Boom And Bust

Author by : Thomas Schatz
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : On the history of motion pictures


Hollywood War Films 1937 1945

Author by : Michael S. Shull
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : From 1937 through 1945, Hollywood produced over 1,000 films relating to the war. This enormous and exhaustive reference work first analyzes the war films as sociopolitical documents. Part one, entitled “The Crisis Abroad, 1937–1941,” focuses on movies that reflected America’s increasing uneasiness. Part two, “Waging War, 1942–1945,” reveals that many movies made from 1942 through 1945 included at least some allusion to World War II.


African American Theater Buildings

Author by : Eric Ledell Smith
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : African American theater buildings were theaters owned or managed by blacks or whites and serving an African American audience. Nearly 2,000 such theaters, including nickelodeons, vaudeville houses, storefronts, drive-ins, opera houses and neighborhood movie theaters, existed in the 20th century, yet very little has been written about them. In this book the African American theater buildings from 1900 through 1955 are arranged by state, then by city, and then alphabetically under the name by which they were known. The street address, dates of operation, number of seats, architect, whether it was a member of TOBA (Theater Owners Booking Association), type of theater (nickelodeon, vaudeville, musical, drama or picture), alternate name(s), race and name of manager or owner, whether the audience was mixed, and the fate of the theater are given where known. Commentary by theater historians is also provided.


Refiguring American Film Genres

Author by : Nick Browne
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : This collection of essays by leading American film scholars charts a whole new territory in genre film criticism. Rather than assuming that genres are self-evident categories, the contributors offer innovative ways to think about types of films, and patterns within films, in a historical context. Challenging familiar attitudes, the essays offer new conceptual frameworks and a fresh look at how popular culture functions in American society. The range of essays is exceptional, from David J. Russell's insights into the horror genre to Carol J. Clover's provocative take on "trial films" to Leo Braudy's argument for the subject of nature as a genre. Also included are essays on melodrama, race, film noir, and the industrial context of genre production. The contributors confront the poststructuralist critique of genre head-on; together they are certain to shape future debates concerning the viability and vitality of genre in studying American cinema.


When Hollywood Loved Britain

Author by : Mark Glancy
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : When Hollywood Loved Britain examines the Hollywood "British" film--American feature films that were set in Britain, based on British history or literature and included the work of British producers, directors, writers and actors. "British" films include many of the most popular and memorable films of the 1930s and 1940s, yet they have received little individual attention from film historians and even less attention as a body of films. While the book is centered on wartime "British" films, it also investigates wider issues: the influence of censorship and propaganda agencies during Hollywood’s studio era, studio finances, the isolationist campaign in the United States between 1939 and 1941, and American perceptions of Britain at war.


The Crime Films Of Anthony Mann

Author by : Max Alvarez
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Publisher by : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Description : Anthony Mann (1906-1967) is renowned for his outstanding 1950s westerns starring James Stewart (Winchester '73, The Naked Spur, The Man from Laramie). But there is more to Mann's cinematic universe than those tough Wild West action dramas featuring conflicted and secretive heroes. This brilliant Hollywood craftsman also directed fourteen electrifying crime thrillers between 1942 and 1951, among them such towering achievements in film noir as T-Men, Raw Deal, and Side Street. Mann was as much at home filming dark urban alleys in black-and-white as he was the prairies and mountains in Technicolor, and his protagonists were no less conflicted and secretive than his 1950s cowboys. In these Mann crime thrillers we find powerful stories of sexual obsession (The Great Flamarion), the transforming images of women in wartime and postwar America (Strangers in the Night, Strange Impersonation), exploitation of Mexican immigrants (Border Incident), studies of the criminal mind (He Walked by Night), and Civil War bigotry (The Tall Target). Mann's forceful camera captured such memorable and diverse stars as Erich von Stroheim, Farley Granger, Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Richard Basehart, Ricardo Montalbán, Ruby Dee, and Raymond Burr. The Crime Films of Anthony Mann features analysis of rare documents, screenplays, story treatments, and studio memoranda and reveals detailed behind-the-scenes information on preproduction and production on the Mann thrillers. Author Max Alvarez uses rare and newly available sources to explore the creation of these noir masterworks. Along the way, the book exposes secrets and solves mysteries surrounding the mercurial director and his remarkable career, which also included Broadway and early live television.


The Moguls And The Dictators

Author by : David Welky
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Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : This author's analytical approach will be appreciated by historians as well as film buffs. He examines Hollywood's response to the rise of fascism and the beginning of the Second World War. Welky traces the shifting motivations and arguments of the film industry, politicians, and the public as they negotiated how or whether the silver screen would portray certain wartime attributes.


Health Education Films In The Twentieth Century

Author by : Christian Bonah
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Publisher by : Boydell & Brewer
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Description : Examines the impact and importance of the health education film in Europe and North America in the first half of the twentieth century.


Hardboiled In Hollywood

Author by : David E. Wilt
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Publisher by : Popular Press
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Description : From the 1920s through the 1950s, the famous Black Mask pulp magazine was the place where crime and mystery writers such as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, and John D. MacDonald published their work; it also provided Holly-wood with some of its most prolific genre screenwriters, men who brought the Black Mask style to the movies. This book covers the film careers of Horace McCoy, Eric Taylor, Dwight V. Babcock, Peter Ruric, and John K. Butler. With more than two hundred feature film credits, this group of Black Mask writers left their mark on Hollywood. From The Phantom of the Opera to Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome, from Big Jim McLain to Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen, the Black Mask contingent applied their expertise to the movies.


Screening Enlightenment

Author by : Hiroshi Kitamura
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Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : Shows how the US's expansive attempt at cultural globalization helped transform Japan into one of Hollywood's key markets. He also demonstrates the prominent role American cinema played in the political reeducation and reorientation of the Japanese.


Reconstructing American Historical Cinema

Author by : J.E. Smyth
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Publisher by : University Press of Kentucky
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Description : In Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane, J. E. Smyth dramatically departs from the traditional understanding of the relationship between film and history. By looking at production records, scripts, and contemporary reviews, Smyth argues that certain classical Hollywood filmmakers were actively engaged in a self-conscious and often critical filmic writing of national history. Her volume is a major reassessment of American historiography and cinematic historians from the advent of sound to the beginning of wartime film production in 1942. Focusing on key films such as Cimarron (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), Scarface (1932), Ramona (1936), A Star Is Born (1937), Jezebel (1938), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), Stagecoach (1939), and Citizen Kane (1941), Smyth explores historical cinema's connections to popular and academic historigraphy, historical fiction, and journalism, providing a rich context for the industry's commitment to American history. Rather than emphasizing the divide between American historical cinema and historical writing, Smyth explores the continuities between Hollywood films and history written during the first four decades of the twentieth century, from Carl Becker's famous "Everyman His Own Historian" to Howard Hughes's Scarface to Margaret Mitchell and David O. Selznick's Gone with the Wind. Hollywood's popular and often controversial cycle of historical films from 1931 to 1942 confronted issues as diverse as frontier racism and women's experiences in the nineteenth-century South, the decline of American society following the First World War, the rise of Al Capone, and the tragic history of Hollywood's silent era. Looking at rarely discussed archival material, Smyth focuses on classical Hollywood filmmakers' adaptation and scripting of traditional historical discourse and their critical revision of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American history. Reconstructing American Historical Cinema uncovers Hollywood's diverse and conflicted attitudes toward American history. This text is a fundamental challenge the prevailing scholarship in film, history, and cultural studies.


Area Handbook For Venezuela

Author by : Thomas E. Weil
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Description : Basic facts about the social, economic, political and military institutions and practices of Venezuela.


Cinema S Military Industrial Complex

Author by : Haidee Wasson
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : The vast, and vastly influential, American military machine has been aided and abetted by cinema since the earliest days of the medium. The US military realized very quickly that film could be used in myriad ways: training, testing, surveying and mapping, surveillance, medical and psychological management of soldiers, and of course, propaganda. Bringing together a collection of new essays, based on archival research, Wasson and Grieveson seek to cover the complex history of how the military deployed cinema for varied purposes across the the long twentieth century, from the incipient wars of US imperialism in the late nineteenth century to the ongoing War on Terror. This engagement includes cinema created and used by and for the military itself (such as training films), the codevelopment of technologies (chemical, mechanical, and digital), and the use of film (and related mass media) as a key aspect of American "soft power," at home and around the world. A rich and timely set of essays, this volume will become a go-to for scholars interested in all aspects of how the military creates and uses moving-image media.


Drive In Theaters

Author by : Kerry Segrave
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : A primarily American institution (though it appeared in other countries such as Japan and Italy), the drive-in theater now sits on the verge of extinction. During its heyday, drive-ins could be found in communities both large and small. Some of the larger theaters held up to 3,000 cars and were often filled to capacity on weekends. The history of the drive-in from its beginnings in the 1930s through its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s to its gradual demise in modern-day America is thoroughly documented here: the patent battles, community concerns with morality (on-screen and off), technological advances (audio systems, screens, etc.), audiences, and the drive-in's place in the motion picture industry.


Watching Films

Author by : Albert Moran
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Publisher by : Intellect Books
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Description : Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie-Going, Exhibition and Reception provides new and compelling insights into the social, cultural and economic factors that influence the circulation, prensentations and consumption of film. This book provides a fresh approach to understanding the rapidly changing nature of modern cinema.


Stop Yellin Ben Pivar And The Horror Mystery And Action Adventure Films Of His Universal B Unit

Author by : Thomas Reeder
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Publisher by : BearManor Media
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Description : HORROR, ACTION-ADVENTURE, MYSTERIES, COMEDIES, FILM NOIR: Hollywood producer Ben Pivar’s output encompassed most film genres, with even a musical, some serials, and Japan’s first full-color anime thrown into the mix! Never heard of him? Not surprising, as Ben Pivar was one of the faceless craftsmen who inhabited the sizeable world of Hollywood’s cinematic underbelly, the B film. But while often disparaged and mocked for their low-budget look, breakneck storytelling, and low wattage casts, B films occupied the second half of most theaters’ bill during the thirties and forties—something most patrons expected to fill out their evening’s entertainment. And Ben Pivar was responsible for a staggering number of them. STOP YELLIN’ chronicles Pivar’s life, both the highs and lows, concentrating on his most productive years while at Universal Studios. From his late-1920s start as a film cutter at Universal, Pivar advanced into film production in the 1930s at Columbia, Grand National, and Republic, before settling in at Universal as associate producer in 1938. For the next eight years, Pivar would master his craft and churn out a lot of slick, thoroughly enjoyable films; his eventual promotion to one of the studio’s coveted executive producer positions placed him at the top of the B unit hierarchy. It’s his horror films that have stood the test of time, the films that Pivar is remembered for today: THE MUMMY’S HAND and its three sequels; the INNER SANCTUM series featuring Lon Chaney, Jr.; THE MAD GHOUL; HORROR ISLAND; and SHE-WOLF OF LONDON. There were Pivar’s own personal creations as well: CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN and its two sequels; and the Rondo Hatton “Creeper” series, HOUSE OF HORRORS (the source of the oft-quoted “Stop Yellin’” line) and THE BRUTE MAN. Anyone with an interest in Hollywood and the behind-the-scenes stories of the making of these minor films will find STOP YELLIN’ a very readable, informative, entertaining look at this under-documented segment of the industry, and a fond look back at one of the many long-forgotten individuals who thrived in it.


Korea S Occupied Cinemas 1893 1948

Author by : Brian Yecies
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 compares and contrasts the development of cinema in Korea during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) and US Army Military (1945-1948) periods within the larger context of cinemas in occupied territories. It differs from previous studies by drawing links between the arrival in Korea of modern technology and ideas, and the cultural, political and social environment, as it follows the development of exhibition, film policy, and filmmaking from 1893 to 1948. During this time, Korean filmmakers seized every opportunity to learn production techniques and practice their skills, contributing to the growth of a national cinema despite the conditions produced by their occupation by colonial and military powers. At the same time, Korea served as an important territory for the global expansion of the American and Japanese film industries, and, after the late 1930s, Koreans functioned as key figures in the co-production of propaganda films that were designed to glorify loyalty to the Japanese Empire. For these reasons, and as a result of the tensions created by divided loyalties, the history of cinema in Korea is a far more dynamic story than simply that of a national cinema struggling to develop its own narrative content and aesthetics under colonial conditions.


Film Genre

Author by : Rick Altman
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Film/Genre revises our notions of film genre and connects the roles played by industry critics and audiences in making and re-making genre. Altman reveals the conflicting stakes for which the genre game has been played and recognises that the term 'genre' has different meanings for different groups, basing his new genre theory on the uneasy competitive yet complimentary relationship among genre users and discussing a huge range of films from The Great Train Robbery to Star Wars and from The Jazz Singer to The Player.


Explorations In New Cinema History

Author by : Richard Maltby
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Explorations in New Cinema History brings together cutting-edge research by the leading scholars in the field to identify new approaches to writing and understanding the social and cultural history of cinema, focusing on cinema?s audiences, the experience of cinema, and the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange. Includes contributions from Robert Allen, Annette Kuhn, John Sedwick, Mark Jancovich, Peter Sanfield, and Kathryn Fuller-Seeley among others Develops the original argument that the social history of cinema-going and of the experience of cinema should take precedence over production- and text-based analyses Explores the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange, including patterns of popularity and taste, the role of individual movie theatres in creating and sustaining their audiences, and the commercial, political and legal aspects of film exhibition and distribution Prompts readers to reassess their understanding of key periods of cinema history, opening up cinema studies to long-overdue conversations with other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences Presents rigorous empirical research, drawing on digital technology and geospatial information systems to provide illuminating insights in to the uses of cinema


James Friedrich And Cathedral Films

Author by : Kenneth Suit
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Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : This book studies Episcopal Reverend James Friedrich’s work at Cathedral Films during the 1940s and 50s. It offers insight into the way a small, independent B-studio created and distributed religious films for the church, television, and theatrical markets in the postwar American film industry.


Transforming The Screen 1950 1959

Author by : Peter Lev
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Covering a tumultuous period of the 1950s, this work explores the divorce of movie studios from their theater chains, the panic of the blacklist era, the explosive emergence of science fiction as the dominant genre, and the rise of television and Hollywood's response with widescreen spectacles.


Entertainment Industry Economics

Author by : Harold L. Vogel
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Already among the most important sectors of the US economy, the entertainment and media industries are continuing to grow worldwide. Fully updated, the tenth edition of Entertainment Industry Economics is the definitive reference on the economics of film, music, television, advertising, broadcasting, cable, casinos, publishing, arts and culture, performing arts, toys and games, sports, and theme parks. Its synthesis of a vast amount of data provides an up-to-date guide to the economics, financing, accounting, production, marketing, and history of these sectors in the United States and countries across the globe. This edition offers new material on streaming services, the relationship between demographics and entertainment spending, electromagnetic spectrum for broadcasters, and revised FASB accounting rules for film and television. Financial analysts and investors, economists, industry executives, accountants, lawyers, regulators, and journalists, as well as students preparing to join these professionals will benefit from this invaluable source.


Nobody S Girl Friday

Author by : J. E. Smyth
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Looking back on her career in 1977, Bette Davis remembered with pride, "Women owned Hollywood for twenty years." She had a point. Between 1930 and 1950, over 40% of film industry employees were women, 25% of all screenwriters were female, one woman ran MGM behind the scenes, over a dozen women worked as producers, a woman headed the Screen Writers Guild three times, and press claimed Hollywood was a generation or two ahead of the rest of the country in terms of gender equality and employment. The first comprehensive history of Hollywood's high-flying career women during the studio era, Nobody's Girl Friday covers the impact of the executives, producers, editors, writers, agents, designers, directors, and actresses who shaped Hollywood film production and style, led their unions, climbed to the top during the war, and fought the blacklist. Based on a decade of archival research, author J.E. Smyth uncovers a formidable generation working within the American film industry and brings their voices back into the history of Hollywood. Their achievements, struggles, and perspectives fundamentally challenge popular ideas about director-based auteurism, male dominance, and female disempowerment in the years between First and Second Wave Feminism. Nobody's Girl Friday is a revisionist history, but it's also a deeply personal, collective account of hundreds of working women, the studios they worked for, and the films they helped to make. For many years, historians and critics have insisted that both American feminism and the power of women in Hollywood declined and virtually disappeared from the 1920s through the 1960s. But Smyth vindicates Bette Davis's claim. The story of the women who called the shots in studio-era Hollywood has never fully been told-until now.


Shared Pleasures

Author by : Douglas Gomery
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Publisher by : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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Description : Shared Pleasures presents the first comprehensive history of how Americans have watched their favorite movies. Douglas Gomery tells the complete story of the film exhibition business, from the humble nickelodeon to movie palaces to today's mass markets of cable TV and home video rentals. Along the way Gomery shows us how the American economy and society altered going to the movies. Shared Pleasures answers such questions as: How and where have Americans gone to the movies? What factors prompted the growth of specialized theaters? To what extent have corporations controlled the means of moviegoing? How has television changed the watching of motion pictures? Gomery analyzes social, technological, and economic transformations inside and outside the movie industry-sound, color (and later, colorization), television movies, cable movie networks, and home video, as well as automobiles, air conditioning, and mass transit. He traces the effects of immigration, growing urban and suburban cultures, two world wars, racial and ethnic segregation, and the baby boom on the movie theater industry, noting such developments as newsreel theaters and art cinemas. Gomery shows how the movie theater business has remained a profitable industry, transforming movie houses from storefronts to ornate movie palaces to the sticky-floored mall multiplexes of today. Contrary to some gloomy predictions, Gomery contends that movie watching is not declining as a form of entertainment. With the growth of cable TV, home movie rental, and other technical changes, more Americans are watching (and enjoying) more movies than ever before.


Reinventing Hollywood

Author by : David Bordwell
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Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : Introduction: the way Hollywood told it -- The frenzy of five fat years; Interlude: Spring 1940: lessons from our town


United Artists Volume 1 1919 1950

Author by : Tino Balio
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Publisher by : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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Description : United Artists was a unique motion picture company in the history of Hollywood. Founded by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and director D.W. Griffith—four of the greatest names of the silent era—United Artists functioned as a distribution company for independent producers. In this lively and detailed history of United Artists from 1919 through 1951, film scholar Tino Balio chronicles the company’s struggle for survival, its rise to prominence as the Tiffany of the industry, and its near extinction in the 1940s. This edition is updated with a new introduction by Balio that places in relief UA’s operations for those readers who may be unfamiliar with film industry practices and adds new perspective to the company’s place within Hollywood.