Studying Blade Runner

Author: Sean Redmond
Editor: Auteur Pub
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Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is now widely recognised as a masterwork of science fiction cinema, and one of the most influential of any films released in the last twenty-five years. In Studying Blade Runner, Sean Redmond uses the key concepts of Media and Film Studies?Film Language, Representation, Institutions and Audiences?to explore the many significances of the film: Its breakthrough use of special effects as a narrative tool; the film's revolutionary representation of the future city; its treatment of racial and sexual politics; iIts unique status as a text whose meaning was fundamentally altered in its re-released 'Director's Cut' form?and what this means in an institutional context.

Blade Runner

Author: Matt Hills
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 1906660336
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More than just a box office flop which entered the midnight movie circuit, Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' has gone on to become a cult classic which continues to inspire and influence the latest cinema releases. This book studies the legacy of the film.

Blade Runner

Author: Sean Redmond
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 1911325108
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Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner is now widely recognized as an undisputed masterwork of science fiction cinema and one of the most influential films released in the last forty years. Yet on its original release it was both a critical and commercial failure, criticized for its perceived prioritizing of style over content and a narrative that did not deliver the anticipated high octane action that its star casting and large budget normally promise. How did a film that was removed from circulation within a month of its premiere come to mean so much to modern audiences and provide such a rich seam of material for film and media studies? Sean Redmond excavates the many significances of the film – its breakthrough use of special effects as a narrative tool; its revolutionary representation of the future city; its treatment of racial and sexual politics; and its unique status as a text whose meaning was fundamentally altered in its re-released Director’s Cut form, then further revised in a Final Cut in 2007, and what this means in an institutional context. This volume was previously published as Studying Blade Runner in 2008.

The Blade Runner Experience

Author: Will Brooker
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150179X
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Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic examines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigates Blade Runner online fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.

Blade Runner 2049

Author: Hampton Fancher
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Studying Tsotsi

Author: Judith Gunn
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Tsotsi(2005) is a life-affirming, if raw, coming-of-age story that boldly confronts the legacy of Apartheid and Africa's present struggle to overcome poverty and crime. A small film about a disenfranchised teenage boy, the drama vividly articulates themes of disaffection, desperation, and violence and situates them within a critical African dilemma: the fight for "decency." This struggle knows no color lines and plays out across every city in the world. Aside from being an enriching addition to any examination of world cinema, this study will spark a tremendous discussion about equality and diversity that will resonate in any classroom. Studying Tsotsicovers world cinema as a genre, or the cultural and imperialistic implications of Hollywood versus the world. It also confronts representations of youth; similarities to other world films, such as City of God(2002) and Pixote(1981); comparisons with other films set in Africa, such as Cry Freedom(1987) and The Kitchen Toto(1987); cultural context and ideology; audience reception; and the redemption narrative as a universal and relatable quest.

Studying The Devil S Backbone

Author: James Rose
Editor: Auteur Pub
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The Devil's Backbone (2001) is a Gothic film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro ( Pan's Labyrinth, 2006). The story centers on a ghost that haunts an isolated orphanage during the Spanish Civil War. Studying The Devil's Backbone explores the narrative of the film in relation to central concerns, such as genre, theme, iconography, representation, and film language. Through these elements, the volume reads the film's unique blend of literary Gothic, Western, and War film and the use of bombs, ghosts, and color as visual signifiers. It critiques the central characters and compares their representation of women, monsters, and political context against an examination of mise-en-scene, sound, and special effects. In addition, the author provides a critical biography of del Toro, an analysis of his auteurist traits, and an in-depth bibliography and filmography.

Studying The Matrix

Author: Anna Dawson
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"Anna Dawson feels that The Matrix is far more substantial than it first looks and her enthusiasm for the film is not only valuable but ultimately infectious."--TES 2003 saw the release of two sequels to the surprise 1999 hit, The Matrix, prompting producer Joel Silver to declare 2003 as 'the Year of The Matrix'. Certainly, interest in the film and its sequels has never been greater, and there can be no better time for using the original film for study in the classroom. Science fiction fans are absorbed in the revolutionary special effects and the convincingly depicted dystopia narrative; action movie buffs relish the conjunction of Hong Kong martial arts techniques with mainstream Hollywood aesthetics; and intellectuals immerse themselves in the film's explicit and deliberate evocation of Baudrillard and higher mathematics. Studying The Matrix considers the diverse influences behind the film--be it cinematic, philosophical, literary or comic book--together with its iconographic use of costumes, groundbreaking special effects and its stars, alongside its very particular industrial and ideological background, all in the context of the key concepts of media studies.

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Studying The Third Man

Author: Lynne Hibberd
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"This guide scores well on all points -- well-prepared and helpful." In the Picture A British cinema classic reinterpreted for twenty-first century students of Film and Media Studies. On its release in 1949, The Third Man received near-universal acclaim, and its reputation is, if anything, even higher today -- it was voted the Best British Film by a British Film Institute poll of critics and film-makers in 1999. Studying The Third Man applies the key concepts of Film and Media Studies to the film and considers: The complex Anglo-American production process Whether it is a genre film or indeed 'genre defying' The ideology behind the film, and whether this has contributed to its lasting appeal The distinctive application of film-making techniques, with numerous illustrated examples Critical responses to the film Ways in which the The Third Man can be used to introduce students to black and white film.