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Naremore, James

Works: 47 works in 317 publications in 8 languages and 17,070 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Essays  Screenplays  Spy films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about James Naremore
Most widely held works by James Naremore
More than night : film noir in its contexts by James Naremore( )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This lively, wide-ranging cultural history offers an original approach to the subject, as well as new production information and fresh commentary on scores of films, including such classics as Double Indemnity, The Third Man, and Out of the Past, and such "neo noirs" as Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, and Devil in a Blue Dress. Naremore discusses film noir as a term in criticism as an expression of artistic modernism as a symptom of Hollywood censorship and politics in the 1940s as a market strategy as an evolving style as a cinema about races and nationalities and as an idea that circulates across all the information technologies. Interdisciplinary in approach, this book has valuable things to say not only about film and television, but also about modern literature, the fine arts, and popular culture in general. In a field where much of what has been published is superficial and derivative, Naremore's work is certain to be received as a definitive treatment
Modernity and mass culture( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting in the cinema by James Naremore( )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this richly detailed study, James Naremore focuses on the work of film acting, showing what players contribute to movies. Ranging from the earliest short subjects of Charles Chaplin to the contemporary features of Robert DeNiro, he develops a useful means of analyzing performance in the age of mechanical reproduction; at the same time, he reveals the ideological implications behind various approaches to acting, and suggests ways that behavior on the screen can be linked to the presentation of self in society. Naremore's discussion of such figures as Lillian Gish, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagn
The magic world of Orson Welles by James Naremore( Book )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prodigy. Iconoclast. Genius. Exile. Orson Welles remains one of the most discussed figures in cinematic history. In the centenary year of Welles's birth, James Naremore presents a revised third edition of this incomparable study, including a new section on the unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind . Naremore analyzes the political and psychological implications of the films, Welles's idiosyncratic style, and the biographical details--both playful and vexing--that impacted each work. Itself a historic film study, The Magic World of Orson Welles unlocks the soaring art and quixotic methods of a master
The world without a self; Virginia Woolf and the novel by James Naremore( Book )

18 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invention without a future : essays on cinema by James Naremore( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1895, Louis Lumière supposedly said that cinema is ""an invention without a future."" James Naremore uses this legendary remark as a starting point for a meditation on the so-called death of cinema in the digital age, and as a way of introducing a wide-ranging series of his essays on movies past and present. These essays include discussions of authorship, adaptation, and acting; commentaries on Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Vincente Minnelli, John Huston, and Stanley Kubrick; and reviews of more recent work by non-Hollywood directors Pedro Costa, Abbas Kiarostami, Raúl Ruiz
Film adaptation by James Naremore( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on The Grapes of Wrath (film), Of Mice and Men (film), David Copperfield (film), A Day in the Country (film), Clueless (film), John Ford, How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (film), Akira Kurosawa, Macbeth (film), Jean Renoir, David O. Selznick, Shakespearean films, Orson Welles, etc
Orson Welles's Citizen Kane : a casebook by James Naremore( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Citizen Kane' is a largely admired and significant film. This volume represents the essential writings on 'Kane'. It gives the reader a lively set of critical interpretations, together with the necessary production information, historical background and technical understanding to comprehend the film's larger cultural significance
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents photos and screenplay from the notable Bogart film, "The treasure of the Sierra Madre."
On Kubrick by James Naremore( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'On Kubrick' provides a critical account of the films of Stanley Kubrick, from his earliest feature to his final posthumous project. It offers a provocative analysis of each of his films, with new information about production histories and cultural contexts
The films of Vincente Minnelli by James Naremore( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These lively readings provide commentary on problems of genre, directorial style, cultural politics, and the connection between aestheticism and mass culture during the first half of the twentieth century
The complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a confidential report by Orson Welles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American smuggler Guy van Strattan decides to investigate the mysterious Mr. Arkadin after hearing about the wealthy man from a prison cellmate, but Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life, sending van Strattan off to investigate Arkadin's past
Filmguide to Psycho by James Naremore( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North by northwest : Alfred Hitchcock, director( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay of 1959 American film with analysis. An epic tale of international intrigue and sexual love, created by a team of talented collaborators, including Cary Grant, screenwriter Ernest Lehman, and composer Bernard Herrmann. It achieved a brilliant fusion of irony, suspense, romance, and humor, and it produced some of the most indelible images in the history of cinema - among them the celebrated crop-dusting sequence and the chase across the presidential monuments at Mount Rushmore. An immensely popular movie, it has also been an object of intense critical scrutiny, provoking many important commentaries on the art and ideology of Hollywood.--Adapted from book jacket
Charles Burnett : a cinema of symbolic knowledge by James Naremore( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first book devoted to Charles Burnett, a crucial figure in the history of American cinema often regarded as the most influential member of the LA Rebellion group of African American filmmakers, James Naremore provides a close critical study of all Burnett's major pictures for movies and television, including Killer of Sheep, To Sleep with Anger, The Glass Shield, Nightjohn, The Wedding, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, and Warming by the Devil's Fire. Having accessed new information and rarely seen material, Naremore shows that Burnett's career has developed against the odds and that his artistry, social criticism, humor, and commitment to what he calls "symbolic knowledge" have given his work enduring value for American culture."--Provided by publisher
Sweet smell of success by James Naremore( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Naremore's insightful study of this darkly satiric and much-admired film about the culture of celebrity in 1950s New York, starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, provides new production information, a lively discussion of the film's historical context, and a close analysis of the work of its various contributors
Orson Welles in focus : texts and contexts by James Gilmore( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his radio and film works, such as The War of the Worlds and Citizen Kane, Orson Welles became a household name in the United States. Yet Welles's multifaceted career went beyond these classic titles and included lesser-known but nonetheless important contributions to television, theater, newspaper columns, and political activism. Orson Welles in Focus: Texts and Contexts examines neglected areas of Welles's work, shedding light on aspects of his art that have been eclipsed by a narrow focus on his films. By positioning Welles's work during a critical period of his activity (the mid-1930s through the 1950s) in its larger cultural, political, aesthetic, and industrial contexts, the contributors to this volume examine how he participated in and helped to shape modern media. This exploration of Welles in his totality illuminates and expands our perception of his contributions that continue to resonate today
Paths of glory by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion
Foreign correspondent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An espionage thriller starring Joel McCrea as a reporter sent to Europe to get report on the imminent war
Le magique et le vrai : l'acteur de cinéma, sujet et objet by Christian Viviani( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Magique et le Vrai traite des acteurs et des actrices, pivots d'une large part de la création cinématographique, adulés, admirés, mais échappant souvent à l'analyse. La fascination qui se dégage des acteurs, des seconds rôles aux stars, ne pâtit pas de cette tentative d'aller au plus profond : bien au contraire. Couvrant largement l'histoire du cinéma et une variété étendue de styles et de traditions (d'Hollywood à l'Italie, des cinémas indien et japonais aux productions françaises et anglaises), cet essai, abondamment illustré, offre un panorama des formations et pratiques qui ont influencé le jeu de l'acteur de cinéma. Les gestes font l'objet d'une typologie originale et minutieuse et sont mis en relation avec le montage, le placement de la caméra, les échelles de plans ... Des sujets rarement traités ailleurs piquent la curiosité, comme les effets musicaux sur la performance dramatique, les différents types de "masques" employés par les acteurs de cinéma, ainsi que l'utilisation des doublures et autres artifices pour engendrer une "créature cinématographique" à part entière
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Modernity and mass culture
Modernity and mass cultureActing in the cinemaThe magic world of Orson WellesFilm adaptationOrson Welles's Citizen Kane : a casebookThe treasure of the Sierra MadreOn KubrickThe films of Vincente MinnelliSweet smell of success
Alternative Names
Naremore, James O. 1941-

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