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Projecting Blackness: African-American Religion in the Hollywood Imagination

Judith Weisenfeld

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses approaches to the co-construction of religion and race in Hollywood films focusing on the case of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1929 film Hallelujah. Directed by King Vidor, the film ... More


Recycled Hollywood for the TV Generation: The Rise of Parody and the Fall of Mel Brooks the Director, 1974–95

Alex Symons

in Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries: Survival and Prolonged Adaptation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748649587
eISBN:
9780748676484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748649587.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Brooks did not just recycle Hollywood film, but hybridised film content together with a wide range of content from television. It is through hybridising film with ... More


Passing as Social Strategy: The Early Postwar “Message” Pics

N. Megan Kelley

in Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on representations of racial/ethnic passing in Hollywood films produced in the late 1940s. It examines how postwar filmmakers used their medium to frame passing as a viable ... More


Saving the Good War: Hollywood and World War Ii In the Post-Cold War World

Trevor B. McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

in American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

World War II holds a celebrated position in the benign meta-narrative of American foreign relations. This narrative holds that the United States is a benevolent nation whose foreign policy is based ... More


Tube of Pleasure, Tube of Bliss: Television Music as (Not So) Drastic Experience

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Besides its role as a narrative agent, music has been featured in television to pleasure its audience, creating what Carolyn Abbate would call a “drastic” experience. However, the pleasures of ... More


Introduction

Trevor B. McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

in American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since at least the 1970s, many historians have been increasingly willing to recognise the value of Hollywood films as both tools for teaching and as resources for helping to interpret American ... More


From Land of Liberty to the Decline and Fall of Citizen Kane

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the filmic writing of American history in Hollywood films. The findings reveal that Hollywood filmmakers had helped create a powerful ... More


Germany’s Great Love vs. the American Fortress: Home Front Melodrama

Laura Heins

in Nazi Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037740
eISBN:
9780252095023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037740.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares Hollywood and Nazi uses of melodrama during World War II and demonstrates that the American home front film portrayed the war effort as a defense of middle-class domesticity, ... More


“Both Body and Meaning Can Do a Cartwheel”<sup>1</sup>: Postwar Hollywood Masculinities and Passing Anxieties

N. Megan Kelley

in Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the crisis of masculinity as represented in Hollywood and on film. Evolving representations of masculinity were framed by the psychoanalytic turn in Hollywood, the ... More


The American Horror Film?: Globalization and Transnational U.S.-Asian Genres

Christina Klein

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the four different ways in which to look at the transnational dimensions of the contemporary horror film, paying particular attention to relations between Hollywood and its ... More


Introduction

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the effects World War 2 films had in the U.S. and how they gave viewers ways to know the war. This book discusses the ... More


Lessons from Hollywood's American Revolution

Trevor B. McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

in American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the vexed question of historical accuracy and the now familiar complaint that Hollywood films deliberately falsify the historical record, as though that record itself is somehow ... More


Wrap

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/9780813129761.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At a symposium at Dartmouth College, Arthur Penn articulated that while the artist is often perceived to be the one who is least able to judge his own work, this defies the nature of the creative ... More


Noir Part 1: Socialism in One Genre: Wildcat Strikers, Fugitive Outsiders, and a Savage Lament

Dennis Broe

in Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines film noir in the U.S. during the post-war years from 1945 to 1950. It traces the emergence of the so-called wildcat strikers and fugitive outsiders in Hollywood films and its ... More


Passing as Identity Crisis: The Psychoanalytic Turn in Hollywood

N. Megan Kelley

in Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how passing in Hollywood films that were produced in the late 1950s changed from being represented as an accepted external social strategy to one that reflected a ... More


Conclusion: Mr. Undercover Goes Global

Yiman Wang

in Remaking Chinese Cinema: Through the Prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836078
eISBN:
9780824871178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836078.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the recent and unfolding phenomenon of Hollywood's remaking of East Asian popular genres, including horror, romance, and gangster movies from Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. ... More


Hollywood’s Postwar Feminine Masquerades: Masculine Women, Blonde Goddesses, and Passing for Normal

N. Megan Kelley

in Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines representations of women and issues of femininity and feminine performance with respect to anxieties about authenticity and passing. A number of Hollywood films featured ... More


Underscoring Ancestry: Music for Native America in Film

Michael V. Pisani

in Imagining Native America in Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the music of native America in motion pictures. It analyzes how music subverts the standard stereotypes of Native Americans as depicted on-screen through actions and words and ... More


The Home-front Detective as Dissident Lawman (and -woman): Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich, and 1940s Hollywood

Dennis Broe

in Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the character of the wartime home-front detective in Hollywood films during the 1940s and discusses the similarity of this detective to his counterpart in the assembly line. It ... More


Hollywood’s Passing Contexts: The Rise of Psychoanalytic Discourse, Identity Studies, and Cold War Culture

N. Megan Kelley

in Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how concepts about identity changed after World War II by focusing on cultural contexts which affected the ways that Hollywood films were produced and consumed. In particular, ... More


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