Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538130100

Category: Science fiction films

Page: 560

View: 821

"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, films, companies, techniques, themes, and sub genres"--
Categories: Science fiction films

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

This volume is designed to be accessible and enlightening to fans of the genre who simply want to know more about the films they so enjoy.

Author: Keith M. Booker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874626

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 106

The history of science fiction film now spans more than 100 years, during which time more than 1,000 science fiction films of various kinds have been made. Beginning with the work of pioneering French filmmaker Georges MZli_s at the dawn of the 20th century and moving through such silent films as Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis, science fiction film has had a long and eventful history that has taken it in many directions but that has moved the genre inexorably forward into a prominent place at the center of the film industry in the works of big-budget hitmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made science fiction cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This volume is designed to be accessible and enlightening to fans of the genre who simply want to know more about the films they so enjoy.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

An extensive chronology, introductory essay, and bibliography add to the volume, making it accessible and enlightening to fans of science fiction cinema."--Book cover.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0810855704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

View: 857

"Provides more than 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the people, films, companies, techniques, and themes that have made the genre a vital part of world cinema. An extensive chronology, introductory essay, and bibliography add to the volume, making it accessible and enlightening to fans of science fiction cinema."--Book cover.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers ...

Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849380

Category: History

Page: 451

View: 764

This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

Author: Peter Hutchings

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124016598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 379

View: 220

The Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema traces the development of the genre from its beginnings to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

The task of this Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature is fortunately
not to look ahead but to look back. ... has been teaching science fiction literature
for 25 years and also specializes in the related field of science fiction cinema.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810878846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

View: 819

This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Science Fiction in the Cinema. New York: Paperback Library, 1970. Booker, M.
Keith. Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American Culture. Westport,
Conn.: Praeger, 2006. —. Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema.

Author: Keith M. Booker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874596

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 508

View: 997

The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

His first book, Screening Science: Contexts, Texts and Science in Fifties Science
Fiction Films, was published by Scarecrow Press in 2001. He is writing another
historical dictionary for Scarecrow Press on science fiction cinema. Albert Moran
 ...

Author: Errol Vieth

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810865270

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 248

This book is an introduction and guide to the film of Australia and New Zealand. It contains entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as films. But it also presents the early pioneers, the cinemas themselves, the film companies and government bodies, and much more in its hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. Through a chronology that shows how far these cinemas have come in a short time and an introduction that presents them more broadly, a clear portrait of the two countries' motion pictures emerge. The bibliography is an excellent source for further reading.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: S. Torriano Berry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442247024

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 566

View: 322

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about African American cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema

Science Fiction Cinema, by M. Keith Booker, 2010. Latin American Literature and
Theater, by Richard A. Young and Odile Cisneros, 2011. Children's Literature, by
Emer O'Sullivan, 2010. German Literature to 1945, by William Grange, 2011.

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244726

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 517

Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of the richness of Polish cinema is presented.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Provides an extensive chronology and an introduction which explains the nature of Gothic and shows how it has evolved.

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810872288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

View: 295

The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of Gothic Literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

The. Dictionary. _A_ ABRE LOS OJOS / OPEN YOUR EYES (1997). In his follow-
up to the award-winning Tesis (1995), Alejandro Amenabar, an admirer of Steven
Spielberg, tackled science fiction, a very unusual genre in a national cinema ...

Author: Alberto Mira Nouselles

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810859579

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 101

Spanish cinema is emerging as one of the most exciting, fascinating, and special cinemas in the world. Not only are others viewing Spanish films, but they are adopting Spanish producers and Spanish actors as their own. While Spanish cinema has been maturing for a long time and has been producing excellent directors, actors, and films for decades including during the dark times of the Franco regime only now is it winning numerous fans not only at home but also abroad. And with directors like Pedro Almodovar, actors and actresses like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, and films such as Abre los ojos and Alatriste to build upon, the outlook for Spanish Cinema appears brighter than ever. The Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Spanish cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on producers, directors, film companies, actors, and films."
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Author: Venise T. Berry

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts

ISBN: UOM:39015066857494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 394

View: 589

The Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes hundreds of films, everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx are also detailed. This book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

While much of cinema tends toward the brighter hues of glorious Technicolor, a
major segment is gray or black. ... such as boxing noirs, troubled veteran noirs,
and even science fiction noirs, along with the earlier gangster and detective noirs
.

Author: Andrew Spicer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810873788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

View: 441

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.
Categories: Performing Arts

The A to Z of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

The A to Z of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

His first book, Screening Science: Contexts, Texts and Science in Fifties Science
Fiction Films, was published by Scarecrow Press in 2001. He is writing another
historical dictionary for Scarecrow Press on science fiction cinema. Albert Moran
 ...

Author: Albert Moran

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863472

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 430

View: 370

This book is an introduction and guide to the film of Australia and New Zealand. With entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as the films indicated above and many others, this reference also presents the early pioneers, the film companies and government bodies, and much more in its hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.
Categories: Performing Arts

Space and Beyond

Space and Beyond

This volume reexamines the themes of space and the frontier in science fiction in light of recent scientific and literary developments.

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308462

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 928

Although the exploration of space has long preoccupied authors and filmmakers, the development of an actual space program, discoveries about the true nature of space, and critical reconsiderations of America's frontier experiences have challenged and complicated conventional portrayals of humans in space. This volume reexamines the themes of space and the frontier in science fiction in light of recent scientific and literary developments. Included are the observations of noted science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford, James Gunn, and Jack Williamson, along with contributions from leading scholars in the field.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography.

Author: Fran Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442276208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

View: 911

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Author: Gino Moliterno

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131623394

Category: History

Page: 449

View: 159

"Italian cinema is regarded as one of the great pillars of world cinema. Films like Ladri di biciclette (1948), La dolce vita (1960), and Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) attracted unprecedented international acclaim and a reputation, which only continue to grow. Italian cinema has produced such acting legends as Sophia Loren and Roberto Benigni, as well as world-renowned filmmakers like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and Lina Wertmuller, the first woman to ever be nominated for the Best Director award." "The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black--white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Author: Robert Charles Reimer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131707916

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 467

View: 501

German film is diverse and multi-faceted; its history includes five distinct German governments (Wilhelmine Germany, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German Democratic Republic), two national industries (Germany and Austria), and a myriad of styles and production methods. Paradoxically, the political disruptions that have produced these distinct film eras, as well as the natural inclination of artists to rebel and create new styles, allow for the construction of a narrative of German film. While the disjuncture generates distinct points of separation, it also highlights continuities between the ruptures. Outlining the richness of German film, the Historical Dictionary of German Cinema covers mainstream, alternative, and experimental film from 1895 to the present through a chronology, introductory essay, appendix of the 100 most significant German films, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, actors, films, cinematographers, composers, producers, and major historical events that greatly affected the direction and development of German cinema. The book's broad canvas will lead students and scholars of cinema to appreciate the complex nature of German film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Author: Dayna Oscherwitz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123291176

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 356

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema covers the history of French film from the silent era to the present in a concise and up-to-date details of the development of French cinema and related theoretical and cultural issues. This book includes a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French cinema. Going beyond mere biographical information, entries also discuss the impact and significance of each individual, film, movement, or studio. This in-depth, scholarly analysis of the development of film in France is useful to both the novice and the expert alike.
Categories: History