The Making of Citizen Kane, Revised Edition

The Making of Citizen Kane, Revised Edition
Author: Orson Welles,Robert L. Carringer
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1996-10-24
ISBN 10: 9780520205673
ISBN 13: 0520205677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Making of Citizen Kane, Revised Edition Book Review:

Citizen Kane, widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. The Making of Citizen Kane, copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new photographs.

The Making of Citizen Kane

The Making of Citizen Kane
Author: Robert L. Carringer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1985-01
ISBN 10: 9780520058767
ISBN 13: 0520058763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Making of Citizen Kane Book Review:

"Citizen Kane," widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. "The Making of Citizen Kane," copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated "The Magnificent Ambersons," and new photographs.

The Citizen Kane Book

The Citizen Kane Book
Author: Pauline Kael,Herman Jacob Mankiewicz,Orson Welles
Publsiher: Harvill Secker
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1971
ISBN 10: 9780436230318
ISBN 13: 0436230313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Greatest Movies Ever

The Greatest Movies Ever
Author: Gail Kinn,Jim Piazza
Publsiher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2012-01
ISBN 10: 9781579128906
ISBN 13: 1579128904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Greatest Movies Ever Book Review:

Compiles and ranks the authors' choices for the best movies in history, with commentaries, plot synopses, accolades, casting lists, director profiles, behind-the-scene information, and notable quotes for each film.

Vertigo

Vertigo
Author: Charles Barr
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1844577163
ISBN 13: 9781844577163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vertigo Book Review:

Vertigo (1958) is widely regarded as not only one of Hitchcock's best films, but one of the greatest films of world cinema. Made at the time when the old studio system was breaking up, it functions both as an embodiment of the supremely seductive visual pleasures that 'classical Hollywood' could offer and – with the help of an elaborate plot twist – as a laying bare of their dangerous dark side. The film's core is a study in romantic obsession, as James Stewart's Scottie pursues Madeleine/Judy (Kim Novak) to her death in a remote Californian mission. Novak is ice cool but vulnerable, Stewart – in the darkest role of his career – genial on the surface but damaged within. Although it can be seen as Hitchcock's most personal film, Charles Barr argues that, like Citizen Kane, Vertigo is at the same time a triumph not so much of individual authorship as of creative collaboration. He highlights the crucial role of screenwriters Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor and, by a combination of textual and contextual analysis, explores the reasons why Vertigo continues to inspire such fascination. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Barr looks afresh at Vertigo alongside the recently-rediscovered 'lost' silent The White Shadow (1924), scripted by Hitchcock, which also features the trope of the double, and at the acclaimed contemporary silent film The Artist (2011), which pays explicit homage to Vertigo in its soundtrack.

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane
Author: Harlan Lebo
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 1250077532
ISBN 13: 9781250077530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Citizen Kane Book Review:

"With the approach of the 75th anniversary of Citizen Kane in May 2016, Harlan Lebo has written the full story of Orson Welles' masterpiece film. The book will explore: --Welles' meteoric rise to stardom in New York and the real reason behind his arrival in Hollywood --Welles' unprecedented contract with RKO Studios for total creative control and the deeper issues that impeded his work instead --The dispute over who wrote the script --The mystery of the "lost" final script, which the author has in his possession, and the missing scenes, which answer questions relating to the creation of the film --The plot by Hearst to destroy Welles' project through blackmail, media manipulation, and other tactics --A detailed look behind the scenes of a production process that was cloaked in secrecy --The surprising emergence of Citizen Kane as an enduring masterpiece Using previously unpublished material from studio files and the Hearst organization, exclusive interviews with the last surviving members of the cast and crew, and what may be the only surviving copy of the "lost" final script of the film, Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey recounts the making of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history"--

Citizen Welles

Citizen Welles
Author: Frank Brady
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 655
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780340544075
ISBN 13: 0340544074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons
Author: Robert L. Carringer
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780520078574
ISBN 13: 0520078578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Magnificent Ambersons Book Review:

"An indispensable reference work. . . . Anyone with a serious interest in movies will want to have it."--James Naremore, author of Acting in the Cinema

the citizen

the citizen
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1840
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:555029355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Peckinpah

Peckinpah
Author: Paul Seydor
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780252068355
ISBN 13: 0252068351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Peckinpah Book Review:

The book that re-established Peckinpah's reputation--now thoroughly revised and updated! When critics hailed the 1995 re-release of Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece, The Wild Bunch, it was a recognition of Paul Seydor's earlier claim that this was a milestone in American film, perhaps the most important since Citizen Kane. Peckinpah: The Western Films first appeared in 1980, when the director's reputation was at low ebb. The book helped lead a generation of readers and filmgoers to a full and enduring appreciation of Peckinpah's landmark films, locating his work in the central tradition of American art that goes all the way back to Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville. In addition to a new section on the personal significance of The Wild Bunch to Peckinpah, Seydor has added to this expanded, revised edition a complete account of the successful, but troubled, efforts to get a fully authorized director's cut released. He describes how an initial NC-17 rating of the film by the Motion Picture Association of America's ratings board nearly aborted the entire project. He also adds a great wealth of newly discovered biographical detail that has surfaced since the director's death and includes a new chapter on Noon Wine, credited with bringing Peckinpah's television work to a fitting resolution and preparing his way for The Wild Bunch. This edition stands alone in offering full treatment of all versions of Peckinpah's Westerns. It also includes discussion of all fourteen episodes of Peckinpah's television series, The Westerner, and a full description of the versions of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid now (or formerly) in circulation, including an argument that the label "director's cut" on the version in release by Turner is misleading. Additionally, the book's final chapter has been substantially rewritten and now includes new information about Peckinpah's background and sources.

Scorsese by Ebert

Scorsese by Ebert
Author: Roger Ebert
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2010-10-21
ISBN 10: 1459605985
ISBN 13: 9781459605985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorsese by Ebert Book Review:

Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever received - for 1967's I Call First, later renamed Who's That Knocking at My Door - creating a lasting bond that made him one of Scorsese's most appreciative and perceptive commentators. Scorsese by Ebert offers the first record of America's most respected film critic's engagement with the works of America's greatest living director, chronicling every single feature film in Scorsese's considerable oeuvre, from his aforementioned debut to his 2008 release, the Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light. In the course of eleven interviews done over almost forty years, the book also includes Scorsese's own insights on both his accomplishments and disappointments. Ebert has also written and included six new reconsiderations of the director's less commented upon films, as well as a substantial introduction that provides a framework for understanding both Scorsese and his profound impact on American cinema. "Given their career-long back-and-forth, this collection makes perfect sense. In these reconsiderations, Ebert invites us into his thought processes, letting us see not just what he thinks, but how he forms his opinions. Ebert's insights into Scorsese are terrific, but this book offers the bonus of further insights into Ebert himself." - Time Out Chicago "Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, is an unabashed fan of Scorsese, whom he considers 'the most gifted director of his generation.' . . . Of special note are interviews with Scorsese over a 25-year period, in which the director candidly discusses his body of work." - Publishers Weekly

Discovering Orson Welles

Discovering Orson Welles
Author: Jonathan Rosenbaum
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-05-02
ISBN 10: 0520251237
ISBN 13: 9780520251236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Discovering Orson Welles Book Review:

'Discovering Orson Welles' collects Rosenbaum's writings to date on Welles and makes an irrefutable case for the seriousness of his work, illuminating both Welles the artist and Welles the man. The book is also a chronicle of Rosenbaum's highly personal writer's journey and his efforts to arrive at the truth.

Film

Film
Author: William H. Phillips
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780230223325
ISBN 13: 023022332X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Film Book Review:

Combining the universal appeal of movies with academic rigor, this book provides a complete introduction to the technical, theoretical, social and historical aspects of film. With international examples and over 500 images, the text helps students develop the critical skills they need to analyze films and understand the medium in all its variety.

The Filmmaker's Handbook

The Filmmaker's Handbook
Author: Steven Ascher,Edward Pincus
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 1101613807
ISBN 13: 9781101613801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Filmmaker's Handbook Book Review:

The fifth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Whether you aspire to be a great filmmaker yourself or are looking for movie gifts, this comprehensive guide to filmmaking is the first step in turning a hobby into a career. Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making. • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, editing, and mixing • Understanding HDR, RAW, Log, 4K, UHD, and other formats • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on television, streaming services, and online

Thinking about Movies

Thinking about Movies
Author: Peter Lehman,William Luhr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 1118337565
ISBN 13: 9781118337561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thinking about Movies Book Review:

A complete introduction to analyzing and enjoying a wide variety of movies, for film students and movie lovers alike Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is a thorough overview of movie analysis designed to enlighten both students and enthusiasts, and heighten their enjoyment of films. Readers will delve into the process of thinking about movies critically and analytically, and find how doing so can greatly enhance the pleasure of watching movies. Divided roughly into two parts, the book addresses film studies within the context of the dynamics of cinema, before moving on to a broader analysis of the relationship of films to the larger social, cultural, and industrial issues informing them. This updated fourth edition includes an entirely new section devoted to a complete analysis of the film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, along with many in-depth discussions of important films such as Citizen Kane and Silence of the Lambs. The chapter on television integrates a major expansion distinguishing between television in the digital era of the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries in comparison to the era of broadcast analogue television. The final chapter places film within the current context of digital culture, globalization, and the powerful rise of China in film production and exhibition. The authors clearly present various methodologies for analyzing movies and illustrate them with detailed examples and images from a wide range of films from cult classics to big-budget, award-winning movies. This helps viewers see new things in movies and also better understand and explain why they like some better than others. Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is ideal for film students immersed in the study of this important, contemporary medium and art form as well as students and readers who have never taken a class on cinema before. This new edition of the book also comes with a Companion Blog https://thinkingaboutmoviesblog.wordpress.com/ that the authors will update regularly with attention to films and industry developments directly related to each chapter, plus updates to readings and resources.

The Godfather Legacy

The Godfather Legacy
Author: Harlan Lebo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2005-10-25
ISBN 10: 0743287770
ISBN 13: 9780743287777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Godfather Legacy Book Review:

Provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the three Godfather films, detailing the financial success of the films, the cooperation of the real Mafia with the makers of the films, and portraits of the cast and crew, accompanied by more than one hundred personal photographs.

Acting in Film

Acting in Film
Author: Michael Caine
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-02-01
ISBN 10: 1476842752
ISBN 13: 9781476842752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Acting in Film Book Review:

(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

The Magic World of Orson Welles

The Magic World of Orson Welles
Author: James Naremore
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN 10: 0252097874
ISBN 13: 9780252097874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Magic World of Orson Welles Book Review:

Prodigy. Iconoclast. Genius. Exile. Orson Welles remains one of the most discussed figures in cinematic history. In the centenary year of Welles's birth, James Naremore presents a revised third edition of this incomparable study, including a new section on the unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind . Naremore analyzes the political and psychological implications of the films, Welles's idiosyncratic style, and the biographical details--both playful and vexing--that impacted each work. Itself a historic film study, The Magic World of Orson Welles unlocks the soaring art and quixotic methods of a master.

Hollywood Gothic

Hollywood Gothic
Author: David J. Skal
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004-10-18
ISBN 10: 1429998458
ISBN 13: 9781429998451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hollywood Gothic Book Review:

The primal image of the black-caped vampire Dracula has become an indelible fixture of the modern imagination. It's recognition factor rivals, in its own perverse way, the familiarity of Santa Claus. Most of us can recite without prompting the salient characteristics of the vampire: sleeping by day in its coffin, rising at dusk to feed on the blood of the living; the ability to shapeshift into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wooden stake through the heart or a shaft of sunlight. In this critically acclaimed excursion through the life of a cultural icon, David Skal maps out the archetypal vampire's relentless trajectory from Victorian literary oddity to movie idol to cultural commidity, digging through the populist veneer to reveal what the prince of darkness says about us all.

Ernst Lubitsch

Ernst Lubitsch
Author: Robert L. Carringer,Barry Sabath
Publsiher: Hall Reference Books
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002598475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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