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Media semiotics is a valuable method of focusing on the hidden meanings within media texts. This book offers students an in-depth guide to help them investigate and understand the media using semiotic theory. It assumes little previous knowledge of the field, avoiding jargon and explaining the issues step by step. The two basic features of the methods used are the historical study of media and their genre and the analysis of the meaning structures that... more...

The whole range of tricks for successful comedy writing is examined in this book. The author, one of Bob Hope's top writers, analyzes what he does to produce one-liners, anecdotes, monologues, formular jokes, cartoon captions and teaches the reader how to master the skill.

The major function of photography is to capture a picture from what is in front of you. Whether a picture of the family pet or advertising spread, the acquisition of the scene is the first step in the digital image process. Digital Photographic Capture takes that first step and it breaks it down in detail so you can understand and better manipulate the mechanics of the process.As we transition from the silver halide base of photography to an electronic... more...

If virtuality is being celebrated as heralding a radically new era, rich with new possibilities and futures hitherto unimagined through cybernetics, networking and digitalizaton, such claims are also being viewed with deep skepticism and countered by renewed interest in the groundedness and referentiality of the concept of the index.  In this transdisciplinary book, major artists, filmmakers, film theorists, philosophers, literary critics, information... more...

From a boom in theatrical features to footage posted on websites such as YouTube and Google Video, the early years of the 21st century have witnessed significant changes in the technological, commercial, aesthetic, political, and social dimensions of documentaries on film, television and the web. In response to these rapid developments, this book rethinks the notion of documentary, in terms of theory, practice and object/s of study.Drawing together 26... more...


This is the first full-length study in any language of the most significant film director of Italian Neorealism. Peter Brunette combines close analyses of Roberto Rossellini's formal and narrative style with a thorough account of his position in the political and cultural landscape of postwar Italy. More than forty films are explored, including Open City, Paisan, Voyage to Italy, The Rise to Power of Louis XIV, and films made in the director's later... more...

Film scholar Murray Pomerance presents a series of fascinating meditations on six films directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, a master of the cinema. Two of the films are extraordinarily famous and have been seen––and misunderstood––countless times: North by Northwest and Vertigo. Two others, Marnie and Torn Curtain, have been mostly disregarded by viewers and critics or considered to be colossal mistakes, while two others,... more...

This second collection of interesting mathematical puzzles continues the tribute to Martin Gardner, who has provided us with original puzzles and puzzling stories ever since he created and produced the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American. The international community of puzzle enthusiasts has gathered once again to celebrate Martin Gardner's continued contribution and, most fittingly, has done so in kind, by providing new challenges to... more...

A fully-revised edition of a popular Resource Book, with many new ideas and stories. Stories are an ideal way of motivating children, improving listening skills, and teaching vocabulary and structures. Stories develop awareness of the sound and feel of English, and an understanding of language in context.

Storytelling predates reading. Storytelling is a vibrant tradition in nearly every culture on earth. And of course, storytelling serves as a perfect medium for educating young children and early readers.Specifically intended for elementary school and public librarians, teachers, storytellers, and camp counselors, Tell Along Tales!: Playing with Participation Stories contains 25 adapted tales from Czechoslovakia, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Norway, Spain,... more...