Bazin at work : major essays and reviews from the forties and fifties / Andre Bazin ; translated from the French by Alain Piette and Bert Cardullo ; edited by Bert Cardullo
New York: Routledge, 1996.
Call No: 67(04) BAZ Author: Bazin, Andre, 1918-1958; Cardullo, Bert Place: New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: xvi, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: STALIN [J.] IN FILMS; RELIGIOUS FILMS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; CINEMASCOPE; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; USSR; ADAPTATIONS; WYLER, WILLIAM; PAGNOL, MARCEL; CAYATTE, ANDRE; FARREBIQUE (FR, Georges Rouquier, 1945); SCARFACE (US, Howard Hawks, 1932); STRADA, LA (IT, Federico Fellini, 1954); JEUX INTERDITS (FR, Rene Clement, 1952); DERNIERES VACANCES, LES (FR, Roger Leenhardt, 1948); ORO DI NAPOLI, L' (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1954); GOLD OF NAPLES (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1954); M. RIPOIS (FR, Rene Clemont, 1954); DUE SOLDI DI SPERANZA (IT, Renato Castellani, 1951); TWO CENTS WORTH OF HOPE (IT, Renato Castellani, 1951); WHY WE FIGHT SERIES (US, 1942-44); BATAILLE DU RAIL, LA (FR, Rene Clemont, 1946); BATTLE OF THE RAILS (FR, Rene Clement, 1946); MYSTERE PICASSO, LE (FR, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956); PICASSO MYSTERY, THE (FR, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956); BIDONE, IL (IT, Federico Fellini, 1955); BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (UK/US, David Lean, 1957); CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); IVAN GROZNY [IVAN THE TERRIBLE] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, pt.1:1945, pt.2:1958[prod.1946]); IVAN GROZNY KINO BALET (UR, Vadim Derbenev & Yuri Grigorovich, 1977) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0415900174 (hb); 0415900182 (pb) LON: 12242179 Contents: La Strada, p113-120 -- Jeux Interdits, p129-135 -- Les Dernieres Vacances, p141-149 -- M. Ripois, p167-177 -- Ivan Groznyj, p197-203 -- Le Mystere Picasso, p211-219 -- Citizen Kane, p231-239 More info
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BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE : (UK/US, David Lean, 1957)
Combat films : American realism, 1945-1970 / by Steven Jay Rubin
Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1981.
Call No: 737 RUB Author: Rubin, Steven Jay, 1951 Place: Jefferson, N.C. Publisher: McFarland PubDate: 1981 PhysDes: xii, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: WAR FILMS; BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (UK/US, David Lean, 1957); LONGEST DAY, THE (US, Ken Annakin & Andrew Marton & Bernhard Wicki, 1962); WALK IN THE SUN, A (US, Lewis Milestone, 1945); BATTLEGROUND (US, William A. Wellman, 1949); GREAT ESCAPE, THE (US, John Sturges, 1963); TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH (US, Henry King, 1949); HELL IS FOR HEROES (US, Don Siegel, 1961); PATTON (US, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970) Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0899500137; 0899500145 (pbk.) 0899500161 (pbk.) LON: 1739858 More info
David Lean and his films / by Alain Silver and James Ursini, foreword by Robert Wise
Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 1992.
Call No: 81LEA SIL Author: Silver, Alain; Ursini, James; Wise, Robert (foreword) Edition: 1st Silman-James Press edition 1992 Source: US Place: Los Angeles Publisher: Silman-James Press PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: 294 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: Lean, David; IN WHICH WE SERVE (UK, David Lean and Noel Coward, 1942); THIS HAPPY BREED (UK, David Lean, 1944); BLITHE SPIRIT (UK, David Lean, 1945); BRIEF ENCOUNTER (UK, David Lean, 1945); GREAT EXPECTATIONS (UK, David Lean, 1946); OLIVER TWIST (UK, David Lean, 1948); MADELEINE (UK, David Lean, 1950); BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER (UK, David Lean, 1952); SOUND BARRIER, THE (UK, David Lean, 1952); HOBSON'S CHOICE (UK, David Lean, 1954); PASSIONATE FRIENDS, THE (UK, David Lean, 1949); SUMMER MADNESS (UK/US, David Lean, 1955); SUMMERTIME (UK/US, David Lean, 1955); BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (UK/US, David Lean, 1957); LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (UK, David Lean, 1962); DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (US, David Lean, 1965); RYAN'S DAUGHTER (UK, David Lean, 1970); PASSAGE TO INDIA, A (US/UK, David Lean, 1984) Summary: "Updated and extensively revised, this first American edition of David Lean and His Films offers the reader an in-depth analysis, discussion, and critique of Lean's directorial output. In their film-by-film accounting of his work, authors Silver and Ursini uncover the themes and concerns that have been sustained throughout Lean's career." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -285) and index; Filmography: p. -266 ISBN: 1879505002 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- foreword -- introduction -- 1: the early films: in which we serve (1942); this happy breed (1944); blithe spirit (1945) -- 2: brief encounter (1945) -- 3: the Dickens adaptations: great expectations (1946) and oliver twist (1948) -- 4: madeleine (1950) -- 5: the sound barrier (1952) -- 6: hobson's choice (1954) -- 7: the passionate friends (1949) and summer madness (1955) -- 8: the bridge on the river kwai (1957) -- 9: lawrence of arabia (1962) -- 10: doctor zhivago (1965) -- 11: ryan's daughter (1970) -- 12: a passage to india (1984) -- a personal afterword -- biography -- filmography -- footnotes -- selected bibliography -- index -- More info
The Epic Films of David Lean / by Constantine Santas
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Call No: 81LEA SAN Author: Santas, Constantine Source: UK Place: Lanham, MD Publisher: Scarecrow Press PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: xli, 197 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: Lean, David; BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (UK/US, David Lean, 1957); LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (UK, David Lean, 1962); DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (US, David Lean, 1965); RYAN'S DAUGHTER (UK, David Lean, 1970); PASSAGE TO INDIA, A (US/UK, David Lean, 1984) Summary: "Widely regarded as one of cinema's most accomplished directors, David Lean helmed such classics as Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist. He twice received the Academy Award for best director, and two of his films - The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia - won the Oscar for best picture. Both are featured on the American Film Institute's Top 100, with Lawrence of Arabia in the top ten. Despite the awards and accolades for these motion pictures, many critics often look more favorably upon the smaller films that Lean produced earlier in his career, and in recent years his reputation as a director has diminished. In this study, Constantine Santas seeks to restore these now undervalued epics to the elevated esteem they once held. Without dismissing the earlier works or regarding them as irrelevant to Lean's evolution as an artist, this book shows that the epics are as worthy as any of Lean's previous films. In addition to Lean's academy-Award-winning blockbusters, Santas also provides close analytical looks at Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter, and the director's final film, A Passage to India.
Santas argues that the epics show a progression and refinement of Lean's work and are thematically broader and feature more complex characterization than his earlier films. In his analyses, Santas provides background material on the production of each epic; insights into structure, characters, techniques, and themes, and a look into the relationship between the films and their literary sources. Written in a clear and engaging manner, The Epic Films of David Lean will appeal not only to cinema students and scholars but also to general fans of David Lean and his work. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780810882102 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema, 2013 Contents: -- preface -- acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The bridge on the River Kwai (1957)-- Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Doctor Zhivago (1966) -- Ryan's daughter (1970) -- A passage to India (1984) -- Epilogue Nostromo: the epic continues -- appendix A: the early films of David Lean -- appendix B: DVD and Blu-ray editions -- bibliography -- index about the author -- More info
The face on the cutting room floor : the story of movie and television censorship / Murray Schumach
New York: Da Capo Press, 1964.
Call No: 44 SCH Author: Schumach, Murray Edition: Di Capo Press ed. Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Da Capo Press PubDate: 1964 PhysDes: 305 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Series: A Da Capo paperback Subject: CENSORSHIP; STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1951); BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (UK/US, David Lean, 1957); SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (US, Richard Brooks, 1961); SPARTACUS (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1960); LOLITA (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1962) Summary: "A classic history of censorship practices in film and television, this work provides a panoramic view of American mores today. Hollywood reporter-columnist Murray Schumach documents the motion picture industry's struggle to meet the demands of pressure groups and the government and exposes the censors' bigotry and ignorance. Illustrating each point with a still from the cutting room floor. Schumach tells the behind-the-scenes story of every censored film" - BOOK BLURB Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Morrow, New York.; Includes index. ISBN: 0306800098 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: -- 1 the law and the profits -- 2 quality and control -- 3 pressure and politics -- 4 aftermath of cowardice -- 5 boudoirs and blood -- 6 by trial and error -- 7 television censorship -- 8 what next? -- appendices More info