Film Reboots

Klein, Amanda Ann and R. Barton Palmer (eds) (2016), Cycles, Sequels, Spin-Offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Loock, Kathleen (2016), 'Retro-Remaking: The 1980s Film ...

Author: Daniel Herbert

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474451383

Category: Electronic books

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Through a set of vibrant case studies, this collection investigates rebooting as a practice that seeks to remake an entire film series or franchise, with ambitions that are at once respectful and revisionary.


In filmmaking • And, A reboot breathes fresh life into an old film, to attract new fans and stimulate new revenue. Film reboots sometimes recreate successful TV programs in a feature-length film format (such as Hawaii Five-O, ...

Author: Phil Burgess

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781770672994

Category: Older people

Page: 251

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About Reboot! "Reboot to work; retirement is a disease." "It's better to wear out than rust out." That is the message of Reboot! While American culture glamorizes the "Golden Years" of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life. Based on solid research from the social and medical sciences, the author says, "It is better to die with your boots on, fully engaged in helping others and repairing the world." Reboot! is partly autobiographical. Indeed, the author is working well into his own post-career years, following two failed retirements. He is also convincing in his eye-opening, historically rooted, and hope-filled arguments for engaging in life-long work that is productive and satisfying. Reboot! identifies five different types of work: in-kind, volunteer, Samaritan, enrichment, and paid work. Booters who incorporate one or more of these types of work into their post-career lifestyle will, according to Burgess, live longer, live better, and die faster - avoiding boredom, aimless busy-ness, diminished self-worth and the anguish (and cost) of lingering death. With America's 78 million boomers turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 a day for the next 18 years, Reboot! provides a timely and provocative alternative to the conventional idea of retirement. With the promises of Social Security and Medicare about to be broken, Reboot! provides an upbeat and constructive way to deal with new financial realities. For men and women navigating life's transitions, striving to finish well, Reboot! provides a roadmap for living a life of meaning, challenging the reader to be a booter, not a retiree. Burgess boldly asserts that retirement is a deadly disease, and that work after a life of work is the best option for post-career years that are meaningful, productive, healthy, and satisfying. See Excerpts: On retirement: "Not all ideas are good ideas. Some are bad ideas. Retirement is one of those bad ideas - it makes no sense...Retirement is not natural. It is not historic. It is not healthy. It is not, for most people, fulfilling. For many, retirement is a widow maker." On the value of work: "The social engagement and satisfaction that come from working in later life are keys to successful aging...There is much work to do in this world where we are but temporary inhabitants. We should find it and do least for as long as we're able. In many ways, our life depends on it." On work and money: "Work is not only about money. Even if you don't need the money and your financial situation is stable and comfortable, returning to work in your post-career life is the smart thing to do - at least until sidelined by frailty or disability. It's smart because good health and satisfaction in later-life are most likely to come from working." On different types of work: "For most of us, post-career work will be tailored work, work customized to reflect our needs, our deepest desires, and the highest and best use of our gifts - especially time, talent, and treasure. Work tailored to our gifts will be productive and satisfying."...

The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies

euphemisms—encore, reworking, refitting, retooling, retread, redo, makeover—has gained cultural currency in film industry and press reports. Sight and Sound reports of three recent examples: “most of the industry's recent reboots have ...

Author: Thomas Leitch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190657048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 928

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This collection of forty new essays, written by the leading scholars in adaptation studies and distinguished contributors from outside the field, is the most comprehensive volume on adaptation ever published. Written to appeal alike to specialists in adaptation, scholars in allied fields, and general readers, it hearkens back to the foundations of adaptation studies a century and more ago, surveys its ferment of activity over the past twenty years, and looks forward to the future. It considers the very different problems in adapting the classics, from the Bible to Frankenstein to Philip Roth, and the commons, from online mashups and remixes to adult movies. It surveys a dizzying range of adaptations around the world, from Latin American telenovelas to Czech cinema, from Hong Kong comics to Classics Illustrated, from Bollywood to zombies, and explores the ways media as different as radio, opera, popular song, and videogames have handled adaptation. Going still further, it examines the relations between adaptation and such intertextual practices as translation, illustration, prequels, sequels, remakes, intermediality, and transmediality. The volume's contributors consider the similarities and differences between adaptation and history, adaptation and performance, adaptation and revision, and textual and biological adaptation, casting an appreciative but critical eye on the theory and practice of adaptation scholars--and, occasionally, each other. The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies offers specific suggestions for how to read, teach, create, and write about adaptations in order to prepare for a world in which adaptation, already ubiquitous, is likely to become ever more important.

Film Reboots

Examining such notable examples as Batman, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek, among others, this collection contends with some of the most important features of contemporary film and media culture today 'Daniel Herbert and Constantine Verevis' ...

Author: Daniel Herbert

Publisher: Screen Serialities

ISBN: 1474451373

Category: Performing Arts

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Through a set of vibrant case studies, this collection investigates rebooting as a practice that seeks to remake an entire film series or franchise, with ambitions that are at once respectful and revisionary.

Cycles Sequels Spin offs Remakes and Reboots

The essays in this volume offer a broad picture of the ways in which cinema and television have used multiplicities to streamline the production process, and to capitalize on and exploit viewer interest in previously successful and/or ...

Author: Amanda Ann Klein

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477308172

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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With sequels, prequels, remakes, spin-offs, or copies of successful films or franchises dominating film and television production, it sometimes seems as if Hollywood is incapable of making an original film or TV show. These textual pluralities or multiplicities—while loved by fans who flock to them in droves—tend to be dismissed by critics and scholars as markers of the death of high culture. Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots takes the opposite view, surveying a wide range of international media multiplicities for the first time to elucidate their importance for audiences, industrial practices, and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer a broad picture of the ways in which cinema and television have used multiplicities to streamline the production process, and to capitalize on and exploit viewer interest in previously successful and/or sensational story properties. An impressive lineup of established and emerging scholars talk seriously about forms of multiplicity that are rarely discussed as such, including direct-to-DVD films made in Nigeria, cross-cultural Japanese horror remakes, YouTube fan-generated trailer mash-ups, and 1970s animal revenge films. They show how considering the particular bonds that tie texts to one another allows us to understand more about the audiences for these texts and why they crave a version of the same story (or character or subject) over and over again. These findings demonstrate that, far from being lowbrow art, multiplicities are actually doing important cultural work that is very worthy of serious study.

Star League 6 Robot Reboot

It was an old black-and-white film about killer robots who were trying to take over the world. Professor Pestilence had shown it to me and the rest of the Unit 12 Synthetic Artificial Machines as a training video so we'd rise up and ...

Author: H.J. Harper

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781742754444

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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S.A.M. the robot stars in ... Robot Reboot! Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth, but there are a lot of things he doesn’t quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer of help: a computer chip that will make him more like a normal kid. But the chip is encoded with more than just emotions, and soon Sam finds himself being controlled by an old enemy. Can he overcome his programming and fight back, or must he obey all orders? A movie star, werewolf, ninja, robot, zombie and animancer join forces to become the crime-fighting Star League! Illustrated throughout by Nahum Ziersch.

The Hollywood Reporter

The Norwegian film centers on a young man , just released from prison , who is forced to confront his past . ... But a fall start for that project throws into question Aronofsky's involvement on “ Robocop , ” the MGM reboot of the 1987 ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105132676276

Category: Motion pictures


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Film Remakes and Franchises

Are these works simply crass commercial products, utterly devoid of creativity, or do they offer filmmakers a unique opportunity to reimagine iconic characters and modern myths?

Author: Daniel Herbert

Publisher: Quick Takes: Movies and Popula

ISBN: 081359006X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Are the remakes, sequels, reboots, and franchises flooding Hollywood simply crass commercial products, or do they offer filmmakers a unique opportunity to inject timely social commentary, imaginative twists, and diversity into established media properties? Herbert examines the long history of remakes and identifies what's distinctive about our current franchise-heavy era.

3D Animation Essentials

Created by Catmull and directed by John Lasseter, this short film showed people that 3D computer animation could create a worthwhile character ... ReBoot survived four seasons, and some efforts have been made to re-create the show.

Author: Andy Beane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118147481

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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The essential fundamentals of 3D animation for aspiring 3D artists 3D is everywhere--video games, movie and television special effects, mobile devices, etc. Many aspiring artists and animators have grown up with 3D and computers, and naturally gravitate to this field as their area of interest. Bringing a blend of studio and classroom experience to offer you thorough coverage of the 3D animation industry, this must-have book shows you what it takes to create compelling and realistic 3D imagery. Serves as the first step to understanding the language of 3D and computer graphics (CG) Covers 3D animation basics: pre-production, modeling, animation, rendering, and post-production Dissects core 3D concepts including design, film, video, and games Examines what artistic and technical skills are needed to succeed in the industry Offers helpful real-world scenarios and informative interviews with key educators and studio and industry professionals Whether you're considering a career in as a 3D artist or simply wish to expand your understanding of general CG principles, this book will give you a great overview and knowledge of core 3D Animation concepts and the industry.

Who s who in Canadian Film and Television

... Langue ( s ) : English Professional Association Memberships / Associations Professionnelles : Regional Film Commissions of ... Website / Site Web : Born / Né : Edinburgh , Scotland , 09/05/1961 Education ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105111107012

Category: Motion picture editors

Page: 418

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