Start to Finish

Author: Eric Lax
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780385352505
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Performing Arts

In this fascinating insight into the artistic process, longtime Woody Allen biographer Eric Lax follows the legendary director through the making of a movie—from start to finish. Charting the production of Allen’s forty-sixth directorial feature, Irrational Man—starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone—from inception to premier, Lax takes us onto the set and behind the scenes, revealing the intimate details of Allen’s filmmaking. We see the screenplay being shaped, the scenes being prepared, and the actors, cinematographers, editors, and other participants at work. We hear Allen’s colleagues speak candidly about working with him, and Allen speaking with equal openness about his career. An unprecedented insight into one of the foremost filmmakers of our time, Start to Finish is sure to delight not only movie buffs and Allen fans, but everyone who has marveled at the magic of the movies.

Conversations with Woody Allen

Author: Eric Lax
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
ISBN: 9780307427106
Release Date: 2010-01-13
Genre: Performing Arts

From the author of the best-selling biography Woody Allen—the most informative, revealing, and entertaining conversations from his thirty-six years of interviewing the great comedian and filmmaker. For more than three decades, Woody Allen has been talking regularly and candidly with Eric Lax, and has given him singular and unfettered access to his film sets, his editing room, and his thoughts and observations. In discussions that begin in 1971 and continue into 2007, Allen discusses every facet of moviemaking through the prism of his own films and the work of directors he admires. In doing so, he reveals an artist’s development over the course of his career to date, from joke writer to standup comedian to world-acclaimed filmmaker. Woody talks about the seeds of his ideas and the writing of his screenplays; about casting and acting, shooting and directing, editing and scoring. He tells how he reworks screenplays even while filming them. He describes the problems he has had casting American men, and he explains why he admires the acting of (among many others) Alan Alda, Marlon Brando, Michael Caine, John Cusack, Judy Davis, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mia Farrow, Gene Hackman, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Liam Neeson, Jack Nicholson, Charlize Theron, Tracey Ullman, Sam Waterston, and Dianne Wiest. He places Diane Keaton second only to Judy Holliday in the pantheon of great screen comediennes. He discusses his favorite films (Citizen Kane is the lone American movie on his list of sixteen “best films ever made”; Duck Soup and Airplane! are two of his preferred “comedian’s films”; Trouble in Paradise and Born Yesterday among his favorite “talking plot comedies”). He describes himself as a boy in Brooklyn enthralled by the joke-laden movies of Bob Hope and the sophisticated film stories of Manhattan. As a director, he tells us what he appreciates about Bergman, De Sica, Fellini, Welles, Kurosawa, John Huston, and Jean Renoir. Throughout he shows himself to be thoughtful, honest, self–deprecating, witty, and often hilarious. Conversations with Woody Allen is essential reading for everyone interested in the art of moviemaking and for everyone who has enjoyed the films of Woody Allen. From the Hardcover edition.

Romantik erkennen Modelle finden

Author: Stefan Matuschek
Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
ISBN: 9783657788095
Release Date: 2019-01-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

Als Epoche ist Romantik Vergangenheit, als Phänomen bleibt Romantik aktuell. Das Buch will erklären, wie beide miteinander zusammenhängen. Bis heute werden Literatur, Filme, Musik, aber auch Lebenspraktiken und Weltanschauungen als "romantisch" bezeichnet. Der Band untersucht, worauf sich diese Bezeichnung gründet und was sie mit der historischen Romantik verbindet. Die These ist, dass die historische Romantik durch Modellbildungsprozesse in zeitlich späteren Phasen fortwirkt. Solche Prozesse werden in exemplarischen Fallstudien analysiert: Welche prägnanten Modelle von Romantik lassen sich in den Künsten, aber auch in der sozialen Lebenswelt und der Wissenschaft beobachten? Welche Darstellungs-, Deutungs- und Handlungsmuster bilden sich heraus, die für die weitere Wirkungsgeschichte von Bedeutung sind?

The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538110676
Release Date: 2018-11-09
Genre: Performing Arts

This reference work consists of entries on every film, television, stage, and literary work by Woody Allen. The volume also includes entries on people (actors, producers, writers, etc.) who have worked with Allen as well as various topics (acting roles, awards, themes, film locations, etc.).

Patricia Highsmith on Screen

Author: Wieland Schwanebeck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319960500
Release Date: 2018-10-08
Genre: Performing Arts

This book is the first full-length study to focus on the various film adaptations of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, which have been a popular source for adaptation since Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1952). The collection of essays examines films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Two Faces of January, and Carol, includes interviews with Highsmith adaptors and provides a comprehensive filmography of all existing Highsmith adaptations. Particular attention is paid to queer subtexts, mythological underpinnings, philosophical questioning, contrasting media environments and formal conventions in diverse generic contexts. Produced over the space of seventy years, these adaptations reflect broad cultural and material shifts in film production and critical approaches to film studies. The book is thus not only of interest to Highsmith admirers but to anyone interested in adaptation and transatlantic film history.

Laterna Magica Mein Leben

Author: Ingmar
Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin
ISBN: 9783895814938
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"The voice of genius!" Woody Allen Ingmar Bergmans Leben in Rückblenden und assoziativ montiert: Die faszinierende Erzählung ist ein rückhaltloses Bekenntnis zu seinen großen Leidenschaften Theater, Film und Frauen. Entwaffnend ehrlich schildert er seine Kindheit im streng protestantischen Pfarrhaus und die prägenden Begegnungen mit Sexualität, Liebe und Tod, seine Krisen, Triumphe und Missererfolge und verliert dabei nie das Gefühl für Dramaturgie. "Gespenster, Teufel und Dämonen, gut, böse oder nur verdrießlich. Sie haben mir ins Gesicht geblasen, mich geschubst, mich mit Nadeln gestochen, an meinem Pullover gezerrt. Sie haben gesprochen, gefaucht oder geflüstert. Es waren deutliche Stimmen, nicht sonderlich verständlich, aber ignorieren konnte ich sie nicht." Ingmar Bergman, Laterna Magica


Author: Steve Tesich
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783036992945
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Genre: Fiction

Saul Karoo, ein reicher, übergewichtiger, kettenrauchender Alkoholiker, ist einer der gesuchtesten scriptdoctors in Hollywood. Er flickt und schreibt missglückte Filmskripts um. Privat quälen ihn genau die Probleme, die er hartherzig aus den langweiligen Drehbüchern herausstreicht. Doch als er einen neuen Auftrag annimmt, verändert eine zufällige Begegnung sein Leben. Karoo, wie verwandelt, versucht zu neuem Glück zu finden und beginnt nicht nur, am Film herum zu schnipseln, sondern wie ein Skriptflicker – gleichsam gottähnlich – ins wahre Leben einzugreifen.

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Author: Peter J. Bailey
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813139241
Release Date: 2010-09-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For three decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) through Celebrity (1998) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Allen has produced an average of one film a year, yet in many of these films Allen reveals a progressively skeptical attitude toward both the value of art and the cultural contributions of artists. In examining Allen's filmmaking career, The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen demonstrates that his movies often question whether the projected illusions of magicians/artists benefit audience or artists. Other Allen films dramatize the opposed conviction that the consoling, life-redeeming illusions of art are the best solution humanity has devised to the existential dilemma of being a death-foreseeing animal. Peter Bailey demonstrates how Allen's films repeatedly revisit and reconfigure this tension between image and reality, art and life, fabrication and factuality, with each film reaching provisional resolutions that a subsequent movie will revise. Merging criticism and biography, Bailey identifies Allen's ambivalent views of the artistic enterprise as a key to understanding his entire filmmaking career. Because of its focus upon filmmaker Sandy Bates's conflict between entertaining audiences and confronting them with bleak human actualities, Stardust Memories is a central focus of the book. Bailey's examination of Allen's art/life dialectic also draws from the off screen drama of Allen's very public separation from Mia Farrow, and the book accordingly construes such post-scandal films as Bullets Over Broadway and Mighty Aphrodite as Allen's oblique cinematic responses to that tabloid tempest. By illuminating the thematic conflict at the heart of Allen's work, Bailey seeks not only to clarify the aesthetic designs of individual Allen films but to demonstrate how his oeuvre enacts an ongoing debate the screenwriter/director has been conducting with himself between creating cinematic narratives affirming the saving powers of the human imagination and making films acknowledging the irresolvably dark truths of the human condition.

Ein Todesfall in der Familie

Author: James Agee
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406583881
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Knoxville Tenn. - Familie - Tod - Geschichte 1915 - Belletristische Darstellung

Witwe f r ein Jahr

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257600247
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Fiction

Liebe und Tod, Leidenschaft und Vergänglichkeit, Wirklichkeit und Fiktion sind die Pole, zwischen denen der Puls des neuen Romans von John Irving schlägt. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Schriftstellerin Ruth Cole, eine starke und verletzliche Frau, die mit ihren Büchern Erfolg und mit ihren Freunden Pech hat... Umwerfend komisch und aufwühlend.

Ein Lidschlag ein Schnitt

Author: Walter Murch
ISBN: 3895811092
Release Date: 2004

Ein Lidschlag. Ein Schnitt. ist ein lebendiger, vielschichtiger und anregender Essay des gefeierten Film-Cutters Walter Murch über Filmschnitt und beginnt mit der grundlegenden Frage: Warum funktionieren Schnitte? Murch führt dem Leser anschaulich und unterhaltsam die ästhetischen und praktischen Probleme des Filmschnitts vor. Aus Erfahrung spricht er über Themen wie Kontinuität und Diskontinuität beim Schneiden; Traum und Wirklichkeit; Kriterien für einen guten Schnitt; den Lidschlag als emotionaler Schnitt; den digitalen Schnitt und vieles mehr. >Dies ist kein Lehrbuch über die Technik des Schneidens. Es beschäftigt sich mit den künstlerischen - und einigen technischen - Gründen, warum ich bestimmte Dinge tue und - basierend auf meiner Erfahrung - wie ich das meiste aus dem Prozeß des kreativen Schneidens heraushole.