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The Resource Film criticism, the Cold War, and the blacklist : reading the Hollywood Reds, Jeff Smith

Film criticism, the Cold War, and the blacklist : reading the Hollywood Reds, Jeff Smith

Label
Film criticism, the Cold War, and the blacklist : reading the Hollywood Reds
Title
Film criticism, the Cold War, and the blacklist
Title remainder
reading the Hollywood Reds
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist examines the long-term reception of several key American films released during the postwar period, focusing on the two main critical lenses used in the interpretation of these films: propaganda and allegory. Produced in response to the hearings held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) that resulted in the Hollywood blacklist, these films' ideological message and rhetorical effectiveness was often muddled by the inherent difficulties in dramatizing villains defined by their thoughts and belief systems rather than their actions. Whereas anti-Communist propaganda films offered explicit political exhortation, allegory was the preferred vehicle for veiled or hidden political comment in many police procedurals, historical films, Westerns, and science fiction films. Jeff Smith examines the way that particular heuristics, such as the mental availability of exemplars and the effects of framing, have encouraged critics to match filmic elements to contemporaneous historical events, persons, and policies. In charting the development of these particular readings, Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist features case studies of many canonical Cold War titles, including The Red Menace, On the Waterfront, The Robe, High Noon, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers." -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962 December 17-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jeff
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.P6
LC item number
S65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Cold War in motion pictures
  • Communism and motion pictures
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Cold War in motion pictures
  • Communism and motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
  • Film
  • Politik
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • MacCarthyismus
  • Filmschaffender
  • Filmzensur
  • Schwarze Liste
  • USA
Label
Film criticism, the Cold War, and the blacklist : reading the Hollywood Reds, Jeff Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : What more can be said about the Hollywood blacklist? -- A bifocal view of Hollywood during the blacklist: film as propaganda and allegory -- I was a communist for RKO: Hollywood anti-communism and the problem of representing political beliefs -- The Reds and the Blacks: representing race in anti-communist films -- Stoolies, cheese-eaters, and ties salesmen: genre, allegory, and the HUAC informer -- The cross and the sickle: allegorical representations of the blacklist in historical films -- Making war and peace with the "red" man: the western as allegory of the blacklist and the cold war -- Loving the alien: science fiction cinema as cold war allegory -- Conclusion: old wounds and the Texas sharpshooter
Control code
859253128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780520280687
Lccn
2013037614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023576883
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859253128
Label
Film criticism, the Cold War, and the blacklist : reading the Hollywood Reds, Jeff Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : What more can be said about the Hollywood blacklist? -- A bifocal view of Hollywood during the blacklist: film as propaganda and allegory -- I was a communist for RKO: Hollywood anti-communism and the problem of representing political beliefs -- The Reds and the Blacks: representing race in anti-communist films -- Stoolies, cheese-eaters, and ties salesmen: genre, allegory, and the HUAC informer -- The cross and the sickle: allegorical representations of the blacklist in historical films -- Making war and peace with the "red" man: the western as allegory of the blacklist and the cold war -- Loving the alien: science fiction cinema as cold war allegory -- Conclusion: old wounds and the Texas sharpshooter
Control code
859253128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780520280687
Lccn
2013037614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023576883
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859253128

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