The Movie Doctors


Author: Simon Mayo,Mark Kermode

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 178211663X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Whatever your ailment, the nation's best-loved film experts have the perfect cinematic prescription for you, whether it's a course of the Coens or a dose of Die Hard. And they're ready to cure the movies to,, taking their scalpels to bloated blockbusters and warning of the ill effects of overpraise. Where medical ignorance and movie expertise meet - the surgery of Doctors Kermode and Mayo is now open.

Doctors in the Movies

Boil the Water and Just Say Aah


Author: Peter E. Dans

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 8082

Myth, like denial, is central to human existence and no one has made myths better than Hollywood, shaping how we think about ourselves and those around us by reinforcing stereotypes or creating new ones. This book is about how Hollywood has portrayed medicine over the last sixty years, as seen through the eyes of a board-certified internist on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The author blends a brief historical context with an in-depth discussion of more than seventy films from Arrowsmith, Internes Can't Take Money, Society Doctor, and The Girl in White, through No Way Out and The Last Angry Man, to Hospital, Coma, Critical Care, and Awakenings. One can see the progression of medical students from naïve idealists in 1948's Miss Susie Slagle's to cynical nonconformists in Gross Anatomy. Similarly, changes are visible in the doctor's image from the kindly Country Doctor and the earnest Dr. Kildare to the arrogant egotists of The Doctor and Malice. The movies illustrate what the public has valued in doctoring, the changing attitudes toward science, and the evolution of issues that still confront and divide us. The book has an extensive filmography and bibliography. To order, call: (800) 500-8205 or write: MEDI-ED Press, #5 White Place, Bloomington, IL 61701.

Medicine's Moving Pictures

Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television


Author: Leslie J. Reagan,Nancy Tomes

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580462341

Category: Medical

Page: 343

View: 9222

Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine that explore the rich history of health-related films.

Jacques Tourneur

The Cinema of Nightfall


Author: Chris Fujiwara

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476608113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

View: 824

At least three of director Jacques Tourneur’s films—Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man—are recognized as horror classics. Yet his contributions to these films are often minimized by scholars, with most of the credit going to the films’ producer, Val Lewton. A detailed examination of the director’s full body of work reveals that those elements most evident in the Tourneur-Lewton collaborations—the lack of monsters and the stylized use of suggested violence—are equally apparent in Tourneur’s films before and after his work with Lewton. Mystery and sensuality were hallmarks of his style, and he possessed a highly artistic visual and aural style. This insightful critical study examines each of Tourneur’s films, as well as his extensive work on MGM shorts (1936–1942) and in television. What emerges is evidence of a highly coherent directorial style that runs throughout Tourneur’s works.

The List

A Novel


Author: Tara Ison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416539179

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8275

The List is an irreverent, sophisticated take on the classic breakup story. In fierce and exquisite prose, Tara Ison has written an astonishing story of love and hate. Isabel is finishing medical school and destined to become a brilliant heart surgeon. Al is a video store clerk, a one-hit-wonder director whose first and only film became a cult classic. Their electric, passionate, and deeply maddening relationship can't possibly work. Tired of endlessly coming together and breaking up, they make a list of ten things to do before they finally say good-bye. But after a few perfect dates the list takes a dark turn, and their plan spirals out of control as they realize they would rather destroy each other than let go.

The Healthy Edit

Creative Techniques for Perfecting Your Movie


Author: John Rosenberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136040730

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 4945

Every film or show that we watch, no matter how great the final cut, has its problems during production. Whether it's a bad performance from an actor, a hole in the story or script, continuity or pacing issues, or something being placed in a shot that shouldn't be, there's no shortage of problems encountered once postproduction has begun. Fixing these problems then becomes the job of the editor. This book provides those editors with creative editing solutions they can employ to overcome these problems and is the key to nursing a sick project back to health in the editing room. Though the book takes an application-agnostic approach, specific solutions are presented for today's most commonly used non-linear editing applications. Solutions more relevant to certain genres are discussed in-depth, as are solutions that editors can employ through the use of simple VFX techniques. Case studies and interviews with Hollywood editors provide readers with real-world problems encountered, and solutions used to overcome them. The companion website provides Quicktime videos and Flash animations visually demonstrating problems and how they were dealt with.

Eyes Wide Shut

Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film


Author: Robert P. Kolker,Nathan Abrams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190678054

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Twenty years since its release, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut remains a complex, visually arresting film about domesticity, sexual disturbance, and dreams. It was on the director's mind for some 50 years before he finally put it into production. Using the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts, London, and interviews with participants in the production, the authors create an archeology of the film that traces the progress of the film from its origins to its completion, reception, and afterlife. The book is also an appreciation of this enigmatic work and its equally enigmatic creator.

Christians in the Movies

A Century of Saints and Sinners


Author: Peter E. Dans

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742570320

Category: Religion

Page: 410

View: 6854

Christians in the Movies traces the arc of the portrayal in film of Christians from 1905 to the present. For most of the first six decades, the portrayals were favorable and even reverential. By contrast, from 1970 on, Christians have often been treated with hostility and often outright ridicule. This book explores this shift through in-depth reviews and commentaries on 100 important films, as well as briefer discussions of about 75 additional Christian-themed films. Peter E. Dans examines various causative factors for this change such as the abolition of the Hays Motion Picture Production Code, the demise of the Catholic Legion of Decency, and the associated profound societal and cultural changes. From a look at the real story behind the Scopes trial to portraits of actors, directors and writers most prominently associated with films involving Christians and Christianity, Christians in the Movies provides a great resource for those who wish to select films for showing at churches, universities or for personal viewing and critical examination of the recent cultural movements and thought.

What Remains

A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love


Author: Carole Radziwill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074327718X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 689

The author traces her life and marriage to Anthony Radziwill, President Kennedy's nephew, in an account that describes her work as a journalist, her friendship with JFK, Jr., and his wife, and her husband's struggle with terminal cancer.

Signs of Life

Cinema and Medicine


Author: Graeme Harper,Andrew Moor

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

View: 4884

Signs of Life: Medicine and Cinema is the first single volume to consider the cinematic representation of medicine, medical science and the medical profession, and explores the political implications of the representations of doctors, nurses, patients, diseases and disabilities. The essays in this collection, from a wide range of film scholars and medical practitioners, also consider how formal qualities of cinema such as empirical observation, mise-en-sc'ne, propaganda and education, melodrama, documentary and narrative construction impact on our understanding of medical procedures and the public image of medicine.