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Melodrama, Lyrics, and Autonomic Response

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyses aspects of the melodrama, emphasizing especially its nature as a conflict between active and passive reactions. It illustrates lyrical and melodramatic patterns in Gone With the ... More


Friends and Mentors in The Wind in the Willows, Charlotte's Web, and Bambi

Vigen Guroian

in Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers three of the most beloved stories in the entire corpus of children's literature: The Wind in the Willows, Charlotte's Web, and Bambi. Each of these stories explores different ... More


Faltering Narrative: Eudora Welty’s “The Burning,” Slavery’s Ghosts, and the Politics of Grief

Susan V. Donaldson

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Eudora Welty’s rejection of the Cult of the Lost Cause and its veneration of the Civil War, a conflict she associated with the kind of narcissistic melancholia Judith Butler ... More


Jock Whitney: David O. Selznick’s Banker

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The family of John Hay “Jock” Whitney, descendant of Mayflower traveler William Bradford, owned the fabulously successful Thoroughbred estate known as Greentree Stables, which he ran for much of his ... 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


Symphonic Narratives (and Promiscuous Pleasure): Film Music and Changing Perceptions of the Symphony in the Nineteenth Century

Peter Franklin

in Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195383454
eISBN:
9780199897032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383454.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

The “history” of film is reengaged through music, specifically the symphony and its modes of internalized and visualized reception in the nineteenth century. The argument hinges upon an extended ... More


Denmark: A Classic Case of a Green Spiral

Jakob Riiskjaer Nygård

in Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785259
eISBN:
9780804788571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The first of a set of cases, this examination of the history of Danish energy policy shows that a classic green spiral effect has led over time to the decoupling of emissions and economic growth. ... More


Northwest Wind: Folklore, Vernacular, and the Chinese New Waves

Ying Xiao

in China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812605
eISBN:
9781496812643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812605.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reconsiders Chinese new wave cinema of the 1980s and reinterprets Chen Kaige’s Yellow Earth (1984), The Big Parade (1986), and King of the Children (1987) from a new acoustic and ... More


The Unconsortable Joyce: Chamber Music

Marc C. Conner (ed.)

in The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039763
eISBN:
9780813043159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039763.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay focuses on how Chamber Music is tied to the poetic tradition that precedes and surrounds it, revealing the extent of Joyce's remarkable indebtedness to and conversation with others, as ... More


Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Michael Sragow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres—Westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family ... 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


Postwar Films in the Postwar World

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hollywood films made after the end of World War 2. It suggests that these films address the anxiety about the type of country post-war America was becoming while some ... More


‘In Fatal Winds’: Frank O'hara and Morton Feldman

Will Montgomery (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the relationship between O'Hara and Morton Feldman, who twice set to music O'Hara's ‘Wind’, a short poem dedicated to the composer. O'Hara wrote the sleeve notes for Feldman's ... More


Introduction toward a Filmic Writing of History in Classical Hollywood

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/9780813124063.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Hollywood historical films. This book provides commentaries on historical films produced in the U.S. from 1931 to 1942 and ... More


Cults, Independents and ‘Guerrilla’ Filmmaking

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/9780748619061.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on alternative models of cinema, which flourished beyond the exclusive control of the major studios. This was related in no small part to occasional funding sources and ... More


A Home in Becoming: Forging Taiwan’s Imagined Community in Jiufen

Dennis Lo

in The Authorship of Place: A Cultural Geography of the New Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528516
eISBN:
9789888180028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528516.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Examining Hou Xiaoxian's Dust in the Wind (1986) and City of Sadness (1989) as case studies, this chapter tells the story of how Jiufen, a once sleeping mining community in Northeastern Taiwan, ... More


Animated Fetishes

Elena del Río

in Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635252
eISBN:
9780748651146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635252.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter challenges the notion of the female body as a visual, static fetish by focusing on the body's expressive capacities and their effect upon oppressive structures. It provides a critical ... More


Winds of Change and the Royal Family

Philip Murphy

in Monarchy and the End of Empire: The House of Windsor, the British Government, and the Postwar Commonwealth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199214235
eISBN:
9780191746680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214235.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter begins with an examination of the role of the Palace during the Suez Crisis of 1956. It then considers the way in which royal tours and patronage were deployed as a means of helping to ... More


Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory

Anne Sarah Rubin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617770
eISBN:
9781469617794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617770.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Sherman's March across Georgia and the Carolinas is among the most symbolically potent events of the Civil War. Over time, the March has come to represent devastation and destruction, war against ... More


Romance and Racism after the Civil War

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the rebirth of the plantation romance from the 1900s through to the 1940s, discussing two key popular fictions: Thomas Dixon’s The Leopard’s Spots and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone ... More


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