Author Archive for: ‘Kathleen Loock’

The Film Experience: An Introduction (3rd ed.)

Timothy Corrigan and Patricia White, The Film Experience: An Introduction (3rd ed.) Boston, New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0-312-68170-8 US$ 86.95 (pb) 544 pp (Review copy supplied by Bedford/St. Martin’s) “Go from movie buff to critical viewer,” The Film Experience invites its readers as soon as they open the cover of the book. The first pages and the preface …

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Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel, Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Constantine Verevis (eds.)

Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2010 ISBN: 978 1 4384 3030 0 US$ 29.95 (pb) 264 pp. (Review copy supplied by SUNY Press) Second Takes examines a proliferating cinematic mode of production that increasingly informs film release schedules: the sequel. As Michael Cieply states in a 2007 New York Times article, “In the last five years, only about 20 percent of …

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