The Bookshelf

By George, George L | American Cinematographer, February 1985 | Go to article overview

The Bookshelf


George, George L, American Cinematographer


Two new volumes about directors appear in the scholarly "Guide to References and Resources" series: Preston Sturges by Ray Cywinski and Nicholas Ray by Blaine Allan. Wellresearched and fully documented, each includes a biography, a critical appraisal, a full filmography, an annotated guide to writings, plus archival material and related data (G. K. Hall, Boston, MA; $42. & $49.35).

Ken Hanke's perceptive study. Ken Russell's Films, explores the director's thematic and stylistic distinctions that mark his evolution from The Devils to Altered States. Russell's own comments clarify his esthetic approach to cinema and the sources of his visual inspiration (Scarecrow, Metuchen. NJ; $32.50).

An historic survey by Louise Heck-Rabi, Women Filmmakers: A Critical Reception explores the significant part many women have played as movie directors. Selecting 11 representative personalities, including Dorothy Arzner, Germaine Dulac, Muriel Box, Shirley Clarke and Ida Lupino, the author assembles for each a biographical sketch, a full filmography, and a broad compilation of critical assessments of their films (Scarecrow, Metuchen, NJ; $27.50).

Among paperback reprints, let us note Garner Simmons' Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage, a vivid study of the maverick director and his cinematic style (U. of Texas, Austin, TX; $8.95); Andrew Sinclair's John Ford, a well-researched biography that reveals the craftsman behind the legend (Ungar. New York, $10.95); and Sergei Eisenstein's autobiography, Immoral Memories, with fascinating insights into his complex personality and innovative artistic theories (Houghton Miff/in, New York, $13.95).

An inherent dichotomy in Brian De Raima's personality-a confrontation between his rational mind and the passionate nature of his films-is insightfully explored by Susan Dworkin in Double De Raima. An onthe-set observer of his latest film, Body Double, Dworkin draws a penetrating profile of this intense man, immersed in the complexities of his controversial film (Newmarket, New York, $14.95/8.95).

Published by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 1983 Annual Index to Motion Picture Credits provides a full production personnel roster of all the 289 featurelength films that opened in the Los Angeles area during that year thus qualifying for an Academy Award. Meticulously edited by Ms. Byerly Woodward, it is an authoritative record indispensable to film research (AMPAS, Beverly Hills, CA; $80, $60 to subscribers).

Randall Johnson's Cinema Novo + Five considers Brazilian films through the works of directors Andrade, Diegues, Guerra, Rocha and dos Santos. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

The Bookshelf
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.