Fervid Filmmaking

Fervid Filmmaking Author Mike Watt
ISBN-10 9780786470662
Year 2013-02-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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"For film professionals and buffs, the term "Kitchen Sink movies" refers to those films that take severe right-angle turns at unexpected moments. This volume provides in-depth examinations of 60 of these cultural oddities. By putting these unusual films into cultural context, this work promotes an under-appreciated but fascinating facet of moviemaking"--Provided by publisher.

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook Author Sonja Shenck
ISBN-10 9781435459120
Year 2012
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FOURTH EDITION is a comprehensive digital filmmaking resource for everyone--from beginners to professionals. This book guides you through the modern digital filmmaking workflow from initial concept to finished project and

Italian Gothic Horror Films 1957 1969

Italian Gothic Horror Films  1957  1969 Author Roberto Curti
ISBN-10 9781476619897
Year 2015-04-02
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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The "Gothic" style was a key trend in Italian cinema of the 1950s and 1960s, because of its peculiar, often strikingly original approach to the horror genre. These films portrayed Gothic staples in a stylish and idiosyncratic way, and took a daring approach to the supernatural and to eroticism, with the presence of menacing yet seductive female witches, vampires and ghosts. Thanks to such filmmakers as Mario Bava (Black Sunday), Riccardo Freda (The Horrible Dr. Hichcock), and Antonio Margheriti (Castle of Blood), as well the iconic presence of actress Barbara Steele, Italian Gothic horror went overseas and reached cult status. The book examines the Italian Gothic horror of the period, with an abundance of previously unpublished production information drawn from official papers and original scripts. Entries include a complete cast and crew list, home video releases, plot summary and the author’s analysis. Excerpts from interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors are included. Foreword by film director and scriptwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.

Reel Dark

Reel Dark Author L. Andrew Cooper
ISBN-10 1613181744
Year 2015-05-01
Pages 174
Language en
Publisher
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THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR CUTS BACK Welcome to a macabre cinema for the imagination, to screenings of twisted tales projected not on a movie screen but on the page. In Reel Dark you'll find stories and poems by authors ranging from new voices to bestsellers to Bram Stoker Award finalists. From the battle for recognition between a child actress and a vengeful, long-forgotten film star in "Whatever Happened to Peggy...Who?" to a madman controlling a student a la The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in "Caligarisme," to a hapless Dreamist, whose talent propels him into a nightmare of jealousy and revenge in "The Dreamist," the authors have created worlds filled with madness, twisted desires, and broken dreams. The genres inside include suspense, horror, science fiction, and fantasy. You'll meet a lone deputy whose pursuit of justice harkens back to the wild West (complete with a gunfight), a director who literally puts himself into his film, a young woman haunted by a mysterious stranger who warns her of her impending demise, and an aging actress who may have been a little too good at playing her roles. In a world where the lines between reality and fantasy blur, where film frames flicker at 24 frames per second, we catch a glimpse of strangers' dreams and nightmares. As David Lynch puts it, "This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top." As Karen Head writes in her poem responding to Lynch, "In the movies / everything is illusion." But in a world with cameras everywhere, how do you know whether you're in a movie?"

The Spike Lee reader

The Spike Lee reader Author Paula J. Massood
ISBN-10 159213484X
Year 2007
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Temple Univ Pr
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Spike Lee's films have raised a multitude of questions about cinema, from attempts to outline the nature, or "essence," of a black cinematic aesthetics, to a revisioning of American film as a whole. They have sparked critical inquiries into the nature of genres, the role of the auteur, and the mechanics of an active text and an oppositional spectatorship. They have asked us to reconsider spectatorial pleasure; to revel in their polyphonic visual and aural fields. They consider not only race, but also the often blurred interconnections among race, gender, sexuality, and class. In short, they have encouraged, and, in some cases, forced us to interact with what's on screen and, perhaps more importantly, with each other, whether it be in the theater, the café, the classroom, or the street corner. Taken together, the essays in The Spike Lee Reader will spark dialogue and encourage a continuing consideration of the depth and complexity of Spike Lee's career.Contributors include Christine Acham, Toni Cade Bambara, Mark D. Cunningham, Anna Everett, Krin Gabbard, Ed Guerrero, bell hooks, Michele Wallace and many others.

The Sun in Your Eyes

The Sun in Your Eyes Author Deborah Shapiro
ISBN-10 9780062435606
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice The Wall Street Journal calls The Sun in Your Eyes one of "the season's most exciting fiction reads." One of Vulture's "7 Books You Need to Read This July" Harper's Bazaar picked it as one of "Spring's Hottest Breakout Novels." Ann Hood says it's "the perfect summer book." A witty and winning new voice comes alive in this infectious road trip adventure with a rock-and-roll twist. Shapiro’s debut blends the emotional nuance of Elena Ferrante with the potent nostalgia of High Fidelity, in a story of two women—one rich and alluring, the other just another planet in her dazzling orbit—and their fervid and troubled friendship. From the distance of a few yards, there might be nothing distinctive about Lee Parrish, nothing you could put your finger on, and yet, if she were to walk into a room, you would notice her. And if you were with her, I’d always thought, you could walk into any room. For quiet, cautious and restless college freshman Vivian Feld real life begins the day she moves in with the enigmatic Lee Parrish—daughter of died-too-young troubadour Jesse Parrish and model-turned-fashion designer Linda West—and her audiophile roommate Andy Elliott. When a one-night stand fractures Lee and Andy’s intimate rapport, Lee turns to Viv, inviting her into her glamorous fly-by-night world: an intoxicating mix of Hollywood directors, ambitious artists, and first-class everything. It is the beginning of a friendship that will inexorably shape both women as they embark on the rocky road to adulthood. More than a decade later, Viv is married to Andy and hasn’t heard from Lee in three years. Suddenly, Lee reappears, begging for a favor: she wants Viv to help her find the lost album Jesse was recording before his death. Holding on to a life-altering secret and ambivalent about her path, Viv allows herself to be pulled into Lee’s world once again. But the chance to rekindle the magic and mystery of their youth might come with a painful lesson: While the sun dazzles us with its warmth and brilliance, it may also blind us from seeing what we really need. What begins as a familiar story of two girls falling under each other’s spell evolves into an evocative, and at times irrepressibly funny, study of female friendship in all its glorious intensity and heartbreaking complexity.

Imaging Her Erotics

Imaging Her Erotics Author Carolee Schneemann
ISBN-10 026269297X
Year 2003
Pages 347
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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A visual and written record of the work of pioneer painter-performance artist Carolee Schneemann.

Joseph Cornell Versus Cinema

Joseph Cornell Versus Cinema Author Michael Pigott
ISBN-10 9781780934150
Year 2013
Pages 129
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Joseph Cornell is one of the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. His work is highly visible in the the world's most prestigious galleries, including the Tate Modern and MOMA. His famous boxes and his collage work have been admired and widely studied. However, Cornell also produced an extraordinary body of film work, a serious contribution to 20th-century avant-garde cinema, and this has been much less examined. In this book, Michael Piggott makes the case for the significance of Joseph Cornell's films. This is an important contribution to our knowledge of twentieth century culture for scholars and students of film and art history and American studies and for all those interested in pop culture, celebrity and fandom.

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins Author James Runcie
ISBN-10 9781408862216
Year 2015-05-07
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Loveable full-time priest and part-time detective Canon Sidney Chambers is back, continuing his investigations. A mysterious stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church; a shooting weekend in the country has a sinister end; a friend receives poison pen letters; a piano falls on a musician's head; a school cricket match has an explosive finish; and on a holiday in Italy, Sidney is accused of stealing a priceless painting. On the home front, his new curate has become irritatingly popular with the parish and his daughter is starting to walk and talk.