The Hollywood film musical / Barry Keith Grant
West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Call No: 751.1(73) GRA Author: Grant, Barry Keith Source: UK Place: West Sussex, UK Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: xiii ; 182 p. ; 23cm Series: New approaches to film genre Subject: HOLLYWOOD; USA; MUSICALS; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; HOLLYWOOD IN FILMS; GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1933); TOP HAT (US, Mark Sandrich, 1935); PIRATE, THE (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1948); WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (US, John Badham, 1977); WOODSTOCK (US, Michael Wadleigh, 1970); PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (US, Herbert Ross, 1981); ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (US, Julie Taymor, 2007) Summary: "American film musicals are a central genre in the evolution of cinema as an art form and popular entertainment. With an impressive range of films produced to meet an ever-growing consumer demand, musicals have proven to be a powerful formula for box-office success. Written in an accessible style and with substantial depth of analysis, this engaging new title offers an overview of the history of, and critical literature on, this popular genre." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: inc. references and index ISBN: 9781405182522 Contents: -- List of plates -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Historical overview --Critical overview -- Gold diggers of 1933 (1933) -- Top hat (1935) -- The pirate (1948) -- West side story (1961) and Saturday night fever (1977) -- Woodstock (1970) -- Phantom of the paradise (1974) -- Pennies from heaven (1981) and Across the universe (2007) -- References -- Index More info
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HOLLYWOOD IN FILMS
L.A. Confidential / Manohla Dargis
London: British Film Institute,
Call No: 79LAC DAR Author: Dargis, Manohla CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PhysDes: 95 p. : ill. ; 19 cm Series: BFI Modern Classics Subject: L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (US, Curtis Hanson, 1997); HANSON, CURTIS; HOLLYWOOD IN FILMS; PEARCE, GUY; CROWE, RUSSELL; SPACEY, KEVIN; BASINGER, KIM; DEVITO, DANNY; DIRECTORS. USA Summary: Explores the careers of Curtis Hanson, director, and James Ellroy, novelist, drawing on interviews with both men, to dig deep into the film's obssession with the twinned, equally troubled histories of the Hollywood studio system and the city of Los Angeles. Notes: Notes: p.85-87
Bibliography: p.94-95 ISBN: 0851709443 More info
Movies about the movies : Hollywood reflected / Christopher Ames
Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, c1997.
Call No: 750.1 AME Author: Ames, Christopher, 1956 Place: Lexington, Ky. Publisher: University Press of Kentucky PubDate: c1997 PhysDes: ix, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: FILMS IN FILMS; HOLLYWOOD IN FILMS; STAR IS BORN, A (US, William Wellman, 1937); STAR IS BORN, A (US, George Cukor, 1954); WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD (US, George Cukor, 1932); STAND-IN (US, Tay Garnett, 1937); BOY MEETS GIRL (US, Lloyd Bacon, 1938); STAR, THE (US, Stuart Heisler, 1952); SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (US, Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952); SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (US, Preston Sturges, 1942); PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (US, Herbert Ross, 1981); PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, THE (US, Woody Allen, 1985); LAST ACTION HERO (US, John McTiernan, 1993); BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1952); IN A LONELY PLACE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1950); SUNSET BOULEVARD (US, Billy Wilder, 1950); PLAYER, THE (US, Robert Altman, 1992) Summary: Hundreds of films belonging to the genre of Hollywood-on-Hollywood movies can be found throughout the history of American cinema, from the days of silents to the present. They include films from genres as far ranging as musical, film noir, melodrama, comedy, and action adventure. Such movies seduce us with the promise of revealing the reality behind the camera. But, as part of the very industry they supposedly critique, they cannot take us behind the scenes in any true sense. This paradox - the simultaneous debunking and celebration of Hollywood - lies at the heart of the genre. Through close analysis of the best of these films. Ames reveals how the idea of Hollywood is constructed (and constructs itself), particularly through such moments of explicit self-referentiality as the movie-within-a-movie and scenes set in studios Notes: Includes filmography (p. 227); Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-244) and index ISBN: 0813120187 (cloth : alk. paper) LON: 12952826 More info
Scenes from a revolution : the birth of the new Hollywood / Mark Harris
Edinburgh: Canongate, 2008.
Call No: 71 (73) HAR Author: Harris Mark Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Canongate PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: 490 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: COLUMBIA PICTURES; CRITICISM; CRITICS; DIRECTORS. USA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HOLLYWOOD IN FILMS; JAMES BOND IN FILMS; TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX; WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; ALLEN, WOODY; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; ASHBY, HAL; BANCROFT, ANNE; BEATTY, WARREN; BENTON, ROBERT; BERGMAN, INGRID; BLAKE, ROBERT; BRANDO, MARLON; BURTON, RICHARD; CAINE, MICHAEL; CARON, LESLIE; CUKOR, GEORGE; COLLINS, JOAN; CONNERY, SEAN; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; CORMAN, ROGER; DANIELS, WILLIAM; DAVIS, SAMMY, Jr.; DAY, DORIS; DUNAWAY, FAYE; DUVALL, ROBERT; FELLINI, FEDERICO; FLEISCHER, RICHARD; FONDA, JANE; FRANKOVICH, MIKE; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; HARRISON, REX; HENRY, BUCK; HEPBURN, KATHARINE; HOFFMAN, DUSTIN; NEWMAN, DAVID; BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); CAMELOT (US, Joshua Logan, 1967); CLEOPATRA (US, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1963); COOL HAND LUKE (US, Stuart Rosenberg, 1967); DOCTOR DOLITTLE (US, Richard Fleischer, 1967); GRADUATE, THE (US, Mike Nichols, 1967); GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (US, Stanley Kramer, 1967); KAEL, PAULINE; IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (US, Norman Jewison, 1967) Summary: In this book, Mark Harris looks at 1967, and marks it as a pivotal moment in Hollywood's history: the shift from studio -generated epics, westerns and musicals, such as "Doctor Doolitle"to the director-centred European aesthetic seen in "Bonnie & Clyde" and "The Graduate". It was the birth of the New Hollywood. The book look at five films made in this year- "Bonnie & Clyde", "In the heat of the night", "Doctor Doolittle" "The Graduate" and "Guess who's coming to dinner" from the. first draft of the scripts to the impact of their release. The author interviews most of the actors in volved in the making of these films and presents a book about Hollywood and the United States at a critical juncture in their history. [Taken from the cover] Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -438) and index. ISBN: 9781847671028 ID2: 277 More info