British creators of film technique : British scenario writers, the creators of the language of D.W. Griffith, G.A. Smith, Alfred Collins and some others / by Georges Sadoul
London: British Film Institute, May 1948.
The emergence of film art : the evolution and development of the motion picture as an art, from 1900 to the present
New York: Hopkinson and Blake, [c1969].
Call No: 70 JAC Author: Jacobs, Lewis, comp Place: New York Publisher: Hopkinson and Blake PubDate: [c1969] PhysDes: 453 p. illus. 25 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SOUND PERIOD; COLORIZATION; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; GERMANY; ANIMATED FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; AUTEUR THEORY; NOUVELLE VAGUE; MUSIC IN FILMS; NEOREALISM; AVANT-GARDE FILMS; MELIES, GEORGES; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; CLAIR, RENE; FORD, JOHN; PORTER, EDWIN S.; LESTER, RICHARD; DISNEY, WALT; BERGMAN, INGMAR; TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS; SARRIS, ANDREW; KAEL, PAULINE; KUROSAWA AKIRA; RESNAIS, ALAIN; FELLINI, FEDERICO; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; BASS, SAUL; MEKAS, JONAS; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC, LA (FR, Carl Th. Dreyer, 1928) Notes: Bibliography: p. 438-439 LON: 5011 ID2: 291 More info
Film makers on film making : Statements on their art by thirty directors / Geduld, Harry M. (editor)
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967.
Call No: 802.25 FIL Place: Harmondsworth Publisher: Penguin PubDate: 1967 PhysDes: 18 cm; 303 p. Subject: AUTHORSHIP; LUMIERE, LOUIS; PORTER, EDWIN S.; SENNETT, MACK; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; VERTOV, DZIGA; DREYER, CARL TH.; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; RICHARDSON, TONY; COCTEAU, JEAN; RESNAIS, ALAIN; ROBBE-GRILLET, ALAIN; BUNUEL, LUIS; BERGMAN, INGMAR; FELLINI, FEDERICO; VON STERNBERG, JOSEF; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; LANG, FRITZ; WAJDA, ANDRZEJ; WELLES, ORSON; RAY, SARYAJIT; KUROSAWA AKIRA; ANDERSON, LINDSAY; LEAN, DAVID; RENOIR, JEAN; BARDEM, JUAN ANTONIO; ANGER, KENNETH Summary: Does the making of films – a group activity – permit anything that can be called self-expression? Can a director, as the conductor of an orchestra of writers, actors, cameramen and technicians, stamp his personal vision on the films he makes? This and related questions are raised by this collection of statements made by famous directors about their art. Harry Geguld’s anthology of “patristic writings” runs from the days (in 1895) when Louis Lumiere filmed a train entering a station, by way of Charlie Chaplin’s knockabout ad-libbing, to the sophisticated ruminations of Antonioni and Bergman and the ideas behind the nouvelle vague. Here is D.W. Griffith’s scouting the very idea of talking pictures; Mack Sennett on custard pies; Eisenstein on three-dimensional film; Cocteau on the raw materials of illusion; Kurosawa on filming in Japan; Hitchcock on the macabre; and some other twenty leading directors on aspects of their work. In his introduction, Harry Geguld assesses the unique characteristics of motion pictures and comments refreshingly on the eternal controversy of “book into film”. [Taken from back cover.] ID2: 291 More info
A history of films / John Fell
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.
Call No: 70 FEL Author: Fell, John Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston PubDate: 1979 PhysDes: 588 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; PRODUCTION; ALEXANDROV, GROGORIO; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; BRECHT, BERTHOLD; CAPRA, FRANK; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; DE SICA, VITTORIO; COCTEAU, JEAN; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; DREYER, CARL TH.; DISNEY, WALT; DOVZENKO, ALEKSANDR; EPSTEIN, JEAN; FELLINI, FEDERICO; FRANJU, GEORGES; LANG, FRITZ; MURNAU, FRIEDRICH WILHEL; Pasolini, Pier Paolo; PAUL, ROBERT; PORTER, EDWIN S.; PUDOVKIN, VSEVELOD; RENOIR, JEAN; RESNAIS, ALAIN; ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO; THALBERG, IRVING; TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS; VERTOV, DZIGA; VIGO, JEAN; VISCONTI, LUCHINO; ZAVATTINI, CESARE; WELLES, ORSON; WYLER, WILLIAM; ZUKOR, ADOLPH; L'AGE D'OR (FR, Luis Bruñell, 1930); L'ATALANTE (FR, Jean Vigo, 1930); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); BALLET MÉCANIQUE (FR, Fernand Lèger && Dudley Murphy,1934); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, DAS (G, Robert Wiene, 1920); METROPOLIS (G, Fritz Lang, 1926); SANG D'UN POETE, LE (FR, Jean Cocteau, 1932) Notes: Bibliography: p.546-548
Includes index ISBN: 0030363160 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
A history of narrative film / David A. Cook
New York: Norton, c1981.
Call No: 70 COO Author: Cook, David A Edition: 1st ed Place: New York Publisher: Norton PubDate: c1981 PhysDes: xxiii, 721 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; STAR SYSTEM; EXPRESSIONISM; MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA; STUDIO SYSTEM; ITALY; NEOREALISM; WAR AND THE CINEMA; FILM NOIR; NOUVELLE VAGUE; WIDE-SCREEN SYSTEMS; EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; JAPAN; THIRD WORLD; GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC; USSR; MELIES, GEORGES; PORTER, EDWIN S.; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; PUDOVKIN, VSEVELOD; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; Keaton, Buster; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, DAS (G, Robert Wiene, 1920) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 671-692 ISBN: 0393090221 (pbk.); 0393013707 LON: 1583335 1583335 More info
Hollywood directors, 1914-1940 / [compiled by] Richard Koszarski
New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Call No: 802.25(73) KOS Author: Koszarski, Richard Place: New York Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate: 1976 PhysDes: xx, 364 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: DIRECTORS. USA; PORTER, EDWIN S.; GUY-BLACHE, ALICE; BLACKTON, J. STUART; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; HART, WILLIAM S.; WEBER, LOIS; SENNETT, MACK; INCE, THOMAS HARPER; INGRAM, REX; NEILAN, MARSHALL; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; LLOYD, HAROLD; Keaton, Buster; DWAN, ALLAN; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; LANGDON, HARRY; CAPRA, FRANK; FORD, JOHN; MURNAU, FRIEDRICH WILHELM; BORZAGE, FRANK; LUBITSCH, ERNST; VIDOR, KING; ROACH, HAL; MAMOULIAN, ROUBEN; DEMILLE, WILLIAM; MILESTONE, LEWIS; CUKOR, GEORGE; VAN DYKE, W.S.; HOWARD, WILLIAM K.; TUTTLE, FRANK; SCHOEDSACK, ERNEST B.; GARNETT, TAY; CROMWELL, JOHN; OLCOTT, SIDNEY; HORNE, JAMES W.; FITZMAURICE, GEORGE; PARK, IDA MAY; TOURNEUR, MAURICE; FLOREY, ROBERT; MENZIES, WILLIAM CAMERON; VORKAPICH, SLAVKO; BRENNON, HERBERT; CAREWE, EDWIN; NIBLO, FRED; GOULDING, EDMUND; FEJOS, PAUL; BELL, MONTA Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0195020855 : $13.95 LON: 761206 More info
Life to those shadows / by Noe¨l Burch ; translated and edited by Ben Brewster
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Call No: 62 BUR Author: Burch, Noe¨l; Brewster, Ben Source: US Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1990 PhysDes: 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: THEORY; BURCH, NOEL; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; BIOGRAPH; LUMIERE, LOUIS; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; DREYER, CARL TH.; DOCUMENTARIES; DICKSON, W. K. L.; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; GANCE, ABEL; GORKY, MAXIM; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; GUY-BLACHE, ALICE; HEPWORTH, CECIL; PATHE; PORTER, EDWIN S.; VITAGRAPH; ZECCA, FERDINAND Summary: "Noel Burch's new book is a critique of the assumptions underlying 'classical' approaches to film history: the assumption that what we call the language of film was a natural, organic development, that it lay latent from the outset in the basic technology of the camera, waiting for the prescient pioneers to bring it into being; and the assumption that this language was a unversal, neutral medium, innocent of any social or historical meaning in itself. His major thesis is that, on the contrary, film language has a social and economic history, that it evolved in the way it did because of when and where it was constructed - in the capitalist and imperialist west between 1892 and 1929. The book examines the chronology of the emergence of what it defines as cinema's Institutional Mode of Representation and the socio-historical circumstances in which this took place. It examines the principles of visualisation - camera placement and movement, lighting, editing, mise-en-scene - that film-makers and audiences came to internalize over the first three decades. Special emphasis is laid on the all-important change that occurred in the imaginary placing of the spectator, from a position of exteriority to the film image, implicit in both film-form and viewing conditions during the primitive era (pre-1909), to the imaginary centering of the spectator-subject, completed only with the generalisation of lip-synch sound after 1929. It is the contention of this book that this imaginary centering of a sensorily isolated spectator is the keystone of the cinematic illustion of reality, still achieved today by the same means as it was sixty years ago." - taken from back cover Notes: Revised versions of papers written 1976-1981, some of which have appeared in English and French magazines -- Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-283) and index -- Filmography: p. 284-305. ISBN: 0520071441 Contents: Introduction -- Charles Baudelaire versus Doctor Frankenstein -- Life to Those Shadows -- The Wrong Side of the Tracks -- Those Gentlemen of the Lantern and the Parade -- Business is Business: An Invisible Audience -- Passions and Chases-A Certain Linearisation -- Building a Haptic Space -- A Primitive Mode of Representation? -- The Motionless Voyage: Constitution of The Ubiquitous Subject -- Beyond the Peephole, the Logos -- Narrative, Diegesis: Thresholds, Limits -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index More info
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PORTER, EDWIN S.
The Rise of the American film : a critical history / by Lewis Jacobs
New York: Teachers College Press, c1939.
The western : from silents to the seventies / George N. Fenin and William K. Everson
Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1977.
Call No: 736.1 FEN Author: Fenin, George N.
Everson, William K. Edition: Revised Source: UK Place: Harmondsworth, Middlesex Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: 396 p., ill ; 22cm Subject: WESTERNS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; B-MOVIES; PORTER, EDWIN S.; INCE, THOMAS HARPER; FORD, JOHN; WELLMAN, WILLIAM; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; FAIRBANKS, DOUGLAS; HOPALONG CASSIDY (US, Howard Bretherton, 1935) Summary: The book covers the history of the western movie, from the silent period to the 70s, and from the bmovie to the "adult" western of the 70s .It presnts such heros as Hopalong Cassidy, or Gene Autry, and directors such as John Ford. It looks at the costumes, fist and gun fights, and the landscapes of the westerns. The book also looks at the westerns (spaghetti ) made in Italy and Japan Notes: Reprint of the 1973 ed. published by Grossman, New York. ISBN: 0140044167 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: Western History and the Hollywood version -- Contents and moral influence of the western -- The primitives: Edwin S. Porter and Broncho Billy Anderson -- David W. Griffith and Thomas H. Ince: 1909-1913 -- William Surrey Hart and Realism -- Tom Mix and showmanship -- Douglas Fairbanks and John Ford: 1913-1920 -- James Cruze's The Covered Wagon and John Ford's The Iron Horse -- The Twenties -- The Western costume -- The Thirties -- The Western serial: its birth and demise -- The Forties -- Trends in the postwar Western -- The stuntman and the second unit director -- Exeunt the "B"s, enter television -- The Western's international audience and the international western -- Into the Sixties -- The spaghetti western and the western "made in Japan" -- After maturity: a projection into the future More info
What happens next : a history of American screenwriting / Marc Norman
London: Aurum, 2007.
Call No: 802.24 NOR Author: Marc Norman Edition: 2008 Place: London Publisher: Aurum PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: 554 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm Subject: ACADEMY AWARDS; BLACKLISTING. USA; BEATTY, WARREN; BOGART, HUMPHREY; BRANDO, MARLON; CHAYEFSKY, PADDY; COLUMBIA PICTURES; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT; GOLDWYN, SAMUEL; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; HUSTON, JOHN; JONZE, SPIKE; KEITEL, HARVEY; KOCH, HOWARD; KUBRICK, STANLEY; LARDNER, RING, Jr.; LOOS, ANITA; MANKIEWICZ, HERMAN J.; MANKIEWICZ, JOSEPH L.; MILIUS, JOHN; NICHOLSON, JACK; PENN, ARTHUR; PORTER, EDWIN S.; SCHRADER, PAUL; SOUTHERN, TERRY; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; STEWART, DONALD OGDEN; TARANTINO, QUENTIN; WEINSTEIN, HARVEY; ZANUCK, DARRYL F.; ZUKOR, ADOLPH; AMERICAN GRAFFITI (US, George Lucas, 1973); ALTERED STATES (US, Ken Russell, 1980); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (US, Steven Spielberg, 1977); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); INFORMER, THE (US, John Ford, 1935); RAIN PEOPLE, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1969); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977) ISBN: 9781845133245 More info