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Since the early 20th century, animated Christmas cartoons have brightened the holiday season around the world-first in theaters, then on television. From devotional portrayals of the Nativity to Santa battling villains and monsters, this encyclopedia catalogs more than 1,800 international Christmas-themed cartoons and others with year-end themes of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa ...
Happy Holidays-Animated!: A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film
Since the early 20th century, animated Christmas cartoons have brightened the holiday season around the world-first in theaters, then on television. From devotional portrayals of the Nativity to Santa battling villains and monsters, this encyclopedia catalogs more than 1,800 international Christmas-themed cartoons and others with year-end themes of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Explore beloved television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, theatrical shorts such as Santa's Workshop, holiday episodes from animated television series like American Dad! and The Simpsons, feature films like The Nutcracker Prince and obscure productions such as The Insects' Christmas, along with numerous adaptations and parodies of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Twas the Night before Christmas.
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78.750000 USD

Happy Holidays-Animated!: A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film

by William D. Crump
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Myth evolved into Western theater in fifth-century Athens, B.C. when mythical content and dramatic form served both as a reflection of the social structure and a record of changing ideologies characteristic of that society. In Jacobean England, more specifically in Shakespeare's Hamlet-more than a thousand years after the classical Greek ...
Electra: A Gender Sensitive Study of the Plays Based on the Myth
Myth evolved into Western theater in fifth-century Athens, B.C. when mythical content and dramatic form served both as a reflection of the social structure and a record of changing ideologies characteristic of that society. In Jacobean England, more specifically in Shakespeare's Hamlet-more than a thousand years after the classical Greek period-we will question a mythical pattern similar to that of the Greek Electra myth. In it, we will discuss a resurfacing of Electra in a society that bears uncanny points of resemblance to that of classical Greece. Then, in twentieth-century Europe, we will again watch the myth resurface as the result of an intellectual impulse similar to that which gave rise to the great plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.Western culture categorizes itself in the following ways: Male/female-logical/instinctualSpiritual/material-night/dayRational/emotion-repression/freedom. As we read the plays in this volume, we will question: Are we still locked into theses oppositions? If so, how do they effect the world we live in?
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Electra: A Gender Sensitive Study of the Plays Based on the Myth

by Batya Casper
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This filmography covers more than 300 horror films released from 1990 through 1999. The horror genre's trends and cliches are connected to social and cultural phenomena, such as Y2K fears and the Los Angeles riots. Popular films were about serial killers, aliens, conspiracies, and sinister interlopers, new monsters who shambled ...
Horror Films of the 1990s
This filmography covers more than 300 horror films released from 1990 through 1999. The horror genre's trends and cliches are connected to social and cultural phenomena, such as Y2K fears and the Los Angeles riots. Popular films were about serial killers, aliens, conspiracies, and sinister interlopers, new monsters who shambled their way into havoc. Each of the films is discussed at length with detailed credits and critical commentary. There are six appendices: 1990s cliches and conventions, 1990s hall of fame, memorable ad lines, movie references in Scream, 1990s horrors vs. The X-Files, and the decade's ten best.
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52.450000 USD

Horror Films of the 1990s

by John Kenneth Muir
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The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers and others associated with ...
Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018
The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994-a subscription is available for future volumes.
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Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018

by Harris M. Lentz III
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Beat generation writers dismantled mainstream America. They wrote under the influence of psychedelic drugs; they crossed and navigated multicultural boundaries and questioned the American dream; and they explored homosexuality, feminism and hyper-masculinity, redefining America's marital and familial codes. Teaching such a history can be daunting, but film adaptations of Beat ...
Seeing the Beat Generation: Entering the Literature through Film
Beat generation writers dismantled mainstream America. They wrote under the influence of psychedelic drugs; they crossed and navigated multicultural boundaries and questioned the American dream; and they explored homosexuality, feminism and hyper-masculinity, redefining America's marital and familial codes. Teaching such a history can be daunting, but film adaptations of Beat literature have proven to engage students. This book looks closely at the film adaptations of works by such authors as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Carolyn Cassady, Amiri Baraka and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, as they relate to American history and literary studies.
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Seeing the Beat Generation: Entering the Literature through Film

by Raj Chandarlapaty
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One of the few studies covering both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this book explores most of the most famous musicals of the past two centuries, along with many others. Presented as an introductory text for musical, dance and theater majors, as well as for musical lovers, the book includes references ...
Discovering Musicals: A Liberal Arts Guide to Stage and Screen
One of the few studies covering both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this book explores most of the most famous musicals of the past two centuries, along with many others. Presented as an introductory text for musical, dance and theater majors, as well as for musical lovers, the book includes references for nearly 1000 internet video examples of dance and song.
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41.950000 USD

Discovering Musicals: A Liberal Arts Guide to Stage and Screen

by Marc Raymond Strauss
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American silent film comedies were dominated by sight gags, stunts and comic violence. With the advent of sound, comedies in the 1930s were a riot of runaway heiresses and fast-talking screwballs. It was more than a technological pivot-the first feature-length sound film, The Jazz Singer (1927), changed Hollywood. Lost in ...
Too Funny for Words: A Contrarian History of American Screen Comedy from Silent Slapstick to Screwball
American silent film comedies were dominated by sight gags, stunts and comic violence. With the advent of sound, comedies in the 1930s were a riot of runaway heiresses and fast-talking screwballs. It was more than a technological pivot-the first feature-length sound film, The Jazz Singer (1927), changed Hollywood. Lost in the discussion of that transition is the overlap between the two genres. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd kept slapstick alive well into the sound era. Screwball directors like Leo McCarey, Frank Capra and Ernst Lubitsch got their starts in silent comedy. From Chaplin's tramp to the witty repartee of His Girl Friday (1940), this book chronicles the rise of silent comedy and its evolution into screwball-two flavors of the same genre-through the works of Mack Sennett, Roscoe Arbuckle, Harry Langdon and others.
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52.450000 USD

Too Funny for Words: A Contrarian History of American Screen Comedy from Silent Slapstick to Screwball

by David Kalat
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This book describes the technologies that enable real-world robots and drones to be effective killers, including an overview of how artificial intelligence and nanotechnology relate to the topic. It also examines social controversies swirling around the design and use of killer robots, such as whether fully-autonomous, robotic weapons should be ...
Robots That Kill: Deadly Machines and Their Precursors in Myth, Folklore, Literature, Popular Culture and Reality
This book describes the technologies that enable real-world robots and drones to be effective killers, including an overview of how artificial intelligence and nanotechnology relate to the topic. It also examines social controversies swirling around the design and use of killer robots, such as whether fully-autonomous, robotic weapons should be banned. Although robots are a modern invention, examples of robot precursors date back to ancient times. This book identifies and examines the monsters, artificial beings, and fictional machines that are precursors of real 21st century killer robots and drones. Examples of precursors include the golem, Frankenstein's monster, and the ethical robots of Isaac Asimov.
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Robots That Kill: Deadly Machines and Their Precursors in Myth, Folklore, Literature, Popular Culture and Reality

by Judith A Markowitz
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Before award-winning director Dan Curtis became known for directing epic war movies, he darkened the small screen with the horror genre's most famous soap opera, Dark Shadows, and numerous subsequent made-for-TV horror movies. This second edition serves as a complete filmography, featuring each of Curtis' four-dozen productions and 100 photographs. ...
The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and Other Productions
Before award-winning director Dan Curtis became known for directing epic war movies, he darkened the small screen with the horror genre's most famous soap opera, Dark Shadows, and numerous subsequent made-for-TV horror movies. This second edition serves as a complete filmography, featuring each of Curtis' four-dozen productions and 100 photographs. With the addition of new chapters on Dark Shadows, the author further explores the groundbreaking daytime television serial. Fans and scholars alike will find an exhaustive account of Curtis' work, as well as a new foreword from My Music producer Jim Pierson and an afterword from Dr. Mabuse director Ansel Faraj.
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The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and Other Productions

by Jeff Thompson
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Korean dramas gained popularity across Asia in the late 1990s, and their global fandom continues to grow. Despite cultural differences, non-Asian audiences find K-dramas appealing. Diverse in both content and form, they range from historical melodrama and romantic comedy to action, horror, sci-fi and thriller. Devotees pursue an immersive fandom, ...
The Rise of K-Dramas: Essays on Korean Television and Its Global Consumption
Korean dramas gained popularity across Asia in the late 1990s, and their global fandom continues to grow. Despite cultural differences, non-Asian audiences find K-dramas appealing. Diverse in both content and form, they range from historical melodrama and romantic comedy to action, horror, sci-fi and thriller. Devotees pursue an immersive fandom, consuming Korean food, fashion and music, learning Korean to better understand their favorite shows, and travelling to Korea for firsthand experiences. Examining the cultural impact of K-drama and its fandom, this collection of new essays focuses on the formation and transformation of identities in the context of regional and global dynamics and differing values and beliefs among social groups. Contributors discuss such popular series as Boys over Flowers, My Love from the Star and Descendants of the Sun.
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41.950000 USD

The Rise of K-Dramas: Essays on Korean Television and Its Global Consumption

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George Stevens could do anything, said veteran Hollywood producer Pandro S. Berman, break your heart or make you laugh. Winner of two Best Director Oscars-for A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956)-Stevens excelled in a range of genres, gave luster to some of Hollywood's brightest stars and was ...
George Stevens: The Films of a Hollywood Giant
George Stevens could do anything, said veteran Hollywood producer Pandro S. Berman, break your heart or make you laugh. Winner of two Best Director Oscars-for A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956)-Stevens excelled in a range of genres, gave luster to some of Hollywood's brightest stars and was revered by his peers. Yet his work has been largely neglected by critics and scholars. This career retrospective highlights Stevens' achievments, particularly in his sweeping American Dream trilogy (A Place in the Sun, Shane (1953) and Giant). His recurrent themes and characteristic style reveal a progressive attitude towards women's experiences and highlight the continued relevance of his films today.
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George Stevens: The Films of a Hollywood Giant

by Neil Sinyard
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One of the great icons of 1930s Hollywood film, Jean Harlow died a tragically early death in 1937 at age 26. During her brief career, she delivered memorable performances in such MGM classics as Red Dust (1932), Bombshell (1933), Dinner at Eight (1933) and Libeled Lady (1936), among others. Taking ...
The Films of Jean Harlow
One of the great icons of 1930s Hollywood film, Jean Harlow died a tragically early death in 1937 at age 26. During her brief career, she delivered memorable performances in such MGM classics as Red Dust (1932), Bombshell (1933), Dinner at Eight (1933) and Libeled Lady (1936), among others. Taking a film-by-film look at Harlow's work and her own impressions of her costars and directors, this retrospective traces her growth as an actress-from tentative supporting player to top star at a prestigious studio-and how her often tumultuous life informed her performances.
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36.750000 USD

The Films of Jean Harlow

by James L. Neibaur
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Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery has been described as a kind of Rear Window for retirees. As this quote suggests, an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's methodical use of comedy in his films is past due. One of Turner Classic Movies' on-screen scholars for their summer 2017 online Hitchcock class, the ...
Hitchcock and Humor: Modes of Comedy in Twelve Defining Films
Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery has been described as a kind of Rear Window for retirees. As this quote suggests, an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's methodical use of comedy in his films is past due. One of Turner Classic Movies' on-screen scholars for their summer 2017 online Hitchcock class, the author grew tired of misleading throwaway references to the director's comic relief . This book examines what should be obvious: Hitchcock systematically incorporated assorted types of comedy-black humor, parody, farce/screwball comedy and romantic comedy-in his films to entertain his audience with comic thrillers.
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41.950000 USD

Hitchcock and Humor: Modes of Comedy in Twelve Defining Films

by Wes D Gehring
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This is a critical overview of monster magazines from the 1950s through the 1970s. Monster magazine is a blanket term to describe both magazines that focus primarily on popular horror movies and magazines that contain stories featuring monsters, both of which are illustrated in comic book style and printed in ...
The Great Monster Magazines: A Critical Study of the Black and White Publications of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s
This is a critical overview of monster magazines from the 1950s through the 1970s. Monster magazine is a blanket term to describe both magazines that focus primarily on popular horror movies and magazines that contain stories featuring monsters, both of which are illustrated in comic book style and printed in black and white. The book describes the rise and fall of these magazines, examining the contributions of Marvel Comics and several other well-known companies, as well as evaluating the effect of the Comics Code Authority on both present and future efforts in the field. It identifies several sub-genres, including monster movies, zombies, vampires, sword-and-sorcery, and pulp-style fiction. The work includes several indexes and technical credits.
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31.450000 USD

The Great Monster Magazines: A Critical Study of the Black and White Publications of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

by Robert Michael Cotter
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Edwin Forrest was the foremost American actor of the nineteenth century. His advocacy of American, and specifically Jacksonian, themes made him popular in New York's Bowery Theatre. His rivalry with the English tragedian William Charles Macready led to the Astor Place Riot, and his divorce from Catharine Sinclair Forrest was ...
Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History
Edwin Forrest was the foremost American actor of the nineteenth century. His advocacy of American, and specifically Jacksonian, themes made him popular in New York's Bowery Theatre. His rivalry with the English tragedian William Charles Macready led to the Astor Place Riot, and his divorce from Catharine Sinclair Forrest was one of the greatest social scandals of the period. This full-length biography examines Forrest's personal life while acknowledging the impossibility of separating it from his public image. Included is a historical chronology of every known performance the actor gave.
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105.70 USD

Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History

by Arthur W Bloom
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American hall-of-famer Tom Petty had a musical career that spanned four decades with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and also notably included the co-founding of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. As a songwriter and rock star, he was among the most successful of his time. His work appealed across socioeconomic boundaries ...
Tom Petty: Essays on the Life and Work
American hall-of-famer Tom Petty had a musical career that spanned four decades with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and also notably included the co-founding of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. As a songwriter and rock star, he was among the most successful of his time. His work appealed across socioeconomic boundaries to a diverse group of fans, and this collection of new essays explores this phenomenon. Other topics covered include Petty's writing process, his political stances, and the psychology behind his music.
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Tom Petty: Essays on the Life and Work

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The 15th in a series drawn from scholarship presented at the annual Comparative Drama Conference at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, this collection provides insights into texts and practices currently at the forefront of theatrical discussion. The volume includes various essays on the intersections of script and performance, and ...
Text & Presentation, 2018
The 15th in a series drawn from scholarship presented at the annual Comparative Drama Conference at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, this collection provides insights into texts and practices currently at the forefront of theatrical discussion. The volume includes various essays on the intersections of script and performance, and features an exclusive interview with keynote speaker, playwright Simon Stephens.
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68.250000 USD

Text & Presentation, 2018

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The Italian Gothic horror genre underwent many changes in the 1980s, with masters such as Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda either dying or retiring and young filmmakers such as Lamberto Bava (Macabro, Demons) and Michele Soavi (The Church) surfacing. Horror films proved commercially successful in the first half of the ...
Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989
The Italian Gothic horror genre underwent many changes in the 1980s, with masters such as Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda either dying or retiring and young filmmakers such as Lamberto Bava (Macabro, Demons) and Michele Soavi (The Church) surfacing. Horror films proved commercially successful in the first half of the decade thanks to Dario Argento (both as director and producer) and Lucio Fulci, but the rise of made-for-TV products resulted in the gradual disappearance of genre products from the big screen. This book examines all the Italian Gothic films of the 1980s. It includes previously unpublished trivia and production data taken from official archive papers, original scripts and interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors. Entries include a complete cast and crew list, plot summary, production history and analysis. Two appendices list direct-to-video releases and made-for-TV films.
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47.250000 USD

Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989

by Roberto Curti
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Psychology is often regarded as the gloomy science of maladjustment. Here we are looking at how psychological theory can help us understand a common, everyday behavior, going to the movies. We investigate what psychologists and media scholars have discovered about how we choose a movie to see, how we process ...
The Psychology of Moviegoing: Choosing, Viewing and Being Influenced by Films
Psychology is often regarded as the gloomy science of maladjustment. Here we are looking at how psychological theory can help us understand a common, everyday behavior, going to the movies. We investigate what psychologists and media scholars have discovered about how we choose a movie to see, how we process the sounds and images of movies, and how movies may influence our behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs after we leave the theater or turn off the screen. And we try to point out areas where further work is necessary and where new concepts, such as awe and aesthetic pleasure may be introduced to help further understanding. We consider how relatively permanent personality variables, our changeable moods, and the people we are with affect these processes. Each of the eight chapters uses one film that helps illuminate the central issues of one substantive area of psychology. For example, on the topic of mood and emotion, we use the 1997 film Life is Beautiful to help understand both why psychologists seem perplexed that people like sad movies, as well as why that may be.
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41.950000 USD

The Psychology of Moviegoing: Choosing, Viewing and Being Influenced by Films

by Hunter W. Greer, Ashton D. Trice
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Considered one of the finest performers in world cinema, Japanese actor Takashi Shimura (1905-1982) appeared in more than 300 stage, film and television roles during his five-decade career. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Akira Kurosawa, including major roles in the landmark classics Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) ...
Takashi Shimura: Chameleon of Japanese Cinema
Considered one of the finest performers in world cinema, Japanese actor Takashi Shimura (1905-1982) appeared in more than 300 stage, film and television roles during his five-decade career. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Akira Kurosawa, including major roles in the landmark classics Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) and Seven Samurai (1954), and for his memorable characterizations in Ishiro Honda's Godzilla (1954) and several Kaiju sequels. This is the first complete English-language account of Shimura's work. In addition to historical and critical coverage of Shimura's life and career, it includes an extensive filmography.
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Takashi Shimura: Chameleon of Japanese Cinema

by Scott Allen Nollen
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In this jam-packed jamboree of conversations, more than 60 movie veterans describe their experiences on the sets of some of the world's most beloved sci-fi and horror movies and television series. Including groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, One Million B.C.); 1950s and 1960s milestones (The War of the Worlds, Psycho, House ...
A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers
In this jam-packed jamboree of conversations, more than 60 movie veterans describe their experiences on the sets of some of the world's most beloved sci-fi and horror movies and television series. Including groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, One Million B.C.); 1950s and 1960s milestones (The War of the Worlds, Psycho, House of Usher); classic schlock (Queen of Outer Space, Attack of the Crab Monsters); and cult TV favorites (Lost in Space, Land of the Giants), the discussions offer a frank and fascinating behind-the-scenes look. Among the interviewees: Roger Corman, Pamela Duncan, Richard and Alex Gordon, Tony Dr. Lao Randall, Troy Donahue, Sid Melton, Fess Parker, Nan Peterson, Alan Young, John Bud Cardos, and dozens more.
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31.450000 USD

A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers

by Tom Weaver
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Founded by Robert M. Savini in 1933, Astor Pictures Corporation distributed hundreds of films in its 32 years of production. The company distributed over 150 first run features in addition to the numerous re-releases for which it became famous. Astor had great success in the fields of horror and western ...
Astor Pictures: A Filmography and History of the Reissue King, 1933-1965
Founded by Robert M. Savini in 1933, Astor Pictures Corporation distributed hundreds of films in its 32 years of production. The company distributed over 150 first run features in addition to the numerous re-releases for which it became famous. Astor had great success in the fields of horror and western movies and was a pioneer in African-American film productions. While under Savini's management, Astor and its subsidiaries were highly successful, but after his death in 1956 the company was sold, leading to eventual bankruptcy and closure. This volume provides the first in-depth look at Astor Pictures Corporation with thorough coverage of its releases, including diverse titles like La Dolce Vita and Frankenstein's Daughter.
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62.950000 USD

Astor Pictures: A Filmography and History of the Reissue King, 1933-1965

by Michael R. Pitts
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Many intelligent, enthusiastic individuals approach conversations about films as an extension of the pleasures derived while watching them. Love for movies and enthusiasm for discussion makes many people want to attain a better understanding of what they have seen and to develop a greater skill in talking articulately about their ...
Film Appreciation Through Genres
Many intelligent, enthusiastic individuals approach conversations about films as an extension of the pleasures derived while watching them. Love for movies and enthusiasm for discussion makes many people want to attain a better understanding of what they have seen and to develop a greater skill in talking articulately about their experiences. This sophisticated midpoint between theorizing and plot summary is not as difficult to achieve as some might assume, and it's so cool should only be the starting point. Since their introduction just before the turn of the last century, the vast majority of narrative films have followed the same structure, a method that eventually came to be called Classic Hollywood Cinema. Using that basic narrative form, a range of different types or genres emerged to explore particular themes and issues from clearly defined assumptions and perspectives. In each of these categories, fundamental elements that make up any film adapted to the subject of the genre and took on increasingly complex significance, while maintaining the familiar structure that contributes so much to the understanding of a particular movie and to the expectations that viewers brought to all. Understanding these structures and elements enables one to speak with discernment about any number of movies, whether one has seen them or not.
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41.950000 USD

Film Appreciation Through Genres

by Michael Patrick Gillespie
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One of the darker epochs of American history were the years commonly thought of, although misnamed, the McCarthy-Era, where motion picture and television artists, most notably actors and writers were unable to work as they found themselves on the blacklist. There was, however, a place to go and create and ...
Broadway and the Blacklist
One of the darker epochs of American history were the years commonly thought of, although misnamed, the McCarthy-Era, where motion picture and television artists, most notably actors and writers were unable to work as they found themselves on the blacklist. There was, however, a place to go and create and keep your name: theatre.We begin at the turn of the 20th Century when theatre consisted primarily of melodramas, pot-boilers, and drawing room comedies save for the occasional Shakespearean play brought across the ocean by an English company looking for new lands to conquer, The reader is introduced to the Theatre Guild which births the Group Theatre. It looks at the short life and death of the Federal Theatre Project, and the investigations of the motion picture and television industries by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). The role the three major performing arts unions played is vital to this story, leading into investigating Broadway and the theatre artists who continue to make work in spite of it all. This book opens the window on an art form that brought light into the darkness, and ends as a simple love letter to theatre and those who create it.
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41.950000 USD

Broadway and the Blacklist

by K. Kevyne Baar
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Nuts About Squirrels is the first book to provide a comprehensive look at how the bushy-tailed creatures have found their way into the mass media, as well as in mythology and folklore of the past. Squirrels are ubiquitous media marvels and Corrigan covers their treatment in books, newspapers, television, movies, ...
Nuts About Squirrels: The Rodents That Conquered Popular Culture
Nuts About Squirrels is the first book to provide a comprehensive look at how the bushy-tailed creatures have found their way into the mass media, as well as in mythology and folklore of the past. Squirrels are ubiquitous media marvels and Corrigan covers their treatment in books, newspapers, television, movies, public relations, advertising, video games and more. Nuts About Squirrels is a fun read, whether you love or loathe these furry characters that inhabit our backyards, city parks, forests, purple mountains and fruited plains. They are all here: Nutkin and Timmy Tiptoes from the classic books of Beatrix Potter; Bullwinkle Moose's friend Rocky and the hapless Secret Squirrel from the television age; Conker and Squirrel Girl from the new age of video games. Nuts About Squirrels is not all fun and games, however, as the book draws on the insights of Marshall McLuhan, the media scholar who told us that the medium is the message - and squirrels do seem to fare better in the cool medium of television as compared to their depictions in the hot medium of newspapers. Nuts About Squirrels is a study that also shows how squirrel legends and folklore from centuries ago find new life and novel adaptations for movies, video games and the other new media of today.
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31.450000 USD

Nuts About Squirrels: The Rodents That Conquered Popular Culture

by Don H. Corrigan
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A companion volume to the author's Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases (2002), this reference work chronicles 298 cases of what can be broadly defined as celebrity homicides from the early twentieth century onward. Cases are drawn from the realms of film, theatre, music, ...
Show Business Homicides: An Encyclopedia, 1908-2009
A companion volume to the author's Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases (2002), this reference work chronicles 298 cases of what can be broadly defined as celebrity homicides from the early twentieth century onward. Cases are drawn from the realms of film, theatre, music, dance and other entertainment fields. In each instance, the person was either the actual or suspected perpetrator or the victim of a murder. Included are entries on such well-known personalities as film comedian Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, actress Sharon Tate, music producer Phil Spector, rap artist Notorious B.I.G., and superstar Michael Jackson. Each entry covers the crime, its legal disposition, and the subject's personal and professional background, comprehensively documented with notes and a separate bibliography.
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41.950000 USD

Show Business Homicides: An Encyclopedia, 1908-2009

by David K. Frasier
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As two of the most popular entertainers of the mid-century film industry, comic greats Bud Abbott and Lou Costello offered an essential balm to the American public following the sorrows of the Great Depression and during the trauma of World War II. This is the first book to focus in ...
Abbott and Costello on the Home Front: A Critical Study of the Wartime Films
As two of the most popular entertainers of the mid-century film industry, comic greats Bud Abbott and Lou Costello offered an essential balm to the American public following the sorrows of the Great Depression and during the trauma of World War II. This is the first book to focus in detail on the immensely popular wartime films of Abbott and Costello, discussing the production, content, and reception of 18 films within the context of wartime events on the home front and abroad. The films covered include the service comedies Buck Privates, In the Navy, and Keep 'Em Flying; more mainstream comic relief films such as Pardon My Sarong and Who Done It?; and post-war experiments such as Little Giant and The Time of Their Lives. More than 120 stills and lobby cards from the author's personal collection illustrate the text, including many showing outtakes or deleted scenes.
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31.450000 USD

Abbott and Costello on the Home Front: A Critical Study of the Wartime Films

by Scott Allen Nollen
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A couture of the risque evolved on a bridge of fashion from Paris nightclubs to Las Vegas casinos. A one-time writer for sexy magazines and on style, the author, with contributions from many experts on topics from Paris to feathers and sequins explores that entertainment story, and the hedonism behind ...
Spangles, Feathers and Flesh: A History of the Showgirl Costume
A couture of the risque evolved on a bridge of fashion from Paris nightclubs to Las Vegas casinos. A one-time writer for sexy magazines and on style, the author, with contributions from many experts on topics from Paris to feathers and sequins explores that entertainment story, and the hedonism behind it. For over a century, France exported costumes and millinery, as well as whole productions from the Moulin Rouge, the Lido, and Folies Bergere in Paris to the United States and the world. French has meant luxury, sexuality and fashion. In large part, the concept of glamour itself was founded in what French courtesans and French burlesque performers wore in Paris. Where did the costume typifying showgirls originate and from what? Whereas fashion implies change, the iconic showgirl costume stabilized into feathers, sparkle and revealing clothes by 1910. A tall pretty girl wearing a headdress, nude core with spangles, high heels, and dramatic makeup came to be a Gallic symbol. She performed a role of the dissimulation of sexual availability with now venerable features. She was the fizz on intoxication with no hangover, and by the 1920s, the trademark of Hollywood musicals. More recently, while showgirls are an endangered species, the scanty French cabaret clothes have translated into today's day, sport and evening clothes.
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41.950000 USD
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Best known for his unique musical style and blindingly fast hybrid picking technique, English guitarist Albert Lee is often referred to within the music industry as the guitar player's guitar player, renowned for his work across several genres of music and for the respect that he has garnered from other ...
Country Boy: A Biography of Albert Lee
Best known for his unique musical style and blindingly fast hybrid picking technique, English guitarist Albert Lee is often referred to within the music industry as the guitar player's guitar player, renowned for his work across several genres of music and for the respect that he has garnered from other industry giants. This comprehensive biography tells the entire story of Lee's long career and personal experiences, beginning with his upbringing in south London and his early experimentations with skiffle music (the British equivalent of American rockabilly). It covers Lee's career in Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds and the British rock and country group Heads, Hands, and Feet, his move to the United States in the 1970s and his subsequent work with Eric Clapton, the Crickets, Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band, the Everly Brothers, and, more recently, with Bill Wyman and with Hogan's Heroes. Lee's career is set against the background of changes in popular music and shows how he, as a British artist with nomadic Romany roots, has influenced traditionally American musical genres. The work includes 66 photographs, many from Lee's personal collection, two appendices, and an extensive bibliography.
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26.250000 USD

Country Boy: A Biography of Albert Lee

by Derek Watts
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Modern screen acting in English is dominated by two key figures: Method acting guru Lee Strasberg--who taught the the art of experiencing over the art of representing --and English theater titan Laurence Olivier, who once said of the Method's immersive approach, try acting, it's so much easier. This book explores ...
The Art of American Screen Acting, 1960 to Today
Modern screen acting in English is dominated by two key figures: Method acting guru Lee Strasberg--who taught the the art of experiencing over the art of representing --and English theater titan Laurence Olivier, who once said of the Method's immersive approach, try acting, it's so much easier. This book explores in detail the work of such method actors as Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda, and charts the shift away from the more internally focused Strasberg-based acting of the 1970s, and towards the more external way of working, exemplified by the career of Meryl Streep in the 1980s.
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36.750000 USD

The Art of American Screen Acting, 1960 to Today

by Dan Callahan
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