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

Veronica Pravadelli

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038778
eISBN:
9780252096730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038778.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Studies of “Classic Hollywood” typically treat Hollywood films released from 1930 to 1960 as a single interpretive mass. This book complicates this idea. Focusing on dominant tendencies in box office ... More


The Lost Age of Classicism

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813142173
eISBN:
9780813142555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142173.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What about all the classic films that aren’t available as streaming video? In essence, they will cease to exist. Netflix is banking on the fact that most people have no real knowledge of film ... More


Introduction: Coming Attractions, or The Particulars

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction offers a fresh, animated take on the various films as well as the macro themes (anticommunism, the atomic or nuclear bomb, new media and technologies such as TV and 3-D, color and ... More


John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Gill Plain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although his film career extended from the early days of sound to the British New Wave and beyond, Sir John Mills is nonetheless remembered as the archetypal hero of the Second World War. Regarded as ... More


The Comedic Female Ghost: Topper and Blithe Spirit

Robin Roberts

in Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter begins with an analysis of two tremendously popular female ghosts who appear in Thorne Smith’s Topper novels and the films based on his books and Noel Coward’s play Blithe Spirit and its ... More


Classic Hammer Beyond Frankenstein

Victoria Grace Walden

in Studying Hammer Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733322
eISBN:
9781800342569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses how the success of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) encouraged a succession of Hammer horror productions, the most profitable of which were produced between 1957 and 1966. ... More


‘It’s not dead yet!’

Jez Conolly

in The Thing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the initial reception of the film and its rise to cultdom. It discusses how a film that gets prematurely dismissed as bad is able to rise above by gaining some high profile ... More


Introduction: Rock ‘n’ Film

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Rock ’n’ roll was initially regarded as a threat that combined aesthetic and social delinquency. Its energies were, however, primary to utopianism of the emerging cultural movements. Just as rock ’n’ ... More


‘Now I’ll show you what I already know’

Jez Conolly

in The Thing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the initial reception of audiences to the horror film The Thing. At the time, horror films were considered 'video nasties,' which journalists and news networks spoke ill of, ... More


Sammy Davis Jr., Woody Strode, and the Black Westerner of the Civil Rights Era

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In television and film westerns of the 1960s and into the 1970s, two particular African American performers, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Woody Strode, are repeatedly cast as the representatives of the ... More


Micro Elements

Stephanie Muir

in Studying City of God

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781903663592
eISBN:
9781800341999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781903663592.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the cinematic style of City of God (2002). What one might consider here is the way that the film represents a marked change in its audience's way of reading a text. The style of ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Rayner

in The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167291
eISBN:
9780231850490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concludes that Michael Mann's authorship must be viewed in several chronological, industrial, and formal contexts: the post-classical context, inflected by television but still marked by ... More


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