A To Z Of American Women In The Performing Arts

Author: Liz Sonneborn
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107900
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Presents biographical profiles of 150 American women of achievement in the field of performing arts, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.

Dashiell Hammett And The Movies

Author: William H. Mooney
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813562546
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As the father of the hardboiled detective genre, Dashiell Hammett had a huge influence on Hollywood. Yet, it is easy to forget how adaptable Hammett’s work was, fitting into a variety of genres and inspiring generations of filmmakers. Dashiell Hammett and the Movies offers the first comprehensive look at Hammett’s broad oeuvre and how it was adapted into films from the 1930s all the way into the 1990s. Film scholar William H. Mooney reveals the wide range of films crafted from the same Hammett novels, as when The Maltese Falcon was filmed first as a pre-Code sexploitation movie, then as a Bette Davis screwball comedy, and finally as the Humphrey Bogart classic. He also considers how Hammett rose to Hollywood fame not through the genre most associated with him, but through a much fizzier concoction, the witty murder mystery The Thin Man. To demonstrate the hold Hammett still has over contemporary filmmakers, the book culminates in an examination of the Coen brothers’ pastiche Miller’s Crossing. Mooney not only provides us with an in-depth analysis of Hammett adaptations, he also chronicles how Hollywood enabled the author’s own rise to stardom, complete with a celebrity romance and a carefully crafted public persona. Giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the complex power relationships, cultural contexts, and production concerns involved in bringing Hammett’s work from the page to the screen, Dashiell Hammett and the Movies offers a fresh take on a literary titan.

The Trouble With Men

Author: Phil Powrie
Editor: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781904764083
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A collection of original essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Spilt into four sections -- stars, class and race, fathers and bodies -- areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema, romantic comedy and beur cinema.

The Jean Harlow Films

Author: James L. Neibaur
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476636028
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One of the powerful icons of 1930s Hollywood film, Jean Harlow died a tragically early death in 1937 at age 26. During her brief career, she delivered memorable performances in such MGM classics as Red Dust (1932), Bombshell (1933), Dinner at Eight (1933) and Libeled Lady (1936), among others. Taking a film-by-film look at Harlow’s work and her own impressions of her costars and directors, this retrospective traces her growth as an actress—from tentative supporting player to top star at a prestigious studio—and how her often tumultuous life informed her performances.

The A To Z Of African American Cinema

Author: S. Torriano Berry
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810870347
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On 4 July, 1910, in 100-degree heat at an outdoor boxing ring near Reno, Nevada, film cameras recorded-and thousands of fans witnessed-former heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries' reluctant return from retirement to fight Jack Johnson, a black man. After 14 grueling rounds, Johnson knocked out Jeffries and for the first time in history, there was a black heavyweight champion of the world. At least 10 people lost their lives because of Johnson's victory and hundreds more were injured due to white retaliation and wild celebrations in the streets. Public screenings received instantaneous protests and hundreds of cities barred the film from being shown. Congress even passed a law making it a federal offense to transport moving pictures of prizefights across state lines, and thus the most powerful portrayal of a black man ever recorded on film was made virtually invisible. This is but one of the hundreds of films covered in The A to Z of African American Cinema, which includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.

Co Starring Famous Women And Alcohol

Author: Lucy Barry Robe
Editor: Compcare Publications
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A special collection book about the celebrity alcoholics.

Screen Couple Chemistry

Author: Martha Nochimson
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Martha P. Nochimson engages in a groundbreaking study of screen couple chemistry

Dvd And Video Guide 2004

Author: Mick Martin
Editor: Arrow
ISBN: 9780345449948
File Size: 30,22 MB
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An updated annual includes four hundred new entries and provides a five-star rating system, cast and director indexes, lists of Academy Award winners, and reviews for more than eighteen thousand videos and DVDs. Original.

The Video Movie Guide 2000

Author: Mick Martin
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345420985
File Size: 12,49 MB
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The latest edition of the perennial bestseller reviews more than 18,000 films and TV shows on video, including hundreds of the latest releases. The guide also reviews television series and shows how to order the shows on video. Includes an Index of directors and cast, as well as a list of Academy Award winners of the past eight decades.

Stars Of The Silver Screen

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A Z Of Silent Film Comedy

Author: Glenn Mitchell
Editor: B T Batsford Limited
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An encyclopedic look at silent film comedy that covers all the greats, from the Keystone Kops to Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton, as well as myriad lesser-known figures. Readers will delight in reacquainting themselves with the movies that first made audiences laugh.

American Bookseller

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International Index To Film Periodicals

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Cinema

Author: Robyn Karney
Editor: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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File Size: 68,38 MB
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Contains key movie events, facts, figures, stills, studio portraits, behind-the-scene photographs, and classic posters.

Fashion In Film

Author: Regine Engelmeier
Editor: Prestel Pub
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Fashion in Film presents the first major collection of photographs on the subject of costume design over the last seven decades, taking us on a fascinating journey through the history of the movies, especially in Hollywood. The Peter W. Engelmeier Filmhis

The Films Of Norma Shearer

Author: Jack Jacobs
Editor: South Brunswick : A.S. Barnes ; London : T. Yoseloff
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Video Movie Guide 1996

Author: Mick Martin
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345397836
File Size: 55,69 MB
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A QUICK AND EASY RENTER'S GUIDE TO HELP YOU FIND VIDEOS, ORGANIZED JUST LIKE YOUR VIDEO STORE! You'll be watching movies like the experts with this fact-packed video guide to more than16,000 films. Organized by category to make your decision easier, this bestselling encyclopedia is unique in its comprehensive coverage and user-friendliness. From Five Stars to Turkey, the ratings help you preview the perfect movie for you! * * * Indexed by director, star, title, and Oscar winners! * * * In the full-title index, all four- and five-star movies are indicated by an *, and all new entries are highlighted for easy identification. * * * Special sections on family, foreign, and documentary films! * * * More offbeat and obscure films than any other guide, with serials, B-Westerns, horror movies, repackaged TV series, and made-for-TV movies! * * * "The best all-around volume." --Newsday

Video Movie Guide 1995

Author: Mick Martin
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345391964
File Size: 40,36 MB
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Mgm Posters

Author: Frank Miller
Editor: Turner Pub
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File Size: 51,44 MB
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Provides a decade-by-decade visual history of MGM, featuring arresting examples of every film genre and virtually every major star of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Hollywood Collectibles

Author: Dian Zillner
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887405716
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This book features color photos of memorabilia from 29 of the greatest Hollywood stars. It pays special attention to the most famous child stars from 1920 through the 1940s, with a large section on Shirley Temple. Informative passages accompany each section, outlining lives and careers.