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Screenwriting
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|August 23, 2014

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Screenwriters often joke that "no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay." Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the "green light" from its financial backers and wins approval from its…
Inside Soviet Film Satire: INSIDE SOVIET FILM SATIRE

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Inside Soviet Film Satire: Laughter with a Lash is a lively collection of sixteen original essays by Soviet, American, and Canadian scholars and film commentators. It is the first in-depth examination of an important genre within the Soviet film tradition. From…
The Last Modernist: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos

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Theo Angelopoulos is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive contemporary filmmakers and a highly idiosyncratic film stylist. His work, from the early 1970s to The Beekeeper , Landscape in the Mist , The Suspended Step of the Stalk and the recent Cannes…
A Companion to Film Comedy
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|December 14, 2015

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A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its…
Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy: Nothing in Moderation
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|May 1, 2011

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Among the pioneers of television, Ernie Kovacs was one of the most original and imaginative comedians. His zany, irreverent, and surprising humor not only entertained audiences throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, but also inspired a host of later comedies and…
Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Updated and Expanded edition

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"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book-from Hollywood to Hungary-he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead…
Three More Screenplays by Preston Sturges: The Power and the Glory, Easy Living, and Remember the…

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The publication by the University of California Press of Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges and Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges has been applauded by cinephiles and admirers of the director's work, and recognized as a major contribution to the history…
Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.
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|June 13, 1997

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Buster Keaton's "Sherlock Jr." focuses on a classic by one of America's greatest silent film geniuses, whose films still delight and amaze audiences worldwide. The essays included in this volume, written specially for this edition, examine this film within the…
Russian Critics On The Cinema Of Glasnost

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This collection brings together twenty-three essays by some of Russia's most astute commentators on film and culture, written during the 1980s and published here in English for the first time. Included are reviews of films such as Little Vera and Taxi Blues,…
Screenwriting
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|August 1, 2014

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Screenwriters often joke that “no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay.” Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the “green light” from its financial backers and…
Henry Bumstead and the World of Hollywood Art Direction

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From a hotel in Marrakech in The Man Who Knew Too Much, to small-town Alabama in To Kill a Mockingbird, to Mission Control in Space Cowboys, creating a fictional, yet wholly believable world in which to film a movie has been the passion and life's work of Henry…
Bones In The Sea
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|July 1, 1996

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BONES IN THE SEA follows what life is like on a Greek island in 1987 as an American family of three decide to take "time off" from routine life in the United States and simply settle into island life as the Greeks have known it for thousands of years! More than a…
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