Category: Film

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

By Peter L. Winkler

<span><span>One of America's such a lot exciting show-business luminaries and actual rebels, Dennis Hopper's extraordinary existence used to be a roller-coaster sequence of triumphs and screw ups. continually motive 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 motion pictures, 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 ahead of the label "pop art" was once even coined. Dennis Hopper: The Wild experience of a Hollywood Rebel explores Hopper's existence from his lonely formative years in Kansas, the place he grew to become made up our minds to win the love of others through turning into an excellent artist, to his usually drug-fueled days and nights in Hollywood and his religious domestic in Taos, New Mexico.

Dennis Hopper: The Wild experience of a Hollywood Rebel unsparingly records 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 appearing 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 past due Eighties. The publication additionally delves into Hopper's tumultuous own existence, together with his dramatic try to divorce his spouse whereas he battled terminal melanoma.

This is the 1st publication to hide the whole lifestyles 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 significant in Blue Velvet, overcoming years of alcoholism and drug dependancy. Dennis Hopper: The Wild experience of a Hollywood Rebel is a must-read for Hopper's enthusiasts, movie buffs, and readers addicted to megastar scandals.</span>
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André Bazin (Revised Edition) by Dudley Andrew

By Dudley Andrew

André Bazin, usually dubbed the daddy of the French New Wave, has had a massive impression on movie paintings. he's credited with virtually single-handedly setting up the research of movie as an permitted highbrow pursuit. The magazine that he based in 1951, Cahiers du Cinéma, continues to be the main influential archive of cinema feedback. He is still the most learn, such a lot studied, and most attractive figures ever to have written approximately movie. the previous couple of years have witnessed an enormous resurgence of curiosity in Bazin between critics, students, and scholars of each persuasion. His writings, a mainstay of movie conception classes, are actually discovering a spot at the syllabi of center classes in movie heritage, feedback, and appreciation. Andrew's highbrow biography is a landmark in movie scholarship.

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Star: The Life and Wild Times of Warren Beatty by Peter Biskind

By Peter Biskind

During this compulsively readable and continually astounding ebook, Peter Biskind, the writer of the movie classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and soiled images, writes the main intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty.

Famously a playboy--he has been associated with costars Natalie wooden, Julie Christie, Diane Keaton, and Madonna, between others--Beatty has additionally been the most bold and profitable stars in Hollywood. a number of Beatty movies have handed the attempt of time, from Bonnie and Clyde to Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds (for which he gained the easiest director Oscar), Bugsy, and Bulworth. Few filmgoers discover that besides Orson Welles, Beatty is the single individual ever nominated for 4 Academy Awards for a unmarried film--and not like Welles, Beatty did it two times, with Heaven Can Wait and Reds.

Biskind indicates how Beatty used big name strength, advertisement luck, savvy, and style to bend Hollywood moguls to his will, constructing an unheard of point of independence whereas nonetheless operating in the studio approach. Arguably essentially the most winning and artistic figures in Hollywood over the past few a long time, Beatty exercised specific keep watch over over his motion pictures, usually hiring screenwriters out of his personal pocket (and usually participating with them), generating, directing, and performing, turning into an auteur earlier than an individual in Hollywood knew what the be aware intended. during this attention-grabbing biography, the final word Hollywood big name involves life--complete with excesses and achievements--as by no means sooner than.

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Avant le cinéma: L'oeil et l'image by Daniel Banda, José Moure

By Daniel Banda, José Moure

Le rêve de transporter, de projeter et d’animer les pictures est peut-être immémorial et l’histoire de ceux qui ont voulu faire vivre ce rêve est déjà longue quand, en 1895, les frères Lumière projettent l. a. vie, prise sur le vif, sur l’écran du cinématographe. Cette anthologie rassemble quelque cent textes qui nous invitent à parcourir une histoire culturelle de los angeles imaginative and prescient, de ses moyens et dispositifs, de l’idée que nous nous faisons du obvious, des attentes, des croyances et de l’imaginaire qui s’y rattachent, afin de mieux comprendre nos propres façons de voir et de vivre avec les images.

De Platon à Jules Verne, avant le cinéma, sans le cinéma, se croisent les préoccupations philosophiques, artistiques et littéraires autant que sociales, scientifiques et concepts. Autour des jeux de l’ombre et de los angeles lumière, de los angeles chambre noire, des lanternes magiques, de los angeles fantasmagorie, des panoramas, de l. a. photographie, des machines optiques et des photos en mouvement, dialoguent, parmi bien d’autres, Vinci, Kepler et Sterne, Kircher, Inés de los angeles Cruz et Leibniz, Robertson, Balzac et Strindberg, et encore Kleist, Wordsworth et Hawthorne, Lichtenberg, Hoffmann, Hugo, Marx et Zola, Arago, Poe, Delacroix et Nadar, Plateau, Baudelaire, Marey et Edison, Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, H. G. Wells et Charles Cros…

Daniel Banda, professeur agrégé, enseigne l. a. philosophie au Lycée Victor Hugo à Paris et l’esthétique à l’université de Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne. José Moure, ancien élève de l’École normale supérieure, est professeur en études cinématographiques à l’université de Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne. Ensemble, ils ont publié "Le Cinéma : naissance d’un artwork: 1895-1920" et "Le Cinéma : l’art d’une civilisation: 1920-1960".

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The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of by Robert Schnakenberg

By Robert Schnakenberg

The guy. the flicks. The lifestyles. The legend. He's performed a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing front room singer, a magical exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. he's William James "Bill" Murray, America's maximum nationwide treasure. From his adolescence lugging golfing baggage at a rustic membership to his first style of luck on Saturday evening stay, from his starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters to his reinvention as a hipster icon for the twenty-first century, the massive undesirable booklet of invoice Murray chronicles each point of his amazing existence and career.

He's this kind of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie's Angels within the comparable 12 months. He shuns managers and brokers, and he as soon as agreed to voice the lead in Garfield simply because he mistakenly believed it used to be a Coen Brothers movie. He's well-known for crashing condo events all over the place ny City-and if he retains photobombing random strangers, he may well simply holiday the Internet.

Part biography, half severe appreciation, half love letter, and all enjoyable, this huge, immense full-color quantity, jam-packed with colour movie stills and behind-the-scenes images, chronicles each Murray functionality in loving element, recounting all of the milestones, mythical "Murray stories," and controversies within the lifetime of this enigmatic performer.

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Film und Krieg: Die Inszenierung von Politik zwischen by Andreas Dörner (auth.), Dr. Michael Strübel (eds.)

By Andreas Dörner (auth.), Dr. Michael Strübel (eds.)

Der Band versucht politik- wie auch kommunikationswissenschaftliche Fragestellungen und methodische Herangehensweisen zusammenzuführen, die sich mit dem Thema Krieg auseinandersetzen. Der Schwerpunkt liegt hierbei in der visuellen Politik, die sowohl das style Spielfilm umfasst, aber darüber hinaus auch aktuelle Medienberichterstattung im Fernsehen, z.B. zum Krieg im Kosovo, bis hin zur simulierten Realität in Computerspielen. Neben ausgewählten thematischen Schwerpunkten der Zeitgeschichte, wie dem Vietnam-Krieg, werden allgemeine filmhistorische Fallbeispiele für Kriegs- und Antikriegsfilme sowie Revolutionsfilme präsentiert und filmtheoretische Abhandlungen kritisch reflektiert. Die generelle Frage danach, was once bei der visuellen Inszenierung von internationaler Politik und der Darstellung von Gewalt, Konflikten und Kriegen dokumentarisch ist, was once manipulierte semi-Realität oder reine Fiktion, verlangt nach exemplarischen Analysen. Hierzu liefern die Beiträge des Bandes Vertiefungen und Fallbeispiele.

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Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set by Tim Bergfelder;Sue Harris;Sarah Street

By Tim Bergfelder;Sue Harris;Sarah Street

Ecu cinema among global Wars I and II was once popular for its outstanding recognition to element and visible results in set layout. Visionary designers comparable to Vincent Korda and Alfred Junge prolonged their impact throughout nationwide movie industries in Paris, London, and Berlin, remodeling the studio approach into one in every of permeable inventive groups. For the 1st time, movie structure and the Transnational mind's eye presents a comparative examine of eu movie set layout within the past due Nineteen Twenties and 1930s.  in response to a wealth of drawings, movie stills, and archival files from the interval, this quantity illuminates the rising importance of transnational creative collaboration in gentle of advancements in Britain, France, and Germany.  A complete research of the practices, types, and serve as of interwar cinematic construction layout, movie structure and the Transnational mind's eye deals new perception into the period’s awesome achievements and impression on next generations.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (4th Edition) (Routledge by Susan Hayward

By Susan Hayward

Cinema stories: the foremost thoughts is an important consultant for someone drawn to movie. offering available assurance of a finished variety of genres, activities, theories and creation phrases, it is a must-have advisor to a desirable zone of research and arguably the best paintings type of glossy times.

Now absolutely revised and up-to-date for its fourth variation, the booklet comprises new topical entries such as:

Cult cinema
Digital cinema/Post-digital cinema
Dogme 95• Movement-image/Time-image
Quota quickies
3-D know-how

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Horror Noir: Where Cinema's Dark Sisters Meet by Paul Meehan

By Paul Meehan

This severe survey examines the ancient and thematic relationships among of the cinema's hottest genres: horror and movie noir. The impact of Thirties- and 1940s-era horror movies at the improvement of noir is targeted, with analyses of greater than a hundred movies during which noir illegal activity and secret meld with supernatural and mental horror. integrated are the movies in response to renowned horror/mystery radio indicates (The Whistler, internal Sanctum), the works of RKO manufacturer Val Lewton (Cat humans, The 7th Victim), and Alfred Hitchcock's mental ghost tales. additionally mentioned are gothic and gown horror noirs set within the nineteenth century (The photograph of Dorian grey, Hangover Square); the noir components of more moderen movies; and the movie noir points of the Hannibal Lecter videos and different serial-killer thrillers.

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