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Braudy, Leo

Works: 65 works in 291 publications in 4 languages and 14,262 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  History  Biography  Film remakes  Fiction  Interviews  Internet videos  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Publisher
Classifications: PN1994, 791.43
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Most widely held works by Leo Braudy
Film theory and criticism; introductory readings by Gerald Mast( Book )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since publication of the first edition in 1974, Film Theory and Criticism has been the most widely used and cited anthology of critical writings about film. Extensively revised and updated, this fifth edition is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in film theory and criticism. Featuring both classic texts and cutting-edge essays from almost a century of thought and writing about the movies, it includes 19 articles new to this edition and new introductions for the individual sections. The sections themselves have been reformulated to help lead readers into a richer understanding of what the movies have and can accomplish both as individual works and as contributions to what has been called "the art form of the twentieth century.""--Jacket
Harvard guide to contemporary American writing by Daniel Hoffman( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten critics describe and assess the work of American novelists, playwrights, and poets writing in the United States from the end of World War II to the end of the 1970's
The Hollywood Sign : fantasy and reality of an American icon by Leo Braudy( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block letters set into a steep hillside, is an emblem of the movie capital it looms over and an international symbol of glamour and star power. To so many who see its image, the sign represents the earthly home of that otherwise ethereal world of fame, stardom, and celebrity--the goal of American and worldwide aspiration to be in the limelight, to be, like the Hollywood sign itself, instantly recognizable. How an advertisement erected in 1923, touting the real estate development Hollywoodland, took on a life of its own is a story worthy of the entertainment world that is its focus. Leo Braudy traces the remarkable history of this distinctly American landmark, which has been saved over the years by a disparate group of fans and supporters, among them Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner, who spearheaded its reconstruction in the 1970s. He also uses the sign's history to offer an intriguing look at the rise of the movie business from its earliest, silent days through the development of the studio system that helped define modern Hollywood. Mixing social history, urban studies, literature, and film, along with forays into such topics as the lure of Hollywood for utopian communities and the development of domestic architecture in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Sign is a fascinating account of how a temporary structure has become a permanent icon of American culture
Norman Mailer : a collection of critical essays by Leo Braudy( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Mailer; essays on aspects of his writing career; book reviews
From chivalry to terrorism : war and the changing nature of masculinity by Leo Braudy( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From chivalry to terrorism is an exploration of the conscious and unconscious ways in which European and American cultures have established an essential role for military and warrior virtue in defining masculinity. Beginning with the world of honor in the chivalric Middle Ages and ending in our age of global terrorism and limited war, Leo Braudy shows how perceptions and images of masculinity have changed in relation to major wars, advances in military technology, mutations in the idea of the state and how it wages war, and shifting attitudes toward both sexuality and citizenship. Braudy discusses both real and imagined characters such as Don Quixote, Henry V, Oliver Cromwell, Don Juan, Frederick the Great, Napoleon, Custer, T.E. Lawrence, Osama bin Laden, and the heroes of Stephen Crane and Ernest Hemingway. Countering the sociobiological emphasis on the fixity of human nature, this book stresses human changeability and responsiveness to circumstances
Jean Renoir, the world of his films by Leo Braudy( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great film directors : a critical anthology( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative form in history and fiction: Hume, Fielding & Gibbon by Leo Braudy( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native informant : essays on film, fiction, and popular culture by Leo Braudy( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects a number of articles covering the author's main areas of interest: 18th-century studies, the novel, films and the nature of popular culture
Haunted : on ghosts, witches, vampires, zombies, and other monsters of the natural and supernatural worlds by Leo Braudy( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... this book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, he explores four major types: the monster from nature (King Kong), the created monster (Frankenstein), the monster from within (Mr. Hyde), and the monster from the past (Dracula). Drawing upon deep historical and literary research, Braudy discusses the lasting presence of fearful imaginings in an age of scientific progress, viewing the detective genre as a rational riposte to the irrational world of the monstrous. Haunted is a compelling and incisive work by a writer at the height of his powers"--Publisher
Focus on Shoot the piano player by Leo Braudy( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met cred., biogr., filmogr., bibliogr., ind. Ook aanwezig editie 2003
On the waterfront by Leo Braudy( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I could have been a contender, I could have been somebody.' So speaks the haunted former boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) to his brother Charley (Rod Steiger) in a scene from On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) that is one of the most famous in all cinema. Set among unionised New York longshoremen, Kazan's film (from a screenplay by Budd Schulberg) recounts Terry's struggle against corruption and his ultimate, hard-won victory." "The marvellous performances of Brando, Steiger and Eva Marie Saint (as well as Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb), Boris Kaufman's photography and Leonard Bernstein's score all justify the film's fame. But On the Waterfront is also notorious, regarded by many as an attempt at justifying the decision on the part of Kazan (and Schulberg) to name names before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. That controversial decision is still incendiary today (as was evidenced in the furore that surrounded Kazan's Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1999)." "With Kazan's death in 2003 and Brando's in 2004, a reappraisal of On the Waterfront is timely and necessary. In this definitive study, Leo Braudy tells the complicated story of the film's production. He revisits the facts behind the controversy of Kazan's testimony but, above all, he analyses the elements which contribute to the enduring appeal of On the Waterfront: the Method-inspired acting, the music and cinematography, the use of authentic locations and its powerfully symbolic depiction of post-war American values."--Jacket
Essay on sepulchres, or, A proposal for erecting some memorial of the illustrious dead in all ages on the spot where their remains have been interred by William Godwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1809 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suburban knights : a return to the Middle Ages by E. F Kitchen( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Infatuation with Fame : Leo Braudy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and professor Leo Braudy has focused his studies on the history of fame since ancient times and the phenomenon of celebrity in 20th century America. He traces how our collective attention has shifted from political leaders like Abraham Lincoln to television personalities like Vanna White. In this program he discusses his work with Bill Moyers
Play it again, Sam : retakes on remakes( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane : a new translation by the author of Roderick Random : adorned with thirty-three cuts, neatly engraved by Alain René Le Sage( Book )

1 edition published in 1792 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World of ideas : Leo Braudy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Leo Braudy talks about fame, celebrity, and heroes in late 20th century America
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From chivalry to terrorism : war and the changing nature of masculinity
Alternative Names
Braudy, Leo, 1941-

Braudy, Leo Beal, 1941-

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English (241)

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German (1)


The Hollywood Sign : fantasy and reality of an American iconFrom chivalry to terrorism : war and the changing nature of masculinityNative informant : essays on film, fiction, and popular cultureOn the waterfrontSuburban knights : a return to the Middle AgesPlay it again, Sam : retakes on remakes