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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009

By Roger Ebert
  • ISBN Code: : 0740792164
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 944
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

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Roger Ebert awards at least two out of four stars to most of the more than 150 movies he reviews each year. But when the noted film critic does pan a movie, the result is a humorous, scathing critique far more entertaining than the movie itself. I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of more than 200 of Ebert's most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less from the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Ebert has no patience for these atrocious movies and minces no words in skewering the offenders. Witness: Armageddon * (1998) --The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense, and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out. The Beverly Hillbillies* (1993)--Imagine the dumbest half-hour sitcom you've ever seen, spin it out to ninety-three minutes by making it even more thin and shallow, and you have this movie. It's appalling. North no stars (1994)--I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it. Police Academy no stars (1984)--It's so bad, maybe you should pool your money and draw straws and send one of the guys off to rent it so that in the future, whenever you think you're sitting through a bad comedy, he could shake his head, chuckle tolerantly, and explain that you don't know what bad is. Dear God * (1996)--Dear God is the kind of movie where you walk out repeating the title, but not with a smile. The movies reviewed within I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie are motion pictures you'll want to distance yourself from, but Roger Ebert's creative and comical musings on those films make for a book no movie fan should miss.

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Book Short Summary:

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This book is about the aesthetic, philosophical and cultural aspects of the integration of live action and animation. It argues that, even in the digital era, when the integration of live action and animation becomes progressively seamless, their differences and dialogues are still a significant source of the evolution of cinematic language. It also deals with the meeting between the West and East, and the methodology of interweaving the roles of practitioner and theorist. Through the operation of materiality, and the manoeuvre of estrangement, this study explores the liminal experiences embedded in the combination of heterogeneous elements in filmmaking, as well as those found in a world favouring interdisciplinary cross-breeding and globalisation.

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Film has always played a crucial role in the imagination of disaster. The earthquake, especially, transforms our understanding of the limits and possibilities of cinema, as well as of life itself. After major quakes in countries as dissimilar as Japan, Chile, Iran and New Zealand, film-makers have responded with films that challenge ingrained social, political, ethical and philosophical categories of thinking and being in the world. Film on the Faultline explores the fractious relationship between cinema and seismic experience and addresses the important role that cinema can play in the wake of such events.

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The first of its kind, this book traces the evolution of motion picture technology in its entirety. Beginning with Huygens' magic lantern and ending in the current electronic era, it explains cinema’s scientific foundations and the development of parallel enabling technologies alongside the lives of the innovators. Product development issues, business and marketplace factors, the interaction of aesthetic and technological demands, and the patent system all play key roles in the tale. The topics are covered sequentially, with detailed discussion of the transition from the magic lantern to Edison’s invention of the 35mm camera, the development of the celluloid cinema, and the transition from celluloid to digital. Unique and essential reading from a lifetime innovator in the field of cinema technology, this engaging and well-illustrated book will appeal to anyone interested in the history and science of cinema, from movie buffs to academics and members of the motion picture industry.

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This counselling skills book will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and qualities to work with people in a range of different roles and settings. It defines counselling skills and introduces key skills including: listening and responding skills, empathy and different models, tools and techniques. Further chapters explore the importance of skills practice and self-awareness; ethics, boundaries and confidentiality; working remotely; working with difference and diversity, and different professional roles. Throughout, case studies show you how these skills can make a difference in practice, while exercises, including a student journal feature, help you reflect on your own attitudes to enhance your reflective practice. This book is an accessible guide to the BACP counselling skills competence framework for trainee counsellors and those using counselling skills as part of another professional role.

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  • Publisher : Springer
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Questioning the psychiatric construction of mental distress as 'illness', and challenging existing studies of media stigmatization, Stephen Harper argues that today's media images of mental distress are often sympathetic, yet tend to reproduce the sexist, classist, racist and individualist ideologies of contemporary capitalism.

Twist Endings

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  • Publisher : Schüren Verlag
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Ein kleiner Kniff und alles ist anders - auch wenn das Twist Ending zumeist mit dem Riesenerfolg The Sixth Sense (1999) in Verbindung gebracht wird, ist es fast so alt wie die Filmgeschichte selbst. Der Band "Twist Endings. Umdeutende Film-Enden" geht den Ursprüngen des Phänomens auf den Grund und beschreibt seine Entwicklung und Funktionsweise anhand zahlreicher Beispiele. Der Kunstgriff erfreut sich größerer Popularität denn je und wird mittlerweile häufig zum jüngeren Trend der sogenannten Mindgame-Filme gerechnet, die den Zuschauer durch immer neue Täuschungen zum Ratespiel herausfordern. Auch deshalb bilden zeitgenössische Filme wie Shutter Island (2010) und The Uninvited (2009) einen Schwerpunkt der Untersuchung. Doch auch Klassiker wie Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920) und Planet of the Apes (1968) bleiben nicht unerwähnt. In einer theoretischen Auseinandersetzung wird beleuchtet, dass es sich beim Twist Ending gleichermaßen um einen dramaturgischen Handgriff wie um eine erzählerische Variante des überraschenden Endes allgemein handelt. Ausdrücke wie Plot Twist stehen ebenso im Fokus der Untersuchung wie psychologische Schlagwörter, beispielsweise der Primacy-Recency Effect. Ein filmgeschichtlicher Rückblick thematisiert das Auftreten des Twist Endings von seinen Anfängen um 1900 bis heute - Beispielanalysen zeichnen die Veränderungen nach, denen die Finalisierungsform bis heute unterworfen ist. In einer Typologie wird im Anschluss die basale Struktur des Twist Endings herausgearbeitet und auf vier Varianten zurückgeführt: den Wake-up Twist und den Set-up Twist, die konventionelle Formen des Twist Endings darstellen, sowie den perzeptionellen Twist und den narrativen Twist, die in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten prominenter wurden und die Filmforschung insbesondere unter den Schlagwörtern unzuverlässiges Erzählen und mindgame movies beschäftigt haben.

Die Entstehung des Mediensports

By Dietrich Leder,Jörg-Uwe Nieland,Daniela Schaaf
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  • Publisher : Herbert von Halem Verlag
  • Book Code : 3869622539
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 323
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Das Buch untersucht die reichhaltige und vielfältige Geschichte des Sportdokumentarfilms, die von den ersten Aufnahmen im späten 19. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart reicht. Darüber hinaus wird herausgearbeitet, wie groß der Einfluss des Sportdokumentarfilms mit seinen Methoden, Erzählweisen, Kameraperspektiven etc. auf den Sportspielfilm und später auf die Live-Berichterstattung von Spitzensportereignissen im Fernsehen ist. Zugleich wird anhand der im Band vorgestellten Filme exemplarisch untersucht, wie der Spitzensport gesellschaftlich wahrgenommen, was an ihm in den jeweiligen Zeitabschnitten herausgestellt und was an ihm - visuell, erzählerisch, personen- und ereignisorientiert - als attraktiv begriffen wurde. Film- und sportwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen begleiten einander. Sie werden ergänzt durch konzentrierte Exkurse zur Medien- und Dokumentarfilmgeschichte - nebst neuester Entwicklungen von Aufnahme- und Wiedergabetechniken - sowie zur Genese relevanter Disziplinen des Leistungssports und ihrer Popularität. Eine kommentierte Auswahlliste zu Filmen und zur Literatur schließt des Buch ab.