Minding Movies

Minding Movies

Informal pieces, conversational in tone but grounded in three decades of authoritative research, the essays gathered here range from in-depth analyses of individual films such as Slumdog Millionaire and Inglourious Basterds to adjustments ...

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226066998

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson are two of America’s preeminent film scholars. You would be hard pressed to find a serious student of the cinema who hasn’t spent at least a few hours huddled with their seminal introduction to the field—Film Art, now in its ninth edition—or a cable television junkie unaware that the Independent Film Channel sagely christened them the “Critics of the Naughts.” Since launching their blog Observations on Film Art in 2006, the two have added web virtuosos to their growing list of accolades, pitching unconventional long-form pieces engaged with film artistry that have helped to redefine cinematic storytelling for a new age and audience. Minding Movies presents a selection from over three hundred essays on genre movies, art films, animation, and the business of Hollywood that have graced Bordwell and Thompson’s blog. Informal pieces, conversational in tone but grounded in three decades of authoritative research, the essays gathered here range from in-depth analyses of individual films such as Slumdog Millionaire and Inglourious Basterds to adjustments of Hollywood media claims and forays into cinematic humor. For Bordwell and Thompson, the most fruitful place to begin is how movies are made, how they work, and how they work on us. Written for film lovers, these essays—on topics ranging from Borat to blockbusters and back again—will delight current fans and gain new enthusiasts. Serious but not solemn, vibrantly informative without condescension, and above all illuminating reading, Minding Movies offers ideas sure to set film lovers thinking—and keep them returning to the silver screen.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Criticism in the Digital Age

Film Criticism in the Digital Age

See Lindiwe Dovey, African Film and Literature: Adapting Violence to the Screen
(New York: Columbia University Press, ... David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson,
Minding Movies: Observations on the Art, Craft, and Business of Filmmaking ...

Author: Mattias Frey

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813573649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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Over the past decade, as digital media has expanded and print outlets have declined, pundits have bemoaned a “crisis of criticism” and mourned the “death of the critic.” Now that well-paying jobs in film criticism have largely evaporated, while blogs, message boards, and social media have given new meaning to the saying that “everyone’s a critic,” urgent questions have emerged about the status and purpose of film criticism in the twenty-first century. In Film Criticism in the Digital Age, ten scholars from across the globe come together to consider whether we are witnessing the extinction of serious film criticism or seeing the start of its rebirth in a new form. Drawing from a wide variety of case studies and methodological perspectives, the book’s contributors find many signs of the film critic’s declining clout, but they also locate surprising examples of how critics—whether moonlighting bloggers or salaried writers—have been able to intervene in current popular discourse about arts and culture. In addition to collecting a plethora of scholarly perspectives, Film Criticism in the Digital Age includes statements from key bloggers and print critics, like Armond White and Nick James. Neither an uncritical celebration of digital culture nor a jeremiad against it, this anthology offers a comprehensive look at the challenges and possibilities that the Internet brings to the evaluation, promotion, and explanation of artistic works.
Categories: Performing Arts

Comedy Quotes from the Movies

Comedy Quotes from the Movies

Author: Larry Langman

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005132241

Category: Humor

Page: 401

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Clever repartee, double entendres, punch lines and many other variations of humor have been a staple of movie dialogue since the advent of talkies. Collected here are over 4,000 of the best comedic lines from the movies. The compilers of this book have tried to bring together some of the funniest, wittiest and most outrageous snatches of dialogue on film over a sixty year time period.For each entry the authors set the quotation in context, provide the name of the actor or actress, the name of the movie and the year of release. The quotations are arranged by a broad range of categories, such as politics, food and eating, gambling, and many others. A title index and a name index follow the body of the book.
Categories: Humor

Movies on TV and Videocassette 1992 1993

Movies on TV and Videocassette  1992 1993

Author: Steven H. Scheuer

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 0553291475

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1227

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Packed with over 19,000 entries of the best and worst movie-viewing choices available on TV, cable TV, and videocassette, this edition of a perennial favorite is the most complete yet. Included are the most up-to-date reviews of films, both classic and contemporary, concise plot summaries, insider information about the movie industry, and more.
Categories: Motion pictures

The Ancient World in the Cinema

The Ancient World in the Cinema

... this film pull in over eighteen million dollars and create a new genre of film
the muscleman epic. minding everyone that ... To seven hundred press and
movie people he gave four- pound chocolate statuettes of his mythological
strongman.

Author: Jon Solomon

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00585413U

Category: Cinéma et histoire

Page: 210

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This entertaining and useful book provides a comprehensive survey of films about the ancient woad, from The Last Days of Pompeii to Gladiator. Jon Solomon catalogues, describes, and evaluates films set in ancient Greece and Rome, films about Greek and Roman history and mythology, films of the Old and New Testaments, films set in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Persia, films of ancient tragedies, comic films set in the ancient world, and more. The book has been updated to include feature films and made-for-television movies produced in the past two decades. More than two hundred photographs illustrate both the films themselves and the ancient sources from which their imagery derives.
Categories: Cinéma et histoire

New York

New York

WOODY ALLEN ' s Manhattan Murder Mys . tery has a careless let ' s - make - a -
movie feel to it . A group of sophisticated New Yorkers who should be minding
their own business throw themselves into the dangerous game of solving a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002110257

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page:

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Categories: New York (N.Y.)

Newsweek

Newsweek

My ambition is ANN MCGAUREN money can buy . to get every one of his movies
on my videoNew York , N.Y. BECKY ... JACQUELYN R. DEL NEGRO the
Reluctant Loner or the Pious Film- Minding the Kids Southbury , Conn . maker
Who ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007043875

Category:

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The Film Daily

The Film Daily

Wednesday , November 27 , 1963 7 DAILY Selznick Sells and Resells Abroad
REVIEWS OF NEW FILMS from tower to basement . There is some wonderful and
wild clowning Of Censor Official nor ernor . censor Prayer of ' WHO'S MINDING ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005914374

Category: Film criticism

Page:

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Categories: Film criticism

Minding the Store

Minding the Store

In the evenings I usually watch television or go to the movies . Weekends I often
spend on the Gulf Coast . Our neighborhood theater in Gentilly has permanent
lettering on the front of the marquee reading : Where Happiness Costs So Little .

Author: Robert Coles

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131606233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

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A volume of lighthearted literary writings explores the ethical dilemmas posed by the workplace, in a collection that includes John Cheever's descriptions of a businessman who endures a moral crisis after stealing a wallet, Gwendolyn Parker's depiction of an African-American woman's rise through the corporate ranks, and Tolstoy's "Master and Man."
Categories: Business & Economics

Technicolor Movies

Technicolor Movies

Twice Told Tales ( UA , 1963 ) Who ' s Minding the Store ? ( Par , 1963 ) Women
of the World ( Emb , 1963 ) Bargee ( Ind , 1964 ) Castle ( Ind , 1964 ) Chalk
Garden ( U , 1964 ) Code 7 , Victim 5 ( Ind , 1964 ) Crooks in Cloisters ( Ind , 1964
) ...

Author: Richard W. Haines

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015026827090

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 152

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The author is passionate about his subject, and his discussion is both technical and historical. He seeks the return of the Technicolor film process which brings far more vivid colors to the movie screen than the more economical Eastmancolor process that has almost universally replaced it.
Categories: Performing Arts

Joe Leydon s Guide to Essential Movies You Must See If You Read Write About Or Make Movies

Joe Leydon s Guide to Essential Movies You Must See If You Read  Write About  Or Make Movies

Ford ' s film is a classically simple tale of strangers united in close quarters for a
brief but intensely dramatic interlude . ... But he leaves no room for doubt that he '
s quite capable of minding his own bloody business at the end of the line .

Author: Joe Leydon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059123128

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

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The longtime film critic lists one hundred films everyone should see, ranging from Citizen Kane to Plan 9 From Outer Space, analyzing each and discussing the various genres and critical standards that critics use to decide which movies are worth seeing twice. Original.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

Younger audiences remembered her best for her back - to - back starring roles in
two beach party movies . ... go on to work with Lewis again in The Patsy ( 1964 ,
playing the minor role of a cigarette girl ) and in Who ' s Minding the Store ?

Author: Tom Lisanti

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015060841189

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 446

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Description Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, and producers banked on them. They were surf and beach movies—which were Hollywood's interpretation of the surf culture. For a short period in the 1960s these films were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the combination of sand and surf, the musical performers, the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, and the wild surfing footage.This lavishly illustrated work features profiles on 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow. It offers an introduction with an overview of the surf movie genre; film entries with credits, plot synopses, DVD availability, memorable lines, reviews and awards; and biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre. The work also includes behind-the-scenes commentary from such actors as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Catch the wave!
Categories: Performing Arts

The Comic Art Collection Catalog

The Comic Art Collection Catalog

New York : Dell , 1965 . : col . ill . ; 26 cm . ( Dell Movie Classic ) Adapted from the
motion picture of the same name , itself an adaptation from E. A. Poe's The City in
the Sea . Dell Movie Classic . Who's Minding the Mint ? New York : Dell , 1967.

Author: Michigan State University. Libraries. Special Collections Division

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015054273027

Category: Social Science

Page: 1435

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This is the most comprehensive dictionary available on comic art. The catalog provides detailed information about more than 60,000 cataloged books, magazines, scrapbooks, fanzines, comic books, and other materials in the Michigan State University Libraries, America's premiere library comics collection. Each book or serial is listed by title, with entries as appropriate under author, subject, and series. Besides the traditional books and magazines, significant collections of microfilm, sound recordings, vertical files, and realia (mainly T-shirts) are included. Comics and related materials are grouped by nationality and by genre.
Categories: Social Science

Cheerful Nihilism

Cheerful Nihilism

18 Though he rails against advertising and commercialization in general in
several films , Tashlin was not immune to the economic forces of product
placement . In fact , Who's Minding the Store ?, the film that Tashlin and Lewis
made ...

Author: Ethan de Seife

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89090406141

Category: Animated films

Page: 328

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Categories: Animated films

Film Review

Film Review

... he and SCREENPLAY Geoff Rodkey Phil decide to set up their own
childCERTIFICATE PG minding facility . The fact that they DISTRIBUTOR
Columbia have had no training in either RUNNING TIME 1hr 32mins childcare or
safety doesn ' t ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115064359

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Bruce and Stephen and their wives , I think films are very powerful and cai We
invited him to come to the dinner and the ... Attorney General ; Vincent F. Albano ,
“ Some of these people paid as much chewing and minding his own business .

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556026833897

Category: Literature

Page:

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Categories: Literature

Jane Michael Stern s Encyclopedia of Pop Culture

Jane   Michael Stern s Encyclopedia of Pop Culture

... a much-publicized and bitter separation in 1956, after which Jerry starred as a
bathetic misfit antihero in some very funny Tashlin movies, including It's Only
Money (1962), Who's Minding the Store? (1963) and The Disorderly Orderly (
1964).

Author: Jane Stern

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 006055343X

Category: Popular culture

Page: 593

View: 413

Looks at fads, celebrities, fashions, foods, television shows, trends, and causes of the past fifty years
Categories: Popular culture

TV Guide

TV Guide

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000046096180

Category: Television programs

Page:

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Categories: Television programs

501 Movie Directors

501 Movie Directors

1910s The Private Navy of Sgt . O'Farrell 1968 Caprice 1967 The Alphabet
Murders 1965 The Disorderly Orderly 1964 Who's Minding the Store ? 1963 The
Man from the Diner's Club 1963 Bachelor Flat 1962 Cinderfella 1960 Say One for
Me ...

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822034663443

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 640

View: 423

A comprehensive guide to all the movie directors you should know before it is too late.
Categories: Motion picture producers and directors