The Star Wars Phenomenon In Britain
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📒The Star Wars Phenomenon In Britain ✍ Craig Stevens
✏The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain Book Summary : Among the top-grossing Hollywood blockbusters of all time, Star Wars launched one of the most successful movie and licensing franchises in history. Yet much of the film's backstory was set in Britain, where the original trilogy was made and where early efforts at tie-in merchandising were spearheaded. The author provides a detailed account of the saga's British connection, including personal recollections of fans in the UK, exclusive interviews with staff members of Palitoy who took on the challenge of producing millions of toys, and the story of how a group of writers from the underground press in London combined with Marvel comics to produce the first Star Wars expanded universe.
📒Star Wars ✍ Will Brooker
✏Star Wars Book Summary : An assessment of the Star Wars films compares them to George Lucas's early and experimental achievements, providing a cinematic analysis that reveals how the series continued Lucas's previous works and how his storylines may have reflected dualities in his own character. Original.
📒The Action And Adventure Cinema ✍ Yvonne Tasker
✏The Action and Adventure Cinema Book Summary : This exciting collection addresses action and adventure from the silent to the contemporary period exploring diverse questions of aesthetics, industry and ideology. Action has established itself as one of the leading commercial genres of the New Hollywood cinema, generating extensive debate in the process. Contributors consider how action might best be defined, how it has developed historically, and how it works formally. The critical reception and standing of action and adventure cinema is considered in relation to questions of national culture, violence and the 'art' of cinema. Themes explored include genre and definitions; early action, sensation and melodrama; authorship and action; national and transnational action-adventure traditions; action aesthetics; spectacle and narrative; stars and bodies; class; gender; race and ethnicity. Attempting to evaluate the significance of this type of filmmaking for both popular cinema and film studies, the book underlines the central place of action and adventure within film history.
📒From Industry To Arms ✍ Anthony DiFilippo
✏From Industry to Arms Book Summary : The linkages between the government and the industrial economy that shape the direction of America's technological development are the focus of this work. DiFilippo analyzes this political economy both empirically and comparatively, and argues that an improvement in U.S. competitiveness, manufacturing, productivity, and the standard of living require a shift of technological resources from the military to the civilian sector. He examines such topics as conventional explanations of competitive decline and the industrial policies of Japan, West Germany, and France, and provides a practical alternative to confront many of the current economic problems.
📒Sex Politics And Religion In Star Wars ✍ Douglas Brode
✏Sex Politics and Religion in Star Wars Book Summary : In 1977, Star Wars blazed across the screen to become one of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time, spawning an unprecedented merchandising phenomenon. It was followed by two sequels and three prequels, all of which became blockbusters. Comic books, novels, graphic novels, and magazines devoted to the films added to the mythology of George Lucas’s creation. Despite the impact of the franchise on popular culture, however, discussion of the films from a scholarly perspective has not kept pace with the films. In Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars: An Anthology, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled a provocative collection of essays exploring some of the more intriguing aspects of the Star Wars phenomenon. Contributors to the volume tackle such hot topics as race and racism in the Star Wars galaxy, Judeo-Christian and Eastern religious themes, homosexual romance, and philosophical and political implications—both earthbound and otherworldly. These essays interpret the Star Wars universe from a variety of perspectives—including feminist and Freudian—offering insights from writers who bring a new passion to the subject. A companion volume to Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars, Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars is an authoritative anthology incorporating scholarly analysis with engaging insights. It will engross readers, both fans and scholars alike.
📒Performing The Force ✍ Kurt Lancaster
✏Performing the Force Book Summary : With the technology of the new millennium continuing to advance, there has been an increased interest in participatory forms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror entertainment such as role-playing and computer games, websites, and virtual reality settings. People seem to have a desire to go beyond the ordinary and well into the fantastic. This work is a compilation of new essays (all but one never before published) written by experts in both electronic and non-electronic game genres, covering computer games, web pages, Internet role-playing, interactive movies, table-top games, live-action role-playing, ghost hunts, action figures and amusement park rides. They cover a variety of viewpoints as to how and why people become so engrossed with virtual reality–type activities.
✏The Big Golden Book of Starships Speeders and Space Stations Star Wars Book Summary : From A-wings to X-wings, Death Stars to Star Destroyers, this book is packed with stories about all the awesome vehicles from the Star Wars saga! Featuring stunning retro-stylized illustrations, it's ideal for Star Wars and Big Golden Book fans of all ages! Full color.
📒Straight From The Force S Mouth ✍ David Prowse
✏Straight From The Force s Mouth Book Summary : Everyone has heard of Darth Vader, the infamous Star Wars villain we all love to fear, created by George Lucas and brought to life by Dave Prowse MBE, but people may not be so familiar with the story of the multi-talented man behind the mask. It required someone exceptional to turn a helmeted costume into the principal character in the highest grossing film series in cinema history - that someone was Dave Prowse. The towering, physical presence of the 6ft 7” bodybuilder was ideally suited to personify the intimidating Darth Vader. Straight from the Force’s Mouth takes us behind the scenes of Star Wars and documents how this extraordinary man took on the role of the menacing central character to creating one of the most iconic villains in cinema history. In this book of memoirs, Dave shares his journey from disadvantaged child and poor student to champion weightlifter and international film star. The Dave Prowse story is one of determination and hard work and in this honest account he explains how he overcame the many setbacks in his life to achieve success and global recognition. This book is a must have for Star Wars fans of all ages and will appeal to anyone who enjoys a truly inspirational and motivating real life story.
📒Harrison Ford ✍ Laurence Caracalla
✏Harrison Ford Book Summary : As the Hero of STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES with his legendary hat and whip, Harrison Ford is just an ordinary man in the street that anyone can identify with. HF is certainly no poser; he leads a quiet life (despite a succession of wives, which is about par for the course), and his seductive charm eminates from his simplicity and intelligence. The actor is a genius (the best paid actor in Hollywood), spilling over with ideas during his film shoots. A perceptive biography from a true fan moved by both the man and the actor....who will soon be back on the screen as Indiana Jones!
✏A History and Critical Analysis of Blake s 7 the 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure Book Summary : Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.