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Umland, Samuel J.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 107 publications in 2 languages and 7,611 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Biography  Study guides  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Samuel J Umland
Frankenstein : notes by Samuel J Umland( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The call of the wild & White Fang : notes ... by Samuel J Umland( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study guide to "The Call of the Wild," and 'White Fang," two stories of dogs struggling for survival; providing biographical information about the author, general plot summaries, character lists, summaries and commentaries, critical theories, review questions, and a selected bibliography
Dracula : notes, including life of the author, general plot summary, list of characters, summaries & critical commentaries, German Expressionism and the American horror film, selected filmography, topics for discussion, selected bibliography by Samuel J Umland( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Dracula digs into the story of a count who survives by sipping the blood from living (and unsuspecting) donors. Following the hauntingly frightful tale of vampires and victims, this study guide provides summaries and commentaries for each chapter within the nineteenth-century novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include - A look into the life of the author, Bram Stoker -Character list and plot synopsis -An essay exploring the influence of German Expressionism on the American horror film -A list of Dracula film productions, with ratings for each -Suggested discussion questions Classic literature or modern-day treasure ' you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides
The use of Arthurian legend in Hollywood film : from Connecticut Yankees to fisher kings by Rebecca A Umland( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to examine the various uses of the Arthurian legend in Hollywood film, covering films from the 1920s to the present. The authors use five representational categories: intertextual collage (or cult film); melodrama, which focuses on the love triangle; conservative propaganda, pervasive during the Cold War; the Hollywood epic; and the postmodern quest, which commonly employs the grail portion of the legend. Arguing that filmmakers rely on the audience's rudimentary familiarity with the legend, the authors show that only certain features of the legend are activated at any particular time. This fascinating study shows us how the legend has been adapted and how through the popular medium of Hollywood films, the Arthurian legend has survived and flourished
Fahrenheit 451 : notes by Samuel J Umland( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip K. Dick : contemporary critical interpretations( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tim Burton encyclopedia by Samuel J Umland( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umland looks at all aspects of this idiosyncratic storyteller's films, which frequently display childlike wonder and a macabre humor. Entries in this volume focus on Burton's artistic inspirations as well as creative personnel behind the camera, including writers, cinematographers, costume designers, art directors, and other collaborators, notably his frequent composer Danny Elfman. Recurring actors are also represented. Film entries include all of his features such as Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Big Fish, and Dark Shadows. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online. Features entries focused on every stage of Burton's career--including early animated shorts like Frankenweenie and his work as a producer
Donald Cammell : a life on the wild side by Rebecca A Umland( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein [de] M. Wollstonecraft by Samuel J Umland( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in our high schools by Samuel J Umland( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning down the house : the Poe films of Roger Corman by David Del Valle( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley's Frankenstein notes by Samuel J Umland( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunless Sea : genesis of a motion picture screenplay by Samuel J Umland( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quondam et Futurus : A Journal of Arthurian Interpretations( Book )

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

Burn, witch, burn : a first look at the Scandinavian horror film by Rebecca A Umland( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

CliffsNotes on Stoker's Dracula by Samuel J Umland( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

London's the Call of the wild and White fang : notes by Samuel J Umland( Book )

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

Use of Arthurian Legend in Hollywood Film: From Connecticut Yankees to Fisher Kings (Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 57) by Rebecca A Umland( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cliffs Notes: Stoker's Dracula by Samuel J Umland( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the scariest stories to haunt literature - and the night - is this account of Dracula, the count who survives by drinking the blood of the living. The story, in all its beautiful gore, feeds our present fascination with vampires
CliffsNotes on London's The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Samuel J Umland( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Call of the Wild & White Fang covers not one, but two of Jack London's best known adventures. Meet an amazing dog named Buck and his human friend John Thornton in Call of the Wild, and then follow the story of two men, Henry and Bill, and the life of an unforgettable wolf cub. This study guide will help you keep up with all of the action as you contemplate the characters and their motivations. Helpful background information about the author brings these novels into context for even greater understanding. Other features that help you study include -Complete character lists -Character analyses of major players -Critical essays -Review questions Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure-you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides
 
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Frankenstein : notesShelley's Frankenstein notes
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Umland, Sam 1954-

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The call of the wild & White Fang : notes ...Dracula : notes, including life of the author, general plot summary, list of characters, summaries & critical commentaries, German Expressionism and the American horror film, selected filmography, topics for discussion, selected bibliographyThe use of Arthurian legend in Hollywood film : from Connecticut Yankees to fisher kingsFahrenheit 451 : notesPhilip K. Dick : contemporary critical interpretationsDonald Cammell : a life on the wild sideBurning down the house : the Poe films of Roger CormanShelley's Frankenstein notes