Results tagged with 'dave luhrssen'
Published Oct. 29, 2014
It's one of the great philosophical questions about cinema: How much does reality shape the movies we watch, and how much do the movies we watch shape our perception of reality? Long-time Shepherd Express film critic Dave Luhrssen takes on that question with his latest book, "War on the Silver Screen," along with another classic question proposed by the great Detroit philosopher Edwin Starr: War, what is it good for?
Published Jan. 17, 2013
For all the words written, all the energy expended on telling the story of Hollywood in all its richness, the life of director Rouben Mamoulian has been little more than a footnote at best. Enter Milwaukee writer Dave Lurhssen, whose biography, "Mamoulian: Life On Stage and Screen," has just been published in hardcover by the University Press of Kentucky. We also look at two other new books with Wisconsin ties.
Published May 11, 2012
Milwaukee author and historian Dave Luhrssen's latest book, "Hammer of the Gods," tells the story of Germany's Thule Society and how it figured into the birth of Nazism. Published in hardcover by Potomac Books, the work began as a dissertation at UWM.
Published May 28, 2011
Many of you know Dave Luhrssen for his decades of chronicling Milwaukee music. But Luhrssen also does double duty co-authoring books on a number of subjects, rooted in his undergrad and graduate history degrees from UW-Milwaukee, where he has also taught. His latest explores Elvis Presley's impact on American music and society in the 1950s and '60s.
Published Aug. 21, 2008
In the final installment of an exclusive three-part series, OnMilwaukee.com movie expert Mark Metcalf remembers the demise of the Milwaukee International Film Festival and what will follow.
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