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Read and Download Gavriel Moses book The Nickel was for the Movies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Nickel was for the Movies. This book was released on 1995 with total page 335 pages. Book excerpt: The cinephobic novelist who complains to Fitzgerald's tycoon that he will never get the hang of scriptwriting wouldn't give a nickel for the movies. Yet never before the appearance of film had human perception been engaged in such an all-encompassing way by a single art form. In this ambitious investigation of a little-studied narrative genre, Gavriel Moses defines and explores "the film novel," a literary text in which cinema provides the thematic, formal, psychological, and philosophical center. Through close readings of works by the major representatives of the genre--Pirandello, Nabokov, Isherwood, West, Fitzgerald, Moravia, Percy, Puig--Moses develops a suggestive theory of novels that use literature to investigate the central role that film has acquired in human experience. These novels, because of their fascination with filmmaker and spectator alike, and because they anticipate current views of the questions of cinema, remain a tangible presence within the repertoire of literary modernism. Offering insightful discussions of Laughter in the Dark, Lancelot, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and other film novels, Moses shows the depth of the exchange between literature and cinema and illustrates the extent to which the way we tell stories with words has been affected by the movies. His book will be of wide interest to literary scholars, film historians, and students of cinema and the novel. The cinephobic novelist who complains to Fitzgerald's tycoon that he will never get the hang of scriptwriting wouldn't give a nickel for the movies. Yet never before the appearance of film had human perception been engaged in such an all-encompassing way by a single art form. In this ambitious investigation of a little-studied narrative genre, Gavriel Moses defines and explores "the film novel," a literary text in which cinema provides the thematic, formal, psychological, and philosophical center. Through close readings of works by the major representatives of the genre--Pirandello, Nabokov, Isherwood, West, Fitzgerald, Moravia, Percy, Puig--Moses develops a suggestive theory of novels that use literature to investigate the central role that film has acquired in human experience. These novels, because of their fascination with filmmaker and spectator alike, and because they anticipate current views of the questions of cinema, remain a tangible presence within the repertoire of literary modernism. Offering insightful discussions of Laughter in the Dark, Lancelot, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and other film novels, Moses shows the depth of the exchange between literature and cinema and illustrates the extent to which the way we tell stories with words has been affected by the movies. His book will be of wide interest to literary scholars, film historians, and students of cinema and the novel.

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ISBN 13: 1461706394
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Read and Download Maurice Rapf book All About the Movies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAll About the Movies. This book was released on 2000-11-01 with total page 128 pages. Book excerpt: Movies are a passion shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. Maurice Rapf, the first director of the Film Studies Program at Dartmouth College, recognizes that most people who profess a love of the movies have not spent much time learning about them. He has written this text as an attempt to fill in some of the information that movie-lovers should have but usually don't. The information contained in the book has been gleaned from courses that he has taught at Dartmouth over the past thirty years. From 30 years of experience, Rapf assembles the essential information every movie lover should know. It begins with a brief history, followed by a description of the movie-making process, broken down into five components—literary, administrative, shooting, editing and post-production, and marketing. Drawing from his own experience as a magazine film critic, Rapf then outlines how critics work and how studios woo their favor. He also touches on some of the forms movies have taken—as animation, documentary, avant-garde, and as promotion and education. Not to be read as an all-inclusive guide, this work can be seen instead as a launching-point for a deeper appreciation of the movies.

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ISBN 13: 0520247434
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Read and Download Richard Abel book Americanizing the Movies and "Movie-Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmericanizing the Movies and "Movie-Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 373 pages. Book excerpt: "Like all of Richard Abel's previous works, this book is characterized by careful marshalling of data and the exploration of new sources. There is a wealth of extremely important, instructive information, and the book provides an encyclopedic treatment of film exhibition in the early 1910s and the key film genres of the period. This will be an important book for film studies."—Lea Jacobs, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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ISBN 13: 1501312375
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Read and Download Massimo Fusillo book The Fetish in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Fetish. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Object fetishism is becoming a more and more pervasive phenomenon. Focusing on literature and the visual arts, including cinema, this book suggests a parallelism between fetishism and artistic creativity, based on a poetics of detail, which has been brilliantly exemplified by Flaubert's style. After exploring canonical accounts of fetishism (Marx, Freud, Benjamin), by combining a historicist approach with theoretical speculation, Massimo Fusillo identifies a few interpretive patterns of object fetishism, such as seduction (from Apollonius of Rhodes to Max Ophüls), memory activation (from Goethe to Louise Bourgeois and Pamuk), and the topos of the animation of the inanimate. Whereas all these patterns are characterized by a projection of emotional values onto objects, modernism highlights a more latent component of object fetishism: the fascination with the alterity of matter, variously inflected by Proust, Woolf, Joyce, Barnes, and Mann. The last turning point in Fusillo's analysis is postmodernism and its obsession with mass media icons-from DeLillo's maximalist frescos and Zadie Smith's reflections on autographs to Palahniuk's porn objects; from pop art to commodity sculpture.

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ISBN 13: 0520239660
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Read and Download Lee Grieveson book Policing Cinema in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPolicing Cinema. This book was released on 2004-05-24 with total page 348 pages. Book excerpt: Grieveson examines censorship & regulation of motion pictures in America during the early years of the silent screen. He shows how the public & the authorities responded to scandalous & controversial productions, such as 'Birth of a Nation'.

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ISBN 13: 0813544432
Total Pages : 268 pages
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Read and Download André Gaudreault book American Cinema, 1890-1909 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerican Cinema, 1890-1909. This book was released on 2009 with total page 268 pages. Book excerpt: The essays in American Cinema 1890-1909 explore and define how the making of motion pictures flowered into an industry that would finally become the central entertainment institution of the world. Beginning with all the early types of pictures that moved, this volume tells the story of the invention and consolidation of the various processes that gave rise to what we now call "cinema."

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ISBN 13: 9780520054097
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Read and Download Bill Nichols book Movies and Methods in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMovies and Methods. This book was released on 1976 with total page 753 pages. Book excerpt: Fifty theoretical essays by distinctively original and influential film critics and filmmakers are grouped in categories having to do with general considerations, structuralism-semiology, political factors, genre, feminism, auteur theory, and mise-en-scene

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ISBN 13: 1476610703
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Read and Download Konrad Schiecke book Historic Movie Theatres in Illinois, 1883Ð1960 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistoric Movie Theatres in Illinois, 1883Ð1960. This book was released on 2011-02-28 with total page 414 pages. Book excerpt: This history and catalog of the movie theaters of Illinois follows their evolution from the early opera houses, to the storefront nickelodeons, to the awe-inspiring movie palaces, to the post—World War II theaters and the advent of the multiplex. Each theater has its own story, and together these stories make up a fascinating history of cinema viewing in Illinois. This richly illustrated book—the first dealing exclusively with Illinois theatres— contains nearly 3,000 descriptions of historic movie houses, from the early 1880s to 1960. The alphabetically arranged entries, which include such information as the theater’s name, location, number of seats, and the dates it opened and closed, cover cities and towns from Abingdon to Zion, including Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The book opens with a history of the movie house, beginning with silent movies shown on walls and ending with the multiplex era. It also includes a chapter on television’s impact and information on renovated historic theatres in the state. Appendices include lists of Illinois-operated movie theatre circuits, theatre websites and include a bibliography.

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ISBN 13: 9780791410691
Total Pages : 306 pages
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Read and Download Joel H. Spring book Images of American Life in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TImages of American Life. This book was released on 1992-01-01 with total page 306 pages. Book excerpt: This book analyzes the effect of political and economic forces on the ideas and values disseminated to the general public by schools, movies, radio, and television. The author shows how similar and conflicting political and economic pressures influence education, movies, and broadcasting. The book provides an understanding of how ideas are shaped in American society by the interplay between government power, private enterprise, and organized advocacy groups. The story is complex with many different and conflicting strands. In a broad sense, it is the story of the public education of the American people. The book does not attempt to measure the actual effect of various media, but it does show what was intended for the education of the public mind by forces that shaped and continue to shape the content of schools, movies, and broadcasting.

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ISBN 13: 1467117188
Total Pages : 127 pages
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Read and Download Susan Rittereiser, Michael C. Miller and the Austin History Center book Historic Movie Houses of Austin in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistoric Movie Houses of Austin. This book was released on 2016 with total page 127 pages. Book excerpt: Motion pictures came to Austin on October 10, 1896, debuting at the Hancock Opera House. Since then, movies have continued to enchant, entertain, and inform the citizens of the capital of Texas. And, the places--the movie houses and theaters--where people saw motion pictures played just as important a role in the moviegoing experience as the movies themselves. As the city's population grew and motion picture technology changed, so too did Austin's movie houses, from the first kinetoscope parlor on Congress Avenue to the city' s first four-plex, the Aquarius 4, in southeast Austin. While most of these places are long gone, some withstood the test of time and are still showing movies or have been repurposed for other uses. Through the rich archival collections of the Austin History Center, Historic Movie Houses of Austin explores the stories of these important historic spaces and of the lives of those who were connected with them.

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ISBN 13: 0761860819
Total Pages : 250 pages
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ISBN 13: 9780974237183
Total Pages : 369 pages
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ISBN 13: 0429983166
Total Pages : 308 pages
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Read and Download Miguel Valenti book More Than A Movie in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMore Than A Movie. This book was released on 2018-04-24 with total page 308 pages. Book excerpt: In More Than a Movie, producer and entertainment attorney F. Miguel Valenti presents a compelling argument for the creative community to consider the consequences of its products, from movies to TV to the Internet. Valenti refrains from attacking the industries in which he himself works, but argues for reflection on the part of those who create media. More Than a Movie takes a pioneering first step toward outlining the issues in an insider fashion, and provides the tools to make ethical decisions about creating for the big and small screens. Edited by veteran media writer Les Brown and media consultant Laurie Trotta, More Than a Movie is written to stimulate debate in professional and academic arenas, and for the enjoyment of everyone who loves entertainment. The book contains a foreword by noted author and director Peter Bogdanovich, and commentary from producers Christine Vachon and David Brown. Mediascope, a Studio City, California-based media policy organization, commissioned the book upon discovering that ethical discussions seldom occur in film and television schools, although they are staples for studying law, medicine, business and journalism. Issues range from ethnic and gender stereotyping to excessive and gratuitous violence."It's not about censorship -- it's about having a responsibility for what we do," says author Valenti (no relation to MPAA's Jack Valenti). "The book outlines how we are helping to shape societal values and individual behavior with the artistic choices we make." A team of writers from across the nation offer essays: Neil Hickey, editor, Columbia Journalism Review ; Annette Insdorf, Columbia University; Ted Pease, professor and columnist; Jack Pitman, Variety; Martin Koughan, Emmy Award-winning documentarian. The essays in More Than a Movie are interspersed with stories of actual ethical dilemmas told by noted screenwriters, directors and other practitioners in interviews by Manhattan writer Laura Blum.

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ISBN 13: 1498539130
Total Pages : 266 pages
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Read and Download Michelle C. Pautz book Civil Servants on the Silver Screen in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCivil Servants on the Silver Screen. This book was released on 2017-12-29 with total page 266 pages. Book excerpt: This book demonstrates how government bureaucracy is portrayed in the top ten box office grossing films from 2000–2015. Perhaps unsurprisingly, government is generally portrayed poorly, but individual government bureaucrats are typically depicted positively.

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ISBN 13: 0740792164
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Read and Download Roger Ebert book Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRoger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009. This book was released on 2009-06-15 with total page 944 pages. Book excerpt: Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

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Read and Download book New York Magazine in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew York Magazine. This book was released on 1984-04-02 with total page 116 pages. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.