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Cinema of Attractions Reloaded

"Twenty years ago, noted film scholars Tom Gunning and Andre; Gaudreault introduced the phrase "cinema of attractions" to describe the essential qualities of films made in the medium's earliest days, those produced between 1895 and 1906. Now, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded critically examines the term and its subsequent wide-ranging use in film studies."

Exploring movie construction and production : what's so exciting about movies?

"Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure..."

Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies For current UWest patrons only.Physical item available at the library.

"Through case studies from Wong Kar Wai's Happy Together to Judy Garland fandom on the Internet, this work examines the encounter between film studies and cultural studies, offering new ways of reading popular film."

Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema

"Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema suggests a fundamental rethinking of the notion of violence in Hollywood cinema, and discloses the methodological and theoretical inadequacies of a series of common approaches to screen violence."