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The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema

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ISBN : 1317360052
Pages : 176 pages
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Download The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema in PDF by Guido Rings Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-08 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a rapidly aging continent, Europe increasingly depends on the successful integration of migrants. Unfortunately, contemporary political and media discourses observe and frequently also support the development of nationalist, eurosceptic and xenophobic reactions to immigration and growing multiethnicity. Confronting this trend, European cinema has developed and disseminated new transcultural and postcolonial alternatives that might help to improve integration and community cohesion in Europe, and this book investigates these alternatives in order to identify examples of good practices that can enhance European stability. While the cinematic spectrum is as wide and open as most notions of Europeanness, the films examined share a fundamental interest in the Other. In this qualitative film analysis approach, particular consideration is given to British, French, German, and Spanish productions, and a comparison of multiethnic conviviality in Chicano cinema.


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Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television

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ISBN : 1137319852
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television in PDF by M. Stewart Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-07-03 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television debates the ways in which melodrama expresses and gives meaning to: trauma and pathos; memory and historical re-visioning; home and borders; gendered and queer relations; the family and psychic identities; the national and emerging public cultures; and morality and ethics.


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Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art

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ISBN : 1317510720
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art in PDF by Nilgun Bayraktar Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-07 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art explores cinematic and artistic representations of migration and mobility in Europe from the 1990s to today. Drawing on theories of migrant and diasporic cinema, moving-image art, and mobility studies, Bayraktar provides historically situated close readings of films, videos, and cinematic installations that concern migratory networks and infrastructures across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Probing the notion of Europe as a coherent entity and a borderless space, this interdisciplinary study investigates the ways in which European ideals of mobility and fluidity are deeply enmeshed with forced migration, illegalization, and xenophobia. With a specific focus on distinct forms of mobility such as labor migration, postcolonial migration, tourism, and refugee mobilities, Bayraktar studies the new counter-hegemonic imaginations invoked by the work of filmmakers such as Ayşe Polat, Fatih Akin, Michael Haneke, and Tony Gatlif as well as video essays and installations of artists such as Kutluğ Ataman, Ursula Biemann, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo. Challenging aesthetic as well as national, cultural, and political boundaries, the works central to this book envision Europe as a diverse, inclusive, and unfixed continent that is reimagined from many elsewheres well beyond its borders.


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George Michael

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ISBN : 0349411247
Pages : 288 pages
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Download George Michael in PDF by Rob Jovanovic Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-12-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George Michael is an enigma. While he is one of the most open and vocal pop superstars on the planet, he also fiercely protective of his privacy. From the formation of Wham! In 1981 he immediately found fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams. His music formed the soundtrack to the 1980s and he achieved all of this despite growing up in a dysfunctional family where his father openly proclaimed that George had no talent. Wham! split in 1986 but Michael went on to greater things as a solo artist. Along the way he has been embroiled in several controversies, but in refreshing contrast to other superstars, he has been happy to address his issues head-on in the media. Rob Jovanovic's biography tackles all the issues that formed George Michael and his place as a cultural icon. It also, for the first time, analyses Michael's musical output and groundbreaking videos.


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Making Worlds

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 0231550693
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Making Worlds in PDF by Claudia Breger Full Book and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twenty-first century has witnessed a resurgence of economic inequality, racial exclusion, and political hatred, causing questions of collective identity and belonging to assume new urgency. In Making Worlds, Claudia Breger argues that contemporary European cinema provides ways of thinking about and feeling collectivity that can challenge these political trends. Breger offers nuanced readings of major contemporary films such as Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful, Fatih Akın’s The Edge of Heaven, Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, and Aki Kaurismäki’s refugee trilogy, as well as works by Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Through a new model of cinematic worldmaking, Breger examines the ways in which these works produce unexpected and destabilizing affects that invite viewers to imagine new connections among individuals or groups. These films and their depictions of refugees, immigrants, and communities do not simply counter dominant political imaginaries of hate and fear with calls for empathy or solidarity. Instead, they produce layered sensibilities that offer the potential for greater openness to others’ present, past, and future claims. Drawing on the work of Latour, Deleuze, and Rancière, Breger engages questions of genre and realism along with the legacies of cinematic modernism. Offering a rich account of contemporary film, Making Worlds theorizes the cinematic creation of imaginative spaces in order to find new ways of responding to political hatred.


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Postcolonial Film

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ISBN : 1134747276
Pages : 316 pages
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Download Postcolonial Film in PDF by Rebecca Weaver-Hightower Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-24 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance examines films of the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries from postcolonial countries around the globe. In the mid twentieth century, the political reality of resistance and decolonization lead to the creation of dozens of new states, forming a backdrop to films of that period. Towards the century’s end and at the dawn of the new millennium, film continues to form a site for interrogating colonization and decolonization, though against a backdrop that is now more neo-colonial than colonial and more culturally imperial than imperial. This volume explores how individual films emerged from and commented on postcolonial spaces and the building and breaking down of the European empire. Each chapter is a case study examining how a particular film from a postcolonial nation emerges from and reflects that nation’s unique postcolonial situation. This analysis of one nation’s struggle with its coloniality allows each essay to investigate just what it means to be postcolonial.


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The German Cinema Book

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ISBN : 1911239414
Pages : 624 pages
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Download The German Cinema Book in PDF by Tim Bergfelder Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-02-20 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensively revised, updated and significantly extended edition introduces German film history from its beginnings to the present day, covering key periods and movements including early and silent cinema, Weimar cinema, Nazi cinema, the New German Cinema, the Berlin School, the cinema of migration, and moving images in the digital era. Contributions by leading international scholars are grouped into sections that focus on genre; stars; authorship; film production, distribution and exhibition; theory and politics, including women's and queer cinema; and transnational connections. Spotlight articles within each section offer key case studies, including of individual films that illuminate larger histories (Heimat, Downfall, The Lives of Others, The Edge of Heaven and many more); stars from Ossi Oswalda and Hans Albers, to Hanna Schygulla and Nina Hoss; directors including F.W. Murnau, Walter Ruttmann, Wim Wenders and Helke Sander; and film theorists including Siegfried Kracauer and Béla Balázs. The volume provides a methodological template for the study of a national cinema in a transnational horizon.


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The Europeanness of European Cinema

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ISBN : 1786739666
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Europeanness of European Cinema in PDF by Mary Harrod Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-12-19 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From The Artist to The White Ribbon, from Oscar to Palme d'Or-winning productions, European filmmaking is more prominent, world-wide, than ever before. This book identifies the distinctive character of European cinema, both in films and as a critical concept, asking: what place does European cinema have in an increasingly globalized world? Including in-depth analyses of production and reception contexts, as well as original readings of key European films from leading experts in the field, it re-negotiates traditional categories such as auteurism, art cinema and national cinemas. As the first publication to explore 'Europeanness' in cinema, this book refocuses and updates historically significant areas of study in relation to this term. Leading scholars in European cinema - including Thomas Elsaesser, Tim Bergfelder, Anne Jackel, Lucy Mazdon and Ginette Vincendeau - acknowledge the transnational character of European filmmaking whilst also exploring the oppositions between European and Hollywood filmmaking, considering the value of the 'European' label in the circulation of films within and beyond the continent. The Europeanness of European Cinema makes a lively, timely intervention in the fields of European and transnational film studies.


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Lady Gaga

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Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
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ISBN : 1782430512
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Lady Gaga in PDF by Christian Guiltenane Full Book and published by Michael O'Mara Books. This book was released on 2013-03-14 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Today one of the most successful music stars in the world, Lady Gaga fast became a household name after the release of her first album, The Fame, in 2008. Now noted as much for her flamboyant dress sense and extravagant live performances as her undoubted musical ability, Lady Gaga fascinates fans and critics alike. A throwback to the glam rock entertainers David Bowie and Queen, Gaga is unlike any other musician performing today, and such singularity has won her numerous accolades, including five Grammy Awards and thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, as well as being listed by Time magazine as one of the world's most influential people. Lady Gaga: The Unauthorized Biography charts this remarkable young woman's rise to the very summit of musical superstardom, covering her early years at a Roman Catholic school in Manhattan, her first forays into music writing and performing, her early struggles to find a break in an industry that didn't initially appreciate her abilities, her eventual breakthrough, her philanthropic work and, of course, her look.


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Our Lady of Babylon

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Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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ISBN : 0802193137
Pages : 353 pages
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Download Our Lady of Babylon in PDF by John Rechy Full Book and published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. This book was released on 2013-05-07 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A funny, sexy, stylistically elegant, tongue-in-cheek rewriting of history” from the New York Times–bestselling author of City of Night (Booklist). A retelling of the stories of the fallen women of history, recounted by an eighteenth-century lady who realizes that these women’s lives bear a remarkable resemblance to her own. Told by a mystic that her dreams are memories of past lives, she must face the public to vindicate all women falsely accused of crimes. “Mr. Rechy’s renditions of these seemingly familiar stories can . . . be surprisingly fresh, creating an ominous sense of tragedy and doom.” —The New York Times Book Review “With a colorful ribbon of feminist revisionism festooning its New Age wrapping, Rechy’s latest novel indulges in past-life grandiosity and some scandalous speculation about the erotic lives of Adam, Medea and Jesus, among others.” —Publishers Weekly “Subversive and quite funny . . . A fictional absolution of women known historically as ‘whores’ . . . framed by a deadly serious look at erotic history and a formidable exploration of the power of words and their interpretation to alter our existence.” —Booklist “Rechy writes gracefully, and sometimes poignantly, of the fate of fallen women over the centuries.” —The Washington Post


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Philosophical Imagination

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1527570711
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Philosophical Imagination in PDF by Boris Vezjak Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-07 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thought experiments by ancient philosophers are often open to debate: in what sense did their reasoning really concern thought experimentation? For instance, in Plato’s Republic, Glaucon uses the myth of Gyges to demonstrate why people who practice justice do so unwillingly. A challenge, posed to Socrates and provided through some sort of thought experiment by imagining the effects of using the ring of invisibility, was intended to answer the question of human nature and our basis for the inclination towards justice or injustice. This collection expands the current, but rare, topic of whether it is possible to articulate a discussion about thought experiments and their arguments from the historical perspective of philosophy and science. It may sometimes seem that, in a loose sense, any philosophical reflection can already be interpreted as some form of thought experiment. Although the functions of it are very diverse and complex, and often closely linked to other cognitive tools, such as visualization, imagination or idealization, the contributions in this book provide new insights into how the concept of a thought experiment coincides with more modern perceptions. The purpose of the book is to show how philosophers, already in antiquity, began to use thought experiments and argumentation to convey theories in an accessible manner and how philosophical hypotheses, often being subjective and impossible to prove through empirical evidence, helped to promote scientific knowledge and discoveries. Different authors develop several lines of argumentation, claiming that philosophical thinking can be understood by comparing it to scientific experimenting, or vice versa: if empirical evidence is usually necessary for science, thought experiments may be used to develop a hypothesis or to prepare for experimentation. The analysis of historical examples of thought experiments might also contribute to a better understanding of philosophical endeavour in antiquity as a whole.


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Alternative Scriptwriting

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1136053611
Pages : 479 pages
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Download Alternative Scriptwriting in PDF by Ken Dancyger Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2013-10-28 with total page 479 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them.Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing--bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous editions, seasoned authors Dancyger and Rush explore alternative approaches to the traditional three-act story structure, going beyond teaching you "how to tell a story" by teaching you how to write against conventional formulas to produce original, exciting material. The pages are filled with an international range of contemporary and classic cinema examples to inspire and instruct. New to this edition. New chapter on the newly popular genres of feature documentary, long-form television serials, non-linear stories, satire, fable, and docudrama. New chapter on multiple-threaded long form, serial television scripts. New chapter on genre and a new chapter on how genre’s very form is flexible to a narrative. New chapter on character development. New case studies, including an in-depth case study of the dark side of the fable, focusing on The Wizard of Oz and Pan’s Labyrinth.


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George Michael's Faith

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ISBN : 1501377981
Pages : 152 pages
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Download George Michael's Faith in PDF by Matthew Horton Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-05-05 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On Saturday, June 28, 1986, George Michael picked up his tasseled leather jacket, walked out of London's Wembley Stadium and cheerfully tore up five years of glittering pop history. He'd just disposed of Wham!, the band he'd formed with school friend Andrew Ridgeley when they were teenagers, and now, at 23, he knew he was all grown up. He just needed to convince everyone else. Faith is what happens when you've outstripped your dreams, your peers, your friends and your fans, and no one's caught up yet. It's about pouring all of that confusion, insecurity and sizzling ambition into music that comes out confused, insecure and ambitious – and then selling 25 million copies of it. George Michael was always preparing for this and, in the process, he set a template for all disaffected singers making that move. This book examines that model and the themes that went into Faith – from engaging in politics to crossing over to a Black audience and writing classic pop songs to endure – and speaks to the surviving key players to tell the story of how it was made.


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Du Fu: an Homage To

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1435714326
Pages : 151 pages
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Download Du Fu: an Homage To in PDF by Jean Elizabeth Ward Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2008-03-22 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Du Fu, Chinese Poet, with Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward paying an Homage to with her responses to his poetry. A dozen illustrations by the poet are within this charming book, first in a series, with her paying an homage to Li Bai, Wang Wei, Li He, or Ho, Po Chu-I, Tang: An Homage to, and perhaps a few others; NOT A TRANSLATION, but poems inspired by, or paying an homage to by an American Woman Poet. One chapter dedicated to the exquisite translations of Florence Wheelock Ayscough McNair.


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Stark Raving Obedience

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ISBN : 1935012355
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Download Stark Raving Obedience in PDF by Ted Kallman, Isaiah Kallman Full Book and published by AudioInk Publishing . This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stark Raving Obedience will change the way you listen for God’s voice. It is a down-to-earth, practical treatment of how to develop a listening ear, to discern the voice of the God who speaks. It teaches simple scriptural principles on: • developing a two-way communicating relationship with God. • discerning God’s will for everyday decisions • praying in faith in the situations you face • developing a lifestyle of obedience to God’s voice Above all, Stark Raving Obedience encourages and challenges the reader to pursue a passionate prayer relationship with Jesus Christ. If you follow its principles, this book will radically change your life as you learn to communicate and follow a speaking God.


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Eve

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Download Eve in PDF by Dale Stubbart Full Book and published by Dale Stubbart. This book was released on 2022-02-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everybody has a different notion of what Heaven is like. In the Heaven where Jane lives, everybody is expected to use The Will to do things. Using the Will, people in Jane’s Heaven merely have to think to accomplish anything. They never have to get their hands dirty touching anything. Jane, though, wants to touch things. She wants to feel them in her hands. And because she refuses to use her will, she falls from societal acceptance and then she falls from Heaven. But falling from Heaven may be her saving grace. Read this book to follow Jane’s story where she finds her soulmate and gets her name changed to Eve. Eve is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy version of the Biblical story of Eve and Adam. In this version Eve is the main character and no longer a villain. Adam and Eve is also a story in Judaism and Islam. Other stories of the first two Earthlings include Embla and Ask, Lif and Lifthrasir, Maganda and Malakas, Satarupa and Swayambhu Manu, Mashyana and Mashya, Jiva and Atman. Rating PG13; Reading Level Easy 5th Grade; Longest Word: Unceremoniously


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More Joy Than Sorrow

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ISBN : 1600341152
Pages : 198 pages
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Download More Joy Than Sorrow in PDF by Judy Voss Full Book and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2006-05 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: