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Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey

Works: 26 works in 174 publications in 2 languages and 15,397 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1998.2, B
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Publications about Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publications by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Most widely held works by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
A short history of film by Wheeler W Dixon( Book )
36 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
"The history of international cinema is now available in a concise, conviently 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."--Page 4 of cover
Women filmmakers & their films ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
This single-volume resource offers comprehensive coverage of women directors and their films as well as producers, writers and production artists. General information on the filmmaker or film is followed, where applicable, by more detailed biography, filmography, comprehensive credits, production information, awards and bibliography. The core of the entry consists of a signed, 800- to 1,000-word critical essay written by a film critic or scholar. Following introductory essays on the evolution and status of women filmmakers, 190 alphabetically arranged entries discuss women directors, producers, animators, art directors, editors, writers, and costume designers. Each entry contains a brief biography, a complete filmography, a selected bibliography of works on and by the entrant, and an expository essay by a specialist in the field. The remaining entries (approximately 60) concern films in which women filmmakers have had a major role. They include production information, lists of cast and crew, a selected bibliography of works about the film, and an essay. Contains many b&w portraits and stills
Women film directors : an international bio-critical dictionary by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
10 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 libraries worldwide
The Dictionary covers the careers of nearly 200 women filmmakers, giving vital statistics where available, listings of films directed by these women, and selected bibliographies for further reading. This is a one-volume, one-stop resource, a comprehensive, up-to-date guide that is absolutely essential for any course offering an overview or survey of women's cinema. It offers not only all available statistics, but critical evaluations of the filmmakers' work as well. In order to keep the length manageable, this volume focuses on women who direct fictional narrative films, with occasional forays into the area of the documentary and is limited to film production rather than video production
Class-passing : social mobility in film and popular culture by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, Roseanne Barr, and Britney Spears typify class-passers - those who claim different socioeconomic classes as their own. The book deconstructs the politics of celebrity, fashion and conspicuous consumerism and analyses class-passing as it relates to the American Dream, gender and marriage
Performing whiteness : postmodern re/constructions in the cinema by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Women filmmakers of the African and Asian diaspora : decolonizing the gaze, locating subjectivity by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Captive bodies : postcolonial subjectivity in cinema by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 libraries worldwide
To answer these and other questions, Captive Bodies draws upon a wide range of critical methodologies, including postcolonial studies, feminist film criticism, anthropology, and phenomenology
Experimental cinema : the film reader by Wheeler W Dixon( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
21st century Hollywood : movies in the era of transformation by Wheeler W Dixon( Book )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 libraries worldwide
They are shot on high-definition digital cameras--with computer-generated effects added in postproduction--and transmitted to theaters, websites, and video-on-demand networks worldwide. They are viewed on laptop, iPod, and cell phone screens. They are movies in the 21st century--the product of digital technologies that have revolutionized media production, content distribution, and the experience of moviegoing itself. 21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to these global transformations 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
Troping the body : gender, etiquette, and performance by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Identity and memory : the films of Chantal Akerman by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Women who made the movies ( visu )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Although women have been making films as long as men, their contribution has been largely ignored. This documentary attempts to correct that oversight by tracing the careers of such filmmakers as Alice Guy Blache, Ida Lupino, Ruth Ann Baldwin, Leni Riefenstahl, Lois Weber, and many more. Included are rare clips from their films, and the film's score was composed and played by a variety of all-women jazz orchestras of the era
Hoarders, Doomsday preppers, and the culture of apocalypse by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
The culture of twenty-first century America largely revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. As people are bombarded with amoral metanarratives that display an almost complete lack of empathy for others on television, in films, and on the internet, their insatiable appetite for excessive pain and routine death reflects an embrace of an endlessly warring culture. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world
Disruptive feminisms : raced, gendered, and classed bodies in film by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Disruptive Feminisms provides a revolutionary new approach to feminism as a disruptive force. By examining a variety of films Post Tenebras Lux, Craig's Wife, and Bright Days Ahead) and filmmakers who are not so obviously read as feminist or Marxist (Dorothy Arzner, Calin Peter Netzer, and Paul Thomas Anderson), Foster showcases their ability to disrupt and effectively challenge everything from class and racism, as well as sexism, ageism, and homophobia
Breve historia del cine by Wheeler W Dixon( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Por fin la historia del cine mundial disponible en un volumen conciso y manejable. Breve historia del cine proporciona una perspectiva general y accesible sobre los principales movimientos, directores, estudios y géneros cinematográficos desde 1880 hasta nuestros días. Además, las extraordinarias fotografias y fotogramas que acompañan al texto familiarizan al lector con los personajes y las películas clave de la industría del séptimo arte.--P. [4] of cover
Quarterly review of film and video ( Book )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Historia del cine mundial by Wheeler W Dixon( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The St. James women filmmakers encyclopedia : women on the other side of the camera by Amy L Unterburger( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Contains alphabetically arranged articles that provide information about the lives and achievements of over two hundred women filmmakers, including directors, producers, animators, art directors, editors, writers, and costume designers
The first woman filmmaker : Alice Guy Blaché by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"We want our DVDs!" ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dixon, Gwendolyn Foster-
Dixon, Gwendolyn Foster- 1960-
Foster-Dixon, Gwendolyn
Foster-Dixon, Gwendolyn 1960-
Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey 1960-
English (154)
Spanish (5)
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