Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lit

ISBN: 1538130092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 542

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, films, companies, techniques, themes, and sub genres.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

The first film I ever saw in a theater, at the age of five, was Queen of Outer Space
(1958)—exactly the sort of film that, in some circles, has given science fiction
cinema a bad name. Among other things, I know that the film was being offered
as a ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538130100

Category: Science fiction films

Page: 560

View: 378

"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, films, companies, techniques, themes, and sub genres"--
Categories: Science fiction films

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Over 500 chronologically arranged cross-referenced entries offer coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres of American cinema.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lit

ISBN: 0810871920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 477

View: 959

Over 500 chronologically arranged cross-referenced entries offer coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres of American cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Among literary genres, science fiction—or simply sf—is one of the more recent,
with its earliest precursors reaching back about two centuries and the bulk of its
history in the 20th century. But its growth is nothing short of phenomenal, with the
 ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810878846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

View: 195

This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.

Author: Keith M. Booker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874596

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 508

View: 726

The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.

Author: Peter Hutchings

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124016598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 379

View: 108

The Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema traces the development of the genre from its beginnings to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Author: Gino Moliterno

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131623394

Category: History

Page: 449

View: 932

"Italian cinema is regarded as one of the great pillars of world cinema. Films like Ladri di biciclette (1948), La dolce vita (1960), and Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) attracted unprecedented international acclaim and a reputation, which only continue to grow. Italian cinema has produced such acting legends as Sophia Loren and Roberto Benigni, as well as world-renowned filmmakers like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and Lina Wertmuller, the first woman to ever be nominated for the Best Director award." "The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black--white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

The A to Z of Horror Cinema

The A to Z of Horror Cinema

This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.

Author: Peter Hutchings

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870509

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 730

Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from the subtle and the poetic to the graphic and the gory but what links them all is their ability to frighten, disturb, shock, provoke, delight, irritate, amuse, and bemuse audiences. Horror's capacity to serve as an outlet to capture the changing patterns of our fears and anxieties has ensured not only its notoriety but also its long-term survival and its international popularity. Above all, however, it is the audience's continual desire to experience new frights and evermore-horrifying sights that continue to make films like The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Ringu, and The Shining captivate viewers. The A to Z of Horror Cinema traces the development of horror cinema from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. Entries cover all the major movie villains, including Frankenstein and his monster, the vampire, the werewolf, the mummy, the zombie, the ghost, and the serial killer; the film directors, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, make-up artists, special effects technicians, and composers who have helped to shape horror history; significant production companies and the major films that have come to stand as milestones in the development of the horror genre; and the different national traditions in horror cinema as well as horror's most popular themes, formats, conventions, and cycles.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Author: Dayna Oscherwitz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123291176

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 883

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema covers the history of French film from the silent era to the present in a concise and up-to-date details of the development of French cinema and related theoretical and cultural issues. This book includes a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French cinema. Going beyond mere biographical information, entries also discuss the impact and significance of each individual, film, movement, or studio. This in-depth, scholarly analysis of the development of film in France is useful to both the novice and the expert alike.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography.

Author: Fran Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442276208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

View: 772

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema

Author: Paul Varner

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lit

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131656766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

View: 985

When the earliest filmgoers watched The Great Train Robbery in 1903, many of them shrieked in terror at the very last clip when one of the outlaws turns directly toward the camera and fires a gun, seemingly, directly at the audience. The puff of smoke was sudden and it was hand colored so that it looked real. Today, we can look back at that primitive movie and see all the elements of what would evolve into the Western genre. Perhaps it is the Western's early origins--The Great Train Robbery was the first narrative, commercial movie--or its formulaic yet entertaining structure that has made the Western so popular. Whatever the case may be, with the recent success of films like 3:10 to Yuma and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the Western appears to be in no danger of disappearing. The story of the western is told in the Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema through a chronology, a bibliography, and an introductory essay. However, it is the hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on cinematographers; composers; producers; films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dances With Wolves, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, High Noon, The Magnificent Seven, The Searchers, Tombstone, and Unforgiven; such actors as Gene Autry, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, and John Wayne; and directors like John Ford and Sergio Leone that will have you reaching for this book again and again.
Categories: Performing Arts

Brave New Words The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Brave New Words  The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

This is the first book to document this vocabulary transfer. Not just a useful reference and an entertaining browse, this book also documents the enduring legacy of science fiction writers and fans.

Author: Jeff Prucher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199885527

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 581

The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed along by the genre's most talented writers. In addition, it shows how many words we consider everyday vocabulary-words like "spacesuit," "blast off," and "robot"-had their roots in imaginative literature, and not in hard science. Citations are included for each definition, starting with the earliest usage that can be found. These citations are drawn not only from science fiction books and magazines, but also from mainstream publications, fanzines, screenplays, newspapers, comics, film, songs, and the Internet. In addition to illustrating the different ways each word has been used, citations also show when and where words have moved out of the science fiction lexicon and into that of other subcultures or mainstream English. Brave New Words covers the shared language of science fiction, as well as the vocabulary of science fiction criticism and its fans--those terms that are used by many authors in multiple settings. Words coined in science fiction have become part of the vocabulary of any number of subcultures and endeavors, from comics, to neo-paganism, to aerospace, to computers, to environmentalism, to zine culture. This is the first book to document this vocabulary transfer. Not just a useful reference and an entertaining browse, this book also documents the enduring legacy of science fiction writers and fans.
Categories: Reference

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Author: Tan Ye

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131782687

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 537

View: 663

There is a sense of timelessness in the Chinese theater: ever since its maturation, its format has not changed in any significant way. Chinese Theater matured into its final format in the 13th century and flourished during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. It is a unique, exclusive, and self-sufficient system, whose evolution has received little influence from the West and whose influence on Western theaters has been minimal and often misinterpreted. It is essentially a performer's theater; the actors attract the audience with splendid performances perfected through many years of rigorous training. The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater is the first English language dictionary dedicated entirely to Chinese theater. The history of Chinese theater is told through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors. There are also entries on the many different theatrical traditions, the acting and staging techniques, and specifics on roles and costumes as well as a brief synopsis of major plays. This book is essential for anyone interested in Chinese Theater.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lit

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123353513

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 570

View: 485

The period of 1880 to 1929 is the richest theater era in American history, certainly the number of plays produced and significant artists, as well as in the centrality of theater in the lives of Americans. As the impact of European modernism gradually seeped into American theater during the 1880s and 1890s, more traditional forms of theater gave way to futurism, symbolism, surrealism, and expressionism. Such playwrights as Eugene O'Neill, George Kelly, Elmer Rice, Philip Barry, and George S. Kaufman ushered in the golden age of American drama. Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by modernism in Europe and by the popular entertainment that also enlivened the era. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, designers, and costumes.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Author: Robert Charles Reimer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131707916

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 467

View: 876

German film is diverse and multi-faceted; its history includes five distinct German governments (Wilhelmine Germany, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German Democratic Republic), two national industries (Germany and Austria), and a myriad of styles and production methods. Paradoxically, the political disruptions that have produced these distinct film eras, as well as the natural inclination of artists to rebel and create new styles, allow for the construction of a narrative of German film. While the disjuncture generates distinct points of separation, it also highlights continuities between the ruptures. Outlining the richness of German film, the Historical Dictionary of German Cinema covers mainstream, alternative, and experimental film from 1895 to the present through a chronology, introductory essay, appendix of the 100 most significant German films, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, actors, films, cinematographers, composers, producers, and major historical events that greatly affected the direction and development of German cinema. The book's broad canvas will lead students and scholars of cinema to appreciate the complex nature of German film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Provides an extensive chronology and an introduction which explains the nature of Gothic and shows how it has evolved.

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810872288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

View: 390

The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of Gothic Literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature

Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature

The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and ...

Author: Emer O'Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 309

The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and genres.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Film Review

Film Review

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Spotlight Author Jonathan Rigby Publisher ... p / b Walt Disney - The Biography
Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Stars Hong Kong Cinema and Horror
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131538303

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Author: Torriano S.. Berry

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lit

ISBN: UOM:39015066857494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 394

View: 612

The Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes hundreds of films, everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx are also detailed. This book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology.
Categories: Performing Arts

The American Film Industry

The American Film Industry

A Historical Dictionary Anthony Slide ... See AROMARAMA AND SMELL - O -
VISION SCIENCE FICTION FILMS . ... One of the most unusual of silent science
fiction films was The Last Man of Earth ( 1924 ) , a Fox * feature directed by J . G ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Amadeus Press

ISBN: IND:30000037518077

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 431

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Categories: Motion picture industry