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Surfing In The Movies

Author : John Engle
ISBN : 9780786495214
Genre : Performing Arts
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Surfing has fascinated filmmakers since Thomas Edison shot footage of Waikiki beachboys in 1906. Before the 1950s surf craze, surfing showed up in travelogues or as exotic background for studio features. The arrival of Gidget (1959) on the big screen swept the sport into popular culture, but surfer-filmmakers were already featuring the day's best surfers in self-narrated two-reelers. Hollywood and independent filmmakers have produced about three dozen surf films in the last half-century, including the frothy Beach Party movies, Point Break (1991) and Chasing Mavericks (2012). From Bud Browne's earliest efforts to The Endless Summer (1966), Riding Giants (2004) and today's brilliant videos, over 1,000 surfing movies have celebrated the stoke. This first full-length study of surf movies gives critical attention to hundreds of the most important films.

The Cinema Of John Milius

Author : Alfio Leotta
ISBN : 9781498543736
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This critical study of the cinema of John Milius fills a major gap in the literature by combining the examination of the artistic, historical, and cultural significance of Milius’s work with an in-depth analysis of his films.

True Event Adaptation

Author : Davinia Thornley
ISBN : 9783319973227
Genre : Performing Arts
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These essays all—in various ways—address the relationship between adaptation, “true events,” and cultural memory. They ask (and frequently answer) the question: how do we script stories about real events that are often still fresh in our memories and may involve living people? True Event Adaptation: Scripting Real Lives contains essays from scholars committed to interrogating historical and current hard-hitting events, traumas, and truths through various media. Each essay goes beyond general discussion of adaptation and media to engage with the specifics of adapting true life events—addressing pertinent and controversial questions around scriptwriting, representation, ethics, memory, forms of history, and methodological interventions. Written for readers interested in how memory works on culture as well as screenwriting choices, the collection offers new perspectives on historical media and commercial media that is currently being produced, as well as on media created by the book’s contributors themselves.

Alcohol In The Movies 1898 1962

Author : Judy Cornes
ISBN : 9780786426331
Genre : Social Science
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A 1906 film called The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend shows a man drinking and eating voraciously at a restaurant, then going home to bed. In the surreal scenes that follow, furniture disappears, tiny devils poke the man's head with pitchforks, and his bed hurls itself out the window and across the city. But it wasn't commentary on drinking; rather, it was a showcase of early special effects--double exposure photography, panning shots, and montage. Turn-of-the-century films typically treated drinking as a subject for comedy and ridicule, and the comic possibilities translated well into silent movies. As talkies developed and the film industry matured, alcohol's portrayal was reflected in the times: prohibition, the Great Depression, the war years, and as social commentary. Here is a study of 64 years of alcohol as portrayed in film. The author begins with the appearance in 1898 of what is probably the first commercial: a 30-second film of men in kilts dancing and the words "Scotch Whiskey" appearing in the background. The final film is 1962's Days of Wine and Roses, which addresses alcoholism. The author includes a film from each decade, those with artistic or historical value, those that represent the comedy, drama and musical genres, and well-known pictures such as The Lost Weekend and A Star Is Born. The first three chapters cover 1903 to 1939. The remaining chapters follow not a timeline but the growing complexity of the movies. A recurring motif is the use of the term "white logic," a phrase used by writer Jack London in his 1913 memoir John Barleycorn. It refers to disillusionment with everyday life brought on by and exacerbated by alcohol. An annotated filmography lists the date, source and other relevant information about movies in this study.

British History Illustrated

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ISBN : UOM:39015051358938
Genre : Great Britain
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International Dictionary Of Films And Filmmakers Directors

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ISBN : 1558623019
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Each of the 635 entries in this revised and illustrated edition includes a biography and a complete filmography for each of the film stars.

The Language Of Cinema

Author : Kevin Jackson
ISBN : UOM:39015040364666
Genre : Cinematography
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The cinema has developed its own language, made up of words borrowed from the theatre, the factory, other arts and other nations. For the non-specialist film buff and film-goer, or the film professional, this book should be of use to anyone interested in the story of film.

New York Times Saturday Review Of Books And Art

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Supernatural Fiction Writers Guy Gavriel Kay To Roger Zelazny

Author : Richard Bleiler
ISBN : 0684312522
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Profiles the most significant contemporary British and American writers of fantasy and horror. Entries cover all aspects of each writer's career.

Supernatural Fiction Writers Contemporary Fantasy And Horror 2 Guy Gavriel Kay To Roger Zelazny

Author : Richard Bleiler
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