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.
Since its publication in 1982, The Color Purple has polarized critics and generated controversy while delighting many readers around the world. Rachel Lister offers a clear, stimulating and wide-ranging exploration of the critical history of Alice Walker´s best-selling novel, from contemporary reviews through to twenty-first-century readings. This Reader´s Guide: - opens with an overview of Walker´s work - provides a detailed consideration of the conception and reception of The Color Purple - examines coverage of key critical issues and debates such as Walker´s use of generic conventions, linguistic and narrative strategies, race, class, gender and sexual politics - covers the reception and cultural impact of cinematic and musical adaptations, including Steven Spielberg´s 1985 film and the recent Broadway production. Lively and insightful, this is an indispensable volume for anyone studying, or simply interested in, Alice Walker and her most famous work.
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
LG OLED55B8SLC 139 cm (55\) OLED Fernseher Schwarz, Grau Perfect Colour on Perfect Black OLED 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, α7, an Intelligent Processor Optimized for OLED TV, LG´s exclusive processor allows for clean and sharp images with accurate colour and even more detailed HDR images. 4K Cinema HDR, delivering the filmmaker´s vision LG´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 Home Dolby 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 Gallery See 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 Picture Only OLED´s 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.
Since it was first published in 1998, Viola Shafik´s Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity has become an indispensable work for scholars of film and the contemporary Middle East. Combining detailed narrative history - economic, ideological, and aesthetic - with thought-provoking analysis, Arab Cinema provides a comprehensive overview of cinema in the Arab world, tracing the industry´s development from colonial times to the present. It analyzes the ambiguous relationship with commercial western cinema, and the effect of Egyptian market dominance in the region. Tracing the influence on the medium of local and regional art forms and modes of thought, both classical and popular, Shafik shows how indigenous and external factors combine in a dynamic process of ´´cultural repackaging.´´ Now updated to reflect cultural shifts in the last two decades, this revised edition contains a new afterword highlighting the latest developments in popular and in art-house filmmaking, with a special focus on Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and the Gulf States. While exploring problematic issues such as European co-production for Arab art films, including their relation to cultural identity and their reception in the region and abroad, this new edition introduces readers to some of the most compelling cinematic works of the last decades.´´Intelligent, perceptive, and elegantly written, this volume deserves a broad readership. Highly recommended. All readers, all levels.´´--CHOICE