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Dixon, Wheeler W. 1950-

Works: 48 works in 291 publications in 2 languages and 32,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1994, 791.4375
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Publications about Wheeler W Dixon
Publications by Wheeler W Dixon
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Most widely held works by Wheeler W Dixon
A short history of film by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
34 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,862 libraries worldwide
The history of international cinema is now available in a concise, conveniently sized, and affordable volume. Succinct yet comprehensive, A Short History of Film provides an accessible overview of the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from the 1880s to the present. More than 250 rare stills and illustrations accompany the text, bringing readers face to face with many of the key players and films that have marked the industry. Beginning with precursors of what we call moving pictures, Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster lead the reader on a fast-paced tour through th
The second century of cinema the past and future of the moving image by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,022 libraries worldwide
The author "explores the possible effects of the digital age on the production and exhibition of films."--Cover
Film genre 2000 new critical essays ( file )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,950 libraries worldwide
A history of horror by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. Wheeler Winston Dixon's A History of Horror is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Arranged by decades, with outliers and franchise films overlapping some years, this one-stop sourcebook unearths the historical origins of characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman and their various incarnations in film from the silent era to comedic sequels. A History of Horror explores how the horror f
Film and television after 9/11 ( file )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,857 libraries worldwide
"In [this book], editor Wheeler Winston Dixon and eleven other distinguished film scholars discuss the production, reception, and distribution of Hollywood and foreign films after the terorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and examine how moviemaking has changed to reflect the new world climate. While some contemporary films offer escapism, much of mainstream American cinema since 9/11 is centered on the desire for a 'just war' in which military reprisals and escalation of warfare appear to be both inevitable and justified. Films of 2002 such as Black Hawk Down, Collateral Damage, and We Were Soldiers, demonstrate a renewed audience appetite for narratives of conflict, reminiscent of the wave of filmmaking that surrounded American involvement in World War II. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon galvanized the American public initially, yet film critics wonder how this will play out over time. [This] is the first book to provide original insights into topics ranging from the international reception of post-9/11 American cinema, re-viewing films of our shared cinematic past in light of the attacks, and exploring parallels between post-9/11 cinema and World War II-era productions"--Back cover
The transparency of spectacle meditations on the moving image by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,759 libraries worldwide
While agreeing that the "digitization" of the cinema is inevitable, and even a necessary adjustment to the economic realities of end-of-the-millennium cinema production, Dixon argues that it represents a fundamental representational shift in the relationship between the spectator and the image-production apparatus of the cinematograph. More than ever all visual input is merely raw material which is then subjected to digital "polishing" and "tweaking" until it attains a sheen of artificial splendor that is utterly removed from the photographic reproduction of the object and/or person originally photographed
Straight constructions of heterosexuality in the cinema by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,736 libraries worldwide
The exploding eye a re-visionary history of 1960s American experimental cinema by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,712 libraries worldwide
Featuring more than seventy rare stills and complete information on the films and filmmakers covered, The Exploding Eye offers a fresh vision of American experimental film for critics, scholars, and the general reader
Streaming movies, media, and instant access by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,634 libraries worldwide
Film stocks are vanishing, but the iconic images of the silver screen remain -- albeit in new, sleeker formats. Today, viewers can instantly stream movies on televisions, computers, and smartphones. Gone are the days when films could only be seen in theaters or rented at video stores: movies are now accessible at the click of a button, and there are no reels, tapes, or discs to store. Any film or show worth keeping may be collected in the virtual cloud and accessed at will through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant.The movies have changed, and we are changing with them
The early film criticism of François Truffaut by François Truffaut( file )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
Film noir and the cinema of paranoia by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,462 libraries worldwide
Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia is an overview of 20th- and 21st-century noir and fatalist film practice from 1945 onwards. The book demonstrates the ways in which American cinema has inculcated a climate of fear in our daily lives, as reinforced, starting in the 1950s, by television, and later videocassettes, the web, and the Internet, to create, by the early 21st century a hypersurveillant atmosphere in which no one can avoid the barrage of images that continually assault our senses. The book begins with the return of American soldiers from World War II, 'liberated' from war in the Paci
It looks at you the returned gaze of cinema by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
This book is a study of one of the most insidious and pervasive phenomena in the study and reception of cinema: the "returned gaze" from the screen in which the audience is actually surveilled by the film being projected on the screen. Rather than the usual process of watching a film, in those films which return the gaze of the viewer, the film looks at us, confronting our voyeur's embrace of the spectacle it presents. The book cites examples as diverse as Andy Warhol's Vinyl, Laurel and Hardy two-reel comedies, the films of Jean-Marie Straub, Jean-Luc Godard, Roberto Rossellini, and Wesley E. Barry's Creation of The Humanoids. It also discusses the history of the returned gaze in video, pornography, surveillance systems, and the related plastic arts
21st century Hollywood movies in the era of transformation by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to the global transformations of today's movies and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is playing in determining the digital future for world cinema. It offers clear, concise explanations of a major paradigm shift that continues to reshape our relationship to the moving image. Filled with numerous detailed examples, the book will both educate and entertain film students and movie fans alike
Visions of paradise images of Eden in the cinema by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated throughout with intriguing, rare stills and organized to provide historical context, Visions of Paradise surveys a huge array of films that have offered us glimpses of life free from strife, devoid of pain and privation, and full of harmony. In films
Collected interviews voices from twentieth-century cinema by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Film talk directors at work by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
What 1970s Hollywood filmmaker influenced Quentin Tarantino? How have contemporary Japanese horror films inspired Takashi Shimizu, director of the huge box office hit "The Grudge"? This title offers answers to these questions, along with a behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking
American cinema of the 1940s : themes and variations ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
Featuring essays by a group of respected film scholars and historians, American Cinema of the 1940s brings this dynamic and turbulent decade to life. Filled with provocative insights, American Cinema of the 1940s will appeal to students, teachers, and to all those interested in cultural history and American film of the twentieth century
Death of the Moguls The End of Classical Hollywood by Wheeler W Dixon( file )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
Death of the Moguls is a detailed assessment of the last days of the "rulers of film" from Hollywood's classical era, covering 20th Century-Fox, Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, RKO Radio Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Republic Pictures, Monogram Pictures and Columbia Pictures. Using rare, behind-the-scenes stills, Wheeler Winston Dixon details such game-changing factors as the de Havilland decision, the Consent Decree, how the moguls dealt with their collapsing empires in the era of television, and the end of the conventional studio ass
The films of Jean-Luc Godard by Wheeler W Dixon( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
In this book, Wheeler Winston Dixon offers an overview of all of Godard's work as a filmmaker, including his work for television and his ethnographic work in Africa. Free from the jargon and value judgments that have marred much of what has been written about Godard, this is the only book that covers the entirety of Godard's career
Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
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