American screenwriters / [introduction and commentary by] Karl Schanzer & Thomas Lee Wright
New York: Avon Books, c1993.
Call No: 802.24(73) SCH Author: Wright, Thomas Lee, 1953; Schanzer, Karl Place: New York Publisher: Avon Books PubDate: c1993 PhysDes: xii, 274 p. ; 22 cm Subject: SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; PRODUCTION DEALS; VALDEZ, LUIS; BLACK, SHANE; CAMERON, JAMES; PRICE, RICHARD; RUBIN, BRUCE JOEL; KHOURI, CALLIE; ROBINSON, PHIL ALDEN; SINGLETON, JOHN; DIXON, LESLIE; THOMPSON, CAROLINE; KAZAN, NICHOLAS; ESZTERHAS, JOE; RASCOE, JUDITH; GANZ, LOWELL; MANDEL, BABALOO; RICKMAN, THOMAS; BASS, RON ISBN: 0380767279 : $12.00 ($14.00 Can.) LON: 9905548 9905548 More info
personality clippings file
Call No: PERSONALITY MICROFILM COLLECTION; PERSONALITY CLIPPINGS FILE PhysDes: Clippings Subject: CAMERON, JAMES More info
Digital filmmaking : the changing art and craft of making motion pictures / Thomas A. Ohanian, Michael E. Phillips ; cover art by Jeffrey Krebs
Boston: Focal Press, c1996.
Call No: 220"313" OHA Author: Ohanian, Thomas A; Phillips, Michael E Place: Boston Publisher: Focal Press PubDate: c1996 PhysDes: xxiv, 267 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm Subject: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY; EDITING; PRODUCTION; POST-PRODUCTION; LUCAS, GEORGE; CAMERON, JAMES; BAKER, RICK; JONES, ED Summary: Digital Filmmaking is the professional "bible" of the new era in filmmaking. This book details the procedural, creative, and technical aspects of preproduction, production, and postproduction within a digital filmmaking environment. Readers will understand not only what new digital methods and techniques are redefining the filmmaking process, but also how the evolution into digital filmmaking can be used to achieve greater creative flexibility as well as cost and time savings. Digital Filmmaking: The Changing Art and Craft of Making Motion Pictures thoroughly explains vital concepts, including digitization, compression, digital compositing, nonlinear editing, and on-set digital production and relates traditional film production and editing processes to those of digital techniques [taken from cover] Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 257) and index ISBN: 0240802195 (paper : alk. paper) LON: 12009091 More info
James Cameron : interviews / edited by Brent Dunham
Jackson: University of Mississippi, 2012.
Call No: 81CAM JAM Author: Dunham, Brent Source: US Place: Jackson Publisher: University of Mississippi PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: xxxix, 219 p. ; 23 cm Series: Conversations with filmmakers series Subject: CAMERON, JAMES; TERMINATOR, THE (US, James Cameron, 1984); ALIENS (US, James Cameron, 1986); TITANIC (US, James Cameron, 1997); AVATAR (US, James Cameron, 2009) Summary: "James Cameron (b.1954) is lauded as one of the most successful and innovative filmmakers of the the last thirty years. His films often break records, both in their massive budgets and in their box-office earnings. They include such hits as The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Titanic, and Avatar. Part scientist, part dramatist, Cameron combines these two qualities into inventive and captivating films that often push the boundaries of special effects to accomodate his imagination. James Cameron: Interviews chronicles the writer-director's rise through the Hollywood system, highlighted by his "can-do" attitude and his insatiable drive to make the best film possible. As a young boy growing up in Canada, Cameron imagined himself an astronaut, a deep-sea explorer, a science fiction writer, or a filmmaker. Transplanted to southern California, he would go on to realize many of those boyhood fantasies. This collection of interviews provides glimpses of the filmmaker as he advances from Roger Corman's underling to "king of the world." The interviews are drawn from a number of sources including TV appearances and blog conversations, which have never been published in print. Spanning more than twenty years, this collection constructs a concise and thorough examination of James Cameron, a filmmaker who has almost single-handedly ushered Hollywood into the twenty-first century." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references and index; Includes filmography ISBN: 9781617031328 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema, 2013 Contents: -- introduction -- chronology -- filmography -- How to direct a terminator / Thomas McKelvey Cleaver/1984 -- The 1984 movie revue: James Cameron interviewed by David Chute / David Chute/1985 -- Writer-director shows the special effect energy can radiate / JoAnn Rhetts/1986 -- Aliens: an out of this world communication with director James Cameron / Victor Wells/1986 -- James Cameron takes a plunge / Alan Jones/1989 -- James Cameron takes a second plunge / Alan Jones/1989 -- Aliens: James Cameron interview / Nigel Floyd/1992 -- The hero's journey / Syd Field/1992 -- Approaching the sequel / Syd Field/1992 -- Iron Jim / John H. Richardson/1994 -- Rich and strange / Ray Greene/1995 -- 20,000 leagues under the sea: the movie director as Captain Nemo / Bill Moseley/1998 -- A drive of Titanic proportions : academy of achievement/1999 -- The final frontier / Anne Thompson/2000 -- James Cameron: The second coming / Jenny Cooney Carrillo/2002 -- Sound of silence / John Reading/2002 -- James Cameron / Adrian Wootton/2003 -- My Titanic obsession / James Rampton/2005 -- King of all he surveys / James Rampton/2006 -- James Cameron: a life in pictures / Francine Stock/2009 -- James Cameron / Tavis Smiley/2009 -- James Cameron Interview: Avatar Blu-Ray, also talks Titanic 3D and Avatar 2 / Sara Wyland/2010 -- James Cameron interview! talks Avatar re-release, sequels, 3D conversions, and working with Del Toro / Jim Dorey/2010 -- index -- More info
The making of Terminator 2 Judgement Day / by Don Shay and Jody Duncan
New York: Bantam Books, 1991.
Call No: 79TER SHA Author: Shay, Don; Duncan, Jody Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Bantam Books PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: 127 p. : ill. (some col.), ports ; 28cm. Subject: CAMERON, JAMES; TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991) Summary: An illustrated, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film Terminator 2 : Judgement Day. Includes photographs, production drawings and interviews with cast and crew. ISBN: 0553353462 Donation: Simon Wincer Contents: Introduction -- Chapter 1: A true continuation: an interview with James Cameron -- On the set: Reseda, California -- Chapter 2: A boy and his terminator -- On the set: San Jose, California -- Chapter 3: Make it look cool -- On the set: Long Beach, California -- Chapter 4: Putting out fires, day to day -- On the set: Fontana, California -- Chapter 5: Coming together again -- On the set: Fontana, California -- Chapter 6: Action in every paragraph -- On the set: Fontana, California -- Chapter 7: More is more -- On the set: Lake View Terrace, California -- Chapter 8: Tricks and more tricks -- On the set: Valencia, California -- Chapter 9: Your basic logistical hell: an interview with James Cameron More info
Movie blockbusters / edited by Julian Stringer
London: Routledge, 2003.
Call No: 721.303.311 STR Author: Stinger, Julian (ed.) Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: BLOCKBUSTERS; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; INDUSTRY, FILM. NEW ZEALAND; INDUSTRY, FILM. CHINA; INDUSTRY, FILM. INDIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. KOREA; INDUSTRY, FILM. ARGENTINA; AWARDS. ACADEMY; HOLLYWOOD; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; CAMERON, JAMES; JAWS (US, Steven Spielberg, 1975); JAZZ SINGER, THE (US, Alan Crosland, 1927); TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE (US, Cecil B. DeMille, 1956); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991); TITANIC (US, James Cameron, 1997); CONTACT (US, Robert Zemeckis, 1997); FUGITIVE, THE (US, Andrew Davis, 1993); ONCE WERE WARRIORS (NZ, Lee Tamahori, 1994); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977) Summary: Big-budget, spectacular films designed to appeal to a mass audience: is this what – or all – blockbusters are? Movie Blockbuster brings together leading film scholars to consider this most high-profile and culturally significant genre. Drawing on a range of critical perspectives, the book traces how and why the ‘even movie’ has played such a large role in popular imagination, tracing a path from the spectacles of the silent era to the effects-laden mega-hits of the digital age. ISBN: 0415256097 More info
Postcolonial theory and Avatar / Gautam Basu Thakur
New York : London: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsburg Publishing, 2016.
Call No: 629 POS BAS Author: Basu Thakur, Gautam Source: US/UK Place: New York : London Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsburg Publishing PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: ix, 195 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm Series: Film theory in practice Subject: POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE CINEMA; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; CAMERON, JAMES; AVATAR (US, James Cameron, 2009); CACHE (FR/AU/GG/IT, Michael Haneke, 2005) Notes: Formerly CIP. -- Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781628925630 Contents: Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Section 1: The Postcolonial Avatar: A Brief History of Postcolonial Theory -- Section 2: Postcolonial Theory and Avatar, Or, Postcolonial Criticism in a Multicultural World -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- - Further Reading -- - Filmography More info
The sky is falling! : the unexpected poltics of Hollywood's superheroes and zombies / Peter Biskind
Penguin Books, 2019.
Call No: 735(73) BIS Author: Biskind, Peter Source: UK Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: 12 unnumbered pages, 272 pages ; 20 cm Subject: AVATAR (US, James Cameron, 2009); CAMERON, JAMES; CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (US, Anthony Russo/Joe Russo, 2016); DARK KNIGHT, THE (US, Christopher Nolan, 2008); GAME OF THRONES [TV] (US, 2011-); HAWKINS, SALLY; LEFT BEHIND (US, Vic Sarin, 2001); MARTIAN, THE (US, Ridley Scott, 2015); PLANET OF THE APES (US, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1967); SHAPE OF WATER, THE (US, Guillermo del Toro, 2017); TRUE BLOOD [TV] (US, 2008-); WALKING DEAD, THE [TV] (US, 2010 - ); ZOMBIES IN FILMS AND TV; SUPERHEROES IN FILMS; APOCALYPSE IN FILMS Summary: A bestselling cultural journalist takes us on a wild ride through pop culture, showing how it paved the way for today's extreme politics
Are Batman and 24's Jack Bauer heroic loners defending our way of life - or right-wing vigilantes attacking it? Is Avatar just a National Geographic version of Star Wars or a passionate assault on capitalism? And what about Game of Thrones - sword and sorcery fantasy, or lesson in mainstream politics?
In The Sky is Falling! bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love have taught us to love political extremism. Welcome to a darkly pessimistic, apocalyptic world where winter has come, the dead are walking, and ultra violence, revenge and torture are all in a day's work. Welcome to the new normal. -- publisher's website Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9780241373873 Contents: Beyond the fringe : an introduction -- Part I. Winter has come. Apocalypse now --
Bleeding hearts -- Doing the right thing -- Part II. Who'll stop the rain?. Gone fishin' -- Coming apart -- Draining the swamp -- Part III. Breaking bad. The silence of the lambs -- Beauty in the beast -- License to kill -- Part IV. Heaven can't wait. What a piece of work was man -- Anywhere but here -- No exit --
Conclusion : the return of the center. More info
Special effects - "Aliens" : Work by the L.A. Effects Group looks state-of-the-art, so why were they fired?
Cinefantastique (October 1986) vol.16 iss.4/5 p.8-9, 122-123 More info