100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

Entries in this volume contain plot information production history critical reaction commentary on the film’s cinematic quality a discussion of the film’s influence voice casts production credits songs sequels, spin-offs, Broadway ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538105696

Category: Performing Arts

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Animation has been a staple of the filmmaking process since the early days of cinema. Animated shorts had been produced for decades, but not until 1937 did a major studio venture into animated features when Walt Disney produced Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of the hundreds of animated feature films made since, many have proven their importance over the years while also entertaining generations of audiences. There are also many recent animated movies that promise to become classics in the field. In 100 Greatest American British Animated Films, Thomas S, Hischak looks at the most innovative, influential, and entertaining features that have been produced since the late 1930s—from traditional hand-drawn works and stop-motion films to computer-generated wonders. These movies have been selected not simply because of their popularity or critical acceptance but for their importance. Entries in this volume contain plot information production history critical reaction commentary on the film’s cinematic quality a discussion of the film’s influence voice casts production credits songs sequels, spin-offs, Broadway versions, and television adaptations awards and nominations Each movie is also discussed in the context of its original release as well as the ways in which the film has lived on in the years since. Familiar favorites and lesser-known gems are included, making the book a fascinating journey for both the avid animation fan and the everyday moviegoer. With a sweeping look at more than eight decades of movies, 100 Greatest American and British Animated Films highlights some of the most treasured features of all time.
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A History of American Movies

A History of American Movies

100 GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS (1996) The second list of movie titles is the “100 Greatest American Films,” as— sembled by the American Film Institute for all movies made between 1896 and 1996 from the votes ofworking professionals in the ...

Author: Paul Monaco

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874398

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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In A History of American Movies: A Film-by-Film Look at the Art, Craft and Business of Cinema, Paul Monaco provides a survey of the narrative feature film from the 1920s to the present. The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood establishment: each Oscar winner for Best Picture, as well as those voted the greatest by members of the American Film Institute. By focusing on a select group of films that represent the epitome of these collaborations, Monaco provides an essential history of one of the modern world's most complex and successful cultural institutions: Hollywood. Divided into three sections, "Classic Hollywood, 1927-1948," "Hollywood In Transition, 1949-1974," and "The New Hollywood, 1975 To The Present," Monaco examines some of the most memorable works in cinematic history, including The General, Wings, Bringing Up Baby, Gone with the Wind, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, On the Waterfront, The Searchers, Psycho, West Side Story, The Godfather, Cabaret, Raging Bull, Rain Man, Toy Story, and Saving Private Ryan. This is the only book that thoroughly treats Hollywood—and the most significant movies that it has made—simultaneously as the coming together of an art, a craft, and a business. This approach provides unique insight into the workings of one of the most accomplished and successful art forms in human history: the Hollywood feature film.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Romantic Drama Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Romantic Drama Films

"Gone but Not Forgotten: Gone with the Wind is Still America's Favorite Movie" from the original on December 28, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2017. ^ "AFI's 100 Years. ... American Film Institute. ... "The 100 greatest American films". BBC.

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100 Greatest Film Scores

100 Greatest Film Scores

... on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American movies. Recordings National Philharmonic conducted by Fred Steiner (no relation to the composer), King Kong, Entr'acte, 1976, LP. Rerecording of Steiner's score, ...

Author: Matt Lawson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538103685

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This book considers the greatest film scores produced over a span of more than 80 years. Each entry includes background information about the film, biographical information about the composer, a concise analysis of the score, and a summary of the score’s impact both within the film it accompanies, but also on cinematic history.
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The Complete History of American Film Criticism

The Complete History of American Film Criticism

Adapted from an Alan Le May novel, Nugent's screenplay was named in 2005 as one of the “101 Greatest Screenplays” by the Writers Guild of America. The American Film Institute named The Searchers in 2007 as one of the “100 Greatest ...

Author: Jerry Roberts

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 9781595809223

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The Complete History of American Film Criticism is a chronicle of the lives and work of the most influential film critics of the past 100 years. From the first movie review in the New York Times in 1896 through the Silent Era, the pre- and postwar years, the Film Generation of the 1960s, the Golden Age of the 1970s, and into the 21st century, critics have educated generations of discriminating moviegoers on the differences between good films and bad. They call attention to great directors, cinematographers, production designers, screenwriters, and actors, and shed light on their artistic visions and storytelling sensibilities. People interested in what the great film critics had to say have usually been shortchanged as to their backgrounds, and just why they are qualified to sit in judgment. Using mini-biographies, placed within a chronological framework, The Complete History of American Film Criticism is the biography of a profession whose cultural impact has left an indelible mark on the 20th century’s most significant art form.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular United States National Film Registry Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular United States National Film Registry Films

"Gone but Not Forgotten: Gone with the Wind is Still America's Favorite Movie" from the original on December 28, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2017. ^ "AFI's 100 Years. ... American Film Institute. ... "The 100 greatest American films". BBC.

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The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

In the final analysis, Scarface does for Cuban Americans what Blaxploitation films and blackface have done for ... Ranked number eight on the American Film Institute's List of 100 greatest American films, Schindler's List is one of the ...

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 824

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From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities, perpetuate stereotypes, and keep alive practices of discrimination and marginalization. Even in the 21st century, the American film industry is not “color blind,” evidenced by films such as Babel (2006), A Better Life, (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film documents one facet of racism in the film industry, wherein historically underrepresented peoples are misrepresented—through a lack of roles for actors of color, stereotyping, negative associations, and an absence of rich, nuanced characters. Offering insights and analysis from over seventy scholars, critics, and activists, the volume highlights issues such as: Hollywood’s diversity crisis White Savior films Magic Negro tropes The disconnect between screen images and lived realities of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians A companion to the ever-growing field of race studies, this volume opens up a critical dialogue on an always timely issue. The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film will appeal to scholars of cinema, race and ethnicity studies, and cultural history.
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Pop Goes the Decade The Fifties

Pop Goes the Decade  The Fifties

CHART 1.5 1950s Films on Screenrant's “The 100 Best American Films” (2015) AFI Rank Movie Title Director Year #3 Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock 1958 #5 The Searchers John Ford 1956 #7 Singin' in the Rain Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly 1952 #13 ...

Author: Ralph G. Giordano

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440844720

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Covering significant historical and cultural moments, public figures and celebrities, art and entertainment, and technology that influenced life during the decade, this book documents the 1950s through the lens of popular culture. • Presents a balanced perspective on the decade that debunks the popular myth that the 1950s was uniformly a happy, carefree time of wholesome fun and "the good old days" • Documents the suburban transformation that drastically changed American society • Provides data that shows television viewing statistics and viewer ratings that helps readers see the influence of television media in the 1950s • Includes a section that explores how the changes within the 1950s have a legacy that continue to affect our current cultural climate
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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Crime Drama Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Crime Drama Films

[4] The American Film Institute named it one of the 100 greatest American movies of all time television series of the same name, inspired by Fargo and taking place in the same in 1998. A Coen-produced FX universe, started in 2014 and ...

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e Pedia Captain America Civil War

e Pedia  Captain America  Civil War

[50] The AFI listed the film as one of the 2004's ten best films [51] and nominated it for positions on the lists of the top 10 fantasy films [52] the 100 most inspiring American films [54] . ,[53] and the 100 greatest American films , ...

Author: Contributors, Wikipedia

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026860884

Category: Fiction

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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl. In Captain America: Civil War, disagreement over international oversight of the Avengers fractures them into opposing factions—one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark. This book has been derived from Wikipedia: it contains the entire text of the title Wikipedia article + the entire text of all the 634 related (linked) Wikipedia articles to the title article. This book does not contain illustrations.
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Movies in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Movies in American History  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes

With this in mind, the character of Jack Burden acts as the prophetic presence in both the novel and film, ... popular pantheon—as evinced by its inclusion in the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American films in 1998 ...

Author: Philip C. DiMare

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842975

Category: Social Science

Page: 1232

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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. • Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema • Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history • Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry
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A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture

A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture

Hollywood. Dreaming: Postwar. American. Film. Leonard. Quart. and. Albert. Auster. In 1998, the American Film Institute issued its highly controversial list of the 100 greatest American films. These films were chosen not so much for the ...

Author: Josephine Hendin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470756386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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This Concise Companion is a guide to the creative output of the United States in the postwar period, in its diverse energies, shapes and forms. Embraces diversity, covering Vietnam literature, gay and lesbian literature, American Jewish fiction, Italian American literature, Irish American writing, emergent ethnic literatures, African American writing, jazz, film, drama and more. Shows how different genres and approaches opened up creative possibilities and interacted in the postwar period. Portrays the postwar United States split by differences of wealth and position, by ethnicity and race, and by agendas of left and right, but united in the intensity of its creative drive.
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The Hollywood Renaissance

The Hollywood Renaissance

8 Finler, The Hollywood Story, 286–7. 9 'The Top 100 Films', Sight and Sound, September 2012, 56. It is also remarkable that the 2007 edition of the American Film Institute's list of the '100 Greatest American Films of All Time', ...

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501337895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In December 1967, Time magazine put Bonnie and Clyde on its cover and proudly declared that Hollywood cinema was undergoing a 'renaissance'. For the next few years, a wide range of formally and thematically challenging films were produced at the very centre of the American film industry, often (but by no means always) combining success at the box office with huge critical acclaim, both then and later. This collection brings together acknowledged experts on American cinema to examine thirteen key films from the years 1966 to 1974, starting with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a major studio release which was in effect exempted from Hollywood's Production Code and thus helped to liberate American filmmaking from (self-)censorship. Long-standing taboos to do with sex, violence, race relations, drugs, politics, religion and much else could now be broken, often in conjunction with extensive stylistic experimentation. Whereas most previous scholarship has examined these developments through the prism of auteurism, with its tight focus on film directors and their oeuvres, the contributors to this collection also carefully examine production histories and processes. In doing so they pay particular attention to the economic underpinnings and collaborative nature of filmmaking, the influence of European art cinema as well as of exploitation, experimental and underground films, and the connections between cinema and other media (notably publishing, music and theatre). Several chapters show how the innovations of the Hollywood Renaissance relate to further changes in American cinema from the mid-1970s onwards.
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Hollywood and the Culture Elite

Hollywood and the Culture Elite

But once a market for those films was created and they gained in financial value, Hollywood studio heads ... the NEA has been the annual publication of lists of great films, starting in 1998 with the “100 Greatest American Movies of All ...

Author: Peter Decherney

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231508513

Category: Performing Arts

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As Americans flocked to the movies during the first part of the twentieth century, the guardians of culture grew worried about their diminishing influence on American art, education, and American identity itself. Meanwhile, Hollywood studio heads were eager to stabilize their industry, solidify their place in mainstream society, and expand their new but tenuous hold on American popular culture. Peter Decherney explores how these needs coalesced and led to the development of a symbiotic relationship between the film industry and America's stewards of high culture. Formed during Hollywood's Golden Age (1915-1960), this unlikely partnership ultimately insured prominent places in American culture for both the movie industry and elite cultural institutions. It redefined Hollywood as an ideal American industry; it made movies an art form instead of simply entertainment for the masses; and it made moviegoing a vital civic institution. For their part, museums and universities used films to maintain their position as quintessential American institutions. As the book delves into the ties between Hollywood bigwigs and various cultural leaders, an intriguing cast of characters emerges, including the poet Vachel Lindsay, film producers Adolph Zukor and Joseph Kennedy, Hollywood flak and censor extraordinaire Will Hays, and philanthropist turned politician Nelson Rockefeller. Decherney considers how Columbia University's film studies program helped integrate Jewish students into American culture while also professionalizing screenwriting. He examines MoMA's career-savvy film curator Iris Barry, a British feminist once dedicated to stemming the tide of U.S. cultural imperialism, who ultimately worked with Hollywood and the U.S. government to fight fascism and communism and promote American values abroad. Other chapters explore Vachel Lindsay's progressive vision of movies as reinvigorating the public sphere through film libraries and museums; the promotion of movie connoisseurship at Harvard and other universities; and how the heir of a railroad magnate bankrolled the American avant-garde film movement. Amid ethnic diversity, the rise of mass entertainment, world war, and the global spread of American culture, Hollywood and cultural institutions worked together to insure their own survival and profitability and to provide a coherent, though shifting, American identity.
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Contemporary North American Film Directors

Contemporary North American Film Directors

The film was acclaimed for its revisionist view of the myths of the western genre , but along with White Hunter , Black ... are on the American Film Institute's list of the Experiment in Terror ( 1962 ) 100 Best American Film Comedies .

Author: Yoram Allon

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364523

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 619

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"Encompassing the careers of up to 600 directors - over 60 new to this edition - working in the US and Canada today, this volume is an invaluable reference for students, researchers and enthusiasts of film and popular culture. Each entry provides biographical information as well as insightful textual and thematic analysis of the director's work. In comprehensively covering a wide range of film-makers - from more established mainstream luminaries such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott and Kathryn Bigelow, through independent mavericks like Hal Hartley, Atom Egoyan, Jim Jarmusch and the Coen brothers, to innovative emerging talents including Marc Forster (Monster's Ball), Todd Field (In the Bedroom) and David Gordon Green (George Washington) - the shifting landscape of contemporary film-making is brought into sharp focus." Sur la 4e de couv.
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Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

list of the 100 Best American Films, first published in 1998 and updated in 2007. Other lists (generally first announced during annual television specials devoted to them), include a list of the 25 greatest male and 25 greatest female ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538130124

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One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular English language Film Directors

Focus On  100 Most Popular English language Film Directors

"Film Critics Pick the Best Movies of the Decade" Metacritic. ... Malick followed The Tree of Life, arguably his most acclaimed film, with To the Wonder, arguably his most derided one ... "The 100 greatest American films". BBC.

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Hollywood Incoherent

Hollywood Incoherent

... for his book American Film Now (AFN), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS, which gives out the Oscars), and the American Film Institute (AFI, which in 1998 published a list of the “100 Greatest American Movies” ...

Author: Todd Berliner

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292739543

Category: Performing Arts

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In the 1970s, Hollywood experienced a creative surge, opening a new era in American cinema with films that challenged traditional modes of storytelling. Inspired by European and Asian art cinema as well as Hollywood's own history of narrative ingenuity, directors such as Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, William Friedkin, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, and Francis Ford Coppola undermined the harmony of traditional Hollywood cinema and created some of the best movies ever to come out of the American film industry. Critics have previously viewed these films as a response to the cultural and political upheavals of the 1970s, but until now no one has explored how the period's inventive narrative design represents one of the great artistic accomplishments of American cinema. In Hollywood Incoherent, Todd Berliner offers the first thorough analysis of the narrative and stylistic innovations of seventies cinema and its influence on contemporary American filmmaking. He examines not just formally eccentric films—Nashville; Taxi Driver; A Clockwork Orange; The Godfather, Part II; and the films of John Cassavetes—but also mainstream commercial films, including The Exorcist, The Godfather, The French Connection, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Dog Day Afternoon, Chinatown, The Bad News Bears, Patton, All the President's Men, Annie Hall, and many others. With persuasive revisionist analyses, Berliner demonstrates the centrality of this period to the history of Hollywood's formal development, showing how seventies films represent the key turning point between the storytelling modes of the studio era and those of modern American cinema.
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American Reference Books Annual 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual  2019 Edition

... 192 MOTION PICTURE MUSIC 100 greatest film scores, 668 MOTION PICTURES American film & society since 1945, 5th ed, 675 BFI filmography [Website], 660 Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish films, 652 Encyclopedia of racism in American ...

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists
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