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The American Scene II: Carrie (1952)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles the stormy history of Carrie, Wyler's film version of Theodore Dreiser's classic novel Sister Carrie. Also discussed is an early script version written by playwright Clifford ... More


Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Leger Grindon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is a book-length study of the Hollywood boxing film, a popular movie entertainment since the 1930s that includes such classics as Million Dollar Baby, Rocky, and Raging Bull. The boxer stands ... More


Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935-1947

Chris Vials

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731231
eISBN:
9781604733495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is an exploration of how the concept of realism entered mass culture, and from there, how it tried to remake “America.” The literary and artistic creations of American realism are generally ... More


Golden Boy

David Luhrssen

in Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136769
eISBN:
9780813141336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Returning to Hollywood after a successful run of Porgy and Bess, Mamoulian directed Ida Lupino in The Gay Desperado (1936), which won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Film. He directed the ... More


Poetic License, Bullshit: Bullets Over Broadway

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Allen’s conflicted attitudes toward the aesthetic are very much on display in this 1996 comedy/drama. David Shayne is a playwright who believes that his art prevails over all other theatrical ... More


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