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On Film

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The first edition of Stephen Mulhall's acclaimed On Film was a study of the four Alien films, and made the highly original and controversial argument that films themselves can philosophise. In its second edition, On Film increased its breadth and vision considerably to encompass films such as the Mission: Impossible series and Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. In this significantly expanded third edition Stephen Mulhall adds new chapters on the Jason Bourne films, the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, JJ Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Ridley Scott's Prometheus (in which he returns to the Alien universe he created). In so doing, Mulhall reappraises in fascinating ways the central issues taken up in earlier editions of On Film: the genres of science fiction and thriller, the impact of digital as opposed to photographic modes of technology on the nature of cinema as a medium (and its relation to television), and the fate of sequeldom in mainstream contemporary cinema (with its emphasis on remakes, reboots and multi-media superhero franchises). On Film, third edition is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, film theory and cultural studies, and in the way philosophy can enrich our understanding of cinema.

Reading Sounds

Reading Sounds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sean Zdenek
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022631281X
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Imagine a common movie scene: a hero confronts a villain. Captioning such a moment would at first glance seem as basic as transcribing the dialogue. But consider the choices involved: How do you convey the sarcasm in a comeback? Do you include a henchman’s muttering in the background? Does the villain emit a scream, a grunt, or a howl as he goes down? And how do you note a gunshot without spoiling the scene? These are the choices closed captioners face every day. Captioners must decide whether and how to describe background noises, accents, laughter, musical cues, and even silences. When captioners describe a sound—or choose to ignore it—they are applying their own subjective interpretations to otherwise objective noises, creating meaning that does not necessarily exist in the soundtrack or the script. Reading Sounds looks at closed-captioning as a potent source of meaning in rhetorical analysis. Through nine engrossing chapters, Sean Zdenek demonstrates how the choices captioners make affect the way deaf and hard of hearing viewers experience media. He draws on hundreds of real-life examples, as well as interviews with both professional captioners and regular viewers of closed captioning. Zdenek’s analysis is an engrossing look at how we make the audible visible, one that proves that better standards for closed captioning create a better entertainment experience for all viewers.

The Hollywood War Machine

The Hollywood War Machine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Boggs
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ISBN: 135154361X
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The newly expanded and revised edition of The Hollywood War Machine includes wide-ranging exploration of numerous popular military-themed films that have appeared in the close to a decade since the first edition was published. Within the Hollywood movie community, there has not been even the slightest decline in well-financed pictures focusing on warfare and closely-related motifs. The second edition includes a new chapter on recent popular films and another that analyzes the relationship between these movies and the bourgeoning gun culture in the United States, marked in recent years by a dramatic increase in episodes of mass killings.

Nanovision

Nanovision Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Milburn
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822391481
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The dawning era of nanotechnology promises to transform life as we know it. Visionary scientists are engineering materials and devices at the molecular scale that will forever alter the way we think about our technologies, our societies, our bodies, and even reality itself. Colin Milburn argues that the rise of nanotechnology involves a way of seeing that he calls “nanovision.” Trekking across the technoscapes and the dreamscapes of nanotechnology, he elaborates a theory of nanovision, demonstrating that nanotechnology has depended throughout its history on a symbiotic relationship with science fiction. Nanotechnology’s scientific theories, laboratory instruments, and research programs are inextricable from speculative visions, hyperbolic rhetoric, and fictional narratives. Milburn illuminates the practices of nanotechnology by examining an enormous range of cultural artifacts, including scientific research articles, engineering textbooks, laboratory images, popular science writings, novels, comic books, and blockbuster films. In so doing, he reveals connections between the technologies of visualization that have helped inaugurate nano research, such as the scanning tunneling microscope, and the prescient writings of Robert A. Heinlein, James Blish, and Theodore Sturgeon. He delves into fictive and scientific representations of “gray goo,” the nightmare scenario in which autonomous nanobots rise up in rebellion and wreak havoc on the world. He shows that nanoscience and “splatterpunk” novels share a violent aesthetic of disintegration: the biological body is breached and torn asunder only to be refabricated as an assemblage of self-organizing machines. Whether in high-tech laboratories or science fiction stories, nanovision deconstructs the human subject and galvanizes the invention of a posthuman future.

Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema

Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Tucker
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113738669X
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The Internet is the most terrifying and most beautifully innovative invention of the twentieth century. Using film theory and close textual analysis, Tucker offers an explanation of the Internet and a brief history of its portrayal on film in order examine how it has shaped contemporary versions of self-identity, memory, and the human body.

The Official Razzie Movie Guide

The Official Razzie Movie Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Wilson
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446510080
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A paperback guide to 100 of the funniest bad movies ever made, this book covers a wide range of hopeless Hollywood product, and also including rare Razzie ceremony photos and a complete history of everything ever nominated for Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophy.

Boundless

Boundless Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ben Greenfield
Editor: Victory Belt Publishing
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What if the ability to look, feel, and perform at peak capacity wasn't the stuff of lore but instead was within easy reach? Sure, some of us find ways to hit peak performance in one area or another—there are professional poker players, computer programmers, and race car drivers hunched over card games, keyboards, and steering wheels with optimized minds; UFC and NFL gladiators fighting for glory on television with optimized bodies; and monks and meditators roaming the planet with optimized spirits. But in a perfect world, you would be able to have it all: complete optimization of mind, body, and spirit. In Boundless, the New York Times bestselling author of Beyond Training and health and fitness leader Ben Greenfield offers a first-of-its-kind blueprint for total human optimization. To catapult you down the path of maximizing cognition, mental clarity, and IQ, you will discover: -How to rewire your skull's supercomputer (and 9 ways to fix your neurotransmitters) -The 12 best ways to heal a leaky brain -8 proven methods to banish stress and kiss high cortisol goodbye -10 foods that break your brain, and how to eat yourself smart -How to safely utilize nootropics and smart drugs, along with 8 of the best brain-boosting supplement stacks and psychedelics -The top nutrient for brain health that you probably aren't getting enough of -6 ways to upgrade your brain using biohacking gear, games, and tools -How to exercise the cells of your nervous system using technology and modern science -Easy ways to train your brain for power, speed, and longevity -The ultimate guide to optimizing your sleep, maximizing mental recovery, and stopping jet lag To ensure that you look good naked and live a long time, you will learn: -6 ways to get quick, powerful muscles (& why bigger muscles aren't better) -How to burn fat fast without destroying your body -The fitness secrets of 6 of the fittest old people on the planet -The best training program for maximizing muscle gain and fat loss at the same time -One simple tactic for staying lean year-round with minimal effort -A step-by-step system for figuring out exactly which foods to eat -14 ways to build an unstoppable immune system -Little-known tactics, tips, and tricks for recovering from workouts with lightning speed -The best tools for biohacking your body at home and on the road -The 11 best blood tests for maximizing health and longevity -How to eat, train, and live for optimal symmetry and beauty (and how to raise kids with superhuman bodies and brains) And to help you live a fulfilling and happy life, you will learn: -12 techniques to heal your body using your own internal pharmacy -What the single most powerful emotion is and how to tap into it every day -4 of the best ways to heal your body and spirit using sounds and vibrations -6 ways to enhance your life and longevity with love, friendships, and lasting relationships -How to biohack the bedroom for better sex and longer orgasms, and the top libido-enhancing herbs, supplements, and strategies -The perfect morning, afternoon, and evening routines for enhancing sleep, productivity, and overall happiness -28 ways to combine ancestral wisdom and modern science to enhance longevity, including the best foods, herbs, supplements, injections, medical treatments, biohacks, fasting strategies, and much more -The 4 hidden variables that can make or break your mind, body, and spirit -How to use the power of light to optimize your body and brain -The exercise that will change your life forever (and how to reverse-engineer your perfect day) Boundless guides you every step of the way to becoming an expert in what makes your brain tick, your body work, and your spirit happy. You can flip open the book to any chapter and discover research-proven, trench-tested techniques to build muscle, burn fat, live longer, have mind-blowing sex, raise robust children, and much, much more!

Dracula in Visual Media

Dracula in Visual Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462019
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Dracula in Visual Media by John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart Summary

This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.

Lesbians in Television and Text after the Millennium

Lesbians in Television and Text after the Millennium Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Beirne
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Taking up such issues as mainstreaming, the male gaze, and female masculinity, this book puts forward provocative readings of little explored texts and offers new insights into the contemporary representation of lesbians.

Masculinity and Monstrosity in Contemporary Hollywood Films

Masculinity and Monstrosity in Contemporary Hollywood Films Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Combe,B. Boyle
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ISBN: 113735982X
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Masculinity and Monstrosity in Contemporary Hollywood Films by K. Combe,B. Boyle Summary

In film, Men are good and Monsters are bad. In this book, Combe and Boyle consider the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body and regard gendered behavior as a matter of performativity. Taken together, these two identity positions, manliness and monsterliness, offer a window into the workings of current American society.

My Year of Flops

My Year of Flops Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathan Rabin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439160312
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In 2007, Nathan Rabin set out to provide a revisionist look at the history of cinematic failure on a weekly basis. What began as a solitary ramble through the nooks and crannies of pop culture evolved into a way of life. My Year Of Flops collects dozens of the best-loved entries from the A.V. Club column along with bonus interviews and fifteen brand-new entries covering everything from notorious flops like The Cable Guy and Last Action Hero to bizarre obscurities like Glory Road, Johnny Cash’s poignantly homemade tribute to Jesus. Driven by a unique combination of sympathy and Schadenfreude, My Year Of Flops is an unforgettable tribute to cinematic losers, beautiful and otherwise.

Terminator 3: Terminator Hunt

Terminator 3: Terminator Hunt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aaron Allston
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466856467
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Riding the crest of popularity following Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Hunt continues the action where Aaron Allston's first Terminator 3 novel, Terminator Dreams left off, with an exciting original story of John Connor, Kate Brewster, and the human Resistance battling Skynet and its deadly robots. 2029 A.D.: Paul Keeley is a member of the Resistance who died over a year ago-or so everyone thinks, until he awakens in a hospital room and stumbles out into a raging battle between John Connor's elite team of Hellhounds and a group of Skynet robots led by the deadly Terminatrix. Back at Home Plate, Resistance headquarters, members of the Resistance discover that Paul has been brainwashed by Skynet. Living in a computer-simulated dream of the twentieth century, Paul, an expert on twentieth century life, was being used as part of an effort to train the T-X terminator for a time jump. John and Kate have no way of knowing where the jump will occur, so to prevent it from happening at all, they launch a daring plan to use John Connor as bait to capture the T-X. Meanwhile, Paul remains under suspicion, since no one knows how the brainwashing may still affect him. Capturing the T-X proves to be a deadly task with consequences nobody could foresee. The danger and suspense mount as Resistance action leads to an epic battle pitting human ingenuity and sheer courage against the coldblooded logic of machine intelligence. Fans of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines will not be disappointed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television

The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Hauskeller,Curtis D. Carbonell,Thomas D. Philbeck
Editor: Springer
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The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television by Michael Hauskeller,Curtis D. Carbonell,Thomas D. Philbeck Summary

What does popular culture's relationship with cyborgs, robots, vampires and zombies tell us about being human? Insightful scholarly perspectives shine a light on how film and television evince and portray the philosophical roots, the social ramifications and the future visions of a posthumanist world.

The Action and Adventure Cinema

The Action and Adventure Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yvonne Tasker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134564937
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This exciting collection addresses action and adventure from the silent to the contemporary period exploring diverse questions of aesthetics, industry and ideology. Action has established itself as one of the leading commercial genres of the New Hollywood cinema, generating extensive debate in the process. Contributors consider how action might best be defined, how it has developed historically, and how it works formally. The critical reception and standing of action and adventure cinema is considered in relation to questions of national culture, violence and the 'art' of cinema. Themes explored include genre and definitions; early action, sensation and melodrama; authorship and action; national and transnational action-adventure traditions; action aesthetics; spectacle and narrative; stars and bodies; class; gender; race and ethnicity. Attempting to evaluate the significance of this type of filmmaking for both popular cinema and film studies, the book underlines the central place of action and adventure within film history.

Dark Heat

Dark Heat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Springer
Editor: Spunky Girl Publishing
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Warrior Queen Megan Bloodrayne was betrayed by her two mates. Fleeing them, she hides within Vampira, a secret coven of vampires who live undetected among the humans. Recaptured, Megan learns she’s been framed for crimes she did not commit. Her mates, kings Christian and Zane, believe she may be a traitor and they’ll try anything to get the truth out of her. Megan’s got a secret and she’ll do anything to keep it, including enduring scorching sessions of red-hot sensual torture. Other Vampira ebooks: Sweet Heat Wet Heat Crimson Heat