Author : Ben Fritz
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 13 : 0544789768
Total Pages : 309 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (478 download)
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Download or read book The Big Picture written by Ben Fritz and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2018 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chronicle of the massive transformation in Hollywood since the turn of the century and the huge changes yet to come, drawing on interviews with key players, as well as documents from the 2014 Sony hack
Download or read book MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios written by Joanna Robinson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2023-10-10 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marvel Entertainment was a struggling toymaker not even twenty years ago. Today, Marvel Studios is the dominant player both in Hollywood and in global pop culture. But what accounts for its stunning rise? In MCU, beloved culture writers Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards draw on more than a hundred interviews with actors, producers, directors, and writers to present the definitive chronicle of Marvel Studios and its sole, ongoing production, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As they delve into the studio's key moments - from the contentious hiring of Robert Downey Jr. for Iron Man to the negotiations over Disney's acquisition of Marvel to studio head Kevin Feige's embrace of streaming TV - the authors demonstrate that the genius of Marvel was its resurrection and modification of Hollywood's old studio system. Dishy and authoritative, MCU is the first book to tell the Marvel Studios story in full - and an essential, effervescent account of popular culture.
Download or read book American Cinema of the 2010s written by Dennis Bingham and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-12-10 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 2010s might be remembered as a time of increased polarization in American life. The decade contained both the Obama era and the Trump era, and as the nation’s political fissures widened, so did the gap between the haves and have-nots. Hollywood reflected these divisions, choosing to concentrate on big franchise blockbusters at the expense of mid-budget films, while new players like Netflix and Amazon offered fresh opportunities for low-budget and independent filmmakers. As the movie business changed, films ranging from American Sniper to Get Out found ways to speak to the concerns of a divided nation. The newest installment in the Screen Decades series, American Cinema in the 2010s takes a close look at the memorable movies, visionary filmmakers, and behind-the-scenes drama that made this decade such an exciting time to be a moviegoer. Each chapter offers an in-depth examination of a specific year, covering a wide variety of films, from blockbuster superhero movies like Black Panther and animated films like Frozen to smaller-budget biopics like I, Tonya and horror films like Hereditary. This volume introduces readers to a decade in which established auteurs like Quentin Tarantino were joined by an exceptionally diverse set of new talents, taking American cinema in new directions.
Download or read book The Big Picture written by Edward Jay Epstein and published by Random House. This book was released on 2005-02-15 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the heyday of the studio system spanning the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, virtually all the American motion picture industry’s money, power, and prestige came from a single activity: selling tickets at the box office. Today, the movie business is just a small, highly visible outpost in a media universe controlled by six corporations–Sony, Time Warner, NBC Universal, Viacom, Disney, and NewsCorporation. These conglomerates view films as part of an immense, synergistic, vertically integrated money-making industry. In The Big Picture, acclaimed writer Edward Jay Epstein gives an unprecedented, sweeping, and thoroughly entertaining account of the real magic behind moviemaking: how the studios make their money. Epstein shows how, in Hollywood, the only art that matters is the art of the deal: major films turn huge profits, not from the movies themselves but through myriad other enterprises, such as video-game spin-offs, fast-food tie-ins, soundtracks, and even theme-park rides. The studios may compete with one another for stars, publicity, box-office receipts, and Oscars; their corporate parents, however, make fortunes from cooperation (and collusion) with one another in less glamorous markets, such as cable, home video, and pay-TV. But money is only part of the Hollywood story; the social and political milieus–power, prestige, and status–tell the rest. Alongside remarkable financial revelations, The Big Picture is filled with eye-opening true Hollywood insider stories. We learn how the promise of free cowboy boots for a producer delayed a major movie’s shooting schedule; why stars never perform their own stunts, despite what the supermarket tabloids claim; how movies intentionally shape political sensibilities, both in America and abroad; and why fifteen-year-olds dictate the kind of low-grade fare that has flooded screens across the country. Epstein also offers incisive profiles of the pioneers, including Louis B. Mayer, who helped build Hollywood, and introduces us to the visionaries–Walt Disney, Akio Morita, Rupert Murdoch, Steve Ross, Sumner Redstone, David Sarnoff–power brokers who, by dint of innovation and deception, created and control the media that mold our lives. If you are interested in Hollywood today and the complex and fascinating way it has evolved in order to survive, you haven’t seen the big picture until you’ve read The Big Picture.
Download or read book The Big Picture written by Peter W. Hauer and published by Author House. This book was released on 2011-10-13 with total page 429 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What causes poverty? Can poverty be eliminated? Why do we keep moving towards global government? Are world events controlled by a secret group of powerful insiders? What will our society be like two or three generations from now? The answers to all these questions are in this book. Take a lightning fast trip through 2400 years of history. Along the way youll discover why we live the way we do, and what your childrens future will be. Its an exciting ride, and this book takes you all the way from the beginning of civilization to its endwhich is just around the corner!
Download or read book The Big Picture written by John W. Lemza and published by University Press of Kansas. This book was released on 2021-09-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Capitalizing on thousands of feet of accumulated footage captured by combat camera crews during the early years of the Korean War, a small group of US Army officers conceptualized a film series that would widen viewers’ understanding of the service and its mission. Their efforts produced the documentary television series that in late 1951 would become The Big Picture. Although it would take years to fully utilize the emerging technologies and develop the concept into a popularly recognized television series, The Big Picture did evolve into a vehicle whose intention was to help the army tell its story, sell its relevance in the emerging Cold War, and inform and educate its audience about American ideals. Its messages captured the early post-1945 zeitgeist and reflected a national mood that was anticommunist, steeped in foundational principles of American exceptionalism, and trusting of elite leadership. John W. Lemza’s The Big Picture argues that the show, like others produced for television during that time by the armed forces, served as a vehicle for directed propaganda, scripted to send important Cold War messages to both those in uniform and the American public. In this first systematic study of its production and reception history as well as its themes and cultural impact, Lemza shows how the producers incorporated specific Cold War themes, such as anticommunism, into episodes and deployed television’s small screen as the intersection of propaganda and policy during the Cold War period. John Lemza’s study reveals that the longer The Big Picture maintained those themes the more they began to lose their resonance, especially when the cultural and social environment of the United States began changing in the mid-1960s. The series producers chose to continue on a course that was set during the early Cold War years, and the credibility of the show began to suffer. Throughout the course of its two-decade production run, however, The Big Picture cast a big shadow as the premier military program influencing viewing audiences through primetime television and syndication.
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Download or read book Summary of Ben Fritz's The Big Picture written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-05-04T22:59:00Z with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 By the middle of the second decade of the twenty-first century, Sony Pictures had lost its way. The movie business had fundamentally morphed and derived most of its profits from giving global audiences what they want: branded franchise films. But Sony hadn’t made that transformation. #2 When Amy Pascal joined Sony Pictures in 1996, the studio was still reeling from the most disastrous acquisition in the history of the movie industry. The Japanese electronics giant Sony Corporation had bought seventy-year-old Columbia Pictures in 1989. #3 Pascal was a producer’s assistant who rose to become a vice president of production at Fox in 1985. In 1989, she left Fox to take a similar position at Columbia. In 1994, she was running her own mini-studio, Turner Pictures, with the backing of CNN and the TBS mogul Ted Turner. #4 Amy Pascal, who was president of Columbia Pictures, was widely admired for her passion to make mid-budget, star-driven movies with original ideas. She was also widely admired for rising so high and so fast despite rampant sexism in Hollywood and the media that covered it.
Download or read book The Big Picture written by David Suzuki and published by Greystone Books. This book was released on 2009-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether he's discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology, why a warmer world will result in more poison ivy, why Britney Spears gets more hits on Google than global warming does, or why we might need to start eating jellyfish for supper, David Suzuki points the direction we must take as a society if we hope to meet the environmental challenges we face in our still-young century. Covering suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation, food shortages, biodiversity, technology, public policy, and more, The Big Picture not only identifies the problems we face but proposes solid, science-based solutions. These engaging essays look beyond environmental challenges to examine the forces that are preventing real change from occurring. Together they tell the story of a species struggling to come to grips with its own biological nature, a nature we must ultimately embrace to live in balance with the systems that sustain us.
Download or read book Big Picture Pedagogy: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Common Learning Problems written by Regan A. R. Gurung and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-09-29 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Take a big-picture look at teaching and learning. Building on existing pedagogical research, this volume showcases the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) across the disciplines--and takes it in a new direction. In each chapter, interdisciplinary teams of authors address a single pedagogical question, bringing each of their home disciplines specific literature and methodologies to the table. The result is a fresh examination of evidence-based practices for teaching and learning in higher education that is intentionally inclusive of faculty from different disciplines. By taking a closer, more systematic look at the pedagogies used within the disciplines and their impacts on student learning, the authors herein move away from more generic teaching tips and generic classroom activities and toward values, knowledge, and manner of thinking within SoTL itself. The projects discussed in each chapter, furthermore, will provide models for further research via interdisciplinary collaboration. This is the 151st volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
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Download or read book World Cinema written by W. John Hill and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2000 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This guide to international film covers areas as diverse as new German, Indian, and South American cinema. Chapters are written by experts, outlining debates in the field, and covering issues of genre and the impact of technological developments.
Download or read book The New Scottish Cinema written by Jonathan Murray and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From a near standing start in the 1970s, the emergence and expansion of an aesthetically and culturally distinctive Scottish cinema proved to be one of the most significant developments within late-twentieth and early twenty-first-century British film culture. Individual Scottish films and filmmakers have attracted notable amounts of critical attention as a result. The New Scottish Cinema, however, is the first book to trace Scottish film culture's industrial, creative and critical evolution in comprehensive detail across a forty-year period. On the one hand, it invites readers to reconsider the known - films such as Shallow Grave, Ratcatcher, The Magdalene Sisters, Young Adam, Red Road and The Last King of Scotland. On the other, it uncovers the overlooked, from the 1980s comedic film makers who followed in the footsteps of Bill Forsyth to the variety of present-day Scottish film making - a body of work that encompasses explorations of multiculturalism, exploitation of the macabre and much else in between.In addition to analysing an eclectic range of films and filmmakers, The New Scottish Cinema also examines the diverse industrial, institutional and cultural contexts which have allowed Scottish film to evolve and grow since the 1970s, and relates these to the images of Scotland which artists have put on screen. In so doing, the book narrates a story of interest to any student of contemporary British film.
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