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Sklar, Robert

Works: 74 works in 278 publications in 5 languages and 11,863 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Gangster films  Crime films  Film noir  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Academic theses  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN1993.5.U6, 791.4309
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Most widely held works by Robert Sklar
Movie-made America : a social history of American movies by Robert Sklar( Book )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vastly readable and richly illustrated volume examines film as art form, technological innovation, big business, and cultural bellwether. It takes in stars from Douglas Fairbanks to Sly Stallone; auteurs from D.W. Griffith to Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee; and genres from the screwball comedy of the 1930s to the "hard body" movies of the 1980s to the independent films of the 1990s. Combining panoramic sweep with detailed commentaries on hundreds of individual films, Movie-Made America is a must for any motion picture enthusiast
F. Scott Fitzgerald, the last Laocoön by Robert Sklar( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Fitzgerald's mind and art from his collegiate fiction through "The last Laocoon."
Film : an international history of the medium by Robert Sklar( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early cinema - The "Silent era"--Hollywood in the 1920's - Cinemas of Europe and the Soviet during the 1920's - Development of sound in film - Hollywood genres in the 1930's - Film and World War II - Postwar changes to the film industry - New documentary - Movies and social movements - European films of the 1960's and 1970's - Recovery in Hollywood - Alternative cinema in the 1980's - Japanese Cinema - Akira Kurosawa
Public enemy by William A Wellman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relates the story of a young man's rise in the criminal underworld in Prohibition-era urban America"--Wikipedia
A world history of film by Robert Sklar( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime-time America : life on and behind the television screen by Robert Sklar( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plastic age (1917-1930) by Robert Sklar( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City boys : Cagney, Bogart, Garfield by Robert Sklar( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Films and their screen personas but also to their working environment. Sklar gives a real sense of the intensity with which each of them struggled to control his own work in the face of the power of Warner Bros., whose effort to produce socially conscious movies did not prevent the company from exploiting its stars. The book also describes the involvement of the three stars with political causes and their response to attacks mounted by powerful right-wing elements
Frank Capra : authorship and the studio system( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resisting images : essays on cinema and history( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotisserie League baseball( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global neorealism : the transnational history of a film style( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intellectual, cultural, and film historians have long considered neorealism the founding block of post-World War II Italian cinema. Neorealism, the traditional story goes, was an Italian film style born in the second postwar period and aimed at recovering the reality of Italy after the sugarcoated moving images of Fascism. Lasting from 1945 to the early 1950's, neorealism produced world-renowned masterpieces such as Roberto Rossellini-s "Roma, citta aperta" ("Rome, Open City", 1945) and Vittorio De Sica's "Ladri di biciclette" ("Bicycle Thieves", 1947). These films won some of the most prestigious film awards of the immediate postwar period and influenced world cinema. This collection brings together distinguished film scholars and cultural historians to complicate this nation-based approach to the history of neorealism. The traditional story notwithstanding, the meaning and the origins of the term are problematic. What does neorealism really mean, and how Italian is it? Italian filmmakers were wary of using the term and Rossellini preferred "realism". Many filmmakers confessed to having greatly borrowed from other cinemas, including French, Soviet, and American."
Cinemamerica : una storia sociale del cinema americano by Robert Sklar( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Scott Fitzgerald, el último Laoconte by Robert Sklar( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent screens : the decline and transformation of the American movie theater by Michael Putnam( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Silent Screens, photographer Michael Putnam captures the once prominent cinemas in decline and transformation. His photographs of abandoned movie houses and forlorn marquees are an elegy to this disappearing cultural icon." "Introduced by Robert Sklar, the photographs are accompanied by original reminiscences on moviegoing by Peter Bogdanovich, Molly Haskell, Andrew Sarris, and Chester H. Liebs as well as excerpts from the works of poet John Hollander and writers Larry McMurtry and John Updike."--Jacket
Linguistics and revolutions by Noam Chomsky( Recording )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noam Chomsky is interviewed by Dr. Robert Skalar of the University of Michigan. Chomsky's revolution in the study of language has had its impact on such diverse fields as psychology, biology, philosophy, English literature, and education
Hitler's heroines? Stardom, womanhood and the popular in Nazi cinema by Antje Ingrid Ascheid( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work investigates Nazi film culture vis-a-vis its problematic representations of womanhood and contributes to a feminist understanding and history of the national socialist state. Nazi culture is understood as bound up in many cultural continuities, economic dependencies and ideological frictions, which led it to frequently reproduce its own contradictions giving voice to the very tensions that underlay the repressive axioms of NS ideologues. Conceptually, Nazism embraced neither the femmes fatales nor the femmes fragiles of the fin-de-siecle, nor did it approve of the "new woman" of modernity. Foregrounded instead were the absolute of the "German mother" and the image of the de-eroticized "female fighter and comrade." Nazi films, however, typically featured actresses whose star images and screen characters struggled to incorporate Nazi doctrine, reaching back instead to discourses operative in international cinema and Weimar traditions. Moreover, the figure of woman invariably pointed to frictions inherent in the problematic position females assumed in fascist patriarchy. Female star signs consistently indicated irreconcilable difficulties, at the same time as they were being used to entertain the public in an ideologically conformist way
Screening biopolitics: The presidential campaign film and Cold War aesthetics by Isabelle Freda( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the origin and development of Cold War aesthetics in film and television from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan. My approach to this topic emphasizes the decisive role of representation in visual culture in the constitution of power in the United States in the post-war period, even as I take a deconstructive view of presidential leadership, a contruct I call the "Cold War Leviathan" in a re-working of Thomas Hobbes's famous figure. While this study is laid out chronologically, each chapter focuses on a different component of Cold War aesthetics. In Chapter One I broaden our understanding of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "modern presidency," including the role of visual culture and electronic media in understanding how presidential power is crafted and maintained. In doing this, I identify the figuration of power in crisis (begun in the New Deal) as an integral element of what would become, by Roosevelt's death, the nuclear National Security State. The presidential transition upon Roosevelt's death displays, on the one hand, the power of official aesthetics centered upon the figure of the president and, on the other, an increasing autonomy of a national security establishment centered upon the secret of the Bomb
Post-stalinist cinema and the Russian intelligentsia, 1953-1960 : strategies of self-representation, de-stalinization, and the national cultural tradition by Sergei Kapterev( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of my dissertation is to specify some attributes of Soviet film culture during the post-Stalin reforms. Political, social and cultural changes of "the thaw" have been extensively studied; however, the period's cinema - a key provider of ideological support to the reformist project - has received less systematic attention
Minding muscle: The technologies of bodybuilding from the turn-of-the-century machine-man to the new millennium's ULTRAGIRL(TM) by Jacqueline Eileen Brady( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the development of bodybuilding in North America, tracing it from its rise at the turn of the century to its resurgence today. Bodybuilding is alternately viewed as a disciplinary practice, a technology of the self, and a site wherein politics, economics, and discourses intersect. Each chapter studies a bodybuilder who embodies a discursive shift due to innovations in technologies of the body: These secondary representational technologies--the vaudeville stage, photography, documentary film, and autobiography--further mediate the bodybuilder's self-made, bodybuilt form
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Robert Sklar American historian

Robert Sklar Amerikaans historicus (1936-2011)

Sklar, Bob

スクラー, R

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Film : an international history of the mediumPublic enemyA world history of filmCity boys : Cagney, Bogart, GarfieldFrank Capra : authorship and the studio systemSilent screens : the decline and transformation of the American movie theater