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Frankenstein

Robert Horton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167437
eISBN:
9780231850568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167437.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in ... More


Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

Felicity Colman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169738
eISBN:
9780231850605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169738.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers. It references the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, ... More


Associated Producers, 1919–1921

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/9780813134222.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At the beginning of 1919, United Artists had formed with three stars, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin, and a director, D. W. Griffith. On November 8 the same year, Ince ... More


Chapter Three

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John marries for the first time, a young woman named Olivia Burwell; the marriage falls apart almost immediately. He struggles with money and career woes as a freelancer and meets director Maurice ... More


Guiding Gable in Red Dust

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming signed a lucrative contract with MGM in 1931. He met and befriended screenwriter John Lee Mahin, and the two would go on to become one of the best-known screenwriter/director pairs of their ... More


The Adventure is Larger than the Man

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In his mid-seventies, Raoul Walsh saw himself as someone who still had adventures to seek and films to be made. He had agreed to direct a picture called Bury Them Together, but ten days earlier, it ... More


The Wyler Touch: Dodsworth (1936)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter contains a production history and analysis of Wyler's second film for Goldwyn, Dodsworth. It discusses the various script versions (by a number of different writers), Sidney Howard's ... More


From Footlights to Kliegs 1915

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles the career boost Mae Murray received when she temporarily replaced Irene Castle in Watch Your Step. From there, Murray joined the Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, which opened her ... More


Engagement to Chaplin

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 8 discusses a phenomenon the contemporary reader is very familiar with—that of Hollywood couples and the drama surrounding them. Pola Negri and the famous Charlie Chaplin soon become a ... More


From a Prince to a Toad 1933

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers Mae Murray’s divorce from David Mdivani and opera singer Mary McCormic’s divorce from Serge Mdivani. It also tells how Murray and McCormic joined forces to expose the tactics the ... More


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