by Jennifer Forrest, The Legend Returns And Dies Harder Another Day Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Legend Returns And Dies Harder Another Day book, This work examines film series. Some are representative of three periods in American film history--silent cinema, Classic Hollywood cinema, and the post-Classic or New Hollywood cinema. And some are in the tradition of other national cinemas, including those of France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and India. The series are examined from a variety of cultural and critical perspectives. In the initial chapter the editor analyzes the series form. Part One examines early cinema, outlining the events and situations after 1907 that allowed early filmmakers to begin creating series based on the complex narratives of popular fiction. Part Two explores the cultural implications of such series as Tarzan, Nancy Drew, and Maisie. Chapters in Part Three analyze James Bond and Star Wars, two of the most widely recognized series in Hollywood history. Part Four examines mid-century Germany's Fridericus and France's Angelique and Caroline. The final part presents studies of the postwar Japanese series Godzilla and Tora-San, the popular Better Tomorrow series from Hong Kong, and several Hindi series from postcolonial India.
by Moritz Baßler, Pop Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pop book, »POP. Kultur und Kritik« analysiert und kommentiert die wichtigsten Tendenzen der aktuellen Popkultur in den Bereichen von Musik und Mode, Politik und Ökonomie, Internet und Fernsehen, Literatur und Kunst. Die Zeitschrift richtet sich sowohl an Wissenschaftler_innen und Studierende als auch an Journalisten und alle Leser_innen mit Interesse an der Pop- und Gegenwartskultur. Im siebten Heft geht es u.a. um Essen, Alkohol und Re-Makes.
by Stefan Meier, Superman Transmedial Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Superman Transmedial book, Seit den 1930er Jahren durchstreift Superman die Populärkultur als serielle Inkarnation des (post-)modernen Helden. Dabei hat der Man of Steel nahezu jedes Medium durchlaufen und mit den Jahren globale Verbreitung erlangt. Vor dem Hintergrund kulturwissenschaftlicher Diskurse lenkt Stefan Meier den Blick auf einen bislang kaum beachteten Aspekt der Figur: ihre Verortung im Spannungsfeld von Medienökonomie, Serialität und Medienwandel. In Momentaufnahmen von Situationen des Umbruchs und der Zäsur diskutiert die Studie eine Vielzahl von Texten und zeichnet die Geschichte des Superman-Narrativs als eine des medialen Wandels im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert nach.
by Claudia Glunz, Attitudes To War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Attitudes To War book, The Swiss Sonderbund War, the German colonial wars, the First World War up until denazification and re-education after the Second World War - these and other themes are the topics of the contributions to this volume. They are all concerned with war experiences and attitudes to war as dealt with in literature and film. They thereby focus on authors and directors such as Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Adda Freifrau von Liliencron, Georg Kaiser, Fritz Lang, but also almost forgotten bestseller authors, such as Heinrich Wandt, who take a critical stance on war. The contributions are supplemented by critiques of pertinent new publications and a bibliography of studies from the disciplines of literature, linguistics, history and cinematographical and art studies from the year 2008.
by I.Q. Hunter, The Jaws Book Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Jaws Book book, After 45 years, Steven Spielberg's Jaws remains the definitive summer blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon with a fierce and dedicated fan base. The Jaws Book: New Perspectives on the Classic Summer Blockbuster is an exciting illustrated collection of new critical essays that offers the first detailed and comprehensive overview of the film's significant place in cinema history. Bringing together established and young scholars, the book includes contributions from leading international writers on popular cinema including Murray Pomerance, Peter Krämer, Sheldon Hall, Nigel Morris and Linda Ruth Williams, and covers such diverse topics as the film's release, reception and canonicity; its representation of masculinity and children; the use of landscape and the ocean; its status as a western; sequels and fan-edits; and its galvanizing impact on the horror film, action movie and contemporary Hollywood itself.
by Stuart Henderson, The Hollywood Sequel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Hollywood Sequel book, This illuminating study charts the changing role of the Hollywood film sequel over the past century. Considering a range of sequels in their industrial, historical and aesthetic contexts, from The Son of a Sheik (1926) to Toy Story 3 (2010), this book provides a comprehensive history of this critically-neglected yet commercially-dominant art form.
by Felicity Collins, A Companion To Australian Cinema Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To Australian Cinema book, The first comprehensive volume of original essays on Australian screen culture in the twenty-first century. A Companion to Australian Cinema is an anthology of original essays by new and established authors on the contemporary state and future directions of a well-established national cinema. A timely intervention that challenges and expands the idea of cinema, this book brings into sharp focus those facets of Australian cinema that have endured, evolved and emerged in the twenty-first century. The essays address six thematically-organized propositions – that Australian cinema is an Indigenous screen culture, an international cinema, a minor transnational imaginary, an enduring auteur-genre-landscape tradition, a televisual industry and a multiplatform ecology. Offering fresh critical perspectives and extending previous scholarship, case studies range from The Lego Movie, Mad Max, and Australian stars in Hollywood, to transnational co-productions, YouTube channels, transmedia and nature-cam documentaries. New research on trends – such as the convergence of television and film, digital transformations of screen production and the shifting roles of women on and off-screen – highlight how established precedents have been influenced by new realities beyond both cinema and the national. Written in an accessible style that does not require knowledge of cinema studies or Australian studies Presents original research on Australian actors, such as Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth, their training, branding, and path from Australia to Hollywood Explores the films and filmmakers of the Blak Wave and their challenge to Australian settler-colonial history and white identity Expands the critical definition of cinema to include YouTube channels, transmedia documentaries, multiplatform changescapes and cinematic remix Introduces readers to founding texts in Australian screen studies A Companion to Australian Cinema is an ideal introductory text for teachers and students in areas including film and media studies, cultural and gender studies, and Australian history and politics, as well as a valuable resource for educators and other professionals in the humanities and creative arts.