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Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp: From the Art of Survival to the Survival of Art

Libby Murphy

in The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217513
eISBN:
9780300225006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217513.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter recontextualizes the most important picaresque character of the twentieth century: Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp. In the wartime picaresque, unheroic, everyday soldiers are either ... More


Comedy in the Dark: Arendt, Chaplin, and Anti-Semitism

Cecilia Sjöholm

in Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173087
eISBN:
9780231539906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Opposite the stern political theorizing of the previous four chapters, Sjöholm concludes her text with an analysis of comedy. Charlie Chaplin represents, for Arendt, the serious mode of comedy that ... More


“Bombs of Laughter”: Motion Pictures, Mass Art, and Universal Language

Russ Castronovo

in Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226096285
eISBN:
9780226096308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096308.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Instead of reading motion pictures as aesthetic artifacts, this chapter describes the political-aesthetic discourse that surrounds film. With the exception of one of Charlie Chaplin's, it does not ... More


Engagement to Chaplin

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 8 discusses a phenomenon the contemporary reader is very familiar with—that of Hollywood couples and the drama surrounding them. Pola Negri and the famous Charlie Chaplin soon become a ... More


Chaplin’s Modern Times and the Great Depression: The Reception of the Film in the US, France and Britain

Melvyn Stokes

in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748699926
eISBN:
9781474426749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699926.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chaplin’s Modern Times confronted the effects of the Great Depression in a way unique for its socio-economic realism at the time of its mid-1930s making. In examining reception of the movie in the ... More


Chaplin in Chicago: His New Job

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the work of Charlie Chaplin for the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Chicago. Chaplin was miserable with Essanay by the time he commenced work for the studio on his first ... More


Essanay Signs Charlie Chaplin

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the impact of the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company's collaboration with Charlie Chaplin on Chicago's film industry. In 1914, the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company was poised ... More


Hopper’s Wars

Jennifer Frost

in Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728239
eISBN:
9780814728482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Hedda Hopper's political activism. As a columnist, Hopper reported on the country's most powerful form of popular culture, and, as a political figure, she had greater ... More


The Feeding Machine and Feeding the Machine: Silence, Sound and the Technologies of Cinema

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines cinema’s engagement with ubran-based industrialization, linking its audience and their modes of mechanized production to those that made cinema possible and does so by using ... More


Machine–Humans and Body-Subjects

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

in James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198768913
eISBN:
9780191822186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768913.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents an alternative to the popular critical vein that sees Joyce’s Ulysses and early cinema as conveying a mechanical, impersonal view of the world. It is argued that Ulysses and ... More


Golden Silence

Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon

in Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169651
eISBN:
9780813169996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169651.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 notes the beginning of the film industry and the downfall of vaudeville, causing Langdon to move from stage to screen. In March 1923 at the Hillstreet Theatre, Langdon was “discovered,” and ... More


We Were Beautiful Gods

Christoph Irmscher

in Max Eastman: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222562
eISBN:
9780300227758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222562.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is devoted to Max Eastman’s tempestuous relationship with the radical actress Florence Deshon (Florence Danks, 1893–1922). On behalf of the People’s Council of America for Democracy and ... More


Introduction

Miriam Silverberg

in Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222731
eISBN:
9780520924628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222731.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter begins by noting Charlie Chaplin's arrival in Japan and the assassination of Prime Minister Inukai. While this marked the end of any semblance of party government in textbook histories ... More


Contesting Wagner: The Lohengrin Prelude and Anti—anti-Semitism

Lawrence Kramer

in Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter seeks to identify the negative connection between the original anti-Semite essence of Wagner's works and the anti-anti-Semite inference that they are manipulated to complement. This ... More


Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book tells the fascinating yet little-known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of American film production in the years before the rise of Hollywood (1907–1913). It straddles ... More


Conclusion: Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin

James McFarland

in Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245369
eISBN:
9780823250684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245369.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding section presents three vignettes that indicate various ways in which the constellation of Benjamin's and Nietzsche's writings illuminate contemporary culture. A discussion of Robert ... More


You Can Tell by the Way I Use My Walk: Music as Aid to Work and Critique of Taylorism

Marek Korczynski

in Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on how music was important for workers in terms of how they moved their bodies as they engaged in the labor process. Music afforded them the opportunity to enact the movements of ... More


Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy

Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169651
eISBN:
9780813169996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169651.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Harry Langdon (1884–1944) was a silent comedian in the early days of the American film industry. Although he is often compared with other silent comedians of the era, including Charlie Chaplin, ... More


The Instant and the Series: The Pace of Stillness

Louise Hornby

in Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661229
eISBN:
9780190661250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661229.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Muybridge’s photographs of human and animal locomotion underwrite a pace for modernism that negotiates the iterative terms of the instant and the series, constructing an ... More


The Republican Re-Invention of Socialism

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The socialist phase in the history of the American left was mainly over by the 1940s, but in the latter part of that decade Republican politicians seeking political advantage alleged that the ... More


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