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Cecil B. DeMille, classical Hollywood, and modern American mass culture, 1910-1960.

Author: David Blanke
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book uses the long and profitable career of Cecil B. DeMille to track the evolution of Classical Hollywood and its influence on emerging mass commercial culture in the US. DeMille?s success rested on how well his films presumed a broad consensus in the American public?expressed through consumer hedonism, faith, and an ?exceptional? national history?which merged seamlessly with the efficient production methods  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Cecil B DeMille; Cecil B DeMille
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Blanke
ISBN: 3319769855 9783319769851
OCLC Number: 1022077572
Description: xv, 328 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Locating DeMille 2. The Brand3. The Wanderer4. A New and Filmable Past 5. Greetings from Mr. Hollywood6. Who is Cecil B. DeMille?7. Behold Their Mighty Hands8. Re-Locating DeMille
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DeMille's sudden mid-career shift away from spectator perversity to corporate propagandist permanently tarnished the director's historical standing among scholars, yet should not overshadow the  Read more...

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