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Beyond Censorship: Charles Dickens and Frank Capra

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the parallels between Charles Dickens and Frank Capra, finding similarities in their form, style, and narrative treatments of controversial material. While Dickens and Capra ... More


Dickens’s spectres: sight, money, and reading the ghost story

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter summarises Charles Dickens's view of the ghost story. It presents some close readings of A Christmas Carol, ‘The Signalman’ and ‘A December Vision’. In A Christmas Carol, Dickens uses ... More


Heritage Dickens; or, Culture and the Commodity

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyses the relationship between Dickens's heritage identity and the heritage industry, exploring the tensions in that industry between its promotion of an anti‐materialist ideal of ... More


The Invention of the English Christmas

John Storey

in Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter takes the reader back to the 1840s, presenting a critical exploration of ‘The Invention of the English Christmas’ by the Victorian urban middle classes. Christmas was intended as both a ... More


Two 3-D Films by Robert Zemeckis

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/9780813136110.003.0030
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The use of performance capture in two 3D films by Robert Zemeckis, Beowulf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009), is evaluated and its effectiveness in digital 3D cinema. Box office results and the ... More


Presence in Absentia

Ethan Kleinberg

in Presence: Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452208
eISBN:
9780801469206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452208.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter follows the ghosts of Jacob Marley and Christmas Present in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol to provide the reader with an intellectual history of the current incarnation of the ... More


Conclusion: Purgatory Redux

Diana Walsh Pasulka

in Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780195382020
eISBN:
9780190206826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382020.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion addresses the current status of devotions to the holy souls in purgatory and relates how representations of purgatory are ubiquitous in popular culture, while the devotions to the ... More


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