Parody As Film Genre

Author: Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313261862
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Parody As Film Genre from the Author: Wes D. Gehring. Gives parody its deserved place in film history, by defining the genre, differentiating it from satire, and demonstrating how a well-executed spoof provides an educational blueprint of its target genre.

Mel Brooks In The Cultural Industries Survival And Prolonged Adaptation

Author: Alex Symons
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748664505
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Mel Brooks In The Cultural Industries Survival And Prolonged Adaptation from the Author: Alex Symons. Which strategies has Mel Brooks used to survive, adapt and thrive in the cultural industries? How has he gained his reputation as a multimedia survivor? Alex Symons takes a unique, artist-focused approach in order to systematically identify the range of Brooks's adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre and American television industries.By combining a cultural industries approach together with that of adaptation studies, this book also identifies an important new industrial practice employed by Brooks - defined here as 'prolonged adaptation'. More significantly, Symons also employs this method to explain the so far neglected way that Brooks's adaptations have contributed towards changing production trends, changes in critical attitudes, and towards the ongoing integration of the cultural industries today. An essential read for film students and scholars researching adaptation, this refreshing new approach will also be valued by everyone studying the cultural industries.

Joe E Brown

Author: Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786483518
Size: 74.82 MB
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Joe E Brown from the Author: Wes D. Gehring. "The reader learns of Joe E. Brown's childhood and how it prepared him for later screen roles, and how his love of baseball translated into screen successes. His career in vaudeville, his work as a Broadway comedian, his road to movie stardom, and how hep

Film Parody

Author: Dan Harries
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9780851708027
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Film Parody from the Author: Dan Harries. Film Parody is the first major book on one of the most prolific and profitable modes of contemporary film-making. It provides a lucid introduction to the films and a rigorous theoretical account of how parody operates on textual, pragmatic, and socio-cultural levels. Harries asserts that film parody is now so routinized by the major studios that it must be considered, in its own right, as a major mode of contemporary film-making. Tracing a history of parodic cinema from early Laurel and Hardy spoofs to recent box-office hits such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, this book defines parody with respect to other related, though different modes of discourse such as irony and pastiche. Academy Awards now go to film parodies, audiences make a star of the parodic actor Leslie Neilson, and even the "band" Spinal Tap does a live reunion tour. In other words, parody has been entirely co-opted by a culture, and a culture industry, steeped in irony. For these reasons and more, Harries concludes that film parody is one of the most vibrant modes of contemporary film-making.

Sith Slayers Stargates And Cyborgs

Author: John R. Perlich
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433100956
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Sith Slayers Stargates And Cyborgs from the Author: John R. Perlich. The beginning of the twenty-first century has already seen its fair share of modern myths with heroes such as Spider-Man, Superman, and Harry Potter. The authors in this volume deconstruct, discuss, engage, and interrogate the mythologies of the new millennium in science fiction fantasy texts. Using literary and rhetorical criticism - paired with philosophy, cultural studies, media arts, psychology, and communication studies - they illustrate the function, value, and role of new mythologies, and show that the universal appeal of these texts is their mythic power, drawing upon archetypes of the past which resonate with individuals and throughout culture. In this way they demonstrate how mythology is timeless and eternal.

Film Comedy

Author: Geoff King
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364352
Size: 50.67 MB
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Film Comedy from the Author: Geoff King. With a foreword by Edward O. Wilson, this book brings together internationally known experts from the scientific, societal, and conservation policy areas who address policy responses to the problem of biodiversity loss: how to determine conservation priorities in a scientific fashion, how to weigh the long-term, often hidden value of conservation against the more immediate value of land development, the need for education in areas of rapid population growth, and how lack of knowledge about biodiversity can impede conservation efforts. United in their belief that conservation of biological diversity is a primary concern of humankind, the contributing authors address the full scope of global biodiversity and its decline--the threatened marine life and extinction of many mammals in the modern era in relation to global patterns of development, and the implications of biodiversity loss for human health, agricultural productivity, and the economy. The Living Planet in Crisis is the result of a conference of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.

Author: Дафна дю Мор'є
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171237574
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from the Author: Дафна дю Мор'є.

Secret Agents

Author: Jeremy Packer
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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Secret Agents from the Author: Jeremy Packer. Why does the secret agent never seem to die? Why, in fact, has the secret agent not only survived the Cold War - which critics and pundits surmised would be the death of James Bond and of the genre more generally - but grown in popularity? Secret Agents attempts to answer these questions as it investigates the political and cultural ramifications of the continued popularity and increasing diversity of the secret agent across television, film, and popular culture. The volume opens with a foreword by Tony Bennett, and proceeds to investigate programs, figures, and films such as Alias, Austin Powers, Spy Kids, the «new Bond Girl, Flint, Mission Impossible, Jason Bourne, and concludes with an afterword by Toby Miller. Chapters throughout question what it means for this popular icon to have far wider currency and meaning than merely that of James Bond as the white male savior of capital and democracy.

Projecting The Holocaust Into The Present

Author: Lawrence Baron
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742543324
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Projecting The Holocaust Into The Present from the Author: Lawrence Baron. Most Holocaust survivors and scholars contend that the event was so catastrophic and unprecedented that it defies authentic representation in feature films. Yet it is precisely the extremity of the "Final Solution" and the issues it raised that have fueled the cinematic imagination. Recognizing that movies reach a greater audience than eyewitness, historical, or literary accounts, Lawrence Baron argues that they mirror changing public perceptions of the Holocaust over time and place. After tracing the evolution of the most commonly employed genres and themes in earlier Holocaust motion pictures, Baron focuses on how films from the 1990s make the Holocaust relevant for contemporary audiences. He discusses significant forgotten films such as The Search, Martha and I, Mendel, and Triumph of the Spirit, as well as movies about non-Jewish victims and children. To convey the significance of the Holocaust to generations born after it happened, Baron covers movies like Max, The Grey Zone, Nowhere in Africa, and The Pianist, and analyzes the use of the Holocaust as a plot element in action-adventure fantasy movies like X-Men. The book concludes with a user-friendly thematic bibliography, filmography, and Internet reference guide. Book jacket.

Magill S Cinema Annual

Author: Michelle Banks
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787629038
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Magill S Cinema Annual from the Author: Michelle Banks. Magill's Cinema Annual provides comprehensive information on the theatrical releases of each year. Featured are extensive essays, cast and character listings, production credits, running time, country of origin, MPAA rating, nine comprehensive indexes and more.