Second Takes

Author: Andrew Repasky McElhinney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613400
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Second Takes presents the history of English language cinema by focusing on cinematic remakes and on how cinema has been replaced by new forms of “media.” Remakes, with their innate plurality, offer the most substance for concentrated cultural analysis of how movies reflect and shape American culture. Analyzing the archetypes that recur in this culture reveals how movies are an increasingly dangerous surrogate for the actual. Close readings are presented of such works as popular favorites as Cronenberg’s Crash, Disney’s The Parent Trap, Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant, Hitchcock’s Psycho, Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, Lynch’s Twin Peaks (the film) and Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons, while unearthing pictures ripe for rediscovery such as One More Tomorrow, Strange Illusion and Andy Warhol’s Vinyl. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Border Crossing

Author: Alexander Burry
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474411436
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Each time a border is crossed there are cultural, political, and social issues to be considered. Applying the metaphor of the 'border crossing' from one temporal or spatial territory into another, Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film examines the way classic Russian texts have been altered to suit new cinematic environments. In these essays, international scholars examine how political and economic circumstances, from a shifting Soviet political landscape to the perceived demands of American and European markets, have played a crucial role in dictating how filmmakers transpose their cinematic hypertext into a new environment. Rather than focus on the degree of accuracy or fidelity with which these films address their originating texts, this innovative collection explores the role of ideological, political, and other cultural pressures that can affect the transformation of literary narratives into cinematic offerings.

Double Takes

Author: Carolyn A. Durham
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874518740
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During the past decade or more the American remake has increasingly characterized Hollywood's relationship with the French cinema, as films ranging from classics like A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) to contemporary comedies like Trois Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Baby) and La Cage aux Folles (Birdcage) are adapted for US screens. In this comparative, interdisciplinary study Carolyn Durham shows how the remake phenomenon reveals striking differences not just in film theory but also epitomizes larger issues of competition, political and economic tensions, and social, gender, and aesthetic constructs. Durham establishes the metaphor of Euro Disney, which American investors envisioned as the quintessential transcultural entertainment but many French denounced as "a cultural Chernobyl," and then applies it to a close analysis of the films, showing how significant changes between original and remake further our understanding of national identity in both countries. France's belief in its own cultural superiority, she writes, leads to a perceived duty to "disseminate French culture worldwide in the guise of civilisation itself," an attitude that clashes with Hollywood's filmmaking hegemony and its "openness to new ideas, including the foreign." While the central concern is the meaning of cross-cultural differences, this engaging and incisive book also outlines an ongoing battle between a nation convinced of its aesthetic and cultural patrimony and an American industry driven by its own sense of global destiny.

Remake Premake

Author: Katrin Oltmann
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839407001
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Remakes gibt es, seit es das Kino gibt. Dennoch ist das Phänomen von den Filmwissenschaften bislang weitgehend ignoriert worden - zu Unrecht, wie diese Studie mit einer innovativen Kombination von Gender Studies und New Historicism zeigt. Als rewriting eines kulturellen Textes tritt ein Remake in komplexe Verhandlungen mit seinem Vorgängerfilm; auf seiner Kontrastfolie lässt sich das Spezifische des Premakes präzise konturieren (und vice versa). Das Buch liefert eine umfassende Studie des filmischen Verfahrens in Hollywood und illustriert in drei Beispielanalysen, wie das Zusammenspiel von Ähnlichkeit und Differenz die Analyse sich wandelnder Gender-Diskurse ermöglicht.

Play it Again Sam

Author: Andrew Horton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520205932
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Play It Again, Sam is a timely investigation of a topic that until now has received almost no critical attention in film and cultural studies: the cinematic remake. As cinema enters its second century, more remakes are appearing than ever before, and these writers consider the full range: Hollywood films that have been recycled by Hollywood, such as The Jazz Singer, Cape Fear, and Robin Hood; foreign films including Breathless; and Three Men and a Baby, which Hollywood has reworked for American audiences; and foreign films based on American works, among them Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies, which is a "makeover" of Coppola's Godfather films. As these essays demonstrate, films are remade by other films (Alfred Hitchcock went so far as to remake his own The Man Who Knew Too Much) and by other media as well. The editors and contributors draw upon narrative, film, and cultural theories, and consider gender, genre, and psychological issues, presenting the "remake" as a special artistic form of repetition with a difference and as a commercial product aimed at profits in the marketplace. The remake flourishes at the crossroads of the old and the new, the known and the unknown. Play It Again, Sam takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of this hitherto unexplored territory. Play It Again, Sam is a timely investigation of a topic that until now has received almost no critical attention in film and cultural studies: the cinematic remake. As cinema enters its second century, more remakes are appearing than ever before, and these writers consider the full range: Hollywood films that have been recycled by Hollywood, such as The Jazz Singer, Cape Fear, and Robin Hood; foreign films including Breathless; and Three Men and a Baby, which Hollywood has reworked for American audiences; and foreign films based on American works, among them Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies, which is a "makeover" of Coppola's Godfather films. As these essays demonstrate, films are remade by other films (Alfred Hitchcock went so far as to remake his own The Man Who Knew Too Much) and by other media as well. The editors and contributors draw upon narrative, film, and cultural theories, and consider gender, genre, and psychological issues, presenting the "remake" as a special artistic form of repetition with a difference and as a commercial product aimed at profits in the marketplace. The remake flourishes at the crossroads of the old and the new, the known and the unknown. Play It Again, Sam takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of this hitherto unexplored territory.

Film Remakes

Author: Constantine Verevis
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748621873
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An introduction to some of the issues and concerns arising from the concept of film remaking.

Film Remakes Adaptations and Fan Productions

Author: K. Loock
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137263350
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A dynamic investigation of processes of cultural reproduction – remaking and remodelling – which considers a wide range of film adaptations, remakes and fan productions from various industrial, textual and critical perspectives.

American Smart Cinema

Author: Claire Perkins
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654259
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American Smart Cinema examines a contemporary type of US filmmaking that exists at the intersection of mainstream, art and independent cinema and often gives rise to absurd, darkly comic and nihilistic effects.

Der W stenplanet

Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641173086
Format: PDF
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Der erfolgreichste Science-Fiction-Roman aller Zeiten - jetzt neu übersetzt Tausende von Jahren in der Zukunft und eine fantastische Welt: Arrakis, der Wüstenplanet. Einzigartig, herrlich – und grausam. Und doch haben es die Menschen geschafft, sich dieser lebensfeindlichen Umwelt anzupassen ... Vor fünfzig Jahren erschien Frank Herberts Roman Der Wüstenplanet – ein Datum, das den Beginn einer großartigen Erfolgsgeschichte markiert: Der Wüstenplanet wurde zum weltweiten Bestseller und von David Lynch spektakulär verfilmt. Heute gilt das Buch als Meilenstein der Zukunftsliteratur – ein monumentales Epos, das jede Generation von Leserinnen und Lesern neu für sich entdeckt.

Remaking Horror

Author: James Francis, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470887
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"Remaking Horror chronicles the American horror genre in its development of remake titles from the 1930s to 21st century films. Staple horror franchises are highlighted along with counterparts to illustrate the genre has embraced remake productions and what the future of horror holds for American cinema. More than 25 films, remakes, and the movies they influenced are presented"--