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Regarding Frank Capra : audience, celebrity, and American film studies, 1930-1960

Author: Eric Loren Smoodin
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using extensive archival research in fan mail, fan magazines, army services and educational records, Smoodin explores the different reception of Capra films with different popular audiences, and how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smoodin, Eric Loren.
Regarding Frank Capra.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607404693
Named Person: Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Loren Smoodin
ISBN: 0822333848 9780822333845 0822333945 9780822333944
OCLC Number: 55286030
Description: xii, 301 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The national and the local: ballyhoo and the U.S. film audience --
Regulating national markets: Chinese censorship and The bitter tea of General Yen --
Film education and quality entertainment for children and adolescents --
The business of America: Mr. Smith, John Doe, and the politicized viewer --
Coercive viewings: soldiers and prisoners watch movies --
Politics and pedagogy near the end of a career: from feature films to television production.
Responsibility: Eric Smoodin.

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"In a delightfully readable book full of personality and wit, Eric Smoodin rethinks audience and reception theory. He demonstrates that film culture extends from the settings of the movie theater and Read more...

 
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