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A collection of art from the end credits of Star Wars: the Mandalorian chapters 5-8 and more! Includes art as seen in the hit Disney+ TV series directed by Dave Filoni and John Favreau, starring Pedro Pascal, as illustrated by some of Lucasfilm's finest artists.
Contemporary media seems incredibly unoriginal, as Hollywood produces an endless flood of remakes, sequels, reboots, and franchises. We watch as the same stories, characters, and images appear again and again in different films, on new platforms, and as toys and other merchandise. Are these works simply crass commercial products, utterly devoid of creativity, or do they offer filmmakers a unique opportunity to reimagine iconic characters and modern myths? Film Remakes and Franchises examines how remakes and sequels have been central to the film industry from its very inception, yet also considers how the recent trends toward reboots and transmedia franchises depart from those historical precedents. Film scholar Daniel Herbert not only analyzes the film industry's increasing reliance on recycled product, but also asks why audiences are currently so drawn to such movies. In addition, he explores how contemporary filmmakers have used reboots and franchise movies to inject timely social commentary and diversity into established media properties. A lively and accessible overview that covers everything from You've Got Mail to The Force Awakens, Film Remakes and Franchises raises important questions about the intersection of business and creativity in Hollywood today.
This collection of essays offers a positive consensus of director Peter Jackson's spectacularly successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) ,The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Part One of the collection, Techniques of Structure and Story, compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two, Techniques of Character and Culture, focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien's narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen. Each of the sixteen essays includes extensive notes and a separate bibiliography.
Since the first baseball movie ( Little Sunset ) was released in 1915, Hollywood has had an on-again, off-again affair with the sport. The resulting relationship has produced a wide array of films, some good ( Field of Dreams , A League of Their Own ), some obscure ( Roogie's Bump , Hot Curves ) and some flops ( The Slugger's Wife , The Babe Ruth Story ). This is a detailed look at the 111 'fictional' baseball films produced and released in the United States from 1915 through 2001. This expanded and updated version of the 1992 first edition includes 29 new films produced between 1991 and 2001. New material includes an entry on 1978's Goodbye Franklin High (unavailable for the 1992 edition) and revisions to several entries after the uncut versions of several silent and pre - 1950 talkie baseball films were made available, among them Hit and Run (1924), The Battling Orioles (1924), Slide Kelly Slide (1927) and They Learned About Women (1930). Each entry contains full cast and production credits, year of release, production company, a synopsis, and a critique of the movie. Behind-the-scenes and background information is included. Two additional (and completely updated) sections cover baseball short subjects and baseball in non-baseball films. An extensive bibliography completes the work.
In this title, Simon Sheridan traces the history of the British sex film from its beginnings in coy nudist camp films such as Some Like It Cool (directed by Michael Winner in 1960) through the boom years of the Confessions films to its demise in the early 1980s. This expanded new edition includes an updated filmography and previously unpublished interview material and stills.