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Boyz in the Hood : US, John Singleton, 1991
Bringing Up Daddy : fatherhood and masculinity in post-war Hollywood / Stella Bruzzi
London: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 451 (-01) (-055.52) BRU Author: Bruzzi, Stella Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 217 p. ; 23 cm Subject: MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MEN IN FILMS. USA; HOLLYWOOD; REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955); CAPE FEAR (US, J. Lee Thompson, 1961); KRAMER VS. KRAMER (US, Robert Benton, 1979); DIE HARD (US, John McTiernan, 1988); THREE MEN AND A BABY (US, Leonard Niimoy, 1987); BOYZ N THE HOOD (US, John Singleton, 1991); MAGNOLIA (US, Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999) Summary: The father is one of the central figures of Hollywood narrative. Despite this, this is the first book to examine cinematic representations of the father. Brining Up Daddy offers a broad perspective on the Hollywood dad looking at important Hollywood fathers from World War II to the present and discusses films for a variety of genres. The book looks at films decade by decade and adopts a multi-faceted theoretical approach, making use of psychoanalysis, sociology and masculinity studies and contextualising the father figure within both Hollywood and American history. Key films include Since You Went Away, The Search, Rebel without a Cause, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Cape Fear, Kramer vs Kramer, Die Hard, Three Men and a Baby, Boyz n the Hood and Magnolia. In its treatment of the father this unique study discusses why the father is such a seminal character in so many narratives and what he has come to symbolise and represent. [Taken from back cover] ISBN: 1844571106 More info
Cinema of outsiders : the rise of American independent film / Emanuel Levy
New York: New York University Press, c1999.
Call No: 71(73) LEV Author: Levy, Emanuel, 1947 Source: US Place: New York Publisher: New York University Press PubDate: c1999 PhysDes: xiii, 601 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: INDEPENDENT FILMS. USA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA. USA; OUTSIDERS IN FILMS; MEN IN FILMS; FILM NOIR; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; COMEDIES. USA; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. US; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; FESTIVALS. PARK CITY. SUNDANCE; ARAKI, GREGG; NUNEZ, VICTOR; BROOKS, ALBERT; SMITH, KEVIN; COEN, JOEL & ETHAN; FERRARA, ABEL; WATERS, JOHN (US); HARTLEY, HAL; HAYNES, TODD; JARMUSCH, JIM; JOST, JON; LEE, SPIKE; LINKLATER, RICHARD; LYNCH, DAVID; MAMET, DAVID; NAIR, MIRA; SAYLES, JOHN; CASSAVETES, NICK; SODERBERGH, STEVEN; SOLONDZ, TODD; SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE (US, Steven Soderbergh, 1989); BLOOD SIMPLE (US, Joel Coen, 1984); BOYZ N THE HOOD (US, John Singleton, 1991); IN THE COMPANY OF MEN (US, Neil Labute, 1997); GAS FOOD LODGING (US, Allison Anders, 1992); PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994); RESERVOIR DOGS (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1992); MEAN STREETS (US, Martin Scorsese, 1973) Summary: "Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style."--BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 539-571) and index ISBN: 0814751237 (alk. paper) LON: 20253533 More info
Detours and lost highways : a map of neo-noir / Foster Hirsch
New York: Limelight Editions, .
Call No: 734.1 HIR Author: Hirsch, Foster Edition: [1st Limelight ed.] Place: New York Publisher: Limelight Editions PubDate:  PhysDes: 398 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: FILM NOIR; FEMME FATALE; FILM NOIR. FRANCE; FULLER, SAMUEL; CHANDLER, RAYMOND; Wenders, Wim; WOOLRICH, CORNELL; Tarantino, Quentin; FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (US, Robert Rodriquez, 1996); CRISS CROSS (US, Robert Siodmak, 1948); GETAWAY, THE (US, Sam Peckinpah, 1972); USUAL SUSPECTS, THE (US, Bryan Singer, 1995); L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (US, Curtis Hanson, 1997); LAST SEDUCTION, THE (US, John Dahl, 1994); NATURAL BORN KILLERS (US, Oliver Stone, 1994); TIREZ SUR LE PIANISTE (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1960); AGAINST ALL ODDS (US, Taylor Hackford, 1984); BETRAYED (US, Constantin Costa-Gavras, 1988); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); BOYZ N THE HOOD (US, John Singleton, 1991); CAPE FEAR (US, J. Lee Thompson, 1961); CAPE FEAR (US, Martin Scorsese, 1991); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); CONVERSATION, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1974); DEATH WISH (US, Michael Winner, 1974) Notes: SEE REPAIRS; Filmography: p. 329-377; Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-327) and index ISBN: 0879102888 Order Received: 2000 LON: 20214725 More info
Ghettos, tramps, and welfare queens : down and out on the silver screen / Stephen Pimpare
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Call No: 757-044(73) PIM Author: Pimpare, Stephen Source: US Place: New York, NY Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: xxxi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Subject: BOYZ N THE HOOD (US, John Singleton, 1991); GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (US, John Ford, 1940); CHAPLIN, CHARLES; FISHER KING, THE (US, Terry Gilliam, 1991); GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1933); PRECIOUS (US, Lee Daniels, 2009) Summary: "Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down & Out on the Silver Screen explores how American movies have portrayed poor and homeless people from the silent era to today. It provides a novel kind of guide to social policy, exploring how ideas about poor and homeless people have been reflected in popular culture and evaluating those images against the historical and contemporary reality. Richly illustrated and examining nearly 300 American-made films released between 1902 and 2015, Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens finds and describes representations of poor and homeless people and the places they have inhabited throughout the century-long history of U.S. cinema. It moves beyond the merely descriptive to deliberate whether cinematic representations of homelessness and poverty changed over time, and if there are patterns to be discerned. Ultimately, the text offers a preliminary response to a handful of harder questions about causation and consequence: Why are these portrayals as they are? Where do they come from? Are they a reflection of American attitudes and policies toward marginalized populations, or do they help create them? What does this all mean for politics and policymaking?
Of interest to movie buffs and film scholars, cultural critics and historians, policy analysts, and those curious to know more about homelessness and American poverty, Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens is a unique window into American politics, history, policy, and culture -- it is an entertaining and enlightening journey." -- book jacket Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9780190660727 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: Key U.S. films discussed, 1902-2015 -- Introduction -- Part 1: In the ghetto: Poor places and the people in them -- The evils of the city -- Modern gangs and ghetto gurls -- The urban hellscape -- Social workers and charity reformers -- Welfare queens -- Teachers to the rescue -- The architecture of poverty -- Escaping the city: rural poverty -- Part 2: On the street, on the road: poor out of doors -- The first tramp -- The last free tramp and the hobo played for laughs -- Imposter tramps -- Forgotten men -- The depression through the eyes of a clever child -- The modern tramp: villains -- The modern tramp: victors -- The modern tramp: victims -- Women and children last -- Conclusion: The propertied gaze. More info
Independent visions : a critical introduction to recent independent American film / Donald Lyons
New York: Ballantine, 1994.
Call No: 71(73) LYO Author: Lyons, Donald Place: New York Publisher: Ballantine PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xiv, 337 p.,  p. of plates : ports. ; 21 cm Subject: INDEPENDENT FILMS. USA; ALMEREYDA, MICHAEL; ANDERS, ALLISON; COEN, JOEL & ETHAN; CRONENBERG, DAVID; DASH, JULIE; DAVIS, JUDY; EGOYAN, ATOM; FERRARA, ABEL; HARTLEY, HAL; LEE, SPIKE; LINKLATER, RICHARD; PHOENIX, RIVER; SODERBERGH, STEVEN; Tarantino, Quentin; VAN SANT, GUS; ARAKI, GREGG; BIGELOW, KATHRYN; DICKERSON, ERNEST R.; GOMEZ, NICK; JARMUSCH, JIM; LEHMANN, MICHAEL; MORRISSEY, PAUL; O'BRIEN, JOHN; COCHRAN, STACY; COOLIDGE, MARTHA; DAVIS, TAMRA; FRANKLIN, CARL; HARRIS, LESLIE; LEGROS, JAMES; LYNCH, DAVID; MCNAUGHTON, JOHN; MUNCH, CHRISTOPHER; THORNTON, BILLY BOB; RODRIGUEZ, ROBERT; ROCKWELL, ALEXANDRE; SINGLETON, JOHN; SAYLES, JOHN; SAVOCA, NANCY; GAS FOOD LODGING (US, Allison Anders, 1992); EL MARIACHI (US, Robert Rodriguez, 1992); BOYZ N THE HOOD (US, John Singleton, 1991); BODIES, REST & MOTION (US, Michael Steinberg, 1993); BARTON FINK (US, Joel Cohen, 1991); PASSION FISH (US, John Sayles, 1992); ONE FALSE MOVE (US, Carl Franklin, 1991); MYSTERY TRAIN (US, Jim Jarmusch, 1989); MY NEW GUN (US, Stacy Cochran, 1992); MS. 45 (US, Abel Ferrara, 1981); METROPOLITAN (US, Whit Stillman, 1990); MALA NOCHE (US, Gus Van Sant, 1986); JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T. (US, Leslie Harris, 1992); JUICE (US, Ernest R. Dickerson, 1992); IN THE SOUP (US, Alexandre Rockwell, 1992); HOURS AND TIMES, THE (US, Christopher Munch, 1992); HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (US, John McNaughton, 1989[prod. 1985]); HEATHERS (US, Michael Lehmann, 1989); GUN CRAZY (US, Joseph H.Lewis, 1949); LIVING END, THE (US, Gregg Araki, 1992); MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (US, Gus Van Sant, 1991); NAKED LUNCH (CN/UK, David Cronenberg, 1991); BAD LIEUTENANT (US, Abel Ferrara, 1992); DO THE RIGHT THING (US, Spike Lee, 1989); DRUGSTORE COWBOY (US, Gus Van Sant, 1989); RAMBLING ROSE (US, Martha Coolidge, 1991); RESERVOIR DOGS (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1992); SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE (US, Steven Soderbergh, 1989); SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (US, Spike Lee, 1986); SIMPLE MEN (US, Hal Hartley, 1992); SLACKER (US, Richard Linklater, 1990); TO SLEEP WITH ANGER (US, Charles Burnett, 1990); TRUE LOVE (US, Nancy Savoca, 1989); TRUST (US, Hal Hartley, 1990); UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH, THE (US, Hal Hartley, 1989); VERMONT IS FOR LOVERS (US, John O'Brien, 1992); WILD AT HEART (US, David Lynch, 1990) Notes: Includes filmography and index ISBN: 0345382498 (pbk.) LON: 11029535 More info
Undressing cinema : clothing and identity in the movies / Stella Bruzzi
London New York: Routledge, 1997.
Call No: 226.4 BRU Author: Bruzzi, Stella, 1962 Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: xxi, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: COSTUMES; FASHION AND THE CINEMA; GANGSTER FILMS; BLACKS IN FILMS; FEMME FATALE; TRANSVESTISM; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; SHAFT (US, Gordon Parks Jr., 1971); SABRINA (US, Billy Wilder, 1954); PRETTY WOMAN (US, Garry Marshall, 1990); TROP BELLE POUR TOI (FR, Bertrand Blier, 1989); READY TO WEAR (US, Robert Altman, 1994); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1993); PIANO, THE (AT, Jane Campion, 1993); PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994); LEON (FR, Luc Besson, 1994); NEW JACK CITY (US, Mario Van Peebles, 1991); BOYZ N THE HOOD (US, John Singleton, 1991); WAITING TO EXHALE (US, Forest Whitaker, 1995); DISCLOSURE (US, Barry Levinson, 1994); SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (US, Barbet Schroeder, 1992); LAST SEDUCTION, THE (US, John Dahl, 1994); GLEN OR GLENDA - I LED TWO LIVES (US, Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1953); ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE (AT, Stephan Elliott, 1994); MRS. DOUBTFIRE (US, Chris Columbus, 1993); BALLAD OF LITTLE JO, THE (US, Maggie Greenwald, 1993); CRYING GAME, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1992); ORLANDO (UK/RU/FR/NE, Sally Potter, 1992) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-216) and index; Filmography: p. 204-207 ISBN: 0415139562 (hbk : alk. paper); 0415139570 (pbk : alk. paper) LON: 97007260; 13082009 ID2: 38 More info