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Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Harper Cossar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126517
eISBN:
9780813135618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126517.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When widescreen technology was introduced to filmmaking in 1953, it changed the visual framework and aesthetic qualities of cinema forever. Before widescreen, a director's vision for capturing ... More


The Star Series

Brian Taves

in Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Two of Ince's stars for Triangle continued with him, Charles Ray and, most importantly, William S. Hart. Near the end of June 1917 the contract between Ince and Paramount was a key point, noting that ... More


Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media

Adam Lowenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166577
eISBN:
9780231538480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166577.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers a positive alternative to cinema's perceived crisis of realism and, in so doing, enriches the meaning of cinematic spectatorship in the twenty-first century. It begins by showing how ... More


Hippie Sunset

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As Henry Ford said, history may not exactly be nonsense, and as Alex Haley pointed out, it is generally written by winners. It is important to note, though, that films are able to twist this ... More


The Slugger's Wife

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film The Slugger's Wife. This film was produced by Ray Stark, written by Neil Simon and starred Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay and Randy ... More


Starting Over

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's decision to start over and make a fresh start. The 1980s had been a challenging decade for Ashby. He had four films taken away from him in the editing room and then ... More


Stereoscopic Cinema Proves Itself

Ray Zone

in Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124612
eISBN:
9780813134796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124612.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at several developments in stereoscopic cinema, from the Lumiere brothers' film the L'Arrivee du train, the polarization of light rays, and the Vectograph. The Vectograph combined ... More


Frozen in Film: Alaska Eskimos in the Movies

Ann Fienup-Riordan

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the history of Alaskan Eskimo representations, primarily in Hollywood, as Fienup-Riordan offers a detailed analysis of the career of Inuit film star Ray Mala, who starred in the ... More


The Sound of Music: Singers and Musicians Take Centre Stage

Ellen Cheshire

in Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The narrative structure of music bio-pics can be seen as offering a contradiction to other emotion-driven dramas. In principle, the purpose of a narrative is to get from the beginning to the end of a ... More


Death Ray on a Coral Island as China’s First Science Fiction Film

Jie Zhang

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first Chinese science fiction film, Death Ray on a Coral Island (dir. Hongmei Zhang, 1980) emerged at a defining moment of nation’s history. It not only redefined science fiction as a genre ... More


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