E A Dupont and His Contribution to British FilmE A Dupont and His Contribution to British Film

during the mid- and late 1920s, and of the inescapably international character at every level of its operation, be it production, distribution, or exhibition.1 Dupont had gone to Universal Pictures less for economic or technological ...

Author: Paul Matthew St. Pierre

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838642580


Page: 223

View: 707

The CollaborationThe Collaboration

For discussions of Dupont's work, see Jiirgen Bretschneider, ed., Ewald Andre Dupont: Autor und Regisseur (Munich: edition text + kritik, 1992); Paul Matthew St. Pierre, E. A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film: Variete, ...

Author: Ben Urwand

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674728356


Page: 336

View: 723

To continue doing business in Germany, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this collaboration and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B. Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself--obsessed with movies and their power to shape public opinion.

Rethinking Jewishness in Weimar CinemaRethinking Jewishness in Weimar Cinema

Reading Dupont backwards, through the eyes of the Nazi filmmakers who watched his films during the Weimar years, underscores his success in integrating Jews' ... P.M. St Pierre, E.A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film: Varieté ...

Author: Barbara Hales

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789208733


Page: 366

View: 612

The burgeoning film industry in the Weimar Republic was, among other things, a major site of German-Jewish experience, one that provided a sphere for Jewish “outsiders” to shape mainstream culture. The chapters collected in this volume deploy new historical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to understanding the significant involvement of German Jews in Weimar cinema. Reflecting upon different conceptions of Jewishness – as religion, ethnicity, social role, cultural code, or text – these studies offer a wide-ranging exploration of an often overlooked aspect of German film history.

Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar BritainSocial Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain

54 Martin Harries, Scare Quotes from Shakespeare: Marx, Keynes, and the Language of Reenchantment (Stanford CA: ... 65 Paul Matthew St. Pierre, E.A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film: Varieté, Moulin Rouge, Piccadilly, ...

Author: Rishona Zimring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351899598


Page: 240

View: 135

Social dance was ubiquitous in interwar Britain. The social mingling and expression made possible through non-theatrical participatory dancing in couples and groups inspired heated commentary, both vociferous and subtle. By drawing attention to the ways social dance accrued meaning in interwar Britain, Rishona Zimring redefines and brings needed attention to a phenomenon that has been overshadowed by other developments in the history of dance. Social dance, Zimring argues, haunted the interwar imagination, as illustrated in trends such as folk revivalism and the rise of therapeutic dance education. She brings to light the powerful figurative importance of popular music and dance both in the aftermath of war, and during Britain’s entrance into cosmopolitan modernity and the modernization of gender relations. Analyzing paintings, films, memoirs, a ballet production, and archival documents, in addition to writings by Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Vivienne Eliot, and T.S. Eliot, to name just a few, Zimring provides crucial insights into the experience, observation, and representation of social dance during a time of cultural transition and recuperation. Social dance was pivotal in the construction of modern British society as well as the aesthetics of some of the period’s most prominent intellectuals.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of FilmsThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

Paul Matthew St. Pierre, E. A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film, Madison, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010. Kristin Thompson, Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I, ...

Author: Sabine Haenni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317682615


Page: 666

View: 767

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social, historical and political contexts in which the film was produced. Ranging from Hollywood classics to international bestsellers to lesser-known representations of national cinema, this collection is deliberately broad in scope crossing decades, boundaries and genres. The encyclopedia thus provides an introduction to the historical range and scope of cinema produced throughout the world.

Jews Cinema and Public Life in Interwar BritainJews Cinema and Public Life in Interwar Britain

His People. Brandeis University, MA: National Center for Jewish Film, 1991. VHS. Sloman, Edward, dir. 1927. Surrender. USA: Universal Pictures. 35MM. St. Pierre, Paul Matthew. 2010. E.A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film: ...

Author: Gil Toffell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137569318


Page: 227

View: 449

This book investigates a Jewish orientation to film culture in interwar Britain. It explores how pleasure, politics and communal solidarity intermingled in the cinemas of Jewish neighbourhoods, and how film was seen as a vessel through which Jewish communal concerns might be carried to a wider public. Addressing an array of related topics, this volume examines the lived expressive cultures of cinemas in Jewish areas and the ethnically specific films consumed within these sites; the reception of film stars as representations of a Jewish social body; and how an antisemitic canard that understood the cinema as a Jewish monopoly complicated its use as a base for anti-fascist activity. In shedding light on an unexplored aspect of British film reception and exhibition, Toffell provides a unique insight into the making of the modern city by migrant communities. The title will be of use to anyone interested in Britain’s interwar leisure landscape, the Jewish presence in modernity, and a cinema studies sensitised to the everyday experience of audiences.

Cinematography in the Weimar RepublicCinematography in the Weimar Republic

Paul Matthew St. Pierre, E. A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film: Varieté, Moulin Rouge, Piccadilly, Atlantic, Two Worlds, Cape Forlorn (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010), 38. 2.

Author: Paul Matthew St. Pierre

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611479454


Page: 286

View: 794

Cinematography in the Weimar Republic argues that the new medium of film was preeminent among the avant-garde art forms that distinguished the cultural renaissance of the Weimar Republic and that within this progressive medium cinematographers were the leading purveyors of the new kinetic visual imaginary.

Women and ComedyWomen and Comedy

Joanna Mansbridge holds a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center and has taught at St. Francis Xavier University ... Music Hall Mimesis in British Film, 1895-1960, E.A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film, and Janet Frame: ...

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611476446


Page: 292

View: 680

Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice presents the most current international scholarship on the complexity and subversive potential of women’s comedic speech, literature, and performance. Earlier comedy theorists such as Freud and Bergson did not envision women as either the agents or audiences of comedy, only as its targets. Only more recently have scholarly studies of comedy begun to recognize and historicize women’s contributions to—and political uses of—comedy. The essays collected here demonstrate the breadth of current scholarship on gender and comedy, spanning centuries of literature and a diversity of methodologies. Through a reconsideration of literary, theatrical, and mass media texts from the Classical period to the present, Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice responds to the historical marginalization and/or trivialization of both women and comedy. The essays collected in this volume assert the importance of recognizing the role of women and comedy in order to understand these texts, their historical contexts, and their possibilities and limits as models for social engagement. In the spirit of comedy itself, these analyses allow for opportunities to challenge and reevaluate the theoretical approaches themselves.

Cinematography of Carl Theodor DreyerCinematography of Carl Theodor Dreyer

Kinsey, T. A. “The Mysterious History and Restoration of Dreyer's 'The Passion of Joan of Arc.'” Moving Image 1 (Spring ... E. A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film: Varieté, Moulin Rouge, Piccadilly, Atlantic, Two Worlds, ...

Author: Paul Matthew St. Pierre

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781683931010


Page: 310

View: 431

Carl Theodor Dreyer was a visionary director whose films were based less on his screenplays than on his preconceptions, his complete formal, aesthetic cinematic projections of the films he deputized actors, cinematographers, and crew to produce. Cinematography of Carl Theodor Dreyer examines the life and work of a brilliant director and visionary.

Space and Spatiality in Modern German Jewish HistorySpace and Spatiality in Modern German Jewish History

E. A. Dupont and His Contribution to British Film: Varieté, Moulin Rouge, Piccadilly, Atlantic, Two Worlds, Cape Forlorn. Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010. Umbach, Maiken. German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, ...

Author: Simone Lässig

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785335549


Page: 340

View: 904

What makes a space Jewish? This wide-ranging volume revisits literal as well as metaphorical spaces in modern German history to examine the ways in which Jewishness has been attributed to them both within and outside of Jewish communities, and what the implications have been across different eras and social contexts. Working from an expansive concept of “the spatial,” these contributions look not only at physical sites but at professional, political, institutional, and imaginative realms, as well as historical Jewish experiences of spacelessness. Together, they encompass spaces as varied as early modern print shops and Weimar cinema, always pointing to the complex intertwining of German and Jewish identity.