CinemaTexas Notes: The Early Days of Austin Film Culture

CinemaTexas Notes: The Early Days of Austin Film Culture


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ISBN-13: 9781477315446
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 02/26/2018
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Louis Black was one of the original writers of the CinemaTexas Program Notes. He cofounded The Austin Chronicle, where he was the editor for thirty-six years, and SXSW, where he is a director, and was a founding board member of the Austin Film Society. He has written extensively on film, music, and politics. In 2016, he and Karen Bernstein directed the documentary Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, which made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction to CinemaTexas, by Charles Ramírez Berg
  • Reflections on CinemaTexas, by George Lellis, Lauren Rabinovitz, D. N. Rodowick, and Louis Black
  • I. USA Film History
    • Introduction, by Steve Fore and Louis Black
    • Intolerance (dir. D. W. Griffith, 1916), by Charles Ramírez Berg
    • Sunrise (dir. F. W. Murnau, 1927), by Warren Spector
    • Long Pants (dir. Frank Capra, 1927), by D. N. Rodowick
    • Sherlock Jr. (dir. Buster Keaton, 1924), by D. N. Rodowick
    • All Quiet on the Western Front (dir. Lewis Milestone, 1930), by George Lellis
    • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (dir. Frank Capra, 1939), by Marie Mahoney
    • Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles, 1941), by John Henley
    • North by Northwest (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1959), by Ed Lowry
    • Corruption of the Damned (dir. George Kuchar, 1965), by Nick Barbaro
    • Necrology (dir. Standish Lawder, 1971), by Nick Barbaro
    • Five Easy Pieces (dir. Bob Rafelson, 1970), by Michael Selig
    • Nashville (dir. Robert Altman, 1975), by Lauren Rabinovitz
  • II. Hollywood Auteurs: Ford, Hawkes, Sturges, Minnelli, Sirk
    • Introduction, by Steve Fore and Louis Black
    • Stagecoach (dir. John Ford, 1939), by Ed Lowry
    • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (dir. John Ford, 1962), by Don Hartack
    • His Girl Friday (dir. Howard Hawks, 1940), by Lauren Rabinovitz
    • Red River (dir. Howard Hawks, 1948), by Charles Ramírez Berg
    • Sullivan’s Travels (dir. Preston Sturges, 1941), by Ann Laemmle
    • Hail the Conquering Hero (dir. Preston Sturges, 1944), by Michael Selig
    • Meet Me in St. Louis (dir. Vincente Minnelli, 1944), by George Lellis
    • Band Wagon (dir. Vincente Minnelli, 1953), by Ed Lowry and D. N. Rodowick
    • All That Heaven Allows (dir. Douglas Sirk, 1955), by Valentin Almendarez
    • Imitation of Life (dir. Douglas Sirk, 1959), by D. N. Rodowick
  • III. Cinema-Fist: Renegade Talents: Ulmer, Ray, Aldrich, Fuller, Welles, Peckinpah
    • Introduction, by Steve Fore and Louis Black
    • Detour (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945), by D. N. Rodowick
    • They Live by Night (dir. Nicholas Ray, 1948), by Marjorie Baumgarten
    • In a Lonely Place (dir. Nicholas Ray, 1950), by Ellen Draper
    • Kiss Me Deadly (dir. Robert Aldrich, 1955), by Steve Fore
    • Ulzana’s Band (dir. Robert Aldrich, 1972), by Steve Fore
    • Forty Guns (dir. Samuel Fuller, 1957), by Valentin Almendarez
    • Naked Kiss (dir. Samuel Fuller, 1964), by Ed Lowry
    • Touch of Evil (dir. Orson Welles, 1958), by D. N. Rodowick
    • The Wild Bunch (dir. Sam Peckinpah, 1969), by Nick Barbaro
    • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (dir. Sam Peckinpah, 1974), by Louis Black
  • IV. America’s Shadow Cinema: B Movies, Exploitation Films, and the Avant-Garde
    • Introduction, by Steve Fore and Louis Black
    • Hollywood’s Shadow Cinema
    • My Name is Julia Ross (dir. Joseph H. Lewis, 1945), by Louis Black
    • Gun Crazy (dir. Joseph H. Lewis, 1950), by Ed Lowry
    • Films of Maya Deren (dir. Maya Deren, 1943–1958), by Lauren Rabinovitz and Marjorie Baumgarten
    • Scorpio Rising (dir. Kenneth Anger, 1964), by Ed Lowry
    • Two Thousand Maniacs! (dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1964), by Brian Hanson, Warren Spector, and Louis Black
    • The Last Movie (dir. Dennis Hopper, 1971), by Nick Barbaro, Louis Black, and Ed Lowry
    • Cage Heat (dir. Jonathan Demme, 1974), by Louis Black
    • Caged Heat: Second Thoughts, by Marjorie Baumgarten
    • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (dir. Tobe Hooper, 1974), by Rita TheBerge, Ed Lowry, and Louis Black
    • Assault on Precinct 13 (dir. John Carpenter, 1976), by Ann Laemmle
  • Appendix. Original Scanned CinemaTexas Note: Night of the Living Dead (dir. George Romero, 1968), by Kelly Greene
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

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