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`It wasn't as good as the book' - this is the response to many a film adaptation, and even the starting point of many film reviews. Novel to Film is the first sytematic theoretical account of the process by which the great (and not so great) works of literature…

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Rob Wagner's Script was a small, intellectual magazine-perhaps best described as a lesser, West Coast version of The New Yorker-published in Beverly Hills from 1929 to 1947. It was notable for the quality of its articles and essays and the celebrity status of…

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This is the most comprehensive study to date of the work of Milos Forman, best known for his Academy Award winning direction of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Amadeus (1984). The work begins with a brief biography that emphasizes the relationship for…

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"Recommended for public and academic libraries as a useful selection tool and reference aid." Choice

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Sonya Levien was among the most successful and respected screenwriters in Hollywood. During her career from 1919 to 1960, Levien worked on well over one hundred screen stories and scripts for both silent and sound pictures. She wrote comedies, melodramas, epics,…

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Opera Mediagraphy lists operas released as motion pictures, both as theatrical feature films on 35mm film and educational films on 16mm film and videorecordings, including the VHS videotape format and optical video laser disc, though restricted to those that have…

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Directing drama for the single camera is like no other form of Filmmaking, or any other medium involving actors. Experience in documentary or theatre may provide useful clues, but the techniques for drama film directors, although not basically complicated, are…

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This new book catalogues some 215 prominent film directors from both countries, giving accurate bio-filmographies and providing an in-depth reference source. Full attention is given to the propaganda cinema under dictators Franco and Salazar, to film-makers who…

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This study explores the relationship of an ethnic group of vital importance in America's history--the Irish--and a preeminently American art form and business--the movies. Curran maintains that movies reflected and influenced their viewers' perceptions of the…

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Is there a recording of the songs from Smile? How many scores by Sondheim have been recorded in the past ten years? Answers to these and other such questions can be found in this unique volume. All shows are listed alphabetically, and essential information is…

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The unification of Germany in late 1990 marked the end of two distinct German film cultures. This supplemental volume to the authors' acclaimed 1987 work provides data on all West German films made between 1986 and January 1. 1991. Like its predecessor, the book…

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Pairing significant research with primary documents, Moviegoing in America charts the evolution of film exhibition and reception as a function of changing patterns of American community, identity, consumption, and the fabric of everyday life. " Moviegoing in…