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Valuing Films

Valuing Films Author L. Hubner
ISBN-10 9780230305854
Release 2011-04-05
Pages 228
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This volume gets to the heart of what films mean to people on personal, political and commercial levels. Exploring value judgements that underpin social, academic and institutional practices, it examines the diverse forms of worth attributed to a range of international films in relation to taste, passion, morality and aesthetics.



Quality Hollywood

Quality Hollywood Author Geoff King
ISBN-10 9780857728852
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 336
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What defines ‘quality’ in contemporary Hollywood film? Although often seen as inhospitable to such work, the studios of the blockbuster-franchise era continue to produce features that make claims to higher status. Films such as The Social Network, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Mystic River are marked as distinctive from the mainstream norm. But how exactly, and how are such qualities mixed with more familiar Hollywood ingredients, as found in larger doses in other examples such as Blood Diamond and the blockbuster-scale Inception? Quality Hollywood is the first book to address these issues, featuring close analysis of case study films, critical responses and the wider notions of cultural value on which these draw. Geoff King argues that such films retain a presence as a minority strand of studio output. The reasons for this combine factors relating to economics, the power of certain filmmakers and Hollywood’s investment in its own prestige.



Female Narratives in Nollywood Melodramas

Female Narratives in Nollywood Melodramas Author Elizabeth Johnson
ISBN-10 9781498524759
Release 2016-09-09
Pages 180
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Female Narratives in Nollywood Melodramas investigates the role of women in nine Nollywood melodramas with attention to the changing landscape of filmmaking and film viewing. By incorporating Black feminist, audience reception, social identity, and cultivation theories, Johnson and Culverson provide insight into how identities for West African women are created and recreated through the broad interplay of Nollywood film viewing on social and individual levels. This book addresses how Nollywood is a product and contributor to evolving processes of globalization.



Filming Horror

Filming Horror Author Meraj Ahmed Mubarki
ISBN-10 9789351508717
Release 2016-05-01
Pages 216
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First book to study the horror genre of Hindi cinema in all its forms and expressions Filming Horror: Hindi Cinema, Ghosts and Ideologies bridges the gap that currently exists in the field of genre studies in Hindi cinema. Analyzing more than 80 horror films from Mahal (1949) to Ragini MMS 2 (2014), the book uncovers narrative strategies, frames unique approaches of investigation, and reviews the revolutions taking place within this genre. The book argues that Hindi horror cinema, which lies at the intersection of myths, ideology and dominant socio-religious thoughts, reveals three major strands of narrative constructs, each corresponding to the way the nation has been imagined at different times in post-colonial India. Moving beyond establishing the theoretical framework of horror cinema, the book intends to demonstrate how this genre, along with its subsets, provides us with the means to contemplate the nation and its representation.



Spectacle in Classical Cinemas

Spectacle in  Classical  Cinemas Author Tom Brown
ISBN-10 9781317527053
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 278
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Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ‘classical’ cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ‘Classical’ Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s brings a fresh perspective on the role of the spectacular in classical sound cinema by focusing on one decade of cinema (the 1930s), in two ‘modes’ of filmmaking (musical and historical films), and in two national cinemas (the US and France). This not only brings to light the special rhetorical and affective possibilities offered by spectacular images but refines our understanding of what ‘classical’ cinema is and was.



Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature Film and Social Media

Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature  Film  and Social Media Author Mahriana Rofheart
ISBN-10 9780739175132
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 158
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Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Media takes a multimedia approach to examining representations of emigration from Senegal through the analysis of novels, films, hip-hop songs, and online videos in French and Wolof. Mahriana Rofheart demonstrates how Senegalese creative producers at home and abroad have formally and thematically confronted emigration from Senegal to Europe with texts that reconfigure Senegal’s global position and destabilize France’s position as a status-laden destination.



Beyond the Screen

Beyond the Screen Author Sarah Atkinson
ISBN-10 9781623566371
Release 2014-04-10
Pages 312
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Beyond the Screen presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst many in which audiences can encounter and engage with films. The book includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through numerous examples and case studies of recent and near-future developments. Through analyses of narrative, text, process, apparatus and audience this book traces the metamorphosis of an emerging cinema and maps the new spaces of spectatorship which are currently challenging what it means to be cinematic in a digitally networked era.



Changing Perceptions of Nature

Changing Perceptions of Nature Author Ian Convery
ISBN-10 1783271051
Release 2016-06-17
Pages 356
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Essays investigating the idea of natural heritage and the ways in which it has changed over time.



Cinema and Value Philosophy

Cinema and Value Philosophy Author Jeremiah C. McGuire
ISBN-10 UOM:39015003851766
Release 1968
Pages 91
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Cinema and Value Philosophy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cinema and Value Philosophy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cinema and Value Philosophy book for free.



Textbook of Supply Chain Management

Textbook of Supply Chain Management Author Ashish Bhatnagar
ISBN-10 9380257104
Release 2010-01-01
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Textbook of Supply Chain Management has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Textbook of Supply Chain Management also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Textbook of Supply Chain Management book for free.



Superior Customer Value

Superior Customer Value Author Art Weinstein
ISBN-10 9781439861288
Release 2012-02-24
Pages 319
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A customer-centric culture provides focus and direction for the organization, ensuring that exceptional value will be offered to customers — this, in turn, results in enhanced market performance. Unfortunately, caught up in the daily economic and competitive pressures of running complex and fast-changing businesses, managers may lose sight of customers’ desires. And, consequently, customer experiences often fall far short of expectations. Written by an expert with more than fifteen years of experience, Superior Customer Value: Strategies for Winning and Retaining Customers, Third Edition benchmarks the best companies and shows you what it truly means to create world-class value for customers. The book is a state-of-the-art guide to designing, implementing, and evaluating a customer value strategy in service, technology, and information-based organizations. It explores key marketing planning issues that emphasize relationship management strategies to keep customers happy. See What’s New in the Third Edition: New topics include: Business models Co-creation of value Corporate entrepreneurship Customer experience management Customer value metrics Net promoter score Image Innovation Social media Expanded coverage of: Customer relationship management E-business opportunities Written as an academic textbook for use in MBA programs, the book is highly readable, practical, and action-oriented, giving managers at all levels of experience guidance on how to improve marketing operations and create customer-centric organizations. It explains valuable tools such as customer value funnel, customer value assessment, service-quality-image-price (SQIP) analysis, and CRM models. Each chapter has a customer value insight checklist, action items, and informative figures and tables. This revised edition addresses current trends in value-adding business practice, from understanding how to drive a market and find new ventures to the rise in customer importance of the online arena and new models and metrics for customer loyalty and retention. Great companies amaze and delight customers — Superior Customer Value offers a strategic blueprint to learn from the market leaders and apply those lessons to your organization. Art Weinstein discusses the book in several videos on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.



Color in Three dimensional Design

Color in Three dimensional Design Author Jeanne Kopacz
ISBN-10 0071411704
Release 2004
Pages 302
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Color in Three-Dimensional Design explores all of color's facets, from associative elements and mechanics to psychology and color's impact on form and identity. The emphasis is on integration of color with form in ways that strengthen overall design concept. Written by highly respected architectural and interior design professional Jeanne Kopacz -- also an exceptional design instructor -- this resource helps you build an unbeatable set of analytic and problem-solving tools for meeting design challenges with cost-effective color solutions.



Film and Stereotype

Film and Stereotype Author Jörg Schweinitz
ISBN-10 9780231525213
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 396
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Since the early days of film, critics and theorists have debated the value of formula, cliché, conventional imagery, and recurring narrative patterns of reduced complexity. The high noon showdown or last-minute rescue, the lonely woman standing in the window or two lovers saying goodbye in the rain-many films rely on these scenes, and audiences have come to expect them. Outlining a comprehensive theory of film stereotype, a device as functionally important to film narrative as it is problematic, Jörg Schweinitz builds an overlooked critical history from the 1920s to today. Drawing on theories of stereotype in linguistics, literary analysis, art history, and psychology, Schweinitz identifies the major facets of film stereotype and articulates the positions of theorists in response to the challenges posed by stereotype. He reviews the writing of Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Theodor W. Adorno, Robert Musil, Béla Balázs, Hugo Münsterberg, and Edgar Morin, and he brings to light less prominent writers, such as René Fülöp-Miller and Gilbert Cohen-Séat, and traces the evolution of the discourse into a postmodern celebration of the device. Through detailed readings of specific films, Schweinitz also maps models for adapting and reflecting stereotype, from early ironic (Alexander Granowski) and conscious rejection (Robert Rossellini) to critical deconstruction (Robert Altman in the 1970s) and celebratory transfiguration (Sergio Leone and the Coen brothers). His history, which won the prestigious Geisteswissenschaften International award, reveals the role of film stereotype in shaping processes of communication and recognition, as well as its function in developing media competence beyond cinema.



Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Author Michael Lewis
ISBN-10 0393066231
Release 2004-03-17
Pages 320
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.



Film and the Interpretive Process

Film and the Interpretive Process Author David Boyd
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105041041919
Release 1989
Pages 236
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Hollywood Highbrow

Hollywood Highbrow Author Shyon Baumann
ISBN-10 0691125279
Release 2007
Pages 225
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Today's moviegoers and critics generally consider some Hollywood products--even some blockbusters--to be legitimate works of art. But during the first half century of motion pictures very few Americans would have thought to call an American movie "art." Up through the 1950s, American movies were regarded as a form of popular, even lower-class, entertainment. By the 1960s and 1970s, however, viewers were regularly judging Hollywood films by artistic criteria previously applied only to high art forms. In Hollywood Highbrow, Shyon Baumann for the first time tells how social and cultural forces radically changed the public's perceptions of American movies just as those forces were radically changing the movies themselves. The development in the United States of an appreciation of film as an art was, Baumann shows, the product of large changes in Hollywood and American society as a whole. With the postwar rise of television, American movie audiences shrank dramatically and Hollywood responded by appealing to richer and more educated viewers. Around the same time, European ideas about the director as artist, an easing of censorship, and the development of art-house cinemas, film festivals, and the academic field of film studies encouraged the idea that some American movies--and not just European ones--deserved to be considered art.



Dancing on the Canon

Dancing on the Canon Author S. Dodds
ISBN-10 9780230305656
Release 2011-06-24
Pages 247
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Employing a cultural theory approach, this book explores the relationship between popular dance and value. It traces the shifting value systems that underpin popular dance scholarship and considers how different dancing communities articulate complex expressions of judgment, significance and worth through their embodied practice.