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Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World
Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World
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ean: 9780231142816, isbn: 0231142811,

Whether depicting humans battling aliens or a brave geologist saving lives as a volcano erupts, science-fiction films are an exciting visual and sensuous introduction to the workings of science and technology. These films explore a range of complex t...


Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium
Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium
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ean: 9780231169516, isbn: 0231169515,

Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer gadget, a format for watching movies a...


Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (Film and Culture)
Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (Film and Culture)
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ean: 9780231129534, isbn: 023112953X,

Conventional wisdom holds that television was a co-conspirator in the repressions of Cold War America, that it was a facilitator to the blacklist and handmaiden to McCarthyism. But Thomas Doherty argues that, through the influence of television, Amer...


Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers (Global Chinese Culture)
Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers (Global Chinese Culture)
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ean: 9780231133319, isbn: 0231133316,

"I always compare filmmaking to cooking. Shooting is like buying the groceries. You buy all kinds of ingredients and the better ingredients you get, the better chance you have of making the movie you want."―Ang Lee, from Speaking in ImagesSpeaking ...


P.T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man
P.T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man
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ean: 9780231056878, isbn: 0231056877,

I believe hugely in advertising and blowing my own trumpet, beating the gongs, drums, to attract attention to ashow, Phineas Taylor Barnum wrote to a publisher in 1860. "I don't believe in 'duping the public,' but I believe in firstattracting and the...


Film Sound: Theory and Practice
Film Sound: Theory and Practice
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ean: 9780231056373, isbn: 0231056370,

This classic anthology provides essential models for analyzing sound stylistics through the detailed study of critical sound films. Elisabeth Weis and John Belton carefully curate major essays from the world's most respected film historians, aestheti...


Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 (Film and Culture Series)
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 (Film and Culture Series)
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ean: 9780231163934, isbn: 0231163932,

Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more ominous and distinct only as the decade wore on. Recapturing what ordinary Americans saw on the screen during the emerging Nazi ...


The Columbia History of American Television (Columbia Histories of Modern American Life)
The Columbia History of American Television (Columbia Histories of Modern American Life)
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mpn: 9780231121651, ean: 9780231121651, isbn: 0231121652,

Television is a form of media without equal. It has revolutionized the way we learn about and communicate with the world and has reinvented the way we experience ourselves and others. More than just cheap entertainment, TV is an undeniable component ...


Life is Like a Chicken Coop Ladder: A Study of German National Character through Folklore (Great Lakes Books (Paperback))
Life is Like a Chicken Coop Ladder: A Study of German National Character through Folklore (Great Lakes Books (Paperback))
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sku: 120-01, mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780814320389, isbn: 0814320384,

Life Is Like a Chicken Coop Ladder was first published in 1984 and from the outset inspired a wide variety of reactions ranging from high praise to utter disgust. Alan Dundes' theses identifies a strong anal erotic element in German national characte...


Class Act
Class Act
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ean: 9780231123655, isbn: 0231123655,

Cholly Atkins's career has spanned an extraordinary era of American dance. He began performing during Prohibition and continued his apprenticeship in vaudeville, in nightclubs, and in the army during World War II. With his partner, Honi Coles, Cholly...


The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style & Mode of Production to 1960
The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style & Mode of Production to 1960
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How films are conceived,planned, and produced leaves a mark upon the films, directly and structurally. The relations between film style and mode of production are, according to the authors, reciprocal and mutually influencing. The authors trace such ...


The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
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ean: 9780231177863, isbn: 0231177860,

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have been on the front lines of the fight against climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of...


Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes (Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures)
Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes (Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures)
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ean: 9780231182256, isbn: 0231182252,

A great movie’s first few minutes provide the key to the rest of the film. Like the opening paragraphs of a novel, they draw the viewer in, setting up the thematic concerns and stylistic approach that will be developed over the course of the narrat...


Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema; 1930-1934
Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema; 1930-1934
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Pre-Code Hollywood explores the fascinating period in American motion picture history from 1930 to 1934 when the commandments of the Production Code Administration were violated with impunity in a series of wildly unconventional films―a time when c...


How Did Lubitsch Do It?
How Did Lubitsch Do It?
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ean: 9780231186445, isbn: 0231186444,

Orson Welles called Ernst Lubitsch (1892–1947) “a giant” whose “talent and originality are stupefying.” Jean Renoir said, “He invented the modern Hollywood.” Celebrated for his distinct style and credited with inventing the classic genr...


Film Studies: An Introduction (Film and Culture Series)
Film Studies: An Introduction (Film and Culture Series)
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ean: 9780231142939, isbn: 0231142935,

Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind ...


The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
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ean: 9780231177870, isbn: 0231177879,

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have been on the front lines of the fight against climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of...


Art on Trial: Art Therapy in Capital Murder Cases
Art on Trial: Art Therapy in Capital Murder Cases
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ean: 9780231162500, isbn: 0231162502,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
A man kidnaps his two children, murders one, and attempts to kill the other. The prosecution seeks the death penalty, while the defense employs an unusual strategy to avoid the sentence. The defendant's attorneys turn to more than 100 examples of his...


Symphonic Music
Symphonic Music
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ean: 9780023109089, isbn: 0231019084,

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The Musical Idea and the Logic, Technique, and Art of its Presentation
The Musical Idea and the Logic, Technique, and Art of its Presentation
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mpn: 179 illustrations, ean: 9780231064286, isbn: 0231064284,

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This treatise relates Schoenberg's concept of the musical idea. It defines his thought on gestalt, motive, grundgestalt, phrase, rhythm and accent, the construction function of harmony, homophonic and contrapuntal forms, and compositional coherence....



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