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Ballet mécanique: Jazz Aesthetics and Modernist Film

James Donald

in Some of These Days: Black Stars, Jazz Aesthetics, and Modernist Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199354016
eISBN:
9780199354047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354016.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The key figure in this chapter is the marginal and maverick American filmmaker Dudley Murphy. Murphy directed Paul Robeson in his first sound film, The Emperor Jones, in 1933, having produced short ... More


Hollywood

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hopkins arrives in Hollywood and moves in with her estranged husband, Austin Parker, but waits five weeks before Paramount casts her in her first Hollywood film, 24 Hours. Hopkins has an affair with ... More


Fourth Dimension, Sixth Sense: Or Sublime Impudence Revisited

Jed Rasula

in History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins by following Dudley Murphy’s development from ardent Arcadian in his 1920 film Soul of the Cypress to the unabashedly modernist Ballet mécanique in 1924. This film participated in ... More


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