Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

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The first editon was called qthe most valuable film reference in several yearsq by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (qExcellentq said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.On the kinkier side, Britt Ekland exposed her painted breasts in Scandal (Ai989), while jungle natives dipped Bo Derek in an ... The posta¬Ä¬ďImpressionists of the late Ai9th century dominate film biographies of painters, primarily due to the influences of ... have been based on Oscar Wildea#39;s wickedly clever The Picture of Dorian Gray, the story of a vile Victorian rake whose ... Michael Caine played Len Deightona#39;s Cockney thief-turned-disenchanted spy five times, beginning with Ai 965a#39;s Theanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series
Author:Richard B. Armstrong, Mary Willems Armstrong
Publisher:McFarland - 2000-11-15


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