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Phillips, Gene D.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 330 publications in 1 language and 22,562 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Interviews  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Screenplays  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works by Gene D Phillips
Beyond the epic : the life & films of David Lean by Gene D Phillips( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phillips interviews actors who worked with Lean and directors who knew him, and their comments reveal new details about the director's life and career. Phillips also explores Lean's lesser-studied films, such as The Passionate Friends (2949), Hobson's Choice (1954), and Summertime (1955). The result is an in-depth examination of the director in cultural, historic, and cinematic contexts."--Jacket
Godfather : the intimate Francis Ford Coppola by Gene D Phillips( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author Gene D. Phillips blends biography, studio history, and film criticism to provide the most comprehensive work available on Francis Ford Coppola. Phillips gained access to the reticent director and his colleagues and examined Coppola's private production journals and screenplays. He reviewed rare copies of Coppola's student films, his early excursions into soft-core pornography, and his less celebrated productions such as One from the Heart and Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Phillips also illuminates the details of the production history of the harrowing 238-day shoot of Apocalypse Now and explains how The Godfather was almost cast without the now iconic Marlon Brando."--Jacket
Major film directors of the American and British cinema by Gene D Phillips( )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of Major Film Directors of the American and British Cinemas is a revised, updated, and expanded version of the previous edition. Gene D. Phillips focuses on fourteen American and British directors to tell the story of the history of cinema from the days of silent movies to the advent of sound, color, and widescreen. Phillips has chosen those moviemakers who have made enduring works that still appeal to filmgoers today, as attested by their availability on television and on videocassette. Moreover, Phillips seeks to represent the various trends in filmmaking that have evolved over the years, such as American film noir, which is included in the discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's films, and British social realism, which is included in the discussion of Bryan Forbes's films."--Jacket
Creatures of darkness : Raymond Chandler, detective fiction, and film noir by Gene D Phillips( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phillips explores the intersection of Chandler's fiction and film, from his novels and short stories to his Hollywood screenplays. He probes Chandler's difficult personality and demonstrates the debt that both detective fiction and today's neo-noir films owe the Chandler's stark vision
Some like it Wilder : the life and controversial films of Billy Wilder by Gene D Phillips( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906-2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder provides an overview of a filmmaking icon." "Author Gene D. Phillips departs from the traditional biography, offering new insights into the acclaimed director's professional and private life. In preparation for the book, Phillips conducted personal interviews with Wilder and other key players from the legendary director's life and times."--Jacket
Exiles in Hollywood : major European film directors in America by Gene D Phillips( )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the shadows : expanding the canon of classic film noir by Gene D Phillips( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Out of the Shadows: Expanding the Canon of Classic Film Noir, Gene Phillips provides an in-depth examination of several key noir films, including acknowledged masterpieces like Laura, The Maltese Falcon, Sunset Boulevard, and Touch of Evil, as well as films not often associated with film noir like Spellbound, A Double Life, and Anatomy of a Murder. Phillips also examines overlooked or underappreciated films such as Song of the Thin Man, The Glass Key, Ministry of Fear, and Act of Violence. Also considered in this reevaluation are significant neo-noir films, among them Chinatown, Hammett, L.A. Confidential, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. In his analyses, Phillips draws upon a number of sources, including personal interviews with directors and others connected with their productions, screenplays, and evaluations of other commentators. Out of the Shadows explores not only the most celebrated noir films but offers new insight into underrated films that deserve reconsideration."--
Alfred Hitchcock by Gene D Phillips( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the career and achievements of the director who envisioned a new kind of thriller
Gangsters and G-men on screen : crime cinema then and now by Gene D Phillips( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, noted film and literature scholar Gene D. Phillips looks at the crime film genre. In addition to the usual suspects like Little Caesar, and The Godfather Part II, which he examines with a fresh perspective, Phillips also calls attention to some of the less heralded but no less worthy films and filmmakers that represent the genre
The Francis Ford Coppola encyclopedia by James M Welsh( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entries in this encyclopedia focus on all aspects of Coppola's work, from his early days with producer Roger Corman to his films as the director of the 1970s. This extensive reference contains material on all of the films Coppola has played a role in, from screenwriter to producer to director, including such classics as Patton, The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, and Apocalypse Now. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online--Publisher description
Evelyn Waugh's officers, gentlemen, and rogues : the fact behind his fiction by Gene D Phillips( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction, film, and Faulkner : the art of adaptation by Gene D Phillips( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Kubrick : interviews by Stanley Kubrick( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Kubrick: Interviews by Gene D Phillips( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his first feature film, Fear and Desire (1953), to his final, posthumously released Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Stanley Kubrick excelled at probing the dark corners of human consciousness. In doing so, he adapted such popular novels as The Killing, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining and selected a wide variety of genres for his films -- black comedy (Dr. Strangelove), science fiction (2001: A Space Odyssey), and war (Paths of Glory and Full Metal Jacket). Because he was peerless in unveiling the intimate mysterie
Hemingway and film by Gene D Phillips( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Cukor by Gene D Phillips( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Greene: the films of his fiction by Gene D Phillips( Book )

17 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes a comparative study of the prose fiction of Graham Greene and the films made from that fiction. Special attention is focused upon the "cinematic" style of Greene's prose, the effect of Greene's screenwriting on his novels, and the characteristics of Greene's filmscripts. The book is divided into considerations of Greene as a film critic, the qualities of the novels and films categorized as "entertainments," and the qualities of the films made from Greene's "serious fiction." A filmography of filmscripts written by Greene and adaptations of Greene's prose fiction by other screenwriters is included. (Ch)
The encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick by Gene D Phillips( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the director's life and career with information on his films, key people in his life, technical information, themes, locations, and film theory, arranged alphabetically by topic
The encyclopedia of filmmakers by John C Tibbetts( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 508 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
The films of Tennessee Williams by Gene D Phillips( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beyond the epic : the life & films of David Lean
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Godfather : the intimate Francis Ford CoppolaMajor film directors of the American and British cinemaCreatures of darkness : Raymond Chandler, detective fiction, and film noirSome like it Wilder : the life and controversial films of Billy WilderExiles in Hollywood : major European film directors in AmericaThe Francis Ford Coppola encyclopediaFiction, film, and Faulkner : the art of adaptationStanley Kubrick : interviews
Alternative Names
Gene Daniel Phillips

Phillips, Gene

Phillips, Gene 1935-

Phillips, Gene Daniel.

Phillips, Gene Daniel 1935-

Phillips, Gene Daniel, 1935-2016

Phillips, Gene David

필립스, 진 D

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English (219)