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Continuity and Crisis in German Cinema, 1928-1936

Hitler's Machtergreifung, or seizure of power, on January 30, 1933, marked the end of the Weimar Republic and the beginning of the Third Reich, and German film scholarship has generally accepted this date as the break between Weimar and Nazi-era film as well. This collection of essays interrogates the continuities and discontinuities in German cinema before and after January 1933 and their relationship to the various crises of the ye...

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The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure

Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of Titanic and the creator of the Terminator series, has been crafting Avatar for over four years. The film follows the story of an ex-marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on a distant planet filled with exotic life forms. As an avatar, a human consciousness in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival a...

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Dog Photography For Dummies

Tips and tricks for capturing your canine's personality with every click of the camera Simply snapping a picture may not capture the playfulness or spontaneity of a dog. Knowing what kind of equipment, angle, and composition to use while photographing a dog can make all the difference in the character captured in the photo. Dog Photography For Dummies gives you practical and fun guidance for capturing your dog's personality and turni...

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The Public Image : Photography and Civic Spectatorship

Even as the media environment has changed dramatically in recent years, one thing at least remains true: photographs are everywhere. From professional news photos to smartphone selfies, images have become part of the fabric of modern life. And that may be the problem. Even as photography bears witness, it provokes anxieties about fraudulent representation; even as it evokes compassion, it prompts anxieties about excessive exposure. P...

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The GoPro Hero 6 Ultimate Guide to Video, Photo and Storytelling

The Hero6 Black is an extremely powerful video and photo capture device. It features crystal clear 4K resolution and extreme slow motion abilities with 240 frames per second. But what does that mean to you? This book will walk you through each individual setting, mode and option, explaining what it is, how it affects your pictures and what are the best settings. You will be given real life, in-the-field examples of when to use each s...

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Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen

From early silent features like The Lodger and Easy Virtue to his final film, Family Plot, in 1976, most of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies were adapted from plays, novels, and short stories. Hitchcock always took care to collaborate with those who would not just execute his vision but shape it, and many of the screenwriters he enlisted—including Eliot Stannard, Charles Bennett, John Michael Hayes, and Ernest Lehman—worked with the directo...

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Die große Fotoschule: Digitale Fotopraxis

Das umfassende Handbuch zur digitalen Fotografie Digitale Technik verständlich erklärt Mit vielen Tipps für die fotografische Praxis Das umfassende Handbuch zur digitalen Fotografie – von den technischen Grundlagen bis zur fotografischen Praxis! Dieses Buch bietet Ihnen das aktuelle Wissen rund um die Digitalfotografie: Kamera- und Objektivtechnik, Regeln und Prinzipien der Bildgestaltung, Umgang mit Licht und Beleuchtung, Blitzfotog...

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Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro

The first Latin American actor to become a superstar, Ramon Novarro was for years one of Hollywood's top actors. Born Ram¢n Samaniego to a prominent Mexican family, he arrived in America in 1916, a refugee from civil wars. By the mid-1920s, he had become one of MGM's biggest box office attractions, starring in now-classic films, including The Student Prince, Mata Hari, and the original version of Ben-Hur. He shared the screen with th...

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Pasolini, pastiche et mélange

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), écrivain, cinéaste et théoricien du cinéma a pratiqué et théorisé pendant toute sa carrière le pastiche comme un véritable procédé esthétique qui structure une partie essentielle de son oeuvre. Cécile Sorin analyse la richesse et la complexité de cette notion de manière générale, en commençant par en livrer une étude historique et esthétique. Elle propose de faire du pastiche, avec Bakhtine, Genette o...

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Perfect Photography

For the last 3 years, Author have been obsessed with nature/landscape photography, and capturing the raw power of lightning, raging seas, tornadoes, and blizzards. I've learned a lot of tricks (the hard way) when it comes to capturing great photos. Author WIll cover everything I've learned about LIGHTNING PHOTOGRAPHY.