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Adjustment, Depression and Regulation

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the problems faced by Hollywood in the 1930s. First, the industry was still adjusting to the introduction of sound and the period saw a series of technical developments in ... More


Startling, Unusual Sensation

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/9780190623272.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Before leaving RKO in late 1932, David O. Selznick greenlit the studio’s most costly and ambitious production: King Kong. The result was a landmark in Hollywood special effects and storytelling; its ... More


Chains of Evidence: Augmented Performance before and after the Digital

Bob Rehak

in More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479813155
eISBN:
9781479897070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A certain class of film acting has always depended on special effects for its realization. This chapter traces the history of augmented performance from its roots in cel and stop-motion animation to ... More


Introduction: Accented Slants, Hollywood Genres – an Interfidelity Approach to Adaptation Theory

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

in Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction discusses trends in late 20th and early 21st century cinema that have opened a space for international directors to extend the postcolonial critiques of their native national ... More


The Sweet Music of Kansas City

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Altman grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, in the 1920s and 1930s, during the “Pendergast” era of the city’s history. His childhood included a viewing of the legendary King Kong (1933), as well as ... More


“Drama Rising like Mighty Music”: Selznick and Steiner at RKO

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/9780199371112.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Selznick’s move to RKO in 1931 brought the producer in contact with music director Max Steiner. Through their collaborative relationship they defined and directed the role of symphonic underscore in ... More


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

Steven C. Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During a seven-decade career that spanned from 19th-century Vienna to 1920s Broadway to the golden age of Hollywood, three-time Academy Award winner Max Steiner did more than any other composer to ... More


A Tale of Two Frances: Virginie Despentes’s Vernon Subutex Trilogy

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads Virginie Despentes’s Vernon Subutex trilogy (2015-17), a comédie inhumaine that depicts a deeply divided—increasingly neoliberal and reactionary—France. Despentes, in a rather ... More


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