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Mondo Macabro

Author : Pete Tombs
ISBN : 9780312187484
Genre : Performing Arts
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The author of " Immoral Tales" now brings readers into the exotic, erotic, and eccentric international film scene. Fully illustrated, this book includes an Indian song-and-dance version of " Dracula" ; Turkish version of " Star Trek" and " Superman" ; China`s " hopping vampire" films, and much more. 332 illustrations. Of color photos.

Immoral Tales

Author : Cathal Tohill
ISBN : 031213519X
Genre : Performing Arts
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During the 1960s abd '70s, the European horror film went totally crazy. It began to go kinky--creating a new type of cinema that blended eroticism and terror. Immoral Tales illuminates an entire world of sexy, gory, arty and sleazy films that are only now gaining recognition in the U.S. Photos, many in color.

It Came From 1957

Author : Rob Craig
ISBN : 9781476612430
Genre : Performing Arts
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America in the 1950s was a cauldron of contradictions. Advances in technology chafed against a grimly conservative political landscape; the military-industrial complex ceaselessly promoted the "Communist menace"; young marrieds fled crumbling cities for artificial communities known as suburbs; and the corporate cipher known as "The Organization Man" was created, along with stifling images of women. The decade, huddled under the fear of nuclear holocaust, was also dedicated to all things futuristic. Science fiction was in its salad days, in magazines and novels and in motion pictures, trying every trick in the book to lure customers back from television, including reliance on monster movies. All of these forces collided in 1957, when an astounding 57 movies of the science fiction, horror and fantasy variety were shown in the United States--a record unmatched to this day. Reflecting some of the socio-political topics of the day, several are exceptional examples of their genres. This book critically discusses each of the films.

The Routledge Companion To World Cinema

Author : Rob Stone
ISBN : 9781317420583
Genre : Social Science
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The Routledge Companion to World Cinema explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world. Each of the forty chapters provides a survey of a topic, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area. Designed as a dynamic forum for forty-three world-leading scholars, this companion contains significant expertise and insight and is dedicated to challenging complacent views of hegemonic film cultures and replacing outmoded ideas about production, distribution and reception. It offers both a survey and an investigation into the condition and activity of contemporary filmmaking worldwide, often challenging long-standing categories and weighted—often politically motivated—value judgements, thereby grounding and aligning the reader in an activity of remapping which is designed to prompt rethinking.

Dvd Delirium

Author : Nathaniel Thompson
ISBN : 1903254639
Genre : Performing Arts
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DVD DELIRIUM is the definitive - Region Free - guide to thousands of DVD and Blu-ray video releases from all over the globe, featuring the movies that matter, on the formats that matter. After the hugely popular first edition of Volume 2 sold out, the dedicated FAB Press DVD and Blu-ray reviewers have now totally revamped and expanded the book, and the result is this REDUX edition. DVD Delirium Volume 2 Redux is fully up to date at the time of publication, with the addition of more than 10,000 new words of text compared to the first pressing, including updates to Blu-ray wherever applicable! The FULLY UPDATED DVD Delirium Volume 2 Redux edition perfectly complements the other three volumes, covering a brand new selection of the world's greatest cult movies on DVD and Blu-ray. This edition of the ultimate guide to home entertainment stands alone as an essential book for all film fanatics. It also features a comprehensive index to this volume, plus a full listing of all the films reviewed in volumes 1, 3 & 4, which combine with this book to give readers almost 2,500 DVD and Blu-ray reviews! DVD and Blu-ray collecting is a minefield for the serious fan. If readers want to know whether or not to buy a particular film, this book will become their first point of reference. If it saves them from buying even one second-rate disc, it will have paid for itself right away! Plus, readers can discover masses of amazing films they did not even know had been released. No film fan should be without this definitive guide book!

Hollywood Meme

Author : Iain Robert Smith
ISBN : 9780748677481
Genre : Performing Arts
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Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1: Tracing The Hollywood Meme: Towards a Comparative Model of Transnational Adaptation; 2: Hollywood and the Popular Cinema of Turkey; 3: Hollywood and the Popular Cinema of the Philippines; 4: Hollywood and the Popular Cinema of India; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia Of The Documentary Film

Author : Ian Aitken
ISBN : 9780415596428
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is a fully international reference work on the history of the documentary film from the Lumiere brothers' Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). Previously published in three volumes, entries have been edited and updated for the new, concise edition and three new entries have been added on: India, China and Africa. Bringing together all aspects of documentary film, this edition provides an invaluable resource for both scholars and students. With film stills from key films, this resource provides the decisive entry point into the history of an art form.

European Nightmares

Author : Patricia Allmer
ISBN : 9780231850087
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume is the first edited collection of essays focusing on European horror cinema from 1945 to the present. It features new contributions by distinguished international scholars exploring British, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Northern European and Eastern European horror cinema. The essays employ a variety of current critical methods of analysis, ranging from psychoanalysis and Deleuzean film theory to reception theory and historical analysis. The complete volume offers a major resource on post-war European horror cinema, with in-depth studies of such classic films as Seytan (Turkey, 1974), Suspiria (Italy, 1977), Switchblade Romance (France, 2003), and Taxidermia (Hungary, 2006).

One Hundred Sex Scenes That Changed Cinema

Author : Neil Fulwood
ISBN : 9781849942553
Genre : Performing Arts
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100 Sex Scenes that Changed Cinema explores the representation of sexuality and sexual expression in cinema by tracing the key scenes that helped change, develop and influence one of the world's most powerful medium. The 100 films are arranged thematically in the following chapters: Implicit (Not-explicit) sex scenes - the lure of sex in film noir (Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice and Gilda; suggestiveness through dialogue ('snails and oysters' scene in Spartacus; visual metaphors (food scene in Tom Jones); Explicit sex scenes - films that have shocked, challenged and disturbed, pushing back the boundaries of what can be shown on screen. From Hiroshima, Mon Amour through Ai No Corrida, Emmanuelle, 9 1/2 Weeks to Intimacy and The Piano Teacher. Also with details of homo-eroticism (from Caravaggio to Mulholland Drive) and Rites of passage/sexual awakening; The European Aesthetic - the five European directors whose work is marked by a frank, uncompromising approach to sexuality: Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris, Stealing Beauty), Bunuel (Belle de Jour, That Obscure Object of Desire), Almodovar (Labyrinth of Passion, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down), Chabrol (Les Biches), and Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The Pillow Book). Pleasure and Payment - the darker side of on-screen sexuality: obsessive/self-destructive behaviour (Breaking the Waves, Henry and June, The Night Porter); Bondage and sado-masochism (The Servant, The Opposite of Sex); Voyeurism/pornography (Body Double, Boogie Nights); Prostitution (My Own Private Idaho, Midnight Cowboy and American Gigolo); the role of sex in horror film (Ginger Snaps, Angel Heart); Forbidden Flesh - taboo subjects: incest (Close my Eyes, The Cement Garden, Spanking the Monkey) and necrophilia (suggested in Vertigo but explicit in Kissed).

Asian Pop Cinema

Author : Lee Server
ISBN : 0811821196
Genre : Performing Arts
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Asian Pop Cinema is the first full-color guide to the wide-ranging films of Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and India, served up with dozens of spectacular photographs, film stills, and movie posters. Outlandish animated science fiction, musical shoot 'em ups, sword epics, ghost stories, and erotic tales (sometimes all in one!)-the floodgates of Asian cinema are open and Western audiences are hungry for the dazzling thrills. Presenting the major films, the people behind them, the key elements of each genre, and interviews with John Woo and others, Lee Server brings a unique breadth of knowledge and inimitable wit to every page. From subversive camp to high-adrenaline crime thrillers, Asian Pop Cinema is a great read and exciting resource for both seasoned and uninitiated viewers.

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