Motion Pictures General
Variety Obituaries: 1969-1974
Variety Obituaries
1969-1974
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824008413
First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
1939
Hollywood's Greatest Year
Hardcover      ISBN: 1442278048
Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting
Adventures in the Screen Trade
A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting
Hardcover      ISBN: 0446512737
The Academy Award-winning screenwriter and bestselling author combines observations on Hollywood stars, studios, power plays, filming, directors, and producers with a point-by-point review of script writing
Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema
Alice Doesn't
Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema
Paperback      ISBN: 0253203163
"There is hardly a page in this collection of hard-thought and brilliantly written essays that does not yield some new insight." -- Hayden White "... de Lauretis's writing is brisk and refreshingly lucid." -- International Film Guide
All the Best Lines: An Informal History of the Movies in Quotes, Notes and Anecdotes
All the Best Lines
An Informal History of the Movies in Quotes, Notes and Anecdotes
Paperback      ISBN: 1781853061
An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present day Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret—they're all here in this collection of 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ("My name is Pussy Galore") and slices of snappy dialogue from pictures as diverse asKing Kong, Vertigo, The Magnificent Seven, Network, This Is Spinal Tap, Fight Club, Superbad, and Inglourious Basterds. Arranged under such timeless themes as "dreams," "friends," "libido," and "memories," the quotes juxtapose films and stars from every era and every genre. Throughout the text are feature capsules focusing on themes and stories in the movies from Goldwynisms to Mae West, plus a generous scattering of cinema anecdotes, making the book both a joy to browse and an authoritative reference. Lavishly illustrated, this collection will delight and entertain readers in equal measure, reacquainting them with favorite movies and introducing some forgotten classics.
All the Best Lines: An Informal History of the Movies in Quotes, Notes and Anecdotes
All the Best Lines
An Informal History of the Movies in Quotes, Notes and Anecdotes
Paperback      ISBN: 1789542650

American Cinema of the 1920s: Themes and Variations
American Cinema of the 1920s
Themes and Variations
Paperback      ISBN: 0813544858
During the 1920s, sound revolutionized the motion picture industry and cinema continued as one of the most significant and popular forms of mass entertainment in the world. Film studios were transformed into major corporations, hiring a host of craftsmen and technicians including cinematographers, editors, screenwriters, and set designers. The birth of the star system supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino while black performers (relegated to "race films") appeared infrequently in mainstream movies. The classic Hollywood film style was perfected and significant film genres were established: the melodrama, western, historical epic, and romantic comedy, along with slapstick, science fiction, and fantasy. In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era.
American Cinema of the 1990s: Themes and Variations
American Cinema of the 1990s
Themes and Variations
Paperback      ISBN: 0813543665
The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. The 1990s' most popular genre, action, channeled anxieties about global threats such as AIDS and foreign terrorist attacks into escapist entertainment movies. Horror films and thrillers were on the rise, but family-friendly pictures and feel-good romances netted big audiences, too. Meanwhile, independent films captured hearts, engaged minds, and invaded Hollywood: by decade's end every studio boasted its own "art film" affiliate.
The Art & Making of the Greatest Showman
The Art & Making of the Greatest Showman
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681883732
The glorious world of P.T. Barnum and the holiday movie The Greatest Showman come to life in this lavish art book. Featuring unit photography and concept art of stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Ephron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya as well as behind-the-scenes tales of the film’s making. Lyrics to the movie musical’s showstopping tunes, by the song-writing team behind La-La Land. Foreword by Director Michael Gracey.
The Art of the Moving Picture
The Art of the Moving Picture
Paperback      ISBN: 0375756132
Originally written in 1915, this book offers an analysis of the early silent films celebrated as works of art, and discusses the future of the motion picture industry.