Five Came Back

Author: Mark Harris
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698151577
Size: 80.12 MB
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Now a Netflix original documentary series, also written by Mark Harris, premiering on March 31,2017: the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed by it forever Here is the remarkable, untold story of how five major Hollywood directors—John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra—changed World War II, and how, in turn, the war changed them. In a move unheard of at the time, the U.S. government farmed out its war propaganda effort to Hollywood, allowing these directors the freedom to film in combat zones as never before. They were on the scene at almost every major moment of America’s war, shaping the public’s collective consciousness of what we’ve now come to call the good fight. The product of five years of scrupulous archival research, Five Came Back provides a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood’s role in the war through the life and work of these five men who chose to go, and who came back. “Five Came Back . . . is one of the great works of film history of the decade.” --Slate “A tough-minded, information-packed and irresistibly readable work of movie-minded cultural criticism. Like the best World War II films, it highlights marquee names in a familiar plot to explore some serious issues: the human cost of military service, the hypnotic power of cinema and the tension between artistic integrity and the exigencies of war.” --The New York Times

Front Lines Of Community

Author: Hermann Kappelhoff
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311046733X
Size: 43.72 MB
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Based on the premise that a society’s sense of commonality depends upon media practices, this study examines how Hollywood responded to the crisis of democracy during the Second World War by creating a new genre - the war film. Developing an affective theory of genre cinema, the study’s focus on the sense of commonality offers a new characterization of the relationship between politics and poetics. It shows how the diverse ramifications of genre poetics can be explored as a network of experiental modalities that make history graspable as a continuous process of delineating the limits of community.

Hollywood S America

Author: Steven Mintz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118976525
Size: 63.10 MB
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Fully revised, updated, and extended, the fifth edition of Hollywood’s America provides an important compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents that allows students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history This fifth edition contains nine new chapters, with a greater overall emphasis on recent film history, and new primary source documents which are unavailable online Entries range from the first experiments with motion pictures all the way to the present day Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film

Scandals Of Classic Hollywood

Author: Anne Helen Petersen
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 014218067X
Size: 63.16 MB
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"A collection of shocking clashes and controversies from Hollywood's Golden Age, featuring notorious personalities including Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, and more"--

The Illustrated Guide To Film Directors

Author: David Quinlan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Size: 32.67 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Halliwell S Film Guide

Author: Leslie Halliwell
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
ISBN: 9780684190518
Size: 40.37 MB
Format: PDF
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Totally updated and revised for the sixth edition, this book includes more than one thousand new entries plus entertaining and informative data on more than 16 thousand English-language films. 100 photos.