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By Jan Olsson
Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376026-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7602-6
... humorous yarns. A brief career sketch concerning his British years puts him on the gangplank to the Selznick studio. Keeping up his pranking marketing style in Hollywood, Hitchcock was enlisted by leading photo-journals, especially Life and Look, and for body-slanted railleries. The chapter discusses these...
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390336-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9033-6
... miniature half that scale; and then sections of it full scale,” recalled Ray Klune, who worked in the Selznick production department. Selznick “gave the go-ahead and we built the biggest miniature first. . . . It was so big and it took up so much of the old unsoundproofed stages that we couldn’t re...
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By Jon Lewis
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398981-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9898-1
... Filmmaker Hollywood is like Egypt, with all of its crumbling pyramids, whose irreversible degradation will continue until the day when the wind will finally disintegrate the foundations of the last studio into the sand.-David O. Selznick, legendary studio mogu1'9 "The auteur theory is fine...
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By Jon Lewis
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398981-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9898-1
... Reggio, Godfrey, 91 Segal, Steven, 159 Reiner, Rob, 143 Selznick, David 0., 11 Return of the Jedi, 24 Semel, Terry, 143 Ricklis, Menachem, 178 n.9 Shalit, Gene, 71 Risky Business, 108 Shape of Things to Come, 83 River...
Published: 04 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388968-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8896-8
...’’ the directors), the studio boss essentially reduced the role of successive directors to ‘‘rendering’’ someone else’s vision (not just of the script but of each frame as well). In e√ect, Selznick ‘‘seized’’ artistic control for Menzies and claimed to have coined the term...
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By Kevin Heffernan
Published: 04 March 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385554-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8555-4
... produced films, most notably the prestige features of Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selznick, and Walt Disney. Beneath these ‘‘Little Three’’ companies, at the very bottom of the industry, was a group of small studios known...
Published: 04 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388968-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8896-8
... Menzies. So David O. Selznick anointed him his ‘Production Designer.’ The title we use today In descriptions like this one about the historical shift from the designation ‘‘art director’’ to that of ‘‘production designer practitioners muse on mo- ments of seeming inevitability in which the industry is...
Published: 09 June 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391975-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9197-5
..., the names of Dante, Shakespeare, Dickens, and Tolstoy were used by industry spokespeople as transparent indices to industry goodwill in press releases and advertising campaigns” (12). In his study, published in 2000, of David Selznick’s 1935 version of David Copperfield, Geurric DeBona details...
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389675-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8967-5
... to the expressed civic fear of the power of the cinema to corrupt—especially to corrupt sexually—and therefore, morally. In spite of hostility from some studios and elements in the Protestant religious press (who regarded the code as part of a Catholic publicity campaign), industry executives...
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By Eric Schaefer
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395966-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9596-6
.... Thomson, David. Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick. New York: Knopf, 1992. Turan, Kenneth. "'You've Got to Tell' em to Sell'em; Said Kroger Babb, and Did He Sell 'em." Washington Post, 1 August 1977, sec. B, 1-3. Turan, Kenneth, and Stephen F. Zito. Sinema: American Pornographic Films...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397847-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9784-7
... Hollywood exec• utives and stars-including Walter Wanger, David O. Selznick, Daryl Cabin in the Sky I7 3 Zanuck, and James Cagney-to discuss "the limitation of the Negro to comic or menial roles" (quoted in The Papers of the NAACp, December 1940). Then in...
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By John Thornton Caldwell
Published: 04 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388968-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8896-8
... Self-portraits, worker, 125–131, 165–167 tapes, 110, 119–125, 135, 144–145, Selznick, David O., 47–48, 199–200 165–167; gender/sexuality stereo- Shattuc, Jane, 381 n.48 types and, 117, 136–140, 146, 188– Shield, The, 16, 173, 231, 281. See also 190; masochism and...
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By Frank Gado
Published: 01 January 1986
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398554-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9855-4
... Flute), "Per 'fYrSsons dottrar," 241 348n, 434f, 438 The Petrified Prince, 401, 454-62, 463, 477, The Sea Gull, 259, 272n 485,490,506 Selander, Sten, 27 Phaedra, 322n Selznick, David 0., 44n The Phantom...
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389675-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8967-5
... Robinson, Edward G., Sr., 313 Self-Portrait as Soldier, 69–70 Rökk, Marika, 192, 203 self-transformation: in Blue Angel, Roloff-Momin, Ullrich, 380 125–32; star images and fantasies Rommer, Claire, 187–88 of, 43–44 Rosen, Marjorie, 11 Selznick, David O., 232–33...
Published: 23 December 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386261-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8626-1
..., after seeing State of the Union, ‘‘Why can’t we have more such movies Just the week before she had seen David O. Selznick’s Duel in the Sun, thinking that she ‘‘was in for a grand show ‘‘Instead she continued, ‘‘I saw the...
Published: 09 June 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9197-5
..., the names of Dante, Shakespeare, Dickens, and Tolstoy were used by industry spokespeople as transparent indices to industry goodwill in press releases and advertising campaigns” (12). In his study, published in 2000, of David Selznick’s 1935 version of David Copperfield, Geurric DeBona details...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395966-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9596-6
... research this project, the lack of information on ex• ploitation films was a particularly vexing problem. My academic training had stressed archival work. I had done research in the David O. Selznick archive, where there were five memos and three cables to document every belch that emanated from the...
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By John Thornton Caldwell
Published: 04 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388968-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8896-8
..., hosted by stars) and Selznick Test Stage (using studio ‘‘screen tests’’ and ‘‘star making’’ as tv programming in a show that was developed but never broadcast). Even earlier variants of behind-the-scenes ‘‘studio tours’’ emerged in filmed shorts that preceded features in...
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By Jani Scandura
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390336-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9033-6
.... 29.2 (October 1986): 86–94. “Statement on the Hoarding of Currency.” Haver, Ron. David O. Selznick’s Hollywood. New February 16, 1932. APP. York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Hopkins, George James. “From ‘Then to Now.’ ” Hawthorne, Hildegarde...
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By Eric Schaefer
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395966-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9596-6
... their challenge to Hollywood's hegemony during the studio years, although the most conspicuous valorization of marginal film is still Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art (New York: Random House, 1974). For an example of an unproblematized critique of exploi• tation, see Felicia...