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Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

Author: Stephen Lee Naish

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782799729

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 88

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Renowned film critic Roger Ebert said Dirty Dancing "might have been a decent movie if it had allowed itself to be about anything." In this broadly researched and accessible text, Stephen Lee Naish sets out to deconstruct and unlock a film that has haunted him for decades, and argues that Dirty Dancing, the 1987 sleeper hit about a young middle-class girl who falls for a handsome working-class dance instructor, is actually about everything. The film is a union of history, politics, sixties and eighties culture, era-defining music, class, gender, and race, and of course features one of the best love stories set to film. Using scene-by-scene analyses, personal interpretation, and comparative study, it's time to take Dirty Dancing out of the corner and place it under the microscope.

Coming of Age in Popular Culture: Teenagers, Adolescence, and the Art of Growing Up

Author: Donald C. Miller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144084061X

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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Documenting the evolution of teens and media from the 1950s through 2010, this book examines the films, books, television shows, and musical artists that impacted American culture and shaped the "coming of age" experience for each generation. • Presents concise content and detailed analysis written in an easy-to-understand style • Provides key historical context that enables readers to more clearly understand the significance of media presentations and their tremendous impact within our culture • Documents how media reflect the values and beliefs of a specific era but in some cases can also challenge these entrenched views and serve to change them

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Manic Street Preachers and Know Your Enemy

Author: STEPHEN LEE. NAISH

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1909394572

Category:

Page: N.A

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Gespenster meines Lebens

Depression, Hauntlogy und die verlorene Zukunft

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893201952

Category:

Page: 255

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Die eindimensionale Frau

Author: Nina Power

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883962825

Category:

Page: 112

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The Hollywood Musical

Author: Jane Feuer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253207685

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 154

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". . . both fresh and informed, as well as a pleasure to read." -- Film Quarterly Since 1982, when this book first appeared, the Hollywood musical has undergone a rebirth, with the rise of teen musicals such as Dirty Dancing and Flashdance. In a chapter written especially for this second edition of her well-known study, Jane Feuer shows how this new development in the genre relates to important changes in the cinema audience itself. It is the text for the study of Hollywood musicals.

Appropriating Blackness

Performance and the Politics of Authenticity

Author: E. Patrick Johnson

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Performance artist and scholar E. Patrick Johnson’s provocative study examines how blackness is appropriated and performed—toward widely divergent ends—both within and outside African American culture. Appropriating Blackness develops from the contention that blackness in the United States is necessarily a politicized identity—avowed and disavowed, attractive and repellent, fixed and malleable. Drawing on performance theory, queer studies, literary analysis, film criticism, and ethnographic fieldwork, Johnson describes how diverse constituencies persistently try to prescribe the boundaries of "authentic" blackness and how performance highlights the futility of such enterprises. Johnson looks at various sites of performed blackness, including Marlon Riggs’s influential documentary Black Is . . . Black Ain’t and comedic routines by Eddie Murphy, David Alan Grier, and Damon Wayans. He analyzes nationalist writings by Amiri Baraka and Eldridge Cleaver, the vernacular of black gay culture, an oral history of his grandmother’s experience as a domestic worker in the South, gospel music as performed by a white Australian choir, and pedagogy in a performance studies classroom. By exploring the divergent aims and effects of these performances—ranging from resisting racism, sexism, and homophobia to excluding sexual dissidents from the black community—Johnson deftly analyzes the multiple significations of blackness and their myriad political implications. His reflexive account considers his own complicity, as ethnographer and teacher, in authenticating narratives of blackness.

Masquerade of the Dream Walkers

Prophetic Theology from the Cartesians to Hegel

Author: Peter A. Redpath

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042004023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 331

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This book concludes that the prevailing opinion about the nature of modern and contemporary philosophy is wrong. It maintains that almost all such philosophy is deconstructed, secularized, Augustinian theology, not philosophy. In support of this startling contention, extensive textual analysis is provided of Cartesian thought, Hobbes, Newton, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Lessing, Rousseau, Kant, and Hegel.

Contemporary American cinema

Author: Linda Ruth Williams,Michael Hammond

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335218318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 548

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The first complete study of mainstream and nontraditional film since 1960 Indispensable to film students and general readers interested in this art form, Contemporary American Cinema culls together the writings of the world's leading film scholars to provide the first comprehensive introduction to postclassical American film. Heavily illustrated with more than 50 color and black-and-white stills, it takes a close look at all aspects of the genre, including influential movies, directors, producers, and actors. This unique and accessible resource includes two Tables of Contents, allowing readers to research chronologically or thematically. In addition, it includes a glossary of important terms, suggestions for further reading, sample essay questions, and a filmography. Subjects include: Decline of the early studio system Rise of American new-wave cinema Parallel histories of independent and underground cinema Black cinema--from the "blaxploitation" era of the 1970s to the 1990s Full history of the American blockbuster Uses and effects of new film making technologies America's ever-changing audiences Key genres and industry statistics

Dirty White Boys

A Novel

Author: Stephen Hunter

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 030777984X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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They busted out of McAlester State Penitentiary--three escaped convicts going to ground in a world unprepared for anything like them.... Lamar Pye is prince of the Dirty White Boys. With a lion in his soul, he roars--for he is the meanest, deadliest animal on the loose.... Odell is Lamar's cousin, a hulking manchild with unfeeling eyes. He lives for daddy Lamar. Surely he will die for him.... Richard's survival hangs on a sketch: a crude drawing of a lion and a half-naked woman. For this Lamar has let Richard live... Armed to the teeth, Lamar and his boys have cut a path of terror across the Southwest, and pushed one good cop into a crisis of honor and conscience. Trooper Bud Pewtie should have died once at Lamar's hands. Now they're about to meet again. And this time, only one of them will walk away.... From the Paperback edition.

Cinemas of the World

Film and Society from 1895 to the Present

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895747

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The cinema has been the pre-eminent popular art form of the 20th century. In Cinemas of the World, James Chapman examines the relationship between film and society in the modern world: film as entertainment medium, film as a reflection of national cultures and preoccupations, film as an instrument of propaganda. He also explores two interrelated issues that have recurred throughout the history of cinema: the economic and cultural hegemony of Hollywood on the one hand, and, on the other, the attempts of film-makers elsewhere to establish indigenous national cinemas drawing on their own cultures and societies. Chapman examines the rise to dominance of Hollywood cinema in the silent and early sound periods. He discusses the characteristic themes of American movies from the Depression to the end of the Cold War especially those found in the western and film noir – genres that are often used as vehicles for exploring issues central to us society and politics. He looks at national cinemas in various European countries in the period between the end of the First World War and the end of the Second, which all exhibit the formal and aesthetic properties of modernism. The emergence of the so-called "new cinemas" of Europe and the wider world since 1960 are also explored. "Chapman is a tough-thinking, original writer . . . an engaging, excellent piece of work."—David Lancaster, Film and History

Plato and Popcorn

A Philosopher’s Guide to 75 Thought-Provoking Movies

Author: William G. Smith

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476603979

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Many believe there is nothing like seeing a good movie, one that is enjoyable both in itself and for the thought processes it stimulates. From The Usual Suspects and When Harry Met Sally to Gandhi and The Color Purple, this handbook functions as a guide to watching and reflecting upon 75 great films. The author, a philosophy instructor, presents a text designed to lead readers through a series of intellectual gymnastics; to help strengthen critical thinking abilities and to inspire exciting and philosophical thoughts and discussions. “Civil Disobedience,” “Death,” “Fate and Determinism,” “War,” “Sexism and Women’s Issues,” “Gay Rights,” “The Greatest Happiness Principle,” “Anxiety and Inauthenticity” and “The Holocaust” are examples of the 18 different categories into which the films are divided. Each chapter includes the author’s introductory comments to be read prior to watching movies along with a section of “Questions to Ponder” to be considered afterward. Photographs of many movie scenes are included throughout the text. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

George Lucas

Die Biografie

Author: Brian Jay Jones

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 384190579X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 2291

Als 1977 in einem US-Vorstadtkino ein unbekannter Science-Fiction-Film anlief, ahnte niemand, dass hieraus das erfolgreichste Filmprojekt aller Zeiten werden würde. Star Wars veränderte alles: die Sehgewohnheiten, die Art und Weise Filme zu machen und zu vermarkten, wie Produzenten wahrgenommen werden. Der Mann dahinter wird heute in einem Atemzug mit Steve Jobs oder Walt Disney genannt: George Lucas quälte sich beim Schreiben und im Umgang mit Schauspielern, war aber unerbittlich, wenn er von einer Idee überzeugt war. Ein brillanter Regisseur, der neue Standards setzte, ein Genie am Schnittplatz und ein Unternehmer, der die Filmvermarktung auf eine völlig neue Stufe hob. Bestsellerautor Brian Jay Jones legt nun die erste umfassende Biografie vor - nicht nur eine packende Darstellung des Lebens und Werks von George Lucas, sondern auch ein wichtiges Stück Film- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte.

Hollywood's Indies

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074866453X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Hollywood's Indies offers an in depth examination of the phenomenon of the classics divisions by tracing its history since the establishment of the first specialty label in 1980.

Der beste Freund, den man sich denken kann

Roman

Author: Matthew Dicks

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827076498

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Budo ist der beste Freund, den sich der achtjährige Max vorstellen kann. Eben weil er sich ihn nur vorstellt. Doch eines Tages wird Max nicht länger an ihn glauben und Budo wird aufhören zu existieren. So weit ist es jedoch noch nicht. Denn Max ist anders als die anderen Jungen: Er mag es nicht, wenn man ihn berührt, er liebt es, Dinge zu ordnen, er schaut Menschen ungern in die Augen. Kein Wunder, dass die Schule ein einziger Spießrutenlauf für ihn ist. Als die Lehrerin Mrs Patterson ein verdächtiges Interesse an Max bekundet, spitzt sich die Situation jedoch zu, so dass Budo eine dramatische Entscheidung treffen muss. Klug, schräg, spannend und oft umwerfend komisch erzählt Matthew Dicks davon, dass man beileibe nicht echt sein muss, um ein wahrer Freund zu sein.

Popcorn

Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies

Author: Garry Mulholland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409112209

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 9555

Hugely acclaimed author of THIS IS UNCOOL and FEAR OF MUSIC turns his attention to rock 'n' roll movies. From BLACKBOARD JUNGLE to QUADROPHENIA, from 8 MILE to ABBA: THE MOVIE, no one has seriously looked at the strange phenomenon that is the rock 'n' roll movie. Garry Mulholland turns his focus away from classic records to the best, the worst, the weird and the completely deranged from the world of the rock movie. Part serious critical appreciation, part celebration of B-movie trash, Garry Mulholland's inclusive approach is the key to his success. He is as comfortable deconstructing the likes of PERFORMANCE, GIMME SHELTER or JUBILEE as he is celebrating FOOTLOOSE or JAILHOUSE ROCK. As he writes: '... Anyone who rejects the joy that the likes of GREASE or DIRTY DANCING or FAME have brought millions of people without even attempting to engage with why such unapologetic trash works can't really be that interested in filmgoers at all.'

One Thousand One, a Video Odyssey

Author: Steve Tatham

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN: 9781580650236

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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This Dennis Miller-meets-Leonard Maltin guide points movie lovers toward the best flicks, all cleverly organized and grouped. Each entry features rating, cast members, availability on video/DVD, and humorous commentary.

Nebenwirkungen

Author: Woody Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499150654

Category:

Page: 137

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