four significant genres: the Western, the gangster movie, melodrama and the warfare movie.

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Download E-books 'All Quiet On the Western Front': The Story of a Film (British Film Guides) PDF

By Andrew Kelly

Published to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of Erich Maria Remarque this is often an account of the making of his novel. whilst released in 1928, the ebook reworked the preferred photograph of conflict; the movie, directed via Lewis Milestone, was once published the subsequent 12 months and was once immediately acclaimed a vintage. It continues to be the fundamental view of global warfare I and of the brutality and waste of conflict. just like the novel the movie was once censored. Andrew Kelly covers the film’s origins and construction, and its fortunes on and after liberate. it truly is illustrated with scenes from the movie and comprises vast extracts from the screenplays.

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