Download and read online Cinema Sequels and Remakes 1903 1987 in PDF and EPUB There was the smashing American Graffiti - and there was the disappointing More American Graffiti. There was the moving Here Comes Mr. Jordan and then there was the languid Heaven Can Wait. These are two of thousands of Hollywood's attempts to capitalize on a hit or redo a previously screened gem of a story.
Download and read online Film Remakes in PDF and EPUB This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic account of the phenomenon of cinematic remaking. Drawing upon recent theories of genre and intertextuality, Film Remakes describes remaking as both an elastic concept and a complex situation, one enabled and limited by the interrelated roles and practices of industry, critics and audiences. This approach to remaking is developed across three broad sections: the first, remaking as industrial category, deals with issues of production, including commerce and authors; the second, remaking as textual category, considers genre, plots and structures; and the third, remaking as critical category, investigates issues of reception, including audiences and institutions. The film remake emerges as a particular case of repetition, a function of cinematic and discursive fields that is maintained by historically specific practices, such as copyright law and authorship, canon formation and media literacy, film criticism and re-viewing. These points are made through the lively discussion of numerous historical and contemporary examples, including the remaking of classics (Double Indemnity, All That Heaven Allows, Psycho), foreign art-films (Yojimbo, Solaris, Le Samourai), cult movies (Gun Crazy, Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Dead), and television properties (Batman, The Addams Family, Charlie's Angels).
Download and read online Dead Ringers in PDF and EPUB Addresses the important role of remakes in film culture, from early cinema to contemporary Hollywood.
Download and read online Film Sequels Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood in PDF and EPUB The film sequel has been maligned in popular culture as a vampirish corporative exercise in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon a wide range of examples from early cinema to the twenty-first century, this volume reveals the increasing popularity of, and experimentation with, film sequels as a central dynamic of Hollywood cinema. Now creeping into world cinemas and independent film festivals, the sequel is persistently employed as a vehicle for cross-cultural dialogue and as a structure by which memories and cultural narratives can be circulated across geographical and historical locations. This book aims to account for some of the major critical contexts within which sequelisation operates by exploring sequel production beyond box office figures. Its account ranges from sequels in recent mainstream cinema, art-house and 'indie' sequels, non-Hollywood sequels, the effects of the domestic market on sequelisation, and the impact of the video game industry on Hollywood.
Download and read online Motion Picture Series and Sequels in PDF and EPUB In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era. This reference guide, in alphabetical order, lists some 906 English Language motion pictures, from 1899 to 1990, when the book was initially published. A brief plot description is given for each series entry, followed by the individual film titles with corresponding years, directors and performers. Animated pictures, documentaries and concert films are not included but movies released direct to video are.
Download and read online Second Takes in PDF and EPUB The first collection of essays devoted to the phenomenon of the film sequel.
Download and read online American Remakes of British Television in PDF and EPUB American Remakes of British Television: Transformations and Mistranslations, edited by Carlen Lavigne and Heather Marcovitch, is an international, multidisciplinary collection exploring a specific set of television remakes (including The Office, Life on Mars, Sanford and Son, What Not to Wear, and others) through the lenses of communications studies, English, history, psychology and cultural studies. What does it mean to remake a television program? What does the process of 'Americanization' entail? What might the success or failure of a remade series tell us about the differences between American and British producers and audiences? The analysis in this volume results in a rich and multifaceted overview of approaches to global television studies.
Download and read online El espejo deformado in PDF and EPUB Análisis de las fórmulas de reciclaje que mantienen en funcionamiento el mercado del cine y la televisión en Estados Unidos. Combinando la indagación histórica, el examen teórico y el estudio de numerosos casos prácticos pretende desmontar ideas preconcebidas sobre los intercambios de materiales narrativos y ofrecer una visión panorámica de la más importante y flexible industria audiovisual del mundo.
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Download and read online The Riddle of the Sands in PDF and EPUB Childers's lone masterpiece, The Riddle of the Sands, considered the first modern spy thriller, is recognisable as the brilliant forerunner of the realism of Graham Greene and John le Carre. Its unique flavour comes from its fine characterization, richly authentic background of inshore sailing and vivid evocation of the late 1890s - an atmosphere of mutual suspicion and intrigue that was soon to lead to war.
Download and read online The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in PDF and EPUB Ein Wirbelsturm hat Dorothy und ihren Hund Toto ins geheimnisvolle Land Oz geweht. Nur der Zauberer von Oz, Herrscher des Landes, kann ihr helfen, den Weg zurückzufinden. Auf ihrer abenteuerlichen Reise in die Smaragdstadt, wo der Zauberer lebt, trifft sie eine Vogelscheuche, einen Holzfäller aus Blech und den feigen Löwen. Gemeinsam erreichen sie die Stadt und erleben dort eine große Überraschung ... Ungekürzte und unbearbeitete Textausgabe in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: Buch und E-Book können parallel benutzt werden.
Download and read online History of Greek Cinema in PDF and EPUB The book is a detailed historical survey of Greek cinema from its very beginning (1905) until today (2010).
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Download and read online Cinema in PDF and EPUB Cinema: A Visual Anthropology provides a clear and concise summary of the key ideas, debates, and texts of the most important approaches to the study of fiction film from around the world. The book examines ways to address film and film experience beyond the study of the audience. Cross-disciplinary in scope, Cinema uses ideas and approaches both from within and outside of anthropology to further students' knowledge of and interest in fiction film. Including selected, globally based case studies to highlight and exemplify important issues, the book also contains suggested Further Reading for each chapter, for students to expand their learning independently. Exploring fundamental methods and approaches to engage this most interesting and vibrant of media, Cinema will be essential reading for students of anthropology and film.
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