Bryony Dixon´s illuminating guide provides a selection of one hundred key films of the silent period (1895-1930), featuring films from a variety of countries, genres and directors, together with an introductory overview and useful filmographic and bibliographic information. Draft list of 100+ films to form the basis of 100 Silent Films book [please note this is not a finalised selection]
Charming and classically handsome, John Gilbert (1897-1936) was among the world´s most recognizable actors during the silent era. He was a wild, swashbuckling figure on screen and off, and accounts of his life have focused on his high-profile romances with Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, his legendary conflicts with Louis B. Mayer, his four tumultuous marriages, and his swift decline after the introduction of talkies. A dramatic and interesting personality, Gilbert served as one of the primary inspirations for the character of George Valentin in the Academy Award-winning movie The Artist (2011). Many myths have developed around the larger-than-life star in the eighty years since his untimely death, but this definitive biography sets the record straight. Eve Golden separates fact from fiction in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars, tracing the actor´s life from his youth spent traveling with his mother in acting troupes to the peak of fame at MGM, where he starred opposite Mae Murray, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and other actresses in popular films such as The Merry Widow (1925), The Big Parade (1925), Flesh and the Devil (1926), and Love (1927). Golden debunks some of the most pernicious rumors about the actor, including the oft-repeated myth that he had a high-pitched, squeaky voice that ruined his career. Meticulous, comprehensive, and generously illustrated, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the silent era´s greatest stars and the glamorous yet brutal world in which he lived.
The Battle of Gettysburg und das historische Gefecht der Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig, die Reenactments von Milo Rau und Janez Jan a, Marina Abramovi Seven Easy Pieces , Gob Squad s Kitchen und Silent Walk von Wirthmüller/Zanki: Mit dem Geschichtsboom seit der Jahrtausendwende ist die Wiederaufführung der Geschichte zu einem Paradigma der Erinnerungskultur und des Gegenwartstheaters geworden. Als populärkulturelle und künstlerische Praxis rückt das Reenactment in den Fokus der wissenschaftlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Reenacting History: Theater und Geschichte stellt die Frage nach der Erscheinung und Erfahrung der Vergangenheit in den vielfältigen Formen des künstlerischen Reenactments und blickt dabei umfassend auf das Verhältnis von Theater und Geschichte. An zeitgenössischen Theaterproduktionen, Stücken sowie populären und künstlerischen Reenactments, an historischen Dramen und Aufführungspraktiken sowie philosophischen Konzepten untersuchen die Autorinnen und Autoren die prekäre Figur des Dramas der Geschichte , gehen dem Verhältnis von Lebens- Geschichte und Szene nach und analysieren die Aufführung der Geschichte im Horizont eines Theaters der Wiederholung. Sie begreifen Theater als einzigartigen Ort der Aushandlung und Aneignung der Vergangenheit und erkunden Geschichte in Zukunft im Medium des Theaters. Der Band erscheint im Rahmen des DFG-Forschungsprojekt Das Theater der Wiederholung und einer Kooperation mit dem Theater an der Ruhr.
Acclaimed for its breakthrough approach and its combination of theoretical analysis and empirical evidence, this is the standard work on the classical Hollywood cinema style of film-making from the silent era to the 1960s.
Nearly 60 years after Lewis Carroll´s Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland was first published, a filmmaker named Walt Disney created a silent film about a girl named Alice. This pilot led Disney down a rabbit hole to form a company that would go on to become synonymous with fairy tales - including making further versions of the Alice story with the beloved 1951 animated film, the more-recent live-action versions and several iconic Disney Park experiences. Walt Disney´s Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated History delves behind-the-scenes of those whimsical worlds.
The Hollywood Action and Adventure Film presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of the history, myriad themes, and critical approaches to the action and adventure genre in American cinema. * Draws on a wide range of examples, spanning the silent spectacles of early cinema to the iconic superheroes of 21st-century action films * Features case studies revealing the genre´s diverse roots - from westerns and war films, to crime and espionage movies * Explores a rich variety of aesthetic and thematic concerns that have come to define the genre, touching on themes such as the outsider hero, violence and redemption, and adventure as escape from the mundane * Integrates discussion of gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality alongside genre history * Provides a timely and richly revealing portrait of a powerful cinematic genre that has increasingly come to dominate the American cinematic landscape
120th anniversary of his birth, the life and masterpieces by Alfred Hitchcock, a British filmmaker, master of suspense and cinema genius. ´´If you make a bomb go off, the audience has a shock that lasts 10 seconds, but if you simply tell them there´s a bomb, the suspense is dragged out and the audience is kept on pins and needles for five minutes´´ (Alfred Hitchcock). The supreme representative of the ´´seventh art´´, director of masterpieces, milestone of world cinema, during his long career Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) made over 50 films, from his debut in silent cinema to 1970s movies that have terrorised entire generations. Enthralling plots, original editing, brilliance, skilful ability in creating constant tension, frame after frame: these are the ingredients that have made Hitchcock a true icon of cinema history, worshipped and revered by countless admirers who still today imitate and study his innovative techniques. Through a vast selection of photos and original contents taken from the set of masterpieces like Psycho (1960), Rear Window (1954), Birds (1963), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Dial M for Murder (1954), readers are taken backstage to discover curious details and better understand the life of this master of suspense.