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Troy Kennedy Martin

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies ... More


Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036484
eISBN:
9780252093517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036484.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from ... More


The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Jonathan Rayner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167291
eISBN:
9780231850490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Michael Mann is one of the most important American filmmakers of the past forty years. His films exhibit the existential concerns of art cinema, articulated through a conspicuous and recognizable ... More


The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165518
eISBN:
9780231850391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165518.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The industry's only director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is contemporary Hollywood's most innovative and prolific filmmaker. A Palme D'Or and Academy ... More


Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Brian Taves

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Thomas H. Ince (1880–1924) turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the ... More


Writing

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/9781469636504.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Wordsmiths were torn between their desire for the creative control traditionally enjoyed by authors and the available economic security offered by working for the movies and writing scripts. Their ... More


Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Gene D. Phillips

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906–2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year ... More


Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

J. E. Smyth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Looking back on her career in 1977, Bette Davis remembered with pride, “Women owned Hollywood for twenty years.” She had a point. During the 1930s and 1940s, the press claimed Hollywood was a ... More


Theory and Practice

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's initial “blacklisting” came in the 1930s with the organizing of the Screen Writers Guild, though the intervention of courageous producers like Walter Wanger and conditions at ... More


Conclusion

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's body had been “savagely attacked” by the ravages of time, which left him in ill humor. He died by August 1977. The posthumous assault on Lawson was of a piece with the continuing ... More


Introduction

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson is constructed as the epitome of the humorless, rigid, dogmatic, unsmiling, doctrinaire Communist, mixing ruthlessness promiscuously with insensitivity. He may very well be the ... More


The City of Dreadful Night

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Furthman and von Sternberg shared tastes in art and traveled together around the Caribbean in 1932. The script for Furthman's last film as screenwriter included two elements from Underworld: the act ... More


Biographical sketch

Troy Kennedy Martin

in Troy Kennedy Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores the biographical sketch of Francis Troy Kennedy Martin, who was born on Bute, an island on the Clyde, on the west coast of Scotland, on 15 February 1932. It provides a brief ... More


Follow Me Quietly (1949)

Max Alvarez

in The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The one film discussed at length in this book that Anthony Mann did not direct is Richard Fleischer’s Follow Me Quietly, a 1949 policier based on a story Mann co-wrote. In this chapter, a comparison ... More


Preston Sturges, Sullivan’s Travels, and Film Authorship in Hollywood, 1941

Virginia Wright Wexman

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/9781474406550.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter conducts a reading of Preston Sturges’s 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels that focuses on its discourses about film authorship. While the auteurism that drives much film criticism today ... More


Final Drafts: The Shooting Scripts

Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

in Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036484
eISBN:
9780252093517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036484.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the characters and themes of the shooting scripts rather than of the three films themselves. It considers whether or not the screenwriters had written for Hitchcock in ways that ... More


American Women Screenwriters in the 1920s

Giuliana Muscio

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter contextualizes the work of American women scriptwriters within the gendered liberalization of an emerging consumer capitalism during the 1920s. More specifically, it examines the major ... More


Columbia Pictures and the Great Depression: A Case Study of Political Writers in Hollywood

Ian Scott

in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748699926
eISBN:
9781474426749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699926.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This analyses the largely neglected and underestimated role of screen writers in 1930s Hollywood, an era when the art of movie writing actually made great strides as an art form. It considers the ... More


Difficult Beginnings

Dominique Nasta

in Contemporary Romanian Cinema: The History of an Unexpected Miracle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167451
eISBN:
9780231536691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167451.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the development of the Romanian film industry. Covering four decades, it describes the adverse socioeconomic and historical conditions that consistently prevented Romanian cinema ... More


The Figure in the Carpet: An Interview with Terence Davies

Michael Murphy

in Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310737
eISBN:
9781846314476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314476.008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an interview with film maker Terence Davies, conducted on 8 May 2006 at Kettners Restaurant, Soho. Davies was born in Liverpool in 1945 and grew up in a working-class Catholic ... More


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