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In your face: Montgomery Clift comes out as crip in The Young Lions

Elisabetta Girelli

in Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concerns the “aberrant” star image of Montgomery Clift in The Young Lions, after his accident and the loss of his conventional good looks. It analyses Clift’s deliberate self-distortion ... More


Surviving Voices and the Search for Europe

J. E. Smyth

in Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers Zinnemann's intense personal involvement in a European production about child Holocaust survivors. Zinnemann abandoned a safe Hollywood career to be the first filmmaker allowed ... More


The Diasporic Poetics of Queer Martial Law Literature

Martin Joseph Ponce

in Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768051
eISBN:
9780814768662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768051.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the queer critiques of martial law and U.S. popular culture as staged in novels by Bino Realuyo, R. Zamora Linmark, and Noël Alumit. This group of texts—Relauyo's The Umbrella ... More


The American Scene I: The Heiress (1949)

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/9780813142098.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter opens with a history of Wyler's involvement with Liberty Films, co-founded by his friend Frank Capra, its eventual dissolution, and his signing a five-picture deal with Paramount. The ... More


I Confess (1953)

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/9780813177427.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I Confess is based on a 1902 play in which a priest, after hearing the confession of a murderer, is himself accused of the crime and, unwilling to break the seal of the confessional and reveal the ... More


Strangers on a Train, I Confess

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/9780197515327.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

On the first day of shooting, Hitchcock referred to Strangers on a Train (1951) as “my real first film,” and the Master drew a charismatic, shoot-the-works performance from Robert Walker, who was ... More


Beginning the Beguine

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with the successful appearances of dance team “Fox and Walters” at the Versailles nightclub. Walters meets rising choreographer Robert Alton and performs in the Theatre Guild’s ... More


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