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Sid & Carole & Clark & Sheila: The Romantic Fantasies

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With new producing partner Harry Korshak, Furie is given Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975) to adapt, from Gail Parent’s best-selling novel. Recent Academy Award nominee Jeannie ... More


Transfiguration and Self-Conscious Narration: On Von Sternberg’s Last Films with Dietrich

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, further complexity is added to the possibilities of cinematic narration that the book investigates. In traditional movies, viewers assume that the fictional world of the movie has a ... More


Güemes, la tierra en armas

Carolina Rocha

in Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940544
eISBN:
9781786944955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I trace the development of Güemes’ bio-pic from its pre-production to its release. Particular attention is paid to its popular and critical reception. I analyse the film as a historical biopic and ... More


Juan Manuel de Rosas

Carolina Rocha

in Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940544
eISBN:
9781786944955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles Juan Manuel de Rosas’ pre-production and its weak reception among critics. I analyse the film as a biopic that differs from the previous ones which had aimed to be ... More


Sibelius and the Re-emergence of the Great Man Biopic

Kimmo Laine

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The aim of this chapter is to consider Sibelius as a popular historical narrative, discussing it in relation to the mechanisms of historical explanation as well as the mode of argument and address ... More


Whose Repressed Memories? Max Manus: Man of War and Flame & Citron (from a Swede’s Point of View)

Erik Hedling

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 2008, both Norway and Denmark delivered major contributions to the cinematic genre of the ‘occupation drama’ (Norwegian), or ‘occupation film’ (Danish): the Norwegian film was Max Manus: Man of ... More


Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Steven Jacobs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Through the feature films and documentaries of directors including Emmer, Erice, Godard, Hitchcock, Pasolini, Resnais, Rossellini and Storck, Jacobs examines the way films ‘animate’ artworks by means ... More


Cinderella Stories

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/9780813147215.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter discusses Walters’ direction of Broadway’s By the Beautiful Sea, his run-ins with composer Arthur Schwartz, and his decision to leave that show during out-of-town tryouts. Returning to ... More


Chapter 2 Vasari in Hollywood: Artists and Biopics

Steven Jacobs

in Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Presenting a survey of the genre of the artist biopic, this chapter investigates which specific artists and art historical eras proved attractive to filmmakers. Favouring the sixteenth and ... More


Hollywood Undermined

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Many critics and commentators felt that America’s censorship bodies had been too lenient with The Carpetbaggers, and voices of protest led to a clampdown on what was deemed cinematic smut—notably ... More


From political power to the power of the image: contemporary ‘British’ cinema and the nation’s monarchs

Andrew Higson

in The British monarchy on screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099564
eISBN:
9781526109767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099564.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The quarter century since Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V(1989) has seen numerous representations of English and Scottish monarchs, both legendary and historical, in “British” films. Some of these films ... More


‘I’m Absolutely the Right Person for this Job’: Allison Anders and Mary Harron on Lifetime Television

Michele Schreiber

in Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403924
eISBN:
9781474426756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the recent careers of Allison Anders and Mary Harron, who took off in the early-to-mid 1990s but subsequently turned to television and have found a workspace in the Lifetime TV ... More


The Classical Style: Composers in the Studio Era

John C. Tibbetts

in Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on what many film historians refer to as the “classical period” of the studio system. Not coincidentally, it was also the “golden age” of the composer biopic, both classical and ... More


Normative Desires and Visual Sobriety: Apogee of the Classical Model

Veronica Pravadelli

in Classic Hollywood: Lifestyles and Film Styles of American Cinema, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038778
eISBN:
9780252096730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038778.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that in the mid-1930s, American cinema perfected a classical form that dominated till the end of the decade. This form arose out of a new convergence between lifestyle and film ... More


Genre on the Surface: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sofia Coppola, one of the most visible indie directors in recent years, is clearly embedded in the ‘commerce of auteurism’ (Corrigan 1991), as she actively participates in constructing her public ... More


Historical Hollywood

Steven Cohan

in Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865788
eISBN:
9780190865818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865788.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter singles out accounts of three eras that have preoccupied backstudios. First it looks at films that depict fictionalized versions of real Hollywood scandals from the early 1920s that are ... More


Origin Stories 1941–1947

Kevin Whitehead

in Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190847579
eISBN:
9780190948306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847579.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines 1940s jazz films that depict the early days of jazz and its spread from the African American community to white musicians and audiences. These films are placed in the context of ... More


Breaking Out: Nejib Belkadhi’s VHS Kahloucha (2007)

Suzanne Gauch

in Maghrebs in Motion: North African Cinema in Nine Movements

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262570
eISBN:
9780190262600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262570.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes how Nejib Belkadhi’s biopic, documentary VHS Kahloucha scrambles stereotypical discourses employed to contain poor and working-class Arab men. Deceptively realist, the film ... More


Celebrity Reenactment, Biopic, and the Mortal Body

Ivone Margulies

in In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190496821
eISBN:
9780190496852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes two stars’ biopics from the 1950s: Carlos Velo’s Torero! on bullfighter Luis Procuna and Sophia: Her Own Story (1980) featuring the famous Loren playing herself and her mother ... More


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