Film Follies by Stuart Klawans
The Cinema Out of Order

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As New A history and theory of going too far, "Film Follies" examines those rare pictures that are both cinematic landmarks and monuments to a director's hybris, from Griffith's "Intolerance" through to Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" and Carax's "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf". Seeming madness and wasteful extravagance, fantastic architecture and the haphazard structure of a musical revue: such are the landmarks of those improbably great (and greatly improbable) films Klawans calls "follies">

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published January 1, 1999 by Continuum. 188 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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""Follies"" they may be, but Klawans argues persuasively that such films--too large, too ambitious, too new to achieve coherence in their time--actually broadened the boundaries of filmmaking and changed our understanding of ""the symbolic function of movies."" He also traces the ancestry of such...

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