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    Cinema Entertainment (Hardback) By (author) Gianluca Sergi, By (author) Alan Lovell

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    DescriptionEntertainment is a defining feature of contemporary culture, yet it is often accused of being superficial and even harmful. In this thought-provoking book, the authors challenge this negative view and argue for a reconsideration of the value of entertainment and the effect it has on the world in which we live. Taking Hollywood cinema as its central focus, this exciting book explores the range of debates that the phenomenon of cinema entertainment has aroused. It is packed with examples from modern, popular films throughout, including a whole chapter on the hugely successful film "The Dark Knight". The book features interviews with Randy Thom and Walter Murch, filmmakers involved in creating some of the most successful films of recent years. There is an interesting discussion of the work and reputation of renowned filmmakers, Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock, names which have become synonymous with cinema entertainment. The authors consider what makes a film successful by looking at box office figures as well as detailed description and critique of current debates surrounding what it means to entertain and be entertained. "Cinema Entertainment" is important reading for film and media students as well as anyone interested in contemporary mass culture.


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    Title
    Cinema Entertainment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gianluca Sergi, By (author) Alan Lovell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 140
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 398 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780335222520
    ISBN 10: 0335222528
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Abridged Dewey: 791
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    DC22: 302.2343
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/COMSTD
    Thema V1.0: JBCT, ATFA
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Alan Lovell was most recently Lecturer in Media Studies at Staffordshire University, UK. Gianluca Sergi is Associate Professor in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK.