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Italian and Irish filmmakers in America : Ford, Capra, Coppola, and Scorsese

Author: Lee Lourdeaux
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the impact of Irish and Italian cultures on four major American directors and their work. Defining the core values and tensions within each culture, and focusing on the influence of American  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: John Ford; Frank Capra; Francis Ford Coppola; Martin Scorsese; John Ford; Frank Capra; Francis Ford Coppola; Martin Scorsese; Frank Capra; Francis Ford Coppola; John Ford; Martin Scorsese; John (Regisseur) Ford; Frank Capra; Francis Ford Coppola; Martin Scorsese; Frank Capra; Francis Ford Coppola; John Ford; Martin Scorsese
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Lourdeaux
ISBN: 0877226970 9780877226970 1566390877 9781566390873
OCLC Number: 20453393
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Irish and Italian immigrants and the movies. Framing ethnic culture ; Filming ethnicity piecemeal : D.W. Griffith's women and other precedents --
Irish and Italian immigrant streotypes in the 1920s. Irish America pays a price for success ; Immigrant Italians for Anglo-American audiences --
John Ford and the landscapes of Irish America. An Irish-American idea of film production ; Urban Irish America : ethnic dangers and virtues ; Ireland remembered : the Holy Mother, Judas, and Mary Magdalene ; Faraway places with Irish types ; The wild west : Irish identity as American history --
Frank Capra and his Italian vision of America. The Italian success ethic in Capra's films ; The early years : Irish types and WASP women ; The mature years : Italian social ethics in anglo America ; The follow-through : an all-American ethnic story --
Francis Coppola and ethnic double vision. Growing up with the success ethic ; From angry Irish son to Italian-American mother ; Facing the self-destructive successful father ; The flight from Italian/American patriachy --
Martin Scorsese in Little Italy and greater Manhattan. Boyhood in Little Italy ; The Italian-American family on set ; Doing penance in the streets ; Outside Little Italy with an Italian-American conscience.
Responsibility: Lee Lourdeaux.

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