By Paul Meehan
This e-book analyzes the depiction of paranormal powers in movie, reading how video clips like Star Wars, Independence Day, the fairway Mile, and dozens of others either mirror and impression the best way glossy society thinks approximately psychic skills. The subject matter is explored in approximately a hundred movies from quite a few genres together with drama, comedy, horror, technology fiction, crime melodrama, and children’s movies, offering a concise evaluation of the background and ideas of mainstream cinematic parapsychology.
By Daniel R. Budnik
Homages (and ripoffs) made with lesser budgets each hit, specifically with the appearance of direct-to-video releases. delivering targeted observation on 284 movies, this publication explores the buzz, audacity and sheer weirdness of ’80s low funds motion cinema, from the American Ninja sequence to dime-a-dozen barbarian photos to such bargain-basement productions as The Courier of demise, Kill Squad and Samurai Cop.
By Kevin Brownlow John Bengtson,Kevin Brownlow
A attractive paintings of cinematic archeology, Silent Visions describes the ancient settings present in such Lloyd classics as Safety Last!, woman Shy, and Speedy, and suits them with archival images, classic maps, and rankings of then-and-now comparability pictures, illuminating either Lloyd’s comedic genius, and the burgeoning l. a. and new york landscapes preserved within the heritage of his films.
The e-book represents John Bengtson’s final touch of his trilogy of works concentrating on the 3 nice geniuses of silent movie comedy (Keaton, Chaplin, and Lloyd) in what Oscar-winning historian Kevin Brownlow calls “a new artwork form.”
By Lucy M. Rees
By Costica Bradatan,Camil Ungureanu
The spiritual panorama in Europe is altering dramatically. whereas the authority of institutional faith has weakened, an increasing number of humans now wish individualized non secular and non secular reports, discovering the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The "crisis of faith" is itself a sort of non secular lifestyles. a feeling of advanced, subterraneous interplay among non secular, heterodox, secular and atheistic stories has therefore emerged, which makes the phenomenon the entire extra interesting to review, and this is often what Religion in modern ecu Cinema does. The publication explores the mutual affects, structural analogies, shared dilemmas, in addition to the old roots of this sort of "post-secular constellation" as visible in the course of the lens of eu cinema. Bringing jointly students from movie thought and political technological know-how, ethics and philosophy of faith, philosophy of movie and theology, this quantity casts new gentle at the courting among the spiritual and secular adventure after the loss of life of the dying of God.
By G. Hong
By Dave Mann
By Lawrence J. Epstein
By Nick Smedley