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You ain't heard nothin' yet : the American talking film : history & memory, 1927-1949

Author: Andrew Sarris
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a history of American film, from the birth of the talkies (beginning with The Jazz Singer and Al Jolson's memorable line "You ain't heard nothin' yet") to the decline of the studio system. By far the largest section of the book celebrates the great American film directors, with the work of giants such as John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Howard Hawks examined film by film.
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Genre/Form: History
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Sarris, Andrew.
You ain't heard nothin' yet.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605350931
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Sarris
ISBN: 0195038835 9780195038835 0195134265 9780195134261
OCLC Number: 36647838
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: x, 573 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Hollywood Studios. The Studio Mystique. The Myth of Metro. The Panache of Paramount. Warner Brothers. 20th Century-Fox. RKO. Universal. Columbia Pictures --
2. Genres. The Musical. The Gangster Film. The Horror Film. The Screwball Comedy. The Western. The Film Noir. The War Film --
3. The Directors. D.W. Griffith. King Vidor. Charles Chaplin. Buster Keaton. Harold Lloyd. John Ford. Josef von Sternberg. Alfred Hitchcock. Howard Hawks. Orson Welles. Ernest Lubitsch. Preston Sturges. Billy Wilder. Leo McCarey. George Cukor. William Wyler. Frank Capra. George Stevens. Frank Borzage. John Stahl. Max Ophuls --
4. Actors and Actresses. Greta Garbo. James Cagney. Edward G. Robinson. Humphrey Bogart. Bette Davis. Cary Grant. Margaret Sullavan. Ingrid Bergman. Irene Dunne. Myrna Loy. Norma Shearer. Jean Harlow. Barbara Stanwyck. Claudette Colbert. W.C. Fields. The Marx Brothers. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Vivien Leigh --
5. Guilty Pleasures. The B-Picture. Louise Brooks. Mary Astor. Anne Baxter. Wanda Hendrix. Gaslight. Lost Horizon. My Foolish Heart --
App. I. Academy Awards: Nominations and Winners, 1927-1949 --
App. II. New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1935-1949 --
App. III. Best Directors, 1927-1949 --
App. IV. Best Performances, 1929-1949.
Responsibility: Andrew Sarris.
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