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The Resource The extraordinary image : Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the reimagining of cinema, Robert P. Kolker

The extraordinary image : Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the reimagining of cinema, Robert P. Kolker

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The extraordinary image : Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the reimagining of cinema
Title
The extraordinary image
Title remainder
Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the reimagining of cinema
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Kolker
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The Extraordinary Image takes readers on a fascinating journey through the lives and films of three great directors-Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stanley Kubrick-seeking to identify the qualities that made them cinematic visionaries. Offering a deeply personal set of reflections on three artists who have changed the way he understands movies, acclaimed scholar Robert P. Kolker leads readers on an exploration of how movies work, what they mean, and why they bring us so much pleasure.--Publisher description
  • "Welles. Hitchcock. Kubrick. These names appear on nearly every list of the all-time greatest filmmakers. But what makes these directors so great? Despite their very different themes and sensibilities, is there a common genius that unites them and elevates their work into the realm of the sublime? The Extraordinary Image takes readers on a fascinating journey through the lives and films of these three directors, identifying the qualities that made them cinematic visionaries. Reflecting on a lifetime of teaching and writing on these filmmakers, acclaimed film scholar Robert P. Kolker offers a deeply personal set of insights on three artists who have changed the way he understands movies. Spotlighting the many astonishing images and stories in films by Welles, Hitchcock, Kubrick, he also considers how they induce a state of amazement that transports and transforms the viewer. Kolker's accessible prose invites readers to share in his own continued fascination and delight at these directors' visual inventiveness, even as he lends his expertise to help us appreciate the key distinctions between the unique cinematic universes they each created. More than just a celebration of three cinematic geniuses, The Extraordinary Image is an exploration of how movies work, what they mean, and why they bring us so much pleasure." -- Publisher's description
Summary
The Extraordinary Image takes readers on a fascinating journey through the lives and films of three great directors—Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stanley Kubrick—seeking to identify the qualities that made them cinematic visionaries. Offering a deeply personal set of reflections on three artists who have changed the way he understands movies, acclaimed scholar Robert P. Kolker leads readers on an exploration of how movies work, what they mean, and why they bring us so much pleasure
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10549203
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DLC
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Kolker, Robert Phillip
Dewey number
791.430973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Welles, Orson
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Welles, Orson
  • Welles, Orson
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
  • ART / Film & Video
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Direction & Production
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the reimagining of cinema
Label
The extraordinary image : Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the reimagining of cinema, Robert P. Kolker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224), filmography (pages 215-216), and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prelude. The passion of film -- What we talk about when we talk about film -- The body of work -- Origins -- The films they made -- The work of the body. Hunger artists -- Apollo, Dionysus, and Nemesis -- Embodiment and performance -- Form, time, and space. Spatial illusions -- Conventional spaces -- Against realism -- Touch of evil and Psycho -- Labyrinths, lost time, dying falls -- Hitchcock and the abyss -- The dreamworld. The spaces of space fiction -- Cycles and symmetry -- Photograph of a photograph -- Power and sexuality -- The art of feeling -- Coda : an immense shadow -- Chronology of films by Welles, Hitchcock, and Kubrick
Control code
ocn948338952
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780813583099
Lccn
2016012316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948338952
Label
The extraordinary image : Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the reimagining of cinema, Robert P. Kolker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224), filmography (pages 215-216), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude. The passion of film -- What we talk about when we talk about film -- The body of work -- Origins -- The films they made -- The work of the body. Hunger artists -- Apollo, Dionysus, and Nemesis -- Embodiment and performance -- Form, time, and space. Spatial illusions -- Conventional spaces -- Against realism -- Touch of evil and Psycho -- Labyrinths, lost time, dying falls -- Hitchcock and the abyss -- The dreamworld. The spaces of space fiction -- Cycles and symmetry -- Photograph of a photograph -- Power and sexuality -- The art of feeling -- Coda : an immense shadow -- Chronology of films by Welles, Hitchcock, and Kubrick
Control code
ocn948338952
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780813583099
Lccn
2016012316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948338952

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