The Encyclopedia of Film

A collection for laypersons and experts alike, this authoritative work includes biographies of the stars, producers, directors, writers, technical information, and more

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025397154

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

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A collection for laypersons and experts alike, this authoritative work includes biographies of the stars, producers, directors, writers, technical information, and more
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first.

Author: Edward Branigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136472633

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 526

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. When first encountering film theory, students are often confronted with a dense, interlocking set of texts full of arcane terminology, inexact formulations, sliding definitions, and abstract generalities. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory challenges these first impressions by aiming to make film theory accessible and open to new readers. Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland have commissioned over 50 scholars from around the globe to address the difficult formulations and propositions in each theory by reducing these difficult formulations to straightforward propositions. The result is a highly accessible volume that clearly defines, and analyzes step by step, many of the fundamental concepts in film theory, ranging from familiar concepts such as ‘Apparatus’, ‘Gaze’, ‘Genre’, and ‘Identification’, to less well-known and understood, but equally important concepts, such as Alain Badiou’s ‘Inaesthetics’, Gilles Deleuze’s ‘Time-Image’, and Jean-Luc Nancy’s ‘Evidence’. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an ideal reference book for undergraduates of film studies, as well as graduate students new to the discipline.
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Encyclopedia of Film Noir

Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.

Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313333068

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 477

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Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.
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Encyclopedia of Chinese Film

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Film, one of the first ever encyclopedias in this area, provides alphabetically organized entries on directors, genres, themes, and actors and actresses from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as 300 ...

Author: Zhiwei Xiao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134745548

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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The Encyclopedia of Chinese Film, one of the first ever encyclopedias in this area, provides alphabetically organized entries on directors, genres, themes, and actors and actresses from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as 300 film synopses. Great care has been taken to provide solid cultural and historical context to the facts. The alphabetical entries are preceded by a substantial historical section, incorporating material on the the main studios and analysing the impact of Chinese film abroad as well as at home in recent years. This Encyclopedia meets the needs, equally, of * the film studies scholar * the student of Chinese culture * the specialist in Chinese film * the curious viewer wanting to know more. Additional features include: * comprehensive cross-references and suggestions for further reading * a list of relevant websites * a chronology of films and a classified contents list * three indexes - (one of film and tv titles with directors names and year of release, one of names including actors, writers, directors and producers and one of studios, all with pinyin romanizations) * a glossary of pinyin romanizations, Chinese characters and English equivalents to aid the specialist in moving between Chinese titles and English translations.
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The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films

In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the ...

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538115527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

Ranging from Hollywood classics to international bestsellers to lesser-known representations of national cinema, this collection is deliberately broad in scope crossing decades, boundaries and genres.

Author: Sabine Haenni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317682615

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social, historical and political contexts in which the film was produced. Ranging from Hollywood classics to international bestsellers to lesser-known representations of national cinema, this collection is deliberately broad in scope crossing decades, boundaries and genres. The encyclopedia thus provides an introduction to the historical range and scope of cinema produced throughout the world.
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The Encyclopedia of Epic Films

This volume looks at the wide variety of epics produced over the last century—from the silent spectacles of D. W. Griffith and biblical melodramas of Cecil B. DeMille to the historical dramas of David Lean and rollercoaster thrillers of ...

Author: Constantine Santas

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810882485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

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Soon after film came into existence, the term epic was used to describe productions that were lengthy, spectacular, live with action, and often filmed in exotic locales with large casts and staggering budgets. The effort and extravagance needed to mount an epic film paid off handsomely at the box office, for the genre became an immediate favorite with audiences. Epic films survived the tribulations of two world wars and the Depression and have retained the basic characteristics of size and glamour for more than a hundred years. Length was, and still is, one of the traits of the epic, though monolithic three- to four-hour spectacles like Gone with the Wind (1939) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) have been replaced today by such franchises as the Harry Potter films and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Although the form has evolved during many decades of existence, its central elements have been retained, refined, and modernized to suit the tastes of every new generation. The Encyclopedia of Epic Films identifies, describes, and analyzes those films that meet the criteria of the epic—sweeping drama, panoramic landscapes, lengthy adventure sequences, and, in many cases, casts of thousands. This volume looks at the wide variety of epics produced over the last century—from the silent spectacles of D. W. Griffith and biblical melodramas of Cecil B. DeMille to the historical dramas of David Lean and rollercoaster thrillers of Steven Spielberg. Each entry contains: Major personnel behind the camera, including directors and screenwriters Cast and character listings Plot summary Analysis Academy Award wins and nominations DVD and Blu-ray availability Resources for further study This volume also includes appendixes of foreign epics, superhero spectaculars, and epics produced for television, along with a list of all the directors in the book. Despite a lack of overall critical recognition and respect as a genre, the epic remains a favorite of audiences, and this book pays homage to a form of mass entertainment that continues to fill movie theaters. The Encyclopedia of Epic Films will be of interest to academics and scholars, as well as any fan of films made on a grand scale.
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Movies in American History

From Birth of a Nation to Bonnie and Clyde. From The Graduate to Risky Business. Throughout American history, movies have engaged us, portrayed our society, and reflected the vibrancy of popular culture.

Author: Philip C. DiMare

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842968

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1232

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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. * Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema * Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history * Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry
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The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

Offering insights and analysis from over seventy scholars, critics, and activists, the volume highlights issues such as: Hollywood’s diversity crisis White Savior films Magic Negro tropes The disconnect between screen images and lived ...

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 824

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From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities, perpetuate stereotypes, and keep alive practices of discrimination and marginalization. Even in the 21st century, the American film industry is not “color blind,” evidenced by films such as Babel (2006), A Better Life, (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film documents one facet of racism in the film industry, wherein historically underrepresented peoples are misrepresented—through a lack of roles for actors of color, stereotyping, negative associations, and an absence of rich, nuanced characters. Offering insights and analysis from over seventy scholars, critics, and activists, the volume highlights issues such as: Hollywood’s diversity crisis White Savior films Magic Negro tropes The disconnect between screen images and lived realities of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians A companion to the ever-growing field of race studies, this volume opens up a critical dialogue on an always timely issue. The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film will appeal to scholars of cinema, race and ethnicity studies, and cultural history.
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The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television 2d ed

It's a bird!

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786437559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 704

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete guide to over 50 years of superheroes on screen! This expanded and updated edition of the 2004 award-winning encyclopedia covers important developments in the popular genre; adds new shows such as Heroes and Zoom; includes the latest films featuring icons like Superman, Spiderman and Batman; and covers even more types of superheroes. Each entry includes a detailed history, cast and credits, episode and film descriptions, critical commentaries, and data on arch-villains, gadgets, comic-book origins and super powers, while placing each production into its historical context. Appendices list common superhero conventions and cliches; incarnations; memorable ad lines; and the best, worst, and most influential productions from 1951 to 2008.
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The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film

Crammed with hundreds of rare illustrations, this is an absolute must for those who lust after the sleaze and slime of B-Movies.

Author: Michael Weldon

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004395328

Category: Cinema films - Encyclopaedias

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The world's leading Psychotronic expert has produced the ultimate A to Z guide to over 3,000 of the weirdest and wildest movies ever made. From the slightly offbeat to the outlandishly bizarre, from the no-budget quickie to the multimillion box office smash, every Psychotronic film is lovingly listed, to include valuable information on cast, crew and characters. Crammed with hundreds of rare illustrations, this is an absolute must for those who lust after the sleaze and slime of B-Movies.
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Encyclopedia of Early Cinema

The work also focuses on how the nature of film exhibition changed as the industry grew, and how the public's reception to films also changed.

Author: Richard Abel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134566754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 704

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This encyclopedia presents a wealth of information on early cinema history, with coverage of the techniques and equipment of film production, profiles of the pioneering directors and producers, analysis of individual films and the rapid growth of distinct film genres, and the emergence of something the world had never seen before - the movie star. The work also focuses on how the nature of film exhibition changed as the industry grew, and how the public's reception to films also changed. The pre-cinema period is closely examined to show those mass-cultural forms and practices - such as music hall and vaudeville - from within which cinema was to emerge. A perfect companion for any student of early cinema and film studies.
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The Queer Encyclopedia of Film Television

For these answers and many more, fans can dip into this book. Drawn from the fascinating online encyclopaedia of queer arts and culture - www.glbtq.com - this is the only reference book in which RuPaul and Jean Cocteau jostle for space.

Author: Claude J. Summers

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 9781573442091

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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How did Liberace's costumes kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as 'the best white cheerleader in Detroit'? For these answers and many more, fans can dip into this book. Drawn from the fascinating online encyclopaedia of queer arts and culture - www.glbtq.com - this is the only reference book in which RuPaul and Jean Cocteau jostle for space. From the porn industry to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, from body building to Dorothy Arzner, this is an indispensable guide: readable, authoritative and concise.
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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films

The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date.

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261679

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 422

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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date. In addition to entries on productions, both major and modest, this encyclopedia also includes entries for notable directors, producers, and actors. Each film entry includes comprehensive details, situates the film in the context and history of Japanese horror cinema, and includes brief suggestions for further reading. Although emphasizing horror as a general theme, this encyclopedia also encompasses other genres that are associated with this theme, including Comedy Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is a comprehensive reference volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars as well as to the many fans of this popular genre.
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Encyclopedia of American Film Serials

Providing insight into early 20th century American culture, this book analyzes four decades of productions from Pathe, Universal, Mascot and Columbia, and all 66 Republic serials.

Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786477623

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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From their heyday in the 1910s to their lingering demise in the 1950s, American film serials delivered excitement in weekly installments for millions of moviegoers, despite minuscule budgets, impossibly tight shooting schedules and the disdain of critics. Early heroines like Pearl White, Helen Holmes and Ruth Roland broke gender barriers and ruled the screen. Through both world wars, such serials as Spy Smasher and Batman were vehicles for propaganda. Smash hits like Flash Gordon and The Lone Ranger demonstrated the enduring mass appeal of the genre. Providing insight into early 20th-century American culture, this book analyzes four decades of productions from Pathe, Universal, Mascot and Columbia, along with all 66 Republic serials, including The Adventures of Superman and Mysterious Doctor Satan.
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The Film Encyclopedia 5e

With up–to–date additions, this fifth edition features more than 7,000 A–Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including: – Directors, producers, stars, screenwriters, and cinematographers – ...

Author: Ephraim Katz

Publisher: CollinsRef

ISBN: 0060742143

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1542

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A completely revised and udpated edition of the classic film reference which has sold nearly 150,000 copies in its previous editions. Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive one–volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed Bible of the movie industry. With up–to–date additions, this fifth edition features more than 7,000 A–Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including: – Directors, producers, stars, screenwriters, and cinematographers – Styles, genres, and schools of filmmaking – Motion picture studios and film centers – Film–related organizations and events – Industry jargon and technical terms – Inventions, inventors, and equipment – Plus, an index of Academy Award winning films and artists, top grossing films, and much more.
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A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

Offers a reference guide to film noir, extending from relevant films from before the genre was established to contemporary neonoirs and other types of film derived from the genre.

Author: John Grant

Publisher: Limelight Editions

ISBN: 1557838313

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 765

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Offers a reference guide to film noir, extending from relevant films from before the genre was established to contemporary neonoirs and other types of film derived from the genre.
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The Concise Cinegraph

This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts.

Author: ans-Michael Bock,,

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857455659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

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This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.
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The Film Encyclopedia

Gay and Lesbian Cinema: p. 513-514.

Author: Ephraim Katz

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0062730894

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1496

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Gay and Lesbian Cinema: p. 513-514.
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