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Comedy in the Dark: Arendt, Chaplin, and Anti-Semitism

Cecilia Sjöholm

in Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173087
eISBN:
9780231539906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Opposite the stern political theorizing of the previous four chapters, Sjöholm concludes her text with an analysis of comedy. Charlie Chaplin represents, for Arendt, the serious mode of comedy that ... More


“Bombs of Laughter”: Motion Pictures, Mass Art, and Universal Language

Russ Castronovo

in Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226096285
eISBN:
9780226096308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096308.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Instead of reading motion pictures as aesthetic artifacts, this chapter describes the political-aesthetic discourse that surrounds film. With the exception of one of Charlie Chaplin's, it does not ... More


Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp: From the Art of Survival to the Survival of Art

Libby Murphy

in The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217513
eISBN:
9780300225006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217513.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter recontextualizes the most important picaresque character of the twentieth century: Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp. In the wartime picaresque, unheroic, everyday soldiers are either ... More


Chaplin in Chicago: His New Job

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the work of Charlie Chaplin for the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Chicago. Chaplin was miserable with Essanay by the time he commenced work for the studio on his first ... 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


Essanay Signs Charlie Chaplin

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the impact of the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company's collaboration with Charlie Chaplin on Chicago's film industry. In 1914, the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company was poised ... More


Hopper’s Wars

Jennifer Frost

in Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728239
eISBN:
9780814728482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Hedda Hopper's political activism. As a columnist, Hopper reported on the country's most powerful form of popular culture, and, as a political figure, she had greater ... More


Machine–Humans and Body-Subjects

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

in James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198768913
eISBN:
9780191822186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768913.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents an alternative to the popular critical vein that sees Joyce’s Ulysses and early cinema as conveying a mechanical, impersonal view of the world. It is argued that Ulysses and ... More


The Feeding Machine and Feeding the Machine: Silence, Sound and the Technologies of Cinema

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines cinema’s engagement with ubran-based industrialization, linking its audience and their modes of mechanized production to those that made cinema possible and does so by using ... More


Introduction

Miriam Silverberg

in Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222731
eISBN:
9780520924628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222731.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter begins by noting Charlie Chaplin's arrival in Japan and the assassination of Prime Minister Inukai. While this marked the end of any semblance of party government in textbook histories ... More


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