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The Aftermath

Sheila Skaff

in Studying Ida

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325628
eISBN:
9781800342378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325628.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter mentions Paweł Pawlikowski's acceptance speech after Ida won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, which was the first time that a film from Poland had won the award. It ... More


“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


Michel Gondry as Transcultural Auteur

Marcelline Block and Jennifer Kirby

in ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474456012
eISBN:
9781474490672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456012.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the introduction to this volume, “Michel Gondry as Transcultural Auteur,” editors Marcelline Block and Jennifer Kirby present an overview of Gondry’s career as well as this volume’s approaches to ... 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


Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Steven C. Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During a seven-decade career that spanned from 19th-century Vienna to 1920s Broadway to the golden age of Hollywood, three-time Academy Award winner Max Steiner did more than any other composer to ... More


Once Upon a Time in India: Lagaan (Land Tax, 2001, Dir. Ashutosh Gowariker)

Omar Ahmed

in Studying Indian Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733681
eISBN:
9781800342088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733681.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan (Land Tax, 2001). An epic essay on cricket, the British Empire, and the collective will of a group of village farmers, the film joined the ranks of ... 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


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


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


Chapter 29

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cary Grant retired from the screen at the age of 62, and he never regretted it. Having made 72 feature films, he was ready to stop, and he was keen to be a full-time father to his daughter Jennifer. ... 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


“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


1926 and Beyond

Andrew A. Erish

in Vitagraph: America's First Great Motion Picture Studio

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813181196
eISBN:
9780813181202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813181196.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter tracks Vitagraph's physical assets after its sale to Warner Bros., including the Brooklyn and Hollywood studios, as well as the actual films themselves, about 20% of which survive in ... More


Where Does the Music Come From?

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The dawn of sound film has been mythologized and misreported (for example, The Jazz Singer was not the first movie with sound). This chapter offers an extensively researched look at Hollywood’s ... More


Monarch of Sound

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

By 1935, all major Hollywood studios were emulating Steiner’s approach to film music, while recognizing Max as the industry’s foremost composer. His reputation soared even higher with the release of ... More


Sucker

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American

Today, the performance of film music is a staple of symphony concert programming. In 1943, it was an anomaly. That year, Steiner was invited to conduct the New York Philharmonic for a potential ... More


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