A Dictionary Of Film Studies

Author: Annette Kuhn
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199587264
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This volume covers all aspects of film studies, including critical terms, concepts, movements, national and international cinemas, film history, genres, organizations, practices, and key technical terms and concepts. It is an ideal reference for students and teachers of film studies and anyone with an interest in film studies and criticism.

The Education Of The Filmmaker In Europe Australia And Asia

Author: M. Hjort
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137070382
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Practice-based film education is a crucial element in the institutional landscape of film. This book fills the gap in understanding practice-based film scholarship, focusing on Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Film School

Author: Jason B. Kohl
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317620178
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Develop the tools you will need to succeed before, during, and after your film school education. Film School: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision is a specific, straightforward guide to applying, getting into, and thriving in film school and in the industry in general. Not only does this book appeal to both prospective and current film students, it also features an in depth discussion of the application process, both from the graduate and undergraduate perspectives. You will learn how to choose between different schools and programs, avoid debt, succeed at festivals, and transition out of film school and into the work world. Author Jason Kohl offers: Tips on how to develop your voice before attending film school A chronological layout that allows you to continually refer to the book throughout your film school process Advice on how to gauge the cost of attending film school Whether you are a recent film school graduate, or just starting the application process, Film School gives important advice and insider knowledge that will help you learn and grow in the film industry. Film School is a must-have for anyone who wants to know what it takes to succeed in film school and beyond.

Film School Confidential

Author: Tom Edgar
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399533198
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A revised reference profiles the nation's top twenty film schools for such areas as curriculum, reputation, and graduate employment options, in a guide that provides objective information as well as interview excerpts from students and faculty members. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Film School Beyond

Author: Darren Alff
Editor: Darren Alff
ISBN: 0978787803
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Would you like to get into film school, make the most of your education, and go on to make that movie you?ve always dreamt of making? It?s possible when you know which steps to take.Over three hundred past and current film students from around the country were asked to discuss their experiences in and out of film school and to help answer many of the key questions any young up-and-coming filmmaker might have about film school and the film industry as a whole. Questions such as:What are film schools really looking for in their applicants?What does your school expect of you once you are accepted?What is the best way to ensure success while you are in film school?What are the biggest mistakes made by film students?What should a film student expect after they graduate from college?A phenomenal text that will prove valuable to any potential, current, or post-graduate film student, this book is not only filled with wonderful insight into the world of film school, but is packed with insightful tips for applying to film school, succeeding in film school, and making it in the film industry as a whole. This book is a must read for any future or current filmmaker.

Life After

Author: B.R. Hoffman
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 144976956X
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LIFE AFTER A Life Story of Faith, Relationships...and a Few Lesser Things MARY JO HOFFMAN lived an extraordinary life not because of what she said, but because of who she was. Her words were like thunder because her life was like lightning. Life After tells her inspiring story of faith and courage. It begins on the rolling prairie of an Iowa farm, shifts through the corridors of power in Washington D.C. and ends with what Mary Jo called the Cancer Diet. But it doesnt really end there. As her husband, the author, writes "Mary Jo Hoffman was admired for her beauty and talent, but she was beloved for her faith and kindness." She left a legacy of faith and relationships, and her story continues to inspire all who read it. Life After is a story of faith, relationships...and a few lesser things. It inspires and enlightens with every turn of the page.

Life After Kes

Author: Simon W. Golding
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1910295302
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Life After Kes examines the history and legacy of the 1969 award-winning British film, Kes, about a boy’s (Billy Casper) relationship with a kestrel. This fascinating book not only pays homage to the vision and extraordinary talent involved both in front and behind the camera but also looks at subsequent changes in the educational system, posing some important questions. Are we any better off today? Have schools and teaching staff moved forward over the last few decades? Have successive government’s learnt anything from the mistakes of the past? Life After Kes explores the lives of the cast and production team since the making of the film including David (Dai) Bradley who played the lead role and examines why the legacy of Billy Casper and the national perception of Kes cast a shadow over South Yorkshire. Does Casper’s ghost still haunt this ex-mining community and is director Ken Loach’s gritty northern drama as relevant today as it was then? This book is a must-have for all film fans, anyone who enjoyed Kes and all those with an interest in British social history.

South American Cinema

Author: Timothy Barnard
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136545557
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Flash Animator

Author: Sandro Corsaro
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132704823
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Intrigued by digital animation? Know a little bit about Macromedia Flash but are ready to take it to the next level? The Flash Animator will teach you how to create traditional-looking animations faster, cheaper, and with more delivery options. Sandro Corsaro helps you to develop a solid understanding of the principles of traditional animation, and then guides you step by step through bringing those principles to life with Flash. Topics range from creating basic ball bounces to managing complex character design, sound, and optimization issues. Interviews with numerous experts in the animation industry--complete with beautiful artwork and insights from feature-film animators and Web pioneers--are included to inspire you along your Flash animation path. Interviewees include: Iwao Takamoto, creator of Scooby Doo; Brad Abelson, Storyboard Artist, The Simpsons; Joe Shields, Joe Cartoon; Tom Winkler, Doodie.com; And many other influential animators. The CD contains all source files for the book's examples, exclusive animation files, and bonus Macromedia Flash cartoons. There is also an in-depth audio interview with Iwao Takamoto.

Isn T She Lovely A Rouge Contemporary Romance

Author: Lauren Layne
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473503795
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She needed a place to live. He needed a girlfriend. The rules were clear... until they were broken... The only thing Ethan Price and Stephanie Kendrick have in common is their screenwriting class at the NYU Film School. Ethan's family is loaded and expectations are high for his stepping into the family business one day, while Stephanie is the class outcast and from the other side of the tracks. When a project brings this unlikely pair together, Stephanie becomes the fake girlfriend who plays a part similar to that of the character in their screenplay. What Ethan didn't expect was to fall in love with her - but has he fallen for the real her? Or just the version he created...? Isn't She Lovely is a modern take on Julia Roberts' Pretty Woman and is perfect for fans of Jessica Sorenson and Tammara Webber.

Historical Dictionary Of Chinese Cinema

Author: Tan Ye
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879131
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Motion pictures were first introduced to China in 1896 and today China has become a major player in the film industry. However, the story of how Chinese cinema became what it is today is an exceptionally turbulent one. It encompasses incursions by foreign powers, warfare among contending rulers, the collapse of the Chinese empire, and the massive setback of the Cultural Revolution. The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema covers the history of Chinese cinema from its very beginning in 1896 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section contains several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, and historical figures. This book is an excellent access point for anyone interested in Chinese cinema and for scholars interested in investigating ideas for future research.

Performing The Force

Author: Kurt Lancaster
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786450459
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With the technology of the new millennium continuing to advance, there has been an increased interest in participatory forms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror entertainment such as role-playing and computer games, websites, and virtual reality settings. People seem to have a desire to go beyond the ordinary and well into the fantastic. This work is a compilation of new essays (all but one never before published) written by experts in both electronic and non-electronic game genres, covering computer games, web pages, Internet role-playing, interactive movies, table-top games, live-action role-playing, ghost hunts, action figures and amusement park rides. They cover a variety of viewpoints as to how and why people become so engrossed with virtual reality–type activities.

British Film Institute Film Classics

Author: British Film Institute
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579583286
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This illustrated two-volume set is a compendium of more than 50 monographs published by the British Film Institute since 1992. Each entry focuses on a single great film of world cinema, presenting an essay by a prominent critic, novelist, academic, or filmmaker. You will read Camille Paglia on The Birds, Richard Schickel on Double Indemnity , Salman Rushdie on The Wizard of Oz , and many more. Such a spectrum of critics, covering an equally broad selection of films, emphasizes the diversity of ways in which people experience cinema. Film Classics showcases a breadth of styles and approaches to contemporary film criticism, offering informed and lively critiques of some of the most notable works in the history of film.

Charlie Kaufman And Hollywood S Merry Band Of Pranksters Fabulists And Dreamers

Author: Derek Hill
Editor: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 184243392X
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Since the late 1990s, a subtle, subversive element has been at work within the staid confines of the Hollywood dream factory. Young filmmakers like Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry, David O. Russell, Richard Linklater, and Sofia Coppola rode in on the coattails of the independent film movement that blossomed in the early 1990s and have managed to wage an aesthetic campaign against imaginative cowardice of all persuasions, much like their artistic forebears -- the so-called Movie Brats Coppola, Scorsese, De Palma, Altman, and Ashby among others -- did in the 1970s. But their true pedigree can be traced back to the cinematic provocateurs of the Nouvelle Vague (Truffaut, Goddard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette, et al), who in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s liberated screens around the world with a series of films that challenged our assumptions of what the medium could offer and how stories could be told -- all of them snapping with style as much as they delivered on ideas. Highly idiosyncratic yet intricately realised, accessible yet willing to overthrow the constraints of formal storytelling, surreal yet always grounded in human emotions, this new breed of American film captures the angst of its characters and the times in which we live, but with a wryness, imagination, earnestness, irony and stylish wit that makes the slide into existential despair a little more amusing than it should be. This book analyses and traces the origins of the pivotal films and directors in this undeclared war on the mundane.

A Son Of Life

Author: Don De La Don
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490726365
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This is a journey into one, who is a gifted son of light. He was born unto life and became man. Saint John and Aaron take us on their journey into the pits of Hell. After befriending and earning the love of the Devil, the hierarchys of Hell delve upon them while Aaron deals in and out of the methamphetamine trade. Earning the respect of all the Princes and Dukes of Hell, after beating their King Satan at his own game, Aaron becomes the Saint of the Streets. After seeing himself in a trance, Aaron earned a new name as Saint John the Immaculate, and takes on a new role, as a possible clandestine agent for the CIA. After filling out an application for a field analysts position in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he receives a callback, in the spirit. From then on, its a fight to the End, as all of Hells Army comes against them and America. Aaron later finds their defense network and internet forum which may have been dubbed, Operation Myspace. When Aaron finds a small weapon of mass destruction in the flesh, he begins to lose his mind as to what he saw and what he experienced. Was it all a possible apocalypse? Or was it a reindeer game that intelligence officials play with one another? There is a lot more to the story at hand, and will come to light in future works. What Aaron experienced was very real to him, as he heard and seen it both in the spirit and in the flesh. After growing up on the mean streets of Albuquerque and Southern California, Aaron was chosen not only by One, but by many others. From gangsters and syndicates, to devils and Christians. Even the Intelligence community sought after him. For everyone observed what happened in the spirit and now this story must be told. This is the story of Aaron and the Triune of Saint John the Immaculate.

American Film

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Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

The South Korean Film Renaissance

Author: Jinhee Choi
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819569860
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For the past decade, the Korean film industry has enjoyed a renaissance. With innovative storytelling and visceral effects, Korean films not only have been commercially viable in the domestic and regional markets but also have appealed to cinephiles everywhere on the international festival circuit. This book provides both an industrial and an aesthetic account of how the Korean film industry managed to turn an economic crisis—triggered in part by globalizing processes in the world film industry—into a fiscal and cultural boom. Jinhee Choi examines the ways in which Korean film production companies, backed by affluent corporations and venture capitalists, concocted a variety of winning production trends. Through close analyses of key films, Choi demonstrates how contemporary Korean cinema portrays issues immediate to its own Korean audiences while incorporating the transnational aesthetics of Hollywood and other national cinemas such as Hong Kong and Japan. Appendices include data on box office rankings, numbers of films produced and released, market shares, and film festival showings.

The Cinema Of B La Tarr

Author: András B. Kovács
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850379
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The Cinema of Béla Tarr is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary's most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Bela Tarr's career through a close personal and professional relationship for more than twenty-five years. András Bálint Kovács traces the development of Tarr's themes, characters, and style, showing that almost all of his major stylistic and narrative innovations were already present in his early films and that through a conscious and meticulous recombination of and experimentation with these elements, Tarr arrived at his unique style. The significance of these films is that, beyond their aesthetic and historical value, they provide the most powerful vision of an entire region and its historical situation. Tarr's films express, in their universalistic language, the shared feelings of millions of Eastern Europeans.

The Young The Restless And The Dead

Author: George Melnyk
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554581133
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The Young, the Restless, and the Dead captures the spirit of Canadian filmmakers through interviews with the most accomplished and dynamic of yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s film greats. Funny, provocative, and enlightening, the filmmakers reflect on their careers and explore with the interviewers the issues that challenge them. This book features an interview with a late director (Jean-Claude Lauzon) whose work is recognized in the canon as outstanding; interviews with filmmakers who are accomplished in their fields and have to their credit a sizeable body of work (Blake Corbet, Andrew Currie, Brent Carlson, Guy Maddin, Lynne Stopkewich, Anne Wheeler, Gary Burns, and Mina Shum); and an interview with a young director new to the field (Michael Dowse). Together these players in the Canadian film scene capture the energy, success, and tribulations of a fascinating cultural industry. The Young, the Restless, and the Dead is the first volume in a series of interviews with key cultural creators in the field of cinema. It seeks to bring to a wide audience the insights and emotions, the trials and achievements of significant figures in Canadian film. George Melnyk talks about The Young, the Restless, and the Dead with Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald. Read the interview online.