Film Composers in America

Author: Clifford McCarty

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195114737

Category: Music

Page: 534

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"The book documents the work of more than 1,500 composers, from Robert Abramson to Josiah Zuro, including the first to score an American film, Walter C. Simon. It includes not only Hollywood professionals but also many composers of concert music - as well as popular music and other genres - whose cinematic work has never before been fully catalogued. The book also features an index that lets readers quickly find the composer for any American film through 1970."--BOOK JACKET.

Celluloid Wars

Author: Frank J. Wetta,Stephen J. Curley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313260995

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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This volume deals definitively with an important genre in American cinema--the war film. It explores the relationship between film images and the experience of war. Wetta and Curley classify and discuss films and filmmaking by the American wars depicted.

Horror in Space

Author: Michele Brittany

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476664056

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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In sharp contrast to many 1960s science fiction films, with idealized views of space exploration, Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) terrified audiences, depicting a harrowing and doomed deep-space mission. The Alien films launched a new generation of horror set in the great unknown, inspiring filmmakers to take Earth-bound franchises like Leprechaun and Friday the 13th into space. This collection of new essays examines the space horror subgenre, with a focus on such films as Paul W.S. Anderson's Event Horizon, Duncan Jones' Moon, Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires and John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars. Contributors discuss how filmmakers explored the concepts of the final girl/survivor, the uncanny valley, the isolationism of space travel, religion and supernatural phenomena.

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 864

View: 750

The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover.

Hells Canyon Dam

Author: United States. Congress. House. Interior and Insular Affairs Committee

Publisher: N.A



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