Film Crazy

Interviews with Hollywood Legends

Author: Patrick McGilligan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466875739

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In Film Crazy, McGilligan shares some of his fascinating interviews with screen luminaries from his salad days as a young journalist working the Hollywood beat. He rides the presidential campaign bus with Ronald Reagan, visits Alfred Hitchcock on the set of the Master of Suspense's last film, "Family Plot," meets George Stevens at the Brown Derby and conducts the last interview with the director of "Shane" and "Giant." Other interview subjects captured for posterity include rough-and-ready pioneer directors William Wellman and Raoul Walsh; likeable actor Joel McCrea; actress - and the only female director of her era - Ida Lupino; French legend Rene Clair; and lowly-contract-writer-turned-studio-mogul Dore Schary. Film Crazy is a must for film students, scholars and professionals.
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Movie Crazy

Stars, Fans, and the Cult of Celebrity

Author: S. Barbas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137103191

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 2281

While the impact that legendary actors and actresses have had on the development of the Hollywood film industry is well known, few have recognised the power of movie fans on shaping the industry. This books redresses that balance, and is the first study of Hollywood's golden era to examine the period from the viewpoint of the fans. Using fan club journals, fan letters, studio production records, and other previously unpublished archival sources, Samantha Barbas reveals how the passion, enthusiasm, and ongoing activism of film fans in Hollywood's golden era transformed early cinema, the modern mass media and American popular culture.
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Crazy

das Buch zum Film

Author: Hans-Christian Schmid,Michael Gutmann,Benjamin Lebert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462029185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

View: 5314

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Movie Crazy

Fans, Stars, and the Cult of Celebrity

Author: Samantha Barbas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403960450

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 4909

Movie Crazy celebrates the unique connection between fans, film studios, and stars in Hollywood's golden era, 1900-1950
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C.R.A.Z.Y.: A Queer Film Classic

Author: Robert Schwartzwald

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551526115

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 5209

A Queer Film Classic on the 2005 film debut by French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée (best known for Dallas Buyers Club and Wild), about a young gay man who struggles to find his sense of self amidst a "crazy" family of four brothers and a homophobic father who seeks to cure him. The film won a best picture Genie Award (Canada's version of the Oscars) in 2006. Robert Schwartzwald in a professor at the Université de Montréal.
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Tales from the Cult Film Trenches

Interviews with 36 Actors from Horror, Science Fiction and Exploitation Cinema

Author: Louis Paul

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786429941

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 484

From movie villains to scream queens, here are interviews with 36 actors and actresses familiar to fans of sixties and seventies cult cinema. Interviewees include the well-known (David Carradine, Christopher Lee), the relatively obscure (Marrie Lee), sex symbols (Valerie Leon), surfers who became movie stars (Don Stroud), and action heroes (Fred Williamson), among many others. Each interview is accompanied by a biography and filmography.
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Medienwechsel: Transformation vom Buch zum Film am Beispiel von Benjamin Leberts Crazy

Author: Nadja Rinke

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638532259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 98

View: 7213

Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: 2,0, Universität zu Köln, 68 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Verfilmung literarischer Werke ist zunehmend zu einer Selbstverständlichkeit in der Literaturverfilmung Filmgeschichte geworden. als Gegenstandsbereich der Literaturwissenschaft ist allerdings weniger etabliert. Lange Zeit stand die Literaturwissenschaft dem Medium Film äußerst skeptisch gegenüber, und auch heute gibt es noch Methodenprobleme bei der Analyse verfilmter Literatur. Die Transformation eines literarischen Werkes in das Massenmedium Film ist eine Herausforderung, sowohl für die Literatur- als auch für die Filmwissenschaft. Der Film, als „Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit“ und in seiner Eigenschaft als technisches Medium, ist für viele Schriftsteller der wichtigste Auftraggeber geworden. Dennoch sind Verfilmungen, vor allem klassischer Literatur, noch immer der Auslöser für den Missmut vieler Literaturkritiker, die in dem Medium Film einen der Massenunterhaltung dienenden Illusionsapparat sehen, der mit Kultur- und Literaturvernichtung identisch zu sein scheint. Nun ist das Medium Film nicht aus dem Nichts entstanden, sondern das Produkt einer schon existierenden und sich immer weiter entwickelnden Medienkultur. Die Entstehung neuer Medien geschah einerseits immer aus der Idee heraus, eine schnellere und weiträumigere Kommunikationstechnik zu finden. Andererseits ist Kommunikation ohne mediale Vermittlungssysteme, die die Aufzeichnung und Verbreitung kulturellen Wissens ermöglichen, nicht denkbar. Die zur Verbreitung dienenden Mittel reichen von der mündlichen Überlieferung bis hin zur heute existierenden Digitalisierung. Dass Weltwahrnehmung und Kommunikation notwendigerweise an Medien gebunden sind, hat schon Platon in seinem Höhlengleichnis zum Ausdruck gebracht. Auch Luhmann erklärt: „Was wir über unsere Gesellschaft, ja über die Welt, in der wir leben, wissen, wissen wir durch die Massenmedien“. Diese Erkenntnis ist fast genauso alt wie die Tendenz medialer Systeme, zu interagieren und sich wechselseitig aufeinander zu beziehen.
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Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595821195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

View: 6726

Presents a selection of material from the author's newsletter of the same name that provides a history of Hollywood's golden age through personal recollections and interviews with its actors, writers, and directors.
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Media in China

Consumption, Content and Crisis

Author: Stephanie Donald,Michael Keane,Yin Hong

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716142

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5876

Multinational media companies increasingly look to China as a highly important market for the future, but with what degree of confidence should they do so? Media in China is about a new kind of revolution in China - a revolution in which rapidly commercializing media industries confront slow-changing power relations between political, social and economic spheres. This interdisciplinary collection draws on the expertise of industry professionals, academic experts and cultural critics. It offers a variety of perspectives on audio-visual industries in the world's largest media market. In particular, the contributors examine television, film, music, commercial and political advertising, and new media such as the internet and multimedia. These essays explore evolving audience demographies, new patterns of media reception in regional centres, and the gradual internationalization of media content and foreign investment in China's broadcasting industries. This book will of use to students and professionals involved in media and communication, as well as anyone interested in contemporary China.
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Vergleich zwischen dem Roman 'Crazy' von Benjamin Lebert und der gleichnamigen Verfilmung von Hans- Christian Schmid

Author: Jennifer Keßel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638527085

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 14

View: 9148

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: 2,7, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, 6 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Hausarbeit ziehe ich einen Vergleich zwischen dem Roman „Crazy“ von Benjamin Lebert und der gleichnamigen Verfilmung von Hans- Christian Schmid. Als der Roman erschien, teilten sich die Meinungen der Kritiker, „und befanden ‚wunderbar’, nein belanglos, nein der Autor ist ein Wunderkind“. Da der Roman von einem 16-jährigen, unerfahrenen Autor geschrieben wurde, konnte man wohl nicht allzu viel erwarten, oder doch? Da ich den Film schon kannte, und für gut befand, dass Buch jedoch noch nicht gelesen hatte, hatte ich hohe Erwartungen. Obwohl diese schon im Vorfeld durch etliche Rezensionen, die ich für diese Hausarbeit las, getrübt wurden. Denn die meisten fielen nicht positiv für Benjamin Lebert aus. „Der Autor selbst, der sein eigenes Buch weder so gut, noch so schlecht fand, fand das alles ein wenig übertrieben, und zog sich aus dem öffentlichen Zirkus zurück.(...) Anders der Regisseur Hans- Christian Schmid, Regisseur von ‚Nach fünf im Urwald’ und ‚23’, er hat jetzt Benjamin Leberts Internatsgeschichte ‚Crazy’ so charmant in Szene gesetzt, dass die Kritiker sagen: „Der Film ist besser als das Buch“.“ Für mich stellt sich jetzt also die Frage, ob das Buch wirklich schlechter ist als der Film. Und wenn ja, warum? Liegt es an der Handlungsabfolge, an der verwendeten Sprache oder an der Veränderung des Helden? Ich werde in dieser Hausarbeit diesen Fragen nachkommen, und mich dabei chronologisch dem Film nach vorarbeiten.
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What Goes Around Comes Around

The Films of Jonathan Demme

Author: Michael Bliss,Christina Banks

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809319831

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 491

This superb study by Michael Bliss and Christina Banks is the first book-length work to critically address the films of Jonathan Demme, from his first major work in 1974, Caged Heat, to his most recent, Philadelphia. In tracing the themes and techniques that Demme has developed and perfected through two decades, Bliss and Banks point out the distinctive qualities of a Demme film: his sensitive and sympathetic treatment of characters; his use of wry humor, which aids his audience in appreciating human shortcomings; and his sense of joy in the filmmaking process. A graduate of what might be called the Roger Corman School of Filmmaking, Demme quickly managed to outgrow his exploitation film background and establish himself as a director whose concerns for humanistic issues, use of the newest and finest strains in contemporary music, and fascination with darker subjects in the midst of an often comic vision mark him as an impressive cinematic force. Demme is more interested in interpersonal relations and feelings than in deeds, an attitude complemented by his focus on issues of sexual equality and justice. Allowing for the kinds of fictional conclusions involving renewal and hope that exemplify the true mythos of comedy, Demme's films exemplify a statement that occurs in both Something Wild and Married to the Mob: "What goes around comes around".
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Bombay before Bollywood

Film City Fantasies

Author: Rosie Thomas

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143845676X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

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Traces the development of Indian cinema from the 1920s to the mid-1990s, before “Bollywood” erupted onto the world stage. Bombay before Bollywood offers a fresh, alternative look at the history of Indian cinema. Avoiding the conventional focus on India’s social and mythological films, Rosie Thomas examines the subaltern genres of the “magic and fighting films”—the fantasy, costume, and stunt films popular in the decades before and immediately after independence. She explores the influence of this other cinema on the big-budget masala films of the 1970s and 1980s, before “Bollywood” erupted onto the world stage in the mid-1990s. Thomas focuses on key moments in this hidden history, including the 1924 fairy fantasy Gul-e-Bakavali; the 1933 talkie Lal-e-Yaman; the exploits of stunt queen Fearless Nadia; the magical neverlands of Hatimtai and Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp; and the 1960s stunt capers Zimbo and Khilari. She includes a detailed ethnographic account of the Bombay film industry of the early 1980s, centering on the beliefs and fantasies of filmmakers themselves with regard to filmmaking and film audiences, and on-the-ground operations of the industry. A welcome addition to the fields of film studies and cultural studies, the book will also appeal to general readers with an interest in Indian cinema. “In this powerful account, Rosie Thomas opens out filmic artifacts to an array of dazzling reflections shedding new light on the movement and circulation of popular culture in India. With a remarkable body of research conducted over a period of time, Bombay before Bollywood decisively challenges certain assumptions about India, its cinemas, and its audiences.” — Ranjani Mazumdar, author of Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City “This is the archaeology of media performed with intellect, wit, and passion. Rosie Thomas pioneered this field and she remains its most brilliantly iridescent critic and advocate. If only all film studies were this revelatory and this enjoyable!” — Christopher Pinney, author of Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs “Rosie Thomas’s body of research over the last twenty-five years has set up key discourses in the study of Indian popular cinema. This book brings together her pioneering fieldwork into film industry categories and practices, and her more recent bid to resurrect a history made well-nigh clandestine by official narratives: the significance of Arabian Nights fantasies, stunt films, and visceral attractions in Bombay cinema. Pleasurably crafted and provocatively argued, Bombay before Bollywood is an important intervention in Indian and world cinema studies.” — Ravi Vasudevan, author of The Melodramatic Public: Film Form and Spectatorship in Indian Cinema
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The 100 Greatest Silent Film Comedians

Author: James Roots

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442236507

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

View: 2447

This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. The author also promotes some lesser-known performers, singles out each artist’s best works, and identifies key films available on DVD.
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Film Out of Bounds

Essays and Interviews on Non-Mainstream Cinema Worldwide

Author: Matthew Edwards

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147660780X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

View: 9562

Operating outside the commercial boundaries of Hollywood cinema, alternative and independent filmmakers have much to offer the discriminating viewer. Yet they struggle for a place in the popular culture, and even more for recognition by the scholarly community. The specific aim of this book is to provide much-needed critical examination of titles, particularly those by British filmmakers. In-depth commentary from such acclaimed writers as Maitland McDonagh, Jasper Sharp, Johannes Schönherr and Marcus Stiglegger considers filmmakers who work at the very heart of the independent medium, giving the reader specific insight into alternate cinema and the struggles its filmmakers endure. Featured are interviews with both rising and established filmmakers, including the infamous Guy Maddin and Herschell Gordon Lewis. Finally, this collection of interviews and essays boasts a 20th anniversary retrospective on the British cult classic The Company of the Wolves, complete with an exclusive interview with director Neil Jordan.
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Larry Cohen

The Radical Allegories of an Independent Filmmaker, rev. ed.

Author: Tony Williams

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476618194

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 380

View: 463

Now in a revised edition, this book is the only published study devoted to Larry Cohen and his significance as a great American filmmaker. The first edition is long out of print and often sought after. This edition covers all the director’s films, television work and screenplays, and contains an updated interview with the director as well as interviews with his colleagues Janelle Webb Cohen, Michael Moriarty and James Dixon. The filmography and bibliography are also updated.
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Hollywood's Classic Comedies Featuring Slapstick, Romance, Music, Glamour Or Screwball Fun!

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430314877

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 7422

200 films reviewed and rated, covering all genres of movie comedy from slapstick to sardonic, from madness to manners. Featured comedians include Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Bob Hope, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Bing Crosby, The Three Stooges, Eddie Cantor, Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Tati, Sid Field, The Crazy Gang, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jack Hulbert, Joe E. Brown, Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, Clifton Webb, Red Skelton, Ronald Shiner, Cecil Kellaway, Norman Wisdom, Frankie Howerd, Toto, Arthur Askey, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Joan Davis, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Stanley Holloway, Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake.
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Omnibus Films

Author: David Scott Diffrient

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748695680

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 1083

As the first book-length exploration of internationally distributed, multi-director episode films, Omnibus Films fills a considerable gap in the history of world cinema and aims to expand contemporary understandings of authorship, genre, narrative, and tr
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A Week To Get Crazy

Filmkritiken

Author: Petia Ganeva

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640415930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 12

View: 6175

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,7, Freie Universität Berlin (Institut für Theaterwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Praxis der Filmkritik, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Seminararbeit besteht aus drei Filmkritiken. Im ersten Skript wird der Film "Sideways" von Alexander Payne vorgestellt und bewertet. Im Rahmen der zweiten Kritik wird der Film "Die fetten Jahren sind vorbei" von Hans Weingartner behandelt.Im letzten Essay wird der Film "The Aviator" von Martin Scorsese kritisch betrachtet.
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The Talkies

American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931

Author: Donald Crafton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221284

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 639

View: 7939

"The Talkies is a valuable addition to a distinguished series—especially important because it deals with one of the most eventful periods in motion picture history. Crafton's scholarship is impressive, and he has produced a readable book that's sure to become a standard reference."—James Naremore, author of More than Night
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