Alternative worlds in Hollywood cinema : Resonance between realms / James Walters
Chicago: Intellect, 2008.
Call No: 735.3 (73) WAL Author: Walters, James Source: US Place: Bristol; Chicago Publisher: Intellect PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; FANTASTIC FILMS; FANTASY FILMS; DREAMS IN FILMS; MEMORY IN FILMS; INNOCENCE IN FILMS; REPETITION IN FILMS; TIME IN FILMS; POINT-OF-VIEW; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; FLEMING, VICTOR; LANG, FRITZ; GONDRY, MICHEL; CAPRA, FRANK; RAMIS, HAROLD; MINNELLI, VINCENTE; ROSS, GARY; WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939); WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, THE (US, Fritz Lang, 1944); ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (US, Michael Gondry, 2004); IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946); GROUNDHOG DAY (US, Harold Ramis, 1993); BRIGADOON (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1954); PLEASANTVILLE (US, Gary Ross, 1998); DONNIE DARKO (US, Richard Kelly, 2001); BACK TO THE FUTURE [...] (US, Robert Zemeckis, 1985-90); ABRE LOS OJOS (SP, Alejandro Amenabar, 1997); AWFUL TRUTH, THE (US, Leo McCarey, 1937); LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE (US/CN, Martin Scorsese, 1988); MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE (US, Orson Welles, 1942); LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (US, Max Ophuls, 1948) Summary: "The use of alternate realities in cinema has been brought to new heights by such recent films as 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and 'Donnie Darko'. 'Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema' is the first book to analyze these imaginary realms, tracing their construction and development across periods, genres and history.
"Through an analysis of such landmark films as 'The Wizard of Oz', 'It's a Wonderful Life' and 'Groundhog Day', Walters reveals how unconventional worlds are crucial to each film's dramatic agenda and narrative structure. This groundbreaking volume unifies decades of divergent work by film scholars and points the way towards a new theoretical framework for understanding fantasy in the context of popular film. 'Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema' will be an essential resource for film studies scholars and movie buffs alike." (Taken from the back cover.) Notes: Includes Filmography, Bibliography and Index ISBN: 9781841502021 More info
At the end of the street in the shadow : Orson Welles and the city / Matthew Asprey Gear
New York: Wallflower Press, 2016.
Call No: 81WEL GEA Author: Gear, Matthew Asprey Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Wallflower Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: ix, 292 pages ; 24 cm Subject: EXPRESSIONISM; FASCISM AND THE CINEMA; WELLES, ORSON; MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE (US, Orson Welles, 1942); MR. ARKADIN (FR/SP/IT, Orson Welles, 1955); CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941) Summary: "The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities -- from America's industrializing midlandto its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character. This ambitious new study explores Welles's vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work, including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles's cinematic cities -- the way he invents urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes. The book's critical scope draws on extensive research in international archives and builds on the work of previous scholars." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780231173414 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema More info
Inside Hollywoood : Robert Wise interviewed by Michael Thornhill
Melbourne Film Bulletin (October 1969) iss.10 p.19-31 Author: Thornhill, Michael and Gardner, Geoffrey PhysDes: Article Subject: WISE, ROBERT; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); WELLES, ORSON; MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE (US, Orson Welles, 1942); LEWTON ,VAL; TOURNEUR, JACQUES; ROBSON, MARK; HAUNTING, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1963); WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961); SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1965); STAR (US, Robert Wise, 1968); CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, THE (US, Gunther von Fritsch & Robert Wise, 1944) Summary: Interview with editor and director Robert Wise, discussing his films and work with other filmmakers, such as Orson Welles. More info
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Movie wars : how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can see / by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago: A Capella, 2000.
Call No: 409 ROS Author: Rosenbaum, Jonathan Place: Chicago Publisher: A Capella PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: v, 234 p. ; 24 cm Subject: DISTRIBUTION; EXHIBITION; GLOBALISATION; AUDIENCES; American Film Institute; FESTIVALS; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; FESTIVALS. CANNES; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA. US; MIRAMAX FILMS; BEST FILMS; BEST FILMS. US; CRITICISM; PERIODICALS, FILM; WELLES, ORSON; DANTE, JOE; BRESSON, ROBERT; EBERT, ROGER; WEINSTEIN, HARVEY; KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS; MASLIN, JANET; SMALL SOLDIERS (US, Joe Dante, 1998); MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE (US, Orson Welles, 1942); STARSHIP TROOPERS (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1997); STAR WARS : EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE (US, George Lucas, 1999); TOUCH OF EVIL (US, Orson Welles, 1958) Notes: Includes index ISBN: 1556524064 LON: 21468355 More info
Sets in motion : art direction and film narrative / Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
Call No: 632.8 AFF Author: Affron, Charles; Affron, Mirella Jona, 1937 Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xiv, 252 p. : ill. ; 27 cm Subject: ART DIRECTION; SET DESIGNING; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; SETS; AWARDS. ACADEMY; ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES; BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); [TWO THOUSAND AND ONE] 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); CABIRIA (IT, Giovanni Pastrone, 1914); GREAT ZIEGFELD, THE (US, Robert Z. Leonard, 1936); HAMLET (UK, Laurence Olivier, 1948); MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE (US, Orson Welles, 1942) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238) and indexes ISBN: 0813521602 (cloth); 0813521610 (pbk.) LON: 94039443; 11258783 More info