Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History and Method

Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History and Method

by Jon Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822338076

ISBN-13: 9780822338079

Pub. Date: 10/22/2007

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

A collection of essays illustrating new methods and theories of film history.

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A collection of essays illustrating new methods and theories of film history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822338079
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/22/2007
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: The History of Film History   Eric Smoodin     1
Institutional Histories     35
The Beginnings of American Film Study   Dana Polan     37
The Perfect Money Machine(s): George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Auteurism in the New Hollywood   Jon Lewis     61
Star Studies     87
Lois Weber and the Celebrity of Matronly Respectability   Shelley Stamp     89
Tempting Fate: Clara Smith Hamon, or, The Secretary as Producer   Mark Lynn Anderson     117
The Crafting of a Political Icon: Lola Lola on Paper   Andrea Slane     151
Regulation     167
Going Hollywood Sooner or Later: Chinese Censorship and The Bitter Tea of General Yen   Eric Smoodin     169
Plain Brown Wrapper: Adult Films for the Home Market, 1930-1969   Eric Schaefer     201
Reception     227
Ethnography and Exhibition: The Child Audience, The Hays Office, and Saturday Matinees   Richard JeCordova     229
Dish Night At the Movies: Exhibitor Promotions and Female Audiences during the Great Depression   Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley     246
"A Treatise on Decay": Liberal and Leftist Critics and Their Queer Readings of Depression-Era U.S.Film   David M. Lugowski     276
Production     301
Murnau in America: Chronicle of Lost Films (4 Devils, City Girl)   Janet Bergstrom     303
The American Origins of Film Noir: Realism in Urban Art and The Naked City   Sumiko Higashi     353
Bibliography     381
Contributors     397
Index     401

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