The Careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Referenced in Literature

The Careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Referenced in Literature

"The Careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Referenced in Literature" is a study of the perception of these two Hollywood megastars and their work, as presented in the text and context of references and allusions found in world ...

Author: Henryk Hoffmann

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648890840

Category: Art

Page: 276

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"The Careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Referenced in Literature" is a study of the perception of these two Hollywood megastars and their work, as presented in the text and context of references and allusions found in world literature. This book also aims to establish the impact factor of the two actors and their major films, as well as to provide extensive data for further studies of the complex and bilateral relationships between film and literature. The pertinent quotations have been extracted from over 150 works—novels, short stories, plays, poems and some nonfiction biographies and memoirs (excluding those focused on film celebrities)—by more than 120 authors. The main body of the book consists of two parts, each devoted to one actor and each having five identical sections. In the first section, references to the actor’s films are discussed while the second section presents references to the actor himself. The third section shows the complete list of references found to the actor and his films, including references not mentioned in the first two sections—either because of their relative insignificance, the lack of an English translation in case of foreign-language works or repetitiveness and/or abundance in a given work. The fourth section offers the credits of the films referenced, and the fifth section presents the actor’s complete monographic bibliography. The third part of the book, ‘Epilogue: Final Remarks and Conclusions,’ provides an analysis and classification of all the references and allusions presented in the main body, and it elaborates on the friendship of the two actors. College professors and students interested in film studies, particularly film analysis and criticism, film perception and film genres, will find this book of great interest. It will also appeal to people interested in biographical books on movie personalities and movie fans, especially those interested in westerns, film noir and the careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.
Categories: Art

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

Traces the life of the famous star from his boyhood in East Harlem to his acting career and role as the first important actor/producer

Author: Robert Windeler

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 0312108699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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Traces the life of the famous star from his boyhood in East Harlem to his acting career and role as the first important actor/producer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

“Will the Real Burt Please Stand Up?” Life, September 6, ¡963. Balio, Tino. United
Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry. Madison: University of
Wisconsin Press, ¡987. Beale, Lewis. “Burt Lancaster Dies.” New York Daily
News, ...

Author: Ed Andreychuk

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476606491

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 387

With a career in films spanning nearly fifty years, Burt Lancaster brought his unique charisma and energy to roles in films ranging from the adventurous to the bittersweet. This comprehensive filmography of Lancaster’s career is accompanied by a biography that provides the background for his immense range of work on the screen. Production information, a synopsis, and commentary is provided for each of Lancaster’s 85 films, from the first—The Killers—to the last—Separate But Equal. Photographs from nearly all of Lancaster's films accompany the text, and an index and bibliography are also included.
Categories: Performing Arts

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

Photographs, notes, and list of Burt Lancaster films, 1947-1971.

Author: Jerry Vermilye

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036793284

Category: Actors

Page: 148

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Photographs, notes, and list of Burt Lancaster films, 1947-1971.
Categories: Actors

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

30 “WHERE DO I GET OFF ...”: Burt Lancaster, “Actor By Accident,” The
Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 12, 1954. 31 “THEY'RE THE ONES ...”: Lancaster
quoted in Gow, “Energy.” 32 ms “CONTEMPT” FOR THE DIRECTING
PROFESSION; Variety, ...

Author: Kate Buford

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780804151283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 943

Startlingly handsome, witty, fanatically loyal, charming, scary, and intensely sexual, Burt Lancaster was the quintessential bête du cinéma, one of Hollywood's great stars. He was, as well, an intensely private man, and he authorized no biographies in his lifetime. Kate Buford is the first writer to win the cooperation of Lancaster's widow, close friends, and colleagues, and her book is a revelation. Here is Lancaster the man, from his teenage years, bolting the Depression-era immigrant neighborhood of East Harlem where he grew up for the life of a circus acrobat -- then the electric New York theater of the 1930s, then the dying days of vaudeville. We see his production company -- Hecht-Hill-Lancaster -- become the biggest independent of the 1950s, a bridge between the studio era and modern filmmaking. With the power he derived from it we see him gain a remarkable degree of control, which he used to become the auteur of his own career. His navigation through the anti-Communist witch-hunts made him an example of a star who tweaked the noses of HUAC and survived. His greatest roles -- in Sweet Smell of Success, Elmer Gantry, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Swimmer, Atlantic City -- kept to the progressive edge that had originated in the tolerant, diverse, reforming principles of his childhood. And in the extraordinary complete roster of his films -- From Here to Eternity, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Leopard, 1900, and Field of Dreams, among many others -- he proved to be both a master of commercial movies that pleased a worldwide audience and an actor who pushed himself beyond stardom into cinematic art. Kate Buford has written a dynamic biography of a passionate and committed star, the first full-scale study of one of the last great unexamined Hollywood lives.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Against Type

Against Type

A profile of the career of Burt Lancaster chronicles his impoverished East Harlem childhood, 1946 debut with The Killers, three marriages, and achievements in more than eighty films. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Author: Gary Fishgall

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012427360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 697

A profile of the career of Burt Lancaster chronicles his impoverished East Harlem childhood, 1946 debut with The Killers, three marriages, and achievements in more than eighty films. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Burt Lancaster Creative Relief Coloring Book

Burt Lancaster Creative Relief Coloring Book

Burt Lancaster creative relief adult coloring book is a soothing Ambiental coloring book with more than fifty beautiful designs and patterns.

Author: Emilia Shelby

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798674376293

Category:

Page: 46

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Burt Lancaster creative relief adult coloring book is a soothing Ambiental coloring book with more than fifty beautiful designs and patterns. Rest your mind with our deep focus binaural coloring book for adults. If you're tired of studying, reading or you're in stress then our art therapy is a great escape mechanism to a more relaxed and relief place.
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The Cinema History of Burt Lancaster

The Cinema History of Burt Lancaster

In BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ , Burt Lancaster ' s performance as the real - life
Robert Stroud , is a tourde - force . Strikingly made up , Lancaster gives piercing
realism to the saga of the nonconformist who has spent more than 50 years in
prison ...

Author: David Fury

Publisher: Artists Press

ISBN: UOM:39015029547844

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

View: 981

Categories: Performing Arts

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

Burton "Burt" Stephen Lancaster, born on November 2nd, 1913, 209 East 106th Street, Manhattan, New York, U.S, was an actor and producer.

Author: Mandy Rennie

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0368405656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 110

View: 867

Burton "Burt" Stephen Lancaster, born on November 2nd, 1913, 209 East 106th Street, Manhattan, New York, U.S, was an actor and producer. At first known for playing "tough guys," he went on to have success with more complex and challenging roles. Lancaster was nominated 4 times for Academy Awards, having won once for his performance in Elmer Gantry during 1960. He also won a Golden Globe Award for that role, followed by BAFTA Awards for Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Screen World Vol 7 1956

Screen World Vol  7 1956

Burt Lancaster , Anna Magnani May Lee , Burt Lancaster Anna Magnani , Ben
Cooper ( PARAMOUNT ) THE ROSE TATTOO Producer , Hal B. Wallis ; Director ,
Daniel Mann ; Screenplay by Tennessee Williams from his Play ; Adaptation by ...

Author: Blum, Daniel

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 0819602620

Category:

Page: 239

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Hollywood Stunt Performers 1910s 1970s

Hollywood Stunt Performers  1910s  1970s

Burt Lancaster does his own stunt work on The Crimson Pirate (1952). Gene
LeBell (top) ... DirectorJohn Frankenheimer declared Burt Lancaster the greatest
stuntman in movies, high praise for the multi-talented movie star. While that might
 ...

Author: Gene Scott Freese

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786476435

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

View: 257

Reviews of the first edition “The first book to provide a comprehensive listing of stunt performers and their credits”—Big Reel “Excellent”—Past Times “Useful”—Classic Images “The one-stop reference source for the stunt industry”—Film Review “Valuable”—Psychotronic “Comprehensive”—Starlog “Recommended”—Library Journal “Recommended”—American Reference Books Annual This biographical dictionary shines the spotlight on several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema's greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, and Burt Lancaster, the costume epics of Charlton Heston and Kirk Douglas, and the action films of Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Charles Bronson. Without stuntmen and women working behind the scenes the films of these action superstars would not have been as successful. Now fantastic athletes and leading stunt creators such as Yakima Canutt, Richard Talmadge, Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy, Dave Sharpe, Jock Mahoney, Chuck Roberson, Polly Burson, Bob Morgan, Loren Janes, Dean Smith, Hal Needham, Martha Crawford, Ronnie Rondell, Terry Leonard, and Bob Minor are given their proper due. Each entry covers the performer's athletic background, military service, actors doubled, noteworthy stunts, and a rundown of his or her best known screen credits.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Study

Film Study

6 2 1 Two actors who went into independent production were Burt Lancaster and
Gregory Peck . A useful bibliography on Lancaster is Jerry Vermilye , BURT
LANCASTER : A PICTORIAL TREASURY OF HIS FILMS ( New York : Crescent ...

Author: Frank Manchel

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 083863186X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4

View: 809

The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.
Categories: Performing Arts

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

At this point, Burt Lancaster now stirred into life. He placed his knuckles on the
table and slowly raised himself to his full height. He slapped his left hand across
his right forearm while pushing his clenched fist forward and upwards – the ...

Author: Roger Moore

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782432678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 375

View: 586

In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show-business scene. We all know him as an actor who has starred in films that have made him famous the world over, but he's also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur - in fact, he's well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, and someone who has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli and many more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud fu
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

(1957) U.S. (Hecht, Hill & Lancaster, NormaCurtleigh) 96m BW Director:
Alexander Mackendrick Producer: Tony Curtis, Harold Hecht, James Hill, Burt
Lancaster Screenplay: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman, Alexander Mackendrick,
from novella ...

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781844037186

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

View: 164

"I have, by the way, seen 943 of the 1001 movies, and am carefully rationing the remaining titles to prolong my life." - Roger Ebert "1001 ways to give cinema new scope." - The Herald Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have once again painstakingly revised this list of essential must see-movies, cut and added films to bring the must-watch list bang up to date for 2013, from great classics like The Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind to recent Oscar winners like Life of Pi, Amour, Argo and the blockbusters that is Skyfall. Each entry tells you exactly why these films deserve inclusion in this definitive illustrated list, engaging readers in each film's concept development and production, including curious trivia facts about the movies, as well as the most famous pieces of memorabilia associated with them. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Dieoffers an incredible visual insight into the world of modern cinema. It puts together the most significant movies from all genres, from animation to Western, through action, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. Movies from over 30 different countries have been included, offering a truly wide multi-cultural perspective, and the time span includes more than a century of extraordinary cinematography. Packed with vital statistics, and a few facts that might surprise you, this is a collector's must for the bookshelf as well as an entertaining read for all those who love the world of film. Whether your passion lies with The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, from the films you shouldn't have missed the first time around, to the films you can see again and again, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the definitive guide for all movie lovers. Contents includes... Introduction 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
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It s the Pictures That Got Small

 It s the Pictures That Got Small

I have moved my support to Burt Lancaster. Bill Meiklejohn wants me to talk to
Clift. . . . Inspected some plans for the pool in our picture, finally got hold of Monty
Clift on the phone, who was adamant in his feeling that he shouldn't play in
Sunset ...

Author: Charles Brackett

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231538220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 143

“Brackett’s diaries read like a funnier, better-paced version of Barton Fink.” —Newsweek Screenwriter Charles Brackett is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as “the happiest couple in Hollywood,” collaborating on such classics as The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevard. He was also a perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry, and in this annotated collection of writings from dozens of Brackett’s unpublished diaries, film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder’s films and enriches our knowledge of Wilder’s achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett’s diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible for Ninotchka, Hold Back the Dawn, Ball of Fire, The Major and the Minor, Five Graves to Cairo, The Lost Weekend, and Sunset Boulevard, recounting the breakthroughs and the breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways. In addition to a portrait of Wilder, this is rare view of a producer who was a president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Writers Guild, a New Yorker drama critic, and a member of the Algonquin Round Table. With insight into the dealings of Paramount, Universal, MGM, and RKO, and legendary figures such as Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker, this book reveals the political and creative intrigue at the heart of Hollywood’s most significant films. “A fascinating look at Hollywood in its classic period, and a unique and indispensable must-have for any movie buff.” —Chicago Tribune “This feels as close as we can get to being in the presence of Wilder’s genius, and he emerges as the cruelest as well as the wittiest of men.” —The Guardian “Not only rare insight into their often-stormy partnership but also an insider’s view of Hollywood during that era.” —Los Angeles Times “Very entertaining.” —Library Journal
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Up Till Now

Up Till Now

Burt Lancaster played a proud former Nazi judge who accepted responsibility for
his actions, giving it the full teethgritted Burt Lancaster. We shot his scene in one
day. But when we came to work the next morning we were told that Mr.

Author: William Shatner

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330508506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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William Shatner gets the joke about William Shatner. In fact, most of the time he's the one telling it. His self-effacing attitude, so perfectly parodied in the bombastic character he now plays on Boston Legal, Denny Crane, is one of the reasons for his huge popularity. While best known for his creation of Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship Enterprise on Star Trek, William Shatner has been a working actor for more than half a century. He has experienced all the ups (the awards and acclaim) and the down (having to live for a time in the truck bed of his camper when he couldn't get work) that are a part of the actor's world. In Up Till Now he tells us about his remarkable life, from training as a Shakespearan actor under Sir Tyrone Guthrie to his time on Broadway, his movie career and, of course, his successful tv series. He has worked with an extraordinary range of actors, among them Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. He also writes, with glee, about some of his less successful ventures, including Incubus , the only feature ever made entirely in Esperanto. As funny, charming and self-deprecating as the man himself, this book will delight his many fans of all ages.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

North Face of Soho

North Face of Soho

Sitting intensely in a canvas-backed folding chair marked BURT LANCASTER,
the star stuck a cigarette in his mouth and waited. He had to wait only a few
seconds before Winner shouted, 'A light for Mr Lancaster!' A factotum bounded
forward ...

Author: Clive James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330474375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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‘In the closing pages of the last volume, I got married. The ceremony marked a rare outbreak of normality in my life. It was symbolized by my personal appearance. I was clean-shaven and had a hairstyle in reasonably close touch with my head.’ After Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was In June comes the fourth instalment in Clive James’s life. Taking us from Fleet Street to Clive James on TV, from Russian department stores to Paris fashion shows — via fatherhood, some killer bees, and a satire starring Anne Robinson as Mrs Thatcher — North Face of Soho is the larger-than-life story of a life lived to the full.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Spaghetti Westerns the Good the Bad and the Violent

Spaghetti Westerns  the Good  the Bad and the Violent

... Drifter (1973) Lawman (1971) Michael Winner Clint Eastwood Man Called
Gannon (1969) James Goldstone Scalphunters (1968) Scavengers (1971) Frost/
Cresse Sydney Pollack Burt Lancaster Telly Savalas Shelley Skin Game (1971)
Paul ...

Author: Thomas Weisser

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476611693

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 498

View: 529

Spaghetti Westerns--mostly produced in Italy or by Italians but made throughout Europe--were bleaker, rougher, grittier imitations of Hollywood Westerns, focusing on heroes only slightly less evil than the villains. After a main filmography covering 558 Spaghetti Westerns, another section provides filmographies of personnel--actors and actresses, directors, musical composers, scriptwriters, cinematographers. Appendices provide lists of the popular Django films and the Sartana films, a listing of U.S.-made Spaghetti Western lookalikes, top ten and twenty lists and a list of the genre's worst.
Categories: Performing Arts

Visions of Belonging

Visions of Belonging

The FBI comment was quoted by Kate Buford, Burt Lancaster: An American Life (
New York: Knopf, 2000), p. 79. See, for example, reviews in Variety and
Hollywood Reporter, February 19, 1948, and in the Daily News (Los Angeles),
April 1, ...

Author: Judith E. Smith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509268

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 639

Visions of Belonging explores how beloved and still-remembered family stories—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I Remember Mama, Gentleman's Agreement, Death of a Salesman, Marty, and A Raisin in the Sun—entered the popular imagination and shaped collective dreams in the postwar years and into the 1950s. These stories helped define widely shared conceptions of who counted as representative Americans and who could be recognized as belonging. The book listens in as white and black authors and directors, readers and viewers reveal divergent, emotionally textured, and politically charged social visions. Their diverse perspectives provide a point of entry into an extraordinary time when the possibilities for social transformation seemed boundless. But changes were also fiercely contested, especially as the war's culture of unity receded in the resurgence of cold war anticommunism, and demands for racial equality were met with intensifying white resistance. Judith E. Smith traces the cultural trajectory of these family stories, as they circulated widely in bestselling paperbacks, hit movies, and popular drama on stage, radio, and television. Visions of Belonging provides unusually close access to a vibrant conversation among white and black Americans about the boundaries between public life and family matters and the meanings of race and ethnicity. Would the new appearance of white working class ethnic characters expand Americans'understanding of democracy? Would these stories challenge the color line? How could these stories simultaneously show that black families belonged to the larger "family" of the nation while also representing the forms of danger and discriminations that excluded them from full citizenship? In the 1940s, war-driven challenges to racial and ethnic borderlines encouraged hesitant trespass against older notions of "normal." But by the end of the 1950s, the cold war cultural atmosphere discouraged probing of racial and social inequality and ultimately turned family stories into a comforting retreat from politics. The book crosses disciplinary boundaries, suggesting a novel method for cultural history by probing the social history of literary, dramatic, and cinematic texts. Smith's innovative use of archival research sets authorial intent next to audience reception to show how both contribute to shaping the contested meanings of American belonging.
Categories: History

Hollywood s West

Hollywood s West

Andreychuk, Ed. Burt Lancaster: A Filmography and Biography. Jefferson, N.C.:
McFarland, 2000. Bingham, Dennis. Acting Male: Masculinities in the Films of
James Stewart, Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood. New Brunswick, N.J.:
Rutgers ...

Author: Peter C. Rollins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813138558

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Hollywood's West examines popular perceptions of the frontier as a defining feature of American identity and history. Seventeen essays by prominent film scholars illuminate the allure of life on the edge of civilization and analyze how this region has been represented on big and small screens. Differing characterizations of the frontier in modern popular culture reveal numerous truths about American consciousness and provide insights into many classic Western films and television programs, from RKO's 1931 classic Cimarron to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Covering topics such as the portrayal of race, women, myth, and nostalgia, Hollywood's West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of how Westerns have shaped our nation's opinions and beliefs -- often using the frontier as metaphor for contemporary issues.
Categories: Social Science