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Images from movies and film have had a powerful hand in how Native Americans are perceived. In many cases, they have been represented as violent, uncivilized, and an impediment to progress and civilization. This book analyzes the representation of Native Americans in cinematic images from the 1890s to the present ...
American Indian Image Makers of Hollywood
Images from movies and film have had a powerful hand in how Native Americans are perceived. In many cases, they have been represented as violent, uncivilized, and an impediment to progress and civilization. This book analyzes the representation of Native Americans in cinematic images from the 1890s to the present day, deconstructing key films in each decade. This book also addresses efforts by the Native American to improve and have a part in their filmic representations, including mini-biographies of important indigenous filmmakers and performers.
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American Indian Image Makers of Hollywood

by Frank Javier Garcia Berumen
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Dancer Robert Barnett trained under legendary choreographer Bronislava Nijinska. His professional ballet career was launched when he joined the Colonel de Basil Original Ballet Russe company. In the late 1940s, when George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein formed the New York City Ballet, Barnett was among of the first generation of ...
On Stage at the Ballet: My Life as Dancer and Artistic Director
Dancer Robert Barnett trained under legendary choreographer Bronislava Nijinska. His professional ballet career was launched when he joined the Colonel de Basil Original Ballet Russe company. In the late 1940s, when George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein formed the New York City Ballet, Barnett was among of the first generation of dancers. Under Balanchine's direction, he rose from corps de ballet to soloist. In 1958 he became principal dancer and associate artistic director of the Atlanta Ballet-the oldest continuously operating company in America-and served as artistic director for more than thirty years. He was head coach of the American delegation to the International Ballet Competitions in Varna, Bulgaria, in 1980, and in Moscow in 1981. Today he serves as a guest teacher and coach at schools and companies throughout the U.S., and remains remains active with Atlanta Ballet. Barnett's autobiography recounts the life of a dancer and director, offers insight on what is involved in pursuing a professional career in dance and provides a history of ballet in America from the early 1920s through 2018.
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36.750000 USD
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Do you want to pick up a light saber whenever you hear John Williams' Star Wars theme? Do you get the urge to ride into the desert and face down steely-eyed desperados to the refrain of Ennio Morricone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Does Hans Zimmer's Pirates of ...
The Struggle Behind the Soundtrack: Inside the Discordant New World of Film Scoring
Do you want to pick up a light saber whenever you hear John Williams' Star Wars theme? Do you get the urge to ride into the desert and face down steely-eyed desperados to the refrain of Ennio Morricone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Does Hans Zimmer's Pirates of the Caribbean score have you suddenly talking like Jack Sparrow? From the Westerns of the 1960s to 21st century blockbusters, composers for both film and television have faced new challenges and opportunities-evermore elaborate sound design, temp tracks, test audiences and working with companies that invest in film score recordings all have led to creative sparks, as well as frustrations. Drawing on exclusive interviews with more than 40 notable composers, this book gives an in-depth analysis of the industry and reveals the creative process behind the work of such artists as Klaus Badelt, Mychael Danna, Abel Korzeniowski, Walter Murchm, Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, Randy Thom and others.
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The Struggle Behind the Soundtrack: Inside the Discordant New World of Film Scoring

by Stephan Eicke
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First aired in 1989, The Simpsons has become America's most beloved animation. It changed the world of television, bringing to the screen a cartoon for adults, a sitcom without a laugh track, an imperfect lower class family, a mixture of high and low comedy and satire for the masses. This ...
The Simpsons' Beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV Series and Town That Are Part of Us All
First aired in 1989, The Simpsons has become America's most beloved animation. It changed the world of television, bringing to the screen a cartoon for adults, a sitcom without a laugh track, an imperfect lower class family, a mixture of high and low comedy and satire for the masses. This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which The Simpsons reflects everyday life through its exploration of gender roles, music, death, food politics, science and religion, anxiety, friendship and more.
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The Simpsons' Beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV Series and Town That Are Part of Us All

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Before radio and sound movies, early 20th century performers and lecturers traveled the nation providing entertainment and education to Americans thirsty for culture. These chautauquas brought politicians, activists, scholars, musical ensembles and theatrical productions to remote communities. A conduit for global perspectives and progressive ideas, they introduced issues like equal ...
The Traveling Chautauqua: Caravans of Culture in Early 20th Century America
Before radio and sound movies, early 20th century performers and lecturers traveled the nation providing entertainment and education to Americans thirsty for culture. These chautauquas brought politicians, activists, scholars, musical ensembles and theatrical productions to remote communities. A conduit for global perspectives and progressive ideas, they introduced issues like equal suffrage, prohibition and pure food laws to rural America. This book explores an overlooked yet influential movement in U.S. history, capturing the vagaries of speakers' and performers' lives on the road and their reception by audiences. Excerpts from lectures and plays portray a vibrant circuit that in a single summer drew 20 million in more than 9,000 towns.
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The Traveling Chautauqua: Caravans of Culture in Early 20th Century America

by Roger E. Barrows
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Born in rural Ohio in 1897, Beryl Halley was educated at a strict Freewill Baptist school. After briefly teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, she joined the navy in 1918 before her unlikely path led her to Broadway, then to the Ziegfeld Follies (1923-1925). She also appeared in Earl Carroll's Vanities ...
Beryl Halley: The Life and Follies of a Ziegfeld Beauty, 1897-1988
Born in rural Ohio in 1897, Beryl Halley was educated at a strict Freewill Baptist school. After briefly teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, she joined the navy in 1918 before her unlikely path led her to Broadway, then to the Ziegfeld Follies (1923-1925). She also appeared in Earl Carroll's Vanities and other revues, as well as in films, and had a widely publicized brush with the law in 1926. She retired from show business in 1930, married an insurance executive and had a family, later reappearing in the public eye as an officer in the Ziegfeld Girls' Club. Making her home in Houston in the 1950s, she worked as legal secretary for a large law firm. Her death at age 90 was unpublicized. Her story is told here for the first time.
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36.750000 USD

Beryl Halley: The Life and Follies of a Ziegfeld Beauty, 1897-1988

by Ivan M. Tribe, Jacob L Bapst
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Spike Lee's challenging film Bamboozled (2000) is often read as a surface level satire of blackface minstrelsy. Careful analysis, however, gives way to a complex and nuanced study of the history of black performance. This book analyzes the work of five men, minstrel performer Bert Williams, director Oscar Micheaux, writer ...
Spike Lee's Bamboozled and Blackface in American Culture
Spike Lee's challenging film Bamboozled (2000) is often read as a surface level satire of blackface minstrelsy. Careful analysis, however, gives way to a complex and nuanced study of the history of black performance. This book analyzes the work of five men, minstrel performer Bert Williams, director Oscar Micheaux, writer Ralph Ellison, painter Michael Ray Charles, and director Spike Lee, all through the lens of this misunderstood film. Equal parts biography and cultural analysis, this book examines the intersections of these five artists and Bamboozled, and investigates their shared legacy of resistance against misrepresentation.
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Spike Lee's Bamboozled and Blackface in American Culture

by Elizabeth L. Sanderson
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Quest narratives are as old as Western culture. In stories like The Odyssey, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Harry Potter, men set out on journeys, fight battles and become heroes. Women traditionally feature in such stories as damsels in need of rescue or as the prizes at ...
Girl Warriors: Feminist Revisions of the Hero's Quest in Contemporary Popular Culture
Quest narratives are as old as Western culture. In stories like The Odyssey, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Harry Potter, men set out on journeys, fight battles and become heroes. Women traditionally feature in such stories as damsels in need of rescue or as the prizes at the end of heroic quests. These narratives perpetuate predominant gender roles by casting men as active and women as passive. Focusing on stories in which popular teenage heroines-Buffy Summers, Katniss Everdeen and Disney's Princess Meridaset-embark on daring journeys, this book explores what happens when traditional gender roles and narrative patterns are subverted. The author examines representations of these characters across various media-film, television, novels, posters, merchandise, fan fiction and fan art, and online memes-that model concepts of heroism and girlhood inspired by feminist ideas.
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Girl Warriors: Feminist Revisions of the Hero's Quest in Contemporary Popular Culture

by Svenja Hohenstein
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In films, memory may be expressed as narrative hindsight or in flashback. Film itself is an artifact of memory, whether documentary or screenplay. And much of human memory is organized and preserved as film portrayals-and Hollywood, purveyor of 80 percent of the cinema production worldwide, is not the only voice ...
Memory in World Cinema: Critical Essays
In films, memory may be expressed as narrative hindsight or in flashback. Film itself is an artifact of memory, whether documentary or screenplay. And much of human memory is organized and preserved as film portrayals-and Hollywood, purveyor of 80 percent of the cinema production worldwide, is not the only voice to represent it. Drawing on papers from a series of film conferences at University of Texas at San Antonio, this collection of essays covers multiple geographical, linguistic and cultural areas, emphasizing the historical and cultural interpretation of films not usually covered in film studies. Appendices invite further viewing of global films on memory.
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Memory in World Cinema: Critical Essays

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In 1933, Margaret Sullavan made her film debut and was an overnight sensation. For the next three decades, she enchanted audiences and critics in any medium she chose-film, radio, television-and was regarded as one of our foremost dramatic actresses. Off screen, she epitomized the Hollywood vamp-mercurial, willful, flirtatious, bewitching. Deep ...
Margaret Sullavan: The Life and Career of a Reluctant Star
In 1933, Margaret Sullavan made her film debut and was an overnight sensation. For the next three decades, she enchanted audiences and critics in any medium she chose-film, radio, television-and was regarded as one of our foremost dramatic actresses. Off screen, she epitomized the Hollywood vamp-mercurial, willful, flirtatious, bewitching. Deep down, she suffered from crippling insecurity, especially as a mother-a feeling exacerbated by progressive hearing loss. By age 50, she could no longer cope and took an overdose of sleeping pills. This biography covers her film career with insightful criticism from the period and details her personal life, including her marriage to Henry Fonda, her special friendship with James Stewart and her bitter rivalry with Katharine Hepburn.
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Margaret Sullavan: The Life and Career of a Reluctant Star

by Michael D. Rinella
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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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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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52.450000 USD

The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and Other Productions

by Jeff Thompson
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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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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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Discovering Musicals: A Liberal Arts Guide to Stage and Screen

by Marc Raymond Strauss
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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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The Rise of K-Dramas: Essays on Korean Television and Its Global Consumption

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The birth and rise of popular Italian cinema since the early 1950s can be attributed purely to necessity. The vast number of genres, sub-genres, currents and crossovers and the way they have overlapped, died out or replaced each other has been an attempt, in post-war years, to contain and control ...
Darkening the Italian Screen: Interviews with Genre and Exploitation Directors Who Debuted in the 1950s and 1960s
The birth and rise of popular Italian cinema since the early 1950s can be attributed purely to necessity. The vast number of genres, sub-genres, currents and crossovers and the way they have overlapped, died out or replaced each other has been an attempt, in post-war years, to contain and control the invasion of U.S. product while also satisfying the demands the American industry had created in Italy. Exploring one of the most multi-faceted and contradictory industries cinema has ever known through the careers of those most closely associated with it, the author has recorded interviews conducted with directors and actors both well-known and forthcoming.
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101.36 USD

Darkening the Italian Screen: Interviews with Genre and Exploitation Directors Who Debuted in the 1950s and 1960s

by Eugenio David Ercolani
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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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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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52.450000 USD

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018

by Harris M. Lentz III
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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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Horror Films of the 1990s

by John Kenneth Muir
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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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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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94.75 USD

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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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
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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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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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115.21 USD

Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History

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

by Hunter W. Greer, Ashton D. Trice
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