By Bey Logan
From the spectacular choreography of martial arts videos to the gore of the "heroic bloodshed" style, Hong Kong motion motion pictures are masterpieces of fashion and fury, and a primary resource of idea for Hollywood. Tracing the heritage of this attractive movie style from the affects of chinese language opera to the aggregate of delusion and fast moving motion of the current day variety, this can be crucial studying for either the intrigued layman and the die-hard Hong Kong fan. photographs, ninety five in colour.
By David K. Fibush
1994 1st Tektronix. 4to., 82pp., wraps. VG.
By Cynthia J. Miller
The undead are again! In Undead within the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts at the Cinematic Frontier, Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper assembled a suite of essays that explored the original intersection of 2 probably targeted genres in cinema: the western and the horror movie.
In this new quantity, Undead within the West II: they only continue Coming, Miller and Van Riper extend their exam of undead Westerns to incorporate not just movie, yet literature, sequential paintings, gaming, and fan tradition (fan fiction, running a blog, fan enhancing, and zombie walks). those essays run the gamut from comics and picture novels akin to American Vampire, Preacher, and Priest, and video games like Darkwatch and Red useless Redemption, to novels and brief tales by way of celebrated writers together with Robert E. Howard, Joe R. Lansdale, and Stephen King.
Featuring a foreword by means of popular technology fiction writer William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run) and an afterword by means of acclaimed video game dressmaker Paul O’Connor (Darkwatch), this assortment will entice students of literature, gaming, and pop culture, in addition to to enthusiasts of this specified hybrid.
By Mark T. Decker, Michael Austin
In a time whilst Mormons seem to have greater roles in every thing from political clash to tv exhibits and whilst Mormon-related themes appear to appear extra usually within the information, 8 students take an in depth examine Mormonism in renowned media: movie, tv, theater, and books.
Some participants learn particular works, together with the Tony-winning play Angels in the United States, the hit television sequence Big Love, and the bestselling books Under the Banner of Heaven: a narrative of Violent religion and The Miracle lifetime of Edgar Mint. Others ponder the phenomena of Mormon cinema and Mormon fiction; using the Mormon missionary as a inventory personality in movies; and the significantly famous presence of Mormons actually tv shows.
By Barbara Gurr
This e-book deals analyses of the jobs of race, gender, and sexuality within the post-apocalyptic visions of early twenty-first century movie and tv indicates. individuals learn the creation, replica, and re-imagination of a few of our such a lot deeply held human beliefs via sociological, anthropological, historic, and feminist ways.
By J. Chapman
A brand new heritage of British Documentary is the 1st complete evaluation of documentary construction in Britain from early movie to the current day. It covers either the movie and tv industries and demonstrates how documentary perform has tailored to altering institutional and ideological contexts.
By Ben Thompson
The release of Mary Whitehouse's 'Clean Up TV' crusade (at Birmingham city corridor in 1964) made this devoutly Christian Shropshire school-teacher a media megastar in a single day. Over the following 37 years, her identify grew to become a byword for censoriousness. the entire hundreds of thousands of letters this redoubtable campaigner despatched, and many of the many millions she for this reason got, have been preserved within the information of her nationwide audience and Listeners Association.
Sifting via this distinctive compendium of shock and affront, Ben Thompson uncovers a startling new standpoint on Mary Whitehouse's stand opposed to a tsunami of swearing and sexual license. faraway from the final of a death breed, could she even have been the harbinger - if now not relatively the agent - of a metamorphosis within the tide of cultural history?
By Marwan M. Kraidy
What does it suggest to be glossy outdoors the West? in accordance with a wealth of fundamental information amassed over 5 years, fact tv and Arab Politics analyzes how truth tv stirred an explosive mixture of faith, politics, and sexuality, fueling heated polemics over cultural authenticity, gender kin, and political participation within the Arab global. The controversies, Kraidy argues, are top understood as a social laboratory during which actors test with a number of varieties of modernity, carrying on with a long-standing Arab preoccupation with specifying phrases of engagement with Western modernity. girls and formative years take heart level during this technique. opposed to the backdrop of dramatic upheaval within the center East, this booklet demanding situations the concept of a monolithic "Arab road" and provides an unique standpoint on Arab media, transferring realization clear of a slender specialise in al-Jazeera, towards a colourful media sphere that compels wide renowned engagement and contentious political functionality.
By Patrick Di Justo, Kevin R. Grazier
The professional advisor to the technology in the back of the Battlestar Galactica universeBattlestar Galactica (BSG) has been referred to as the simplest convey on tv, and as actual as technological know-how fiction will get. It has handled problems with spiritual freedom, patriotism, terrorism, genetic engineering, and the last word technological know-how fiction query: what does it suggest to be human? whereas the re-imagined BSG is probably not filled with cool techie instruments (the undesirable men don't also have laser weapons for frak's sake!), this e-book exhibits that the technology within the sequence has much to assert in regards to the use of technology and expertise in our lives today.
What are the rules at the back of synthetic gravity and sublight propulsion? Are Cylons males or machines? How are humanoid Cylons capable of interface with pcs? through tackling those and different interesting questions, The technology of Battlestar Galactica takes us billions of miles clear of Earth in order that we will be able to flip round and notice ourselves from a unique perspective.
Tackles fans' so much urgent BSG questions, from how an FTL force may possibly paintings to how the 12 colonies of Kobol may co-exist to the rules at the back of Gaius Baltar's Cylon-detector
Features behind-the-scenes anecdotes, costs from the BSG sequence Bible, and over 60 photos
Includes a foreword through BSG co-executive manufacturer, Jane Espenson, and an afterword by means of actor, Richard Hatch, who performed Tom Zarek within the reimagined sequence and Captain Apollo within the vintage series
Co-written via BSG's clinical consultant and a Wired contributing editor
Packed with must-know information and medical heritage, this thought-provoking booklet might help you spot Battlestar Galactica as by no means earlier than.