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 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

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000050054558
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Motion picture actors and actresses

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

The Horror Spoofs of Abbott and Costello

Author: Jeffrey S. Miller
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786419229
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Bisexual Characters in Film

Author: John Dececco, Phd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317971290
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Art

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 A to Z of African American Cinema

Author: S. Torriano Berry
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810870345
Release Date: 2009-09-02
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Author: S. Torriano Berry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442247024
Release Date: 2015-05-07
Genre: Performing Arts

As early as 1909, African Americans were utilizing the new medium of cinema to catalogue the world around them, using the film camera as a device to capture their lives and their history. The daunting subject of race and ethnicity permeated life in America at the turn of the twentieth century and due to the effect of certain early films, specific television images, and an often-biased news media, it still plagues us today. As new technologies bring the power of the moving image to the masses, African Americans will shoot and edit on laptop computers and share their stories with a global audience via the World Wide Web. These independently produced visions will add to the diverse cache of African American images being displayed on an ever-expanding silver screen. This wide range of stories, topics, views, and genres will finally give the world a glimpse of African American life that has long been ignored and has yet to be seen. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1400 cross-referenced entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about African American cinema.

Madame Audrey s Guide to Mostly Cheap But Good Reference Books for Small and Rural Libraries

Author: Audrey Lewis
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838907334
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides guidelines for locating fundamental reference sources suitable for a small reference collection, and suggests titles for such subjects as sports, literature, history and geography, and fine arts.

The New York Times Guide to the Best 1 000 Movies Ever Made

Author: Peter M. Nichols
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312326114
Release Date: 2004-02-21
Genre: Performing Arts

Compiling a collection of original reviews by the critics of The New York Times, a collection of what they consider the finest films ever made encompasses movies of every conceivable genre, including musicals, dramas, comedies, foreign films, and animated features, as well as a "10 Best" list for every year from 1931 to the present. Original

Planning the Past

Author: Anita M. Waters
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739158906
Release Date: 2006-06-29
Genre: History

Planning the Past studies the way a post-colonial society reconstructs its national history and grapples with its colonial past, specifically in Port Royal, a Jamaican village with a dramatic history of pirates, naval admirals, and earthquakes. Anita M. Waters argues that the plans for Port Royal's heritage tourism development represent a chronological record of historical revisionism, and the fact that none of the plans has been realized reflects post-colonial social processes and national ambivalence about piratical and naval history. This interdisciplinary study will be valuable reading for students of historiography, piracy, Caribbean history, Caribbean politics, and heritage tourism.

Framing Law and Crime

Author: Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781611477061
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Law

This cutting-edge edited collection brings together 17 scholarly essays on two of cinema and television’s most enduring and powerful themes: law and crime. With contributions by many of the most prominent scholars in law, sociology, criminology, and film, Framing Law and Crime offers a critical survey of a variety of genres and media, integrating descriptions of technique with critical analysis, and incorporating historical and socio-political critique. The first set of essays brings together accounts of the history of the Law and Cinema Movement; the groundbreaking genre of “post-apocalyptic fiction;” and the policy-setting genesis of a Canadian documentary. The second section of the book turns to the examination of a range of international or global films, with an eye to assessing the strengths, frailties, and possible functions of law, as depicted in fictional cinema. After an international focus in the second section, the third section focuses on law and crime in American film and television, inclusive of both fictional and documentary modes of narration. This section’s expansion beyond film narratives to include television series attempts to broaden the scope of the edited collection, in terms of media discussed; it is also a nod to how the big screen, although still a dominant force in American popular culture, now has to compete, to some extent, with the small screen, for influence over the collective American popular cultural imaginary. The fourth section, titled brings together various chapters that attempt to instantiate how a “Gothic Criminology” could be useful, as an interpretative framework in analyzing depictions of law and crime in film and television. The fifth and final section covers issues of pedagogy, epistemology, and ethics in relation to moving images of law and crime. Merging wide-ranging analyses with nuanced scholarly interpretations, Framing Law and Crime examines key concepts and showcases original research reflecting the latest interdisciplinary trends in the scholarship of the moving image. It addresses, not only scholars, but also fans, and will heighten the appreciation of connoisseurs and newcomers to these topics alike.

The American Film Institute Desk Reference

Author: Melinda Corey
Publisher:
ISBN: 0751349895
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Motion picture industry

This reference work is a source of everything you need to know about movies and the people behind them. Comprehensive and informative, it is aimed at anyone interested in movies - whether you're an aspiring filmmaker, a Hollywood insider or a regular at the local multiplex. The book includes film history, the lifecycle of a movie, biographies of the major players, film term definitions, Academy Award-winning films, statistics, phone numbers and much more. It also includes hundreds of photos, quotes, sidebars and factoids, plus original essays by major Hollywood players.

Mourning Films

Author: Richard Armstrong
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786466993
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Performing Arts

"The book deploys the film theory of Gilles Deleuze and Daniel Frampton while Freudian psychoanalysis and present-day grief counselling theory. The book reflects upon the ways in which the very notion of genre has, in the post-classical period, respondedto changing exhibition patterns, the rise of domestic spectatorship, and the proliferation of Web-based film literature"--