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The Story Of Film

Author : Mark Cousins
ISBN : 9781909108141
Genre : Performing Arts
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An updated edition of the most accessible and compelling history of the cinema yet published, now also a fascinating 15-hour film documentary 'The Story of Film: An Odyssey'. Film critic, producer and presenter, Mark Cousins shows how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. He demonstrates, for example, how Douglas Sirk's Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s influenced Rainer Werner Fassbinder's despairing visions of 1970s Germany; and how George Lucas' Star Wars epics grew out of Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress. The Story of Film is divided into three main epochs: Silent (1885-1928), Sound (1928-1990) and Digital (1990-Present), and within this structure films are discussed within chapters reflecting both the stylistic concerns of the film- makers and the political and social themes of the time. Film is an international medium, so as well as covering the great American films and film-makers, the book explores cinema in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America, and shows how cinematic ideas and techniques cross national boundaries. Avoiding jargon and obscure critical theory, the author constantly places himself in the role of the moviegoer watching a film, and asks: 'How does a scene or a story affect us, and why?' In so doing he gets to the heart of cinematic technique, explaining how film-makers use lighting, framing, focal length and editing to create their effects. Clearly written, and illustrated with over 400 stills, including numerous sequences explaining how scenes work, The Story of Film is essential reading for both film students and the general moviegoer.

Young Frankenstein A Mel Brooks Book

Author : Mel Brooks
ISBN : 9780316315463
Genre : Performing Arts
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Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary. Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes readers inside the classic film's marvelous creation story via never-before-seen black and white and color photography from the set and contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably, legendary writer-director Mel Brooks. With access to more than 225 behind-the-scenes photos and production stills, and with captions written by Brooks, this book will also rely on interviews with gifted director of photography Gerald Hirschfeld, Academy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman and veteran producer Michael Gruskoff. Mel Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer and songwriter. Brooks is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies including The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. More recently, he had a smash hit on Broadway with the musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers. An EGOT winner, he received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013, and a British Film Institute Fellowship in March 2015. Three of Brooks' classics have appeared on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list. Blazing Saddles at number 6, The Producers at number 11, and Young Frankenstein at number 13. Judd Apatow is one of the most important comic minds of his generation. He wrote and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (co-written with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40, and his producing credits include Superbad, Bridesmaids, and Anchorman. Apatow is the executive producer of HBO's Girls.

The Book Of The Film Of The Story Of My Life

Author : William Brandt
ISBN : 9781448104178
Genre : Fiction
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Frederick Case is a 42-year-old New Zealand film-maker failing in London. He's separated from his wife, Sophie Carlisle, an actress who has run off with super-stud actor Matt Chalmers, her co-star in the smash hit movie Shag City - the first mainstream film ever to depict an erect penis being sucked. To make matters worse Sophie is pregnant. When Frederick is invited to fly out to the film world's party of the year on the remote Pacific island of Makulalanana, knowing that Sophie and Matt will be there, he hires 'Miss Melissa', a hooker, to play the part of his gorgeous new girlfriend. On meeting Sophie again, Frederick is convinced that the baby must be his. He pays Melissa to seduce Matt...

The Story Of Irish Film

Author : Arthur Flynn
ISBN : UOM:39015062598894
Genre : Performing Arts
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From the first jerky reelers screened in 1896 to the opening of Ardmore Studios in 1958 to Section 481's tax breaks, This is a comprehensive account of Ireland's relationship with the big screen. The history of film-making in Ireland is mainly the st

The Story Of Films

Author : Barbara Vereker
ISBN : UCAL:B3567527
Genre : Performing Arts
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All Quiet On The Western Front

Author : Andrew Kelly
ISBN : 1860646565
Genre : Performing Arts
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Published to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Erich Maria Remarque this is an account of the making of his novel. When published in 1928, the book transformed the popular image of war; the film, directed by Lewis Milestone, was released the following year and was instantly acclaimed a classic. It remains the quintessential view of World War I and of the brutality and waste of war. Like the novel the film was censored. Andrew Kelly covers the film’s origins and production, and its fortunes on and after release. It is illustrated with scenes from the film and contains extensive extracts from the screenplays.

Salt Of The Earth

Author : Herbert Biberman
ISBN : 9780970703934
Genre : Performing Arts
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The dramatic and eloquent story of America's only blacklisted film. Director Herbert Biberman and his colleagues Michael Wilson and Paul Jarrico struggled for a dozen years to get their film shown in the U.S. Biberman's account of the making of Salt of the Earth and the lengthy battle to get the film seen was first published in 1965. The film is now regarded as an American classic--one of the first films to be added to the National Film Registry. This new edition, with an introduction by James Monaco, will be of interest not only to filmgoers but also to feminists, union organizers, and those interested in Latino issues because of its unique subject matter.

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