Art of Noir: The Posters And Graphics From The Classic Era

Eddie Muller

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994) had strong themes of hope, as did Schindler�s List (1993). And does it matter? ‘Blade Runner’ is the kind of spectacle that science fiction was invented for: immersive other worlds that can be explored to reflect our own fears, doubts and disturbances. It was rather that they believed in cinema’s twofold function: as an absorbing entertainment and as a potential force for good, not through reinforcing conventional morality but through its ability to expose corruption and injustice.
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Tom Mix: A Heavily Illustrated Biography of the Western

Paul E. Mix

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I'm not saying we should necessarily give the guy a movie franchise; audiences tend to gravitate away from movies where the protagonist stubbornly watches TV for 90 percent of the villain's rampage due to his crippling agoraphobia, then gets off his ass and God modes through an entire army in 30 seconds. Made with enormous casts and city-sized sets before digital effects rendered the need for actual people moot, most of the great epics would be prohibitively expensive today, perhaps even the all-time box office champ, Gone With the Wind.
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LIFE 50 Years of James Bond

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These conventions included anything from the good guy in a white hat and the bad guy in a black hat, to the actual edited construction of a film sequence. We must understand that a genre include a group of movies sharing similar characteristics as scripts, edition, types of actors, scenes, film techniques, camera shoots, sound, music and illumination among other highlights. Imagine their shock, then, when the patrons turn out to be vampires, leaving leading man George Clooney in quite a pickle.
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Shakespeare's Hamlet: The First Quarto 1603

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Click here to download the free 10StarMovies streaming client. You might as well tell 'em you love The Sound of Music... This time, the giant piranhas are attacking a water park. David Cook credits AIP with leading the way "in demographic exploitation, target marketing, and saturation booking, all of which would become standard procedure for the majors in planning and releasing their mass-market 'event' films" by the late 1970s. [68] In terms of content, the majors were already there, with " J.
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The Hollywood Family Film: A History, from Shirley Temple to

Noel Brown

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The Kingdom of God on Earth: Documentary, 87 minutes, color, 2012; Writer, Director: Bryan D. Where there is interpenetration, I consider the possibility for a two directional dialectic: the adaptation of generic paradigms by high authors and the modernist or post modernist influences on the genres. Individual titles can sometimes be best described as straight ‘thrillers’ rather than horror movies in their own right. (Silence of the Lambs, The Shining, Black Swan) Survival Horror: The main protagonist (or group of leading characters) must endure and overcome a potentially fatal threat, which may or may not be featured on-screen. (28 Days Later, The Crazies, Cube) Found Footage Movies: A film which is primarily or wholly portrayed with footage literally taken or later found by one of the characters. (Blair Witch Project, V/H/S, As Above, So Below) Paranormal/Occult Horror Movies: Any horror movie whose main antagonist is a supernatural force or entity.
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Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History

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For those of you who have seen Fred Astaire dance, can you describe the difference between his mode of dancing and Kelly’s? Even the most hackneyed scenes, such as a séance in which a scribbling medium attempts to contact the unquiet spirit of the murdered boy, are staged with consummate skill and emotional conviction. And the editing timing does not match that of the timing convention of the comic book.
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Reel Baseball: Essays and Interviews on the National

Stephen C. Wood

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Many holes are found in the script, and you find yourself guessing ahead of time what will happen. As we sit down in a conference room, I pull out my computer and begin to show off the genre generator we built. For example, while ACTION-ADVENTURE films for those in the Young group comprised 20% of All Cited Films, they constituted 26% of Top 25 films. Outlook: We're not sure how supernatural this film will get, but it looks pleasingly demented. His first movie, ‘ Bad Taste ’, was filmed over four years of weekends with a band of enthusiastic mates, but by the time of ‘Braindead’ Jackson had a budget – of sorts – and a professional crew.
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Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters

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In this growing list, we gather together the noir films available online. Animation: Films which are exclusively or primarily animated (Bambi, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?). Paranthetically, it might be noted that, as more and more films are made which address the interests and concerns of the increasingly ethnic-conscious, non-White segments of the moviegoing population (seen in the growing preference of Blacks and Latinos to find favorite films in ethnically-congruent film offerings), it might be expected that the same will occur for Asian-themed movies.
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Projected Art History: Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the

Doris Berger

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In January 1945, there were 96 drive-ins in the United States; a decade later, there were more than 3,700. [75] Unpretentious pictures with simple, familiar plots and reliable shock effects were ideally suited for auto-based film viewing, with all its attendant distractions. Cast: David Nibley, Cecile Munoz-Spinner, Menny Carrasco, Sophie Tuckfield, David Cardona, Rosalinda Lopez, Kenneth Applegate, Tony Davis, Ricky Dowse, Ed Cameron, Jonny Swenson, Elizabeth Edmiston, Jaron Winder, Angela Asay, Omar Sanchez Ponc�.
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The Rough Guide to Horror Movies

Alan Jones

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This is mature psychological horror, built on intelligence and an alluring, solid foundation of old-fashioned craft. Written and directed by American cinematographer Po Chan, The Last 3 Minutes is an unashamedly tear-jerking flashback through a dying man's life. HOWEVER -- the acceleration of cheaper technology makes this an interesting potential genre to look at for the future. The first time I remember seeing Anthony Quinn onscreen was in 1961’s “The Guns of Navarone.” This World War 2 adventure film remains a personal favorite, and though it features solid performances from Gregory Peck and David Niven, it was Quinn who stood out for me.
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