VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever 1996

VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever 1996
Author: VideoHound Editors
Total Pages: 1640
Release: 1995-09
Genre: Motion pictures
ISBN: 9780787606268

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USA Today gave it a 4-star rating, the Houston Chronicle called it "by far the best" and the New York Times says the "Hound takes the lead in a blaze of supplemental lists". The new 1996 edition of America's favorite guide to movies on video offers over 22,000 video reviews, including 1,000 new reviews.

Columbia Pictures Horror Science Fiction and Fantasy Films 1928 1982

Columbia Pictures Horror  Science Fiction and Fantasy Films  1928  1982
Author: Michael R. Pitts
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2010-10-12
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 078645766X

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From 1928 through 1982, when Columbia Pictures Corporation was a traded stock company, the studio released some of the most famous and popular films dealing with horror, science fiction and fantasy. This volume covers more than 200 Columbia feature films within these genres, among them Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Revenge of Frankenstein. Also discussed in depth are the vehicles of such horror icons as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and John Carradine. Additionally highlighted are several of Columbia’s lesser known genre efforts, including the Boston Blackie and Crime Doctor series, such individual features as By Whose Hand?, Cry of the Werewolf, Devil Goddess, Terror of the Tongs and The Creeping Flesh, and dozens of the studio’s short subjects, serials and made-for-television movies.

Bisexual Characters in Film

Bisexual Characters in Film
Author: Wayne M Bryant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2013-10-23
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1317971299

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How far have we progressed from the days when showing a film such as Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures landed the cinema’s programmer, projectionist, and ticket taker in jail? What are some of the hidden clues modern audiences are overlooking in older films that suggest a character’s bisexuality? Which famous actors, actresses, directors, and screenwriters were attracted to people of both sexes? In Bisexual Characters in Film, the first book to focus on the role of bisexual characters in film, you’ll find answers to these questions and many more as you explore, analyze, and celebrate 80 years of bisexual movie characters (and the people who have created them) from around the world. A lively, entertaining, and informative commentary, this book examines the treatment of bisexual film characters and shows you how that treatment has been affected by societal forces such as censorship, politics, religious prejudices, homophobia, and sexual stereotypes. Bisexual Characters in Film looks at the contribution of bisexual people (and others who have had lovers of varying sexes) to the body of work available on film today. These include the directors, writers, actors, composers, and designers whose sexual orientation has informed their work. An analysis of the Motion Picture Production Code and its devastating effect on bisexual and homosexual screen images forms an important part of the book. You learn how, specifically, it eradicated gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters from Hollywood films as well as the role of bisexual, lesbian, and gay filmmakers in finally defeating it. Other questions you’ll find answers to include: Who, or what, is a bisexual? How were bisexual characters represented in silent film, before the forces of censorship banned them from the screen? What bisexual myths and stereotypes are portrayed on film? What is the role of “camp” in bisexual film? Bisexual Characters in Film is a unique resource for researchers; librarians; film festival planners; the queer media; professors and students of lesbian, gay, and bisexual studies; bisexual activists; and general bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgendered readers. It provides a much-needed view of bisexual representations in a major segment of our popular culture.

The Horror Spoofs of Abbott and Costello

The Horror Spoofs of Abbott and Costello
Author: Jeffrey S. Miller
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-03-08
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780786419227

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While Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are more famously known for their straight comedy routines, they did make a number of films in which horror played a crucial role. The first part of this critical reference examines the Abbott and Costello "Meet the Monsters" spoof films (Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Mummy). The second sections deals with Abbott and Costello's films with horror elements that do not follow this formula: Hold That Ghost, The Time of Their Lives and Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff. The plot of each film is examined in detail with special attention paid to the comedians' styles of comedy, the effect of the horror scenes, and the place of the film in the Abbott and Costello canon. The reactions of critics (then and now) and the influences the films have had on the horror and comedy genres and on pop culture are also discussed. A lengthy introduction provides background on the lives of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello and the development of Universal Studios as the premier horror factory.

The A to Z of African American Cinema

The A to Z of African American Cinema
Author: S. Torriano Berry
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2009-09-02
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0810870347

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On 4 July, 1910, in 100-degree heat at an outdoor boxing ring near Reno, Nevada, film cameras recorded-and thousands of fans witnessed-former heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries' reluctant return from retirement to fight Jack Johnson, a black man. After 14 grueling rounds, Johnson knocked out Jeffries and for the first time in history, there was a black heavyweight champion of the world. At least 10 people lost their lives because of Johnson's victory and hundreds more were injured due to white retaliation and wild celebrations in the streets. Public screenings received instantaneous protests and hundreds of cities barred the film from being shown. Congress even passed a law making it a federal offense to transport moving pictures of prizefights across state lines, and thus the most powerful portrayal of a black man ever recorded on film was made virtually invisible. This is but one of the hundreds of films covered in The A to Z of African American Cinema, which includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.

Representing the Rural

Representing the Rural
Author: Catherine Fowler
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-09-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780814335628

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A comprehensive and in-depth examination of the role of rural space in the cinema, contributing needed analysis to existing work on space, place, and identity in film.

Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels Series and Remakes

Science Fiction  Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels  Series and Remakes
Author: Kim R. Holston
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2018-01-29
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0786496851

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Science fiction, fantasy and horror movies have spawned more sequels and remakes than any other film genre. Following Volume I, which covered 400 films made 1931-1995, Volume II analyzes 334 releases from 1996 through 2016. The traditional cinematic monsters are represented--Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, a new Mummy. A new wave of popular series inspired by comics and video games, as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, could never have been credibly produced without the advances in special effects technology. Audiences follow the exploits of superheroes like Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Thor, and such heroines as the vampire Selene, zombie killer Alice, dystopian rebels Katniss Everdeen and Imperator Furiosa, and Soviet spy turned American agent Black Widow. The continuing depredations of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers are described. Pre-1996 movies that have since been remade are included. Entries features cast and credits, detailed synopsis, critics' reviews, and original analysis.


Author: Daniel Herbert
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2014-01-24
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0520279611

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Videoland offers a comprehensive view of the "tangible phase" of consumer video, when Americans largely accessed movies as material commodities at video rental stores. Video stores served as a vital locus of movie culture from the early 1980s until the early 2000s, changing the way Americans socialized around movies and collectively made movies meaningful. When films became tangible as magnetic tapes and plastic discs, movie culture flowed out from the theater and the living room, entered the public retail space, and became conflated with shopping and salesmanship. In this process, video stores served as a crucial embodiment of movie cultureÕs historical move toward increased flexibility, adaptability, and customization. In addition to charting the historical rise and fall of the rental industry, Herbert explores the architectural design of video stores, the social dynamics of retail encounters, the video distribution industry, the proliferation of video recommendation guides, and the often surprising persistence of the video store as an adaptable social space of consumer culture. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, cultural geography, and archival research, Videoland provides a wide-ranging exploration of the pivotal role video stores played in the history of motion pictures, and is a must-read for students and scholars of media history.

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 1997

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever  1997
Author: Visible Ink
Publsiher: Gale Cengage
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 1996-08
Genre: Motion pictures
ISBN: 9780787607807

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The alternative life raft in a sea of similarity, VideoHound competes on content, categories, and indexing, but the dramatic difference is the attitude. Irreverent, slightly tongue-in-cheek, the Hound never takes himself too seriously. The 1997 edition, fully expanded and updated with 1,000 new entries, provides information and opinions on 22,000-plus videos--more than any other guide on the market--including documentaties, made-for-TV movies, and animated features. Includes Web site entertainment directory.

From Abba to Zoom

From Abba to Zoom
Author: David Mansour
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2005-06
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0740751182

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A compilation of memories for anyone born in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s features more than three thousande references on everything from television shows to dolls, and features such entertaining lists as "best toys" and "all-time coolest singers." Original.

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema
Author: S. Torriano Berry
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2015-05-07
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1442247029

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about African American cinema.

Infinity stage

Infinity  stage
Author: Spencer Golub
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780472088454

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A moving and genre-defying text, written after a great loss, that blurs the boundaries between writing and performance

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 2000

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 2000
Author: Martin Connors
Publsiher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1734
Release: 1999-08
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781578590421

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors

Take Five Organizational Behavior Alive

Take Five  Organizational Behavior Alive
Author: Joseph E. Champoux
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-03-18
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1480815276

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Movies can be great teaching tools for everything from behavior theories and concepts to ethical dilemmas. For instance, when John (Jack Lemmon) and Max (Walter Matthau) must decide in Grumpier Old Men whether to go to Maxs wedding or once again try to catch the most elusive fish in the lake, Catfish Hunter, they arent sure what to do. In Take Five: Organizational Behavior Alive, cinema instructor and expert Joseph E. Champoux presents carefully selected film scenes that showcase organizational behavior concepts and issues that can be used at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. Classics like The Godfather, contemporary films like Morning Glory, and even animated films that rely on computer graphics technology all offer valuable insights into understanding organizational behavior. There are even overlooked gems such as James and the Giant Peach, which includes an underappreciated scene showcasing work force diversity. Each scene thats presented includes questions to ask yourself as well as space to write down your own observations. Theres also a list of concepts and examples that you can check off as you see them in a scene.

Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound
Total Pages: 510
Release: 1996
Genre: Motion pictures

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Hollywood 101

Hollywood 101
Author: Frederick Levy
Publsiher: Renaissance Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000-03-02
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1429955252

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Looking for a career in the film business? Look no further. Making it in Hollywood is possible. But only if you have a workable strategy. When author Frederick Levy launched his own fledgling career, he didnt' know a soul in the business. But that didn't stop him and it doesn't have to stop you. Hollywood 101 is a complete game plan for getting your foot in the door of the film industry. With fascinating inside stories and advice from key players, it takes you step-by-step up the ladder of success. Whether you aspire to be a producer, director, writer, talent agent, and any other behind-the-camera professional, this is the one book you need to turn your "reel" dreams into reality!

Shots in the Mirror

Shots in the Mirror
Author: Nicole Rafter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2000-04-20
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 019802973X

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Movies play a central role in shaping our understanding of crime and the world generally, helping us define what is good and bad, desirable and unworthy, lawful and illicit, strong and weak. Crime films raise controversial issues about the distribution of social power and the meanings of deviance, and they provide a safe space for fantasies of rebellion, punishment, and the restoration of order. In this first comprehensive study of its kind, well-known criminologist Nicole Rafter examines the relationship between society and crime films from the perspectives of criminal justice, film history and technique, and sociology. Dealing with over 300 films ranging from gangster and cop to trial and prison movies, Shots in the Mirror concentrates on works in the Hollywood tradition but also identifies a darker strain of critical films that portray crime and punishment more bleakly.