America On Film

Author : Harry M. Benshoff
ISBN : 9781444357592
Genre : Performing Arts
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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera
Category: Performing Arts

America On Film Representing Race Class Gender And Sexuality At The Movies

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467246040
Genre : Education
File Size : 26.61 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to America on Film, Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

Beginning Film Studies

Author : Andrew Dix
ISBN : 9781784997304
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 56.11 MB
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Beginning film studies offers the ideal introduction to this vibrant subject. Written accessibly and with verve, it ranges across the key topics and manifold approaches to film studies, with readers enabled throughout to reflect critically upon the field. Andrew Dix has thoroughly updated the successful first edition to include timely case studies, overviews of recent developments in the discipline, and up-to-the-minute suggestions for further reading. The book begins by considering some of film's formal features - mise-en-scene, editing and sound - before moving outwards to narrative genre, authorship, stardom and ideology. Later chapters on film industries and on film consumption - where and how we watch movies - assess the discipline's recent geographical 'turn'. The book references many film cultures, including Hollywood, Bollywood and contemporary Hong Kong. Case studies cover such topics as sound in The Great Gatsby and narrative in Inception. The superhero movie is studied; so too is Jennifer Lawrence.
Category: Performing Arts

You Want It To Be One Way But It S The Other Way How David Simon S The Wire Maintains African American Stereotypes

Author : Eike Rüdebusch
ISBN : 9783954898916
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Wire is widely considered to be the blueprint of a post-racial TV show. It features more Black characters than any other US TV show has ever done before. African Americans are depicted in all possible positions of social and professional hierarchies. However, the show maintains some of the stereotypical depictions of African Americans that have been prevalent throughout the history of film and television as well as the history of the US. With a close look on the history of Black representation in the United States and the stereotypes used in 20th century film and television, Eike Rüdebusch analyzes The Wire with regard to social as well as media stereotypes of African Americans. Thereby he shows the changes in African American representation on The Wire, but also that The Wire is not deserving of such idealistic post-race praises.
Category: Performing Arts

Politics In Popular Movies

Author : John S. Nelson
ISBN : 9781317253983
File Size : 57.57 MB
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Popular movies can be surprisingly smart about politics - from the portentous politics of state or war, to the grassroots, everyday politics of family, romance, business, church and school. Politics in Popular Movies analyses the politics in many well-known films across four popular genres: horror, war, thriller and science fiction. The book's aims are to appreciate specific movies and their shared forms, to understand their political engagements and to provoke some insightful conversations. The means are loosely related 'film takes' that venture ambitious, playful and engaging arguments on political styles encouraged by recent films. Politics in Popular Movies shows how conspiracy films expose oppressive systems; it explores how various thrillers prefigured American experiences of 9/11 and shaped aspects of the War on Terror; how some horror films embrace new media, while others use ultra-violence to spur political action; it argues that a popular genre is emerging to examine non-linear politics of globalisation, terrorism and more. Finally it analyses the ways in which sci-fi movies reflect populist politics from the Occupy and Tea Party movements, rethink the political foundations of current societies and even remake our cultural images of the future.

A Companion To The Horror Film

Author : Harry M. Benshoff
ISBN : 9781119335016
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Offers a critical survey of the art and practice of horror movies covering everything from craft and technique, historical developments, and modern-day trends, to broader topics opening onto the socio-political dimensions of the genre. The volume begins with essays devoted to the theoretical methodologies used to study the genre, from cognitive and philosophical approaches, through audience reception and psychoanalysis, to those approaches that examine gender, sexuality, race, class, and (dis) ability in relation to the horror film. Subsequent sections cover horror film aesthetics, the history of the genre, and specific subjects including distribution and the relationship between horror, art house movies, and the documentary impulse."--Provided by publisher.
Category: Performing Arts

Cinema Studies The Key Concepts

Author : Susan Hayward
ISBN : 9781135120856
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 26.50 MB
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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is an essential guide for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, the book includes new topical entries such as: CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digital cinema/Post-digital cinema Dogme 95• Movement-image/Time-image Quota quickies 3-D technology
Category: Performing Arts

Politische Theorie Im Film

Author : Ulrich Hamenstädt
ISBN : 9783658072063
Genre : Political Science
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Realitäten und Fiktionen sind in Filmen oftmals eng miteinander verknüpft. Auch vermitteln Serien und Filme zahlreiche Sichtweisen über die Welt und transportieren politische Botschaften. Bisweilen geschieht dies unbewusst für uns, manchmal auch sehr direkt, weshalb sich ein Blick auf das Medium Film durch eine politiktheoretische Brille lohnt. Der Sammelband verbindet Aufsätze von Politikwissenschaftler_innen, die ihren Forschungsbereich in Filmen und Serien erblicken und dies mit uns teilen. Verbindendes Grundthema der Aufsätze sind die Fragen, wie Erkenntnis über die Welt möglich ist und was für uns Utopie bedeutet. Diese Themen werden im Rahmen dieses Sammelbandes anhand von unterschiedlichen Theorien und Diskursen der Politischen Soziologie, der Internationalen Beziehungen, der Politischen Philosophie, sowie durch Erkenntnistheorie durch zahlreiche Beispiele aus Fernsehen und Kino beleuchtet.
Category: Political Science

New Horizons In Multicultural Counseling

Author : Gerald Monk
ISBN : 9781412916769
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 67.13 MB
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Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice and gain cultural competence.
Category: Psychology

Swing Time

Author : Zadie Smith
ISBN : 9783462316001
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 55.86 MB
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»Nicht nur Freundschaft, sondern die ganze verrückte, ungerechte Welt wird einem präzisen prüfenden Blick unterzogen.« New York Magazine. Zwei Mädchen lernen sich beim Tanzen kennen, fortan sind sie unzertrennlich. Die eine hat Talent und die andere hat Ideen: über Rhythmus und Zeit, über schwarze Haut und schwarze Musik, über Stammeszugehörigkeit, Milieu, Bildung und Chancenungleichheit.Als sich die beiden Mädchen zum ersten Mal begegnen, fühlen sie sich sofort zueinander hingezogen. Die gleiche Leidenschaft fürs Tanzen und für Musicals verbindet sie, doch auch derselbe Londoner Vorort und die Hautfarbe. Ihre Wege trennen sich, als Tracey tatsächlich Tänzerin wird und erste Rollen in Musicals bekommt. Ihre Freundin wiederum jettet als Assistentin der berühmten Sängerin Aimee um die Welt. Als Aimee in Afrika eine Schule gründen will, reist sie ihr voraus und lässt sich durch das Land, in dem ihre Wurzeln liegen, verzaubern und aus dem Rhythmus bringen.Dieser grandiose Roman von Zadie Smith, der in den USA und in Großbritannien von Presse und Publikum gefeiert wird, erzählt am Beispiel zweier Freundinnen vom Siegen und Scheitern, vom Beginnen und Enden. »Bewegend, lustig und wahrhaftig analysiert dieser Roman mit der Eleganz von Fred Astaire oder Michael Jackson Themen wie Hautfarbe und Weltpolitik.« Kirkus Reviews
Category: Fiction