Archive For The “Film Television” Category
By Steven Jay Rubin
Wrestle movies have lengthy been a staple within the heritage of yankee cinema. This severe textual content bargains a behind-the-scenes examine probably the most vital American battle movies of the final 60 years. in line with unique interviews, archival learn and that includes infrequent photos, this e-book covers motion pictures which are thought of surprisingly sensible for the style. the unique version coated conflict motion pictures via global battle II, whereas the up-to-date model contains seven new chapters, which deal with the Civil struggle, the yankee gunboat presence in China within the Twenties, the Korean warfare, the Vietnam battle, the combating in Mogadishu in 1993 and the warfare in Iraq. insurance is going in the course of the damage Locker (2009).
By David F. Gonthier Jr., Timothy M. O'Brien
The offbeat musicals Fame 1980), Pink Floyd--The Wall (1982), The Commitments 1991) and Evita (1996)... The stylized biopics Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), The highway to Wellville (1994) and Angela's Ashes (1999)... The visceral social dramas Shoot the Moon (1982), Birdy (1984), Come See the Paradise (1990) and The lifetime of David Gale (2003)... The one-of-kind style movies Bugsy Malone (1979) and Angel Heart (1987)... those are the movies of British director, author, manufacturer and cartoonist Sir Alan Parker. between many awards and a knighthood, Parker is the founding director of the Director's Guild of significant Britain, and in 2013 gained the honorary British Academy of movie and tv Arts Fellowship Award. Parker is understood for his humility as a director and hasn't ever thought of himself an auteur: "I have overall admiration for movie crews. they're the genuine heroes of the filmmaking strategy, now not directors." He has labored along manufacturer Alan Marshall, cinematographer Michael Seresin and the past due movie editor, Gerry Hambling. This e-book is the 1st learn of his whole physique of characteristic movies (1976-2003).
By M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo
Greater than seventy years after its e-book in 1936, Margaret Mitchell's long gone with the Wind hasn't ever been out of print. An icon of yank tradition, it has had related luck in another country, well known in Japan, Russia, and post-World struggle II Europe, between different locations and instances. This paintings analyzes the continuations of Mitchell's novel: the approved sequels, Scarlett via Alexandra Ripley and Rhett Butler's humans by way of Donald McCaig; the unauthorized parody The Wind performed passed by Alice Randall and a politically right parody; and the numerous fan fiction tales published on-line. The booklet additionally explores long past with the Wind's ambiguous finishing, the perceived have to post a licensed sequel, and the criminal conflict to figure out who could re-write long past with the Wind.
By Martin Loschnigg
The First international warfare has remained the topic of prose fiction, drama, and picture throughout countries. This quantity presents a complete foreign survey of the cultural reminiscence of the warfare as mirrored in quite a few media. It addresses the position of those media in holding and (re)shaping the reminiscence of the conflict, emphasizing the old, socio-political, gender-oriented and post-colonial contexts of its cultural representations.
By Marilyn Beker
Resort Rwanda. Philadelphia. Silkwood. one of the most vital motion pictures ever made have tackled real-world social concerns, from genocide to homophobia to company greed. As storytellers, activist screenwriters realize that social concerns make nice tales that may be gut-wrenching, heart-tugging, humorous, tragic, and fascinating to observe. The Screenwriter Activist is helping screenwriters inform these tales in compelling, non-preachy, and encouraging ways.
The Screenwriter Activist is an in-depth, functional advisor, applicable for college kids in intermediate or graduate screenwriting classes in movie and English courses in addition to pros who are looking to write a film which can make a distinction on the planet. utilizing examples from vintage and up to date well known movies, The Screenwriter Activist:
Explores the inducement and sensibility a screenwriter must embark on a social factor project
Gives innovations for selecting compelling subjects
Provides ancient context for social factor movies
Explains how characters legitimize social factor themes
Puts ahead particular types for structuring advocacy screenplays
Lays out a roadmap for a way screenwriters can get a social factor motion picture made
If you care deeply approximately social matters and realize that motion pictures will be powerful structures for motivativng audiences to civic involvement and social motion, this is often the only screenwriting ebook you want to learn.
By Marc Blake
Tales of horror have constantly been with us, from Biblical instances to the Gothic novel to winning modern-day authors and screenwriters. although the style is usually maligned, it truly is large in reputation and its resilience is indisputable. Marc Blake and Sara Bailey supply an in depth research of the horror style, together with its subgenres, tropes and the explicit requisites of the horror screenplay.
Tracing the improvement of the horror movie from its beginnings in German Expressionism, the authors interact in a readable kind that would entice an individual with a real curiosity within the shape and the mechanics of the style. This booklet examines the good fortune of common Studio's franchises of the '30s to the Serial Killer, the Slasher movie, Asian Horror, the Supernatural, Horror Vérité and present advancements within the box, together with 3D and remakes. it is usually step by step writing routines, annotated extracts from horror screenplays and interviews with pro writers/directors/ manufacturers discussing funds regulations, screenplay shape and formulation and the way screenplays paintings in the course of shooting.
By Watts, Philip
The main recognized identify in French literary circles from the past due Fifties until his loss of life in 1981, Roland Barthes maintained a contradictory rapport with the cinema. As a cultural critic, he warned of its surreptitious skill to guide the enthralled spectator towards an reputation of a pre-given global. As a leftist, he understood that spectacle should be became opposed to itself and impress deep wondering of that pre-given international. And as an awfully delicate man or woman, he relished the great thing about photographs and the neighborhood they can convey together.
By S. Inness
Xena, Buffy, Lara Croft. WWF, The Sopranos, Witchblade, l. a. Femme Nikita. the ladies of popular culture are heart degree and as difficult as ever. motion Chicks is a groundbreaking assortment highlighting the heroines we have grown to worship. What can they let us know approximately girls within the Twent-first-century? What can they let us know approximately how pop culture depicts ladies? Do the characters break out conventional gender function expectancies? Or do they adhere to sexual, racial, ethnic, and sophistication stereotypes? The essays in motion Chicks supply enthusiasts with a brand new examine their favorite icons and their dating to the preferred media computer. a desirable assortment that is certain to fan the flames of a few excitement.
By Elizabeth Bell, Lynda Haas, Laura Sells
"From Mouse to Mermaid", an interdisciplinary selection of unique essays, is the 1st entire, serious remedy of Disney cinema. Addressing kid's classics in addition to the Disney associates' newer makes an attempt to trap grownup audiences, the members reply to the Disney movie legacy from feminist, marxist, poststructuralist, and cultural reviews views. the quantity contemplates Disney's duality as an American icon and as an of cultural construction, created in and during fifty years of filmmaking. The individuals deal with quite a number subject matters at factor in modern cultural experiences: the functionality of gender, race, and sophistication; the engendered pictures of technological know-how, nature, expertise, kin, and enterprise. The compilation of voices in "From Mouse to Mermaid" creates a persuasive cultural critique of Disney's ideology. The members are Bryan Attebery, Elizabeth Bell, Claudia Card, Chris Cuomo, Ramona Fernandez, Henry A. Giroux, Robert Haas, Lynda Haas, Susan Jeffords, N. Soyini Madison, Susan Miller, Patrick Murphy, David Payne, Greg Rode, Laura Sells, and Jack Zipes.