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Weiner, Robert G. 1966-

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Most widely held works by Robert G Weiner
Perspectives on the Grateful Dead : critical writings by Robert G Weiner( )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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James Bond in world and popular culture : the films are not enough by Robert G Weiner( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough provides the most comprehensive study of the James Bond phenomena ever published. The 40 original essays provide new insights, scholarship, and understanding to the world of James Bond. Topics include the Bond girl, Bond related video games, Ian Fleming's relationship with the notorious Aleister Crowley and CIA director Alan Dulles. Other articles include Fleming as a character in modern fiction, Bond Jr. comics, the post Fleming novels of James Gardner and Raymond Benson, Bond as an American Superhero, and studies on the music, dance, fashion, and architecture in Bond films. Woody Allen and Peter Sellers as James Bond, are also considered as is Japanese imitation films from the 1960s, the Britishness of Bond, comparisons of Bond to Christian ideals, movie posters and much more. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines have contributed a unique collection of perspectives on the world of James Bond and its history. Despite the diversity of viewpoints, the unifying factor is the James Bond mythos. James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough is a much needed contribution to Bond studies and shows how this cultural icon has changed the world."--Publisher description
Marvel graphic novels and related publications : an annotated guide to comics, prose novels, children's books, articles, criticism and reference works, 1965-2005 by Robert G Weiner( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis"--Provided by publisher
From the arthouse to the grindhouse : highbrow and lowbrow transgression in cinema's first century by John Cline( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there are numerous books on art and exploitation cinema, very few attempt to examine both. Covering the first 100 years of cinematic transgressions, From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse is a collection of numerous essays representing key contributions to overlooked, forgotten, or under-analyzed parts of film history. From cult favorites like Arch Hall Jr. to revered but under-documented marquee names like Lon Chaney, filmmakers both major and minor are covered here. Starting with a section that pairs exploitation pioneers like Dwain Esper alongside cutting edge auteurs like Erich Von Stroheim, the volume documents the bleeding edge of the high/low cultural divide. Other essays examine the sexual melodramas of Weimer German cinema, explore the concept of Borat as a model for the new standardized cult film, and discuss the films of directors Tod Browning, Pier Pasolini, and Peter Watkins. This volume also contains a section devoted to the idea of "reality" inside and outside the documentary sphere, emphasizing audiences' desire to believe that "this is really happening," whether they're horrified or titillated. Addressing many aspects of "transgression" in cinema, these essays suggest that the distance between the venues and the audiences may not be quite as wide as viewers might imagine. --Publisher description
Cinema inferno : celluloid explosions from the cultural margins( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins addresses significant areas (and eras) of "transgressive" filmmaking, including many subgenres and styles that have not yet received much critical attention. This collection of essays covers both contemporary films and those produced in the last 50 years to provide a theoretical framework for looking at transgressive cinema and what that means. This volume begins with a number of essays that examine the aesthetic of "realism," tracing it through the late Italian Neo-Realism of Pasolini, the early films of Melvin Van Peebles, and C
Graphic novels and comics in libraries and archives : essays on readers, research, history and cataloging( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, provides a look at how graphic novels and comics can be used in educational settings. An established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last vestiges of the printed form gaining in popularity."--Publisher information
Selling James Bond : product placement in the James Bond films by Tanya Nitins( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through extensive content analysis of the official James Bond film series, as well as utilising directors' commentary and industry reports, this book illustrates the strong impact specific cultural and historical events have had on the practice of product placement in the series. In doing so, it provides an exciting and in-depth 'behind the scenes' look at the James Bond film series, and its complicated and sometimes contentious history of product placement. In the process, it charts the gradual emergence of product placement from the more traditional background shot to becoming so embedded in the actual film narrative that they have become simply yet another method for filmmakers to produce cultural meaning."--Publisher's description
The Joker : a serious study of The Clown Prince of Crime by Robert Moses Peaslee( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman's foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need"--
Captain America and the struggle of the superhero : critical essays( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The topics discussed include the ways Nazi Germany was represented in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in the Jewish American experience; the relationship between Captain America and Captain Britain; the partnership between Captain America and The Falcon; and various attempts to kill Captain America before his "real" death"--Provided by publisher
Graphic novels and comics in the classroom : essays on the educational power of sequential art( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement"--
In the peanut gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000 : essays on film, fandom, technology, and the culture of riffing( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mystery Science Theater 3000 featured a human host and a pair of robotic puppets who provided commentary on some of the worst films ever made. This is the first full-length scholarly analysis of Mystery Science Theater 3000 which blossomed from humble beginnings on Minnesota public-access television into a cultural phenomenon on major cable networks"--Provided by publisher
The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads : an annotated bibliography by David G Dodd( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PYTHON BEYOND PYTHON by Paul N Reinsch( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Marvel Comics into film : essays on adaptations since the 1940s( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non-U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films featuring characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios"--
Web-spinning heroics : critical essays on the history and meaning of Spider-Man( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology, and discipline in insightful, passionate essays that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The book is crafted for fans, creators, and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and afterword by Gary Jackson (winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize)"--Provided by publisher
The written dead : essays on the literary zombie by Kyle William Bishop( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of new essays examines some of the most influential and inventive zombie literature, from the early stories to the most recent narratives, including some told from a zombie perspective"--
University life : a college survival story by Tyge Payne( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of a new college student is full of change. Typically, new college students are entering into a new chapter in life where expectations are high, but so are the challenges. Major potentially life-changing questions emerge and must be dealt with: "What should my major be?"--"How do I pay for college?"--"How do I balance the demands of the classroom with my social life?" -- "Should I break up my relationship with this person?" While answers to such questions are often elusive, the challenges associated with such issues are not generally unique. A few practical tips and some sound advice often spell the difference between success and failure. University Life: A College Survival Story provides such tips and advice, but - more importantly - it facilitates dialogue about key issues through its character development and storyline. Within its pages, you join a varied cast of freshmen characters - including an athlete, an activist, an outcast, and several others - as they negotiate their first semester in college, making both good and bad decisions along the way. In contrast to more descriptive and traditional textbooks about college survival, students are sure to find University Life both educational and entertaining."--Publisher description
Jessica Jones, scarred superhero : essays on gender, trauma and addiction in the Netflix series( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessica Jones barged onto our screens in November 2015, courtesy of Marvel and Netflix, presenting a hard-drinking protagonist who wrestles with her own inner (and outer) demons. Gaining enhanced abilities as a teenager, she eschews the "super costume" and is far more concerned with the problems of daily life. But when Jessica falls under the control of a villain, her life changes forever. Based on the comic book Alias, the show won a large following and critical acclaim for its unflinching look at subjects like abuse, trauma, PTSD, rape culture, alcoholism, drug addiction, victims' plight and family conflicts. This collection of new essays offers insight into the show's complex themes and story lines
Lubbock lights( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film highlights the history of West Texas country music, featuring music and commentary by Joe Ely, Tommy X Hancock, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Robert G. Weiner, and others. Features 34 songs from West Texas artists
The storyteller speaks : rare & different fictions of the Grateful Dead( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Perspectives on the Grateful Dead : critical writings
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James Bond in world and popular culture : the films are not enoughMarvel graphic novels and related publications : an annotated guide to comics, prose novels, children's books, articles, criticism and reference works, 1965-2005From the arthouse to the grindhouse : highbrow and lowbrow transgression in cinema's first centuryCinema inferno : celluloid explosions from the cultural marginsGraphic novels and comics in libraries and archives : essays on readers, research, history and catalogingCaptain America and the struggle of the superhero : critical essaysIn the peanut gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000 : essays on film, fandom, technology, and the culture of riffingThe Grateful Dead and the Deadheads : an annotated bibliographyThe storyteller speaks : rare & different fictions of the Grateful Dead
Alternative Names
Weiner, Robert

Weiner, Robert (1966- )

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English (126)

German (1)