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Carmen Jones

Douglas Pye

Douglas Pye is Senior Visting Research Fellow for Film, Theatre and TV at the University of Reading, UK. His works include Style and Meaning (2005) and The Movie Book of the Western (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Oscar Hammerstein II’s updating and relocation of Bizet’s opera Carmen to World War II and an African-American setting ran for over 500 performances after its 1943 Broadway opening. The opera’s tobacco factory became a parachute factory...

Epic Freedom Fighters

Tony Shaw

Tony Shaw is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is an internationally-recognized expert in the fields of history, film and propaganda. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinematic Terror : A Global History of Terrorism on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...It’s an idyllic night-time scene, set around an isolated inlet on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus just after the Second World War. Though the skies are dark, the Technicolor hues on screen are sumptuous: blues, yellows and reds, softened...

Our Horseshit Salesman

Lee Server

Lee Server is an American writer. He is a graduate of New York University Film School. Server has written several books about Hollywood cinema and pulp fiction. His book on Ava Gardner, Love is Nothing (2006) was described as an “excellent biography” by Peter Bogdanovich. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Mitchum : “Baby, I Don’t Care”

Faber and Faber, 2001

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...One Minute to Zero was Mitchum’s first war picture since G.I. Joe, but genre and a noisy soundtrack were about all it had in common with Wellman’s masterwork. A tale of the then-current Korean “conflict,” it was action-packed, jingoistic...