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The Resource William Cameron Menzies : the shape of films to come, James Curtis

William Cameron Menzies : the shape of films to come, James Curtis

Label
William Cameron Menzies : the shape of films to come
Title
William Cameron Menzies
Title remainder
the shape of films to come
Statement of responsibility
James Curtis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He was the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale. He was known for his visual flair and timeless innovation, a man who meticulously preplanned the color and design of each film through a series of continuity sketches that made clear camera angles, lighting, and the actors' positions for each scene, translating dramatic conventions of the stage to the new capabilities of film. Here is the long-awaited book on William Cameron Menzies, Hollywood's first and greatest production designer, a job title David O. Selznick invented for Menzies' extraordinary, all-encompassing, Academy Award-winning work on Gone With the Wind (which he effectively co-directed). It was Menzies--winner of the first-ever Academy Award for Art Direction, and who was as well a director (fourteen pictures) and a producer (twelve pictures)--who changed the way movies were (and still are) made, in a career that spanned four decades, from the 1920s through the 1950s. Now, James Curtis, acclaimed film historian and biographer, writes of Menzies' life and work as the most influential designer in the history of film. Interviewing colleagues, actors, directors, friends, and family, and with full access to the Menzies family collection of artwork and unpublished writing, Curtis gives us the path-finding work of the movies' most daring and dynamic production designer: his evolution as artist, art director, production designer, and director. Here is a portrait of a man in his time that makes clear how the movies were forever transformed by his startling, visionary work.--Adapted from book jacket
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10455280
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, James
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/5092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menzies, William Cameron
  • Menzies, William Cameron
  • Motion picture art directors
  • Set designers
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture art directors
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Set designers
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the shape of films to come
Label
William Cameron Menzies : the shape of films to come, James Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Atlanta rising -- An artist of the modern school -- The thief of Baghdad -- The hooded falcon -- Maturing period -- I could see the future clearly -- Profound unrest -- A few faintly repressed Bronx cheers -- Wonderland -- The shape of things to come -- What I've wanted to do all my life -- Production designed by . . . -- GWTW -- Something quite bold -- The best spot in town -- Address unknown -- Ivy -- Making a living -- Worth every penny
Control code
1416870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375424724
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015011482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375424724
  • (OCoLC)903284269
Label
William Cameron Menzies : the shape of films to come, James Curtis
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Atlanta rising -- An artist of the modern school -- The thief of Baghdad -- The hooded falcon -- Maturing period -- I could see the future clearly -- Profound unrest -- A few faintly repressed Bronx cheers -- Wonderland -- The shape of things to come -- What I've wanted to do all my life -- Production designed by . . . -- GWTW -- Something quite bold -- The best spot in town -- Address unknown -- Ivy -- Making a living -- Worth every penny
Control code
1416870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375424724
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015011482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375424724
  • (OCoLC)903284269

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