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History and Film By Shane Ian Sullivan
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A collection of essays on the topic of History and Film. This book explores many issues and implications for using film as a historical source. Some of the major films discussed include: Jack The... More > Ripper (1988) Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Murder By Decree (1979) Dr Strangelove (1962) Suspiria (1977) Inferno (1980) and many more...< Less
History through Film: Volume I By Eric Burnett
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Ideally suited for teachers wanting to use film in the classroom, students needing to separate fact from fiction, or those yearning to know more about the world presented on screen, History through... More > Film will uncover the past that inspired the directors, and even give you the skills to know the trademark “tricks” filmmakers use to alter history. This anthology of 27 film reviews includes such film classics as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Braveheart, and Patton, while also looking at such recent hits as Blood Diamond, 10,000 B.C., National Treasure: Book of Secrets and 300. Each film analysis will provide a brief synopsis, DVD counter reference for key historical scenes, background information of era/event, detailed analysis of historical accuracy and key quotes from the film.< Less
History through Film: Volume I By Eric Burnett
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Ideally suited for teachers wanting to use film in the classroom, students needing to separate fact from fiction, or those yearning to know more about the world presented on screen, History through... More > Film will uncover the past that inspired the directors, and even give you the skills to know the trademark “tricks” filmmakers use to alter history. This anthology of 27 film reviews includes such film classics as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Braveheart, and Patton, while also looking at such recent hits as Blood Diamond, 10,000 B.C., National Treasure: Book of Secrets and 300. Each film analysis will provide a brief synopsis, DVD counter reference for key historical scenes, background information of era/event, detailed analysis of historical accuracy and key quotes from the film.< Less
History through Film: Volume II By Eric Burnett
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Ideally suited for teachers wanting to use film in the classroom, students needing to separate fact from fiction, or those yearning to know more about the world presented on screen, History through... More > Film: Volume II will uncover even more of the past that inspired the directors, and even give you the skills to know the trademark "tricks" filmmakers use to alter history. This anthology of 24 film reviews includes such film classics as Sound of Music, Schindler's List, and Titanic, while also looking at such recent hits as Charlie Wilson's War, Kite Runner, Letters from Iwo Jima, and Team America: World Police. Each film analysis will provide a brief synopsis, DVD counter reference for key historical scenes, background information of era/event, detailed analysis of historical accuracy and key quotes from the film.< Less
Film Music By Sophie van der Burg
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We all watch films and all those films use music, but not a lot of movie goers actually stand still to think about what the effect of film music is, how it is being used, and most importantly why it... More > is being used. In this essay I try to give an insight on these questions by looking back at the history of film music and analyzing important films throughout history.< Less
A Light Affliction: a History of Film Preservation and Restoration By Michael Binder
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A history of film preservation and restoration, telling the story from the earliest days of the cinema to the modern days of digital restorations. The cinema was invented in the Victorian era, but... More > for the first four decades of its existence almost no effort was made to preserve the millions of feet of celluloid which rolled through the cameras and projectors of the world. As a result, thousands of movies were lost forever. In the 1930s, the first concerted attempts at film preservation were begun by pioneering individuals such as Iris Barry at New York’s Museum of Modern Art; Ernest Lindgren at the British Film Institute, and the indomitable Henri Langlois at the Cinémathèque française, a man who performed heroics in occupied France to save the world’s cinematic heritage from destruction by the Nazis. The 1980s video boom encouraged the studios finally to instigate asset protection programmes and in the digital age new methods of producing, exhibiting and restoring motion pictures emerged.< Less
A Light Affliction: a History of Film Preservation and Restoration By Michael Binder
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A history of film preservation and restoration, telling the story from the earliest days of the cinema to the modern days of digital restorations. The cinema was invented in the Victorian era, but... More > for the first four decades of its existence almost no effort was made to preserve the millions of feet of celluloid which rolled through the cameras and projectors of the world. As a result, thousands of movies were lost forever. In the 1930s, the first concerted attempts at film preservation were begun by pioneering individuals such as Iris Barry at New York’s Museum of Modern Art; Ernest Lindgren at the British Film Institute, and the indomitable Henri Langlois at the Cinémathèque française, a man who performed heroics in occupied France to save the world’s cinematic heritage from destruction by the Nazis. The 1980s video boom encouraged the studios finally to instigate asset protection programmes and in the digital age new methods of producing, exhibiting and restoring motion pictures emerged.< Less
Blue Swede Shock! The History of Swedish Horror Films By Pidde Andersson
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Sweden and horror films. A combination which seems almost as foreign as porn from the Vatican or German comedy. Are there any Swedish horror films? From Sir Arne's Treasure (1919) to Let The Right... More > One In (2008) and beyond, genre movie critic and journalist Pidde Andersson tells the fascinating story of Swedish horror films. Illustrated with dozens of movie posters and stills, of which most are in full color.< Less
The Book of Iowa Films By Marty Knepper & John Lawrence
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This is the first comprehensive history of films made in or about Iowa. It reflects some twenty years of collecting, lecturing, and talking with some of Iowa's current generation of independent... More > filmmakers. It covers the span from 1918 to 2013 and gives important background information on dozens of high profile films such as the STATE FAIR films of 1933 and 1945, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIELD OF DREAMS, and many others. It is designed as a companion for the State Historical Society's blockbuster "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition in Des Moines that is scheduled to run at least through 2016. The book has an interpretive essay covering the entire history as well as paragraph length descriptions of each film. A user-friendly feature is the Index of Films, which makes it easy to locate discussions of individual films. Marty Knepper is a featured commentator on video screens in the "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition.< Less
The Late Show: A Memoir of Film By Brian W. Fairbanks
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Turn off the lights, kick up your feet, it's time for The Late Show. 55 masterful essays about the cinema by Brian W. Fairbanks. He revisits revered classics (Bonnie & Clyde, Shane) and praises... More > unheralded gems (Horror Hotel, the films of Jerry Lewis). Plus intelligent, well-balanced profiles of film giants, past and present, including John Wayne, Audrey Hepburn, Russell Crowe, Robert Mitchum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Widmark, Burt Lancaster, Elliott Gould, and more by a writer with "a real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way."< Less

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