Film Noir FAQ

Film Noir FAQ

These are exciting movies with tough guys in trench coats and hot tomatoes in form-fitting gowns. The moon is a streetlamp and the narrow streets are prowled by squad cars and long black limousines.

Author: David J. Hogan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480343054

Category: Music

Page: 400

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(FAQ). Film Noir FAQ celebrates and reappraises some 200 noir thrillers representing 20 years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Noir pulls us close to brutal cops and scheming dames, desperate heist men and hardboiled private eyes, and the unlucky innocent citizens that get in their way. These are exciting movies with tough guys in trench coats and hot tomatoes in form-fitting gowns. The moon is a streetlamp and the narrow streets are prowled by squad cars and long black limousines. Lives are often small but people's plans are big sometimes too big. Robbery, murder, gambling; the gun and the fist; the grift and the con game; the hard kiss and the brutal brush-off. Film Noir FAQ brings lively attention to story, mood, themes, and technical detail, plus behind-the-scenes stories of the production of individual films. Featuring numerous stills and posters many never before published in book form highlighting key moments of great noir movies. Film Noir FAQ serves up insights into many of the most popular and revered names in Hollywood history, including noir's greatest stars, supporting players, directors, writers, and cinematographers. Pour a Scotch, light up a smoke, and lean back with your private guide to film noir.
Categories: Music

John Waters FAQ

John Waters FAQ

AC/DC FAQ by Susan Masino Backbeat Books 9781480394506 A Chorus Line FAQ by Tom ... $19.99 Film Noir FAQ by David J. Hogan Applause Books 9781557838551 .

Author: Dale Sherman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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For more than 50 years John Waters has been staging a coup against the good taste of the American public. From the ultimate gross-out in Pink Flamingos to the amazing general-audience rating of his biggest hit Hairspray, Waters has been subverting viewers' expectations with comedies that stretch past the boundaries of even today's jaded audiences. A provocateur of bad taste in a glorious way, Waters started out as an outsider with a camera and a small circle of fellow delinquents. In tearing down icons of the silver screen, Waters would create his own that are used still by others in movies and television. And that's only part of the tale. John Waters FAQ looks at how a nice boy from the right side of the tracks would end up becoming a demon of society and the influences that drove his ambition in moviemaking. Also featured are biographical information of the Dreamlanders -- the actors and crew members who would join Waters on his adventures in filmland over the years, including Waters's best-remembered find Divine. Beyond chapters dedicated to the making of each of his films -- from Hag in a Black Leather Jacket to his most recent A Dirty Shame -- there are those covering his career as a writer and artist. Also reviewed are his acting career in other people's television shows and movies over the years, Water's interest in music, and projects that never were to be. John Waters FAQ covers it all in the career of a man who started out with a dream of becoming an underground filmmaker and became so much more.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Wizard of Oz FAQ

The Wizard of Oz FAQ

You'll find a wealth of fun facts: How MGM overworked Judy Garland before, during, and after Oz; why director Victor Fleming had his hands full with the Cowardly Lion and Dorothy's other friends; what it was about Toto that really bothered ...

Author: David J. Hogan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480397200

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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The Wizard of Oz FAQ is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It's all here – from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie's conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel. You'll find a wealth of fun facts: How MGM overworked Judy Garland before, during, and after Oz; why director Victor Fleming had his hands full with the Cowardly Lion and Dorothy's other friends; what it was about Toto that really bothered Judy; the physical horrors of filming in Technicolor; the racial Oz gag that was scripted but never shot; when the Wicked Witch was going to be beautiful; why The Wizard of Oz owes a lot to silent-screen star Mary Pickford; the story of deleted scenes, and a full two weeks of shooting that had to be scrapped; why MGM star Mickey Rooney was part of the movie's traveling publicity blitz; how the Wicked Witch was literally blown off her broomstick one day; the place where lions, tigers, and bears really do live together; singers you hear but never see; the day MGM fired Judy Garland; and much more. Just follow the yellow brick road!
Categories: Performing Arts

Joss Whedon FAQ

Joss Whedon FAQ

Joss Whedon has reported that conventions of film noir define what Angel is, as a series, and that fact is clear, too, from the other elements of the form ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 188

Providing a career-spanning view of everyone’s favorite geek writer and director, Joss Whedon FAQ offers answers to fans’ questions about one of the most significant pop culture auteurs of the past twenty-five years. The book gazes at Whedon’s early work in Hollywood as a script doctor on films such The Quick and the Dead (1995) and Waterworld (1995), and follows his career as he became the cult-favorite creator of such sensations as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. In addition to looking at Whedon’s ascent to blockbuster superhero filmmaking with titles such as The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Justice League, this eminently readable compendium explores Whedon’s lesser known but no less fascinating forays into the world of Shakespeare (Much Ado About Nothing) and even big-screen romantic fantasy (In Your Eyes). The book closes with discussions of Whedon’s politics and feminism, as well as a catalog of his (unofficial) repertory company and a list of the most memorable on-screen character deaths in his canon.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Saturday Night Live FAQ

Saturday Night Live FAQ

Schiller had the opportunity to meet Fellini and show him the film while he ... One of Schiller's most original films is this pastiche of a 1940s film noir, ...

Author: Stephen Tropiano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480366862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE FAQ:EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT TELEVISION'S LONGEST RUNNING COME
Categories: Performing Arts

Michael Jackson FAQ

Michael Jackson FAQ

Elaborate for very different reasons, “Smooth Criminal” was conceived by Michael and director Colin Chilvers as a tribute to film noir and MGM musicals.

Author: Kit O'Toole

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495045981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 899

(FAQ). Michael Jackson may be the King of Pop, but his influence extends much further. From his childhood years with the Jackson 5 through his astonishing solo career, he consistently broke sales records, pioneered the modern music video, and infused dance into rock and pop. While his life story has been well chronicled, Michael Jackson FAQ explores the stories behind his achievements. Did he play any instruments? How much of his own music did he compose? Who were his greatest influences in both music and dance? His art is his legacy, and Michael Jackson FAQ takes an in-depth look at Jackson's work with the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons in addition to his solo catalog. Learn why current artists such as Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and countless boy bands still emulate his sound, look, and showmanship. Questions are tackled such as whether Off the Wall or Thriller better stands the test of time. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana, through the posthumous albums, this book covers lesser-known but important stories such as how Jackson influenced disco and hip-hop, how his singing style transitioned from childhood to adulthood, and how he learned to moonwalk.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Twin Peaks FAQ

Twin Peaks FAQ

He, like Waldo, was named after dandyish newspaper columnist Waldo Lydecker, a character from the film noir Laura, whose title character also may have some ...

Author: David Bushman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495063893

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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(FAQ). Twin Peaks , the infamously strange, seductive, and confounding murder mystery that made network television safe for surrealism, is returning to the small screen after 25 years. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, the series enjoys a hallowed standing in popular culture and remains a touchstone in the evolution of TV as an artistic medium. For its many intensely devoted fans, Twin Peaks continues to beguile and disturb and delight; it's a bottomless well of allusions, symbols, conundrums to ponder and images to unpack, an endlessly engrossing puzzle box, an obsessive's dream. Twin Peaks FAQ will guide longtime fans and the newly initiated through the origins of the series, take them behind the scenes during its production, and transport readers deep into the rich mythology that made Twin Peaks a cultural phenomenon. The book features detailed episode guides, character breakdowns, and explorations of the show's distinctive music, fashion, and locations. With a sometimes snarky, always thoughtful (but never dry or academic) analysis of Twin Peaks ' myriad oddities, mysteries, references, and delicious insanity, Twin Peaks FAQ is a comprehensive, immersive, and irresistible reference for experts and newbies alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

Horror Films FAQ

Horror Films FAQ

Miles's warning at the end of the film fits both interpretations. ... I Married a Monster from Outer Space dramatizes in noir-ish black-and-white the sense ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480366824

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 386

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HORROR FILMS FAQ:ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT SLASHERS VAMPIRES ZOMBIES ALIENS AND
Categories: Performing Arts

Modern Sci Fi Films FAQ

Modern Sci Fi Films FAQ

Prometheus: The Art of the Film. London, England. Titan Books. Sammon, Paul M. 1996. Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner. New York, New York. It Books.

Author: Tom DeMichael

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495009587

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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MODERN SCI-FI FILMS FAQ: ALL THATS LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT TIME TRAVEL ALIEN ROBOT AND OUT-O
Categories: Performing Arts

TV Finales FAQ

TV Finales FAQ

One device Bellisario incorporated into the series—voiceover narration—is straight out of a 1940s film noir (in a blackandwhite, fantasy episode, ...

Author: Stephen Tropiano

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495046063

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 499

(FAQ). TV Finales FAQ is the first book devoted exclusively to television's most memorable series finales. From Mary Richards' heartfelt goodbye to the WJM-TV newsroom in the classic finale of The Mary Tyler Moore Show to the puzzling conclusion of the enigmatic adventure series, Lost , to the tumultuous final hours in the life of Breaking Bad 's Walter White, TV Finales FAQ takes an up close, insightful, and entertaining look at the most memorable final episodes of television's most popular prime time, daytime, and late night series. Crafting the final episode to a long-running television series can be challenging for producers and writers who want to remain faithful to the show's characters and history, yet, at the same time, satisfy the high expectations of its loyal fan base. TV Finales FAQ offers television viewers the inside story on the creation, broadcast, and aftermath of the most famous (and infamous) final episodes of over 50 television series from the 1960s through the present day. The books features such shows as Dexter , Roseanne , Will & Grace , X-Files , The Sopranos , and some classic talk and late-night programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson , and many others.
Categories: Performing Arts

Pine Thomas Productions

Pine Thomas Productions

David J. Hogan, Film Noir FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Hollywood's Golden Age of Dames, Detectives, and Danger (Milwaukee, WI: Applause, 2013), p.

Author: David C. Tucker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677439

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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Dubbed "The Dollar Bills," William H. Pine and William C. Thomas made 1940s Hollywood take notice with their B movies for Paramount that gave solid entertainment while cutting costs to the bone. In the 1950s, with television looming, Pine-Thomas Productions began making bigger-budget films with stars including James Cagney and Jane Wyman, and incorporating trends like 3-D. "The public is Hollywood's boss," Pine said, and the company gave moviegoers what they wanted. Written with the assistance of the Pine and Thomas families, this book draws on Thomas' never-published memoir, interviews with colleagues and relatives, and rarely seen photographs to document the story of Pine-Thomas and its founders. An annotated filmography covers their 76 feature films and five shorts. Appendices give biographical sketches of such actors as Robert Lowery, Jean Parker and John Payne, as well as the directors, cinematographers and other crew members who made movies at top speed with more ingenuity than money.
Categories: Performing Arts

You Won t Believe Your Eyes A Front Row Look at the Science Fiction and Horror Films of the 1950s

You Won t Believe Your Eyes  A Front Row Look at the Science Fiction and Horror Films of the 1950s

"McGee knows this genre upside down and backwards, and writes with real authority. He loves these movies, and celebrates them as much for their goofy failings as for their imagination and entertainment value.

Author: Mark Thomas McGee

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page:

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Walking out of the theater showing Viking Women and the Sea Serpent and The Astounding She-Monster, one disappointed lad was heard to say, "They might as well have mugged us in the parking lot." This was Science Fiction's Golden Age, when giant bugs, prehistoric left-overs and creatures from other planets filled the giant theater screens, movies that were usually made outside of the studio system on the cheap. Horror-hungry kids soon realized that nine times out of ten, the movie would be little more than a pale suggestion of what the posters promised. Nevertheless, we kept coming back, week after week, ever skeptical, ever hopeful, and then went home and read about the movies we just saw in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. This revised and expanded "Monster-Kids" edition of You Won't Believe Your Eyes! is an affectionate and funny look at the movies your parents didn't want you to see. You will hear from he actors who were in them, the people who made them, the critics who reviewed them, the exhibitors who showed them, and the children who saw them back in the day. "McGee knows this genre upside down and backwards, and writes with real authority. He loves these movies, and celebrates them as much for their goofy failings as for their imagination and entertainment value. Best of all, McGee is a terrific colloquial writer of great wit; I laughed out loud as I revisited many of my favorite pictures. You will too." David J. Hogan, author of Dark Romance and Film Noir FAQ
Categories: Performing Arts

S Sylvan Simon Moviemaker

S  Sylvan Simon  Moviemaker

The Censorship Papers: Movie Censorship Letters from the Hays Office, ... Hogan, David J. Film Noir FAQ: All That's Left to Know about Hollywood's Golden ...

Author: David C. Tucker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476682198

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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He was Red Skelton's favorite director, and mentored Lucille Ball in the art of physical comedy. In his 15-year Hollywood career, S. Sylvan Simon (1910-1951) directed and/or produced more than 40 films, with stars like Lana Turner, Abbott and Costello, and Wallace Beery. Though he loved to make moviegoers laugh, he demonstrated his versatility with murder mysteries, war stories, and musicals. After a decade at MGM, he moved to Columbia, where he produced his own projects, including the Western melodrama Lust for Gold, and popular slapstick comedies like The Fuller Brush Girl. As head of production, reporting to irascible Harry Cohn, he produced the award-winning Born Yesterday, and was working on From Here to Eternity when his life ended tragically at the age of 41. This first-ever account of Simon's life and career draws on interviews with family and colleagues, genealogical records, archival materials, and his own annotated scripts to tell the story of a stage-struck boy from Pittsburgh whose talent and tenacity made him a Hollywood success. The filmography provides production histories, critical commentary, and excerpts from published reviews. An appendix covers books written or edited by Simon, including his anthologized plays for amateur groups.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ed Wood s Bride of the Monster

Ed Wood s Bride of the Monster

In this volume, and continuing his long-standing work on Bela Lugosi, Rhodes unearths and contextualizes with his usual, meticulous scholarship a wealth of material related to the final film in which Lugosi starred.

Author: Gary D. Rhodes

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

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Best Book of the Year (2017) - Classic Images The Merrill T. McCord Research Award 2017 - from Classic Images and Best Cover of the Year 2017 - Classic Images Shovel in hand, the redoubtable Gary D. Rhodes returns to the Graveyard of Forgotten Facts, unearthing a treasure trove of terrific illustrations and a casket-full of new information and insights on Bela Lugosi, Ed Wood and Bride of the Monster (1956). Also exhumed are Bride’s shooting script and a vault full of decaying extras. Accompanying him in this 60th anniversary “Bela-bration” of the film’s release is partner-in-crime Tom Weaver, as well as contributors Sam Sherman, Robert J. Kiss and Michael Lee. “Brings back a lot of good memories... That's what I live for. This is history, and I'm living it all over again.” – Conrad Brooks, Ed Wood’s friend and actor in Bride of the Monster “Ed Wood’s Bride of the Monster isn’t the director’s most famous film, or the most beloved, either, but it is the best work the obsessive and resourceful Wood ever did. Loopy and retro even in its own day, Bride gets fabulous treatment in this engrossing volume, with Gary D. Rhodes’s carefully researched account of the picture’s development, shoot, and exhibition. I enjoyed exploring details of the film’s tangled chronology, Bela Lugosi’s casting and performance, and differences between script and finished film. Plus, images and extras I never imagined I’d see. I love Ed, I love Bela and I love Bride of the Monster.” —David J. Hogan, author of Dark Romance: Sexuality in the Horror Film and Film Noir FAQ. “When it comes to throwing the spotlight on American cinema’s dark corners that have been forgotten or ignored by critics, few people possess the breadth of knowledge, archival research expertise and ability to construct fascinating histories as Gary D. Rhodes. In this volume, and continuing his long-standing work on Bela Lugosi, Rhodes unearths and contextualizes with his usual, meticulous scholarship a wealth of material related to the final film in which Lugosi starred. A real treat not just for Lugosi fans, but also for those with an interest in the way American filmmaking was practiced in the periphery of Hollywood.” – Yannis Tzioumakis, Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and author of Hollywood’s Indies: Classics Divisions, Specialty Labels, and the American Film Market
Categories: Performing Arts

Playing the Waves

Playing the Waves

Lars Von Trier's Game Cinema Jan Simons ... 'FAQ', http://www.dogme95.dk/faq/ faq.htm. ... Film noir: die Schattenspiele der 'schwarzen Serie'.

Author: Jan Simons

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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Dogma 95, the avant-garde filmmaking movement founded by the Danish director Lars von Trier and three of his fellow directors, was launched in 1995 at an elite cinema conference in Paris—when von Trier was called upon to speak about the future of film but instead showered the audience with pamphlets announcing the new movement and its manifesto. A refreshingly original critical commentary on the director and his practice, Playing the Waves is a paramount addition to one of new media’s most provocative genres: games and gaming. Playing the Waves cleverly puns on the title of one of von Trier’s most famous features and argues that Dogma 95, like much of the director’s low-budget realist productions, is a game that takes cinema beyond the traditional confines of film aesthetics and dramatic rules. Simons articulates the ways in which von Trier redefines the practice of filmmaking as a rule-bound activity, and stipulates the forms and structures of games von Trier brings to bear on his films, as well as the sobering lessons he draws from economic and evolutionary game theory. Much like the director’s films, this fascinating volume takes the traditional point of view of film theory and film aesthetics to the next level and demonstrates we have much to learn from the perspective of game studies and game theory.
Categories: Performing Arts

Internet World

Internet World

Lost in Space and Movies section took place aboard of the menu , you'll the Jupiter 2 spacefind several FAQs , craft , which was a film noir list ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020643768

Category: Computer systems

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Categories: Computer systems

Internet Graphics Gallery

Internet Graphics Gallery

film noir ' look about the scan you've seen the movie eight or The first of two Blade Run- lines over the images , we nine more times . ner FAQ links ...

Author: Paul De Groot

Publisher: Que Pub

ISBN: 0789701375

Category: Computer graphics.

Page: 593

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CD-ROM includes images, programs and utilities, and hyperlinks to all sites profiled.
Categories: Computer graphics.

Ein Filmphilosophie Symposium Mit Robert B Pippin

Ein Filmphilosophie Symposium Mit Robert B  Pippin

Filmphilosophie ist ein - im deutschsprachigen Raum noch junges - Spezialthema der Ästhetik.

Author: Ludwig Nagl

Publisher:

ISBN: 3110429845

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 350

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Filmphilosophie ist ein - im deutschsprachigen Raum noch junges - Spezialthema der Ästhetik. Der Chicagoer Philosoph Robert B. Pippin, ein international anerkannter Interpret Hegels und Nietzsches analysiert in seinen Filmbüchern & nbsp.
Categories: Motion pictures

Detecting Women

Detecting Women

For a complete discussion of the history of film noir criticism, see Neale, Genre, 151–77. 3. Hammett's novel was adapted twice before Huston's film—The ...

Author: Philippa Gates

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438434063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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Ambitious and comprehensive history of the female detective in Hollywood film from 1929 to 2009.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Entertainment on the Net

Entertainment on the Net

Author: Joe Williams

Publisher: Que Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015040676333

Category: Computers

Page: 542

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Provides witty reviews of Internet sites related to entertainment and popular culture, including films, television, music, humor, and sports
Categories: Computers