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Horak, Jan-Christopher

Works: 44 works in 123 publications in 5 languages and 2,430 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  History  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography of bibliographies  Motion pictures  Conference proceedings  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jan-Christopher Horak
Lovers of cinema : the first American film avant-garde, 1919-1945 ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lovers of Cinema will become an essential point of reference for the future study of cinema's early years. Horak's extensive introduction surveys the milieu and aspirations of these pioneering filmmakers and traces their relation to amateur and documentary film traditions. Also included in the book is a listing of all American avant-garde films produced in the years before World War II and a bibliography of the most relevant criticism, literature, and news accounts. Many of the early avant-garde films discussed here, such as Tell-Tale Heart, Mr. Motorboat's Last Stand, and Poem 8, were lost until their rediscovery and restoration by Horak
Making images move : photographers and avant-garde cinema by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 357 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Saul Bass Anatomy of Film Design by Jan-Christopher Horak( )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 175 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
Bibliographie der Filmbibliographien by Hans Jürgen Wulff( Book )
12 editions published in 1987 in German and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judex a serial in twelve episodes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 146 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
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
The last of the Mohicans by Maurice Tourneur( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 98 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
Fluchtpunkt Hollywood : eine Dokumentation zur Filmemigration nach 1933 by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anti-Nazi-Filme der deutschsprachigen Emigration von Hollywood 1939-1945 by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helmar Lerski, Lichtbildner : Fotografien und Filme, 1910-1947 by Helmar Lerski( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dream merchants : making and selling films in Hollywood's golden age by Jan-Christopher Horak( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 57 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
Celan wiederlesen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film und Foto der zwanziger : eine Betrachtung der Internationalen Werkbundausstellung "Film und Foto" 1929 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in German and held by 18 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 10 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
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
1 edition published in 1937 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working at Germany's famed UFA Studios under the very noses of the Nazi authorities that would later force him into Hollywood exile, Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" into a dark and intimate anti-colonial melodrama. Desperate to escape the "cold Swedish minds" of her homeland, beautiful Astree falls under the enchanting spell of the Caribbean love serenade La habanera and into the arms of Puerto Rican land baron Don Pedro de Avila. But ten years later, when Astree's old flame arrives in Puerto Rico, all is far from heavenly
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Alternative Names
Horak, Chris.
Horak, Chris 1951-