A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome (ArtPlace series)
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A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome (ArtPlace series)

From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Capitoline Hill, this unique resource—part biography, part history, and part travel guide—provides an intimate portrait of the relationship between Michelangelo and the city he restored to artistic greatness. Lavishly illustrated and richly informative, this travel companion tells the story of Michelangelo’s meteoric rise, his career marked by successive artistic breakthroughs, his tempestuous relatio...

Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood: the Marketing of Filmed Shakespeare Adaptations from 1989 into the New Millennium
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Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood

Breaking from traditional critiques of Shakespeare films based on either the aesthetics of the films or on a comparison between the film and source text, this new analysis of recent Shakespeare movies seeks to explain what makes such films commercial successes. Focusing particularly on three sub-genres—the teen Shakespeare film, the hybrid Shakespeare film, and the “faithful” adaptation—the author argues that the commercial success o...

Studying Indian Cinema
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Studying Indian Cinema

Studying Indian Cinema traces the historical evolution of Indian cinema through a number of key decades. The book is made up of 14 chapters with each chapter focusing on one key film, the chosen films analysed in their wider social, political and historical context whilst a concerted engagement with various ideological strands that underpin each film is also evident. In addition to exploring the films in their wider contexts, the aut...

Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy
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Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy

"The research and the author's political views are thought provoking, making the book an engaging work that any person interested in learning more about Brazil from the 1964 dictatorship to democracy and its consolidation should read. And any teacher interested in Brazilian films under a feminist perspective could use the book in their classes. It is a significant contribution to a field where women's works have largely been neglecte...

Bollywood in Posters
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Bollywood in Posters

A rare compilation of hand-printed as well as digitalized landmark Hindi film posters from the 1930s to the present - both tracing the journey of an art form and the evolution of cinema in India. The text accompanying each poster carries a synopsis, banner, details of cast and technical crew, date of release, famous songs, awards won, and some lesser-known anecdotes about the film. The posters are from young Hindi film buff, S M M Au...

(Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film
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(Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film

Cultural Writing. Film history and criticism. "Jalal Toufic is an amazing writer. He documents the moves of consciousness in a way that leads the reader ever deeper, from impasse to illusion to new impasse--turning the trap of 'what can't be named' into a true paradise"--Richard Foreman. "Relentlessly uncompromising.Toufic's radical and visionary poetics gird the reader to forge ahead into uncharted territory"--Village Voice. "Jalal ...

The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers (The Philosophy of Popular Culture)
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The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers

"This volume is written for both fans of the Coen brothers and the philosophically curious, without the technical language. Both educational and entertaining, this philosophical compilation is recommended for public and academic libraries, particularly those with degree programs in philosophy and film."― Library Journal"―

Reimagining Shakespeare's Playhouse: Early Modern Staging Conventions in the Twentieth Century
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Reimagining Shakespeare's Playhouse

`Provocative, very readable, and extremely widely researched; it will be an important intervention in many ongoing debates.' LUCY MUNRO, Senior Lecturer in English, Keele University Numerous attempts have been made in the modern and postmodern era to recreate the staging conventions of Shakespeare's theatre, from William Poel to the founders of the New Globe. This volume examines the work of these directors, analysing their practical...

American Film and Society since 1945
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American Film and Society since 1945

In this most recent update to American Film and Society since 1945, the authors expand upon earlier editions by adding films previously neglected, and broaden their analysis of a number of films by discussing how these works capture the mood and values of American society in a particular decade. Interpretation of films can involve direct connections with social and political issues, but often deal with the important subtext of dreams...