Caught In The Crossfire

Caught In The Crossfire

by Jennifer E. Langdon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231142501

ISBN-13: 9780231142502

Pub. Date: 12/05/2008

Publisher: Columbia University Press

In the summer of 1947, Crossfire, a controversial thriller exposing American anti-Semitism, was a critical and box-office hit, and RKO producer Adrian Scott was at the pinnacle of his career. Within several months, however, Scott became infamous as a member of the Hollywood Ten, blacklisted for his refusal to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities

Overview

In the summer of 1947, Crossfire, a controversial thriller exposing American anti-Semitism, was a critical and box-office hit, and RKO producer Adrian Scott was at the pinnacle of his career. Within several months, however, Scott became infamous as a member of the Hollywood Ten, blacklisted for his refusal to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood reconstructs the production and reception of Scott's major films, exploring the political and creative challenges faced by Hollywood radicals within the studio system and reassessing the relationship among film noir, antifascism, anticommunism, and the politics of Americanism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231142502
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/05/2008
Series:
Gutenberg-E Series
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
1.13(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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