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George, George L, American Cinematographer


PERSONALITIES PLUS

Not merely a rhetorical question, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HOLLYWOOD? by Jesse L. Lasky Jr. recaps with unabashed gusto and marked candor the successive metamorphoses of the film capital. Son of the pioneer film-tycoon, Lasky paints a fascinating though disenchanted picture of the Hollywood he knew so well. (Funk &Wagnalls $8.95)

Seminal writings by Lev Kuleshov, an early Soviet director and scholar, appear in the polemical and representative KULESHOV ON FILM. Theoretical and practical aspects of filmmaking are considered, particularly his pioneering of the "montage" theory that influenced Eisenstein and Pudovkin, and the visual synthesis concept known as the "Kuleshov effect." (California U. Press $10.)

The "Pyramid Illustrated History of the Movies" has added three highly readable and informative biographies: MARLENE DIETRICH by Charles Silver, W.C. FIELDS by Nicholas Yanni and JAMES STEWART by Howard Thompson. Ably edited by Ted Sennett, these attractive and accurate texts reflect the wide-ranging interests of film students. (Pyramid $1.75 ea.)

A group biography, linking four stars of Hollywood's days of greatness, GABLE & LOMBARD & POWELL & HARLOW by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein presents a lively version of mostly known facts, but holds the reader's interest throughout. (Dell $1.50)

Hollywood editor of teenagers' magazine Flip, Lindy Franklin offers in HOLLYWOOD STAR REPORTER her own brand of youthful unsophistication in interviews with such as David Cassidy, Donny Osmond, Ryan O'Neill and daughter Tatum. (Popular Library $.95)

THE CENSOR'S DARK WORLD

A basic text in the study of censorship, THE FEAR OF THE WORD by EIi M. Oboler shrewdly evaluates and carefully documents the variously motivated impulses to stop the viewing and reading of matters involving sexual activity. A most timely study in these troubled days. (Scarecrow $10.)

Socio-philosophical aspects of freedom of expression are considered in THE PORNOGRAPHY CONTROVERSY, skillfully edited by education expert Ray C. Rist. It offers a selection of informed opinions about the legal, ethical, cultural and esthetic questions raised by the easy availability of erotic materials to the public. (Rutgers U. Press $9.95/3.95)

CHOICE PERSPECTIVES

A stimulating and knowledgeable study, ABOUT DOCUMENTARY: ANTHROPOLOGY ON FILM by Robert Edmonds defines and clarifies the nature and methods of fact film. A filmmaker himself and professor of cinema at Chicago's Columbia College, Edmonds perceptively analyzes the various facets of the documentary - defined as an anthropological study of man - in its social and esthetic aspects, and its furtherance of better citizenship. (Pflaum $6.95/4.50)

The purpose of Ben Parker and Pat Drabik, in CREATIVE INTENTION, is to offer students a detailed course in filmmaking as a means to self-expression. They succeed well enough in covering the conceptual and technical approach, but regrettably fail to communicate the inspirational stimulus so essential to the teaching of a creative medium. (Law-Arts Publ. $14.50)

Educator Ralph Amelio's HAL IN THE CLASSROOM: SCIENCE FICTION FILMS provides an enlightening discussion of sci-fi movies, as well as a practical resource guide to the use of these films in the learning process. …

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