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Motion pictures

  • Studio Affairsby Vincent Sherman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    As a young Jewish boy growing up in Vienna, Georgia, Abe Orovitz could never have predicted the twists and turns his life would take. Many years later, as retired film director with more than thirty movies to his credit, Vincent Sherman is no less surprised when he looks back on that life. In Studio Affairs he retraces his life with candor and... more...

  • American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoingby Tom Stempel

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    A unique perspective on half a century of American cinema -- from the audience's point of view. Tom Stempel goes beyond the comments of professional reviewers, concentrating on the opinions of ordinary people. He traces shifting trends in genre and taste, examining and questioning the power films have in American society. Stempel blends audience response... more...

  • Engulfedby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    From Double Indemnity to The Godfather , the stories behind some of the greatest films ever made pale beside the story of the studio that made them. In the golden age of Hollywood, Paramount was one of the Big Five studios. Gulf + Western's 1966 takeover of the studio signaled the end of one era and heralded the arrival of a new way of doing... more...

  • Guts and Gloryby Lawrence H. Suid

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Guts and Glory: The Making of the American Military Image in Film is the definitive study of the symbiotic relationship between the film industry and the United States armed services. Since the first edition was published nearly two decades ago, the nation has experienced several wars, both on the battlefield and in movie theatres and living rooms... more...

  • It's Only a Movie!by Jr. Raymond J. Haberski

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Once derided as senseless entertainment, movies have gradually assumed a place among the arts. Raymond Haberski's provocative and insightful book traces the trajectory of this evolution throughout the twentieth century, from nickelodeon amusements to the age of the financial blockbuster. Haberski begins by looking at the barriers to film's acceptance... more...

  • Street Smartby Richard A. Blake

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    New York has appeared in more movies than Michael Caine, and as a result of overfamiliarity, the City poses a problem for critics and casual moviegoers alike. Audiences mistake the New York image of skyscrapers and glitter for the real thing, but in fact the City is a network of small villages, each with its unique personality. Street Smart offers... more...

  • City of Dreamsby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Horror films. Deanna Durbin musicals. Francis the talking mule. Ma and Pa Kettle. Ross Hunter weepies. Theme parks. ET . Apollo 13 . These are only a few of the many faces of Universal Pictures. In February 1906 Carl Laemmle, German immigrant and former clothing store manager, opened his first nickelodeon in Chicago. He quickly moved from exhibition... more...

  • All-Stars and Movie Starsby Ron Briley; Michael K. Schoenecke; Deborah A. Carmichael

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, sports offer a versatile arena for discussion of class, race, gender, sexuality, and other social facets. All-Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film and History examines the interplay between sports films and the defining characteristics of the cultures from which they emerge. This important... more...

  • Hal Wallisby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Hal Wallis might not be as well known as David O. Selznick or Samuel Goldwyn, but the films he produced -- Casablanca, Jezebel, Now Voyager, The Life of Emile Zola, Becket, True Grit, and many other classics (as well as scores of Elvis movies) -- have certainly endured. As producer of numerous films, Wallis made an indelible mark on the course... more...

  • Alfred Hitchcockby Paula Marantz Cohen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchcock's long directorial career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paula Cohen considers a sampling of Hitchcock's best films -- Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho -- as well as some of his more uneven ones -- Rope, The Wrong Man, Topaz -- and makes connections between his evolution as a... more...