America's Film Legacy : the authoritative guide to the landmark movies in the National Film Registry / by Daniel Eagan
New York : London: Continuum, 2010.
Call No: 71(73) EAG Author: Eagan, Daniel Source: US Place: New York : London Publisher: Continuum PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: xxvii, 818 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: BEST FILMS; BEST FILMS. US; CRITICISM; FILM; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS; USA Summary: "America's Film Legacy is a guide to the most significant films ever made in the United States. Unlike opinionated "Top 100" and arbitrary "Best of" lists, these are the real thing: groundbreaking films that make up the backbone of American cinema. Some are well-known, such as Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Godfather, and Toy Story. Others are more obscure - Blacksmithing Scene, Mom and Dad, Chulas Fronteras, and Free Radicals. Daniel Eagan's beautifully written and authoritative book is for anyone who loves American movies and who wants to learn more about them.
Each of the 500 titles in the National Film Registry is covered in a detailed essay that includes cast, credits, and major awards, as well as screening information. With over 100 illustrations and frame enlargements. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP ISBN: 9780826429773 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- how to read the entries -- the 500 films, in chronological order -- an alphabetical list of the films -- the 500 films -- More info
The American experimental film in the last decade / by Colin Young
Paris : [s.n.]: UNESCO, 1964.
Call No: 771(73) YOU Author: Young, Colin CorpAuthor: UNESCO Place: Paris : [s.n.] Publisher: UNESCO PubDate: 1964 PhysDes: 33 p. ; 27 cm Subject: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; FILMMAKING; AESTHETICS Notes: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization report; This report represents Unesco's contribution to the Mannheim round-table, organized under the auspieces of Unesco, the Unesco's Germand National Commission and the Mannheim Festival. LON: abn98184205; 13917802 More info
The American film heritage : impressions from the American Film Institute archives / Tom Shales... [et. al.]
Washington DC: Acropolis Books, 1972.
Call No: 11(73) AME CorpAuthor: American Film Institute Source: US Place: Washington DC Publisher: Acropolis Books PubDate: 1972 PhysDes: 184 p. : illus. ; 26 cm Subject: ARCHIVES & INSTITUTES, FILM; American Film Institute; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA Summary: A collection of essays and observations by film critics and historians on films held by the American Film Institute ISBN: 874913365 More info
The American movies : the history, films, awards / Paul Michael, editor in chief ; James Robert Parish, associate editor ; John Robert Cocchi, Ray Hagen, Jack Edmund Nolan, contributing editors
New York: Galahad, 1969.
An Army of Phantoms : American movies and the making of the Cold War / by J.Hoberman
New York: The New Press, c2011.
Call No: 71(73) HOB Author: Hoberman, J. Source: US/UK Place: New York Publisher: The New Press PubDate: c2011 PhysDes: xxi, 383 p. ; 24 cm Subject: CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HOLLYWOOD; USA; FORT APACHE (US, John Ford, 1948); RIO GRANDE (US, John Ford, 1950); HIGH NOON (US, Fred Zinnemann, 1952); ABOVE AND BEYOND (US, Frank Melvin & Norman Panama, 1952); THEM! (US, Gordon Douglas, 1954); KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955) Summary: " An Army of Phantoms- a major new work of film history and cultural criticism from J. Hoberman, one of the foremost film critics writing today addresses the dynamic synergy of American politics and American popular culture during the Cold War's first decade.
Heralded by a mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, the years between 1946 and 1956 brought an explosion of affluence and anxiety. Along with U.S. dominance over Europe and a new war in Asia came the birth of the civil rights movement and the first stirrings of a new youth culture. The period saw the movie industry purged of its political left at the same time as the ideological action hero John Wayne reached the peak of his career.
Analyzing Hollywood's cavalry Westerns, apocalyptic sci-fi flicks, and biblical spectaculars, along with media events, congressional hearings and political campaigns, and drawing on FBI files and studio records, Hoberman has orchestrated a colorful, sometimes surreal pageant wherein Cecil B. DeMille rubs shoulders with Douglas MacArthur, atomic tests are shown on live TV, God talks on the radio, and Joe McCarthy is bracketed with Marilyn Monroe.
Essential reading for film and history buffs, An Army of Phantoms expands on the analysis of the 1960's found in Hoberman's critically acclaimed The Dream Life and offers a lively and astute history of film that is also, to paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, about the film of history." --Book Jacket. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -366) and index ISBN: 9781595580054 Contents: Acknowledgments -- introduction: from God's mouth to your ear -- prologue: mission for Hollywood - Stalingrad to V-J Day -- Pt. 1. Aliens among us : Hollywood, 1946-47 -- pt. 2. Fighting for the ministry of truth, justice, and the American way, 1948-50 -- pt. 3. Redskin menace from outer space : America at war, 1950-52 -- pt. 4. The PaxAmericanArama : Eisenhower power, 1953-55 -- pt. 5. Searchin' : America on the road, 1955-56 -- epilogue: the face of the crowd -- sources -- index -- More info
Bad Women : regulating sexuality in early American cinema / Janet Staiger
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1995.
Call No: 45:176 STA Author: Staiger, Janet Source: US Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: c1995 PhysDes: xviii, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: WOMEN IN FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; SEX IN FILMS Summary: "The turn of the century ushered in a new age, and movie screens nationwide reflected a new vision of female sexual morality. Bad Women takes us back to this period of social, cultural, and economic change to illustrate how American cinema presented images of this new woman to fit an emerging consumer culture of the early 1900s. Although originally designed to reinforce the mores of contemporary society, these new images of "bad women" moved discussions off women and their sexuality to the forefront of the national agenda. Charting the resulting cultural tensions through the monitoring of movies, Janet Staiger shows how representations and their endless permutations stirred conflict and debate over women's public and private behaviours. Rich in historical detail and theoretical insight, Bad Women offers an original view of a culture in transition, a sexual sensibility in the making, and American cinema's role in the change" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-217) and index; Filmography: p. 207-208 ISBN: 0816626251 Contents: 1. The Repeal of Reticence -- 2. Sex O'Clock in America -- 3. Troublesome Pictures -- 4. From Boston to Bombay -- 5. The White Slave -- 6. The Vamp -- 7. The Butterfly. More info
Beyond the looking glass : narcissism and female stardom in studio-era Hollywood
New York : Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2014.
Call No: 451-02(73) SAL Author: Salzberg, Ana Source: US Place: New York : Oxford Publisher: Berghahn Books PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: viii, 197 pages ; illustrations Subject: WOMEN IN FILMS; STUDIOS, FILM. USA; HOLLYWOOD; STARS. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; FEMININITY IN FILMS Summary: "As living subjects rather than static icons, studio-era Hollywood actresses actively negotiated a balance between their public personas, film roles, and corporeal presence. The contemporary audience's engagement with the experience of these actresses unsettles the traditional model of narcissistic identification, which divides the off-screen spectator from his/her onscreen ideal. Exploring the fan's desire for a material connection to the performer - as well as the star's own dialogue between embodied experience and idealized image - this book traces on- and off-screen representations of narcissistic femininity in classical Hollywood through studies of stars like Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, and Marilyn Monroe. Merging historical and theoretical concerns, with particular attention to the resonance of golden-age Hollywood in new media, this book explores the movie screen as a medium of shared experience between spectator and star." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index -- Includes filmography ISBN: 9781782383994 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2014 Contents: Introduction: The Narcissistic Woman: Reflections and Projections -- 1. Garbo Talks: Expectation and Realization -- 2. Katharine Hepburn and a Hollywood Story -- 3. Vanishing Differences in Mildred Pierce (1945) and Leave Her to Heaven (1945) -- 4. One Touch of Venus: Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and the Production Code -- 5. "Wherever There's Magic": Performance Time in Sunset Boulevard (1950) and All About Eve (1950) -- 6. Marilyn Monroe: "The Last Glimmering of the Sacred" -- 7. Neo-Screen Tests, Part One: Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor -- 8. Neo-Screen Tests, Part Two: The Search for Scarlett Continues -- More info
The clapperboard book of the cinema / Leslie Halliwell and Graham Murray
St Albans, UK: Hart Davis, MacGibbon, 1975.
The dream life : movies, media and the mythology of the sixties / by J. Hoberman
New York: New Press, 2005.
Call No: 71"196"(73) HOB Author: Hoberman, J. Source: US Place: New York Publisher: New Press PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 461 p. ; 20 cm Subject: USA; USA. 1960's; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; SPARTACUS (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1960); ALAMO, THE (US, John Wayne, 1960); MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE (UK, John Sturges, 1960); MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (US, John Frankenheimer, 1962); SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (US, John Frankenheimer, 1963); DR STRANGELOVE (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); CHASE, THE (US, Arthur Penn, 1966); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); COOGAN'S BLUFF (US, Don Siegel, 1968); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); MYRA BRECKENRIDGE (US, Mike Sarne, 1970); PATTON (US, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970); DIRTY HARRY (US, Don Siegel, 1971); SHAMPOO (US, Hal Ashby, 1975) Summary: "Here is a major new cultural history of the Sixties. J. Hoberman delivers a brilliant and witty look at the decade when politics and pop culture became one. This was the era of the Missile Gap and the Space Race, the Black and Sexual Revolutions, the Vietnam War and Watergate - as well as the tele-saturation of the American market and the advent of Pop art. In "elegant, epigrammatic prose" (A.O Scott), Hoberman moves from the political histories of movies to the theater of wars, national political campaigns, and pop-culture events. With entertaining reinterpretations of key Hollywood movies such as Bonnie and Clyde, The Wild Bunch, and Shampoo, and meditations on personages ranging from John Wayne and Patty Hearst to Jane Fonda, Ronald Reagan, and Che Guevara. Hoberman reconstructs the hidden poltical history of 1960s cinema and the spectacular formation of America's mass-mediated politics" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Originally published: 2003 ISBN: 1565849787 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction: "suddenly...It's 1960!" -- I. Making pre-history, A.D. 1960 -- Enter the Hollywood Freedom fighter -- sputnik and the Spector of communist earth control -- when Superman came to the supermarket -- october 1960: Spartacus vs. The Alamo -- the year's best western: the new frontier and The Magnificent Seven -- II. Glamour and anxiety: The Kennedy scenario, 1961-63 -- camelot year one: into the twilight zone -- camelot year two: the president's double lives -- The Manchurian Candidate = the secret agent of history -- camelot down: thinking about the unthinkable -- coups d'etat:four days in November, Seven Days in May -- Dr. Strangelove's Prescription -- III. South by southwest: Lyndon Johnson's trip, 1964-66 -- jet-age bronco busters and twilight westerns -- the cowboy election of 1964 -- Major Dundee - great society abroad -- The Chase -- great society at home -- vietnam: "an oriental western" -- gathering the tribes: diggers, panthers, outlaws -- IV. Born to be wild: Outlaws of America, 1967-69 -- if you are a Bonnie-and-Clyder...: the birth of radical chic -- spring 1968": shooting Easy Rider, going Wild in the Streets -- creating our own reality: The Green Berets and the Battle of Chicago -- the election: calling Coogan's Bluff -- No future: the Children of Bonnie and Clyde -- V. Nixon time: The war at home, 1969-71 -- the end of the sixties -- America's Night of the Living Dead (My Lai, manson, Myra Breckinridge) -- spring 1970: Patton over Cambodia -- generational war in the dream life: hey Joe (where you goin' with that gun in your hand?) -- the last round-up: counterculture psychodrama and hippie westerns, 1971 -- the legal vigilante: Dirty Harry and Tricky Dick -- VI. After the orgy, from blowup to blow out -- flash forward to 1968: Shampoo -- the 1972 campaign: Warren, George, Jane, and The Candidate -- the Nixon Western -- Cine paranoia: conspiracies unmasked, 1973-75 -- freedomland 1981: Ronald Reagan and the Last Sixties Movie -- source notes -- index -- More info
Fast times and excellent adventures : the surprising hisory of the '80s teen movie / James King
London: Constable, 2018.
Call No: 451-058.6 KIN Author: King, James Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Constable PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: xi, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm Subject: TEEN FILM; TEEN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; BACON, KEVIN; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; BRODERICK, MATTHEW; CROWE, CAMERON; CRUISE, TOM; DILLON, MATT; ESTEVEZ, EMILIO; FOSTER, JODIE; HECKERLING, AMY; HUGHES, JOHN (US); LEE, SPIKE; LOWE, ROB; MUSIC TELEVISION
UF MTV; PENN, SEAN; RINGWALD, MOLLY; TRAVOLTA, JOHN; ZEMECKIS, ROBERT; BACK TO THE FUTURE (US, Robert Zemeckis, 1985); FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (US, Amy Heckerling, 1982); GREASE (US, Randal Kleisner, 1978); GREMLINS (US, Joe Dante, 1984); LOST BOYS, THE (US, Joel Schumacher, 1987); OUTSIDERS, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1983); PRETTY IN PINK (US, Howard Deutch, 1986); RISKY BUSINESS (US, Paul Brickman, 1983); RIVER'S EDGE (US, Tim Hunter, 1986); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (US, John Badham, 1977); SIXTEEN CANDLES (US, John Hughes, 1984) Summary: "Take a trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS and 'Axel F'; of outsiders, lost boys and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields and the Brat Pack; of three Porky's, two Coreys and one summer when everyone called her Baby . . .
Fast Times and Excellent Adventures goes behind the scenes of a genre where cult hits mingled with studio blockbusters, where giants like Spielberg and Coppola rubbed shoulders with baby-faced first-timers and where ambitious future superstars Sean, Demi and Tom all got their big break. Music, comedy and politics - all play a part in the surprisingly complex history of the '80s teen movie. And while the films might have been aimed primarily at adolescents, the best tackle universal issues and remain a magnet to all ages. Time of your life, huh kid?
From a late '70s Hollywood in flux to an early '90s indie scene that gave youth cinema a timely reboot, respected film expert James King smartly highlights the personal struggles, the social changes and the boardroom shake-ups that produced an iconic time in movie history" -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781472123725 More info
Fight Pictures : a history of boxing and early cinema / Dan Streible
Berkeley: University of California Press, c2008.
Call No: 739.683 STR Author: Streible, Dan Source: US Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c2008 PhysDes: xix, 396 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: BOXING FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; CRITICISM Summary: " The first filmed prizefight, Veriscope's Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897), became one of cinema's earliest major attractions and ushered in an era in which hugely successful boxing films helped transform a stigmatized sport into legitimate entertainment. Exploring a significant and fascinating period in the development of modern sports and media, Fight Pictures is the first work to chronicle the mostly forgotten story of how legitimate bouts, fake fights, comic sparring matches, and more came to silent-era movie screens and became part of American popular culture." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-367) and index; Includes filmography: p. 291-303 ISBN: 9780520250758 Donation: Donated by Senses Of Cinema, 2009 Contents: 1. The Sporting and Theatrical Syndicate: Boxing Pictures and the Origins of Cinema, 1891-1896 -- 2. The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight: Women at the Veriscope, 1897 -- 3. Under the Lights: Filming Ringside in the Jim Jeffries Era, 1899-1904 -- 4. Fake Fight Films: S. Lubin of Philadelphia, 1897-1908 -- 5. Fight Pictures in the Nickelodeon Era: Miles Bros. of New York & San Francisco, 1905-1912 -- 6. Jack Johnson Films: Black Exhibition and White Suppression, 1908-1910 -- 7. Jack Johnson's Decline: The Prizefight Film Ban, 1911-1915 -- 8. Bootlegging: The Clandestine Traffic in Fight Pictures, 1916-1940. More info
Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood : German and American film after World War 1 / Kristin Thompson
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press, 2005.
Available at OAPEN (open access) Call No: 81LUB THO Author: Thompson, Kristin Source: NE Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands Publisher: Amsterdam University Press PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 154 p. : ill., ports ; 30cm Series: Film culture in transition Subject: PRODUCERS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. GERMANY; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; LUBITSCH, ERNST Notes: Includes bibliographical references: (p. [133}-144) and index.; Filmography: (p. -148); This item has been downloaded from the internet in 2010, and printed off Contents: ch. 1. Lubitsch's career -- ch. 2. Making the light come from the story : lighting -- ch. 3. Subduing the cluttered background : set design -- ch. 4. Guiding the viewer's attention : editing -- ch. 5. Peeking at the players : acting -- ch. 6. Mutual influences -- Epilogue. The Lubitsch touch. URL status: URL: 'https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/35134'
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The Hollywood Reporter. Hollywood 100 Years
The Hollywood Reporter (03/03/1987) vol.296 iss.10 p.S1-S140 More info
Hollywood's overseas campaign : the North Atlantic movie trade, 1920-1950 / Ian Jarvie
New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Irish and African American Cinema : identifying others and performing identities, 1980-2000 / Maria Pramaggiore
Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007.
Call No: 451-054(=1 .415/.73) PRA Author: Pramaggiore, Maria Source: US Place: Albany Publisher: State University of New York Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: ix, 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: The SUNY series, cultural studies in cinema/video Subject: BLACKS IN FILMS; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA; WHITES IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. IRELAND; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; IDENTITY IN FILMS; THEORY; LEE, SPIKE; JORDAN, NEIL Summary: "Focusing on two film traditions not normally studied together, Maria Pramaggiore examines more than two dozen Irish and African American films, including Do the Right Thing, In the Name of the Father, The Crying Game, Boyz N the Hood, The Snapper, and He Got Game, arguing that these films foreground practices of character identification that complicate essentialist notions of national and racial identity. The porous sense of self associated with moments of identification in these films offers a cinematic counterpart to W. E. B. Du Bois's potent concept of double consciousness, an epistemological standpoint derived from experiences of colonization, racialization, and cultural disruption. Characters in these films, Pramaggiore suggests, reject the national paradigm of insider and outsider in favor of diasporic both/and notions of self, thereby endorsing the postmodern concept of identity as performance."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-237) and index ISBN: 9780791470954 Contents: Ch. 1. Identifying others -- Ch. 2. Sampling blackness : music and identification in the films of Neil Jordan and Spike Lee -- Ch. 3. "It's a wise child that knows his own father" : pregnant performances and maternal mythologies -- Ch. 4. Culturing violence : masculine identification in Irish and African American gangster films -- Ch. 5. "Both sides of the epic" : identification and the nonessentialist Western -- Conclusion : film identification and postmodern identity politics. More info
Memo from Darryl F. Zanuck : the golden years at Twentieth Century Fox / selected and edited by Rudy Behlmer
New York: Grove Press, c1993.
Call No: 81ZAN MEM Author: Behlmer, Rudy (ed.) Edition: First edition 1993 Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Grove Press PubDate: c1993 PhysDes: xxiii, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject: TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; ZANUCK, DARRYL F. Summary: '...A treasure trove of legend and lore, insights and nostalgia, Memo from Darryl F. Zanuck is as entertaining as it is informative, and full of secrets and surprises. Illustrated with photographs as intimate and candid as the correspondance itself, it offers a chronicle of Hollywood's most glamorous age and rich testimony to the taste, showmanship, and vision of of its most resilient, efficient and enduring producer." -- BOOK JACKET Notes: "A selection of Darryl F. Zanuck's letters and memoranda during the glory days of 20th Century-Fox (1935-1956)"--Introd; Includes index ISBN: 0802115403 Contents: -- foreword by Philip Dunne -- preface -- one: twentieth century-fox: off and running -- two: twentieth century-fox: a major force -- three: world war II: business is fine, thank you --four: semidocumentaries, films noir, literary works, and sleepers -- five: the going gets tough -- six: the going gets tougher -- seven: cinemascope and stereophonic sound to the rescue -- afterword -- about Darryl F. Zanuck -- index -- More info
Motion pictures USA : 1893 motion pictures were born with a dramatic, graphic depiction of / by Arthur Knight
Washington, D.C.: Press and Publications Service, United States Information Agency, 0197-?].
Call No: 71(73)(084.2) KNI; FOLIO Author: Knight, Arthur Place: Washington, D.C. Publisher: Press and Publications Service, United States Information Agency PubDate: 0197-?] PhysDes: 75 [i.e. 81] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 35 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; STILLS; USA Notes: On cover: 1893, motion pictures were born with a dramatic, graphic depiction of .. LON: abn80015781; 1760409 More info
The movies begin : making movies in New Jersey 1887-1920 / Paul C. Spehr
Newark, New Jersey: Newark Museum, 1977.
Call No: 70"00:01" SPE Author: Spehr, P.C. Source: US Place: Newark, New Jersey Publisher: Newark Museum PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: 191 p. : illustrations ; 26 cm Subject: HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF EXHIBITION; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; DICKSON, W. K. L.; DICKSON EXPERIMENTAL SOUND FILM (US, W. K. L. Dickson, 1894) Summary: "Stills, production photographs, and rare portraits are featured in a study of Edison's development of movie equipment and the stars, studios, and events that marked the growth of the movie industry in New Jersey" -- From Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/moviesbeginmakin0000speh Notes: Includes bibliography; Includes index ISBN: 0871001217 Contents: Introduction: Samual C. Miller -- Acknowledgement: Paul C. Spehr -- Pre-Cinema: The Times and the man, Making pictures move, Photography and motion -- Invention and early development: Thomas A. Edison and William K. Dickson, THomas A. Edison: the first films, Edison and Dickson: what did they contribute to movies?, Film theatres and early filmmaking -- Early filmmaking in New Jersey: On location in New Jersey, The Motion Picture Patents Co. and The Independents -- The Studios -- The Personalities More info
Movietone presents the twentieth century / Lawrence Cohn
Broadway, N.S.W.: Andre Deutsch, 1977,c1976.
On Hollywood : the place, the industry / Allen J. Scott
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005.
Call No: 71(73) SCO Author: Scott, Allen J. Source: US Place: Princeton, New Jersey Publisher: Princeton University Press PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: xiii, 200 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA Summary: "Why is the U.S. motion picture industry concentrated in Hollywood and why does it remain there in the age of globalization? Allen Scott uses the tools of economic geography to explore these questions and to provide a number of highly original answers. The conceptual roots of his analysis go back to Alfred Marshall's theory of industrial districts and pick up on modern ideas about business clusters as sites of efficient and innovative production.".
"On Hollywood builds on this work by adding major new empirical elements. By examining the history of motion picture production from the early twentieth century to the present through this analytic lens, Scott is able to show why the industry (which was initially focused on New York) had shifted the majority of its production to Southern California by 1919. He also addresses in detail the bases of Hollywood's long-standing creative energies and competitive advantages. At the same time, the book explores the steady globalization of Hollywood's market reach as well as the cultural and political dilemmas posed by this phenomenon." "On Hollywood will appeal not only to general readers with an interest in the motion picture industry, but also to economic geographers, business professionals, regional development practitioners, and cultural theorists as well."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. -188) and index ISBN: 0691116830 Contents: -- list of figures -- list of tables -- preface -- chapter one: preliminary arguments: culture, economy, and the city -- chapter two: origins and early growth of the Hollywood motion picture industry -- chapter three: a new map of Hollywood -- chapter four: the other Hollywood: television program production -- chapter five: dream factories: studios, soundstages, and sets -- chapter six: the digital visual effects industry -- chapter seven: local labor markets in Hollywood -- chapter eight: Hollywood in America and the world: distribution and markets -- chapter nine: cinema, culture, globalization -- references -- index -- More info
Teen Movies : American youth on screen / by Timothy Shary
London ; New York: Wallflower Press, copyright 2005.
Call No: 451-053.6(73) SHA Author: Shary, Timothy Source: US/UK Place: London ; New York Publisher: Wallflower Press PubDate: copyright 2005 PhysDes: 125 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm Series: Short Cuts ; 28 Subject: TEEN FILM; TEEN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; BREAKFAST CLUB, THE (US, John Hughes, 1985); REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955); CARRIE (US, Brian De Palma, 1976); HEATHERS (US, Michael Lehmann, 1989) Summary: "Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen is a detailed look at the depiction of teens on film, of the influence they have had in and on cinema and the different impact they have had throughout film's history. Timothy Shary looks at the development of the teen movie from the earliest days of cinema - the rebellion, the romance, the sex and the horror - up to the modern-day portrayal of ever-changing youth. Films studied include Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Carrie (1976), The Breakfast Club (1985), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and American Pie (1999)."--BOOK BACK COVER Notes: "A Wallflower paperback"--T.p. verso; Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-118) and index ISBN: 9781904764496 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1 The teen film in its infancy, 1895-1948 -- 2 The teen film matures, 1949-1967 -- 3 Youth film rebels, 1968-1979 -- 4 Teen cinema is reborn in abundance, 1978-1995 -- 5 The teen film takes on a new century, 1994-2004 -- conclusion -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Those who made it : speaking with the legends of Hollywood / by John C. Tibbets, foreword by David Thomson
Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Call No: 802(047.53) TIB Author: Tibbetts, John C.; Thomson, David (foreword) Source: UK/US Place: Basingstoke, Hampshire Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: xi, 235 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm Subject: DIRECTORS; FILM WORKERS; HOLLYWOOD; PRODUCERS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA Summary: "Those Who Made It is a collection of original interviews conducted over a span of more than thirty-five years by film historian, educator and broadcaster, John C. Tibbetts. Captured are the voices of prominent film personnel chronicling at first-hand the behind-the-scenes story of Hollywood in its classical studio period. Interviewees include Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Terry Gilliam, Jim Henson, and Philip Glass. "
-- BOOK BACK COVER BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781137541901 Contents: -- List of Figures -- Foreword by David Thomson-- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Interviews and Conversations -- 1 Innovations in 1920s and 1930s Hollywood Cinematography, Sound Technology, and Feature-Length Animation -- Cinematographer Glen MacWilliams: “We were trained by trial and error!” -- Sound engineer Bernard B. Brown: “Now hear this!” -- Animator Ollie Johnston: “We are just actors with a pencil!” -- 2 Hollywood at Home and at War in the 1940s -- Producer John Houseman: “It was a great magic act!” -- Catherine Wyler and the crew of The Memphis Belle: “In the crossfire of history and fiction” -- 3 Cold War Film and Television in the 1950s -- Writer Ray Bradbury: “All my short stories can be shot right off the page!” -- Television showman “Buffalo Bob” Smith: “Fifty years later Howdy is still just ten years old!” -- Hollywood stuntman Richard Farnsworth: “The ground got too hard!” -- 4 “New Hollywood” Filmmakers in the 1970s and 1980s -- Director Robert Altman: “My films are not factual; they are truthful!” (Additional remarks from set designer Stephen Altman) -- Director Steven Spielberg on The Color Purple: “I didn’t want to make another E.T.!” (Additional remarks from actress Whoopi Goldberg) -- Cinematographer Allen Daviau: “Every film I do is a year out of my life!” -- Director Terry Gilliam: “I see things with cartoonist’s eyes!” -- Director Michael Moore: “I’m supposed to be making a Buick!” (Additional remarks from producer Wendey Stanzler) -- Producer Jim Henson: “Kermit is always here!” (Additional remarks from production assistant Cheryl Henson) -- Special effects producer Richard Edlund: “You only see the stars from the dark side of the moon!” -- Film editor Neal Travis: “I’m creating a pattern!” -- 5 Late Twentieth Century Cultural Inclusion -- Director Bernardo Bertolucci: “Movies are my sand mandalas!” -- Director Wayne Wang: “Epic radiance!” -- Director Mira Nair: “I love to choreograph the chaos!” -- Director George Miller: “People understand car crashes in any language!” -- Composer Philip Glass: “Films become history quicker than any other art!” -- Film critic Roger Ebert: “Everybody’s a critic!” -- 6 Epilogue: Past is Prologue 197 Film preservationist Kevin Brownlow: “I never expected to make my living at film preservation!” -- Composer Carl Davis: “Why don’t I try to score a complete silent film?” -- Notes -- Index -- More info
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