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Mystery Classics On Film

Author : Ron Miller
ISBN : 9781476666853
Genre : Performing Arts
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Watching the screen version of a classic mystery novel can be disappointing. By necessity or artistic license (or possibly just ego) changes are often made by the filmmakers--many of them ineffective or even detrimental. This book focuses on the screen adaptations of 65 famous mysteries and examines how the filmmakers either succeeded or failed in the telling of the story. Interviews with several famous mystery writers are included, with their comments on how filmmakers treated their work.

Mystery Movie Series Of 1930s Hollywood

Author : Ron Backer
ISBN : 9780786490189
Genre : Performing Arts
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This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood (McFarland, 2010) focuses on 22 series and 167 individual films, primarily released during the 1930s. It was a decade that featured some of the most famous cinema detectives of all time, among them Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Philo Vance, Nancy Drew, and such lesser known but equally entertaining figures as Hildegarde Withers, Torchy Blane, Mr. Moto, Mr. Wong, and Brass Bancroft. Each mystery movie series is placed within its historical context, with emphasis on its source material and the changes or developments within the series over time. Also included are reviews of all the series’ films, analyzing the quality and cohesiveness of the mystery plotlines. For titles based on literary sources, a comparison between the film and the written work is provided.

Mystery Suspense Film Noir And Detective Movies On Dvd

Author : John Howard Reid
ISBN : 9780557122233
Genre : Performing Arts
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Over 1,200 DVDs in the mystery, suspense and film noir categories were examined and rated for this illustrated guide. The book is divided into two main sections. In the first, 218 movies are given the glamour treatment with comprehensive details of players and crews, plus background information and reviews. In the second section, essential details on over 500 films are briefly described. Bonus articles includes a survey of "The Thin Man" series, "Sherlock Holmes," "Humphrey Bogart versus Alan Ladd," "Raymond Chandler on the Big Screen" and "The Big Clock." This book will not only prove most useful for all movie fans, but will enthrall and entertain for years to come.

Film Noir Guide

Author : Michael F. Keaney
ISBN : 9780786463664
Genre : Performing Arts
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More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book--such films as The Accused, Among the Living, The Asphalt Jungle, Baby Face Nelson, Bait, The Beat Generation, Crossfire, Dark Passage, I Walk Alone, The Las Vegas Story, The Naked City, Strangers on a Train, White Heat, and The Window. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending.

Patricia Highsmith On Screen

Author : Wieland Schwanebeck
ISBN : 9783319960500
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is the first full-length study to focus on the various film adaptations of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, which have been a popular source for adaptation since Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1952). The collection of essays examines films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Two Faces of January, and Carol, includes interviews with Highsmith adaptors and provides a comprehensive filmography of all existing Highsmith adaptations. Particular attention is paid to queer subtexts, mythological underpinnings, philosophical questioning, contrasting media environments and formal conventions in diverse generic contexts. Produced over the space of seventy years, these adaptations reflect broad cultural and material shifts in film production and critical approaches to film studies. The book is thus not only of interest to Highsmith admirers but to anyone interested in adaptation and transatlantic film history.

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin S Classic Movie Guide

Author : Leonard Maltin
ISBN : 9780698197299
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The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover.

140 All Time Must See Movies For Film Lovers Now Available On Dvd

Author : John Howard Reid
ISBN : 9781105752957
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John Howard Reid's books are not only noted for the wealth of essential information he provides on each film he discusses, but for the insight and clarity of his reviews. Reid has been reviewing films professionally since 1955, and has contributed an enormous amount of material to newspapers and magazines in England, France, Australia and the USA. In the course of his work, Reid has come into contact with many famous stars and directors, and is often able to provide quotes and information that no other sources can duplicate. As a reviewer for one of Reid's previous books rightly pointed out, "Nobody does it better than John Howard Reid." In fact, Reid often provides far more information than the titles of his books suggest. "140 All-Time Must-See Movies" is a typical case. The book actually provides full details and reviews for 160 feature films plus brief comments on over 30 shorts.

Mystery Fanfare

Author : Michael L. Cook
ISBN : 0879722304
Genre : Reference
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This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

Classic Horror Films And The Literature That Inspired Them

Author : Ron Backer
ISBN : 9780786498963
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Classic horror films such as Dracula, Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray are based on famous novels. Less well known--even to avid horror fans--are the many other memorable films based on literary works. Beginning in the silent era and continuing to the present, numerous horror films found their inspiration in novels, novellas, short stories and poems, though many of these written works are long forgotten. This book examines 43 works of literature--from the famous to the obscure--that provided the basis for 62 horror films. Both the written works and the films are analyzed critically, with an emphasis on the symbiosis between the two. Background on the authors and their writings is provided.

Radio Mystery And Adventure And Its Appearances In Film Television And Other Media

Author : Jim Harmon
ISBN : 0786485086
Genre : Performing Arts
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From the 1920s to the 1950s, radio was the entertainment source for millions. Two of the primary themes of radio serials were mysteries and adventure. This is a detailed analysis of the important programs in these genres--Jack Armstrong, The Green Hornet, Sergeant Preston, Tom Mix, and more. Each entry includes type of series, broadcast days, air dates, sponsors, network, cast and production credits, and a comprehensive essay. When, as often happened, the series landed in other media, that is examined as well.

Women Film Directors

Author : Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
ISBN : 0313289727
Genre : Performing Arts
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Features the history and work of the most important women in the world of fictional narrative filmmaking--authoritative, historical, international.

Mystery Movie Series Of 1940s Hollywood

Author : Ron Backer
ISBN : 9780786457007
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Many of the 20th century’s most celebrated fictional sleuths appeared in Hollywood movie mystery series of the forties. This volume focuses on 19 series (146 films): The Saint, The Lone Wolf, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, Nick Carter, Michael Shayne, Ellery Queen, Boston Blackie, The Falcon, Mr. District Attorney, Wally Benton, Crime Doctor, The Whistler, Inner Sanctum, Dick Tracy, Philip Marlowe, Jack Packard and Doc Long, Steve Wilson and Lorelei Kilbourne and John J. Malone. For each series, there is an overview of the source material, the individual films, and the performers who acted in them. An overall review of each film is included, with a critique of the film’s quality and the cohesiveness of its plot. For movies based on written works, a comparison between the film and its literary original is offered.

Chronology Of Classic Horror Films The 1930s

Author : Donald C. Willis
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Chronology of Classic Horror Films: the 1930s is an affectionate, thoughtful, and sometimes provocative re-examination of virtually every American horror feature from 1929 to 1939. Donald Willis takes the films, image-by-image, in the introduction, film-by-film, in the text, and year-by-year, in the highlights pages, which precede the reviews of each year's pictures. The introductory Itinerary ("Oh, the places you'll go!") chronologically "maps" the sites of the movies covered in the text, from 1929 to 1949, from Woodford's Theatre, New York City (The Last Warning), to the Forsythe estate (Master Minds). Willis makes the movies you've always known and loved spring to life again. The Mummy "It's either Now (Helen) or Forever (Imhotep), though her 'dreadful modern Cairo' comment hints at some backward-looking wistfulness on her part." Bride of Frankenstein "The power now belongs to Pretorius, in effect a mocking mirror reflecting back to Henry his original enthusiasm, and underlining the strain of callousness in the latter."

Belle Palmer Mysteries 5 Book Bundle

Author : Lou Allin
ISBN : 9781459724068
Genre : Fiction
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Presenting the five novels of the acclaimed Belle Palmer literary mystery series by Lou Allin, in a definitive ebook bundle. Belle is a realtor living a peaceful life just outside the northern city of Sudbury, Ontario. But crime has a way of finding her, and the vast forests of the Canadian Shield are a great place to conceal a murder.... Often, Belle must use all of her resourcefulness to survive harrowing encounters with murderers in the unforgiving wilderness of Canada’s near north. "Allin takes full advantage of her northern Ontario setting ... has excellent characters with depth." — The Globe and Mail Includes Northern Winters Are Murder Blackflies Are Murder Bush Poodles Are Murder Murder Eh? Memories Are Murder

The Mystery Fancier Vol 7 No 2 March April 1983

Author : Guy M. Townsend
ISBN : 9781434406378
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Mystery Fancier, Volume 7 Number 2, March-April 1983, contains: "Young Detective Kildare," by Evelyn Herzog, "The World of Nero Wolfe," by Asbjorn Skytte, "An Interview with Desmond Bagley," by Jane S. Bakerman and "Deduction in Duplicate," by Alan S. Mosier.

Hollywood S Indies

Author : Yannis Tzioumakis
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Hollywood's Indies offers an in depth examination of the phenomenon of the classics divisions by tracing its history since the establishment of the first specialty label in 1980.

Classic Questions And Contemporary Film

Author : Dean A. Kowalski
ISBN : 9781118585641
Genre : Philosophy
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Featuring significant revisions and updates, Classic Questions and Contemporary Film: An Introduction to Philosophy, 2nd Edition uses popular movies as a highly accessible framework for introducing key philosophical concepts Explores 28 films with 18 new to this edition, including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hotel Rwanda, V for Vendetta, and Memento Discusses numerous philosophical issues not covered in the first edition, including a new chapter covering issues of personal identity, the meaningfulness of life and death, and existentialism Offers a rich pedagogical framework comprised of key classic readings, chapter learning outcomes, jargon-free argument analysis, critical thinking and trivia questions, a glossary of terms, and textboxes with notes on the movies discussed Revised to be even more accessible to beginning philosophers

Remembering Popular Musics Past

Author : Lauren Istvandity
ISBN : 9781783089703
Genre : Music
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Remembering Popular Music’s Past capitalizes on the growing interest, globally, in the preservation of popular music’s material past and on scholarly explorations of the ways in which popular music, as heritage, is produced, legitimized and conferred cultural and historical significance. The chapters in this collection consider the spaces, practices and representations that constitute popular music heritage to elucidate how popular music’s past is lived in the present. Thus the focus is on the transformation of popular music into heritage, and the role of history and memory in this process. The cultural studies framework adopted in Remembering Popular Music’s Past encompasses unique approaches to popular music historiography, sociology, film analysis, and archival and museal work. Broadly, the collection deals with the precarious nature of popular music heritage, history and memory.

Mystery Movie Series Of 1930s Hollywood

Author : Ron Backer
ISBN : 9780786469758
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This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood (McFarland, 2010) focuses on 22 series and 167 individual films, primarily released during the 1930s. It was a decade that featured some of the most famous cinema detectives of all time, among them Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Philo Vance, Nancy Drew, and such lesser known but equally entertaining figures as Hildegarde Withers, Torchy Blane, Mr. Moto, Mr. Wong, and Brass Bancroft. Each mystery movie series is placed within its historical context, with emphasis on its source material and the changes or developments within the series over time. Also included are reviews of all the series' films, analyzing the quality and cohesiveness of the mystery plotlines. For titles based on literary sources, a comparison between the film and the written work is provided.

1950s American Style A Reference Guide Hard Cover

Author : Daniel Niemeyer
ISBN : 9781304545749
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