Alfred Hitchcock : registrar of births and deaths
Hitchcock annual (1997-98) p.3-18 Author: Sterritt, David PhysDes: Serial Subject: HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; FAMILY PLOT (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1976) Summary: This essay employs biographical information about Hitchcock along with ideas from intertexual theory, Michel Chion's theorization of cinematic sound, and Zizek's contribution to Lacanian psychoanalysis. It suggests that Hitchcock's investment in religious thinking has a value in Hitchockian hermeneutics, and analyzes thematic concerns such as guilt and confession. More info
The diabolic imagination : Hitchcock, Bakhtin, and the carnivalization of cinema
Hitchcock annual (1992) p.39-67 More info
The films of Alfred Hitchcock / David Sterritt
Cambridge [England] New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Call No: 81HIT STE Author: Sterritt, David Place: Cambridge [England] New York, NY, USA Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: vii, 165 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Cambridge film classics Subject: HITCHCOCK, ALFRED Summary: Alfred Hitchcock is one of the few filmmakers to combine a strong reputation for high-art filmmaking with great mass-audience popularity. This introduction to his oeuvre provides an overview of a long and prolific career. David Sterritt examines, among other issues, the varied influences on his work; the themes that run through many of his films; the overlooked importance of his presence within his films, including his famous cameo appearances and the characters who "represent" him within the story; his fascination with performance and the ambiguities of illusion and reality; and the question of viewing the filmmaker and his work through the auteur theory. Also discussed is the relationship between Hitchcock as a serious, even tormented, artist and Hitchcock as a magician with a weakness for cinematic practical jokes; Sterritt then provides in-depth analysis of key Hitchcock films: Blackmail, his first talkie; Shadow of a Doubt, one of his personal favorites; The Wrong Man, which questions the nature of guilt and innocence; Vertigo, arguably his most profound work; Psycho, his most savage look at the nature of evil; and The Birds, his last masterpiece and one of his most widely misunderstood films Notes: Includes filmography; Includes bibliographical references (p. 148] and index ISBN: 0521398142 (pbk.); 0521391334 LON: 92025768; 9152770 More info
The films of Jean-Luc Godard : seeing the invisible / David Sterritt
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Call No: 81GOD STE Author: Sterritt, David Source: UK/US Place: Cambridge Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: xiv, 297 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Series: Cambridge film classics Subject: CRITICISM; AESTHETICS; NOUVELLE VAGUE; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; BREATHLESS (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); MY LIFE TO LIVE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)
VIVRE SAVIE; VIVRE SAVIE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1962); WEEK-END (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godard, 1968); NUMERO DEUX (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1975); NUMERO DEUX (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1975); HAIL, MARY (FR/SZ, Jean-Luc Godard, 1985)
JE VOUS SALUE MARIE; JE VOUS SALUE MARIE (FR/SZ, Jean-Luc Godard, 1985); NOUVELLE VAGUE (Fr, Jean-Luc Godard, 1990) Summary: "The films of Jean-Luc Godard examines the work of one of the most versatile and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. With a career ranging from France's revolutionary New Wave movement in the early 1960s, through a period of drastic political experimentation in the late 1960s and 1970s, to a current introspective period in which he explores issues of spirituality, sexuality, and the aesthetics of sound, image, and montage, Godard's work defies easy categorization. In this study, David Sterritt offers an introductory overview of Godard's work as a filmmaker, critic, and video artist. He then traces Godard's visionary ideas through six of his key films: Breathless, My Life to Live, Weekend, Numero deux, Hail Mary, and Nouvelle Vague. Also included is a concise analysis of his work in video, television, and mixed-media formats. Linking works by Godard to key social and cultural developments, The Films of Jean-Luc Godard explains their importance in modernist and postmodernist art of the last half century. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Filmography: p. 281-290
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-280) and index ISBN: 0521589711 Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Breathless -- 3. My Life to Live -- 4. Weekend -- 5. Numero deux -- 6. Hail Mary -- 7. Nouvelle Vague -- 8. Video and Television -- notes -- select bibliography -- filmography -- index -- More info
The Honeymooners / by David Sterritt
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, c2009.
Call No: 79HON STE Author: Sterritt, David Source: US Place: Detroit Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: c2009 PhysDes: vii, 107 p. : ill. ; 18 cm Series: TV milestones; Contemporary approaches to film and television series. TV milestones Subject: TELEVISION; TELEVISION. USA; SOCIETY AND TV; SOCIETY AND TV. USA; HONEYMOONERS, THE [TV] (US, Frank Satenstein, 1955-1956) Summary: "The Honeymooners chronicles the lives of New York City bus driver Ralph Kramden and his wife, Alice, as they search for domestic happiness inside a confining Brooklyn apartment. As a stand-alone television program, it ran for just thirty-nine weeks from 1955 to 1956, but its characters appeared in long-running sketches on Cavalcade of Stars and The Jackie Gleason Show and the program has lived on for generations in reruns and home video releases. David Sterritt investigates The Honeymooners as an enduring and valuable index of societal norms and televisual tastes in the 1950s - a project made all the more intriguing by the diverse ways in which The Honeymooners both reaffirms and diverges from the typical broadcast idioms of its day."-- LIBRARIES AUSTRALIA Notes: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.; TV milestones ISBN: 9780814333969 Donation: This book donated by Senses of Cinema, 2013 Contents: -- Introduction: "better living through TV" -- 1: "Principle of the thing": The honeymooners and postwar America -- 2: "Opportunity knocks, but": social and cultural issues -- 3: "Unconventional behavior": psychological perspectives -- 4: "You're in the picture": Honeymooners aesthetics -- Conclusion: "please leave the premises" -- notes -- bibliography -- videography -- index -- More info
Jean-Luc Godard : interviews / edited by David Sterritt
Jackson: University of Mississippi, c1998.
Call No: 81GOD JEA Author: Sterritt, David (ed.) Source: US Place: Jackson Publisher: University of Mississippi PubDate: c1998 PhysDes: xxxiii, 203 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Conversations with filmmakers series Subject: NOUVELLE VAGUE; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; VIVRE SAVIE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1962) Summary: " "I am trying to change the world," filmmaker Jean-luc Godard told critic Gene Youngblood some thirty years ago. He has pursued his revolution in works ranging from the explosive Breathless to the eloquent Contempt to the controversial Hail Mary and the postmodern Histoire(s) du cinema, shaking up conventional formulas with boldly innovative approaches to every aspect of cinema and video - including film criticism via provocative essays in Cahiers du Cinema and interviews dating to the early years of his career.
This book presents a varied selection of his conversations with critics, scholars, and journalists, spanning the 1960s to the 1990s and illuminating key facets of his life, work and ideas. Topics include the seductiveness of cinema ("Films are the only things by which to look inside of people, and that's why people are so fond of movies and why they'll never die"); film as a blend of truth and beauty (" I mix images and sounds like a scientist, I hope. The mystery of the scientific is the same as the mystery of the artist. So is the misey"); and the personal realities of aging ("Maybe it's that when you get old, in one way you feel younger and younger but still being old - young oldness, if I may say so, which is very...comforting"). As challenging and evocative as they are quirky and unpredictable, all these interviews cast light on Godard's lifelong position as a proudly unclassifiable thinker who feels, as he said in 1980, that "a language is obviously made to cross borders. I'm someone whose real country is language, and whose territory is movies" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Filmography: p. [xxi]-xxxiii ISBN: 9781578060818 Contents: -- introduction -- chronolgy -- filmography -- Jean-Luc Godard and Vivre sa vie / Tom Milne -- Jean-Luc Godard: No Difference between Life and Cinema / Gene Youngblood -- Godard and the Revolution / Andrew Sarris -- Angle and Reality: Godard and Gorin in America / Robert Phillip Kolker -- The Urgent Whisper / Penelope Gilliatt -- A New Direction for the New Wave's Jean-Luc Godard / Annette Insdorf -- Godard: Born-Again Filmmaker / Jonathan Cott -- Bringing Godard Back Home / Jonathan Rosenbaum -- The Economics of Film Criticism: A Debate / Jean-Luc Godard and Pauline Kael -- The Carrots Are Cooked: A Conversation with Jean-Luc Godard / Gideon Bachmann -- Genesis of a Camera / Jean-Pierre Beauviala and Jean-Luc Godard -- Godard in His Fifth Period / Katherine Dieckmann -- Ideas, Not Plots, Inspire Jean-Luc Godard / David Sterritt -- Jean-Luc Godard / Gavin Smith -- index -- More info
Robert Altman : interviews / edited by David Sterritt
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c2000.
Call No: 81ALT ALT Author: Altman, Robert, 1925; Sterritt, David Place: Jackson Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate: c2000 PhysDes: xxxv, 225 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Conversations with filmmakers series Subject: ALTMAN, ROBERT Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 1578061865 (alk. paper); 1578061873 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 20020947 More info