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The Making of a Cultural Myth: Oliver Twist on Screen

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is a case study of the transformation of Oliver Twist into a cultural myth via the screen. It assumes that the text and its mass cultural dissemination are both typical and exceptional ... More


“Travelling Circus”: The Transnational in Film Production of the 1950s

Steven C. Caton

in Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210820
eISBN:
9780520919891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210820.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the international dimensions of filmmaking, which have been widely ignored by film studies. It identifies the advantages of international filmmaking, and examines Lawrence of ... More


Lean's Lens: An Embodiment of Vision

Steven C. Caton

in Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210820
eISBN:
9780520919891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210820.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines David Lean's letter where he recounts his experiences in searching for possible locations to shoot Lawrence of Arabia. This letter reveals the creative process through which ... More


David Lean: the troubled romantic and the end of empire

John Orr

in Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640140
eISBN:
9780748671090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

David Lean was more than a contemporary of Alfred Hitchcock and Carol Reed. It is usual for admirers to make a critical leap from the post-war success of Brief Encounter and the Charles Dickens' ... More


Setting the Stage: Oliver Twist, Lionel Bart, and Cultural Contexts

Marc Napolitano

in Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides context for the emergence of Oliver! by analyzing the musical’s development in the framework of various cultural and theatrical movements. Oliver!’s popularity is rooted in the ... More


The Kid: Geraldine Chaplin in the sixties

Steven Rybin

in Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474427968
eISBN:
9781474490658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Geraldine Chaplin emerged as a film star in the 1960s upon her highly publicized appearance in David Lean’s epic film Doctor Zhivago (1965). Accompanying her presence in Lean’s film was public ... More


The 1980s: Calling Dr. Mankiewicz

Tom Mankiewicz

in My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136059
eISBN:
9780813141169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mankiewicz scores another successful decade with Hart to Hart, Superman II, Ladyhawke and Dragnet. He makes his feature debut as a director on the hit Dragnet. He leaves Warner Brothers and hangs his ... More


Brief Encounters: The Railway Station on Film

Lucy Mazdon

in Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474421836
eISBN:
9781474460118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421836.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the cinematic representation of the railway station, examining the different ways in which the space and iconography of the station have been used in film to represent cultural ... More


Running man 2: Carol Reed and his contemporaries

John Orr

in Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640140
eISBN:
9780748671090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Carol Reed is part of a wider movement in which fugitive film is just one dimension, the historic moment of romantic realism in British film, which is over, we could argue, almost as soon as it has ... More


Controlling the Cut

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Despite being a founding member of her union, Barbara McLean worked sixty-hour weeks. She supervised her male colleagues, had more Academy Award nominations than anyone, and was known as “Hollywood’s ... More


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