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World Film Locations San Francisco

Author : Scott Jordan Harris
ISBN : 9781783200283
Genre : Art
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An extraordinarily beautiful city that has been celebrated, criticized, and studied in many films, San Francisco is both fragile and robust, at once a site of devastation caused by 1906 earthquake but also a symbol of indomitability in its effort to rebuild afterwards. Its beauty, both natural and manmade, has provided filmmakers with an iconic backdrop since the 1890s, and this guidebook offers an exciting tour through the film scenes and film locations that have made San Francisco irresistible to audiences and auteurs alike. Gathering more than forty short pieces on specific scenes from San Franciscan films, this book includes essays on topics that dominate the history of filmmaking in the city, from depictions of the Golden Gate Bridge, to the movies Alfred Hitchcock, to the car chases that seem to be mandatory features of any thriller shot there. Some of America's most famous movies--from Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark to Hitchcock's Vertigo to Don Siegel's Dirty Harry --are celebrated alongside smaller movies and documentaries, such as The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, to paint a complete picture of San Francisco in film. A range of expert contributors, including several members of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, discuss a range of films from many genres and decades, from nineteenth-century silents to twentieth-century blockbusters Audiences across the world, as well as many of the world's greatest film directors--including Buster Keaton, Orson Welles, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, and Steven Soderbergh--have been seduced by San Francisco. This book is the ideal escape to the city by the bay for arm chair travelers and cinephiles alike.
Category: Art

World Film Locations

Author : Rachel Walls
ISBN : 9781841507217
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume highlights the work of such Canadian filmmakers who have received less attention than they merit, whilst bringing insight into how so-called 'runaway' productions from Hollywood use Vancouver to stand in for other locations, from Seattle, USA to Lagos, Nigeria.
Category: Performing Arts

World Film Locations Liverpool

Author : Jez Conolly
ISBN : 9781783200269
Genre : Performing Arts
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Outside of the capital London, no other British city has attracted more filmmakers than Liverpool. Sometimes standing in for London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Rome, or Moscow, and sometimes playing itself—or a version of its own past in Beatles biopics—Liverpool is an adaptable filmic backdrop that has attracted filmmakers to its ports for decades. A place of passion, humor, and pride, Liverpool evokes caverns and cathedrals, ferries and football grounds; it is a city so vivid we see it clearly even if we've never been there. From the earliest makers of moving images—among them the Mitchell & Kenyon film company, the Lumière brothers, and pioneering early cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene—who preserved the city, the river, the docks, the streets, and the people, Liverpool has endured as a cinematic destination. This collection celebrates that survival instinct and will be welcomed by enthusiasts of British cities, films, and culture.
Category: Performing Arts

World Film Locations

Author : Scott Jordan Harris
ISBN : 9781841504827
Genre : Performing Arts
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World Film Locations: New York is a visually compelling and incisively written examination, and celebration, of New York's unique place in cinema. Essays focusing on quintessential New York filmmakers like Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and those of the Beat movement are presented alongside others on key features of the New York landscape and role of the city in the imaginations of filmmakers and viewers. Over 45 reviews of location-specific scenes from films made and set in New York present a varied and thought-provoking collage of the city onscreen. Some scenes are iconic - King Kong scaling the Empire State Building - while others show the often un-discussed extent of New York's role in filmmaking. The book is illustrated throughout with evocative, scene-specific screengrabs, stills of filming locations as they appear now and city maps that include location information for those keen to follow the 'cinematic trail' of this most photographed city, making World Film Locations: New York a guide for film fans wishing to tour New York either physically or in the imagination.
Category: Performing Arts

World Film Locations

Author : Marcelline Block
ISBN : 9781841507231
Genre : Performing Arts
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Due to its prolific film industry in the 1920s, Marseilles was referred to as 'the French Los Angeles'. This volume features maps of film scenes, high quality screengrabs, and images of movie locations as they appear today, accompanied by original texts penned by international film scholars and critics.
Category: Performing Arts

Cat Cup Clones

Author : Zahn Pesh
ISBN : 9781465381361
Genre : Fiction
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"Why a fictional memoir and why the arcane language? . . . to tell a story about a youth who is mentally a pre-teenager while physically developing as an adult? Because the works I admire most seem to fall into that literary genre: Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Lawrence Durrell, and more recent writings like Robert Pirsigs Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and like Dave Eggers A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. And because the youth, Vaney, expressed himself in arcane phrases like mama gift it to me and meaningful body language as well as mysterious seizures. Finally, why self-publish? Because the publishing industry may not yet be ready for major changes as it was unready for Proust, Joyce and others. Zahn Pesh hopes you enjoy this book."
Category: Fiction

San Francisco In World War Ii

Author : John Garvey
ISBN : 9781439630990
Genre : History
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Everything changed on the morning of December 7, 1941, and life in San Francisco was no exception. Flush with excitement and tourism in the wake of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, the city was stunned at the severity of the Pearl Harbor attack, and quickly settled into organized chaos with its new role as a major deployment center for the remainder of the war. “Frisco” teemed with servicemen and servicewomen during and after the conflict, forever changing the face of this waterfront city. Warships roamed the bay, and fearsome gun embankments appeared on the cliffs facing the sea, preparing to repel an invasion that never happened.
Category: History

The San Francisco Of Alfred Hitchcock S Vertigo

Author : Douglas A. Cunningham
ISBN : 9780810881228
Genre : Performing Arts
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This collection of essays examines the relationship that Vertigo enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. Contributors to this collection explore the specificities of place and the role such specificities play in our comprehensive efforts to understand Hitchcock's most critically acclaimed film.
Category: Performing Arts

The Moving Picture World

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ISBN : UOM:39015039589851
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

International Documentary

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ISBN : IND:30000070503002
Genre : Documentary films
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Category: Documentary films

Television Style

Author : Jeremy G. Butler
ISBN : 9781135890698
Genre : Performing Arts
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Style matters. Television relies on style—setting, lighting, videography, editing, and so on—to set moods, hail viewers, construct meanings, build narratives, sell products, and shape information. Yet, to date, style has been the most understudied aspect of the medium. In this book, Jeremy G. Butler examines the meanings behind television’s stylstic conventions. Television Style dissects how style signifies and what significance it has had in specific television contexts. Using hundreds of frame captures from television programs, Television Style dares to look closely at television. Miami Vice, ER, soap operas, sitcoms, and commercials, among other prototypical television texts, are deconstructed in an attempt to understand how style functions in television. Television Style also assays the state of style during an era of media convergence and the ostensible demise of network television. This book is a much needed introduction to television style, and essential reading at a moment when the medium is undergoing radical transformation, perhaps even a stylistic renaissance. Discover additional examples and resources on the companion website: www.tvstylebook.com.
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Release Print

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ISBN : UCSD:31822035536705
Genre : Independent filmmakers
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Category: Independent filmmakers

Film Travel Europe

Author : Museyon,
ISBN : 9781938450327
Genre : Performing Arts
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Featuring color photographs of movie locations, sites, and landmarks, this guide for film buffs and travel lovers provides information about notable scenes from nearly 200 movies shot throughout Europe. Visit Almeria, Spain, and be transported into the iconic scenes of Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy an incredible view of Paris from Amélie's Montmartre. Mail a postcard in Procida, Italy, and see the sights shot in Il Postino. Prowl through the neighborhoods of Hamburg like Dennis Hopper and feel the eerie glow that is emitted in The American Friend. Find out how the location of Atonement was found and why Iceland stood in for the sands of Iwo Jima, and much, much more.
Category: Performing Arts

World Film Directors 1890 1945

Author : John Wakeman
ISBN : UOM:49015002920792
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A two-volume biographical/critical dictionary of major, filmmakers from all countries, covering the entire history of the medium from 1890 to the present. Each director is treated in a separate essay that includes a detailed, chronological account of the subject's life and work and a summary of critical opinion. Includes filmography and a selective bibliography of books and articles.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Music In The Shadows

Author : Sheri Chinen Biesen
ISBN : 9781421408392
Genre : Performing Arts
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Smoke. Shadows. Moody strains of jazz. Welcome to the world of "noir musical" films, where tormented antiheroes and hard-boiled musicians battle obsession and struggle with their music and ill-fated love triangles. Sultry divas dance and sing the blues in shrouded nightclubs. Romantic intrigue clashes with backstage careers. In her pioneering study, Music in the Shadows, film noir expert Sheri Chinen Biesen explores musical films that use film noir style and bluesy strains of jazz to inhabit a disturbing underworld and reveal the dark side of fame and the American Dream. While noir musical films like A Star Is Born include musical performances, their bleak tone and expressionistic aesthetic more closely resemble the visual style of film noir. Their narratives unfold behind a stark noir lens: distorted, erratic angles and imbalanced hand-held shots allow the audience to experience a tortured, disillusioned perspective. While many musicals glamorize the quest for the spotlight in Hollywood's star factory, brooding noir musical films such as Blues in the Night, Gilda, The Red Shoes, West Side Story, and Round Midnight stretch the boundaries of film noir and the musical as film genres collide. Deep shadows, dim lighting, and visual composition evoke moodiness, cynicism, pessimism, and subjective psychological points of view. As in her earlier study of film noir, Blackout: World War II and the Origins of Film Noir, Biesen draws on extensive primary research in studio archives to situate her examination within a historical, industrial, and cultural context.
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Peterson S Colleges In The West

Author : Peterson's
ISBN : 9780768926965
Genre : Education
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Provides information on size, curriculum, financial aid, student body, faculty, costs, and application requirements for western colleges and universities.
Category: Education

Footsteps In The Fog

Author : Jeff Kraft
ISBN : UCSC:32106018408002
Genre : Performing Arts
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Footsteps in the Fog is a celebration of the San Francisco films of Alfred Hitchcock. The master director's familiarity with Northern California greatly influenced his decision to use Bay Area locations in several of his landmark motion pictures, and more importantly was often the source of inspiration for many of these same cinema classics. Three of Hitchcock's masterpieces were set in the San Francisco area:Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, andThe Birds. In addition,Rebecca, Suspicion, Marnie, Topaz, Psycho, andFamily Plot utilized Bay Area locations and/or were inspired by Northern California events and settings.Footsteps in the Fog examines these famous films, taking the reader on a journey around the Bay Area, while weaving together cinemagraphic intrigue, Bay Area history and lore, and the timeless elegance of San Francisco and its picturesque surroundings. Over 400 historical and contemporary photos are featured in the book, including impromptu off-camera images and shots from the films themselves--many never before seen! Footsteps in the Fog can be used as a companion to viewing the Northern California Hitchcock films, as a guide for visiting the sites and settings used in these motion pictures, and as a source of biographical information about Alfred Hitchcock's personal connections to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Hitchcock loved Northern California; he often entertained Hollywood celebrities at his ranch and vineyard outside of Santa Cruz, and frequented such San Francisco institutions as Jack's Restaurant, the Fairmont Hotel, the Top of the Mark, and the historic Bercut Brothers' Grant Market. Hitchcock fans everywhere will rejoice as they revisit and rediscover the locations and settings used in the great director's most beloved films.
Category: Performing Arts