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A divided world : Hollywood cinema and emigré directors in the era of Roosevelt and Hitler, 1933-1948

Author: Nicholas Smedley
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roosevelt's New Deal introduced sweeping social, political and cultural change across the United States, which the Hollywood film community embraced enthusiastically. This book examines some of the important programs of the New Deal and the subsequent response of the Hollywood film community.
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Named Person: Ernst Lubitsch; Fritz Lang; Billy Wilder
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Smedley
ISBN: 9781841504025 1841504025
OCLC Number: 670324814
Description: 277 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Once upon a time in America : American society and culture, 1933-1948 --
The keeper of the flame : Hollywood and the cinema of liberal idealism --
Trouble in paradise : Hollywood films and American social change. Case study 1: 'Everything that happens must be strictly American' : Fritz Lang and Hollywood idealism --
Case study 2: Sex, violence and alcohol : Billy Wilder in the 1940s --
The devil is a woman : Hollywood films and the American woman. Case study 3: 'Definitely bawdy and offensively suggestive' : Lubitsch and the American woman --
Case study 4: 'Love cures the wounds it makes' : Lang and Wilder : conventional portraits of the American woman --
The world changes: Hollywood and international affairs. Case study 5: 'World political theater' : Lubitsch and foreign affairs --
Case study 6: 'As corruptible as the others' : Wilder on America and Europe --
Case study 7: 'Propaganda can be art' : Lang and international affairs.
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Roosevelt's New Deal introduced sweeping social, political and cultural change across the United States, which the Hollywood film community embraced enthusiastically. This book examines some of the important programs of the New Deal and the subsequent response of the Hollywood film community.

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