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“Ghostly Light”: Visualizing the Voice in James Joyce’s and John Huston’s “The Dead”

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joyce's story “The Dead” is framed by the voice of a servant, the voice from below. Film adaptations of Joyce's fiction have failed to catch the intonations of the voice in his stories, but John ... More


“Casualties of the Spirit”: Let There Be Light and Its Contexts

Noah Tsika

in Traumatic Imprints: Cinema, Military Psychiatry, and the Aftermath of War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297630
eISBN:
9780520969926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297630.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Through its diverse documentary devices, John Huston’s Army Signal Corps film Let There Be Light (1946) helped both to crystalize and to catalyze representations of combat trauma in the military as ... More


Breaking the Chains: Hollywood Noir in Postwar Havana, 1946–1952

Megan Feeney

in Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593555
eISBN:
9780226593722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593722.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the distribution, exhibition, and reception of Hollywood films noir and social problem films in postwar Havana, identifying important shifts in Hollywood (politics, content, and ... More


Invictus: From John Huston to Jersey Boys

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies Clint Eastwood's films from the 1990s to the present. White Hunter Black Heart (1990) features the protagonist named John Wilson, whose personality and exploits are unabashedly ... More


Green Shadows, White Whale

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1991 Bradbury was able to combine his various stories of Ireland with bridges that told the tale of his Irish adventures writing the Moby Dick screenplay for John Huston in 1953-1954 to form the ... More


Coming into His Own: Counsellor-at-Law (1933)

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/9780813142098.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses primarily on Wyler's first prestige project, Counselor-at-Law, starring John Barrymore. It recounts the director's behind-the-scenes problems with the star actor, but also ... More


Recording Reality, Desiring the Real

Elizabeth Cowie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645480
eISBN:
9781452945866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645480.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Documentary has once again emerged as one of the most vital cultural forms, whether seen in cinemas or inside the home, as digital, film, or video. This book looks at the history of documentary and ... More


Let There Be Light and the Military Talking Picture

Jonathan Kahana and Noah Tsika

in Remaking Reality: U. S. Documentary Culture after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638690
eISBN:
9781469638713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638690.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In “Let There Be Light and the Military Talking Picture,” Jonathan Kahana and Noah Tsika analyze John Huston’s Let There Be Light in its military-historical context. They argue that the traumatized ... More


Samurai Kabuki

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0042
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The ghosts that Bradbury had carried since his challenging time in early 1950s Ireland with John Huston were finally laid to rest when Bradbury received an honorary degree from the University of ... More


A Little Larceny: Labor, Leisure, and Loyalty in the ’50s Noir Heist Film

Mark Osteen

in Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the '50s heist picture—a subgenre of '50s gangster noir—examining John Huston's Asphalt Jungle (1950). In Huston's film, the criminal gang resembles nothing so much as a ... More


Indian Summer

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/9780190623272.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter depicts Steiner at the apex of his powers, just before the collapse of the Hollywood studio system. Between 1947 and 1948 Steiner composed several brilliant scores and at least three of ... More


New Worlds: Graphic and Television Adaptations

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0040
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on graphic and television adaptations of some of Ray Bradbury's science fiction stories in the 1950s. Bookstores continued to provide a favorite recreation for Bradbury. He and ... More


The 1970s Gallery

Tom Mankiewicz

in My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136059
eISBN:
9780813141169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mankiewicz provides sketches of famous people he meets and works with. The lineup reads like a film and television glossary. Mankiewicz learns much from these iconic film and TV actors, writers, ... More


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