📒Engaging Cinema ✍ Bill Nichols

♠Book Title : Engaging Cinema
✍Author : Bill Nichols
♛Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
♣Release Date : 2010-01-28
✿Pages : 545
♠ISBN : 9780393934915
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Engaging Cinema Book Synopsis : In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.

📒Engaging Cinema ✍ Bill Nichols

♠Book Title : Engaging Cinema
✍Author : Bill Nichols
♛Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
♣Release Date : 2010-01-28
✿Pages : 545
♠ISBN : 9780393934915
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Engaging Cinema Book Synopsis : In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.

📒Beyond The Screen ✍ Sarah Atkinson

♠Book Title : Beyond the Screen
✍Author : Sarah Atkinson
♛Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
♣Release Date : 2014-04-17
✿Pages : 312
♠ISBN : 9781623568238
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Beyond the Screen Book Synopsis : Runner-up for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Prize 2015 Beyond the Screen presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst many in which audiences can encounter and engage with films. The book includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through numerous examples and case studies of recent and near-future developments. Through analyses of narrative, text, process, apparatus and audience this book traces the metamorphosis of an emerging cinema and maps the new spaces of spectatorship which are currently challenging what it means to be cinematic in a digitally networked era.

📒Engaging Film Criticism ✍ Walter Metz

♠Book Title : Engaging Film Criticism
✍Author : Walter Metz
♛Publisher : Peter Lang
♣Release Date : 2004
✿Pages : 226
♠ISBN : 0820474037
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Engaging Film Criticism Book Synopsis : "Engaging Film Criticism" examines recent American cinema in relationship to its -imaginative intertexts-, films from earlier decades that engage similar political and cultural themes. This historical encounter provides an unexpected and exciting way of reading popular contemporary films. Eclectic pairings include the Schwarzenegger action film "True Lies" with the Hitchcock classic "North by Northwest," as well as the lampooned Will Smith comedy "Wild, Wild West" with Buster Keaton's silent feature "The General." Using a theoretically and historically informed brand of criticism, "Engaging Film Criticism" suggests that today's Hollywood cinema is every bit as worthy of study as the classics."

📒Cinematic Ethics ✍ Robert Sinnerbrink

♠Book Title : Cinematic Ethics
✍Author : Robert Sinnerbrink
♛Publisher : Routledge
♣Release Date : 2015-10-23
✿Pages : 230
♠ISBN : 9781317336112
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Cinematic Ethics Book Synopsis : How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience with the power to provoke emotional understanding and philosophical thinking. In a clear and engaging style, Robert Sinnerbrink examines the key philosophical approaches to ethics in contemporary film theory and philosophy using detailed case studies of cinematic ethics across different genres, styles, and filmic traditions. Written in a lucid and lively style that will engage both specialist and non-specialist readers, this book is ideal for use in the academic study of philosophy and film. Key features include annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and a filmography of movies useful for teaching and researching cinematic ethics.

📒Engaging Characters ✍ Murray Smith

♠Book Title : Engaging Characters
✍Author : Murray Smith
♛Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
♣Release Date : 1995
✿Pages : 265
♠ISBN : 019818347X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Engaging Characters Book Synopsis : Thrillers, tear jerkers, horror movies, melodramas--like so many movie terms, these genre designations immediately evoke characteristic kinds of emotional response. Yet emotion is a subject that film and literary theory have traditionally dealt with in only the most impressionistic and tangential fashion. Engaging Characters presents a precise discussion of the varieties of emotional response to films, integrating them into a larger theory of our engagement (or "identification") with characters in both cinematic and literary fictions. Films and filmmakers discussed include The Accused; Hitchcock (including detailed analyses of The Man Who Knew Too Much [1956] and Saboteur); Godard; Ruiz; Buñuel's That Obscure Object of Desire; Dovzhenko's Arsenal and Preminger's Daisy Kenyon; Bresson's L'Argent; Eisenstein's Strike; and Melville's Le Doulos.

📒The New Face Of Political Cinema ✍ Martin O'Shaughnessy

♠Book Title : The New Face of Political Cinema
✍Author : Martin O'Shaughnessy
♛Publisher : Berghahn Books
♣Release Date : 2008-01-30
✿Pages : 206
♠ISBN : 0857456903
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The New Face of Political Cinema Book Synopsis : Since 1995 there has been a widespread return of commitment to French cinema taking it to a level unmatched since the heady days following 1968. But this new wave of political film is very different and urgently calls out for an analysis that will account for its development, its formal characteristics and its originality. This is what this book provides. It engages with leading directors such as Cantet, Tavernier, Dumont, Kassovitz, Zonca and Guédiguian, takes in a range of less well known but important figures and strays across the Belgian border to engage with the seminal work of the Dardenne brothers. It shows how the works discussed are helping to reinvent political cinema by finding stylistic and narrative strategies adequate to the contemporary context.

♠Book Title : Cinema Studies The Key Concepts
✍Author : Susan Hayward
♛Publisher : Routledge
♣Release Date : 2013-01-03
✿Pages : 576
♠ISBN : 9781135120856
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Cinema Studies The Key Concepts Book Synopsis : Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is an essential guide for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, the book includes new topical entries such as: CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digital cinema/Post-digital cinema Dogme 95• Movement-image/Time-image Quota quickies 3-D technology

♠Book Title : The Politics of Hollywood Cinema
✍Author : R. Rushton
♛Publisher : Springer
♣Release Date : 2016-04-12
✿Pages : 236
♠ISBN : 9781137316165
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Politics of Hollywood Cinema Book Synopsis : The Politics of Hollywood Cinema radically transforms our understanding of cinema's potential to be politically engaging and challenging. Examining several films from Hollywood's classical era, including Marked Woman, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Born Yesterday, On the Waterfront and It Should Happen to You, alongside contemporary theories of democracy advanced by Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Claude Lefort, Étienne Balibar and Jacques Rancière, Richard Rushton argues that popular films can offer complex subtle, relevant and controversial approaches to democracy and politics.

📒Poetics Of Cinema ✍ David Bordwell

♠Book Title : Poetics of Cinema
✍Author : David Bordwell
♛Publisher : Routledge
♣Release Date : 2008
✿Pages : 499
♠ISBN : 9780415977784
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Poetics of Cinema Book Synopsis : Bringing together twenty-five years of work on what he has called the "historical poetics of cinema," David Bordwell presents an extended analysis of a key question for film studies: how are films made, in particular historical contexts, in order to achieve certain effects? For Bordwell, films are made things, existing within historical contexts, and aim to create determinate effects. Beginning with this central thesis, Bordwell works out a full understanding of how films channel and recast cultural influences for their cinematic purposes. With more than five hundred film stills, Poetics of Cinema is a must-have for any student of cinema.

♠Book Title : Introduction to Documentary Second Edition
✍Author : Bill Nichols
♛Publisher : Indiana University Press
♣Release Date : 2010-12-07
✿Pages : 368
♠ISBN : 9780253004871
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Introduction to Documentary Second Edition Book Synopsis : This new edition of Bill Nichols’s bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from "How did documentary filmmaking get started?" to "Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?" Carefully revised to take account of new work and trends, this volume includes information on more than 100 documentaries released since the first edition, an expanded treatment of the six documentary modes, new still images, and a greatly expanded list of distributors.

📒Pirate Cinema ✍ Cory Doctorow

♠Book Title : Pirate Cinema
✍Author : Cory Doctorow
♛Publisher : Titan Books
♣Release Date : 2013-06-14
✿Pages : 384
♠ISBN : 9781781167472
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Pirate Cinema Book Synopsis : When Trent McCauley's obsession for making movies by reassembling footage from popular films causes his home's internet to be cut off, it nearly destroys his family. Shamed, Trent runs away to London. A new bill threatens to criminalize even harmless internet creativity. Things look bad, but the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds...

📒An Accented Cinema ✍ Hamid Naficy

♠Book Title : An Accented Cinema
✍Author : Hamid Naficy
♛Publisher : Princeton University Press
♣Release Date : 2001
✿Pages : 374
♠ISBN : 0691043914
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝An Accented Cinema Book Synopsis : An overview of the filmmaking of postcolonial, Third World, and other displaced individuals living in the West. How their personal experiences of exile or diaspora translate into cinema is a key focus of the text. The text presents comprehensive and global coverage of this genre.

📒Arab Cinema Travels ✍ Kay Dickinson

♠Book Title : Arab Cinema Travels
✍Author : Kay Dickinson
♛Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
♣Release Date : 2016-04-18
✿Pages : 232
♠ISBN : 9781844577866
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Arab Cinema Travels Book Synopsis : More than simply a survey of film across the Arab region, Arab Cinema Travels offers a fascinating and expansive examination of Arab film culture in wider historical and geopolitical contexts. Centred on the movement of moving pictures, it explores the considerable impacts of travel and mobility on the nature of Arab cinema – from migration and expulsion, to pilgrimage and tourism. Starting with the inventive traditions of Arabic travelogues, the text traces the manifold pathways that converge in the cinemas of Syria, Palestine and Dubai. Syrian production bursts out of long-held practices of studying abroad, this time in the film schools of the Eastern Bloc. Palestinian movies react to international assumptions about the Holy Land, informed by pilgrimage accounts – ironizing the supposed freedoms of the road movie. Dubai launches its fledgling industry off the back of centuries' worth of trade route management, logistics expertise and labour migration. Contributing to the burgeoning field of transnational cinema studies, this compelling, buoyant and urgent text is essential reading for students of Film, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies and Tourism.

📒Urban Cinematics ✍ François Penz

♠Book Title : Urban Cinematics
✍Author : François Penz
♛Publisher : Intellect Books
♣Release Date : 2011
✿Pages : 324
♠ISBN : 9781841504285
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Urban Cinematics Book Synopsis : Urban Cinematics surveys the mechanisms by which cinema contributes to our understanding of cities to address two key issues: How do filmmakers make use of urban spaces, and how do urban spaces make use of cinema? Merging the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urban planning with film studies, this book explores the potential of cinema as a tool to investigate the communal narratives of cities. A series of dialogues with filmmakers rounds out this insightful and methodologically innovative volume.

📒Deleuze S Cinema Books ✍ David Deamer

♠Book Title : Deleuze s Cinema Books
✍Author : David Deamer
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2016-09-27
✿Pages : 272
♠ISBN : 1474407676
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Deleuze s Cinema Books Book Synopsis : Deleuze's two Cinema books explore film through the creation of a series of philosophical concepts. Not only bewildering in number, Deleuze's writing procedures mean his exegesis is both complex and elusive. Three questions emerge: What are the underlying principles of the taxonomy? How many concepts are there, and what do they describe? How might each be used in engaging with a film? David Deamer's book is the first to fully respond to these three questions, unearthing the philosophies inspiring Deleuze's classifications, exploring every concept and reading a film for each. Clearly and concisely mapping the Cinema books for newcomers to Deleuzian film studies, Deamer also opens up new areas of enquiry for expert readers.

📒Childhood And Cinema ✍ Vicky Lebeau

♠Book Title : Childhood and Cinema
✍Author : Vicky Lebeau
♛Publisher : Reaktion Books
♣Release Date : 2008-05-15
✿Pages : 221
♠ISBN : 1861893523
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Childhood and Cinema Book Synopsis : Since its inception the world of cinema has embraced the image of the child and both extended and challenged its representations. Vicky Lebeau explores the complex and ongoing adventure of childhood on screen and examines how the child in film has been used to embody the aspirations and anxieties of modern life. Moving from early to contemporary cinema – a process that includes discussions of films such as Victorian ‘Child Pictures’, The Spirit of the Beehive, L’Enfant sauvage, 400 Blows, Lolita, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Tarnationand The Woodsman– she uncovers the compulsion of film-makers to visualize the child and their need to use childhood as a way of reflecting on sexuality, language, death and difference. By bringing together childhood and cinema as two institutions of modern culture, this book ultimately uses the figure of the child – as image, as narrative, and as myth – to reflect on the form and significance of cinema itself. Thought-provoking and engaging, Childhood and Cinemais an original and challenging contribution to studies in childhood and visual culture that will be of interest to readers in the fields of literature, film and cultural studies.

📒Bollywood Cinema ✍ Vijay Mishra

♠Book Title : Bollywood Cinema
✍Author : Vijay Mishra
♛Publisher : Routledge
♣Release Date : 2013-08-21
✿Pages : 320
♠ISBN : 9781135310998
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Bollywood Cinema Book Synopsis : India is home to Bollywood - the largest film industry in the world. Movie theaters are said to be the "temples of modern India," with Bombay producing nearly 800 films per year that are viewed by roughly 11 million people per day. In Bollywood Cinema, Vijay Mishra argues that Indian film production and reception is shaped by the desire for national community and a pan-Indian popular culture. Seeking to understand Bollywood according to its own narrative and aesthetic principles and in relation to a global film industry, he views Indian cinema through the dual methodologies of postcolonial studies and film theory. Mishra discusses classics such as Mother India (1957) and Devdas (1935) and recent films including Ram Lakhan (1989) and Khalnayak (1993), linking their form and content to broader issues of national identity, epic tradition, popular culture, history, and the implications of diaspora.

♠Book Title : Directory of World Cinema France
✍Author : Tim Palmer
♛Publisher : Intellect Books
♣Release Date : 2013
✿Pages : 325
♠ISBN : 9781841505633
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Directory of World Cinema France Book Synopsis : Artistic, intellectual, and appreciably avant-garde, the French film industry has, perhaps more than any other national cinema, been perennially at the center of international filmmaking. With its vigorous business and wide-ranging film culture, France has also been home historically to some of the most influential filmmakers and movements - and, indeed, the very first motion picture was screened in Paris in 1895. This volume addresses the great directors and key artistic movements, but also ventures beyond these well-established films and figures, broadening the canon through an examination of many neglected but intriguing French films. Framing essays explore the salient stylistic elements, cultural contexts, and the various conceptions of cinema in France, from avant-gardes to filmmaking by women, from documentary and realism to the Tradition of Quality, as well as genres like comedy, crime film, and horror. Illustrated by screen shots, film reviews by leading international experts offer original approaches to both overlooked titles and acknowledged classics. Readers wishing to explore particular topics in greater depth will be grateful for the book's reading recommendations and comprehensive filmography. A visually engaging journey through one of the most dynamic, variegated, and idiosyncratic film industries, Directory of World Cinema: France is a must-have for Francophiles and cinema savants.

♠Book Title : The Cinema of Oliver Stone
✍Author : Ian Scott
♛Publisher : Oxford University Press
♣Release Date : 2016-08-31
✿Pages : 304
♠ISBN : 9781526108715
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Cinema of Oliver Stone Book Synopsis : This book analyses the work of Oliver Stone - arguably one of the foremost political filmmakers in Hollywood during the last thirty years. From early productions like Platoon (1986) and Wall Street (1987) to contemporary dramas and documentaries such as World Trade Center (2006), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) and The Untold History of the United States (2012) Stone has re-defined political filmmaking in an era when Hollywood and the United States in general has been experiencing rapid and radical change. Drawing on previously unseen production files as well as hours of interviews with the director and his associates within the industry, this book is a thematic exploration of Stone's life and work, charting the development of political and aesthetic changes in his filmmaking. Those changes are mapped onto academic debates about the relationship between film and history as well as wider critiques about Hollywood and the film industry.

📒Abstinence Cinema ✍ Casey Ryan Kelly

♠Book Title : Abstinence Cinema
✍Author : Casey Ryan Kelly
♛Publisher : Rutgers University Press
♣Release Date : 2016-03-08
✿Pages : 210
♠ISBN : 9780813575131
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Abstinence Cinema Book Synopsis : From the perspective of cultural conservatives, Hollywood movies are cesspools of vice, exposing impressionable viewers to pernicious sexually-permissive messages. Offering a groundbreaking study of Hollywood films produced since 2000, Abstinence Cinema comes to a very different conclusion, finding echoes of the evangelical movement’s abstinence-only rhetoric in everything from Easy A to Taken. Casey Ryan Kelly tracks the surprising sex-negative turn that Hollywood films have taken, associating premarital sex with shame and degradation, while romanticizing traditional nuclear families, courtship rituals, and gender roles. As he demonstrates, these movies are particularly disempowering for young women, concocting plots in which the decision to refrain from sex until marriage is the young woman’s primary source of agency and arbiter of moral worth. Locating these regressive sexual politics not only in expected sites, like the Twilight films, but surprising ones, like the raunchy comedies of Judd Apatow, Kelly makes a compelling case that Hollywood films have taken a significant step backward in recent years. Abstinence Cinema offers close readings of movies from a wide spectrum of genres, and it puts these films into conversation with rhetoric that has emerged in other arenas of American culture. Challenging assumptions that we are living in a more liberated era, the book sounds a warning bell about the powerful cultural forces that seek to demonize sexuality and curtail female sexual agency.