A Biographical Dictionary Of Film

Author by : David Thomson
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Description : Provides some one thousand entries on leading international actors and actresses, directors, and produceers, along with critical essays and film analyses


The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film

Author by : David Thomson
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Description : For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”


Art Directors In Cinema

Author by : Michael L. Stephens
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Description : Often forgotten among the actors, directors, producers and others associated with filmmaking, art directors are responsible for making movies visually appealing to audiences. As such they sometimes make the difference between a hit and a bomb. This biographical dictionary includes not only the world's great and almost-great artists, but the unjustly neglected film designers of the past and present. Among the more than 300 art directors and designers are pioneers from silent films, designers from Hollywood and Europe's Golden Ages, Asian figures, post-Golden Age personalities, leaders of the European and American New Waves, and many contemporary designers. Each entry consists of biographical information, an analysis of the director's career and important films, and an extensive filmography including mentions of Academy Award nominations and winners.


The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : Knopf
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Description : For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”


The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 6th Edition

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : With more than one hundred new entries, from Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cary Joji Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska and Robin Wright, and completely updated, here from David Thomson - 'The greatest living writer on the movies' (John Banville, New Statesman); 'Our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen' (Michael Ondaatje) - is the latest edition of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, which topped Sight & Sound's poll of international critics and writers as THE BEST FILM BOOK EVER WRITTEN.


The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 5th Ed

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : This book is both more and less than history, a work of imagination in its own right, a piece of movie literature that turns fact into romance.' Gavin Lambert was reviewing the first edition of David Thomson's monumental work in 1975. In the eight years since the third edition was published, careers have waxed and waned, reputations been made and lost, great movies produced, trends set and scorned. This fourth edition has 200 entirely new entries and every original entry has been re-examined. Thus the roster of directors, actors, producers, screenwriters and cameramen is both historical and contemporary, with old masters reappraised in terms of how their work has lasted. Each of the 1,000 profiles is a keenly perceptive, provocative critical essay. Striking the perfect balance between personal bias and factual reliability, David Thomson - novelist, critic, biographer and unabashed film addict - has given us an enormously rich reference book, a brilliant reflection on the art and artists of the cinema.


The Big Screen

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered to huddled masses sitting in the dark. Then movies began transforming our society and our perception of the world. Now, although still richly entertaining, do they still have the same power? What have they done to our lives? In The Big ScreenDavid Thomson, one of film's greatest living experts, tells the enthralling story of the movies, and how they have shaped us. Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways in which we were initially enchanted by this mesmerizing imitation of life and let movies - the stories, the stars, the look -show us how to live. But at the same time movies, offering a seductive escape from the everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless citizens trying to pursue happiness by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this great adventure of a book. This passionate feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens - the age that, more than ever, we are living in.


The Big Sleep

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : British Film Institute
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Description : This text shows how The Big Sleep signalled a change in the nature of Hollywood cinema, as the director Howard Hawks shot extra scenes, "fun" scenes, to replace the ones in which the murders are explained, and in so doing left the plot unresolved.


Murder And The Movies

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : How many acts of murder have each of us followed on a screen? What does that say about us? Do we remain law-abiding citizens who wouldn’t hurt a fly? Film historian David Thomson, known for wit and subversiveness, leads us into this very delicate subject. While unpacking classics such as Seven, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Strangers on a Train, The Conformist, The Godfather, and The Shining, he offers a disconcerting sense of how the form of movies makes us accomplices in this sinister narrative process. By turns seductive and astringent, very serious and suddenly hilarious, Murder and the Movies admits us into what Thomson calls “a warped triangle”: the creator working out a compelling death; the killer doing his and her best; and the entranced reader and spectator trying to cling to life and a proper sense of decency.


The Big Screen

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Description : The definitive story of the medium that defines our times The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen as important as the images it carries. But The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson’s question in this grand adventure of a book, vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.


Moments That Made The Movies

Author by : David Thomson
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Description : Highlights key moments from seventy-two movies during more than a century of film history, including scenes from "Citizen Kane," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Red Shoes," "The Piano Teacher," and "Burn After Reading."


Have You Seen

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked � or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged labour. Always unexpected, never repetitive, �Have You Seen�?� can be read consecutively � from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Zabriskie Point � or dipped into over many years, and it is a masterclass in how to write about films and how to love them. Sometimes Thomson will be interested in the director, sometimes in the culture that made such a film possible at such a time, sometimes in the stars (always in the stars, to be honest), and sometimes even in the outrageous cynicism and corruption of most financial backers. �Have You Seen�?� is crammed with great love stories, westerns, musicals, war stories, comedies, and dramas. It is as in awe of film noir as of silent farce, and adores Hollywood but also favours British, Japanese and European cinema: camp disasters, kitsch and pretention hold no fears. If Thomson has a bottom line it is his incredulity that so much that is so enjoyable and moving and worthwhile was ever made at all � and that thanks to DVD we can now watch it forever. �Have You Seen�?� will redirect how you spend your evenings for the rest of your life � for the better.


On Film

Author by : Stephen Mulhall
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In this significantly expanded new edition of his acclaimed exploration of the four Alien movies, Stephen Mulhall adds several new chapters on Steven Spielberg’s Mission: Impossible trilogy and Minority Report. The first part of the book discusses the four Alien movies. Mulhall argues that the sexual significance of the aliens themselves, and of Ripley’s resistance to them, takes us deep into the question of what it is to be human. At the heart of the book is a highly original and controversial argument that films themselves can philosophize. Mulhall then applies his interpretative model to another sequence of contemporary Hollywood movies: the Mission: Impossible series. A brand new chapter is devoted to each of the three films in the series, and to other films by the relevant directors that cast light on their individual contribution to it. In this discussion, the nature of television becomes as central a concern as the nature of cinema; and the shift in generic focus from science fiction to thriller also makes room for a detailed reading of Spielberg’s Minority Report. On Film, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, film theory and cultural studies, and in the way philosophy can enrich our understanding of cinema.


The Biographical Dictionary Of Popular Music

Author by : Dylan Jones
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Publisher by : Picador
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Description : The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music is an incredible and opinionated collection of celebrated cultural critic Dylan Jones's thoughts on more than 350 of the most important artists around the world—alive and dead, big and small, at length and in brief. This A to Z reference is the true musical heir to David Thomson's seminal The New Biographical Dictionary of Popular Film. Jones writes entertainingly about bands that have inspired, bedeviled, and fascinated him over the years.


Deaf Persons In The Arts And Sciences

Author by : Harry G. Lang
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Recounts the lives and careers of one hundred fifty hearing impaired individuals, mostly American and British, including actors, artists, scientists, authors, musicians, educators, and public figures


Disney Voice Actors

Author by : Thomas S. Hischak
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : This biographical dictionary is devoted to the actors who provided voices for all the Disney animated theatrical shorts and features from the 1928 Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie to the 2010 feature film Tangled. More than 900 men, women, and child actors from more than 300 films are covered, with biographical information, individual career summaries, and descriptions of the animated characters they have performed. Among those listed are Adriana Caselotti, of Snow White fame; Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald Duck; Sterling Holloway, best known for his vocal portrayal of Winnie the Pooh; and such show business luminaries as Bing Crosby, Bob Newhart, George Sanders, Dinah Shore, Jennifer Tilly and James Woods. In addition, a complete directory of animated Disney films enables the reader to cross-reference the actors with their characters.


Why Acting Matters

Author by : David Thomson
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : Examines the allure of acting for both the artist and the audience member while addressing the paradoxes inherent in acting itself.


How To Read A Film

Author by : James Monaco
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : James Monaco discusses the elements necessary to understand how a film conveys its meaning, and, more importantly, how the audience can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate.


Complete Charlize Theron 205 Success Secrets

Author by : Marie Austin
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Publisher by : Emereo Publishing
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Description : For The Charlize Theron Maven. 'Charlize Theron' (General American pronunciation: Afrikaans pronunciation: This book is your ultimate resource for Charlize Theron. Here you will find the most up-to-date 205 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Charlize Theron's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Snow White and the Huntsman - Casting, Christina Ricci - Adult roles, A Million Ways to Die in the West - Production, Sweet November (2001 film), Monster (2003 film) - Cast, Kubo and the Two Strings, La Dolce Vita - In popular culture, Trapped (2002 film) - Cast, Trial and Error (1997 film), Ridley Scott Associates - Approach and style, The Astronaut's Wife - Cast, The Last Face - Production, Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year - Woman of the Year recipients, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film - Overview, Johnny Harris (actor) - Recent work, Prometheus (2012 film), National Association of Theatre Owners - CinemaCon Awards 2012, John Irving - Career, Arrested Development (TV series) - Season three (2005-06), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture - 1990s, Kodi Smit-McPhee - Life and career, The Devil's Advocate (1997 film) - Cast, 15 Minutes - Cast, New York Film Critics Online Awards 2003 - Winners, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, Ms. (magazine) - Recent ownership, Mighty Joe Young (1998 film) - Cast, Academy Award for Best Actress - Multiple nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress combined, Spike Video Game Awards - 2005 Awards, Adele Exarchopoulos - Life and career, and much more...


Sleeping With Strangers

Author by : David Thomson
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Description : From the celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, an original, seductive account of sexuality in the movies and of how actors and actresses on screen have fed our desire. Film can make us want things we can not have. But, while sometimes rapturous, the interaction of onscreen beauty and private desire speaks to a crisis in American culture, one that pits delusions of male supremacy against feminist awakening and the spirit of gay resistance. Combining criticism, his encyclopedic knowledge of film history, and memoir, David Thomson examines how film has found the fault lines in traditional masculinity and helped to point the way past it toward a more nuanced understanding of what it means to be a person desiring others. Ranging from advertising to pornography, Rudolph Valentino to Moonlight, Rock Hudson to Call Me By Your Name, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant to Phantom Thread, Thomson shows us the art and the artists we love under a new light. He illuminates the way in which film as art, entertainment, and business has been a polite cover for a kind of erotic séance. And he makes us see how the way we watch our movies is a kind of training for how we try to live.


Literary Journalism

Author by : Edd Applegate
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Overviews literary journalism and provides biographical entries for writers and editors who practiced literary journalism.


Here Comes Jake Gyllenhaal 210 Things You Did Not Know

Author by : Lois Robbins
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Publisher by : Emereo Publishing
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Description : The Real Jake Gyllenhaal. This book is your ultimate resource for Jake Gyllenhaal. Here you will find the most up-to-date 210 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Jake Gyllenhaal's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: USC Trojans football - 2007, List of people from California - G, Jake Gyllenhaal - Family and relationships, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (film) - Critical response, List of Teen Vogue cover models - 2003, Evan Jones (actor) - Life and carer, Accidental Love, Jake Gyllenhaal - Early life, Love and Other Drugs, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, Ashley Tisdale - Influences, Everest (2015 film), 62nd Berlin International Film Festival - Jury, Michelle Williams (actress) - 2000-2005, Bop Gun (Homicide: Life on the Street) - Production, London Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 - Actor of the Year, Jessica Biel - Career, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2014 - Best Actor, Atonement (film) - Cast, Rodrigo Prieto - Life and career, Columbia College, Columbia University - Noted people, Prince (Prince of Persia) - In other media, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film - Fifth edition, City Slickers - Cast, Vampire Weekend - Contra (2009-2011), Holden Caulfield - Cultural impact, Zodiac (film) - Awards, Southpaw (film), Alyssa Miller - Personal life, Satellite Awards 2010 - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, New Eyes For The Needy - 2000s, Peter Sarsgaard - Worldwide recognition, Patrick Fugit - Career, LaGuardia High School - Drama, Ballymena & Provincial Football League - Twentieth century, and much more...


Biographia Nigeriana

Author by : S. A. Orimoloye
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Publisher by : Boston : G. K. Hall
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Dutch Medical Biography

Author by : Gerrit Arie Lindeboom
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Princetonians 1769 1775

Author by : Richard A. Harrison
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Description : This volume, the second in a series of biographical sketches of students who attended the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), brings the story of the College and its alumni to the beginning of the American Revolution. It records not only the contributions of the early sons of Nassau Hall to the formation of the Republic but also the role of the College itself as a major component in the evolution of the first national elite. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Biography And Genealogy Master Index

Author by : Anonim
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Description : A consolidated index to biographical sketches in current and retrospective biographical dictionaries.


An African Biographical Dictionary

Author by : Norbert C. Brockman
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Publisher by : Grey House Pub
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Description : Alphabetically arranged entries provide information about approximately seven hundred people prominent in Africa during all periods of history, including political and religious leaders, educators, business people, and scientists.


Serial Film Stars

Author by : Buck Rainey
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Publisher by : McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
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Description : Pearl White, William Duncan, William Desmond, Ben Wilson, Walter Miller, Francis Ford, Charles Hutchinson, Jack Dougherty, and Eddie Polo are just a few of the stars to start up a whirlwind of enthusiasm among serial devotees. They took the movies by storm offering a thrills-a-minute world of ridiculous plots, weird disguises, hair-raising escapes, hidden treasures, diabolic scientific devices, wild animals, depraved men, runaway trains, and endless procession of knock-down, drag-out fights. Who could resist? This comprehensive reference work highlights 446 serial performers who thrilled generations. Each entry includes the performer's birth and death dates, details of life before and after the movies, as well as covering the major films.


Political Leaders In Black Africa

Author by : John A. Wiseman
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Publisher by : Edward Elgar Pub
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Description : This major reference work is the first to provide authoritative biographies of 485 politicians who have shaped the development of Africa in the period since independence. It offers a comprehensive coverage of all states south of the Sahara including Namibia and South Africa. Drawing on 20 years experience as a teacher and researcher in African affairs, John Wiseman presents short biographical essays which present not only the facts but also an assessment of the importance of the individual concerned. He successfully covers the life and work of politicians representing diverse currents of thought and different political traditions. Many of the entries provide information available in English for the first time. This unique book will be an essential reference work for a wide range of readers: academic specialists, students, politicians, journalists and business organizations with connections in Africa.