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Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Emily Erikson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. This book locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company's Court ... More


British Film Directors: A Critical Guide

Robert Shail

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622306
eISBN:
9780748670826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622306.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

British national cinema has produced an exceptional track record of innovative, creative and internationally recognised filmmakers, amongst them Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and David Lean. This ... More


The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1615, the Directors of the East India Company saw only two roles that women might play in India—either they would encumber what the Company was about or they could be spiritual emotional supports ... More


Kneeling on Glass—Elaine May’s A New Leaf (1971) as Screwball Black Comedy

Samm Deighan

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May’s 1971 directorial debut, A New Leaf was a watershed moment within May’s career, but as a film important to the contemporary development of American comedy cinema. This chapter will ... More


A Hollywood Life

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a summary and overview of Milestone’s life and career. In 1979 the Directors Guild of America honored him with a tribute, where various actors and directors praised his ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Dean Brandum (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the diverse career of director, screenwriter, comic and actor, Elaine May Spanning from obscurity to notoriety, the films of director, screenwriter, actor and comic Elaine May have ... More


Dangerous Business—Elaine May as Existential Improviser

Jake Wilson

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Before Elaine May was a film director, she was famous for her improvised comedy skits with Mike Nichols. While May's subsequent films may not be improvised in the literal sense, this essay will argue ... More


Spectral Elaine May—The Later Mike Nichols Collaborations and the Myth of the Recluse

Tim O’Farrell

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May's documentary Mike Nichols: An American Master (2016) surveys Nichols' life and, in particular, work as a noted Hollywood director. The American Masters series, described on the PBS ... More


When in Doubt, Seduce: An Interview with Screenwriter Allie Hagan

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Dean Brandum

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is an interview with Allie Hagan, the screenwriter of When in Doubt, Seduce, a forthcoming film based on the comedy collaboration between Elaine May and Mike Nichols. Hagan discusses the ... More


Prison oversight

Philippa Tomczak

in Prison Suicide: What Happens Afterwards?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203585
eISBN:
9781529203691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203585.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores what post-suicide investigations achieve. Using the three elements of oversight mechanisms to guide analysis (directors, detectors and effectors), it demonstrates that prisons ... More


Broches’s “Working Paper”

Antonio R. Parra

in The History of ICSID

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199660568
eISBN:
9780191743382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660568.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter provides a detailed, stage-by-stage narrative of the drawing up of the text of the Convention between 1962 and 1965. For their work on what became the ICSID Convention, the Executive ... More


Directing

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The third chapter explains how directors came to be associated with film authorship. Filmmakers were indeed accorded a level of autonomy and responsibility that was unique in industry terms. This ... More


Shooting

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fifth chapter deals with the experience of those who are commonly known as craftsmen or below-the-line workers. It suggests that the division between arts and crafts in the film industry resulted ... More


Bargaining

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The sixth chapter recounts the history of Hollywood collective bargaining. On a day-to-day basis, the American motion picture industry relied on its ability to balance a modern, rationalized ... More


Allen Smithee, the Anti-auteur: Matters of Property and Matters of Propriety

Marco Deseriis

in Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Alan Smithee, a pseudonym introduced by the Directors Guild of America to allow film directors to work outside of their reputation. The chapter shows how the accumulation of ... More


Introduction: Who’s Kidding?— Approaching Elaine May

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While not unknown, the films of Elaine May and the importance of her career have been hidden in plain sight. Beginning her career in stand-up comedy with her long-time collaborator Mike Nichols, ... More


Teenagers on Stage—The Comedy of Elaine May and Mike Nichols

Mark Freeman

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May began her career as one half of a comedy duo in collaboration with Mike Nichols, before both ventured into their own projects in writing and directing. This chapter takes as its focus the ... More


Hollywood Can’t Wait: Elaine May and the Delusions of 1970s American Cinema

Maya Montañez Smukler

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May began her career as a filmmaker during the 1970s when the mythology of the New Hollywood male auteur defined the decade; and the number of women directors, boosted by second wave feminism, ... More


“Don’t Put A Milky Way in Someone’s Mouth When They Don’t Want It”: A Contemporary Feminist Rereading of Elaine May’s The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Clem Bastow

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Is it possible to reclaim certain works as part of the feminist film canon, even if they were never intended as such? If Elaine May ever self-identified as a feminist, her public stance on the topic ... More


Mikey and Nicky (1976)—Elaine May and the Cassavetes Connection

Jeremy Carr

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky (1976) bears an obvious indebtedness to John Cassavetes, not just because of his commanding presence as one of the film’s two primary stars, but in a kindred approach to ... More


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