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Reconstructing American Historical CinemaFrom Cimarron to Citizen Kane$
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J.E. Smyth

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124063

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.001.0001

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The New American History: Cimarron, 1931

The New American History: Cimarron, 1931

(p.26) (p.27) 1 The New American History: Cimarron, 1931
Reconstructing American Historical Cinema

J.E. Smyth

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter looks at the 1931 historical film Cimarron. This film was based on Edna Ferber's novel and it was directed by Wesley Ruggles. This chapter suggests that this film pioneered a technique in historical film production which was followed by other films released during the 1930s and early 1940s. Those films during the next ten years would practice Cimarron's techniques of the foreword, the projected text insert, the use of extensive research, and the employment of one dominant screenwriter.

Keywords:   Cimarron, historical films, Edna Ferber, Wesley Ruggles, film production, text insert, film research, screenwriting

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