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Stars Born and Lost, 1932–1937

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/9780813124063.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the historical films produced by David O. Selznick in the U.S. during the period from 1932 to 1937 that focused on Hollywood actors and actress. Selznick worked for MGM, ... More


Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The history of Hollywood’s postwar transition is framed by two spectacular dead bodies: Elizabeth Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947 and Marilyn ... More


Colonial Film Spectatorship: Nationalist Enough?

Dong Hoon Kim

in Eclipsed Cinema: The Film Culture of Colonial Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474421805
eISBN:
9781474434782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421805.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the last two chapters, my critical and historiographical concerns draw on theories of film spectatorship and reception in order to further extend the topography of Joseon cinema. The forth chapter ... More


Conclusion: Nichols’ Cinema of Conversation

Kyle Stevens

in Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375806
eISBN:
9780199375844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375806.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The conclusion considers Nichols in relation to New Hollywood, its ties to previous eras, and whether its aspirations ended around 1976, as alleged, or were absorbed into the later work of Nichols ... More


Music and Mimicry in Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Christina Gier

in Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter examines Franz Waxman’s score to Billy Wilder’s film Sunset Boulevard (1950) and explores how it works with the filmic narrative to heighten the portrayal of the film’s core idea of ... More


Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller's War Movies

Marsha Gordon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190269746
eISBN:
9780190657291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269746.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Film Is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies is the first book to focus on the genre that best defined the American director’s career: the war film. It draws on previously unexplored archival ... More


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