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Mikey and Nicky (1976)—Elaine May and the Cassavetes Connection

Jeremy Carr

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky (1976) bears an obvious indebtedness to John Cassavetes, not just because of his commanding presence as one of the film’s two primary stars, but in a kindred approach to ... More


“I Don’t Know What to Do With my Hands”: John Cassavetes’s The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

George Kouvaros

in When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie is not a gangster film, writer-director John Cassavetes insists, but the precise rendition of a world—both everyday and larger than life. This chapter will consider ... More


The New Hollywood and the Independent Hollywood

Yannis Tzioumakis

in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the integral part independent American cinema played in the formation of 'The New Hollywood' or Hollywood Renaissance.' Starting with a an examination of John Cassavetes, whose ... More


Crossing The Line

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

in Crimes of Art + Terror

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the works of Joseph Conrad, John Cassavetes, Thomas Mann, and Francis Ford Coppola. It analyzes Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, John Cassavetes's The Killing of a Chinese ... More


Conclusion: Was there an American New Wave?

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

While the phrase “American new wave” appeared in film circles in the 1960s and has surfaced sporadically in the intervening years, it has generally been replaced by terms like “American independent ... More


Independents in Black and White 1961–1967

Kevin Whitehead

in Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190847579
eISBN:
9780190948306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847579.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the 1960s, jazz is increasingly viewed as art music as opposed to popular music, and now it inspires art movies not pop entertainments: a wave of low-budget independent films in black and white. ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Dean Brandum (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the diverse career of director, screenwriter, comic and actor, Elaine May Spanning from obscurity to notoriety, the films of director, screenwriter, actor and comic Elaine May have ... More


The Jazz Musician (and Fan) as Character 1951–1961

Kevin Whitehead

in Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190847579
eISBN:
9780190948306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847579.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Characters who play or love jazz turn up in many films that aren’t about jazz itself. Hollywood loves the colorfully seedy milieu, and all that feeling jazz folk put into the music. In the 1950s, ... More


Style in the Early Years

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Béla Tarr's early filmmaking style. Tarr's early films were considerably different from the documentary-fiction stylistic norm which they otherwise followed. Although this ... More


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