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‘They Worship Death Here’: William Faulkner, Sanctuary and Hollywood: 2005 Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture On American Literature

Richard Gray

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses William Faulkner's experiences in Hollywood, which he described as a place that worships death and not money. It shows that nearly all of his experiences in Hollywood were bad, ... More


Hawks on Hawks

Joseph McBride

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) is the most versatile of all the great American directors, having worked with equal ease and brilliance in screwball comedies, Westerns, gangster movies, musicals, and ... More


Scarface

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives background on the pre-Code era of filmmaking, along with Howard Hughes’s entry into the film industry and his decision to make Scarface. The chapter also covers Dvorak’s ... More


Howard Hawks’s Red River

Kirsten Day

in Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As the film that introduced a new psychological complexity to the genre while establishing John Wayne as a serious actor rather than merely a star, Howard Hawks’s 1948 Red River is often considered ... More


A Concoction: Come and Get It (1936)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter narrates the tangled history of the film Come and Get It. Having firing its original director (Howard Hawks), Samuel Goldwyn legally forced Wyler to finish the picture, which he ... More


Images of Collaboration:: William Faulkner’s Motion Picture Communities

Robert Jackson

in Faulkner and Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461015
eISBN:
9781626740587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Robert Jackson presents a view of Faulkner and film that challenges common assumptions about both his own authorship, of screenplays as well as novels, and about the notion of the film author (or ... More


Contemporary History in the Age of Scarface, 1932

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides commentaries on the 1932 historical film Scarface. This film was directed by Howard Hawks and was based on Armitage Trail's novel of the same title which was about the life of ... More


Champagne and Tears: Ninotchka, Midnight, and Ball of Fire

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/9780813125701.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When he was preparing Bluebeard's Eighth Wife for filming, Ernst Lubitsch wanted Charles Brackett to write the screenplay. He did not ask the studio for Billy Wilder as well because he did not want ... More


Communication, love and death

James Zborowski

in Classical Hollywood Cinema: Point of view and communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719083341
eISBN:
9781526104090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083341.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 takes James Carey’s model of communication as ‘ritual’ and John Durham Peters’ suggestion that communication ought to be about the creation of ‘shared worlds’ as points of departure for the ... More


Scaling Paramount Pictures

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins by discussing Mamma’s Affair (1921) and Fleming’s subsequent film Red Hot Romance. During this time, Fleming began to use leads other than Fairbanks and began working for ... More


Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Kirsten Day

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the American cultural imagination, the Wild West is a mythic-historical place where our nation’s values and ideologies were formed. The heroes of this dangerous world, most familiar to us through ... More


Chapter 15

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1938 and 1939, Cary Grant enjoyed a close, romantic relationship with the actress Phyllis Brooks. They travelled together through Europe in the summer of 1939 and they very nearly married on their ... More


Chapter 22

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

When Cary Grant coaxed Betsy Drake to join him in Hollywood in 1948, he did everything he could to kickstart her career as a film star. He used his own leverage with the powerful gossip columnists ... More


Career Crescendos

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details Mancini's continued success. Mancini's success with Blake Edwards, his bestselling albums, and the growing shelf of his awards meant that now other directors, even famous classic ... More


Finding the Fit: Shifting Story Logic in

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 illustrates the theory of narration presented in the previous chapter, offering an extended analysis of an unusual narrative pattern in Red River, which violates Hollywood’s cardinal rules ... More


Out of the Past

Tom Ryan

in The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Two of Sirk’s last three films were driven by the experiences of earlier times. The Tarnished Angels, adapted from William Faulkner’s Pylon, was a project he’d originally planned to make at UFA; A ... More


Chapter 13

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1937, Cary Grant’s career as a freelance star began with three screwball comedies that established him as the master of this genre. Topper (1937), made by the independent producer Hal Roach, ... More


Hypnosis, Emotions, and Animality

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

in Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this section of the interview, Raymond Bellour explains why he thinks hypnosis is superior as a model for explaining the effects of cinema, on the grounds that it involves a somatic displacement ... More


Au Revoir and Bonjour

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on transitions both personal and creative for Steiner. After his divorce from Louise, Max found happiness with a new companion, former singer Lee Blair. The end of World War II ... More


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