Double Takes

Author: Carolyn A. Durham
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874518740
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Double Takes. During the past decade or more the American remake has increasingly characterized Hollywood's relationship with the French cinema, as films ranging from classics like A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) to contemporary comedies like Trois Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Baby) and La Cage aux Folles (Birdcage) are adapted for US screens. In this comparative, interdisciplinary study Carolyn Durham shows how the remake phenomenon reveals striking differences not just in film theory but also epitomizes larger issues of competition, political and economic tensions, and social, gender, and aesthetic constructs. Durham establishes the metaphor of Euro Disney, which American investors envisioned as the quintessential transcultural entertainment but many French denounced as "a cultural Chernobyl," and then applies it to a close analysis of the films, showing how significant changes between original and remake further our understanding of national identity in both countries. France's belief in its own cultural superiority, she writes, leads to a perceived duty to "disseminate French culture worldwide in the guise of civilisation itself," an attitude that clashes with Hollywood's filmmaking hegemony and its "openness to new ideas, including the foreign." While the central concern is the meaning of cross-cultural differences, this engaging and incisive book also outlines an ongoing battle between a nation convinced of its aesthetic and cultural patrimony and an American industry driven by its own sense of global destiny.

Infographic Guide To The Movies

Author: Karen Krizanovich
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844037622
Size: 75.83 MB
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Infographic Guide To The Movies. "Naturally, there are all the types of information you'd expect to find in a book like this... but there's a whole lot more than that on offer here." - Starburst Magazine 100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing movie infographics! Infographic Guide to Movies presents unique, witty and surprising facts about every film genre, from blockbuster, rom-com, horror, crime, sci-fi and action, to noir, zombie, nouvelle vague, slasher, erotica, world cinema and much, much more. Mixing cinematic fact with legend, it features infamous and often ludicrous tales of Hollywood, Bollywood, European cinema, underground and indie filmmaking. More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of the movie world, boasting over 100 original artworks and illustrations and at-a-glance facts to amaze and astound readers-such as whether movies with a naked Helen Mirren or a naked Zach Galifiankis are likely to be more successful in Albania. There are graphics on every major movie genre and market in the world. Discover... Where in the world you're most likely to come across zombies. What the ultimate leading man would look like. Which actor was the best Bond. Who would win a fight between Rocky and Rambo. Judd Apatow's secret formula. How to kill Bruce Willis. How to get from Thomas Hardy to Tom Hardy. How much rom in a com makes the perfect rom-com. And so much more!

French Speaking Women Film Directors

Author: Janis L. Pallister
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838637364
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French Speaking Women Film Directors. This guide offers listings of some 300 Francophone women from around the world & their work. Wherever possible, entries include dates, brief biographies, descriptions & brief critical analyses.

No Legs No Jokes No Chance

Author: Sheldon Patinkin
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810119943
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No Legs No Jokes No Chance . Traces the American musical from its rich beginnings in European opera. This book talks about the infancy of the musical - the revues, operettas, and early musical comedies, as well as the groundbreaking shows like "Oklahoma!" and "Show Boat", with references to how history, literature, fashion, popular music and movies influenced musical theater.

The Advocate

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The Advocate. The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.


Author: Holly Brubach
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Size: 38.82 MB
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Girlfriend. Drag is a loaded topic, triggering ferocious responses in a wide variety of people. There are men, both gay and straight, who abhor it for its flamboyant display while other seasoned spectators go out and look for drag queens the way others might watch football.In 'Girlfriend' the extraordinary world of drag and gender-bending is explored by former NY Times Magazine style editor, Holly Brubach, who covers the scene in NY, London, Paris, Berlin, Rio, Tokyo and Bangkok. Illustrated with 80 photographs in colour and B/W.

Beyond Recognition

Author: Craig Owens
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520077409
Size: 61.19 MB
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Beyond Recognition. Theoretical and critical writings on art and culture