1997 Videohound s Guide to Three and Four Star Movies

Author: Videohound Editors
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 055306715X
Release Date: 1996-11-01
Genre: Motion pictures

The creators of VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever present another winner--the ultimate guide to more than 3,000 of the best movies of all time. Extensive indexes of stars, directors, and over 325 wildly original categories, from "Adolescence" and "Airborne Disasters" to "Wedding Bells" and "Wrong Side of the Tracks" make it easy to hone in the perfect movie for any mood or occasion. Line drawings.

Videoland

Author: Daniel Herbert
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520958029
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Genre: Performing Arts

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 culture’s 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 2017

Author: Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 1410316432
Release Date: 2016-11-04
Genre: Performing Arts

Each entry includes title, alternate title, one- to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards, and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever 2014

Author: Jim Craddock
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 141448125X
Release Date: 2013-06-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever 2015

Author: Jim Craddock
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1573024910
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 2015

Author: Gale
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1573024929
Release Date: 2015-06-05
Genre: Performing Arts

Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on video - more than 27,000 in all - and a multitude of cross-referencing within its seven primary indexes and two guides, each new edition includes 1,000 new movies, expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories. •Videos A-Z features full plot summary and review. • Indexes include Category, Kibbles and Series, Awards, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, and Composer. • Also Video Sources Guide and Web Site Guide. •More than 1000 new movies covered, plus new subject categories including Atlantis, The Beat Generation, Chain Gangs, Fast Zombies, Moonshiners, and more. • New Kibbles lists include films that were Adapted from Young Adult Literature and Adapted from Children's Literature; Books to Film lists for Ann Rule, Booth tarkington, and Upton Sinclair; recurring characters such as Peter Pan, Sam Spade, and Hannibal Lecter, as well as additions to the Screen Teams and Director/Star lists.

Now Playing at the Valencia

Author: Stephen Hunter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743282017
Release Date: 2005-12-01
Genre: Performing Arts

From Pulitzer Prize-Winning Movie Critic Stephen Hunter Comes A Brilliant, Freewheeling, And Witty Look At The Movies. Evanston, Illinois, was an idyllic 1950s paradise with stately homes, a beautiful lake, a world-class university, two premier movie houses, and one very seedy movie theater -- the Valencia. This was the site of Washington Post film critic Stephen Hunter's misspent youth. Instead of going to school, picking up girls, or tossing a football, Hunter could be found sitting in the fifteenth row, right-hand aisle seat of the Valencia, sating himself on one B-list movie after another. The Valencia had a sticky floor, smelly bathrooms, ancient popcorn, and a screen set in a hideously tacky papier-mache castle wall. It was also the only place in town to see westerns, sci-fi pictures, cops 'n' robbers flicks, slapstick comedy, and Godzilla. In Now Playing at the Valencia, the author of such bestselling novels as Havana and Pale Horse Coming has compiled his favorite movie reviews written between 1997 and 2003, bringing to the discussion the passionate feelings for cinema he discovered in the '50s, a time when genres were forming, mesmerizing stars played unforgettable characters, and enduring classics were made. While filmmaking has changed tremendously since Hunter first frequented the Valencia, the view from the fifteenth row, and the thrill of down and dirty entertainment, has remained the same.