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Ingrid Bergman and Joan of Arc

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/9780813144412.003.0030
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released in December of 1948, Joan of Arc was Fleming’s last film. Since his contract with MGM had expired, Fleming made the movie independently, and it was produced by Walter Wanger. The movie was ... More


Selfless Desires: Sacrificial and Self-Fulfilling Service to Others in Casablanca (1942), the Bells of St. Mary's (1945), and the Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 1 interrogates the traditional view of nuns as paragons of agape which opens The Bells of St. Mary's. “In the eyes of the world very few even take notice of us, but earthly honors and rewards ... More


Fallen Arch

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/9780813178332.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter treats Milestone’s life and work from 1945 to 1949. The highly publicized failure of the expensive feature Arch of Triumph, produced by new Enterprise Studios, starring Ingrid Bergman ... More


Under Capricorn (1949)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Under Capricorn proved to be a disaster on several fronts. Hitchcock had never dealt well with costume melodramas, saying that he couldn’t imagine how people of bygone days could manage bathroom ... More


Notorious, The Paradine Case, Rope, Under Capricorn, Stage Fright

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Still in Ingrid Bergman’s thrall, Hitchcock made one of his most romantic pictures for her, Notorious (1946), in which she and Cary Grant work out many of the contrasts and tensions in their screen ... More


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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/9780813144412.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though Fleming started his first long-term contract with MGM at the beginning of 1940, progress on his project The Yearling stalled after his attempts at preparation. In its place, the studio gave ... More


Fundamental Things

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter is a comprehensive overview of Casablanca (1942), with a specific focus on Curtiz’s contributions to the most enduringly popular American film. It provides a historical perspective on who ... More


Notorious (1946)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Notorious is one of the few Hitchcock films that were actually improved by the involvement of the Production code. Code censors objected to the original plot, in which a woman of loose reputation is ... More


Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Lifeboat, Spellbound

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Saboteur (1942) was one of Hitchcock’s weakest films because of its substandard cast, but Shadow of a Doubt was one of his best due mainly to strong work from all of its actors, from Joseph Cotten’s ... More


Paris Meetings

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about her tour to Paris in October 1961 when she was invited by the Paris Opera with partner Nikolai Fadeyechev to dance three productions of Swan Lake under ... More


Spellbound (1945)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In one of the earliest films to depict the budding field of psychoanalysis, Alfred Hitchcock dealt with oversight from David O. Selznick’s personal psychiatrist as well as the Production Code. Both ... More


Chapter 25

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/9780190053130.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cary Grant and Betsy Drake’s marriage limped forward for two years after his affair with Sophia Loren. In the midst of this, Loren arrived in Hollywood and Grant began pursuing her again, asking her ... More


Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, Family Plot, AFI Award

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Hitchcock’s last four films do not contain much in the way of acting excellence, alas. But in his last appearance at the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in his honor in 1979, the ... More


George Cukor: A Double Life

Patrick McGilligan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

One of the highest-paid studio contract directors of his time, George Cukor was nominated five times for an Academy Award as Best Director. In publicity and mystique he was dubbed the “women’s ... More


Chapter 20

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/9780190053130.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The immediate post-war years saw Cary Grant’s box-office drawing power stronger than ever before. Jack Warner had bought out his contract with Columbia so that Grant could play the songwriter Cole ... More


Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Maureen Sabine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In her vibrant screen performance as Sister Benedict in The Bells of St. Mary's, Ingrid Bergman represented the film nun as a mature modern woman who had chosen the religious life with a “complete ... More


Success in Spite of Itself: The Trouble with

Nathan Platte

in Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Detailed production files about the musical score for Spellbound reveal an intense and fraught collaboration among music editor Audray Granville, director Alfred Hitchcock, composer Miklós Rózsa, ... More


The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Dan Callahan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Though he was known for saying, “Actors are cattle,” Alfred Hitchcock had highly specific ideas about film acting, which he saw in terms of contrast and counterpoint. Hitchcock was a theorist of ... More


Yours, Herman Hupfeld

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/9780190623272.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

Amid Casablanca’s many justly celebrated aspects is its soundtrack—the subject of much of this chapter. Surprisingly, Steiner hated the 1931 song “As Time Goes By,” which producer Hal Wallis insisted ... More


The South Is Dead

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/9780190623272.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

No Steiner project would be more difficult or emotionally draining than Gone with the Wind. This chapter explores how the composer wrote and/or supervised more than three hours of orchestral music in ... More


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