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Author Lourdeaux, Lee.

Title Italian and Irish filmmakers in America : Ford, Capra, Coppola, and Scorsese / Lee Lourdeaux
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Design of the Book; CHAPTER 1: Irish and Italian Immigrants and the Movies; CHAPTER 2: Irish and Italian Immigrant Stereotypes in the 1920s; CHAPTER 3: John Ford and the Landscapes of Irish America; CHAPTER 4: Frank Capra and His Italian Vision of America; CHAPTER 5: Francis Coppola and Ethnic Double Vision; CHAPTER 6: Martin Scorsese in Little Italy and Greater Manhattan; List of Films; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary ""This penetrating study examines how these filmmakers confronted their cultural heritage and used it as a counterpoint to their depiction of mainstream America.""--American CinematographerIn this unique film history, Lee Lourdeaux traces the impact of Irish and Italian cultures on four major American directors and their work. Defining the core values and tensions within each culture, and especially focusing on the influence of American Catholicism, he presents John Ford, Frank Capra, Francis Coppola, and Martin Scorsese as ethnic Americans and film artists. Lourdeaux shows each filmma
Bibliography Filmography: pages 267-271
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-281) and index
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Subject Capra, Frank, 1897-1991.
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-
Ford, John, 1894-1973.
Scorsese, Martin.
Catholics in motion pictures.
Ethnicity -- United States.
Irish Americans in motion pictures.
Italian Americans in motion pictures.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0877226970 (alk. paper)
1439903557 (electronic bk.)
9780877226970 (alk. paper)
9781439903551 (electronic bk.)