Hollywood in Cannes

die Geschichte einer Hassliebe, 1939-2008
Author: Christian Jungen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Blockbusters (Motion pictures)
Page: 383
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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis,Claire Molloy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317392469
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 528
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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics brings together forty essays by leading film scholars and filmmakers in order to discuss the complex relationship between cinema and politics. Organised into eight sections - Approaches to Film and Politics; Film, Activism and Opposition; Film, Propaganda, Ideology and the State; The Politics of Mobility; Political Hollywood; Alternative and Independent Film and Politics; The Politics of Cine-geographies and The Politics of Documentary - this collection covers a broad range of topics, including: third cinema, cinema after 9/11, eco-activism, human rights, independent Chinese documentary, film festivals, manifestoes, film policies, film as a response to the post-2008 financial crisis, Soviet propaganda, the impact of neoliberalism on cinema, and many others. It foregrounds the key debates, concepts, approaches and case studies that critique and explain the complex relationship between politics and cinema, discussing films from around the world and including examples from film history as well as contemporary cinema. It also explores the wider relationship between politics and entertainment, examines cinema’s response to political and social transformations and questions the extent to which filmmaking, itself, is a political act.

Film Festivals

From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia
Author: Marijke de Valck
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053561927
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 276
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The film festival has come a long way from its relatively humble origins in Venice in 1932—when nine nations presented twenty-five feature films screened in an open-air cinema where men had to adhere to standards of formal evening attire. Hugely popular events that attract diverse lovers of cinema worldwide, today’s most famous film festivals—Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Rotterdam—continue the story of a phenomenon that began in the midst of geopolitical disputes in war-torn Europe. Film Festivals shows how these festivals turned impediments into advantages and developed a successful global network that addresses issues as diverse as programming and prizes, national legitimation, city marketing, cinephilia, glamour, and audience. Discussing the festival as a media event and looking closer at various festival visitors, this volume also questions whether “successful” is in fact the appropriate term for understanding developments that could be considered dogmatic in their insistence on framing filmmakers as auteurs and films as belonging to “new waves.” An essential title for everyone interested in the culture, politics, and history that surround the celebration of cinema, Film Festivals proves that the movies are still our greatest—and most fêted—escape

Film Festivals

Culture, People, and Power on the Global Screen
Author: Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813551102
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 332
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Movies, stars, auteurs, critics, and the sheer excitement of cinema come together in film festivals as quintessential constellations of art, business, and glamour. Yet, how well do we actually understand the forces and meanings that these events embody? Film Festivals offers the first comprehensive overview of the history, people, films, and multiple functions of the festival world. From Sundance to Hong Kong, from the glitter of Cannes to edgier festivals that challenge boundaries or foster LGBTQ cultural production, film festivals celebrate art, promote business, bring cinema to diverse audiences, and raise key issues about how we see our world. Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong situates festivals within changing global practices of film, including their important ties to both Hollywood and independent cinema. She explores how these events have become central in the construction of cinema knowledge as well as the behind-the-scene mechanics of finance, distribution, and evaluation. By linking general structures and connections to specific films and auteurs, Wong addresses the components and creation of film festivals that continue to reshape filmmaking as art and business.

Hollywood on the Riviera

the inside story of the Cannes Film Festival
Author: Cari Beauchamp,Henri Béhar
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 491
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Includes interviews with more than one hundred Cannes insiders to provide a glimpse into the annual Cannes Film Festival, where everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Grace Kelly have converged during this international summit for the movies.

Hollywood's New Radicalism

War, Globalisation and the Movies from Reagan to George W. Bush
Author: Ben Dickenson
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845111038
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
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This text is an account of the last 25 years of American cinema. The author tells the story of the corporate take-over of the movies in the 1970s, and the subsequent transformation of Hollywood into the dominant force in the global media industry. He explores the effect of such changes on radical and liberal filmmakers.

The New American Cinema

Author: Jon Lewis
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822321156
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 405
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Deliberately eclectic and panoramic, THE NEW AMERICAN CINEMA brings together thirteen leading film scholars who present a range of theoretical, critical, and historical perspectives on a rich and pivotal time in American cinema--that from the mid 1960s to the present. With its range of topics and breadth of critical approaches, this anthology illuminates the volatile mix of industrial process and artistic inspiration that comprises American moviemaking. 46 photos.

How Hollywood Works

Author: Janet Wasko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761968146
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 248
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This volume details the processes involved in turning raw materials and labour into feature films. Janet Wasko surveys and critiques the policies and structure of the current United States film industry, as well as its relationships to other media industries.

Pagan Holiday

On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
Author: Tony Perrottet
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307558909
Category: Travel
Page: 416
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The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements—Roman numerals, straight roads—but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first people in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked on the original Grand Tour, journeying from the lost city of Troy to the Acropolis, from the Colossus at Rhodes to Egypt, for the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the empire. And, as Tony Perrottet discovers, the popularity of this route has only increased with time. Intrigued by the possibility of re-creating the tour, Perrottet, accompanied by his pregnant girlfriend, sets off to discover life as an ancient Roman. The result is this lively blend of fascinating historical anecdotes and hilarious personal encounters, interspersed with irreverent and often eerily prescient quotes from the ancients—a vivid portrait of the Roman Empire in all its complexity and wonder. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Concepts

Truth, Love, Hate and War
Author: James W. Underhill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107010640
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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An original approach to ethnolinguistics, discussing how abstract concepts such as love and hate are expressed across cultures and ethnicities.


Die Unverbindlichkeit 2.0
Author: Manfred Segerer
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 373751903X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
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Glücksverweigerer – ist die scharfsinnige und unterhaltsame Erzählung über eine orientierungslose Gesellschaft! Das Buch schildert feinfühlig die Beobachtung der Zweifel, Widersprüche und Unsicherheiten einer rastlosen Generation. Wohin führt die Lebensreise, wenn sie stets unverbindlich bleibt? Ist „ziellos“ eine Alternative? Bei jedem Sprung in eine neue Welt hofft der Zweibeiner, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen, doch die eigentliche Kraft liegt in der Kontinuität – und nicht im ständigen Austausch. Das „Hamsterrad“ dreht sich schneller und schneller. Doch wann ist der geeignete Zeitpunkt, um die Weichen zu stellen? Der richtige Zeitpunkt ist fast immer „jetzt, gleich und sofort“. Wer sich die Zeit zum Verbündeten macht, nutzt seine Chancen aktiv und hat unter Umständen mehr davon. Es ist selten zu spät, für ein schöneres Leben! Wie viel Effektivität verträgt ein Individuum? Wäre es nicht sinnvoll, mitten im Leben abzubremsen und die entscheidenden Dinge klar zu hinterfragen? Zu einem glücklichen Leben gehört, dass wir unsere Lebenszeit selbst gestalten – sie bewusst nutzen. Entspannt und selbstbestimmt sind keine zufälligen Optionen, sondern Wesensmerkmale, damit das eigene Leben „gut“ gelingt. Ein Blick über den Tellerrand ermöglicht ein Denken in tradierten Werten!

The German-American Encounter

Conflict and Cooperation Between Two Cultures, 1800-2000
Author: Frank Trommler,Elliott Shore
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571812902
Category: History
Page: 344
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"Civil Society" has been experiencing a global renaissance among social movements and political thinkers during the last two decades. This collection of original papers by junior and senior scholars offers an important comparative-historical dimension to the debate by examining the historical roots of civil society in Germany and Britain from the seventeenth-century revolutions to the beginning of the welfare state.

My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes

Uncensored Iranian Voices
Author: Lila Azam Zanganeh
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807004630
Category: Social Science
Page: 132
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Famous Iranian writers, artists, and intellectuals challenge Western (mis)perceptions about Iran in this watershed collection.

Nächte in Babylon

Author: Daniel Depp
Publisher: carl´s books
ISBN: 3641056691
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Der perfekte Fall für David Spandau: eine Hollywood-Schauspielerin, deren Karriere einen deutlichen Knick hat, wird von einem Wahnsinnigen verfolgt - und sie denkt sich, dass ein gewaltsamer Tod vielleicht ein guter Abgang wäre. Ihre Schwester sieht das anders, sie heuert Spandau an, der auf sie aufpassen soll. Dummerweise ist sie aber Jurymitglied beim Cannes Filmfestival. Spandau fährt zwar mit, doch seine Lizenz gilt nur in Kalifornien, so dass auch ein französischen Bodyguard zum Einsatz kommt. Hollywood und Cannes bieten die Kulisse für eine rasante Handlung. "Cool und mit richtig viel Witz und Tempo erzählt", sagte Antje Deistler über Daniel Depps "Die Stadt der Verlierer". Feinste Spannung, beste Unterhaltung auch bei seinem zweiten Streich. Daniel Depp liefert mit "Nächte in Babylon" einen weiteren Thriller der Extraklasse ab.

Die Cannes Brillanten

Author: Wolfram Christ
Publisher: AAVAA Verlag UG
ISBN: 3845922389
Category: Fiction
Page: 186
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Filmfestspiele in Cannes, Südfrankreich. Eine internationale Gang inszeniert den spektakulärsten Brillanten-Raub aller Zeiten. Es geht um jenen Schmuck, den Hollywood-Schönheiten wie Julia Roberts hier auf dem roten Teppich tragen. Die Bande erbeutet Ketten, Ringe und Ohrgehänge im Wert von weit über hundert Millionen Schweizer Franken. Sieben Jahre später taucht eine der wertvollsten Preziosen aus dem Raub in London auf. Anwalt Martin Hall erhält den Auftrag, den Überbringer zu verteidigen. Keine große Sache, wie es scheint. Halls Recherchen allerdings lösen eine Mordserie aus, deren blutige Spur ihn durch halb Europa in die Vereinigten Staaten führt. Und je tiefer der Anwalt in diesen Sumpf eintaucht, desto mehr verwischen die Konturen von Gut und Böse.

Shopaholic in Hollywood

Ein Shopaholic-Roman 7
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641144175
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Becky Brandon, geborene Bloomwood, ist endlich angekommen – und das nicht nur im Leben und in der Liebe, nein, in Hollywood! Der Rodeo Drive und die Stars: Becky ist in ihrem Element. Und wie kombiniert man seine Leidenschaft fürs Shoppen mit dem Wunsch, selbst einmal über den roten Teppich zu laufen? Ganz einfach – der Shopaholic wird Stylistin für die Stars. Leichter gesagt als getan, denn die Crème de la Crème von Hollywood ist nicht gerade für jedermann offen. Doch Becky wäre nicht Becky, wenn sie nicht durch verrückte Aktionen auffallen würde. Nein, auch Hollywood kann ihr nicht lange widerstehen ...

Cannes Confidential

A Gatecrasher's Guide to the World's Most Famous Film Festival
Author: John B. McGrath
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456778569
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 212
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John McGrath is an executive chef, author and an active film critic who has reported for radio, television and print media for more than 16 years. Author of Watch This Movie, a collection of reviews of his top 1000 films, John is also a veteran of seven Cannes Film Festivals. His last book It’s All Part of the Alpine Experience took a behind the scenes look at life as a seasonaire in the world’s most famous ski resort, Chamonix Mont Blanc. Cannes Confidential reveals everything there is to know about the legendary Cannes Film Festival but too afraid to ask. No one has previously attempted taking such an insider’s look at the cinema cognoscenti, the hype, the Riviera underworld and the glitz, glamour, sleaze, sex and debauchery that intermingles with the lifestyles of the rich and famous and is the real life blood of the famous festival.

Hollywood's Indies

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074866453X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 240
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Hollywood's Indies offers an in depth examination of the phenomenon of the classics divisions by tracing its history since the establishment of the first specialty label in 1980.

Hollywood v. Hard Core

How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry
Author: Jon Lewis
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814729339
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 377
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In 1972, The Godfather and Deep Throat were the two most popular films in the country. One, a major Hollywood studio production, the other an independently made "skin flick." At that moment, Jon Lewis asserts, the fate of the American film industry hung in the balance. Spanning the 20th century, Hollywood v. Hard Core weaves a gripping tale of censorship and regulation. Since the industry's infancy, film producers and distributors have publicly regarded ratings codes as a necessary evil. Hollywood regulates itself, we have been told, to prevent the government from doing it for them. But Lewis argues that the studios self-regulate because they are convinced it is good for business, and that censorship codes and regulations are a crucial part of what binds the various competing agencies in the film business together. Yet between 1968 and 1973 Hollywood films were faltering at the box office, and the major studios were in deep trouble. Hollywood's principal competition came from a body of independently produced and distributed films--from foreign art house film Last Tango in Paris to hard-core pornography like Behind the Green Door--that were at once disreputable and, for a moment at least, irresistible, even chic. In response, Hollywood imposed the industry-wide MPAA film rating system (the origins of the G, PG, and R designations we have today) that pushed sexually explicit films outside the mainstream, and a series of Supreme Court decisions all but outlawed the theatrical exhibition of hard core pornographic films. Together, these events allowed Hollywood to consolidate its iron grip over what films got made and where they were shown, thus saving it from financial ruin.