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The Kubrick Facade

By Jason Sperb
  • ISBN Code: : 1461673070
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Many of Stanley Kubrick's films are often interpreted as cold and ambiguous. Whether viewing Barry Lyndon, 2001, The Shining, or Eyes Wide Shut, there is a sense in which these films resist their own audiences, creating a distance from them. Though many note the coldness of Kubrick's films, a smaller number attempt to explore exactly how his body of work elicits this particular reaction. Fewer still attempt to articulate what it might mean to "feel" Stanley Kubrick's films. In The Kubrick Facade, Jason Sperb examines the narrative ambiguity of the director's films—from the voice-over narration in early works, including the once forgotten Fear and Desire—to the blank faces of characters in his later ones. In doing so, Sperb shows how both devices struggle in vain to make sense of the chaos and sterility of the cinematic surface.

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Psychology and Crime

By Clive R. Hollin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135107394
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category : Social Science
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Crime is an expensive aspect of society, and each year huge amounts of public money are spent on the courts, police, probation services, and prisons, while the human costs in terms of pain, fear and loss is incalculable. Psychology and Crime comprehensively covers the vital role of psychological theories and methods in understanding and managing criminal behaviour. It analyzes in depth the application of psychological findings to a range of serious crimes, such as arson, violent crime, and sexual crime. It examines the use of psychology by the police and the courts and discusses the role of psychology in crime reduction strategies. Written by a leading authority on the subject and informed by over twenty years of teaching experience, the second edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent research in the field. New features also include: Expansive coverage of the development of criminal behaviour; Chapter summaries and end-of-chapter discussion points; Text boxes throughout highlighting key issues, debates and brief histories; Supplementary online resources at www.routledge.com/cw/hollin. Psychology and Crime is an essential introduction and reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students in psychology, criminology, sociology and related subjects. It also represents an invaluable resource for professional training courses and anyone planning a career in the criminal justice system.

CAMION BLANC

By John Reed
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  • Publisher : CAMION BLANC
  • Book Code : 2357794291
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Tout au long de sa carrière, Madness a connu des hauts et des bas, où se mêlent querelles intestines, accusations de racisme infondées liées au passé skinhead de certains membres, sans oublier une séparation. Fondé en 1976, juste avant l’apogée du punk, Madness a mêlé les rythmes reggae/ska jamaïcains à un humour typiquement britannique et à une critique sociale fine, l’apogée du groupe se déroulant pendant les années Thatcher. John Reed nous livre ici l’histoire du groupe en commençant par évoquer les racines familiales de ses membres, leur origine géographique et leur enfance. Il retrace ensuite leur ascension vers le succès au début des années quatre-vingt, leur chute inévitable en 1986 et enfin leur résurrection en 1992. Le groupe a sorti son dernier album The Liberty Of Norton Folgate en 2009. À travers les témoignages de leurs amis et de nombreuses personnes de l’industrie musicale, John Reed arrive à dresser un portrait vivant et vibrant de ces années tumultueuses.

Transgressive Fiction

By R. Mookerjee
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137341084
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 635
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Often dismissed as sensationalist, transgressive fiction is a sophisticated movement with roots in Menippean satire and the Rabelaisian carnal folk sensibility praised by Bakhtin. This study, the first of its kind, provides a thorough literary background and analysis of key transgressive authors such as Acker, Amis, Carter, Ellis, and Palahniuk.

Agrégation anglais 2022. No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy, Ethan et Joel Coen)

By Julie Assouly,collectif,Yvonne-Marie Rogez
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  • Publisher : Editions Ellipses
  • Book Code : 2340060362
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 698
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Ouvrage de préparation au concours de l’Agrégation. - Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men [2005] - le film No Country for Old Men, réalisé par Ethan et Joel Coen [2007]

Das Klo im Kino

By Philipp Alexander Tschirbs
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3825801004
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Motion pictures
  • Members : 102
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What You See Is What You Hear

By Dario Martinelli
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030325946
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 726
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What You See Is What You Hear develops a unique model of analysis that helps students and advanced scholars alike to look at audiovisual texts from a fresh perspective. Adopting an engaging writing style, the author draws an accessible picture of the field, offering several analytical tools, historical background, and numerous case studies. Divided into five main sections, the monograph covers problems of definitions, history, and most of all analysis. The first part raises the main problems related to audiovisuality, including taxonomical and historical questions. The second part provides the bases for the understanding of audiovisual creative communication as a whole, introducing a novel theoretical model for its analysis. The next three part focus elaborate on the model in all its constituents and with plenty of case studies taken from the field of cinema, TV, music videos, advertising and other forms of audiovisuality. Methodologically, the book is informed by different paradigms of film and media studies, multimodality studies, structuralism, narratology, “auteur theory” in the broad sense, communication studies, semiotics, and the so-called “Numanities.” What You See Is What You Hear enables readers to better understand how to analyze the structure and content of diverse audiovisual texts, to discuss their different idioms, and to approach them with curiosity and critical spirit.

Le cinéma de John McTiernan

By Claude Monnier.
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  • Publisher : Editions L'Harmattan
  • Book Code : 2140041801
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 709
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Des militaires filmés comme des titans (Predator). Une gigantesque tour de verre qui explose à Los Angeles, la nuit de Noël (Piège de cristal). L'aventure d'un mystérieux commandant, vingt mille lieues sous les mers (À la poursuite d'Octobre Rouge). La Seconde Guerre mondiale et la Wehrmacht en plein Manhattan (Une Journée en enfer)... Comment de telles « fantaisies » sont-elles venues à l'esprit de John McTiernan, intellectuel de la côte Est des États-Unis, formé au théâtre, à l'opéra, à l'anthropologie, et nourri de films d'auteurs européens ? Et comment ce réalisateur, au coeur du cinéma le plus commercial, a-t-il su magnifier la combativité et l'intelligence de l'Homme ?

The Brothers Grim

By Erica Rowell
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 146166408X
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 209
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The Brothers Grim examines the inner workings of the Coens' body of work, discussing a movie in terms of its primary themes, social and political contexts, narrative techniques, influences, relationship to their other films, and the Coens' referential modus operandi that retreads cinema, literature, history, philosophy, and art to amplify their films' themes.

Camion Blanc

By Gilles Rolland
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  • Publisher : Camion Blanc
  • Book Code : 2378480156
  • Total of Pages : 446
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Cinéma et musique ont toujours fait bon ménage. Le rock en particulier a depuis ses premiers rugissements trouvé un écho sur grand écran. Avec le King Presley puis avec les Beatles et beaucoup d'autres grands noms qui, un jour, ont souhaité faire le lien et offrir à leurs univers des évocations filmiques plus ou moins inspirées. Le metal lui, ne fait pas exception et s'est abondement nourri de références cinématographiques. Les headbangers sont souvent de grands cinéphiles et bien sûr, les stars du genre, parmi lesquelles Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie ou encore Metallica ont, à un moment ou à un autre, participé à ce dialogue si galvanisant, donnant naissance à des morceaux remplis de références, à des films cultes et à des longs-métrages propulsés par la puissance évocatrice de la musique sur-amplifiée. Que l'on parle de films d'horreur, de drames, de comédies ou de documentaires, le cinéma heavy metal est d'une richesse exemplaire. Voici plusieurs décennies que cette love story incendiaire perdure. Une histoire de laquelle surgissent des classiques et des curiosités. Des longs-métrages mais aussi des bandes originales. Car parfois, si le film n'a rien de metal, la musique, elle,, l'est carrément. C'est de cela dont il est question ici. De This Is Spinal Tap à Wayne's World, en passant par Rob Zombie, Decline Of The Western Civilization Part II : The Metal Years, Lemmy The Movie, Métal Hurlant, Le Fleuve de la mort ou encore Anvil !, ce livre raconte la grande odyssée d'un genre extrême et insouciant qui fédère depuis une quarantaine d'années dans le bruit et la fureur, mais aussi dans le rire, le sang et les larmes.

New Takes in Film-Philosophy

By H. Carel,G. Tuck
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230294855
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Performing Arts
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This collection displays a range of approaches and contemporary developments in the expanding field of film-philosophy. The essays explore central issues surrounding the conjunction of film and philosophy, presenting a varied yet coherent reflection on the nature of this conjunction.