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Harold And Maude

Author : Colin Higgins
ISBN : 9781613731291
Genre : Fiction
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Nineteen-year-old Harold Chasen is obsessed with death. He fakes suicides to shock his self-obsessed mother, drives a hearse, and attends funerals of complete strangers. Seventy-nine-year-old Maude Chardin, on the other hand, adores life. She liberates trees from city sidewalks and transplants them to the forest, paints smiles on the faces of church statues, and "borrows" cars to remind their owners that life is fleeting—here today, gone tomorrow! A chance meeting between the two turns into a madcap, whirlwind romance, and Harold learns that life is worth living, and how to play the banjo. Harold and Maude started as Colin Higgins's master's thesis at UCLA Film School. He was working as a pool boy when Paramount purchased the script. The 1971 film, directed by Hal Ashby, bombed. But then this quirky, dark comedy began being shown on college campuses and at midnight-movie theaters, and it gained a loyal cult following. In 1997 it was selected for inclusion on the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. This novelization was published shortly after the film's release, but has been out of print for more than 30 years. Even fans who have seen the movie dozens of times will find this companion valuable, as it gives fresh elements to watch for and answers many of the film's unresolved questions. Colin Higgins was a screenwriter, director, and producer of films that included Harold and Maude, Silver Streak, 9 to 5, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He died in 1988.

Hal Ashby And The Making Of Harold And Maude

Author : James A. Davidson
ISBN : 9781476623856
Genre : Performing Arts
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The original script was sold to a major Hollywood studio virtually overnight; the screenwriter was working as a pool boy and driver for the producer; the director was considered an "acid freak" by the studio heads; the star was a 74-year old actress who didn't know how to drive a car. The film flopped upon release and later became one of the great cult successes of all time. This is the fascinating, never before told story of the making of Harold and Maude, shot guerrilla-style in the San Francisco Bay Area by a crew of "New Hollywood" filmmakers in the winter of 1971.

An Off The Record Guide To The Concepts Behind Harold And Maude

Author : Skyler Collins
ISBN : 1242295984
Genre : Performing Arts
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This guide is about the movie Harold and Maude (1971). It contains information about the concepts behind the story: existentialism; youth subculture; Vietnam War; If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out; identification in Nazi camps; hearse; self-immolation; self-harm; seppuku; drug overdose; hypnotic; and banjo.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.

Harold And Maude

Author : Colin Higgins
ISBN : 3125353912
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The Older The Better Crises Of Masculinity In The Graduate And Harold And Maude

Author : Oliver Krause
ISBN : 9783668274761
Genre : Performing Arts
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Scientific Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Communications - Movies and Television, grade: 1,0, Pace University, course: American Film Comedy, language: English, abstract: The time of transition and adaption after the Paramount decree and the decline of the studio system in the 1950s is what many film scholars refer to as the New Hollywood era. Geoff King describes with this term two versions of how the industry approached the difficult economic circumstances at this time (New Hollywood 3). This includes the emergence of the American art cinema, which King calls the “Hollywood Renaissance” (3). With this term, he primarily characterizes the 1968 to 1980s approach of the studios to target films “at a variety of smaller, more specific” audiences (34; 48). According to King, there had been a demographic shift and a greater cultural awareness of a new generation since the 1960s (30). As a result, this led to new forms of narrative and style, as well as more critical topics that were addressed in films within the studio system. Many of today’s well-known filmmakers began their careers in this period of a greater artistic freedom and shifts in social awareness. The comedies "The Graduate" (Mike Nichols, 1967) and "Harold and Maude" (Hal Ashby, 1971) both reflect the alienated youth generation of their era through their respective male protagonists. In particular, both characters’ identity crises derive from a not-yet-accomplished masculinity and are coped with through a taboo-breaking love affair. In the following comparison, the use of the cinematic techniques of mise-en-scene, cinematography, and music in both films will be shown to represent this crisis of manhood and its final accomplishment by the principal male protagonist. This theme will be examined, drawing mainly on readings by scholars such as William Indick and Wayne Schuth.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Films Of Hal Ashby

Author : Christopher Beach
ISBN : 0814334156
Genre : Performing Arts
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Analyzes the films and filmmaking career of director Hal Ashby, placing his work in the cultural context of filmmaking in the 1970s.

Movie Harold And Maude Summary And Analysis Of The Tree Planting Sequence

Author : Tim Blume
ISBN : 9783656005544
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presentation / Essay (Pre-University) from the year 2009 in the subject English - Discussion and Essays, grade: 1-, , language: English, abstract: In the very end, some over-the-shoulder shots are used to show both Maude and the cop during their conversation. When they try to leave on the cop’s motorcycle, Harold can be seen by using an over-the-shoulder shot over Maude’s shoulder. This shot is used to show Harold coming to Maude before they leave.

The Emperor Of Scent

Author : Chandler Burr
ISBN : 1588362604
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For as long as anyone can remember, a man named Luca Turin has had an uncanny relationship with smells. He has been compared to the hero of Patrick Süskind’s novel Perfume, but his story is in fact stranger, because it is true. It concerns how he made use of his powerful gifts to solve one of the last great mysteries of the human body: how our noses work. Luca Turin can distinguish the components of just about any smell, from the world’s most refined perfumes to the air in a subway car on the Paris metro. A distinguished scientist, he once worked in an unrelated field, though he made a hobby of collecting fragrances. But when, as a lark, he published a collection of his reviews of the world’s perfumes, the book hit the small, insular business of perfume makers like a thunderclap. Who is this man Luca Turin, they demanded, and how does he know so much? The closed community of scent creation opened up to Luca Turin, and he discovered a fact that astonished him: no one in this world knew how smell worked. Billions and billions of dollars were spent creating scents in a manner amounting to glorified trial and error. The solution to the mystery of every other human sense has led to the Nobel Prize, if not vast riches. Why, Luca Turin thought, should smell be any different? So he gave his life to this great puzzle. And in the end, incredibly, it would seem that he solved it. But when enormously powerful interests are threatened and great reputations are at stake, Luca Turin learned, nothing is quite what it seems. Acclaimed writer Chandler Burr has spent four years chronicling Luca Turin’s quest to unravel the mystery of how our sense of smell works. What has emerged is an enthralling, magical book that changes the way we think about that area between our mouth and our eyes, and its profound, secret hold on our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Sequenzanalyse Der Schlu Sequenz Von Hal Ashbys Harold And Maude

Author : Nico Fischer
ISBN : 9783638135672
Genre : Performing Arts
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Institut f. Filmwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Proseminar Filmanalyse, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Film "Harold and Maude" von Regisseur Hal Ashby (USA 1971), von den Kritikern anfänglich als geschmacklos degradiert, ist eine mit deutlichen Elementen von schwarzer Komödie und Satire durchzogene Tragikomödie, die neben "Easy Rider" zu dem Kultfilm der 68er-"Flower-Power"-Generation avancierte und bis heute seine Aussagekraft behalten hat. Harold Chasen (Bud Cort), 18, reich, ernst und introvertiert, leidet unter der Erziehung seiner materialistischen Mutter (Vivian Pickles), die sich nicht um seine wahren Bedürfnisse kümmert. Sarkastisch-schwermütig, pessimistisch, verunsichert und ziellos fasziniert ihn nur der Tod. Seine skurril morbiden Vorlieben ( - um Aufmerksamkeit zu erlangen inszeniert er angebliche Selbstmorde, woraufhin seine Mutter ihn zum Psychiater und zum Militär schickt, was alles erfolglos bleibt - ) führen dazu, dass er auf einer Beerdigung Maude (Ruth Gordon) kennenlernt. Diese, 79, arm, humorvoll und extrovertiert, ist durch ihre Lebenserfahrung gereift. Optimistisch, selbstsicher und zielstrebig versucht sie, Harold zu kreativ unbekümmertem Individualismus und zu neuer Lebensfreude zu ermuntern. Die Analyse setzt ein, als Harold Maude anlässlich ihres 80. Geburtstages in ihrem umgebauten Eisenbahnwagen überrascht. [...]

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