A divided world [electronic resource] : Hollywood cinema and emigré directors in the era of Roosevelt and Hitler, 1933-1948 / Nick Smedley.
- Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2011.
1 online resource (282 p.)
- Lubitsch, Ernst, 1892-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Expatriate motion picture producers and directors -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States.
Germans -- California -- Los Angeles.
Sex role in motion pictures.
Immigrants -- California -- Los Angeles.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953.
- Electronic books.
- Roosevelt's New Deal introduced sweeping social, political and cultural change across the United States, which the Hollywood film community embraced enthusiastically. When the heady idealism of the 1930s was replaced by the paranoia and fear of the post-war years, Hollywood became an easy target for the anti-communists. A Divided World examines some of the important programs of the New Deal and the subsequent response of the Hollywood film community - especially in relation to social welfare, women's rights and international affairs. The book then charts what happened in Hollywood when the moo
- Front Cover; Preliminary Page; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Once Upon a Time in America: American Society and Culture, 1933-1948; Chapter 2: The Keeper of the Flame: Hollywood and the Cinema of Liberal Idealism; Chapter 3: Trouble in Paradise: Hollywood Films and American Social Change; Chapter 4: The Devil is a Woman: Hollywood Films and the American Woman; Chapter 5 The World Changes: Hollywood and International Affairs; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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