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Author Nanney, Lisa, author

Title John Dos Passos and cinema / Lisa Nanney
Edition First edition
Published [Clemson, South Carolina] : Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press, 2019
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Contents From the stage to the screen : "goin' to the movies..." in the Great War and the 1920s -- Experimental drama and Soviet constructivist theater -- The birth of an industry : setting the stage for the screen -- "Propaganda for peace": film and narrative in one man's initiation : 1917 (1920), Three soldiers (1921), and D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the world -- Soviet film : montage, the camera eye, and ideology -- "The world's greatest center of...propaganda" : Hollywood, the devil is a woman, and the big money -- Film writing : "dreamfactory," meta-film, and the politics of form -- Filming history and the Spanish earth : "what a man and a comrade has to do in -- Wartime" -- Filmic narrative into narrative film : "politics and the silver screen."
Summary "The first study of his little-known screen writing, John Dos Passos and Motion Pictures: Writing Film, Film Writing draws on previously unpublished manuscripts and letters to explore his cinematic methods and his controversial mid-career conservative political shift"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 -- Motion picture plays
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 -- Political and social views
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Motion picture plays.
Political and social views.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019011303
ISBN 1942954883
9781942954880 (e-book)