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Product Description: What defines ‘quality’ in contemporary Hollywood film? Although often seen as inhospitable to such work, the studios of the blockbuster-franchise era continue to produce features that make claims to higher status. Films such as The Social Network, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Mystic River are marked as distinctive from the mainstream norm...read more

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9781784530440 | Tauris Academic Studies, January 30, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: What defines 'quality' in contemporary Hollywood film?

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9781784530457 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, January 30, 2016, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: What defines ‘quality’ in contemporary Hollywood film?

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Product Description: In this thrilling adventure set in recent times, two brothers at opposite ends of Britain find themselves drawn into a mystery of dreams, telepathy, ancient power and loss. When Charlie is approached to undertake a carving commissioned by anonymous but wealthy clients his life takes an unwelcome turn...read more

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9781507541968 | Createspace Independent Pub, January 27, 2015, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In this thrilling adventure set in recent times, two brothers at opposite ends of Britain find themselves drawn into a mystery of dreams, telepathy, ancient power and loss.

Following the American indie cinema boom of the 1990s and the creation of "specialty" divisions by several Hollywood studios, many predicted an end to both the indie sector's viability and the making of films with ambitions beyond the commercial mainstream. Yet, as Geoff King demonstrates, plenty of distinct indie productions continue to thrive, even in the face of difficult economic circumstances.Recasting the term "indie" to denote a particular form of independent feature production that has risen to prominence in the twenty-first century, King identifies and discusses the new opportunities available to indie filmmakers. These new options and techniques include low-cost digital video and a range of Internet and social-media ventures providing funding, distribution, promotion, and sales. He also covers the ultra-low-budget "mumblecore" movement; the social realism of such filmmakers as Kelly Reichardt and Ramin Bahrani; the "digital desktop" aesthetics of Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation (2003) and Arin Crumley and Susan Buice's Four Eyed Monsters (2005); and the affect of certain dominant discourses, such as the articulation of notions of "true" indie film and its opposition to what some see as the quirky contrivances of crossover hits such as Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Juno (2007). King ultimately locates a strong vein of continuity in indie practice, both industrially and in the textual qualities that define individual features.

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9780231167949 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 22, 2014, cover price $90.00

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9780231167956 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 22, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Following the American indie cinema boom of the 1990s and the creation of "specialty" divisions by several Hollywood studios, many predicted an end to both the indie sector's viability and the making of films with ambitions beyond the commercial mainstream.

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Product Description: Want to beat your sales target? Buy this book. The new edition of this highly successful sales bible is full of practical tips, tricks and advice and now comes in a smaller, more accessible package.  The Secrets of Selling, 2nd edition covers all the key areas in a concise and snappy style and is easy to navigate - essential features for the time pressured modern sales professional...read more

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9780273742326, titled "The Secrets of Selling: How to Win in Any Sales Situation" | 2 edition (Financial Times Management, November 22, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Want to beat your sales target?
9780273713005, titled "The Secrets of Selling: How to Win in Any Sales Situation" | Financial Times Management, October 30, 2007, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Does your job involve selling services?

Elusive, subtle and atmospheric, Lost in Translation was one of the indie hits of 2004, earning widespread critical praise, awards and success at the box office. But what was the basis of its appeal and how exactly is the film marked as a distinctly independent work? From consideration of industrial factors such as funding and release strategy to the role of star performance and formal qualities including its low key narrative structure and impressionistic use of visual imagery and sound, this book - written by a leading authority on American indie film--provides an in-depth analysis of the balance of more and less mainstream qualities offered by the film, from one of the leading authorities on recent and contemporary American independent cinema.

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9780748637454 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, March 1, 2010, cover price $120.00

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9780748637461 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, March 1, 2010, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Elusive, subtle and atmospheric, Lost in Translation was one of the indie hits of 2004, earning widespread critical praise, awards and success at the box office.

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Product Description: Indiewood is the place where Hollywood and the American independent sector meet, where lines blur and two very different kinds of cinema come together in a striking blend of creativity and commerce. This is an arena in which innovative, sometimes challenging cinema reaches out to the mainstream...read more

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9781845118266 | Tauris Academic Studies, March 15, 2009, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Indiewood is the place where Hollywood and the American independent sector meet, where lines blur and two very different kinds of cinema come together in a striking blend of creativity and commerce.

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9781845118259 | Tauris Academic Studies, March 15, 2009, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Indiewood is the place where Hollywood and the American independent sector meet, where lines blur and two very different kinds of cinema come together in a striking blend of creativity and commerce.

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Product Description: With its gothic tale of a troubled teen haunted by visions of a figure in a Halloween rabbit suit, Donnie Darko was among the first cult movie phenomena of the twenty-first century, making debut director Richard Kelly Hollywood hot property before he reached his thirtieth birthday...read more

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9781905674510 | Wallflower Pr, October 1, 2007, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: With its gothic tale of a troubled teen haunted by visions of a figure in a Halloween rabbit suit, Donnie Darko was among the first cult movie phenomena of the twenty-first century, making debut director Richard Kelly Hollywood hot property before he reached his thirtieth birthday.

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Lively and accessible in style, this book is written for both an academic readership and the wider audience of gamers and those interested in popular culture.

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9781845111083 | Tauris Academic Studies, March 3, 2006, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Focusses on key formal aspects of games, and the experiences and pleasures offered by the activities they require of the player.

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9781850438144 | Tauris Academic Studies, March 3, 2006, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Lively and accessible in style, this book is written for both an academic readership and the wider audience of gamers and those interested in popular culture.

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Product Description: "Geoff King’s important book stands with the best scholarship I have seen on this vital, constantly evolving subject." —David Sterritt, author of The Films of Alfred HitchcockThe independent sector has produced many of the most distinctive films to have appeared in the U...read more

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9780253347022 | Indiana Univ Pr, August 1, 2005, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: "Geoff King’s important book stands with the best scholarship I have seen on this vital, constantly evolving subject.

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9780253218261 | Indiana Univ Pr, August 1, 2005, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: "Geoff King’s important book stands with the best scholarship I have seen on this vital, constantly evolving subject.

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Product Description: What is the relationship between cinema and videogames? Hollywood film franchises are routinely translated into games. Some game titles make the move onto the big screen, none more prominently than Lara Croft, iconic star of the Tomb Raider series...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Geoff King (editor) and Tanya Krzywinska (editor)

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9781903364543 | Wallflower Pr, January 1, 2004, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: What is the relationship between cinema and videogames?

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9781903364239 | Wallflower Pr, December 1, 2002, cover price $22.00

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Product Description: What exactly is film comedy and what is the basis for its widespread appeal? Film Comedy uses formal, socio-historical and industrial perspectives to answer this question. What, for example, is the basis of the appeal of gross-out comedy in films such as There's Something About Mary and American Pie? What is the relationship between comedy and narrative, from early silent slapstick to the performance of actors such as Steve Martin and Jim Carrey? How has romantic comedy changed, or remained the same, from the 1930s to today? What happens when comedy is put to more serious ends in satire ranging from works produced under communism in Eastern Europe and Cuba to Hollywood features such as Bullworth and Wag the Dog? To what extent is comedy nation-specific? And what is the role of comic relief in Hollywood action movies and black comedy such as American Psycho and Man Bites Dog...read more

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9781903364369 | Wallflower Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: What exactly is film comedy and what is the basis for its widespread appeal?

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9781903364352 | Wallflower Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: What exactly is film comedy and what is the basis for its widespread appeal?

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Product Description: What is "New Hollywood"? The "art" cinema of the Hollywood "Renaissance" or the corporate controlled blockbuster? The introverted world of Travis Bickle or the action heroics of Indiana Jones, Buzz Lightyear, and Maximus the Gladiator? Innovative departures from the "classical" Hollywood style or superficial glitz, special effects, and borrowings from MTV? Wholesale change or important continuities with Hollywood's past? The answer suggested by Geoff King in New Hollywood Cinema is all of these and more...read more

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9780231127585 | Columbia Univ Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $83.50 | About this edition: What is "New Hollywood"?

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9780231127592 | Columbia Univ Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: What is "New Hollywood"?

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Product Description: This book charts the dimensions of one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From lurid comic-book blockbusters to dark dystopian visions, science fiction is seen as both a powerful cultural barometer of our times and the product of particular industrial and commercial frameworks...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781903364031 | Wallflower Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: This book charts the dimensions of one of the most popular genres in the cinema.

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Product Description: What makes today's Hollywood films so successful? Is it the sheer scale of special effects that gives films like ""Jurassic Park"" or ""The Matrix"" their mass audience appeal? Geoff King looks at the underexplored dynamic relationship between narrative and spectacle in contemporary Hollywood cinema...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781860645723 | Tauris Academic Studies, February 3, 2001, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: What makes today's Hollywood films so successful?

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Product Description: What makes today's Hollywood films so successful? Is it the sheer scale of special effects that gives films like ""Jurassic Park"" or ""The Matrix"" their mass audience appeal? Geoff King looks at the underexplored dynamic relationship between narrative and spectacle in contemporary Hollywood cinema...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781860645730 | Tauris Academic Studies, February 3, 2001, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: What makes today's Hollywood films so successful?

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Product Description: An original and wide-ranging study of the mappings used to impose meaning on the world, Mapping Reality argues that maps create rather than merely represent the ground on which they rest. Distinctions between map and territory questioned by some theorists of the postmodern have always been arbitrary...read more

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9780312127046 | Palgrave Macmillan, February 1, 1996, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: A study of the mappings used to impose meaning on the world, this text argues that maps create rather than merely represent the ground on which they rest.

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9780312127060 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 15, 1996, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: An original and wide-ranging study of the mappings used to impose meaning on the world, Mapping Reality argues that maps create rather than merely represent the ground on which they rest.
9780333640357 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 17, 1996, cover price $70.00

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