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ISBN : 9780415936965
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ISBN : 9780415936972
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The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

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Screening the Mafia

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ISBN : 1438110405
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Download Free The Image of Librarians in Cinema, 1917Ð1999 PDF by Ray Tevis Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2005-01-31 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From its earliest days to the present, the onscreen image of the librarian has remained largely the same. A silent 1921 film set the precedent for two female librarian characters: a dowdy spinster wears glasses and a bun hairstyle, and an attractive young woman is overworked and underpaid. Silent films, however, employed a variety of characteristics for librarians, showed them at work on many different tasks, and featured them in a range of dramatic, romantic, and comedic situations. The sound era (during which librarians appeared in more than 200 films) frequently exaggerated these characteristics and situations, strongly influencing the general image of librarians. This chronologically arranged work analyzes the stereotypical image of librarians, male and female, in primarily American and British motion pictures from the silent era to the 21st century. The work briefly describes each film, offering some critical commentary, and then examines its librarian, considering every aspect of the total character from socio-economic conditions and motivations for leaving or not leaving the library, to personal attributes (such as clothing, hair, and age) and entanglements with the opposite sex, to commonly used props, plot situations and lines (“Shush!”). The work comments on whether librarians and library work are depicted accurately and analyzes the development of the public’s image of a librarian. The accompanying filmography lists librarian characters and notes stereotypes such as buns and eyeglasses. With bibliography and index.


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ISBN : 0739184709
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Cult Films

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ISBN : 0761872825
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Download Free Cult Films PDF by Allan Havis Full Book and published by UPA. This book was released on 2021-01-15 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cult Films: Taboo and Transgression looks at nine decades of cult films history within American culture. By highlighting three films per decade including a brief summary of the decade's identity and sensibility, the book investigates the quality, ironies, and spirit of cult film evolution. The twenty-seven films selected for this study are analyzed for story content and in their respective transgressions regarding social, aesthetic, and political codes. Characteristic of this book is the notion that many exciting genres make up cult films-including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, film noir, and black comedy. Further, the book reaches out to several foreign film directors over the decades in order to view cult films as an intentional art form. Political and ideological controversies are covered; arresting back-story details that lend perspective on a film fill out the analysis and the historic framework for many film titles. The book, by emphasizing the condensed survey over decades and by choosing outstanding titles, differs from other general studies on cult films.


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ISBN : 0861969626
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ISBN : 0735217890
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ISBN : 0253043484
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ISBN : 1476618488
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ISBN : 9781563088742
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