When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA by Adam Abraham

By Adam Abraham

What do Franklin Roosevelt, Dr. Seuss, the U.S. army, and Mr. Magoo have in universal? they're all a part of the incredible tale of the pioneering sketch studio UPA (United Productions of America). in the course of the Nineteen Fifties, a gaggle of artists ran a enterprise that broke the entire principles, pushing lively motion pictures past the fluffy delusion of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner Bros. as an alternative, UPA's motion pictures have been cutting edge and graphically bold--the sketch such as sleek artwork. whilst Magoo Flew is the 1st book-length learn to chronicle the total tale of this exact American firm. The publication beneficial properties cameo appearances by way of Aldous Huxley, James Thurber, Orson Welles, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Jim Backus, Eddie Albert, and Woody Allen, in addition to a decide on filmography of the easiest of UPA.

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Irene Dunne: First Lady of Hollywood (Scarecrow Filmmakers, by Wes D. Gehring

By Wes D. Gehring

Original yr of publication: 2003; 2006 (pb)

This is the 1st full-length biography of Irene Dunne, essentially the most flexible actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. A recipient of the Kennedy middle Honors award in 1985, Dunne's performing highlights contain 5 most sensible Actress Oscar nominations, taking place in virtually as many various genres: the Western Cimarron (1931), the 2 screwball comedies Theodora is going Wild (1936) and The lousy Truth (1937), the romantic comedy Love Affair (1939), and the populist I bear in mind Mama (1948). Her different memorable motion pictures contain My favourite Wife (1940), Penny Serenade (1941), Anna and the King of Siam (1946), and Life with Father (1947). After delving into Dunne's youth and early performing forays, the e-book unearths information about key occasions in her lifestyles and profession, together with a tough, bi-coastal marriage. the writer additionally examines Dunne's pivotal roles on level and in movie, her circulation one of the genres of melodrama and screwball comedy, her ties to director Leo McCarey, and her post-war movie occupation. Gehring's study and insightful research make clear what made Irene Dunne so designated and her performances so memorable. comprises sixteen pages of photos.

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Savage Junctures: Sergei Eisenstein and the Shape of by Anne Nesbet

By Anne Nesbet

Savage Junctures presents clean insights into Eisenstein's movies and writings. It examines the a number of contexts during which his motion pictures advanced and Eisenstein's appropriation of global cultures as his assets. Nesbet specializes in the probabilities of visible photo making and every bankruptcy addresses the matter of his image-based pondering from a unique point of view. every one bankruptcy additionally deals a essentially new interpretation of the flicks and writings that make up his oeuvre. this can be a significant new contribution to stories in Soviet cinema and tradition and to the sphere of movie studies.

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The Cinematic (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art) by David Campany

By David Campany

The cinematic has been a springboard for the paintings of many influential artists, together with Victor Burgin, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Stan Douglas, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Wall, between others. a lot contemporary cinema, in the meantime, is wealthy with references to modern images. Video artwork has taken a photographic become pensive slowness; images now has at its disposal the budgets and scale of cinema. This addition to Whitechapel's files of latest artwork sequence surveys the wealthy historical past of artistic interplay among the relocating and the nonetheless picture, tracing their ever-changing dating considering the fact that early modernism.Still photography--cinema's ghostly parent--was eclipsed through the medium of movie, but additionally let loose. the increase of cinema obliged images to make a advantage of its personal stillness. movie, however, envied the simplicity, the lightness, and the precision of images. Russian Constructivist filmmakers thought of avant-garde cinema as a chain of photo "shots"; their Bauhaus, Constructivist and Futurist photographer contemporaries assembled photos right into a kind of cinema at the web page. in accordance with the increase of renowned cinema, Henri Cartier-Bresson exalted the "decisive moment" of the nonetheless photo. within the Nineteen Fifties, reportage images started to discover the opportunity of snatching filmic fragments. because the Sixties, conceptual and postconceptual artists have explored the narrative enigmas of the discovered movie nonetheless. The Cinematic assembles key writings by way of artists and theorists from the Twenties on--including László Moholy-Nagy, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Victor Burgin, Jeff Wall, and Catherine David--documenting the photography-film discussion that has enriched either media.

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American International Pictures: The Golden Years by Gary A. Smith

By Gary A. Smith

American foreign photos (AIP) used to be a movie construction corporation shaped in April 1954 from American liberating company (ARC) through James H. Nicholson, former revenues supervisor of Realart images, and Samuel Z. Arkoff, an leisure attorney. It used to be devoted to freeing independently produced, low-priced motion pictures packaged as double good points, essentially of curiosity to the teens of the Nineteen Fifties, Nineteen Sixties, and Seventies. Nicholson and Arkoff shaped ARC in 1954, and their first unlock used to be the short and the livid. within the mid-Fifties, American overseas photographs was once the self-proclaimed "Infant of the Industry" and, as such, used to be now not perceived as a significant risk to the main studios of the time. AIP quickly proved themselves very precious competitors as their youth-oriented double beneficial properties all started raking in vast greenbacks that rivaled and infrequently passed the gains in their rivals. The company's founders have been James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff and through the years they labored jointly as a group AIP became out their such a lot ingenious video clips, together with i used to be a Teenage Werewolf, seashore social gathering, and the Roger Corman/Vincent cost Poe motion pictures. this can be the tale of these years instructed quite often utilizing the fabric accrued via AIPs long island publicist.

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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; The Expanded Story of a by Gregory William Mank

By Gregory William Mank

Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster are horror cinema icons, and the actors such a lot deeply linked to the 2 roles additionally shared a special friendship. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and-white horror motion pictures, and through the years controlled to collaborate on and co-star in 8 videos. via dozens of interviews and large archival learn, this tremendously elevated re-creation examines the Golden Age of Hollywood, the period during which either stars labored, recreates the taking pictures of Lugosi and Karloff's mutual motion pictures, examines their extraordinary and relocating own courting and analyzes their ongoing legacies. beneficial properties comprise a completely distinctive filmography of the 8 Karloff and Lugosi movies, complete summaries of either men's careers and greater than 250 pictures, a few in colour.

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Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Contemporary Film Directors) by Joseph Mai

By Joseph Mai

For good over a decade, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have produced hugely unique and ethically charged movies that immerse their audiences in an excessive and embodied viewing event. Their paintings has regularly attracted overseas attractiveness, together with the infrequent feat of 2 Palmes d'Or at Cannes. during this first book-length learn of the Belgian brothers, Joseph Mai supplies refined shut analyses in their directorial kind and explores the numerous philosophical matters handled of their movies (especially the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas). Mai discusses the Dardennes' diversified and looking out occupation from its inception within the overdue Seventies, beginning with the working-class political awareness and misplaced utopias in their documentary interval; passing via their transition towards fictional narrative, experimental recommendations, and familial issues; and completing with a chain of in-depth and philosophically proficient interpretations of the brothers' more moderen paintings. In such hugely influential movies similar to los angeles promesse, Rosetta, The Son, and the kid, the brothers have recast filmmaking via what Mai calls a "sensuous realism"--realism in a position to touching the viewers with the main compelling difficulties and ethical dilemmas of up to date society. This quantity additionally beneficial properties an interview within which the Dardennes speak about their method of movie creation and the course of actors.

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Francophone Voices of the ''New'' Morocco in Film and Print: by V. Orlando

By V. Orlando

This perceptive publication specializes in the literature, journalism, and movie produced in Morocco because the finish of the repressive reign of Hassan II in 1999. inspired through the extra open, democratic weather fostered through his son, King Mohammed VI, women and men authors, newshounds, poets, and filmmakers were in a position to study the socio-cultural and political debates in their state. this present day literary works and cinematic productions depict a tolerant and inclusive country referred to now as “Le Nouveau Maroc” (The New Morocco). This examine delves into Moroccan society, exploring how those that produce tradition characterize a rustic because it transitions from traditionalism to modernity in the conflicted polemics of the post-9/11 global.

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Movie Greats: A Critical Study of Classic Cinema by Philip Gillett

By Philip Gillett

Why are a few motion pictures considered as classics, precious of access into the canon of movie heritage? Which forms of movies make the reduce and why? motion picture Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a historical past of severe clash, with various aesthetic positions combating for dominance.  The motion pictures tested variety around the heritage of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a superb Life, Black Narcissus, The evening of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8 1/2, 2001: an area Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill invoice: Vol. 1. Each bankruptcy opens with a quick precis of the film’s plot and is going directly to talk about the ancient context, the major people who made the movie, and preliminary and next renowned and important responses.  Students learning the heritage of movie, canon formation or movie aesthetics will locate this ebook appropriate, provocative and soaking up.

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