Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538130106

Page: 560

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"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, films, companies, techniques, themes, and sub genres"--

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

An extensive chronology, introductory essay, and bibliography add to the volume, making it accessible and enlightening to fans of science fiction cinema."--Book cover.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780810855700

Page: 333

View: 277

"Provides more than 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the people, films, companies, techniques, and themes that have made the genre a vital part of world cinema. An extensive chronology, introductory essay, and bibliography add to the volume, making it accessible and enlightening to fans of science fiction cinema."--Book cover.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

This volume is designed to be accessible and enlightening to fans of the genre who simply want to know more about the films they so enjoy.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Author: Keith M. Booker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874628

Page: 368

View: 407

The history of science fiction film now spans more than 100 years, during which time more than 1,000 science fiction films of various kinds have been made. Beginning with the work of pioneering French filmmaker Georges MZli_s at the dawn of the 20th century and moving through such silent films as Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis, science fiction film has had a long and eventful history that has taken it in many directions but that has moved the genre inexorably forward into a prominent place at the center of the film industry in the works of big-budget hitmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made science fiction cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This volume is designed to be accessible and enlightening to fans of the genre who simply want to know more about the films they so enjoy.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538130117

Page: 626

View: 888

One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers ...

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849389

Page: 451

View: 678

This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

The task of this Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature is fortunately
not to look ahead but to look back. ... has been teaching science fiction literature
for 25 years and also specializes in the related field of science fiction cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810878844

Page: 434

View: 647

This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Science Fiction in the Cinema. New York: Paperback Library, 1970. Booker, M.
Keith. Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American Culture. Westport,
Conn.: Praeger, 2006. —. Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Author: Keith M. Booker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874598

Page: 508

View: 113

The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

His first book, Screening Science: Contexts, Texts and Science in Fifties Science
Fiction Films, was published by Scarecrow Press in 2001. He is writing another
historical dictionary for Scarecrow Press on science fiction cinema. Albert Moran
 ...

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Author: Errol Vieth

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865273

Page: 432

View: 229

This book is an introduction and guide to the film of Australia and New Zealand. It contains entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as films. But it also presents the early pioneers, the cinemas themselves, the film companies and government bodies, and much more in its hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. Through a chronology that shows how far these cinemas have come in a short time and an introduction that presents them more broadly, a clear portrait of the two countries' motion pictures emerge. The bibliography is an excellent source for further reading.

Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema

Science Fiction Cinema, by M. Keith Booker, 2010. Latin American Literature and
Theater, by Richard A. Young and Odile Cisneros, 2011. Children's Literature, by
Emer O'Sullivan, 2010. German Literature to 1945, by William Grange, 2011.

Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442244720

Page: 384

View: 197

Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of the richness of Polish cinema is presented.

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

African American cinema is in a very different category from the various “national
cinemas” included in this subseries. ... screen from love and marriage to hatred
and revenge, in every genre, whether comedy or tragedy, farce or science fiction.

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Author: S. Torriano Berry

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864641

Page: 448

View: 410

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

The. Dictionary. _A_ ABRE LOS OJOS / OPEN YOUR EYES (1997). In his follow-
up to the award-winning Tesis (1995), Alejandro Amenabar, an admirer of Steven
Spielberg, tackled science fiction, a very unusual genre in a national cinema ...

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

Author: Alberto Mira Nouselles

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810859572

Page: 431

View: 629

Spanish cinema is emerging as one of the most exciting, fascinating, and special cinemas in the world. Not only are others viewing Spanish films, but they are adopting Spanish producers and Spanish actors as their own. While Spanish cinema has been maturing for a long time and has been producing excellent directors, actors, and films for decades including during the dark times of the Franco regime only now is it winning numerous fans not only at home but also abroad. And with directors like Pedro Almodovar, actors and actresses like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, and films such as Abre los ojos and Alatriste to build upon, the outlook for Spanish Cinema appears brighter than ever. The Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Spanish cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on producers, directors, film companies, actors, and films."

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

While much of cinema tends toward the brighter hues of glorious Technicolor, a
major segment is gray or black. ... such as boxing noirs, troubled veteran noirs,
and even science fiction noirs, along with the earlier gangster and detective noirs
.

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

Author: Andrew Spicer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873780

Page: 532

View: 465

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.

The A to Z of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

His first book, Screening Science: Contexts, Texts and Science in Fifties Science
Fiction Films, was published by Scarecrow Press in 2001. He is writing another
historical dictionary for Scarecrow Press on science fiction cinema. Albert Moran
 ...

The A to Z of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Author: Albert Moran

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863477

Page: 430

View: 467

This book is an introduction and guide to the film of Australia and New Zealand. With entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as the films indicated above and many others, this reference also presents the early pioneers, the film companies and government bodies, and much more in its hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Author: Robert Charles Reimer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 467

View: 925

German film is diverse and multi-faceted; its history includes five distinct German governments (Wilhelmine Germany, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German Democratic Republic), two national industries (Germany and Austria), and a myriad of styles and production methods. Paradoxically, the political disruptions that have produced these distinct film eras, as well as the natural inclination of artists to rebel and create new styles, allow for the construction of a narrative of German film. While the disjuncture generates distinct points of separation, it also highlights continuities between the ruptures. Outlining the richness of German film, the Historical Dictionary of German Cinema covers mainstream, alternative, and experimental film from 1895 to the present through a chronology, introductory essay, appendix of the 100 most significant German films, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, actors, films, cinematographers, composers, producers, and major historical events that greatly affected the direction and development of German cinema. The book's broad canvas will lead students and scholars of cinema to appreciate the complex nature of German film.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Provides an extensive chronology and an introduction which explains the nature of Gothic and shows how it has evolved.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810872285

Page: 347

View: 238

The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of Gothic Literature.

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Author: Dayna Oscherwitz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 459

View: 810

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema covers the history of French film from the silent era to the present in a concise and up-to-date details of the development of French cinema and related theoretical and cultural issues. This book includes a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French cinema. Going beyond mere biographical information, entries also discuss the impact and significance of each individual, film, movement, or studio. This in-depth, scholarly analysis of the development of film in France is useful to both the novice and the expert alike.

Historical Dictionary of American Radio

Cable TV operators and cable networks presently narrowcast the majority of their
offerings: 24-hour/all-news, science fiction, shopping, golf, gardening, old movies
, all-sports, or specialized audio channels. The audiences for this programming ...

Historical Dictionary of American Radio

Author: Frederic Leigh

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313296369

Page: 485

View: 825

A comprehensive resource of American radio history including over 100 authors and covering over 600 different topics, fully cross-referenced and indexed. Entries are arranged alphabetically and written by some of the leading scholars including Erik Barnouw, Louisa Benjamin, Ronald Caray, Kenneth Harwood, Michael Kitross, Larry Lichty, Christopher Sterling, Kyu Ho Youm, Robert Avery, Marvin Bensman, Michael D. Murray, and others of the discipline. Each entry also contains references for further study as well as internet source materials. An Introduction and Radio Chronology provide the historical framework for the topics. This dictionary will be of interest to students and scholars interested in radio, television, communications, communications history, and electronic media. It will also be of interest to professionals in the field. As a library source it will be a welcome addition to academic, professional, as well as public library collections.

Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature

These books (or translations) are then often adapted for television, film, and other
media. This Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature impressively covers all
the bases, providing concise and informative entries in the ... to poetry to lengthy
and involved novels—and the variety of genres, such as adventure, fantasy,
mystery, and science fiction; and finally the growing range of themes, such as
animals ...

Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature

Author: Emer O'Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874961

Page: 372

View: 211

The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and genres.

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

Its first production was Pulp Fiction (1994). ... Broadcasting Company, ABC
Motion Pictures, Inc., was the network's second attempt to become involved in
feature film production. ... Sound was added to the Awards schedule in 1929/
1930; Scientific or Technical Awards were added in 1930/1931; Short Subjects
were added ...

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135925542

Page: 256

View: 937

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association