American Film Now: The People, the Power, the Money, the Movies

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Zoetrope, 1984 - Motion pictures - 544 pages

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Page 181 - The Forties may be to the Seventies what the Thirties were to the Sixties. Film noir is equally interesting to critics. It offers writers a cache of excellent, little-known films (film noir is oddly both one of Hollywood's best periods and least known), and gives auteur-weary critics an opportunity to apply themselves to the...
Page 381 - Now my charms are all o'erthrown, And what strength I have's mine own ; Which is most faint : now, 'tis true, I must be here confin'd by you, Or sent to Naples.
Page 154 - Kael, ever on the lookout for new, anti-Hollywood talent, called it "a true original of our period, a triumph of personal filmmaking.
Page 318 - What's the difference between a poor play and a good one? I think there's a very simple way of comparing them. A play in performance is a series of impressions; little dabs, one after another, fragments of information or feeling in a sequence, which stir the audience's perceptions. A good play sends many such messages, often several at a time, often crowding, jostling, overlapping one another. The intelligence, the feelings, the memory, the imagination are all stirred. In a poor play, the impressions...
Page 482 - Copper Cunningham (Hooker in Cab), Brenda Dickson (Soap Opera Woman), Harry Fischler (Dispatcher), Nat Grant (Stick-Up Man), Richard Higgs (Tall Secret Service Man), Beau Kayser (Soap Opera Man), Vic Magnotta (Secret Service Photographer), Robert Maroff (Mafioso), Norman Matlock (Charlie T.), Bill Minkin (Tom's Assistant), Murray Moston (Iris's Timekeeper), Harry Northup (Doughboy), Gene Palma (Street Drummer), Carey Poe (Campaign Worker), Steven Prince (Andy, Gun Salesman), Peter Savage (The John),...
Page 174 - no wonder I didn't go to Kent State" or "No wonder I didn't go to Vietnam or I wasn't protesting when all my friends were carrying signs and getting clubbed in Century City." I was off making movies, and Amblin' is the slick byproduct of a kid immersed up to his nose in film.
Page 466 - Coppola. Photography (Technicolor): Wilmer Butler. Editing: Blackie Malkin. Music: Ronald Stein. Art direction: Leon Ericksen. Cast: James Caan (Kilgannon), Shirley Knight (Natalie), Robert Duvall (Gordon), Marya Zimmet (Rosalie), Tom Aldredge (Mr. Alfred), Laurie Crews (Ellen), Andrew Duncan (Artie), Margaret Fairchild (Marion), Sally Gracie (Beth), Alan Manson (Lou), Robert Modica (Vinny). Produced by Bart Patton and Ronald Colby (Coppola Company Presentation) 'for Warner Bros.
Page 31 - Film used to be an industry: its aim was to make films first, money second Today, film is clearly a business. ... If the accountants' analysis shows the profit margin is markedly greater if.
Page 454 - Woody Allen (Alvy Singer). Diane Keaton (Annie Hall). Tony Roberts (Rob). Carol Kane (Allison). Paul Simon (Tony Lacy).
Page 457 - ... Johnson (Mrs. Breen), William Baldwin (Bernard), William Henry Bennet (Band Conductor), Gary Wayne Chason (Camera Shop Clerk), Ellis Gilbert (Butler), Verdie Henshaw (Feathered Nest Sanatorium Manager), Robert Warner (Camera Shop Assistant Manager), Dean Goss (Eugene Ledbetter), Keith V. Erickson (Prof. Aggnout), Thomas Danko (Color Lab Man), WE Terry Jr. (Police Chaplain), Ronnie Cammack ( Wendell), Dixie M. Taylor (Nursing Home Manager), Pearl Coffey Chason (Nursing Home Attendant), Amelia...

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