Download Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film by Douglas Keesey PDF

By Douglas Keesey

During the last 5 many years, the movies of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) were one of the greatest successes (The Untouchables, project: Impossible) and the main high-profile disasters (The Bonfire of the Vanities) in Hollywood background. De Palma helped release the careers of such favorite actors as Robert De Niro, John Travolta, and Sissy Spacek (who was once nominated for an Academy Award as top Actress in Carrie). certainly Quentin Tarantino named Blow Out as one in all his most sensible 3 favourite movies, praising De Palma because the most sensible dwelling American director. Picketed via feminists protesting its depictions of violence opposed to girls, Dressed to Kill helped to create the erotic mystery style. Scarface, with its over-the-top functionality by way of Al Pacino, is still a cult favourite. within the twenty-first century, De Palma has persevered to test, incorporating components from videogames (Femme Fatale), tabloid journalism (The Black Dahlia), YouTube, and Skype (Redacted and Passion) into his most modern works. What makes De Palma the sort of maverick even if he's making Hollywood style motion pictures? Why do his videos frequently characteristic megalomaniacs and failed heroes? Is he in simple terms a misogynist and an imitator of Alfred Hitchcock? to respond to those questions, writer Douglas Keesey takes a biographical method of De Palma's cinema, displaying how De Palma reworks occasions from his personal existence into his motion pictures. Written in an obtainable sort, and together with a bankruptcy on each of his motion pictures up to now, this e-book is for a person who desires to understand extra approximately De Palma's arguable movies or who desires to larger comprehend the guy who made them.

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By Mark Jancovich

Horror, The movie Reader brings jointly key articles to supply a accomplished source for college students of horror cinema. Mark Jancovich's creation strains the advance of horror movie from The cupboard of Dr. Caligari to The Blair Witch Project, and descriptions the most severe debates. Combining vintage and up to date articles, each one part explores a crucial factor of horror movie, and contours an editor's creation outlining the context of debates.

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Download L'Année dernière à Marienbad by Alain Robbe-Grillet PDF

By Alain Robbe-Grillet

Tout le movie est l'histoire d'une persuasion : il s'agit d'une réalité que le héros crée par sa propre imaginative and prescient, par sa propre parole.

Cela se passe dans un grand hôtel, une sorte de palace overseas. Un inconnu erre de salle en salle, longe d'interminables corridors. Son œil passe d'un visage sans nom à un autre visage sans nom. Mais il revient sans cesse à celui d'une jeune femme. Et voilà qu'il lui offre un passé, un avenir et los angeles liberté. Il lui dit qu'ils se sont rencontrés déjà, lui et elle, il y a un an, qu'ils se sont aimés, qu'il revient maintenant à ce rendez-vous fixé par elle-même, et qu'il va l'emmener avec lui.

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Ciné-roman, illustré de photogrammes du movie réalisé par Alain Resnais (1961).

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Download I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies by Jeanine Basinger PDF

By Jeanine Basinger

From considered one of our best movie historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated exam of “the marriage movie”; what it really is (or isn’t) and what it has to inform us in regards to the movies—and ourselves.

As lengthy as there were characteristic video clips there were marriage video clips, and but Hollywood has continually been wary approximately find out how to label them—perhaps simply because, not like the other style of movie, the wedding motion picture resonates at once with the event of just about each grownup coming to work out it. this is “happily ever after”—except while issues aren't satisfied, and while “ever after” is suddenly terminated through divorce, tragedy . . . or perhaps homicide. together with her large-hearted knowing of ways movies—and audiences—work, Jeanine Basinger strains the various methods Hollywood has tussled with this tough topic, explicating the relationships of numerous marriages from Blondie and Dagwood to the heartrending couple within the Iranian A Separation, from Tracy and Hepburn to Laurel and Hardy (a marriage if ever there has been one) to educate and his spouse in Friday evening lighting fixtures.
A treasure trove of perception and sympathy, illustrated with rankings of splendidly telling motion picture stills, posters, and advertisements.

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This addition to Intellect’s listing of global Cinema sequence turns the highlight on Australia and New Zealand. This formidable quantity bargains an in-depth and fascinating examine the cinema produced in those international locations because the flip of the 20th century. although the 2 international locations proportion huge cultural and financial connections, their movie industries stay unique, marked via changes of scale, point of presidency involvement and investment, and family with different nations and nationwide cinemas. via essays approximately well-known genres and topics, profiles of administrators, and entire studies of vital titles, this undemanding consultant explores the range and area of expertise of flicks from Australia and New Zealand from Whale Rider to The Piano to Wolf Creek.

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Download American International Pictures: The Golden Years by Gary A. Smith PDF

By Gary A. Smith

American foreign photos (AIP) was once a movie creation corporation shaped in April 1954 from American liberating company (ARC) via James H. Nicholson, former revenues supervisor of Realart photos, and Samuel Z. Arkoff, an leisure attorney. It was once devoted to freeing independently produced, economical movies packaged as double beneficial properties, essentially of curiosity to the kids of the Nineteen Fifties, Nineteen Sixties, and Nineteen Seventies. Nicholson and Arkoff shaped ARC in 1954, and their first unlock used to be the quick and the livid. within the mid-Fifties, American foreign photos used to be the self-proclaimed "Infant of the Industry" and, as such, used to be no longer perceived as a significant hazard to the most important studios of the time. AIP quickly proved themselves very priceless rivals as their youth-oriented double positive aspects all started raking in significant dollars that rivaled and occasionally handed the earnings in their opponents. The company's founders have been James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff and through the years they labored jointly as a group AIP grew to become out their so much ingenious videos, together with i used to be a Teenage Werewolf, seashore social gathering, and the Roger Corman/Vincent expense Poe motion pictures. this is often the tale of these years instructed often utilizing the cloth accrued through AIPs big apple publicist.

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By Jean-Pierre Jeancolas

Ce livre retrace les grandes lignes de l'aventure du « septième artwork » évoquant los angeles création des studios de creation et les grands réalisateurs, de Méliès à Pialat ou Garrel, de l'Herbier à Bresson ou Godard en passant par Vigo, Clair ou Renoir.

C'est dans ce foisonnement des œuvres que s'écrit une histoire attainable du cinéma français. Faisant autorité, depuis sa première parution en 1995, cette troisième édition permet de présenter l'histoire du cinéma français de 1995 à 2010.

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Download The Fantasy Film (New Approaches to Film Genre) by Katherine A. Fowkes PDF

By Katherine A. Fowkes

"The delusion Film" presents a transparent and compelling evaluation of this revitalized and explosively renowned movie genre.
Includes analyses of quite a lot of movies, from early classics such as"The Wizard of Oz" and "Harvey" to "Spiderman"and "Shrek", and blockbuster sequence corresponding to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Harry Potter" movies .
Provides in-depth old and important overviews of the genre
Fully illustrated with monitor photographs from key motion pictures .

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Download The Man Who Saw a Ghost: The Life and Work of Henry Fonda by Devin McKinney PDF

By Devin McKinney

The 1st major biography of the enduring actor Henry Fonda, a narrative of stardom, manhood, and the yank character.

Henry Fonda's performances--in The Grapes of Wrath, Young Mr. Lincoln, The woman Eve, 12 offended Men, On Golden Pond--helped outline "American" within the 20th century.  He labored with motion picture masters from Ford and Sturges to Hitchcock and Leone. He was once a Broadway legend. He fought in global battle II and used to be enjoyed across the world.

Yet a lot of his life was once rage and struggle.  Why did Fonda marry 5 times--tempestuously to actress Margaret Sullavan, tragically to heiress Frances Brokaw, mom of Jane and Peter? used to be he a guy of integrity, necessary of the heroes he performed, or the tough father his youngsters describe, the iceman who went onstage hours after his spouse killed herself? Why did suicide shadow his lifestyles and artwork? What thoughts him so?

McKinney's Fonda is darkish, advanced, interesting, and a product of glamour and acclaim, early losses and Midwestern demons--a man haunted by way of what he'd noticeable, and by way of who he used to be.

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Download Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel by Peter L. Winkler PDF

By Peter L. Winkler

<span><span>One of America's so much exciting show-business luminaries and real rebels, Dennis Hopper's remarkable lifestyles was once a roller-coaster sequence of triumphs and screw ups. regularly rationale on proving his genius and leaving a legacy, the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Hopper acted in additional than a hundred and fifteen videos and 4 television sequence, directed seven movies, and passionately pursued an artist's existence as a photographer and author and collector of recent artwork, embracing the paintings of artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein earlier than the label "pop art" was once even coined. Dennis Hopper: The Wild journey of a Hollywood Rebel explores Hopper's lifestyles from his lonely early life in Kansas, the place he turned decided to win the love of others via changing into a very good artist, to his frequently drug-fueled days and nights in Hollywood and his non secular domestic in Taos, New Mexico.

Dennis Hopper: The Wild trip of a Hollywood Rebel unsparingly files Hopper's trip from a self-destructive undesirable boy to a reformed member of the Hollywood institution and iconic survivor of the counterculture, offering a revealing examine his early days in Hollywood, while he had an affair with sixteen-year-old Natalie wooden and took performing classes from James Dean, the making of Easy Rider, the crushing failure of The final Movie and Hopper's misplaced years in Taos, and his restoration and political correct flip within the overdue Eighties. The publication additionally delves into Hopper's tumultuous own lifestyles, together with his dramatic try to divorce his spouse whereas he battled terminal melanoma.

This is the 1st ebook to hide the whole existence and profession of the fellow who frolicked with James Dean, Elvis Presley, and Jack Nicholson, costarred in and directed Easy Rider, and got here again huge in Blue Velvet, overcoming years of alcoholism and drug habit. Dennis Hopper: The Wild experience of a Hollywood Rebel is a must-read for Hopper's lovers, movie buffs, and readers addicted to megastar scandals.</span>
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