Horror And Mystery Photoplay Editions And Magazine Fictionizations

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
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Horror And Mystery Photoplay Editions And Magazine Fictionizations from the Author: Thomas Mann. Photoplay editions were usually hardcover reprints of novels that had been made into movies, illustrated with photographs from the film productions. Sometimes they were "fictionized" versions of film scripts, recast in narrative form. Here is an annotated checklist of over 500 horror and mystery photoplay novels and magazine fictionizations, collected over a period of four decades. In an introductory essay the author reflects on the attractions of assembling such a collection, analyzes the social significance and aesthetic content of its books, and draws many surprising inferences from their advertisement, illustrations, and marks of previous ownership. The subsequent catalog is the first survey in the field to extend bibliographical coverage beyond books to movie tie-in magazine stories.

Thomas Ince

Author: Brian Taves
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813134226
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Thomas Ince from the Author: Brian Taves. Ince turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the role of the producer. Taves chronicles Ince's life from the stage to his sudden death as he was about to join forces with media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. He explores Ince's impact on Hollywood's production system, the Western, his creation of the first American movies starring Asian performers, and his cinematic exploration of the status of women in society.

The Boy Detectives

Author: Michael G. Cornelius
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786461985
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The Boy Detectives from the Author: Michael G. Cornelius. "This collection of eleven essays examines the boy detective and his genre, addressing the issues of these characters, heirs to the patriarchy yet still concerned with first crushes and soda shop romances. Series explored include the Hardy Boys, Tow Swift, the Three Investigators, Christopher Cool and Tim Murphy, also works by Astrid Lindgren, Mark Haddon, and Joe Meno"--Provided by publisher.

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 16

Author: Stephen Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780337132
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The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 16 from the Author: Stephen Jones. The latest edition of the world's foremost annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. Here are some of the very best short stories and novellas by today's finest exponents of horror fiction - including Kim Newman, Neil Gaiman, China MiƩville, Paul McAuley, Glen Hirshberg, Ramsey Campbell and Tanith Lee. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 16 also contains the most comprehensive overview of horror around the world during the year, lists of useful contact addresses and a fascinating necrology. It is the one book that is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction.

London After Midnight

Author: Thomas Mann
ISBN: 9781593939939
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London After Midnight from the Author: Thomas Mann. Now considered a lost film, surviving production stills, a Photoplay Edition novel, scripts, and other memorabilia give some feel for the actual film, London After Midnight, but their varying plot gaps, anomalies, and inconsistencies leave viewers wondering how the actual film unfolded . . . until now.

The Oxford Guide To Library Research

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394466
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The Oxford Guide To Library Research from the Author: Thomas Mann. The information world has undergone drastic changes since the publication of the 3rd edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research in 2005, and Thomas Mann, a veteran reference librarian at the Library of Congress, has extensively revised his text to reflect those changes. This book will answer two basic questions: First, what is the extent of the significant research resources you will you miss if you confine your research entirely, or even primarily, to sources available on the open Internet? Second, if you are trying to get a reasonably good overview of the literature on a particular topic, rather than just "something quickly" on it, what are the several alternative methods of subject searching--which are not available on the Web--that are usually much more efficient for that purpose than typing keywords into a blank search box, with the results displayed by relevance-ranking computer algorithms? This book shows researchers how to do comprehensive research on any topic. It explains the variety of search mechanisms available, so that the researcher can have the reasonable confidence that s/he has not overlooked something important. This includes not just lists of resources, but discussions of the ways to search within them: how to find the best search terms, how to combine the terms, and how to make the databases (and other sources) show relevant material even when you don't know how to specify the best search terms in advance. The book's overall structuring by nine methods of searching that are applicable in any subject area, rather than by subjects or by types of literature, is unique among guides to research. Also unique is the range and variety of concrete examples of what to do--and of what not to do. The book is not "about" the Internet: it is about the best alternatives to the Internet--the sources that are not on the open Web to begin with, that can be found only through research libraries and that are more than ever necessary for any kind of substantive scholarly research. More than any other research guide available, this book directly addresses and provides solutions to the serious problems outlined in recent studies documenting the profound lack of research skills possessed by today's "digital natives."

Silent Mystery And Detective Movies

Author: Ken Wlaschin
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786454296
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Silent Mystery And Detective Movies from the Author: Ken Wlaschin. The silent film era was known in part for its cliffhanger serials and air of suspense that kept audiences returning to theaters week after week. Icons such as Douglas Fairbanks, Laurel and Hardy, Lon Chaney and Harry Houdini were among those who graced the dark and shadowy screen. This reference guide to silent films with mystery and detective content lists more than 1,500 titles in one of entertainment's most popular and enduring genres. While most of the films examined are from North America, mystery films from around the world are included.


Author: Jenny Balfour-Paul
ISBN: 9780714150963
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Indigo from the Author: Jenny Balfour-Paul. Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with every type of natural fibre. In the past it was combined with other natural dyes to create a range of colours that are impossible to reproduce without synthetic substitutes (a recent phenomenon). In todays multi-coloured world, it is hard to imagine the incredible impact indigo must have had on the many civilizations that chanced upon it. The accumulation of more than 15 years research, this is the first book to cover in detail all aspects of this subject: historical, agricultural, and botanical chemical and technological; commercial and economic; indigos various uses in textiles and its many sociological, medicinal, folkloric and other connotations.

Better Angel

Author: Richard Meeker
Publisher: Alyson Books
ISBN: 9781555835736
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Better Angel from the Author: Richard Meeker. Written in 1933, this classic, touching story focuses on a young man's gay awakening in the years between the World Wars and became an instant underground classic. Kurt Gray is a shy, bookish boy growing up in a small town. Even at the age of 13 he knows that somehow he is different and gradually he recognises his desire for a man's companionship and love. Considered to be one of the most important gay books ever written, this new edition contains an updated epilogue and black-and-white photos from the author's life.

Sex In The Cinema

Author: Lou Sabini
ISBN: 9781629331072
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Sex In The Cinema from the Author: Lou Sabini. 107 films profiled. Illustrated with 178 rare photographs and memorabilia from the world's archives. Complete casts, credits, production history, and biographical profiles of the stars, director, writers, and cameramen.