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“The Era of the Image Has Arrived”

Richard I. Suchenski

in Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190274108
eISBN:
9780190274139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274108.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The ecstatic tone of Abel Gance’s Napoléon (1927) encapsulates the euphoric hopes of the silent era. Conceived as a “Cathedral of Light,” the film offers the strongest possible link to Romantic ... More


The Merry Widow and the Dirty Hun May 1924–March 1925

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the production and behind-the-scenes drama of The Merry Widow. Murray’s relationships with John Gilbert and Erich von Stroheim are explored. Attention is given to Murray’s ... More


Chapter Six

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Gilbert has his two first big hits, the World War drama The Big Parade and Erich von Stroheim's The Merry Widow (both 1925), rocketing him to stardom. At the top of the heap, he costars with ... More


Dark Windows: Sunset Boulevard

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives an analysis on Sunset Boulevard. It begins by describing the story conferences. The film's title refers to the passing of the old Hollywood: It recalls the tragic lives of has-been ... More


From Merry Widow to Gay Divorcée 1925

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes readers to France after Mae Murray walked out on her contract following the completion of The Merry Widow. Her divorce from Robert Z. Leonard, her relationship with Rudolph ... More


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