Elvis : the Hollywood years / by David Bret
London: Robson Books, 2001.
Call No: 81ELV BRE Author: Bret, David Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Robson Books PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: viii, 337 pages, illustrations; 24 cm Subject: MUSIC IN FILMS; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; ROCK MUSIC IN FILMS; HOLLYWOOD; PRESLEY, ELVIS; LOVE ME TENDER (US, Robert D. Webb, 1956); LOVING YOU (US, Hal Kanter, 1957); JAILHOUSE ROCK (US, Richard Thorpe, 1957); KING CREOLE (US, Michael Curtiz, 1958); G.I. BLUES (US, Norman Taurog, 1960); FLAMING STAR (US, Don Siegel, 1960); WILD IN THE COUNTRY (US, Philip Dunne, 1961); BLUE HAWAII (US, Norman Taurog, 1961); FOLLOW THAT DREAM (US, Gordon Douglas, 1962); KID GALAHAD (US, Phil Karlson, 1962); GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! (US, Norman Taurog, 1962); IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR (US, Norman Taurog, 1963); FUN IN ACAPULCO (US, Richard Thorpe, 1963); KISSIN' COUSINS (US, Gene Nelson, 1964); VIVA LAS VEGAS (US, George Sidney, 1963); ROUSTABOUT (US, John Rich, 1964); GIRL HAPPY (US, Boris Sagal, 1965); TICKLE ME (US, Norman Taurog, 1965); HAREM HOLIDAY (US, Gene Nelson, 1965); FRANKIE AND JOHNNY (US, Frederick de Cordova ,1966); PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE (US, Michael D. Moore, 1966); CALIFORNIA HOLIDAY (US, Norman Taurog, 1966); EASY COME, EASY GO (US, John Rich, 1967); DOUBLE TROUBLE (US, Norman Taurog, 1967); CLAMBAKE (US, Arthur N. Nadel, 1967); STAY AWAY, JOE (US, Peter Tewkesbury, 1968); SPEEDWAY (US, Norman Taurog, 1968); LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE (US, Norman Taurog, 1968); CHARRO! (US, Charles Marquis Warren, 1969); TROUBLE WITH GIRLS, THE (US, Peter Tewkesbury, 1969); CHANGE OF HABIT (US, William Graham, 1969); ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS (US, Denis Sanders, 1970); ELVIS ON TOUR (US, Robert Abel and Pierre Adidge, 1972) Summary: "In this first complete account of Elvis Presleys celluloid career, David Bret considers the 33 films, TV appearances, biopics, retrospectives and documentaries that remain as testimony to the compelling and mysterious persona of The King. The bestselling author David Bret traces the development of Presley's film career and recounts the on-set cat fights with co-stars and studio personnel. He unearths the truth about the powerful hold exercised over Elvis by 'Colonel' Tom Parker, which revolved around Parker preventing a leak about Presley's relationship with another man from going public and then using this knowledge as a persistant threat to ensure his protege's loyalty.
Bret explores and hotly disputes the controversial allegations, levelled by Presley's step-family, that he had sex with his mother, raped his wife, held debauched, drug fuelled parties with groupies and eventually committed suicide. Above all, the author praises the nature and talent of the man who was - and still is - the supreme authority on rock'n'roll and romance. " -- BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes selected film discography; Includes bibliographical references and index; 'Harem Holiday' also known as 'Harum Scarum'; 'California Holiday' also known as 'Spinout' ISBN: 1861054165 Donation: Donated by Peter Kemp Contents: -- acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part One: In the Footsteps of the Mutant King -- Love Me Tender -- Loving You -- Jailhouse Rock -- King Creole -- Part Two: The Rainbow Years -- G.I. Blues -- Flaming Star -- Wild in the Country -- Blue Hawaii -- Follow That Dream -- Kid Galahad -- Part Three: Cotton Candy Land -- Girls! Girls! Girls! -- It Happened at the World's Fair -- Fun in Acapulco -- Kissin' Cousins -- Viva Las Vegas -- Roustabout -- Girl Happy -- Tickle Me -- Harem Holiday -- Frankie and Johnny -- Paradise Hawaiian Style -- California Holiday -- Part Four: Just Call Me Lonesome -- Easy Come, Easy Go -- Double Trouble -- Clambake -- Stay Away, Joe -- Speedway -- Live A Little, Love A Little -- Charro! -- The Trouble With Girls -- Change of Habit -- Elvis - That's the Way It Is -- Elvis On Tour -- -- Part Five: Softly As I Leave You -- appendix I: the television special -- appendix II: tributes, retrospectives and biopics -- appendix III: selected film discography -- bibliography -- index -- More info
New vampire cinema / Ken Gelder
London: British Film Institute ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Call No: 735.23 GEL Author: Gelder, Ken Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute ; Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: ix, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: DRACULA IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; REMAKES; VAMPIRE FILMS; BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992); SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE (UK/US, E. Elias Merhige, 2000); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992); INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (US, Neil Jordan, 1994); QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, THE (US/AT, Michael Rymer, 2002); LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (SW, Tomas Alfredson, 2008); LAT DEN RATTE KOMMA IN (SW, Tomas Alfredson, 2008); LET ME IN (UK/US, Matt Reeves, 2010); NIGHT WATCH, THE (RU, Timur Bekmanbetov, 2004); DAY WATCH (RU, Timur Bekmambeton, 2006); DNEVNOY DOZOR (RU, Timur Bekmambeton, 2006); IRMA VEP (FR, Oliver Assayas, 1996); VAMPIRE HUNTER D. (JA, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 2000); BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE (CN, Micahel Storey, 1998); THIRST (SK, Park Chan-wook, 2009); BAKJWI (SK, Park Chan-wook, 2009); NADJA (US, Michael Almereyda, 1994); ADDICTION, THE (US, Abel Ferrara, 1995); HABIT (US, Larry Fessenden, 1996); VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (US, Wes Craven, 1995); TWILIGHT (US, Catherine Hardwicke, 2008); ECLIPSE, TWILIGHT 3 (US, David Slade, 2010); CRONOS (MX, Guillermo del Toro, 1993); FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (US, Robert Rodriquez, 1996); BLADE (US, Stephen Norrington, 1998); BLADE II (US, Guillermo Del Toro, 2002); BLADE: TRINITY (US, David S. Goyer, 2004); UNDERWORLD (US, Len Wiseman, 2003); UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (US, Len Wiseman, 2005); PERFECT CREATURE (NZ/UK, Glenn Standring, 2006); DAYBREAKERS (US, Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, 2008) Summary: "New Vampire Cinema lifts the coffin lid on forty vampire films, from 1992 to the present day, charting the evolution of a genre that is, rather like its subject, at once exhausted and vibrant, inauthentic and 'original', insubstantial and self-sustaining. Ken Gelder's fascinating study begins by looking at Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula and Fran Rubel Kuzui's Buffy the Vampire Slayer - films that seemed for a moment to take vampire cinema in completely opposite directions. New Vampire Cinema then examines what happened afterwards, across a remarkable range of reiterations of the vampire that take it far beyond its original Transylvanian setting: the suburbs of Sweden (Let the Right One In), the forests of North America (the Twilight films), New York City (Nadja, The Addiction), Mexico (Cronos, From Dusk Till Dawn), Japan (Blood: The Last Vampire, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust), South Korea (Thirst), New Zealand (Perfect Creature), Australia (Daybreakers), and elsewhere. In a series of exhilarating readings, Gelder determines what is at stake when the cinematic vampire and the modern world are made to encounter one another - where the new, the remake and the sequel find the vampire struggling to survive the past, the present and, in some cases, the distant future." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781844574407 More info
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SISTER ACT 2 : BACK IN THE HABIT : (US, Bill Duke, 1993)