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Sklar, Robert

Works: 70 works in 261 publications in 5 languages and 11,770 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Gangster films  Film noir  Crime films  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Film adaptations  Pictorial works 
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 )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,396 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 )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,641 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 )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,454 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 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 794 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 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 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
Resisting images : essays on cinema and history( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotisserie League baseball( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 132 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 102 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."
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
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

The Truman era by I. F Stone( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kronologisk ordnet artikelsamling af den amerikanske journalist I.F. Stone, f. 1907
'Indecent desires': Sexploitation cinema, 1960s film culture and the adult film audience by Elena Gorfinkel( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Indecent Desires': Sexploitation Cinema, 1960s Film Culture and the Adult Film Audience," examines the emergence, economic success, and decline of sexploitation films in the United States. As historical artifacts that open a window onto the turbulent 1960s and its ferment of politics, outrage, and flourishing of personal and erotic expression, sexploitation films are a neglected, yet primary example of the complicated history of American independent film production in the period between 1960 and 1972. Defined by their low-budgets, crude mise-en-scene, and unswerving focus on a fantastically unfettered female sexuality, sexploitation films operated at the edges of legality, spurring on the censors and facilitating perpetual confrontations with obscenity law. Sexploitation films differed from hard-core pornography in their embrace of melodrama and in their refusal to show penetrative intercourse
Screening biopolitics: The presidential campaign film and Cold War aesthetics by Isabelle Freda( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chapter Three I examine the evolution of 'presidential intimacy' and the rhetoric of live television through a close analysis of highlights in the long career of Richard Nixon. Nixon's famous "Checkers" speech provides a revealing mapping of the ideology of live television and its intersection with McCarthyism. Nixon's 1968 campaign, on the other hand, displays the breakdown of Cold War aesthetics as it was pressed to its most extreme articulation to date. In Chapter Four I show how this breakdown is "resolved" in the cybernetic re-tooling of official aesthetics exemplified in the Reaganesque "photo-op" and the interplay of stardom and absence it inscribed
Cinemamerica : una storia sociale del cinema americano by Robert Sklar( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika eiga no bunkashi : eiga ga tsukutta Amerika by Robert Sklar( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and the moving image( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Robert Sklar American historian

Robert Sklar Amerikaans historicus (1936-2011)

Sklar, Bob

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