Erscheinungsdatum: 12.03.2007, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: On Strike and on Film, Titelzusatz: Mexican American Families and Blacklisted Filmmakers in Cold War America, Autor: Baker, Ellen R., Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // United States // 20th Century // Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika // USA // 20. Jahrhundert // 1900 bis 1999 n. Chr, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 366, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 562 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
What if there were a list? A list that said: Our finest actors weren't allowed to act. Our best writers aren't allowed to write. Our funniest comedians aren't allowed to make us laugh. What would it be like if there were such a list? It would be like America in 1953. In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand. Extras/Episodes: INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio commentary by actress Andrea Marcovicci, and film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman Director of Photography Michael Chapman on The Front Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography Original theatrical trailer New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by professor Gabriel Miller, author of The Films of Martin Ritt: Fanfare for the Common Man Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies • UK Blu-ray premiere
There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This is one of them. Jules Dassin followed up his explosive prison picture Brute Force with another slice of hard-boiled crime fiction. Within a decade he’d make Thieves’ Highway, Night and the City and Rififi, thus confirming Dassin’s position as one of the all-time-great film noir directors. New York, the middle of summer. A blonde ex-model is murdered in her bathtub and detectives Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) and Halloran (Don Taylor) are assigned to the case. Their investigation will lead them through the entire city, from Park Avenue to the Lower East Side, culminating in a thrilling climax atop the Williamsburg Bridge. Inspired by the work of the infamous tabloid photographer Weegee, The Naked City was the first major Hollywood production to be shot entirely on the streets of New York, making use of more than a hundred authentic locations. Both its editing and its cinematographer would earn Academy Awards, while the film itself would be recognised by the Library of Congress as one of American cinema’s most significant motion pictures. Special Edition Contents: New high definition digital transfer of the film High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired Audio commentary by screenwriter Malvin Wald Jules Dassin at LACMA – a 40-minute interview with Bruce Goldstein in which the director discusses his career The Hollywood Ten – a 1950 documentary short on the ten filmmakers blacklisted from Hollywood for their refusal to name names before the House of Un-American Activities, including The Naked City’s screenwriter, Albert Maltz Gallery of production stills by infamous photojournalist Weegee Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring the original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov Collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Alastair Philips, Barry Salt and Sergio Angelini, illustrated with original production stills
For his 41st and final feature film, Joseph H. Lewis was able to combine the two genres in which he had excelled. The man in the director s chair for My Name is Julia Ross, Gun Crazy and The Big Combo, Lewis was one of the all-time greats in film noir. But he was also a fine director of Westerns, having made A Lawless Street, 7th Cavalry and The Halliday Brand, all of which especially the last remain underrated. Terror in a Texas Town would bring his noir sensibilities to the American West, resulting in one of his finest works. McNeil (Sebastian Cabot, The Time Machine) is a greedy hotel owner who wants to take control of Prairie City, the Texas town of the title. Keen to drive the local farmers of their land, McNeil hires a gunman, Johnny Crale (Nedrick Young, who would pen the Oscar-winning screenplay for The Defiant Ones the same year), resulting in the death of a former whaler. The dead man s son, George Hansen (Sterling Hayden, The Killing), arrives in town to inherit the farm and set the stage for revenge armed with only his father s old harpoon... Terror in a Texas Town was written by Dalton Trumbo, one of the Hollywood Ten blacklisted by the film industry and forced to write under pseudonyms or to use fronts . Two years before he helped break the blacklist with on-screen credits for Otto Preminger s Exodus and Stanley Kubrick s Spartacus, his work was credited to Ben Perry, but it demonstrates a psychological depth and political dimension that is undoubtedly that of Trumbo. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand-new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Introduction by Peter Stanfield, author of Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930s: The Lost Trail and Horse Opera: The Strange History of the Singing Cowboy Scene-select commentaries by Stanfield Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Glenn Kenny
Author James Reston, Jr. and film director Jules Dassin on this edition of Fresh Air. James Reston, Jr.'s new book is Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade. It's the story of the battle for the Holy Land in the late 12th century. It begins as a dual biography of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, Syria, Arabia and Mesopotamia, and Richard I, King of England, known as the Lionheart. The two men led the battling Islamic and Christian armies. James Reston is also the author of 12 books, including The Last Apocalypse and Galileo: A Life. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Library of Congress. Film director Jules Dassin's 1955 film noir masterpiece Rififi was re-released last year. It was virtually unseen since its release because Dassin was blacklisted. He met and married Greek actress Melina Mercouri, and went on to collaorate with her in the hit films Never on Sunday and Topkapi, the inspiration for Mission: Impossible. Mercouri is being honored by New York's Film forum. (Broadcast Date: October 8, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/011008/rt_whyy_011008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's one of the most revered movies of Hollywood's golden era. Starring screen legend Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in her first significant film role, High Noon was shot on a lean budget over just 32 days but achieved instant box-office and critical success. It won four Academy Awards in 1953, including a best actor win for Cooper. And it became a cultural touchstone, often cited by politicians as a favourite film, celebrating moral fortitude. Yet what has been often overlooked is that High Noon was made during the height of the Hollywood blacklist, a time of political inquisition and personal betrayal. In the middle of the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his former membership in the Communist Party. Refusing to name names, he was eventually blacklisted and fled the United States. (His coauthored screenplay for another classic, The Bridge on the River Kwai, went uncredited in 1957.) Examined in light of Foreman's testimony, High Noon's emphasis on courage and loyalty takes on deeper meaning and importance. In this book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel tells the story of the making of a great American Western, exploring how Carl Foreman's concept of High Noon evolved from idea to first draft to final script, taking on allegorical weight. Both the classic film and its turbulent political times emerge newly illuminated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029830/bk_adbl_029830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Kirk Douglas, Hollywood royalty and bestselling author of The Ragman’s Son and My Stroke of Luck, comes the candid story of the making of Spartacus, the blockbuster film that broke the blacklistOne of the world's most iconic movie stars, Kirk Douglas has distinguished himself as a producer, philanthropist, and author of ten works of fiction and memoir. Now, more than fifty years after the release of his enduring epic Spartacus, Douglas reveals the riveting drama behind the making of the legendary gladiator film. Douglas began producing the movie in the midst of the politically charged era when Hollywood’s moguls refused to hire anyone accused of Communist sympathies. In a risky move, Douglas chose Dalton Trumbo, a blacklisted screenwriter, to write Spartacus. Trumbo was one of the "Unfriendly Ten," men who had gone to prison rather than testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee about their political affiliations. Douglas's source material was already a hot property, as the novel Spartacus was written by Howard Fast while he was in jail for defying HUAC.With the financial future of his young family at stake, Douglas plunged into a tumultuous production both on- and off-screen. As both producer and star of the film, he faced explosive moments with young director Stanley Kubrick, struggles with a leading lady, and negotiations with giant personalities, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and Lew Wasserman. Writing from his heart and from his own meticulously researched archives, Kirk Douglas, at ninety-five, looks back at his audacious decisions. He made the most expensive film of its era - but more importantly, his moral courage in giving public credit to Trumbo effectively ended the notorious Hollywood blacklist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Douglas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003925/bk_brll_003925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grieving over a broken romance and her newborn son put up for adoption against her wishes, 17-year-old Cara Walden arrives in 1950s London with her half-brother Gray‚ a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter and closeted homosexual. Gray has looked after Cara ever since her mother‚ glamorous actress Vivien Grant‚ was found drowned in the pool at their estate. As Cara embarks on a film shoot in Sicily and begins a love affair with a temperamental actor‚ she cannot help pondering the mystery surrounding her mother's death‚ but the questions she asks soon puts Cara's own life in danger.Fans of old movies will get a kick out of All the Wrong Places, a historical mystery set in exotic European locales that pays tribute to the films of the '40s and '50s, capped off with a thrilling finale straight out of Hitchcock."Old Hollywood glamour comes vividly to life in historian, novelist, and film blogger Lieberman's series debut, highlighting the effects of the 1950s Red Scare on the movie industry and the tragedies that happened off the silver screen. Aficionados of Alfred Hitchcock and Hollywood-themed mysteries will find this historical noir right up their alley." (Library Journal) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brenda Scott Wlazlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176737/bk_acx0_176737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.