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
Crime wave : the filmgoers' guide to the great crime movies / written by Howard Hughes
London: I.B.Taurus, 2006.
Call No: 734 HUG Author: Hughes, Howard Edition: 1st ed. Source: UK Place: London Publisher: I.B.Taurus PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: xxviii, 236 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm Subject: GANGSTER FILMS; DETECTIVE FILMS; PUBLIC ENEMY, THE (US, William Wellmen, 1931); HIGH SIERRA (US, Raoul Walsh, 1941); MALTESE FALCON, THE (US, John Huston, 1941); WHITE HEAT (US, Raoul Walsh, 1949); ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (US, John Huston, 1950); KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); BIG COMBO (US, Joseph H. Lewis, 1955); POINT BLANK (US, John Boorman, 1967); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (UK, Peter Hunt, 1969); GET CARTER (UK, Mike Hodges, 1971); SHAFT (US, Gordon Parks Jr., 1971); DIRTY HARRY (US, Don Siegel, 1971); GODFATHER [...], THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1972-); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); GODFATHER PART II, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1974); ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (US, Sergio Leone, 1984); LETHAL WEAPON (US, Richard Donner, 1987); GOODFELLAS (US, Martin Scorsese, 1990); PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994); L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (US, Curtis Hanson, 1997); OCEAN'S ELEVEN (US, Steven Soderbergh, 2001) Summary: "Crime movies inhabit dark and desperate worlds, yet they account for many of Hollywood's most triumphant successes. In full acknowledgement of this achievement, Crime Wave offers an authoritative and informative, stimulating and entertaining guide to the crime movie phenomenon, from its early days to the present, charting its history and celebrating the people who have given it a special and enduring place in cinema goers' affections. Chapters focus on landmark Hollywood films - from 1931's The Public Enemy, through The Maltese Falcon, Point Blank, Dirty Harry, The Godfather trilogy and Goodfellas, to LA Confidential and Oceans 11 - telling their stories and on the way discussing many more crime movies, both major and lesser known." "Crime Wave represents and investigates gangster and heist movies, blaxploitation and noir, murder mysteries, vehicles for vigilante or buddy cops, even a gangster love story. It features biographies and filmographies detailing the key participants and background details of the film's making, locations and sets. It also explores each film's sources and influences, its impact on the crime genre and current fashion, including spin-offs, copies and sequels. It examines the films' themes, style and box office fortunes."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-224) and index; Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-224) and index; Filmography: p. 213-220 ISBN: 9781845112196 Donation: Donated by Senses Of Cinema, 2009 More info
Wide Angle (January 1992) vol.14 iss.1 p.[whole issue] Author: Hall, Jeanne (ed) PhysDes: Article Subject: GENRES; KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); FILM NOIR; FLY, THE (US, Kurt Neumann, 1958); TRANSVESTISM; MELODRAMA; NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); HORROR FILM Summary: Wide Angle issue on Genre films. Articles on Film Noir and 'Kiss Me Deadly', 'The Fly', temporary transvestitism in films, melodrama and 'That Hamilton Woman', and feminism and horror film in 'The Night of the Living Dead'. More info
Film noir reader / edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini
New York: Limelight Editions, 1996.
Call No: 734 FIL Author: Silver, Alain, 1947; Ursini, James Edition: 1st Limelight ed Place: New York Publisher: Limelight Editions PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: x, 343 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: FILM NOIR; FEMME FATALE; MANN, ANTHONY; ANGEL FACE (US, Otto Preminger, 1952); KILLERS, THE (US, Robert Siodmak, 1946); PHANTOM LADY (US, Robert Siodmak, 1944); NIGHT AND THE CITY (US, Jules Dassin, 1950); KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); LONG GOODBYE, THE (US, Robert Altman, 1973); HICKEY AND BOGGS (US, Robert Culp, 1972) Notes: Includes bibliographical references; Film noir ISBN: 0879101970 LON: 12195770 More info
Film noir reader 2 / edited by Alain Silver & James Ursini
New York: Limelight Editions, 1999.
Call No: 734 FIL Author: Silver, Alain, 1947; Ursini, James Edition: 1st Limelight ed. July 1999 Place: New York Publisher: Limelight Editions PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: x, 346 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm Subject: FILM NOIR; POLICE FILMS; OPENINGS OF FILMS; JAZZ IN FILMS; FILM NOIR. UK; FEMME FATALE; WOMEN IN FILMS; WOOLRICH, CORNELL; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; FULLER, SAMUEL; POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, THE (US, Bob Rafaelson, 1981); POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, THE (US, Tay Garnett, 1946); FILE ON THELMA JORDON, THE (US, Robert Siodmak, 1949); PUSHOVER (US, Richard Quine, 1954); BIG HEAT, THE (US, Fritz Lang, 1953); KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); DOUBLE INDEMNITY (US, Billy Wilder, 1944) Notes: Includes bibliographical references LON: 21222408 More info
title clippings file
KISS ME DEADLY : (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955)
Maximum movies - pulp fictions : film culture and the worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson / Peter Stanfield
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Call No: 408 STA Author: Stanfield, Peter Source: US Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xiii, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS. THOMPSON, JIM; ADAPTATIONS. SPILLANE, MICKEY; FULLER, SAMUEL; EXPLOITATION FILMS; CULT FILMS; BEST FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; THEORY; AESTHETICS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; FILM CULTURE; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; FARBER, MANNY; KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955) Summary: A study on pulp movies (such as Kiss me Deadly, Shock Corridor, Fixed Bayonets!, I Walked with a Zombie, The Lineup, Terror in a Texas Town, Ride Lonesome) impacted upon and influenced the critics, cinephiles, and filmmakers of the day (people such as Jean-Luc Godard, Manny Farber, Lawerence Alloway, Paulene Kael). The critics 'championed the cause of these movies and incited the cultural guardians of the day by attacking a rigorously policed canon of tasteful, rareified, and ossified art objects.
Against the legitimate and in the defense of the illegitimate, in an insolent and unruly manner, these critics agitated for the recognition of lurid sensational crime stories. War pictures, fast-paced Westerns, thillers, and gangster melodramas were claimed as examples of the true, the real, and the authentic in contemporary culture - the foundation upon which modern film studies sits.' - taken from Back Cover ISBN: 9780813550626 Contents: Introduction : yours till the boys come home -- Position papers : in defense of pulp movies -- A genealogy of pulp : Black mask to Mickey Spillane -- A world of small insanities : the critical reception of Kiss me deadly -- American primitive : Samuel Fuller's pulp politics -- Authenticating pulp : Jim Thompson adaptations and neo-noir -- Conclusion : hiding out in cinemas More info
More than night : film noir in its contexts / James Naremore
Berkeley: University of California Press, c1998.
Call No: 734.1 NAR Author: Naremore, James Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c1998 PhysDes: xiv, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: FILM NOIR; BLACKLISTING. USA; B-MOVIES; ASIANS IN FILMS; BLACKS IN FILMS; CENSORSHIP; HERO IN FILMS; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; FILMS IN FILMS; DRUGS IN FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; DETECTIVE FILMS; SOCIAL-REALISM IN FILMS; CRIMINALS IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; WAR VETERANS IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; WASHINGTON, DENZEL; ALDRICH, ROBERT; CHANDLER, RAYMOND; DUNAWAY, FAYE; MUSURACA, NICHOLAS; FRANKLIN, CARL; FRANKENHEIMER, JOHN; GREENE, GRAHAM; HAMMETT, DASHIELL; JACKSON, SAMUEL L.; LADD, ALAN; BLUE DAHLIA, THE (US, George Marshall, 1946); PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); CROSSFIRE (US, Edward Dmytryk, 1947); DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (US, Carl Franklin, 1995); DOUBLE INDEMNITY (US, Billy Wilder, 1944); KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); MALTESE FALCON, THE (US, John Huston, 1941); OUT OF THE PAST (US, Jacques Tourneur, 1947) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-318) and indexes ISBN: 0520212932 (alk. paper); 0520212940 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 13441055 More info
Violent America : the movies 1946-1964 / Lawrence Alloway
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1971.
Call No: 730.3(73) ALL Author: Alloway, Lawrence Edition: 1971 Place: New York Publisher: Museum of Modern Art PubDate: 1971 PhysDes: 96 pages : illustrated ; 24 cm Subject: ACTION FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS. USA; KILLERS, THE (US, Don Siegel, 1964); KILLERS, THE (US, Robert Siodmak, 1946); LADY FROM SHANGHAI, THE (US, Orson Welles, 1948); KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); IN A LONELY PLACE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1950); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (US, John Frankenheimer, 1962) Notes: distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn. ISBN: 9780870706226 Donation: Megan McMurchy More info