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New Blood in Contemporary Cinema

By Patricia Pisters
  • ISBN Code: : 1474466974
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Pages : 256
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The book investigates contemporary women directors who put 'a poetics of horror' to new use in their work, expanding the range of gendered and racialized perspectives in the horror genre.

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From veteran food writer, recipe developer, and creator of the James Beard Award-winning Jarry magazine comes an innovative approach to vegetarian cooking. What have I got to eat? It’s a question we ask every time we open up the refrigerator or pantry door. It might be eggs, some cheese, and half a loaf of bread, or a box of wilting greens, garlic, and some sweet potatoes. Though these ingredients may not seem like much to make a delicious meal, recipe developer and author Lukas Volger knows it’s all you need. In Start Simple he offers a radically new, uncomplicated, and creative approach to cooking that allows you to use what you already have on hand to make great meals you didn’t think were possible. Magic can happen with just a few ingredients: sweet potatoes, tortillas, eggs, cabbage, hearty greens, beans, winter squash, mushrooms, tofu, summer squash, and cauliflower. Volger advises readers to stock up on these eleven building blocks instead of shopping for a single recipe. A protein (tofu, beans, eggs) is a foundation. A crunchy garnish (cabbage, greens) is a finishing touch. Once these structural components of a meal are established, home chefs can throw in their own variations and favorite flavors—mixing, matching, and adding ingredients to customize their dishes. While Start Simple is a vegetarian cookbook—none of the recipes include meat—Volger’s approach transcends categories. His methods aren’t about subscribing to a specific dietary regimen; they are about simply recognizing and embracing the way people cook and eat today. Creating weekly meal plans based on intricate recipes sounds good, but it can be difficult to execute. Having a well-stocked pantry paired with a choose-you-own adventure guide to creating simple yet inventive meals is more practical for your average home cook.

Silent Hill: Betrayal

By Shaun M Jooste
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  • Publisher : Celenic Earth Publications
  • Book Code : 0620731338
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 212
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The New American Crime Film

By Matthew Sorrento
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786490578
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 314
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Book Short Summary:

The American crime film has recently enjoyed a surge in popularity and proliferation, making it the most pervasive genre in contemporary cinema. Though it now tackles current issues, it continues to reference the classic narratives and archetypes established in the great crime pictures of past decades. The titles explored in this critical survey feature a variety of themes and show that the crime film genre has fused with other genres to create fascinating hybrids. Focusing on character and plot construction, the author highlights the gangster and film noir traditions that still run strongly through recent American cinema. Among the many filmmakers analyzed within these pages are David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, David Mamet, Werner Herzog, Sam Raimi, David Cronenberg and the Coen Brothers. Stuart Gordon, director of the cult classic Re-Animator, provides the lively and incisive foreword.

Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema

By C. O'Rawe
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137381477
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 668
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Book Short Summary:

Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema is the first book to explore contemporary male stars and cinematic constructions of masculinity in Italy. Uniting star analysis with a detailed consideration of the masculinities that are dominating current Italian cinema, the study addresses the supposed crisis of masculinity.

Film and Video Censorship in Modern Britain

By Julian Petley
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 0748630937
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 395
  • Pdf File: film-and-video-censorship-in-modern-britain.pdf

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How does film and video censorship operate in Britain? Why does it exist? And is it too strict? Starting in 1979, the birth of the domestic video industry - and the first year of the Thatcher government - this critical study explains how the censorship of films both in cinemas and on video and DVD has developed in Britain. As well as presenting a detailed analysis of the workings of the British Board of Film Classification, Petley casts his gaze well beyond the BBFC to analyse the forces which the Board has to take into account when classifying and censoring. These range from laws such as the Video Recordings Act and Obscene Publications Act, and how these are enforced by the police and Crown Prosecution Service and interpreted by the courts, to government policy on matters such as pornography. In discussing a climate heavily coloured by 30 years of lurid 'video nasty' stories propagated by a press which is at once censorious and sensationalist and which has played a key role in bringing about and legitimating one of the strictest systems of film and video/DVD censorship in Europe, this book is notable for the breadth of its contextual analysis, its critical stance and its suggestions for reform of the present system.

Visions of Struggle in Women's Filmmaking in the Mediterranean

By F. Laviosa
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230105203
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 842
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This provocative collection elaborates a trans-cultural definition of being a woman in struggle. Looking at the films of women directors in countries in the Mediterranean rim, this book spurs a contemporary discussion of women s human, civil, and social rights while situating feminist arguments on women s identity, roles, psychology and sexuality. Although their methodologies are diverse, these artists are united in their use of cinema as a means of intervention, taking on the role as outspoken and leading advocates for women s problems. Contributors examine the ways in which cinematic art reproduces and structures the discourses of realism and represents Mediterranean women s collective experience of struggle.

Spectatorship, Embodiment and Physicality in the Contemporary Mutilation Film

By Laura Wilson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113744438X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 299
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Spectatorship, Embodiment and Physicality in the Contemporary Mutilation Film explores 'physical spectatorship': the representation of mutilation on the screen and the physical responses this evokes. The book is organised around the study of a series of dynamic engagements that reconfigure the film-viewer relationship.

Quality Hollywood

By Geoff King
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0857728164
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 988
  • Pdf File: quality-hollywood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What defines 'quality' in contemporary Hollywood film? Although often seen as inhospitable to such work, the studios of the blockbuster-franchise era continue to produce features that make claims to higher status. Films such as The Social Network, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Mystic River are marked as distinctive from the mainstream norm. But how exactly, and how are such qualities mixed with more familiar Hollywood ingredients, as found in larger doses in other examples such as Blood Diamond and the blockbuster-scale Inception? Quality Hollywood is the first book to address these issues, featuring close analysis of case study films, critical responses and the wider notions of cultural value on which these draw. Geoff King argues that such films retain a presence as a minority strand of studio output. The reasons for this combine factors relating to economics, the power of certain filmmakers and Hollywood's investment in its own prestige.

Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema

By Lesley Brill
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  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Book Code : 0814337368
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: crowds-power-and-transformation-in-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.

Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinema

By Carolina Rocha
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137011793
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 703
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Examines contemporary cinematic representations of Argentine masculinities, the social construction of gender, and the financing of domestic film production following Argentina's 1990 change to a neo-liberal economic model.