Motion Picture Herald Vol 138

Author by : Indiana State University
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Description : Excerpt from Motion Picture Herald, Vol. 138: March-April 1940 Wind progress pile up. As they view more and more the trend to tewer and bigger and longer, especially longer, runs. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Motion Picture Herald Vol 138

Author by : Indiana State University
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Description : Excerpt from Motion Picture Herald, Vol. 138: January 6, 1940 The motion picture as an expression of democracy, an art and an industry of the American way, of, for and by the people, was discussed befo're the audience of the nationwide network of the Columbia Broad casting System last Thursday by Will H. Hays and Martin Quigley. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


American History Through Hollywood Film

Author by : Melvyn Stokes
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Description : American History through Hollywood Film offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the twentieth century and explores how they have been represented in film. Melvyn Stokes examines how and why representation has changed over time, looking at the origins, underlying assumptions, production, and reception of an important cross-section of historical films. Chapters deal with key events in American history including the American Revolution, the Civil War and its legacy, the Great Depression, and the anti-communism of the Cold War era. Major themes such as ethnicity, slavery, Native Americans and Jewish immigrants are covered and a final chapter looks at the way the 1960s and 70s have been dealt with by Hollywood. This book is essential reading for anyone studying American history and the relationship between history and film.


Screening The Police

Author by : Noah Tsika
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : "American police departments have presided over the business of motion pictures since the end of the nineteenth century. Their influence is evident not only on the screen but also in the ways movies are made, promoted, and viewed in the United States. Screening the Police explores the history of film's entwinement with law enforcement, showing the role that state power has played in the creation and expansion of a popular medium. For the New Jersey State Police in the 1930s, film offered a method of visualizing criminality and of circulating urgent information about escaped convicts. For the New York Police Department, the medium was a means of making the agency world-famous as early as 1896. Beat cops became movie stars. Police chiefs made their own documentaries. And from Maine to California, state and local law enforcement agencies regularly fingerprinted filmgoers for decades, amassing enormous records as they infiltrated theatres both big and small. Understanding the scope of police power in the United States requires attention to an aspect of film history that has long been ignored. Screening the Police reveals the extent to which American cinema has overlapped with the politics and practices of law enforcement. Today, commercial filmmaking is heavily reliant on public policing-and vice versa. How such a working relationship was forged and sustained across the long twentieth century is the subject of this book"--


Shared Pleasures

Author by : Douglas Gomery
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Publisher by : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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Description : Shared Pleasures presents the first comprehensive history of how Americans have watched their favorite movies. Douglas Gomery tells the complete story of the film exhibition business, from the humble nickelodeon to movie palaces to today's mass markets of cable TV and home video rentals. Along the way Gomery shows us how the American economy and society altered going to the movies. Shared Pleasures answers such questions as: How and where have Americans gone to the movies? What factors prompted the growth of specialized theaters? To what extent have corporations controlled the means of moviegoing? How has television changed the watching of motion pictures? Gomery analyzes social, technological, and economic transformations inside and outside the movie industry-sound, color (and later, colorization), television movies, cable movie networks, and home video, as well as automobiles, air conditioning, and mass transit. He traces the effects of immigration, growing urban and suburban cultures, two world wars, racial and ethnic segregation, and the baby boom on the movie theater industry, noting such developments as newsreel theaters and art cinemas. Gomery shows how the movie theater business has remained a profitable industry, transforming movie houses from storefronts to ornate movie palaces to the sticky-floored mall multiplexes of today. Contrary to some gloomy predictions, Gomery contends that movie watching is not declining as a form of entertainment. With the growth of cable TV, home movie rental, and other technical changes, more Americans are watching (and enjoying) more movies than ever before.


The Media Reader

Author by : Manuel Alvarado
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Publisher by : British Film Inst
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Boom And Bust

Author by : Thomas Schatz
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : On the history of motion pictures


Classical Hollywood Film Cycles

Author by : Zoe Wallin
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book explores the ways in which Hollywood film cycles from the 1930s to the 1960s were shaped by their surrounding industrial contexts and market environments, to build an inclusive conception of the form, operation, and function of film cycles. By foregrounding patterns of distribution, spaces of exhibition, and modes of consumption as key components of the form and mechanics of cycles, this book develops a methodology for defining cycles based on an analysis of the industry and trade discourse. Applying her unique framework to six case studies of different cycles, Zoe Wallin blends a wide range of historical sources to analyze the many cultural, social, political, aesthetic, and industrial contexts relevant to these films. This book makes an important contribution to the literature in the area of film historiography, and will be of interest to any scholars of film studies, history and media studies.


In The Studio

Author by : Brian R. Jacobson
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Description : "Studios are, at once, material environments and symbolic forms, sites of artistic creation and physical labor, and nodes in networks of resource circulation. They are architectural places that generate virtual spaces-worlds built to build worlds. On the outside, they have become icons of corporate identity, while on the inside, they have remained invisible in order to be seen. As such, they have actively faded into the background of critical discourse and into the margins of film and media history. Recovering their hidden role in the history of visual creation, In the Studio demonstrates that when we foreground these worlds, we gain new insights into moving-image culture and the material, ecological, social, political, and economic dynamics that quietly mark the worlds on our screens. Spanning the twentieth century and moving globally, from Japan to Brazil, Mexico to Moscow, and Hollywood to Dubai, this unique collection tells new stories about studio icons--Pinewood, Cinecittà, Churubusco, and CBS--as well as the experimental workplaces of filmmakers and artists from Aleksandr Medvedkin to Charles and Ray Eames and Hollis Frampton"--


Motion Picture Herald

Author by : Anonim
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The Crowded Prairie

Author by : Michael Coyne
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Publisher by : I.B. Tauris
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Description : Focuses on a group of popular, critically acclaimed westerns, examining their interaction with US society, culture and ideology from the end of the Depression to the Bicentennial in 1976. While exploring their depictions of such issues as intervention in World War II, miscegenation, generational discord, ethnic ascendance, McCarthyism, civil rights, Vietnam, and Watergate, the author shows how the genre veered from sagas of national achievement to bleak visions of life in the US. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Cinema Arthuriana

Author by : Kevin J. Harty
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Description : The legends of King Arthur have not only endured for centuries, but also flourished in constant retellings and new stories built around the central themes of the legends. Clearly, soon after movie-making was underway, Arthur was destined to hit the screen. This revised edition of Cinema Arthuriana presents 20 essays on the topic of the recurring presence of the legend of King Arthur in film and television from 1904 to 2001. Four of the essays included are taken directly from the previous edition, ten are revised from the original, and six are newly written. The essays cover such films as Excalibur (1981), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), television productions up to the televised version of The Mists of Avalon (2001), and French and German films about the Quest for the Holy Grail and the other adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.


Robert Paul And The Origins Of British Cinema

Author by : Ian Christie
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Publisher by : Cinema and Modernity
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Description : "Time Traveler, tells the story of the white-hot years of filmmaking in the 1890s and seeks nothing less than to restore Robert Paul to his rightful place in that scene. Paul improved upon the Kinetoscope (which Edison had neglected to patent in the UK). He also created the first movie camera in the UK and went on to unveil a highly effective projector called the Theatograph in 1896. Paul patented numerous devices, including a wireless telegraphy kit and submarine navigation devices that were instrumental in WWI. This book covers Paul's life, the race among inventors (including Edison, the Lumieres, and many more) to develop lucrative technologies, the jumbled culture of patent-snatching, tinkering, showmanship, music halls and movie palaces that then prevailed"--


Hearings

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
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Subscription Television

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
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Hearings

Author by : United States. Congress. House
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A Dictionary Of Cinema Quotations From Filmmakers And Critics

Author by : Stephen M. Ringler
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : "The cinema isn't a slice of life, it's a slice of cake"--Alfred Hitchcock. "If you make a popular movie, you start to think where have I failed?"--Woody Allen. "A film is the world in an hour and a half"--Jean-Luc Godard. "I think you have to be slightly psychopathic to make movies"--David Cronenberg. This compendium contains more than 3,400 quotations from filmmakers and critics discussing their craft. About 1,850 film people are included--Bunuel, Capra, Chaplin, Disney, Fellini, Fitzgerald, Griffith, Kael, Kurasawa, Pathe, Sarris, Schwarzenegger, Spielberg, Waters and Welles among them. The quotations are arranged under 31 topics such as acting, animation, audience, budget, casting, critics, costume design, directing, locations, reviews, screenwriting, special effects and stardom. Indexing by filmmakers (or critics), by film titles and by narrow subjects provides a rich array of points of access.


Silent Topics

Author by : Anthony Slide
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Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : In Silent Topics, film historian Anthony Slide looks at various under-discussed and generally undocumented areas of silent film. The two lengthiest essays discuss the release of British silent films in the United States and the contribution of gays and lesbians to American silent film. Other essays examine the cost of silent film production, the Great Events series produced by Technicolor in the 1920s, and the manner in which early sheet music exploited silent film personalities. There are career essays on the screen's first special effects specialist, Roy Pomeroy, actor/minister Neal Dodd, and Margerie Bonner, the wife of novelist Malcolm Lowry. Silent Topics also includes the only known interview with the most prominent of silent film composers, David Mendoza, as well as a personal discussion on the lack of talent among a number of silent screen actors and actresses.


Colonial Cinema In Africa

Author by : Glenn Reynolds
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Description : In recent decades historians and film scholars have intensified their study of colonial cinema in Africa. Yet the vastness of the continent, the number of European powers involved and irregular record keeping has made uncovering the connections between imagery, imperialism and indigenous peoples difficult. This volume takes up the challenge, tracing production and exhibition patterns to show how motion pictures were introduced on the continent during the "Scramble for Africa" and the subsequent era of consolidation. The author describes how early actualities, expeditionary footage, ethnographic documentaries and missionary films were made in the African interior and examines the rise of mass black spectatorship. While Africans in the first two decades of the 20th century were sidelined as cinema consumers because of colonial restrictions, social and political changes in the subsequent interwar period--wrought by large-scale mining in southern Africa--led to a rethinking of colonial film policy by missionaries, mining concerns and colonial officials. By World War II, cinema had come to black Africa.


Marie Dressler

Author by : Matthew Kennedy
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Description : Early in the century, Marie Dressler was hailed as one of America's finest comics, with a 20-year string of Broadway and vaudeville successes including The Lady Slavey, Miss Prinnt, Higgledy Piggledy, The Man in the Moon, and Tillie's Nightmare. She starred with Charlie Chaplin in the first ever feature-length comedy Tillie's Punctured Romance and later in Min and Bill for which she won an Academy Award. A brilliant comedienne in body, timing, inflection and reactions, her talents far exceeded the expectations of slapstick, and her movies earned sums far greater than those of Garbo, or Harlow, or even Gable. This work examines Dressler's life from vaudeville to talkies. Based on extensive research and interviews with Dressler's surviving friends, co-stars and colleagues, including Maureen O'Sullivan, Jackie Cooper and Anita Page, it details her public and personal successes and failures. A listing of her stage appearances, vocal recordings and films is included.


The Dame In The Kimono

Author by : Leonard J. Leff
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Publisher by : University Press of Kentucky
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Description : “This excellent, lively study examines the ‘raucous debate’ sparked by the Code over the morals and ideals of American movies.” —Publishers Weekly The new edition of this seminal work takes the story of the Production Code and motion picture censorship into the present, including the creation of the PG-13 and NC-17 ratings in the 1990s. Starting in the early 1930s, the Production Code Director, Joe Breen, and his successor, Geoff Shurlock, understood that American motion pictures needed enough rope—enough sex, and violence, and tang—to lasso an audience, and not enough to strangle the industry. To explore the history and implementation of the Motion Picture Production Code, this book uses 11 movies: Dead End, GoneWith the Wind, The Outlaw, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Bicycle Thief, Detective Story, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Moon Is Blue, The French Line, Lolita, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The authors combine a lively style with provocative insights and a wealth of anecdotes to show how the code helped shape American screen content for nearly 50 years. “A readable, intimate account of the rise to near-tyrannical power, and the fall to well-deserved ignominy, of the old Production Code Administration.” —Atlantic Monthly “A valuable insight into our own innocence and naiveté.” —The New York Times Book Review “The triumph of Leff and Simmons’s fine work is that they have reminded us of how fatuous and inimical a code of conduct can be: how tempting it is as a theoretical answer, and how intrinsically flawed it is as a working solution.” —The Times of London


Miracles And Sacrilege

Author by : William Bruce Johnson
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Tracing the development of the Church in the United States, Johnson discusses the reasons it found "The Miracle" sacrilegious and how it attained the power to persuade civil authorities to ban it.


Journal Of The Smpte

Author by : Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
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Journal Of The Smpte

Author by : Anonim
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The Voice Of Industry

Author by : Anonim
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Robin Hood In Outlaw Ed Spaces

Author by : Lesley Coote
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Following in the tradition of recent work by cultural geographers and historians of maps, this collection examines the apparently familiar figure of Robin Hood as he can be located within spaces that are geographical, cultural, and temporal. The volume is divided into two sections: the first features an interrogation of the literary and other textually transmitted spaces to uncover the critical grounds in which the Robin Hood ’legend’ has traditionally operated. The essays in Part Two take up issues related to performative and experiential space, demonstrating the reciprocal relationship between page, stage, and lived experience. Throughout the volume, the contributors contend with, among other things, modern theories of gender, literary detective work, and the ways in which the settings that once advanced court performances now include digital gaming and the enactment of ’real’ lives.


The Films Of Jean Seberg

Author by : Michael Coates-Smith
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Description : Here is the first comprehensive examination of the international film career of Iowa-born actress Jean Seberg (1938–1979). Bursting onto the scene as star of Otto Preminger’s controversial Saint Joan (1957), the 19-year-old Seberg encountered great difficulty recovering from the devastating criticism of her performance. The turnaround came in 1959 with her brilliant work in Jean-Luc Godard’s “new wave” classic À bout de souffle (Breathless). Though her Hollywood prospects were harmed by subsequent political involvements, Seberg continued to work with some of Europe’s finest directors. Her later films offer a fascinating view of the movie industry in the 1960s and 1970s—and of a courageous actress always ready for a new challenge. A biographical sketch provides a framework for detailed scrutiny of her 37 films. Background information and a critical evaluation is provided for each title.