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The Police Series / Men's Cinema / Weimar Cinema

John Gibbs and Douglas Pye (eds)

The Close-Up series is an innovative and accessible annual series devoted to the close analysis of film and television. Each volume contains three extended individual studies all dedicated to the detailed investigation of the many practical choices from setting and performance to camera position and movement, from lighting and colour to editing and the multiple possibilities of sound, that create a film's form and determine its meanings.

The Police Series  Jonathan Bignell

This study closely analyses the mise-en-scene and visual style of TV programmes including Hill Street Blues (1981?87), Miami Vice (1984?90), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993?99), NYPD Blue (1993?2006) and CSI (2000?present).

Weimar Cinema  Iris Luppa

Starting from Brecht's notion of transforming habitual viewing habits, this study closely examines three films of this influential era of filmmaking in Germany ? Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), People on Sunday (1929) and Kuhle Wampe (1932) ? and the complex readings invited by these films.

Men's Cinema  Stella Bruzzi

This study offers a detailed discussion on how film style conveys and articulates notions of masculinity, and analyses how mise-en-scene, rather than spectacle alone, shapes a sense of the masculine in films such as Raging Bull (1980) and The Right Stuff (1983).

April 2009
256 pages

JONATHAN BIGNELL is Professor of Television and Film at the University of Reading, UK

IRIS LUPPA is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at London South Bank University, UK

STELLA BRUZZI is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, UK

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