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Italian Film

by Marcia Landy

|April 13, 2000

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Italian Film examines the extraordinary cinematic tradition of Italy, from the silent era to the present. Analyzing film within the framework of Italy's historical, social, political, and cultural evolution during the twentieth century, Marcia Landy traces the…

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Provides a cross-section of contemporary American film criticism from 1896-1960. The volumes reprint reviews in their entirety from periodicals such as Photoplay, Film Reports, The Moving Picture World, Variety, and The New York Times. Of immense value for…

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In 1938, Warner Brothers production chief Hal Wallis grudgingly described David Lewis-one of his six "supervisors" and a veteran of 15 feature films-to director Michael Curtiz: "That Lewis is a genius at getting scripts out of people who can't write!" Wallis…

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A completely revised and rewritten new edition of the pioneering film book first published in 1970, Early American Cinema, New and Revised Edition provides a concise history of the American motion picture industry before 1920, documenting the work of the early…

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Malcolm St. Clair was a master director of sophisticated silent comedy. This book traces his career, from his start as a Mack Sennett Keystone Kop, through the action-adventures of the early 1920s, his work with Buster Keaton, the grand and elegant sophisticated…

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Do you need a good film about sport for the classroom or for a rainy day activity? This filmography grew out of the editor's search for films suitable for use in the classroom that would enhance the teaching of university level sport history classes. Educators,…

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Ranging over a rich variety of material from film and film literature, and encompassing a critical interrogation of traditional realist ethnographic and cinematic texts, this book highlights the extent to which the cinema has contributed to the rise of voyeurism…

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Cinema is a sensuous object, but in our presence it becomes also a sensing, sensual, sense-making subject. Thus argues Vivian Sobchack as she challenges basic assumptions of current film theory that reduce film to an object of vision and the spectator to a victim…

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By using a series of studies of contemporary mainstream Hollywood movies - Blue Velvet, Wall Street, Crimes and Misdemeanors, When Harry Met Sally, sex lies and videotape, Do the Right Thing - Norman K Denzin explores the tension between ideas of the postmodern,…

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Howard Good uses Torchy Blane, the hero of nine Warner Brothers films from the 1930s, as the centerpiece of this important cultural study of Hollywood's infatuation with the female reporter. Good argues that, despite illusions of equality between male and female…

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By Peter Greenaway.