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Grant, Barry Keith 1947-

Works: 94 works in 522 publications in 1 language and 25,698 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Motion pictures  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Redactor, Actor, Other, Instrumentalist, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Barry Keith Grant
Documenting the documentary : close readings of documentary film and video by Barry Keith Grant( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of essays on the artistic and persuasive aspects of documentary film from a range of critical viewpoints
John Ford's stagecoach by Barry Keith Grant( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stagecoach is one of the classics of Hollywood cinema. Made in 1939, it revitalized the Western genre, served as a milestone in John Ford's career, and made John Wayne a star. This volume offers a rich overview of the film in essays by six leading film critics. Approaching Stagecoach from a variety of critical perspectives, they place the film within the contexts of authorship, genre, American history and culture. Also examined are the film's commentary on race, class, gender and democracy, while remaining attentive to the film's artistry
American cinema of the 1960s : themes and variations( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profound cultural and political changes of the 1960s brought the United States closer to social revolution than at any other time in the twentieth century. The country fragmented as various challenges to state power were met with increasing and violent resistance. The Cold War heated up and the Vietnam War divided Americans. Civil rights, women's liberation, and gay rights further emerged as significant social issues. Free love was celebrated even as the decade was marked by assassinations, mass murders, and social unrest. At the same time, American cinema underwent radical change as well. The studio system crumbled, and the Production Code was replaced by a new ratings system. Among the challenges faced by the film industry was the dawning shift in theatrical exhibition from urban centers to surburban multiplexes, an increase in runaway productions, the rise of independent producers, and competition from both television and foreign art films. Hollywood movies became more cynical, violent, and sexually explicit, reflecting the changing values of the time. In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1960s examines a range of films that characterized the decade, including Hollywood movies, documentaries, and independent and experimental films. Among the films discussed are Elmer Gantry, The Apartment, West Side Story, The Manchurian Candidate, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape Fear, Bonnie and Clyde, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Midnight Cowbody, and Easy Rider
Shadows of doubt : negotiations of masculinity in American genre films by Barry Keith Grant( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shadows of Doubt: Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films, Barry Keith Grant questions the idea that Hollywood movies reflect moments of crisis in the dominant image of masculinity. Arguing instead that part of the mythic function of genre movies is to offer audiences an ongoing dialogue on issues of gender, Grant explores a wide range of genre films, including comedies, musicals, horror, science fiction, westerns, teen movies, and action films. In ten chapters arranged chronologically according to the films discussed, Grant provides a series of close analyses of such disparate films such as Broken Blossoms, The Fatal Glass of Beer, Red River, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Night of the Living Dead, and The Hurt Locker to demonstrate that representations of masculinity in the movies involve a continuous process of ideological testing and negotiation. While some of the films considered offer important challenges to dominant representations of masculinity, others reveal an acceptance or capitulation to them. Always attentive to the details of individual film texts, Grant also places the genre films he discusses within their historical contexts and the broader contexts and traditions of popular culture that inform them, including literature, theater, and music. Scholars of film and television studies as well as readers interested in gender studies will appreciate Shadows of Doubt.--Publisher description
Five films by Frederick Wiseman by Barry Keith Grant( )

19 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiseman is among America's foremost documentary filmmakers. The recipient of many awards, including three Emmys, he has made over 30 feature-length documentaries during a career that has spanned five decades. Together, these films provide a fascinating chronicle of American social and institutional life
Ingmar Bergman by Robin Wood( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when few reviewers and critics were taking the study of film seriously, Robin Wood released a careful and thoroughly cinematic commentary on Ingmar Bergman's films that demonstrated the potential of film analysis in a nascent scholarly field. The original Ingmar Bergman influenced a generation of film scholars and cineastes after its publication in 1969 and remains one of the most important volumes on the director. This new edition of Ingmar Bergman, edited by film scholar Barry Keith Grant, contains all of Wood's original text plus four later pieces on the director by Wood that were intended for a new volume that was not completed before Wood's death in 2010. In analyzing a selection of Bergman's films, Wood makes a compelling case for the logic of the filmmaker's development while still respecting and indicating the distinctiveness of his individual films. Wood's emphasis on questions of value (What makes a work important? How does it address our lives?) informed his entire career and serve as the basis for many of these chapters. In the added material for this new edition, Wood considers three important films Bergman made after the book was first published-Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, and From the Life of the Marionettes-and also includes significant reassessment of Persona. These pieces provocatively suggest the more political directions Wood might have taken had he been able to produce Ingmar Bergman Revisited, as he had planned to do before his death. In its day, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important volumes on the Swedish director published in English, and it remains compelling today despite the multitude of books to appear on the director since. Film scholars and fans of Bergman's work will enjoy this updated volume."--Publisher's description
Britton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton by Andrew Britton( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For fifteen years before his untimely death, Andrew Britton produced a body of undeniably brilliant film criticism that has been largely ignored within academic circles. Though Britton's writings are extraordinary in their depth and range and are closely attuned to the nuances of the texts they examine, his humanistic approach was at odds with typical theory-based film scholarship. Britton on Film demonstrates that Britton's humanism is also his strength, as it presents all of his published writings together for the first time, including Britton's persuasive readings of such important Hollywood films as Meet Me in St. Louis, Spellbound, and Now, Voyager and of key European filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Jean-Luc Godard, and Bernardo Bertolucci." "Renowned film scholar and editor Barry Keith Grant has assembled all of Britton's published essays of film criticism and theory for this volume, spanning the late 1970s to the early 1990s. The essays are arranged by theme: Hollywood cinema, Hollywood movies, European cinema, and film and cultural theory. In all, twenty-eight essays consider such varied films as Hitchcock's Spellbound, Jaws, The Exorcist, and Mandingo and topics as diverse as formalism, camp, psychoanalysis, imperialism, and feminism. Included are such well-known and important pieces as "Blissing Out: The Politics of Reaganite Entertainment" and "Sideshows: Hollywood in Vietnam," among the most perceptive discussions of these two periods of Hollywood history yet published. In addition, Britton's critiques of the ideology of Screen and Wisconsin formalism display his uncommon grasp of theory even when arguing against prevailing critical trends." "An introduction by influential film critic Robin Wood, who was also Britton's teacher and friend, begins this landmark collection. Students and teachers of film studies as well as general readers interested in film and American popular culture will enjoy Britton on Film."--Jacket
The dread of difference : gender and the horror film by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-three film critics posit that horror is always rooted in gender, particularly in anxieties about gender difference and sexual politics ... This new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror movies"--Publisher's description
Covering Niagara : studies in local popular culture( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture closely examines some of the myriad forms of popular culture in the Niagara region of Canada. Essays consider common assumptions and definitions of what popular culture is and seek to determine whether broad theories of popular culture can explain or make sense of localized instances of popular culture and the cultural experiences of people in their daily lives. Among the many topics covered are local bicycle parades and war memorials, cooking and wine culture, radio and movie-going, music stores and music scenes, tourist sites, and blackfa
Schirmer encyclopedia of film( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history
New Zealand cinema : interpreting the past by Alistair Fox( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Zealand has produced one of the world's most vibrant film cultures, a reflection of the country's evolving history and the energy and resourcefulness of its people. From early silent features like The Te Kooti Trail to recent films such as River Queen, this book examines the role of the cinema of New Zealand in building a shared sense of national identity. The works of key directors, including Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, and Vincent Ward, are here introduced in a new light, and select films are given in-depth coverage. Among the most informative accounts of New Zealand's fascinating national cinema, this will be a must for film scholars around the globe."--Publisher's description
The Hollywood film musical by Barry Keith Grant( )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revealing history of the American film musical synthesizes the critical literature on the genre and provides a series of close analytical readings of iconic musical films, focusing on their cultural relationship to other aspects of American popular music."--Pub. desc
Planks of reason : essays on the horror film( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film genre reader IV by Barry Keith Grant( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly revised and expanded nearly a decade after the third edition, Film Genre Reader is the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film, with more than 25,000 copies sold. This fourth edition adds new essays on genre definition and cycles, action movies, science fiction, and heritage films, along with a comprehensive and updated bibliography. The volume includes over thirty essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars of popular cinema, including Charles Ramírez Berg, John G. Cawelti, Celestino Deleyto, David Desser, Thomas Elsaesser, Steve Neale, Thomas Schatz, Paul Schrader, Vivian Sobchack, Janet Staiger, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood"--
Film genre reader II by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost a decade, Film Genre Reader has been the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film. Now Barry Grant has revised and updated the book to reflect the most recent developments in genre study. This second edition contains eight new essays for a total of twenty-nine essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars, including John G. Cawelti, Thomas Elsaesser, Paul Schrader, Thomas Schatz, Robin Wood, Steve Neale, and Linda Williams. The anthology covers the full range of theoretical issues and critical approaches to film genre. The first section concentrates on genre theory, covering such topics as generic definition, genre and ideology, genre and sexuality, and the generic experience. The second section analyzes a wide variety of particular genres, including westerns, science fiction, film noir, melodrama, romantic comedy, musicals, horror, gangster, disaster, war, and epic films. The extensive bibliography has also been updated and expanded
The film studies dictionary by Steven Blandford( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is designed to bridge the gap between guides and dictionaries that are academic and theoretical and those that deal in technical jargon. It contains entries ranging from best boy and gaffer to those required by specialist students of film
Film genre reader( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film genre reader III( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 30 essays by some of film's most distinguished critics are included in this volume, which presents the latest developments in genre study, including teen films, genre hybridity, neo-noir & genre in the age of globalization, & an up-to-date bibliography
Film genre : theory and criticism by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages of discovery : the cinema of Frederick Wiseman by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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John Ford's stagecoach
John Ford's stagecoachAmerican cinema of the 1960s : themes and variationsShadows of doubt : negotiations of masculinity in American genre filmsFive films by Frederick WisemanBritton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew BrittonThe dread of difference : gender and the horror filmCovering Niagara : studies in local popular cultureSchirmer encyclopedia of film
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