Justice League

The Art of the Film

Author: Abbie Bernstein

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785656811

Category: Justice League (Motion picture)

Page: 208

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Presents concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and quotes from the film's cast and crew.
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The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed.

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786437553

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 704

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete guide to over 50 years of superheroes on screen! This expanded and updated edition of the 2004 award-winning encyclopedia covers important developments in the popular genre; adds new shows such as Heroes and Zoom; includes the latest films featuring icons like Superman, Spiderman and Batman; and covers even more types of superheroes. Each entry includes a detailed history, cast and credits, episode and film descriptions, critical commentaries, and data on arch-villains, gadgets, comic-book origins and super powers, while placing each production into its historical context. Appendices list common superhero conventions and cliches; incarnations; memorable ad lines; and the best, worst, and most influential productions from 1951 to 2008.
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A People?s Art History of the United States

250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements

Author: Nicolas Lampert

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595589317

Category: Art

Page: 384

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Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough–and–tumble of politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice from the colonial era through the present day. Author and radical artist Nicolas Lampert combines historical sweep with detailed examinations of individual artists and works in a politically charged narrative that spans the conquest of the Americas, the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, western expansion, the suffragette movement and feminism, civil rights movements, environmental movements, LGBT movements, antiglobalization movements, contemporary antiwar movements, and beyond. A People’s Art History of the United States introduces us to key works of American radical art alongside dramatic retellings of the histories that inspired them. Stylishly illustrated with over two hundred images, this book is nothing less than an alternative education for anyone interested in the powerful role that art plays in our society.
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The Justice League Companion

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905481

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 219

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Commemorating the Justice League of America's 45th anniversary, The Justice League Companion is a comprehensive examination of the Silver Age JLA. Written by Michael Eury (author of the critically acclaimed Captain Action and co-author of The Superhero Book), The Justice League Companion traces the JLA's development, history, imitators, and early fandom through vintage and all-new interviews with the series' creators, an issue-by-issue index of the JLA's 1960-1972 adventures, classic and never-before-published artwork, and other fun and fascinating features!
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Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Ivan Reis

Author: Geoff Johns

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401266118

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 296

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Over 400 pages of incredible art from one of the industry’s hottest illustrators! In more than 15 years of working for DC Comics, Brazilian artist Ivan Reis has illustrated nearly every part of the DC Universe, from classic superhero titles like GREEN LANTERN and JUSTICE LEAGUE to the bizarre worlds of Grant Morrison’s INVISIBLES and MULTIVERSITY. Reis’s heroic style and dynamic storytelling skills have made him one of the most adored and sought-after artists working today. And after such high profile projects as BLACKEST NIGHT, THRONE OF ATLANTIS and TRINITY WAR, Reis has cemented his place as an iconic part of the DC Universe. GRAPHIC INK: THE DC COMICS ART OF IVAN REIS collects comics and cover art from throughout the career of this fantastic artist-including many pieces that have never before been reprinted!
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Naughty and Nice

The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Author: Bruce Timm,Jim Steranko

Publisher: Strange Chemistry

ISBN: 9781933865478

Category: Art

Page: 255

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An extensive and thrilling survey of Timm's muses, showcasing nearly 300 full-colour and black and white illustrations of partially clothed and fully nude women of every description and temperament. These rare images from the past 15 years have now been assembled into a single volume for the very first time. Featuring 125 images drawn exclusively for this book, this sexy artwork comes from an Emmy-Award winning artist, writer, director and producer. An introduction from Jim Steranko, famed author and architect of the Marvel Age of comics, rounds off this comprehensive collection.
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Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II

Author: Cedric J. Robinson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469606755

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Cedric J. Robinson offers a new understanding of race in America through his analysis of theater and film of the early twentieth century. He argues that economic, political, and cultural forces present in the eras of silent film and the early "talkies" firmly entrenched limited representations of African Americans. Robinson grounds his study in contexts that illuminate the parallel growth of racial beliefs and capitalism, beginning with Shakespearean England and the development of international trade. He demonstrates how the needs of American commerce determined the construction of successive racial regimes that were publicized in the theater and in motion pictures, particularly through plantation and jungle films. In addition to providing new depth and complexity to the history of black representation, Robinson examines black resistance to these practices. Whereas D. W. Griffith appropriated black minstrelsy and romanticized a national myth of origins, Robinson argues that Oscar Micheaux transcended uplift films to create explicitly political critiques of the American national myth. Robinson's analysis marks a new way of approaching the intellectual, political, and media racism present in the beginnings of American narrative cinema.
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Left of Hollywood

Cinema, Modernism, and the Emergence of U.S. Radical Film Culture

Author: Chris Robé

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749902

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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In the 1930s as the capitalist system faltered, many in the United States turned to the political Left. Hollywood, so deeply embedded in capitalism, was not immune to this shift. Left of Hollywood offers the first book-length study of Depression-era Left film theory and criticism in the United States. Robé studies the development of this theory and criticism over the course of the 1930s, as artists and intellectuals formed alliances in order to establish an engaged political film movement that aspired toward a popular cinema of social change. Combining extensive archival research with careful close analysis of films, Robé explores the origins of this radical social formation of U.S. Left film culture. Grounding his arguments in the surrounding contexts and aesthetics of a few films in particular—Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico!, Fritz Lang's Fury, William Dieterle's Juarez, and Jean Renoir's La Marseillaise—Robé focuses on how film theorists and critics sought to foster audiences who might push both film culture and larger social practices in more progressive directions. Turning at one point to anti-lynching films, Robé discusses how these movies united black and white film critics, forging an alliance of writers who championed not only critical spectatorship but also the public support of racial equality. Yet, despite a stated interest in forging more egalitarian social relations, gender bias was endemic in Left criticism of the era, and female-centered films were regularly discounted. Thus Robé provides an in-depth examination of this overlooked shortcoming of U.S. Left film criticism and theory.
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Disney Voice Actors

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486945

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

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This biographical dictionary is devoted to the actors who provided voices for all the Disney animated theatrical shorts and features from the 1928 Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie to the 2010 feature film Tangled. More than 900 men, women, and child actors from more than 300 films are covered, with biographical information, individual career summaries, and descriptions of the animated characters they have performed. Among those listed are Adriana Caselotti, of Snow White fame; Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald Duck; Sterling Holloway, best known for his vocal portrayal of Winnie the Pooh; and such show business luminaries as Bing Crosby, Bob Newhart, George Sanders, Dinah Shore, Jennifer Tilly and James Woods. In addition, a complete directory of animated Disney films enables the reader to cross-reference the actors with their characters.
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