The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

Author: Lynnea Chapman King
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810885778
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This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference contains material on all of the films the brothers have written, produced, and directed, as well as their sideline ventures.

Encyclopedia Of Religion And Film

Author: Eric Michael Mazur
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313330727
Size: 10,50 MB
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Presents alphabetically arranged reference entries on religion and its role in modern film, covering such topics as religious themes, symbols, well-known films that deal with religious topics, and noted directors.

The Twenty First Century Western

Author: Douglas Brode
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1793615128
Size: 18,81 MB
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Focusing on twenty-first century Western films, including all major releases since the turn of the century, the essays in this volume cover a broad range of aesthetic and thematic aspects explored in these films, including gender and race. As diverse contributors focus on the individual subgenres of the traditional Western (the gunfighter, the Cavalry vs. Native American conflict, the role of women in Westerns, etc.), they share an understanding of the twenty-first century Western may be understood as a genre in itself. They argue that the films discussed here reimagine certain aspects of the more conventional Western and often reverse the ideology contained within them while employing certain forms and clichés that have become synonymous internationally with Westerns. The result is a contemporary sensibility that might be referred to as the postmodern Western.

Focus On 100 Most Popular English Language Film Directors

Author: Wikipedia contributors
Editor: e-artnow sro
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Size: 12,73 MB
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Movies In American History An Encyclopedia 3 Volumes

Author: Philip C. DiMare
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842978
Size: 19,98 MB
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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. • Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema • Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history • Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

Author: James Michael Welsh
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081088352X
Size: 14,22 MB
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The 'Oliver Stone encyclopedia' provides an overarching evaluation of Stone's work as a screenwriter, producer, and director. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online.

The Coen Brothers America

Author: M. Keith Booker
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781538120866
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From Blood Simple and Raising Arizona to Inside Llewyn Davis and Hail, Caesar!, the films of Joel and Ethan Coen represent a sort of alternate reality of America. The author explores how the settings--geographical, cultural, and historical--of their films provide viewers with slightly skewed, though no less true, perspectives of life American life.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616556
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Providing a chronological and interpretive spine to the twenty-four volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this volume broadly surveys history in the American South from the Paleoindian period (approximately 8000 B.C.E.) to the present. In 118 essays, contributors cover the turbulent past of the region that has witnessed frequent racial conflict, a bloody Civil War fought and lost on its soil, massive in- and out-migration, major economic transformations, and a civil rights movement that brought fundamental change to the social order. Charles Reagan Wilson's overview essay examines the evolution of southern history and the way our understanding of southern culture has unfolded over time and in response to a variety of events and social forces--not just as the opposite of the North but also in the larger context of the Atlantic World. Longer thematic essays cover major eras and events, such as early settlement, slave culture, Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the rise of the New South. Brief topical entries cover individuals--including figures from the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and twentieth-century politics--and organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Daughters of the Confederacy, and Citizens' Councils, among others. Together, these essays offer a sweeping reference to the rich history of the region.

Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
Size: 12,51 MB
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

The Encyclopedia Of American Independent Filmmaking

Author: Vincent LoBrutto
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301995
Size: 16,78 MB
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This indispensable single-volume reference work surveys independent filmmaking from cinema's inception through the 21st century.