Making Movies Black

The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to the Civil Rights Era

Author: Thomas Cripps

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360349

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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This is the second volume of Thomas Cripps's definitive history of African-Americans in Hollywood. It covers the period from World War II through the civil rights movement of the 1960s, examining this period through the prism of popular culture. Making Movies Black shows how movies anticipated and helped form America's changing ideas about race. Cripps contends that from the liberal rhetoric of the war years--marked as it was by the propaganda catchwords brotherhood and tolerance--came movies that defined a new African-American presence both in film and in American society at large. He argues that the war years, more than any previous era, gave African-American activists access to centers of cultural influence and power in both Washington and Hollywood. Among the results were an expanded black imagery on the screen during the war--in combat movies such as Bataan, Crash Dive, and Sahara; musicals such as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky; and government propaganda films such as The Negro Soldier and Wings for this Man (narrated by Ronald Reagan!). After the war, the ideologies of both black activism and integrationism persisted, resulting in the 'message movie' era of Pinky, Home of the Brave, and No Way Out, a form of racial politics that anticipated the goals of the Civil Rights Movement. Delving into previously inaccessible records of major Hollywood studios, among them Warner Bros., RKO, and 20th Century-Fox, as well as records of the Office of War Information in the National Archives, and records of the NAACP, and interviews with survivors of the era, Cripps reveals the struggle of both lesser known black filmmakers like Carlton Moss and major figures such as Sidney Poitier. More than a narrative history, Making Movies Black reaches beyond the screen itself with sixty photographs, many never before published, which illustrate the mood of the time. Revealing the social impact of the classical Hollywood film, Making Movies Black is the perfect book for those interested in the changing racial climate in post-World War II American life.
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Making Movies

Author: Sidney Lumet

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307763668

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.
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Making Movies on Your Own

Practical Talk from Independent Filmmakers

Author: Kevin J. Lindenmuth

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786405176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 9129

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You see them on the video shelves, with titles such as Domestic Strangers, The Bride of Frank, The Blood Between Us, Strawberry Estates and Sandman. Skeptically, perhaps, you rent one and slip it into the VCR. Hey, you think, this isn’t so bad—sometimes actually quite good. Suddenly, you discover that there is a whole range of movies from filmmakers operating outside the studio system that have their own attractions that the big budget fare can’t match. You have, of course, discovered the world of independent filmmaking. Intrigued, you begin thinking that maybe you could do this, maybe you could make an independent feature film. In this work, J.R. Bookwalter, Ronnie Cramer, Mike Gingold, Eric Stanze, Steve Ballot, and 20 others tell what it is really like to make an independent feature. Covering such topics as the script, equipment, actors, publicity, distribution, all facets of production, and budgeting, these indie filmmakers give a virtual how-to for those interested in joining them or just learning more about how those interesting titles end up on video store shelves.
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Action! Making Movies

Author: Sarah Garza

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433383675

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Action! It's time to enter the world of movie magic! Readers are taken behind the scenes to find out what is needed to make a film. From the director to the actor, the director of photography to the costume designer, children will be fascinated to learn about the various aspects that go into motion pictures. With its vivid images, informational text, and impressive facts, this nonfiction title will have readers engaged through the entire book as they discover amazing facts about their favorite genre--whether it be comedy, drama, action, or horror!
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Making Movies

Author: Roy Severin

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491854626

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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Chad Sparks is a twelve-year-old boy living an ordinary life when a friend shows him a newspaper advertisement. Its words call out to him: Movie Tryouts Boys and girls ages 10 to 15 wanted. Now casting for extras in a new Ninja movie. Chad isn t just obsessed with movies, he loves ninjas in particular, and so he heads to the Oregon community college where the tryouts are being held. To his surprise, he s picked to be in the movie, and he heads to Hollywood where he ll earn $4,000 a week. He experiences every aspect of movie making learning lines, participating in fight scenes, and seeing what goes on behind the scenes. Working with producers, directors, choreographers, cameramen, agents, other actors, and stunt doubles, he makes mistakes but also enjoys triumphs. Nothing can prepare him for a behind-the-scenes plot that could destroy the movie studio. Join Chad as he embarks on an exciting adventure and learns important life lessons in Making Movies. "
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Making Movies with Orson Welles

Author: Gary Graver,Andrew J. Rausch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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In Making Movies with Orson Welles, Graver recounts the highs and lows of the moviemaking business as he and one of the most important and influential directors of all time struggled to get films produced. The two men collaborated on more than a dozen projects, including F for Fake, Filming Othello, and the still-unreleased The Other Side of the Wind. Their close friendship and creative filmmaking partnership would endure for 15 years, until Welles' death in 1985. Also including a filmography of works and 20 photos from Graver's personal collection, this fascinating memoir recalls what it was like to work with the legendary Welles and offers advice and tales of caution for future filmmakers.
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Making movies

Author: LeapFrog (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781586050627

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Go behind the scenes in the movie industry, meet celebrities, mix your own soundtrack, learn about the history of film, and more.
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Making Movies: A Guide for Serious Amateurs

Author: Maria Langer

Publisher: Flying M Productions

ISBN: 1886637032

Category: Art

Page: 66

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Tired of turning raw video footage into ho-hum productions that make people yawn? Or, worse yet, just putting raw video out there and hoping for the best? If so, this guide is for you. It clearly explains how to research, plan, shoot, assemble, edit, and fine-tune video productions for just about any purpose. Richly illustrated with stills from an example movie, it'll get you on the right track to making movies that'll inform, entertain, and impress your audience.
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Moving Images: Making Movies, Understanding Media

Author: Carl Casinghino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435485858

Category: Design

Page: 352

View: 6544

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Moving Images is the first comprehensive media studies and motion picture production textbook of its kind. Offering a series of thematically-driven units that provide opportunities for collaborative learning, enhancement of creativity, and development of higher order thinking, this book is designed to get your students excited about making movies. Students will not only learn how to analyze and appreciate motion pictures, but they will also study the fundamental skills needed to create and produce their own movies. With an included interactive DVD students will also be able to view short films, as well as use a selection of film files to enhance their editing skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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