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Wise Guys (1986)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the wish-fulfillment fantasy embedded in Wise Guys (1986). As a gangster comedy, Wise Guys is best appreciated as a happy alternative to Scarface (1983), as things that went ... More


Introduction toward a Filmic Writing of History in Classical Hollywood

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/9780813124063.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Hollywood historical films. This book provides commentaries on historical films produced in the U.S. from 1931 to 1942 and ... More


Contemporary History in the Age of Scarface, 1932

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/9780813124063.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides commentaries on the 1932 historical film Scarface. This film was directed by Howard Hawks and was based on Armitage Trail's novel of the same title which was about the life of ... More


Hawks on Hawks

Joseph McBride

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) is the most versatile of all the great American directors, having worked with equal ease and brilliance in screwball comedies, Westerns, gangster movies, musicals, and ... More


Scarface (1983)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles De Palma's switch in genres following the poor box office performance of Blow Out (1981)—Scarface (1983). De Palma had considered that gangster films would be more ... More


Carlito’s Way (1993)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines De Palma's departure from Scarface (1983) in Carlito's Way (1993). At first hesitant to make another Scarface, he was eventually persuaded to do the film: “What I liked about it ... More


Scarface

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives background on the pre-Code era of filmmaking, along with Howard Hughes’s entry into the film industry and his decision to make Scarface. The chapter also covers Dvorak’s ... More


Scarface and Howard Hughes

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Hawks tells of the production of Scarface and working with Howard Hughes and Paul Muni. He discusses the censoring of the film, rights ownership, and the redistribution of the film. ... More


Around 1979: Mariel, McDuffie, and the Afterlives of Antonio

Antonio López

in Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814765463
eISBN:
9780814765487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814765463.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter talks about the texts around 1979 in Miami and the overlapping histories of the illicit drug trade, African American uprising, and Mariel migration. A response to Mariel appeared in the ... More


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