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Did Bonnie and Clyde Kill Bosley Crowther?

RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

in Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124292
eISBN:
9780813134918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses another side of Bosley Crowther, as a staunch defender of movies that many of his middle-class readers found offensive. Crowther believed that movies could challenge moviegoers ... More


Riding with Bonnie and Clyde

Thomas Goldsmith

in Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042966
eISBN:
9780252051821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042966.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

The banjo tune “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” took a roundabout path to become the voice of the genre-changing film Bonnie and Clyde, first released in 1967. The movie’s eventual star, Warren Beatty, was ... More


Foggy Mountain Breakthrough

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Bonnie and Clyde was the product of actor-producer Warren Beatty's plan to establish his own material guided in Hollywood. This was aided by Arthur Penn's ability to apply his vision on the whole. ... More


Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic

Thomas Goldsmith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042966
eISBN:
9780252051821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042966.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Earl Eugene Scruggs (1924-2012) came from the hills of North Carolina and learned the banjo from the days he was too small to hold it properly. While still a schoolboy in Boiling Springs, North ... More


The Miracle and Bosley Crowther

RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

in Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124292
eISBN:
9780813134918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Bosley Crowther, the only critic during the postwar era who had the power to make or break a picture, especially a foreign film. However, the main legacy of Bosley Crowther was ... More


Little Big Mensch

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Penns were not able to earn much money, and they were able to film Alice's Restaurant in their backyard. UA found that the project was too American to gain foreign success so they allotted Penn ... More


A Sea of Mud

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It was often believed that a Seasoned Director—such as John Huston, William Wyler, Frank Capra, Fred Zinnemann or George Stevens—would pitch his project to a powerful yet young studio executive and ... More


Out to Follow Scruggs’s Path

Thomas Goldsmith

in Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042966
eISBN:
9780252051821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042966.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Author Thomas Goldsmith introduces his quest to research the story of bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs and that of his signature composition, “Foggy Mountain Breakdown.” Chapter describes visits ... More


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