American history/American film : interpreting the Hollywood image / edited by John E. O'Connor and Martin A. Jackson ; foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
New York: Ungar, c1979.
Call No: 409(73) AME Author: O'Connor, John E; Jackson, Martin A Place: New York Publisher: Ungar PubDate: c1979 PhysDes: xxix, 290 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. USA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. US; WORKING CLASS IN FILMS. USA; COMMUNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORICAL FILMS. USA; WORLD WAR II FILMS. USA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND (US, John Ford, 1935); SCAR OF SHAME, THE (US, Frank Peregini, 1927); PUBLIC ENEMY, THE (US, William Wellmen, 1931); WAY DOWN EAST (US, David Wark Griffith, 1920); BIG PARADE, THE (US, King Vidor, 1925); DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (US, John Ford, 1939); MISSION TO MOSCOW (US, Michael Curtiz, 1943); BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (US, William Wyler, 1946); RED RIVER (US, Howard Hawks, 1948); VIVA ZAPATA (US, Elia Kazan, 1952); INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (US, Don Siegel, 1956); [DOCTOR] DR STRANGELOVE: OR, HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); ROCKY (US, John G. Avildsen, 1976) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography p. 279-282 ISBN: 0804422635 : $12.50; 0804466165(pbk. :) $3.95 LON: 1282547 More info
The elements of cinema : toward a theory of cinesthetic impact / Stefan Sharff
New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.
Call No: 623.1 SHA Author: Sharff, Stefan Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 1982 PhysDes: 187 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; IMAGE ANALYSIS; ALEKAN, HENRI; ALEKSANDR NEVSKI [ALEXANDER NEVSKY] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1938); BIRDS, THE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1963); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); VIVA ZAPATA (US, Elia Kazan, 1952); WAGON MASTER (US, John Ford, 1950); RED RIVER (US, Howard Hawks, 1948); RIO BRAVO (US, Howard Hawks, 1959) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0231054769; 0231054777 (pbk.) LON: 82004268; 2200482 More info
Hollywood in Havana : US cnema and revolutionary nationalism in Cuba before 1959 / Megan Feeney
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Call No: 302(73:729.1) Author: Feeney, Megan Source: US Place: Chicago Publisher: The University of Chicago Press PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: viii, 320 pages: black and white illustrations; 23 cm. Subject: HOLLYWOOD; CUBA; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; CAPRA, FRANK; DISTRIBUTION; EXHIBITION; FILM NOIR; KAZAN, ELIA; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; PARAMOUNT STUDIOS; WARNER BROS.; GREAT DICTATOR, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1940); VIVA ZAPATA (US, Elia Kazan, 1952); TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, THE (US, John Huston, 1948); MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (US, Frank Capra, 1939); FACE IN THE CROWD, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1957) Summary: "From the turn of the twentieth century through the late 1950s, Havana was a locus for American movie stars, with glamorous visitors including Errol Flynn, John Wayne, and Marlon Brando. In fact, Hollywood was seemingly everywhere in pre-Castro Havana, with movie theaters three to a block in places, widely circulated silver screen fanzines, and terms like “cowboy” and “gangster” entering Cuban vernacular speech. Hollywood in Havana uses this historical backdrop as the catalyst for a startling question: Did exposure to half a century of Hollywood pave the way for the Cuban Revolution of 1959?
Megan Feeney argues that the freedom fighting extolled in American World War II dramas and the rebellious values and behaviors seen in postwar film noir helped condition Cuban audiences to expect and even demand purer forms of Cuban democracy and national sovereignty. At the same time, influential Cuban intellectuals worked to translate Hollywood ethics into revolutionary rhetoric—which, ironically, led to pointed critiques and subversions of the US presence in Cuba. Hollywood in Havana not only expands our notions of how American cinema was internalized around the world—it also broadens our view of the ongoing history of US-Cuban interactions, both cultural and political." -- Back cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9780226593692 Contents: Introduction. Looking up: Hollywood and revolutionary Cuban nationalism -- The film business that unites: early US cinema in Havana, 1897-1928 -- Teaching eyes to see: the advent of Cuban film criticism, 1928-1934 -- Our men in Havana: Hollywood and good neighborly bonds, 1934-1941 -- You are men! fight for liberty! Hollywood heroes and the pan-American bonds of World War II -- Breaking the chains: Hollywood noir in postwar Havana, 1946-1952 -- Rebel idealism: Hollywood in Havana during the Batistato, 1952-1958 -- Epilogue: the show goes on: Hollywood in Havana after 1958. More info
Knowing the score : notes on film music / Irwin Bazelon
New York -- Toronto -- London -- Melbourne: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, 1975.
Call No: 634.6 BAZ Author: Bazelon, Irwin Source: US/UK/CN//AT Place: New York -- Toronto -- London -- Melbourne Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co PubDate: 1975 PhysDes: 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm Subject: COMPOSING; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; MUSIC IN FILMS; 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); ALEKSANDR NEVSKI [ALEXANDER NEVSKY] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1938); THIS SPORTING LIFE (UK, Lindsay Anderson, 1963); PLANET OF THE APES (US, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1967); PATTON (US, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970); WOMAN OF THE DUNES [SUNA NO ONNA] (JA, Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (US, Robert Mulligan, 1962); VIVA ZAPATA (US, Elia Kazan, 1952); MIRACLE WORKER, THE (US, Paul Aaron, 1979) Summary: "Everyone knows film music exists, but few people know anything about it. And yet film music is the extra dimension that points up motivations, adds nuances, and even suggests plot developments, moods, and feelings that contradict the visual image. This book will make you aware of the affective power of music in films and how it can enhance or detract from your involvement in the film." - taken from the dust jacket Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0442205945 Contents: Preface : opening music cue -- Film music and composer -- Film music : a short history -- The contemporary concert composer in films -- The technique of film scoring -- Film moments : what does music actually do? -- Closing music cue -- Personal appearances : interviews with composers [interviews with Elmer Bernstein, Leonard Rosenman, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Richard Rodney Bennett, Alex North, Lalo Schifrin, Bernard Herrmann, David Raksin, Bernard Sega´ll, Laurence Rosenthal, Johnny Mandel, Paul Glass, John Barry, and Gail Kubik] More info
One man tango : an autobiography / Anthony Quinn; with Daniel Paisner
London: Headline, 1995.
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VIVA ZAPATA : (US, Elia Kazan, 1952)