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Bridging Commerce and Classification through the American Art Film: The Case of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Nominated for thirteen Academy Awards (one in every eligible category), Mike Nichols’ adaptation of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) recalls the days when box office revenue and critical acclaim matched more often than...

Hollywood Trade: Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Underground Cinema

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...‘Today’s trade is tomorrow’s competition’In 1960s gay slang, ‘trade’ was a term for a ‘straight’ male hustler who has sex with men for money rather than pleasure. His masculinity, his virility, that which he apparently possesses and defines...
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...Omar Khayyam Restaurant, Bradford The blasphemers’ banquet table: there on mirrored cushions will sit Voltaire, me, Molière, Omar Khayyam, Lord Byron and that, that’s Salman Rushdie’s chair. It’s perfect for tonight’s blasphemers...

Singapore: Developments, Challenges, and Projections

Contemporary Asian Cinema : Popular Culture in a Global Frame

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...Singapore, the tiny island city-state in Southeast Asia, reputed for its prosperity and cleanliness, is not generally known as a film-producing country. Although the city experienced vigorous filmmaking activities in the 1950s and 1960s...

Prestige, education, and cultural value

Jonathan Stubbs

Jonathan Stubbs is Professor in the Communication Faculty at Cyprus International University, Cyprus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Historical cinema and public relations In The Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s closely observed satire on the 1930s Hollywood studio system, the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr (modeled on MGM producer Irving Thalberg) surprises his...

A Changing Audience

James Russell

James Russell is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. His last book was The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2007). His short writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, the Journal of American Studies, the Guardian and numerous edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley is an independent scholar based in the UK. He writes on American cinema history, and is the author of Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy and American Culture (2010). His short writing has also appeared in The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood and the Baby Boom : A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The 1960s were a time of crisis and renewal for Hollywood, marked by the curtailment of earlier production strategies and a more concerted effort to attract baby boom audiences. While the Walt Disney Company continued to pursue child...