American Movie Critics From the Silents until Now

ISBN-10: 1931082928
ISBN-13: 9781931082921
Edition: 2006
Authors: Phillip Lopate
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 3/16/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 825
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Introduction
Pioneers: The Silent Era and the Transition to Sound
The Photoplay of Action
The Artistic Position of Douglas Fairbanks and The Thief of Bagdad Production
The Function of the Photoplay
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Nanook of the North
A Woman of Paris
Manhandled
The Temptress
What Price Glory?
The Ten Commandments
Greed
The New Chaplin Comedy (The Gold Rush)
from Appendix from Moronia: Note on Technic
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The "Talkies"
"A" in the Art of the Movie and Kino
Remarks on D. W. Griffith
from An Hour with the Movies and the Talkies
Anna Christie
Good Art, Good Propaganda
King Kong
The Invisible Man
Parachute Jumper
Hallelujah I'm a Bum
Ladies They Talk About
Our Betters
King Kong
Night Flight
Camille
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Personal Property
Another Dawn
A Day at the Races
The Devil Is a Woman
The Future of Color
The Film Critic of Tomorrow
Dancing in Films
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Masters and Moonlighters: The Late 1930s, World War II, and the Postwar Era
It's Up to the Kiddies (Stand Up and Cheer)
Stars and Garters (Belle of the Nineties)
Artist Among the Flickers (Three Songs about Lenin)
Arms and Men (Lives of a Bengal Lancer)
Words and Music (Broadway Melody of 1936)
In a Dry Month (Hands across the Table)
Cagney: Great Guy
Through the Looking Glass (Stage Door)
Walt Disney's Grimm Reality (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
Hitchcock in Hollywood (Foreign Correspondent)
For Better, For Worse (Time in the Sun)
Handsome Is... (High Sierra)
Citizen Welles
Welles and His Wonders: II
Gone with the Wind Is More Dangerous Than Birth of a Nation
Griffith and the Technical Innovations
The Song of Bernadette
Annual Wrap-Up of 1944
A Great Film (The Story of G.I. Joe)
The Lost Weekend
Shoeshine
Day of Wrath
Introduction to From Caligari to Hitler
The Gangster as Tragic Hero
A Feeling of Sad Dignity (Limelight)
The Shadow and the Act
Got a Match?
The Golden Age of Movie Criticism: The 1950s through the 70s
The Reluctant War Hero (Casablanca)
Underground Films
White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art
Kitchen Without Kitsch (with Patricia Patterson)
Double into Quadruple Indemnity
Warhol's New Sex Film (Blue Movie)
A King in New York
Pather Panchali and Aparajito
A Note on La Belle, La Perfectly Swell, Romance
The Creative Joy of the Independent Film-Maker
Renoir and Plotless Cinema
Marilyn Monroe and the Loveless World (The Misfits)
On Andy Warhol's Sleep
Not Everything That Is Fun Is Cinema (A Hard Day's Night)
On Bresson and Une Femme Douce
The Misfits
L'Avventura
Lola Montes
The Birds
La Guerre Est Finie
Falstaff and A Countess from Hong Kong
Science Fiction: The Forbin Project
Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder Reconsidered
John Wayne's Strange Legacy
The Imagination of Disaster
Band of Outsiders
Funny Girl
Trash, Art, and the Movies
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
8 1/2
Cold Blood: Cheap Fiction
The Runners
Midnight Cowboy
The Wild Bunch
Easy Rider
Z
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Patton
Zabriskie Point
Is Fiddler More De Mille Than Sholem Aleichem?
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Bunuel
The Woman's Film
Sophisticated Interiors
Melancholy Males or Movies About Men Turning 50
Notes on Film Noir
The Last Picture Show
Jaundice of the Soul (Chinatown)
Blue Notes
M*A*S*H
from The Devil Finds Work (Lady Sings the Blues)
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Reconsiderations and Renegade Perspectives: The 1980s to the Present
The Keaton Quiet
Bad Movies
The Film Critic of Tomorrow, Today
Cons and Pros (The Lady Eve)
Blue Velvet
Sam Fuller: Movie Bozo
Rebirth of a Nation (Do the Right Thing)
Malcolm X'd Again (Malcolm X)
The Real Thing
The Italian System
A Boy Named Sioux (Dances with Wolves)
Cary Grant
Howard Hawks
Cool Cynicism: Pulp Fiction
Titanic Sinks Again (Spectacularly)
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (Eyes Wide Shut)
Trouble in Paradise
Gladiator
Imitation of Life
Of Love and the City (In the Mood for Love)
On Val Lewton's The Seventh Victim
Ratpacks and Pack Males
Saying "Ain't" and Playing "Dixie": Rhetoric and Comedy in Judge Priest
Good and Evil Locked in Violent Showdown (The Passion of the Christ)
The Most Overrated Film of the Year (Sideways)
High Hopes (The Royal Tenenbaums)
Not-So-Nice Kitty (The Cat in the Hat)
Once Disaster Hits, It Seems Never To End (A History of Violence)
Sources and Acknowledgments

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