Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films
Author: Geoff Mayer
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN: 081087900X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films
Author: Geoff Mayer
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0810867699
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films Book Excerpt:

The crime film genre consists of detective films, gangster films, suspense thrillers, film noir, and caper films and is produced throughout the world. Crime film was there at the birth of cinema, and it has accompanied cinema over more than a century of history, passing from silent films to talkies, from black-and-white to color. The genre includes such classics as The Maltese Falcon, The Godfather, Gaslight, The French Connection, and Serpico, as well as more recent successes like Seven, Drive, and L.A. Confidential. The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir
Author: Andrew Spicer
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2010-03-19
ISBN: 9780810873780
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema
Author: Gino Moliterno
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 729
Release: 2020
ISBN: 153811948X
Category: Motion pictures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on major movements, directors, actors, actresses, film genres, producers, industry organizations and key films.

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema
Author: John Sundholm,Isak Thorsen,Lars Gustaf Andersson,Olof Hedling,Gunnar Iversen,Birgir Thor Møller
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN: 0810878992
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema covers the history of the Nordic countries through a chronology, introductory essays on each country, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on major persons and films, pan-Scandinavian entries on film genres, themes, and subjects such as animation, ethnicity, migration and censorship. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Scandinavian cinema.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2021-06
ISBN: 1538130122
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema Book Excerpt:

One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema
Author: Robert C. Reimer,Carol J. Reimer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1538119404
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on directors, actors, films, cinematographers, composers, producers, and major historical events that affected the direction and development of German cinema.

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema
Author: Alan Burton,Steve Chibnall
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2013-07-11
ISBN: 0810880261
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials, organizations and studios, different films genres from comedy to horror, and memorable films, among other things. Two appendixes provide lists of award-winners. Meanwhile, the chronology covers over a century of history. These parts provide the details, countless details, while the introduction offers the big story. And the extensive bibliography points toward other sources of information.

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema
Author: Daw-Ming Lee
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN: 0810879220
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema covers the history of Taiwan cinema during both the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945) and Chinese Nationalist period (1945–present). This is accomplished through a chronology, list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and more than a hundred cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios, and genres. The book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Taiwan cinema, as well as the social, political, financial, and creative intricacies of how at least one important national cinema developed.

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema
Author: Tan Ye,Yun Zhu
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0810867796
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema Book Excerpt:

Motion pictures were first introduced to China in 1896 and today China has become a major player in the film industry. However, the story of how Chinese cinema became what it is today is an exceptionally turbulent one. It encompasses incursions by foreign powers, warfare among contending rulers, the collapse of the Chinese empire, and the massive setback of the Cultural Revolution. The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema covers the history of Chinese cinema from its very beginning in 1896 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section contains several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, and historical figures. This book is an excellent access point for anyone interested in Chinese cinema and for scholars interested in investigating ideas for future research."

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema
Author: Peter Hutchings
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1538102447
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema traces the development of the genre from its beginnings to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.

Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema
Author: Roddy Flynn,Tony Tracy
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN: 1538119587
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on key Irish actors, directors, producers and other personnel from over a century of Irish film history.

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema
Author: Alberto Mira
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2019-12-15
ISBN: 1538122685
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema covers Spanish cinema, its treasures its constant attempts to break through internationally, reaching out towards universal themes and conventions, and the specific obstacles and opportunities that have shaped the careers of filmmakers and stars. This book contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on titles, movements, filmmakers and performers, and genres (such as homosexuality, nuevo cine español or horror). This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Spanish cinema.

Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema
Author: Peter H. Rist
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN: 0810880369
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema covers the long history of cinema in Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the nine Spanish-speaking countries. These films include Los tres berretines, Prisioneros de la tierra, La balandra Isabel llegó esta tarde, La hora de los hornos, El chacal de Nahueltoro, La teta asustada, Abrir puertas y ventanas, El secreto de sus ojos, and NO. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the South American Cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema
Author: Lisa Odham Stokes,Rachel Braaten
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2020-01-15
ISBN: 1538120623
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema Book Excerpt:

Hong Kong cinema began attracting international attention in the 1980s. By the early 1990s, Hong Kong had become "Hollywood East" as its film industry rose to first in the world in per capita production, was ranked second to the United States in the number of films it exported, and stood third in the world in the number of films produced per year behind the United States and India. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, films, film companies, genres, and terminology. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hong Kong cinema.

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Historical Dictionary of American Theater
Author: James Fisher,Felicia Hardison Londré
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1538107864
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of American Theater Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism covers the history of modernist American Theatre through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 2,000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, and notable plays.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN: 1538130106
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema Book Excerpt:

In the years since Georges Méliès’s Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) was released in 1902, more than 1000 science fiction films have been made by filmmakers around the world. The versatility of science fiction cinema has allowed it to expand into a variety of different markets, appealing to age groups from small children to adults. The technical advances in filmmaking technology have enabled a new sophistication in visual effects. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about science fiction cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema
Author: Terri Ginsberg,Chris Lippard
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1538139057
Category: Motion pictures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema Book Excerpt:

"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on individual films, filmmakers, actors, significant historical figures, events, and concepts, and the countries themselves"--

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema
Author: Errol Vieth,Albert Moran
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-10-25
ISBN: 9780810865273
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema Book Excerpt:

This book is an introduction and guide to the film of Australia and New Zealand. It contains entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as films. But it also presents the early pioneers, the cinemas themselves, the film companies and government bodies, and much more in its hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. Through a chronology that shows how far these cinemas have come in a short time and an introduction that presents them more broadly, a clear portrait of the two countries' motion pictures emerge. The bibliography is an excellent source for further reading.

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry
Author: Anthony Slide
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 1135925542
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry Book Excerpt:

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association