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Emerging Stylistic Norms in CinemaScope: Genre and Authorship in the Films of Otto Preminger, Nicholas Ray, Frank Tashlin, and Douglas Sirk

Harper Cossar

in Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126517
eISBN:
9780813135618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126517.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the auteurist films of the 1950s and determines what norms emerged in light of the new aesthetic challenges that widescreen presented. The 20th Century Fox debuted CinemaScope ... More


Railroaded! (1947)

Max Alvarez

in The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter finds Anthony Mann in the depths of “Poverty Row” despair—directing a lower tier thriller for the financially ailing Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC). The true story of a man ... More


Alienation: Alien

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott decides to adapt Tristan and Isolde for his next film, with producer David Puttnam on board and a completed screenplay. In 1977 it is placed in development at Paramount. Scott sees Star ... More


Cute and Fuzzy Dinosaurs

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0033
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The making of and world-wide boxoffice success of the 20th century Fox film Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 3D is analysed. The basis of its appeal and its international performance is discussed ... More


The Animal Kingdom

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter three moves to 20th Century-Fox, with chief Darryl Zanuck expressing great confidence in the roadshow format. Among his projects is a musical film version of Doctor Dolittle. Producing the ... More


Numbers

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter finishes 20th Century-Fox’s participation in roadshow musicals. After Doctor Dolittle and Star!, the studio was nervous about their colossal Hello, Dolly! being prepared for release in ... More


The Musical That Ate Hollywood

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter begins with 20th Century-Fox’s decision to make a film version of the Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The studio was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, and needed a hit. Veteran ... More


Chapter Three

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John marries for the first time, a young woman named Olivia Burwell; the marriage falls apart almost immediately. He struggles with money and career woes as a freelancer and meets director Maurice ... More


Do Little

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter recaps the recent good fortune of 20th Century-Fox, and the studio’s immense hopes and confidence in their late 1967 release Doctor Dolittle. This musical film was far more expensive ... More


“Impossible to Control the Cost of This Gown”

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter ten begins with the early development and production of Paint Your Wagon, Paramount’s expensive treatment of a 1951 Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical. It would be loosely adapted for the ... More


Movie Stars

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter introduces Fox’s next big roadshow musical project: Star!, a biographical film based on the life of English actress Gertrude Lawrence. It was tailor-made for Julie Andrews and was to ... More


Battle of the Girls

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The premiere of Warner Bros.’s Finian’s Rainbow opens chapter eleven. The lovely score was offset by a bizarre plot and sloppy production values. It performs fairly at the box office. Funny Girl was ... More


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