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Horton, Andrew 1944-

Works: 68 works in 342 publications in 2 languages and 17,974 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film remakes  Reviews  Comedy films  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Screenplays  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Actor, Author of screenplay
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Laughing out loud : writing the comedy-centered screenplay by Andrew Horton( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En guide til hvordan man skriver komedier. Bogen beskriver de vigtige elementer af komedien
Comedy/cinema/theory by Andrew Horton( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of comedy has interested many thinkers, from Plato to Freud, but film comedy has not received much theoretical attention in recent years. The essays in Comedy/Cinema/Theory use a range of critical and theoretical approaches to explore this curious and fascinating subject. The result is a stimulating, informative book for anyone interested in film, humor, and the art of bringing the two together. Comedy remains a central human preoccupation, despite the vagaries in form that it has assumed over the centuries in different media. In his introduction, Horton surveys the history of the study of comedy, from Aristophanes to the present, and he also offers a perspective on other related comic forms: printed fiction, comic books, TV sitcoms, jokes and gags
Writing the character-centered screenplay by Andrew Horton( )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book?from Hollywood to Hungary?he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging?covering American, international, mainstream, and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television?the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer?whether new or experienced?build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples?including Thelma & Louise and The Silence of the Lambs?and the television series, Northern Exposure, he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts
Screenwriting for a global market : selling your scripts from Hollywood to Hong Kong by Andrew Horton( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema is a truly global phenomenon and screenwriters who limit their ambitions to Hollywood can unnecessarily limit their careers. This text provides the practical know-how for breaking into the global marketplace
Play it again, Sam : retakes on remakes( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Play It Again, Sam" is a timely investigation of a topic that until now has received almost no critical attention in film and cultural studies: the cinematic remake. As cinema enters its second century, more remakes are appearing than ever before, and these writers consider the full range: Hollywood films that have been recycled by Hollywood, such as The Jazz Singer, Cape Fear, and Robin Hood; foreign films including Breathless; and Three Men and a Baby, which Hollywood has reworked for American audiences; and foreign films based on American works, among them Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies, which is a "makeover" of Coppola's Godfather films. As these essays demonstrate, films are remade by other films (Alfred Hitchcock went so far as to remake his own The Man Who Knew Too Much) and by other media as well
Screenwriting by Andrew Horton( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reaching back to the early days of Hollywood, when moonlighting novelists, playwrights, and journalists were first hired to write scenarios and photoplays, Screenwriting illuminates the profound ways that screenwriters have contributed to the films we love. This book explores the social, political, and economic implications of the changing craft of American screenwriting from the silent screen through the classical Hollywood years, the rise of independent cinema, and on to the contemporary global multi-media marketplace. From The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Gentleman's Agreement (1947) to Chinatown (1974), American Beauty (1999), and Lost in Translation (2003), each project began as writers with pen and ink, typewriters, or computers captured the hopes and dreams, the nightmares and concerns of the periods in which they were writing. As the contributors take us behind the silver screen to chronicle the history of screenwriting, they spotlight a range of key screenplays that changed the game in Hollywood and beyond. With original essays from both distinguished film scholars and accomplished screenwriters, Screenwriting is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in Hollywood, from movie buffs to industry professionals."--
Ernie Kovacs & early tv comedy : nothing in moderation by Andrew Horton( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the pioneers of television, Ernie Kovacs was one of the most original and imaginative comedians. His zany, irreverent, and surprising humor not only entertained audiences throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, but also inspired a host of later comedies and comedians, including Monty Python, David Letterman, much of Saturday Night Live, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Captain Kangaroo, and even Sesame Street. Kovacs created laughter through wildly creative comic jokes, playful characterizations, hilarious insights, and wacky experiments. "Nothing in moderation," his motto and epitaph, sums up well Kovacs's wholehearted approach to comedy and life." "In this book, Andrew Horton offers the first sustained look at Ernie Kovacs's wide-ranging and lasting contributions to the development of TV comedy. He discusses in detail Kovacs's work in New York, which included The Ernie Kovacs Show (CBS prime time 1952-1953), The Ernie Kovacs Show (NBC daytime variety 1956-1957), Tonight (NBC late-night comedy/variety 1956-1957), and a number of quiz shows. Horton also looks at Kovacs's work in Los Angeles and in feature film comedy. He describes how Kovacs and his comic co-conspirators created offbeat characters and zany situations that subverted expectations and upended the status quo. Most of all, Horton demonstrates that Kovacs grasped the possibility for creating a fresh genre of comedy through the new medium of television and exploited it to the fullest." --Book Jacket
The films of Theo Angelopoulos : a cinema of contemplation by Andrew Horton( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos is one of the most widely respected filmmakers in the world today, yet his films are still largely unknown to the American public. In the first book in English to focus on Angelopoulos's unique cinematic vision, Andrew Horton provides an illuminating contextual study that attempts to demonstrate the quintessentially Greek nature of the director's work. Horton situates the director in the context of over 3,000 years of Greek culture and history. Somewhat like Andrei Tarkovsky in Russia or Antonioni in Italy, Angelopoulos has used cinema to explore the history and individual identities of his culture
A companion to film comedy by Andrew Horton( )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the 'silent' days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context."--Publisher's website
Henry Bumstead and the world of Hollywood art direction by Andrew Horton( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dear Bummy, You take the BS out of filmmaking!"--Clint Eastwood's comment on Henry Bumstead's receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors "Making a movie with Bummy was always a pleasure because it was like going to work with a good friend who also had a fine, artistic eye, who shared your vision, and who knew infinitely more about the practical nuts-and-bolts business of putting a story on camera than you did
Modern European filmmakers and the art of adaptation by Andrew Horton( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Soviet film satire : laughter with a lash by Andrew Horton( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a general overview of the evolution of Soviet film satire during a seventy-year period, this volume also provides in-depth analyses of such classics as Kuleshov's The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks; Volga, Volga, a popular musical of the Stalinist period; and the bitter and surrealistic Zero City, The Fountain, and Black Rose, Red Rose of the glasnost period. It also examines the effects of communism's collapse in 1991 on the tradition of satire and includes an interview with the renowned Soviet filmmaker Yuri Mamin
The zero hour : glasnost and Soviet cinema in transition by Andrew Horton( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now faced with the "zero hour" created by a new freedom of expression and the dramatic breakup of the Soviet Union, Soviet cinema has recently become one of the most interesting in the world, aesthetically as well as politically. How have Soviet filmmakers responded to the challenges of glasnost? To answer this question, the American film scholar Andrew Horton and the Soviet critic Michael Brashinsky offer the first book-length study of the rapid changes in Soviet cinema that have been taking place since 1985. What emerges from their collaborative dialogue is not only a valuable work of film criticism but also a fascinating study of contemporary Soviet culture in general. Horton and Brashinsky examine a wide variety of films from BOMZH (initials standing for homeless drifter) through Taxi Blues and the glasnost blockbuster Little Vera to the Latvian documentary Is It Easy to Be Young? and the "new wave" productions of the "Wild Kazakh boys." The authors argue that the medium that once served the Party became a major catalyst for the deconstruction of socialism, especially through documentary filmmaking. Special attention is paid to how filmmakers from 1985 through 1990 represent the newly "discovered" past of the pre-glasnost era and how they depict troubled youth and conflicts over the role of women in society. The book also emphasizes the evolving uses of comedy and satire and the incorporation of "genre film" techniques into a new popular cinema. An intriguing discussion of films of Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan ends the work"--Publisher description
The films of George Roy Hill by Andrew Horton( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book then traces the consistent themes among Hill's depictions of protagonists who create their own environments. Individual chapters study in detail the art, craft and style of each of his films, including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Slaughterhouse Five, A Little Romance, The World According to Garp, Little Drummer Girl and Hill's last film, Funny Farm."--Jacket
Russian critics on the cinema of glasnost( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their comments not only illuminate important aspects of Russian filmmaking during this decade: As importantly, they capture a sense of a society in flux during the waning years of Communism, as well as the larger context within which Glasnost cinema and culture developed. This collection provides insight into the successes and shortcomings of Glasnost, as captured in film, for a Western audience
Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr. by Andrew Horton( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buster Keaton's "Sherlock Jr." focuses on a classic by one of America's greatest silent film geniuses, whose films still delight and amaze audiences worldwide. The essays included here, written especially for this edition, examine this film in the context of Keaton's career, and offer new perspectives, among other things, on its unusual production history, Keaton's vaudeville background, and the differing views of "masculinity" that both celebrate and poke fun at cinema itself. Also included is a filmography of Keaton's works, contemporary reviews of Sherlock Jr., and a select bibliography
Three more screenplays by Preston Sturges( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full of surprises and delights, these Three More Screenplays are essential reading for students of American cinema and admirers of Sturges. They cast new light on his collaborations with directors Mitchell Leisen and William K. Howard, and provide a rousing conclusion to the writings of this Hollywood master. In his substantial introduction to the volume, film historian and screenplay writer Andrew Horton analyzes the contributions of Sturges to the film comedy genre and to Hollywood film history
The last modernist : the films of Theo Angelopoulos( Book )

18 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of essays, including contributions from David Bordwell and Fredric Jameson, surveys Angelopoulos' entire cinematic output, and presents an intelligent and articulate discussion of his major films, themes and concerns. The authors argue that Angelopoulos' sustained oeuvre has kept alive the tradition of postwar modernism - the cinema of Antonioni, Jancso and Ozu - in the largely hostile climate of the 1980s and 1990s
Screenwriting by Julian Hoxter( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenwriting is the second of the 'Behind the Silver Screen' series of ten volumes, which will together cover for the first time the full art, craft, business and history of filmmaking from inception to reality. Screenwriting is where a movie begins. Written by screenwriters and critics, this innovative book is devoted to the art of the screenwriter and the business of screenwriting from Hollywood's silent beginnings to the global multimedia marketplace. Focusing on key screenplays that changed the game in Hollywood and beyond and on films from The Birth of a Nation to Chinatown and Lost in Translation, the book reveals the profound ways in which screenwriters contribute to films, as they try to capture the hopes and dreams, the nightmares and concerns of the period in which they are writing. It is compelling reading for film lovers, screenwriters & film students, industry professionals - anyone interested in the creative collaboration that creates the movies we see on the screen
The passport and other stories by Antōnēs Samarakēs( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonis Samarakis strongly opposed the Greek colonels' totalitarian regime, and many of these stories satirise and condemn authoritarianism. In the title story a writer who wants a passport merely to holiday overseas must invent, confess and retract a series of political heresies
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Laughing out loud : writing the comedy-centered screenplay
Comedy/cinema/theoryWriting the character-centered screenplayScreenwriting for a global market : selling your scripts from Hollywood to Hong KongPlay it again, Sam : retakes on remakesErnie Kovacs & early tv comedy : nothing in moderationThe films of Theo Angelopoulos : a cinema of contemplationHenry Bumstead and the world of Hollywood art directionInside Soviet film satire : laughter with a lash
Alternative Names
Andrew Horton born 1944

Horton, Andrew

Horton, Andrew S. 1944-

Horton, Andrew Steele 1944-

Horton, Andy 1944-

Steele Horton, Andrew 1944-

호튼, 앤드루 1944-

호튼, 앤드류 1944-

English (286)

Spanish (1)