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Cinematic canines : dogs and their work in the fiction film

Author: Adrienne L McLean
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne L McLean
ISBN: 9780813563565 0813563569 9780813563558 0813563550
OCLC Number: 852681988
Description: x, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Wonder dogs / Adrienne L. McLean --
pt. 1. Stars and featured players --
Answering a growl: Roscoe Arbuckle's talented canine co-star, Luke / Joanna E. Rapf --
The dogs who saved Hollywood: Strongheart and Rin Tin Tin / Kathryn Fuller-Seeley and Jeremy Groskopf --
Asta the screwball dog: Hollywood's canine sidekick / Sara Ross and James Castonguay --
Promoting Lassie: the animal star and constructions of "ideal" American heroism / Kelly Wolf --
pt. 2. Character and supporting actors --
Dogs at war: military dogs in film / Aaron Skabelund --
Loaded dogs: dogs, domesticity, and "the wild" in Australian cinema / Jane O'Sullivan --
Bullies and curs: overlords and underdogs in South African Cinema / Giuliana Lund --
Things from another world: dogs, aliens, and antarctic cinema / Elizabeth Leane and Guinevere Narraway --
pt. 3. Stock, bits, and extras --
Hitchcock's canine uncanny / Murray Pomerance --
The dog at the side of the shot: incongruous dog (Canis familiaris) behavior in film / Alexandra Horowitz --
Afterword: Dogs at the digital divide / Adrienne L. McLean.
Responsibility: edited by Adrienne L. McLean.

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"A book for Fido's film fans and scholars of animals in motion pictures alike, Cinematic Canines gathers case studies that together make a lively case for considering nonhuman life as essential to Read more...

 
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