Why can fear be pleasurable? Why do we sometimes enjoy an emotion we otherwise desperately wish to avoid? And why are the movies the predominant place for this paradoxical experience? These are the central questions of Julian Hanich´s path-breaking book, in which he takes a detailed look at the various aesthetic strategies of fear as well as the viewer´s frightened experience. By drawing on prototypical scenes from horror films and thrillers like Rosemary´s Baby, The Silence of the Lambs, Seven and The Blair Witch Project, Hanich identifies five types of fear at the movies and thus provides a much more nuanced classification than previously at hand in film studies. His descriptions of how the five types of fear differ according to their bodily, temporal and social experience inside the auditorium entail a forceful plea for relying more strongly on phenomenology in the study of cinematic emotions. In so doing, this book opens up new ways of dealing with these emotions. Hanich´s study does not stop at the level of fear in the movie theater, however, but puts the strong cinematic emotion against the backdrop of some of the most crucial developments of our modern world: disembodiment, acceleration and the loosening of social bonds. Hanich argues that the strong affective, temporal, and social experiences of frightening movies can be particularly pleasurable precisely because they help to counterbalance these ambivalent changes of modernity.
From his role in the highly-acclaimed TV drama, ´´The Night Manager´´, to the rumours surrounding his relationship with pop sensation, Taylor Swift, Tom Hiddleston is in high demand after attracting global attention for his portrayal of Loki in Marvel´s ´´Cinematic Universe´´. Sarah Marshall gives a detailed account of this Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actor.
Architecture, whether in the foreground or background, is an intrinsic part of any film, and cinema holds a position as a transformative reference in contemporary architecture. This book addresses the role of architecture in cinema, and through a focus on the use of space, it presents a critical overview of the relation between the two. The cinematic camera, with its unique viewpoint, has the ability to transform architectural space. Through framing, flattening and editing, cinematic space, as the representation of architectural space, focuses on its certain qualities, while eliminating others. Thus, cinema emphasizes individual aspects of space that may be overlooked when the whole context is considered. Space ´acts´ in the foreground rather than simply filling the background in the films of Peter Greenaway and Wim Wenders, which are used to analyze two significant cinematic approaches to space, space as form and space as symbol. The detailed analysis of Greenaway´s The Belly of an Architect and Wenders´ Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire) offers an innovative and original perspective on space to those interested in both fields of architecture and film studies.
On March 30, 1981, President Reagan walked out of a hotel in Washington, D.C. and was shot by a would-be assassin. For years, few people knew the truth about how close the president came to dying, and no one has ever written a detailed narrative of that harrowing day. Now, drawing on exclusive new interviews, Del Quentin Wilber tells the electrifying story of a moment when the nation teetered on the brink of chaos. With cinematic clarity, we see the Secret Service agent whose fast reflexes saved the president’s life; the brilliant surgeon who operated on Reagan as he was losing half his blood; and the small group of White House officials frantically trying to determine whether the country was under attack. Most especially, we encounter the man code-named Rawhide, a leader of uncommon grace who inspired affection and awe in everyone who worked with him. Reagan was the only serving U.S. president to survive being shot in an assassination attempt. In Rawhide Down, the story of that perilous day--a day of chaos, crisis, prayer, heroism and hope--is brought to life as never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001187/bk_aren_001187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first fifteen years of the twenty-first century have been an exciting transitional period in Russian cinema, as the industry recovered from the crises of the late 1990s and again stepped onto the global stage. During these years four generations, from the late Soviet directors through post-Soviet and New Russian filmmakers to the Russian millennials, have worked in varying visual styles and with diverse narrative strategies, while searching for a new cinematic language. Financing and distribution models have evolved, along with conservative politics driving Ministry of Culture regulation. This reader is intended both for contemporary Russian cinema courses and for modern Russian culture courses that emphasize film. It does not attempt to establish a canon for the period but seeks to provide undergraduate students with an introduction to significant Russian films released between 2005 and 2016 that are also available with English subtitles. The twenty-one essays on individual films provide background information on directors´ careers, detailed analyses of selected films, along with suggested further readings both in English and Russian.
Perfect Colour on Perfect BlackOLED pixels create an astonishingly accurate and wide colour range which is presented on the perfect black background only available from self emitting pixels.A Brilliant Brain, ?7, an Intelligent ProcessorOptimized for OLED TV, LGs exclusive processor allows for clean and sharp images with accurate colour and even more detailed HDR images.4K Cinema HDR, delivering the filmmakers visionLG´s 4K Cinema HDR delivers the filmmaker´s vision by supporting most HDR formats. Enjoy a truly cinematic experience at home with Dolby Vision and Advanced HDR by Technicolor, as well as HDR10 Pro and HLG Pro.Dolby Atmos Cinematic Sound at HomeDolby Atmos lifts your surround sound to new heights using an object based sound output to create impactful and immersive sound. Coupled with Dolby Vision this is the full cinema experience in your lounge.The World As Your GallerySee the Wonders of the World with Gallery Mode on LG OLED TV. Enjoy stunning images and artwork from around the globe, without leaving your lounge. With a simple voice command or press of a button you will see and feel the incredible beauty of nature and art.Design Purity to Match a Perfect PictureOnly OLEDs revolutionary construction is so thin and light that your TV design can be as pure as LG OLEDs Floating Picture on Glass or stylish Picture on Metal. Compliment any room with incredible technology.- Perfect Colour on Perfect Black- Alpha 7 Processor- AI TV- Cinema HDR- Dolby Atmos- Crescent Stand
In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an ´´hit man´´ operating within the international corporate skullduggery of a de facto American Empire. That riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé unfolded like a cinematic blockbuster told through the eyes of a man who once helped shape that empire. Now, in The Secret History of the American Empire, Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals, reporters, and activists, examines the current geopolitical crisis. Instability is the norm; it´s clear that the world we´ve created is dangerous and no longer sustainable. How did we get here? Who´s responsible? What good have we done and at what cost? And what can we do to change things for the next generations? Addressing these questions and more, Perkins reveals the secret history behind the events that have created the American Empire. From the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe. Alarming yet hopeful, this book provides a compassionate plan for reimagining our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000572/bk_peng_000572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How can we account for China’s momentous - and almost wholly unanticipated - global rise? And what does it mean, for us in the West and for humanity’s future? Speaking to these vital and fascinating questions, these 48 penetrating lectures by Professor Baum bring to vivid life the human struggles, the titanic political upheavals, and the spectacular speed of China’s modern rebirth. Offering multilevel insight into one of the most astounding real-life dramas of modern history, the lectures weave together the richly diverse developments and sociopolitical currents that created the China you now read about in the headlines. You’ll get a detailed understanding of all the core events in China’s century of stunning change, including the collapse of the Qing dynasty, the Republican era and civil wars, the ´´Great Leap Forward´´, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao economic ´´miracle´´. Throughout, Professor Baum reveals highly unusual details that enrich the cinematic sweep of the story. For example, you’ll learn about the Christian warlord who baptized his troops with a fire hose, the strange kidnapping of Chiang K’ai-shek, and Professor Baum’s own smuggling of top-secret documents out of Taiwan. A core strength of these lectures is that they make sense of the dramatic events of the story by getting deeply at what underlay them, culturally, socially, and historically - leaving you with a nuanced knowledge of the forces moving China’s modern emergence. Bringing alive the passionate reinvention of China with deep discernment and humanity, they portray the confounding, majestic, heart-rending, and visionary story of a modern giant. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Baum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000293/bk_tcco_000293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For over seven decades, fans have roared with laughter at the wild, two-fisted, knockabout antics of The Three Stooges performing their classic comedy mayhem in 200 comedy shorts, 25 features, and thousands of television and stage appearances. Chronicling the success of these beloved cinematic clowns, The Three Stooges Scrapbook by Jeff Lenburg, Joan Howard Maurer - daughter of Three Stooges founder Moe Howard - and Greg Lenburg is a highly entertaining tribute to the trio´s enduring popularity and lasting legacy. This updated edition of the nationally best-selling authorized biography and team history covers the lives and careers of the Stooges like no other. Packed with personal memories, historical facts, new findings, revelations, and archived material from family collections, this meticulously researched edition has it all. Intimate biographies of each Stooge, a complete and accurately detailed team history, and the most comprehensive filmography ever compiled, including production and cast lists, synopses, release dates, working titles, production footnotes, and more from every comedy short and feature and the Stooges´ solo film appearances. Furthermore, it features exclusive interviews with the original stooges and later members of the famed comedy trio - Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita - and their family members and friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Dunsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008526/bk_acx0_008526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational.More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz´s Reagan stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th president, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times.It is the quintessential American triumph, brought to life with cinematic vividness: A young man is born into poverty and raised in a series of flyspeck towns in the Midwest by a pious mother and a reckless, alcoholic, largely absent father. Severely near-sighted, the boy lives in his own world, a world of the popular books of the day, and finds his first brush with popularity, even fame, as a young lifeguard. Thanks to his first great love, he imagines a way out, and makes the extraordinary leap to go to college, a modest school by national standards, but an audacious presumption in the context of his family´s station. From there, the path is only very dimly lit, but it leads him, thanks to his great charm and greater luck, to a solid career as a radio sportscaster, and then, astonishingly, fatefully, to Hollywood. And the rest, as they say, is history.Bob Spitz´s Reagan is an absorbing, richly detailed, even revelatory chronicle of the full arc of Ronald Reagan´s epic life - giving full weight to the Hollywood years, his transition to politics, and rocky, but ultimately successful, run as California governor, and ultimately, of course, his iconic presidency, filled with storm and stress but climaxing with his peace talks with the Soviet Union that would serve as his greatest legacy. It is filled with fresh assessments and shrewd judgments and doesn´t flinch from a full reckoning with the man´s strengths and lim 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004157/bk_peng_004157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.