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Friends of the Movies: (From Ero to Empire)

Miriam Silverberg

in Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222731
eISBN:
9780520924628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222731.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The chatty movie magazine Eiga no Tomo (Friends of the movies), which first appeared in January 1931, offered a vision of modern, everyday gestures to its readers. In its monthly illustrated ... More


Our Mental Liberties: Banned Movies, Black-Appeal Radio, and the Struggle for a New Public Sphere

Laurie B. Green

in Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how postwar consumption of mass culture, especially movies and radio, became a locus of racial struggle in Memphis during the 1940s. It considers how the city's board of censors ... More


Brutal Vision: The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema

Karl Schoonover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675548
eISBN:
9781452947563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675548.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. This book challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist ... More


Filmgoers’ Fingerprints: Supporting Carceral Expansion Through “Lobby Gags”

Noah Tsika

in Screening the Police: Film and Law Enforcement in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197577721
eISBN:
9780197577769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577721.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on fingerprinting stations, which, from the early 1920s until the late 1950s, were often located in the lobbies of movie theaters and used both in conjunction with crime films ... More


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