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Films, cinema

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The Making of Aliens

The Making of Aliens

Author: J.W. Rinzler Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2020

Comprehensive and definitive volume telling the complete story of how Aliens was made, featuring new interviews with some of the cast and production crew, and including many rarely seen photos and illustrations from the Fox archives. As one of the most highly regarded movie sequels of all time, Aliens quickly embedded itself in the minds of cinemagoers around the world when it was released in 1986. Driven by the singular vision of director James Cameron and guided by producer Gale Ann Hurd, its relentless action and unforgettable characters helped cement its place as an undisputed classic of 1980s cinema. The Making of Aliens tells the complete story of how Cameron and Hurd, together with their immensely talented cast and crew, brought heroine Ellen Ripley back to the big screen-and upped the stakes by introducing a whole army of aliens for her to face. Interviews with the cast and crew, alongside revealing photography and fascinating concept art, illustrate the film's eventful journey from its beginnings as a sequel that nobody wanted to make through to its transformation into one of the highest-grossing blockbusters of the decade.

Blade Runner 2049 - Interlinked - The Art

Blade Runner 2049 - Interlinked - The Art

Author: Tanya Lapointe Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2020

Film audiences experienced a bold, breathtaking vision of the future in 1982's ground-breaking Blade Runner. With the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villeneuve returned to that world, as a young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. A companion to The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049, Interlinked offers an unprecedented look into the creative process that went into making Blade Runner 2049, illustrating how director Villeneuve and his team took Scott's 1982 movie as a starting point and expanded the world by creating a new visual language infused with the original Blade Runner DNA.

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

Author: Vanessa Harryhausen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2020

Special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop-motion animation to an art during the 1950s to 1980s. With material drawn from his incredible archive, his daughter, Vanessa, selects 100 creatures and objects that meant the most to her as she watched her father make world-famous films that changed the course of cinema. The book includes many newly restored works and items that have never previously been seen. In addition to Vanessa's reflections, many of those who worked with Harryhausen or were inspired by him add their own memories and comments. Ray Harryhausen's work included the films Jason and the Argonauts, the Sinbad films of the '50s and '70s, One Million Years B.C and Mighty Joe Young, and a wider portfolio including children's fairy tales and commercials. He also inspired a generation of film-makers such as Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg, and his influence on blockbuster cinema can be felt to this day. 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of his birth.

LGBTQ Film Festivals Curating Queerness

LGBTQ Film Festivals Curating Queerness

Author: Antoine Damiens Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2020

Film festivals; queer cinema; history of film studies; distribution ; LGBT

Trans Pornography

Trans Pornography

Author: Sophie Pezzutto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

For many people, trans or not, pornography is the first point of contact with trans identities, communities, and subcultures. Always a popular niche, demand for trans pornography has significantly risen in recent years. No longer the domain of a handful of small studios, trans porn is now produced by transnational porn empires and is becoming a staple of commercial pornography production. To date, trans studies has not effectively engaged with the topic of trans porn, while pornography scholarship has largely neglected it as a genre of significance. The contributors to this issue-a mix of scholars and industry insiders-fill that gap and provide an overview of this emerging area of inquiry. Articles include an examination of trans micropornography (user-made remixes shared among fans), a history of two pioneers of mainstream trans pornography, and a photo-essay of portraits by Rae Threat. Contributors Skylar Adams, Carolyn Bronstein, Lynn Comella, Korra Del Rio, Sly Fawkes, Aster Gilbert, RL Goldberg, Laura Horak, Valentina Mia, Geoffrey H. Nicholson, Sophie Pezzutto, Matt Richardson, Whitney Strub, Rae Threat

Cinemasaurus Russian Film in Contemporary Context

Cinemasaurus Russian Film in Contemporary Context

Author: Nancy Condee Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Cinemasaurus examines contemporary Russian cinema as a new visual economy, emerging over three decades after the Soviet collapse. Focusing on debates and films exhibited at Russian and US public festivals where the films have premiered, the volume's contributors-the new generation of US scholars studying Russian cinema-examine four issues of Russia's transition: (1) its imperial legacy, (2) the emergence of a film market and its new genres, (3) Russia's uneven integration into European values and hierarchies, (4) the renegotiation of state power vis-a-vis arthouse and independent cinemas. An introductory essay frames each of the four sections, with 90 films total under discussion, concluding with a historical timeline and five interviews of key film-industry figures formative of the historical context.

Cinemasaurus Russian Film in Contemporary Context

Cinemasaurus Russian Film in Contemporary Context

Author: Nancy Condee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Cinemasaurus examines contemporary Russian cinema as a new visual economy, emerging over three decades after the Soviet collapse. Focusing on debates and films exhibited at Russian and US public festivals where the films have premiered, the volume's contributors-the new generation of US scholars studying Russian cinema-examine four issues of Russia's transition: (1) its imperial legacy, (2) the emergence of a film market and its new genres, (3) Russia's uneven integration into European values and hierarchies, (4) the renegotiation of state power vis-a-vis arthouse and independent cinemas. An introductory essay frames each of the four sections, with 90 films total under discussion, concluding with a historical timeline and five interviews of key film-industry figures formative of the historical context.

Gothic Film An Edinburgh Companion

Gothic Film An Edinburgh Companion

Author: Richard J. Hand Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

This anthology explores the resilience and ubiquity of the Gothic in cinema from its earliest days to its most contemporary iterations. Fifteen newly commissioned chapters by prominent scholars in the field of Gothic and cinema studies examine the myriad ways that filmmakers mobilise Gothic conceits across multiple film genres and in conjunction with several significant film styles. In the process, the book contributes exciting new readings of canonical works of Gothic cinema as well as important new critical examinations of emerging horror subgenres.

Dad Made Dirty Movies The Erotic World of Stephen C. Apostolof

Dad Made Dirty Movies The Erotic World of Stephen C. Apostolof

Author: Jordan Todorov, Joe Blevins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Strippers, zombies, fugitives and jewel thieves. These were just some of the characters who inhabited the weird, wild films of director Stephen C. Apostolof in the 1960s and 1970s. But Apostolof's own life was every bit as improbable as the plots of his lurid movies. Escaping the clutches of the communists in his native Bulgaria, he came to America in 1952 and decided on a whim to reinvent himself as a Hollywood filmmaker, right down to the cigars, sunglasses and Cadillacs. He produced a string of memorable sexploitation classics, including the infamous Orgy of the Dead. Along the way, he married three times, fathered five children and forged a personal and professional relationship with the notorious Ed Wood, Jr. Drawing on rare archival material and interviews with those who knew him best, this first biography of Apostolof chronicles the life and career of a cult film legend.

Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 8: The Order of the Phoenix and Dark Forces

Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 8: The Order of the Phoenix and Dark Forces

Author: Jody Revenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2020

The Harry Potter Film Vault series condenses the rich concept art of the Harry Potter film series into twelve collectible volumes. 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.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Special

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Special

Author: Titan Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in this special behind-the-scenes retrospective edition, collecting together a wealth of features and interviews, including key cast and crew members, and presenting rare photos and behind the scenes trivia! A 40th anniversary special edition celebrating Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. This deluxe collector's edition presents interviews, features and unseen images from the fan favorite movie.

Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson

Author: Richard Carson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2020