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Mr Arkadin Aka Confidential Report

Author : Orson Welles
ISBN : 9780061689031
Genre : Fiction
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The only novel by Orson Welles, a witty, madcap, pulp-noir adventure of international intrigue, blackmail, and murder The mysterious Mr. Arkadin claims he cannot remember anything of his life prior to the moment in 1927 when he found himself alone in Zurich with two hundred thousand Swiss francs in his pocket, a sum with which he subsequently built a vast fortune. Now a fabulously wealthy and influential financier, he enlists the services of one Van Stratten, a small-time smuggler and racketeer, charging him with the task of investigating Arkadin’s forgotten past. Traveling across the world—and through the seedy underworld of postwar Europe—Van Stratten begins piecing together information for his confidential report. But for some unknown and sinisterly suspicious reason, everyone he speaks to soon turns up dead. The work of an acknowledged genius of the stage and cinema, Mr. Arkadin: Aka Confidential Report is the basis for the controversial motion picture written, directed by, and starring Welles himself—the movie the great auteur bemoaned as “the most butchered film of my career.” Welles’s hauntingly strange and exhilarating novel remains an enigmatic expression of his intentions and an enduring example of his storytelling brilliance.

Andr? Bazin The Critic As Thinker

Author : R. J. Cardullo
ISBN : 9789463008785
Genre : Education
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"André Bazin (1918–58) is credited with almost single-handedly establishing the study of film as an accepted intellectual pursuit, as well as with being the spiritual father of the French New Wave. Among those who came under his tutelage were four who would go on to become the most renowned directors of the postwar French cinema: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, and Claude Chabrol. Bazin can also be considered the principal instigator of the equally influential auteur theory: the idea that, since film is an art form, the director of a movie must be perceived as the chief creator of its unique cinematic style.André Bazin, the Critic as Thinker: American Cinema from Early Chaplin to the Late 1950s contains, for the first time in English in one volume, much if not all of Bazin’s writings on American cinema: on directors such as Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin, Preston Sturges, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, John Huston, Nicholas Ray, Erich von Stroheim, and Elia Kazan; and on films such as High Noon, Citizen Kane, Rear Window, Limelight, Scarface, Niagara, The Red Badge of Courage, Greed, and Sullivan’s Travels.André Bazin, the Critic as Thinker: American Cinema from Early Chaplin to the Late 1950s also features a sizable scholarly apparatus, including a contextual introduction to Bazin’s life and work, a complete bibliography of Bazin’s writings on American cinema, and credits of the films discussed. This volume thus represents a major contribution to the still growing academic discipline of cinema studies, as well as a testament to the continuing influence of one of the world’s pre-eminent critical thinkers."

Harry Alan Towers

Author : Dave Mann
ISBN : 9780786479825
Genre : Performing Arts
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Harry Alan Towers' reputation rests upon a corpus of 95 low-budget productions shot post-haste in every corner of the globe. He took an integral part, however, in the development of the protocols that now underpin much transnational film production and he must be regarded as a pioneer. Towers' slash and burn strategy focused on parasitic, back-to-back productions, funded by rights bundles that were pre-sold globally. This strategy was substantially derived from his early days in broadcasting wherein he acted as a go-between in the American and the British Commonwealth markets. Though he became adept at procuring funds from pariah regimes and black market economies, primarily he continued to act as a broker bringing together American equity investment and European finance under the auspices of EC co-production agreements. He was also quick to exploit the burgeoning niche markets becoming available in the wake of technological developments and government initiatives.

Orson Welles In Focus

Author : James N. Gilmore
ISBN : 9780253032966
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Through his radio and film works, such as The War of the Worlds and Citizen Kane, Orson Welles became a household name in the United States. Yet Welles’s multifaceted career went beyond these classic titles and included lesser-known but nonetheless important contributions to television, theater, newspaper columns, and political activism. Orson Welles in Focus: Texts and Contexts examines neglected areas of Welles’s work, shedding light on aspects of his art that have been eclipsed by a narrow focus on his films. By positioning Welles’s work during a critical period of his activity (the mid-1930s through the 1950s) in its larger cultural, political, aesthetic, and industrial contexts, the contributors to this volume examine how he participated in and helped to shape modern media. This exploration of Welles in his totality illuminates and expands our perception of his contributions that continue to resonate today.

Neil Jordan

Author : Emer Rockett
ISBN : UOM:39015058727986
Genre : Performing Arts
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With films like The Crying Game, Interview With a Vampire, Michael Collins, and, most recently, The Good Thief, Neil Jordan is Ireland's most versatile, prolific, and successful film director. The authors argue that central to Jordan's work is an exp

Video Movie Guide 1991

Author : Mick Martin
ISBN : 0345369459
Genre : Motion pictures
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Who Was Who On Screen

Author : Evelyn Mack Truitt
ISBN : UOM:39015066320964
Genre : Acteurs de cinéma - Biographies
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Furnishes brief biographical sketches and lists of screen credits for thousands of film performers, both the famous and the lesser known

Cd Roms In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112739771
Genre : CD-ROMs
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The Crying Game

Author : Jane Giles
ISBN : UOM:39015041745210
Genre : Performing Arts
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Film And Television Handbook

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ISBN : UOM:39015068871162
Genre : Motion picture industry
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Bowker S Complete Video Directory

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ISBN : UOM:39015046794601
Genre : Home video systems industry
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Halliwell S Film Guide

Author : Leslie Halliwell
ISBN : 0062715895
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 47. 91 MB
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A comprehensive guide to around 20,000 of the most enduring movies ever made, including American, British, and foreign-language films, as well as movies of the silent era.

Hollywood 1950s

Author : Adrian Turner
ISBN : 1851710442
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Video Movie Guide 1994

Author : Mick Martin
ISBN : 0345384806
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 70. 8 MB
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Leonard Maltin S Movie And Video Guide 2002

Author : Leonard Maltin
ISBN : 0452282837
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents capsule movie reviews with ratings

Halliwell S Film Video Dvd Guide

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123832326
Genre : Motion pictures
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Time Out Film Guide

Author : John Pym
ISBN : 0140246762
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 46. 29 MB
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Feature Films 1960 1969

Author : Harris M. Lentz
ISBN : UOM:39015053371848
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is a filmography of not only all of the English-language movies made during the 1960s that had a theatrical release but major foreign films exhibited in the United States as well. The films are listed alphabetically and the following information is provided for each: year of release, nation of origin if other than the United States, production/distribution company, black and white notation (if not in color), running time, genre, production credits, cast and characters, and a brief synopsis. This turbulent decade is unusually interesting in the history of cinema. Those films released in the early part of the decade were similar to those of the 1950s, but as the years passed, the offerings changed in many ways.

The Time Out Film Guide

Author : Tom Milne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041054326
Genre : Cinema films
File Size : 61. 26 MB
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Leonard Maltin S Movie Guide

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ISBN : UOM:49015003196566
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 39. 16 MB
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