The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

Oliver Stone has written and directed many memorable motion pictures whereas additionally constructing a name for tackling debatable topics, akin to the Turkish felony process (Midnight Express), the Vietnam battle (Platoon and Born at the Fourth of July), insider buying and selling (Wall Street), presidential assassination (JFK), and a voyeuristic media (Natural Born Killers). alongside the way in which, Stone has been nominated for greater than 10 Academy Awards and 3 instances bought Oscars for his work.

In The Oliver StoneEncyclopedia, James M. Welsh and Donald M. Whaley offer an overarching overview of Stone's paintings as screenwriter, manufacturer, and director. whereas the entries during this quantity tackle all the ordinary facets of Stone’s occupation, in addition they discover new avenues of serious evaluate, specifically impacts resembling Friedrich Nietzsche and Buddhism, which Stone switched over to within the Nineteen Nineties. furthermore, this quantity strains Stone’s obsession with Latin American politics, obvious in his movie Salvador (1986), his screenplay for Alan Parker’s Evita (1996), and the documentaries Commandante (2003), Looking for Fidel (2004), and South of the Border (2010).

Each access is through a bibliography of released assets, either in print and on-line. A complete and interesting exam of the director, The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia will attract students and fanatics alike because the such a lot accomplished reference in this director's physique of work.

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A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941–1978 (Social History of Iranian Cinema (Paperback))

By Hamid Naficy

Hamid Naficy is likely one of the world’s prime specialists on Iranian movie, and A Social background of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. overlaying the past due 19th century to the early twenty-first and addressing documentaries, renowned genres, and artwork motion pictures, it explains Iran’s atypical cinematic construction modes, in addition to the position of cinema and media in shaping modernity and a contemporary nationwide identification in Iran. This entire social background unfolds throughout 4 volumes, every one of that are preferred on its own.

Volume 2 spans the interval of Mohammad Reza Shah’s rule, from 1941 until eventually 1978. in this time Iranian cinema flourished and have become industrialized, at its top generating greater than 90 movies every year. The nation used to be instrumental in construction the infrastructures of the cinema and tv industries, and it instituted an unlimited gear of censorship and patronage. in the course of the moment international struggle the Allied powers competed to manage the flicks proven in Iran. within the following many years, detailed indigenous cinemas emerged. The extra well known, conventional, and commercial filmfarsi movies incorporated tough-guy movies and the “stewpot” style of melodrama, with plots reflecting the quick alterations in Iranian society. The new-wave cinema used to be a smaller yet extra influential cinema of dissent, made commonly through foreign-trained filmmakers and modernist writers against the regime. sarcastically, the country either funded and censored a lot of the new-wave cinema, which grew bolder in its feedback as country authoritarianism consolidated. an essential documentary cinema additionally constructed within the prerevolutionary era.

A Social historical past of Iranian Cinema
Volume 1: The Artisanal period, 1897–1941
Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941–1978
Volume three: The Islamicate interval, 1978–1984
Volume four: The Globalizing period, 1984–2010

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Science Fiction Film (Genres in American Cinema)

By J. P. Telotte

This learn examines essentially the most enduring and renowned genres of Hollywood cinema, suggesting how the technology fiction movie displays attitudes towards technology, know-how, and cause as they've got advanced in American tradition over the process the 20 th century. Telotte presents a survey of feedback and an outline of the background of the style, from its earliest literary manifestations to the current. He bargains in-depth readings of 3 key films;Robocop, shut Encounters of the 3rd type, and Thx 1138, every one of which typifies a selected kind of technology fiction delusion.

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Empire [UK] (July 2015)

Empire is the largest motion picture journal on this planet, every month providing you with the world’s such a lot crucial insider’s consultant to the realm of flicks. A bible for motion picture lovers of every age, this essential, sleek journal has entry to the entire largest names within the enterprise and brings you the 1st glance and the final word on all the videos that topic.

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Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Movies We Can See

By Jonathan Rosenbaum

Is the cinema, as writers from David Denby to Susan Sontag have claimed, relatively useless? opposite to what now we have been ended in think, movies are higher than ever—we simply can’t see the nice ones. Movie Wars cogently explains how videos are packaged, allotted, and promoted, and the way, at each degree of the method, the capability moviegoer is handled with contempt. utilizing examples starting from the New York Times’s assurance of the Cannes movie pageant to the anticommercial practices of Orson Welles, Movie Wars info the workings of the strong forces which are within the technique of ruining our invaluable cinematic tradition and history, and the counterforces that experience began to struggle back.

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Undressing Cinema: Clothing and identity in the movies

By Stella Bruzzi

From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino video clips, garments is critical to movie. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how faraway from being mere components, outfits are key components within the development of cinematic identities, and he or she proposes new and dynamic hyperlinks among cinema, type and dress heritage, gender, queer idea and psychoanalysis.
Bruzzi makes use of case reviews drawn from modern well known cinema to reconsider validated rules approximately dress and model in cinema, and to problem traditional interpretations of the way masculinity and femininity are built via garments. Her wide-ranging learn encompasses:
* high fashion in movie and the increase of the motion picture clothier, from Givenchy to Gaultier
* the eroticism of interval gown in motion pictures similar to The Piano and The Age of Innocence
* garments the fashionable femme fatale in Single White Female, Disclosure and The final Seduction
* commonplace male stylish in Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, and Leon
* delight, gown and masculinity in `Blaxploitation' motion pictures, Boyz `N The Hood and New Jack City
* drag and gender confusion in cinema, from the unerotic cross-dressing of Mrs Doubtfire to the eroticised ambiguity of Orlando.

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The Movies of My Life: A Novel

By Alberto Fuguet

Beltrán Soler is from Chile, a land in consistent move. A seismologist who is aware extra concerning the technology of tectonic plate circulate than approximately existence, he's cocooned in a global of seismic information, clinical articles, and usual failures. Beltrán believes he can defend himself from the realm round him by means of wasting himself to theoretical objectives, yet millions of ft above the floor he so meticulously analyzes, on a flight to L.A. -- the capital of movie and town during which he used to be raised -- he has a talk that sparks in him a firestorm of nostalgia. without notice, Beltrán unearths himself recalling the fifty most crucial video clips of his existence -- motion pictures either useful and absurd that affected him in the course of his formative years and early life within the Nineteen Sixties and '70s.

From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind to kitschy catastrophe movies resembling Earthquake!, in addition to cult classics of '70s sci-fi resembling Logan's Run, Beltrán connects together with his prior by way of remembering the movies he observed, the folks with whom he observed them, or even the theaters during which they have been proven. Recalling one motion picture after one other, he reconstructs the bizarre historical past of his eccentric and dysfunctional kinfolk, coming to phrases together with his obsession with the flicks that helped outline him -- usually no matter if he sought after them to or not.

Set within the oddly parallel worlds of Nixon's suburban California and Pinochet's Santiago de Chile, this inventive novel throws us into the claustrophobic global of a young person who attempts to flee from a tumultuous and fragmented lifestyles, one stuck among languages, cultures, and households that watch an analogous video clips. Written within the eloquent, compelling, and infrequently hilarious type that has introduced Alberto Fuguet global renown, The videos of My Life is a ebook approximately movie and approximately how video clips embed themselves in our souls, supporting us all percentage a stunning fondness for the magic of make-believe.

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The Films of Sergio Leone

By Robert C. Cumbow

Sergio Leone's renown as a filmmaker rests upon a fistful of flicks, so much particularly the 3 Westerns he made with Clint Eastwood within the mid-1960s: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a number of money More (1965), and The sturdy, the undesirable and the Ugly (1966). whereas the good fortune of those video clips ensured Leone's recognition may undergo, the few motion pictures he made following The guy with out identify Trilogy―culminating in his American gangster epic, Once Upon a Time in America (1984) with Robert DeNiro―would solidify Leone's position as one of many nice visionaries of his time.

In this better revision of Once upon a Time: the movies of Sergio Leone, Robert C. Cumbow examines the paintings of this Italian filmmaker who made his mark re-envisioning the yank Western. This quantity contains a tremendously accelerated advent and comprises newly revised essays during which Cumbow analyzes the transition from "peplum" movies to westerns within the Italian well known culture. The publication additionally examines every one of Leone's significant motion pictures as director, in addition to the swan music Italian Western My identify Is Nobody, which Leone co-wrote and guided as manufacturer. Cumbow additionally reviews Leone's compositional sort and the effect of Catholicism and the Italian grand opera culture on his paintings. He offers a serious assessment of Leone's type in reshaping the Western style (and later, the crime film), besides an evaluation of the affects on Leone's paintings, and his carrying on with effect on next generations of movie makers.

Additional gains of this e-book comprise thumbnail reviews at the pros who most often made up Leone's forged and group, in addition to a complete bankruptcy dedicated to composer Ennio Morricone. The publication additionally contains an exhaustive bibliography, discography, and filmography, thoroughly up-to-date for this new version. For fanatics and students looking unique and illuminating dialogue of his paintings, The motion pictures of Sergio Leone presents a severe appreciation of this grasp stylist.

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Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King

By Hans-Ake Lilja

For over a decade now, Lilja has been one of many major voices on the net by way of overlaying and reporting on Stephen King's books and flicks. His site, Lilja's Library, is the die-hard fan's resource for info approximately new King tasks and breaking information, yet Lilja has additionally featured his personal in-depth interviews with an important humans in King's international, together with Stephen King himself.

Lilja's Library: the area of Stephen King is a new vast number of over a hundred and fifty of these stories, over forty of these interviews, and different particular positive aspects of curiosity to King readers in all places. If you've by no means been to the web site, you're in for a true deal with as you catch-up with over 500 pages of articles and contours which are absolute to please any form of Stephen King fan, from the overall reader to the die-hard collector. And for Lilja's consistent readers, there's unique fabric during this specific quantity that hasn't ever seemed anyplace on his web site earlier than, and each article and overview has been up-to-date and revised for this release.

You need to see the desk of contents to appreciate simply how a lot nice fabric is during this colossal e-book, yet quite a few of the interviews comprise: Stephen King (twice!), Frank Darabont, Marsha DeFilippo, Mick Garris, Peter Straub, and lots of people who've been fascinated about King's prolific occupation. The reports contain precise remark on recognized works via and approximately Stephen King, in addition to information about the infrequent works it's possible you'll no longer have heard of, together with the unique scripts for Hearts in Atlantis, Stud urban, and dozens of others; the unique pilot for The useless sector that by no means aired on television; jogging The Mile: The Making Of (a booklet that hasn't ever been released); the puppy Sematary and mystery Window, mystery backyard united kingdom dramatizations; the handfuls of buck infants, and more!

There also are dozens of name new gains written solely for this quantity, together with interviews with Lilja himself and Glenn Chadbourne; stories of brief movies reminiscent of right here There Be Tygers, Boogeyman, jogging Ghost,The mystery Transit Codes of America's Highways, evening Surf, Stephen King's Gotham Café, Sorry, correct quantity, evening of the residing useless, and others; stories of the script for The Mist and scripts which are at the moment in improvement (including Black apartment and From a Buick 8); studies of books equivalent to Stephen King: a major Bibliography, Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, and others; and lots more and plenty, a lot more!

If you're new to the realm of Lilja's Library or already a continuing reader, this exact quantity is a must have on your assortment! An particular Cemetery Dance courses free up, there are not any different variants deliberate wherever on the planet for this remarkable e-book.

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