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The empire strikes back

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concentrates on three films that centred on Ronald Reagan's twin themes of national destiny and renewal. It argues that Cold War filmmaking polarised to a greater extent during the 1980s ... More


Conclusion: The 1984 Olympics and the Neoliberalization of Culture

Joshua Glick

in Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520293700
eISBN:
9780520966918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293700.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion explores the branding of Los Angeles as a “world city.” The metropolis would be prominently on display as the home city for the 1984 Olympics. This conclusion also looks at broader ... More


The Swash and the Buckler

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Curtiz directed The Sea Hawk, an epic swashbuckler starring Errol Flynn. Shot on the studio’s Stage 21, which could be flooded with water and included two hydraulically operated ship sets, the ... More


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