The Road to Box Office: The Seven Film Comedies of Bing

Randall G. Mielke

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Tragedy & Truth: What Happened at Hawn's Mill: Documentary, 2013; Director: Dennis Lyman, Bryant Bush; Writer: Glenn Rawson; Producer: Dennis Lyman. As described by historian Edward Jay Epstein, "During these first runs, films got their reviews, garnered publicity, and generated the word of mouth that served as the principal form of advertising." [9] Then it was off to the subsequent-run market where the double feature prevailed.
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Deformed and Destructive Beings: The Purpose of Horror Films

George Ochoa

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Julian Karswell (MacGinnis), he takes for a harmless fake (he should really be paying more attention to Karswell’s devilish goatee). Why do you suppose this decision was made? But the sweet he offers makes her violently sick. The plot: Liam Neeson is unstoppable as former CIA operative Bryan Mills, who is thrown back into the world of bad guys and guns when his daughter is kidnapped. Tom Huddleston ‘A perfect engine…’ These words, used by Richard Dreyfuss’s geeky ichthyologist to describe the merciless Great White Shark, could just as easily be used to describe Steven Spielberg’s peerless, relentless nature-horror masterpiece. ‘Jaws’ is a work of almost preternatural precision, a film where everything from the script to the performances to the photography to the special effects are just flawless, working in machine-like harmony to deliver the ultimate audience experience.
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Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films

Max Décharné

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READ THE ARTICLES/LINKS ABOUT SINGIN IN THE RAIN ABOVE and ANSWER QUESTIONS (parts 1-4) BELOW. In return for giving up their sight, the cult members are given a mechanical "third eye" (called an "Optacon") and a device which makes their hearing supersensitive. Peter Mullan is superbly cast as Gordon, the boss of an asbestos removal company tasked with clearing out an abandoned mental hospital. For other uses, see B-Movie (disambiguation).
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Goodnight, Whatever You Are!: My Journey with Zacherley, the

Richard Scrivani

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This is a giddy, subversive, wonderfully watchable silent shocker. I could fully wrap my head around the Netflix system. Screenplay by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler. All set to the tune of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Wild, Life After People, Extraordinary People, and Planet Earth. If considering movie advertising or product placement, this data may not fully represent where to find your audience. Discuss the other characters (Ned, English Bob, the Kid, Delilah) and their roles in the film.
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The Hollywood Action and Adventure Film (New Approaches to

Yvonne Tasker

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Directed and written by Peter Hyams, this Sean Connery vehicle takes most of its plot points and narrative from the Fred Zinnemann classic western, High Noon (1952). As the decades went by, genre after genre was created. The Mine: Drama, 96 minutes, color, 2012; Rating: PG-13; Writer, Director, Producer: Jeff Chamberlain; Executive Producer: Mark Victor; Director of Photography: Brian Sullivan; Production Designer: Adam Henderson; Original Score: Russ Howard III; Editor: Michael R.
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The X-Rated Videotape Star Index II: A Guide to Your

Patrick Riley

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In January 1945, there were 96 drive-ins in the United States; a decade later, there were more than 3,700. [75] Unpretentious pictures with simple, familiar plots and reliable shock effects were ideally suited for auto-based film viewing, with all its attendant distractions. Is he going crazy, or are there darker forces at work? That may be true, but they have not remained consistent. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot "Sundance Kid". So he made ‘Nosferatu’ as an unofficial version, throwing in a few changes that fooled precisely no one (like changing ‘Count Dracula’ to ‘Count Orlok’).
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Film Noir Reader

Alain Silver

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Day Of The Fight displays much of the mastery Kubrick would use during his later career and is perhaps most reminiscent of his hard-boiled, 1956 feature film, The Killing, which would in turn help mould directors such as Quentin Tarantino. This is smart, politically engaged sci-fi to sink your teeth into. The upcoming horror films are destined to set a new precedent in the horror industry. What's most impressive is that Cruise did the whole stunt himself.
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Hong Kong Babylon: An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of

Fredric Dannen

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In 1984, ‘ The Terminator ’ gave an Austrian man-mountain called Arnold Schwarzenegger his breakthrough role as a cyborg villain. Set in the 1920's, The Movies will follow the development of a small film mogul's rise to fame. They are essentially psychological narratives with the action—however violent or fast-paced—less significant than faces, gestures, words—than the truth of the characters, this “third dimension” I discussed a short while ago.
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Hayao Miyazaki's World Picture

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What are the Top 100, Top 250, Top 500, Top 1,000 movies? Thus I will be considering the different cultural negotiations performed by both mass consumed genre works and the signature art of literary authors. [Note: My statements here, and my later use of the term "vernacular mdoernism" are much influenced by Miriam Hansen's essay, "The Mass Production of the Senses," in New German Critique, Summer 1999.] Since my primary focus is modernism, I have limited the temporal frame and the content of the list accordingly, but it extends far enough to cover the sixties and the early seventies, which witness a development of post modern aesthetics and theory.
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Into the Dark (Turner Classic Movies): The Hidden World of

Mark A. Vieira

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McAdam follows, intent on settling his old quarrel, while the rifle keeps changing hands and touching a number of lives. The Notebook - An old man who visits an elderly invalid woman, reads a love story to her that centers around two lovers torn apart by life events. The comprehensive A–Z list can be sorted by Title, Release Year, Genre, Rating, and Netflix Availability Date. This is a way that some screenwriters are able to copy elements of successful movies and pass them off in a new screenplay.
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