Adaptations: from short story to big screen : 35 great stories that have inspired great films / edited by Stephanie Harrison
New York: Three Rivers Press, c2005.
Call No: 753.1 ADA Author: Harrison, Stephanie Edition: First edition Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Three Rivers Press PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: xix, 619 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; SHORT CUTS (US, Robert Altman, 1993); BLOWUP (UK/IT, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966); FACE IN THE CROWD, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1957); REAR WINDOW (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); A.I: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (US, Steven Spielberg, 2001); MINORITY REPORT (US, Steven Spielberg, 2002); FREAKS (US, Tod Browning, 1932); FLY, THE (US, Kurt Neumann, 1958); RE-ANIMATOR (US, Stuart Gordon, 1985); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939); MAN CALLED HORSE, A (US, Elliot Silverstein, 1970); SMOKE SIGNALS (US, Chris Eyre, 1998); AMERICAN SPLENDOR (US, Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini, 2003); GHOST WORLD (US, Terry Zwigoff, 2001); ALL ABOUT EVE (US, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950); MEET JOHN DOE (US, Frank Capra, 1941); WILD ONE, THE (US, Laslo Benedek, 1953); TOMORROW (US, Joseph Anthony, 1972); BRINGING UP BABY (US, Howard Hawks, 1938); SWIMMER, THE (US, Frank Perry, 1968); KILLERS, THE (US, Robert Siodmak, 1946); FALLEN IDOL, THE (UK, Carol Reed, 1948); MEMENTO (US, Christopher Nolan, 2000); CHRISTMAS STORY, A (US, Bob Clark, 1983); FIELD OF DREAMS (US, Phil Alden Robinson, 1989); RASHOMON (JA, Akira Kurosawa, 1950); DAMA S SOBACKOJ (UR, Iosif Hejfic, 1960); LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG (UR, Iosif Hejfic, 1960); DARK EYES (IT/UR, Nikita Mihalkov, 1987); OCI CIORNIE (IT/UR, Nikita Mihalkov, 1987); SMOKE (US, Wayne Wang, 1995); JESUS' SON (US, Alison Maclean, 1999); IN THE BEDROOM (US, Todd Field, 2001); MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (US, H.C. Potter, 1948); MY FRIEND FLICKA (US, Harold D. Schuster, 1943); LAST TIME I SAW PARIS, THE (US, Richard Brooks, 1954); SMOOTH TALK (US/UK, Joyce Chopra, 1985) Summary: "Adaptations gathers together 35 pieces that have been the basis for films, many from giants of American literature (Hemingway, Fitzgerald) and many that have not been in print for decades (the stories that inspired Bringing Up Baby, Meet John Doe, and All About Eve)." "Categorized by genre, and featuring movies by master directors such as Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Frank Capra, and John Ford, as well as relative newcomers such as Chris Eyre and Christopher Nolan, Adaptations offers insight into the process of turning a short story into a screenplay, one that, when successful, doesn't take drastic liberties with the text upon which it is based, but doesn't mirror its source material too closely either."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Also issued online ISBN: 1400053145 Contents: -- Jerry and Molly and Sam / Raymond Carver -- Blow-up / Julio Corta´zar -- Your Arkansas traveler / Budd Schulberg -- Rear window / Cornell Woolrich -- The sentinel / Arthur C. Clarke -- Supertoys last all summer long / Brian Aldiss -- The minority report / Philip K. Dick -- Spurs / Tod Robbins -- The fly / George Langelaan -- Herbert West--Reanimator: six shots by moonlight / H.P. Lovecraft -- Stage to Lordsburg / Ernest Haycox -- A man called Horse / Dorothy M. Johnson -- This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona / Sherman Alexie -- The Harvey Pekar name story / Harvey Pekar -- Ghost world-- Chapter 5: "Hubba Hubba" / Daniel Clowes -- The wisdom of Eve / Mary Orr -- A reputation / Richard Edward Connell -- Mr. Blandings builds his castle / Eric Hodgins -- Cyclists' raid / Frank Rooney -- Tomorrow / William Faulkner -- Bringing up Baby / Hagar Wilde -- Babylon revisited / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The swimmer / John Cheever -- The killers / Ernest Hemingway -- The basement room / Graham Greene -- Memento mori / Jonathan Nolan -- Red Ryder nails the Hammond Kid / Jean Shepherd -- My friend Flicka / Mary O'Hara -- Shoeless Joe Jackson comes to Iowa / W.P. Kinsella -- In a grove / Ryunosuke Akutagawa -- The lady with the pet dog / Anton Chekhov -- Where are you going, where have you been? / Joyce Carol Oates -- Auggie Wren's Christmas story / Paul Auster -- Emergency / Denis Johnson -- Killings / Andre Dubus -- More info
The eyes have it : cinema and the reality effect / Murray Pomerance
New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, c2013.
Call No: 630.3 POM Author: Pomerance, Murray Source: US Place: New Jersey Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: c2013 PhysDes: xii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Series: Techniques of the moving image Subject: ART DIRECTION; CINEMATOGRAPHY; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; MOTION CONTROL; REALISM IN FILMS; SET DECORATING; SET DESIGNING; SPECIAL EFFECTS; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; KELLY, GENE; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS (US, Michael Lehmann, 2002); ANNIE HALL (US, Woody Allen, 1977); ARIZONA DREAM (FR, Emir Kusturica, 1992); BRIGADOON (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1954); CLOVERFIELD (US, Matt Reeves, 2008); DARK PASSAGE (US, Delmer Daves, 1947); DEFIANCE [US, Edward Zwick, 2008]; DR STRANGELOVE (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); FIELD OF DREAMS (US, Phil Alden Robinson, 1989); IN HARM'S WAY (US, Otto Preminger, 1965); NORTH BY NORTHWEST (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1959); RANDOM HARVEST (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1942); SIGNS (US, M. Night Shyamalan, 2002); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); VERTIGO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) Summary: The Eyes Have It explores those rarified screen moments when viewers are confronted by sights that seem at once impossible and present, artificial and stimulating, sensory and definitive. Beginning with a penetrating study of five cornfield sequences - including The Wizard of Oz, Arizona Dream, and Signs - Murray Pomerance journeys through a vast array of cinematic moments, technical methods, and laborious collaborations from the 1930s to the 200s to show how the viewer's experience of "reality" is put in context, challenged, and wilfully engaged. Four meditations deal with "reality effects" from different philosophical and technical angles. "Vivid Rivals" assesses active participation and critical judgement in seeing effects with works such as Defiance, Cloverfield, Knowing, and Thelma & Louise. "The Two of Us" considers double placement and doubled experience with films such as The Prestige, Niagara and A Stolen Life. "Being There" discusses cinematic performance and the problems of believability, highlighting such films as Gran Torino, The Manchurian Candidate, In Harm's Way, and other films. "Fairy Land" explores the art of scenic backing, focusing on the fictional world of Brigadoon, which borrows from both hard-edged realism and evocative landscape painting." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Contains illustrations, bibliographic references and index ISBN: 9780813560588 More info
Illuminating shadows : the mythic power of film / Geoffrey Hill
Boston: Shambhala, 1992.
Call No: 632.43 HIL Author: Hill, Geoffrey Michael, 1950 Place: Boston Publisher: Shambhala PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: viii, 319 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: MYTH AND THE CINEMA; IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946); SHANE (US, George Stevens, 1953); COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER, THE (NE/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1989); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); RUMBLE FISH (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1983); TAXI DRIVER (US, Martin Scorsese, 1976); REPO MAN (US, Alex Cox, 1984); SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA, THE (UK, Lewis John Carlino, 1976); SJUNDE INSEGLET, DET (SW, Ingmar Bergman, 1957); INSIGNIFICANCE (UK, Nicolas Roeg, 1985); ROK SPOKOJNEGO SLONCA (PL/US/GW, Krzysztof Zanussi, 1984); BABETTES GAESTEBUD (DK, Gabriel Axel, 1987); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (US, Frank Oz, 1986); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE (US, Roger Corman, 1960); TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, THE (US, Peter Masterson, 1985); GRADUATE, THE (US, Mike Nichols, 1967); SANTA SANGRE (IT, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1989); FIELD OF DREAMS (US, Phil Alden Robinson, 1989) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-319) ISBN: 0877736456 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 8202303 More info