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Reconstructing American historical cinema : from Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Author: J E Smyth
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores Hollywood's pivotal interpretations of national history during the height of the studio system. This work uncovers Hollywood's diverse and conflicted attitudes toward American history in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J E Smyth
ISBN: 9780813124063 9780813192390 0813124069 0813192390
OCLC Number: 762143962
Notes: List of illustrations. Acknowledgments. Introduction : toward a filmic writing of history in classical Hollywood. [pt]. 1. Traditional and modern American history. 1. The. new American history : Cimarron, 1931. 2. Contemporary history in the Age of Scarface, 1932. [pt]. 2. Resolving westward expansion. 3. Competing frontiers, 1933-1938. 4. The. return of our epic America, 1938-1941. [pt]. 3. Civil War and Reconstruction. 5. Jezebels and rebels, cavaliers and compromise, 1930-1939 -. 6. The. lives and deaths of Abraham Lincoln, 1930-1941. [pt]. 4. Veterans of different wars. 7. War in the Roaring Twenties, 1932-1939. 8. The. last of the long hunters, 1938-1941. [pt]. 5. Hollywood history. 9. Stars born and lost, 1932-1937. 10. A. Hollywood cavalcade, 1939-1942. Conclusion : From Land of Liberty to the decline and fall of Citizen Kane. Appendixes. Notes. Selected bibliography. Index
Awards: Winner of IAMHIST Prize for a Work in Media and History 2009
Description: xiii, 447 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : toward a filmic writing of history in classical Hollywood --
[pt]. 1. Traditional and modern American history --
1. The --
new American history : Cimarron, 1931. 2. Contemporary history in the Age of Scarface, 1932. [pt]. 2. Resolving westward expansion --
3. Competing frontiers, 1933-1938. 4. The --
return of our epic America, 1938-1941. [pt]. 3. Civil War and Reconstruction --
5. Jezebels and rebels, cavaliers and compromise, 1930-1939 -. 6. The --
lives and deaths of Abraham Lincoln, 1930-1941. [pt]. 4. Veterans of different wars --
7. War in the Roaring Twenties, 1932-1939. 8. The --
last of the long hunters, 1938-1941. [pt]. 5. Hollywood history --
9. Stars born and lost, 1932-1937. 10. A. Hollywood cavalcade, 1939-1942. Conclusion : From Land of Liberty to the decline and fall of Citizen Kane --
Appendixes --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: J.E. Smyth
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"A smart, well-researched, and well-argued book that will be controversial in cinema studies, communications, and history." - Robert A. Rosenstone, California Institute of Technology"

 
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