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Grant, Barry Keith 1947-

Works: 77 works in 471 publications in 1 language and 26,121 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Redactor, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.H6, 791.4303
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barry Keith Grant
Documenting the documentary : close readings of documentary film and video by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of essays on the artistic and persuasive aspects of documentary film from a range of critical viewpoints
The dread of difference : gender and the horror film( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 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
Planks of reason : essays on the horror film( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film genre reader II( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film studies dictionary by Steven Blandford( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 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
The strange return of Sherlock Holmes by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When James Wilson retires from journalism, he decides to settle down in a small Welsh town with a roomate, a Mr. Cedric Coombes, and at first thinks little of his new friend's eccentric behavior. But he can't shake the feeling that he knows him from somewhere else. As Coombes displays his astonishing deductive prowess, and becomes embroiled in the police investigation of the bizarre death, and apparent murder, of a man in a bathtub, Wilson, or should we say Watson, begins to wonder just who this Coombes really is
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare letter by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holmes displays his usual mental brilliance as he investigates the missing letter and discovers an international plot to arm terrorists. He and his roommate, James Wilson, track the Shakespeare letter and the terrorist arms dealers to a Scottish castle where surprises await ... and where the two companions quickly find they must be bloody, bold, and resolute if they are to survive."--Jacket
Schirmer encyclopedia of film( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 613 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. Approximately 200 entries cover specific topics, including acting, censorship, editing, lighting and others. Also included are more than 230 career profiles, placing individual achievements in the context of specific topics (for example, Robert Altman is featured in the article on "Sound"). Additional features include a comprehensive index; a list of further reading sources; 350 black-and-white and 150 full color photographs; and more
Film genre reader( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American cinema of the 1960s : themes and variations by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 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( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 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
John Ford's Stagecoach, starring John Wayne by Dudley Nichols( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film is set against the impressive backdrop of Monument Valley in Utah and tells the story of a mixed group of travellers who are making their way across country to Arizona. They are endangered by an Indian War Party and this along with their various characters results in difficulties for the party ..."
Five films by Frederick Wiseman by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 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
Film genre reader IV( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 282 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 Ramz 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"--
The Hollywood film musical by Barry Keith Grant( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 262 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. Offers a depth of scholarship that will appeal to students and scholars -- Leads a crucial analysis of the cultural context of musicals, particularly the influence of popular music on the genre -- Delves into critical issues behind these films such as race, gender, ideology, and authorship -- Features close readings of canonical and neglected film musicals from the 1930s to the present including: Top Hat, Singin' in the Rain, Woodstock, Gimme Shelter, West Side Story, and Across the Universe."--Provided by publisher
Britton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton by Andrew Britton( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 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
Covering Niagara : studies in local popular culture by Joan Nicks( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 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
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Documenting the documentary : close readings of documentary film and video
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The dread of difference : gender and the horror filmPlanks of reason : essays on the horror filmFilm genre reader IIThe film studies dictionaryThe strange return of Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare letterSchirmer encyclopedia of filmFilm genre reader