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“You Were Meant for Me”

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Broadway Melody, produced by MGM, is the first true musical film. Unlike other films preceding (and following it), it was constructed with meticulous care directed toward both ... More


. “The catastrophe of Success”

McBride Joseph

in Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738384
eISBN:
9781604738391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Capra’s successful film career. Lady for a Day was the first film for which Capra received an Academy Award nomination for best director, and was also an artistic and ... More


Goldwyn

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There are many disagreements with costar Edward G. Robinson on the set of Barbary Coast, her first picture for Sam Goldwyn. Hopkins makes These Three, the first of four films with the director ... More


“A Little Off-Center”

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hopkins tries unsuccessfully to find stage work, and she receives a call from William Wyler to appear in a supporting role in his next film, The Heiress, which she accepts. Academy Award winner ... More


The struggle for reputation

Péter Érdi

in Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190935467
eISBN:
9780190935498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935467.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses what reputation is and why and how we are struggling for it. Reputation can be considered a form of currency, and our reputation determines whether or not other people invest ... More


Bob Fosse’s Jazz Revolution

Cheryl Mrozowski

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Bob Fosse was Broadway’s top director-choreographer in the 1960s and 70s. His signature style included a forward thrust of the hips, hunched shoulders, gloved hands, and turned-in feet. Fosse’s ... More


George Cukor: A Double Life

Patrick McGilligan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

One of the highest-paid studio contract directors of his time, George Cukor was nominated five times for an Academy Award as Best Director. In publicity and mystique he was dubbed the “women’s ... More


Dexter Gordon: Life and Death in the Margin

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the death of American Jazz musician Dexter Gordon. It explains that Gordon starred in the film Round Midnight directed by Bertrand Tavernier and also died round midnight. The ... More


Play Mystic For Me

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Clint Eastwood's career both as an actor and director. Eastwood became a movie star by playing the role of the Man with No Name in A Fistful of ... More


Hollywood Transgressor or Hollywood Transvestite?: The Reception of Kathryn Bigelow’s

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the discursive circulation of Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 film The Hurt Locker and the debates that broke out about the suppression of gender in her 2010 Academy Award acceptance ... More


“This Strange Juggler’s Game”: Forclusion in Percival Everett’s I Am Not Sidney Poitier

Sarah Mantilla Griffin

in Perspectives on Percival Everett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Percival Everett’s 1991 treatise “ Signing to the Blind,” in which he recounts his experience with Embassy Pictures as they sought to turn his novel Suder into a motion ... More


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