The Asian cinema experience : styles, spaces, theory
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York: Routledge, 2013.
Call No: 756(5) TEO Author: Teo, Stephen Source: UK Place: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: xv, 269 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm Series: Media, culture and social change in Asia ; 30 Subject: INDIAN CINEMA; CHINA; JAPAN; KOREA; HONG KONG; TAIWAN; THAILAND; SINGAPORE; MALAYSIA; IRAN; BOLLYWOOD; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; NATIONALISM AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; ASIAN COUNTRIES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. ASIAN COUNTRIES; WORLD CINEMA; BLOCKBUSTERS; ANIMATION; HORROR FILM; GHOST FILMS; EROTIC FILMS; EROTIC FILMS. ASIA Summary: "This book explores the range and dynamism of contemporary Asian cinemas, covering East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia), South Asia (Bollywood), and West Asia (Iran), in order to discover what is common about them and to engender a theory or concept of "Asian Cinema". It goes beyond existing work which provides a field survey of Asian cinema, probing more deeply into the field of Asian Cinema, arguing that Asian Cinema constitutes a separate pedagogical subject, and putting forward an alternative cinematic paradigm. The book covers "styles", including the works of classical Asian Cinema masters, and specific genres such as horror films, and Bollywood and Anime, two very popular modes of Asian Cinema; "spaces", including artistic use of space and perspective in Chinese cinema, geographic and personal space in Iranian cinema, the private "erotic space" of films from South Korea and Thailand, and the persistence of the family unit in the urban spaces of Asian big cities in many Asian films; and "concepts" such as Pan-Asianism, Orientalism, Nationalism and Third Cinema. The rise of Asian nations on the world stage has been coupled with a growing interest, both inside and outside Asia, of Asian culture, of which film is increasingly an indispensable component--this book provides a rich, insightful overview of what exactly constitutes Asian Cinema." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index; Includes filmography ISBN: 9781138815780 Contents: pt. I Styles -- 1.Kurosawa and classical style in Asian Cinema -- 2.Satyajit Ray and the Indian sensitivity of affect -- 3.The historical blockbuster style -- 4.The abstract transnational style of anime -- 5.Asian horror and the ghost-story style -- 6.The `Bollywood' style -- pt. II Spaces -- 7.Space in Asian melodrama -- 8.Iranian cinema and inward space -- 9.Domestic space and the family in South Korean cinema -- 10.Erotic space in Asian films -- pt. III Theory -- 11.The world and Asian Cinema -- 12.Asian Cinema and other cinemas. More info
Bayesian Information Transmission and Stable Distributions: Motion Picture Revenues at the Australian Box Office / Jordi McKenzie
Call No: 303.31(94) MCK Author: McKenzie, Jordi Edition: 2008 PhysDes: 16 pages ; 12 cm Subject: BOX OFFICE. AUSTRALIA; BLOCKBUSTERS Notes: Abstract: Recent empirical literature has identified the importance of information transmission in creating box office blockbusters. It has been shown that box office revenue distributions are characterised by extremities of skew and variance that cannot be explained by such things as expensive budgets, star power, critical acclaim or awards. Empirical research of this industry has subsequently turned its attention to models of information transmission and the consequential implications for box office revenues. Using a large new Australian dataset, this paper adds to the literature by exploring the suitability of the a-stable distribution for various definitions of Australian box office revenues. More info
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Box-office universe expands
Herald Sun [General News] (8/04/2017) p.33 More info
Clooney's megaflop Tomorrowland to lose $180m
The Australian (16/06/2015) p.10 Call No: TITLE CLIPPINGS FILE Author: Malvern, Jack PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: BLOCKBUSTERS; TOMORROWLAND (US, Brad Bird, 2015) Summary: Report on the box office takings for blockbuster films in 2015, with mention of the failures of: Tomorrowland, Jupiter Ascending, and Seventh Son, and the sucesses of: Jurrasic World, and The Avengers: the Age of Ultron More info
Contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Steve Neale and Murray Smith
London New York: Routledge, 1998.
Call No: 71(73) CON Author: Neale, Stephen; Smith, Murray, 1962 Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: xxii, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; HOLLYWOOD; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; DISTRIBUTION. USA; EXHIBITION. USA; WIDE-SCREEN SYSTEMS; SPECTATORSHIP; MEN IN FILMS. USA; MELODRAMA; MUSIC, FILM; SOUND TRACKS; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; BLACKS, FILMS MADE BY. USA; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; BLOCKBUSTERS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; CENSORSHIP. USA; INDEPENDENT FILMS. USA; WOMEN, FILMS FOR; WOMEN IN FILMS. USA; HORROR FILMS. USA; CHILDREN, FILMS FOR; ACTION FILMS; AUDIENCES; MIRAMAX FILMS; NEW LINE CINEMA; TIME WARNER; VERHOEVEN, PAUL; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; HAMILTON, LINDA; MCDORMAND, FRANCES; ELFMAN, DANNY; E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); FARGO (US, Ethan Coen, 1996); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992); BATMAN (US, Tim Burton, 1989); BATMAN RETURNS (US, Tim Burton, 1992); RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (US, Steven Spielberg, 1981); JURASSIC PARK (US, Steven Spielberg,, 1993); LION KING, THE (US, Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, 1994); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -318) and index ISBN: 0415170095; 0415170109 (pbk.) LON: 98005952; 13736490 More info
DVDs post blockbuster year
Australian Financial Review (16/02/2007) p.3 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Connors, Emma Subject: DVD, FILMS ON; INDUSTRY, VIDEO. AUSTRALIA; DVD, TV SHOWS ON; BLOCKBUSTERS; AUSTRALIA 2000s Summary: Blockbuster titles push DVD sales in Australia up in 2006. Very stats based article on DVD sales increase. Notes: -- accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). Quotations: 65.2 million titles worth 1.02 billion sold. Only 1% sales VHS
DVD sales up 14 % whilst revenue up 15% on 2005
TV series made 26% of total sales
Broadening of retail sales from mass retail to petrol stations
Impact of rental online services suggested with sales to rentals up 22% but revenue up 5%
No expectation that online channels will impact on DVD in 2007.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Pirates of the Carribean
Ice Age 2
Kenny (as independent success)
Little Britain More info
The encyclopedia of epic films / Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker.
Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Call No: 03 SAN REF; REFERENCE SECTION Author: Santas, Constantine; Wilson, James M.; Colavito, Maria Maddalena; Baker, Djoymi Source: UK Place: Plymouth Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xviii, 694 pages ; 27 cm Subject: EPIC FILMS; BLOCKBUSTERS Summary: The Encyclopedia of Epic Films identifies, describes, and analyzes those films that meet the criteria of the epic- sweeping drama, panoramic landscapes, lengthy adventure sequences, and, in many cases, casts of thousands. This volume looks at the wide variety of epics produced over the last century- from the silent spectacles of D. W. Griffith and biblical melodramas of Cecil B. DeMille to the historical dramas of David Lean and rollercoaster thrillers of Steven Spielberg. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780810882478 Contents: Introduction -- Main entries -- Appendix A: Superhero and franchise epics -- Appendix B: Foreign language epics -- Appendix C: Television mini-series epics -- Appendix D: Who's who among directors and their works More info
Genre and contemporary Hollywood / Edited by Steve Neale
London: bfi Publishing, 2002.
Hollywood chooses to err on the side of caution
Australian Financial Review (06/01/2007) p.4 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Boland, Michaela Subject: BLOCKBUSTERS; SEQUELS; BOX OFFICE. AUSTRALIA; SHREK (US, Vicky Jenson & Andrew Adamson, 2001); SHREK 2 (US, Kelly Asbury & Andrew Adamson & Conrad Vernon, 2004); BOURNE IDENTITY, THE (US, Doug Liman, 2002); BOURNE SUPREMACY, THE (US, Paul Greengrass, 2004); SPIDER-MAN (US, Sam Raimi, 2002); SPIDER-MAN 2 (US, Sam Raimi, 2004) Summary: The importance of Sequels within the business that markets and selling tested product within a risky film industry and which will hopefully drag the kids away from gaming, mobile phones and whatever other entertainment pursuits have been engaging them and their wallets.
- A Rule of thumb suggests a sequel will gross about 10 to 20 per cent less than its predecessor; studios relish this security in an otherwise very uncertain business.
- To maintain integrity a sequel must feature some elements of the original, such as key cast and the calibre of the director (if not the same director). But some franchises have been so well released they built on the original audience
- Box Office numbers dropped 10 per cent in 2005 and bounced back in 2006, but not to the 907 million gross that Australian cinemas had achieved in 2004
Film Release patterns are integral to how much the film will generate in sales. (Summer Blockbusters, Releases for award nominations); accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). Notes: -- accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). Quotations: FILM SALES – DVD
Shrek 2 – Sold extremely well on DVD
FILMS SALES – CINEMA RELEASE
Shrek 2 – 50 Million/18 million more than Shrek 1
The Bourne Identity – 13 million in Australia
The Bourne Supremacy – 16 million
Spider-man 31 million in Australia
Spiderman 2 24.4 million More info
The Hollywood story / Roy Pickard
London: Viscount Books, 1986.
Monster hits, super profits
Daily Telegraph (15/04/2017) p.60 More info
Movie blockbusters / edited by Julian Stringer
London: Routledge, 2003.
Call No: 721.303.311 STR Author: Stinger, Julian (ed.) Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: BLOCKBUSTERS; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; INDUSTRY, FILM. NEW ZEALAND; INDUSTRY, FILM. CHINA; INDUSTRY, FILM. INDIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. KOREA; INDUSTRY, FILM. ARGENTINA; AWARDS. ACADEMY; HOLLYWOOD; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; CAMERON, JAMES; JAWS (US, Steven Spielberg, 1975); JAZZ SINGER, THE (US, Alan Crosland, 1927); TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE (US, Cecil B. DeMille, 1956); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991); TITANIC (US, James Cameron, 1997); CONTACT (US, Robert Zemeckis, 1997); FUGITIVE, THE (US, Andrew Davis, 1993); ONCE WERE WARRIORS (NZ, Lee Tamahori, 1994); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977) Summary: Big-budget, spectacular films designed to appeal to a mass audience: is this what – or all – blockbusters are? Movie Blockbuster brings together leading film scholars to consider this most high-profile and culturally significant genre. Drawing on a range of critical perspectives, the book traces how and why the ‘even movie’ has played such a large role in popular imagination, tracing a path from the spectacles of the silent era to the effects-laden mega-hits of the digital age. ISBN: 0415256097 More info
New Hollywood Cinema : an introduction / Geoff King
New York: I.B. Tauris, 2002.
Call No: 71(73) KIN Author: King, Geoff Source: USA Place: New York Publisher: I.B. Tauris PubDate: 2002 PhysDes: 296 p. ; 23 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; BLOCKBUSTERS; GENRES; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1990's; USA. 1950's; USA. 1960's; USA. 1970's Summary: Recent Hollywood is examined from three main perspectives: film style, industry and social-historical context. Each is considered in its own right, sometimes resulting in different ways of defining New Hollywood. One of the book's central arguments is that a combination of these approaches is needed if we are to understand the latest incarnations of the cinema that continues to dominate the global market. Issues covered include: the Hollywood Renaissance from the late 1960s to the mid late 1970s; industrial factors shaping the construction of the corporate blockbuster; the role of auteur directors, genre and stardom in New Hollywood; narrative spectacle in the contemporary blockbuster and the relationship between production for the big and small screen. Notes: Bibliography: p.274-284
Index: p.285-296 ISBN: 1860647499 (hbk.)
1860647502 (pbk.) More info
Phantasms / Adrian Martin
Ringwood, Vic.: McPhee Gribble, 1994.
Call No: 403 MAR Author: Martin, Adrian Place: Ringwood, Vic. Publisher: McPhee Gribble PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xii, 212 p. ; 21 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND TV; VIETNAM WAR FILMS; THRILLERS; MYTH AND THE CINEMA; COMEDIES; BLOCKBUSTERS; SURREALISM AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; CITIES IN FILMS; ENDINGS OF FILMS; CAPRA, FRANK; EDWARDS, BLAKE; SCORSESE, MARTIN; THIRTYSOMETHING [TV] (US, 1987-91); JFK (US, Oliver Stone, 1991); BENNY HILL SHOW, THE [TV] (UK, 1979); DUNLEAVY [TV] (US, 1992?); IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946) Notes: Includes index; CIP confirmed; Subtitle on cover: The dreams and desires at the heart of our popular culture; Bibliography: p. 199-201 ISBN: 0869142917 (pbk.) LON: 10669030 More info
Screening difference : how Hollywood's blockbuster films imagine race, ethnicity, and culture / Japp van Ginneken
Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.
Call No: 451-054(71) GIN Author: Ginneken, Jaap van Source: US Place: Lanham, Maryland Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: xii, 281 p. ; 23 cm Subject: RACE AND THE CINEMA; BLOCKBUSTERS. USA Summary: "Screening Difference takes us on a fascinating voyage through major movie blockbusters that deal with the encounter between "us" - mainstream white Hollywood - and "them" - the filmic representations of other races, ethnicities, and cultures. Looking at subtle orientations in casting and makeup, sets and props, lighting and camera movements, and music and language, this lively book follows the best-known genres and sub-genres - from animated cartoons and wilderness films to romantic movies and colonial adventures. Screening Difference tracks the stories back to their origins and patiently dissects the hidden messages that have crept into them."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Translation of: Exotisch Hollywood : de verbeelding van andere culturen in recente succesfilms.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Text translated into English ISBN: 9780742555846 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2010 Contents: 1. The loud and the silent : global film in the twenty-first century
2. Children and adults : animated cartoons
3. Civilized and savage : antiquity movies
4. The tamers and the wild : wilderness adventure
5. The prolific and the idle : westerns and southerns
6. The prude and the lewd : romantic and erotic encounters
7. Helpers and helpless : colonial adventure
8. Friends and foes : spy, action, and war movies
9. Believers and heathens : religious films
10. The advanced and the backward : science fiction and space adventure
11. Other people's dreams More info
Short cuts : T-Rex sized audiences
Sydney Morning Herald (25/6/2015) p.30 Call No: SUBJECT CLIPPINGS FILE; BOX OFFICE. AUSTRALIA Author: Maddox, Garry PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: BOX OFFICE. AUSTRALIA; BLOCKBUSTERS Summary: Snippet on the strong box office takings in Australia in 2015, in particular how well Hollywood blockbusters have fared, even ones that weren't so popular in the USA More info
Spiderman's cult bigger than Ben Hur
Courier-Mail (30/06/2004) p.29 More info