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LetterboxedThe Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Harper Cossar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126517
eISBN:
9780813135618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126517.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When widescreen technology was introduced to filmmaking in 1953, it changed the visual framework and aesthetic qualities of cinema forever. Before widescreen, a director's vision for capturing ... More

Lincoln before LincolnEarly Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Brian J. Snee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lincoln before “Lincoln” examines the most popular and arguably influential twentieth-century film and television representations of Abraham Lincoln. Although Stephen Spielberg’s epic film Lincoln ... More

Mae MurrayThe Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Michael G. Ankerich

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips provides a thorough examination of silent film star Mae Murray’s life and career and sheds light on her four failed marriages and the family she never ... More

MamoulianLife on Stage and Screen

Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

David Luhrssen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136769
eISBN:
9780813141336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Armenian-American director Rouben Mamoulian remains one of the most under acknowledged filmmakers from Hollywood's Golden Age. With Applause (1929), Mamoulian restored motion to the movies by ... More

My Life as a MankiewiczAn Insider's Journey through Hollywood

My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

Tom Mankiewicz and Robert Crane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136059
eISBN:
9780813141169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book details writer-director Tom Mankiewicz's fascinating journey through the ups and downs of being a member of an iconic Hollywood family, the pressures of following in the footsteps of his ... More

Pola NegriHollywood's First Femme Fatale

Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Mariusz Kotowski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale chronicles the career of one of the most prominent silent-era actresses. Born in Poland, Pola Negri begins her acting career in Germany under the direction ... More

Raoul WalshThe True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Marilyn Ann Moss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh (1887–1980) was known as one of Hollywood's most adventurous, iconoclastic, and creative directors. He carved out an illustrious career and made films that transformed the Hollywood ... More

Reconstructing American Historical CinemaFrom Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

J.E. Smyth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book departs from the traditional understanding of the relationship between film and history. By looking at production records, scripts, and contemporary reviews, the book argues that certain ... More

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Peter J. Bailey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A central tension in Woody Allen’s film career exists between his devotion to releasing a movie every year and his utter skepticism about the effectuality of art. Allen has repeatedly dismissed the ... More

Rex IngramVisionary Director of the Silent Screen

Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen

Ruth Barton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147093
eISBN:
9780813151496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen tells the story of one of the most celebrated and forgotten directors of the silent film era. Born in late-Victorian Dublin, Ingram immigrated to ... More

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