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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


King-makers

Brian Mcnair

in Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at films about public relations. It specifically investigates the ways in which cinema has represented the journalistic king-makers, and also the changing nature of media power in ... More


Shots from Underground: Dialectics of Conspiratorial Imagination

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the Stalinist films and the dialectics of conspiratorial imagination. It reviews several Stalinist films, including The Great Citizen and Maxim's Youth, and suggests that they ... More


Post-Script: Oscar and Orson

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/9780231174497.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This post-script looks at two directors who began their careers in Chicago: Oscar Micheaux and Orson Welles. Micheaux was the most significant and durable filmmaker to emerge from the race-film boom. ... More


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