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Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition: Cultural Contexts in Monty Python by Tomasz Dobrogoszcz and Terry Jones
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1442237368 | 168 pages | EPUB | 0,9 MB

Monty Python's Flying Circus was one of the most important and influential cultural phenomena of the 1970s. The British program was followed by albums, stage appearances, and several films, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.


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Real World Digital Photography By Katrin Eismann, Sean Duggan, Tim Grey
Publisher: Peac hpit Press 2010 | 600 Pages | ISBN: 0321700996 | PDF | 33 MB


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Jack Anderson, "Shooting Movies Without Shooting Yourself in the Foot: Becoming a Cinematographer"
2011 | ISBN: 0240814932 | 368 pages | PDF | 13,3 MB


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Cinema Before Cinema: The Origins of Scientific Cinematography By Virgilio Tosi
2005 | 244 Pages | ISBN: 0901299758 | scanned PDF | 25 MB


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Theorizing Ambivalence in Ang Lee's Transnational Cinema (Framing Film: the History & Art of Cinema, Book 17) by Chih-Yun Chiang
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1433119323 | 132 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Theorizing Ambivalence in Ang Lee's Transnational Cinema takes a unique approach to the study of transnational cinema by examining the representation of Chinese identity in Ang Lee's films and the public discourse from various audience communities. This book focuses on his transnational films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and Lust, Caution (2007) as two case studies.


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Tashlinesque: The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin by Ethan de Seife
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0819572403 | 272 pages | PDF | 3,8 MB

Frank Tashlin (1913-1972) was a supremely gifted satirist and visual stylist who made an indelible mark on 1950s Hollywood and American popular culture-first as a talented animator working on Looney Tunes cartoons, then as muse to film stars Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, and Jayne Mansfield.


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Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies by Celine Shimizu
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0804773009 , 0804773017 | 296 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Depictions of Asian American men as effeminate or asexual pervade popular movies. Hollywood has made clear that Asian American men lack the qualities inherent to the heroic heterosexual male. This restricting, circumscribed vision of masculinity-a straitjacketing, according to author Celine Parreñas Shimizu-aggravates Asian American male sexual problems both on and off screen.


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Stages of Reality: Theatricality in Cinema by André Loiselle and Jeremy Maron
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1442612053 , 1442643528 | 240 pages | PDF | 1 MB

A groundbreaking collection of original essays, Stages of Reality establishes a new paradigm for understanding the relationship between stage and screen media. This comprehensive volume explores the significance of theatricality within critical discourse about cinema and television.


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Soldiers, Rebels, and Drifters: Gay Representation in Israeli Cinema by Nir Cohen
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0814334784 | 264 pages | PDF | 2,7 MB

Despite the canonical status of the written word in forging the Zionist-Israeli national narrative and its subversive derivatives, the emergence of gay consciousness in the mid-1970s relied more on cinematic representations than those found in literature, journalism, or popular music.


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Southeast Asian Independent Cinema (TransAsia: Screen Cultures) by Tilman Baumgärtel
English | 2012 | ISBN: 9888083619 , 9888083600 | 304 pages | PDF | 4,8 MB

The rise of independent cinema in Southeast Asia, following the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers there, is among the most significant recent developments in global cinema. The advent of affordable and easy access to digital technology has empowered startling new voices from a part of the world rarely heard or seen in international film circles.


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Specters of War: Hollywood's Engagement with Military Conflict by Elisabeth Bronfen
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0813553970 , 0813553989 | 300 pages | PDF | 3,2 MB

Specters of War looks at the way war has been brought to the screen in various genres and at different historical moments throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Elisabeth Bronfen asserts that Hollywood has emerged as a place where national narratives are created and circulated so that audiences can engage with fantasies, ideologies, and anxieties that take hold at a given time, only to change with the political climate.


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Smoke Signals: Native Cinema Rising (Indigenous Films) by Joanna Hearne
English | 2012 | ISBN: 080321927X | 280 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB

Smoke Signals is a historical milestone in Native American filmmaking. Released in 1998 and based on a short-story collection by Sherman Alexie, it was the first wide-release feature film written, directed, coproduced, and acted by Native Americans.


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Socio-critical Aspects in Latin American Cinema(s): Themes - Countries - Directors - Reviews by Isabel Maurer Queipo
English | 2012 | ISBN: 3631634382 | 156 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB

This anthology provides an insight into Latin American sociocultural life and history as expressed by the medium of film. After an overview about the Socio-political Cinema in Latin America, the subsequent articles spotlight socio-historical and cinematic topics such as Film and History, Guerilla Filmmaking and Indigenous Cinema.



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Zhiwei Xiao, Yingjin Zhang - Encyclopedia of Chinese Film
Published: 1999-02-10 | ISBN: 0415151686 | PDF | 504 pages | 4 MB


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Neil Postman, Andrew Postman "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business"
Penguin Books | English | December 27, 2005 | ISBN: 014303653X | 208 pages | pdf | 4,07 mb

For anyone interested in exploring the meaning of the rapid eclipse of ordinary reality and how it is being changed and altered by the rise of the electronic media, this book is very important.