ReFocus The Films of Elaine May

This collection focuses both on the films she has directed, and also emphasises her work with other high profile collaborators such as John Cassavetes, Warren Beatty and Otto Preminger.

ReFocus  The Films of Elaine May

Spanning from obscurity to notoriety, the films of director, screenwriter, actor and comic Elaine May have recently experienced a long-overdue renaissance. Although she made only four films - A New Leaf (1971), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Mikey and Nicky (1976) and Ishtar (1987) - and never reached the level of acclaim of her frequent collaborator Mike Nichols, May's work is as enigmatic, sophisticated and unceasingly fascinating as her own complicated, reluctant star persona. This collection focuses both on the films she has directed, and also emphasises her work with other high profile collaborators such as John Cassavetes, Warren Beatty and Otto Preminger.

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ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-24 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Spanning from obscurity to notoriety, the films of director, screenwriter, actor and comic Elaine May have recently experienced a long-overdue renaissance. Although she made only four films - A New Leaf (1971), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Mikey and Nicky (1976) and Ishtar (1987) - and never reached the level of
ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Michelle E. Moore
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-28 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Offers the first comprehensive academic text to explore Paul Schrader's film career through analysis of his directing, screenwriting, and film criticismContains a chapter-length interview, in which Schrader examines the arc of his career for the first time and revises previous statements about filmmaking and film criticismProvides a valuable update to
ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Wilkins Kim Wilkins
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-29 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze is the first collection of essays on this important and original contemporary filmmaker. It looks at his ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, exploring the impact of his filmmaking across a range of philosophical and cultural discussions. Each of Jonze's feature films,
The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Daniel Biltereyst, Richard Maltby, Philippe Meers
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-05 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History presents the most recent approaches and methods in the study of the social experience of cinema, from its origins in vaudeville and traveling exhibitions to the multiplexes of today. Exploring its history from the perspective of the cinemagoer, the study of new cinema
New Wave, New Hollywood
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Gregory Frame, Nathan Abrams
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-23 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

As a period of film history, The American New Wave (ordinarily understood as beginning in 1967 and ending in 1980) remains a preoccupation for scholars and audiences alike. In traditional accounts, it is considered to be bookended by two periods of conservatism, and viewed as a (brief) period of explosive