Download The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and by Barbara Brownie,Danny Graydon PDF

By Barbara Brownie,Danny Graydon

gown defines the superhero, disguising and distinguishing her or him from the civilian modify ego. the customarily garish apparel expresses a hero's otherness and empowers its wearers to hunt a primal kind of justice.

This ebook offers the 1st interdisciplinary research of the superhero gown and investigates wide-ranging matters similar to identification, otherness, ritual gown and cover. research makes a speciality of the consequences of donning superhero gown, exploring interpretations of the costumed hero and the level to which the gown defines his or her position. utilizing examples throughout quite a few media (comic books, movie, and tv) with case reports together with The X-Men, Watchmen, real-life superheroes comparable to Phoenix Jones and Pussy revolt, and viewers actions equivalent to cosplay, The Superhero Costume provides new views at the more and more renowned genre.

A energetic and thorough account of superhero models all through heritage, The Superhero Costume could be crucial interpreting for college kids of visible tradition, pop culture, type and cultural studies.

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Download Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz,Brad Meltzer,Jules Feiffer PDF

By Paul Levitz,Brad Meltzer,Jules Feiffer

Will Eisner (1917–2005) is universally thought of the grasp of comics storytelling, top recognized for The Spirit, his iconic newspaper cartoon, and A agreement With God, the 1st major image novel. This seminal paintings from 1978 ushered in a brand new period of non-public tales in comics shape that touched each grownup subject from mortality to faith and sexuality, perpetually altering the best way writers and artists approached comics storytelling. famous historian Paul Levitz celebrates Eisner by means of showcasing his most famed paintings along­side unpublished and infrequent fabrics from the relations records. additionally integrated are unique interviews with creators akin to Jules Feiffer, artwork Spiegelman, Scott McCloud, Jeff Smith, Denis Kitchen, and Neil Gaiman—all of whom knew Eisner and have been encouraged by way of his paintings to create their very own photo novels for a brand new new release of readers.

notice: the canopy is a top quality photographic replica of Eisner's unique paintings. The layout deliberately unearths tape and different stray markings which are a part of the artist's approach and mirror the age of the artifact that was once photographed.

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By Charles Taylor

"Movie criticism's Dostoyevsky . . . Taylor unearths a countrywide id cast from the innocence we declare to have misplaced yet by no means had within the first place.” --Steve Erickson, writer of Zeroville

When we predict of '70s cinema, we expect of classics like The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and The Wild Bunch . . . however the riches present in the ignored B videos of the time, rolled out anyplace they could locate an viewers, abruptly inform an eye-opening tale approximately post-Watergate, post-Vietnam the USA. Revisiting the flicks that do not make the Academy Award montages, Charles Taylor unearths a treasury many folks have forgotten, videos that during truth "unlock the secrets and techniques of the times."

Celebrated movie critic Taylor will pay homage to the trucker vigilantes, meat multi-millionaire pimps, blaxploitation "angel avengers," and taciturn manufacturing facility employees of grungy, unartful B movies comparable to Prime Cut, Foxy Brown, and Eyes of Laura Mars. He creates a compelling argument for what concerns in moviemaking and brings a pivotal American period vividly to lifestyles in all its gritty, depression complexity.

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Download Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural by Kobena Mercer PDF

By Kobena Mercer

Welcome to the Jungle brings a black British point of view to the serious studying of quite a lot of cultural texts, occasions and stories bobbing up from risky modifications within the politics of ethnicity, sexuality and "race" in the course of the Eighties. the 10 essays accumulated right here learn new varieties of cultural expression in black movie, images and visible paintings exerging with a brand new new release of black British artists, and translates this prolific creativity inside of a sociological framework that finds clean views at the bewildering complexity of id and variety in an period of postmodernity. Kobena Mercer files a wealth of insights unfolded by means of the overlapping of Asian, African and Caribbean cultures that represent Black Britain as a different area of diaspora.

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Download Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury Comics Studies) by Christopher Gavaler PDF

By Christopher Gavaler

an entire consultant to the historical past, shape and contexts of the style, Superhero Comics helps readers discover the main profitable and regularly occurring of comedian booklet genres.

In an available and easy-to-navigate structure, the e-book reveals:

·The background of superhero comics-from mythic impacts to twenty first century evolutions
·Cultural contexts-from the formative politics of colonialism, eugenics, KKK vigilantism, and WWII fascism to the chilly War's transformative danger of jointly guaranteed destruction to the on-going revolutions in African American and sexual representation
·Key texts-from the earliest pre-Comics-Code Superman and Batman to the most recent post-Code Ms. surprise and Black Panther
·Approaches to visible analysis-from format norms to narrative constitution to sorts of abstraction

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Download Die Figur im Film: Grundlagen der Figurenanalyse (Marburger by Jens Eder PDF

By Jens Eder

Figuren sind für Spielfilme und das Erleben der Zuschauer von zentraler Bedeutung. Dieses Buch stellt das bislang umfassendste Modell zur Untersuchung von Filmfiguren in ihren vielfältigen Formen und Funktionen vor. Um dafür eine neuartige Grundlage zu schaffen, wurden die Erkenntnisse verschiedener Disziplinen integriert und auf einen griffigen Kern verdichtet: die "Uhr der Figur". Das Modell verzeichnet vier Aspekte, unter denen Figuren betrachtet werden können: Als Artefakte sind sie durch audiovisuelle Mittel gestaltet. Als fiktive Wesen zeichnen sie sich durch körperliche, mentale und soziale Eigenschaften aus. Als Symbole vermitteln sie darüber hinausgehende Themen und Bedeutungen. Als Symptome verweisen sie schließlich auf soziokulturelle Ursachen (ihrer Produktion) und Wirkungen (ihrer Rezeption). In Verbindung mit diesen vier Aspekten behandelt das Buch die Funktionen einzelner Charaktere im movie, ihr Verhältnis zur Handlung, ihre Stellung innerhalb der Figurenkonstellation sowie die emotionale Anteilnahme, die sie bei Zuschauern auslösen. Für jeden der Bereiche bietet das Modell neuartige, differenzierte Analysemethoden auf kognitionswissenschaftlicher foundation an, die durch Grafiken, Tabellen und Leitfragen zusammengefasst werden. Eine große Bandbreite unterschiedlicher Filmbeispiele veranschaulicht die theoretischen Konzepte, darunter ausführliche Analysen zum Klassiker Casablanca und zu Polanskis Der Tod und das Mädchen. Ein detailliertes Inhaltsverzeichnis und ein sign in machen das Buch auch zum Nachschlagen geeignet.

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By Amulya Gurtu

This publication offers new rules on many triumphing paradigms approximately India, its humans, and its tradition. The ebook covers quite a lot of subject matters of present curiosity. It presents a modern standpoint on many universal perceptions approximately an historic civilization in glossy context. It makes an enlightening and enriching read.

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Download Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook by Bergdorf Goodman PDF

By Bergdorf Goodman

A trendy selection of a hundred recipes from the well known BG eating place on the singular luxurious buying emporium. Incorporating recipes from the style group, this captivating present quantity gains the whimsical four-color paintings of well known illustrator Konstantin Kakanias throughout.

The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is a suite of a hundred delectable recipes from the singular, mythical retailer’s eating place, BG—a eating scorching spot for type cognoscenti and enthusiasts of excellent nutrients; additionally incorporated are favourite dishes from big name model designers, writers, and media, together with Zac Posen, Thakoon, Joseph Altuzarra, Tabitha Simmons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Joe Zee, Dana Cowin, Bobbi Brown, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Deborah Needleman, and Kelly Wearstler.

Indulge in cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, soups and starters, salads, entrees, and truffles, between them BG's respected new york and its wildly well known Gotham Salad, let alone a bunch of alternative favorites comparable to Crab muffins with highly spiced Rémoulade, Truffled Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bites, Lobster Napoleon, and Double Chocolate Tarte. every one recipe is brought with an anecdote from the eating place or its contributor, and all are spectacularly illustrated with specific four-color art by way of artist and fashion designer Konstantin Kakanias.

Encapsulating the ambitious type and refinement of this mythical type establishment, The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is the last word accent for an individual who enjoys a style of luxury.

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Download Die Revolution war im Fernsehen: Essay zu den Fernsehserien by Alan Sepinwall,Tom Bresemann,Annette Kühn,Christian Lux PDF

By Alan Sepinwall,Tom Bresemann,Annette Kühn,Christian Lux

In seiner ersten Therapiestunde mit Dr. Melfi erklärt Tony Soprano: "Es ist intestine, von Anfang an bei etwas dabei zu sein. Dafür conflict ich zu spät, ich weiß. Doch jetzt habe ich manchmal das Gefühl, dass ich erst am Ende dazukam. Dass alles schon vorbei ist." In seinem brillanten ersten Buch beschreibt Alan Sepinwall, dass es eben jener Satz Tonys ist, der nicht das Ende markiert, sondern den Aufbruch zu etwas völlig Neuem, bis dato in der Medienlandschaft Unbekanntem. Sepinwall wurde durch sein weblog "What's Alan Watching?" zu einem der bekanntesten Blogger Amerikas. Als vielleicht bester Chronist der revolutionierten Fernsehlandschaft begleitet und erklärt er die Umwälzungen, die durch großartige, tief in die Verwerfungen der Postmoderne gestürzte Serien wie "The Sopranos", "Lost", "Mad Men", "24", "Breaking Bad", "The cord" oder "Deadwood" entstanden sind. Gerade von der ny instances als eines der besten Bücher 2012 ausgezeichnet, ist dieses Buch eine geistreiche und kluge Kulturgeschichte. Zwölf Seriendramen der letzten 15 Jahre verhandelt Sepinwall. Er erklärt, wie die Künstler hinter diesen revolutionären Sagas die Zeit, den ihnen gegebenen Raum und die Vertrautheit des Fernsehens genutzt haben, um eben dort die Grenzen des Erzählens zu verschieben - und wie sie gleichzeitig die komplexen philosophischen Ansätze hinter ihren Werken sichtbar machen.

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