Shared Meanings In The Film Music Of Philip Glass: Music, Multimedia And Postminimalism


The study of music within multimedia contexts has become an increasingly active area of scholarly research. However, the application of such studies to musical genres outside the 'classical' film canon, or in television and other media remains largely unexplored in any detail. Tristian Evans demonstrates how postminimal music interacts with other media forms, focusing on the fil

Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past And Future


Research into and around women's participation in cinematic history has enjoyed dynamic growth over the past decade. A broadening of scope and interests encompasses not only different kinds of filmmaking–mainstream fiction, experimental, and documentary–but also practices–publicity, journalism, distribution and exhibition–seldom explored in the past. Cutting-edge and inclusive, Doing

British Women Film Directors In The New Millennium free ebook

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British Women Film Directors In The New Millennium


This book focuses on the output of women film directors in the period post Millennium when the number of female directors working within the film industry rose substantially. Despite the fact that nationally and internationally women film directors are underrepresented within the industry, there is a wealth of talent currently working in Britain. During the early part of the 2000s, the UKFC

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Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema


Since the 1927 release of Fritz Lang’s pioneer film Metropolis, science fiction cinema has largely been regarded a Western genre. In Simultaneous Worlds, Jennifer L. Feeley and Sarah Ann Wells showcase authors who challenge this notion by focusing on cinemas and cultures, from Cuba to North Korea, not traditionally associated with science fiction. This collection introduces films about a m

Hitchcock Lost And Found: The Forgotten Films free ebook

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Hitchcock Lost And Found: The Forgotten Films


Known as the celebrated director of critical and commercial successes such as Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963), Alfred Hitchcock is famous for his distinctive visual style and signature motifs. While recent books and articles discussing his life and work focus on the production and philosophy of his iconic Hollywood-era films like Notorious (1946) and Vertigo (1958), Hitchcock Lost an

Color And Empathy: Essays On Two Aspects Of Film free ebook

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Color And Empathy: Essays On Two Aspects Of Film


This book focuses on two areas of interest: the poetics of color in film and the affective responses of viewers. Each essay is built around the analysis of a particular film or group of related films, which are then used to explore a range of issues including the difference between black-and-white and color, the emergence of bold color schemes in the 1950s, and empathetic viewer reactio

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Critical Approaches To The Films Of Robert Rodriguez


Frederick Aldama's The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez (2014) was the first full-scale study of one of the most prolific and significant Latino directors making films today. In this companion volume, Aldama enlists a corps of experts to analyze a majority of Rodriguez's feature films, from his first break-out success El Mariachi in 1992 to Machete in 2010. The essays explore the form