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Friedman, Lester D.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 14,177 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
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Most widely held works by Lester D Friedman
Unspeakable images : ethnicity and the American cinema( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Spielberg by Lester D Friedman( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 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
Steven Spielberg : interviews by Steven Spielberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American-Jewish filmmakers : traditions and trends by David Desser( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 614 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
Cultural sutures : medicine and media( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 578 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
American cinema of the 1970s : themes and variations( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 556 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."
Hollywood's image of the Jew by Lester D Friedman( Book )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 541 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 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes freshly commissioned essays by leading scholars of Arthur Penn's work, as well as contributions from Penn himself and scriptwriter David Newman. They analyze the cultural history, technical brilliance, visual strategies, and violent imagery that marked Bonnie and Clyde as a significant turning point in American cinema."--Jacket
Bonnie and Clyde by Lester D Friedman( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 383 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."--Jacket
The picture of health : medical ethics and the movies by Henri G Colt( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 361 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 obvious candidates with medical themes -- "Million Dollar Baby", "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"--Some are novel choices, such as "Pan's Labyrinth" or "As Good as it Gets". The book will contain several general introductory chapters to major sections, and a complete filmography and cross-index at the end of the book where readers can look up individual films or ethical issues
Shared differences : multicultural media and practical pedagogy( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second star to the right : Peter Pan in the popular imagination by Allison Kavey( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays about J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and its staged and movie productions
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

Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives by Lester D Friedman( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 265 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. "--
Fires were started : British cinema and Thatcherism( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 250 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
Health humanities reader( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 150 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
An introduction to film genres by Lester D Friedman( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text 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
Thomas Szasz and the myth of mental illness( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views mental illness as a disguise for moral and psychosocial problems of living
American Jewish directors : three visions of the American Jewish experience by Lester D Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Unspeakable images : ethnicity and the American cinema
Alternative Names
Friedman, Lester.

Friedman, Lester 1945-

Friedman, Lester D.

Friedman, Lester David 1945-

Languages
English (197)

Spanish (1)

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Citizen SpielbergSteven Spielberg : interviewsAmerican-Jewish filmmakers : traditions and trendsCultural sutures : medicine and mediaAmerican cinema of the 1970s : themes and variationsFires were started : British cinema and ThatcherismArthur Penn's Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde