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Blue Studios

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Feminist issues in avant garde poetry.   In her now-classic The Pink Guitar , Rachel Blau DuPlessis examined a number of modern and contemporary poets and artists to explore the possibility of finding a language that would question deeply held assumptions about gender. In the 12 essays and introduction that constitute Blue Studios , DuPlessis continues that task, examining the work of experimental poets and the innovative forms they have fashioned to challenge commonplace assumptions about gender and cultural authority.   The essays in Attitudes and Practices deal with two questions: what a feminist reading of cultural texts involves, and the nature of the essay itself as a mode of knowing: how poetry can be discursive and how the essay can be poetic. The goal of Marble Paper, with its studies of William Wordsworth, Ezra Pound, and Charles Olson is to suggest terms for a feminist history of poetry.   Perspectives must be fashioned that displace and estrange the world, Theodore Adorno wrote, and in the section "Urrealism" DuPlessis examines the work of poets from several schools (the Objectivists, the New York School, the surrealists) whose work embodies that displacement, among them George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, H.D., and Barbara Guest. These writers' radical deployment of line, sound, and structure, DuPlessis argues, demonstrate poetry's power not as a purely literary, artistic, or aesthetic force but as a rhetorical form intricately tied to issues of power and ethics. And in "Migrated Into, the author probes the ways these issues have informed her, as a poet and a critic; how the political has migrated into and suffused her own work; and how the practice of poetry can be an arousal to a deeper understanding of what we stand for.  
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9780817315085

Paramount Studios

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The fascinating tale of Hollywood powerhouse Paramount Pictures--beginning with its birth in the 1910s through the turbulent decade of the 1930s--was told in Early Paramount Studios by Marc Wanamaker, Michael Christaldi, and E.J. Stephens. Now the same authors are back to tell the next 60 years of the studio saga in Paramount Studios: 1940-2000, with a foreword by former Paramount head of production Robert Evans. This book picks up the story during the time of World War II--a successful era for the studio--which was followed by a decade of decline due to the upstart medium of television. By the 1960s, the studio teetered on the brink of bankruptcy before rebounding, thanks to several 1970s blockbusters, such as Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown. The tale continues through the final decades of the 20th century when Paramount showcased some of the greatest hits in its history.
Category: History. ISBN: 9781467134941

Hollywood Studios

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Just after the turn of the 20th century, the motion picture industry moved to the West Coast, and the largest land of make-believe was created in Hollywood, California. From the silent-era beginnings of primitive, open-air stages to the fabled back lots of the studios heyday, Hollywood Studios presents a bygone era of magical moviemaking in rare postcards. Assembled from the authors private collection, these images from the Chaplin Studios to Metro-Goldwyn Mayer depict an insiders look back at the dream factories known as the Hollywood studios.
Category: History. ISBN: 9780738547084

Republic Studios

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Republic Studios: Between Poverty Row and the Majors documents the influence and significance of this major B studio. Originally published in 1979, this book provides a brief overview of the studio's economic structure and charts its output. Hurst examines the various genres represented by the studio and addresses the non-series B films Republic produced, as well as rare A films such as Wake of the Red Witch , Sands of Iwo Jima , and John Ford's The Quiet Man , all of which starred John Wayne.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780810858862

Madras Studios

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This study of Tamil cinema is among the few works in English on South Indian cinema in the studio era.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9789351501213

The Studios after the Studios

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Refuting the conventional scholarly view that Hollywood studios are basically interchangeable, this history of the contemporary American movie industry argues that we can see the individual studios' fingerprints on even the smallest aspects of their films.
Category: History. ISBN: 9780804790772

Haunted Universal Studios

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Category: History. ISBN: 9781467141215

Haunted Universal Studios

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Haunted Universal Studios

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The Hollywood Studios

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Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made its distinctive contribution. But how did the studios, "growing up" in the same time and place, develop so differently? What combinations of talents and temperaments gave them their signature styles? These are the questions Ethan Mordden answers, with breezy erudition and irrepressible enthusiasm, in this fascinating and wonderfully readable book. Mordden illuminates how the style of each studio was primarily dictated by the personality, philosophy, and attitudes of its presiding moguland how all these factors affected the work and careers of individual actors, directors, writers, and technicians, and the success of the studio in general.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780394554044
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