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On the Road to Adulthood: Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline and the French Road Movie

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/9781474456012.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In their chapter, Marcelline Block and Jennifer Kirby consider cinematic lineage and influence. This chapter argues that Gondry’s most recent feature, Microbe & Gasoline, a picaresque narrative, ... More


Birth of a Monster

Neil Mitchell

in Carrie

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733728
eISBN:
9781800342118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733728.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the surrounding forces, both individual and collective, which led to the writing and subsequent filming of Carrie (1976), giving a clear picture of its place within the popular ... More


Globalizing American Studies

Brian T. Edwards and Gaonkar Dilip Parameshwar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. Now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what ... More


Vitagraph: America's First Great Motion Picture Studio

Andrew A. Erish

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813181196
eISBN:
9780813181202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813181196.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

For more than a century, the origin story of the American film industry has been that the founders of Paramount and Fox invented the feature film, that Universal created the star system, and that ... More


Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Jennifer Frost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728239
eISBN:
9780814728482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1938, Hedda Hopper (a 52-year-old struggling actress) rose to fame and influence writing an incendiary gossip column, “Hedda Hopper's Hollywood,” that appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other ... More


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