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Friedman, Lester D.

Works: 40 works in 253 publications in 2 languages and 15,569 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Miscellanea  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PN1998.3.S65, 791.430233092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lester D Friedman
American cinema of the 1970s : themes and variations( )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 2,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Cinema of the 1970s' examines the range of films that marked the decade, including 'Chinatown', 'Jaws', 'Rocky', The Godfather', 'The Exorcist', 'Star Wars', and 'Apocalypse Now."
Second star to the right : Peter Pan in the popular imagination by Allison Kavey( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays about J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and its staged and movie productions
Citizen Spielberg by Lester D Friedman( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Spielberg's film career, this text analyses the components of Spielberg's worldview, the issues which animate his most significant works, the roots of his immense acceptance, and the influence his vast spectrum of imaginative products exerts on the public consciousness
The picture of health : medical ethics and the movies by Henri G Colt( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film and literature have long been mined for interesting examples and case studies in order to teach biomedical ethics to students. This volume presents a collection of about 80 very brief, accessible essays written by international experts from medicine, social sciences, and the humanities, all of whom have experience using film in their teaching of medical ethics. Each essay focuses on a single scene and the ethical issues it raises, and the volume editors have provided strict guidelines for what each essay must do, while also allowing for some creative freedom. While some of the films are o
Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives by Lester D Friedman( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient that, nearly 200 years later, it remains vitally relevant in a culture radically different from the one that spawned its birth? Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual roots of Shelley's novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the book's figures and themes into modern productions that range from children's cartoons to pornography. Along the way, media scholar Lester D. Friedman and historian Allison B. Kavey examine the adaptation and evolution of Victor Frankenstein and his monster across different genres and in different eras. In doing so, they demonstrate how Shelley's tale and its characters continue to provide crucial reference points for current debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, cyborg lifeforms, and the limits of scientific progress. Blending an extensive historical overview with a detailed analysis of key texts, the authors reveal how the Frankenstein legacy arose from a series of fluid intellectual contexts and continues to pulsate through an extraordinary body of media products. Both thought-provoking and entertaining, Monstrous Progeny offers a lively look at an undying and significant cultural phenomenon."--
Health humanities reader( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past 40 years, the health humanities, previously called the medical humanities, has emerged as one of the most exciting fields for interdisciplinary scholarship, advancing humanistic inquiry into bioethics, human rights, health care, and the uses of technology. It has also helped inspire health professionals to engage in deeper reflection about the human elements of their practice. This book assembles a rich body of work that has emerged in the field, and presents fresh approaches to the health humanities as portrayed in these 45 original essays that truly humanize the health profession. -- Publisher description
Unspeakable images : ethnicity and the American cinema( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural sutures : medicine and media( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine and the media exist in a unique symbiosis. Increasingly, health-care consumers turn to media sources -- from news reports to Web sites to TV shows -- for information about diseases, treatments, pharmacology, and important health issues. And just as the media scour the medical terrain for news stories and plot lines, those in the health-care industry use the media to publicize legitimate stories and advance particular agendas. The essays in Cultural Sutures delineate this deeply collaborative process by scrutinizing a broad range of interconnections between medicine and the media in print journal ism, advertisements, fiction films, television shows, documentaries, and computer technology. In this volume, scholars of cinema studies, philosophy, English, sociology, health-care education, women's studies, bioethics, and other fields demonstrate how the world of medicine engages and permeates the media that surround us. Whether examining the press coverage of the Jack Kevorkian-euthanasia controversy; pondering questions about accessibility, accountability, and professionalism raised by such films as Awakenings, The Doctor, and Lorenzo's Oil; analyzing the depiction of doctors, patients, and medicine on E.R. and Chicago Hope; or considering the ways in which digital technologies have redefined the medical body, these essays are consistently illuminating and provocative
Steven Spielberg : interviews by Steven Spielberg( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's image of the Jew by Lester D Friedman( Book )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography: p. 366-370. Includes index
Fires were started : British cinema and Thatcherism( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few films in the history of American cinema caused more intense critical discussion and greater emotional debate than Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde. This provocative portrayal of Depression-era life on the run, delivered with visual panache and a hip sensibility, ushered in what came to be categorized as "the New American Cinema." Focusing on a story set in the 1930s, yet clearly fashioned to resonate with the countercultural tenor of the 1960s, the film remains compelling for today's viewers by virtue of its central love story and inevitable tragedy, its subversive statement and its sympathetic connection to the communal impulse
Bonnie and Clyde by Lester D Friedman( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recognising Bonnie and Clyde's distinctive position in the evolution of American culture and cinema history, Lester D. Friedman explores the film's cultural framework, examines the contributions of its creators and presents a detailed visual and thematic analysis."--Page [4] Cover
American-Jewish filmmakers : traditions and trends by David Desser( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shared differences : multicultural media and practical pedagogy( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish image in American film by Lester D Friedman( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fires were started : British cinema and Thatcherism( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Fires Were Started' is a provocative analysis of the responses of British film to the policies and political ideology of the Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher. It represents an original and stimulating contribution to our knowledge of British cinema
American Jewish filmmakers by David Desser( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Sidney Lumet, and Paul Mazursky, all sons of East European Jews, remain among the most prominent contemporary American film directors. In this revised, updated second edition of American Jewish Filmmakers, David Desser and Lester D. Friedman demonstrate how the Jewish experience gives rise to an intimately linked series of issues in the films of these and other significant Jewish directors." "This edition concludes with a newly written discussion of the careers of other prominent Jewish filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Barry Levinson, Brian Singer, and Darren Aronofsky."--Jacket
An introduction to film genres by Lester D Friedman( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brisk, accessible, and informative introduction to film genres. An Introduction to Film Genres, written by leading film scholars specifically for undergraduates who are new to the study of film, provides an introduction that helps students see thirteen film genres in a new light-- to help them identify the themes, iconography, and distinctive stylistic traits of each genre
Tough ain't enough : new perspectives on the films of Clint Eastwood by Lester D Friedman( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his lengthy career as both an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood has appeared in virtually every major film genre and, at this point in his career, has emerged as one of America's most popular, recognizable, and respected filmmakers. He also remains a controversial figure in the political landscape, often characterized as the most prominent conservative voice in mostly liberal Hollywood. At Eastwood's late age, his critical success as actor and director, his combative willingness to confront serious cultural issues in his films, and his undeniable talent behind the camera all call for a new and comprehensive study that considers and contextualizes his multiple roles, both on and off screen. Tough Ain't Enough offers readers a series of original essays by prominent cinema scholars that explore the actor-director's extensive career. The result is a far-reaching and nuanced portrait of one of America's most prolific and thoughtful filmmakers“--Provided by publisher
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Unspeakable images : ethnicity and the American cinema
Second star to the right : Peter Pan in the popular imaginationCitizen SpielbergThe picture of health : medical ethics and the moviesUnspeakable images : ethnicity and the American cinemaCultural sutures : medicine and mediaSteven Spielberg : interviewsFires were started : British cinema and ThatcherismArthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde
Alternative Names
Friedman, Lester.

Friedman, Lester 1945-

Friedman, Lester D.

Friedman, Lester David 1945-

English (218)

Spanish (1)