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Pre-code Hollywood : sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934

Author: Thomas Patrick Doherty
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the four-year interval between 1930 and 1934, a time when censorship was lax and Hollywood made the most of it. Doherty chronicles how the freewheeling films of an unrestricted  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Patrick Doherty
ISBN: 0231110944 9780231110945 0231110952 9780231110952
OCLC Number: 40660169
Description: xiii, 430 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: On the cusp of classical Hollywood cinema --
Breadlines and box office lines: Hollywood in the nadir of the Great Depression --
Preachment yarns: the politics of mere entertainment --
Dictators and democrats: the rage for order --
Vice rewarded: the wages of cinematic sin --
Criminal codes: gangsters unbound, felons in custody --
Comic timing: cracking wise and wising up --
News on the screen: the vividness of mechanical immortality --
Remote kinships: the geography of the expeditionary film --
Primitive mating rituals: the color wheel of the racial adventure film --
Nightmare pictures: the quality of gruesomeness --
Classical Hollywood cinema: the world according to Joseph I. Breen.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Thomas Doherty.
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"Scholarly but at ease with a Hollywood aside or period slang... Providing a nearly complete chronicle and casting unifying light on an unexplored era in film." -- Kirkus Reviews " Pre-Code Read more...

 
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