"Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!"

A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959

Author: Eric Schaefer

Publisher: Duke University Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 474

View: 129

A social and cultural history of exploitation films, which were produced on the fringes of Hollywood and often dealt with subjects forbidden by the Production Code.

Performing Arts Books, 1876-1981

Including an International Index of Current Serial Publications


Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker Company


Category: Performing arts

Page: 1656

View: 321

World War I on Film

English Language Releases through 2014

Author: Paul M. Edwards

Publisher: McFarland


Category: History

Page: 276

View: 374

One of the central events of modern history, World War I has been poorly presented in English language films. Torn between the powerful isolationist movement in the U.S. and a growing hatred of the "Hun," contemporary films were mainly propaganda calling citizens to arms. The American film industry used the outbreak of the war and the government's interest in promoting patriotic sacrifice as a means to expand and take the lead in the film industry worldwide. More a business model than an art form, these early efforts claimed a place of respectability for film among the arts. Twenty years later, though films produced about the war were few, they were technically superior and generally carried conflicting messages about the war's mission and value, while focusing more on storyline than history. This study of English Language World War I films examines nearly 350 films from 1914 to 2014. Descriptions and critiques of each of the films are included, with stories and details about the actors and directors.

A Companion to Popular Culture

Author: Gary Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 857

A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies

Motion Pictures, 1912-1939

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office



Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1256

View: 969

Within Our Gates

Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960

Author: America Film Institute Staff

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1571

View: 856

"[These volumes] are endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "[These volumes] are endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Third series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office



Category: Copyright


View: 260

World Biography




Category: Biographies - 20e siècle

Page: 1215

View: 184

The Big Tomorrow

Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way

Author: Lary May

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: History

Page: 364

View: 811

In a revealing book showing the startling connections between national politics and Hollywood movies, May offers a bold, fresh interpretation of American culture from the New Deal through the Cold War. 69 halftones. 31 tables.

Siodmak Bros


Author: Wolfgang Jacobsen



Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 438

View: 682