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Chewing the Scenery

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The popularity of early movies and the need for innovation fosters the growth of the Vitagraph Company, founded by partners J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith. Maurice formally enters the movie ... More


How Brooklyn Became Cool

Sharon Zukin

in Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195382853
eISBN:
9780197562710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195382853.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

It’s one o’clock in the morning on a warm October night, and the streets of northern Brooklyn are eerily deserted. The hulks of warehouses and the chimney of the old Domino sugar refinery stand ... More


Adventures in Acting: Stallone the Performer

Chris Holmlund

in The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169813
eISBN:
9780231850643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169813.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses nine films that span Sylvester Stallone's career, and showcase his acting range. These films include: The Lords of Flatbush (1974), Rocky (1976), Victory (1981), First Blood ... More


Union Square and the Paradox of Public Space

Sharon Zukin

in Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195382853
eISBN:
9780197562710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195382853.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

It’s a Saturday afternoon in mid-July and the city is swooning in 96-degree heat and fearsome humidity. You think it will be cooler out on the water than in the subway, so you line up at the Wall ... More


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