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Horak, Jan-Christopher

Overview
Works: 48 works in 155 publications in 5 languages and 3,401 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Silent films  Television adaptations  War television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan-Christopher Horak
Lovers of cinema : the first American film avant-garde, 1919-1945( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and students of American avant-garde cinema often overlook the films of the 1920s through the early 1940s, considering them mere derivatives of their European counterparts. In fact, the American films possess an eclecticism, innovation, and naivete all their own. Marshaling his broad cinematic and cultural knowledge, editor Jan-Christopher Horak has compiled in Lovers of Cinema a ground-breaking group of articles on this neglected film period. With one exception, all are original to this volume, and many are the first to treat comprehensively such early filmmakers as Mary Ellen Bute, Theodore Huff, and Douglass Crockwell
Making images move : photographers and avant-garde cinema by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Making Images Move, Jan-Christopher Horak looks at the work of eight European and American photographers whose films illustrate the gradual fragmentation of realistic narratives during the last eighty years. In close analyses of specific works, he shows how the visions of early practitioners such as Paul Strand and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, who tried to create meaningful political statements using modernist techniques, gave way to the more personal - though no less socially conscious - creations of 1960s and 1970s filmmakers such as Chris Marker, Robert Frank, and Danny Lyon. Even documentary became more subjective, with Helen Levitt pioneering the use of the handheld camera and intuitive editing in her 1946 film, In the Street. Horak argues that photographers who have ventured into filmmaking, while fruitfully exploiting the differences between the two genres, often have been able to retain both their technical styles and complex thematic concerns. Including a filmography of more than 130 photographer-filmmakers, Making Images Move illuminates the instrumental role of these artists in the evolution of experimental cinema
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Bibliographie der Filmbibliographien by Hans Jürgen Wulff( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in German and English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judex a serial in twelve episodes( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of cinema's first 'superheroes, ' the mysterious Judex is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux, who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux's daughter, Jacqueline. This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex's brother, the evil Diana Monti and her accomplices, the detective Cocatin, and the charming Licorice Kid."--Container
Saul Bass : anatomy of film design by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconic graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Bass (1920-1996) defined an innovative era in cinema. His title sequences for films such as Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959), and Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch (1955) introduced the idea that opening credits could tell a story, setting the mood for the movie to follow. Bass's stylistic influence can be seen in popular Hollywood franchises from the Pink Panther to James Bond, as well as in more contemporary works such as Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002) and television's Mad Men. The first book to examine the life and work of this fascinating figure, Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design explores the designer's revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries. Jan-Christopher Horak traces Bass from his humble beginnings as a self-taught artist to his professional peak, when auteur directors like Stanley Kubrick, Robert Aldrich, and Martin Scorsese sought him as a collaborator. He also discusses how Bass incorporated aesthetic concepts borrowed from modern art in his work, presenting them in a new way that made them easily recognizable to the public. This long-overdue book sheds light on the creative process of the undisputed master of film title design--a man whose multidimensional talents and unique ability to blend high art and commercial imperatives profoundly influenced generations of filmmakers, designers, and advertisers
Prima di Caligari : cinema tedesco, 1895-1920 by Giornate del cinema muto( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film und Foto der zwanziger Jahre : eine Betrachtung der Internationalen Werkbundausstellung "Film und Foto" 1929 : [Ausstellung] Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 17. Mai bis 8. Juli 1979 [and others] by Württembergischer Kunstverein( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluchtpunkt Hollywood : eine Dokumentation zur Filmemigration nach 1933 by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Nazi-Filme der deutschsprachigen Emigration von Hollywood 1939-1945 by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au Canada, au temps des guerres franco-anglaises, les tribulations de deux Anglaises convoyées par deux Mohicans, les derniers de leur race que veulent exterminer les féroces Hurons
L.A. Rebellion : creating a new black cinema( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is the first book dedicated to the films and filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of African and African American independent film and video artists that formed at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the 1970s and 1980s. The group--including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Billy Woodberry, Jamaa Fanaka, and Zeinabu irene Davis--shared a desire to create alternatives to the dominant modes of narrative, style, and practice in American cinema, works that reflected the full complexity of Black experiences. This landmark collection of essays and oral histories examines the creative output of the L.A. Rebellion, contextualizing the group's film practices and offering sustained analyses of the wide range of works, with particular attention to newly discovered films and lesser-known filmmakers. Based on extensive archival work and preservation, this collection includes a complete filmography of the movement, over 100 illustrations (most of which are previously unpublished), and a bibliography of primary and secondary materials. This is an indispensible sourcebook for scholars and enthusiasts, establishing the key role played by the L.A. Rebellion within the histories of cinema, Black visual culture, and postwar art in Los Angeles"--Provided by publisher
Helmar Lerski, Lichtbildner : Fotografien und Filme, 1910-1947 by Helmar Lerski( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream merchants : making and selling films in Hollywood's golden age by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celan wiederlesen( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooray for Hollywood and the rise of motion pictures : starring Yoda, King Kong, Mickey Mouse, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin from Schönhauser Allee to Hollywood( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of the filmmaker from his birth in 1892 to his departure for Hollywood in 1923. Includes interviews and excerpts from Lubitsch's rarely-seen early work (both as actor and director) and offers fascinating insights into the German film industry in the silent era
Ernst Lubitsch and the rise of UFA, 1917-1922 by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.A. rebellion : creating a new black cinema( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lovers of cinema : the first American film avant-garde, 1919-1945
Alternative Names
Horak, Chris.

Horak, Chris 1951-

Jan-Christopher Horak deutscher Filmhistoriker und Filmrestaurator

Jan-Christopher Horak Duits restaurateur

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Making images move : photographers and avant-garde cinema