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The Resource Bio-pics : a life in pictures, Ellen Cheshire

Bio-pics : a life in pictures, Ellen Cheshire

Label
Bio-pics : a life in pictures
Title
Bio-pics
Title remainder
a life in pictures
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Cheshire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures offers a series of case studies which throw light on this most unique of genres. Is the bio-pic a genre in its own right? Or are such films merely footnotes in other more traditional genres such as the western or costume drama, depending on the historical figure under scrutiny. Unlike other genre forms bio-pics seemingly share no familiar iconography, codes or conventions. They can be set anywhere and at any time. What links them is quite simply that the films depict the life of an 'important' person. Through a carefully selected range of thematically linked (English-language) bio-pics released since 1990 this book explores key issues surrounding their resurgence, narrative structure, production, subject representation or misrepresentation, and critical response. The films under discussion are grouped around a profession (writers, singers, politicians, sportsmen, criminals, artists) allowing for comparisons to be drawn in approaches to similar subject matter. -- Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheshire, Ellen
Dewey number
791.43/651
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.B55
LC item number
C44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Short cuts : introductions to film studies
Series volume
[57]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biographical films
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Biographical films
Label
Bio-pics : a life in pictures, Ellen Cheshire
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A life in pictures -- The sound of music: Singers and musicians take centre stage -- Hollywoodland: Actors and directors as portrayed by actors and directors -- Prick up your ears: Now a world on writers -- Through the eyes of a painter: The art of the on-screen artist -- A winner never quits: The powerful force of sporting biographies -- Awakenings: Voices from the Ivory Towers of Academia -- Into the storm: The politics of political bio-pics -- A royal affair: The majesty of royal representations
Control code
903118267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (141 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231850681
Lccn
2015296633
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2e90ebc7-17d6-48ba-8b29-25ee86adc554
  • 22573/ctt13k0rkv
Publisher number
EB00662993
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903118267
Label
Bio-pics : a life in pictures, Ellen Cheshire
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A life in pictures -- The sound of music: Singers and musicians take centre stage -- Hollywoodland: Actors and directors as portrayed by actors and directors -- Prick up your ears: Now a world on writers -- Through the eyes of a painter: The art of the on-screen artist -- A winner never quits: The powerful force of sporting biographies -- Awakenings: Voices from the Ivory Towers of Academia -- Into the storm: The politics of political bio-pics -- A royal affair: The majesty of royal representations
Control code
903118267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (141 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231850681
Lccn
2015296633
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2e90ebc7-17d6-48ba-8b29-25ee86adc554
  • 22573/ctt13k0rkv
Publisher number
EB00662993
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903118267

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