Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Author: Keith M. Booker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874628

Page: 368

View: 513

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.

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.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780810855700

Page: 333

View: 714

"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.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538130117

Page: 626

View: 811

One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.

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 ...

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849389

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.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Among literary genres, science fiction—or simply sf—is one of the more recent,
with its earliest precursors reaching back about two centuries and the bulk of its
history in the 20th century. But its growth is nothing short of phenomenal, with the
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Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810878844

Page: 434

View: 746

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.

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.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Author: Keith M. Booker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874598

Page: 508

View: 489

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.

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

HISTORICAL. DICTIONARIES. OF. LITERATURE. AND. THE. ARTS. Jon
Woronoff, Series Editor American Radio ... French Cinema, by Dayna Oscherwitz
and MaryEllen Higgins, 2007. ... Science Fiction Cinema, by M. Keith Booker,
2010.

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

Author: Alberto Mira

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538122685

Page: 602

View: 379

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema covers Spanish cinema, its treasures its constant attempts to break through internationally, reaching out towards universal themes and conventions, and the specific obstacles and opportunities that have shaped the careers of filmmakers and stars. This book contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on titles, movements, filmmakers and performers, and genres (such as homosexuality, nuevo cine español or horror). This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Spanish cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Spanish Cinema, Second Edition, by Alberto Mira, 2019. Hong Kong ... Science
Fiction Cinema, Second Edition, by M. Keith Booker, 2020. Italian Cinema ...
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Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Author: Gino Moliterno

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 153811948X

Page: 729

View: 971

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on major movements, directors, actors, actresses, film genres, producers, industry organizations and key films.

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.

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Author: S. Torriano Berry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442247029

Page: 566

View: 456

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.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

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

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810872285

Page: 347

View: 983

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.

Space and Beyond

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

Space and Beyond

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308468

Page: 207

View: 743

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.

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Author: Dayna Oscherwitz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 459

View: 610

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.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema

Author: Paul Varner

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lit

ISBN:

Page: 259

View: 445

When the earliest filmgoers watched The Great Train Robbery in 1903, many of them shrieked in terror at the very last clip when one of the outlaws turns directly toward the camera and fires a gun, seemingly, directly at the audience. The puff of smoke was sudden and it was hand colored so that it looked real. Today, we can look back at that primitive movie and see all the elements of what would evolve into the Western genre. Perhaps it is the Western's early origins--The Great Train Robbery was the first narrative, commercial movie--or its formulaic yet entertaining structure that has made the Western so popular. Whatever the case may be, with the recent success of films like 3:10 to Yuma and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the Western appears to be in no danger of disappearing. The story of the western is told in the Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema through a chronology, a bibliography, and an introductory essay. However, it is the hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on cinematographers; composers; producers; films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dances With Wolves, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, High Noon, The Magnificent Seven, The Searchers, Tombstone, and Unforgiven; such actors as Gene Autry, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, and John Wayne; and directors like John Ford and Sergio Leone that will have you reaching for this book again and again.

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Author: Tan Ye

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 537

View: 443

There is a sense of timelessness in the Chinese theater: ever since its maturation, its format has not changed in any significant way. Chinese Theater matured into its final format in the 13th century and flourished during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. It is a unique, exclusive, and self-sufficient system, whose evolution has received little influence from the West and whose influence on Western theaters has been minimal and often misinterpreted. It is essentially a performer's theater; the actors attract the audience with splendid performances perfected through many years of rigorous training. The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater is the first English language dictionary dedicated entirely to Chinese theater. The history of Chinese theater is told through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors. There are also entries on the many different theatrical traditions, the acting and staging techniques, and specifics on roles and costumes as well as a brief synopsis of major plays. This book is essential for anyone interested in Chinese Theater.

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lit

ISBN:

Page: 570

View: 473

The period of 1880 to 1929 is the richest theater era in American history, certainly the number of plays produced and significant artists, as well as in the centrality of theater in the lives of Americans. As the impact of European modernism gradually seeped into American theater during the 1880s and 1890s, more traditional forms of theater gave way to futurism, symbolism, surrealism, and expressionism. Such playwrights as Eugene O'Neill, George Kelly, Elmer Rice, Philip Barry, and George S. Kaufman ushered in the golden age of American drama. Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by modernism in Europe and by the popular entertainment that also enlivened the era. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, designers, and costumes.

Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

Author: William A. Everett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 411

View: 791

The Broadway musical has greatly influenced both American and world culture. Shows such as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as American as apple pie, while the long runs of imports such as Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables have broken records. Actors Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, and Julie Andrews; composers and lyricists Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber; and directors and choreographers George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman - to name only a few - have gained national and international recognition by way of the Broadway musical. Since the late 19th century, the genre has remained one of the most popular in entertainment, and its history is related in detail in this Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and nearly 1,000 dictionary entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors, this reference provides a wealth of information.

Historical Dictionary of Feminism

Historical Dictionary of Feminism

Author: Janet K. Boles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 429

View: 869

Covers a broad range of subjects that detail the shifting definitions of this socio-economic, political, and intellectual movement and describe its antecedents and pioneers. With an introduction, chronology and detailed bibliography.

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.

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

Author: Fran Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276207

Page: 586

View: 394

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.

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Author: Robert Charles Reimer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 467

View: 584

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.