WorldCat Identities

Bliss, Michael 1947-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 10,560 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1998.A3, 791.430233092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Bliss
Dreams within a dream : the films of Peter Weir by Michael Bliss( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justified lives : morality & narrative in the films of Sam Peckinpah by Michael Bliss( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What goes around comes around : the films of Jonathan Demme by Michael Bliss( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demme is more interested in interpersonal relations and feelings than in deeds, an attitude complemented by his focus on issues of sexual equality and justice. Allowing for the kinds of fictional conclusions involving renewal and hope that exemplify the true mythos of comedy, Demme's films exemplify a statement that occurs in both Something Wild and Married to the Mob: "What goes around comes around."
Doing it right : the best criticism on Sam Peckinpah's The wild bunch by Michael Bliss( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warner Bros.'s withdrawal of Peckinpah's cut of the film drew tremendous sympathy for Peckinpah from American and European film critics alike
Peckinpah today : new essays on the films of Sam Peckinpah by Michael Bliss( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written exclusively for this collection by today's leading Peckinpah critics, the nine essays in Peckinpah Today explore the body of work of one of America's most important filmmakers, revealing new insights into his artistic process and the development of his lasting themes. Edited by Michael Bliss, this book provides groundbreaking criticism of Peckinpah's work by illuminating new sources, from modified screenplay documents to interviews with screenplay writers and editors. Included is a rare interview with A.S. Fleischman, author of the screenplay for The Deadly Companions
Invasions USA : the essential science fiction films of the 1950s by Michael Bliss( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the twenty or so science fiction films produced in America during the 1950s, there is a fascinating subset of nine films that do more than portray an invasion. These films use the invasions as metaphors for assaults against the integrity of various things, such as the self, marriage, and notions involving the supremacy of the human race
Martin Scorsese and Michael Cimino by Michael Bliss( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian De Palma by Michael Bliss( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word made flesh : Catholicism and conflict in the films of Martin Scorsese by Michael Bliss( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the terrors of Mean Streets to the apparent placidity of The Age of Innocence, Martin Scorsese has found in all realms a substratum of anxiety and desire that it is the purpose of this book to investigate. In addition to chapters on all 15 Scorsese films, The Word Made Flesh also includes the most complete Scorsese filmography available as well as a host of illustrations
Between the bullets : the spiritual cinema of John Woo by Michael Bliss( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Woo is widely regarded as a master action director, but scant attention has been paid to the manner in which Woo's films reflect the director's religious and ethical concerns. Between the Bullets examines respresentative films from the director's Hong Kong and American periods and proposes that Woo be regarded as a predominantly religious director whose action films explore the nature and quality of spirituality."--Jacket
Laurel and Hardy's comic catastrophes : laughter and darkness in the features and short films by Michael Bliss( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Laurel and Hardy films in a way that is both critical and appreciative, Bliss explores how complex the comedic duo's films are in terms of acting, structure, and storyline, also pointing out how the films qualify as comedies in the classic sense even though they subvert the genre's traditional tendency for stories to end well
Cambridge Film Handbooks by Paul Seydor( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurel and Hardy's comic catastrophes : laughter and darkness in the feature films and two-reelers by Michael Bliss( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word made flesh Catholicism and conflict in the films of Martin Scorsese by Michael Bliss( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of a nation by Michael Bliss( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The films of Sam Peckinpah by Michael Bliss( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dreams within a dream : the films of Peter Weir
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Justified lives : morality & narrative in the films of Sam PeckinpahWhat goes around comes around : the films of Jonathan DemmeDoing it right : the best criticism on Sam Peckinpah's The wild bunchThe word made flesh : Catholicism and conflict in the films of Martin ScorseseBetween the bullets : the spiritual cinema of John WooThe word made flesh Catholicism and conflict in the films of Martin ScorseseThe films of Sam Peckinpah
Languages
English (85)