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Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of EntertainmentIn Planet Hong Kong David Bordwell trains virtually every critical weapon in the cinema studies arsenal on a film industry that has, ironically, been marginalized by its own popular success. Film scholars will be grateful for its theoretical breadth and acuity; film fans will be happy with the graceful way Bordwell weaves into his chapters an extraordinary amount of telling anecdote; and filmmakers will be thrilled with his wonderfully revealing frame-by-frame analyses of Hong Kong cinema’s mos…

The Cinema of the Coen Brothers: Hard-Boiled Entertainments (Directors' Cuts)The films of the Coen brothers have become a contemporary cultural phenomenon. Highly acclaimed and commercially successful, over the years their movies have attracted increasingly larger audiences and spawned a subculture of dedicated fans. Shunning fame and celebrity, Ethan and Joel Coen remain maverick filmmakers, producing and directing independent films outside the Hollywood mainstream in a unique style combining classic genres like film noir with black comedy to tell off-beat stories about…

The Flaherty: Decades in the Cause of Independent CinemaThis is the inspiring story of The Flaherty, one of the oldest continuously running nonprofit media arts institutions in the world, which has shaped the development of independent film, video, and emerging forms in the United States over the past 60 years. Combining the words of legendary independent filmmakers with a detailed history of The Flaherty, Patricia R. Zimmermann and Scott MacDonald showcase its history and legacy, amply demonstrating how the relationships created at the annual Flaher…

Cinema Entertainment (UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Media, Film & Cultural Studies)Entertainment is a defining feature of contemporary culture, yet it is often accused of being superficial and even harmful. In this thought-provoking book, the authors challenge this negative view and argue for a reconsideration of the value of entertainment and the effect it has on the world in which we live. Taking Hollywood cinema as its central focus, this exciting book explores the range of debates that the phenomenon of cinema entertainment has aroused. It is packed with examples from …

100 years of European cinema: Entertainment or ideology?Cinema provides entertainment, but it also, inevitably, communicates a set of values, a vision of the world or an ideology. From its beginnings more than a century ago, European cinema has dealt in a variety of ways with the tension between these two functions: at the extremes, dictatorial regimes have sweetened the pill of ideology with the sugar of entertainment. Meanwhile, spectators have persisted in seeking out, above all, the pleasure film can provide. This book explores the complex relati…

WKW: The Cinema of Wong Kar WaiThe long-awaited retrospective from the internationally renowned film director celebrated for his visually lush and atmospheric films. Wong Kar Wai is known for his romantic and stylish films that explore—in saturated, cinematic scenes—themes of love, longing, and the burden of memory. His style reveals a fascination with mood and texture, and a sense of place figures prominently. In this volume, the first on his entire body of work, Wong Kar Wai and writer John Powers explore Wong’s compl…

Cinema Alchemist: Designing Star Wars and AlienFor the first time, Oscar-winning production designer and director Roger Christian reveals his life story, from his earliest work in the British film industry to his breakthrough contributions on such iconic science fiction masterpieces as Star Wars, Alien and his own rediscovered Black Angel.   This candid biography delves into his relationships with legendary figures, as well as the secrets of his greatest work. The man who built the lightsaber finally speaks!…

Pier Paolo Pasolini: Cinema as Heresy The major Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was also a poet, novelist, essayist, and iconoclastic political commentator. Naomi Greene reveals to English-speaking readers the diverse talents that made him one of the most controversial European intellectuals of the postwar era, at the center of political and cultural debates still vital to our time. Greene presents Pasolini’s films to the English-speaking world in full detail and in a rich critical context, using them to trace the evolution…

Cinema Classics Phillip Keveren Series Piano Solo(Piano Solo Songbook). Features Phillip Keveren’s arrangements of 15 movie themes in a classical style: Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Cinema Paradiso * Endless Love * Forrest Gump Main Title * My Heart Will Go On * Raiders March * The Rainbow Connection * Romeo and Juliet (Love Theme) * Somewhere, My Love * Tears in Heaven * more. Includes a preface by and biography of Phillip Keveren….

The Life and Cinema of Ted V. Mikels“The Life and Cinema of Ted V. Mikels” is an authorized biography of iconic filmmaker Ted V. Mikels that spans his 87 years, ending with his last project, “10 Violent Women 2,” when he passed away on October 16, 2016. The result of extensive interviews with Mikels from December 2015 to May 2016, author Kevin Scott Collier weaves together a memoir that includes exclusive interviews with nearly 50 stars who appeared in his films, such as James McEachin, Maureen Gaffney, Gary Kent, Leslie M…