A Guide To American Crime Films Of The Forties And Fifties

Author by : Larry Langman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : The only comprehensive guide to the crime films of these decades. The focus is on the major events that shaped and molded the genre.


A Guide To American Crime Films Of The Thirties

Author by : Larry Langman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Recent crime films such as "Scarface," the Dirty Harry series, and "The Godfather" have captured the American imagination, but they owe a large debt to the early crime talkies such as "The Public Enemy," Paul Muni's" Scarface," and "Little Caesar." More than 1,000 entries are featured in this volume, complete with the names of directors, screen writers, and major players offering a wealth of data supported by plot evaluations. For the serious student of crime films, this work provides a comprehensive treatment of the genre. It is the only one-volume work that includes all crime sub-genres (detective, mystery, cops and robbers, and courtroom dramas) in addition to gangster films. The period between the end of the silent film (1927) and the general acceptance of the sound film (1929) is often referred to as a transition period. The majority of theaters were not wired for sound, so many films were released in both silent and sound versions. Some added only sound effects or music to the sound track, while others offered only brief segments of sound. The early 1930s marked the end of this transition period and firmly established the sound era. This volume pays homage to these early, often crude melodramas. The authors aim to preserve the memories of these films for their own generation and to introduce these works to a new generation thirsty for entertainment and knowledge.


Crime Films

Author by : Thomas Leitch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Focusing on ten films that span the range of the twentieth century, Thomas Leitch traces the transformation of three figures common to all crime films: the criminal, the victim and the avenger. He shows how the distinctions among them become blurred throughout the course of the century, reflecting and fostering a deep social ambivalence towards crime and criminals. The criminal, victim and avenger characters effectively map the shifting relations between subgenres (such as the erotic thriller and the police film) within the larger genre of crime film.


A Guide To American Silent Crime Films

Author by : Larry Langman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Pub Group
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Description : The immense popularity of movies has its roots in the silent films of the early 1900s, this being especially true of the crime genre. This extensive guide features the entire history of the crime genre during the silent era, including more than 2,000 film entries, complete with names of directors, screenwriters, and major players, and offers a wealth of data supported by plot evaluations and occasional thematic commentaries. For the serious student of crime films, this work provides a comprehensive treatment of genre, but, most importantly, it revives an almost forgotten genre for generations of students and movie fans both old and new.


The Female Investigator In Literature Film And Popular Culture

Author by : Lisa M. Dresner
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : In this book the author examines how women detectives are portrayed in film, in literature and on TV. Chapters examine the portrayal of female investigators in each of these four genres: the Gothic novel, the lesbian detective novel, television and film.


American Film Cycles

Author by : Larry Langman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Examines more than 1,000 silent films in light of contemporary social, political, and national trends during the silent years.


Film An International Bibliography

Author by : Malte Hagener
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.


Hollywood S Image Of The South

Author by : Larry Langman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Provides a comprehensive guide to films dealing with or taking place in the American South.


Neo Noir

Author by : Ronald Schwartz
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Ronald Schwartz introduces this study with an overview of the qualities and characteristics of neo-noir, a cinematic style that emerged in the early 1960s as a direct outgrowth of film noir. He provides in-depth analyses of more than 30 films exemplifying the best of this style, including 'The Manchurian Candidate'.


The Rough Guide To 21st Century Cinema

Author by : Adam Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rough Guides UK
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Description : Celebrate the centurys' finest movies in The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema, a lavishly illustrated homage to the world's best movies of this new era of cinema. The best 101 films: a run down of the finest films of the millenium from Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems. The hottest stars: features on the up and coming actors and actresses who have made a mark. The winning genres: best-in-class features on drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, animation, documentary, superhero movies and all the genre-mash ups in between. The unsung heroes: the finest talent behind the camera, including directors, cinematographers, set designers and special effects specialists. The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema is the essential companion to movies of the moment. Now available in ePub format.