Going to the Movies

The distinguished screenwriter, critic, and teacher offers a personal look inside the world of filmmaking, sharing insights and examples to determine those elements common to all great films and speculating about the future of great ...

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: UOM:39015053478916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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The distinguished screenwriter, critic, and teacher offers a personal look inside the world of filmmaking, sharing insights and examples to determine those elements common to all great films and speculating about the future of great American film. Reissue.

How Sex Got Screwed Up The Ghosts that Haunt Our Sexual Pleasure Book Two

A film shall present correct standards of life, subject only to the requirements of drama and entertainment. 3. A film shall not ridicule the law, natural or human. It shall not sympathize with the violation of law.357 Five of the six ...

Author: Jon Knowles

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622734160

Category: Psychology

Page: 1034

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The ghosts that haunt our sexual pleasure were born in the Stone Age. Sex and gender taboos were used by tribes to differentiate themselves from one another. These taboos filtered into the lives of Bronze and Iron Age men and women who lived in city-states and empires. For the early Christians, all sex play was turned into sin, instilled with guilt, and punished severely. With the invention of sin came the construction of women as subordinate beings to men. Despite the birth of romance in the late middle ages, Renaissance churches held inquisitions to seek out and destroy sex sinners, all of whom it saw as heretics. The Age of Reason saw the demise of these inquisitions. But, it was doctors who would take over the roles of priests and ministers as sex became defined by discourses of crime, degeneracy, and sickness. The middle of the 20th century saw these medical and religious teachings challenged for the first time as activists, such as Alfred Kinsey and Margaret Sanger, sought to carve out a place for sexual freedom in society. However, strong opposition to their beliefs and the growing exploitation of sex by the media at the close of the century would ultimately shape 21st century sexual ambivalence. Book Two of this two-part publication traces the history of sex from the Victorian Era to present day. Interspersed with ‘personal hauntings’ from his own life and the lives of friends and relatives, Knowles reveals how historical discourses of sex continue to haunt us today. This book is a page-turner in simple and plain language about ‘how sex got screwed up’ for millennia. For Knowles, if we know the history of sex, we can get over it.

A Star Is Born Turner Classic Movies

This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation.

Author: Lorna Luft

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 076246481X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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New York Times bestselling author and daughter of Judy Garland tells the story of A Star Is Born -- at once the crowning achievement and greatest disappointment in her mother's legendary career. This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation. A Star Is Born -- the classic Hollywood tale about a young talent rising to superstardom, and the downfall of her mentor/lover along the way -- has never gone out of style. It has seen five film adaptations, but none compares to the 1954 version starring Judy Garland in her greatest role. But while it was the crowning performance of the legendary entertainer's career, the production turned into one of the most talked about in movie history. The story, which depicts the dark side of fame, addiction, loss, and suicide, paralleled Garland's own tumultuous life in many ways. While hitting alarmingly close to home for the fragile star, it ultimately led to a superlative performance -- one that was nominated for an Academy Award, but lost in one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history. Running far too long for the studio's tastes, Warner Bros. notoriously slashed extensive amounts of footage from the finished print, leaving A Star is Born in tatters and breaking the heart of both the film's star and director George Cukor. Today, with a director's cut reconstructed from previously lost scenes and audio, the 1954 A Star is Born has taken its deserved place among the most critically acclaimed movies of all time, and continues to inspire each new generation that discovers it. Now, Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and the film's producer, Sid Luft, tells the story of the production, and of her mother's fight to save her career, as only she could. Teaming with film historian Jeffrey Vance, A Star Is Born is a vivid and refreshingly candid account of the crafting, loss, and restoration of a movie classic, complemented by a trove of images from the family collection taken both on and off the set. The book also includes essays on the other screen adaptations of A Star Is Born, to round out a complete history of a story that has remained a Hollywood favorite for close to a century.

The Art Direction Handbook for Film Television

After that I got offered many other movies. When I first moved here I didn't know anybody in LA or the film business. After I got that first job by dancing like a crazy person, I continued going to the clubs. People would meet me, ...

Author: Michael Rizzo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317673705

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

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In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook, author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design. This comprehensive, professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept, supervising scenery construction, and surviving production. Beyond that, there is an emphasis on not just how to do the job, but how to succeed and secure other jobs. Rounding out the text is an extensive collection of useful forms and checklists, as well as interviews with prominent art directors.

The Future of the Movies

But films have a camera , we've got the lab to process the film , we've got the lights , we've got the sound . No , I think we've got all we need . SISKEL : You don't strive to use the best high - speed film and the best cameras ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015021497634

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 116

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Interviews with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas reveal the personal visions of three of America's best and most innovative directors

The Magic Lantern

Traces the art of motion picture photography from shadow shows a thousand years ago through the magic lantern, projected pictures, the still camera, the perfecting of film, and the first talkies.

Author: Judith Thurman

Publisher: Atheneum Books

ISBN: 0689306288

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 101

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Traces the art of motion picture photography from shadow shows a thousand years ago through the magic lantern, projected pictures, the still camera, the perfecting of film, and the first talkies.

Get That Cat Outa Here Behind the Scenes of My Favorite Films

Cinetel paid Quentin [Tarantino] his first fee and had him write on a movie called Past Midnight. And he got the movie a green light with his past but then we got into some complications with the Writer's Guild arbitration so, in fact, ...

Author: Ben Ohmart

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 166

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Citizen Kane and Titanic might have an artistic and popular monopoly on greatness, but when it comes to sitting down to a strictly enjoyable film, give me The North Avenue Irregulars any day. What you hold in your hand now is a collection of behind the scenes essays dealing with the unheralded wonders of my youth. I am nobody, but I do have a publishing company, so please excuse the one vanity project you now read. However, I think you’re going to find some really good stuff here. If you, like me are a true fan of ignored classics like The Shaggy DA and The Good Fairy, then this is going to be a book you will treasure. I tried to collect up a group of my favorite films that have not been covered much in print before, then asked a few good writers I knew if they would be interested in writing chapters on each, with a particular emphasis on how the films were made and interviews with any cast or crew they could catch, rather than just criticism. I am pleased with this book and hope you will be too. - Ben Ohmart

Our Yard on 2625 East Cedar Avenue and Other Stories and Poems

MOVIE. When I was young, going to a movie was a big deal. There were five big movie theaters in Denver at that time ... to the movies with my mom and sisters to see a film, but the times I enjoyed the most were when I went to the movies ...

Author: Trish Schreiber

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490760865

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

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The writing style in Willa Cather Is My Great Aunt and Other Stories is direct and honest. By describing specific moments in her life, Trish Schreiber creates an honest and interesting portrayal of her family.

Breaking in

Presents a collection of interviews with such film directors as John Carpenter, Barry Sonnenfield, Edward Zwick, and John Schlesinger, offering candid advice on how to get started in the modern film industry. offers readers access to some ...

Author: Nicholas Jarecki

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: UOM:39015053778612

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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Presents a collection of interviews with such film directors as John Carpenter, Barry Sonnenfield, Edward Zwick, and John Schlesinger, offering candid advice on how to get started in the modern film industry.

American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing

A unique perspective on half a century of American cinema -- from the audience's point of view. Tom Stempel goes beyond the comments of professional reviewers, concentrating on the opinions of ordinary people.

Author: Tom Stempel

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813171172

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

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A unique perspective on half a century of American cinema -- from the audience's point of view. Tom Stempel goes beyond the comments of professional reviewers, concentrating on the opinions of ordinary people. He traces shifting trends in genre and taste, examining and questioning the power films have in American society. Stempel blends audience response with his own observations and analyzes box office results that identify the movies people actually went to see, not just those praised by the critics. Avoiding statistical summary, he presents the results of a survey on movies and moviegoing i.

Buck Parvin and the Movies

They say she's got film charm and screen magnetism and all that sort of thing . Rubbish ! She's got big eyes and when you've said that you've said everything ! She can't act , and thin ? Why , it's pitiful to see her !

Author: Charles Emmett Van Loan

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0080159114

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 354

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Smile with Knowledge

And what excitement there was in going for that walk—wish we were as motivated to do our daily walk nowadays. ... Not only did we catch up on a lot of the missed movies during that time, but also we got a chance to rent quite a few ...

Author: Monalisa

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475989373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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Already delayed at the point of origin, having missed a connecting flight, required to spend another night in an interim hotel in a foreign country, and now this! It was as if destiny was preparing him well for this journey of unknowns that he had embarked upon...As Gyana sat in the room alone and looked at the single window with bars, it felt like being in a jail, waiting to be rescued from suspicion. Will they be able to verify his paperwork and identity? Will they do it in a timely manner to enable him to continue with his travel plans? What will happen if they are not able to verify the documents? A multitude of questions played havoc on his mind, with no answers in sight. —excerpt from Smile with Knowledge Describing the ground realities faced by an Indian couple when they moved from India to the United States in the early 90’s in an age without internet or cell phones, this is a first hand account of the life as foreign students in the U.S., along with its myriad perks and challenges. Relating a true story of success while balancing life on a shoestring budget, this is also a tale of small hopes, small pleasures, small battles, and small victories, and yet how all these small things together formed a memorable journey that was larger than life.

The New York Times Encyclopedia of Film 1969 1971

... world beyond Suffern other than what I read in books or teamed from going to the movies. As far as travel goes, in fact, I rarely traveled any farther than down to the corner store on my bicycle to pick up a loaf of Silvercup bread.

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ISBN: UOM:49015002919646

Category: Motion pictures

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My Skating Life Fifty Plus Years of Skating

Children went to the movies. Every Saturday afternoon, young Arthur went to the movies by himself. Arthur loved movies because he got to see wonderful stories. He also learned about the world by watching newsreels shown before the ...

Author: Jo Ann Schneider Farris

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312754782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Travel on a wonderful journey with skating author, figure skating competitor, skating coach, and skating parent, Jo Ann Schneider Farris. Learn everything and anything about skating as you travel through Jo Ann's skating life. In addition to reading Jo Ann's story, purchasers of the digital edition of MY SKATING LIFE can also enjoy embedded links, articles, photos, and videos that will take the reader on more wonderful skating adventures. The photos in the digital edition are in color and can be enlarged and enjoyed. Happy Skating!

The Power Filmmaking Kit

The Power Filmmaking Kit is a comprehensive, multimedia book and DVD package that empowers you to produce your own Hollywood-quality movie.

Author: Jason J. Tomaric

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240810218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

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Think big, spend little! Everything you need to make your movie is in this complete resource kit. The Power Filmmaking Kitis a comprehensive, multimedia book and DVD package that empowers you to produce your own Hollywood-quality movie. Emmy-award winning director Jason Tomaric produced an independent film using only local resources for under $2,000 that not only got picked up for distribution, but is also used as a case study in top film schools. This book shows you how to do the same, regardless of your budget or location. You'll learn how to achieve professional quality on a microbudget, using the resources you have at hand. The book includes: * Coverage of the entire filmmaking process. It's all here, from writing and directing to cinematography, acting, editing, and distribution. * Step-by-step instructions, tips, diagrams, charts, and illustrations show you how to make a Hollywood-caliber movie on a next-to-nothing budget with little upfront money and access only to local resources. The DVD includes: * Time and Again, the profitable, award-winning, internationally distributed, independent film made for under $2,000 * One hour of video tutorials unveiling how the movie was made...interviews and behind-the-scenes case studies on directing, producting, and editing * Complete rough footage from a scene for editing practice * Forms, contracts, and more resources *The Producer's Notebook includes scripts, storyboards, schedules, call sheets, contracts, letters from the producer, camera logs and press kits from "Time and Again." See how the production was scheduled and organized, read the script, follow the storyboards and watch the production unfold from beginning to end. * Blank contracts and forms that you can print out to use on your own film

How I Got to Be Whoever It Is I Am

The author is donating 100 percent of his royalties from sales of this book to Mentoring USA, a New York City based nonprofit that forges powerful, transformative connections for young people through the advocacy and involvement of mentors.

Author: Charles Grodin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446554640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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In his candid and engaging new book How I Got to be Whoever it is I Am, successful actor, author, and activist, Charles Grodin, looks back at the major events and private moments that have shaped his life. And, since Grodin is one of the best storytellers around, he can't help but entertain while offering insight gained from a wealth of experience. The combination of being impeached as class president by his fifth grade teacher (and then winning many school elections thereafter) with being thrown out of Hebrew School for asking too many questions (only to find a much better teacher as a result) informed Grodin's view of himself and made him adept at dealing with rejection--an important skill for an actor. Grodin's success in plays in high school and adventures in college theater led him to a career in acting, studying with the great teachers like Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg. Grodin shares behind-the-scenes tales of working on plays like Same Time Next Year and movies like The Heartbreak Kid and Midnight Run--even how close he came to playing the lead in The Graduate. His stories feature the many actors, directors, writers, and producers, with whom he's worked, such as Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Carson, Orson Welles, Warren Beatty, and other colorful characters. Grodin's greatest work isn't limited to stage and screen, however. He has been an award winning talk show host and commentator on Sixty Minutes II, and he reveals insights about the political and personal side of journalism and some of the larger-than-life characters he's interviewed. Still, it is the personal aspects of Grodin's life that are truly revealing and funny. He shares intimate anecdotes of humorous dating experiences during the carefree 70s along with stories of what it was like to be a young actor then with friends and colleagues like Robert Redford, Gene Wilder, and Dustin Hoffman. But it is Grodin's tales of the lives he's helped save with his relentless advocacy work that make you realize what a great guy Charles Grodin really is. We are lucky that the nice guy his friends call, "Chuck" brings us along to share a little of his journey of how he got to be who he really is! The author is donating 100 percent of his royalties from sales of this book to Mentoring USA, a New York City based nonprofit that forges powerful, transformative connections for young people through the advocacy and involvement of mentors.

Anatomy of the Movies

He went through movie history from the got , the less I felt like giving in . I wouldn't even go to work very beginning , talking very fast . And from the very first as a writer . I was very determined and very angry .

Author: David Pirie

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015001119232

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 320

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Hugh Jackman The Biography

Definitely the biggest film in every way, it felt like a fitting end to the trilogy: 'But if I was writing the story of how a movie got made and this was a case history, you wouldn't want this as your ideal way to do it.

Author: Anthony Bunko

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784180577

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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HUGH JACKMAN is a true Hollywood juggernaut. The magnetic Australian has joined countrymen Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe as an international superstar and is loved by fans worldwide for his varied career in film and theatre.When a young Jackman turned down a role in Neighbours to study at Perth's prestigious WAAPA, his gamble would pay off hand-somely. After a string of successful musicals, Jackman's Hollywood break came after being cast as Wolverine in 2000, catapulting him to heavyweight stardom. He has since reprised the role in box office hits The Last Stand, Origins and The Wolverine.Premium offers including 2006 animation Happy Feet, Baz Lurhmann's epic Australia â€" and even a rumoured shortlist spot for James Bond â€" soon followed. With a 2013 Academy Award nomination for his tour de force performance as Jean Valjean in the epic Les Miserables, and a star turn as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past on the horizon, Hugh is set to dominate the silver screen for the foreseeable future.Acclaimed actor, Sexiest Man Alive winner, all-action hero and devoted family man, Hugh Jackman has it all, and his stock just keeps on rising. In this fantastic biography, Anthony Bunko traces the amazing story of a true showbiz star and modern-day matinee idol.

Legacy

Every time Menzies would come by our little apartment a bottle of Scotch went missing. But he helped me enormously in terms of not being afraid of stylization in film design, and of the use of colours, too. I'm very grateful to him.

Author: Lukas Feireiss

Publisher: Frame Publishers

ISBN: 9789492311306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Generational dialogues between 40 world-renowned creatives exploring how the creative legacy of previous generations is being reinterpreted over time. Description What is this phenomenon we call ‘legacy’? This intangible inheritance that we eventually leave for our posterity? Is it the creative and intellectual heritage that one generation passes on to the next? Conceived by Lukas Feireiss, the book at hand tries to probe this open question by engaging in critical dialogue different generations of creatives, connectors and thinkers alike. In some cases, between inherent legacy of parent and child, in many cases between mentor and students, or simply between friends. The more than 40 illustrious contributors to this dialogue derive from an array of fields of knowledge and experience. Their stories often provide very personal insights into their work and life. They also reveal a broader perspective on the overall realms of art, design, architecture, music, literature, photography and curation in the 20th and 21st century. With contributions by Olafur Eliasson and Einar Thorsteinn, Lukas Feireiss and Ai Weiwei, Charlie and Rem Koolhaas, Francesca Gavin and Kerry James Marshall, Sophie Lovell and Dieter Rams, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Yona Friedman, Shumon Basar and Ken Adam, Carson Chan and Phyllis Lambert, Rachel and Daniel Libeskind, Andres Ramirez and Denise Scott Brown, Aric Chen and Arata Isozaki, Ahmir Questlove Thompson and George Clinton and many more.