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Refocus: the Films of Budd Boetticher (Paperback, 100,000 ed.): Gary D. Rhodes Refocus: the Films of Budd Boetticher (Paperback, 100,000 ed.)
Gary D. Rhodes; Edited by Robert Singer
R646 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R95 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most important yet overlooked of Hollywood auteurs, Budd Boetticher was responsible for a number of classic films, including his famous 'Ranown' series of westerns starring Randolph Scott. With influential figures like Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood acknowledging Boetticher's influence, and with growing academic interest in his work, Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer present a vital collection of essays on the director's long career, from a range of international scholars. Looking at celebrated films like Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) and Comanche Station (1960), as well as at lesser-known works like Escape in the Fog (1945) and Behind Locked Doors (1948), this book also addresses Boetticher's influential television work on the James Garner series Maverick, and Boetticher's continuing aesthetic influence on contemporary TV classics like Breaking Bad.

Docufictions - Essays on the Intersection of Documentary and Fictional Filmmaking (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes, John Parris... Docufictions - Essays on the Intersection of Documentary and Fictional Filmmaking (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes, John Parris Springer
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Through most of the 20th century, the distinction between the fictional narrative film and the documentary was vigorously maintained. The documentary tradition developed side by side with, but in the shadow of, the more commercially successful feature film. In the latter part of the century, however, the two forms merged on occasion, and mockumentaries (fictional works in a documentary format) and docudramas (reality-based works in a fictional format) became part of the film and television landscape. The 18 essays here examine the relationships between narrative fiction films and documentary filmmaking, focusing on how each influenced the other and how the two were merged in such diverse films and shows as Citizen Kane, M*A*S*H, This Is Spinal Tap, and Destination Moon. Topics include the docudrama in early cinema, the industrial film as faux documentary, the fear evoked in 1950s science fiction films, the selling of ?reality? in mockumentaries, and reality television and documentary forms. The essays provide a foundation for significant rethinking of film history and criticism, offering the first significant discussion of two emerging and increasingly important genres.

Stanley Kubrick - Essays on His Films and Legacy (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes Stanley Kubrick - Essays on His Films and Legacy (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes
R757 Discovery Miles 7 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Seventeen essays examine the career and films of director Stanley Kubrick from a variety of perspectives. Part I focuses on his early career, including his first newsreels, his photography for Look magazine, and his earliest films (Fear and Desire, Killer's Kiss). Part II examines his major or most popular films (Paths of Glory, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey). Part III provides a thorough case study of Eyes Wide Shut, with four very different essays focusing on the film's use of sound, its representation of gender, its carnivalesque qualities, and its phenomenological nature. Finally, Part IV discusses Kubrick's ongoing legacy and his impact on contemporary filmmakers.

The Birth of the American Horror Film (Hardcover): Gary D. Rhodes The Birth of the American Horror Film (Hardcover)
Gary D. Rhodes
R2,309 R1,927 Discovery Miles 19 270 Save R382 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explains how the American horror movie came into existenceAlthough early cinema has long been a key area of research in film studies, the origin and development of the horror film has been a neglected subject for what is arguably one of the world's most popular film genres. Using thousands of primary sources and long-unseen illustrations, 'The Birth of the American Horror Film' examines a history that begins in colonial Salem, taking an interdisciplinary approach to explore the influence of horror-themed literature, theatre and visual culture in America, and how that context established an amorphous structural foundation for films produced between 1895 and 1915. Exhaustively researched, bridging scholarship on Horror Studies and Early Cinema, 'The Birth of the American Horror Film' is the first major study dedicated to this vital but often overlooked subject.Key featuresThe first scholarly book dedicated to the birth of the American horror filmBridges scholarship on Horror Studies and Early CinemaExamines pre-cinema (literature, theatre and visual culture), as well as major works in early horror-themed cinemaSuitable for use on courses focusing on Film History, Genre and Horror

ReFocus: The Films of Budd Boetticher (Hardcover): Gary D. Rhodes, Robert Singer ReFocus: The Films of Budd Boetticher (Hardcover)
Gary D. Rhodes, Robert Singer
R2,015 R1,618 Discovery Miles 16 180 Save R397 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most important yet overlooked of Hollywood auteurs, Budd Gary D. Rhodes currently serves as Boetticher was responsible for a number of classic films, including his famous Postgraduate Director for Film Studies Ranown series of westerns starring Randolph Scott. With influential figures at the Queen's University in Belfast, like Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood acknowledging Boetticher's influence, Northern Ireland, and with growing academic interest in his work, Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer present a vital collection of essays on the director's long career, from Robert Singer is Professor of Liberal a range of international scholars. Case studies include celebrated films like Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Buchanan Rides Alone (1958), lesser-known works like Escape in the Fog (1945), and Boetticher's continuing influence on contemporary TV classics like Series Breaking Bad.

The Birth of the American Horror Film (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes The Birth of the American Horror Film (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes
R669 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R94 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although early cinema has long been a key area of research in film studies, the origin and development of the horror film has been a neglected subject for what is arguably one of the world's most popular film genres. Using thousands of primary sources and long-unseen illustrations, The Birth of the American Horror Film examines a history that begins in colonial Salem, taking an interdisciplinary approach to explore the influence of horror-themed literature, theatre and visual culture in America, and how that context established an amorphous structural foundation for films produced between 1895 and 1915. Exhaustively researched, bridging scholarship on Horror Studies and Early Cinema, The Birth of the American Horror Film is the first major study dedicated to this vital but often overlooked subject.

Expressionism in the Cinema (Hardcover): Olaf Brill, Gary D. Rhodes Expressionism in the Cinema (Hardcover)
Olaf Brill, Gary D. Rhodes
R653 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R81 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An innovative and wide-ranging collection, Expressionism in Cinema re-canonizes the classical Expressionist aesthetic, extending the critical and historical discussion beyond pre-existing scholarship into comparative and interdisciplinary areas of film research that reach across national boundaries.

The Films of Joseph H. Lewis (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes The Films of Joseph H. Lewis (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes; Foreword by Francis M. Nevins
R897 R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Save R93 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Joseph H. Lewis enjoyed a monumental career in many genres, including film noir and B-movies (with the East Side Kids) as well as an extensive and often overlooked TV career. In The Films of Joseph H. Lewis, editor Gary D. Rhodes, PhD. gathers notable scholars from around the globe to examine the full range of Lewis's career. While some studies analyse Lewis's work in different areas, others focus on particular films, ranging from poverty row fare to westerns and "television films." Overall, this collection offers fresh perspectives on Lewis as an auteur, a director responsible for individually unique works as well as a sustained and coherent style. Essays in part 1 investigate the texts and contexts that were important to Lewis's film and television career, as contributors explore his innovative visual style and themes in both mediums. Contributors to part 2 present an array of essays on specific films, including Lewis's remarkable and prescient Invisible Ghost and other notable films My Name Is Julia Ross, So Dark the Night, and The Big Combo. Part 3 presents an extended case study of Lewis's most famous and-arguably-most important work, Gun Crazy. Contributors take three distinct approaches to the film: in the context of its genre as film noir and modernist and postmodernist film; in its relationship to masculinity and masochism; and in terms of ethos and ethics. The Films of Joseph H. Lewis offers a thorough assessment of Lewis's career and also provides insight into film and television making in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Scholars of film and television studies and fans of Lewis's work will appreciate this comprehensive collection. Contributors: Lance Duerfahrd, Michael E. Grost, David J. Hogan, Brian Hoyle, Christopher Justice, Michael Lee, Hugh S. Manon, Francis M. Nevins, Gary D. Rhodes, Marlisa Santos, Robert Singer, Phillip Sipiora, Brian Taves, Yannis Tzioumakis, Tony Williams

Offed (hardback) (Hardcover): Gary D. Rhodes Offed (hardback) (Hardcover)
Gary D. Rhodes
R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Offed (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes Offed (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes
R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Son of Dracula (hardback) (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Gary D. Rhodes, Tom Weaver, Robert J Kiss Son of Dracula (hardback) (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Gary D. Rhodes, Tom Weaver, Robert J Kiss
R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Son of Dracula (Paperback, Annotated edition): Gary D. Rhodes, Tom Weaver, Dr Robert J Kiss Son of Dracula (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Gary D. Rhodes, Tom Weaver, Dr Robert J Kiss
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bela Lugosi and the Monogram Nine (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes, Robert Guffey Bela Lugosi and the Monogram Nine (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes, Robert Guffey; Foreword by Larry Blamire
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bela Lugosi in Person (hardback) (Hardcover): Bill Kaffenberger, Gary D. Rhodes Bela Lugosi in Person (hardback) (Hardcover)
Bill Kaffenberger, Gary D. Rhodes; Foreword by Ann Croft
R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
No Traveler Returns - The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi (hardback) (Hardcover): Gary D. Rhodes, Bill Kaffenberger No Traveler Returns - The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi (hardback) (Hardcover)
Gary D. Rhodes, Bill Kaffenberger; Afterword by Bela G. Lugosi
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes; As told to Tom Weaver
R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bela Lugosi in Person (Paperback): William M Kaffenberger Jr, Gary D. Rhodes Bela Lugosi in Person (Paperback)
William M Kaffenberger Jr, Gary D. Rhodes
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
No Traveler Returns - The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes, Bill Kaffenberger No Traveler Returns - The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes, Bill Kaffenberger; Foreword by Gerald Schnitzer
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Gary Rhodes and Bill Kaffenberger have added the final chapter to Bela Lugosi's career, combining fascinating unknown details of his film and stage activities with post-WWII film history. Superbly researched and written as an engrossing story of an actor's struggle against professional decline. A must-read " - Robert Cremer, author of Lugosi: The Man Behind the Cape (Henry Regnery, 1976). "Gary Rhodes represents that elusive Gold Standard in narrative research into the full depth and breadth of Bela Lugosi's complicated career. Rhodes' devotion to the banishment of myth, and to its replacement with frank and humanizing truth, has provided a wealth of historical storytelling that, in turn, renders the actor's known body of work all the more fascinating and comprehensible. Just when I catch myself believing I know all there is to be known about Lugosi - along comes Gary Rhodes and Bill Kaffenberger with a fresh brace of revelations. The process advances immeasurably in No Traveler Returns: The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi." - Michael H. Price, coauthor of the Forgotten Horrors series. In No Traveler Returns, Bela Lugosi scholar extraordinaire Gary D. Rhodes and Bill Kaffenberger provide a fascinating time travel journey back to the late 1940s/early 1950s, when Lugosi - largely out of favor in Hollywood - embarked on a Gypsy-like existence of vaudeville, summer stock, and magic shows. While many historians have considered this era a limbo in Lugosi's career, with precious few facts unearthed, Rhodes and Kaffenberger take the reader along for a wide-eyed ride as Bela performs in a nightclub so notorious that armed guards keep watch on the roof, dresses as Dracula in a magic show where he and a gorilla (a man in a suit) play football with the guillotined head of a woman (a dummy), and races from one stock engagement to another without ever missing a cue. Never in his American career was Bela so busy, and never did his light shine so brightly as he valiantly troupes to support his family, dominate age and illness, and please his audiences. It's a fastidiously researched education in the show business world of the time - and a stirring tribute to the charm, brilliance and inexhaustible professionalism of the star who was Dracula. - Gregory William Mank, author of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration (McFarland, 2009).

The Perils of Moviegoing in America 1896-1950 (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes The Perils of Moviegoing in America 1896-1950 (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes
R1,051 Discovery Miles 10 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This title recaptures the lost history of the physical and moral perils that faced audiences at American movie theatres during the first fifty years of the cinema. During the first fifty years of the American cinema, the act of going to the movies was a risky process, fraught with a number of possible physical and moral dangers. Film fires were rampant, claiming many lives, as were movie theatre robberies, which became particularly common during the Great Depression. Labor disputes provoked a large number of movie theatre bombings, while low-level criminals like murderers, molesters, and prostitutes plied their trades in the darkened auditoriums. That was all in addition to the spread of disease, both real (as in the case of influenza) and imagined ("movie eyestrain"). Audiences also confronted an array of perceived moral dangers. Blue Laws prohibited Sunday film screenings, though theatres ignored them in many areas, sometimes resulting in the arrests of entire audiences. Movie theatre lotteries became another problem, condemned by politicians and clergymen throughout America for being immoral gambling. "The Perils of Moviegoing in America: 1896-1950" provides the first history of the many threats that faced film audiences, threats which claimed hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.

Alma Rubens, Silent Snowbird - Her Complete 1930 Memoir, with a New Biography and Filmography (Paperback): Alma Rubens Alma Rubens, Silent Snowbird - Her Complete 1930 Memoir, with a New Biography and Filmography (Paperback)
Alma Rubens; Edited by Gary D. Rhodes, Alexander Webb
R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Out of stock

Dark-eyed and distant Alma Rubens was one of the first female stars of the early feature film industry in the 1910s. She was a major star by 1920, but before the decade was over her screen career was marked and marred by cocaine abuse. She died in 1931 at age 33 - a Hollywood beauty, a casualty of Hollywood ""snow,"" yet much more. As an actress she was versatile, demonstrating a talent that was ahead of its time with her gentle and subtle expressions. This book contains Rubens's autobiography, a text titled ""This Bright World Again"" that was serialized in a ""New York"" newspaper in 1931. Ghost-written or not or somewhere in between, this long forgotten document deals with Rubens's addiction and despair. In addition, a new biography of Rubens takes the reader from her birth in San Francisco through an impoverished upbringing, three short-lived marriages, and her career in pictures for Triangle Film, Cosmopolitan, Fox and other production companies. The story of her film career mingles with a story of desperate drug addiction that led to hospital stays, violence and deception. A filmography lists her credits from 1913 to 1929. Appendices offer fan magazine articles, news articles addressing her drug abuse, items on her death and funeral, and an advertisement for her autobiography.

The Perils of Moviegoing in America 1896-1950 (Hardcover, New): Gary D. Rhodes The Perils of Moviegoing in America 1896-1950 (Hardcover, New)
Gary D. Rhodes
R2,551 Discovery Miles 25 510 Out of stock

This title recaptures the lost history of the physical and moral perils that faced audiences at American movie theatres during the first fifty years of the cinema. During the first fifty years of the American cinema, the act of going to the movies was a risky process, fraught with a number of possible physical and moral dangers. Film fires were rampant, claiming many lives, as were movie theatre robberies, which became particularly common during the Great Depression. Labor disputes provoked a large number of movie theatre bombings, while low-level criminals like murderers, molesters, and prostitutes plied their trades in the darkened auditoriums. That was all in addition to the spread of disease, both real (as in the case of influenza) and imagined ("movie eyestrain"). Audiences also confronted an array of perceived moral dangers. Blue Laws prohibited Sunday film screenings, though theatres ignored them in many areas, sometimes resulting in the arrests of entire audiences. Movie theatre lotteries became another problem, condemned by politicians and clergymen throughout America for being immoral gambling. "The Perils of Moviegoing in America: 1896-1950" provides the first history of the many threats that faced film audiences, threats which claimed hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.

Emerald Illusions - Early Irish-American Cinema 1865-1915 (Hardcover, New): Gary D. Rhodes Emerald Illusions - Early Irish-American Cinema 1865-1915 (Hardcover, New)
Gary D. Rhodes
R1,919 Discovery Miles 19 190 Out of stock

Drawing on a massive array of primary sources, Emerald Illusions provides the first major history of the Irish-themed film in early American cinema. It revises prevailing scholarly views in this area by using rigorous historical research to reframe how we understand these films and the audiences who viewed them.

Edgar G. Ulmer - Detour on Poverty Row (Paperback): Gary D. Rhodes Edgar G. Ulmer - Detour on Poverty Row (Paperback)
Gary D. Rhodes; Contributions by Stephen Broomer, Steffen Hantke, Graeme Harper, Kevin Heffernan, …
R1,168 Discovery Miles 11 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row illuminates the work of this under-appreciated film auteur through 21 new essays penned by a range of scholars from around the globe. Ulmer, an immigrant to Hollywood who fell from grace in Tinseltown after only one studio film, became one of the reigning directors of Poverty Row B-movies. Structured in four sections, Part I examines various contexts important to Ulmer's career, such as his work at the Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC), and his work in exploitation films and ethnic cinema. Part II analyzes Ulmer's film noirs, featuring an emphasis on Detour (1945) and Murder Is My Beat (1955). Part III covers a variety of Ulmer's individual films, ranging from Bluebeard (1944) and Carnegie Hall (1947) to The Man from Planet X (1951) and Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957). Part IV concludes the volume with a case study of The Black Cat (1934), offering three different analyses of Ulmer's landmark horror film.

Expressionism in the Cinema (Hardcover): Olaf Brill, Gary D. Rhodes Expressionism in the Cinema (Hardcover)
Olaf Brill, Gary D. Rhodes
R2,034 Discovery Miles 20 340 Out of stock

An innovative and wide-ranging collection, Expressionism in Cinema re-canonizes the classical Expressionist aesthetic, extending the critical and historical discussion beyond pre-existing scholarship into comparative and interdisciplinary areas of film research that reach across national boundaries.

Edgar G. Ulmer - Detour on Poverty Row (Hardcover): Gary D. Rhodes Edgar G. Ulmer - Detour on Poverty Row (Hardcover)
Gary D. Rhodes; Contributions by Stephen Broomer, Steffen Hantke, Graeme Harper, Kevin Heffernan, …
R2,318 R2,140 Discovery Miles 21 400 Save R178 (8%) Out of stock

Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row illuminates the work of this under-appreciated film auteur through 21 new essays penned by a range of scholars from around the globe. Ulmer, an immigrant to Hollywood who fell from grace in Tinseltown after only one studio film, became one of the reigning directors of Poverty Row B-movies. Structured in four sections, Part I examines various contexts important to Ulmer's career, such as his work at the Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC), and his work in exploitation films and ethnic cinema. Part II analyzes Ulmer's film noirs, featuring an emphasis on Detour (1945) and Murder Is My Beat (1955). Part III covers a variety of Ulmer's individual films, ranging from Bluebeard (1944) and Carnegie Hall (1947) to The Man from Planet X (1951) and Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957). Part IV concludes the volume with a case study of The Black Cat (1934), offering three different analyses of Ulmer's landmark horror film.

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