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Summary: Explores the making and meaning of Film, a 1965 short film starring Buster Keaton, that was written by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider, and produced by Barney Rosset. Topics covered include the circumstances leading to the film's production, the production process itself, and the film's critical reception. Includes outtakes, never-before-heard audio recordings of production meetings,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NOT

Gross, Edward (Edward A.)

Summary: "There have been iconic moments in the action movie genre over the years, but nothing has come close to matching the kinetic, balletic gun-fu of the John Wick films. In They Shouldn't Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun-Fu and The New Age of Action, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind the scenes of a franchise...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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Summary: Watch John 'Four Leaf' Tayback as he fights a gruesome battle during the Vietnam War. But, this is actually a scene from 'Tropic Thunder, ' a big-budget adaptation of Tayback's wartime memoir. Starring as the central platoon are Speedman, Lazarus, Chino and Portnoy, as well as young character actor Kevin Sandusky. To play the character of African American Sgt. Osiris, Lazarus dyes his skin dark...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks/Paramount Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TRO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TRO

Santopietro, Tom

Summary: "With mingled reverence and wry humor, best-selling author Tom Santopietro embarks on an investigation to decode the enduring power of a landmark movie"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books 2023

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 791.43 SAN

Hanks, Tom

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "From the Academy Award-winning actor and best-selling author: his debut novel. The story of the making of a colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film...and the humble comic book that inspired it. PART ONE of this story takes place in 1947. A troubled soldier, returning from the war, meets his talented five-year-old nephew, leaves an indelible impression, and then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Summary: Eloise and Nanny are on their way to Hollywood where Eloise is given the chance to star in a real movie! She is certain her glamorous dreams are coming true, but stardom is a lot of work. Can she pull off her secret plan and go back to being just plain fabulous Eloise?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Starz Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV ELO

Isenberg, Noah William

Summary: "The movie Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton. The film won Oscars for best picture, best director, and best screenplay, and would go on to enjoy more revival screenings than any other movie in history, and become firmly ensconced in the American cultural imagination. Through extensive research and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Entertain Isenberg

Bousquet, Olivier

Summary: "Organized chronologically and covering every short film, television episode, and blockbuster movie that Steven Spielberg has ever directed, Steven Spielberg All the Films tells the behind-the-scenes stories of how each project was conceived, cast, and produced; from the creation of the costumes to the search for perfect locations. Spanning more than fifty years, Steven Spielberg All the Films...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Dog & Leventhal 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 BOU

Hanks, Tom

Summary: Part One of this story takes place in 1947. A troubled soldier, returning from the war, meets his talented five-year-old nephew, leaves an indelible impression, and then disappears for twenty-three years. Cut to 1970: The nephew, now drawing underground comic books in Oakland, California, reconnects with his uncle and, remembering the comic book he saw when he was five, draws a new version with...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: Documentary of the two-year effort by Mark Borchardt to finish his "no-budget horror film, Cover."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Summary: The wild no-holds barred independent American filmmakers of the '50s and '60s tell their own story in this critically acclaimed survey of exploitation and sexploitation filmmaking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pathfinder Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SCH

Shelton, Ron

Summary: "Bull Durham, the breakthrough 1988 film about a minor league baseball team, is widely revered as the best sports movie of all time. But back in 1987, Ron Shelton was a first-time director and no one was willing to finance a movie about baseball-especially a story set in the minors. The jury was still out on Kevin Costner's leading man potential, while Susan Sarandon was already a has-been....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 SHE

Zucker, David

Summary: "Surely You Can't Be Serious is an in-depth and hysterical look at the making of 1980's comedy classic Airplane! by the legendary writers and directors of the hit film. Airplane! premiered on July 2nd, 1980. With a budget of $3.5 million it went on to make nearly $200 million in sales and has influenced a multitude of comedians on both sides of the camera. Surely You Can't Be Serious is the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 ZUC

Summary: In this program, Channel 4 commissioning editor John Richmond, producer Rachel Gesua, director Tim Supple, screenwriter Andrew Bannerman, and members of the cast and crew talk about the business of making a modest TV adaptation of Twelfth Night. Step by step, they walk viewers through scripting; budgeting for talent, crew, cameras, sound, sets, blue screen, lighting, and costuming; casting...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: When Tim Supple directed the filming of Twelfth Night, he was a stickler for sticking to the words as the Bard penned them. Everything else, though, was up for grabs as he and screenwriter Andrew Bannerman shifted and intercut scenes and in general translated the play into the all-encompassing language of film. In this program, members of the cast and crew use snippets of the screenplay to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: No matter how photogenic the subject, a close-up shot must be properly lit if it's going to launch a thousand ships. This program presents a comprehensive look at the art and science of lighting people. It teaches viewers the importance of adjusting the size, distance, and position of a light source; how to control contrast by manipulating hard and soft light; and how to make use of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: What is it like to work in one of the world's most exciting communications industries? Going behind the scenes on the set of the TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, this program provides an inside look at careers in television and film. Interviews with industry professionals provide a clear picture of the training, duties, and job opportunities offered by the positions of producer, assistant...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Garnering a reputation as an actor's director, Barry Levinson has built a career around character-driven films-which, despite their complex themes and quirky premises, often attract Hollywood's biggest stars. This program profiles the creative force behind Diner, The Natural, Good Morning Vietnam, and other projects, exploring his views on directing actors, creating the specific look of a film,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In spite of competition by other media, movies have remained a perennial favorite of American viewing audiences. But what is it like to make them? This program analyzes the film industry from a variety of technical, financial, legal, and business perspectives. Topics explored include marketing and merchandising, financial influences on content, special effects and Hollywood action movies, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: For his first feature, Australian-born Roger Donaldson tried to cast Jack Nicholson. The star was unavailable, but the fledgling director's attempt signified his commitment to the project and his passion for making movies. In this program, Donaldson revisits many of his behind-the-scenes experiences, focusing on The Bounty, Thirteen Days, The Recruit, and other blockbusters. He explains what...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: With the abyss of the Cultural Revolution far behind it, cinema in the People's Republic of China is as vital and complex as any in the world. This program examines the so-called Fifth and Sixth generations of Chinese filmmakers, exploring their thematic and stylistic differences and their varying approaches to domestic and international markets. It also looks at underground auteurs who use...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Forbidden to depict sex, obscenity, or violence, Iranian filmmakers carefully choose their subjects and practice skillfully indirect, allegorical storytelling. Movies featuring children-filled with intimacy and social commentary that would be harder to realize using adults-have become common. This program examines the evolution and enduring individuality of Iran's film industry while...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Fascinated with comic books as a boy, Chris Columbus set his sights on working for Marvel or DC-until he realized that making movies provided the same thrill, only more so. This program allows viewers to sit down with the director and hear his recollections of breaking into Hollywood, making hit films, and working with high-caliber talent. Columbus talks about his early screenwriting efforts...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Sunlit windows and decorative lamps may look attractive to the human eye, but they don't always fit into the color palette a cinematographer wants to create. This program examines methods of color correction and filtration and how they can be used to alter existing light, either subtly or dramatically, when shooting film and video. Featuring several camera set-ups and lighting examples, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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