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Independent Filmmaking in the Studio Era: Tendencies within the Studio System

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/9780748618668.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter examines the forms independent film production took within the studio system until the late 1940s. It focuses on 'top-rank independent production' that involved primarily prestige level ... More


Independence by Force: The Effects of the Paramount Decree on Independent Film Production

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/9780748618668.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter examines the impact of the Paramount Decree of 1948, a Supreme Court decision that aimed to break the oligopoly of the studios in the American film industry, on independent production. ... More


Associated Producers, 1919–1921

Brian Taves

in Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At the beginning of 1919, United Artists had formed with three stars, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin, and a director, D. W. Griffith. On November 8 the same year, Ince ... More


Red River

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks discussing the making of the film Red River, specifically addressing some of the rumours surrounding its production. He talks about his relationship with writer Borden Chase, issues with the ... More


Designing Radicalism: The Popular Front, Modernist Aesthetics, and the Problem of Patronage

Shannan Clark

in The Making of the American Creative Class: New York's Culture Workers and Twentieth-Century Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199731626
eISBN:
9780190941451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731626.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 4 turns to efforts to transform the material and visual cultures of consumer capitalism during the 1930s and early 1940s. One of the most important of these endeavors was the Design ... More


“… the Midas touch—a spider’s touch …”: Goldfinger

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

As Bondmania begins to grip the globe, the film producers trust John Barry for all of the music, including the song: Barry collaborates with London friends and fellow songwriters Anthony Newley and ... More


The Importance of Directing Doug

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming joined United Artists and shot its first major picture. Soon after, he developed a friendship with Theodore Reed, who often worked with Fairbanks. In 1919, Fleming made his directorial debut ... More


Being There

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Being There. It describes Ashby's directorial approach to the film, his relationship with the cast and the cast's opinion about his ... More


Filming the Conquering Hero:: With Wilson in Europe

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming left with President Wilson on December 4th, 1918 to tour the Allied countries in Europe before attending the Paris Peace Conference. When they arrived in Paris, he documented the crowds that ... More


Pinewood’s Fiddler Fans Goldwyn’s Folly: London’s Battle for Postproduction Sound Business

Katherine Quanz (ed.)

in Voicing the Cinema: Film Music and the Integrated Soundtrack

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043000
eISBN:
9780252051869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043000.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines archived correspondence between the Los Angeles–based Goldwyn Studios and London’s Pinewood Studios during the creation of Fiddler on the Roof’s four-track sound design. ... More


Acts of Faith

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter offers continued reporting on the prolonged recession in Hollywood. United Artists became the last studio to invest in roadshow musicals by purchasing the rights to two 1960s Broadway ... More


The Impossible Dream

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter eighteen begins with the making and release of The Great Waltz, an old-fashioned roadshow musical biopic of Johann Strauss produced by MGM and directed by Andrew Stone (Song of Norway). It ... More


Train Wrecks

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hollywood was dying by the time Penn decided to return there as the Founding Moguls had already been forgotten. Also, their studios were absorbed into conglomerates that perceived these not as ... More


Delayed Adolescence

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter twelve begins with a brief overview of United Artist’s limited musical output of the 1960s, dominated by West Side Story. The studio produced Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, with its Disneyesque ... More


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