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Bigger Than Blockbusters

Author : James W. Roman
ISBN : 9780313339950
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents a listing and plot summarizations of more than one hundred iconic films made between 1915 and 2008 that had a significant impact on American popular culture, including such movies as "Birth of a Nation," "Psycho," "Dr. Strangelove," and "Dances with Wolves."
Category: Performing Arts

Blockbusters And The Ancient World

Author : Chris Davies
ISBN : 9781350105010
Genre : Performing Arts
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Following the release of Ridley Scott's Gladiator in 2000 the ancient world epic has experienced a revival in studio and audience interest. Building on existing scholarship on the Cold War epics of the 1950s-60s, including Ben-Hur, Spartacus and The Robe, this original study explores the current cycle of ancient world epics in cinema within the social and political climate created by September 11th 2001. Examining films produced against the backdrop of the War on Terror and subsequent invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, this book assesses the relationship between mainstream cinema and American society through depictions of the ancient world, conflict and faith. Davies explores how these films evoke depictions of the Second World War, the Vietnam War and the Western in portraying warfare in the ancient world, as well as discussing the influence of genre hybridisation, narration and reception theory. He questions the extent to which ancient world epics utilise allegory, analogy and allusion to parallel past and present in an industry often dictated by market forces. Featuring analysis of Alexander, Troy, 300, Centurion, The Eagle, The Passion of the Christ and more, this book offers new insight on the continued evolution of the ancient world epic in cinema.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Anita Elberse
ISBN : 9781429945325
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why the future of popular culture will revolve around ever bigger bets on entertainment products, by one of Harvard Business School's most popular professors What's behind the phenomenal success of entertainment businesses such as Warner Bros., Marvel Entertainment, and the NFL—along with such stars as Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and LeBron James? Which strategies give leaders in film, television, music, publishing, and sports an edge over their rivals? Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School's expert on the entertainment industry, has done pioneering research on the worlds of media and sports for more than a decade. Now, in this groundbreaking book, she explains a powerful truth about the fiercely competitive world of entertainment: building a business around blockbuster products—the movies, television shows, songs, and books that are hugely expensive to produce and market—is the surest path to long-term success. Along the way, she reveals why entertainment executives often spend outrageous amounts of money in search of the next blockbuster, why superstars are paid unimaginable sums, and how digital technologies are transforming the entertainment landscape. Full of inside stories emerging from Elberse's unprecedented access to some of the world's most successful entertainment brands, Blockbusters is destined to become required reading for anyone seeking to understand how the entertainment industry really works—and how to navigate today's high-stakes business world at large.
Category: Business & Economics

The Lord Of The Rings

Author : Ernest Mathijs
ISBN : 1904764827
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a lively and diverse combination of textual, historical and empirical study.
Category: Performing Arts

The Risk Driven Business Model

Author : Karan Girotra
ISBN : 9781422191545
Genre : Business & Economics
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How to outsmart risk Risk has been defined as the potential for losing something of value. In business, that value could be your original investment or your expected future returns. The Risk-Driven Business Model will help you manage risk better by showing how the key choices you make in designing your business models either increase or reduce two characteristic types of risk—information risk, when you make decisions without enough information, and incentive-alignment risk, when decision makers’ incentives are at odds with the broader goals of the company. Leaders who understand how the structure of their business model affects risk have the power to create wealth, revolutionize industries, and shape a better world. INSEAD’s Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine, noted operations and innovation professors who have consulted with dozens of companies, walk you through a business model audit to determine what key decisions get made in a business, when they get made, who makes them, and why we make the decisions we do. By changing your company’s key decisions within this framework, you can fundamentally alter the risks that will impact your business. This book is for entrepreneurs and executives in companies involved in dynamic industries where the locus of risk is shifting, and includes lessons from Zipcar, Blockbuster, Apple, Benetton, Kickstarter, Walmart, and dozens of other global companies. The Risk-Driven Business Model demystifies business model risk, with clear directives aimed at improving decision making and driving your business forward.
Category: Business & Economics

The Making Of A Blockbuster

Author : Gail DeGeorge
ISBN : WISC:89058471178
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the career of the onetime garbageman, now head of the enormously successful Blockbuster Video chain and a major player in the merger of Viacom and Paramount, detailing his management style and strategies. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Epics Spectacles And Blockbusters

Author : Sheldon Hall
ISBN : 0814336973
Genre : Performing Arts
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Considers the history of the American blockbuster—the large-scale, high-cost film—as it evolved from the 1890s to today.
Category: Performing Arts

American Blockbuster

Author : Charles R. Acland
ISBN : 9781478012160
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ben-Hur (1959), Jaws (1975), Avatar (2009), Wonder Woman (2017): the blockbuster movie has held a dominant position in American popular culture for decades. In American Blockbuster Charles R. Acland charts the origins, impact, and dynamics of this most visible, entertaining, and disparaged cultural form. Acland narrates how blockbusters emerged from Hollywood's turn to a hit-driven focus during the industry's business crisis in the 1950s. Movies became bigger, louder, and more spectacular. They also became prototypes for ideas and commodities associated with the future of technology and culture, accelerating the prominence of technological innovation in modern American life. Acland shows that blockbusters continue to be more than just movies; they are industrial strategies and complex cultural machines designed to normalize the ideologies of our technological age.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Albert E. Elsen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032913407
Genre : Art
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Category: Art


Author : Robert Tanitch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110153082
Genre : Performing Arts
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Revel in seven decades of cinematic glory with this nostalgic, year-by-year review of the highest grossing films each year since 1930. It includes the main news events for each year, plus a detailed summary of each film with cast details and award comparisons.
Category: Performing Arts

Blockbuster Drugs

Author : Jie Jack Li
ISBN : 9780199911929
Genre : Medical
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For the world's largest prescription drug manufacturers, the last few years have been a harrowing time. Recently, Pfizer's Lipitor, GlaxoSmithKline's Advair, AstraZeneca's Seroquel, and Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Plavix all came off patent in the crucial U.S. market. This so-called "patent cliff" meant hundreds of billions of dollars in lost revenue and has pharmaceutical developers scrambling to create new drugs and litigating to extend current patent protections. Having spent most of his career in drug discovery in "big pharma," Dr. Li now delivers an insider's account of how the drug industry ascended to its plateau and explores the nature of the turmoil it faces in the coming years. He begins with a survey of the landscape before "blockbuster drugs," and proceeds to describe how those drugs were discovered and subsequently became integral to the business models of large pharmaceutical companies. For example, in early 1980s, Tagamet, the first "blockbuster drug," transformed a minor Philadelphia-based drug maker named SmithKline & French into the world's ninth-largest pharmaceutical company in terms of sales. The project that delivered Tagamet was nearly terminated several times because research efforts begun in 1964 produced no apparent results within the first eleven years. Similar stories accompany the discovery and development of now-ubiquitous prescription drugs, among them Claritin, Prilosec, Nexium, Plavix, and Ambien. These stories, and the facets of the pharmaceutical industry that they reveal, can teach us valuable lessons and reveal many crucial aspects about the future landscape of drug discovery. As always, Dr. Li writes in a readable style and intersperses fascinating stories of scientific discovery with engaging human drama.
Category: Medical

Blockbuster Video Guide To Movies And Videos 1995

Author : Blockbuster Entertainment
ISBN : 0440217660
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 63.77 MB
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The respected expert in video sales and rentals offers an extensive reference guide of every film available on video--from new releases, classics and golden oldies to made-for-TV and foreign films. More than 20,000 entries, cross-indexed by title, director, celebrity, category, and more.
Category: Motion pictures

Practical Dv Filmmaking

Author : Russell Evans
ISBN : 9781136067983
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 68.3 MB
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Written for the beginner, Practical DV Filmmaking guides you thorough the process of making a film with low-cost digital equipment: from development through to production, post-production and distribution. While the technical tools you need are fully explained, the book concentrates on filmmaking principles throughout, illustrating how these tools can be used to achieve stylistic approaches for innovative filmmaking. The book assumes no background knowledge in either technology or filmmaking and is divided into four key areas: *DEVELOPMENT: turn your idea into a workable script, storyboard and schedule. *PRODUCTION: develop skills to shoot original short films and turn a zero-to-low budget to your advantage. *POST-PRODUCTION: learn basic editing techniques to enhance your original idea using iMovie, Premiere and other popular tools. *DISTRIBUTION: set up a website and use the internet to promote your film. Includes numerous links to useful websites. Plus, top tips for how to enter a film festival and a new chapter on developing a career. Projects enable you to master each step of the process taking you through different aspects of filmmaking today. Gradually you will find out where your strengths lie and how to make the most of them. The book also encourages stylistic development by intruding theoretical approaches to filmmaking. A glossary of terms plus an appendix of resources make this guide a one-stop essential handbook to DV filmmaking practice for beginners and student filmmakers.
Category: Performing Arts

Humor As An Instructional Defibrillator

Author : Ronald A. Berk
ISBN : 1579220630
Genre : Education
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Discusses the benefits of using humor as a teaching and assessment tool in the classroom to improve student responsiveness, test performance, and classroom atmosphere.
Category: Education


Author : Stephen Barlay
ISBN : 0688031277
Genre : Extortion
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A plot is made to detonate a warship full of explosives which has been sitting dormant at the bottom of the Thames since World War II unless the British government pays a ransom of one million pounds sterling.
Category: Extortion


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ISBN : IND:30000008550828
Genre : Current events
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Category: Current events

Blockbuster Video Guide To Movies And Videos 1996

Author : Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation
ISBN : 0440221145
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 44.96 MB
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With over 300 new entries added since the 1995 edition, this ultimate video guidebook for all video viewers gives a clear plot summary of each film, an MPAA rating, and extensive indices. From new releases to classics, foreign films to children's viewing, this reference contains over 20,000 entries of films available on video.
Category: Motion pictures

Channels Of Communications

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061410069
Genre : Television broadcasting
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Category: Television broadcasting