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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895-2015 (The History of World Literatures on Film)

The History of British Literature on Film, 1895-2015 (The History of World Literatures on Film)
£118.00

From The Death of Nancy Sykes (1897) to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of British literature participate in a complex and fascinating history. The History of British Literature on Film, 1895-2015 is the only comprehensive narration of cinema’s 100-year-old love affair with British literature. Unlike previous studies of literature and film, which tend to privilege particular authors such as Shakespeare and Jane Austen, or particular texts such as Frankenstein, or particular literary periods such as Medieval, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed British literature as a cinematic subject in its own right-one reflecting the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas. In what ways has the British literary canon authorized and influenced the history and aesthetics of film, and in what ways has filmed British literature both affirmed and challenged the very idea of literary canonicity? Seeking to answer these and other key questions, this indispensable study shows how these adaptations emerged from and continue to shape the social, artistic, and commercial aspects of film history.

Film History: An Introduction

Film History: An Introduction
£101.99

FILM HISTORY: AN INTRODUCTION

Greece on Air: Engagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s-1960s (Classical Presences)

Greece on Air: Engagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s-1960s (Classical Presences)
£92.00

Greece on Air offers the first substantial discussion of the fascinating history of creative and public engagements with ancient Greek literature, history, and thought via the BBC Radio, from the birth of domestic broadcasting in the 1920s up to the 1960s. The astonishing range of programmes broadcast in this period includes some of the most interesting, creative, and political engagements with ideas from and about ancient Greece in twentieth-century Britain. From talks to schools and adult education groups, creative re-imaginings of ancient historical texts written and broadcast as Second World War propaganda, and scores of performances of Greek tragedy, comedy, and their modern adaptations, Wrigley draws on the vast amount of evidence that exists in the written archives (both for production processes and also listeners’ responses) to develop a full understanding of the role of the radio medium in public engagements with ancient Greece in twentieth-century Britain.

Film History: An Introduction (Int'l Ed)

Film History: An Introduction (Int'l Ed)
£53.99

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Hollywood and the End of the Cold War: Signs of Cinematic Change (Film and History)

Hollywood and the End of the Cold War: Signs of Cinematic Change (Film and History)
£52.95

From the late 1940s until the early 1990s, the Cold War was perhaps the most critical and defining aspect of American culture, influencing television, music, and movies, among other forms of popular entertainment. Films in particular were at the center of the battle for the hearts and minds of the American public. Throughout this period, the Cold War influenced what movies got produced, how such movies were made, and how audiences understood the films they watched. In the post-Cold War era, some genres of film suffered from the shift in our national narratives, while others were quickly reimagined for an audience with different political and social fears. In Hollywood and the End of the Cold War: Signs of Cinematic Change, Bryn Upton compares films from the late Cold War era with movies of similar themes from the post-Cold War era. In this volume, Upton pays particular attention to shifts in narrative that reflect changes in American culture, attitudes, and ideas. In exploring how the absence of the Cold War has changed the way we understand and interpret film, this volume seeks to answer several key questions such as: Has the end of the Cold War altered how we tell our stories? Has it changed how we perceive ourselves? In what ways has our popular culture been affected by the absence of this once dominant presence? With its focus on themes that are central to the concerns of many historians-including civil religion, social fracture, and the culture wars-Hollywood and the End of the Cold War will serve as a useful tool for those seeking to integrate film into the classroom, as well as for film scholars exploring representations of sociopolitical change on screen.

Chinese Animation: A History and Filmography, 1922-2012

Chinese Animation: A History and Filmography, 1922-2012
£50.95

With an output of 250,000 minutes annually, and with 8,000 producers and production units around, the Chinese are leading the field of animated films. It is almost impossible to completely cover ninety years of filmmaking, this guide provides a comprehensible introduction to the industry’s infancy, its Golden Age (Shanghai Animation Film Studio) and today’s Chinese animation (in feature films, television series, and students films). There are classics such as Princess Iron Fan (made at the time of the Japanese occupation) and the colour Havoc in Heaven, both starring the Monkey King Sun Wukong, as well as the TV stars (Blue Cat, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf) and many almost unknown works by young filmmakers who are not focusing on a target audience of children (like so much of the industry output).

The Oxford History of World Cinema

The Oxford History of World Cinema
£41.99

The Oxford History of World Cinema Features a history of World Cinema. This book traces the history of the twentieth-century’s popular entertainment form, covering different aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. It is intended for students and general readers. Full description

Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012 (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy)

Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012 (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy)
£41.50

This collection of fresh essays addresses a broad range of topics in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who , both old (1963-1989) and new (2005-present). The book begins with the fan: There are essays on how the show is viewed and identified with, fan interactions with each other, reactions to changes, the wilderness years when it wasn’t in production. Essays then look at the ways in which the stories are told (e.g., their timeliness, their use of time travel as a device, etc.). After discussing the stories and devices and themes, the essays turn to looking at the Doctor’s female companions and how they evolve, are used, and changed by their journey with the Doctor.

Turn Up the Radio!: Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956–1972

Turn Up the Radio!: Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956–1972
£39.99

Combining oral and illustrated history with a connective narrative, this fascinating compilation captures the zeitgeist of the Los Angeles rock and pop music world between the years of 1956 and 1972. Turn Up the Radio! features hundreds of photographs and images of rare – and in numerous cases, previously unpublished – memorabilia. This collection highlights dozens of iconic musicians, including Sam Cooke, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Neil Young, the Doors, the Eagles, Frank Zappa and many others. Packed with exclusive interviews; a one-of-a-kind keepsake.

On the History of Film Style

On the History of Film Style
£37.95

The study of cinematic style has in many ways shaped attitudes towards films. Style assigns films to a tradition, distinguishes a classic and signals the arrival of innovation. This book shows how film scholars have attempted to explain stylistic continuity and change across the history of cinema.

Australian Film Theory and Criticism: Interviews v.2

Australian Film Theory and Criticism: Interviews v.2
£37.50

A three-volume project tracing key critical positions, people, and institutions in Australian film, "Australian Film Theory and Criticism "interrogates not only the origins of Australian film theory but also its relationships to adjacent disciplines and institutions. The second volume in the series, this book gathers interviews with national and international film theorists and critics to chart the development of different discourses in Australian film studies through the decades. Seeking to examine the position of film theorists and their relationship to film industry practitioners and policy makers, this volume succeeds mightily in reasserting Australian film’s place on the international scholarly agenda.

Film History: An Introduction

Film History: An Introduction
£33.99

Written by two leading film scholars, this text acknowledges the contributions of Hollywood and films from other US sources, as well as examining film-making internationally. Concepts and events are illustrated with over 1400 frame enlargements. The text takes a holistic approach by providing an in-depth look at the historical influences of film-makers from around the globe. The subject of each chapter is placed in its social context. The four types of cinema – commercial, experimental, documentary and animated film – are covered consistently throughout the book. The importance of the individual film-maker is highlighted. For example, Chapter 29, "Art Cinema and the Idea of Authorship", examines the contributions of eight international directors – Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Federico Fellini, amongst others – whose works demonstrate the idea of authorship and have been the catalysts for change in cinematic history.


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