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Roger Ebert's Four-Star Reviews 1967–2007

By Roger Ebert
  • ISBN Code: : 0740792172
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 945
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Spanning the length of Roger Ebert's career as the leading American movie critic, this book contains all of his four-star reviews written during that time. A great guide for movie watching.

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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011

By Roger Ebert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1449406181
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: roger-ebert-s-movie-yearbook-2011.pdf

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"Roger Ebert's "criticism shows a nearly unequaled grasp of film history and technique, and formidable intellectual range." --New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 500 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, journal entries, and Q and As from "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" inside Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011. From Inglourious Basterds and Crazy Heart to Avatar, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the South Korean sensation The Chaser, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011. includes every movie review Ebert has written from January 2008 to July 2010. Also included in the Yearbook are: * In-depth interviews with newsmakers such as Muhammad Ali and Jason Reitman. * Tributes to Eric Rohmer, Roy Disney, John Hughes, and Walter Cronkite. * Essays on the Oscars, reports from the Cannes Film Festival, and entries into Ebert's Little Movie Glossary.

The Great Movies IV

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022640403X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: the-great-movies-iv.pdf

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Essays from the influential and beloved film critic: “No one has done as much as Ebert to connect the creators of movies with their consumers.”—Richard Corliss, Time Over more than four decades, Roger Ebert built a reputation writing reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times and, later, arguing onscreen with rival Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel, and later Richard Roeper, about the movies they loved and loathed. But Ebert’s wisdom went well beyond a mere thumbs up or thumbs down. The Great Movies IV is the fourth and final collection of Roger Ebert’s essays, comprising sixty-two reviews of films ranging from the silent era to the recent past. From films like The Cabinet of Caligari and Viridiana that have been considered canonical for decades, to movies only recently recognized as masterpieces, to Superman, The Big Lebowski, and Pink Floyd: The Wall, the pieces gathered here demonstrate the critical acumen seen in Ebert’s daily reviews and the more reflective and wide-ranging considerations that the longer format allowed him to offer. Also included are an insightful foreword by film critic Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-in-chief of the official Roger Ebert website, and a touching introduction by Chaz Ebert. A fitting capstone to a truly remarkable career, The Great Movies IV will introduce newcomers to some of the most exceptional movies ever made, while revealing new insights to connoisseurs.

Post-9/11 Heartland Horror

By Victoria McCollum
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317077539
  • Total of Pages : 154
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 693
  • Pdf File: post-9-11-heartland-horror.pdf

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This book explores the resurgence of rural horror following the events of 9/11, as a number of filmmakers, inspired by the films of the 1970s, moved away from the characteristic industrial and urban settings of apocalyptic horror, to return to American heartland horror. Examining the revival of rural horror in an era of city fear and urban terrorism, the author analyses the relationship of the genre with fears surrounding the Global War on Terror, exploring the films’ engagement with the political repercussions of 9/11 and the ways in which traces of traumatic events leave their mark on cultures. Arranged around the themes of dissent, patriotism, myth, anger and memorial, and with attention to both text and socio-cultural context in its interpretation of the films’ themes, Post-9/11 Heartland Horror offers a series of case studies covering a ten-year period to shed light on the manner in which the Post-9/11 Heartland Horror films scrutinize and unravel the events, aspirations, anxieties, discourses, dogmas, and socio-political conflicts of the post-9/11 era. As such, it will appeal to scholars and students of film studies, cultural studies and media studies, and those with interests in the relationship between popular culture and politics.

25 Great French Films: Ebert's Essentials

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1449421490
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 462
  • Pdf File: 25-great-french-films.pdf

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Like a full-bodied Bordeaux wine, Roger Ebert's e-book original 25 Great French Films will reward you with a rich variety of full-length reviews of cinematic experiences. From such classics as Belle de Jour, Day for Night, and The 400 Blows to the sweeping drama (and beautiful scenery!) of Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon of the Spring, this e-book provides a perfect primer for those new to French films and a welcome refresher course for true Francophiles.

25 Movies to Mend a Broken Heart: Ebert's Essentials

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1449422241
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 214
  • Pdf File: 25-movies-to-mend-a-broken-heart.pdf

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Ahh, love. It can be a many splendored thing, but it can also lead to the pain of a broken heart. For those experiencing such a sad eventuality, turn to this e-book only selection of Ebert's Essentials, and consider these reviews of movies to help get you through the heartbreak. While not a cure for a broken heart (what could be?), watching these films can bring hope and appreciation for the possibility of love again or just help you laugh at the total absurdity of it all. Enjoy such classic romantic comedies as Moonstruck and Annie Hall to the decidedly offbeat Lars and the Real Girl that will help bring a smile back. Appreciate quiet looks into love with films like The Scent of Green Papaya and Once.

Scorsese by Ebert

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226182045
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 737
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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

Herzog by Ebert

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022650056X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 592
  • Pdf File: herzog.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Roger Ebert was the most influential film critic in the United States, the first to win a Pulitzer Prize. For almost fifty years, he wrote with plainspoken eloquence about the films he loved for the Chicago Sun-Times, his vast cinematic knowledge matched by a sheer love of life that bolstered his appreciation of films. Ebert had particular admiration for the work of director Werner Herzog, whom he first encountered at the New York Film Festival in 1968, the start of a long and productive relationship between the filmmaker and the film critic. Herzog by Ebert is a comprehensive collection of Ebert’s writings about the legendary director, featuring all of his reviews of individual films, as well as longer essays he wrote for his Great Movies series. The book also brings together other essays, letters, and interviews, including a letter Ebert wrote Herzog upon learning of the dedication to him of “Encounters at the End of the World;” a multifaceted profile written at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival; and an interview with Herzog at Facet’s Multimedia in 1979 that has previously been available only in a difficult-to-obtain pamphlet. Herzog himself contributes a foreword in which he discusses his relationship with Ebert. Brimming with insights from both filmmaker and film critic, Herzog by Ebert will be essential for fans of either of their prolific bodies of work.

Life Itself

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0446584983
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: life-itself.pdf

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Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty-three years as cohost of Siskel & Ebert at the Movies. In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment resulted in the loss of his ability to eat, drink, or speak. But with the loss of his voice, Ebert has only become a more prolific and influential writer. And now, for the first time, he tells the full, dramatic story of his life and career. Roger Ebert's journalism carried him on a path far from his nearly idyllic childhood in Urbana, Illinois. It is a journey that began as a reporter for his local daily, and took him to Chicago, where he was unexpectedly given the job of film critic for the Sun-Times, launching a lifetime's adventures. In this candid, personal history, Ebert chronicles it all: his loves, losses, and obsessions; his struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his marriage; his politics; and his spiritual beliefs. He writes about his years at the Sun-Times, his colorful newspaper friends, and his life-changing collaboration with Gene Siskel. He remembers his friendships with Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, Oprah Winfrey, and Russ Meyer (for whom he wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and an ill-fated Sex Pistols movie). He shares his insights into movie stars and directors like John Wayne, Werner Herzog, and Martin Scorsese. This is a story that only Roger Ebert could tell. Filled with the same deep insight, dry wit, and sharp observations that his readers have long cherished, this is more than a memoir-it is a singular, warm-hearted, inspiring look at life itself. "I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out." -from LIFE ITSELF

27 Movies from the Dark Side

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Andrews Mcmeel+ORM
  • Book Code : 1449429580
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 892
  • Pdf File: 27-movies-from-the-dark-side.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sometimes there's just nothing more absorbing than watching a movie that truly looks at life on the dark side, revealing those dark parts of human nature that we find so facinating. In Roger Ebert's picks of 27 Movies from the Dark Side, he offers a varied selection from a look at the seamy side of life in L.A. in Chinatown to a backwoods murder gone wrong in Blood Simple. Throw in two classics from Alfred Hitchcock, Notorious and Strangers on a Train, and two French tours de force, Bob le Flambeur and Touchez Pas au Grisbiand you've got the primer on film noir.

33 Movies to Restore Your Faith in Humanity

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 144942225X
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: 33-movies-to-restore-your-faith-in-humanity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wondering if the world is really going to hell in a handbasket? Then consider Roger Ebert's e-book original 33 Movies to Restore Your Faith in Humanity. Read Roger's full-length reviews of movies and rekindle your belief in the human spirit. From the out-of-the-world experience of E.T. to the outer space drama of Apollo 13 to the personal insights into ordinary people in Cinema Paradiso and Everlasting Moments, you'll be reassured that maybe there is hope for us all. Mix in historical dramas like The Bridge on the River Kwai and Gandhi, stories of personal heroism like Hotel Rwanda and Schindler's List, and the irresistible Up, and things will be looking, well, up!

Awake in the Dark

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022646105X
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 161
  • Pdf File: awake-in-the-dark.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For nearly half a century, Roger Ebert’s wide knowledge, keen judgment, prodigious energy, and sharp sense of humor made him America’s most renowned and beloved film critic. From Ebert’s Pulitzer Prize to his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, from his astonishing output of daily reviews to his pioneering work on television with Gene Siskel, his was a career in cinema criticism without peer. Arriving fifty years after Ebert published his first film review in 1967, this second edition of Awake in the Dark collects Ebert’s essential writings into a single, irresistible volume. Featuring new Top Ten Lists and reviews of the years’ finest films through 2012, this edition allows both fans and film buffs to bask in the best of an extraordinary lifetime’s work. Including reviews from The Godfather to GoodFellas and interviews with everyone from Martin Scorsese to Meryl Streep, as well as showcasing some of Ebert’s most admired essays—among them a moving appreciation of John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to the virtues of black-and-white films—Ebert’s Awake in the Dark is a treasure trove not just for fans of this era-defining critic, but for anyone desiring a compulsively readable chronicle of the silver screen. Stretching from the dramatic rise of rebel Hollywood and the heyday of the auteur to the triumph of blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, to the indie revolution that is still with us today, Awake in the Dark reveals a writer whose exceptional intelligence and daily bursts of insight and enthusiasm helped shape the way we think about the movies. But more than this, Awake in the Dark is a celebration of Ebert’s inimitable voice—a voice still cherished and missed.

The Pot and How to Use It

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1449406017
  • Total of Pages : 111
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: the-pot-and-how-to-use-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In The Pot and How to Use It, Roger Ebert--Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, admitted "competent cook," and long-time electric rice cooker enthusiast--gives readers a charming, practical guide to this handy and often-overlooked kitchen appliance. While The Pot and How to Use It contains numerous and surprisingly varied recipes for electric rice cookers, it is much more than a cookbook. Originating from a blog entry on Roger's popular Web site, the book also includes readers' comments and recipes alongside Roger's own discerning insights and observations on why and how we cook. With an introduction by vegetarian cookbook author Anna Thomas and expert assistance from recipe consultant and nutritionist Yvonne Nienstadt, The Pot and How to Use It is perfect for fans of Roger's superb writing, as well as anyone looking to incorporate the convenience and versatility of electric rice cookers into his or her kitchen repertoire.

Transcendental Style in Film

By Paul Schrader
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520969146
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 135
  • Pdf File: transcendental-style-in-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With a new introduction, acclaimed director and screenwriter Paul Schrader revisits and updates his contemplation of slow cinema over the past fifty years. Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates film, the transcendental style expresses a spiritual state by means of austere camerawork, acting devoid of self-consciousness, and editing that avoids editorial comment. This seminal text analyzes the film style of three great directors—Yasujiro Ozu, Robert Bresson, and Carl Dreyer—and posits a common dramatic language used by these artists from divergent cultures. The new edition updates Schrader’s theoretical framework and extends his theory to the works of Andrei Tarkovsky (Russia), Béla Tarr (Hungary), Theo Angelopoulos (Greece), and Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey), among others. This key work by one of our most searching directors and writers is widely cited and used in film and art classes. With evocative prose and nimble associations, Schrader consistently urges readers and viewers alike to keep exploring the world of the art film.

Der gefesselte Zuschauer

By Kai Naumann
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3643140789
  • Total of Pages : 447
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  • Pdf File: der-gefesselte-zuschauer.pdf

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Der italienische Regisseur Dario Argento gehört zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern des europäischen Genrekinos. Seine Thriller und Horrorfilme bestechen vor allem durch ihren formalen und experimentell geprägten Gestus. Ein besonderes Merkmal ist ihre innerfilmische Beschäftigung mit dem Zuschauer. Ausgehend von der These, Argentos Filme seien Meditationen über das Zuschauen und das "Filme Sehen", untersucht der vorliegende Band unterschiedliche Blicktypen mit der Intention aufzuzeigen, dass eine Diskussion über Argentos Kino auch immer eine Diskussion über das Kino allgemein sein muss.

Developing an Outstanding Core Collection

By Peggy Johnson
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838999379
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: developing-an-outstanding-core-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Carol Alabaster focuses on developing a collection with high-quality materials while saving time and money.

The History of Genocide in Cinema

By Jonathan Friedman,William Hewitt
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786720477
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: the-history-of-genocide-in-cinema.pdf

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The organization 'Genocide Watch' estimates that 100 million civilians around the globe have lost their lives as a result of genocide in only the past sixty years. Over the same period, the visual arts in the form of documentary footage has aided international efforts to document genocide and prosecute those responsible, but this book argues that fictional representation occupies an equally important and problematic place in the process of shaping minds on the subject. Edited by two of the leading experts in the field, The History of Genocide in Cinema analyzes fictional and semi-fictional portrayals of genocide, focusing on, amongst others, the repression of indigenous populations in Australia, the genocide of Native Americans in the 19th century, the Herero genocide, Armenia, the Holodomor (Stalin's policy of starvation in Ukraine), the Nazi Holocaust, Nanking and Darfur. Comprehensive and unique in its focus on fiction films, as opposed to documentaries, The History of Genocide in Cinema is an essential resource for students and researchers in the fields of cultural history, holocaust studies and the history of film.

Filmische Moderne

By Oliver Fahle,Lisa Gotto,Britta Neitzel,Lars Nowak,Hedwig Wagner,André Wendler,Daniela Wentz
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839444810
  • Total of Pages : 462
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 701
  • Pdf File: filmische-moderne.pdf

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Der »moderne Film« ist etwa 60 Jahre alt - diese Epoche wurde wissenschaftlich durch Lorenz Engell (*1959), der in seinen film- und fernsehtheoretischen Schriften den Begriff der Filmphilosophie wesentlich geprägt hat, federführend begleitet. Als Festschrift zu seinem 60. Geburtstag analysieren und interpretieren die Beiträge dieses Bandes ebenso viele Filme und Serien aus den Jahren 1959-2018. Dabei stellen international renommierte Autor_innen ihre eigenen Perspektiven ins Zentrum und zeigen die fragmentarische Vielfalt audiovisueller Ästhetik, die sich über den Film auch mit dem Fernsehen, dem Video und der Malerei verbindet.

Fight Sports and American Masculinity

By Christopher David Thrasher
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476618232
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 191
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Throughout America’s past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American history as seen from the bars, gyms, stadiums and living rooms of the heartland. Ordinary Americans were the agents who supported and participated in fight sports and determined its vision of masculinity. This work counters the economic determinism prevalent in studies of American fight sports, which overemphasize profit as the driving force in the popularization of these sports. The author also disputes previous scholarship’s domestic focus, with an appreciation of how American fight sports are connected to the rest of the world.

Visual Media for Teens: Creating and Using a Teen-Centered Film Collection

By Jane Halsall,R. William Edminster,C. Allen Nichols
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313391289
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 730
  • Pdf File: visual-media-for-teens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dazzle teens with a film collection custom-designed to fit their interests and tastes! If you would like to build or develop a film collection with guaranteed teen appeal, this guide is for you. It discusses what's current, popular with teens, and available; and provides annotated core filmographies in categories of heroes, exploring issues of identity, strong emotions: horror and humor, and educational entertainment. In addition, the authors address popular culture influences on teens, technology and format issues, how to get teen input, where to find reliable review sources, programming with films, and promoting and merchandising your collection. Packed with ideas as well as nitty gritty information; this guide fills a gap in the literature and a real need for the profession. Dazzle teens with a film collection custom-designed to fit their interests and tastes! This guide is designed for those who would like to build or develop a film collection with guaranteed teen appeal. It discusses what's current, popular with teens, and available; and provides annotated core filmographies in categories of heroes, exploring issues of identity, strong emotions: horror and humor, and educational entertainment. In addition, the authors address popular culture influences on teens, technology and format issues, how to get teen input, where to find reliable review sources, programming with films, and promoting and merchandising your collection. Packed with ideas as well as nitty gritty information; this guide fills a gap in the literature and a real need for the profession.

The Great Movies

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Book Code : 0767910451
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 723
  • Pdf File: the-great-movies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

America’s most trusted and best-known film critic Roger Ebert presents one hundred brilliant essays on some of the best movies ever made. Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, wrote biweekly essays for a feature called "The Great Movies," in which he offered a fresh and fervent appreciation of a great film. The Great Movies collects one hundred of these essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to that film with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm–or perhaps to an avid first-time viewing. Ebert’s selections range widely across genres, periods, and nationalities, and from the highest achievements in film art to justly beloved and wildly successful popular entertainments. Roger Ebert manages in these essays to combine a truly populist appreciation for our most important form of popular art with a scholar’s erudition and depth of knowledge and a sure aesthetic sense. Wonderfully enhanced by stills selected by Mary Corliss, the film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, The Great Movies is a treasure trove for film lovers of all persuasions, an unrivaled guide for viewers, and a book to return to again and again. The Great Movies includes: All About Eve • Bonnie and Clyde • Casablanca • Citizen Kane • The Godfather • Jaws • La Dolce Vita • Metropolis • On the Waterfront • Psycho • The Seventh Seal • Sweet Smell of Success • Taxi Driver • The Third Man • The Wizard of Oz • and eighty-five more films.

Fan-Sein

By Matthias Völcker
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  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Book Code : 3658134070
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 854
  • Pdf File: fan-sein.pdf

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Das Buch befasst sich mit der Bedeutung und Relevanz eines Fangegenstandes (Star Wars) für die Konstitution der (Fan-)Identität seiner AnhängerInnen. Star Wars als ein – wenn nicht sogar „das“ – populärkulturelle[s] Phänomen zu bezeichnen, ist keine Übertreibung, hat es doch nicht nur die Art und Weise verändert, wie im modernen Kino Geschichten, durchaus auf spektakuläre Weise, erzählt werden und den Begriff des Blockbusterkinos geprägt. Was fasziniert Menschen an Star Wars? Warum beschäftigen sie sich so leidenschaftlich und intensiv mit diesem Thema? Diese Arbeit handelt von genau den Menschen, die ihr Leben und ihren Alltag mit Star Wars und einer Leidenschaft für dieses Universum verbinden und mit anderen teilen. Dabei wird insbesondere dargestellt, wie ein mediales Erzeugnis – etwa Filme, Serien oder Bücher – die Star Wars-AnhängerInnen seit vielen Jahren, gar Jahrzehnten begleitet und diese Erzählung ein Teil ihres Lebens wurde. Es geht darum, zu ergründen, wie Star Wars – um es mit einem zentralen Begriff der Sozialwissenschaften zu benennen – ein Teil der Sozialisationserfahrungen wurde.

Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 0740792466
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: ebert-s-bigger-little-movie-glossary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The popular film critic offers a compilation of witty and wise observations about the film lexicon, including "Fruit Cart," a chase scene through an ethnic or foreign locale, or "The Non-Answering Pet," referring to a dead pet in a horror movie.

Your Movie Sucks

By Roger Ebert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 0740792156
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: your-movie-sucks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Roger Ebert's I Hated Hated Hated This Movie, which gathered some of his most scathing reviews, was a best-seller. This new collection continues the tradition, reviewing not only movies that were at the bottom of the barrel, but also movies that he found underneath the barrel. From Roger's review of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (0 stars): "The movie created a spot of controversy in February 2005. According to a story by Larry Carroll of MTV News, Rob Schneider took offense when Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times listed this year's Best Picture nominees and wrote that they were 'ignored, unloved, and turned down flat by most of the same studios that . . . bankroll hundreds of sequels, including a follow-up to Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, a film that was sadly overlooked at Oscar time because apparently nobody had the foresight to invent a category for Best Running Penis Joke Delivered by a Third-Rate Comic.' Schneider retaliated by attacking Goldstein in full-page ads in Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. In an open letter to Goldstein, Schneider wrote: 'Well, Mr. Goldstein, I decided to do some research to find out what awards you have won. I went online and found that you have won nothing. Absolutely nothing. No journalistic awards of any kind. . . . Maybe you didn't win a Pulitzer Prize because they haven't invented a category for Best Third-Rate, Unfunny Pompous Reporter Who's Never Been Acknowledged by His Peers. . . .' Schneider was nominated for a 2000 Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor, but lost to Jar-Jar Binks. But Schneider is correct, and Patrick Goldstein has not yet won a Pulitzer Prize. Therefore, Goldstein is not qualified to complain that Columbia financed Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo while passing on the opportunity to participate in Million Dollar Baby, Ray, The Aviator, Sideways, and Finding Neverland. As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks."

Macbeth

By Rebekah Owens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Book Code : 1800347324
  • Total of Pages : 99
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 119
  • Pdf File: macbeth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why write about Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971) as part of a series of books dedicated to the classics of the horror movie genre? Because, Rebekah Owens argues, just as Banquo in Polanski's film holds up a series of mirrors that reflect images of his successors that trace back to his own son Fleance, so subsequent milestones in the genre show their lineage to this work, their originator. Polanski had previously made Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary's Baby (1968), so he was fully aware of the conventions of the horror genre and this film provides clues to his own horror lexicon. This book demonstrates how Macbeth can be read as part of the British Folk tradition, strengthening the reading of the film as a horror movie in its own right through its links to The Wicker Man (1973), Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) and Witchfinder General (1968) then argues the case for its recognition as a horror movie even further, by connecting it to the later American horror classics, such as Halloween (1978). It also explores the popular associations made between the film and Polanski's own life, arguing that they endorse the view of the film as a horror. This book represents the first serious attempt to regard Polanski's Macbeth as a horror film in its own right, and not exclusively as one of a multitude of ongoing Shakespeare film adaptations.

Sandy Dennis

By Peter Shelley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476605890
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: sandy-dennis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first book-length study of the American actress Sandy Dennis (1937–1992). Winner of two successive Tony Awards for her work in the theatre in 1963 and 1964, she moved into film in supporting roles. For her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Dennis won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. She starred in films like Up The Down Staircase (1967), The Fox (1968), Sweet November (1968), That Cold Day in the Park (1969), Thank You All Very Much (1969), and Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Full information is provided for each film and television appearance, with cast and crew credits, synopses, notes, release information, reviews, and DVD availability.

The Great Movies II

By Roger Ebert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Book Code : 0307485668
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 905
  • Pdf File: the-great-movies-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From America's most trusted and highly visible film critic, 100 more brilliant essays on the films that define cinematic greatness. Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies, Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100 additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to films with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or perhaps to an avid first-time viewing. Neither a snob nor a shill, Ebert manages in these essays to combine a truly populist appreciation for today's most important form of popular art with a scholar's erudition and depth of knowledge and a sure aesthetic sense. Once again wonderfully enhanced by stills selected by Mary Corliss, former film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, The Great Movies II is a treasure trove for film lovers of all persuasions, an unrivaled guide for viewers, and a book to return to again and again. Films featured in The Great Movies II 12 Angry Men · The Adventures of Robin Hood · Alien · Amadeus · Amarcord · Annie Hall · Au Hasard, Balthazar · The Bank Dick · Beat the Devil · Being There · The Big Heat · The Birth of a Nation · The Blue Kite · Bob le Flambeur · Breathless · The Bridge on the River Kwai · Bring Me the Head of Alfredo García · Buster Keaton · Children of Paradise · A Christmas Story · The Color Purple · The Conversation · Cries and Whispers · The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie · Don’t Look Now · The Earrings of Madame de . . . · The Fall of the House of Usher · The Firemen’s Ball · Five Easy Pieces · Goldfinger · The Good, the Bad and the Ugly · Goodfellas · The Gospel According to Matthew · The Grapes of Wrath · Grave of the Fireflies · Great Expectations · House of Games · The Hustler · In Cold Blood · Jaws · Jules and Jim · Kieslowski’s Three Colors Trilogy · Kind Hearts and Coronets · King Kong · The Last Laugh · Laura · Leaving Las Vegas · Le Boucher · The Leopard · The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp · The Manchurian Candidate · The Man Who Laughs · Mean Streets · Mon Oncle · Moonstruck · The Music Room · My Dinner with Andre · My Neighbor Totoro · Nights of Cabiria · One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest · Orpheus · Paris, Texas · Patton · Picnic at Hanging Rock · Planes, Trains and Automobiles · The Producers · Raiders of the Lost Ark · Raise the Red Lantern · Ran · Rashomon · Rear Window · Rififi · The Right Stuff · Romeo and Juliet · The Rules of the Game · Saturday Night Fever · Say Anything · Scarface · The Searchers · Shane · Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs · Solaris · Strangers on a Train · Stroszek · A Sunday in the Country · Sunrise · A Tale of Winter · The Thin Man · This Is Spinal Tap ·Tokyo Story · Touchez Pas au Grisbi · Touch of Evil · The Treasure of the Sierra Madre · Ugetsu · Umberto D · Unforgiven · Victim · Walkabout · West Side Story · Yankee Doodle Dandy

5001 Nights at the Movies

By Pauline Kael
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1250033578
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 870
  • Pdf File: 5001-nights-at-the-movies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The intelligent person's guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviews Look up a movie in this guide, and chances are you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative---they're addictive. These brief, informative reviews, written for the "Goings On About Town" section of The New Yorker, provide an immense range of listings---a masterly critical history of American and foreign film. This is probably the only movie guide you'll want to read for the sheer pleasure of it.

Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen

By Adam Lukeman
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  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Book Code : 0307523470
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 231
  • Pdf File: fangoria-s-101-best-horror-movies-you-ve-never-seen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A FEAST OF FRIGHTFUL FLICKS WAITING TO BE REDISCOVERED As the leading name in the world of horror, Fangoria magazine has been the source of information for fans of fright flicks for more than twenty years—covering feature films, video games, comic books, collectibles, and all aspects of horror entertainment. Working closely with Fangoria’s experts, including Editor in Chief Anthony Timpone, Adam Lukeman has compiled a must-have guide for casual horror fans and hardcore horror junkies with Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Films You’ve Never Seen. With a brief synopsis for each of the included films, lists of cast and crew, “Terror Trivia,” and little-known facts about these lesser-known but must-see gems, Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Films You’ve Never Seen offers a feast of gruesome information. Featured here are flicks that were dumped by their distributors or were initially flops, like Cherry Falls, Manhunter, and Pumpkinhead, foreign winners such as Cronos, The Vanishing, and Funny Games, and straight-to-video sleepers waiting to be discovered, including Shadowbuilder, Jack Be Nimble, and Nomads. There are even surprise entries directed by industry giants—movies like George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, Brian De Palma’s Sisters, or Dario Argento’s Opera—that are frequently overshadowed by the filmmakers’ other, better-known works but are worthy of further examination. Entertaining and informative, Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen offers more than a hundred reasons to look beyond the often ho-hum Hollywood hype fests . . . when you’re really in the mood to feel your flesh crawl.

Empire of the Sun

By J. G. Ballard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 000728313X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: empire-of-the-sun.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The heartrending story of a British boy’s four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War.

Not to be Missed

By Kenneth Turan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 1610393678
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 697
  • Pdf File: not-to-be-missed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The images and memories that matter most are those that are unshakeable, unforgettable. Kenneth Turan's fifty-four favorite films embrace a century of the world's most satisfying romances and funniest comedies, the most heart-stopping dramas and chilling thrillers. Turan discovered film as a child left undisturbed to watch Million Dollar Movie on WOR-TV Channel 9 in New York, a daily showcase for older Hollywood features. It was then that he developed a love of cinema that never left him and honed his eye for the most acute details and the grandest of scenes. Not to be Missed blends cultural criticism, historical anecdote, and inside-Hollywood controversy. Turan's selection of favorites ranges across all genres. From All About Eve to Seven Samurai to Sherlock Jr., these are all timeless films—classic and contemporary, familiar and obscure, with big budgets and small—each underscoring the truth of director Ingmar Bergman's observation that “no form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.”

Son of the 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen

By Richard Crouse
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  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Book Code : 1554903300
  • Total of Pages : 487
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 808
  • Pdf File: son-of-the-100-best-movies-you-ve-never-seen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fans of offbeat cinema, discriminating renters and collectors, and movie buffs will drool over this checklist of the best overlooked and underappreciated films of the last hundred years. In Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, Richard Crouse, Canada AM film critic and host of television’s award-winning Reel to Real, presents a follow-up to his 2003 book with another hundred of his favorite films. Titles range from the obscure, like 1912’s The Cameraman’s Revenge, to El Topo’s unusual existential remake of the classic western, and little-seen classics like The Killing. Each essay features a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers. Featured interviews include Billy Bob Thornton on an inspirational movie about a man with his head in the clouds, Francis Ford Coppola on One from the Heart, and Mario Van Peebles on playing his own father in Badasssss! Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes, along with movie picks from A-list actors and directors.