Dinosaur film's difficult history
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The international film business : a market guide beyond Hollywood / Angus Finney with Eugenio Triana
Abingdon, Oxon -- New York: Routledge, 2015.
Call No: 203 FIN Author: Finney, Angus Edition: Second edition Source: UK/US Place: Abingdon, Oxon -- New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: xiv, 287 pages ; 25 cm Subject: INDUSTRY, FILM; PRODUCTION; DISTRIBUTION; EXHIBITION; ADVERTISING FOR FILMS; FINANCING; COPRODUCTION; REDBUS GROUP; RENAISSANCE FILMS; ZENTROPA [company]; ARTS ALLIANCE MEDIA; FILM DEPARTMENT, THE; PIXAR; BARKER, MICHAEL; PHAROAH, ASHLEY; RECKONING, THE (UK/SP, Paul McGuigan, 2002); OPAL DREAM (AT, Peter Cattaneo, 2005); KING'S SPEECH, THE (AT/UK, Tom Hooper, 2010); CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (US, George Clooney, 2002); MOTHER, THE (UK, Roger Michell, 2003); BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, THE (UK, John Madden, 2011); CLOVERFIELD (US, Matt Reeves, 2008); VAPOR [Neil LaBute - not made]; GOOD OMENS [Terry Gilliam - not made] Summary: The International Film Business examines the independent film sector as a business, and addresses the specific skills and knowledge it demands. It describes both the present state of the industry, the significant digital and social media developments that are continuing to take place, and what changes these might effect Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-275) and index Contents: Part one: The film value chain -- Global film: a changing world -- The film value chain model and current restructring -- Film development -- Green lighting films -- Sales and markets -- Film producer-distributor partnerships -- Film finance -- Co-production -- Exhibition and the changing cinema experience -- Part 2: Users and the changing digital market -- Users, consumer behaviour and market research -- Traditional film marketing -- Digital production -- Digital distribution -- Film marketing through the internet -- Part 3: Business and management strategies -- Business strategy -- Entrepreneurs and investors in the film industry -- The challenge of creative management -- Project management -- Business models 2.0 -- Case study: interview with Simon Franks, Redbus Group -- Conclusion More info
New media : Theories and practices of digitextuality / Anna Everett & John T. Caldwell (eds)
New York: Routledge, 2003.
Call No: 401"313" EVE Place: New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: 23 cm; 274 pp Series: AFI Film Readers Subject: MEDIA; DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY; PIXAR Summary: The mushroom-like growth of new media technologies is radically challenging traditional media outlets. The proliferation of DVDs, MP3s, the Internet, and other technologies has freed the public from what we used to understand as “mass media”. These seismic shifts and ruptures have shaken to their core the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of film and TV studies. The concept of “new media” demands a necessary rethinking of the field. Writing from a range of disciplines and perspectives, the contributors to New Media propose theses and conceptual frameworks capable of engaging the numerous facets of emerging digital technology. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 41593995X More info
subject clippings file
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Pixar with Lacan : the hysteric's guide to animation / Lilian Munk Rosing
London: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsburg Publishing, 2017.
Call No: 772 ROS Author: Rosing, Lilian Munk Edition: Paperback edition Source: US/UK Place: New York; London Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsburg Publishing PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: 181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: PIXAR; ANIMATION; THEORY; LACAN, JACQUES; TOY STORY (US, John Lasseter, 1995); TOY STORY 2 (US, John Lasseter, 1999); TOY STORY 3 (US, Lee Unkrich, 2010); BUG'S LIFE, A (US, John Lasseter & Andrew Stanton, 1998); MONSTERS, INC. (U S, Peter Docter & David Silverman, 2001); FINDING NEMO (US, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich, 2003); INCREDIBLES, THE (US, Brad Bird, 2004); CARS (US, John Lasseter and Joe Ranft, 2006); RATATOUILLE (US, Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, 2007); WALL-E (US, Andrew Stanton, 2008); UP (US, Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, 2009) Summary: The films from Pixar Animation Studios are among the most popular family films today. From Monsters Inc. to Toy Story and Wall-E, Pixar's animated characters take on human qualities that demand more than just cultural analysis. What animates the human subject according to Pixar? What are the ideological implications of that animation?
Pixar with Lacan has the double aim of analyzing pixar films while at once exemplifying important psychoanalytic concepts (the voice, the gaze, the partial object, the Other, the object a, the primal father, the name-of-the-father, symbolic castration, the imaginary/the real/the symbolic, desire and drive, the four discourses, masculine/feminine). In so doing , Lilian Munk Rosing expertly examines the ideological implications of the images of human existance in Pixar films.-- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781501320170 Contents: -- Introduction -- Beyond the Name of the Father: Toy Story -- Big O is Watching You: Toy Story 2 -- Sadism in the Kindergarten: Toy Story 3 -- entertainment as warfare : A Bug's Life -- There is Nothing More Toxic than a Human Child: Monsters, Inc -- Just Keep Swimming: Finding Nemo -- More than Super: The Incredibles -- the Mother Road: Cars -- Man is a Puppet, Soul is a Rat: Ratatouille -- Humanity Stuck in Vacation Hell: Wall-E -- His Master's Voice: Up -- epilogue: animation and capitalism -- references -- filmography -- index -- More info
Strong DVD sales for 'The Incredibles' boost Pixar Animation's bottom line
Courier-Mail (07/05/2005) p.43 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Keating, Gina Subject: PIXAR; WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; INCREDIBLES, THE (US, Brad Bird, 2004) Summary: The Incredibles look set to become the 2nd highest selling DVD of all time behind Finding Nemo. Article also talks about relationship between Pixar and Walt Disney company. Notes: -- accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). More info
Universal appeal art of movies
Daily Telegraph [Arts & Entertainment] (15/10/2015) p.32 Call No: SUBJECT CLIPPINGS FILE; PIXAR Author: Johnson, Neala PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: PIXAR Summary: The Pixar Animation president Jim Morris visits Australia and comments on the similarities and themes within all Pixar films More info
Yesterday is forever : nostalgia and Pixar animation studios / by Josh Spiegel
Philadelphia: The Critical Press, c2015.
Call No: 772 SPI Author: Spiegel, Josh Source: US Place: Philadelphia Publisher: The Critical Press PubDate: c2015 PhysDes: vi, 105p. ; Subject: ANIMATION; PIXAR; NOSTALGIA IN FILMS; TOY STORY (US, John Lasseter, 1995); TOY STORY 2 (US, John Lasseter, 1999); TOY STORY 3 (US, Lee Unkrich, 2010); CARS (US, JOE LASSETER, JOE RANFT, 2006); UP (US, Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, 2009); MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (US, Dan Scanlon, 2013) Summary: " Since its first feature film in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has often been treated as a powerful, influential, and forward-thinking animation company. However, many of its films are incredibly besotted with a nostalgic longing for the past. From the Toy Story trilogy to the first Cars film, many of Pixar’s films are about chasing what used to be instead of embracing the future. In this book, published on the 20th anniversary of the original Toy Story’s release, Josh Spiegel examines some of the films from Pixar and Disney over the past 20 years that have embodied one of the most important lines of dialogue in Disney history, courtesy of theme-park narration: “Here, tomorrow is today. And yesterday is forever.” -- BOOK BACK COVER BLURB ISBN: 9781941629239 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- Toy Story and Cars -- Toy Story 2 and Up -- Toy Story 3 and Monsters University -- Disney animation in the 2010s -- conclusion -- notes -- about the author -- More info