America's favorite movies : behind the scenes / Rudy Behlmer
New York: F. Ungar Pub. Co., c1982.
Call No: 71(73) BEH Author: Behlmer, Rudy, Place: New York Publisher: F. Ungar Pub. Co. PubDate: c1982 PhysDes: xix, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); LOST HORIZON (US, Frank Capra, 1937); SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (US, David Hand, 1937); ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, THE (US, Michael Curtiz & William Keighley, 1938); GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (US, John Ford, 1940); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939); MALTESE FALCON, THE (US, John Huston, 1941); CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); LAURA (US, Otto Preminger, 1944); ALL ABOUT EVE (US, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950); STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1951); AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (US, John Huston, 1952); SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (US, Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952); HIGH NOON (US, Fred Zinnemann, 1952); GUNGA DIN (US, George Stevens, 1939) Notes: Includes bibliographies and index ISBN: 080442036X; 0804460345 (pbk.) LON: 2175280 More info
The face on the cutting room floor : the story of movie and television censorship / Murray Schumach
New York: Da Capo Press, 1964.
Call No: 44 SCH Author: Schumach, Murray Edition: Di Capo Press ed. Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Da Capo Press PubDate: 1964 PhysDes: 305 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Series: A Da Capo paperback Subject: CENSORSHIP; STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1951); BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (UK/US, David Lean, 1957); SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (US, Richard Brooks, 1961); SPARTACUS (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1960); LOLITA (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1962) Summary: "A classic history of censorship practices in film and television, this work provides a panoramic view of American mores today. Hollywood reporter-columnist Murray Schumach documents the motion picture industry's struggle to meet the demands of pressure groups and the government and exposes the censors' bigotry and ignorance. Illustrating each point with a still from the cutting room floor. Schumach tells the behind-the-scenes story of every censored film" - BOOK BLURB Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Morrow, New York.; Includes index. ISBN: 0306800098 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: -- 1 the law and the profits -- 2 quality and control -- 3 pressure and politics -- 4 aftermath of cowardice -- 5 boudoirs and blood -- 6 by trial and error -- 7 television censorship -- 8 what next? -- appendices More info
On the waterfront : BFI film classics / Leo Braudy
London, UK: British Film Institute, London, 2005.
Call No: 79ONT BRA Author: Braudy, Leo Edition: 1st ed Source: UK Place: London, UK Publisher: British Film Institute, London PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 88p ; 18.5 cm + b&w ill. Series: BFI Film Classics Subject: SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. USA; CLASS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; WORKING CLASS IN FILMS. USA; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; COMMUNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; PRODUCTION. USA; FINANCING. USA; IMAGE ANALYSIS; LABOUR; FINANCING; LABOUR ISSUES IN FILMS; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; RELIGION IN FILMS; KAZAN, ELIA; BRANDO, MARLON; SAINT, EVA MARIE; MILLER, ARTHUR; BERNSTEIN, LEONARD; SCHULBERG, BUDD; SPIEGEL, SAM; MALDEN, KARL; STEIGER, ROD; STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1951); GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (US, Elia Kazan, 1947); TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1945); BABY DOLL (US, Elia Kazan, 1956) Summary: With director Elia Kazan’s death in 2003 and actor Marlon Brando’s in 2004, a reappraisal of this classic film is timely and necessary. In this definitive study, Leo Braudy tells the complicated story of the film’s production. He revisits the facts behind the controversy of Kazan’s infamous ‘naming of names’ during the McCarthy communist trials of the 1950s. But above all this is an analysis of the enduring appeal of On the Waterfront: the method inspired acting, the music and cinematography, the use of authentic locations and its powerfully symbolic depiction of post-war American values. [Taken from back cover]. Notes: includes film credits ISBN: 184457072X More info
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STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A : (US, Elia Kazan, 1951)
Tennessee Williams and film / Maurice Yacowar
New York: Frederick Ungar Pub. Co., 1977.
Call No: 753WIL YAC Author: Yacowar, Maurice Place: New York Publisher: Frederick Ungar Pub. Co. PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: viii, 168 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Series: Ungar film library Subject: ADAPTATIONS. WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE; BABY DOLL (US, Elia Kazan, 1956); CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (US, Richard Brooks, 1958); SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (US, Richard Brooks, 1961); NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, THE (US, John Huston, 1964); THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED (US, Sidney Pollack, 1966); BOOM (UK, Joseph Losey, 1968); LAST OF THE MOBILE HOT-SHOTS (US, Sidney Lumet, 1969); SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (UK, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1959); FUGITIVE KIND, THE (US, Sidney Lumet, 1960); ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE, THE (UK, Jose Quintero, 1961); PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT (US, George Roy Hill, 1962); GLASS MENAGERIE, THE (US, Irving Rapper, 1950); STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1951); ROSE TATTOO, THE (US, Daniel Mann, 1955) Summary: Tennessee Williams on the screen has been a touchstone of the growing maturity of American ilm production. Film versions of his plays have had a profound and lasting influence on the movies, beginning with A Streetcar Named Desire in 1961. This is the first book-length study of all the films made from his plays- The Glass Menagerie, The Rose Tattoo and others. Maurice Yacowar deals with them in purely cinematic terms. Each film is considered as a new work in a new medium, not merely as a less than faithful version of a play. [Taken from BOOK JACKET] Notes: Includes index; Filmography: p. 149-154; Bibliography: p. 155-160 ISBN: 0804429928; 0804469903 (pbk.) LON: abn86012714; 4246677 Contents: Introduction -- The glass menagerie (1950) -- A streetcar named desire (1951) -- The rose tattoo (1955) -- Baby doll (1956) -- Cat on a hot tin roof (1958) -- Suddenly last summer (1959) -- The fugitive kind (1960) -- Summer and smoke (1961) -- The Roman spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) -- Sweet bird of youth (1962) -- Period of adjustment (1962) -- The night of the iguana (1964) -- This property is condemned (1966) -- BOOM (1968)( -- Last of the mobile hot-shots (1969) -- Conclusion. More info