Levy, Emanuel: Books; Editions; Languages

Levy, Emanuel

Overview
Works: 42 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 8,047 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals
Roles: AuthorCreatorEditor
Classifications: PN1993.92, 791.43079
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Most widely held works by Emanuel Levy
Cinema of outsiders : the rise of American independent film by Emanuel Levy( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘Cinema of Outsiders’ is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present

Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters by Emanuel Levy( )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of view. For most of the twentieth century, gay characters and gay themes were both underrepresented and misrepresented in mainstream cinema. Since the 1970s, however, a new generation of openly gay directors has turned the closet inside out, bringing a poignant immediacy to modern cinema and popular culture. Combining his experienced critique with in-depth interviews, Emanuel Levy draws a clear timeline of gay filmmaking over the past four decades and its particular influences and innovations. While recognizing the ‘queering’ of American culture that resulted from these films, Levy also takes stock of the ensuing conservative backlash and its impact on cinematic art, a trend that continues alongside a growing acceptance of homosexuality. He compares the similarities and differences between the ‘North American’ attitudes of Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters and the ‘European’ perspectives of Pedro Almodovar and Terence Davies, developing a truly expansive approach to gay filmmaking and auteur cinema.”–Jacket

And the winner is– : the history and politics of the Oscar Awards by Emanuel Levy( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van ontstaan en ontwikkeling van de Amerikaanse filmprijs

Oscar fever : the history and politics of the Academy Awards by Emanuel Levy( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This completely new and far more popular rewriting of “And the Winner Is . . “. is both history and appreciation, filled with inside stories and little known facts about Hollywood’s most revered awards ceremony. 30 photos

George Cukor : master of elegance : Hollywood’s legendary director and his stars by Emanuel Levy( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Anthony Quinn, and Candice Bergen are among the many movie stars, colleagues, and friends who talk about a favorite director in George Cukor, Master of Elegance. This is the definitive biography of one of Hollywood’s greatest directors, whose film work attests to its classic nature and timeless appeal. In a career spanning half a century and fifty features, Cukor was one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and important filmmakers. He won a much-deserved directorial Oscar in 1965 for My Fair Lady, which also won Best Picture. Cukor’s best films, including Little Women, David Copperfield, The Philadelphia Story and his masterpiece, A Star Is Born, boast elegance, sophistication, intelligence, and distinctive style. Unfairly stereotyped as a women’s director for his work with Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Judy Garland, Judy Holliday, Ava Gardner, and Marilyn Monroe, Cukor also directed Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy and Rex Harrison in their most memorable roles. Still, his special rapport with actresses was a chief source of conflict with Clark Gable on the set of Gone With the Wind–Gable feared that under this director the film would be weighted in favor of Vivien Leigh. However, Cukor was dismissed from the movie not because of Gable, but because of a major power struggle with its producer, David O. Selznick. This book describes in great detail the intriguing interplay between Cukor’s life and professional career. The book places Cukor in the Hollywood studio system and shows the costs and rewards of working in such a structure. It also explains which of Cukor’s films have withstood the test of time, the ultimate criterion of any art, and reappraises his contribution to classic American cinema. In a rare interview, Katharine Hepburn, whose career was launched by Cukor, summed up his magical touch: “In life, you either star yourself or you star somebody else. George Cukor starred the actor.” Now, with Cukor’s personal correspondence dating from the 1930s and the shooting scripts of the films, as well as thirty-five rare photographs and over a hundred in-depth interviews with over a hundred legendary Hollywood figures who knew him well as an artist and a person, this book finally stars George Cukor.–Adapted from dust jacket

The Habima, Israel’s national theater, 1917-1977 : a study of cultural nationalism by Emanuel Levy( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the political, ideological, and artistic roles of the Habima theater between its founding in Moscow in 1917 to the 1970s. It attempts to identify underlying patterns of change in the roles, structure, and functions of the Habima theater, with its major objective to describe the specific changes in its ideology, mission, repertoire, organization, and audiences between 1917 and 1977 and to analyze the causes and consequences of those changes

Vincente Minnelli : Hollywood’s dark dreamer by Emanuel Levy( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-length biography of Vincente Minnelli, one of Hollywood’s most legendary and influential directors, encompassing his life, his career, and his art. Minnelli began his career as an innovative set and costume designer in New York. He became the first director of Radio City Music Hall and designed the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, bringing Josephine Baker back from Paris to star. As a film director, he discovered Lena Horne in a Harlem nightclub and cast her in his first movie, the risky all-black musical Cabin in the Sky. After winning the Best Director Oscar for Gigi, the first film to sweep all nine of its nominations, he directed such classics as the An American in Paris and Meet Me in St. Louis, where he met his future wife Judy Garland. Levy’s extensive research and readable style make this a thorough yet vivid biography.–From publisher description

John Wayne : prophet of the American way of life by Emanuel Levy( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All about Oscar : the history and politics of the Academy Awards by Emanuel Levy( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“All about Oscar is an entirely new version of Emanuel Levy’s critically acclaimed Oscar Fever. It is both history and appreciation, chockablock with inside stories and little-known facts.” “All statistics and tables have been updated and completely new information has been added on all 432 nominated films.”–Jacket

Small-town America in film : the decline and fall of community by Emanuel Levy( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide