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The Blade Runner Experience

The Blade Runner Experience PDF
Author: Will Brooker
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2006-02-21
Book Size: 52.10 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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The Blade Runner Experience

by Will Brooker, The Blade Runner Experience Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Blade Runner Experience book, Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic examines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigates Blade Runner online fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.



Blade Runner

Blade Runner PDF
Author: Matt Hills
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Book Size: 70.93 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Blade Runner

by Matt Hills, Blade Runner Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Blade Runner book, More than just a box office flop that resurrected itself in the midnight movie circuit, Blade Runner (1982) achieved extraordinary cult status through video, laserdisc, and a five-disc DVD collector's set. Blade Runner has become a network of variant texts and fan speculations a franchise created around just one film. Some have dubbed the movie "classroom cult" for its participation in academic debates, while others have termed it "meta-cult," in line with the work of Umberto Eco. The film has also been called "design cult," thanks to Ridley Scott's brilliant creation of a Los Angeles in 2019, the graphics and props of which have been recreated by devoted fans. Blade Runner tests the limits of this authenticity and artificiality, challenging the reader to differentiate between classic and flop, margin and mainstream, true cult and its replicants.



The Truth Machine

The Truth Machine PDF
Author: Geoffrey C. Bunn
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Book Size: 64.31 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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The Truth Machine

by Geoffrey C. Bunn, The Truth Machine Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Truth Machine book, How do you trap someone in a lie? For centuries, all manner of truth-seekers have used the lie detector. In this eye-opening book, Geoffrey C. Bunn unpacks the history of this device and explores the interesting and often surprising connection between technology and popular culture. Lie detectors and other truth-telling machines are deeply embedded in everyday American life. Well-known brands such as Isuzu, Pepsi Cola, and Snapple have advertised their products with the help of the "truth machine," and the device has also appeared in countless movies and television shows. The Charles Lindbergh "crime of the century" in 1935 first brought lie detectors to the public’s attention. Since then, they have factored into the Anita Hill–Clarence Thomas sexual harassment controversy, the Oklahoma City and Atlanta Olympics bombings, and one of the most infamous criminal cases in modern memory: the O. J. Simpson murder trial. The use of the lie detector in these instances brings up many intriguing questions that Bunn addresses: How did the lie detector become so important? Who uses it? How reliable are its results? Bunn reveals just how difficult it is to answer this last question. A lie detector expert concluded that O. J. Simpson was "one hundred percent lying" in a video recording in which he proclaimed his innocence; a tabloid newspaper subjected the same recording to a second round of evaluation, which determined Simpson to be "absolutely truthful." Bunn finds fascinating the lie detector’s ability to straddle the realms of serious science and sheer fantasy. He examines how the machine emerged as a technology of truth, transporting readers back to the obscure origins of criminology itself, ultimately concluding that the lie detector owes as much to popular culture as it does to factual science.



Fandom

Fandom PDF
Author: Jonathan Gray
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Book Size: 80.56 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 412
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Fandom

by Jonathan Gray, Fandom Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Fandom book, We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.



A Companion To Media Authorship

A Companion to Media Authorship PDF
Author: Jonathan Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Book Size: 69.44 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 576
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A Companion To Media Authorship

by Jonathan Gray, A Companion To Media Authorship Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A Companion To Media Authorship book, A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject. Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism across multiple media forms Moves beyond notions of the individual to focus on how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, examining cultures of authorship and the practicalities of how it works Draws on the cutting-edge research of scholars and practitioners whose work has produced significant new insights into the field Examines a wide range of media, including television, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, music, and comic books Offers an impressive global focus, including pieces on Mexican music, amateur film production in Nairobi slums, tele-serial production in Kinshasa, Hong Kong film, and the marketing of Bollywood



Toronto

Toronto PDF
Author: Howard Akler
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
Release Date: 2003
Book Size: 17.42 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 287
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Toronto

by Howard Akler, Toronto Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Toronto book, The unspoken treasures and hidden skeletons of Canada's largest city.



Studying Blade Runner

Studying Blade Runner PDF
Author: Sean Redmond
Publisher: Auteur Pub
Release Date: 2008
Book Size: 49.90 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 95
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Studying Blade Runner

by Sean Redmond, Studying Blade Runner Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Studying Blade Runner book, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is now widely recognised as a masterwork of science fiction cinema, and one of the most influential of any films released in the last twenty-five years. In Studying Blade Runner, Sean Redmond uses the key concepts of Media and Film Studies?Film Language, Representation, Institutions and Audiences?to explore the many significances of the film: Its breakthrough use of special effects as a narrative tool; the film's revolutionary representation of the future city; its treatment of racial and sexual politics; iIts unique status as a text whose meaning was fundamentally altered in its re-released 'Director's Cut' form?and what this means in an institutional context.



Philip K Dick And Philosophy

Philip K  Dick and Philosophy PDF
Author: D. E. Wittkower
Publisher: Open Court
Release Date: 2011-10-17
Book Size: 45.41 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Philip K Dick And Philosophy

by D. E. Wittkower, Philip K Dick And Philosophy Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Philip K Dick And Philosophy book, Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture—both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exegesis, his journal of spiritual visions and paranoic investigations, Dick is fast becoming a major influence in the world of popular spirituality and occult thinking. In Philip K. Dick and Philosophy thirty Dick fans and professional thinkers confront the fascinating and frightening ideas raised by Dick’s mind-blowing fantasies. Is there an alien world behind the everyday reality we experience? If androids can pass as human, should they be given the same consideration as humans? Do psychotics have insights into a mystical reality? Would knowledge of the future free us or enslave us? This volume will also include Dick's short story "Adjustment Team," on which The Adjustment Bureau is based. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy explores the ideas of Philip K. Dick in the same way that he did: with an earnest desire to understand the truth of the world, but without falsely equating earnestness with a dry seriousness. Dick’s work was replete with whimsical and absurdist presentations of the greatest challenges to reason and to humanity—paradox, futility, paranoia, and failure—and even at his darkest times he was able to keep some perspective and humor, as for example in choosing to name himself ‘Horselover Fat’ in VALIS at the same time as he relates his personal religious epiphanies, crises, and delusions. With the same earnest whimsy, we approach Philip K. Dick as a philosopher like ourselves—one who wrote almost entirely in thought-experiments and semi-fictional world-building, but who engaged with many of the greatest questions of philosophy throughout the Euro-American tradition. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy has much to offer for both serious fans and those who have recently learned his name, and realized that his work has been the inspiration for several well-known and thought-provoking films. Most chapters start with one or more of the movies based on Dick’s writing. From here, the authors delve deeper into the issues by bringing in philosophers' perspectives and by bringing in Dick’s written work. The book invites the reader with a casual familiarity with Dick to get to know his work, and invites the reader with little familiarity with philosophy to learn more. New perspectives and challenging connections and interpretations for even the most hard-core Dick fans are also offered. To maximize public interest, the book prominently addresses the most widely-known films, as well as those with the most significant fan followings: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Adjustment Bureau. Along with these “big five” films, a few chapters address his last novels, especially VALIS, which have a significant cult following of their own. There are also chapters which address short stories and novels which are currently planned for adaptation: Radio Free Albemuth (film completed, awaiting distribution), The Man in the High Castle (in development by Ridley Scott for BBC mini-series), and “King of the Elves” (Disney, planned for release in 2012).



Sight And Sound

Sight and Sound PDF
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Publisher:
Release Date: 2006
Book Size: 64.10 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Motion pictures
Languages : en
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Sight And Sound

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The Matrix Trilogy

The Matrix Trilogy PDF
Author: Stacy Gillis
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Release Date: 2005
Book Size: 27.33 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 195
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The Matrix Trilogy

by Stacy Gillis, The Matrix Trilogy Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Matrix Trilogy book, This is a collection of essays on the films as well as the websites, games and The Animatrix video and DVD. Among the topics discussed are the new cyberpunk, Baudrillarian simulacra and simulation, gender, race and costume, cyberculture and the body, virtual realities and special effects.



Blade Runner

Blade Runner PDF
Author: Scott Bukatman
Publisher: British Film Institute
Release Date: 1997-08
Book Size: 78.11 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Blade Runner

by Scott Bukatman, Blade Runner Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Blade Runner book, On the motion picture



Watching Films

Watching Films PDF
Author: Karina Aveyard
Publisher: Intellect L & D E F A E
Release Date: 2013
Book Size: 22.32 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 418
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Watching Films

by Karina Aveyard, Watching Films Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Watching Films book, With a focus on the social, economic, and cultural factors that influence how we watch and think about movies, this book centres its investigations on four areas of inquiry: Who watches films? Under what circumstances? What consequences and affects follow? And what do these acts of consumption mean? --