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The Genius Of The System

Author : Thomas Schatz
ISBN : 9781627796453
Genre : Performing Arts
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At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working from industry documents, Schatz traces the development of house styles, the rise and fall of careers, and the making-and unmaking-of movies, from Frankenstein to Spellbound to Grand Hotel. Richly illustrated and highly readable, The Genius of the System gives the definitive view of the workings of the Old Hollywood and the foundations of the New.
Category: Performing Arts

The Genius Of America

Author : Eric Lane
ISBN : 159691839X
Genre : History
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Due to a combination of heightened frustration, moves to skirt the constitutional process, and a widespread disconnect between the people and their constitutional "conscience," Lane and Oreskes warn us our longstanding Democracy is at risk. Together, they examine the Constitution's history relative to this current crisis, from its framing to its centuries-long success, including during some of the country's most turbulent and contentious times, and challenge us to let this great document work as it was designed-valuing political process over product. They hold our leaders accountable, calling on them to stop fanning the flames of division and to respect their institutional roles. In the final assessment, The Genius of America asks us to lean on the framers and their experience to secure our country's wellbeing.
Category: History

Doing Film Studies

Author : Sarah Casey Benyahia
ISBN : 9781136170058
Genre : Social Science
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Doing Film Studies examines what it really means to study film, encouraging the reader to question the dominant theories as well as understanding the key approaches to cinema. This book provides an overview of the construction of film studies - including its history and evolution - and examines the application of theories to film texts. Important questions discussed include: Why does film studies need a canon? What is the relationship between authorship and genre theory? What is screen theory? How do we read a film text? Why is the concept of the spectator important to film? How is film involved in national identity? What is meant by a ‘film industry’? Aimed at students in their final year of secondary education or beginning their degrees, Doing Film Studies equips the reader with the tools needed in approaching the study of film.
Category: Social Science


Author : Antonio Negri
ISBN : 0816622752
Genre : Law
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Kan demokrati - folkets magt - realiseres. Forfatteren gennemgår dette på baggrund af den konflikt, der altid har været mellem den påtvungne magt og den valgte magt.
Category: Law

Film And Stereotype

Author : Jörg Schweinitz
ISBN : 9780231525213
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since the early days of film, critics and theorists have contested the value of formula, cliché, conventional imagery, and recurring narrative patterns of reduced complexity in cinema. Whether it's the high-noon showdown or the last-minute rescue, a lonely woman standing in the window or two lovers saying goodbye in the rain, many films rely on scenes of stereotype, and audiences have come to expect them. Outlining a comprehensive theory of film stereotype, a device as functionally important as it is problematic to a film's narrative, Jörg Schweinitz constructs a fascinating though overlooked critical history from the 1920s to today. Drawing on theories of stereotype in linguistics, literary analysis, art history, and psychology, Schweinitz identifies the major facets of film stereotype and articulates the positions of theorists in response to the challenges posed by stereotype. He reviews the writing of Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Theodor W. Adorno, Rudolf Arnheim, Robert Musil, Béla Balázs, Hugo Münsterberg, and Edgar Morin, and he revives the work of less-prominent writers, such as René Fülöp-Miller and Gilbert Cohen-Séat, tracing the evolution of the discourse into a postmodern celebration of the device. Through detailed readings of specific films, Schweinitz also maps the development of models for adapting and reflecting stereotype, from early irony (Alexander Granowski) and conscious rejection (Robert Rossellini) to critical deconstruction (Robert Altman in the 1970s) and celebratory transfiguration (Sergio Leone and the Coen brothers). Altogether a provocative spectacle, Schweinitz's history reveals the role of film stereotype in shaping processes of communication and recognition, as well as its function in growing media competence in audiences beyond cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

Contested Culture

Author : Jane M. Gaines
ISBN : 9780807861646
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Jane M. Gaines examines the phenomenon of images as property, focusing on the legal staus of mechanically produced visual and audio images from popular culture. Bridging the fields of critical legal studies and cultural studies, she analyzes copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law, asking how the law constructs works of authorship and who owns the country's cultural heritage.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hermeneutics In Agile Systems Development

Author : Dr. Jerome Heath
Genre : Computers
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Agile is the new world view of systems development. Structured design is being relegated to systems that have a short development time, the way to develop the software is already known (there is no need for design), and the system will not change in any way during the design. Agile methodologies have been developed over time from developers experiencing success by rejecting the ideas of the structured methodology and the waterfall style of project management. The main strengths of Agile methods are: Visibility (through the looking glass) Adaptability (context calculus) Business Value (incrementally increasing the value) Less Risk (changes are made on a Just In Time bases) The biggest problems with the waterfall techniques are: Risky and expensive. Inability to deal with changing requirements. Problems with late integration. Always required extensive rework to make software usable Business advantages of Agile development: Benefits can be realized early. First to market and early and regular releases. Testing is integrated so there is early recognition of any quality issues. Excellent visibility for key stakeholders ensures expectations are managed. Customer satisfaction through project visibility; customers own the project. Incremental releases reduce risks. Change is accepted, even expected. Cost control - the scope and features are variable, not the cost. Developers feel that they are part of the project and enjoy doing the work. In any form of agile development you are using post-modernist methodologies. Agile is post-modern or post structural. Agile and quality-productivity are the most effective post-modernist movements. Older development methodologies used some rather regulated processes of analyzing the information of a system. In fact they were using hermeneutic since hermeneutics is analysis of information. But their methodology put thought fences around this analysis. This book is proposing using all the powers of hermeneutics in developing software. In particular I include the methods developed in post-structuralist hermeneutics. So we study the system to determine what artifacts are present and how they might fit together in a new system. This process is called archeological layering; and renders artifacts that are associated in layers that belong together in the new system. This provides us with the meanings we need for the system. As we have completed this archeological layering in our present cycle we need to redefine the artifacts and their association to each other into what they will become as useful parts of the new system. I call this Formation Data Context. It is a study if the formation of data through the system we are building. It combines the new data to data already analyzed for formation data context. This process requires recognizing how definitions of terms and even the understanding of meanings is important to making a system useful. Thus we base our development of these understandings on pragmatism. This ultimately leads us in developing a system that is useful. This gives the developer a more complete understanding of the meaning of the information about the system from a proper use of hermeneutics. The process of using the more modern methodologies of hermeneutics also provides a more useful way of putting the information back together in the new system developed out of the project. Dr. Jerome Heath, Ph. D p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
Category: Computers

Consulting The Genius Of The Place

Author : Wes Jackson
ISBN : 9781582438481
Genre : Nature
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A call to agricultural revolution from a locavore and author who is one of “the most prominent and effective advocates of American environmental thought” (Prairie Fire Newspaper). For years, Wes Jackson has made it his mission to raise Americans’ awareness about where their food comes from. Focusing on locally grown and produced food, the locavore movement—joined by food experts and enthusiasts including Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, and Barbara Kingsolver—strives to return agriculture to a more community-based endeavor. This would not only improve the quality of the meals we eat, but protect the land from agricultural processes we’ve grown too dependent on. In this volume, ranging in topic from the history of the earth to the use of modern chemicals and pesticides to the effects of global warming, Jackson outlines a plan that highlights natural ecosystems in the future of farming and food production. An eloquent manifesto for our age, Jackson’s analysis explores the way our agricultural methods have affected everything from the soil to the health of the US population to the danger of monoculture grains. Join the author in a look at how we can change not only the food we eat, but the future of our land.
Category: Nature

The Immortal Count

Author : Arthur Lennig
ISBN : 9780813143767
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bela Lugosi won immediate fame for his portrayal of the immortal count in the 1931 film Dracula. After a decade of trying vainly to broaden his range and secure parts to challenge his acting abilities, Lugosi resigned himself to a career as the world's most recognizable vampire. His last years were spent as a forgotten and rather tragic figure. When he died in 1956, Lugosi could not have known that vindication of his talent would come -- his face would adorn theaters, his image would appear on greeting cards and postage stamps, his film memorabilia would sell for more than he earned in his entire career, and his Hungarian accent would be instantly recognized by millions of people. Martin Landau's Oscar-winning role as Lugosi in the 1994 film Ed Wood added an ironic twist to a career that had ended in oblivion. In 1974, devoted Lugosi fan Arthur Lennig published a highly regarded biography of the unsung actor. More than twice the length of the original and completely rewritten, The Immortal Count provides deeper insights into Lugosi's films and personality. Drawing upon personal interviews, studio memos, shooting scripts, research in Romania and Hungary, and his own recollections, Lennig has written the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography