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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Walt Disney

Eddy Von Mueller.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 14556 words.

Few figures of the 20th century have made so deep and indelible an impact on world culture as Walt Disney. Few people have direct knowledge of Walter Elias Disney’s life, his precise...

David Lynch

Richard Martin.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 4952 words.

David Lynch (b. 1946) is among the most significant filmmakers alive today, with a cultural influence stretching far beyond cinema. Although resistant to precise definition, the term...

Cinema and Media Studies

Edited by Krin Gabbard.

P ublished online October 2011 .

Research Guide. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

Soap Operas

Abigail De Kosnik.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 18358 words.

This bibliography on “soap operas” focuses on US daytime serial dramas, which are distinct from other national soap opera/radionovela/telenovela broadcasting traditions. US soap operas are...

YouTube

Jean Burgess.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 5001 words.

Originally launched in 2005 with a focus on user-generated content, YouTube has become the dominant platform for online video worldwide, and an important location for some of the most...

Fan Studies

Henry Jenkins.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 15783 words.

Fan studies is a field of scholarly research focused on media fans and fan cultures. Fans might be broadly defined as individuals who maintain a passionate connection to popular media,...

Cinephilia

Annie Fee.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 12002 words.

The French term cinéphile can be traced back to the heyday of French film production in the early 1910s just before the outbreak of World War I. The Parisian film press used cinéphile to...

Animals in Film and Media

Jennifer Peterson.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 8500 words.

In the thirty-six years that have passed since John Berger wrote his landmark essay, “Why Look at Animals?” in 1977, humanities scholars have been increasingly turning their attention to...

Philosophy and Film

Carl Plantinga.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 7304 words.

Although the philosophy of film dates as far back as Harvard professor Hugo Münsterberg’s 1916 The Photoplay: A Psychological Study, the philosophy of film has only recently become a part...

Star Wars

William Brooker and Davina Quinlivan.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 6722 words.

The Star Wars saga consists of six feature films, divided into two trilogies (the Original Trilogy and, later, the Prequel Trilogy) and released over twenty-eight years. The Original...

Video and Computer Games

Raiford Guins and Laine Nooney.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 9608 words.

It almost goes without saying that video games have made a profound impact across culture and society. According to the Electronic Software Association, 67 percent of households within the...

Sally Potter

Sophie Mayer.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 11519 words.

Sally Potter (UK, b. 1949) is the director of nine feature films (as of 2016), as well as a number of experimental short films. Yet she is also a choreographer involved in the formulation...

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Kristin Thompson.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 16162 words.

The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful and influential films ever made. Its three parts, released in December of 2001, 2002, and 2003, respectively, grossed nearly three...

Amitabh Bachchan

Anne Ciecko.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 6406 words.

Amitabh Bachchan (b. 1942 in Allahabad) is perhaps the most enduringly iconic figure of Bollywood. He has appeared in nearly two hundred films and made cultural impacts as television...