The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring
Author: Nancy Jo Sales
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN: 0062245279
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bling Ring Book Excerpt:

The Bling Ring by Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales is an in-depth expose of a band of beautiful, privileged teenagers who were caught breaking into celebrity homes and stealing millions of dollars worth of valuables. With a list of victims that reads like a "Who's Who" of young Hollywood, including Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, and Rachel Bilson, The Bling Ring is the stuff of writers' imaginations—with one exception—it's a true story. The media asked: Why would a group of kids who already had designer clothes, money, cars, and status take such risks? Award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales found the answer: They did it because they could. And because it was easy. The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World is a shocking look at the seedy world of the real young Hollywood.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Satirical Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Satirical Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1420
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion picture plays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Critical Companion to Sofia Coppola

A Critical Companion to Sofia Coppola
Author: Naaman Wood,Christopher Booth
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2022-08-31
ISBN: 179363680X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critical Companion to Sofia Coppola Book Excerpt:

This volume offers eight interdisciplinary readings to the films of Sofia Coppola, analyzing her oeuvre with a focus on her treatment of masculinity, sexual politics, bodies, and love.

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola
Author: Fiona Handyside
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-01-29
ISBN: 1786731606
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sofia Coppola Book Excerpt:

She has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, and in 2004 became the first ever American woman to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar. From The Virgin Suicides to The Bling Ring, her work carves out new spaces for the expression of female subjectivity that embraces rather than rejects femininity. Fiona Handyside here considers the careful counter-balance of vulnerability with the possibilities and pleasures of being female in Coppola's films - albeit for the white and the privileged - through their recurrent themes of girlhood, fame, power, sex and celebrity. Chapters reveal a post-feminist aesthetic that offers sustained, intimate engagements with female characters. These characters inhabit luminous worlds of girlish adornments, light and sparkle and yet find homes in unexpected places from hotels to swimming pools, palaces to strip clubs: resisting stereotypes and the ordinary. In this original study, Handyside brings critical attention to a rare female auteur and in so doing contributes to important analyses of post-feminism, authorship in film, and the growing field of girlhood studies.

L A Chic

L A  Chic
Author: Susan Ingram,Markus Reisenleitner
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN: 1783209356
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

L A Chic Book Excerpt:

Los Angeles is undergoing a makeover. Leaving behind its image as all freeways and suburbs, sunshine and noir, it is reinventing itself for the twenty-first century as a walkable, pedestrian friendly, ecologically healthy and global urban hotspot of fashion and style, while driving initiatives to rejuvenate its downtown core, public spaces and ethnic neighborhoods. By providing a locational history of Los Angeles fashion and style mythologies through the lens of institutions such as manufacturing, museums and designers and readings of contemporary film, literature and new media, L.A. Chic provides an in-depth analysis of the social changes, urban processes, desires and politics that inform how the good life is being re-imagined in Los Angeles. Throughout the book, Susan Ingram and Markus Reisenleitner dig up submerged and marginalized elements of the city’s cultural history but also tap into the global circuits of urban affect that are being mobilized for promoting L.A. as an example for the global, multi-ethnic city of the future. Engagingly written, highly visual and featuring numerous photographs throughout, L.A. Chic will appeal to any culturally inclined reader with an interest in Los Angeles, its cultural history and modern urban style.

Any Resemblance to Actual Persons

Any Resemblance to Actual Persons
Author: Hal Erickson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2017-12-11
ISBN: 1476666059
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Any Resemblance to Actual Persons Book Excerpt:

Most film buffs know that Citizen Kane was based on the life of publisher William Randolph Hearst. But few are aware that key characters in films like Double Indemnity, Cool Hand Luke, Jaws, Rain Man, A Few Good Men and Zero Dark Thirty were inspired by actual persons. This survey of a clef characters covers a selection of fictionalized personalities, beginning with the Silent Era. The landmark lawsuit surrounding Rasputin and the Empress (1932) introduced disclaimers in film credits, assuring audiences that characters were not based on real people--even when they were. Entries cover screen incarnations of Wyatt Earp, Al Capone, Bing Crosby, Amelia Earhart, Buster Keaton, Howard Hughes, Janis Joplin and Richard Nixon, along with the inspirations behind perennial favorites like Charlie Chan and Indiana Jones.

Baudrillard Youth and American Film

Baudrillard  Youth  and American Film
Author: Kip Kline
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 1498501516
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baudrillard Youth and American Film Book Excerpt:

Baudrillard, Youth, and American Film examines the portrayal of youth in American cinema with Jean Baudrillard's radical social theory and philosophical system. Kline uses Baudrillard's corpus to analyze the troubling effects of the portrayal of youth in American teen films, namely, its contribution to discursive violence against young people which holds such a prominent place in many adult-controlled, modern institutions like schools. This kind of violence has multiple iterations, including the inability to imagine youth as meaningful political actors, the insistence on taking teenagers to be morally impoverished, and the propensity for viewing young people as thoroughly heteronomous. While there are certainly pockets of exception, violent discourses often animate institutional disregard for youth. Kline promotes Baudrillard's fatal theory as a way for critical educators, philosophers, sociologists, and other concerned pedagogues to argue for an alteration in the way that youth is portrayed in American films, and to discourage the negative discourse that have colonized conceptions and treatment of young people.

The Cinema of Sofia Coppola

The Cinema of Sofia Coppola
Author: Suzanne Ferriss
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 135017663X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Sofia Coppola Book Excerpt:

The Cinema of Sofia Coppola provides the first comprehensive analysis of Coppola's oeuvre that situates her work broadly in relation to contemporary artistic, social and cultural currents. Suzanne Ferriss considers the central role of fashion - in its various manifestations - to Coppola's films, exploring fashion's primacy in every cinematic dimension: in film narrative; production, costume and sound design; cinematography; marketing, distribution and auteur branding. She also explores the theme of celebrity, including Coppola's own director-star persona, and argues that Coppola's auteur status rests on an original and distinct visual style, derived from the filmmaker's complex engagement with photography and painting. Ferriss analyzes each of Coppola's six films, categorizing them in two groups: films where fashion commands attention (Marie Antoinette, The Beguiled and The Bling Ring) and those where clothing and material goods do not stand out ostentatiously, but are essential in establishing characters' identities and relationships (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation and Somewhere). Throughout, Ferriss draws on approaches from scholarship on fashion, film, visual culture, art history, celebrity and material culture to capture the complexities of Coppola's engagement with fashion, culture and celebrity. The Cinema of Sofia Coppola is beautifully illustrated with color images from her films, as well as artworks and advertising artefacts.

Focus On 100 Most Popular English language Film Directors

Focus On  100 Most Popular English language Film Directors
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 2028
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Citizen Hollywood

Citizen Hollywood
Author: Timothy Stanley
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 1250032504
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Hollywood Book Excerpt:

To most Americans, Hollywood activism consists of self-obsessed movie stars promoting their pet causes, whether defending marijuana legalization or Second Amendment rights. There's some truth in that stereotype, and in this book you'll find the close personal friends of Fidel Castro, the wannabe cowboys, and the ever-ubiquitous Barbra Streisand. But Citizen Hollywood makes a far more serious case--that Hollywood's influence in Washington runs deeper and affects the country's government more than most of us imagine. Celebrity activism exerts a subtle power over the American political process, and that pressure is nothing new. Through money, networking, and image making, the movie industry has shaped the way that politics works for nearly a century. It has helped to forge a culture that is obsessed with celebrity and spectacle. In return, politicians have become part of the fabric of Hollywood society and cater to the wishes of their new-found friends and fund-raisers. Using original archival research and exclusive interviews with stars, directors, producers, and politicians from both parties, Timothy Stanley's Citizen Hollywood shows that the only way to understand the image-obsessed, volatile politics of modern America is to understand the hidden history of Hollywood's influence on Washington.

Constructions of Media Authorship

Constructions of Media Authorship
Author: Christiane Heibach,Angela Krewani,Irene Schütze
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN: 3110679698
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructions of Media Authorship Book Excerpt:

The author is dead, long live the author! This paradox has shaped discussions on authorship since at least the 1960s, when the dominant notion of the individual author-genius was first critically questioned. The ongoing discussion has mainly focused on literature and the arts, but has ignored nearly any artistic practice beyond these two fields. “Constructions of Media Authorship” aims to fill this gap: the volume’s interdisciplinary contributions reflect historical and current artistic practices within various media and attempt to grasp them from different perspectives. The first part sheds a new light on different artistic and design practices and questions the still dominant view on the individual identifiable author. The second part discusses creative practices in literature, emphasizing the interrelation of aesthetic discourses and media practices. The third part investigates authoring in audiovisual media, especially film and TV, while the final part turns to electronic and digital media and their collective creativity and hybrid mediality. The volume is also an attempt to develop new methodological approaches, focusing on the interplay between various human and non-human actors in different media constellations.

Heightened Genre and Women s Filmmaking in Hollywood

Heightened Genre and Women s Filmmaking in Hollywood
Author: Mary Harrod
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-05-24
ISBN: 3030709949
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heightened Genre and Women s Filmmaking in Hollywood Book Excerpt:

Despite the widely publicised prejudice faced by women in Hollywood, since around 1990 a significant minority of female directors have been making commercially and culturally impactful films there across the full range of genres. This book explores movies by filmmakers Amy Heckerling, Nora Ephron, Nancy Meyers, Catherine Hardwicke, Sofia Coppola, Kimberly Peirce, Kathryn Bigelow and Greta Gerwig, including many which are still critically neglected or derided, seeing them as offering a new understanding of genre filmmaking. That is, like many other contemporary films but in a striking proportion within the smaller set of mainstream movies by women, this body of work revels in a heightened genre status that allows its authors to simultaneously address ‘intellectual’ cinephilic pleasures and bodily-emotive ones. Arguing through close analysis that these films demonstrate the inseparability of such strategies of engagement in contemporary genre cinema, Heightened Genre reclaims women’s mainstream filmmaking for feminism through a recalibration of genre theory itself.

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola
Author: Hannah Strong
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 1647003636
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sofia Coppola Book Excerpt:

An illustrated critical survey of Academy Award–winning writer and director Sofia Coppola’s career, covering everything from her groundbreaking music videos through her latest films In the two decades since her first feature film was released, Sofia Coppola has created a tonally diverse, meticulously crafted, and unapologetically hyperfeminine aesthetic across a wide range of multimedia work. Her films explore untenable relationships and the euphoria and heartbreak these entail, and Coppola develops these themes deftly and with discernment across her movies and music videos. From The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette to Lost in Translation and The Beguiled, Coppola’s award-nominated filmography is also unique in how its consistent visual aesthetic is informed by and in conversation with contemporary fine art and photography. Sofia Coppola offers a rich and intimate look at the overarching stylistic and thematic components of Coppola's work. In addition to critical essays about Coppola's filmography, the book will include interviews with some of her closest collaborators, including musician Jean-Benoît Dunckel and costume designer Nancy Steiner, along with a foreword by Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher. It engages with her creative output while celebrating her talent as an imagemaker and storyteller. Along the way, readers meet again a cast of characters mired in the ennui of missed connections: loneliness, frustrated creativity, rebellious adolescence, and the double-edged knife of celebrity, all captured by the emotional, intimate power of the female gaze.

Digital Space and Embodiment in Contemporary Cinema

Digital Space and Embodiment in Contemporary Cinema
Author: Jennifer Kirby
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 1000689360
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Space and Embodiment in Contemporary Cinema Book Excerpt:

Digital Space and Embodiment in Contemporary Cinema examines how contemporary cinema has represented and engaged with the experience of simultaneously inhabiting digital and material spaces (i.e. "composite spaces") in the context of the growing ubiquitousness of digital media and culture. Bringing together a range of key cinematic texts, the book examines how these films represent "composite space" by depicting – often subtly and without explicit reference to technology – what it feels like to live in a world of ubiquitous digital media. The book explores composite spaces through the striking use of elements like colour, symbolic graphics and music, and covers topics like: music as mediator between levels of experience/perception in visionary films such as ‘Sucker Punch’ (2011) and ‘Spring Breakers’ (2012); digital colour as an interface in films including ‘Under the Skin’ (2013); the integration of digital graphical elements drawn from game spaces into material spaces in films such as ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’ (2010) and ‘Nerve’ (2016); and films that take place on a computer screen including 2020’s widely discussed, Zoom-produced pandemic horror film ‘Host’. Through the close analysis of these films, the book offers fresh perspectives on conceptual issues of embodiment, digital agency and subjectivity. This book is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in the fields of film studies, digital aesthetics and film theory, digital culture, and digital media.

Underexposed

Underexposed
Author: Josh Hull
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 1683359186
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underexposed Book Excerpt:

The untold stories behind the 50 greatest movies never made, illustrated by 50 new and original posters For most films, it’s a long, strange road from concept to screen, and sometimes those roads lead to dead ends. In Underexposed! The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made, screenwriter and filmmaker Joshua Hull guides readers through development hell. With humor and reverence, Hull details the speed bumps and roadblocks that kept these films from ever reaching the silver screen. From the misguided and rejected, like Stanley Kubrick’s Lord of the Rings starring the Beatles; to films that changed hands and pulled a U-turn in development, like Steven Spielberg’s planned Oldboy adaptation starring Will Smith; to would-be masterpieces that might still see the light of day, like Guillermo del Toro’s In the Mountains of Madness, Hull discusses plotlines, rumored casting, and more. To help bring these lost projects to life, 50 artists from around the world, in association with the online art collective PosterSpy, have contributed original posters that accompany each essay and give a glimpse of what might have been.

Lulu Lopez Vs the Wicked Witch of West Texas A Magical Time travel Odyssey

Lulu Lopez Vs  the Wicked Witch of West Texas  A Magical Time travel Odyssey
Author: Zelda del West
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1387821806
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bling Ring

Bling Ring
Author: Nancy Jo Sales
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 9788378395447
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genre Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Genre  Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers
Author: Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2018-06-06
ISBN: 1474425275
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genre Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers Book Excerpt:

Examining the significance of women's work in popular film genres, this test sheds light on women's contribution to genre cinema through an exploration of filmmakers like Kathryn Bigelow, Diablo Cody, Sofia Coppola, and Kelly Reichard.

Transmedia Directors

Transmedia Directors
Author: Carol Vernallis,Holly Rogers,Lisa Perrott
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-12-26
ISBN: 1501339265
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transmedia Directors Book Excerpt:

Transmedia Directors focuses on artist-practitioners who work across media, platforms and disciplines, including film, television, music video, commercials and the internet. Working in the age of media convergence, today's em/impresarios project a distinctive style that points toward a new contemporary aesthetics. The media they engage with enrich their practices – through film and television (with its potential for world-building and sense of the past and future), music video (with its audiovisual aesthetics and rhythm), commercials (with their ability to project a message quickly) and the internet (with its refreshed concepts of audience and participation), to larger forms like restaurants and amusement parks (with their materiality alongside today's digital aesthetics). These directors encourage us to reassess concepts of authorship, assemblage, transmedia, audiovisual aesthetics and world-building. Providing a vital resource for scholars and practitioners, this collection weaves together insights about artist-practitioners' collaborative processes as well as strategies for composition, representation, subversion and resistance.