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Films, cinema

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Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking Illuminating Letters, Memos, and Telegrams about American Moviemaking, 1921 1976

Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking Illuminating Letters, Memos, and Telegrams about American Moviemaking, 1921 1976

Author: Rocky Lang, Barbara Hall Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Rare notes, memos, and telegrams from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, and more Letters from Hollywood reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time-from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Culled from libraries, archives, and personal collections, the 135 letters, memos, and telegrams are organized chronologically and are annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. While each piece reveals a specific moment in time, taken together, the letters convey a bigger picture of Hollywood history. Contributors include celebrities like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda. This is the gift book of the season for fans of classic Hollywood.

Alien: The Blueprints

Alien: The Blueprints

Author: Graham Langridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Technical drawings of all the major ships and vehicles from the Alien movies, presented in incredible detail. Includes iconic spacecraft like the Nostromo, the Sulaco and the Covenant. Alien: The Blueprints is a collection of brand new blueprints of all the major vehicles, ships and technology of the Alien movie universe. Artist Graham Langridge delves deep into the concept art, set designs and photography to recreate full and accurate blueprints of the drop ship, the Sulaco, the Nostromo and many more. Covering all the movies including Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, this is a must-have for any Alien fan. * Large-format pages reveal these technical drawings in breathtaking detail. * Gatefold pages allow for large vessels like the Sulaco and the Covenant to be shown at a greater size. * Includes the Covenant, the lander and the cargo lifter from Alien: Covenant

Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 1 Forest, Sky & Lake Dwelling Creatures

Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 1 Forest, Sky & Lake Dwelling Creatures

Author: Titan Books Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Harry Potter: The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Each intricately designed book features gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive paired with striking insights about bringing JK Rowling's Wizarding World to the big screen. In addition, a collectible poster accompanies each volume.

Ayoade On Top

Ayoade On Top

Author: Richard Ayoade Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow. In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about. It's a journey deep within, in a way that's respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you've waited for the smaller paperback edition. Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet's gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.

The Ultimate Superhero Movie Guide

The Ultimate Superhero Movie Guide

Author: Helen O'Hara Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The Ultimate Superhero Movie Guide is a thrilling journey through the history of the world's favorite movie genre. From the early glories of Superman and Tim Burton's Batman, to the modern dominance of Marvel and DC's cinematic universes, this book celebrates the stars, stunts and special effects that have brought dozens of legendary comic book heroes to the big screen. Featuring a blend of reviews, lists, features and interviews covering everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to cult classics like Constantine and Hellboy, this is a celebration of superhero movies unlike anything else in the market.

The Movie Quiz Book

The Movie Quiz Book

Author: Little White Lies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2019

Imagine the best movie-themed pub quiz you've ever been to, but without suffering the hangover the next morning! From heroic heroines, famous final lines and award-winning directors, to Hollywood's golden age, memorable movie flops and the film world's biggest franchises, the book's over 1,600 questions cover every aspect of the movies. Thrown in among the brain-testing questions are a series of visual quizzes and challenges-including an It's a Wonderful Life spot-the-difference and the world premiere of a Jean-Claude van Damme-themed wordsearch!

Trauma and Disability in Mad Max Beyond the Road Warrior's Fury

Trauma and Disability in Mad Max Beyond the Road Warrior's Fury

Author: Mick Broderick, Katie Ellis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

This book explores the inter-relationship of disability and trauma in the Mad Max films (1979-2015). George Miller's long-running series is replete with narratives and imagery of trauma, both physical and emotional, along with major and minor characters who are prominently disabled. The Mad Max movies foreground representations of the body - in devastating injury and its lasting effects - and in the broader social and historical contexts of trauma, disability, gender and myth. Over the franchise's four-decade span significant social and cultural change has occurred globally. Many of the images of disability and trauma central to Max's post-apocalyptic wasteland can be seen to represent these societal shifts, incorporating both decline and rejuvenation. These shifts include concerns with social, economic and political disintegration under late capitalism, projections of survival after nuclear war, and the impact of anthropogenic climate change. Drawing on screen production processes, textual analysis and reception studies this book interrogates the role of these representations of disability, trauma, gender and myth to offer an in-depth cultural analysis of the social critiques evident within the fantasies of Mad Max.

Propaganda and Popular Entertainment in the USSR The Mezhrabpom Studio

Propaganda and Popular Entertainment in the USSR The Mezhrabpom Studio

Author: Jamie Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The Mezhrabpom (International Workers' Relief) studio was responsible for Soviet avant-garde classics such as Pudovkin's The End of Saint Petersburg (1927) and Storm Over Asia (1928) and existed from 1924 until its closure in 1936. Employing an unusual - for the time - combination of Russian filmmakers and foreign communists, it produced some of the most popular films in the USSR in the first half of the twentieth century. Jamie Miller details the history of this organisation, often at the forefront of technological innovations, and how it both provided a source of creative talent for the state and established a crucial relationship with Germany and the West to fulfil Soviet propaganda ambitions. He reveals the multi-faceted reasons that the studio managed to preserve its autonomy and status, despite relentless attacks over suspicions that it put profit above ideology: unearthing the systems of power distribution, personal connections and patronage that kept it afloat. Unique in its visionary genre and style experiments, Mezhrabpom also stood out as an early pioneer in the fight against fascism, when the USSR and wider communist movement failed to act. Miller therefore provides a rich account of the production stories and the industrial and political context behind a major cultural institution in the Soviet story, one fundamental to our understanding of world cinema history. The studio intended to make popular literary adaptations, based on the actor-centred influences of the Moscow Art Theatre and Russia's pre-Revolutionary cinema. These movies and its productions of avant-garde classics were among some of the most popular films in the USSR in the first half of the twentieth century. Jamie Miller details the history of this organisation, arguing that personal connections and patronage among the Bolshevik political and cultural elite were vital in the creation and sustenance of the studio. They gave the organisation the opportunity to make box office hits and create outstanding films in a distinctive Mezhrabpom visual style. Miller recounts how the studio was often at the forefront of technological innovations, and how it both provided a source of creative talent for the state and established a crucial relationship with Germany and the West to fulfil Soviet propaganda ambitions. Mezhrabpom also stood out as an early pioneer in the fight against fascism, when the USSR and wider communist movement failed to act. Miller therefore provides a rich account of the production stories and the industrial and political context behind a major cultural institution in the Soviet story, one fundamental to our understanding of world cinema history.

Surveillance and Terror in Post-9/11 British and American Television

Surveillance and Terror in Post-9/11 British and American Television

Author: Darcie Rives-East Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

This interdisciplinary study examines how state surveillance has preoccupied British and American television series in the twenty years since 9/11. Surveillance and Terror in Post-9/11 British and American Television illuminates how the U.S. and U.K., bound by an historical, cultural, and television partnership, have broadcast numerous programs centred on three state surveillance apparatuses tasked with protecting us from terrorism and criminal activity: the prison, the police, and the national intelligence agency. Drawing from a range of case studies, such as Sherlock, Orange is the New Black and The Night Manager, this book discusses how television allows viewers, writers, and producers to articulate fears about an increased erosion of privacy and civil liberties following 9/11, while simultaneously expressing a desire for a preventative mechanism that can stop such events occurring in the future. However, these concerns and desires are not new; encompassing surveillance narratives both past and present, this book demonstrates how television today builds on earlier narratives about panoptic power to construct our present understanding of government surveillance.

The Library Screen Scene Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges, and Communities

The Library Screen Scene Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges, and Communities

In the past two decades, several U.S. states have explored ways to mainstream media literacy in school curriculum. However one of the best and most accessible places to learn this necessary skill has not been the traditional classroom but rather the library. In an increasing number of school, public, and academic libraries, shared media experiences such as film screening, learning to computer animate, and video editing promote community and a sense of civic engagement. The Library Screen Scene reveals five core practices used by librarians who work with film and media: viewing, creating, learning, collecting, and connecting. With examples from more than 170 libraries throughout the United States, the book shows how film and media literacy education programs, library services, and media collections teach patrons to critically analyze moving image media, uniting generations, cultures, and communities in the process.

The Library Screen Scene Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges, and Communities

The Library Screen Scene Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges, and Communities

In the past two decades, several U.S. states have explored ways to mainstream media literacy in school curriculum. However one of the best and most accessible places to learn this necessary skill has not been the traditional classroom but rather the library. In an increasing number of school, public, and academic libraries, shared media experiences such as film screening, learning to computer animate, and video editing promote community and a sense of civic engagement. The Library Screen Scene reveals five core practices used by librarians who work with film and media: viewing, creating, learning, collecting, and connecting. With examples from more than 170 libraries throughout the United States, the book shows how film and media literacy education programs, library services, and media collections teach patrons to critically analyze moving image media, uniting generations, cultures, and communities in the process.

Metro Issue 201

Metro Issue 201

Author: Adolfo Aranjuez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Metro is Australia's premier film and media quarterly journal. It is independent, outspoken and passionate about film, TV and new media from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. Metro No. 201 includes coverage of the feature films Top End Wedding, Animals, Burning Kiss and Melodrama/Random/Melbourne!; small-screen programmes The Heights and Miss Fisher's Modern Mysteries; Asian titles Grass, Long Day's Journey into Night, The Wandering Earth and Jafar Panahi's Cannes favourite 3 Faces; and the documentaries 2040, Becoming Colleen, The Eulogy, Awavena and Waiting: The Van Duren Story. The issue also includes essays on evolutions in the music documentary, on music-centric biopics, and on groundbreaking LGBTQIA+ title Witches and Faggots, Dykes and Poofters; as well as industry analyses of the continued growth in YouTube content production, and of the relationship between notions of cultural and commercial value in the Australian screen industries.