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New Film Books @ Schoolcraft
Call Number: PN 1993.5 .A1 R68 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favorite movies. In Filmish, Ross's cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme--the body, architecture, language--and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Tripto the Moon to Top Gun. Like other bestselling nonfiction graphic novels such as Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, Filmish tackles serious issues--sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda--with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.
Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian Cinema by
Call Number: PN 1993.5 .I84 M86 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Indonesia has a long and rich tradition of homosexual and transgender cultures, and the past 40 years in particular has seen an increased visibility of sexual minorities in the country, which has been reflected through film and popular culture. This book examines how representations of gay, lesbian and transgender individuals and communities have developed in Indonesian cinema during this period. The book first explores Indonesian engagement with waria (male-to-female transgender) identities and the emerging representation of gay and lesbi Indonesians during Suharto's New Order regime (1966-98), before going on to the reimagining of these positions following the fall of the New Order, a period which saw the rebirth of the film industry with a new generation of directors, producers and actors. Using original interview research and focus groups with gay, lesbi and waria identified Indonesians, alongside the films themselves and a wealth of archival sources, the book contrasts the ways in which transgendered lives are actually lived with their representations on screen.
God in the Movies by
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .C49 G63 2017
Publication Date: 2017
This informative guide helps readers combine their love of movies with their desire to grow closer to God. Foremost experts on faith and film, all connected with the Reel Spirituality Institute at Fuller Seminary, explore forty leading movies from the last four decades to encourage movie lovers and small groups to reflect critically and theologically on their film choices. God in the Movies introduces and analyzes the spiritual content of top films from the 1980s through the 2010s, opening viewers up to a conversation about life, faith, and God.
A Short History of the Movies by
Call Number: PN 1993.5 .A1 M39 2003
Publication Date: 2003
The eighth edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition--well-written, up-to-date, free of jargon--that has made it the most widely adopted textbook ever for college courses in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the first movements captured on celluloid, to the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes and sound palaces of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic.Kawin's continued meticulous attention to the details of Mast's classic further improves the most accurate, authoritative, and comprehensive history of the movies available.
Understanding Movies by
Call Number: PN 1994 .G47 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Designed for undergraduate courses in introductory film studies and related areas, this text aims to help students analyze movies with precision and sophistication. It focuses on formalism and the technical elements of the genre, for example, camera-work, casting and editing.