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Spectator: Talk About Movies and Plays With the People Who Make Them
Spectator
Talk About Movies and Plays With the People Who Make Them
Paperback      ISBN: 1565846338

"The Studs Terkel Interviews: Film and Theater" collects the Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian's remarkable conversations with some of the greatest luminaries of film and theater. Originally published under the title "The Spectator," this "knowledgeable and perceptive" ("Library Journal") look at show business presents the actors directors, playwrights, dancers, lyricists, and others who created the dramatic works of the twentieth century.

Among the many highlights in these pages, Buster Keaton explains the wonders of unscripted silent comedy, Federico Fellini reflects on honesty in art, Carol Channing reveals that she is far more serious than she lets on, and Marlon Brando turns the tables and wants to interview Terkel. We learn about crucial artistic decisions in the lives of Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee and hear from a range of film directors, from Vittorio De Sica and King Vidor to Satyajit Ray. We even get to witness Terkel playing straight man to a wildly inventive Zero Mostel. Because Terkel knows his subjects' work intimately, he asks precisely the right questions to elicit the most revealing responses. As the "New York Times Book Review " noted, "Terkel's knowledge and force of personality make him fully a player alongside his famous guests."

Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies
Celluloid Skyline
New York and the Movies
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0394570626

Explores how movies have shaped, influenced, mythologized, and invented New York City in such films as "42nd Street," "Rear Window," "Taxi Driver," "Annie Hall," and "Ghostbusters," and reveals how the real-life New York City has been transformed by Hollywood.

Gender and German Cinema - Volume II: Feminist Interventions
Gender and German Cinema - Volume II
Feminist Interventions
Paperback      ISBN: 0854963243

Volume I - Gender and Representation in New German CinemaVolume II - German Film History / German History on FilmInternational film has received some of its most original impulses from German film makers however the works by women directors in German speaking countries have been largely ignored in spite of the important social, political and historical issues they have raised. This is the first work to consider the broad spectrum of German cinema through the category of gender. These volumes will be standard handbooks in film studies for many years to come.

Manhattan on Film 2: More Walking Tours of Location Sites in the Big Apple
Manhattan on Film 2
More Walking Tours of Location Sites in the Big Apple
Paperback      ISBN: 0879109750

Another 13 walking tours, illustrated as before with movie stills and photographs of the actual sites. Chuck Katz ends his book with a walking tour of Lower Manhattan and Ground Zero, which he calls "America's heart."

Hollywood Rhapsody: Movie Music and Its Makers, 1900 to 1975
Hollywood Rhapsody
Movie Music and Its Makers, 1900 to 1975
Hardcover      ISBN: 0028645952

This engaging text presents the history of songs and scores highlighted with personal history of their creators.

The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
Paperback      ISBN: 155936047x

A moving adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel, the story of a ten-year-old orphan's search for love and self-discovery in her uncle's locked garden. With her Tony-award winning book and lyrics, Norman recreates the classic form of the traditional American musical.

Federico Fellini: A Sentimental Journey Through Illusion and Reality of a Genius
Federico Fellini
A Sentimental Journey Through Illusion and Reality of a Genius
Hardcover      ISBN: 8873013562
Play It Again, Sam: Retakes on Remakes
Play It Again, Sam
Retakes on Remakes
Paperback      ISBN: 0520205936
Play It Again, Sam is a timely investigation of a topic that until now has received almost no critical attention in film and cultural studies: the cinematic remake. As cinema enters its second century, more remakes are appearing than ever before, and these writers consider the full range: Hollywood films that have been recycled by Hollywood, such as The Jazz Singer, Cape Fear, and Robin Hood; foreign films including Breathless; and Three Men and a Baby, which Hollywood has reworked for American audiences; and foreign films based on American works, among them Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies, which is a "makeover" of Coppola's Godfather films. As these essays demonstrate, films are remade by other films (Alfred Hitchcock went so far as to remake his own The Man Who Knew Too Much) and by other media as well.

The editors and contributors draw upon narrative, film, and cultural theories, and consider gender, genre, and psychological issues, presenting the "remake" as a special artistic form of repetition with a difference and as a commercial product aimed at profits in the marketplace. The remake flourishes at the crossroads of the old and the new, the known and the unknown. Play It Again, Sam takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of this hitherto unexplored territory.
The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Making of 2001
A Space Odyssey
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0375755284

"If 2001 has stirred your emotions, your subconscious, your mythological yearnings, then it has succeeded."--Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick's extraordinary movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1969. The critics initially disliked it, but the public loved it. And eventually, the film took its rightful place as one of the most innovative, brilliant, and pivotal works of modern cinema. The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey consists of testimony from Kubrick's collaborators and commentary from critics and historians. This is the most complete book on the film to date--from Stanley Kubrick's first meeting with screenwriter Arthur C. Clarke to Kubrick's exhaustive research to the actual shooting and release of the movie.
Cinema 1: The Movement-Image
Cinema 1
The Movement-Image
Paperback      ISBN: 0816614008

Discusses the theoretical implications of the cinematographic image based on Henri Bergson's theories