Since moving to New York City over a decade ago, Quentin Crisp has brought his love of the cinema and his notorious wit together in a series of essays on films and film stars.
Author: Quentin Crisp
Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin
Since moving to New York City over a decade ago, Quentin Crisp has brought his love of the cinema and his notorious wit together in a series of essays on films and film stars. A veteran film-goer of seventy years who has kept a vigilant eye on changing Hollywood styles and the public tastes that follow, Mr. Crisp discusses both films and stars with his typical panache and dexterity and leads his readers with polite madness to a clear, straightforward moral, proving himself to be an unexpected champion of good sense. Along the way Mr. Crisp shares his personal encounters with the likes of Lillian Gish, John Hurt, David Hockney, Divine, Sting, and Geraldine Page. Prefaced by longer essays on the essence of stardom, the nature of Hollywood, and the deplorable state of that town today, Mr. Crisp's book is a delight to read.
The fact that this film was released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, that staid old
Hollywood studio which had reflected changing public tastes in the movies from
its beginnings, reminds us of how far we had come in forty-three years since the ...
Author: Wiley Lee Umphlett
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Tracing the collegiate film genre from the first silent offerings starting around 1915 to the realistic recent critical portrayals of college life, this study examines how collegiate films have reflected our changing tastes and values. An extensive filmography is also included.
What does it mean for “film theory” to go to the “movies”? Film theory as it has
been practiced since the late sixties has been in the vanguard in developing the
critical approaches that we associate with poststructuralism, but this discussion ...
Author: Jim Collins
Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever. They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studies.
Well, Frances Dee lived there, and since she's the heroine they had to get
married sooner or later. ... Luckily, the movie doesn't go on until 1871, or McCrea
would have to go to Chicago, to be Mrs O'Leary's head milker, also to organize
the fire ...
Author: Alistair Cooke
Publisher: Penguin UK
On the 8th of October 1934, long before the wider world knew him from his Letter from America broadcasts, his television series America, or his introductions to Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke sat down at a BBC microphone to give his first radio talk. His subject was cinema. Cooke began film reviewing in the 1920s as a Cambridge undergraduate, and continued to broadcast on cinema from New York. Under his watchful gaze, Hollywood reached its Golden Age, only to be tarnished by television; he clocked every new technological development, from the arrival of talkies to the video cassette. He also observed cinema's personalities, writing tributes to Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, James Cagney and others, always illuminating their special gifts and the way they reflected the American scene. Since the 1930s, Alistair Cooke's lively film reviews have largely slumbered unpublished and unheard. Alistair Cooke at the Movies selects the most sparkling. We meet Cooke the biographer, affectionately recalling various stars he knew and admired, among them Charlie Chaplin and Humphrey Bogart. This is a fascinating new collection for Cooke's devoted readers and listeners, and for anyone interested in the 20th century parade of American and European films.
Hollywood films have presented audiences with stories of campus life for nearly a
century, shaping popular perceptions of ... This is more than the number of
movies used in two previous books, 237 in Wiley Lee Umphlett's The Movies Go
Author: John E. Conklin
Hollywood films have presented audiences with stories of campus life for nearly a century, shaping popular perceptions of our colleges and universities and the students who attend them. These depictions of campus life have even altered the attitudes of the students themselves, serving as both a mirror of and a model for behavior. One can only imagine how many high school seniors enter college today with the hopes of living the proverbial Animal House or PCU Greek experience, or how many have worried over the SAT and college admissions after watching more recent movies like 2004’s The Perfect Score. This book explores themes of college life in 681 live-action, theatrically released, feature-length films set in the United States and released from 1915 through 2006, evaluating how these movies both reflected and distorted the reality of undergraduate life. Topics include college admissions, the freshman experience, academic work, professor-student relations, student romance, fraternity and sorority life, sports, political activism, and other extracurricular activities. The book also includes a complete filmography and 66 illustrations.
You have to be prepared to go draft after draft, getting feedback and making
changes until you get it right, even ifit ... kind of a budget you have, 1 don't care
how good your actors are — if the script is not good the movie will not be good,
Author: Kevin J. Lindenmuth
The success of low-budget independent films like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity have clearly demonstrated that successful movies can be made with very small budgets. Still, working on a tight budget requires both skill and ingenuity, and is an inevitable and continuous learning experience for the filmmaker. Join two dozen truly independent filmmakers—those used to working, and delivering, within extreme limitations—as they bluntly chronicle their experiences creating features “from the trenches.” They cover the major stages of the filmmaking process, from financing, technical decisions, and handling actors and crew to music, production, and distribution. With loads of practical advice, actual case studies, and many behind-the-scenes photographs, this collection of war stories from the micro-budget front lines will benefit aspiring and experienced independent filmmakers alike.
They show a diverse mix of independent films and cater to a sophisticated group
of film lovers and filmmakers. ... In other words, beyond lowering the price of
admission, were there people who wanted to go to the movies, but simply couldn'
Author: Kelly McDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Reach new and diverse customer groups and expand your market share The standard approach to marketing is to look for as many people as possible who fit one core customer profile. How to Market to People Not Like You challenges this traditional thinking about core customer bases, giving you a new approach to expand your customer base and your business. Arguing for focusing on customer values rather than demographics, How to Market to People Not Like You reveals how you can grow business and profits by targeting those who are different from your core audience, rather than those who share similarities. Reach unfamiliar new market segments with your products Learn how to engage micro-segmented customer groups Author's company was named one of the top ad agencies in the US by Ad Age Find out How to Market to People Not Like You, understand the needs and values that distinguish diverse customers, and reach their hearts, minds, and wallets.
There are several people who have played pivotal roles at turning points in my
history of thinking about movies. Kurt Mosser first taught me how to think and talk
seriously about movies. My colleague Gregg Muilenburg challenged me to ...
Author: Richard A. Gilmore
Publisher: SUNY Press
Explores philosophical ideas through an examination of popular film.
Whatever had been troubling her over the last few months threatening to come
rushing out, foaming like sodapop and biting like acid. “I don't know if you ever
noticed this, but your father didn't exactly leave us well off, and I'm doing the best I
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of five short stories that have been made into movies includes "The Mangler," in which a skeptical writer investigates a supposedly haunted hotel room that has apparently caused at least forty-two deaths.
That cinematic passion remained after I became a doctor in 1961, but as a
practicing physician and father of four, I had little time to go to the movies. That
changed in 1990, when I agreed to write the “Physician at the Movies” column for
Author: Peter E. Dans
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Christians in the Movies traces the arc of the portrayal in film of Christians from 1905 to the present. For most of the first six decades, the portrayals were favorable and even reverential. By contrast, from 1970 on, Christians have often been treated with hostility and often outright ridicule. This book explores this shift through in-depth reviews and commentaries on 100 important films, as well as briefer discussions of about 75 additional Christian-themed films. Peter E. Dans examines various causative factors for this change such as the abolition of the Hays Motion Picture Production Code, the demise of the Catholic Legion of Decency, and the associated profound societal and cultural changes. From a look at the real story behind the Scopes trial to portraits of actors, directors and writers most prominently associated with films involving Christians and Christianity, Christians in the Movies provides a great resource for those who wish to select films for showing at churches, universities or for personal viewing and critical examination of the recent cultural movements and thought.
Unit 4: Movies Lisa, a film student, interviews people about the movies they like
and how they watch them. Hi, I'm Lisa, and ... And why do you go to the theater to
watch a movie if you can get it on your computer or cell phone? What makes the ...
Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Interchange Third edition is a four-level series for adult and young-adult learners of English from the beginning to the high-intermediate level.
Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers.
Author: Howard Good
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers. As the title suggests, the authors—some of the nation's leading journalism scholars—investigate popular movies to illustrate the kind of ethical dilemmas journalists encounter on the job, resulting in a student-friendly book sure to spark interest and stimulate thinking. At a time when experts and the public alike worry that journalism has lost its way, here's a book that can provide much-needed, accessible guidance.
William Calhoun So, I vividly remember how we could not go to the school at
Murray Street, but we always played on the playground. ... Glenn Douglas We'd
go to the movies and whatever movie we saw that day, we'd go home and play.
Author: Winona L. Fletcher
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
"While this is a glimpse of Frankfort's African American community, it has much in common with other Black communities, especially those in the South. Although much in the collection that produced this work - both photographic and oral history - is nostalgic, it ultimately demonstrates that change is constant, producing both negative and positive results."--BOOK JACKET.
... defines the movie's broader narrative discourse about the complexities and
limitations of the American immigrant experience. ... The undertaker has come to
Don Vito's home “on the day of [the don's] daughter's wedding,” seeking the don's
Author: W. Bryan Rommel Ruiz
Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz shows how popular representations of historic events shape the way audiences understand the history of the United States, including American representations of race and gender, and stories of immigration, especially the familiar narrative of the American Dream. Using films from many different genres, American History Goes to the Movies draws together movies that depict the Civil War, the Wild West, the assassination of JFK, and the events of 9/11, from The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to The Exorcist and United 93, to show how viewers use movies to make sense of the past, addressing not only how we render history for popular enjoyment, but also how Hollywood’s renderings of America influence the way Americans see themselves and how they make sense of the world.
How did you spend the evening? D Radio D Reading D Movies T] Wisiting D
Working D Dancing D Sports D Cards D. Other ... Theater owners would like to
know why people don't go to the movies more often. In your own case, what
Author: Susan Ohmer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
George Gallup in Hollywood is a fascinating look at the film industry's use of opinion polling in the 1930s and '40s. George Gallup's polling techniques first achieved fame when he accurately predicted that Franklin D. Roosevelt would be reelected president in 1936. Gallup had devised an extremely effective sampling method that took households from all income brackets into account, and Hollywood studio executives quickly pounced on the value of Gallup's research. Soon he was gauging reactions to stars and scripts for RKO Pictures, David O. Selznick, and Walt Disney and taking the public's temperature on Orson Welles and Desi Arnaz, couples such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and films like Gone with the Wind, Dumbo, and Fantasia. Through interviews and extensive research, Susan Ohmer traces Gallup's groundbreaking intellectual and methodological developments, examining his comprehensive approach to market research from his early education in the advertising industry to his later work in Hollywood. The results of his opinion polls offer a fascinating glimpse at the class and gender differences of the time as well as popular sentiment toward social and political issues.
How to Have a Personal Connection and Relationship With Your Creator
Stephen Edwards. The day after the golf game, I decided to go to the movies by
myself. This may sound remarkable but, up until that day, I had never gone to the
Author: Stephen Edwards
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
Communion-cating: When God communes and communicates with the listener at the same time. My experience is that God is love, and that love is washing over us in waves from an ocean of thought, feeling, and emotion all the time, in all ways. We are only just now in the process of waking up to this reality and realizing who we really are in relation to God and the universe. Book jacket.
Frank S. Pittman III Abstract It has been said that we go to the movies to fall in
love. We know that is true and we fall in love regularly with an enormous screen
there in the dark. But we also go to the movies to get wisdom about how life
Author: Mary Banks Gregerson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Cinema both reflects life and contours life—that is its psychological power. And for decades, clinicians and educators have recognized the value of this power, using it to respectively heal in therapy and educate in the classroom. The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching mines the illustrative value of cinema, offering therapists and life coaches access to ideas that can motivate and enlighten clients. Although many movie guides exist, this volume complements the available literature by adding positive psychology, mental health, and wellness perspectives to the clinical/educational/coaching mix. The serious intent to cull from cinema its underlying psychological value has motivated noted clinicians, life coaches, and cultural critics to offer science-based analysis and intervention strategies. Readers may add their own movie insights and professional expertise to this rich foundation. The volume covers international as well as domestic cinema in a variety of genres, providing a range of film choices relevant to clients’ lives. Beyond this, it expands on universal concepts of strengths, capabilities, and coping methods. Chapters in The Cinematic Mirror: analyze how movies can create and relieve trauma, challenge Hollywood’s portrayal of the American family, overview the use of movies to examine relationships in therapy, explore the acclaimed Up television cinema verite series as studies in personal growth and social change, reinterprets images of disability in terms of positive psychology, examines models, or the lack thereof, for the American adolescent rite of passage, traces the history of mental illness stereotypes in film. The collective wisdom found in The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching will bring professionals involved in healing, coaching, counseling, education, and mentoring not only new applications but new appreciation for the transformative power of film. That power already exists. Readers just have to "SEE" it.
... 99 The wife of police inspector Clouseau ( Peter Sellers ) is having an affair
with notorious jewel thief David Niven . As the detective is about to go to bed with
his wife , he receives a mysterious call requesting that he report to a distant town
Author: Larry Langman
Clever repartee, double entendres, punch lines and many other variations of humor have been a staple of movie dialogue since the advent of talkies. Collected here are over 4,000 of the best comedic lines from the movies. The compilers of this book have tried to bring together some of the funniest, wittiest and most outrageous snatches of dialogue on film over a sixty year time period. For each entry the authors set the quotation in context, provide the name of the actor or actress, the name of the movie and the year of release. The quotations are arranged by a broad range of categories, such as politics, food and eating, gambling, and many others. A title index and a name index follow the body of the book..
Others include Michael Rennie's suavely bien-pensant alien, Klaatu, paying an
admiring visit in Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951); Robert
Walker's title character expiring on the memorial's steps in Leo McCarey's
Author: Mark Feeney
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
“People will be arguing over Nixon at the Movies as much as, for more than half a century, the country at large has been arguing about Nixon.”—Greil Marcus Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913, and they shared a long and complex history. The president screened Patton multiple times before and during the invasion of Cambodia, for example. In this unique blend of political biography, cultural history, and film criticism, Mark Feeney recounts in detail Nixon’s enthusiastic viewing habits during his presidency, and takes a new and often revelatory approach to Nixon’s career and Hollywood’s, seeing aspects of Nixon’s character, and the nation’s, refracted and reimagined in film. Nixon at the Movies is a “virtuosic” examination of a man, a culture, and a country in a time of tumult (Slate). “By Feeney's count, Nixon, an unabashed film buff, watched more than 500 movies during the 67 months of his presidency, all carefully listed in an appendix titled ‘What the President Saw and When He Saw It.’ Nixon concentrated intently on whatever was on the screen; he refused to leave even if the picture was a dud and everyone around him was restless. He was omnivorous, would watch anything, though he did have his preferences…Only rarely did he watch R-rated or foreign films. He liked happy endings. Movies were obviously a means of escape for him, and as the Watergate noose tightened, he spent ever more time in the screening room.”—The New York Times