Erscheinungsdatum: 01.02.2014, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Remake Television, Titelzusatz: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, Redaktion: Lavigne, Carlen, Verlag: Lexington Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SOCIAL SCIENCE // Popular Culture, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft // Soziologie, Allgemeines, Seiten: 266, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 566 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Hailing more from the pulp-melancholic spirit of the 1978-1982 Hulk television series than its 2003 predecessor did, The Incredible Hulk wordlessly tells the entire gamma ray-afflicted origin story of scientist Bruce Banner's alter-ego within its first two-and-a-half minutes. This credit sequence evokes--albeit with more cinematic weight--the premise-informing quality that might be found before every episode of a cult hit series. This sequence makes at least two things clear. First off, the Edward Norton-starring The Incredible Hulk is not a sequel to or a remake of the 2003 The Hulk, but a reboot complete with an alternate plot, a new dynamic, and a different set of rules. Second, director Louis Leterrier (Unleashed, The Transporter) intends to deliver an economically paced, tightly wound thriller in which drama and action scenes are not mutually exclusive.The Incredible Hulk replaces cerebral family drama with a coping scientist who, at the start of the movie, is in hiding and training his mind-body dichotomy. So much of Banner's plight is effectively conveyed with simple 'days without incident': title cards that inevitably reset. The Hulk's previously poetic weightlessness is rejected in favour of gargantuan physicality akin to seeing huge robots face off in Transformers, but with more flesh, muscle, and bone. The angst, of course, isn't gone from this incarnation--not if Norton's intelligently passionate Banner and his tender, forbidden relationship with Dr. Elizabeth Ross (Liv Tyler) have anything to say about it--it's simply that this Hulk always smashes before he ponders. Rounding out The Incredible Hulk's main players are William Hurt as General Ross and Tim Roth as marine Emil Blonsky, two antagonists in pursuit of the Hulk who, like Banner, are not so much evil as consumed by tragic character flaws.
After the banning of their original 1977 BBC TV version, director Alan Clarke (The Firm) and writer Phil Minton (Funny Farm) set out to remake their drama for the big screen to ensure that their vision got the audience it deserved. The resulting film, released here in a special Blu-ray edition to mark its 40th anniversary, was an even more vitriolic portrait of a corrupt and violent institution which stunned cinema audiences and caused outrage. Uncompromising in its depiction of everyday violence, retribution, suicide and sexual assault, Scum remains a cornerstone of the British realist cinema movement, and a savage and still shocking indictment of institutionalised violence and abuse. Limited Edition Features: 2013 2K restoration from the original negatives, newly re-graded and approved by cinematographer Phil Méheux Original mono audio Audio commentary with actor Ray Winstone and film critic Nigel Floyd (2006) Interview with actor Mick Ford (2019) Interview with actor Ray Burdis (2019) Interview with actor Perry Benson (2019) Interview with cinematographer Phil Méheux (2019) Interviews with association producer Martin Campbell (2019) Interview with producer Don Boyd (2019) Interview with editor Michael Bradsell (2019) Cast Memories (2005): featuring interviews with Phil Daniels and Julian Firth Archival interview with writer Roy Minton and producer Clive Parsons (2004) Archival interview with writer Roy Minton (2005) Archival interview with producers Davina Belling and Clive Parsons (2005) Archival interview with producer Don Boyd (2005) Original ‘U’ and ‘X’ certificate theatrical trailers Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Ashley Clark, recollections from cast and crew members, archival interviews with Alan Clarke, an extract from writer Roy Minton’s novelisation, a look at Mary Whitehouse’s High Court case over the film’s television broadcast, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits Limited Edition of 8,000 copies All extras subject to change
Whatever happened to journalism? When did the American news media go from the respected, trusted purveyor of truth to anything but? How did we go from the “Glory Days of Television News” to today’s growing distrust and derision of “the media”? Is the Internet our only journalistic hope? Can we remake the media into a meaningful part of the check-and-balances system fundamental to the democratic principles on which this country was founded? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morton Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002106/bk_brll_002106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Thirty Nine Steps" is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine in August and September 1915 before being published in book form in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations. The novel formed the basis for a number of film adaptations, notably: Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 version; a 1959 colour remake; a 1978 version which is perhaps most faithful to the novel; and a 2008 version for British television. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrian Praetzellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001542/bk_lind_001542_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of The New York Times number-one best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a novel exposing the money, fame, sex, politics, and power that accompany being at the top of the entertainment industry. Based on the real lives of network executives and other high-profile personalities in the early days when television first became a viable threat to the all-powerful business of the silver screen, The Inheritors is the first in Harold Robbins' Trilogy of Greed and spent 21 weeks on The New York Times best-sellers list. Steve Gaunt, the rebellious visionary, is the head of a successful television empire, making him a hit in the ratings and with gorgeous women. Sam Benjamin, one of the last of the old motion picture tycoons, desperately wants to hold on to the power that has long been associated with the more "glamorous" part of the business - the movies. When the two combine forces, they have the potential to remake the entertainment industry - or be each other's undoing. Will their friendship fall apart when their money is on the line, or will their partnership make them even more wealthy and powerful? Entertainment is a dirty business, built by ruthless mavericks. The only rule is that nothing is real in Hollywood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021029/bk_adbl_021029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.