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Creating the Illusion Turner Classic Movies

Creating the Illusion  Turner Classic Movies Author Jay Jorgensen
ISBN-10 9780762458073
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 432
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Marilyn Monroe made history by standing over a subway grating in a white pleated halter dress designed by William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the Little Black Dress with a single opening scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A red nylon jacket signaled to audiences that James Dean was a Rebel Without a Cause. For more than a century, costume designers have left indelible impressions on moviegoers’ minds. Yet until now, so little has been known about the designers themselves and their work to complement and enrich stories through fashion. Creating the Illusion presents the history of fashion on film, showcasing not only classic moments from film favorites, but a host of untold stories about the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars from the silent era to the present day. Among the book’s sixty-five designer profiles are Clare West, Howard Greer, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Travis Banton, Irene, Edith Head, Cecil Beaton, Bob Mackie, and Colleen Atwood. The designers’ stories are set against the backdrop of Hollywood: how they collaborated with great movie stars and filmmakers; how they maneuvered within the studio system; and how they came to design clothing that remains iconic decades after its first appearance. The array of films discussed and showcased through photos spans more than one hundred years, from draping Rudolph Valentino in exotic “sheik” dress to the legendary costuming of Gone with the Wind, Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Bonnie and Clyde, Reservoir Dogs, and beyond. This gloriously illustrated volume includes candid photos of the designers at work, portraits and wardrobe tests of stars in costume, and designer sketches. Drawing from archival material and dozens of new interviews with award-winning designers, authors Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins offer a highly informative, lavish, and entertaining history of Hollywood costume design.

Costume Design in the Movies

Costume Design in the Movies Author Elizabeth Leese
ISBN-10 9780486134291
Release 2012-12-19
Pages 176
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Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

Edith Head

Edith Head Author Jay Jorgensen
ISBN-10 9780762438051
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 400
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In a compendium of never-before-seen sketches, costume test shots, behind-the-scenes photos and ephemera, the author collects and comments on the work of one of Hollywood's most celebrated costume designers, who worked on 400 films--including Sabrina and Rear Window--and received 35 Oscar nominations.

Hollywood Before Glamour

Hollywood Before Glamour Author M. Tolini Finamore
ISBN-10 9780230389496
Release 2013-01-28
Pages 246
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This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.

Undressing Cinema

Undressing Cinema Author Stella Bruzzi
ISBN-10 9781134770595
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 248
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From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is central to film. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities, and she proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and costume history, gender, queer theory and psychoanalysis. Bruzzi uses case studies drawn from contemporary popular cinema to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion in cinema, and to challenge conventional interpretations of how masculinity and femininity are constructed through clothing. Her wide-ranging study encompasses: * haute couture in film and the rise of the movie fashion designer, from Givenchy to Gaultier * the eroticism of period costume in films such as The Piano and The Age of Innocence * clothing the modern femme fatale in Single White Female, Disclosure and The Last Seduction * generic male chic in Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, and Leon * pride, costume and masculinity in `Blaxploitation' films, Boyz `N The Hood and New Jack City * drag and gender confusion in cinema, from the unerotic cross-dressing of Mrs Doubtfire to the eroticised ambiguity of Orlando.

Classic Hollywood Stars

Classic Hollywood Stars Author Mike Oldham
ISBN-10 0764330500
Release 2008
Pages 192
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This fresh new book exposes the most famous Hollywood entertainers of the 1920s to 1960s. These Classic performers are remembered for epic careers as actors, musicians, singers, and comedians. Here they appear in postcard portraits with personal quotes that help define their characters. 180 of the best-loved stars fill these pages with their incomperable personalities. See June Allyson, Jack Benny, Gary Cooper, and Helen Hayes, along with so many more of their fellow STARS. Read their quotes on life and enjoy the individuality they display. Todays fans continue to relish in the personalities of these great STARS.

Hollywood Costume

Hollywood Costume Author Deborah Nadoolman Landis
ISBN-10 1419709828
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 272
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Features the best costume designs from the past one hundred years of Hollywood films, showcasing the talents of such designers as Sandy Powell, Adrian, and Travis Banton.

Hollywood Costume

Hollywood Costume Author Dale McConathy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031636767
Release 1976-01-01
Pages 317
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Hollywood Costume has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hollywood Costume also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hollywood Costume book for free.

Jean Howard s Hollywood

Jean Howard s Hollywood Author James Watters
ISBN-10 0810982188
Release 2001-09-01
Pages 248
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From Ziegfeld girl to superagent's wife and celebrated hostess, Jean Howard lived the Hollywood high life. She was also a talented photographer who captured some of Hollywood's best-known personalities working, traveling, partying - often without the trappings of stardom. In this photographic memoir she provides a uniquely intimate look at the Hollywood she knew during the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and into the 60s.

Edith Head

Edith Head Author David Chierichetti
ISBN-10 0060567406
Release 2003-12-23
Pages 272
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An intimate biography of Edith Head, Hollywood's most prolific and controversial costume designer, illustrated with sketches and photographs of her best designs and the stars who wore them.

Home from the Hill

Home from the Hill Author William Humphrey
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008985817
Release 1958
Pages 312
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Home from the Hill has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Home from the Hill also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Home from the Hill book for free.

Edith Head s Hollywood

Edith Head s Hollywood Author Edith Head
ISBN-10 1883318890
Release 2008
Pages 296
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"In the 1920s, bored with teaching art to schoolkids, Edith Head bluffed her way into a job in the Paramount wardrobe department. Soon she rose to the position of Chief Costume Designer, and supervised virtually every Paramount film until the late 1960s.T

Hollywood and History

Hollywood and History Author Edward Maeder
ISBN-10 0875871399
Release 1987
Pages 256
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Hollywood and History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hollywood and History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hollywood and History book for free.

The Earth in the Attic

The Earth in the Attic Author Fady Joudah
ISBN-10 9780300134308
Release 2008
Pages 77
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Fady Joudah’s The Earth in the Attic is the 2007 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. In his poems Joudah explores big themes—identity, war, religion, what we hold in common—while never losing sight of the quotidian, the specific. Contest judge Louise Glück describes the poet in her Foreword as “that strange animal, the lyric poet in whom circumstance and profession . . . have compelled obsession with large social contexts and grave national dilemmas.” She finds in his poetry an incantatory quality and concludes, “These are small poems, many of them, but the grandeur of conception is inescapable. The Earth in the Attic is varied, coherent, fierce, tender; impossible to put down, impossible to forget.”

Dvd Savant

Dvd Savant Author Glenn Erickson
ISBN-10 9780809510986
Release 2004-11
Pages 344
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A compilation of selected review essays from Erickson's DVD Savant internet column.

Death 24x a Second

Death 24x a Second Author Laura Mulvey
ISBN-10 1861892632
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 216
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In Death 24 x a Second, Laura Mulvey addresses some of the key questions of film theory, spectatorship and narrative. New media technologies, such as video and DVD, have transformed the way we experience film, and the viewers’ relationship to film image and cinema’s narrative structure has also been fundamentally altered. These technologies give viewers the means to control both image and story, so that films produced to be seen collectively and followed in a linear fashion may be found to contain unexpected (even unintended) pleasures. The tension between the still frame and the moving image coincides with the cinema’s capacity to capture the appearance of life and preserve it after death. Mulvey proposes that with the arrival of new technologies and new ways of experiencing the cinematic image, film’s hidden stillness comes to the fore, thereby acquiring a new accessibility and visibility. The individual frame, the projected film’s best-kept secret, can now be revealed, by anyone, at the simple touch of a button. As Mulvey argues, easy access to repetition, slow motion and the freeze-frame may well shift the spectator’s pleasure to a fetishistic rather than a voyeuristic investment in the cinematic object. The manipulation of the cinematic image by the viewer also makes visible cinema’s material and aesthetic attributes. By exploring how new technologies can give new life to ‘old’ cinema, Death 24 x a Secondoffers an original re-evaluation of film’s history and also its historical usefulness.

Command and Control

Command and Control Author Eric Schlosser
ISBN-10 9780143125785
Release 2014
Pages 632
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Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.