The Hollywood Renaissance

... JOURNEY INTO HOLLYWOOD Yannis Tzioumakis Among all the films
associated with the Hollywood Renaissance, ... defining film of the era: [Easy
Rider] was vindication, beating Hollywood at its own game, proof that you could
get high, ...

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501337895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In December 1967, Time magazine put Bonnie and Clyde on its cover and proudly declared that Hollywood cinema was undergoing a 'renaissance'. For the next few years, a wide range of formally and thematically challenging films were produced at the very centre of the American film industry, often (but by no means always) combining success at the box office with huge critical acclaim, both then and later. This collection brings together acknowledged experts on American cinema to examine thirteen key films from the years 1966 to 1974, starting with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a major studio release which was in effect exempted from Hollywood's Production Code and thus helped to liberate American filmmaking from (self-)censorship. Long-standing taboos to do with sex, violence, race relations, drugs, politics, religion and much else could now be broken, often in conjunction with extensive stylistic experimentation. Whereas most previous scholarship has examined these developments through the prism of auteurism, with its tight focus on film directors and their oeuvres, the contributors to this collection also carefully examine production histories and processes. In doing so they pay particular attention to the economic underpinnings and collaborative nature of filmmaking, the influence of European art cinema as well as of exploitation, experimental and underground films, and the connections between cinema and other media (notably publishing, music and theatre). Several chapters show how the innovations of the Hollywood Renaissance relate to further changes in American cinema from the mid-1970s onwards.

Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from World War II to the Present

Smith beats him savagely, then leaves him bloody and groaning on the floor. As
Smith leaves the cramped ... The visual rhetoric of the film's Morpheus beating
mimics the news footage of the King beating. Lisa Nakamura writes that the
scene ...

Author: Brian Locke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230101678

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from WWII to the Present charts how the dominant white and black binary of American racial discourse influences Hollywood s representation of the Asian. The Orientalist buddy film draws a scenario in which two buddies, one white and one black, transcend an initial hatred for one another by joining forces against a foreign Asian menace. Alongside an analysis of multiple genres of film, Brian Locke argues that this triangulated rendering of race ameliorates the longstanding historical contradiction between U.S. democratic ideals and white America s persistent domination over blacks.

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood

beating like hell, strongerthan they had ever beat, and the wings were a whole
damned bird now—a whole damned bird and he was beating his wings with an
angerthat was fighting me to let him out, beating the hell out of all my insides.

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN: 9781933693538

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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The “Hollywood” where Sammy Santos and Juliana Ríos live is not the West Coast one, the one with all the glitz and glitter. This Hollywood is a tough barrio at the edge of a small town in southern New Mexico. Sammy and this friends—members of the 1969 high school graduating class—face a world of racism, dress codes, war in Vietnam and barrio violence. In the summer before his senior year begins, Sammy falls in love with Juliana, a girl whose tough veneer disguises a world of hurt. By summer’s end, Juliana is dead. Sammy grieves, and in his grief, the memory of Juliana becomes his guide through this difficult year. Sammy is a smart kid, but he’s angry. He’s angry about Juliana’s death, he’s angry about the poverty his father and his sister must endure, he’s angry at his high school and its thinly disguised gringo racism, and he’s angry he might not be able to go to college. Benjamin Alire Sáenz, evoking the bittersweet ambience found in such novels as McMurtry’s The Last Picture Show, captures the essence of what it meant to grow up Chicano in small-town America in the late 1960s. Benjamin Alire Sáenz—novelist, poet, essayist and writer of children’s books—is at the forefront of the emerging Latino literatures. He has received both the Wallace Stegner Fellowship and the Lannan Fellowship, and is a recipient of the American Book Award. Born Mexican-American Catholic in the rural community of Picacho, New Mexico, he now teaches at the University of Texas at El Paso, and considers himself a “fronterizo,” a person of the border.

Hollywood the Band

“The son ofa bitch was beating Mom real bad, so I stepped in and punched him.
When he didn't get up, Mom went over to check on him, but it was too late. He
was dead.” “Dead! Fuck!” was about all Mike could say. “Not sure what exactly
the ...

Author: Steven Jordan Brooks

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477276907

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

View: 675


HOLLYWOOD is a fictional rock band in the 1970s attempting to procure a record deal in the midst of cultural, political, social, and historical changes while dealing with their own issues, beliefs, and pasts. It is an epic tale of hard work and commitment that chronicles the hardships they must endure, the obstacles they must overcome, and the lessons they must learn. It reveals the inner workings of the music business and what it really takes to make it. With a keen sense of time, place, character, and events, it reflects the cultural shift and changing attitudes that defined a generation and influenced generations to come by interweaving issues ranging from sexual attitudes, the drug culture, racial and civil rights issues, politics, women's issues, gay issues, the Viet Nam War, organized crime, alienation, dysfunctional families, and violence. It is a true Hollywood story, where success or failure is often a matter of talent, luck, and sacrifice.

Hollywood Fantasies of Miscegenation

... men and white women being beaten, often at the hands of men of color — was
being thrashed out quite elaborately. ... to be the case in Hollywood cinema, that
the repression of the image of a black man beating a white man has everything ...

Author: Susan Courtney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069111305X

Category: History

Page: 373

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Smart Cinema DVD Add Ons and New Audience Pleasures

Imitation involves beating Hollywood attheir own game, asattemptedby
Kordainthe1930s, Rank in the 1940s, EMIin the ... Given thecompetitive
advantagethat Hollywood enjoysoverother national industries by virtue ofits
scaleof production, ...

Author: P. Brereton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137027085

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 188


Examining post-1990s Indie cinema alongside more mainstream films, Brereton explores the emergence of smart independent sensibility and how films break the classic linear narratives that have defined Hollywood and its alternative 'art' cinema. The work explores how bonus features on contemporary smart films speak to new generational audiences.

The Horse breeder s Guide and Hand Book

... beating Frank Ross , winner of the first heat ; Niagara and Glenrose ; won the
Railroad Stakes at Nashville , Tenn . , two - mile heats , in 3 : 417 , 3 : 38 , beating
Hollywood , Frogtown , etc . , and walked over for club piirse , two - mile heats .

Author: Sanders Dewees Bruce


ISBN: UCAL:B4501318

Category: Horses

Page: 205

View: 390


Hollywood and Hitler 1933 1939

36 throughout Hollywood—and earned the Nazis the undying enmity of his
employers. Kaufman's brush with ... “His automo- bile stolen by Nazis, his house
ransacked and himself beaten, despite the fact that he's British.” Variety capped
the ...

Author: Thomas Doherty

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535144

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 902


Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more ominous and distinct only as the decade wore on. Recapturing what ordinary Americans saw on the screen during the emerging Nazi threat, Thomas Doherty reclaims forgotten films, such as Hitler's Reign of Terror (1934), a pioneering anti-Nazi docudrama by Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.; I Was a Captive of Nazi Germany (1936), a sensational true tale of "a Hollywood girl in Naziland!"; and Professor Mamlock (1938), an anti-Nazi film made by German refugees living in the Soviet Union. Doherty also recounts how the disproportionately Jewish backgrounds of the executives of the studios and the workers on the payroll shaded reactions to what was never simply a business decision. As Europe hurtled toward war, a proxy battle waged in Hollywood over how to conduct business with the Nazis, how to cover Hitler and his victims in the newsreels, and whether to address or ignore Nazism in Hollywood feature films. Should Hollywood lie low, or stand tall and sound the alarm? Doherty's history features a cast of charismatic personalities: Carl Laemmle, the German Jewish founder of Universal Pictures, whose production of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) enraged the nascent Nazi movement; Georg Gyssling, the Nazi consul in Los Angeles, who read the Hollywood trade press as avidly as any studio mogul; Vittorio Mussolini, son of the fascist dictator and aspiring motion picture impresario; Leni Riefenstahl, the Valkyrie goddess of the Third Reich who came to America to peddle distribution rights for Olympia (1938); screenwriters Donald Ogden Stewart and Dorothy Parker, founders of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League; and Harry and Jack Warner of Warner Bros., who yoked anti-Nazism to patriotic Americanism and finally broke the embargo against anti-Nazi cinema with Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939).

hollywood s greatest mysteries

All of Jean ' s problems resulted from that terrible beating the horrible little man ,
Paul Bern , had given her with his cane on their wedding night . Jean had never
gone to a doctor , and therefore had no knowledge of the internal injuries Bern ...

Author: John Austin

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 1561712582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 341


A veteran Hollywood columnist offers shocking and obscure tidbits about some of Tinseltown's greatest scandals, including unanswered questions about the deaths of Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe. Original.

Hollywood s Babylon Women

All of Jean ' s problems resulted from that terrible beating the horrible little man ,
Paul Bern , had given her with his cane on their wedding night . Jean had never
gone to a doctor , and therefore had no knowledge of the internal injuries Bern ...

Author: John Austin

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 1561712884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

View: 419


Bizarre inside stories of Hollywood's most beautiful women who were doomed for death. Hollywood's Babylon Women takes the reader behind closed doors and beyond the official reports of law enforcement agencies and studio public relations departments to reveal the sordid romantic, sexual, political and financial factors behind these tragedies. Photos.

Next Stop Hollywood

20/20 hindsight. I guess it hurt you, and I'm sorry. Something else. That night on
the highway. Don't look surprised. I knew it was you. Couldn't miss that piece of
shit you drove. Took guts to stay after the beating you took. And don't go all
macho ...

Author: Steve Cohen

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429917292

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 626


Historically, short stories were a rich source of successful movies and significant films. Classics such as Rear Window, High Noon, Psycho, All About Eve, and Blade Runner began as short stories. Unfortunately, many of the major venues for discovering new talent—The Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, and Mademoiselle—are gone. Today, short stories are again becoming an important basis for major motion pictures and television, with films such as Brokeback Mountain, Good Will Hunting, and Minority Report. One reason short stories are making a Hollywood comeback is Next Stop Hollywood, an organization dedicated to finding both new talent and terrific material. This volume, selected by more than sixty movie-buff readers and advised by an editorial board of Hollywood insiders, picks up where those magazines left off. These very same stories may be at a theater near you in the near future. For anyone who has been disappointed by the movies of our day compared to those of the Golden Era of Hollywood, refresh yourself with these exciting short stories, and the possibilities they hold.

Hollywood 1930 1990

The Italian film industry had dreamed of beating Hollywood at its own game ever
since the remarkable intemational success of the neorealist (and Communist)
The Bicycle Thieves in 1 948, although it was a film that the Italian govemment
and ...

Author: Jack Lodge

Publisher: Prion Books

ISBN: 1853750743

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

View: 577


Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan and Beyond

Applying the notion of myth to the recurrent schemata of the Hollywood cinema,
one recognizes the full significance of the ... over himself; Calder loses even that,
succumbing finally to the all-pervasive hysteria and violence in his beating of the

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231507578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

View: 559


This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double context within which the book can be read-that in which it was written and that in which we find ourselves today. Among the other additions to this new edition are a celebration of modern "screwball" comedies like My Best Friend's Wedding, and an analysis of '90s American and Canadian teen movies in the vein of American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait, and Rollercoaster. Also included are a chapter on Hollywood today that looks at David Fincher and Jim Jarmusch (among others) and an illuminating essay on Day of the Dead.

Shakespeare in Hollywood Asia and Cyberspace

... and pregnant silence carried on the harsh wind, the impatient silence
intensified by the galloping hoof beats, the violent silence broken by the cry of the
crow, and the ambiguous and suspenseful silence prolonged by the beating

Author: Alexander Cheng-Yuan Huang

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

View: 310


Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace shows readers how ideas of Asia operate in Shakespeare performances and how Asian and Anglo-European forms of cultural production combine to transcend the mode of inquiry that focuses on fidelity. The result is a new creativity that finds expression in different cultural and virtual locations, including recent films and massively multiplayer online games such as Arden: The World of Shakespeare. The papers in this volume provide a background for these modern developments showing the history of how Shakespeare became a signifier against which Asian and Western cultures definedand continue to definethemselves. Hollywood films, and a century of Asian readings of plays such as Hamlet and Macbeth, are now conjoining in cyberspace making a world of difference in how we experience Shakespeare. The papers, written by experts in the field, provide an introduction to the diverse incarnations and bold sequences of screen and stage that in recent decades have produced new versions of Shakespeare's great comedies and tragedies and new ways of experiencing them. Authors, in the first part of the collection, examine body politics and race in Hollywood Shakespearean films andfilm techniques. It complements the second part of the book, in which the history of Shakespearean readings and stagings in China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, Malaya, Korea, and Hong Kong are discussed. Papers in the third part of the volume contain analyses of the transformation of the idea of Shakespeare in cyberspace, a rapidly expanding world of new rewritings of both Shakespeare and Asia. Together, the three sections of this comparative study show how Asian cultures and Shakespeare affect each other, how one culture is translated to anoth

Hollywood Dish

More Than 150 Delicious, Healthy Recipes from Hollywood's Chef to the Stars
Akasha Richmond. 1⁄2 cup plain soy or ... In another bowl, use a handheld beater
to beat the oil with the sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg ...

Author: Akasha Richmond

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440628149

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 754


Hollywood's celebrities expect only the best—especially when it comes to food. That's why they turn to Akasha Richmond, Hollywood's favorite healthy chef. In Hollywood Dish, Akasha brings her A-list menus to the rest of us. She offers more than 150 recipes from her favorite experiences as a chef and caterer, including theme parties and holiday dinners for some of today's top stars and parties for MTV awards shows, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Grammy Awards. Mouthwatering but surprisingly simple recipes include Cinnamon French Toast with Pomegranate-Cherry Compote, Wild Salmon and Artichoke Salad with Green Tea Ranch Dressing, Pumpkin Seed Crusted Cod with White Peach Salsa, Short Ribs Braised with Chinese Flavors, Crispy Fruit Crumble, and Sundance Chocolate Torte-all deliver fresh, authentic flavor and are made with wholesome, tasty ingredients. But Akasha offers more than just recipes. She is the authority on Hollywood's long—standing tradition of healthy eating. From the early health-food pioneers to today's healthy—living trailblazers, she weaves a fascinating history of food trends, stars, and events that have made Hollywood the health capital of the world. With each recipe, she shares the nutritious culinary habits of the stars of the silver screen, including Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, and Gloria Swanson, as well as today's hottest celebrities, like Madonna, Tom Cruise, and Tobey Maguire. Now you, too, have the chef to Hollywood's A-list at your disposal. To create chic, healthy, delicious food, all you need is Akasha Richmond's Hollywood Dish.

Hollywood Hall

On the huge gray keep, now worn by time and border war, we hoisted the union
jack ; and just as the setting sun beamed a farewell ray on this mouldering pile
and the tall spire of Warkworth, preceded by one drum beating before us, we ...

Author: James Grant


ISBN: OXFORD:600053490

Category: English fiction

Page: 471

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Hollywood Tough

“And the beat goes on,” Haley sighed. “Carol White tested positive for drugs, six
out of six arrests, so this girl's probably ... “Yeah, can you punch up Farrell
Champion?” Shane asked. His heart was beating hard in his chest. It surprised
him that ...

Author: Stephen J. Cannell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429955414

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A Shane Scully Novel by the Bestselling Author of The Tin Collectors and The Viking Funeral Emmy Award--winning writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell sets his next pulse-pounding thriller in the high-stakes world he knows best---Hollywood! In Hollywood Tough, organized crime attempts to take over the film craft unions. Detective Shane Scully is back in the good graces of the department, hailed as a hero after bringing down a deadly gang of rogue cops in The Viking Funeral. At a glamorous Hollywood party with his new wife, Alexa, Shane overhears a famous producer make a suspicious remark about the strange deaths of his two ex-wives. Is he serious or merely joking around with his coterie of hangers-on? This becomes more than just police business, because the party is to celebrate the engagement of the producer to Alexa's closest friend. Against his wife's wishes, Shane begins to look into this heavy-hitter's past. At the same time, he becomes aware of a high-profile wiseguy's attempt to control Hollywood's unions. He initiates an elaborate and expensive sting operation, actually setting up a phony production company to produce a bogus movie at LAPD expense. The plan is to draw the starstruck wiseguy into revealing his real purpose for coming to L.A. But before long the overbudgeted movie is rocketing into production. Tough, streetwise Scully, who thought he'd seen just about everything, is astounded by the distorted egos and total insanity of the movie business, and while he struggles to keep his sting operation from spinning wildly out of control, he and Alexa find themselves and Shane's teenaged son, Chooch, involved in something much bigger than they had ever imagined, something that puts all their lives on the line.

Before In and After Hollywood

Beating the Movies to Hollywood About this time , in 1907 I believe , my mother
bought a beautiful little home in the center of Hollywood . This was , of course ,
before Hollywoodians knew anything about motion pictures . We had full - grown

Author: Joseph Henabery


ISBN: UOM:39015041757769

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 354

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The autobiography of Joseph Henabery, the director of some of the biggest Hollywood stars of the 1920s including Douglas Fairbanks, Fatty Arbuckle, and Rudolph Valentino.

Hollywood and LeVine

“Let's not beat around the bush,” Carpenter said with sudden force. “LeVine, we
might need you as much as Walter did. That's why we're standing around here
now, trying to figure out what was on Walter's mind. We're not ghouls. It's a
practical ...

Author: Andrew Bergman

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9789049985684

Category: Fiction


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A trip to the West Coast lands Jack LeVine in a tangled Hollywood murder web After nearly a decade of churning out hits, Warner Bros. screenwriter Walter Adrian wants a raise on his weekly $2,500 salary. He thinks a thousand dollars more is fair—but the studio’s counteroffer is low, and dropping fast. Something is wrong, and he thinks it may have to do with communism. Though he insists he isn’t a Red, Adrian has no way of proving it. He flees to New York to ask the advice of high school buddy Jack LeVine, private eye. LeVine is broke, and has no sympathy for his wealthy friend, but he agrees to fly West to investigate his old classmate’s trouble. When he arrives, Adrian hangs dead from the gallows at the Western set on the Warners’ backlot. Behind his friend’s death LeVine finds a shadowy Cold War conspiracy, and a city far darker than anything Hollywood puts on screen.

The Asian Influence on Hollywood Action Films

In a typical Seagal film, his characters enjoy taunting and humiliating their
opponents, not simply beating them. To be fair, the intention is obvious in most
ofhis films. But the execution has still served to chafe fans after a while. Seagal is
always ...

Author: Barna William Donovan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786434039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 297


Filmmakers of the Pacific Rim have been delivering punches and flying kicks to the Hollywood movie industry for years. This book explores the ways in which the storytelling and cinematic techniques of Asian popular culture have migrated from grainy, low-budget martial arts movies to box-office blockbusters such as The Magnificent Seven, Star Wars, The Matrix and Transformers. While special effects gained prominence, the raw and gritty power of live combat emerged as an audience favorite, spawning Asian stars Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and martial arts-trained stars Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal. As well as capturing the sheer onscreen adrenaline rush that characterizes the films discussed, this work explores the impact of violent cinematic entertainment and why it is often misunderstood.