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Affair

in Dolores Del Río: Beauty in Light and Shade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784078
eISBN:
9780804786218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784078.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Dolores' personal and professional life in the late 1930s. For Dolores, the last years of the 1930s in Hollywood were marred by problems in her marriage and a marked decline ... More


Split Screen: Sound/Music in The Stranger/Criss Cross

Robert Miklitsch

in Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691074
eISBN:
9781474406420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691074.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Robert Siodmak and Orson Welles are both central figures in the history of sound film. Siodmak and Welles are also central to the history of film noir. Although Welles’ contribution as a director ... More


Radio and the Intelligent Listener: The War of the Worlds Panic

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The chapter sets the famous 1938 CBS, Orson Welles, Mercury Theater of the Air War of the Worlds panic broadcast in the context of contemporary concern about radio propaganda (evident in the work of ... More


Sound Enclosures

Jesse Schotter

in Hieroglyphic Modernisms: Writing and New Media in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424776
eISBN:
9781474445009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Moving from theories of film to film itself, the third chapter contends that Citizen Kane employs the same narrative form as the novel Orson Welles wanted to adapt when he went to Hollywood, Conrad’s ... More


From The Spanish Earth (1937) to Danton’s Death (1939)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter covers Blitzstein’s work on the film score to Joris Ivens’ The Spanish Earth (about the Spanish Civil War) with Virgil Thomson; his involvement with The Arrow Press; his radio opera, ... More


Mercury Rising: Orson Welles and the Master’s Voice

Jeff Porter

in Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When CBS realized that prestige drama was earning points for the network, it began searching for even more literary luster, a search that led the network to approach the wonder boy of theater, Orson ... More


‘It’s (Mostly) All True’: The Death of a Neighbourhood and the Life of Myths

Bruno Carvalho

in Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319754
eISBN:
9781781381007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319754.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the construction of President Vargas Avenue in Rio de Janeiro in the context of changes taking place in other parts of the world, with emphasis on the opposition of local ... More


The Cradle Will Rock, II

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter offers a detailed account of the legendary premiere of The Cradle Will Rock, a renegade production of the Federal Theatre Project directed by Orson Welles and John Houseman. The chapter ... More


Kafka and the Cold War: Fantasies of the Invisible Master

Sorin Radu Cucu

in The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes the political dimensions of Franz Kafka's works. It focuses on Orson Welles' 1962 adaptation of Kafka's The Trial and the short story “In the Penal Colony.” It also explains how ... More


More Music for Shakespeare (1950–1958)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s notable scores for several Shakespeare plays in the 1950s: King Lear, directed by John Houseman; King Lear, directed by Orson Welles; and two Stratford Festival ... More


Post-Script: Oscar and Orson

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This post-script looks at two directors who began their careers in Chicago: Oscar Micheaux and Orson Welles. Micheaux was the most significant and durable filmmaker to emerge from the race-film boom. ... More


American Art House

Rob Stone

in The Cinema of Richard Linklater: Walk, Don't Run

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165532
eISBN:
9780231850407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165532.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the role of dialogue in Richard Linklater's cinema. Out of many themes that are common to Linklater's most emblematic films, including the impossibility of distinguishing between ... More


Celebrity

Gian Maria Annovi

in Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180306
eISBN:
9780231542708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180306.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Three discusses the conditions for the strategic branding of Pasolini’s authorship in the Italian media during the 60s, and his attitude to celebrity culture. In this chapter, I consider the ... More


The Constitution of the Real: Documentary, Mockumentary and the Status of the Image

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema’s apparent veri similitude — its ability to document that which appears before the lens — provided the source for early non-fiction film experimentation and opened the door for propaganda and ... More


Shakespeare on Film, 1930–90

Anne-Marie Costantini-Cornède

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter describes the Shakespearean filmmaking during the period 1930–90. The notable auteur figures include Akira Kurosawa, Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles, and the types of film mentions for ... More


Narcissistic Millennialism: UFO Cults (1946–2012? ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at the postmodern version of tribal cargo cults, namely various contemporary UFO beliefs covering a range of millennial variants from transformative (aliens will descend with ... More


Orson Welles: Patched and Peeled in Mogador

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the author's attempts to interview American actor and director Orson Welles, explaining that during this time Welles was having major financial problems with his film ... More


Climax and Harbinger A Life as a Common Cause

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

in John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin.14
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Orson Welles's 1932 play The Marching Song, the direction of which described “a great unearthly light fall[ing] full upon” the “transfigured” protagonist. The play ... More


Introduction: “The Story of the Century”

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Orson Welles relished the possibility of finding a voice that might be heard by a vast populace. In a mass society, truly relevant communication had to speak to a mass public, Welles and a cadre of ... More


From Freedom Morning (1943) to the Airborne Symphony (1946)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter examines Blitzstein’s compositions from these same years, most notably Freedom Morning, composed as a tribute to America’s black troops; and the Airborne Symphony, the largest orchestral ... More


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