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Director In Action

Author : Stephen Teo
ISBN : 9789622098398
Genre : Social Science
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Director in Action examines the career of Johnnie To, whose art-house action hits include A Hero Never Dies, The Longest Nite, Running out of Time, The Mission, PTU, Breaking News, Election, and Election 2. The author discusses the symbiotic relationship between director and genre, why To is regarded as an auteur, and the influence he has on the trajectory of the action genre in the Hong Kong cinema. The author's view is that To's idiosyncratic auteurist style transforms the generic conventions under which he is compelled to work, and that there is a discernible element of experimentalism in his most outstanding films. In addition, To modulates the film noir form to suit his local contexts, characters and locations, to create a highly personalized noir cinema in post-1997 Hong Kong.
Category: Social Science

Delta Teacher Development Series Film In Action

Author : Delta Publishing
ISBN : 1909783072
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From the multi-award-winning DELTA TEACHER DEVELOPMENT SERIESFilm in Action convincingly places the moving image at the centre of the 21st century language learning agenda. This ground-breaking book shows how teachers can benefit enormously from the emergence of video distribution sites and the proliferation of mobile devices.The book invites teachers to experiment with film, and provides:• Insights into how learners can engage with film.• Over 100 activities for teachers to bring film into the language class.• Steps for teachers and learners to create their own moving images.We are living in an age of visual information and Film in Action takes on the challenge of the digital revolution to show teachers the educational benefits of not just watching but also creating moving images.Film in Action contains three distinctive parts, which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:Part A introduces the many different aspects of film: how it can inspire, while exposing learners to a wide range of authentic language, improving comprehension, intercultural understanding and visual literacy.Part B contains over 100 activities – from an exploratory look at film itself – across two chapters which move from responding actively to film to actively producing film. The activities are clearly and simply set out, mixing highly original ideas with reassuringly ‘classical’ procedures.Part C goes beyond the classroom into the wider school environment and into a world dominated by visual information, by looking at innovative ways to integrate moving images through longer, more complex projects.

Us Foreign Policy In Action

Author : Jeffrey S. Lantis
ISBN : 9781118267288
Genre : Political Science
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This innovative teaching text on United States foreign policyinterprets the foreign policy decision-making process through thelens of political debate and exchange. It introduceshistorical developments and theories of U.S. foreign policy andengages students in the politics of the foreign policy processthrough innovative learning exercises. Features critical analysis of contemporary trends in U.S.foreign policy, including debates in the Obama administration,foreign policy and the 2012 presidential election, and reaction tothe Arab Spring Written by an award-winning teacher-scholar in internationalrelations, with extensive experience in both policy making andpedagogy Views foreign policy decision making through the lends ofpolitical debate Offers fresh perspectives on historical developments as well assurveying prominent foreign policy theories Includes new and innovative participatory learning exercisesexploring a range of themes including executive/ legislatureconflict Contains extensive teaching and learning applications,including discussion questions, document templates, worksheets,suggested readings, and links to web resourcesthroughout
Category: Political Science

Popular Film Music And Masculinity In Action

Author : Amanda Howell
ISBN : 9781134109418
Genre : Social Science
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Amanda Howell offers a new perspective on the contemporary pop score as the means by which masculinities not seen—or heard—before become a part of post-World War II American cinema. Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Action addresses itself to an eclectic mix of film, from Elvis and Travolta star vehicles to Bruckheimer-produced blockbuster action, including the work of musically-innovative directors, Melvin Van Peebles, Martin Scorsese, Gregg Araki, and Quentin Tarantino. Of particular interest is the way these films and their representations of masculinity are shaped by generic exchanges among contemporary music, music cultures, and film, combining American cinema's long-standing investment in violence-as-spectacle with similarly body-focused pleasures of contemporary youth music. Drawing on scholarship of popular music and the pop score as well as feminist film and media studies, Howell addresses an often neglected area of gender representation by considering cinematic masculinity as an audio-visual construction. Through her analyses of music’s role in action and other film genres that share its investment in violence, she reveals the mechanisms by which the pop score has helped to reinvent gender—and gendered fictions of male empowerment—in contemporary screen entertainment.
Category: Social Science

Canadian Film And Video

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ISBN : 9780802029881
Genre : Motion picture industry
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Category: Motion picture industry

Sociologists In Action On Inequalities

Author : Shelley K. White
ISBN : 9781483322292
Genre : Social Science
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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, by Shelley K. White, Jonathan M. White, and Kathleen Korgen, is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the "real world" work of public and applied sociologists.
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Camera And Action

Author : Elaine M. Bapis
ISBN : 9780786451234
Genre : Performing Arts
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This study examines the changes in the American film industry, audiences, and feature films between 1965 and 1975. With transformations in production codes, adjustments in national narratives, a rise in independent filmmaking, and a new generation of directors and producers addressing controversial issues on the mainstream screen, film was a major influence on the social changes that defined these years. After a contextual history of film during this era, several key films are discussed, including The Graduate, Alice’s Restaurant, Easy Rider, Midnight Cowboy, M*A*S*H, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Little Big Man, and The Godfather series. The author describes how these films represented a generation, constructed and deconstructed American culture, and made important contributions during ten years of great change in America. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Category: Performing Arts

Action Movies

Author : Harvey O'Brien
ISBN : 9780231850223
Genre : Performing Arts
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Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back is a study of action cinema, exploring the ethics and aesthetics of the genre with reference to its relatively short history. It moves from seminal classics like Bullitt (1968) and Dirty Harry (1971) through epoch-defining films like Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Die Hard (1988) to revisions, reboots, and renewals in films like Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Taken (2008), and The Expendables (2010). The action genre is a fusion of form and content: a cinema of action about action. It is a cinema of the will, configured as a decisive reaction to untenable circumstances. Action heroes take up arms against the sea of troubles that beset them, safe in the knowledge that if they don't do it, nobody will. Though this makes the action movie profoundly disturbing as an embodiment of moral ideology, its enduring appeal proves the appetite for assurance remains undiminished, even in the wake of 9/11.
Category: Performing Arts

Branded Male

Author : Mark Tungate
ISBN : 9780749450113
Genre : Business & Economics
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Branded Male discusses the evolution of the male consumer and the efforts of marketers to tap into the underdeveloped male market. Using a typical modern male's weekday as a template, the book considers all the opportunities for marketing to him and the best ways to exploit these opportunities. Through this template, Branded Male examines male-centered branding in areas as diverse as cars, restaurants, technology, fashion & grooming, bars, gyms and books. Tungate also traces the evolution of the male consumer over the course of the past years, providing insight into how marketing experts have successfully targeted men.
Category: Business & Economics

African Film And Literature

Author : Lindiwe Dovey
ISBN : 9780231519380
Genre : Social Science
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Analyzing a range of South African and West African films inspired by African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey identifies a specific trend in contemporary African filmmaking-one in which filmmakers are using the embodied audiovisual medium of film to offer a critique of physical and psychological violence. Against a detailed history of the medium's savage introduction and exploitation by colonial powers in two very different African contexts, Dovey examines the complex ways in which African filmmakers are preserving, mediating, and critiquing their own cultures while seeking a united vision of the future. More than merely representing socio-cultural realities in Africa, these films engage with issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, "updating" both the history and the literature they adapt to address contemporary audiences in Africa and elsewhere. Through this deliberate and radical re-historicization of texts and realities, Dovey argues that African filmmakers have developed a method of filmmaking that is altogether distinct from European and American forms of adaptation.
Category: Social Science