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Albert CapellaniPioneer of the Silent Screen

Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Christine Leteux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the early days of cinema, a forgotten master played a major part in the development of feature film and literary adaptation. In France, Albert Capellani directed for Pathé the first versions of ... More

Animating SpaceFrom Mickey to WALL-E

Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

J.P. Telotte

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125862
eISBN:
9780813135540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125862.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Animators work within a strictly defined, limited space that requires difficult artistic decisions. The blank frame presents a dilemma for all animators, and the decision as to what to include and ... More

Ann DvorakHollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Christina Rice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ann Dvorak may not have been the best-known actress of Hollywood’s golden age, but she certainly made her mark. She blazed onto screens in 1932 as Paul Muni’s doomed sister in Scarface, and seemed ... More

Arthur PennAmerican Director

Arthur Penn: American Director

Nat Segaloff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters convey the story of Penn's life and career, and they offer pertinent events in the history of ... More

Barbara La MarrThe Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Sherri Snyder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1914 at age seventeen, strong-willed, infamous Reatha Watson was declared by juvenile authorities to be “too beautiful for the city” and banished from Los Angeles. She soon returned, became ... More

Being Hal AshbyLife of a Hollywood Rebel

Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Nick Dawson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hal Ashby (1929–1988) was always an outsider, and as a director he brought an outsider's perspective to Hollywood cinema. After moving to California from a Mormon household in Utah, he created ... More

BuzzThe Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Jeffrey Spivak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Busby Berkeley was the premier dance director of motion pictures. His originality and sharply defined style brought him professional acclaim and financial reward. He saved a studio from bankruptcy ... More

Carl Theodor Dreyer and OrdetMy Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Jan Wahl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Regarded by many filmmakers and critics as one of the greatest directors in cinema history, Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968) achieved worldwide acclaim after the debut of his masterpiece, The Passion ... More

Charles WaltersThe Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Brent Phillips

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During his lifetime, Charles “Chuck” Walters enjoyed a reputation as one of the foremost director-choreographers of Hollywood motion pictures. From his earliest directorial triumphs, Good News, ... More

China's Encounter with Global Hollywood"Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013"

China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: "Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013"

Wendy Su

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167060
eISBN:
9780813167077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167060.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the global-local interplay through the case study of the People’s Republic of China’s encounter with global Hollywood from the mid-1990s to 2013. It analyzes the changing role of ... More

3-D RevolutionThe History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Ray Zone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema traces the rise of modern 3-D technology from Arch Oboler’s Bwana Devil, the 1952 film that launched the 1950s 3-D boom in Hollywood, to ... More

Dalton TrumboBlacklisted Hollywood Radical

Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976) was one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood, an outspoken advocate of left-wing political views, the most famous member of the Hollywood Ten, and the person who ... More

Freedom of the ScreenLegal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981

Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981

Laura Wittern-Keller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124513
eISBN:
9780813134901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The proliferation of movies at the turn of the twentieth century attracted not only the attention of audiences across America, but also the apprehensive eyes of government officials and special ... More

Freedom to OffendHow New York Remade Movie Culture

Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Raymond J. Haberski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124292
eISBN:
9780813134918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the postwar era, the lure of controversy sold movie tickets as much as the promise of entertainment did. This book investigates the movie culture that emerged as official censorship declined and ... More

Harry LangdonKing of Silent Comedy

Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy

Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169651
eISBN:
9780813169996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169651.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Harry Langdon (1884–1944) was a silent comedian in the early days of the American film industry. Although he is often compared with other silent comedians of the era, including Charlie Chaplin, ... More

Hawks on Hawks

Hawks on Hawks

Joseph McBride

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) is the most versatile of all the great American directors, having worked with equal ease and brilliance in screwball comedies, Westerns, gangster movies, musicals, and ... More

Hitchcock Lost and FoundThe Forgotten Films

Hitchcock Lost and Found: The Forgotten Films

Alain Kerzoncuf and Charles Barr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160825
eISBN:
9780813160870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160825.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Alfred Hitchcock has become the most widely known and discussed filmmaker in the history of the medium; his films continue to be the focus both of public interest and of close analysis by students, ... More

Hollywood DividedThe 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist

Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist

Kevin Brianton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168920
eISBN:
9780813169002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168920.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Screen Directors Guild (SDG) meeting of October 22, 1950, was convened to discuss the recall (dismissal) of the director Joseph L. Mankiewicz as Guild president by a conservative group headed by ... More

Hollywood Presents Jules VerneThe Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Brian Taves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jules Verne has been not only the most-published French author in the English-speaking world for more than 150 years but also a source of inspiration to filmmakers since the birth of the medium. In ... More

Hollywood’s War with Poland 1939–1945

Hollywood’s War with Poland 1939–1945

M.B.B. Biskupski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125596
eISBN:
9780813135335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125596.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During World War II, Hollywood studios supported the war effort by making patriotic movies designed to raise the nation's morale. These movies often portrayed the combatants in very simple terms: ... More

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