Download Chaplin’s War Trilogy: An Evolving Lens in Three Dark by Wes D. Gehring PDF

By Wes D. Gehring

The booklet examines Charlie Chaplin’s evolving point of view on darkish comedy in his 3 warfare motion pictures, Shoulder Arms (1918), The nice Dictator (1940), and Monsieur Verdoux (1947). within the first he makes use of the style in a groundbreaking demeanour yet but for a pro-war reason. In Dictator darkish comedy is utilized in an antiwar means. In Monsieur Verdoux Chaplin embraces the style as someone in safety opposed to a society out to spoil him. All 3 are pivotal motion pictures within the improvement of the style in movie, with the latter video clips being very debatable for his or her time.

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Download Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy by Peter Josyph PDF

By Peter Josyph

Regarded through many as one in all America's finest-living writers, Cormac McCarthy has produced the most compelling novels of the final forty years. throughout the expanding variety of cinematic variations of his paintings, together with the Oscar-winning No kingdom for outdated Men, and the Pulitzer Prize for The Road, McCarthy is getting into the mainstream of cultural attention, either within the usa and overseas. In Adventures in studying Cormac McCarthy, Peter Josyph considers, at size, the author's masterworks Blood Meridian and Suttree, in addition to the unconventional and picture of All the gorgeous Horses, McCarthy's play The Stonemason, and his movie The Gardener's Son.

The ebook additionally comprises prolonged conversations with critic Harold Bloom approximately Blood Meridian; novelist and poet Robert Morgan approximately The Gardener's Son; critic Rick Wallach approximately Blood Meridian; and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ted Tally approximately his movie edition of All the gorgeous Horses. Drawing on a number of assets of an unconventional nature, this booklet examines McCarthy's paintings from unique and infrequently provocative views. providing a brand new concept of feedback, Adventures in examining Cormac McCarthy turns into a great tool for critics, scholars, and normal readers approximately one of many nice literary skills of the day.

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Download Dracula FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Count from by Bruce Scivally PDF

By Bruce Scivally

(FAQ). Dracula FAQ finds little-known evidence approximately either the old and literary Dracula. The 15th-century warlord Vlad III, often called Vlad the Impaler and Dracula (son of the Dragon), grew to become a mythical determine in his local Wallachia. 400 years later, Irish writer Bram Stoker appropriated Dracula's identify for a vampire novel he spent seven years studying and writing. one in all the good classics of Gothic literature, Dracula went directly to encourage a variety of degree performs, musicals, videos, and television variations with actors as diversified as Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Christopher Lee, Jack Palance, Frank Langella, Louis Jourdan, Gary Oldman, and Gerard Butler taking up the function of the vampire king. And with Dracula proving the recognition of vampires, different bloodsuckers rose from their graves to terrify publication, motion picture, and television audiences from Barnabas Collins of darkish Shadows to The evening Stalker to the vampires of real Blood at the small monitor, and Interview with the Vampire and Twilight at the substantial monitor. extra lately, Dracula has been resurrected for a television sequence starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and a characteristic movie starring Luke Evans. Dracula FAQ covers all of those and extra, together with the fantastic tales of real-life vampires!

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Download Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies (The South on by Tison Pugh PDF

By Tison Pugh

Truman Capote as soon as remarked, “My fundamental factor is that I’m a prose author. I don’t imagine movie is the best residing thing”; still, his legacy is in lots of methods outlined through his complicated dating with cinema, Hollywood, and star itself. In Truman Capote: A Literary lifestyles on the Movies, Tison Pugh explores the writer and his literature via a cinematic lens, skillfully weaving the main suitable parts of Capote’s biography— together with his hugely flamboyant public character and his friendships and feuds with extraordinary stars—with insightful severe research of the movies, screenplays, and diversifications of his works that composed his fraught courting with the Hollywood machine.

Capote’s masterful brief tales and novels make sure his prestige as an iconic writer of the 20 th century, and his screenplays, together with Beat the Devil, Indiscretion of an American Wife, and The Innocents, allowed him to collaborate with such Hollywood heavyweights as Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, and David O. Selznick. all through his specialist existence he circulated freely in a star milieu populated by means of such notables as Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. Cinematic variations of his literature, such a lot particularly Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In chilly Blood, play with or in a different way modify Capote’s queer literary issues, usually bleaching his bold therapy of homosexuality in desire of straight romance.

Truman Capote: A Literary existence on the Movies finds Capote’s literary works to be now not basically coincident to movie yet indispensable to their mutual construction, paying willing awareness to the ways that Capote’s id as a homosexual southerner stimulated his and others’ perceptions of his literature and its variations. Pugh’s study illuminates Capote’s own successes and disappointments within the movie undefined, assisting to create a extra nuanced portrait of the writer and bringing clean info to light.

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Download Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film (Media, Culture and by Xuelin Zhou PDF

By Xuelin Zhou

This e-book explores the energetic movie cultures of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong from the viewpoint of teen tradition. The ebook relates this crucial subject to the broader social, cultural, and institutional context, and discusses the connection among the movies and the alterations that this present day are remodeling every one society. one of the components explored are the diversities among the 3 movie industries, their production of latest varieties of reveal hero and heroine, and their conflicts with conventional chinese language attitudes akin to admire for age. the numerous movies mentioned supply clean views at the ways that adolescents are dealing with gender, sexuality, type, coming of age, the pressures of schooling, and significant social shifts akin to rural to city migration. They convey teens in each one society striving to build new price structures for a fancy, swiftly altering environment.

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Download Refocusing Chaplin: A Screen Icon through Critical Lenses by Lawrence Howe,James E. Caron,Benjamin Click PDF

By Lawrence Howe,James E. Caron,Benjamin Click

Widely well-known in his personality of the Tramp, Charlie Chaplin transcended the position of actor to develop into screenwriter, director, composer, manufacturer, and eventually studio head. the topic of various biographical reviews, Chaplin has been tested as either delusion and guy, yet those remedies fail to accurately tackle the often-overlooked complexity of his filmmaking.

Refocusing Chaplin: A monitor Icon via severe Lenses gains essays that learn the actor and director via quite a few theoretical perspectives—including Marxism, feminism, gender experiences, deconstruction, psychoanalytic feedback, new historicism, functionality reviews, and cultural feedback. Complementing this diversity of highbrow inquiry is the vast achieve of flicks mentioned, from The Circus (1928), The Gold Rush (1925), and City Lights (1931) to Modern instances (1936), The nice Dictator (1940), Monsieur Verdoux (1947), and Limelight (1952). Shorter movies, comparable to “The Pawnshop” (1916), “The Rink” (1916), and “A Dog’s existence” (1918) also are tested.

These essays examine the tensions among the rigorously developed worlds of Chaplin’s motion pictures and their cultural contexts. the numerous methods and diversity of fabrics during this quantity not just comprehensively check the display icon but additionally foster a talk that exemplifies the simplest of highbrow trade. Refocusing Chaplin offers a distinct view into the paintings of 1 of cinema’s most vital and influential artists.

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Download Looking with Robert Gardner (SUNY series, Horizons of by Rebecca Meyers,William Rothman,Charles Warren PDF

By Rebecca Meyers,William Rothman,Charles Warren

Assesses the diversity and significance of Robert Gardner’s achievements as a filmmaker, photographer, author, educator, and champion of autonomous cinema.

During his lifetime, Robert Gardner (1925–2014) was once frequently pigeonholed as an ethnographic filmmaker, then criticized for failing to comply to the genre’s conventions—conventions he appreciably challenged. With the discharge of his groundbreaking movie Dead Birds in 1963, Gardner validated himself as one of many world’s such a lot awesome self sustaining filmmakers, operating in a distinct border zone among ethnography, the essay movie, and poetic/experimental cinema. Richly illustrated, Looking with Robert Gardner assesses the variety and importance of Gardner’s achievements not just as a filmmaker but in addition as a nonetheless photographer, author, educator, and champion of self reliant cinema. The members provide serious consciousness to Gardner’s so much formidable motion pictures, corresponding to Dead Birds (1963, New Guinea), Rivers of Sand (1975, Ethiopia), and Forest of Bliss (1986, India), in addition to lesser-known movies that both exemplify his mode of looking anthropological realizing via inventive ability. in addition they attend to his movies approximately artists, together with his self-depiction in Still trip OnM (2011); to his roots in experimental movie and his employment of experimental techniques; and to his help of self reliant filmmakers during the Harvard movie research heart and the tv sequence Screening Room, which supplied a chance for varied vital movie and video artists to give and speak about their work.

Rebecca Meyers is a filmmaker and educational movie Programmer at Bucknell collage, the place she teaches within the Film/Media stories application. She labored with Robert Gardner as editor on his overdue films.

William Rothman is Professor of Cinema and Interactive Media on the collage of Miami. between his various books are 3 released via SUNY Press: Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze, moment Edition and as editor, Cavell on Film and Three Documentary Filmmakers: Errol Morris, Ross McElwee, and Jean Rouch.

Charles Warren is Lecturer on movie at Boston college and affiliate of the visible and Environmental reports division at Harvard collage. He writes generally on movie and has edited many books, together with Gardner’s Making lifeless Birds, Just Representations, and Human files: 8 Photographers.

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Download Behind the Scenes with Hollywood Producers: Interviews with by Duane Byrge PDF

By Duane Byrge

we all know what actors do. we all know what writers do. yet what does a film manufacturer do, except manage financing for movies and settle for Academy Awards? that includes in-depth interviews with 14 most sensible motion picture manufacturers, together with 8 who've gained Oscars for most sensible photo, this booklet describes how they nurture a venture from thought to casting to display. they're marketers, basically making a new company whenever they begin paintings on a movie. They own an array of talents and abilities and the resilience and the fortitude not to take “no” for an answer.
The interviewees are Marc Abraham, Tony invoice, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Clint Eastwood, Taylor Hackford, Mark Johnson, Arnold Kopelson, Alan Ladd, Jr., Michael London, Fred Roos, Paula Wagner, Jim Wilson and Janet Yang.

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Download Welcome to Our Nightmares: Behind the Scene with Today’s by Jason Norman PDF

By Jason Norman

George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks—many of today’s such a lot celebrated actors started their careers at the units of horror video clips. even though, the vast majority of performers in even the most well-liked horror motion pictures stay really unknown.
This enticing selection of profiles introduces a number of the actors at the back of the heroes, heroines, monsters and villains who've terrified and involved moviegoers round the world.
From Michelle Argyris, who embodied a possessed university scholar in Devil Seed (2012), to Ian Whyte, the 7 foot tall former basketball participant who portrayed one in every of cinema’s so much iconic monsters in Aliens vs. Predator (2004), the profiles provide perception into how the actors ready for and played their roles. Longer essays discover the casts of popular horror sequence, together with Saw, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, delivering a window into the realm of horror filmmaking.

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Download The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, by Vanessa Theme Ament PDF

By Vanessa Theme Ament

Master vintage and state of the art Foley recommendations that would let you create wealthy, convincing sound for any medium, be it movie, tv, radio, podcasts, animation, or games.

In The Foley Grail, moment variation award-winning Foley artist Vanessa subject matter Ament teaches you the way Foley is designed, crafted, and edited for any undertaking, down to the nuts and bolts of recognizing, cueing, and acting sounds. quite a few well known sound artists supply a treasure trove of shortcuts, sizzling assistance, and different tips of the alternate.

This re-creation features:

  • Entirely new chapters devoted to Foley in video games, tv, broadcasting, and animation, in addition to what's new in sound for media education

  • All new sound "recipes" that come with confirmed Foley equipment you could instantly use by yourself projects

  • New case reviews from recognized movies, exhibits, video games, and animations

  • Interviews with present sound artists from around the globe

  • An huge better half web site ( that includes video demonstrations of Foley artists at paintings, video tutorials of particular Foley ideas, lectures from the writer, and masses extra


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