Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992 1995 written by Halbert W. Hall and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1997 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Extending his earlier two volumes covering 1878-1991, Hall cites without annotation books, articles, essays, new reports, reviews, and audiovisual items about science fiction, fantasy, and horror in all its media published during the three years. About 90% of the sources cited are in English. Most of the subject entries are titles or authors, but others include motion pictures, the sociology of science fiction, and teaching. Only secondary material is included. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Download or read book Voice and Vision A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production written by Mick Hurbis-Cherrier and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2007-03-13 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice sidebars throughout Voice & Vision connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.
Download or read book Voice Vision written by Mick Hurbis-Cherrier and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2012 with total page 591 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ch. 1. From idea to cinematic stories -- Ch. 2. The screenplay -- Ch. 3. The visual language and aesthetics of cinema -- Ch. 4. Organizing cinematic time and space -- Ch. 5. From screenplay to visual plan -- Ch. 6. Preparing for production -- Ch. 7. The cast and crew -- Ch. 8. The film system -- Ch. 9. The digital video system -- Ch. 10. The lens -- Ch. 11. Camera support -- Ch. 12. Basics of exposure -- Ch. 13. Basic lighting for film and DV -- Ch. 14. Lighting and exposure : beyond the basics -- Ch. 15. Sound for production -- Ch. 16. Production sound tools -- Ch. 17. Sound recording technique -- Ch. 18. On set! -- Ch. 19. Postproduction overview and workflow -- Ch. 20. Principles and process of digital editing -- Ch. 21. The art and technique of editing -- Ch. 22. The sound design in film -- Ch. 23. Cutting sound and working with multiple tracks -- Ch. 24. Finishing, mastering, and distribution -- App. 1. Production format workflow table -- App. 2. Common filters for black-and-white cinematography -- App. 3. How to calibrate a field monitor to NTSC color bars -- App. 4-1. Scheduling, budgeting, and production forms -- App. 4-2. Short film budget form -- App. 4-3. Script breakdown form -- App. 4-4. Storyboards 1 -- App. 4-5. Storyboards 2 -- App. 4-6. Production call sheet form -- App. 4-7. Sound report form -- App. 4-8. Camera report form -- App. 5-1. Talent release form -- App. 5-2. Location contract form -- App. 6. 16mm film camera depth of field tables.
Download or read book Deformed and Destructive Beings written by George Ochoa and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-02-10 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why are audiences drawn to horror films? Previous answers to that question have included everything from a need to experience fear to a hunger for psychotherapy. This critical text proposes that the horror film’s primary purpose is to present monsters, best understood as deformed and destructive beings. These monsters satisfy the audience’s desire to know these beings, in particular those beings too fantastic and dangerous to know in real life. The text illuminates many aspects of the horror film genre, including epistemology, ethics, evaluation, history, monster taxonomy, and filmmaking techniques.
Download or read book Offal Good written by Chris Cosentino and published by Clarkson Potter. This book was released on 2017-08-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The off cuts, the odd bits, the variety meats, the fifth quarter—it seems that offal is always hidden, given a soft-pedaled name, and left for someone else to eat. But it wasn't always this way, and it certainly shouldn't be. Offal—the organs and the under-heralded parts from tongue to trotter—are some of the most delicious, flavorful, nutritious cuts of meat, and this is your guide to mastering how to cook them. Through both traditional and wildly creative recipes, Chris Cosentino takes you from nose-to-tail, describing the basic prep and best cooking methods for every offal cut from beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. Anatomy class was never so delicious.
Download or read book The Silence of the Lambs written by Cynthia J. Miller, Institute for Liberal Arts, Emerson College and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-10-27 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Silence of the Lambs: Critical Essays on a Cannibal, Clarice, and a Nice Chianti brings together scholarship from across the disciplines to examine not only themes commonly associated with the film—such as gender, cannibalism, and psychopathy—but also unexpected themes such as the film’s use of humor, language, and forensic science, as well as issues of Orientalism and classism. Each of the essays offers a new perspective on a film that both audiences and scholars relate to as a cultural touchstone. In addition, chapters on critical historiography, the film’s role in popular culture, genre evolution, as well as its critical reception, offer contemporary readers a “big picture” perspective on the film.
Download or read book Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture written by Lindsay Steenberg and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-04 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book identifies, traces, and interrogates contemporary American culture's fascination with forensic science. It looks to the many different sites, genres, and media where the forensic has become a cultural commonplace. It turns firstly to the most visible spaces where forensic science has captured the collective imagination: crime films and television programs. In contemporary screen culture, crime is increasingly framed as an area of scientific inquiry and, even more frequently, as an area of concern for female experts. One of the central concerns of this book is the gendered nature of expert scientific knowledge, as embodied by the ubiquitous character of the female investigator. Steenberg argues that our fascination with the forensic depends on our equal fascination with (and suspicion of) women's bodies—with the bodies of the women investigating and with the bodies of the mostly female victims under investigation.
Download or read book The Science of Monsters written by Meg Hafdahl and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A must-have for any fan of horror and fantasy movies—Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining (Stephen King), and so many more! If you love film that scares, and want to believe that zombies, vampires, and other deadly and terrifying creatures could be real, let Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, the women behind the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, take you to the world where horror and science meet. How would a zombie really decompose in Night of the Living Dead? Are there instances of shape shifting in nature like in The Wolf Man? What is the science behind the night terrors that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger? Is there scientific data supporting ghost detection like the tools used in Poltergeist? What is the psychological drive that compels cannibals like Hannibal Lecter? How does modern medicine and therapy differ from what would have been offered to Norman Bates in 1960? How are subliminal messages related to propaganda or brainwashing like in The Ring? What would the scientific explanation be for witches possessing people like in Carrie? Was The Blair Witch Project based on any real or imagined creature that came before?” And so much more! Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence revisit the films from their childhood to discover the science behind the fear. Join Kelly and Meg as they unravel the medical mysteries and scientific marvels that inspired the creation of famous monsters like Nosferatu, Norman Bates, Dracula, Frankenstein, and many more. An approachable and frightfully fun examination of what goes bump in the night, The Science of Monsters will thrill every horror fan.
Download or read book Keyframes Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies written by Matthew Tinkcom and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-08-29 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Keyframes introduces the study of popular cinema of Hollywood and beyond and responds to the transformative effect of cultural studies on film studies. The contributors rethink contemporary film culture using ideas and concerns from feminism, queer theory, 'race' studies, critiques of nationalism, colonialism and post-colonialism, the cultural economies of fandom, spectator theory, and Marxism. Combining a film studies focus on the film industry, production and technology with a cultural studies analysis of consumption and audiences, Keframes demonstrates the breadth of approaches now available for understanding popular cinema. Subjects addressed include: * Studying Ripley and the 'Alien' films * Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts cinema * Judy Garland fandom on the net * Stardom and serial fantasies: Thomas Harris's 'Hannibal' * Tom Hanks and the globalization of stars * Queer Bollywood * Jackie Chan and the Black connection * '12 Monkeys', postmodernism and urban space.
Download or read book Zoo 2 written by James Patterson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-06-02 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. James Patterson's ZOO was just the beginning. The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Humans are their desperate prey. Except some humans are evolving, mutating into a savage species that could save civilisation – or end it.
Download or read book Movies and Mental Illness written by Danny Wedding and published by Hogrefe Publishing GmbH. This book was released on 2014-09-20 with total page 649 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This popular and critically acclaimed text, using movies to help learn about mental illness, is being fully updated with DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnoses, dozens of evocative and informative frame grabs, a full film index, "Authors' Picks," sample syllabus, more international films and shorts.... Films can be a powerful aid to learning about mental illness and psychopathology – for students of psychology, psychiatry, social work, medicine, nursing, counseling, literature or media studies, and for anyone interested in mental health. Movies and Mental Illness, written by experienced clinicians and teachers who are themselves movie aficionados, has established a great reputation as a uniquely enjoyable and highly memorable text for learning about psychopathology. The new edition has been fully updated to include DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnoses. The core clinical chapters each use a fabricated case history and Mini-Mental State Examination along with synopses and discussions about specific movies to explain, teach, and encourage discussion about all the most important mental health disorders. Each chapter also includes: Critical Thinking Questions; "Authors' Picks" (Top 10 Films); What To Read if You Only Have Time to Read One Book or Article; and Topics for Group Discussions. Other features of the new, expanded edition include: • Full index of films • Sample course syllabus • Ratings of around 1,500 films • Fascinating appendices, such as "Top 50 Heroes and Villains," psychotherapists in movies, misconceptions about mental illness in movies, and recommended websites. Do you want to propose a film for the 4th edition of Movies and Mental Illness? Have a look at the authors' blogspot! They welcome all comments on the films they already plan to discuss, or suggestions for films to include in the new edition!
Download or read book Violence in American Popular Culture 2 volumes written by David Schmid and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-11-02 with total page 623 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media. • Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change • Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples • Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sources—for example, murder ballads and Puritan sermons—helping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context • Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field • Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays
Download or read book To be Continued written by Merle Jacob and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.
Download or read book Screen Stories written by Carl R. Plantinga and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The way we communicate with each other is vital to preserving the cultural ecology, or wellbeing, of a place and time. Do we listen to each other? Do we ask the right questions? Do we speak about each other with respect or disdain? The stories that we convey on screens, or what author Carl Plantinga calls 'screen stories,' are one powerful and pervasive means by which we communicate with each other. Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement argues that film and media studies needs to move toward an an approach to ethics that is more appropriate for mass consumer culture and the lives of its citizens. Primarily concerned with the relationship between media and viewers, this book considers ethical criticism and the emotional power of screen stories that makes such criticism necessary. The content we consume--from television shows and movies to advertisements--can significantly affect our welfare on a personal and societal level, and thus, this content is subject to praise and celebration, or questioning and even condemnation. The types of screen stories that circulate contribute to the cultural ecology of a time and place; through shared attention they influence what individuals think and feel. Plantinga develops a theory of the power of screen stories to affect both individuals and cultures, asserting that we can better respond ethically to such media if we understand the sources of its influence on us.
Download or read book Goddesses and Monsters written by Jane Caputi and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays focus upon popular culture as it is informed by ancient and current mythic images, narratives, personalities, icons and archetypes. Topics include: the cult status of the serial sex killer; sexual murder as a contemporary form of religious sacrifice; pornography as an everyday narrative underlying not only sexism, but also racism, homophobia, and militarism; the relation of incest to nuclearism; pornography and the sacred; cyborg myth; and subtextual presence of ancient goddess figures in contemporary narratives, including that of Princess Diana.
Download or read book Hannibal Lecter s Forms Formulations and Transformations written by Jessica Balanzategui and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how the iconic character Hannibal Lecter has been revised and redeveloped across different screen media texts. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter has become one of Western culture’s most influential and enduring models of monstrosity since his emergence in 1981 in Red Dragon, Thomas Harris’ first Lecter book. Lecter is now at the centre of an extensive cross-mediated mythology, the most recent incarnation of which is Bryan Fuller’s television program, Hannibal (NBC, 2013-2015). This acclaimed series is the focus of Hannibal Lecter’s Forms, Formulations, and Transformations, which examines how Fuller’s program harnesses the iconic character to experiment with traditional boundaries of genre, medium, taste, and narrative form. Featuring chapters from established and emerging screen and popular culture scholars from around the world, the book outlines how the show operates as a striking experiment with televisual form and formula. The book also explores how this experimentation is embodied by the boundary-defying character, the savage cannibalistic serial killer, practicing psychiatrist, and cultured art enthusiast, Hannibal Lecter. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Quarterly Review of Film and Video.
Download or read book The American Popular Novel After World War II written by David Willbern and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-03-29 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century—including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park—this book examines the crucial issues the U.S. was experiencing during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science. Through the windows of fiction, the book surveys the Cold War and anti-communism, the prefeminist era of the 1950s and the sexual revolution of the 1970s, forms of corporate power in the 1960s and 1980s, the traumatic legacies of slavery and Vietnam, the American fascination with lawyers, cops and criminals, alternate styles of romance in the era of late capitalism, our abiding distrust of science, and our steadfast wonder about the Great Mysteries.