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Dick, Bernard F.

Works: 48 works in 349 publications in 3 languages and 25,374 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Motion pictures  Biographies  Film adaptations  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6013.O35, 821.912
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Most widely held works by Bernard F Dick
William Golding by Bernard F Dick( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of William Golding
Engulfed : the death of Paramount Pictures and the birth of corporate Hollywood by Bernard F Dick( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dick portrays the new Paramount as a paradigm of today's Hollywood, where the only real art is the art of the deal. Former merchandising executives find themselves in charge of production, on the assumption that anyone who can sell a movie can make one."--Jacket
Anatomy of film by Bernard F Dick( Book )

70 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring both the humanistic and analytical aspects of film evaluation and criticism, [the book] encourages students to develop a critical awareness of film as art, as literature, and as life. This highly readable and jargon-free text illustrates the most recent film techniques and includes examples from classic films and also from contemporary films such as The Blair Witch Project, The Matrix, Run Lola Run, and All About My Mother -Back cover
City of dreams : the making and remaking of Universal Pictures by Bernard F Dick( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thus the age of corporate Hollywood arrived at Universal Pictures earlier than at other studios. The Universal-International merger in 1946, Decca's stock takeover in the early 1950s, and MCA's buyout in 1962 all presaged today's Hollywood, where the art of the deal often eclipses the art of making movies. So what makes Universal unique? The studio as "city," the fascination with backlot tours, today's theme park slogan, "Ride the Movies," all emphasize Universal's strong sense of place. Stars and executives have come and gone, shaping and reshaping the studio's image, but through it all Universal's revolving globe logo has remained on movie screens around the world. And, unlike several other studios of Hollywood's golden age, Universal still makes movies today
Forever Mame : the life of Rosalind Russell by Bernard F Dick( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on personal interviews and information from the archives of Russell and her producer-husband Frederick Brisson, Dick begins with Russell's childhood in Waterbury, Connecticut, and chronicles her early attempts to achieve recognition after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Frustrated by her inability to land a lead in a Broadway show, she headed for Hollywood in 1934 and two years later played her first starring role, the title character in Craig's Wife."
Claudette Colbert : she walked in beauty by Bernard F Dick( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of actress Claudette Colbert, discussing her early life, her long career in stage, film, and radio, and her lifelong interests
Radical innocence : a critical study of the Hollywood Ten by Bernard F Dick( )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On October 30, 1947, the House Committee on Un-American Activities concluded the first round of hearings on the alleged Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry. Hollywood was ordered to "clean its own house," and ten witnesses who had refused to answer questions about their membership in the Screen Writers Guild and the Communist party eventually received contempt citations. By 1950 the Hollywood Ten, as they quickly became known, were serving prison sentences ranging from six months to a year. Since that time the group, which included writers, directors, and a producer, have been either dismissed as industry hacks or eulogized as Cold War martyrs, but never have they been discussed in terms of their profession. Radical Innocence is the first study to focus on the work of the Ten: their short stories, plays, novels, criticism, poems, memoirs, and, of course, their films. Drawing on myriad sources, including archival materials, unpublished manuscripts, black-market scripts, screenplay drafts, letters, and personal interviews, Bernard F. Dick describes the Ten's survival tactics during the blacklisting and analyzes the contribution of these ten individuals not only to film but also to the arts."--Publisher website
Columbia Pictures : portrait of a studio by Bernard F Dick( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent 3.4 billion purchase of Columbia Pictures by Sony Corporation focused attention on a studio that had survived one of Hollywood's worst scandals under David Begelman, as well as ownership by Coca-Cola and David Puttnam's misguided attempt to bring back the studio's glory days. Columbia Pictures traces Columbia's history from its beginnings as the CBC Film Sales Company (nicknamed ""Corned Beef and Cabbage"") through the regimes of Harry Cohn and his successors, and concludes with a vivid portrait of today's corporate Hollywood, with its investment bankers, entertainment lawyers, agen
The star-spangled screen : the American World War II film by Bernard F Dick( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American World War II film depicted a united America, a mythic America in which the average guy, the girl next door, the 4-F patriot, and the grieving mother were suddenly transformed into heroes and heroines, warriors and goddesses. The Star-Spangled Screen examines the historical accuracy -- or lack thereof -- of films about the Third Reich, the Resistance, and major military campaigns. Concerned primarily with the films of the war years, it also includes discussions of such postwar movies as Battleground (1949), Attack! (1956), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), and Patton (1970)
The president's ladies : Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis by Bernard F Dick( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ronald Reagan, a former actor and one of America's most popular presidents, married not one but two Hollywood actresses. This book is three biographies in one, discovering fascinating connections among Jane Wyman (1917-2007), Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), and Nancy Davis (b. 1921). Jane Wyman, who married Reagan in 1940 and divorced him seven years later, knew an early life of privation. She gravitated to the movies and made her debut at fifteen as an unbilled member of the chorus, then toiled as an extra for four years until she finally received billing. She proved herself as a dramatic actress in The Lost Weekend, and the following year, she was nominated for an Oscar for The Yearling and soon won for her performance in Johnny Belinda, in which she did not speak a single line. Other Oscar nominations followed, along with a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Angela Channing in Falcon Crest. Conversely, Nancy Davis led a relatively charmed life, the daughter of an actress and the stepdaughter of a neurosurgeon. Surrounded by her mother's friends--Walter Huston, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lillian Gish, and Alla Nazimova, her godmother--Davis started in the theater, then moved on to Hollywood, where she enjoyed modest success, and finally began working in television. When she married Reagan in 1952, she unwittingly married into politics, eventually leaving acting to concentrate on being the wife of the governor of California, and then the wife of the president of the United States. In her way, Davis played her greatest role as Reagan's friend, confidante, and adviser in life and in politics. This book considers three actors who left an indelible mark on both popular and political culture for more than fifty years"--
T.S. Eliot's The waste land by T. S Eliot( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eight critical essays on Eliot's The Waste Land
Hal Wallis : producer to the stars by Bernard F Dick( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within three months he was director of the department, and appointments to studio manager and production executive quickly followed. Wallis went on to oversee dozens of productions and formed his own production company in 1944." "Bernard F. Dick draws on numerous sources such as Wallis's personal production files and exclusive interviews with many of his contemporaries to finally tell the full story of his illustrious career. Dick combines his knowledge of behind-the-scenes Hollywood with fascinating anecdotes to create a portrait of one of Hollywood's early power players."--Jacket
The Merchant Prince of Poverty Row : Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures by Bernard F Dick( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A latecomer to the movie business, Harry turned to film only after Jack won acclaim as an editor at Universal. Harry's determination to eclipse Jack drove him to gain control of Columbia and to woo talent like Frank Capra who could achieve his goal of transforming a Poverty Row studio into one of the majors (while maintaining some of the lowest budgets in Hollywood). A study of Columbia's 1930s films, most of them rarely shown, proves that Capra/Cohn - not "Capracorn"--Studio policy during that crucial decade. By interweaving biography, studio history, and film criticism, Dick argues a new approach to the studio heads of Hollywood's Golden Age: Harry Cohn was Columbia Pictures, and Columbia's pictures were Harry Cohn in all his complexity
The apostate angel; a critical study of Gore Vidal by Bernard F Dick( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenism of Mary Renault by Bernard F Dick( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood Madonna : Loretta Young by Bernard F Dick( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loretta Young (1913-2000) was an Academy Award-winning actress known for devout Catholicism and her performances in The Farmer's Daughter, The Bishop's Wife, and Come to the Stable, and for her long-running and tremendously popular television series. But that was not the whole story
Billy Wilder by Bernard F Dick( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The screen is red : Hollywood, communism, and the Cold War by Bernard F Dick( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The road not taken -- The red sextet -- Calling Dr. Death -- Creatures from the id -- Worlds elsewhere -- Amid the alien corn -- Apocalypse then -- Red skies over China -- "Better dead than red"--Commies, commies everywhere -- Microfilm mania -- Madness risen from hell -- Curtain up! -- Walking a tightrope -- The forgotten war -- Meanwhile, back in the West ... -- Alfred Hitchcock and Cold War espionage -- Hollywood's cold warrior: John Wayne -- Home front liberals -- The year of living dangerously -- After such knowledge
Hellman in Hollywood by Bernard F Dick( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph L. Mankiewicz by Bernard F Dick( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Engulfed : the death of Paramount Pictures and the birth of corporate Hollywood
Alternative Names
Dick, Bernard 1935-

Dick, Bernard Francis 1935-

برنارد ف. ديك، 1935-

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Russian (1)

Anatomy of filmCity of dreams : the making and remaking of Universal PicturesForever Mame : the life of Rosalind RussellClaudette Colbert : she walked in beautyRadical innocence : a critical study of the Hollywood TenThe star-spangled screen : the American World War II filmT.S. Eliot's The waste landHal Wallis : producer to the stars