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Langman, Larry

Overview
Works: 44 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 6,188 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Registers (Lists)  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TK6634, 016.79143655
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Most widely held works by Larry Langman
Hollywood's image of the South : a century of southern films by Larry Langman( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the 1920s and 1930s, when American cinema depicted the South as a demi-paradise populated by wealthy landowners, glamorous belles, and happy slaves, through later, more realistic depictions of the region in films based on works by Erskine Caldwell, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, and Robert Penn Warren, Hollywood's view of the South has been as ever-changing as the place itself. This comprehensive reference guide to Southern films offers credits, plot descriptions, and analyses of how the stereotypes and characterizations in each film contribute to our understanding of a most conten
Encyclopedia of American film comedy by Larry Langman( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers on the American screen : a guide to film adaptations of American and foreign literary works by Larry Langman( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to American screenwriters : the sound era, 1929-1982 by Larry Langman( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American war films by Larry Langman( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to American film directors : the sound era, 1929-1979 by Larry Langman( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video encyclopedia by Larry Langman( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American film cycles : the silent era by Larry Langman( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining 40 cycles or themes and more than 1,000 silent films, the author attempts to discern how the screen reflected contemporary social, political, and national trends during the silent years. The period has been divided into the early silent years (1900-1919), with films of one or two reels dominating for the first 15 years, and the later silent period (1920-1929), known as the Golden Age of the Silents, in which feature-length films dominated. One of the author's goals is to establish the success, and sometimes the failure, of these films to capture the social and political times of their release. Other film books approach the dramas and comedies by genre, not by specific cycles, which makes this work unique. The book focuses on both short works and feature-length films that are generally arranged chronologically under specific chapters. Each entry lists the title, year of release, director, and original source, if provided by the film. The major players are often included within the plot summary and analysis. Remakes and films with alternate titles are noted
An illustrated dictionary of word processing by Larry Langman( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to American crime films of the forties and fifties by Larry Langman( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new video encyclopedia by Larry Langman( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destination Hollywood : the influence of Europeans on American filmmaking by Larry Langman( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a complete guide to the directors, screenwriters, artistic directors, cinematographers and composers of European birth who made at least one film in the United States. It is fully illustrated."--BOOK JACKET. "Cinematic history is provided for each European country, followed by professional biographies of that country's filmmakers, as well as synopses and analyses of their better-known films."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of American spy films by Larry Langman( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to American crime films of the thirties by Larry Langman( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to silent westerns by Larry Langman( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media in the movies : a catalog of American journalism films, 1900-1996 by Larry Langman( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to American silent crime films by Larry Langman( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy quotes from the movies : over 4000 bits of humorous dialogue from all film genres, topically arranged and indexed by Larry Langman( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to paradise : a guide to South Sea island films by Larry Langman( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media in the movies : an illustrated catalog of American journalism films, 1900-1996 by Larry Langman( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cynical news hounds, grumbling editors, snooping television newscasters, inquisitive foreign correspondents, probing newsreel cameramen, and a host of others -- all can be found in this reference work to Hollywood's version of journalism: from the early one-reelers to modern fare, over a thousand silent and sound films can be found. Each entry includes title, date of release, distributor, director, screenwriter, and major cast members. These credits are followed by a brief plot summary and analysis, cross-references and other information
 
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American film cycles : the silent era
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American film cycles : the silent eraA guide to American crime films of the forties and fiftiesDestination Hollywood : the influence of Europeans on American filmmakingA guide to American crime films of the thirtiesA guide to silent westernsThe media in the movies : a catalog of American journalism films, 1900-1996A guide to American silent crime filmsComedy quotes from the movies : over 4000 bits of humorous dialogue from all film genres, topically arranged and indexed
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English (148)