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Citizen Kane (US, 1941): The Tragedy of Ambition

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production companies: Mercury Productions/RKO Radio PicturesProducer/Director: Orson WellesScreenplay: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, John HousemanPhotography: Gregg TolandArt Director: Perry FergusonVan Nest Polglase received a credit...

Video Killed the Film Star (1977–1990)

Clive Young

Clive Young is an author and lecturer covering the crossroads between high technology and popular culture. He has been interviewed by the London Times, Los Angeles Times and other outlets as an expert on the subject, and ran “Mos Eisley Multiplex,” the first website devoted to fan films, from 1998–2000; during that time, USA Today named it a “Hot Site of the Day.” He will appear in the upcoming documentary, Star Wars Fans, discussing the cultural consequences of fan productions, and has lectured on the topic at universities, libraries and conventions. As the author of Crank It Up [Backbeat Books, 2004], Young profiled 72 of the world’s top rock concert roadies about their work. The book received strong reviews from mainstream magazines like Billboard and Hit Parader, as well as specialist press. Young covers the music industry as both the senior and web editors of Pro Sound News, and has also written for MTV, VH1, American Songwriter, Music Business International, Wine Enthusiast and numerous other outlets. More information on Young can be found at his website, www.cliveyoung.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Homemade Hollywood : Fans Behind the Camera

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...While 20th Century Fox lawyers were watching Hardware Wars hoping that they could sue for copyright infringement, Hollywood’s other popular space franchise, Star Trek, was liberally letting amateurs run rampant with its characters—provided...

Experimental Films II: Lost and Found (Footage)

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and the Holocaust : New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction: Look What I Found Found footage films are works that adopt a technique of assemblage to make meaning from images; that is, a strategy of collecting and editing together ephemeral material to fashion something entirely new...

0-1: Riefenstahl and the Beauty of Soccer

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...I. International soccer has witnessed tremendous transformations since the 1970s. Gone are the days of dominant midfielders who organize the movements of their entire teams according to their individual ingenuity and who serve forward...

The 1920s

Sarah Street

Sarah Street is Professor of Film at the University of Bristol, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Transatlantic Crossings : British Feature Films in the United States

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...Before the advent of sound film at the end of the 1920s, the market was, in theory, free of language barriers, conducive to the free exchange of motion pictures and to a culture of internationalism. Yet the experience of European films...

The 1930s

Sarah Street

Sarah Street is Professor of Film at the University of Bristol, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Transatlantic Crossings : British Feature Films in the United States

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...During the 1930s Michael Balcon and Herbert Wilcox made significant attempts to win American screentime for ‘exportable’ films and stars. Inspired by the success of Nell Gwyn (1925) and The Private Life of Henry VIII, Herbert Wilcox pursued...

Switzerland, France and Holland: 1938–1939

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...What did you do then? The information on this period is highly contradictory.I was headed for Paris, but en route we stopped off in Zurich. And there a friend invited me to a party. I don’t much like parties, but I needed to make all...

Working the International Scene—1960–1968

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...BY 1960, Signoret had been consecrated an international star. B Having won the Oscar for Best Actress for Room at the Top, her career, for all intents and purposes, should have taken off in meteoric fashion. Within the French context, she...

Middlebrow Cinema of the 1990s

Sally Faulkner

Sally Faulkner is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema (2004) and A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film of the 1960s (2006) and was awarded a Fellowship from the British Arts and Humanities Research Council for 2011. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Spanish Film : Cinema and Society 1910–2010

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...In the 1990s, democratic Spain, member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (from 1982) and the European Community (from 1986), saw the PSOE (Partido Socialist Obrero Español), in power since 1982, lose the elections in 1996 to José María...

In the Rearview Mirror: Curating Riefenstahl, Filmmuseum Potsdam, 1999

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...I. Berlin U2 For a brief period in late 1998, Berlin subway riders learned to ignore a graffiti shocker at Bahnhof Zoo. Someone had written across the underground wall, “There's No Business Like Shoah-Business.” The slogan had been washed...