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Vaya: Untold Stories Of Johannesburg - The People And Stories That Inspired The Award-Winning Film (Paperback): Harriet... Vaya: Untold Stories Of Johannesburg - The People And Stories That Inspired The Award-Winning Film (Paperback)
Harriet Perlman, Sarah Charlton; Contributions by David Majoka, Anthony Mafela, Madoda Ntuli, … 1
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Vaya the film is based on the lives of four young men from the Homeless Writer’s Project: David Majoka, Anthony Mafela, Madoda Ntuli and Tshabalira Lebakeng, and rooted in their experiences of coming to Johannesburg. Vaya the book brings you the people and stories that inspired the award-winning film.

The book provides a rare lens into life on the margins of Johannesburg. The stories are intimate and hard hitting, funny and heartbreaking, full of courage and humanity in a world that is both capricious and unforgiving. Stories of living on the street, of finding family and friendship in unusual places, and coming to the city full of hope and promise only to be betrayed by the very people one trusts most.

Mark Lewis’s haunting photographs bring into sharp focus life in the underbelly of the city.

Feel Free - Essays (Paperback): Zadie Smith Feel Free - Essays (Paperback)
Zadie Smith 1
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The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays.

No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for Zadie Smith's insatiable curiosity. From social media to the environment, from Jay-Z to Karl Ove Knausgaard, she has endless enthusiasmand the boundless wit, insight and wisdom to match. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion.

This electrifying new collection showcases its author as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.

Star Wars How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills (Hardcover): Christian Blauvelt Star Wars How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills (Hardcover)
Christian Blauvelt 1
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The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. From ruthless bounty hunters, ferocious beasts, and extreme weather, to hostile landscapes, social minefields, and backstabbing allies-perils and hazards are never far away! How do you flee an exploding Death Star? What's the best way to source a starship at a spaceport? How would you escape kidnap by Tusken Raiders on Tatooine? Survival means keeping your wits about you. This fun, practical Star Wars book will teach you how to recognise threats and learn what to do to stay alive in a galaxy far, far away. Explore the methods used by your favorite Star Wars movie characters to escape sticky situations, with this handy manual. DK's How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks will help you to navigate galactic pitfalls, whether you're learning how to avoid offending aliens of other species, or trying to find food and shelter in emergency situations. From survival kits and disguises, to tips on diplomacy and etiquette, this book's step-by-step instructions, illuminating graphics, and beautiful illustrations will ensure your survival in a galaxy where anything can happen! (c) & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.

The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hardcover): Dermot Power The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hardcover)
Dermot Power; Foreword by Stuart Craig 1
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Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award (R)-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Art of the Film, edited by concept artist Dermot Power, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as Newt Scamander's adventure in the wizarding world. Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves, this sumptuous volume presents a visual feast for readers, and welcomes fans of the Harry Potter films into the world of the Academy Award (R)-nominated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The Archive of Magic: the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Hardcover): Signe Bergstrom The Archive of Magic: the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Hardcover)
Signe Bergstrom 1
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Go behind the scenes of J. K. Rowling's magical universe of creatures and wizards in this exciting full-colour companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back! In this second adventure, they're joined by fan favourites from the Harry Potter universe, including Albus Dumbledore, Nicolas Flamel, and the villainous Gellert Grindelwald. Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and designed by MinaLima - the creative force behind the graphics and many of the props for the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as the Harry Potter films - this authorised tie-in compendium delivers a rich and unique `making of' experience for fans of all ages. This keepsake treasury offers an imaginative, close-up look at Newt Scamander and his colourful trove of cohorts - beasts and wizards alike - as they face off against the evil forces of Gellert Grindelwald, one of the world's most powerful dark wizards, in a story that travels from New York City to London and onto Paris. Brimming with film-making secrets, full-colour artwork, and stories from the cast and crew, this magnificent book is modelled after a special item from the movie, and features removable facsimile reproductions of props and other materials from the movie, along with some very special effects. A tribute to moviemaking magic, it is an essential for every Wizarding World fan, aspiring concept artists and designers, and cinema buffs.

I Was a Cold War Monster - Horror Films, Eroticism, and the Cold War Imagination (Paperback): I Was a Cold War Monster - Horror Films, Eroticism, and the Cold War Imagination (Paperback)
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Horror films provide a guide to many of the sociological fears of the Cold War era. In an age when warning audiences of impending death was the order of the day for popular nonfiction, horror films provided an area where this fear could be lived out to its ghastly conclusion. Because enemies and potential situations of fear lurked everywhere, within the home, the government, the family, and the very self, horror films could speak to the invasive fears of the cold war era. "I Was a Cold War Monster" examines cold war anxieties as they were reflected in British and American films from the fifties through the early sixties. This study examines how cold war horror films combined anxiety over social change with the erotic in such films as "Psycho," "The Tingler," "The Horror of Dracula," and "House of Wax."

WJEC Eduqas Film Studies for A Level & AS (Paperback): Lisa Wardle, Ellen Cheshire, Mark Ramey, Jenny Stewart WJEC Eduqas Film Studies for A Level & AS (Paperback)
Lisa Wardle, Ellen Cheshire, Mark Ramey, Jenny Stewart
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Written by experienced Film Studies authors and teachers, and entered into the WJEC Eduqas endorsement process, this key resource provides high-quality content, insight and analysis. // Written for the new 2017 specification, it provides students with the core knowledge and exemplification they need to support them through their Film Studies course and prepare them thoroughly for their final exams. // Richly illustrated with photographs that illustrate the key concepts, theories and critical scenes. // Provides study advice, interpretative guidance and an analysis of the practical skills required for the production element of the specification. // Includes study skills, practice questions and answers to introduce the new assessment criteria and to build confidence. // Concepts are explored through in-depth case study chapters on 14 films from the specification including: Casablanca, Bonnie and Clyde, La La Land, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Trainspotting, Sightseers, Mustang, Taxi Tehran, Stories We Tell, Sunrise, Buster Keaton shorts, Pulp Fiction, Daisies and Saute ma Ville, as well as references to many other films. // Key definitions and independent activity suggestions introduce and reinforce the key terminology involved and broaden knowledge of the genres under study. // Stretch and Challenge activities enable a deeper understanding of the concepts and theories.

The Gospel according to Hollywood (Paperback): Greg Garrett The Gospel according to Hollywood (Paperback)
Greg Garrett
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This book will thrill movie buffs and casual fans alike. In an engaging style, author Greg Garrett looks at the theological elements in dozens of classic and new classic Hollywood films, including a discussion about what the new openness to spirituality in the movies might mean for the future of American cinema and American religion.

The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Hardcover): Dermot Power The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Hardcover)
Dermot Power 1
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Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award (R)-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated next chapter in the wizarding world. The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, curated by concept artist Dermot Power, and filled with unique insights from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves about the filmmaking adventure, takes you on a thrilling journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt, Tina, Queenie & Jacob in the Wizarding World. Beautifully designed, and bursting with hundreds of dazzling paintings and concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, sumptuously printed and enhanced with a unique glow in the dark removable, this finely crafted book - officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products - presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.

The Hobbit Trilogy Location Guidebook (Paperback): Ian Brodie The Hobbit Trilogy Location Guidebook (Paperback)
Ian Brodie
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The definitive and authorised location guidebook for THE HOBBIT trilogy of movies. Since the incredible global success of The Lord of the Rings films and now The Hobbit Trilogy, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and readers the world over. This definitive full-colour guidebook showcases the principal movie set locations around New Zealand as seen in The Hobbit trilogy. For everyone enchanted by the beautiful locations in the film trilogy, this book provides stunning original landscape photography, valuable background information and exclusive contributions by Sir Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis and other cast and crew members. Official behind-the-scenes movie photos are complemented by more than 100 of award-winning photographer Ian Brodie's gorgeous vistas of the New Zealand landscape, making this the perfect book for film fans and armchair travellers, as well as those planning to visit the country for themselves. Includes: * Exclusive maps and location directions * Touring information and itineraries * Useful internet addresses * GPS references to location sites * Accommodation, food and entertainment suggestions

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News - The Stories Behind the Magic [Lenticular Cover] (Paperback,... Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News - The Stories Behind the Magic [Lenticular Cover] (Paperback, Edition)
Jody Revenson 1
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Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films, and produced on newsprint paper to mimic their appearance, Movie-Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment. Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn't possible to reveal until now, Movie-Making News celebrates Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with features and snippets on the characters, beasts, costumes, special effects, plus a host of filmmaking facts to tantalise readers. Written in a breezy, accessible style, and designed to mimic a real newspaper, it will also include a colour `Late Edition' that offers early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina & Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Film - A Critical Introduction (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Maria Pramaggiore, Tom Wallis Film - A Critical Introduction (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Maria Pramaggiore, Tom Wallis
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Updated and expanded for a new edition, this is the perfect starter text for students of film studies. The book illustrates basic film concepts in context and in depth. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively. Organized in three parts, the text focuses on the fundamentals of film analysis before moving on to more complex topics. Parts I and II teach students to recognize how the components of film-narrative, mise en scene, cinematography, editing and sound-work together to produce meaning within an individual film text. Part III introduces readers to interpretive frameworks that treat cinema as a cultural institution. This section encourages readers to move beyond textual analysis and consider the relationship between film and culture. Readers learn to form sophisticated arguments about film in cultural, historical and economic contexts. 'This text is extremely well-organized and the examples cited are dead-on and up-to-date....This text makes both contemporary and classical references, certain to make its point clear to those students who are beginners and who have not seen many classical films.' Walton Jones, University of California, San Diego

As You Wish - Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride (Paperback, Export): Cary Elwes, Joe Layden As You Wish - Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride (Paperback, Export)
Cary Elwes, Joe Layden; Foreword by Rob Reiner 2
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From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with the cast and crew. The Princess Bride has been a family favourite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. With a foreword by Rob Reiner and original artwork by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

Scotland Film Locations (Paperback): Phoebe Taplin Scotland Film Locations (Paperback)
Phoebe Taplin
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This beautifully illustrated guide reveals the cities, towns and windswept landscapes that have formed the backdrop to some of Scotland's most famous films. Colour photographs and detailed descriptions of each location allow you to follow in the footsteps of some of cinemas most famous characters. Among the films covered in the book are Gregory's Girl, the Harry Potter films, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, One Day, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Rob Roy, Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and The Wicker Man. TV series include Taggart, Outlander and Game of Thrones. Scotland Film Locations takes in some of the most popular and beautiful sites in Scotland, from the streets of Edinburgh and the famous train journey over Glenfinnan Viaduct that inspired Harry Potter to Doune Castle, which featured in Game of Thrones, and the Isle of Skye, which formed a backdrop to The BFG and Macbeth. With this indispensable guide you will be able to step into some of your favourite films and discover the locations that created movie magic.

The Movie Book - Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardcover): Dk The Movie Book - Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardcover)
Dk 2
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Explore the rich history of cinema like never before - from the golden age of black-and-white films to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi - uncovering the key themes and big ideas behind more than 80 of the world's most celebrated cinematic gems. Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune (1902) and ending with Richard Linklater's ground-breaking Boyhood (2014), The Movie Book chronicles more than 100 of the best films ever made - from comedies and dramas, to animations, documentaries, and brings cinema to life. Discover everything about your favourite movies, as well as celebrated classics, the films you need to see, through iconic quotes and film stills, posters, biographies, movie memorabilia and narrative timelines. Essential for anyone with a passion for cinema, The Movie Book is ready for its close-up.

Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary (Hardcover): Adam Bray Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary (Hardcover)
Adam Bray 1
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Join Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the Guardians of the Galaxy on a stunning journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe! DK is bringing its expertise in creating beautiful illustrated non-fiction to this modern pop culture phenomenon; Marvel Studios: The Visual Dictionary shows the world of the Avengers as it has never been seen before.

Iron Man's armour, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s helicarriers, the soaring towers of Asgard, Hawkeye's bow, Thor's hammer, mighty Thanos and the Infinity Stones, Star-Lord's quad blasters - each subject is shown using beautiful movie stills and stunning prop photography, accompanied by engaging text explaining their key features and role in the Marvel saga. A unique and captivating showcase of the first ten years of Marvel Studios, this is the book that every Marvel movie fan has been waiting for!

American Cinema of the 1970s - Themes and Variations (Paperback): Lester D. Friedman American Cinema of the 1970s - Themes and Variations (Paperback)
Lester D. Friedman
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A smug glance at the seventies-the so-called "Me Decade"-unveils a kaleidoscope of big hair, blaring music, and broken politics-all easy targets for satire, cynicism, and ultimately even nostalgia. American Cinema of the 1970s, however, looks beyond the strobe lights to reveal how profoundly the seventies have influenced American life and how the films of that decade represent a peak moment in cinema history. Far from a placid era, the seventies was a decade of social upheavals. Events such as the killing of students at Kent State and Jackson State universities, the Watergate investigations, the legalization of abortion, and the end of the American involvement in Vietnam are only a few among the many landmark occurrences that challenged the foundations of American culture. The director-driven movies of this era reflect this turmoil, experimenting with narrative structures, offering a gallery of scruffy antiheroes, and revising traditional genre conventions. Bringing together ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1970s examines the range of films that marked the decade, including Jaws, Rocky, Love Story, Shaft, Dirty Harry, The Godfather, Deliverance, The Exorcist, Shampoo, Taxi Driver, Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Apocalypse Now. Lester D. Friedman is the Senior Scholar-in-Residence in the Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the author of numerous books on film.

Marvel Studios All Your Questions Answered (Hardcover): Adam Bray Marvel Studios All Your Questions Answered (Hardcover)
Adam Bray 1
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Who exactly are the Guardians of the Galaxy? Why are the Infinity Stones so important? What's the best order to watch the films in? And are Iron Man and Captain America friends or enemies? If you've ever mixed up the different ?Thor ?movies, or you get confused by which Avengers villain is which, fear not! ?Marvel Studios: All Your Questions Answered? is the book for you - whether you want to take your very first steps into this pop-culture colossus, you have friends who are die-hard Marvel fans and seem to speak in another language, or you just want to have all of the questions answered that you've been dying to ask.

Featuring a sneak peek of the highly anticipated ?Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War?, this friendly companion untangles plots and characters, film by film. Even if you've never seen a Marvel Studios movie, it's hard to miss that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a really big deal. 10 years' worth of movies, all linked together into a vast, unique and compelling storyline. If you want to find out more but aren't sure where to start, this entertaining, illustrated book breaks down everything in a straightforward and fun way!

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American Independent Cinema - An Introduction (Paperback): Yannis Tzioumakis American Independent Cinema - An Introduction (Paperback)
Yannis Tzioumakis
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From the prestige films of Cagney Productions to recent, ultra-low budget cult hits, such as "Clerks" and "The Blair Witch Project," American independent cinema has produced some of the most distinctive films ever made. This comprehensive introduction draws on key films, filmmakers, and film companies from the early twentieth century to the present to examine the factors that shaped this vital and evolving mode of filmmaking.Specifically, it explores the complex and dynamic relations between independent and mainstream Hollywood cinema, showing how institutional, industrial, and economic changes in the latter have shaped and informed the former. Ordered chronologically, the book begins with Independent Filmmaking in the Studio Era (examining both top-rank and low-end film production), moves to the 1950s and 1960s (discussing both the adoption of independent filmmaking as the main method of production as well as exploitation filmmaking), and finishes with contemporary American independent cinema (exploring areas such as the New Hollywood, the rise of mini-major and major independent companies and the institutionalization of independent cinema in the 1990s). Each chapter includes case studies which focus on specific films, filmmakers, and production and distribution companies.

Abstinence Cinema - Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Hardcover): Casey Ryan Kelly Abstinence Cinema - Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Hardcover)
Casey Ryan Kelly
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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.

Abstinence Cinema - Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Paperback): Casey Ryan Kelly Abstinence Cinema - Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Paperback)
Casey Ryan Kelly
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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.

Story - Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (Paperback): Robert McKee Story - Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (Paperback)
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Structure is Character. Characters are what they do. Story events impact the characters and the characters impact events. Actions and reactions create revelation and insight, opening the door to a meaningful emotional experience for the audience. Story is what elevates a film, a novel, a play, or teleplay, transforming a good work into a great one. Movie-making in particular is a collaborative endeavour - requiring great skill and talent by the entire cast, crew and creative team - but the screenwriter is the only original artist on a film. Everyone else - the actors, directors, cameramen, production designers, editors, special effects wizards and so on - are interpretive artists, trying to bring alive the world, the events and the characters that the writer has invented and created. Robert McKee's STORY is a comprehensive and superbly organized exploration of all elements, from the basics to advanced concepts. It is a practical course, presenting new perspectives on the craft of storytelling, not just for the screenwriter but for the novelist, playwright, journalist and non-fiction writers of all types.

Television, Tabloids and Tears - Fassbinder and Popular Culture (Paperback, Minnesota Archi): Jane Shattuc Television, Tabloids and Tears - Fassbinder and Popular Culture (Paperback, Minnesota Archi)
Jane Shattuc
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"Television, Tabloids, and Tears " was first published in 1995. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

"I am Biberkopf," Rainer Werner Fassbinder declared, aligning himself with the protagonist of his widely seen television adaptation of Berlin Alexanderplatz. The statement provoked an unprecedented national debate about what constituted an acceptable German artist and who has the power to determine art. More than any recent German director, Fassbinder embodied this debate, and Jane Shattuc shows us how much this can tell us, not just about the man and his work, but also about the state of "culture" in Germany.

It is fascinating in itself that Fassbinder, a highly controversial public figure, was chosen to direct Berlin Alexanderplatz, Germany's longest, costliest, and most widely viewed television drama. Shattuc exposes the dichotomy of institutional support for this project versus the scandalous controversial reputation of Fassbinder as a gay man who flaunted his sexuality and involvement with drugs.

Fassbinder built his reputation on two separate images of the director-the faithful adapter and the underground star; with Berlin Alexanderplatz these two identities came together explosively. Tracing the two artistic paths that led Fassbinder to this moment, Shattuc offers us a look at cultural class divisions in Germany. Her account of Fassbinder's history as an Autor reveals both the triumph and the failure of bourgeois cultural domination in postwar West Germany.

Movies made easy - A practical guide to film analysis (Paperback, 2nd ed): Leon van Nierop Movies made easy - A practical guide to film analysis (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Leon van Nierop
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The introduction of film study or analysis into the school curriculum along with the presentation of courses on the art of cinema at several universities and universities of technology, has led to more and more students becoming cinema literate. Movies made easy is a guideline for students who want to discover or rediscover the joys of cinema, while focusing on important elements such as editing, subtext, directing and irony in a film. This is an update of Seeing sense - on film analysis, but provides greater balance between classic and contemporary films, and South African films and Hollywood blockbusters.

I Love You - I Know - Blank Journal and Movie Quote (Paperback): Hanz Soloe I Love You - I Know - Blank Journal and Movie Quote (Paperback)
Hanz Soloe; Created by Write Run
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