Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes by Valerie Wee

By Valerie Wee

The Ring (2002)―Hollywood’s remake of the japanese cult luck Ringu (1998)―marked the start of an important pattern within the overdue Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s of yankee diversifications of Asian horror movies. This publication explores this complicated means of variation, paying specific realization to a few of the variations that ensue while texts pass cultural barriers. via shut readings of a number of jap horror motion pictures and their Hollywood remakes, this research addresses the social, cultural, aesthetic and prevalent positive factors of every nationwide cinema’s method of and illustration of horror, in the subgenre of the ghost tale, tracing convergences and divergences within the movies’ narrative trajectories, aesthetic variety, thematic concentration and ideological content material. In evaluating modern eastern horror movies with their American diversifications, this booklet advances present experiences of either the japanese and American cinematic traditions, by:

  • illustrating the ways that each one culture responds to advancements in its social, cultural and ideological milieu; and,

  • examining eastern horror motion pictures and their American remakes via a lens that highlights cross-cultural alternate and bilateral influence.

 The e-book may be of curiosity to students of movie, media, and cultural studies.

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Tattooing the World: Pacific Designs in Print and Skin by Juniper Ellis

By Juniper Ellis

In the 1830s an Irishman named James F. O'Connell bought a full-body tattoo whereas dwelling as a castaway within the Pacific. The tattoo featured conventional styles that, to local Pohnpeians, outlined O'Connell's lifestyles; they made him absolutely human. but upon touring to manhattan, those markings singled him out as a freak. His tattoos worried ladies and kids, and ministers warned their congregations that viewing O'Connell's markings may reason the ink to move to the outside in their unborn young children. in lots of methods, O'Connell's tale exemplifies the original heritage of the trendy tattoo, which started within the Pacific after which unfold during the global. it doesn't matter what shape it has taken, the tattoo has continuously embodied social status, aesthetics, ethics, tradition, gender, and sexuality. Tattoos are own and company, deepest and public. They mark the profane and the sacred, the extravagant and the basic, the playful and the political. From the Pacific islands to the realm at huge, tattoos are a symbolic and sometimes provocative kind of expression and communication.

Tattooing the World is the 1st e-book on tattoo literature and tradition. Juniper Ellis lines the origins and value of recent tattoo within the works of 19th- and twentieth-century artists, tourists, missionaries, scientists, and such writers as Herman Melville, Margaret Mead, Albert Wendt, and Sia Figiel. conventional Pacific tattoo styles are shaped utilizing an array of well-defined motifs. They position the person in a selected group and infrequently express family tree and concepts of the sacred. besides the fact that, outdoors of the Pacific, those that put on and examine tattoos ensure their that means and interpret their layout in a different way. analyzing indigenous historiography along Western travelogue and different writings, Ellis paints a stunning portrait of ways tradition has been etched either at the human shape and on a physique of literature.

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The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases by Beth Cohen

By Beth Cohen

The colours of Clay: targeted innovations in Athenian Vases
This ebook and the exhibition it accompanies are the 1st to ascertain intimately the whole diversity of ornamental concepts on Athenian terracotta vases from the Archaic in the course of the overdue Classical interval (approximately 500 to 340 B.C.). An advent, a bankruptcy on technical points of vase ornament, and 9 essays accompany the one hundred and five vase entries awarded right here. The innovations of those vases contain coral crimson, extra clay and gilding, plastic vases, white floor, and Six’s method.

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The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age by André Gaudreault, Philippe Marion, Timothy Barnard

By André Gaudreault, Philippe Marion, Timothy Barnard

Is a movie watched on a video display nonetheless cinema? Have electronic compositing, movement catch, and different complicated applied sciences remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted of their speculation of the "double beginning of media," André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion take a good examine cinema's ongoing electronic revolution and reaffirm its critical position in a swiftly increasing media landscape.

The authors start with an outline of the intense positions held via opposing camps within the debate over cinema: the "digitalphobes" who lament the implosion of cinema and the "digitalphiles" who rejoice its new, important incarnation. all through, they remind readers that cinema hasn't ever been a static medium yet a chain of approaches and differences powering a dynamic paintings. From their viewpoint, the electronic revolution is the 8th significant problem within the heritage of movies, with extra disruptions to come back. Brokering a peace between either side, Gaudreault and Marion emphasize the cultural perform of cinema over inflexible claims on its identification, relocating towards a standard belief of cinema to raised comprehend the place it really is headed next.

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The Web Writer's Guide by Darlene Maciuba-Koppel

By Darlene Maciuba-Koppel

Drawing at the suggestion of specialists within the box, the internet Writer's consultant serves because the perfect sourcebook for counsel and ideas for freelance and employees writers of on-line content material. This publication offers writers of all degrees with the knowledge they want in an available, easy-to-use type. To the numerous cut-off date- and project-conscious writers in the market who have to additional adapt to the dynamics of electronic media, this easy-to-use, finished advisor serves as a extraordinary guidepost.
Featuring interviews with net writers and builders, this consultant will supply writers the advantage of decades' mixed box adventure in addition to a feeling of ways the content material components into numerous on-line publications.
The internet Writer's consultant toolkit contains twenty-four checklists, worksheets, and varieties that relief on-line writers to put up entire, concise, and fresh replica. The checklists also are worthy occupation course instruments. For these new to on-line writing, the short commence component of the ebook is equipped that can assist you produce caliber replica quick and professionally, for the 1st time and thereafter.
* specialist counsel for beginner writers and writers skilled essentially in print
* Covers issues equivalent to writing content material for company and e-commerce websites, electronic mail newsletters, press releases, and e-zines
* incorporates a net writer's thesaurus to defining on-line content material and web phrases

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The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and by Charles Finance, Susan Zwerman

By Charles Finance, Susan Zwerman

Go in the back of the scene of the backstage to profit how the company of manufacturing the incredible visible results we see in video clips and on television works. With many years of mixed VFX creation and supervisory event in Hollywood, the authors percentage their event with you, illuminating commonplace practices and pointers on:

* preproduction making plans * scheduling * budgeting * comparing owners and the bidding approach * potent facts administration * operating on-set, off-set, or abroad * facing adjustments in post-production * criminal matters (contracts, coverage, company ethics), and extra

additionally integrated are interviews with proven, profitable Hollywood VFX manufacturers approximately their occupation paths and the way they acquired to the place they're now. From pre-production to ultimate supply, this is often the whole advisor to visible results construction, supplying perception on VFX budgeting and scheduling (with genuine varieties on your personal use) and customary construction innovations similar to movement keep watch over, miniatures, and pre-visualization. additionally incorporated is a better half web site (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780240812632) with types and records that you can comprise into your individual VFX creation workflows.

* worthwhile and accomplished hands-on consultant for any VFX professional, brimming with attempted and precise, industry-standard VFX creation practices from authors whose mixed VFX creation credit comprise Dune, invoice and Ted's first-class event, damaged Arrow, the arriving, Alien Resurrection, males of Honor, George of the Jungle, and the mother or father * Industry-standard tools for powerful VFX budgeting and scheduling, comparing proprietors, operating on-set and stale (and overseas), facts administration, felony concerns, and extra equip you with the data and workflow suggestions of the professionals * contains interviews with tested, winning Hollywood VFX manufacturers approximately their profession paths and the way they received to the place they're now and a better half web site (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780240812632) with varieties and files so that you can include into your individual VFX construction workflows  


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850 Calligraphic Ornaments for Designers and Craftsmen by Kiyoshi Takahashi

By Kiyoshi Takahashi

Collection of 850 accurately drawn calligraphic components remembers the spirit of 18th-century pen flourishing. soft scrolls, swirls, frames, borders, cartouches and different layout components are compatible to any variety of advertisement and craft makes use of, and are easily usable and copyright-free. Publisher's be aware.

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Essential RenderMan® fast by Ian Stephenson

By Ian Stephenson

RenderMan has lengthy been linked to top-end movie creation and is a necessary device for developing a few of the results and pictures in fresh lively movies (such as ultimate fable, Monsters, Inc., Stuart Little, Pearl Harbour and Dinosaur). RenderMan is largely to be had and, with the call for for better caliber photographs, is now utilized by computer-based artists in any respect degrees of the pictures undefined. crucial RenderMan quick is a realistic advent to generating pictures utilizing a RenderMan renderer, and getting the main from RenderMan. you are going to achieve entry to the facility of RenderMan, which has formerly simply been to be had to the elite of the pc pictures neighborhood! With lots of illustrations and hands-on examples, Ian Stephenson: offers an summary of RenderMan.- explains how scenes are described.- illustrates (among different issues) tips on how to create surfaces; color; lights; shadows; and intensity of box, utilizing RIB and the C API.- introduces the strategies excited about developing and utilizing textures and shading. extra fabric is out there from the fundamental sequence web site: http://www.essential-series.com

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Special effects: still in search of wonder by Michele Pierson

By Michele Pierson

Designed to trick the attention and stimulate the mind's eye, lighting tricks have replaced the way in which we glance at movies and the worlds created in them. Computer-generated imagery (CGI), as noticeable in Hollywood blockbusters like megastar Wars, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, males in Black, and The Matrix, is simply the most recent strengthen within the evolution of lighting tricks. whilst lighting tricks were marveled at by means of thousands, this can be the 1st research in their broader cultural reception. relocating from an exploration of nineteenth-century renowned technological know-how and magic to the Hollywood technological know-how fiction cinema of our time, lighting tricks examines the historical past, developments, and connoisseurship of lighting tricks, asking what makes particular types of cinematic results detailed, why this issues, and for whom. Michele Pierson indicates how renowned technology magazines, style filmzines, and machine way of life magazines have articulated a cultured feedback of this rising paintings shape and feature assisted in shaping how those highly well known on-screen technological wonders were considered by means of moviegoers.

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