Video On Demand - Television For A New Millenium by Christoph Koch

By Christoph Koch

Seminar paper from the yr 1998 within the topic Communications - video clips and tv, grade: 1, Ohio college (School of Telecommunication), direction: New applied sciences of Telecommunication, 17 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: there was loads of discuss video on call for (VOD) within the final couple of years. situations of a vivid destiny for sofa potatoes who had a complete videostore at their fingertips have been regularly wandering during the media. while the web turned an enormous good fortune the eye and destiny fantasies shifted clear of the tv and video on call for in the direction of the computer.

But how fascinating and critical is VOD fairly? the next chapters will clarify what VOD precisely is, the way it works and who’s status in the back of it – its benefits and probabilities in addition to its risks and limitations.

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American Film Satire in the 1990s: Hollywood Subversion by J. Nilsson

By J. Nilsson

This research examines how a selected collection of movies grew to become American cultural fabric of the Nineties into satirical reviews for audience and unearths that there are components of resistance to norms and conventions in politics, to mainstream information channels and Hollywood, and to legitimate American historical past already embedded within the culture.

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Ghosts of Gone With The Wind by Gene Arceri

By Gene Arceri

After the celebration, on the finish of long past With The Wind, the track stopped. The Civil battle movie was once over and global struggle II loomed forward. the celebrities had long past their separate methods. This literature not just is going behind the curtain, yet follows the gamers, like a ghost. Clark Gable's secretary spoke for my part to the writer, after his desires had vanished. Vivien Leigh's heavenly love tale with Laurence Olivier crashed to earth. Why? the place is her real burial position, and why is it stored mystery? Interviews with surviving forged contributors and people concerned with the construction are the following. After fifty years, a discovery of the non-public memorabilia of the assistant director, Eric Stacey, is published. This e-book used to be written for creditors and lovers from worldwide, the hundreds of thousands of moviegoers who love something to do with their universally-beloved movie. the celebrities written approximately labored not easy to keep up an phantasm, a facade. This tale eliminates the mysterious and divulges the truth.

Native New Yorker Gene Arceri begun his profession with a variety of theatre firms on the Lincoln middle and somewhere else. He now is living in San Francisco, the place he's a multi-media character. Arceri's books on Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Hayward, Betty Hutton and "Charlie of Nob Hill" were well-received world wide, as has his column for the earlier ten years for Jo Lee journal on the web.

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Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film by Jakub Kazecki,Karen A. Ritzenhoff,Cynthia J. Miller

By Jakub Kazecki,Karen A. Ritzenhoff,Cynthia J. Miller

Over the final a number of a long time, the bounds of languages and nationwide and ethnic identities were moving, changing the thought of borders worldwide. Borderland components, corresponding to East and West Europe, the US/Mexican frontera, and the center East, function areas of cultural move and alternate, in addition to arenas of violent clash and segregation. As groups world wide merge throughout nationwide borders, new multi-ethnic and multicultural international locations became ever extra common.

Border Visions: identification and Diaspora in Film bargains an summary of world cinema that addresses borders as areas of hybridity and alter. during this choice of essays, individuals learn how cinema portrays conceptions of borderlands knowledgeable by means of wisdom, politics, artwork, reminiscence, and lived event, and the way those buildings give a contribution to a altering international group. those essays study a number of foreign function movies and documentaries that concentrate on the lives, cultures, and politics of borderlands. The essays speak about the ways that conflicts and their resolutions take place in borderlands and the way they're portrayed on movie. the amount will pay unique realization to modern Europe, the place the subject of transferring border identities is among the major using forces within the techniques of eu unification.

Among the filmmakers whose paintings is mentioned during this quantity are Fatih Akin, Montxo Armendàriz, Cary Fukunaga, Christoph Hochhäusler, Holger Jancke, Emir Kusturica, Laila Pakalnina, Alex Rivera, Larissa Shepitko, Andrea Staka, Elia Suleiman, and István Szabó. an important contribution to the discussion on international cinema, Border Visions will be of curiosity to scholars and students of movie, but additionally to students in border reports, gender stories, sociology, and political science.

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Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema by Harper Cossar

By Harper Cossar

When widescreen expertise was once brought to filmmaking in 1953, it replaced the visible framework and aesthetic features of cinema endlessly. earlier than widescreen, a director's imaginative and prescient for shooting attractive landscapes or urban skylines was once restricted through what should be integrated within the boxy confines of an Academy Ratio movie body. The creation and next evolution of widescreen expertise has allowed administrators to push the bounds of filmmaking.

Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema explores the technological alterations of the widescreen approach and the way the layout has encouraged administrators and in addition sparked debates between movie critics. interpreting early filmmakers resembling Buster Keaton and D. W. Griffith and style pioneers like Nicholas Ray and Douglas Sirk, Harper Cossar explains how administrators use wider element ratios to reinforce their inventive visions. Letterboxed tracks the historical past of stylistic experimentation with the movie body and demonstrates how the growth of the display has exposed myriad inventive probabilities for directors.

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Class, Language, and American Film Comedy by Christopher Beach

By Christopher Beach

This e-book examines the evolution of yankee movie comedy during the lens of language and the portrayal of social type. Christopher seashore argues that classification has been an incredible point within the improvement of sound comedy as a cinematic shape. With the arrival of sound within the past due Twenties and early Thirties, filmmakers well-known that sound and narrative enlarged the semiotic and ideological strength of movie. reading using language within the movies of the Marx Brothers, Frank Capra, Woody Allen and the Coen brothers, between others, classification, Language, and American movie Comedy strains the historical past of Hollywood from the Thirties to the current, whereas providing a brand new method of the research of sophistication and social relationships via linguistic analysis.

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The Spacesuit Film: A History, 1918–1969 by Gary Westfahl

By Gary Westfahl

Filmmakers hire a number of photos to signify the strangeness of outer area, yet protecting spacesuits such a lot powerfully speak its hazards and the frailty of people past the cradle of Earth. (Many movies set in house, even though, forgo spacesuits altogether, reluctant to conceal well-known faces in the back of cumbersome helmets and ill-fitting jumpsuits.)
This serious heritage comprehensively examines technological know-how fiction motion pictures that painting area shuttle realistically (and occasionally now not fairly so) through having characters put on spacesuits. starting [A] with the pioneering Himmelskibet (1918) and Woman at the Moon (1929), it discusses [B] different classics during this culture, together with Destination Moon (1950), Riders to the Stars (1954), and 2001: an area Odyssey (1968); [C] motion pictures that gesture towards realism yet betray that target with melodramatic villains, low comedy, or unbelievable monsters; [D] the specified spacesuit motion pictures of Western Europe, Russia and Japan; and [E] America’s dazzling real-life spacesuit movie, the televised Apollo eleven moon touchdown (1969).

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The American City in the Cinema by James A. Clapp

By James A. Clapp

the yank urban and the yank motion picture grew up jointly within the early a long time of the 20 th century, making movie a terrific medium during which to raised comprehend city lifestyles. Exploiting the expanding approval for huge metropolitan towns and concrete way of life, video clips chronicled the town and the tales it generated. during this quantity, urbanist James A. Clapp explores the reciprocal dating among town and the cinema in the dimensions of time and space.A number of issues and actualizations were repeated in the course of the heritage of the cinema, together with the jobs of immigrants, girls, small cities, relatives farms, and suburbia; and concrete childhoods, family members values, violent crime, politics, and dystopic futures. Clapp examines the various ways that town has been characterised in addition to the way it has been portrayed as a personality itself.Some of the movies mentioned comprise city, King Kong, West aspect tale, it is a excellent existence, American good looks, insurgent and not using a reason, American Graffiti, Blade Runner, Gangs of latest York, The Untouchables, l. a. personal, dawn, Crash, American historical past X, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Deer Hunter, and lots of extra. This paintings may be loved by way of city experts, moviegoers, and people drawn to American, cultural, and picture studies.

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Pornography Feminism: As Powerful as She Wants to Be by Rich Moreland

By Rich Moreland

During the intercourse wars of the Nineteen Eighties, sex-positive feminism entered the grownup movie with a performer help team referred to as membership ninety. Over the following 3 many years feminism discovered a house between an influential team of ladies in pornography. Pornography Feminism: As strong as She desires to Be is a well-liked background of this unfolding saga instructed principally via own interviews in addition to scholarly works, earlier renowned histories, and movie reviews.

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