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The decline of sentiment: American film in the 1920s

Author: Lea Jacobs
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. University of California Press 2008
Series: Simpson imprint in humanities, 2008: 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeks to characterize the radical shifts in taste that transformed American film in the jazz age. This book documents the films and film genres that were considered old-fashioned, as well as those  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lea Jacobs
ISBN: 9780520237018 0520237013 9780520254572 0520254570
OCLC Number: 901695997
Description: 358 p.
Contents: Preface ix 1. toward a history of taste 1 2. hollywood naturalism 25 3. sophisticated comedy 79 4. the male adventure story 127 5. the seduction plot 180 6. the romantic drama 217 afterword 274 Notes 277 Bibliography 315 Filmography 327 Index
Series Title: Simpson imprint in humanities, 2008: 1
Responsibility: Lea Jacobs.

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"A groundbreaking examination of a pivotal turning point in American cinema... Jacobs' thoroughly researched arguments make her thesis as convincing as it is original... A formidable achievement." Read more...

 
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