Baz Luhrmann / Pam Cook
London: BFI book published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Call No: 81LUH COO Author: Cook, Pam Source: UK Place: London Publisher: BFI book published by Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: vii, 208 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm Subject: LUHRMANN, BAZ; STRICTLY BALLROOM (AT, Baz Luhrmann, 1992); WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996); MOULIN ROUGE (AT/US, Baz Luhrmann, 2001); AUSTRALIA (AT/US, Baz Luhrmann, 2008) Summary: Baz Luhrmann's reputation as an innovator rests on the evidence of the three films known as the Red Curtain Trilogy: "Strictly Ballroom" (1992), William Shakespeare's "Romeo + Juliet" (1996) "Moulin Rouge!" (2001) and "Australia" (2008). This title offers a study of the work of this Australian film-maker. It aims to explore the genesis of the Red Curtain aesthetic. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -200) and index ISBN: 9781844571581 Donation: donated by Pam Cook, 2010 Contents: * Once upon a time in Australia
* Strictly ballroom (1992)
* William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996)
* Moulin rouge! (2001)
* No. 5 the film (2004) and Australia (2008)
* DVD, the internet and nostralgia. More info
The Cinema book / edited by Pam Cook
London: BFI, 1985.
The cinema book / edited by Pam Cook and Mieke Bernink
London: British Film Institute, 1999.
I know where I'm going! / By Pam Cook
London: bfi Publishing, 2002.
Nicole Kidman / by Pam Cook
London: Palgrave macmillan [on behalf of the] bfi, 2012.
Call No: 81KID COO Author: Cook, Pam Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Palgrave macmillan [on behalf of the] bfi PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: 148 p. : ill., ports. ; 19 cm Series: Film stars (British Film Institute) Subject: ACTORS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; KIDMAN, NICOLE; DEAD CALM (AT, Phillip Noyce, 1989); TO DIE FOR (US, Gus Van Sant, 1995); EYES WIDE SHUT (US/UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1999); HOURS, THE (US, Stephen Daldry, 2002); AUSTRALIA (AT/US, Baz Luhrmann, 2008) Summary: "Nicole Kidman is much more than a high-profile actress; she is a successful example of contemporary globalised stardom and a product of fundamental changes in the media industries over the last two decades. In this enthralling account of Kidman's career, Pam Cook traces her journey from Australian actress to global superstar, looking at her persona across a variety of forms: film and television, fashion, commercials, charity work and the internet.
Pam Cook's analysis of Kidman's performance in key films such as Dead Calm (1989), To Die For (1995), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and The Hours (2002) reveals her development of an 'actorly' style that enables her to combine celebrity with award winning-roles. Cook explores the intricate media networks that circulate Kidman's image and story , assessing the contribution of her Australian identity to her personal brand, the Botox controversy, her recent move into production, and her cultural impact. This absorbing case study unveils a star narrative as compelling as any of those in Kidman's films. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes filmography; Includes bibliographic references (p. 137-140) and index ISBN: 9781844574889 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1: stardom -- 2: performance -- 3: persona -- notes -- bibliography -- filmography -- index -- More info
Screening the past : memory and nostalgia in cinema / Pam Cook
London ; New York: Routledge, 2005.
Call No: 409.1 COO Author: Cook, Pam Source: UK Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: xiii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; NOSTALGIA IN FILMS; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; MEN IN FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; MELODRAMA; WESTERNS; SCORSESE, MARTIN; BIGELOW, KATHRYN; HAYNES, TODD; WONG KAR WAI; AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1993); GOLD DIGGERS, THE (US, Sally Potter, 1983); LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE (US/CN, Martin Scorsese, 1988); MILDRED PIERCE (US, Michael Curtiz, 1945); RAGING BULL (US, Martin Scorsese, 1980); MANDY (UK, Alexander Mackendrick, 1952); DANCE WITH A STRANGER (UK, Mike Newell, 1985) Summary: Exploring film culture's obsession with the past through analyses of a wide range of films, from Mildred Pierce and Brief Encounter to Raging Bull and Dance With a Stranger. Examines current debates about the role of cinema in mediating history through memory and nostalgia through a discussion of In the Mood for Love and Far From Heaven, with the suggestion that many films use strategies of memory to challenge established ideas of history, and the traditional role of historians."--BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index (pp. 241-46) ISBN: 0415183758 (pbk. : alk. paper) Contents: Introduction: the past today -- Rethinking nostalgia: In the mood for love and Far from heaven -- Duplicity in Mildred Pierce -- Women and the Western -- The pleasures and perils of exploitation films -- Melodrama and the women's picture -- Mandy: daughter of transition -- Memory in British cinema: brief encounters -- Stars and politics -- The gold diggers -- No fixed address: the women's picture from Outrage to Blue Steel -- Masculinity in crisis? -- The last temptation of Christ -- Scorsese's masquerade -- The age of innocence -- Fashion and sexual display in 1950s Hollywood -- Replicating the past: memory and history in Dance with a stranger -- Fictions of identity: style, mimicry, and gender in the films of Kathryn Bigelow. More info
Women and film : a sight and sound reader / edited by Pam Cook and Philip Dodd
London: Scarlet Press, 1993.
Call No: 451-02 WOM Author: Cook, Pam; Dodd, Philip Place: London Publisher: Scarlet Press PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: xxix, 287 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Notes: Collection of essays previously published by Sight and Sound; Includes filmographies, bibliographical references, and index ISBN: 1857270819 (pbk.); 1857270762 LON: bnc85727081; 10425013 More info