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Directing

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The third chapter explains how directors came to be associated with film authorship. Filmmakers were indeed accorded a level of autonomy and responsibility that was unique in industry terms. This ... More


Idea-Weapons: Documentary Propaganda

Jeffrey Geiger

in American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621477
eISBN:
9780748670796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 focuses on propaganda documentaries of the Second World War, when documentary took a dominant public role extending far beyond any it had played before. This era's marriage of propaganda ... More


Samuel Goldwyn

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/9780813142623.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Hawks’ work with producer Samuel Goldwyn. Hawks speaks about being replaced by William Wyler as director on Goldwyn’s film Come and Get It. He also comments on working with ... More


“A Little Off-Center”

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hopkins tries unsuccessfully to find stage work, and she receives a call from William Wyler to appear in a supporting role in his next film, The Heiress, which she accepts. Academy Award winner ... More


“How Many Times Can You Come Back?”

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hopkins replaces Jo Van Fleet in the Broadway play, Look Homeward, Angel. Her costar, Andrew Prine, shares his experiences in the play. After it closes, she tours with it for several months. Next, ... More


Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the historical films produced in Hollywood during the period from 1930 to 1939 which focused on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. The most notable of these types of ... More


Goldwyn

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There are many disagreements with costar Edward G. Robinson on the set of Barbary Coast, her first picture for Sam Goldwyn. Hopkins makes These Three, the first of four films with the director ... More


To Write and Not Direct

Sarah Kozloff

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares three Sturges-authored films, The Good Fairy (Wyler, 1935), Easy Living (Leisen, 1937) and Remember the Night (Leisen, 1940), against Sturges’s scripts. Sturges, who started in ... More


The 1940s: Growing Up

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/9780813136059.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter revolves around Mankiewicz growing up in Los Angeles. He writes about the successes and failures of his family - mother's psychological problems, dad's infidelities, brother's resentment ... More


During and After the War, 1942–48

Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (eds)

in The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111217
eISBN:
9780300133479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111217.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter chronicles the events in Aaron Copeland's life throughout World War II up until its aftermath. Copeland returned to Hollywood in 1943, after the success of his film scores for Of Mice ... More


A High-Octane Outfit

Steven Casey

in The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190660628
eISBN:
9780190660659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

When the newspaper correspondents were grounded after Robert Post’s death, the Eighth Air Force exploited the opportunity to publicize the air war on its own terms. Major General Ira C. Eaker, the ... More


Battle of the Girls

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/9780199925674.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The premiere of Warner Bros.’s Finian’s Rainbow opens chapter eleven. The lovely score was offset by a bizarre plot and sloppy production values. It performs fairly at the box office. Funny Girl was ... More


Making America Global: Cinematicity and the Aerial View

Jeffrey Geiger

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Jeffrey Geiger, explores interconnections between aerial perspectives and the moving image at a time when technological advances were producing a myriad of new ways of coming ... More


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