The Bfi Companion To Crime

Author by : Phil Hardy
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Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : Robbers, gangsters, murderers, and criminals of every description have long been a staple of popular entertainment. Movies are no exception, and film buffs and scholars alike now have a complete guide to the vast array of films that make up the fascinating world of crime cinema. The BFI Companion to Crime offers detailed information on the sub-genres and motifs of movies dealing with criminals and their behavior: prison dramas, heist stories, kidnappings, the exploits of serial killers, juvenile delinquents, and hired guns. Phil Hardy also includes articles on the historical and social background of crime movies. The Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, the FBI, and the underworld of union rackets, prostitution, and drugs are some of the topics covered. Fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Maigret, Philip Marlow, and Pretty Boy Floyd appear in these pages, along with the literary sources of many crime films. The works of Graham Greene, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, and Eric Ambler are among those featured. Abundantly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, this is the book for film enthusiasts and anyone interested in the crime genre.


Bfi Companion To Crime

Author by : Phil Hardy
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Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : Published to coincide with a crimefest at the National Film Theatre in London, this heavily-illustrated reference book offers a guide to all forms of crime on film. It contains 500 entries on crime cinema classics and the cult films of the genre, including many from Europe and the Far East.


The Bfi Companion To Crime

Author by : Richard Attenborough
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : A cinema handbook


Film And Television

Author by : Mark Emmons
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : This is a guide to reference works in movies and television. Beginning with general guides, dictionaries and encyclopedias, the book then turns to filmographies, filmmakers, and filmmaking. It is for librarians, faculty, and novice filmmakers.


The Bfi Companion To The Western

Author by : British Film Institute
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Description : A social history of the Western which looks at three hundred Westerns, with entries on television, Western series, actors, directors and cameramen. Originally published in 1988.


The Bfi Companion To Horror

Author by : British Film Institute
Languange : en
Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : In one volume, the BFI Companion to Horror offers a complete concordance to one of the most lasting genres of popular entertainment, focusing of course on the cinema but also taking in literature, television, radio, popular music, history and folklore. Covering great artists like Boris Karloff and Edgar Allan Poe and humble toilers like Edward D. Wood and John Carradine, this book provides a history of the horror genre from its pre-cinema beginnings in the eighteenth-century gothic novel and the Victorian ghost story through a hundred years of fevered activity, spotlighting not only mainstream horror producers such as Hammer Films and Alfred Hitchcock but also less expected names (Franz Kafka and Ingmar Bergman). In addition to entries on actors, directors, writers and technicians associated with horror, and all horror-themed film and television series, there are insightful essays on classic horror characters like Frankenstein and Dracula, on recurrent situations like decapitation and body-snatching, even on often-horrific portions of the body like eyes and brains. Among the experts who have contributed are Mark Ashworth, Anne Billson, Jeremy Clarke, Christopher Frayling, Neil Gaiman, Phil Hardy, Peter Hutchings, Tom Hutchinson, Alan Jones, Stephen Jones, Mark Kermode, Tim Lucas, Maitland McDonagh, David Prothero, Mark Salisbury, Philip Strick, Steve Thrower and Linda Ruth Williams.


Screen Hustles Grifts And Stings

Author by : A. Sargeant
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Screen Hustles, Grifts and Stings identifies recurrent themes and techniques of the con film, suggests precedents in literature and discusses the perennial appeal of the con man for readers and viewers alike. Core studies span from film (Catch Me If You Can, Paper Moon, House of Games) to television (Hustle), from Noir (The Grifters) to Romantic Comedy (Gambit). Frequently, the execution of the con is only finely distinguishable from the conduct of a legitimate profession and, challengingly, a mark is often shown to be culpable in his or her undoing. The best con films, it is suggested, invite re-watching and reward the viewer accordingly: who is complicit and when? How and where is the con achieved? When is the viewer party to the con? And what, if any, moral is to be drawn?


Music Publishing Its Administration In The Modern Age

Author by : Phil Hardy
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Publisher by : Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
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Description : Author Phil Hardy tells the astonishing story of music publishing with reference to key songwriters and publishers along the way. It is a fascinating account of the cataclysmic reversal of fortunes that reshaped the music industry forever.


Clint Eastwood

Author by : Michael Carlson
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Publisher by : Old Castle
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Description : Clint Eastwood has been Hollywood's most,consistently successful male star since the golden,days of the studio era. He has established himself,as a respected director whose work includes at,least two of the great western films of the last,quarter century, one an Oscar winner, as well as a,number of deeply personal works which hardly fit,the mode of the action hero. This book analyses,all of Eastwood's films as director and includes,information about his acting career, as well as,tracing the influences of Leone, Siegel and others,on his work.


Make Mine A Mystery

Author by : Gary Warren Niebuhr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : Presents a comprehensive guide for mystery and detective fiction, compiling over 2,500 titles from more than 200 authors and including plot overviews, a history of the genre, and a discussion on collection development.


Shots In The Mirror

Author by : Nicole Hahn Rafter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyses the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues.


The Rough Guide To Gangster Movies

Author by : Lloyd Hughes
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Description : Presents a history of gangster films, covering the actors, essential films, and plots of the genre.


British Mystery And Thriller Writers Since 1960

Author by : Gale Cengage
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gale / Cengage Learning
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Description : Spans much of the modern history of the mystery genre and, along with it, many of the political and social changes from the classical detective story, the World War II spy story, and the Cold War thriller to postmodern detective and spy adventures and the politics of terrorism and confrontation of the twenty-first century.


Book Review Digest

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American Reference Books Annual 2000

Author by : Bohdan S. Wynar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : Thorough and in-depth coverage of reference materials is at your fingertips with American Reference Books Annual. With nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, it continues its tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the United States. It encompasses the entire subject spectrum, covering such areas as general reference, history, education, literature, urban studies, economics and business, and science and technology. Some CD-ROMs and Canadian reference publications are covered.


Reference And Research Guide To Mystery And Detective Fiction

Author by : Richard Bleiler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : This new edition of Bleiler's popular and award-winning guide is a superb reference and research tool, as well as an invaluable aid to collection development. Evaluative reviews of approximately 1,000 reference works on mystery and detective fiction provide in-depth discussions of their contents, strengths, weaknesses, and usefulness, often comparing titles to similar or competing works. Encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, genre guides, national bibliographies, media studies, general reader's guides, web sites, and organizations are just some of the information sources covered in this thorough source. All annotations from the previous edition have been reviewed, revised, and updated; and complete critical reviews of works published since the last edition have been added, including titles released in the present year (2003). More than one third of monographic citations are new to this edition. In a feature new to this edition, Bleiler indexes reference works that provide biographical information on mystery writers, and lists the key websites on these authors. More than 2,500 bio-bibliographic citations to individual mystery writers are given-information that will be particularly useful to those researching specific authors. Organized by publication type for easy access, this work also features a detailed index, making it an essential guide for scholars, researchers, educators, readers' advisors, reference librarians, collection development specialists, and fans.


Film Review

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Crime Films

Author by : Kirsten Moana Thompson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wallflower Press
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Description : 'Crime Films' analyses the wide body of films that fall under the rubric of crime, from the gangster film to the film noir, and from the classic whodunnit to TV series like 'Law and Order' and 'CSI'.


Film Noir Reader 4

Author by : Alain Silver
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hal Leonard Corporation
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Description : This text identifies a handful of plot elements that consistently recur within film noir and analyses in depth the memorable pictures that, while being vivid prototypes of certain cinematics themes, bend and break their moulds to find new ways to enthral and frighten us.


American Reference Books Annual 2002

Author by : Libraries Unlimited
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : This source of information on comtemporary American reference works is intended for the library and information community. It has nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, and reviews material from more than 300 publishers in nearly 500 subject areas. It should help the user keep abreast of reference publications in all fields, answer everyday questions and build up reference collections.


Bluebeard S Legacy

Author by : Griselda Pollock
Languange : en
Publisher by : I.B. Tauris
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Description : The tale of the serial wife-murderer Bluebeard, his defiant, and surviving, final wife, a bloodied key and a secret chamber of horrors, has fascinated writers, composers, artists and film-makers throughout modern times. It is a unique story that dares to disclose and explore masculine violence: the homme fatal. This transdisciplinary book explores the deep appeal of the Bluebeard story for twentieth-century culture. Its major focus is how the modernist imagination used the elements of Bluebearda??s tale to explore masculinitya??s anxieties in the face of the emerging demands of women for redefinition and sexual equality: anxieties also of ethnic and cultural difference, and fundamental disquiet about sexuality, pathology and violence in the masculine. With chapters by Maria Tatar, Elisabeth Bronfen, Mererid Puw Davies, Ian Christie, David Cooper, Michael Hiltbrunner and the editors, the volume undertakes cultural, contextual and musicological analyses of Bartoka??s opera 'Duke Bluebearda??s Castle', tracing Bluebearda??s evolution from Perrault in the seventeenth century to the cinematic hommes fatals of Melies, Fritz Lang and Hitchcock. The result is an intriguing kaleidoscope of sexuality, curiosity, violence and death.


European Film Noir Ed By Andrew Spicer

Author by : Andrew Spicer
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Description : Edited by Andrew Spicer, this is a groundbreaking study that identifies film noir and neo-noir, as an important aspect of European cinema.


British Film Noir Guide

Author by : Michael F. Keaney
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
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Description : This work presents 369 British films produced between 1937 and 1964 that embody many of the same filmic qualities as those "black films" made in the United States during the classic film noir era. This reference work makes a case for the inclusion of the British films in the film noir canon, which is still considered by some to be an exclusively American inventory. In the book's main section, the following information is presented for each film: a quote from the film; the title and release date; a rating based on the five-star system; the production company, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and main performers; and a plot synopsis with author commentary. Appendices categorize films by rating, release date, director and cinematographer and also provide a noir and non-noir breakdown of the 47 films presented on the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, a 1960s British television series that was also shown in the United States.


Choice

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Ab Bookman S Weekly

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