By Alain Silver, James UrsiniMovie buffs discover the area of noir cinema in a l. a. context with this consultant to noir movies and their California settings. This e-book illustrates how those motion pictures use L.A.'s varied cityscape and structure to express a different imaginative and prescient of city corruption and existential fatalism, in either the gritty downtown quarter and the outlying prosperous groups like Malibu and Beverly Hills. Dozens of noir and neo-noir motion pictures are featured together with classics equivalent to Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, Sunset Boulevard, and Touch of Evil and newer movies corresponding to Mulholland Drive and Pulp Fiction. greater than a hundred and fifty photographs—many by no means earlier than published—further illustrate the wealthy and consistently altering backdrop of those movies.
By Sergei EisensteinSergei Eisenstein is arguably crucial unmarried determine within the heritage of films. He was once definitely the main flexible. The director of the masterpieces Battleship Potemkin and Alexander Nevsky, Eisenstein additionally wrote ground-breaking essays on movie paintings and taught periods on movie creation. during this e-book Eisenstein writes approximately movie directing.
By Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum, longtime contributor to such courses as movie Quarterly, Sight and Sound, and The Village Voice, is arguably the main eloquent, insightful movie critic writing in the United States this day. putting videos, the 1st number of his paintings, gathers jointly thirty of his such a lot particular and illuminating items. Written over a span of twenty-one years, those essays conceal a very wide diversity of films—from Hollywood blockbusters to international artwork videos to experimental cinema. They comprise not only stories yet perceptive remark on administrators, actors, and developments; and considerate research of the perform of movie criticism.
It is that this final element—Rosenbaum's reflections at the paintings of movie criticism—that units this assortment except different volumes of movie writing. either within the essays themselves and within the part introductions, Rosenbaum presents an extraordinary insider's view of his occupation: the behind the curtain politics, the formula of severe judgments, the functionality of movie remark. Taken jointly, those items function a guided journey of the career of movie criticism.
They additionally function consultant samples of Rosenbaum's detailed model of movie writing. one of the highlights are memoirs of director Jacques Tati and maverick critic Manny Farber, celebrations of classics equivalent to gents desire Blondes and The Manchurian Candidate, and thought of reevaluations of Orson Welles and Woody Allen.
By George TiffinPithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, phrases of affection and regret...ALL the easiest strains provides 500 memorable motion picture rates, embracing either one-liners ('My identify is Pussy Galore') and slices of snappy discussion from images as various as while Harry Met Sally and Pulp Fiction. prepared less than such undying topics as goals, buddies, Libido and stories, the rates juxtapose motion pictures and stars from each period and each style. Dotted through the textual content are function pills targeting issues and tales within the video clips from Goldwynisms to Mae West, plus a beneficiant scattering of cinema anecdotes, making the ebook either a pleasure to browse and an authoritative reference. Lavishly illustrated with full-colour pictures, the entire top strains will pride and entertain you in equivalent degree, reacquainting you together with your favorite videos and introducing you to a couple forgotten classics. a person who loves the films should be extremely joyful to discover it of their Christmas stocking.
By Balio TinoDuring this moment quantity of Tino Balio’s historical past of United Artists, he examines the turnaround of the corporate within the arms of Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin within the Fifties, while United Artists devised a profitable technique in accordance with the financing and distribution of autonomous construction that reworked the corporate into an chief. Drawing on company files and interviews, Balio follows United Artists via its merger with Transamerica within the Nineteen Sixties and its sale to MGM after the monetary debacle of the movie Heaven’s Gate. With its cognizance to the position of movie as either an paintings shape and an fiscal establishment, United Artists: the corporate that modified the movie is an critical examine of 1 company’s fortunes from the Fifties to the Nineteen Eighties and a clear-eyed research of the movie as an entire. This version comprises an elevated creation that examines the historical past of United Artists from 1978 to 2008, in addition to an account of Arthur Krim’s try to replicate UA’s good fortune at Orion photographs from 1978 to 1991.
By Clare Smith
In 1888 the identify Jack the Ripper entered public attention with the brutal murders of girls within the East finish of London. The assassin was once by no means stuck, but movie and tv depicts a killer with a recognisable dress, reason and character. This e-book examines the origins of the reveal presentation of the 4 key parts linked to the murders – Jack the Ripper, the sufferers, the detective and Whitechapel. Nineteenth-century background, paintings and literature, psychoanalytical theories of Freud and Jung and feminist movie thought are all used to deconstruct the illustration of Jack the Ripper on monitor.
From a evaluation of the 1st variation (edited via Bubert and Jenett)
"... an invaluable resource..."
(Journal of the yankee Chemical Society)Content:
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–5): John C. Riviere and Dr. Henning Bubert
Chapter 2 X?Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) (pages 7–41): Dr. Henning Bubert, John C. Riviere and Wolfgang S. M. Werner
Chapter three Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) (pages 43–65): Dr. Henning Bubert, John C. Riviere and Wolfgang S. M. Werner
Chapter four Electron Energy?Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) and Energy?Filtering Transmission Electron Microscopy (EFTEM) (pages 67–91): Reinhard Schneider
Chapter five Low?Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) (pages 93–109): Georg Held
Chapter 6 different Electron?Detecting strategies (pages 111–113): John C. Riviere
Chapter 7 Static Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SSIMS) (pages 115–139): Heinrich F. Arlinghaus
Chapter eight Dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) (pages 141–159): Herbert Hutter
Chapter nine Electron?Impact (EI) Secondary impartial Mass Spectrometry (SNMS) (pages 161–177): Michael Kopnarski and Holger Jenett
Chapter 10 Laser Secondary impartial Mass Spectrometry (Laser?SNMS) (pages 179–189): Heinrich F. Arlinghaus
Chapter eleven Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS) (pages 191–202): Leopold Palmetshofer
Chapter 12 Low?Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS) (pages 203–215): Peter Bauer
Chapter thirteen Elastic flinch Detection research (ERDA) (pages 217–227): Oswald Benka
Chapter 14 Nuclear response research (NRA) (pages 229–236): Oswald Benka
Chapter 15 box Ion Microscopy (FIM) and Atom Probe (AP) (pages 237–260): Yuri Suchorski and Wolfgang Drachsel
Chapter sixteen different Ion?Detecting strategies (pages 261–264): John C. Riviere
Chapter 17 Total?Reflection X?Ray Fluorescence (TXRF) research (pages 265–292): Laszlo Fabry, Siegfried Pahlke and Burkhard Beckhoff
Chapter 18 Energy?Dispersive X?Ray Spectroscopy (EDXS) (pages 293–310): Reinhard Schneider
Chapter 19 Grazing prevalence X?Ray equipment for Near?Surface Structural reviews (pages 311–327): P. Neil Gibson
Chapter 20 Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy (GD?OES) (pages 329–344): Volker Hoffmann and Alfred Quentmeier
Chapter 21 floor research through Laser Ablation (pages 345–355): Roland Hergenroder and Michail Bolshov
Chapter 22 Ion Beam Spectrochemical research (IBSCA) (pages 357–366): Volker Rupertus
Chapter 23 mirrored image Absorption IR Spectroscopy (RAIRS) (pages 367–375): Karsten Hinrichs
Chapter 24 floor Raman Spectroscopy (pages 377–391): Wieland Hill and Bernhard Lendl
Chapter 25 UV?VIS?IR Ellipsometry (ELL) (pages 393–405): Bernd Gruska and Karsten Hinrichs
Chapter 26 Sum Frequency iteration (SFG) Spectroscopy (pages 407–435): Gunther Rupprechter and Athula Bandara
Chapter 27 different Photon?Detecting ideas (pages 437–438): John C. Riviere
Chapter 28 advent (pages 439–442): Prof. Dr. Gernot Friedbacher
Chapter 29 Atomic strength Microscopy (AFM) (pages 443–464): Prof. Dr. Gernot Friedbacher
Chapter 30 Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) (pages 465–480): Prof. Dr. Gernot Friedbacher
Chapter 31 Scanning Near?Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) (pages 481–497): Marc Richter and Volker Deckert
By Daniel SerceauLe système scolaire français est en crise : face à ce constat, l’ouvrage s’interroge sur le sens de cette crise et montre remark, depuis longtemps, l’institution a été pensée à travers les questions de l. a. perte des centres de pouvoir traditionnels, de l’autorité et l. a. démocratie, de l’échec scolaire, de l’idéal de l’excellence pour tous ou de l. a. query du mérite.
Parallèlement, le cinéma s’est emparé de ce débat et a régulièrement porté l’école à l’écran. l. a. construction filmique française montre quatre grandes catégories : l’autorité traditionnelle et répressive (Les four hundred coups), l’école et les imaginaires d’évasion (Zéro de conduite, Les disparus de Saint-Agil), l’école comme lieu d’acculturation (Être et avoir, L’école buissonnière), l’école comme lieu de crise ouverte (La journée de l. a. jupe…).
Cette dernière catégorie est largement traitée grâce à l’analyse détaillée du movie Entre les murs, de Laurent Cantet, qui pose les problèmes avec strength et dégage les réalités complexes d’une crise qui touche les savoirs dont certains ne font plus autorité, les enseignants remis en reason dans leur légitimité et enfin les élèves, dans leur refus de se plier à des règles indispensables à l’acquisition des savoirs et des savoir-faire.
Given Herzog s personal pronouncement that movie isn't the paintings of students, yet of illiterates, it isn't impressive that his paintings has aroused ambivalent and contradictory responses. Visually and philosophically bold and even as provocatively eccentric, Herzog s movies were greeted both by means of severe adulation and severe condemnation.
Even as Herzog s rebellious pictures have received him a name as a grasp of the German New Wave, he has been attacked for indulging in a romantic naivete and wilful self-absorption. To his toughest critics, Herzog s motion pictures look as little greater than Hollywood fantasies disguised as excessive seriousness. This e-book is an try to remove darkness from those contradictions. It gathers essays that attention from quite a few angles on Herzog and his paintings. The individuals circulation past the myths of Herzog to enquire the advantages of his paintings and its position in movie historical past. A hard variety of flicks is roofed, from "Fata Morgana" and "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" to newer good points akin to "Nosferatu" and "Where the golf green Ants Dream," supplying the reader methods of realizing why, regardless of the controversies surrounding Herzog and his motion pictures, he continues to be an immense and well known foreign filmmaker. Orignally released in 1986.
By Peter LevFrom Library Journal
Lev (mass verbal exchange, Towson Univ.) examines how American cinema within the Seventies portrayed society's development towards variety and egalitarianism. targeting topics and genres instead of the auteur technique, Lev teams the 39 movies mentioned in chapters that come with "Hippie Generation" (Five effortless items, Alice's Restaurant), and "Whose Future?" (Star Wars, Alien). His educational, nearly literary explication and interpretation works specially good with extra cerebral motion pictures, akin to Apocalypse Now, yet is much less winning with motion movies and "Blaxploitation to African American" motion pictures. there are various solid insights, together with the remark that a lot of the philosophy and ideology of the Sixties counterculture was once probably not portrayed in motion pictures until eventually the very finish of the last decade (in motion pictures like effortless Rider) after which particularly flourished within the motion pictures of the Seventies. Lev additionally explores the influence of the expanding significance of promoting and the altering venues for movies (cable, movies, pay-per-view). Marc Sigoloff's the movies of the Seventies (LJ 7/84), a close filmography of the interval, is an efficient complementary reference resource for Lev's essays. urged for tutorial and picture libraries.DRichard W. Grefrath, Univ. of Nevada Lib., Reno
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