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Some Examples of Ebooks and Books for Film
Boyz N the Hood by Joi Carr
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2018-03-12
In 1991, Boyz N the Hood made history as an important film text and the impetus for a critical national conversation about American urban life in African American communities, especially for young urban black males. Boyz N the Hood: Shifting Hollywood Terrain is an interdisciplinary examination of this iconic film and its impact in cinematic history and American culture. This interdisciplinary approach provides an in-depth critical perspective of Boyz N the Hoodas the embodiment of the blues: how Boyz intimates a world beyond the symbolic world Singleton posits, how its fictive stance pivots to a constituent truth in the real world. Boyzspeaks from the first person perspective on the state of being "invisible." Through a subjective narrative point of view, Singleton interrogates the veracity of this claim regarding invisibility and provides deep insight into this social reality. This book is as much about the filmmaker as it is about the film. It explores John Singleton's cinematic voice and helps explicate his propensity for a type of folk element in his work (the oral tradition and lore). In addition, this text features critical perspectives from the filmmaker himself and other central figures attached to the production, including a first-hand account of production behind the scenes by Steve Nicolaides, Boyz's producer. The text includes Singleton's original screenplay and a range of critical articles and initial movie reviews.
Thinking in the Dark by Murray Pomerance (Editor, Contribution by); R. Barton Palmer (Editor, Contribution by); Jeremy Blatter (Contribution by); Tom Gunning (Contribution by); Steven Woodward (Contribution by); Johannes von Moltke (Contribution by); Colin Williamson (Contribution by); Sarah Keller (Contribution by); Matthew Solomon (Contribution by); Dominic Lennard (Contribution by); Nathan Holmes (Contribution by); William Brown (Contribution by); William Rothman (Contribution by); Dudley Andrew (Contribution by); Will Scheibel (Contribution by); Daniel Morgan (Contribution by); Tom Conley (Contribution by); Steven Rybin (Contribution by); Alex Clayton (Contribution by); Gilberto Perez (Contribution by); Jonah Corne (Contribution by); Kristen Hatch (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2015-10-16
Thinking in the Dark introduces readers to twenty-one key theorists whose work has made a great impact on film scholarship today, including Rudolf Arnheim, Sergei Eisenstein, Michel Foucault, Siegfried Kracauer, and Judith Butler. Rather than just discussing each theorist's ideas in the abstract, the book shows how those concepts might be applied when interpreting specific films by including an analysis of both a classic film and a contemporary one. It thus demonstrates how theory can help us better appreciate films from all eras and genres: from Hugo to Vertigo, from City Lights to Sunset Blvd., and from Young Mr. Lincoln to A.I. and Wall-E. The volume's contributors are all experts on their chosen theorist's work and, furthermore, are skilled at explaining that thinker's key ideas and terms to readers who are not yet familiar with them. Thinking in the Dark is not only a valuable resource for teachers and students of film, it's also a fun read, one that teaches us all how to view familiar films through new eyes. Theorists examined in this volume are: Rudolf Arnheim, Béla Balázs, Roland Barthes, André Bazin, Walter Benjamin, Judith Butler, Stanley Cavell, Michel Chion, Gilles Deleuze, Jean Douchet, Sergei Eisenstein, Jean Epstein, Michel Foucault, Siegfried Kracauer, Jacques Lacan, Vachel Lindsay, Christian Metz, Hugo Münsterberg, V. F. Perkins, Jacques Rancière, and Jean Rouch.
The Academy and the Award by Bruce Davis
Call Number: Payson Library MAIN STACKS PN1993.5.U6 D285 2022
Publication Date: 2022-10-06
The first behind-the-scenes history of the organization behind the Academy Awards. For all the near-fanatic attention brought each year to the Academy Awards, the organization that dispenses those awards--the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences--has never been well-understood.
Cinema Speculation by Quentin Tarantino
Call Number: Print and Ebook
Publication Date: 2022-11-01
The long-awaited first work of nonfiction from the author of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: a deliriously entertaining, wickedly intelligent cinema book as unique and creative as anything by Quentin Tarantino.