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ISBN 13: 1466975202
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ISBN 13: 1603270493
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ISBN 13: 0812203550
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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13: 0231159471
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Read and Download Peter Decherney book Hollywood's Copyright Wars in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THollywood's Copyright Wars. This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 306 pages. Book excerpt: Beginning with Thomas Edison's aggressive copyright disputes and concluding with recent lawsuits against YouTube, Hollywood's Copyright Wars follows the struggle of the film, television, and digital media industries to influence and adapt to copyright law. Though much of Hollywood's engagement with the law occurs offstage, in the larger theater of copyright, many of Hollywood's most valued treasures, from Modern Times (1936) to Star Wars (1977), cannot be fully understood without appreciating their legal controversies. Peter Decherney shows that the history of intellectual property in Hollywood has not always mirrored the evolution of the law and recounts these extralegal solutions and their impact on American media and culture.

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ISBN 13: 0231851138
Total Pages : 172 pages
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ISBN 13: 0810892103
Total Pages : 214 pages
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Publisher : Crown Archetype
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ISBN 13: 0307352684
Total Pages : 480 pages
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ISBN 13: 0195109619
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ISBN 13: 1476623899
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Read and Download Brian Hannan book Coming Back to a Theater Near You in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComing Back to a Theater Near You. This book was released on 2016-06-05 with total page 492 pages. Book excerpt: In the Silent Era, film reissues were a battle between rival studios—every Mary Pickford new release in 1914 was met with a Pickford re-release. For 50 years after the Silent Era, reissues were a battle between the studios, who considered old movies “found money,” and cinema owners, who often saw audiences reject former box office hits. In the mid–1960s, the return of The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)—the second biggest reissue of all time—altered industry perceptions, and James Bond double features pushed the revival market to new heights. In the digital age, reissues have continued to confound the critics. This is the untold hundred-year story of how old movies saved new Hollywood. Covering the booms and busts of a recycling business that became its own industry, the author describes how the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart and Alfred Hitchcock won over new generations of audiences, and explores the lasting appeal of films like Napoléon (1927), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Rocky Horror Show (1975) and Blade Runner (1982).

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ISBN 13: 081735929X
Total Pages : 241 pages
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Read and Download Austin Sarat book Trial Films on Trial in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTrial Films on Trial. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 241 pages. Book excerpt: A collection of wide-ranging critical essays that examine how the judicial system is represented on screen Historically, the emergence of the trial film genre coincided with the development of motion pictures. In fact, one of the very first feature-length films, Falsely Accused!, released in 1908, was a courtroom drama. Since then, this niche genre has produced such critically acclaimed films as Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Anatomy of a Murder. The popularity and success of these films can be attributed to the fundamental similarities of filmic narratives and trial proceedings. Both seek to construct a “reality” through storytelling and representation and in so doing persuade the audience or jury to believe what they see. Trial Films on Trial: Law, Justice, and Popular Culture is the first book to focus exclusively on the special significance of trial films for both film and legal studies. The contributors to this volume offer a contemporary approach to the trial film genre. Despite the fact that the medium of film is one of the most pervasive means by which many citizens receive come to know the justice system, these trial films are rarely analyzed and critiqued. The chapters cover a variety of topics, such as how and why film audiences adopt the role of the jury, the narrative and visual conventions employed by directors, and the ways mid-to-late-twentieth-century trial films offered insights into the events of that period.

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ISBN 13: 1496835239
Total Pages : 220 pages
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ISBN 13: 0143122630
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