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Brode, Douglas 1943-

Works: 54 works in 393 publications in 3 languages and 15,881 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Biography  Motion pictures  Western television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1999.W27, 791.436
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Douglas Brode
Shakespeare in the movies : from the silent era to Shakespeare in love by Douglas Brode( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike previous studies of Shakespeare's cinematic history, Shakespeare in the Movies proceeds chronologically, in the order that the plays were written, allowing the reader to trace the development of Shakespeare as an author - and an auteur - and to see how the changing cultural climate of the Elizabethans flowered into film centuries later. Douglas Brode provides historical background, production details, contemporary critical reactions, and his own incisive analysis, covering everything from the acting of Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, and Gwyneth Paltrow, to the direction of Orson Welles, Kenneth Branagh, and others. Brode also considers the many films that, though not strict adaptations, contain significant Shakespearean content, such as West Side Story and Kurosawa's Ran and Throne of Blood. And Brode does not ignore the ignoble treatment the master has sometimes received. We learn, for instance, that the 1929 version of The Taming of the Shrew (which featured the eyebrow-raising writing credit: "By William Shakespeare, with additional dialogue by Sam Taylor") opens not so trippingly on the tongue - PETRUCHIO: "Howdy Kate." KATE: "Katherine to you, mug."" "For anyone wishing to cast a backward glance over the poet's film career and to understand his current big-screen popularity better, Shakespeare in the Movies is a definitive guide."--Jacket
Multiculturalism and the Mouse : race and sex in Disney entertainment by Douglas Brode( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. In his latest iconoclastic work, Douglas Brode--the only academic author/scholar who dares to defend Disney entertainment--argues that "Uncle Walt'" output of films, television shows, theme parks, and spin-off items promoted diversity decades before such a concept gained popular currency in the 1990s. Fully understood, It' a Small World --one of the most popular attractions at the Disney theme parks--encapsulates Disney' prophetic vision of an appealingly varied world, each race respecting the uniqueness of all the others while simultaneously celebrating a common human core. In this pioneering volume, Brode makes a compelling case that Disney' consistently positive presentation of "difference"--Whether it be race, gender, sexual orientation, ideology, or spirituality--provided the key paradigm for an eventual emergence of multiculturalism in our society. Using examples from dozens of films and TV programs, Brode demonstrates that Disney entertainment has consistently portrayed Native Americans, African Americans, women, gays, individual acceptance of one' sexual orientation, and alternatives to Judeo-Christian religious values in a highly positive light. Assuming a contrarian stance, Brode refutes the overwhelming body of "serious" criticism that dismisses Disney entertainment as racist and sexist. Instead, he reveals through close textual analysis how Disney introduced audiences to such politically correct principles as mainstream feminism
From Walt to Woodstock : how Disney created the counterculture by Douglas Brode( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Brode overturns the idea of Disney as a middlebrow filmmaker by detailing how Disney movies played a key role in transforming children of the Eisenhower era into the radical youth of the Age of Aquarius
Myth, media, and culture in Star wars : an anthology by Douglas Brode( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In 1977, Star Wars blazed across the screen to become one of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time. It was followed by two sequels and three prequels, all of which became blockbusters. Comic books, novels, graphic novels, and magazines devoted to the films have added to the mythology of George Lucas's creation. Despite the impact of the franchise on popular culture, however, discussion of the films from a scholarly perspective has not kept pace with the films. In Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars: An Anthology, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled an intriguing collection of essays addressing the influences that shaped the films, as well as the impact the franchise has had on popular culture. Contributors to this volume discuss the Star Wars universe and what its connection to various cultural touchstones-from fairy tales and Joseph Campbell to Disneyland and Marvel comics-mean to viewers. Essays examine the films in the franchise as well as incarnations of the Star Wars universe in video games, comic books, and television programs, including the films' influence on new generations of filmmakers. A companion volume to Sex, Politics, and Culture in Star Wars, Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars is a diverse collection of criticism that investigates the dynamic force that Star Wars has become in popular culture, from every imaginable angle
Sex, politics, and religion in Star wars : an anthology( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1977, Star Wars blazed across the screen to become one of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time. In Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars: An Anthology, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled a provocative collection of essays that explore such hot topics as race and racism in the Star Wars galaxy, Judeo-Christian and Eastern re
Shooting stars of the small screen : encyclopedia of TV Western actors (1946-present) by Douglas Brode( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the beginning of television, Westerns have been playing on the small screen. From the mid-1950s until the early 1960s, they were one of TV's most popular genres, with millions of viewers tuning in to such popular shows as Rawhide, Gunsmoke, and Disney's Davy Crockett. Though the cultural revolution of the later 1960s contributed to the demise of tradrttonal Western programs, the Western never actually disappeared from TV. Instead, it took on new forms, such as the highly popular Lonesome Dove and Deadwood, while exploring the lives of characters who never before had a starring role, including anti-heroes, mountain men, farmers, Native and African Americans, Latinos, and women." "Shooting Stars of the Small Screen is a comprehensive encyclopedia of more than 450 actors who received star billing or played a recurring character role in a TV Western series or a made-for-TV Western movie or miniseries from the late 1940s up to 2008. Douglas Brode covers the highlights of each actor's career to give a full sense of the actor's screen persona(s). Within the entries are discussions of scores of popular Western TV shows that explore how these programs both reflected and impacted the social world in which they aired. Brode opens the encyclopedia with a fascinating history of the TV Western that traces its roots in B Western movies, while also showing how TV Westerns developed their own unique storytelling conventions."--Jacket
Fantastic planets, forbidden zones, and lost continents : the 100 greatest science fiction films by Douglas Brode( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether you judge by box office receipts, industry awards, or critical accolades, science fiction films are the most popular movies now being produced and distributed around the world. Nor is this phenomenon new. Sci-fi filmmakers and audiences have been exploring fantastic planets, forbidden zones, and lost continents ever since George Melies 1902 film A Trip to the Moon. In this highly entertaining and knowledgeable book, film historian and pop culture expert Douglas Brode picks the one hundred greatest sci-fi films of all time. Brode's list ranges from today's blockbusters to forgotten gems, with surprises for even the most informed fans and scholars. He presents the movies in chronological order, which effectively makes this book a concise history of the sci-fi film genre. A striking (and in many cases rare) photograph accompanies each entry, for which Brode provides a numerical rating, key credits and cast members, brief plot summary, background on the film's creation, elements of the moviemaking process, analysis of the major theme(s), and trivia. -- Amazon
Dream West : politics and religion in cowboy movies by Douglas Brode( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overturns conventional thinking that the Western genre is essentially conservative. Instead, Brode demonstrates that Hollywood liberals used Westerns to espouse a progressive agenda on a range of issues, including gun control, environmental protection, respect for non-Christian belief systems, and community cohesion versus rugged individualism. Doug Brode takes a new look at dozens of Westerns, including Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Red River, 3:10 to Yuma (old and new), The Wild Ones, High Noon, My Darling Clementine, The Alamo, and No Country for Old Men"--
Woody Allen : his films and career by Douglas Brode( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the film career of the actor, stand-up comic, and writer and includes candid shots and photographs from his films
The films of Steven Spielberg by Douglas Brode( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film critic Brodie puts Spielberg's career in focus, from his first feature ( The Sugarland Express) more than 20 years ago, through the blockbusters Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jurassic Park, and the "quieter" heartfelt films that also make up his work. Photos throughout, many in color
The films of the fifties : Sunset Boulevard to On the beach by Douglas Brode( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movie films of the 1950's
The films of Jack Nicholson by Douglas Brode( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More stories from the Twilight zone by Rod Serling( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories that were inspired by the television series Twilight Zone
The films of the eighties by Douglas Brode( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denzel Washington : his films and career by Douglas Brode( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis cinema and popular culture by Douglas Brode( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Though Elvis Presley's music is widely credited as starting a sea change in American popular culture, his films are often dismissed as superficial. Beyond the formulaic plotlines and the increasingly weaker songs, however, the films are rich with resonance to the changing times in which they were produced (roughly 1955-1970). They were also a means by which Elvis communicated deeply felt autobiographical material to his fan base, although in the guise of lighthearted escapist fare. This work takes a new stand, maintaining that Elvis's 31 Hollywood features and two documentaries reveal a profound statement from the star and auteur. Analyzing each film in detail and exploring the body of work as a whole, Brode reveals the Elvis persona as a contemporary Candide, attempting to navigate an ever changing social and political landscape
Rod Serling and the twilight zone : the 50th anniversary tribute by Douglas Brode( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on photographs and personal remembrances, Rod Serling's widow, Carol, gives commentary on some of the series' most memorable episodes. Veteran film historian Douglas Brode gives in-depth descriptions of these episodes and why they were so resonant with viewers
The films of the sixties by Douglas Brode( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dracula's daughters : the female vampire on film by Leah Deyneka( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Dracula's Daughters: The Female Vampire on Film, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled a varied collection of essays that explore this cinematic type that simultaneously frightens and seduces viewers. These essays address a number of issues raised by the female vampire film, such as violence perpetrated on and by women; reactions to the genre from feminists, antifeminists, and postfeminists; the implications of female vampire films for audiences both gay and straight; and how films reflected the period during which they were created. Other topics include female vampire films in relationship to vampire fiction, particularly by women such as Anne Rice; the relationship of the vampire myth to sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS; issues of race and misogyny; and the unique phenomenon of teen vampires in young adult books and films such as Twilight."--Back cover
It's the Disney version! : popular cinema and literary classics( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1937, the first full-length animated film produced by Walt Disney was released. Based on a fairy tale written by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was an instant success and set the stage for more film adaptations over the next several decades. From animated features like Bambi to live action films such as Mary Poppins, Disney repeatedly turned to literary sources for inspiration--a tradition the Disney studios continues well into the twenty-first century. In It's the Disney Version!: Popular Cinema and Literary Classics, Douglas Brode and Shea T. Brode have collected essays that consider the relationship between a Disney film and the source material from which it was drawn. Analytic yet accessible, these essays provide a wide-ranging study of the term "The Disney Version" and what it conveys to viewers. Among the works discussed in this volume are Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Tarzan, and Winnie the Pooh. In these intriguing essays, contributors to this volume offer close textual analyses of both the original work and of the Disney counterpart. Featuring articles that consider both positive and negative elements that can be found in the studio's output, It's the Disney Version!: Popular Cinema and Literary Classics will be of interest to scholars and students of film, as well as the diehard Disney fan."--Publisher's description
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Multiculturalism and the Mouse : race and sex in Disney entertainment
Multiculturalism and the Mouse : race and sex in Disney entertainmentFrom Walt to Woodstock : how Disney created the countercultureShooting stars of the small screen : encyclopedia of TV Western actors (1946-present)The films of Steven SpielbergThe films of Jack NicholsonMore stories from the Twilight zoneDenzel Washington : his films and careerElvis cinema and popular cultureRod Serling and the twilight zone : the 50th anniversary tribute
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