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Mark Shiel: Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles

BOOK REVIEW: Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles (Mark Shiel, 2012) – MILAN HAIN – Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here Los Angeles as a geographically specific location is an inherent part of the history of cinema, yet not many publications are devoted entirely to its role and significance. Among the exceptions we can find a recently published book by Ma ...

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Raoul Walsh. The True Adventures of Hollywood’s Legendary Director

BOOK REVIEW: Raoul Walsh. The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director (Marilyn Ann Moss, 2011) - JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by JIŘÍ SLAVÍK) - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here In light of film history, Raoul Walsh (1887-1980) is one of the most formative hollywood director and this significant position is undeniable. Although he was crucial in shapi ...

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Tough as Nails. The Life and Films of Richard Brooks

BOOK REVIEW: Tough as Nails. The Life and Films of Richard Brooks (Douglass K. Daniel, 2011) – JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by ELIŠKA ŽIDOVÁ) - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here Like Samuel Fuller, to whom we dedicated the whole thematic issue in September, the American screenwriter and director Richard Brooks would celebrate his hundredth birthday this year as ...

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Brian Taves: Thomas Ince – Hollywood’s Independent Pioneer

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer (Brian Taves, 2012) - MILAN HAIN -  Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here Even though the name of Thomas H. Ince (1880-1924) appears in every reliable survey of film history, our notions about his contributions to cinema are largely vague and distorted. And to make things even worse, more often t ...

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David Parkinson: 100 Ideas That Changed Film

BOOK REVIEW: 100 Ideas That Changed Film (David Parkinson, 2012) - MILAN HAIN - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here British publishing outfit Laurence King Publishing has recently started a very successful series entitled 100 Ideas That Changed... Following publications on architecture and fashion (both published in September 2011), Laurence King rele ...

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Ethan De Seife: Tashlinesque

BOOK REVIEW: Tashlinesque - The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin (Ethan De Seife, 2012) - MILAN HAIN - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here If I were asked to compile a list of the most underappreciated Hollywood directors of all time, Frank Tashlin would figure prominently on such a list. Born in New Jersey, Tashlin made a long and rich career in entertainm ...

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Peter Ford: Glenn Ford: A Life

BOOK REVIEW: Glenn Ford: A Life (Peter Ford, 2011) - JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by ALŽBĚTA RYCHTECKÁ) -   Glenn Ford (born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford, 1916–2006) was a renowned actor of classical Hollywood cinema. During the fifty years of his film career, he played more than a hundred characters in film and on television. Even though he seldom had the opportunity to work with great directors or auteurs of h ...

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