John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

By Michael D. Sellers

How did Disney's movie turn into a calamity of historical proportions?  Michael dealers, a Hollywood filmmaker himself, observed the catastrophe impending and fought to save lots of the venture - yet with no good fortune. In John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, dealers info each blunder and betrayal that ended in the doom of the movie - and that left numerous Hollywood careers within the wreckage.

JOHN CARTER AND THE GODS OF HOLLYWOOD examines each element of Andrew Stanton's edition and Disney's campaign and seeks to respond to the query: What went fallacious? it encompasses a historical past of Hollywood's a hundred 12 months attempt to carry the movie to the display, and examines the worldwide fan move spawned through the film.

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In Search of Cinema: Writings on International Film Art

By Bert Cardullo

Chronicles the energy of overseas movie artwork within the final 20 years deals shut readings of person movies to teach how moviemakers use the assets of the medium to pursue complicated, major human pursuits looking for Cinema chronicles the energy of overseas movie paintings within the final 20 years. At a time whilst the motion picture assessment has degenerated into mere exposure for Hollywood images and picture scholarship has turn into entangled in its personal pseudo-scientific discourse, Bert Cardullo reclaims the territory of a definite form of movie critic, someplace among a reviewer-journalist and a scholar-theorist. With attractiveness, readability, and rigour, he deals shut readings of person motion pictures to teach how moviemakers use the assets of the medium to pursue advanced, major human ambitions.

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How to Analyze the Films of Spike Lee (Essential Critiques)

By Mike Reynolds

This name explores the artistic works of recognized filmmaker Spike Lee. motion pictures analyzed comprise Do the suitable factor, whilst the Leeves Broke: A Requiem in 4 Acts, Malcolm X, and Bamboozled. transparent, accomplished textual content supplies heritage biographical details of Lee. “You Critique It” function invitations readers to research different inventive works on their lonesome. A desk of contents, timeline, record of works, assets, resource notes, thesaurus, and an index also are integrated. crucial opinions is a sequence in crucial Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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Hawks on Hawks

By Howard Hawks

The memoirs of a manufacturer who remembers 8 a long time in cinema, and discusses the operating tools in the back of movies reminiscent of Scarface, mentioning child, His woman Friday, crimson River, Rio Bravo, the large Sleep and purely Angels Have Wings. Coincides with the 1996 centenary of cinema.

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The Rough Guide to Cult Movies

The tough consultant to Cult Movies bargains a mix of crucial minutiae and knowledgeable opinion because it takes you on a travel of the main compellingly bizarre — and weirdly compelling — motion pictures on the planet. even if you are a paid-up member of the large Lebowski fan membership or simply searching for an evening in with an attractive DVD, The tough consultant to Cult Movies is the last word advisor to the world's so much memorable films.

The tough consultant to Cult Movies selects cinema's so much compelling triumphs: motion pictures which are tremendous, interesting, or simply undeniable extraordinary; from motion flicks to zombie motion pictures, in terms of nuns, yakuza, musicals, and mutations. you will find professional, pithy stories of greater than 1,500 videos, with forgotten legends like Charlie Chan on the Opera and modern classics like there'll be Blood, plus filmmakers' selections in their favourite cult video clips, of their personal phrases. There are solid videos and there are undesirable videos — after which there are cult movies.

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Movies About the Movies: Hollywood Reflected

By Christopher Ames

Thousands of Hollywood-on-Hollywood videos are available through the heritage of yank cinema, from the times of silents to the current. They comprise motion pictures from genres as a long way ranging as musical, movie noir, melodrama, comedy, and action-adventure. Such videos seduce us with the promise of unveiling the truth in the back of the digicam. yet, as a part of the very they supposedly critique, they can't take us backstage in any actual experience. via shut research of fifteen significantly acclaimed movies, Christopher Ames finds how the belief of Hollywood is developed and constructs itself. motion pictures mentioned: What cost Hollywood? (1952), A megastar Is Born (1937), Stand-In (1937), Boy Meets Girl (1938), Sullivan's Travels (1941), In a Lonely Place (1950), Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Star (1950), Singin' within the Rain (1952), The undesirable and the Beautiful (1952), Pennies from Heaven (1981), The crimson Rose of Cairo (1985), The Player (1992), Last motion Hero (1993).

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The Gendered Screen: Canadian Women Filmmakers (Film and Media Studies)

This publication is the 1st significant examine of Canadian ladies filmmakers because the groundbreaking Gendering the Nation (1999). The Gendered Screen updates the topic with discussions of vital filmmakers akin to Deepa Mehta, Anne Wheeler, Mina Shum, Lynne Stopkewich, Léa Pool, and Patricia Rozema, whose careers have produced significant our bodies of labor. It additionally introduces serious reports of more moderen filmmakers similar to Andrea Dorfman and Sylvia Hamilton and new media video artists.

Feminist students are re-examining the ways that authorship, nationality, and gender interconnect. participants to this quantity emphasize a various feminist examine of movie that's open, inclusive, and self-critical. problems with hybridity and transnationality in addition to race and sexual orientation problem older types of discourse on nationwide cinema. Essays tackle the transnational filmmaker, the queer filmmaker, the feminist filmmaker, the documentarist, and the video artist―just a number of the varied identities of Canadian ladies filmmakers operating in either advertisement and paintings cinema this present day.

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The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

By Gary Bettinson

The largely acclaimed motion pictures of Wong Kar-wai are characterised through their luxurious but complicated visible and sonic type. This examine of Wong's filmmaking ideas makes use of a poetics method of study how shape, track, narration, characterization, style and different creative parts interact to provide yes results on audiences. Bettinson argues that Wong's motion pictures are permeated via a classy of sensuousness and "disturbance" accomplished via strategies corresponding to narrative interruptions, facial overlaying, opaque cuts, and different complicated techniques. The influence is to jolt the viewer out of whole aesthetic absorption. all of the chapters specializes in a unmarried point of Wong's filmmaking. The e-book additionally discusses Wong's impression on different filmmakers in Hong Kong and round the world.The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai will attract all who're attracted to authorship and aesthetics in movie reviews, to students in Asian stories, media and cultural experiences, and to someone with an curiosity in Hong Kong cinema commonly, and Wong's movies in particular.

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The Brothers Grim: The Films of Ethan and Joel Coen

By Erica Rowell

In 1984 Joel and Ethan Coen burst onto the art-house movie scene with their neo-noir Blood Simple and ever given that then they've got sharpened the innovative of self sufficient movie. mixing black humor and violence with unconventional narrative twists, their acclaimed videos evoke hugely charged worlds of ardour, absurdity, nightmare nation-states, and petty human mess ups, the entire whereas revealing the filmmakers' penchant for visible jokes and bravura technical strokes. Their crucial characters might be ignorant of fact and person flaws, yet their illusions, desires, fears, and needs map the bounds in their worlds—worlds made stunningly memorable by means of the Coens.

In The Brothers Grim: the flicks of Ethan and Joel Coen, Erica Rowell unmasks the filmmakers as prankster mythmakers exploiting and subverting common storytelling modes to additional what appears to be like their creative time table: to elicit laughs. usually utilizing satire and allegory, the Coens' video clips carry a reflect as much as American society, permitting audience to either laugh and gasp at its absurdities, hypocrisies, and foibles. From company partnerships (Blood Simple, The Ladykillers) to marriage (Intolerable Cruelty) to friendship and ethics (Miller's Crossing), the breakdowns of relationships are a gentle concentration of their paintings. usually the Coens' satires placed damaged social associations of their cinematic crosshairs, exposing cracks in useless penal platforms (Raising Arizona; O Brother, the place paintings Thou?), unjust justice platforms (The guy Who Wasn't There), a crooked company the USA (The Hudsucker Proxy), pointless wars (The mammoth Lebowski), a tyrannical Hollywood (Barton Fink), and the unbridled, fatuous pursuit of the yankee Dream (Fargo). whereas audiences should be excused for lacking the duo's social remark, the intensity and breadth of the brothers' movies bespeak an intelligence and cultural acuity that's wealthy, hugely topical, and tough to pigeonhole.

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The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals

The debut of Oklahoma! in 1943 ushered within the glossy period of Broadway musicals and was once via a few successes that experience turn into liked classics. indicates produced on Broadway in this decade comprise Annie Get Your Gun, Brigadoon, Carousel, Finian’s Rainbow, Pal Joey, On the Town, and South Pacific. one of the significant performers of the last decade have been Alfred Drake, Gene Kelly, Mary Martin, and Ethel Merman, whereas different abilities who contributed to indicates comprise Irving Berlin, Gower Champion, Betty Comden, Adolph eco-friendly, Agnes de Mille, Lorenz Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Cole Porter, Jerome Robbins, Richard Rodgers, and Oscar Hammerstein II.

In The entire ebook of Nineteen Forties Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines each musical and revue that opened on Broadway in the course of the Nineteen Forties. as well as offering info on each hit and flop, this e-book contains revivals and one-man and one-woman indicates. each one access comprises the subsequent information:

  • Opening and shutting dates
  • Plot summary
  • Cast members
  • Number of performances
  • Names of all vital group of workers, together with writers, composers, administrators, choreographers, manufacturers, and musical directors
  • Musical numbers and the names of performers who brought the songs
  • Production info, together with information regarding tryouts
  • Source material
  • Critical statement
  • Details approximately London and different overseas productions


Besides separate entries for every creation, the booklet bargains a variety of appendixes, reminiscent of a discography, movie types, released scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and non-musical productions that applied songs, dances, or historical past music.

A treasure trove of knowledge, The entire booklet of Forties Broadway Musicals offers readers with an entire view of every convey. this crucial source might be of use to students, historians, and informal lovers of 1 of the best many years in musical theatre history.

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