After taste : cultural value and the moving image / edited by Julia Vassilieva and Constantine Verevis
Abingdon: Routledge, 2012.
Call No: 62(04) AFT Source: K Place: Abingdon Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: viii, 173 pages ; 25 cm. Subject: B-MOVIES; CRITICISM; RECEPTION; AMATEUR FILMS; LOW BUDGET FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA Summary: In the wake of the debates over high/low culture distinction spilling into the effective dismantling of the boundary that once separated them, the past decade has seen the explosion of ‘bad taste’ production on screen. Starting with paracinema or ‘badfilm’ – a movement that has grown up around sleazy, excessive, or poorly executed B-movies and has come to encompass disreputable and unworthy films – this trend has been evident in various formats: on television and in video-art, low-budget and straight to TV films, amateur and home movies. The proliferation of trash on screen can be seen as delivering the final blow to the vexed issue of taste.
More importantly, it prompts a reconsideration of some critical issues surrounding production, circulation, understanding and teaching of ‘bad objects’ in the media. This collection of essays, written by international film and television scholars, provides detailed critical analysis of the issues surrounding judgements of cultural value and taste, feeling and affect, cultural morals and politics, research methodologies and teaching strategies in the new landscape of ‘after taste’ media. Addressing global and local developments – from global Hollywood to Australian indigenous film and television, through auteurs Sergei Eisenstein to Jerry Bruckheimer, on to examples such as Twilight to Sukiyaki Western Django – the essays in this book offer a range of critical tools for understanding the recent shifts affecting cultural, aesthetic and political value of the moving image.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9780415845939 Contents: 1. Introduction: after taste: cultural value and the moving image / Julia Vassilieva and Constantine Verevis -- Part I: Critical methods and approaches. 2. `An idleness bordering on the wacky': Paul Cox and the contradictions of an Australian art cinema / Adrian Martin -- 3. Hollywood: bad cinema's bad `other' / Jane Mills -- 4. Cultural value and viscerality in Sukiyaki Western Django: towards a phenomenology of bad film / Jane Stadler -- 5. Sergei Eisenstein's Que viva Mexico! through time: historicizing value judgement / Julia Vassilieva -- Part II: Taste and value. 6. Transitional tastes: teen girls and genre in the critical reception of Twilight / Lisa Bode -- 7. `Flesh dissolved in an acid of light': the B-movie as second sight / Simon Sellars -- 8. Making the commercial personal: the authorial value of Jerry Bruckheimer television / Tom Steward -- 9. Blowing chunks: Fear Factor, reality television and abjection as a disciplinary practice / Scott Wilson -- Part III: Feeling and affect. 10. Labours of love: home movies, paracinema, and the modern work of cinema spectatorship / Minette Hillyer -- 11. Dead time: cinema, Heidegger, and boredom / Richard Misek -- Part IV: Teaching bad objects forum. 12. Teaching bad objects: introduction / Jodi Brooks -- 13. The state of the discipline: film studies as bad object / Jodi Brooks -- 14. Beyond good/should/bad: teaching Australian Indigenous film and television / Therese Davis -- 15. Teaching Australian television studies / Belinda Smaill. More info
Apocalypse postponed / Umberto Eco ; edited by Robert Lumley
Bloomington London: Indiana University Press British Film Institute, 1994.
Call No: 403 ECO Author: Eco, Umberto; Lumley, Robert, 1951 Place: Bloomington London Publisher: Indiana University Press British Film Institute PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: vii, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Perspectives Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; GINGER E FRED (IT/FR/GW, Federico Fellini, 1986); GINGER AND FRED (IT/FR/GW, Federico Fellini, 1986) Summary: An erudite and witty collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. The discussion is framed by opposing characterizations of current intellectuals as apocalyptic and opposed to all mass culture, or as integrated intellectuals, so much a part of mass culture as to be unaware of serving it. Organized in four main parts, "Mass Culture: Apocalypse Postponed," "Mass Media and the Limits of Communication," "The Rise and Fall of Counter-Cultures," and "In Search of Italian Genius," Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, whether countercultures exist, Fellini's Ginger and Fred, and the Italian genius industry Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0851704468 (pbk.); 0253318513 (U.S. : cloth); 0851704182 (cloth) LON: 10612725 More info
Approaches to popular film / edited by Joanne Hollows and Mark Jancovich
Manchester New York New York: Manchester University Press Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Call No: 62 APP Author: Hollows, Joanne; Jancovich, Mark Place: Manchester New York New York Publisher: Manchester University Press Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: 203 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Series: Inside popular film Subject: GENRES; AUTEUR THEORY; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; STARS Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -196) and index ISBN: 0719043921; 071904393X (pbk.) LON: 11213175 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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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
Australian cultural studies : a reader / edited by John Frow and Meaghan Morris
St Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1993.
Australian national cinema / Tom O'Regan
London New York: Routledge, 1996.
Call No: 408.1(94) ORE Copy Management: 2 copies Author: O'Regan, Tom, 1956 Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: ix, 405 p. ; 24 cm Series: National cinemas series Subject: INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; CRITICISM. AUSTRALIA Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -391) and indexes ISBN: 0415057310 (pbk.); 0415057302 LON: 12193364 Contents: 1. Introducing Australian national cinema -- 2. Theorizing Australian cinema -- 3. A national cinema -- 4. A medium-sized English-language cinema -- 5. Formations of value -- 6. Making meaning -- 7. Diversity -- 8. Unity -- 9. Negotiating cultural transfers -- 10. A distinct place in the cinema -- 11. Problematizing the social -- 12. Problematizing gender -- 13. Problematizing nationhood -- 14. Critical dispositions. More info
Australian popular culture / edited by Ian Craven with Martin Gray and Geraldine Stoneham
Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press, published in association with Australian Studies and the British Australian Studies Association, 1994.
Call No: 408.1(94) CRA Author: Craven, Ian; Gray, Martin; Stoneham, Geraldine Source: UK Place: Melbourne, Australia Publisher: Cambridge University Press, published in association with Australian Studies and the British Australian Studies Association PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: 228 pages, 2 folded leaves ; 24 cm Series: Australian cultural studies Subject: COPRODUCTION. AUSTRALIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; INDUSTRY, TV. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND TV. AUSTRALIA Summary: "Australia's leisure culture is legendary, and as millions of British viewers of Neighbours, fans of Yothu Yindi or drinkers of Castlemaine XXXX would attest, Australian popular culture is popular outside of Australia. Australian Popular Culture is an exciting collection of essays bringing together new perspectives on the nature and meaning of a nation's changing life. The collection also explores the idea of popular culture at large. Leading authors represent a range of approaches, backgrounds and fields to explore subjects of wide interest within the categories of 'the everyday', 'the mass media' and 'critical theory'. Chapters are devoted to the Aussie Back Yard; Vegemite; postage stamps; Australian Rules football; the introduction of television; Crocodile Dundee; The Lindy Chamberlain Affair; Spycatcher; Domesticity, leisure and love and Postmodernism and Australian Culture." -Publisher description. Notes: 2 folded leaves inserted into back of book, entitled "Australian historical studies, style sheet for book reviewers"; Some text highlighted pages 66-76 ISBN: 0521466679 Contents: Introduction -- Part I. Popular Culture as the Everyday: 1. A brief cultural history of vegemite Robert White -- 2. The Australian back yard George Seddon -- 3. Stamp duty Xavier Pons -- 4. Australian football as secular religion Stephen Alomes -- Part II. Popular Culture and the 'Mass' Media: 5. Controlling the technology of popular culture and the introduction of television to Australia James Walter -- 6. 'Crocodile Dundee': the revival of American virtue Ruth Brown -- 7. The Boys from the Bush: television coproduction in the 1990s Ian Craven -- 8. Patterns of control in Australian crime fiction Stephen Knight -- 9. National fictions and the 'Spycatcher' trial Kevin Foster -- 10. Naturalising 'horror stories': Australian crime news as popular culture Christine Higgins -- Part III. Popular Culture and Critical Theory: 11. How to be a singer though married: domesticity, leisure and modern love Kay Ferres -- 12. The Wild Colonial Boy rides again and again: an Australian legend abroad Grahame Seal -- 13. Shaping the Plain Australian: Social analysis in the 1940s and 1950s Nicholas Brown -- 14. 'On the Beach': Apocalyptic hedonism and the origins of postmodernism Andrew Milner. More info
Beyond the screen : emerging cinema and engaging audiences / Sarah Atkinson
New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Call No: 409(-017.2) ATK Author: Atkinson, Sarah Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xiv, 293 pages ; 24 cm. Subject: AUDIENCES; DIGITAL MEDIA AND THE CINEMA; MOBILE AND ONLINE MEDIA; MOBILE CINEMAS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA Summary: This book presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst many in which audiences can encounter and engage with films. It includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through numerous examples and case studies of recent and near-future developments. -- taken from the back cover Notes: Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index. ISBN: 9781501308659 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2016 Contents: Introduction -- Extending cinema -- Mobile cinema -- Socially layered cinema -- The ethics of emerging cinema -- The business of emerging cinema -- The grammar of emerging cinema -- Epilogue. More info
Bollywood : A guide to popular Hindi Cinema
New York: Routledge, 2004.
Call No: 71(540) GAN Author: Ganti, Tejaswini Place: New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 254 p. ; ill. ; 20 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA.INDIA; INDIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. INDIA Summary: "In 'Bollywood', anthropologist and film scholar Tejaswini Ganti provides a guide to the cultural, social and political significance of Hindii cinema, outlining the history and structure of the Bombay film industry, and the development of popular Hindi filmmaking since the 1930s. Providing information and commentary on the key players in Hollywood including composers, directors and stars, as well as material from current filmmakers themselves. " (back cover) Notes: Index: p.242-254; Bibliography More info
Cinema and cultural modernity / Gill Branston
Philadelphia: Open University Press, 2000.
Cinema survey / Robert Herring; Bryher; Dallas Bower
[London]: Brendin Publishing, .
Creative industries / John Hartley (editor)
Malden, MA ; Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.
Call No: 408.3 HAR Author: Hartley, John (editor) Source: AT Place: Malden, MA ; Oxford Publisher: Blackwell Publishing PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: xvii, 414 p. ; 23 cm Subject: CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; ECONOMICS AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; INDUSTRY GAMES. AUSTRALIA; MEDIA; MEDIA; TRADE FAIRS; TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS Summary: Bringing together ground-breaking essays from across the disciplinary spectrum, "Creative Industries" chronicles how culture is produced, packaged, and circulated in a technology-enabled and globalized world. This is the first systematic analysis of the challenge of the creative industries in a world where innovation and risk are requirements for both economic and cultural enterprise, where knowledge and ideas drive wealth creation and social modernization, and where globalization and new technologies are the material of everyday life and experience. Thirty essays and new contexualizing chapters by leading international scholars cover several domains, including multimedia, publishing, TV production, urban development, and games. Each of the six sections is edited by a specialist, making this a useful, engaging, and thought- provoking collection of the very best scolarship on modern creative culture [ Taken from the back of the book.] Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 1405101474; 1405101482 (pbk.) More info
A cultural history of the bushranger legend in theatres and cinemas, 1828-2017 / Andrew James Couzens
London ; New York: Anthem Press, 2019.
Call No: 408.1(94) COU Author: Couzens, Andrew James Edition: 2019 Place: London ; New York Publisher: Anthem Press PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: ix, 246 pages : illustrated ; 24 cm Series: Anthem studies in Australian literature and culture Subject: KELLY [NED] IN FILMS; BUSHRANGERS IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; STORY OF THE KELLY GANG, THE (AT, Charles Tait, 1906); GLENROWAN AFFAIR, THE (AT, Rupert Kathner, 1951); NED KELLY (UK, Tony Richardson, 1970); NED KELLY (AT/UK, Gregor Jordan, 2003); RECKLESS KELLY (US, Yahoo Serious [pseud. of Greg Praed], 1993); NED (AT, Abe Forsythe, 2003); PROPOSITION, THE (AT/UK, John Hillcoat, 2005); LUCKY MILES (AT, Michael James Rowland, 2007) Summary: The bushranger legend is an important component of Australia’s cultural history, with names like Ned Kelly and Ben Hall still provoking strong, if ambivalent, responses. Storytellers mobilize this legend in unique and exciting ways that reflect upon both the cultural and actual history of bushrangers, as well as speaking to contemporary concerns and driving debate on the national character. ‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ is a multidisciplinary investigation into the history of cultural representations of the bushranger legend on the stage and screen, charting that history from its origins in colonial theatre works performed while bushrangers still roamed Australia’s bush to contemporary Australian cinema. It considers the influences of industrial, political and social disruptions on these representations as well as their contributions to those disruptions.
‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ is a comprehensive cultural history of representations of bushrangers in cinema and colonial theatre. Beginning with the bushranger legend’s establishment, it explores the formative years of the representational tradition, identifying the origins of characteristics and the social and industrial mechanisms through which they passed from history to popular theatre. Tracing the legend’s development, the book interrogates the promotion of these characteristics from a contested popular history to an officially sanctioned national outlook in the cinema. Finally, it analyzes the contemporary fragmentation of the bushranger legend, attending to the dissatisfactions and challenges that arose in response to political and social debates galvanized by the 1988 bicentenary.
The cultural history recounted in ‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ provides not only an into the role of popular narrative representations of bushrangers in the development and reflection of Australian character, but also a detailed case study of the specific mechanisms at work in the symbiosis between a nation’s values and its creative production. Bushrangers have had a heightened though unstable significance in Australia due to the nation’s diverse population and historical insecurities and conflicts over colonial identity, land rights and settlement. Community often defined the bushrangers in their stage and screen appearances, and the challenges that these marginalized communities faced were absorbed into the political and social mainstream. ‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ is an insight into the process through which the bushranger legend earned its cultural resonance in Australia. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781783088911 Contents: List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Defining the Bushranger Legend -- Part 1: Establishing the Legend; 1. The First Bushranger Melodrama; 2. Alfred Dampier and the Nationalistic Melodrama; 3. Wild West Shows and Wild Australia; 4. Hippodramas and Edward Irham Cole -- Part 2: Developing the Legend; 5. The Bushranger Genre from Stage to Screen; 6. The Bushranger Ban; 7. British and American Interventions in the Bushranger Legend; 8. Radical Nationalism and the Bushranger Legend -- Part 3: Fragmenting the Legend; 9. Historical Revisionism and the Bushranger Legend; 10. Diversification and Inclusiveness of the Bushranger Legend; 11. Globalization of the Bushranger Legend in Outlaw Road Movies -- Conclusion --Bibliography -- Index More info
Cultural power/cultural literacy : selected papers from the Fourteenth Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film / edited by Bonnie Braendlin
Tallahassee Gainesville, FL: Florida State University Press Orders to University Presses of Florida, 1991.
Call No: 408 CUL Author: Braendlin, Bonnie CorpAuthor: Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film (14th : 1989) Place: Tallahassee Gainesville, FL Publisher: Florida State University Press Orders to University Presses of Florida PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: vii, 202 p. ; 21 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; ADVERTISING; ANDY HARDY IN FILMS; GENRES; HORROR FILMS; CRITICS; SCHWARTZ, DELMORE; ORDINARY PEOPLE (US, Robert Redford, 1980); WALL STREET (US, Oliver Stone, 1987); HAIRSPRAY (US, John Waters, 1988); FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-); NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET[...], A (US, 1984-) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0813010969 LON: 90027304; 7695410 More info
Culture, technology & creativity in the late twentieth century / edited by Philip Hayward
London: J. Libbey, 1990].
Documentary screens : non-fiction film and television / Keith Beattie
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Call No: 761 BEA Author: Beattie, Keith Source: UK Place: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 276 p ; 21cm Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES IN FILM; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA; CINEMA VERITE; CINEMA-DIRECT; JOURNALISTS, FILM; POPULAR CULTURE AND TV; REALITY TV; TABLOID JOURNALISM; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION; BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION; COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM; NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA; NATIONAL INDIGENOUS DOCUMENTARY FUND; NBC TELEVISION NETWORK; PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE; NETWORK TEN; VIDEODISCS; GRANADA; IMAX; INDEPENDENT TELEVISION COMMISSION; INTERACTIVE TV; MUSIC TELEVISION; TELEVISION JOURNALISTS; BUERK, MICHEAL; CAVADINI, ALESSANDRO; DE ANTONIO, EMILE; DREW, ROBERT; DYLAN, BOB; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; GRIERSON, JOHN; LEACOCK, RICHARD; LORENTZ, PARE; MAYSLES, ALBERT; MAYSLES, DAVID; MCELWEE, ROSS; MOORE, MICHAEL; MORIN, EDGAR; O'ROURKE, DENNIS; PENNEBAKER, D. A.; PILGER, JOHN; ROUCH, JEAN; RUTTMAN, WALTER; TAJIRI, REA; VERTOV, DZIGA; ATOMIC CAFE, THE (US, Kevin Rafferty & Jane Loader & Pierce Rafferty, 1982); CHEQUER-BOARD [TV] (AT, 1969-1975); FOUR CORNERS [TV] (AT, 1961-); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); BERLIN DIE SINFONIE DER GROSSTADT (G, Walter Ruttman, 1927); BIG BROTHER [TV] (AT, 2001); BIGGIE AND TUPAC (US, Nick Broomfield, 2001); BILL, THE [TV] (UK, 1984-); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (US/CA, Michael Moore, 2002); BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB (GG/US, Wim Wenders, 1999); CAMBODIA: YEAR ZERO (AT, John Pilger, 1989); CANE TOADS : AN UNNATURAL HISTORY (AT, Mark Lewis, 1987); CANNIBAL TOURS (AT, Dennis O' Rourke, 1987); CATHY COME HOME (UK, Ken Loach, 1966); CHRONIQUE D' UN ETE (FR, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin, 1961); COPS AND ROBBERSONS (US, Michael Ritchie, 1994); CROCODILE DUNDEE (AT, Peter Faiman, 1986); CUNNAMULLA (AT, Dennis O'Rourke, 2000); DEATH OF A PRINCESS [TV] (UK/US/NZ/AT/NE, Antony Thomas, 1980); DISMISSAL, THE [TV] (AT, George T. Miller & others, 1983); DON'T LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); GOOD WOMAN OF BANGKOK, THE (AT, Dennis O'Rourke, 1991); LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER, THE (US, Connie Field, 1980); MABO: LIFE OF AN ISLAND MAN (AT, Trevor Graham, 1997); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); MONTEREY POP (US, D. A. Pennebaker, 1968); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); POLICE STATE (AT, Chris Noonan, 1989); SYLVANIA WATERS [TV] (AT, Brian Hill & Kate Woods, 1993); WALKING WITH DINOSAURS[TV] (UK, 1999); WAR GAME, THE (UK, Peter Watkins, 1966) Summary: Documentary Screens is a comprehensive and critical examination of the formal features and histories of central categories of documentary film and television. Among the categories examined are autobiographical, indigenous and ethnographic documentary, compilation films, direct cinema and cinema verite and television documentary journalism. The book also considers recent so called popular factual entertainment and the future of documentary film, television and new media. [Taken from back cover]. ISBN: 033374117X URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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The dream that kicks : the prehistory and early years of cinema in Britain / Michael Chanan
London Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980.
The drover's wives and camp culture : Baz Luhrmann's preposterous national epic
Studies in Australasian cinema (2010) vol.4 iss.2 p.131-143 More info
Entertainment industry economics : a guide for financial analysis / Harold L. Vogel
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Call No: 203 VOG; NEW HOLDINGS SHELVES Author: Vogel, Harold L. Edition: 7th ed. Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: xxii, 621 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: ENTERTAINMENT; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; FINANCING Summary: The leading book on the economics of the entertainment industry, covering: --Movies, music, television programming, broadcasting, cable, publishing, the internet, casino gaming and wagering, sports, pefforming arts and culture, toys and games, amusement/theme parks. -- BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 557-585) and index ISBN: 9780521874854 Contents: Ch. 1. Economic perspective -- Ch. 2. Basic elements -- Ch. 3. Movie macroeconomics -- Ch. 4. Making and marketing movies -- Ch. 5. Financial accounting in movies and television -- Ch. 6. Music -- Ch. 7. Broadcasting -- Ch. 8. Cable -- Ch. 9. Publishing -- Ch. 10. Toys and games -- Ch. 11. Gaming and wagering -- Ch. 12. Sports -- Ch. 13. Performing arts and culture -- Ch. 14. Amusement/theme parks -- Ch. 15. Performance and policy More info
The Euro-American cinema / Peter Lev
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993.
Call No: 408.3 LEV Author: Lev, Peter, 1948 Edition: 1st ed Source: US Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: xv, 170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Texas film studies series Subject: ART CINEMA. USA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CULTURAL IMPERIALISM; USA; EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; MEPRIS, LE (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godrad, 1963); BLOWUP (UK/IT, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966); PARIS, TEXAS (GW/US, Wim Wenders, 1984); RACCONTI DI CANTERBURY, I (IT/FR, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1973); LAST EMPEROR, THE (UK/CC, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987) Summary: "Peter Lev departs from the traditional approach of national cinema histories and discusses some of the blens, overlaps, and hegemonies that are typical of the world film industry of recent years. In Part One, he gives an overview of what he terms the "Euro-American art film," which is characterized by prominent use of the English language, a European art-film director, cast and crew from at least two countries, and a stylistic mixing of European art film and American entertainment.
The second part of Lev's study examines in detail five examples of the Euro-American art film: Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963), Blow-up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966), The Canturbury Tales (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1972), and The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987). These case studies reveal that the European art film has had a strong influence on world cinema and that many Euro-American films are truly cultural blends rather than abject takeovers by Hollywood cinema." -- Back cover Notes: Filmography: p. -156; Includes bibliographical references (p. -160) and index ISBN: 0292746784 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0292746776 (cloth : alk. paper) LON: 9657097 More info
London: Routledge, 2002.
Call No: 465.2HIL Author: Hills, Matt Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2002 PhysDes: 237 p. ; 23 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND TV; MEDIA; CONSUMERS AND TV; CULT FILMS Summary: Fan Cultures is the first comprehensive overview of fans & fan theory. Emphasising the contradicions of fandom, Matt Hills outlines the ways in which fans have been conceptualised in cultural theory and challenges many of these established paradigms. Hills draws on case studies of specific groups, such as elvis impersonators, X-Philes and Trekkers, and discusses a reange of approaches to fandom. Taking all of this into account, he ultimately questions whether the development of new media creates the possibility of new forms of fandom and explores the significance fo the term 'cult' for media fans. (back cover) Notes: Includes: bibliography p.207-231
Index ISBN: 0415240255 More info
Feminism at the movies : understanding gender in contemporary popular culture / Edited by Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer
London ; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Call No: 744.7 FEM Author: Radner, Hilary; Stringer, Rebecca Source: US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: ix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: BISEXUALITY IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; GENRES; HOLLYWOOD; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; IDENTITY IN FILMS; JAMES BOND IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN DIRECTORS; WOMEN FILMMAKERS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; 13 GOING ON 30 (US, Gary Winick, 2004); BABY MAMA (US, Michael McCullers, 2008); BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (UK, Gurinda Chadha, 2002); BRAVE ONE, THE (US/AT, Neil Jordan, 2007); BRIDE WARS (US, Gary Winick, 2009); CASINO ROYALE (CZ/US/UK, Martin Campbell, 2006); ENCHANTED (US, KEVIN LIMA, 2007); FORTY YEAR OLD VIRGIN, THE (US, Judd Apatow, 2005); FRIENDS WITH MONEY (US, Nicole Holofcener, 2006); HARD CANDY (US, David Slade, 2005); JUNO (US/CN, Jason Reitman 2007); KISSING JESSICA STEIN (US, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, 2001); MARIE ANTOINETTE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2006); MICHAEL CLAYTON (US, Tony Gilroy, 2007); MISS CONGENIALITY (US, Donald Petrie, 2000); SECRET LIFE OF BEES (US, Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2008); SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE (US, MICHAEL PATRICK KING, 2008); SINGLE MAN, A (US, Tom Ford, 2009); SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS, THE (US, Ken Kwapis, 2005); WAR OF THE WORLDS (US, Steven Spielberg, 2005) Summary: "Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporaty Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today's changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary films across a range of genres, such as chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, horror, action adventure, indie flicks, and women lawyer films. Contributors explore issues of masculinity as well as femininity, reflecting on the interface of popular cinema with gendered realities and feminist ideas. Topics include the gendered political economy of cinema, the female director as auteur, postfeminist fatherhood, consumer culture, depictions of professional women, transgender, sexuality, gendered violence, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnic identities." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes list of figures, bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780415895880 Contents: List of figures -- Acknowledgements; Introduction: "Re-vision"?: Feminist film criticism in the twenty-first century / Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer; Part I: Masculinity in question -- "The first Bond who bleeds, literally and metaphorically": gendered spectatorship for "pretty boy" action movies / Janet Staiger -- Queer memories and universal emotions: A Single Man (2009) / Michael DeAngelis -- "Lad flicks": discursive reconstruction of masculinity in popular film / David Hansen-Miller and Rosalind Gill -- Transamerica (2005): the road to the multiplex after New Queer Cinema / Gary Needham; Part II: New feminine subjects: a space for women? -- Enchanted (2007) by postfeminism: gender, irony, and new romantic comedy / Yvonne Tasker -- Neoliberal feminism in Miss Congeniality (2000) / Yael D Sherman -- Girls' sexualities in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants universe: feminist challenges and missed opportunities / Sarah Projansky -- Michael Clayton (2007): women lawyers betrayed - again / Taunya Lovell Banks -- Crossing race, crossing sex in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham (2002): managing anxiety in multicultural Britain / Mridula Nath Chakraborty -- Speaking the name of the father in the neo-romantic comedy: 13 Going On 30 (2004) / Hilary Radner; Part III: Consuming culture(s) -- No country for old women: gendering cinema in conglomerate Hollywood / Rob Schaap -- Music and the woman's film: Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) / Peter Stapleton -- Independence at what cost? Economics and desire in Nicole Holofcener's Friends With Money (2006) / Michele Schreiber -- The feminist politics of Sofia Coppola: spectacle and self-consciousness in Marie Antoinette (2006) / Christine Lane and Nicole Richter; Part IV: Relationships, identity and family -- "Eggs in many baskets": Juno (2007), Baby Mama (2008), and the new intimacies of reproduction / JaneMaree Maher -- Temporarily Kissing Jessica Stein (2001): negotiating (and negating) lesbian sexuality in popular film / Kelly Kessler -- "Die, Bridezilla, die!": Bride Wars (2009), wedding envy, and chick flicks / Heather Brook -- Extreme parenting: recuperating fatherhood in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005) / Hannah Hamad; Part V: Gender and violence -- Kinship and racist violence in Gina Prince-Blythwood's The Secret Life of Bees (2008) / Ewa Plonowska Ziarek -- From victim to vigilante: gender, violence, and revenge in The Brave One (2007) and Hard Candy (2005) / Rebecca Stringer -- "When the woman looks": Haute Tension (2003) and the horrors of heteronormativity / Barry Keith Grant; Contributors -- Index More info
Film as social practice / Graeme Turner
London New York: Routledge, 1988.
Call No: 408 TUR Author: Turner, Graeme Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1988 PhysDes: xv, 187 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Series: Studies in communication Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; INDUSTRY, FILM; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; AUTEUR THEORY; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; STARS; SPECTATORSHIP; AUDIENCES; AUSTRALIA; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; BAZIN, ANDRE; WRIGHT, WILL; BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (US, George Roy Hill, 1969); DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (US, Susan Seidelman, 1985); METROPOLIS (G, Fritz Lang, 1926) Summary: “Explores the feature film as entertainment, as narrative, and as cultural event. Graeme Turner discusses the major theoretical issues surrounding the history of film production and film studies, using them to examine the cultural function of film and its place in our popular culture. This updated third edition includes: discussion of classical and popular contemporary films, updated and expanded discussion of debates surrounding film narrative and arguments revised throughout to take into account recent developments in film and cultural theory and changing cinematic trends.” [Taken from back cover] Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 180-184 ISBN: 0415007348; 0415007356 (pbk.) LON: 5742606 More info
Film at the intersection of high and mass culture / Paul Coates
Cambridge [England] New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Call No: 408 COA Author: Coates, Paul, 1953 Place: Cambridge [England] New York Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xvii, 201 p. ; 24 cm Series: Cambridge studies in film Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; MELODRAMA; WESTERNS; FILM NOIR; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; STARS; GENRES; HORROR FILMS; VOICE OVER; MUSIC TELEVISION; SIRK, DOUGLAS; MARKER, CHRIS; TARKOVSKY, ANDREI; KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF; FRANJU, GEORGES; STALLONE, SYLVESTER; VALENTINO, RUDOLPH; LANG, FRITZ; LEE, SPIKE; MADONNA; MONROE, MARILYN; POTTER, DENNIS; BEDROOM WINDOW, THE (US, Curtis Hanson, 1986); FLY, THE (US, David Cronenberg, 1986); JETEE, LA (FR, Chris Marker, 1963); MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, THE (US, John Ford, 1962); AUFZEICHNUNGEN ZU KLEIDERN UND STADTEN (GW, Wim Wenders, 1989); OUT OF THE PAST (US, Jacques Tourneur, 1947); ROCKY IV (US, Sylvester Stallone, 1985); OFFRET [SACRIFICE, THE] (SW/FR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); SINGING DETECTIVE, THE [TV] (UK, Jon Amiel, 1986); SOLARIS (UR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972); WESELE (PL, Andrzej Wajda, 1972); DAY OF THE LOCUST, THE (US, John Schlesinger, 1975); REAR WINDOW (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-194) and index ISBN: 0521444721 (hardback) LON: 10419843 More info
From Tian'anmen Square to Times Square : transnational China and the Chinese diaspora on global screens, 1989-1997 / Gina Marchetti
Philadelphia PA: Temple University Press, c2006.
Call No: 408.1(51) MAR Author: Marchetti, Gina Place: Philadelphia PA Publisher: Temple University Press PubDate: c2006 PhysDes: xviii, 302 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm Subject: CAPITALISM AND THE CINEMA; CENSORSHIP. CHINA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. CHINA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN IN FILMS. CHINA; CHAN, EVANS; CHOW, RAYMOND; HOU HSIAO-HSIEN; JAMESON, FREDRIC; KHOO, ERIC; LAW, CLARA; LEE, BRANDON; LEE, BRUCE; YANG, EDWARD; QIUYUE (HK/JA, Clara Law, 1992); CHONGQING SENLIN (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1994); CHUNGKING EXPRESS (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1994); GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE, THE (US, Richard Gordon & Carma Hinton, 1995); [TWELVE]12 STOREYS (SI, Eric Khoo, 1997); WORLD OF SUZIE WONG, THE (UK, Richard Quine, 1960) ISBN: 18592132782 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2009 Contents: 1. China and the Chinese on world screens 1989-1997 -- 2. Buying American, consuming Hong Kong: Chungking express, The opium war, These shoes weren't made for walking, and Comrades: almost a love story -- 3. Working women in the people's Republic of China: Out of Phoenix Bridge, Women from the Lake of Scented Souls, and A little life opera -- Gangland Taiwan in the transnational imagination: Mahjong and Goodbye south goodbye -- 5. The postmodern condition in Singapore: Mee Pok Man and Twelve storeys -- 6. Transnational cinema and hybrid identities: To liv(e) and Crossings -- 7. Gender and generation in Clara Law's migration trilogy: Farewell China, Autumn moon, and Floating life -- 8. Fighting diaspora: the legacy of Bruce and Brandon Lee in Rapid fire -- 9. In the space of the Square: The gate of heavenly peace ID2: 291 More info
Funky Bollywood : the wild world of 1970s Indian action cinema; a selective guide / by Todd Stadtman
Godalming, Surrey: FAB Press,
Call No: 71(540) STA Author: Stadtman, Todd Edition: 2015 Place: Godalming, Surrey Publisher: FAB Press PhysDes: 228 pages : illustrated ; 22 cm Subject: BOLLYWOOD; INDIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. INDIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA.INDIA; SHOLAY (II, Ramesh Sippy, 1975) Summary: Despite the often stereotypical notions of Bollywood, it’s not all weddings, wet saris and running around trees. In the 1970s, Indian cinema gave birth to a new breed of action movie, one that combined its own exuberant traditions with foreign influences like the gritty urban crime thrillers of the New Hollywood, Hong Kong martial arts cinema, and Italian exploitation fare.
This was the domain of hard fighting he-men stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Feroz Khan and badass, whip-wielding heroines played by the likes of the gorgeous Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, and Rekha.
Let world cult cinema fanatic Todd Stadtman be your guide through this world of karate killers, femme fatales, space age lairs, bombshells and booby traps with Funky Bollywood, a book with an attitude as freewheeling and feisty as its subject matter, bursting with colour and imagination on every vibrant page! -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781903254776 More info
Grindhouse : cultural exchange on 42nd street, and beyond / edited by Austin Fishers and Johnny Walker
New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Call No: 722.81 GRI Author: Fisher, Austin (ed.); Walker, Johnny (ed.) Source: US/UK Place: New York Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 266 pages ; 25 cm Series: Global exploitation cinemas Subject: EXPLOITATION FILMS; BLAXPLOITATION FILMS; HORROR FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; EROTIC FILMS; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CRITICISM Summary: "The pervasive image of New York's 42nd Street as a hub of sensational thrills, vice and excess, is from where “grindhouse cinema,” the focus of this volume, stemmed. It is, arguably, an image that has remained unchanged in the mind's eye of many exploitation film fans and academics alike. Whether in the pages of fanzines or scholarly works, it is often recounted how, should one have walked down this street between the 1960s and the 1980s, one would have undergone a kaleidoscopic encounter with an array of disparate “exploitation” films from all over the world that were being offered cheaply to urbanites by a swathe of vibrant movie theatres.
The contributors to Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond consider “grindhouse cinema” from a variety of cultural and methodological positions. Some seek to deconstruct the etymology of “grindhouse” itself, add flesh to the bones of its cadaverous history, or examine the term's contemporary relevance in the context of both media production and consumerism. Others offer new inroads into hitherto unexamined examples of exploitation film history, presenting snapshots of cultural moments that many of us thought we already understood." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781628927498 Contents: -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: 42nd Street, and Beyond -- Austin Fisher and Johnny Walker -- Chapter 1 -- Grinding out the Grindhouse: Exploitation, Myth and Memory / Glenn Ward -- Chapter 2 -- Where Did We Come In?: The Economics of Unruly Audiences, Their Cinemas and Tastes, From Serial Houses to Grind Houses / Phyll Smith -- Chapter 3 -- Temporary Fleapits and Scabs' Alley:The Theatrical Dissemination of Italian Cannibal Films in Melbourne, Australia / Dean Brandum -- Chapter 4 -- Run, Angel, Run: Serial Production and the Biker Movie, 1966-72 / Peter Stanfield -- Chapter 5 -- "The Smashing, Crashing, Pileup of the Century": The Carsploitation Film / Robert J Read -- Chapter 6 -- Cars and Girls (and Burgers and Weed): Branding, Mainstreaming, and Crown International Pictures' SoCal Drive-in Movies / Richard Nowell -- Chapter 7 -- From "Sex Entertainment for the Whole Family" to Mature Pictures: I Jomfruens Tegn and Transnational Erotic Cinema / Kevin Heffernan -- Chapter 8 -- 'Bigger Than A Payphone, Smaller Than A Cadillac': Porn Stardom in Exhausted: John C Holmes The Real Story / Neil Jackson -- Chapter 9 -- From Opera House to Grindhouse (And Back Again): Ozploitation In and Beyond Australia / Alexandra Heller-Nicholas -- Chapter 10 -- Go West, Brother: the Politics of Landscape in the Blaxploitation Western / Austin Fisher -- Chapter 11 -- Red Power, White Movies: Billy Jack, Johnny Firecloud, and the Cultural Politics of the "Indiansploitation" Cycle / David Church -- Chapter 12 -- Sleazy Strip-Joints and Perverse Porn Circuses: The Remediation of Grindhouse in the Porn Productions of Jack the Zipper / Clarissa Smith -- Select Bibliography -- Contributors -- index -- More info
Halliwell's hundred : a nostalgic choice of films from the golden age / Leslie Halliwell
Herts: Granada Publishing, 1982.
Call No: 67(049.32) HAL Author: Halliwell, Leslie Source: UK Place: Herts Publisher: Granada Publishing PubDate: 1982 PhysDes: 403 p. ; 24 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CRITICISM Summary: A hundred detailed revaluations of films which have delighted him over half a century of filmgoing. The films are not offered as the greatest ever made. Halliwell reminds his readers of films whose principal aim was to entertain. [Taken from inside dust jacket.] ISBN: 0246113308 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Hauntings : popular film and American culture, 1990-1992 / Joseph Natoli
Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
Call No: 409(73) NAT Author: Natoli, Joseph, 1943 Place: Albany Publisher: State University of New York Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xi, 238 p. ; 24 cm Series: SUNY series in postmodern culture Subject: SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. USA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; AMERICAN INDIANS IN FILMS; ROBIN HOOD IN FILMS; KING, RODNEY; PHOENIX, RIVER; STONE, OLIVER; CAPE FEAR (US, J. Lee Thompson, 1961); CAPE FEAR (US, Martin Scorsese, 1991); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); PRINCE OF TIDES, THE (US, Barbra Streisand, 1991); HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, THE (US, Curtis Hanson, 1991); OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY (US, Norman Jewison, 1991); ROBIN HOOD : PRINCE OF THIEVES (US, Kevin Reynolds, 1991); GRAND CANYON (US, Lawrence Kasdan, 1991); GODFATHER [...], THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1972-); BIS ANS ENDE DER WELT (GG/FR/AT, Wim Wenders, 1991); SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (US, Jonathan Demme, 1991); MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (US, Gus Van Sant, 1991); WALL STREET (US, Oliver Stone, 1987); UNFORGIVEN (US, Clint Eastwood, 1992); DO THE RIGHT THING (US, Spike Lee, 1989); BOB ROBERTS (US, Tim Robbins, 1992) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-238) ISBN: 0791421546 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 0791421538 (acid-free paper) LON: 10867366 More info
High theory/low culture : analysing popular television and film / Colin MacCabe, editor
Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1986.
Hollywood goes to war : how politics, profits and propaganda shaped World War II movies / Clayton R. Koppes and Gregory D. Black
London: I.B. Tauris, 1987.
Hollywood in Europe : experiences of a cultural hegemony / edited by David W. Ellwood, Rob Kroes ; with contributions from Gian P. Brunetta ... [et al.]
Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1994.
Hollywood vs. America : popular culture and the war on traditional values / Michael Medved
New York, NY [Grand Rapids, Mich.]: HarperCollins Zondervan, 1992.
Call No: 409.1(73) MED Author: Medved, Michael Edition: 1st ed Source: US Place: New York, NY [Grand Rapids, Mich.] Publisher: HarperCollins Zondervan PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: xiii, 386 p. ; 25 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; CENSORSHIP. USA; JEWS AND THE CINEMA. USA; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; MARRIAGE IN FILMS. USA; RELIGION AND THE CINEMA. USA; VIOLENCE IN FILMS. USA; COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER, THE (NE/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1989); LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE (US/CN, Martin Scorsese, 1988) Summary: "Why does popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation's best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbates every serious social problem we face, from teenage pregnancies to violence in the streets." [Taken from book jacket] Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -370) and index ISBN: 006016882X LON: 92052604; 9162681 More info
Hong Kong connections : transnational imagination in action cinema / edited by Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li, and Stephen Chan Ching-kiu
Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005.
Call No: 730.3 (512.317) MOR Place: Hong Kong Publisher: Hong Kong University Press PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: xvi, 343 p. ; 23 cm. Subject: ACTION FILMS. HONG KONG; HISTORY OF CINEMA. HONG KONG; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. HONG KONG Summary: Since the 1960s, Hong Kong cinema has helped to shape one of the world's most popular cultural genres: action cinema. Hong Kong action films have proved popular over the decades with audiences worldwide, and they have seized the imaginations of filmmakers working in many different cultural traditions and styles. How do we account for this appeal, which changes as it crosses national borders?
Hong Kong Connections brings leading film scholars together to explore the uptake of Hong Kong cinema in Japan, Korea, India, Australia, France and the US, as well as its links with Taiwan, Singapore and the Chinese mainland. In the process, this collective study examines diverse cultural contexts for action cinema's popularity, and the problems involved in the transnational study of globally popular forms - suggesting that in order to grasp the history of Hong Kong action cinema's influence we need to bring out the difference as well as the links that constitute popularity. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 1932643192 More info
The immediate experience : movies, comics, theatre, and other aspects of popular culture / by Robert Warshow ; [introduction by Lionel Trilling]
New York: Anchor, 1964.
In Godzilla's footsteps : Japanese pop culture icons on the global stage / Edited by William Tsutsui and Michiko Ito
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Call No: 409 TSU Author: Tsutsui, Wlliam; Ito, Michiko Source: US Place: New York, NY Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: xii, 212p. ; b+w ill. : 24cm. Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. JAPAN; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; GOJIRA (JA, Koji Hashimoto & R.J. Kizar, 1985); GODZILLA IN FILMS Summary: "These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they were shaped (by and in turn shaped) postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons in the wake of the Godzilla phenomenon. They fall within a wide range of disciplines: film studies, anthropology, history, literature, theater, and cultural studies. Contributors include Susan Napier, Anne Allison, and Christine Yano.' Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781403964632 Language: English Contents: When Godzilla speaks / Susan Napier 9 -- Mobilizing Gojira : mourning modernity as monstrosity / Mark Anderson 21 -- Gojira as Japan's first postwar media event / Barak Kushner 41 -- Lost in translation and morphed in transit : Godzilla in Cold War America /Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu 51 -- Wrestling with Godzilla: intertextuality, childish spectatorship, and the national body / Aaron Gerow 63
Mothra's gigantic egg : consuming the South Pacific in 1960s Japan / Yoshikuni Igarashi 83
Hybridity and negotiated identity in Japanese popular culture / Joyce E. Boss 103
Teaching Godzilla : classroom encounters with a cultural icon / Joanne Bernardi 111
"Our first kiss had a radioactive taste" : Ohashi Yasuhiko's Gojira in Japan and Canada / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 127
Godzilla meets Super Kyogen, or how a dinosaur saved the world / Eric C. Rath 139
Monstering the Japanese cute: pink globalization and its critics abroad /Christine R. Yano 153
Kikaida for life : cult fandom in a Japanese live-action TV show in Hawai'i /Hirofumi Katsuno 167
Apocalypse in fantasy and reality: Japanese pop culture in contemporary Russia / Yulia Mikhailova 181
Epilogue : he did the stomp, he did the monster stomp / Theodore C. Bestor More info
An introduction to theories of popular culture / Dominic Strinati
London New York: Routledge, 1995.
Call No: 403 STR Author: Strinati, Dominic Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xviii, 301 p. ; 23 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SEMIOLOGY; AUDIENCES; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; BARTHES, ROLAND; ADORNO, THEODOR W. Summary: Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are mass culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism. Strinati explains how theorists such as Adorno, Barthes, Althusser and Hebdige have grappled with the many forms of popular culture, from Jazz to the Americanization of British popular culture, from Hollywood cinema to popular television series, from teen magazines to the spy novel. Each chapter includes a guide to key texts for further reading and there is also a comprehensive bibliography Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-289) and index ISBN: 0415124697; 0415124700 (pbk.) LON: 11258122 More info
Kubrick, Strauss, and popular culture : from Zarathustra to Homer Simpson
Metro (2000) iss.121/122 p.95-100 More info
Looking for trouble : on shopping, gender and the cinema / Suzanne Moore
London: Serpent's Tail, 1991.
Call No: 67(41) MOO Author: Moore, Suzanne Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Serpent's Tail PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: ix, 305 pages ; 20 cm Subject: CRITICISM; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; JAMES BOND IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; ALWAYS (US, Steven Spielberg, 1989); BIRD (US, Clint Eastwood, 1988); BLACK RAIN (US, Ridley Scott, 1989); BLUE STEEL (US, Kathryn Bigelow, 1989); BROKEN NOSES (US, Bruce Weber, 1987); CHOCOLAT (FR, Claire Denis, 1988); DEAD RINGERS (CN, David Cronenberg, 1988); DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS, THE (US, Penelope Spheeris, 1988); DO THE RIGHT THING (US, Spike Lee, 1989); FAMILY VIEWING (CN, Atom Egoyan, 1987); FAREWELL TO THE KING (US, John Milius, 1989); GHOSTS. . . OF THE CIVIL DEAD (AT, John Hillcoat, 1988); GOOD MOTHER, THE (US, Leonard Nimoy, 1988); JESUS OF MONTREAL (CN/FR, Denys Arcand, 1989); KAMIKAZE HEARTS (US, Juliet Bashore, 1986); KROTKI FILM O ZABIJANIU (PL, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988); LONGTIME COMPANION (US, Norman Rene, 1990); MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE (US, Alek Keshishian, 1991); MARUSA NO ONNA (JA, Juzo Itami, 1987); PARIS BY NIGHT (UK, David Hare, 1989); PATTY HEARST (US, Paul Schrader, 1988); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); SCANDAL (UK, Michael Caton-Jones, 1989); SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (US, Wes Craven, 1988); SHE-DEVIL (US, Susan Seidelman, 1989); SHE MUST BE SEEING THINGS (US, Sheila McLaughlin, 1987); SKIN DEEP (US, Blake Edwards, 1989); SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY (US, Joesph Ruben, 1991); SOMETHING WILD (US, Jonathan Demme, 1986); STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (US, William Shatner, 1989); SWEETIE (AT, Jane Campion, 1989); TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (US, Steve Barron, 1990); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988); THIRTYSOMETHING [TV] (US, 1987-91); TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! (SP, Pedro Almodovar, 1990)
ATAME!; TORCH SONG TRILOGY (US, Paul Bogart, 1988); TOTAL RECALL (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1990); TUCKER (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1988); TWIN PEAKS [TV] (US, David Lynch & others, 1990-1991); UNHOLY, THE (US, Camilio Vila, 1988); WAR OF THE ROSES, THE (US, Danny DeVito, 1989); WIRED (US, Larry Peerce, 1989); WORLD APART, A (UK, Chris Menges, 1988); BAUDRILLARD, JEAN; TARKOVSKY, ANDREI; WINDSOR, BARBARA Summary: "In her articles and essays, Suzanne Moore takes a vitriolic look at the icons of modern life - post feminism, Baudrillard, Laura Ashley, Twin Peaks, the new man, safe sex, James Bond, a green planet. In her film reviews, she dissects the 'mega' filmmakers of our time - Steven Spielberg, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Pedro Almodovar, Ken Russell and David Lynch. Definitely not 'one of the boys', Suzanne Moore's attitude to the good and famous is refreshing and irreverent." -Book blurb. Notes: Contains bibliography ISBN: 1852422424 Contents: Introduction -- Feminism -- Men: Men against men; Target man; The brothers grim; Toy soldiers or wicked willies; Prince; Torch Song tightrope; Here's looking at you, kid -- Women: Material girl; Hi, I'm Anneka - fly me; Green light spells danger; The odds of getting even; A call to underarms; Fatal fantasies; Happiness is a warm gun; Close-up as the cookie crumbles; Women who read too much; The great awakening; Modern romance; The merry life of Windsor -- Children: Hiding in the wardrobe; Hung-up on Father Christmas; Politics of choice; Birth and death; Maternal melodramas; Eternal childhood; Unhappy families; Heroes in a half-shell -- Fantasy -- Fear: Killjoy culture; Filming by numbers; The death of intimacy; To hell and back; Murder most foul; Electric shocks; Fag end; Soft soap -- Flesh: Good vibrations; Deviant laws; Everyday eroticism; One big act; A screw of convenience?; Missionary sex; The struggle for safe endings -- Faith: Kidnapped by the counter-culture; Sculpting in time; Playing Jesus by night; Nithing but the truth; Always a love story; Jazz junkie -- Power: Pleasure: Understimulation; And now for the news; Film slobs; The metal age; All night long; The money game; Mall-content?; Mini-politics: saying no in public; Belushi's last high; something to stay home about; Reach for the stars; Starship stories -- Politics: Political poison; Junk culture; Never really at home; A problem of identities; Brand loyalty; Sun rises in the east; You can't do the right thing all the time; Great expectations -- Populism: Postmodern paralysis; Britain's macho man; On the side of the man in the street; Against the sober grain -- Postmodernism: Politics of seduction; Getting a bit of the other - the pimps of postmodernism. ID2: 291 More info
The Lord of the Rings : popular culture in global context / edited by Ernest Mathijs, foreword by Brian Sibley
Great Britain: Wallflower Press, 2006.
Call No: 79LOR LOR Source: UK Place: Great Britain Publisher: Wallflower Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: xvii, 341 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; LORD OF THE RINGS, THE ( US, PETER JACKSON, 2001); LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2002); LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2003); LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2001) Summary: The Lord of the Rings: Popular culture in Global Context takes the release of the film trilogy as a point of departure for an overview of the international impact of The Lord of the Rings in a range of cultural environments (the US, the UK, Europe, and New Zealand). This anthology analyses the merchandising, box office figures, distribution, critical reception, fan following and cult status of the films, ands focuses on how the differrent faces of the phenomenon, like the trailers, DVD editions, websites, computer games, music, location tours and even its unlikely erotic spin-offs contricuted to making The Lord of the Rings the most publibly recognised brand image of the twenty-first century so far.- BOOK JACKET ISBN: 1904764827 Contents: Foreword : the extraordinary escape of The lord of the rings / Brian Silbey -- Popular culture in global context : The lord of the rings phenomenon / Ernest Mathijs -- More than just rings : merchandise for them all / Janet Wasko and Govind Shanadi -- 'On the brink of a new threshold of opportunity' : The lord of the rings and New Zealand cultural policy / Jennifer Lawn and Bronwyn Beatty -- Making Middle Earth sound real : The lord of the rings and the cultural politics of the BBC radio edition / Martin Barker -- Blockbusters and/as events : distributing and launching The lord of the rings / Daniel Biltereyst and Philippe Meers -- Following the money : The lord of the rings and the culture of box office figures / Warren Buckland and Christopher Long -- 'Wellywood' and Peter Jackson : the local reception of The lord of the rings in Wellington, New Zealand / Davinia Thornley -- Reviews, previews and premieres : the critical reception of The lord of the rings in the United Kingdom / Ernest Mathijs -- 'Apocalypse now in Middle Earth' : 'genre' in the critical reception of The lord of the rings in Germany / Susanne Eichner, Lothar Mikos and Michael Wedel -- Realising the cult blockbuster : The lord of the rings fandom and residual/emergent cult status in 'the mainstream' / Matt Hills -- The lord of the rings online blockbuster fandom : pleasure and commerce / Kirsten Pullen -- 'This is what it must look like' : The lord of the rings fandom and media literacy / Judith E. Rosenbaum -- Sacred viewing : emotional responses to The lord of the rings / Anne Jerslev -- Framing tolkien : trailers, high concept and the ring / Erik Hedling -- Bonus material : the DVD layering of The lord of the rings / Jonathan Gray -- Playing the ring : intermediality and ludic narratives in the Lord of the rings games / Jonathan Dovey and Helen W. Kennedy -- Cooperation versus violence : an ethnographical analysis of the Return of the king video game / Mariano Longo -- Fixing a heritage : inscribing Middle Earth onto New Zealand / Stan Jones -- Musical Middle Earth / K. J. Donnelly -- Tolkien dirty / I. Q. Hunter. More info
The mass ornament : Weimar essays / Siegfried Kracauer ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Thomas Y. Levin
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995.
Call No: 62(081):408.1(430) KRA Author: Kracauer, Siegfried Source: US Place: Cambridge, MA Publisher: Harvard University Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: 403 p. ; 24 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. GERMANY; CRITICISM; THEORY; KRACAUER, SIEGFRIED; FRANKFURT SCHOOL Summary: This book is a celebration of the masses - their tastes, amusements, and everyday lives. Taking up the master themes of modernity, such as isolation and alienation, mass culture and urban experience, and the relation between the group and the individual, Kracauer explores a kaleidoscope of topics: shopping arcades, the cinema, bestsellers and their readers, photography, dance, hotel lobbies, Kafka, the Bible, and boredom. For Kracauer, the most revelatory facets of modern metropolitan life lie on the surface, in the ephemeral and the marginal. The Mass Ornament today remains a refreshing tribute to popular culture, and its impressively interdisciplinary essays continue to shed light not only on Kracauer's later work but also on the ideas of the Frankfurt School, the genealogy of film theory and cultural studies, Weimar cultural politics, and, not least, the exigencies of intellectual exile. This volume presents the full scope of his gifts as one of the most wide-ranging and penetrating interpreters of modern life. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 067455163X More info
Maximum movies - pulp fictions : film culture and the worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson / Peter Stanfield
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Call No: 408 STA Author: Stanfield, Peter Source: US Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xiii, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS. THOMPSON, JIM; ADAPTATIONS. SPILLANE, MICKEY; FULLER, SAMUEL; EXPLOITATION FILMS; CULT FILMS; BEST FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; THEORY; AESTHETICS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; FILM CULTURE; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; FARBER, MANNY; KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955) Summary: A study on pulp movies (such as Kiss me Deadly, Shock Corridor, Fixed Bayonets!, I Walked with a Zombie, The Lineup, Terror in a Texas Town, Ride Lonesome) impacted upon and influenced the critics, cinephiles, and filmmakers of the day (people such as Jean-Luc Godard, Manny Farber, Lawerence Alloway, Paulene Kael). The critics 'championed the cause of these movies and incited the cultural guardians of the day by attacking a rigorously policed canon of tasteful, rareified, and ossified art objects.
Against the legitimate and in the defense of the illegitimate, in an insolent and unruly manner, these critics agitated for the recognition of lurid sensational crime stories. War pictures, fast-paced Westerns, thillers, and gangster melodramas were claimed as examples of the true, the real, and the authentic in contemporary culture - the foundation upon which modern film studies sits.' - taken from Back Cover ISBN: 9780813550626 Contents: Introduction : yours till the boys come home -- Position papers : in defense of pulp movies -- A genealogy of pulp : Black mask to Mickey Spillane -- A world of small insanities : the critical reception of Kiss me deadly -- American primitive : Samuel Fuller's pulp politics -- Authenticating pulp : Jim Thompson adaptations and neo-noir -- Conclusion : hiding out in cinemas More info
'May you live normally ever after!' : popular film as pedagogy: Youth, Subjectivity & Australian cinema / by Kristina Gottschall
Call No: 409.1(94) GOT Author: Gottschall, Kristina Source: AT PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xiv, 347 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA Summary: "This thesis is part of a move to rethink the normalising subjectivating processes that constitute the 'youth' subject. Through a conceptualisation of popular film as pedagogy and feminist and post-structuralist theories on subjectivity, popular film culture is considered as being profoundly geared towards the practices of subject formation and (self-)governmentality. As a context where we learn about the self, our culture and our place within it, popular film is understood as a profoundly pedagogical space and complex set of relationships where subjectivities are made and remade. Far from a simple act of transmission, film's knowledges and forms of address meet its audience but 'misfire' due to the indeterminate and unpredictable encounters between film/makers, audiences and cultural politics. The study begins by returning to key work on pedagogy and popular culture, by engaging in key debates between cultural studies and education. Drawing attention to pedagogy as modes of production and conditions of learning, this thesis asks how film as pedagogy might work and how such learning might occur. Reconceptualising Henry Giroux's notion of film as teaching machine through a 'post-critical' sense of pedagogy as relational, contextual and indeterminate (after Elizabeth Ellsworth and others), the dissertation mobilises a more nuanced pedagogy than is usually found in public pedagogies' scholarship from a critical theory perspective. Further, the work of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler are drawn on to argue that popular film is a technology of the self, geared towards subjectification." (ABSTRACT, p. xi) Notes: "A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy"; Thesis (PhD)--Charles Sturt University, 2011; Includes bibliographical references (p. 309 - 345) Contents: --1. Introduction -- 2. Film as teaching machine?: pedagogy, popular film & subjectivity -- 3. Questions of method or confessions of a cultural studies junkie -- 4. Larrikin Pedagogue: Ben Mendeldohn and young Aussie manhood -- 5. 'Old enough to know better': learning to become men in Idiot Box -- 6. 'On the brink' : learning lessons about becoming a woman in Caterpillar Wish, Peaches & somersault -- 7. 'You can't get clean water from a dirty tank': the 'Bad girl' of Suburban Mayhem -- 8. 'May you live normally ever after': youth-hood, generation, and pedagogy -- 9. Conclusions and (re)visions --references -- filmography -- appendix 1 - Ben Mendelsohn filmography -- appendix II -- More info
Mechademia 4 : War/Time / edited by Frenchy Lunning
London: University of Minnesota Press, c2009.
Call No: 772(520):737.0 MEC Author: Lunning, Frenchy Source: US Place: Minneapolis; London Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: c2009 PhysDes: xiv, 338 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Series: Mechademia ; v. 4 Subject: ANIMATION; ANIMATION. JAPAN; COMIC STRIPS; COMIC STRIPS AND THE CINEMA; JAPAN; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. JAPAN; VIDEO GAMES; GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (JA, Isao Takahata, 1989); HOTARU NO HAKA (JA, Isao Takahata, 1989); NEON GENESIS EVANGELION (JA, 199?) Summary: "The themes of war and time are intertwined in unique ways in Japanese culture, freighted as that nation is with the multiple legacies of World War II: the country's militarization, its victories and defeats, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the uneasy pacifism imposed by the victors. Delving into topics ranging from the production of wartime propoganda to the multimedia adaptations of romance narrative, contributors to the fourth volume in the Mechademia series address the political, cultural, and technological continuum between war and the everyday time of orderly social productivity that is reflected, confronted, and changed in manga, anime, and other forms of Japanese popular culture." -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9780816667499 Contents: -- preface: war/time / Thomas Lamarre -- [Part 1]. Legacies of sovereignty. The filmic time of coloniality: on Shinkai Makoto's The Place promised in our early days / Gavin Walker -- Theorizing manga: nationalism and discourse on the role of wartime manga / Rei Okamoto Inouye -- Transcending the victim's history: Takahata Isao's Grave of the fireflies / Wendy Goldberg. [Part 2]. Control room. Gothic politics: Oshii, war, and life without death / Tom Looser -- Oshii Mamoru's Patlabor 2: terror, theatricality, and exceptions that prove the rule / Mark Anderson -- Waiting for the messiah: the becoming-myth of Evangelion and Densha otoko / Christophe Thouny -- War by metaphor in Densha otoko / Michael Fisch. [Part 3]. History/memory. Imagined history, fading memory: mastering narrative in Final Fantasy X / Dennis Washburn -- Haunted travelogue: hometowns, ghost towns, and memories of war / Michael Dylan Foster -- Three views of the rising sun, obliquely: Keiji Nakazawa's A-bomb, Osamu Tezuka's Adolf, and Yoshinori Kobayashi's Apologia / Sheng-Mei Ma -- Virtual creation, simulated destruction, and manufactured memory at the Art Mecho Museum in Second life / Christopher Bolton. [Part 4]. Genre violence. Ninja, Hidden Christians, and the two Ferreiras: On Endo Shusaku and Yamada Futaro / Takayuki Tatsumi ; translated by Seth Jacobowitz -- Monsters at war: the great Yo¯kai Wars, 1968-2005 / Zilia Papp -- From Jusuheru to Jannu: girl knights and christian witches in the work of Miuchi Suzue / Rebecca Suter. [Part 5]. Mobilization/Domestication. Empire through the eyes of a Yapoo: male abjection in the cult classic Beast Yapoo / Christine Marran -- Nippon ex machina: Japanese postwar identity in robot anime and the case of UFO Robo Grendizer / Marco Pellitteri -- Kobayashi Yoshinori is dead: imperial war/sick liberal peace/neoliberal class war / Mark Driscoll -- Manga: a comic interlude from Darumasan-ga-koronda, "Land mine in Central Park" / Yoji Sakate ; translated by Manami Shima, art by Chinami Sango -- Review and commentary -- two phases of Japanese illustrated fiction / Charles Shiro Inouye -- paradise lost...and found? / Paul Jackson -- molten hot: Japanese gal subcultures and fashions / Theresa M. Winge -- monstrous toys of capitalism / Brent Allison -- if Casshern doesn't do it, who will? / Deborah Shamoon -- psychoanalytic cyberpunk midsummer-night's dreamtime: Kon Satoshi's Paprika / Timothy Perper and Martha Cornog -- Torendo -- interview with Murase Shuko and Sato Dai / Deborah Scally, Angela Drummond - Mathews and Marc Hairston -- More info
Movies and mass culture / edited and with an introduction by John Belton
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996.
Call No: 408.1(73) MOV Author: Belton, John Place: New Brunswick, NJ Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: viii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Rutgers depth of field series Subject: NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. USA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; FILM NOIR. USA; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. USA; CONSUMERISM IN FILMS. USA; FASHION AND THE CINEMA. USA; NOSTALGIA IN FILMS. USA; POPULISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; BERKELEY, BUSBY; Lombard, Carole; DAMES (US, Ray Enright, 1934); E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-269) and index ISBN: 0813522277 (cloth : alk. paper); 0813522285 (pbk.) LON: 11604013 More info
The Ned Kelly Films : a cultural history of Kelly history / by Stephen Gaunson
Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2013.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 408.1 GAU Author: Gaunson, Stephen Source: UK/US Place: Bristol, UK Publisher: Intellect PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: xii, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: KELLY [NED] IN FILMS; BUSHRANGERS IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; STORY OF THE KELLY GANG, THE (AT, Charles Tait, 1906); GLENROWAN AFFAIR, THE (AT, Rupert Kathner, 1951); NED KELLY (UK, Tony Richardson, 1970); NED KELLY (AT/UK, Gregor Jordan, 2003); RECKLESS KELLY (US, Yahoo Serious [pseud. of Greg Praed], 1993); NED (AT, Abe Forsythe, 2003) Summary: "Immortalized in a series of onscreen productions Ned Kelly has become one of the most resilient screen presences in the history of Australian cinema. Covering all nine feature films, three miniseries, and two TV movies, this book provides a study of all Kelly films that have been made." -- LIBARIES AUSTRALIA
The Kelly films: -- The Perth Fragment (1906) -- The Story of the Kelly Gang (Charles Tait 1906) -- The story of the Kelly Gang (William Gibson and Millard Johnson 1910) -- The Kelly Gang (Harry Southwell 1919) -- When the Kellys were out (Harry Southwell 1923) -- When the Kellys rode (Harry Southwell 1934) --The Glenrowan affair (Rupert Kathner 1951) -- Ned Kelly: Australian paintings by Sidney Nolan (Tim Burstall 1960) -- Ned Kelly (William Sterling 1960) -- The Stringybark Massacre (Garry Shead 1967) -- Ned Kelly (Tony Richardson 1970) -- The Trial of Ned Kelly (John Gauci 1977) -- The last outlaw (Kevin James Dobson and George Miller 1980) -- Reckless Kelly (Yahoo Serious 1993) -- Ned Kelly (Gregor Jordan 2003) -- Ned (Abe Forsythe 2003) -- Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index; Replacement copy accessioned 8 December 2017 ISBN: 9781841506364 Contents: -- list of figures -- foreword -- acknowledgments -- the Kelly films -- backstory -- introduction -- chapter 1: 'Bandits on the margin of the margin': 1906-1951 -- chapter 2: the Hagiographic bandit: 1960-2003 -- chapter 3: new age Ned: social banditry and Romance -- chapter 4: outlawed: Stringybark and the Jerilderie letter -- chapter 5: the noble bandit: Irish sympathy and other sympathy -- chapter 6: 'Die like a Kelly, Son': Glenrowan and trial -- conclusion -- appendix: cast and crew -- works cited -- index -- ID2: 190 URL status: URL: 'https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rmit/detail.action?docID=1334337'
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Ned Kelly & the Movies 1906-2003 : representation, social banditry & history / by Stephen Gaunson
Call No: 408.1 GAU Author: Gaunson, Stephen Source: AT PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: 278p. ; 30cm Subject: KELLY [NED] IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; STORY OF THE KELLY GANG, THE (AT, Charles Tait, 1906); GLENROWAN AFFAIR, THE (AT, Rupert Kathner, 1951); NED KELLY (UK, Tony Richardson, 1970); NED KELLY (AT/UK, Gregor Jordan, 2003); RECKLESS KELLY (US, Yahoo Serious [pseud. of Greg Praed], 1993); NED (AT, Abe Forsythe, 2003) Summary: "This PhD thesis investigates the fascinating subject of the Ned Kelly movies. Since the early days of Australian film production, movies on Kelly were appearing at regular intervals, and certainly, they are a significant addition to cinema studies and cultural history. Yet, beyond the movies, this thesis discusses Kelly's nineteenth century cultural industry, which played a significant role in commodifying Ned as an important figure of popular entertainment. Indeed, the performance customs and social practices established during Kelly's historic Outbreak of 1878-1880 were taken into the moving pictures in the twentieth century. Kelly's representation though has not been a fixed artefact, and by examining his twentieth and twenty-first century cinema representation, this thesis explores how the origins of his popular image have continued in popular culture. With this thesis adding to the growing field of research on celluloid bandits, it demonstrates the importance of understanding how the Kelly films shift beyond the normal parameters of cinema studies and delve into broader areas of cultural history. As it argues, the Kelly movies are significantly influenced by popular history as well as Kelly's tradition of visual imagery, folk songs and literature. " -- ABSTRACT Notes: A thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. Contents: -- abstract -- glossary -- abbreviations -- movies evaluated in this study -- introduction -- the social bandit -- literature review -- overview of chapters -- chapter 1: The Kelly Outbreak -- April 1878 - October 1878 -- December 1878 - June 1880 -- July 1880 - November 1880 -- chapter 2: Ned Kelly becomes a social bandit -- the early movies: 1906 - 1951 -- the later movies: 1970 - 2003 -- chapter three: Irish representation -- landscape -- dancing and singing -- the Jerilderie letter part 1 -- chapter 4: Kelly sympathy -- friends, relatives and lovers -- Ned's new chums -- Aboriginals -- chapter 5: The Victoria police -- the Jerilderie letter part 2 -- Aboriginal 'black' trackers -- chapter 6: The noble robber -- dandy Ned -- James 'Sandy' Gloster -- bail up -- chapter 7: 'Die like a Kelly, Son' -- Aaron Sherritt -- protective armour -- death -- conclusion -- appendix: cast and crew -- movies cited -- literature cited -- More info
Nellie Melba, Ginger Meggs and friends : essays in Australian cultural history / edited by Susan Dermody, John Docker, Drusilla Modjeska
Malmsbury, Vic.: Kibble Books, 1982].
Call No: 403(94) NEL Author: Dermody, Susan; Docker, John, 1945; Modjeska, Drusilla Source: AT Place: Malmsbury, Vic. Publisher: Kibble Books PubDate: 1982] PhysDes: 288 p.,  leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF TV. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA. 1927-1932; LONGFORD, RAYMOND; SMITH, ARTHUR; ON OUR SELECTION (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1932); ON OUR SELECTION (AT, Raymond Longford, 1920); SENTIMENTAL BLOKE, THE (AT, Raymond Longford, 1919); SENTIMENTAL BLOKE, THE (AT, F.W. Thring, 1932); PRISONER [TV] (AT, 1979-86) Notes: Australian culture. Essays (ANB/PRECIS SIN 0610070); Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0908150032 (corrected) : price unknown 09081500302; 0908150040 (pbk.) : $14.95 Aust LON: anb90815003; 2274011 ID2: 40 More info
On with the show : a glimpse behind the scenes of entertainment in Australia / John Cain
Richmond, Vic: Prowling Tiger Press, 1998.
Call No: 71(94) CAI Author: Cain, John Source: AT Place: Richmond, Vic Publisher: Prowling Tiger Press PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: 210 p. : ill, ports. ; 25 cm Subject: ENTERTAINMENT. AUSTRALIA; PERSONALITIES ON TV. AUSTRALIA; RADIO AND TV. AUSTRALIA; THEATRE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; CASEY, RON; CRAWFORD, HECTOR; KIRBY, ROC Summary: " On with the show" gives us the memories of 5 people connected with the formation of the Australian entertainment industry: they are Kenn Brodziak, Ron Casey, Hector Crawford, Roc Kirby and Dick Lean. They played key roles in establishing theartre, radio, television and cinema. They shaped the way we are entertained. The book provides with some behind the scenes reminiscences. [ Taken from the back of the book] Notes: Bibliography: p.207; Includes index ISBN: 0958664730 Donation: donated by Alex Gionfriddo More info
Only entertainment / Richard Dyer
London New York: Routledge, 1992.
Call No: 403 DYE Author: Dyer, Richard Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: x, 178 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ENTERTAINMENT; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; CAMP; TURNER, LANA; ZIEGFELD GIRL (US, Robert Z. Leonard, 1941); POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, THE (US, Tay Garnett, 1946); BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1952); SON OF THE SHEIK, THE (US, George Fitzmaurice, 1926); SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1965); SWEET CHARITY (US, Bob Fosse, 1969); IMITATION OF LIFE (US, Douglas Sirk, 1959) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0415057167; 0415057175 (pbk.) LON: 8685741 More info
The Oxford handbook of adaptation studies / Thomas Leitch
New York: Oxford University Press, .
Call No: 753 LEI Author: Thomas Leitch Edition: Illustrated edition Place: New York Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate:  PhysDes: xv, 761 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm Series: Oxford handbooks Subject: ADAPTATIONS; PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS; COMIC STRIPS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; BOLLYWOOD; FRANKENSTEIN; JAN HUS (CS, Otakar Vavra, 1955); CZECHOSLOVAKIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA Summary: "This collection of forty new essays, written by the leading scholars in adaptation studies and distinguished contributors from outside the field, is the most comprehensive volume on adaptation ever published. Written to appeal alike to specialists in adaptation, scholars in allied fields, and general readers, it hearkens back to the foundations of adaptation studies a century and more ago, surveys its ferment of activity over the past twenty years, and looks forward to the future. It considers the very different problems in adapting the classics, from the Bible to Frankenstein to Philip Roth, and the commons, from online mashups and remixes to adult movies. It surveys a dizzying range of adaptations around the world, from Latin American telenovelas to Czech cinema, from Hong Kong comics to Classics Illustrated, from Bollywood to zombies, and explores the ways media as different as radio, opera, popular song, and videogames have handled adaptation. Going still further, it examines the relations between adaptation and such intertextual practices as translation, illustration, prequels, sequels, remakes, intermediality, and transmediality."--Publisher. Notes: Formerly CIP. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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
The Polity reader in cultural theory
Cambridge [England]: Polity Press, 1994.
Call No: 62(04) POL Place: Cambridge [England] Publisher: Polity Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: 307 p. ; 23 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; SEMIOLOGY; STAR SYSTEM; COMMERCIALS, TV; CHILDREN AND THE CINEMA; SOAP OPERAS; MONROE, MARILYN; BARTHES, ROLAND; ADORNO, THEODOR W.; Baudrillard, Jean; SAUSSURE, FERDINAND DE; OMEN, THE (US, Richard Donner, 1976); EXORCIST, THE (US, William Friedkin, 1973) Notes: Thirty papers; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0745612075; 0745612083 (pbk.) LON: bnb74561207; 10481206 More info
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Postmodernism and popular culture : a cultural history / John Docker
Cambridge New York Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Call No: 64POS DOC Author: Docker, John Place: Cambridge New York Melbourne Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xxi, 313 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm Subject: POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; STRUCTURALISM; MELODRAMA; SOAP OPERAS; DETECTIVE FILMS; GENRES; THEORY; BRERETON, LAURIE; FISKE, JOHN; KENNEDY, GRAHAM; MACCABE, COLIN; MULVEY, LAURA; JAMESON, FREDRIC; BAHTIN, MIHAIL; ADORNO, THEODOR W.; BENJAMIN, WALTER; DERRIDA, JACQUES; PRISONER [TV] (AT, 1979-86) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 285-306 ISBN: 0521465982 (pbk.); 052146045X LON: abn97324302; 13458960 More info
Postsocialist Modernity : Chinese cinema, literature, and criticism in the market age / Jason McGrath
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2008.
Call No: 409(510) MCG Author: McGrath, Jason Source: US Place: Stanford, California Publisher: Stanford University Press PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: xii, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: CHINA; CRITICISM; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. CHINA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. CHINA Summary: "This book examines Chinese culture in the age of market reforms. Beginning in the early 1990s and on into the new century, fields such as literature and film have been fundamentally transformed by the forces of the market as China is integrated ever more closely into the world economic system. As a result, the formerly unified revolutionary culture has been changed into a pluralized state that reflects the diversity of individual experience in the reform era. New autonomous forms of culture that have arisen include avant-garde as well as commercial literature, and independent film as well as a new entertainment cinema. Chinese people find their experiences of postsocialist modernity reflected in all kinds of new cultural products as well as critical debates that often question the direction of Chinese society in the midst of comprehensive and rapid change."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 978804758741 Contents: 1. Worlds in Fragments: Culture and the Market Under Postsocialist Modernity -- 2. Ideologies of Popular Culture: The "Humanist Spirit" Debate -- 3. Adaptations and Ruptures: Literature in the New Culture Industry -- 4. The Cinema of Infidelity: Gender, Geography, Economics, and Fantasy -- 5. "Independent" Cinema: From Postsocialist Realism to a Transnational Aesthetic -- 6. New Year's Films: Chinese Entertainment Cinema in a Globalized Cultural Market -- 7. Conclusion: Postsocialist Modernity's Futures. More info
Savage junctures : Sergei Eisenstein and the shape of thinking / Anne Nesbet
London: I.B Taurus, 2003.
Call No: 81(049.3)EIS NES Author: Nesbet, Anne Edition: 1st ed. Source: UK Place: London Publisher: I.B Taurus PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: ix, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: U.S.S.R IN FILMS; RUSSIANS IN FILMS; POLITICAL FILMS; HISTORICAL FILMS; STALIN [J.] IN FILMS; LENIN [V.I.] IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CIRCUS AND THE CINEMA; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; MYTH AND THE CINEMA; AESTHETICS; ALEXANDROV, GROGORIJ; BABEL, ISAAK; BRETON, ANDRE; DISNEY, WALT; FREUD, SIGMUND; HEGEL, GEORG, WILHELM, FRIEDRICH; SHKLOVSKY, VICTOR; SHUMIATSKII, BORIS; SINCLAIR, UPTON; SONTAG, SUSAN; TISSE, EDUARD; TOLSTOY, LEV; TROTSKY, LEON; VERTOV, DZIGA; WELLS, H.G; SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (US, David Hand, 1937); STACHKA [STRIKE] (UR, Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1925); IVAN GROZNY [IVAN THE TERRIBLE] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, pt.1:1945, pt.2:1958[prod.1946]); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); STRUCTURALISM; RUSSIA; THEORY Summary: Based on extensive research in the archives of legendary Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein, this book explores his wide ranging consumption of high and low culture and his wide ranging experience in ‘thinking in pictures’. Savage Junctures plays close attention to the multiple contexts within which Eisenstein’s films evolved. Eisenstein was particularly interested in the possibilities of visual thinking and, in this spirit; each chapter addresses the question of his image based philosophy from a different perspective.
[Taken from back cover]. ISBN: 1850433305 More info
Save Ferris? : A guide to Xer media/citizenship
Metro Education (2000) iss.14 p.9-13 More info
Sex, art and American culture : essays / Camille Paglia
London: Penguin Books, 1993.
Call No: 45:176 PAG Author: Paglia, Camille Source: US Place: London Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: xiii, 337 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: ENTERTAINMENT; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SEX AND THE CINEMA; SEX IN FILMS; USA; BRANDO, MARLON; MADONNA; TAYLOR, ELIZABETH Summary: " In sexual Personae Camille Paglia transformed our understanding of Western culture. Now, in this sensational new collection of essay, full of fresh insights into familiar themes, she brings together her view on everything from Rousseau to the rolling Stones, from Protestants to prostitution. " BOOK BLURB Notes: Originally published: New York: Vintage, 1992; Bibliography: p. -325; Includes index ISBN: 0140172092 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2010 Contents: -- Introduction -- Madonna 1: animality and artifice -- Madonna 2: venus of the radio waves -- Elizabeth Taylor: Hollywood's pagan queen -- rock as art -- homosexuality at the fin de siecle -- the joy of presbyterian sex -- the beautiful decadence of Robert Mapplethorpe: a response to Rochelle Gurstein -- the strange case of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill -- rape and modern sex war -- the rape debate, continued -- Cleopatra sold down the river: Lucy Hughes-Hallett's Cleopatra -- Alice in muscle land: Samuel Wilson Fussell's: Muscle: confessions of an unlikely bodybuilder -- the critic at grateful ease: Wendy Lesser's His other half: Men looking at Women through art -- The big udder: Suzanne Gordon's Prisoners of Men's dreams -- Brando flashing: Richard Schickel's: Brando: A life in our times -- What a drag Marjorie Garber's: Vested: Cross-dressing and cultural anxiety -- Sexual personae: the cancelled preface -- Milton kessler: a memoir -- East and West: an experiment in multiculturism -- Junk bonds and corporate raiders: academe in the hour of the wolf -- the M.I.T lecture: crisis in the American universities -- appendices-- a media history -- cartoon personae -- profiles, interviews, debates, exotica -- index -- More info
Soundtrack for the eighties : pop culture, Australia, politics, suburbia, art and other essays / Craig McGregor
Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1983.
Call No: 408.1(94) MCG Author: McGregor, Craig, 1933 Place: Sydney Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton PubDate: 1983 PhysDes: 203 p. ; 24 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA Notes: Bibliography: p. 203- ISBN: 0340335572 (limp) : $12.95 Aust; 0340335564 (pbk.) : $5.95 Aust; 0340335580 : $24.95 Aust LON: 2471128 2471128 More info
The spectacular modern woman : Feminine visibility in the 1920s / Liz Conor
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Call No: 451 02 "192" CON Author: Conor, Liz Edition: 1st ed. Source: USA Place: Bloomington, Indiana Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 334 p. : b+w ill. ; 23 cm Subject: WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN, FILMS FOR; PROSTITUTES IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; MEDIA; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; ADVERTISING; CARTOONS; CELEBRITIES IN FILMS; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA; FASHION AND THE CINEMA; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; DE BEAUVOIR, SIMONE; KELLERMAN, ANNETTE; VALENTINO, RUDOLPH; LYELL, LOTTIE; MOTH OF MOONBI, THE (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1926); GIRL OF THE BUSH, A (AT, Franklyn Barrett, 1921); FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE (AT, Norman Dawn, 1927); SENTIMENTAL BLOKE, THE (AT, Raymond Longford, 1919); GREENHIDE (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1926) Summary: In The Spectacular Modern Woman, Liz Conor illustrates how technological advances in image reproduction transformed Wetter industrial societies into visual or ‘oculacentric’ cultures with significant and complex consequences for women’s lives. With the rise of mass media, Conor shows how women’s identities were intimately tied to the visual culture of the day. [Taken from back cover]. ISBN: 0253216702 More info
Ticket to paradise : American movie theaters and how we had fun / John Margolies and Emily Gwathmey ; prologue by Harold Ramis
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1991.
The ultimate film : the UKs 100 most popular films / Ryan Gilbey, Keith Mansfield, Ashley Western
London, UK: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: REFERENCE SECTION; 023.5 (41) GIL Author: Gilbey, Ryan Edition: 1st ed Source: UK Place: London, UK Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 336 p ; 24cm + col, b&w ill. Subject: CINEMAS. UK; POPULISM AND THE CINEMA; CRITICS; CRITICISM; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; HISTORICAL FILMS; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. UK Summary: From the 1930s to today, this book charts the diverse tastes that make up Britain’s film favourites. Each film is looked at in turn. What did the critics think of it when it was released and, with the benefit of hindsight, were they right? Who featured in front of and behind the camera? Did popular success always go together with critical acclaim and Oscar nominations? And what was it that about these films that struck a chord with cinemagoers? [Taken from back cover]. ISBN: 184457105X More info
Vamps & tramps : new essays / Camille Paglia
London: Penguin, 1995, c1994.
Author: Paglia, Camille Place: London Publisher: Penguin PubDate: 1995, c1994 PhysDes: xxv, 532 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SEX IN FILMS; TRANSVESTISM; FOUCAULT, MICHEL; GARLAND, JUDY; GREER, GERMAINE; LACAN, JACQUES; MONROE, MARILYN; REYNOLDS, DEBBIE; STREISAND, BARBRA; WILDE, OSCAR Notes: "First published in the USA by Vintage Books, 1994"
Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 014024825 More info
The wow climax : tracing the emotional impact of popular culture / Henry Jenkins
New York, N.Y: New York University Press, 2007.