An Introduction

Author: Ed Sikov

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231142939

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director's use of camera movement. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative. Film Studies works with any screening list and can be used within courses on film history, film theory, or popular culture. Straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and suggested assignments on particular technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects further anchor the reader's understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film.
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World War II in American Film and Media

Author: Tanine Allison

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813597501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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The American popular imagination has long portrayed World War II as the “good war,” fought by the “greatest generation” for the sake of freedom and democracy. Yet, combat films and other war media complicate this conventional view by indulging in explosive displays of spectacular violence. Combat sequences, Tanine Allison argues, construct a counter-narrative of World War II by reminding viewers of the war’s harsh brutality. Destructive Sublime traces a new aesthetic history of the World War II combat genre by looking back at it through the lens of contemporary video games like Call of Duty. Allison locates some of video games’ glorification of violence, disruptive audiovisual style, and bodily sensation in even the most canonical and seemingly conservative films of the genre. In a series of case studies spanning more than seventy years—from wartime documentaries like The Battle of San Pietro to fictional reenactments like The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan to combat video games like Medal of Honor—this book reveals how the genre’s aesthetic forms reflect (and influence) how American culture conceives of war, nation, and representation itself.
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Author: James Clarke

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448133920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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War films have existed since the birth of cinema, typically gung-ho tales of macho derring-do. But war films are not always about bravado and bravery, they also detail the horrors of war, the sadness, the brotherhood of soldiers and comedy that can be found in the bleakest of situations, as well as the excitement of the battlefield. War Films explores defining movies of the genre in sections covering different wars as well as wars with other worlds. The book also offers links between the different films, historical and cinematic worth and profiles of key actors and directors. Among the films included are Saving Private Ryan, Dr Strangelove,Welcome to Sarajevo, The Dam Busters, Gallipoli, The Deer Hunter and Ran.
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Writing a Great Ending to Your Screenplay

Author: Drew Yanno

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826418783

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 7732

The Third Act is the first screenwriting instructional book to focus entirely on that most important part of a script - the ending.
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The Men, The Mission, The Movie

Author: Steven Spielberg,David James

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: 9781557043719

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Over 50,000 sold—the only illustrated companion book to the extraodinary film. Includes excerpts from Stephen Ambrose's books, screenplay extracts, and commentary by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Janusz Kaminski and others. 100 illustrations, 130 color plates.
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proceedings of the 25th AAAS Conference (Nov. 5-7, 1999, Salzburg, Schloss Leopoldskron)

Author: Austrian Association for American Studies. Conference,Dorothea Steiner,Thomas Hartl

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

View: 4599

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A Novel

Author: Max Allan Collins,Robert Rodat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140279092

Category: Americans

Page: 319

View: 1848

June 6, 1944. For Captain John Miller and his squad of youn soldiers, this fateful day would become something much more. Washington has sent them on a personal mission to save one life. Captain Miller and his men quickly realize this is not a simple rescue operation.
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Author: Variety,Peter Cowie

Publisher: Perigee Books

ISBN: 9780399525247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 4904

A comprehensive factbook covers a wide range of entertainment events, including movies, television, theater, music, and books, and provides a day-by-day chronology of the key entertainment events of the year. Original.
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Pop Culture Review Format

Author: N. Y.) People Magazine (New York

Publisher: People Weekly

ISBN: 9781883013851

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 83

View: 4348

Looks at celebrities who have made news during 1998, including John F. Kennedy Jr., Regis Philbin, Susan Lucci, and Jennifer Lopez.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs

Page: N.A

View: 694

Lists news events, population figures, and miscellaneous data of an historic, economic, scientific and social nature.
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Die Geschichte des Scharfschützen Chris Kyle

Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864138027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4125

Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.
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Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Author: Clark DeLeon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762708925

Category: Travel

Page: 207

View: 956

Philadelphia humor writer Clark DeLeon reveals the wild and wacky side of his state. Describing 300 oddities--people, places, animals, events, historic tidbits and trivia--his witty narrative entertains and amuses. From chainsaw tree-trunk sculptors to the Mario Lanza Museum, this unique perspective on the state is one that was never taught in school. Maps. Photos.
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Author: David Gardner

Publisher: Blake Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5841

Tom Hanks is an instantly-recognizable face in Hollywood. In this revealing biography, David Gardner gets to the heart of the man behind the characters. Revelations include Tom's role in Diana's funeral, and how he was accused of being a terrorist in Israel.
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Nur du kannst die Erde retten

Author: Ernest Cline

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104901953

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1322

Zack Lightman ist ein Träumer und Geek. Seine Freizeit verbringt er am liebsten vor dem Computer, und richtig gut ist er nur in ›Armada‹, einem Virtual-Reality-Shooter, in dem eine außerirdische Spezies versucht, die Erde zu erobern. Damit ähnelt sein Leben dem zahlreicher anderer Gamer. Bis eines Tages ein echtes Alien-Raumschiff über seiner Heimatstadt auftaucht – und aus dem Computerspiel bitterer Ernst wird. Denn als sich die ersten Wellen außerirdischer Raumschiffe ankündigen, sind es allein die Gamer, die ihnen im Drohnenkampf gewachsen sind. Die besten unter ihnen werden von der Earth Defense Alliance angeworben und ausgebildet. Von einer geheimen Operationsbasis auf dem Mond aus führen Zack und seine Freunde einen Krieg, in dem es um das Schicksal der Erde geht. ›Armada‹ ist große Science Fiction vom Autor des Weltbestsellers ›Ready Player One‹, der derzeit von Steven Spielberg verfilmt wird. Das perfekte Buch für alle Gamer, Popkultur-Nerds und Fans von ›Independence Day‹, ›EVE Online‹, ›Elite: Dangerous‹ oder ›Star Citizen‹ und für alle User von Oculus Rift, Vive oder PlayStation VR.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

View: 1459

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