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D. W. Griffith as a Wagnerian

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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... written and produced by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill, 1993. Lillian Gish gave us vital information about David Wark Griffith, not only as the director of Birth of a Nation, but also indirectly as a strategist who shaped public opinion....

Silent Opera

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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... of California Press, 1994); Eileen Bowser, The Transformation of Cinema, 1907–1915 (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1990); and David Robinson, From Peep Show to Palace: The Birth of American Film (New...

Operastruck

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...After spending a rapturous night with the brother of her fiancé, Loretta (Cher) realizes the next morning what she has done. In this delightful scene from Moonstruck Loretta and Ronny (Nicolas Cage) accuse each other of ruining the other...

Dizzying Illusion

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...The magnetism of Wagner may be one of the most persistent allures of cinema toward opera, but the attraction goes far beyond Wagner to include a much larger operatic force field. Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo continues the direction...

Misreading Wagner

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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... belong to the Volk.Quoted in David J. Levin, Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang and the Nibelungen: The Dramaturgy of Disavowal (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998), 97. We are not dealing with just any old filmic adaptation of a work...

Surrogate Voice: Maria Callas as Medea

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...Cecil B. DeMille knew he had a recipe for success in 1915 when he took the most famous American diva of the time and put her on screen in a role that people already associated her with from an opera. The screen Carmen played by Geraldine...

Deflated and Flat

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...Since the mid 1960s, if not earlier, Citizen Kane has been hailed with remarkable consistency as the finest of all American films, “the work that influenced the cinema more profoundly than any American film since Birth of a Nation...

Outing Opera in Philadelphia

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...1993 proved to be an interesting year for the coming out of homosexuality, not only in the mainstream American film industry but elsewhere as well. Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia appeared that year, not only breaking a longstanding taboo...

Cinema as Grand Opera

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...Religion sells. Cecil B. DeMille never doubted this for a moment, and he was prepared to wager his personal fortune on it when studio executives and financial backers questioned it. Not only does religion sell, but selling is a religion (to...

Finale

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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... Aykroyd on TV’s Saturday Night Live, David Littlejohn, “Reflections on Peter Sellars’s Mozart,” The Opera Quarterly 7, no. 2 (1990): 18. at Guglielmo’s Phil Donahue impersonation, thrusting a mike into the faces of audience members during...