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Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Harlow Robinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book tells the remarkable personal and professional story of Lewis Milestone (1895-1980), one of the most prolific, creative and respected film directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Among his ... More


Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes ... More


Being There

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Being There. It describes Ashby's directorial approach to the film, his relationship with the cast and the cast's opinion about his ... More


I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

Laura Clawson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226109589
eISBN:
9780226109633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Sacred Harp choral singing tradition originated in the American South in the mid-nineteenth century, spread widely across the country, and continues to thrive today. Sacred Harp is not performed ... More


Photoplays

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter surveys Milestone’s career in the early 1930s: The Front Page, Rain, and Hallelujah, I’m a Bum. The comedy The Front Page, produced and financed by Howard Hughes, adapted a fast-paced ... More


“The Goose Hangs High”

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter first focuses on The General Died at Dawn, a melodrama set amid the political turmoil of contemporary China, a collaboration with playwright Clifford Odets, a newcomer to Hollywood. ... More


Afterword

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter looks back into De Palma's oeuvre in order to chart a brief history of his life and his attempts to move forward from the rivalries of his past to the compassion that he hopes ... More


“The Greatest Picture Ever Made”

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The subject of this chapter is the Oscar-winning film All Quiet on the Western Front. After discussion of why the Laemmle family’s Universal Studios wanted to make film of Erich Maria Remarque’s ... More


Glory Bound

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the box office performance of Hal Ashby's film Shampoo. The film earned a total of $22 million and was nominated for four Academy Awards but only won one for actor Lee Grant's ... More


1968

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the developments in Hal Ashby's career and personal life during the year 1968. Ashby filed for divorce and give Shirley Citron $100 alimony per week. His collaboration with ... More


Breaking Point

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/9780190623272.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

GWTW restored Steiner to the top rank of film composers; and in 1940, Jack Warner assigned him to a series of A-pictures that remain jewels in that studio’s crown. In assessing scores for such movies ... More


Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes an in-depth look at the making of the film Lili (1953), starring Leslie Caron. It explores Walters’ participation in the development of the script (with writer Helen Deutsch), his ... More


Ridley Scott’s Spartacus: Gladiator

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/9780813177083.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott ventured into what was once known as the “sand and sandals” genre with a film inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus. This film marked the first of many performances by Russell Crowe in ... More


Introduction All That Jazz

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This Introduction provides an overview of the musical film’s odd, paradoxical and often digressory march through history. It comes into fashion, then suddenly becomes irrelevant, being both lauded ... More


Cinéma-monde as a Call to Arms

Lucy Mazdon

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This epilogue considers cinéma-monde as an urgent ‘call to arms’ at a time when western nations tend to choose populism over openness to others. After arguing that the Oscar win of Asghar Farhadi’s ... More


Selling Up and Winning Trophies

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the circumstances of Levine’s sale of his company, Embassy, to the Avco Corporation in 1968. Because of various interrelated factors, corporations were looking to take over film ... More


Clean and Sober

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts finally addresses his addiction to alcohol and marijuana, including in-patient rehabilitation and Alcoholics Anonymous. Shilts grapples with the death of his friend Gary Walsh from AIDS, and ... More


Buying and Selling

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/9780199925674.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter introduces Paramount Pictures to the musical roadshow game of the late 1960s. The studio was ailing after a series of box office duds. Its aging board and executive staff lacked an ... More


Coda

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/9780190623272.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American

Steiner was devastated by his son’s death. He was also now legally blind. But the ever-loyal Delmer Daves convinced Steiner to score his latest film—even though Max could not see it. The joy of ... More


Male Feminist: Thelma & Louise

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/9780813177083.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Thelma & Louise is a landmark feminist film that became an iconic symbol of women who take control of their own lives. The picture, Callie Khouri’s first screenplay, won an Academy Award. The two ... More


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