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Alain Delon

Alain Delon Author Nick Rees-Roberts
ISBN-10 9781501320125
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 216
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"The first book-length English-language academic study of iconic French actor Alain Delon, whose mass appeal, impact and stardom reached across cultures and continents"--

Paris in the Cinema

Paris in the Cinema Author Alastair Phillips
ISBN-10 9781844578207
Release 2018-01-22
Pages 286
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This essay collection offers a new approach to the representation of Paris on screen. Bringing together a wide range of renowned French and Anglophone specialists in film, television, history, architecture and literature, Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau introduce, challenge and extend ideas about the city as the locus of screen modernity. Through a range of concrete and historically-specific case studies, this unique text demonstrates how the cinematic city of Paris now constitutes a major archive of French cultural history and memory. This is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, French Studies, European or Transnational Studies, Visual Studies, and Urban Studies. Fresh and engaging, this fascinating text will also appeal to lovers of French cinema and the capital city that comprises its major home.

Romy Schneider Story

Romy Schneider Story Author Carolyn McGivern
ISBN-10 1905764162
Release 2010-05
Pages 141
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Determined to tread her own path, Austrian film sensation, Romy Schneider was talented, honest, prickly, loving and ultimately tragic. The star of over sixty movies including the cult, What's New Pussycat? Bloodline, The Assassination of Trotsky, The Cardinal and The Victors, at the height of her fame she ranked alongside Bardot, Loren and Cardinale. Reviled by the German Press when she fell in love with Alain Delon and moved to Paris and took French citizenship, she was sought out by the world's top producers and directors. Incredibly beautiful, after a brief flirtation with Hollywood, she chose to return to Europe where her talent shone brightly until her untimely death in 1982, aged just forty three. Romy has recently become a magnate for film makers and is currently the subject of two rival biopics. One is to be a big screen feature film and the other a high profile TV production. Jessica Schwarz of Perfume fame, is slated to play the lead role in Torsten Fischer's Romy. It is to be produced by Berlin based Phoenix-Film and has been written by Benedikt Roeskau. Shooting for the TV premier starts in Autumn 2009. Singer-actress Yvonne Catterfeld will play Schneider in Warner Bros' A Woman Like Romy, directed by Josef Rusnal. Raymond Danon, who produced Romy's last film in 1982, The Passerby, will produce the $36 million French-German co-production. It will launch in 2010.

French Queer Cinema

French Queer Cinema Author Nick Rees-Roberts
ISBN-10 9780748694815
Release 2014-03-17
Pages 176
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A full account of the formation and reception of contemporary queer film in France.

Stars and Stardom in French Cinema

Stars and Stardom in French Cinema Author Ginette Vincendeau
ISBN-10 9781441130266
Release 2000-11-01
Pages 288
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French cinema is second only to Hollywood in the number of its movie stars who have emerged to achieve international fame. France is, in fact, arguably the only country other than the United States to have an international "star system." Yet these glamorous and charismatic stars differ from their U.S. counterparts in that they maintain more freedom to control their own images and often straddle both mainstream and auteur cinema.Ginette Vincendeau, a leading authority on French cinema, analyzes the phenomenon of French film stardom and provides brilliant in-depth studies of the major popular stars of the French cinema: Max Linder, Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Louis de FunFs, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, GTrard Depardieu, and Juliette Binoche. This volume analyzes these stars' images and performance styles in the context of the French film industry, but also in relation to national culture and society. In the country where Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve have modeled for Marianne (the effigy of the Republic) and left-wing politicians have held up Jean Gabin as a role model, Vincendeau examines the unusual relationship between French film stars and national identity.Ginette Vincendeau is professor of film studies at the University of Warwick. She is the author and editor of a number of books on cinema.

Transnational Stardom

Transnational Stardom Author R. Meeuf
ISBN-10 9781137268280
Release 2013-02-21
Pages 293
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Combining a diverse range of case studies with discussion between leading scholars in star studies and transnational cinema, this book analyzes stars as sites of cross-cultural contestation and the essays in this collection explore how the plasticity of stars helps disparate peoples manage the shifting ideologies of a transnational world.

Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture

Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture Author P. W. Galbraith
ISBN-10 9781137283788
Release 2012-08-30
Pages 239
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This is the most complete and compelling account of idols and celebrity in Japanese media culture to date. Engaging with the study of media, gender and celebrity, and sensitive to history and the contemporary scene, these interdisciplinary essays cover male and female idols, production and consumption, industrial structures and fan movements.

Brutal Intimacy

Brutal Intimacy Author Tim Palmer
ISBN-10 9780819570000
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 304
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Brutal Intimacy is the first book to explore the fascinating films of contemporary France, ranging from mainstream genre spectaculars to arthouse experiments, and from wildly popular hits to films that deliberately alienate the viewer. Twenty-first-century France is a major source of international cinema—diverse and dynamic, embattled yet prosperous—a national cinema offering something for everyone. Tim Palmer investigates France’s growing population of women filmmakers, its buoyant vanguard of first-time filmmakers, the rise of the controversial cinema du corps, and France’s cinema icons: auteurs like Olivier Assayas, Claire Denis, Bruno Dumont, Gaspar Noé, and stars such as Vincent Cassel and Jean Dujardin. Analyzing dozens of breakthrough films, Brutal Intimacy situates infamous titles alongside many yet to be studied in the English language. Drawing on interviews and the testimony of leading film artists, Brutal Intimacy promises to be an influential treatment of French cinema today, its evolving rivalry with Hollywood, and its ambitious pursuits of audiences in Europe, North America, and around the world.

Film Fashion and the 1960s

Film  Fashion  and the 1960s Author Eugenia Paulicelli
ISBN-10 9780253026415
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 231
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A fascinating look at one of the most experimental, volatile, and influential decades, Film, Fashion, and the 1960s, examines the numerous ways in which film and fashion intersected and affected identity expression during the era. From A Hard Day’s Night to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, from the works of Ingmar Bergman to Blake Edwards, the groundbreaking cinema of the 1960s often used fashion as the ultimate expression for urbanity, youth, and political (un)awareness. Crumbling hierarchies brought together previously separate cultural domains, and these blurred boundaries could be seen in unisex fashions and roles played out on the silver screen. As this volume amply demonstrates, fashion in films from Italy, France, England, Sweden, India, and the United States helped portray the rapidly changing faces of this cultural avant-gardism. This blending of fashion and film ultimately created a new aesthetic that continues to influence the fashion and media of today.

The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson

The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson Author Robert Hofler
ISBN-10 0816691290
Release 2014
Pages 468
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Originally published: New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005.

Mencken Chrestomathy

Mencken Chrestomathy Author H.L. Mencken
ISBN-10 9780307808875
Release 2012-03-07
Pages 656
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Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book of Calumny, Treatise on Right and Wrong—but there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers (from the American Mercury, the Smart Set, and the Baltimore Evening Sun) and some notes that were never previously published at all. Readers will find edification and amusement in his estimates of a variety of Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.

Fashion Film

Fashion Film Author Nick Rees-Roberts
ISBN-10 0857857002
Release 2018-02-08
Pages 192
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The moving image has become a key marketing tool for luxury fashion, central in enabling brands to shape their visual codes and extend their brand awareness. Fashion Film is the first detailed study of the shifting shape of fashion imagery in the digital age, which investigates the role of the moving image in the promotion, communication and spectacle of contemporary fashion. Combining interdisciplinary analysis of cinema and digital culture, the book traces the emergence of fashion film in the 21st century through its historical roots in pre-digital forms of photography, experimental cinema, television advertising and documentary film-making, right up to today's visual spread of contemporary fashion on video blogs, online magazines and live-streamed catwalk shows. Examining collaborations between brands and pioneering image-makers such as Guy Bourdin, Jean-Paul Goode, William Klein, Nick Knight, Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber, Fashion Film highlights the critical tension between the fashion film conceived as a creative endeavour and as commercial enterprise. The book also includes a parallel focus on factual representations of fashion through the rise of documentary fashion film going behind the scenes to follow the processes and personalities involved in making fashion. Accessible and well-illustrated, Fashion Film will appeal to students and scholars studying fashion, film, media, photography, celebrity, sociology and cultural studies.

Cinema and the Republic

Cinema and the Republic Author Jonathan Ervine
ISBN-10 9781783165537
Release 2013-05-15
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This book analyses contemporary French films by focussing closely on cinematic representations of immigrants and residents of suburban housing estates known as banlieues. It begins by examining how these groups are conceived of within France’s Republican political model before analysing films that focus on four key issues. Firstly, it will assess representations of undocumented migrants known as sans-papiers before then analysing depictions of deportations made possible by the controversial double peine law. Next, it will examine films about relations between young people and the police in suburban France before exploring films that challenge clichés about these areas. The conclusion assesses what these films show about contemporary French political cinema.

The Altering Eye

The Altering Eye Author Robert Phillip Kolker
ISBN-10 9781906924034
Release 2009-01
Pages 326
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The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Bunuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography."

Revisiting Star Studies

Revisiting Star Studies Author Sabrina Qiong Yu
ISBN-10 9781474404334
Release 2017-04-13
Pages 320
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Challenges traditional Hollywood-derived models of star studiesIs classical Hollywood stardom the last word on film stars? How do film stars function in non-Hollywood contexts, such as Bollywood, East Asia and Latin America, and what new developments has screen stardom undergone in recent years, both in Hollywood and elsewhere? Gathering together the most important new research on star studies, with case studies of stars from many different cultures, this diverse and dynamic collection looks at film stardom from new angles, challenging the received wisdom on the subject and raising important questions about image, performance, bodies, voices and fans in cultures across the globe. From Hollywood to Bollywood, from China to Italy, and from Poland to Mexico, this collection revisits the definitions and origins of star studies, and points the way forward to new ways of approaching the field.Key featuresFeatures cutting-edge research on stardom and fandom from a range of different cultures, contributed by a diverse and international range of scholarsGenerates new critical models that address non-Hollywood forms of stardom, as well as under-researched areas of stardom in Hollywood itselfRevisits the definitions of stars and star studies that are previously defined by the study of Hollywood stardom, then points the way forward to new ways of approaching the fieldLooks at stars/stardom within a new local/translocal model, to overcome the Hollywood-centrism inherent to the existing national/transnational modelBrings into light various types of previously unacknowledged star textsEmploys a dynamic inter-disciplinary approachContributorsGuy Austin, Newcastle UniversityLinda Berkvens, University of Sussex Pam Cook, University of Southampton Elisabetta Girelli, University of St Andrews Sarah Harman, Brunel UniversityStella Hockenhull, University of WolverhamptonLeon Hunt, Brunel University Kiranmayi Indraganti, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyJaap Kooijman, University of AmsterdamMichael Lawrence, University of SussexAnna Malinowska, University of SilesiaLisa Purse, University of ReadingClarissa Smith, University of SunderlandNiamh Thornton, University of Liverpool Yiman Wang, University of California-Santa CruzSabrina Qiong Yu, Newcastle UniversityYingjin Zhang, University of California-San Diego

The Luxury Strategy

The Luxury Strategy Author Jean-Noël Kapferer
ISBN-10 9780749464929
Release 2012-09-03
Pages 408
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The Luxury Strategy, written by two world experts on the subject, provides the first rigorous blueprint for the effective management of luxury brands and companies at the highest level. It rationalizes those business models that have achieved profitability and unveils the original methods that were used to transform small family businesses such as Ferrari, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren into profitable global brands. By defining the differences between premium and luxury brands and products, analysing the nature of true luxury brands and turning established marketing 'rules' upside down, it has established itself as the definitive work on the essence of a luxury brand strategy. This fully revised second edition of The Luxury Strategy explores the diversity of meanings of 'luxury' across different markets. It also now includes a section on marketing and selling luxury goods online and the impact of social networks and digital developments, cementing its position as the authority on luxury strategy.

Super Pussy Parade

Super Pussy Parade Author
ISBN-10 3957300193
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 510
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The Super P:u:s:s:y Parade with more than 500 pages filled with over 1,000 photos is a must for every fan of this freest form of body expression. With each photo session spread over double-sided pages, this volume makes for a truly e:r:o:t:i:c occasion. Attractive price, hardcover, colored pages, thread stitching, colored end band, beautiful art paper and in a practical size - a true steal!