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American film melodrama : Griffith, Vidor, Minnelli

Author: Robert Lang
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1989.
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Named Person: D W Griffith; King Vidor; Vincente Minnelli; D W Griffith; King Vidor; Vincente Minnelli; David W Griffith; Vincente Minnelli; King Vidor; David Wark Griffith; King Vidor; Vincente Minnelli; D W Griffith; King Vidor; Vincente Minnelli
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lang
ISBN: 0691047596 9780691047591 0691006067 9780691006062
OCLC Number: 18051547
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 258 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Melodrama and the "ways of the world" --
Tragedy, melodrama, and the "moral occult" --
Spectacle and narrative --
Address --
Genre --
D.W. Griffith. The Victorian heritage: Way Down East --
The loom of fate: The Mother and the Law --
"The tragic dead end of Victorian American culture": Broken Blossoms --
King Vidor. Melodrama and identity in mass society: The Crowd --
"I don't want to be like me...but like the people in the movie!": Stella Dallas --
From the wrong side of the tracks: Ruby Gentry --
Vidor and the social discourse: Provisional conclusions --
Vincente Minnelli. What a woman really wants, or what she really means: Madame Bovary --
Coming home: Some Came Running --
To be a man: Home from the Hill --
Minnelli and melodrama: provisional conclusions --
Affects and ideals: an afterword.
Responsibility: by Robert Lang.
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