The best American movie writing 1999 / edited by Peter Bogdanovich
New York: St. Martin's, 1999.
Call No: 67(04) BES Place: New York Publisher: St. Martin's PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: 280 p. Subject: WOMEN IN FILMS; RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; ADAPTATIONS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SOUND PERIOD; BLACKS IN FILMS; GAZE IN FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS; WAR FILMS; BOORMAN, JOHN; FRANKENHEIMER, JOHN; SINATRA, FRANK; FORD, JOHN; THOMPSON, KAY; OZU YASUJIRO; MANGOLD, JAMES; RISKIN, ROBERT; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; SCORSESE, MARTIN; SARRIS, ANDREW; MCCAREY, LEO; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; CAPRA, FRANK; VIDAL, GORE; DOVE, BILLIE; GRANT, CARY; BURNETT, CHARLES; HAPPINESS (US, Todd Solondz, 1998); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); EVE'S BAYOU (US, Kasi Lemons, 1997); TOUCH OF EVIL (US, Orson Welles, 1958); L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (US, Curtis Hanson, 1997); SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (US, Alexander Mackendrick, 1957); GENERAL, THE (UK, John Boorman, 1998); RONIN (US, John Frankenheimer, 1998); STARDUST MEMORIES (US, Woody Allen, 1980); TROUBLE IN PARADISE (US, Ernst Lubitsch, 1932); RED RIVER (US, Howard Hawks, 1948); DETOUR (US, Edgar G. Ulmer, ,1946); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); NOTORIOUS (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1946); BIG SLEEP, THE (US, Howard Hawkes, 1946); LADY EVE, THE (US, Preston Sturges, 1941); M (G, Fritz Lang, 1931); WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A (US, John Cassavetes, 1974) ISBN: 0312244832 ID2: 291 More info
Fear eats the soul : Angst essen seele auf / Laura Cottingham
London UK: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 79ANG COT Author: Cottingham, Laura Edition: 1st ed. Source: UK Place: London UK Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 86 p. : col, b&w, ill. ; 19 cm Series: BFI film classics Subject: RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN IN FILMS; FALLEN WOMEN IN FILMS; BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; DRUGS IN FILMS; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; WARHOL, ANDY; SIRK, DOUGLAS; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (US, Douglas Sirk, 1955); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); EHE DER MARIA BRAUN, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinber, 1979); BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (GW/IT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980); QUERELLE (GW/FR, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982); FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975); BITTEREN TRANEN DER PETRA VON KANT, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972); ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) Summary: Set in Munich in the 1970s, Fear Eats the Soul melds the convention of melodrama with a radical sensibility in order to present a portrait of racism and everyday hypocrisy in post-war Germany. Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder’s achievement, placing Fear Eats the Soul in relation to his extraordinary prolific career in theatre, film and television. Her analysis pulls back the thin curtain that separated his work from his tumultuous life. [Taken from back cover]. Notes: includes film credits ISBN: 1844570711 More info
Film genre reader II / edited by Barry Keith Grant
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995.
Call No: 64GEN FIL Author: Grant, Barry Keith, 1947 Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: viii, 581 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: GENRES; WESTERNS; GANGSTER FILMS; FILM NOIR; DISASTER FILMS; EPIC FILMS; HORROR FILMS; MELODRAMA; COMEDIES; TRANSVESTISM; WOMEN IN FILMS; VIETNAM WAR FILMS; MUSICALS; BLACKS IN FILMS; CANADA; AUTEUR THEORY; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; DETECTIVE FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORICAL FILMS; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; SEMIOLOGY; STRUCTURALISM; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; MICHEAUX, OSCAR; CRONENBERG, DAVID; FORD, JOHN; PENN, ARTHUR; SIRK, DOUGLAS; CAVELL, STANLEY; CHANDLER, RAYMOND; FRYE, NORTHROP; MINNELLI, VINCENTE; TODOROV, TZVETAN; ZOO LA NUIT, UN (CN, Jean-Cluade Lauzon, 1987); SOME LIKE IT HOT (US, Billy Wilder, 1959); SHADOW OF A DOUBT (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1943); BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY, THE (US, Charles Walters, 1949); YENTL (US, Barbara Streisand, 1983); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (US, Frank Capra, 1934); IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946); MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (US, John Ford, 1946); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939); SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (US, Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952); THING, THE (US, Christian Nyby, 1951); [TWENTY] 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (US, Nathan Juran, 1957); VICTOR VICTORIA (UK, Blake Edwards, 1982); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); FLY, THE (US, David Cronenberg, 1986); DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (US, Susan Seidelman, 1985); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -559) and index ISBN: 0292727771 (cloth : alk. paper); 029272778X (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 11563059 More info
The films of Douglas Sirk : exquisite ironies and magnificent obsessions / Tom Ryan
Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, .
Call No: 81SIR RYA Author: Ryan, Tom Source: US Place: Jackson, Mississippi Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate:  PhysDes: 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: FILM; GERMANY; CRITICISM; DIRECTORS; SIRK, DOUGLAS; ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (US, Douglas Sirk, 1955); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); IMITATION OF LIFE (US, Douglas Sirk, 1959) Summary: "Best known for powerful 1950s melodramas like All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, The Tarnished Angels, and Imitation of Life, Douglas Sirk (1897-1987) brought to all his work a distinctive style that led to his reputation as one of twentieth-century film's great directors. Sirk worked in Europe during the 1930s, mainly for Germany's UFA studios, and then in America in the 1940s and '50s. The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions provides an overview of his entire career, including Sirk's work on musicals, comedies, thrillers, war movies, and westerns. One of the great ironists of the cinema, Sirk believed rules were there to be broken. Whether defying the decrees of Nazi authorities trying to turn film into propaganda or arguing with studios that insisted characters' problems should always be solved and that endings should always restore order, what Sirk called "emergency exits" for audiences, Sirk always fought for his vision. Offering fresh insights into all of the director's films and situating them in the culture of their times, critic Tom Ryan also incorporates extensive interview material drawn from a variety of sources, including his own conversations with the director. Furthermore, his enlightening study undertakes a detailed reconsideration of the generally overlooked novels and plays that served as sources for Sirk's films, as well as providing a critical survey of previous Sirk commentary, from the time of the director's "rediscovery" in the late 1960s up to the present day." -- Provided by publisher. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Filmography: pages 257-265. ISBN: 9781496822376 Contents: Chapter One: Detlef Sierck in Europe -- Chapter Two: American Beginnings: The European Legacy -- Chapter Three: In the Shadows: Sirk and the Noir Inclination -- Chapter Four: The Uncomfortable Comedies -- Chapter Five: Sirk and God: 'The Pure Ambiguity of Experience' -- Chapter Six: Pastoral Yearnings: Sirk and the Musical -- Chapter Seven: Hollywood, Rock Hudson, and the Idea of the Hero -- Chapter Eight: Sirk, the Family Melodrama, and the Production Code -- Chapter Nine: Sirk and John M. Stahl: Adaptations and Remakes -- Chapter Ten: Out of the Past -- Chapter Eleven: Into the Future: Sirk's Legacy. More info
Melodrama and meaning : history, culture, and the films of Douglas Sirk / Barbara Klinger
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
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
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WRITTEN ON THE WIND : (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956)