The American Cinema

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The American Cinema

The American Cinema

Directors And Directions 1929-1968

  • Author: Andrew Sarris
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 9780306807282
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 392
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"The American Cinema is the Citizen Kane of film criticism, a brilliant book that elevated American directors from craftsmen to artists, launched the careers of numerous film critics, and shaped the aesthetics of a whole generation of viewers by providing new ways of looking at movies."--Emanuel Levy, author of George Cukor, Master of Elegance The auteur theory, of which film critic Andrew Sarris was the leading American proponent, holds that artistry in cinema can be largely attributed to film directors, who, while often working against the strictures of studios, producers, and scriptwriters, manage to infuse each film in their oeuvre with their personal style. Sarris's The American Cinema, the bible of auteur studies, is a history of American film in the form of a lively guide to the work of two hundred film directors, from Griffith, Chaplin, and von Sternberg to Mike Nichols, Stanley Kubrick, and Jerry Lewis. In addition, the book includes a chronology of the most important American films, an alphabetical list of over 6000 films with their directors and years of release, and the seminal essays "Toward a Theory of Film History" and "The Auteur Theory Revisited." Over twenty-five years after its initial publication, The American Cinema remains perhaps the most influential book ever written on the subject.

Unspeakable Images

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Unspeakable Images

Unspeakable Images

Ethnicity and the American Cinema

  • Author: Lester D. Friedman
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252015755
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 443
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Boom and Bust

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Boom and Bust

Boom and Bust

American Cinema in the 1940s

  • Author: Thomas Schatz
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520221307
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 571
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On the history of motion pictures

Britain and the American Cinema

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Britain and the American Cinema

Britain and the American Cinema

  • Author: Tom Ryall
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 179
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This book looks at aspects of the relationship between British and American cinema covering the period from the First World War until the 1960s. It deals with the ways in which the two industries have sought to intervene in the affairs of the other, and examines how British subject matter drawn from history, literature, drama, biography has had a place in the American film since the earliest days. The history of the British cinema - its institutions and its films - has been closely intertwined with the history of the American cinema since films were first made and viewed in the late 19th century. In many ways it has been a one-sided relationship with Hollywood exerting a powerful influence on the British film industry, shap

The Emergence of Cinema

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The Emergence of Cinema

The Emergence of Cinema

The American Screen to 1907

  • Author: Charles Musser
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520085336
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 613
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Looks at the early years of the motion picture industry through 1907.

Sound Technology and the American Cinema

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Sound Technology and the American Cinema

Sound Technology and the American Cinema

Perception, Representation, Modernity

  • Author: James Lastra
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231505469
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 288
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Representational technologies including photography, phonography, and the cinema have helped define modernity itself. Since the nineteenth century, these technologies have challenged our trust of sensory perception, given the ephemeral unprecedented parity with the eternal, and created profound temporal and spatial displacements. But current approaches to representational and cultural history often neglect to examine these technologies. James Lastra seeks to remedy this neglect. Lastra argues that we are nowhere better able to track the relations between capital, science, and cultural practice than in photography, phonography, and the cinema. In particular, he maps the development of sound recording from its emergence to its confrontation with and integration into the Hollywood film. Reaching back into the late eighteenth century, to natural philosophy, stenography, automata, and human physiology, Lastra follows the shifting relationships between our senses, technology, and representation.

Jammin' at the Margins

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Jammin' at the Margins

Jammin' at the Margins

Jazz and the American Cinema

  • Author: Krin Gabbard
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226277899
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 350
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American cinema has long been fascinated by jazz and jazz musicians. Yet most jazz films aren't really about jazz. Rather, as Krin Gabbard shows, they create images of racial and sexual identity, many of which have become inseparable from popular notions of the music itself. In Jammin' at the Margins, Gabbard scrutinizes these films, exploring the fundamental obsessions that American culture has brought to jazz in the cinema. Gabbard's close look at jazz film biographies, from The Jazz Singer to Bird, reveals Hollywood's reluctance to acknowledge black subjectivity. Black and even white jazz artists have become vehicles for familiar Hollywood conceptions of race, gender, and sexuality. Even Scorsese's New York, New York and Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues have failed to disentangle themselves from entrenched stereotypes and conventions. Gabbard also examines Hollywood's confrontation with jazz as an elite art form, and the role of the jazz trumpet as a crucial signifier of masculinity. Finally, he considers the acting careers of Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Hoagy Carmichael; Duke Ellington's extraordinary work in films from 1929 until the late 1960s; and the forgotten career of Kay Kyser, star of nine Hollywood films and leader of a popular swing band. This insightful look at the marriage of jazz and film is a major contribution to film, jazz, and cultural studies.

Lost Illusions

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Lost Illusions

Lost Illusions

American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979

  • Author: David A. Cook
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520232655
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 695
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Some of the films discussed in this book include: Five Easy Pieces Chinatown Carnal Knowledge Straw Dogs A Clockwork Orange Mean Streets The Conversation Nashville Shampoo Taxi Driver Apocalypse Now

The American Cinema of Excess

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The American Cinema of Excess

The American Cinema of Excess

Extremes of the National Mind on Film

  • Author: Mike King
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786452439
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 271
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This book draws conclusions about the American mind through analysis of what might be called "cinema of excess:" cinema about Americans that includes culturally transgressive material such as violence, graphic sexuality, apocalyptic themes, and paranoia. The work begins with an introduction to far left and far right schools of film criticism, including Marxism, cultural conservatism, and religious conservatism. The author then takes a balanced look at various films' interpretations of several traits of the American conscious: paranoia (Dr. Strangelove), aggression (Rambo, Natural Born Killers), oedipal/Freudian themes (The Hulk, Star Wars), sexual obsession (American Beauty), the apocalypse (The Passion of the Christ, the Left Behind trilogy), Native Americans and cultural genocide (Little Big Man), new age narcissism (I Heart Huckabees), nihilism and self-destruction (Fight Club, Taxi Driver), intellect and cultural autism (A Beautiful Mind), and virtual reality/fantasy (The Matrix). Finally, a look at American sanity is provided through films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Fisher King, Vanilla Sky and 21 Grams.