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Tibbetts, John C.

Works: 88 works in 333 publications in 2 languages and 13,261 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Film adaptations  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies  Reference works  History  Interviews  Dictionaries  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Musician, htt, Collector, Interviewer, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.85, 791.436
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Most widely held works about John C Tibbetts
Most widely held works by John C Tibbetts
Composers in the movies : studies in musical biography by John C Tibbetts( )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the first devoted entirely to composer films, John C. Tibbetts surveys different styles and periods from the Hollywood of the 1920s and 1930s to the international cinema of today, exploring the role that film biographies play in our understanding of history and culture. Extensive archival research, dozens of illustrations, and numerous interviews make this a book that will appeal to film and music enthusiasts at all levels."--Jacket
Peter Weir : interviews by Peter Weir( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Weir: Interviews is the first volume of interviews to be published on the esteemed Australian director. Although Weir (b. 1944) has acquired a reputation of being guarded about his life and work, these interviews by archivists, journalists, historians, and colleagues reveal him to be a most amiable and forthcoming subject
The encyclopedia of novels into film by John C Tibbetts( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For as long as there have been movies, filmmakers have labored to translate novelists' words into flickering images. From silent epics such as Birth of a Nation to contemporary blockbusters like Jurassic Park, directors have looked to literature for their inspiration. Now, The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film provides the first comprehensive look between the pages and behind the scenes of this long-standing cinematic tradition. More than 300 entries and 100 black-and-white movie stills and illustrations survey film adaptations of novels from Alice in Wonderland to Zorba the Greek with insightful commentary and in meticulous detail." "Each entry provides a profile of the source novel, summarizing the plot, major characters, important themes, and the literary significance of the work. A second profile encapsulates the various filmed adaptations, examining how the movie preserved or changed the elements of the book, why the changes occurred, how the director's or studio's vision differed from the author's, and how successful the movie was on its own merits." "A special appendix, The Novelist in Hollywood, offers a compelling exploration of the role of the writer in the movie industry as seen through the experiences of literary giants such as William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of novels into film by John C Tibbetts( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged entries for film adaptations provide the date of release, the production company, and the director and screenwriter, and discusses the plot of each film
Dvořák in America, 1892-1895 by John C Tibbetts( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1892 the Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak arrived in New York City, where from 1892 to 1895 he worked as the director of the National Conservatory. "I did not come here to interpret Beethoven or Wagner for the public," he said, "but to give what encouragement I can to the young musicians of America ... I came to discover what young Americans have in them and to help them express it. The new American school of music must strike its roots deeply into its own soil." Dvorak, a foreigner in a land filled with foreigners, had an ear freshly attuned "to the voice of the people," as he put it - the voice he heard in "the Negro melodies, the songs of the creoles, the red man's chant, or the plaintive ditties of the homesick Germans and Norwegians." By precept and example, he inspired his pupils and friends - such as Will Marion Cook, Harry T. Burleigh (both African Americans), Horatio Parker, and Maurice Arnold - to forge a uniquely American tradition; they, in turn, became mentors and teachers to a new generation of composers, including Charles Ives, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Duke Ellington. Dvorak heard for himself the "dialects and idioms ... commingled in this great country" and expressed them in his own way in a dozen masterpieces written during his visit. His "New World" Symphony, for example - still the most famous ever written on American soil - was composed in New York amid what he called the "American push" of the streets. And two of his most celebrated chamber works, the F Major Quartet and the E-flat Major Quintet, were written during his travels through the prairies of northeast Iowa, which he described as the "American Sahara." The contributors to this anthology are among the world's most distinguished authorities on Dvorak. They view the subject through the diverse lenses of the biographer, musicologist, cultural historian, archivist, educator, musician, novelist, journalist, and psychoanalyst. Further, they make discoveries of their own as new research continues to reveal information about the composer's life and music. Indeed, one lost and several neglected compositions are examined here. The composite portrait that emerges is strikingly pertinent to the modern age of multiculturalism and ethnic diversity. Dvorak and America constituted a unique intersection of culture, personality, and history that transcended a moment and identified an age
American classic screen interviews by Kevin Brownlow( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of interviews previously published in the periodical, American classic screen
American classic screen profiles by John C Tibbetts( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First appearing in 1976, American Classic Screen was the publishing arm of the National Film Society. ... In [book title], editors have assembled some of the most significant biographical sketches written for the magazine during its ten-year history. This collection contains rare insights into some of the brightest stars of yesteryear, as well as gifted filmmakers, directors and craftsmen alike, including Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Diana Serra Cary ("Baby Peggy"), Warner Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Beulah Bondi, George M. Cohan, Cecil B. DeMille, Boris Karloff, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Eleanor Powell, Robert Redford, Mickey Rooney, William Wellman, and Natalie Wood."--Back cover
American classic screen features by James M Welsh( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In American Classic Screen Features, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains fascinating accounts of Hollywood history including articles on Marilyn Monroe's first screen test, John Ford's favorite film, Olivia De Havilland's lawsuit against Warner Bros., Walt Disney's unfinished projects, and Stanley Kubrick's early noir classics. This volume also contains in-depth examinations of classic films, including Birth of a Nation, The B
The encyclopedia of stage plays into film by John C Tibbetts( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A foreword by the late Steve Allen provides a revealing glimpse behind the scenes of how a stage play is adapted to the big screen, from an actor and writer's point of view. More than 300 entries are classified into three sections: Dramatic Adaptations, Musical Adaptations, and Shakespearean Adaptations. Each entry discusses both the play and the film in detail, highlighting the changes made from stage to screen, the actors and actresses, the playwrights and screenwriters, and critical reception of both the play and the movie; more than 100 photographs and illustrations help capture the excitement."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of filmmakers by John C Tibbetts( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains entries that examine the careers of twentieth-century filmmakers who have advanced the art of cinema, each with a biographical portrait, a look at his or her early work, a discussion of major films and themes, and critical commentary. Arranged alphabetically from A to K
Novels into film : the encyclopedia of movies adapted from books by John C Tibbetts( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines more than 120 literary works and their screen adaptations, discussing ways in which the films differed from their sources, how the visions of the director and the author differed, and the critical and commercial success of each film
The gothic imagination : conversations on fantasy, horror, and science fiction in the media by John C Tibbetts( Book )

20 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gothic tradition continues to excite the popular imagination. John C. Tibbetts presents interviews and conversations with prominent novelists, filmmakers, artists, and film and television directors and actors as they trace the Gothic mode across three centuries, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, through H.P. Lovecraft, to today's science fiction, goth, and steampunk culture. H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert (Psycho) Bloch, Chris (The Polar Express, Jumanji) Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Gahan Wilson, Ray Harryhausen, Christopher Reeve, Greg Bear, William Shatner, and many more share their worlds of imagination and terror"--Provided by publisher
The war of the world : a new history of the 20th century by Niall Ferguson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film considers the unparalleled stretch of violence during the 20th century as a single, unrelenting 'war of the world' that began with Japan's invasion of Russia in 1904 and continued through the Korean War all the way to an ongoing 'Third World's War'"--Container
The cinema of Tony Richardson : essays and interviews( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this study critically survey the films of Tony Richardson, one of Britain's most inventive directors of stage and screen during the 1950s and 1960s
Douglas Fairbanks and the American century by John C Tibbetts( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century brings to life the most popular movie star of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his peak, in the teens and twenties, the swashbuckling adventurer embodied the new American Century of speed, opportunity, and aggressive optimism. The essays and interviews in this volume bring fresh perspectives to his life and work, including analyses of films never before examined. Also published here for the first time in English is a first-hand production account of the making of Fairbanks's last silent film, The Iron Mask. Fairbanks was the most vivid and strenuous exponent of the American Century, whose dominant mode after 1900 was the mass marketing of a burgeoning democratic optimism, at home and abroad. During those first decades of the twentieth century, his sairic comedy-adventures shadow-boxed with the illusions of class and custom. His characters managed to combine the American Easterner's experience and pretension and the Westerner's promise and expansion. As the masculine personification of the Old World aristocrat and the New World self-made man--tied to tradition yet emancipated from history--he constructed a uniquely American aristocrat striding into a new age and sensibility. This is the most compete account yet written of the film career of Douglas Fairbanks, one of the first great stars of the silent American cinema and one of the original United Artists (comprising Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith). John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh's text is especially rich in its coverage of the early years of the star's career from 1915 to 1920 and covers in detail several films previously considered lost"--
The American theatrical film : stages in development by John C Tibbetts( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann : a chorus of voices by John C Tibbetts( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann: A Chorus of Voices is a significant contribution to Schumann's 200th-birthday year, 2010. In these hitherto unpublished interviews and conversations, more than thirty biographers, musicians, critics, and commentators offer their own unique perspectives on Schumann's life, work, controversies, and place in the history of Romantic music. Gathered by Schumann scholar John C. Tibbetts during more than thirty years of travel and research, these intimate and informal talks take the reader "backstage" to the rehearsal hall, scholar's study, archive, and music festival. Included are musicians Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Erich Leinsdorf, Jörg Demus, Emanuel Ax, Elly Ameling, Thomas Hampson, Steven Isserlis, Marin Alsop; scholars and biographers Jacques Barzun, Nancy B. Reich, Peter Ostwald, Leon Plantinga, and Larry Todd; critics and commentators Martin Bookspan, Eugenia Zuckerman, and Maurice Sendak; and archivists Gerd Nauhaus, Ute Baer, and Joachim Draheim. The accompanying disc features Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jose Feghali performing and discussing Schumann's Carnaval, Opus 9, and pianist Ronald Brautigam performing the complete Noveletten, Opus 21 [Publisher description]
Performing music history : musicians speak first-hand about music history and performance by John C Tibbetts( )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing Music History offers a unique perspective on music history and performance through a series of conversations with women and men intimately associated with music performance, history, and practice: the musicians themselves. Fifty-five celebrated artists--singers, pianists, violinists, cellists, flutists, horn players, oboists, composers, conductors, and jazz greats--provide interviews that encompass most of Western music history, from the Middle Ages to contemporary classical music, avant-garde innovations, and Broadway musicals. The book covers music history through lenses that include "authentic" performance, original instrumentation, and social context. Moreover, the musicians interviewed all bring to bear upon their respective subjects three outstanding qualities: 1) their high esteem in the music world as immediately recognizable names among musicians and public alike; 2) their energy and devotion to scholarship and the recovery of endangered musical heritages; and 3) their considerable skills, media savvy, and showmanship as communicators. Introductory essays to each chapter provide brief synopses of historical eras and topics. Combining careful scholarship and lively conversation, Performing Music History explores historical contexts for a host of fascinating issues
Teaching in the developing nations; a guide for educators by John C Tibbetts( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His majesty the American : the cinema of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. by John C Tibbetts( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The encyclopedia of novels into film
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Alternative Names
John C. Tibbetts American film critic

John C. Tibbetts Amerikaans journalist (1946-)

John C. Tibbetts crítico de cine estadounidense

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Tibbetts, J. C. (John C.), 1946-

Tibbetts, J. C. (John Carter), 1946-

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