Edgar G Ulmer

See Edgar G. Ulmer to Shirley Ulmer, May 3 and May 7, 1949, EGUCAMPAS. 44. Sidney, The Celluloid Asylum, 326. 45. Edgar G. Ulmer to Dario Sabatello and Anthony Havelock-Allan, Oct. 11, 1949, PKA-DKMFF. In a letter composed on New Year's ...

Author: Noah William Isenberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520235779

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Edgar G. Ulmer is perhaps best known today for Detour, considered by many to be the epitome of a certain noir style that transcends its B-list origins. But in his lifetime he never achieved the celebrity of his fellow Austrian and German ŽmigrŽ directorsÑBilly Wilder, Otto Preminger, Fred Zinnemann, and Robert Siodmak. Despite early work with Max Reinhardt and F. W. Murnau, his auspicious debut with Siodmak on their celebrated Weimar classic People on Sunday, and the success of films like Detour and Ruthless, Ulmer spent most of his career as an itinerant filmmaker earning modest paychecks for films that have either been overlooked or forgotten. In this fascinating and well-researched account of a career spent on the margins of Hollywood, Noah Isenberg provides the little-known details of UlmerÕs personal life and a thorough analysis of his wide-ranging, eclectic filmsÑfeatures aimed at minority audiences, horror and sci-fi flicks, genre pictures made in the U.S. and abroad. Isenberg shows that UlmerÕs unconventional path was in many ways more typical than that of his more famous colleagues. As he follows the twists and turns of UlmerÕs fortunes, Isenberg also conveys a new understanding of low-budget filmmaking in the studio era and beyond. Ê

Edgar G Ulmer

Noah Isenberg , “ Perennial Detour : The Cinema of Edgar G. Ulmer and the Experience of Exile , ” Cinema Journal 43 , no . 2 ( Winter 2004 ) . 12. Pam Cook , “ Pleasures and Perils in Exploitation Films , ” in Screening the Past ...

Author: Gary Don Rhodes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739125680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row examines the full scope of the career of this often overlooked film auteur, with essays exploring individual films, groups of films (such as his important work in film noir), repetitive themes appearing across the spectrum of his work, and a case study of three essays analyzing The Black Cat (1934).

The Films of Edgar G Ulmer

Unpublished letter of 4 May 1951, Edgar G. Ulmer to Shirley Ulmer, Edgar G. Ulmer Collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, Calif. 10. Unpublished letter of 25 August 1951, ...

Author: Bernd Herzogenrath

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810867369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 354

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Considered the 'King of Poverty Row,' Edgar G. Ulmer (1904-1972) was an auteur of B productions. A filmmaker with an individual voice, Ulmer made independent movies before that category even existed. From his early productions like The Black Cat (1934) and Yiddish cinema of the late 1930s to his final films of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Ulmer created enduring works within the confines of economic constraints. Almost forgotten, Ulmer was rediscovered first in the 1950s by the French critics of the Cahiers du Cinema and then in the early 1970s by young American directors, notably Peter Bogdanovich. But who was Edgar G. Ulmer? The essays in this anthology attempt to shed some light on the director and the films he created_films that are great possibly because of, rather than despite, the many restrictions Ulmer endured to make them. In The Films of Edgar G. Ulmer, Bernd Herzogenrath has assembled a collection of essays that pay tribute to Ulmer's work and focus not only on his well-known films, including Detour, but also on rare gems such as From Nine to Nine and Strange Illusion. In addition to in-depth analyses of Ulmer's work, this volume also features an interview with Ulmer's wife and an interview Ulmer gave in 1965, in which he comments on actors Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, as well as fellow directors Tod Browning and James Whale.

Edgar G Ulmer

Edgar G. Ulmer . ” Who the Devil Made It : Conversations with Legendary Film Directors . New York : Ballantine , 1998 , 558-604 . Brunas , Michael , John Brunas and Tom Weaver . Universal Horrors : The Studio's Classic Films ...

Author: Bernd Herzogenrath

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015082766307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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"This collection pays homage to a filmmaker reputed for delivering the most movie for the least amount of money. Ulmer's stealing away the wife of a producer led to his exile from Hollywood, and working outside the studio system, he turned out film noir,s

The Films of Edgar G Ulmer

This collection of essays pays tribute to director Edgar Ulmer, the so-called "King of Poverty Row," whose classic works include The Black Cat (1934) and Detour (1945).

Author: Bernd Herzogenrath


ISBN: 0810867001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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This collection of essays pays tribute to director Edgar Ulmer, the so-called "King of Poverty Row," whose classic works include The Black Cat (1934) and Detour (1945). This volume also includes an interview with Ulmer's wife Shirley, as well as the first English translation of an interview with Ulmer conducted in 1965.

Caught By Politics

Bogdanovich, “Edgar G. Ulmer,” 566. Ibid., 576. J. Hoberman, “Low and Behold,” Village Voice, November 17, 1998, 135. Donald Albrecht, Designing Dreams: Modern Architecture and the Movies (New York: Harper & Row, 1986), 100–101.

Author: S. Eckmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137080325

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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This book explores German and European exile visual artists, designers and film practitioners in the United States such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Hans Richter, Peter Lorre, and Edgar Ulmer and examines how American artists including Walter Quirt, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Motherwell responded to the Europeanization of American culture.

Continental Strangers

Ulmer, Edgar G. Belton, John. “Edgar G. Ulmer: A Reassessment.” In Cinema Stylists, 146–56. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1983. “Edgar G. Ulmer.” In Bogdanovich, Who the Devil Made It, 558–604. Eisenschitz, Bernard, and Jean-Claude Romer, ...

Author: Gerd GemŸnden

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231166799

Category: History

Page: 298

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Hundreds of German-speaking film professionals took refuge in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s, making a lasting contribution to American cinema. Hailing from Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine, as well as Germany, and including Ernst Lubitsch, Fred Zinnemann, Billy Wilder, and Fritz Lang, these multicultural, multilingual writers and directors betrayed distinct cultural sensibilities in their art. Gerd Gemünden focuses on Edgar G. Ulmer’s The Black Cat (1934), William Dieterle’s The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be (1942), Bertold Brecht and Fritz Lang’s Hangmen Also Die (1943), Fred Zinneman’s Act of Violence (1948), and Peter Lorre’s Der Verlorene (1951), engaging with issues of realism, auteurism, and genre while tracing the relationship between film and history, Hollywood politics and censorship, and exile and (re)migration.

Notable Americans of Czechoslovak Ancestry in Arts and Letters and in Education

N. Radio and TV Journalists and Broadcasters Edgar G. Ulmer (1904-1972), born in Olomouc, Moravia, was an American film director, with low-budget productions. Ulmer studied architecture while designing sets in Vienna.

Author: Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665540063

Category: Education

Page: 1094

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As pointed out in my last two publications, no comprehensive study has been undertaken about the American Learned Men and Women with Czechoslovak roots. The aim of this work is to correct this glaring deficiency, with the focus on immigration from the period of mass migration and beyond, irrespective whether they were born in their European ancestral homes or whether they have descended from them. Whereas in the two mentioned monographs, the emphasis has been on scholars and social and natural scientists; and men and women in medicine, applied sciences and engineering, respectively, the present compendium deals with notable Americans of Czechoslovak ancestry in arts and letters, and in education. With respect to women, although most professional fields were closed to them through much of the nineteenth century, the area of arts and letters was opened to them, as noted earlier and as this compendium authenticates.

Health Education Films in the Twentieth Century

For biographical details on Ulmer, see Noah Isenberg, Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014). See also Gary Don Rhodes, ed., Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row (Lanham, ...

Author: Christian Bonah

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580469166

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 382

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Examines the impact and importance of the health education film in Europe and North America in the first half of the twentieth century.