Book 1

From Hobbits to Hollywood

From Hobbits to Hollywood

Brill Rodopi. 2021

Peter Jackson's film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems of cinematic style, and the elemenal mythologies that most profoundly capture our imaginations. From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's...

The Girl Who Walked Home Alone

The Girl Who Walked Home Alone

Simon and Schuster. 2008

Of Human Bondage, Jezebel, All About Eve, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Just this short list of Bette Davis' films gives an unmistakable sense of the role she played in twentieth-century cinema as one of the finest performers in Hollywood history. Drawing on an extensive series of conversations that took place during the last decade of Bette Davis' life, this biography draws heavily on the actresses own words. Looking back over the decades, from her teenage decision to become an actress to...

The New York Times Biographical Service

The New York Times Biographical Service

A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.

Illinois Municipal Review

Illinois Municipal Review

Magill's Cinema Annual 1993

Magill's Cinema Annual 1993

Gale / Cengage Learning. 1993

Magill's Cinema Annual offers an in-depth retrospective of significant domestic and foreign films released in the U.S. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations, MPAA ratings, eight indexes, and most importantly its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.