Custom Search

Posts Tagged ‘Studies’

High Concept: Movies and Marketing in Hollywood (Texas Film and Media Studies Series)

High Concept: Movies and Marketing in Hollywood (Texas Film and Media Studies Series)

Steven Spielberg once said, “I like ideas, especially movie ideas, that you can hold in your hand. If a person can tell me the idea in twenty-five words or less, it’s going to make a pretty good movie.” Spielberg’s comment embodies the essence of the high concept film, which can be condensed into one simple sentence that inspires marketing campaigns, lures audiences, and separates success from failure at the box office.This pioneering study explores the development and dominance of the high concept movie within commercial Hollywood filmmaking since the late 1970s. Justin Wyatt describes how box office success, always important in Hollywood, became paramount in the era in which major film studios passed into the hands of media conglomerates

List Price: $ 25.00

Price: $ 13.35

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - May 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

Categories: Music   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Avoiding the Dire Straits: An inquiry into Food Provisions and Scurvy in Maritime and Military History of China and wider East Asia (East Asian … Studies – East Asian Maritime History)

Avoiding the Dire Straits: An inquiry into Food Provisions and Scurvy in Maritime and Military History of China and wider East Asia (East Asian … Studies – East Asian Maritime History)

Scurvy is known to be one of the most gruesome pathological phenomena that, in the course of centuries, has made innumerable victims. Long distance seafaring operations, war zones, prisons and crop failures all created breeding grounds for the vitamin C deficiency disease, which was commonly characterized by swelling and bleeding gums and internal haemorraghes in the limbs. While the history of scurvy is rather well-known from a Western perspective, the higher proclivity of Asian peoples to scurvy, in comparison to Europeans, Polynesians and other peoples, as proven in recent biochemical studies, compells historians to broaden that horizon and look for scurvy in China and beyond. The purpose of this book is to trace the history of the disea

List Price: $ 72.00

Price: $ 72.00

More Dire Straits Products

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - July 2, 2012 at 7:41 am

Categories: Music   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Social Studies for Secondary Schools: Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach

Social Studies for Secondary Schools: Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach

This popular text advocates an inquiry and activity-based view of social studies teaching that respects the points of view of students and teachers. Based in practice and experience, it offers systematic support and open, honest advice for new teachers, is conversational not pedantic, and provides lots of examples. While the structure and most of the topics remain largely the same as before, this Third Edition presents new lesson ideas in every chapter especially designed to help new teachers to address learning standards, to work in inclusive settings, and to promote literacy and the use of technology in social studies classrooms puts a heavier focus on what is important to know and why includes new essays on the politics o

List Price: $ 62.95

Price: $ 51.86

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Categories: Music   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Cultural Mediators: Artists and Writers at the Crossroads of Tradition, Innovation and Reception in the Low Countries and Italy 1450-1650 (Groningen Studies in Cultural Change)

Cultural Mediators: Artists and Writers at the Crossroads of Tradition, Innovation and Reception in the Low Countries and Italy 1450-1650 (Groningen Studies in Cultural Change)

The notion of cultural mediation is a promising albeit not yet methodologically clear-cut and well-probed instrument for studying artistic and literary phenomena in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period. This volume addresses the role of artists and writers as cultural mediators in a variety of cultural fields such as religion, politics, morality and artistic expression (art, literature and theatre). It fully acknowledges the diversity of roles that the term cultural mediator incorporates. The artist or writer may be a neutral transmitter, a dedicated instructor, a conscious advocate, an unconscious exponent or an autonomous inventor of whatever message is being transmitted by way of visual or verbal artefacts. In reality, these roles w

List Price: $ 66.00

Price: $ 66.00

More Italy Country Products

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 28, 2012 at 8:29 am

Categories: Italy   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Monopoly Television: Mtv’s Quest To Control The Music (Critical Studies in Communication & in the Cultural Industries)

Monopoly Television: Mtv’s Quest To Control The Music (Critical Studies in Communication & in the Cultural Industries)

In August 1981, Music Television—now popularly known as MTV—was launched. Within a matter of years it revitalized a struggling record industry; made the careers of leading pop stars like Madonna, Boy George, Cyndi Lauper, and Duran Duran; infiltrated traditional network television and the movie industry; revolutionized the advertising industry; and stimulated purchases in several markets, most notably fashion apparel. The reach of MTV has proven long and profitable. In this book, Jack Banks examines the historical development of music video as a commodity and analyzes the existing structures within which music video is produced, distributed, and exhibited on its premier music channel, MTV.Who controls MTV? What part do record companies

List Price: $ 38.00

Price: $ 29.73

More MTV Video Products

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Categories: Music   Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

City and Community in Norman Italy (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

City and Community in Norman Italy (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

This pioneering study of urban society in twelfth-century mainland Norman Italy examines the self-governing role of urban communities and explores their social ordering, identities and communal activities. Drawing on charters, chronicles, annals and other sources, Paul Oldfield uncovers notable continuities in a range of cities across southern Italy throughout a period of regime change and disruption. Unlike traditional interpretations which suggest that the Normans, and the creation of a monarchy in 1130, stifled urban development, this book suggests that south Italian urban communities were still able to enjoy a level of autonomy under the Norman monarchy. By emphasising the fluidity of the social structures and groups found in these citi

List Price: $ 60.00

Price: $ 52.36

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Categories: Italy   Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,