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  • Animating Culture: Hollywood Cartoons from the Sound Era

    By Eric Smoodin

    Our Price: $30.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813519494
    • Publisher: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: May 1993
  • Disney Discourse: Producing the Magic Kingdom

    By Eric Smoodin

    Our Price: $46.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415906166
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: March 1994
  • Hollywood Quarterly: Film Culture In Postwar America, 1945-1957

    By Eric Smoodin

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520232747
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: May 2002
    "The Hollywood Quarterly was so far ahead of its time it seems eclectic even today. Contributors to the journal routinely ranged from those who actually made movies (producer Samuel Goldwyn, animator Chuck Jones, and legendary costume designer Edith Head) to those in academia who were at the time only beginning to comprehend the significance of cinema to 20th-century culture (theorist Theodor Adorno and a who's who of early film studies: Siegfried Kracauer, Lewis Jacobs, and Georges Sadoul). This anthology offers invaluable insight into the early history of film scholarship, education, and perhaps most importantly, industry relations at a most crucial time in motion picture history."--Jon Lewis, author of Hollywood v Hard Core: How the Struggle over Censorship Saved the Modern Film Industry"The Hollywood Quarterly has a legendary status among film and media historians. It was an important journal in postwar America for its trenchant analysis of forms of communication and new media (radio, television, as well as cinema). An illustrious array of writers contributed and gave it a visibility and importance beyond typical scholarly journals. The anthology includes major figures in the history of film study and also well-known practitioners of the art of cinema."--Dana Polan, author of Pulp Fiction (BFI Modern Classics)"The Hollywood Quarterly occupies a crucially important place in the history of American film criticism. It stands at the juncture between, on the one hand, an artisanal and (in the best sense) amateur scholarship, and on the other hand, a fully emergent academicism. More than any other journal in this country, it initiates the formal, scholarly study of the cinema as both an industrial institution and an art form."--James Naremore, author of More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (BFI Film Classics)

    By Eric Smoodin

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844574759
    • Publisher: British Film Institute
    • Published: September 2012
    In 1937, when Walt Disney released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the filmbecame an immediate, international sensation. Years earlier, when Disneydecided to produce Snow White, his first animated feature-length film, even hecouldn't have imagined the hundreds of artists required, the cost involved, orthe necessary technological innovations. But all of this effort resulted in a filmexperience like no other. Fans marvelled at the lush colour palette, theseemingly three-dimensional space, the operatic dependence on songs to tellthe story, and the compelling characterisations.Snow White appealed to low and highbrow alike, from the teenagers whoinvented 'The Dopey Dance' to many of the great museums of the US, whichproudly collected celluloid images from the film. Disney's Technicolor cartoonbridged apparent gaps between city and town, between age groups, betweenclasses. Critics celebrated it as an instant classic.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs now stands as one of the most important of allHollywood films, and its influence on movies - by Orson Welles, Michael Powell, and many others - extends to the present day. Based on extensive research inmaterials from the period of the film's production and distribution, EricSmoodin's study presents a careful history of the events that led up to SnowWhite, the trajectory of Disney's career that made this extraordinary project alogical next step, the reception of the film in the US and around the world, andits impact on so many aspects of contemporary culture.This special edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is published to celebratethe 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series.

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