Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s

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ISBN 10 : 9780786476435
Pages : 355 pages
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Download or read book Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s written by Gene Scott Freese and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-04-10 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This biographical dictionary shines the spotlight on several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema's greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, and Burt Lancaster, the costume epics of Charlton Heston and Kirk Douglas, and the action films of Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Charles Bronson. Without stuntmen and women working behind the scenes the films of these action superstars would not have been as successful. Now fantastic athletes and leading stunt creators such as Yakima Canutt, Richard Talmadge, Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy, Dave Sharpe, Jock Mahoney, Chuck Roberson, Polly Burson, Bob Morgan, Loren Janes, Dean Smith, Hal Needham, Martha Crawford, Ronnie Rondell, Terry Leonard, and Bob Minor are given their proper due. Each entry covers the performer's athletic background, military service, actors doubled, noteworthy stunts, and a rundown of his or her best known screen credits.

Hollywood Stunt Performers

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015042049380
Pages : 261 pages
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Download or read book Hollywood Stunt Performers written by Gene Scott Freese and published by McFarland Publishing. This book was released on 1998 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hollywood's stuntmen and stuntwomen willingly risk life and limb to bring excitement to the screen. They crash cars. They swing from helicopters. They dive off rocky cliffs into water far, far below.Yet as recently as the early 1980s, stunt performers rarely even received screen credit for their incredible feats.Here at last is a personal introduction to these professional daredevils. Biographical information, extensive film and television credits, and action photographs shine the spotlight on these highly skilled athletes who will stop at nothing to stop your heart.

Stunt Performers

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ISBN 10 : 1404203648
Pages : 80 pages
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Download or read book Stunt Performers written by Cherie Turner and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2004-08-15 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explains the role that stunt performers play in the making of a movie, the skill required and the risk involved.

Stunt Performers

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ISBN 10 : 9781098222116
Pages : 27 pages
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Download or read book Stunt Performers written by Julie Murray and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2020-08-01 with total page 27 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Being a stunt performer is a fierce job filled with high speed chases and falls from high places! Only the best and bravest can do this job. This title is at a Level 2 and is written specifically for emerging readers. Aligned to Common Core standards & correlated to state standards. Dash! is an imprint of Abdo Zoom, a division of ABDO.

Jock Mahoney

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ISBN 10 : 9780786476893
Pages : 223 pages
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Download or read book Jock Mahoney written by Gene Freese and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-10-17 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Iowa-born Jock Mahoney was an elite athlete and U.S. Marines fighter pilot prior to falling into a film career. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest stuntmen in movie history, having taken leaps and bounds for Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and Gregory Peck. One of the first stuntmen to successfully move into acting, he was the popular star of the 1950s television westerns Range Rider and Yancy Derringer and twice played Tarzan on the big screen, presenting a memorable portrayal of an educated, articulate and mature jungle lord true to author Edgar Rice Burroughs' original vision. Filming in real jungles around the world took a physical toll on Mahoney that transformed him from leading man to burly character actor. He had to overcome the effects of a stroke but true to his tough guy nature rose above it to resume his life's many adventures. Mahoney was beloved by fans at conventions and appearances until his untimely demise in 1989 from a stroke-caused motor vehicle accident.

Stuntman!

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ISBN 10 : 0316078999
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Stuntman! written by Hal Needham and published by Little, Brown. This book was released on 2011-02-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Yep that's me, Hal Needham, on the cover doing a fire stunt. When you're on fire you don't dare breathe because if you do, you'll suck those flames right down your throat. I was Hollywood's highest paid stuntman so I should know. I wrecked hundreds of cars, fell from tall buildings, got blown up, was dragged by horses, and along the way broke 56 bones, my back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth...I hung upside down by my ankles under a bi-plane in The Spirit of St. Louis, jumped between galloping horses in Little Big Man, set a world record for a boat stunt on Gator, jumped a rocket powered pick-up truck across a canal for a GM commercial, was the first human to test the car airbag-and taught John Wayne how to really throw a movie punch. Life also got exciting outside of the movie business. I had my Ferrari stolen right from under my nose, flew in a twin-engine Cessna with a passed out pilot, rescued the cast and crew from a Russian invasion in Czechoslovakia, and once took six flight attendants on a date. I owned the Skoal-Bandit NASCAR race team, the sound-barrier breaking Budweiser Rocket Car and drove a souped-up, fake ambulance in a "little" cross-country race called The Cannonball Run, which became the movie I directed by the same name. Oh yeah, I also directed Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper and several other action/comedy movies that I liked a bunch. I was a sharecropper's son from the hills of Arkansas who became a Hollywood stuntman. That journey was a tough row to hoe. I continually risked my life but that was the career I chose. I was never late to the set and did whatever I had to do to get the job done. Hollywood's not all sunglasses and autographs. Let me tell you a few stories...

Afrofuturism in Black Panther

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ISBN 10 : 9781793623584
Pages : 383 pages
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Download or read book Afrofuturism in Black Panther written by Karen A. Ritzenhoff and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-08-30 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines Black Panther not only as a film grounded in Afro-futurism, but also as an invitation for viewers to think about relevant real-world social questions about identity, liberation, and racial justice, ultimately posing the question of how Black Panther invites a reimagining of Blackness.

Making Believe

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ISBN 10 : 9780813580005
Pages : 246 pages
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Download or read book Making Believe written by Lisa Bode and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2017-07-07 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the past twenty years, we have seen the rise of digital effects cinema in which the human performer is entangled with animation, collaged with other performers, or inserted into perilous or fantastic situations and scenery. Making Believe sheds new light on these developments by historicizing screen performance within the context of visual and special effects cinema and technological change in Hollywood filmmaking, through the silent, early sound, and current digital eras. Making Believe incorporates North American film reviews and editorials, actor and crew interviews, trade and fan magazine commentary, actor training manuals, and film production publicity materials to discuss the shifts in screen acting practice and philosophy around transfiguring makeup, doubles, motion capture, and acting to absent places or characters. Along the way it considers how performers and visual and special effects crew work together, and struggle with the industry, critics, and each other to define the aesthetic value of their work, in an industrial system of technological reproduction. Bode opens our eyes to the performing illusions we love and the tensions we experience in wanting to believe in spite of our knowledge that it is all make believe in the end.

The Thrill Makers

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ISBN 10 : 9780520270893
Pages : 282 pages
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Download or read book The Thrill Makers written by Jacob Smith and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Starring human flies, daredevil aviators, bridge jumpers, and lion tamers, The Thrill Makers is a great read, as evocative as it is theoretically savvy, and convincingly argued. Culling telling details from a host of long-overlooked sources, Jacob Smith’s account of sensational, high-risk public performance from the Victorian age to the 1930s unearths and illuminates the interwoven histories of public spectacle, masculinity, the motion picture industry, new forms of celebrity, and the expanding American metropolis.”—Greg Waller, Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University. “The Thrill Makers is an historical tour-de-force that illuminates the origins of risk-taking performance in American entertainment, and shows how its practitioners were gradually marginalized as invisible stunt doubles during the rise of the motion picture industry. Smith’s analysis of the lion tamer, the human fly, and the airplane wing-walker—as well as the many others who thrilled audiences before and during the advent of cinema—inspires us to reconsider the nature of media spectacle, masculinity, performance, celebrity, and labor at the turn of the last century. Impeccably researched, this book is a captivating read that re-frames the emergence of cinema in the context of its relationship to other forms of modern entertainment.”—Barbara Klinger, author of Beyond the Multiplex: Cinema, New Technologies, and the Home.

Experts in Action

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781478021261
Pages : 234 pages
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Download or read book Experts in Action written by Lauren Steimer and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-11 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Action movie stars ranging from Jackie Chan to lesser-known stunt women and men like Zoë Bell and Chad Stahelski stun their audiences with virtuosic martial arts displays, physical prowess, and complex fight sequences. Their performance styles originate from action movies that emerged in the industrial environment of 1980s Hong Kong. In Experts in Action Lauren Steimer examines how Hong Kong--influenced cinema aesthetics and stunt techniques have been taken up, imitated, and reinvented in other locations and production contexts in Hollywood, New Zealand, and Thailand. Foregrounding the transnational circulation of Hong Kong--influenced films, television shows, stars, choreographers, and stunt workers, she shows how stunt workers like Chan, Bell, and others combine techniques from martial arts, dance, Peking opera, and the history of movie and television stunting practices to create embodied performances that are both spectacular and, sometimes, rendered invisible. By describing the training, skills, and labor involved in stunt work as well as the location-dependent material conditions and regulations that impact it, Steimer illuminates the expertise of the workers whose labor is indispensable to some of the world's most popular movies.

Danger on the Silver Screen

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ISBN 10 : 9780762474837
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Danger on the Silver Screen written by Scott McGee and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-04-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Turner Classic Movies presents a heart-racing look into the world of stunt work featuring films that capture the exhilaration of a car chase, the comedy of a well timed prat fall, or the adrenaline rush from a fight scene complete with reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and hundreds of photographs. Buckle in and join TCM on a action-packed journey through the history of cinema stunt work in Danger on the Silver Screen. This action-packed guide profiles 50 foundational films with insightful commentary on the history, importance, and evolution of an often overlooked element of film: stunt work. With insightful commentary and additional recommendations to expand your repertoire based on your favorites, Danger on the Silver Screen is a one-of-a-kind guide, perfect for film lovers to learn more about or just brush up on their knowledge of stunt work and includes films such as Ben-Hur (1925 & 1959), The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), The Thing from Another World (1951), Bullitt (1968), Live and Let Die (1973), The Blues Brothers (1980), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Matrix (1999), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), John Wick (2014), Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015), Atomic Blonde (2017), and many more.

Richard Jaeckel, Hollywood's Man of Character

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ISBN 10 : 9781476662107
Pages : 214 pages
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Download or read book Richard Jaeckel, Hollywood's Man of Character written by Gene Freese and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-04-06 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Character actor Richard Jaeckel worked five decades in Hollywood alongside the industry's biggest names. Noted for tough-guy portrayals, he appeared in such classic westerns and war films as Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), The Gunfighter (1950), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), and The Dirty Dozen (1967). Bringing strength and integrity to his roles, he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Sometimes a Great Notion (1970). A World War II veteran and Merchant Marine, he was respected in the surfing and fitness communities for his ageless athleticism. His performance as Turk in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) was groundbreaking for iron-pumping actors wanting to be taken seriously for their dramatic abilities. This revealing portrait of the life of a working character actor covers Jaeckel's noteworthy career through each of his film and television appearances, from Guadalcanal Diary (1943) to Baywatch (1994). Recollections and behind the scenes stories from those he knew and worked with offer an in-depth look at the dedication and professionalism it takes to make it in Hollywood.

Stunts of Late Nineteenth-Century New York

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ISBN 10 : 9780429632273
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book Stunts of Late Nineteenth-Century New York written by Kirstin Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-08-19 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stunts of Late Nineteenth- Century New York: Aestheticised Precarity, Endangered Liveness examines the emergence of stunts in the media, politics, sport and art of New York at the turn of the twentieth century. This book investigates stunts in sport, media and politics, demonstrating how these risky performances tapped into anxieties and fantasies concerning work, freedom, gendered/ raced/ classed bodies and the commodifi cation of human life. Its case studies examine bridge jumping, extreme walking contests, stunt journalists such as Nellie Bly, and cycling feats including Annie Londonderry’s round- the- world venture. Supported by extensive archival research and Performance Studies theorisations of precarity, liveness and surrogation, Smith theorises an under- examined form which is still prevalent in art, politics and commerce, to show what stunts reveal about value, risk and human life. Suitable for scholars and practitioners across a range of subjects, from Performance Studies to gender studies, to media studies, Stunts of Late Nineteenth- Century New York explores how stunts turned everyday precarity into a spectacle.

Lessons from The Maestro

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ISBN 10 : 9781000380163
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Lessons from The Maestro written by David L. Boushey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-31 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Lessons from The Maestro: Crafting a Successful Fight/Stunt Career in Theatre and Film, famed Hollywood and theatre stuntman, trainer, and fight director David L. Boushey writes about his life, the history of stage and screen combat and stunt work, and how to enter the entertainment industry. Charting his illustrious career that spanned over 45 years, 400 theatre credits, and 45 films, Boushey narrates the events and decisions that lead him to enter the entertainment industry and documents for the first time his founding of multiple national and international associations for fight directors and stuntmen. He provides a roadmap for individuals aspiring to work in the theatre and film industry, providing information on training, auditioning, networking, unions, different paths one might take, and tips on how to be a successful stunt performer in a competitive industry. Part autobiography, part how-to guide to the entertainment business from the foremost authority in stage combat and stunt work, this is an invaluable resource for professional and aspiring fight and intimacy directors and stunt performers in theatre and film.

Extreme Movie Stunts

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ISBN 10 : 9781725347380
Pages : 48 pages
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Download or read book Extreme Movie Stunts written by Don Rauf and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stunt performers in movies and television use their athletic ability to bring pulse-racing action to the screen. This book introduces readers to the thrilling world of stunt work, revealing how these daring acts are safely carried out for the screen. Readers learn about the technical aspects of the work, such as the equipment performers use, as well as their workout regimens to stay in shape for their physically demanding jobs. Readers also learn about the precautions taken to keep everyone safe on the set. This book will thrill anyone interested in what goes on behind the action scenes.

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

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ISBN 10 : 9781135925543
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry written by Anthony Slide and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association

Cool Careers Without College for Film and TV Buffs

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ISBN 10 : 9781435847842
Pages : 145 pages
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Download or read book Cool Careers Without College for Film and TV Buffs written by Melanie Apel and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2007-08-15 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many careers in the film and television industry are highly technical, but you don’t need an advanced education to succeed because apprenticeship rather than formal schooling has been the traditional route to success. This guide offers basic helpful tips on finding a career in television and film, from acting to working behind the scenes.