Art history for filmmakers : the art of visual storytelling / Gillian McIver
London: Bloomsbury, c2016.
Call No: 61:75 MCI Author: McIver, Gillian Source: US/UK Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: c2016 PhysDes: 256 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm Subject: THEORY; ART IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; SEX AND THE CINEMA; SEX IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; HEROS IN FILMS; ART AND THE CINEMA Summary: "Since cinema's earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories. But there is another way of looking at film, and that is through its close relationship with the visual arts. Art history for Filmmakers shows how images from art can be used by filmmakers to establish period detail, and to demonstrate composition, color theory and lighting. It reveals how the visual culture that gave rise to cinema has itself been shaped and informed by the development of painting, the oldest of the art forms.Featuring stunning images from classic films and iconic artwork, this book will build your appreciation of the history of art, enrich your understanding of the visual language of film, and help to feed that understanding into your own original filmmaking" -- BACK COVER BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781472580658 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: Introduction. How does art history relate to cinema history? -- A brief linear (traditional) history of art - -Toward an "alternative" history of art -- Visual culture and storytelling. Narrative and storytelling in art -- Color and narrative -- Kandinsky's color theory in painting and in cinema -- Perspective and composition -- Light -- Case study: Peter Greenaway and Dutch painting -- Realism. What is realism? - -What is representation? -- Art after photography: modern conceptions of realism in art -- Case study: Realism and the camera obscura -- Beyond realism. Fantasy worlds in cinema and art -- Oneiric: the world of dreams -- Surrealism -- Going beyond the real -- Case study: The Archers -- Sex and violence. Sex in art and cinema -- Violence in art and cinema -- Sex and violence -- Case study: Martin Scorsese and Caravaggio -- Horror. Religious horror -- Supernatural horror -- Body horror -- Monsters -- Case study: Guillermo del Toro and Francisco de Goya -- Landscape. Why landscape? -- Beautiful, picturesque, or sublime? -- The American landscape and the American West -- Case study: The road movie -- Heroes and heroic acts. History painting; victory, virtue, and the hero - -Heroism and the Western -- Case study: Subverting the heroic genre -- Modern movements. Culture or mass culture? -- expressionism -- Abstraction -- Abstract expressionism -- Minimalism -- Going "Beyond the West" -- Case study: Hokusai to Disney -- Conclusion. How can we use art history in filmmaking? Case studies -- More info
Avengers assemble! : critical perspectives on the Marvel cinematic universe / by Terence McSweeney
London: Wallflower Press published by Columbia University Press, c2018.
Call No: 753.5 MSC Author: McSweeney, Terence Source: US/UK Place: London Publisher: Wallflower Press published by Columbia University Press PubDate: c2018 PhysDes: vii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: SUPERHEROES IN FILMS; HEROS IN FILMS; COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS IN FILMS; CRITICISM; MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT; IRON MAN (US, Jon Favreau, 2008); IRON MAN 2 (US, Jon Favreau, 2010); THOR (US, Kenneth Branagh, 2011); INCREDIBLE HULK, THE (US, Louis Leterrier, 2008); CAPTAIN AMERICA : THE FIRST AVENGER (US, Joe Johnston, 2011); AVENGERS, THE (US, Joss Whedon, 2012); IRON MAN 3 (US/ C, Shane Black, 2013); THOR: THE DARK WORLD (US, Alan Taylor, 2013); CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (US, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, 2014); GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (US/UK, James Gunn, 2014); ANT-MAN (US, Peyton Reed, 2015); AVENGERS : AGE OF ULTRON (US, Joss Whedon, 2015); CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (US, Anthony Russo/Joe Russo, 2016) Summary: "We are living in the age of the superhero and we cannot deny it. Avengers Assemble! is a vibrant and theoretically informed interrogation of one of the defining and most financially successful film franchises of the new millennium. In the first single-authored monograph on the topic of the Marvel cinematic universe, this book asks, "Why has the superhero genre reemerged so emphatically in recent years?" In an age where people have stopped going to the cinema as frequently as they used to, they returned to it in droves for the superhero film. What is it about these films that has resonated with audiences all around the globe? Are they just disposable pop culture artifacts or might they have something interesting to say about the fears and anxieties of the world we live in today? Beginning with Iron Man in 2008, this study provocatively explores both the cinematic and the televisual branches of the series across ten dynamic and original chapters from a diverse range of critical perspectives which analyse their status as an embodiment of the changing industrial practices of the blockbuster film and their symbolic potency as affective cultural artifacts that are profoundly immersed in the turbulent political climate of the era in which they were made." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references and index; Also issued online ISBN: 9780231186254 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: 1. 'That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it ... and it's worked out pretty well so far' : The Stark doctrine in Iron Man and Iron Man 2 -- 2. Allegorical narratives of gods and monsters : Thor and The Incredible Hulk -- 3. State fantasy and the superhero : (Mis)remembering World War II in Captain America : The First Avenger -- 4. 'Seeing ... still working on believing!' : The ethics and aesthetics of destruction in The Avengers -- 5. 'Nothing's been the same since New York' : Ideological continuity and change in Iron Man 3 and Thor : The Dark World -- 6. 'The world has changed and none of us can go back' : The illusory moral ambiguities of the Post-9/11 superhero in Captain America : The Winter Soldier -- 7. Blurring the boundaries of genre and gender in Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man -- 8. 'Isn't that why we fight? So we can end the fight and go home?' : The enduring American monomyth in Avengers : Age of Ultron -- 9. 'What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for?' : The MCU on the small screen in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter -- 10. The necessary vigilantism of the defenders : Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. More info
Bollywood : the Indian cinema story / Nasreen Munni Kabir
London: Channel 4 Books, 2001.
Call No: 71(540) KAB Author: Kabir, Nasreen Munni Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Channel 4 Books PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 230 p.,  p. of plates ; 24 cm Subject: BOLLYWOOD; HEROS IN FILMS; HEROINES IN FILMS; MYTH AND THE CINEMA. INDIA; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; VILLAINS IN FILMS; AKHTAR, JAVED; ANAND, DEV; BACHCHAN, AMITABH; BHANSALI, SANJAY LEELA; BURMAN, S.D; DARSHAN, DHARMESH; DESAI, MANMOHAN; DIXIT, MADHURI; DUTT, GURU; JOHAR, KARAN; KAPOOR, RAJ; KHAN, MENBOOB; KHAN, SHAHRUKH; KUMAR, DILIP; ROY, BIMAL; SIPPY, RAMESH; AAN (II, Menboob, 1952); BHARAT MATA (II, Mehboob, 1957); PYASSA (II, Guru Dutt, 1957); RAMAYAMA (II, Ramanand Sagar, 1987-); RAJA HINDUSTANI (II, Dharmesh Darshan, 1996); SHOLAY (II, Ramesh Sippy, 1975) ISBN: 075221943X More info
Classical masculinity and the spectacular body on film : the mighty sons of Hercules / by Daniel O'Brien
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: 451-01 OBR Author: O'Brien, Daniel Source: UK/US Place: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: vii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MEN IN FILMS; BODY IN FILMS; HEROS IN FILMS; MYTH AND THE CINEMA; ACTION FILMS; HISTORICAL FILMS; HERCULES (IT, Pietro Francisci, 1957); FATICHE DI ERCOLE, LE (IT, Pietro Francisci, 1957); JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (UK/US, Don Chaffey, 1963); 300 (US, Zach Snyder, 2006); CONAN THE BARBARIAN (US, John Milius, 1982); XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS [TV] (US, 1995-) Summary: "The cinema has often showcased the muscular male body, most notably in genres invoking classical Greco-Roman culture, whether peplum, epic or sword-and-sorcery. This book reassesses the classically-inflected action film as a significant cinematic form, often marginalized in media studies, that transcends such reductive labels as camp or kitsch. The focus is on the depiction of heroic masculinity, often characterized as reactionary or fascist, yet far more varied and contradictory, especially in relation to femininity and non-whiteness. These diverse representations of masculinity offer a major contribution to debates on maleness within and beyond academia that has been largely unexplored. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations is one of the most important mythopoetic figures, on a par with King Arthur, Robin Hood, Tarzan and James Bond, informing popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form"-- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-186) and index ISBN: 9781137384706 Contents: -- Introduction -- Part I: men as men should be 1. Hercules Unchained ; 2. Hercules Reformed ; 3. Hercules Diminished ; 4. Hercules Rebooted ; 5. I'm Spartacus! -- Part II: taming the women with love or death -- 6. The Loves of Hercules ; 7. The Temptress from Beyond ; 8. Fight Like a Man -- Part III: this thing of darkness 9. White Man's Burden? ; 10. Doom's Children ; 11. This is Sparta! ; Coda -- Bibliography --Index -- More info
Heroes of the horrors / by Calvin Thomas Beck
London: Macmillan, 1975.
Call No: REPAIRS NEEDED - ag May 2010; 735.2 BEC Author: Beck, Calvin Thomas Place: London Publisher: Macmillan PubDate: 1975 PhysDes: xiv, 353 p. : ill. ; 27 cm Series: Best of Horror films' Heros Subject: HORROR FILMS; HEROS IN FILMS; HEROINES IN FILMS; CHANEY, LON; CHANEY, LON, Jr.; KARLOFF, BORIS; LORRE, PETER; LUGOSI, BELA; PRICE, VINCENT Notes: Filmography (p. 340-353) ISBN: 002508190X Contents: Lon Chaney, Sr.--Bela Lugosi.--Boris Karloff.--Peter Lorre.--Lon Chaney, Jr.--Vincent Price More info
Keep your Hollywood glam, we like our heroes modest
Sydney Morning Herald [Arts & Entertainment] (27/04/2017) p.20 More info
Reclaiming Adat : contemporary Malaysian film and literature / Khoo Gaik Cheng
Call No: 71(595) KHO Author: Khoo, Gaik Cheng Place: Singapore PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: xi, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: HEROS IN FILMS Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9971693380 Donation: Donated by Senses Of Cinema, 2009 More info