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Photographers and filmmakers.
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New York : Macmillan Reference USA, [2001]

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x, 452 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Bring history to life with this unique collection featuring vivid profiles of famous people, places and historical events. Articles are selected with the curriculum in mind, and include newly written and selected articles from the distinguished Macmillan Reference USA collection. Rewritten for students starting at the middle school level, each volume features a lively 2-color design, photographs, quotes and fascinating sidebars.

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This latest offering from the Macmillan Profiles series considers 125 film animators, movie directors, photographers, and video artists. Aimed at middle-and high-school students, the collection features alphabetically arranged articles incorporating sidebars, inserts, time lines, pull quotes, definitions, and a glossary. An international roster of artists represents a variety of specializations that chronicle technical developments. Subjects range from Joseph-Nicephore Niepce, who launched his photographic experiments in 1793, to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, of Princess Mononoke fame. Also included are Annie Leibovitz, who began her involvement with Rolling Stone in 1970, and Carrie Mae Weems, whose photo documentaries are currently on display in the Museum of Modern Art. Numerous American film directors are represented, as are such international luminaries as Jane Campion, Akira Kurosawa, and Satyajit Ray. As in other Profiles, some of the entries (32 out of 125) have been adapted from other sources. This process has resulted in occasional unevenness. The entry on Woody Allen, taken from 100 Years of American Film (Macmillan, 1999), consists of little more than a chronological listing of his films sandwiched in between brief introductory and concluding paragraphs. Entries written specifically for this publication, such as the piece on Diane Arbus, tend to be more reflective. Overall the articles are accessible and insightful. Boxed inserts complement the text (information on Ed Wood accompanies the article on Tim Burton; the Sundance Film Festival is mentioned in conjunction with the Coen Brothers, etc.). The "Additional Resources" section lists general film and photography sources including books, periodical articles, video recordings, and Web sites, as well as bibliographies specific to each artist. Of special interest to collections that support a film curriculum, this offering will also help with history and social studies assignments. It is a solid entry in the series and should be considered for most secondary collections and public library collections.

Table of Contents

Abbott, Berenicep. 1
Adams, Anselp. 4
Ansel Adams Center for Photographyp. 6
Allen, Woodyp. 8
Almodovar, Pedrop. 10
Toronto International Film Festivalp. 12
Altman, Robertp. 14
Antonioni, Michelangelop. 17
Arbus, Dianep. 20
Atget, Eugenep. 23
Avedon, Richardp. 26
Avery, Fred "Tex"p. 28
Warner Bros. Studiosp. 31
Ball, James Presleyp. 33
Barbera, Josephp. 34
Barney, Matthewp. 38
Beals, Jesse Tarboxp. 40
Bergman, Ingmarp. 42
Berkeley, Busbyp. 47
Bertolucci, Bernardop. 50
Bourke-White, Margaretp. 53
Life Magazinep. 56
Brady, Matthewp. 57
Brandt, Billp. 60
Brassaip. 63
Bray, John Randolphp. 65
Brooks, Melp. 68
Bunuel, Luisp. 71
Burton, Timp. 74
Ed Woodp. 76
Callahan, Harryp. 79
Cameron, Julia Margaretp. 81
Campion, Janep. 84
Cannes Film Festivalp. 86
Capa, Robertp. 87
Capra, Frankp. 89
Cartier-Bresson, Henrip. 93
Magnum Photosp. 94
Cassavetes, Johnp. 96
Coen, Ethan and Joelp. 99
Sundance Film Festivalp. 101
Coppola, Francis Fordp. 102
Cunningham, Imogenp. 105
Curtis, Edwardp. 107
Daguerre, Louisp. 111
DeMille, Cecil B.p. 113
De Sica, Vittoriop. 116
Neorealismp. 118
Eisenstaedt, Alfredp. 121
Eisenstein, Sergeip. 124
Evans, Walkerp. 127
Photographers of the Farm Security Administrationp. 129
Fellini, Federicop. 133
Fernandez, Benedict J.p. 136
Fleischer, Maxp. 137
Ford, Johnp. 140
Frank, Robertp. 143
Gardner, Alexanderp. 147
Gilliam, Terryp. 149
Godard, Jean-Lucp. 152
Griffith, D. W.p. 156
Hanna, Williamp. 161
Harryhausen, Rayp. 163
Hawks, Howardp. 166
Film Noirp. 169
Hine, Lewisp. 170
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Filmp. 172
Hitchcock, Alfredp. 172
Hubley, Johnp. 176
Huston, Johnp. 180
Ivory, Jamesp. 185
Iwerks, Ubp. 187
Disney Studiosp. 188
Karsh, Yousufp. 191
Kazan, Eliap. 193
Kubrick, Stanleyp. 196
Kurosawa, Akirap. 200
Lang, Fritzp. 205
Lange, Dorotheap. 208
The Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prizep. 211
Lean, Davidp. 211
Lee, Russellp. 215
Lee, Spikep. 217
Leibovitz, Anniep. 221
Leone, Sergiop. 223
Lucas, Georgep. 225
Industrial Light and Magicp. 227
Lumiere, Auguste and Louis Jeanp. 229
Magubane, Peterp. 233
Man Rayp. 236
Mapplethorpe, Robertp. 238
Mark, Mary Ellenp. 241
Miyazaki, Hayaop. 243
Moholy-Nagy, Laszlop. 247
Muybridge, Eadweardp. 250
Nadarp. 253
Nam June Paikp. 255
Niepce, Joseph-Nicephorep. 258
O'Sullivan, Timothyp. 263
Parks, Gordon, Sr.p. 267
Peckinpah, Samp. 270
Penn, Irvingp. 273
Polanski, Romanp. 275
Porter, Eliotp. 278
Preminger, Ottop. 280
Ray, Nicholasp. 285
Ray, Satyajitp. 287
Rothstein, Arthurp. 289
Salgado, Sebastiaop. 293
Scorsese, Martinp. 295
National Film Preservation Boardp. 297
Sherman, Cindyp. 298
Sleet, Moneta, Jr.p. 301
Pulitzer Prize for Photographyp. 303
Smith, William Eugenep. 304
Spielberg, Stevenp. 307
Academy Awardsp. 309
Steichen, Edwardp. 310
Stieglitz, Alfredp. 315
Stone, Oliverp. 319
Strand, Paulp. 321
Sturges, Prestonp. 324
Tarantino, Quentinp. 327
Truffaut, Francoisp. 329
Van Peebles, Melvinp. 333
VanDerZee, Jamesp. 335
Viola, Billp. 337
Vishniac, Romanp. 339
Weegee (Fellig, Arthur)p. 343
International Center of Photographyp. 345
Weems, Carrie Maep. 346
Wegman, Williamp. 348
Weir, Peterp. 351
Welles, Orsonp. 353
Wellman, Williamp. 355
Weston, Edwardp. 358
Wilder, Billyp. 361
Winogrand, Garryp. 364
Woo, Johnp. 366
Wyler, Williamp. 370
Zeffirelli, Francop. 375
Zhang Yimoup. 378