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Movie love in the fifties

Author: James Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st De Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the films of the 1950s exploring the changing relationships between women and men as viewed in the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Elia Kazan, and Orson Welles.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Harvey
ISBN: 0306811774 9780306811777
OCLC Number: 51027902
Description: xi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. The women --
Noir heroines --
Out of the past --
Vertigo --
Betty Grable to Doris Day --
Marilyn Monroe --
Hitchcock's blondes --
Janet Leigh and Psycho --
the Big heat --
pt. 2. The men --
Clift, Brando, Dean --
Method movies --
In a lonely place --
James Dean --
Nicholas Ray --
Bitter victory --
pt. 3 The movies --
the Fifties --
the Reckless moment --
Robert Siodmak --
Christmas holiday --
Orson Welles --
Johnny Guitar --
pt. 4: The moviemakers --
Retrospective --
Written on the wind --
Douglas Sirk --
Ross Hunter --
Imitation of life --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Movie love in the 50's
Responsibility: James Harvey.

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A masterly work of American film and cultural history by a critic who, "like Pauline Kael, has the gift of describing actors with terrific acuity."-New York Times  Read more...

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