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The Resource From the headlines to Hollywood : the birth and boom of Warner Bros., Chris Yogerst

From the headlines to Hollywood : the birth and boom of Warner Bros., Chris Yogerst

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From the headlines to Hollywood : the birth and boom of Warner Bros.
Title
From the headlines to Hollywood
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the birth and boom of Warner Bros.
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Chris Yogerst
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book looks at how the Warner Bros. studio used edgy, stylistic, and brutally honest films to construct a view of America from 1927-1941. Author Chris Yogerst looks at how the Warner Bros. films during this period represented important cultural and social changes-from the coming of sound in film, the Great Depression, the rise of crime, and the increased concern about fascism leading up to World War II
  • More than any other studio, Warner Bros. used edgy, stylistic, and brutally honest films to construct a view of America that was different from the usual buoyant Hollywood fare. The studio took seriously Harry Warner's mandate that their films had a duty to educate and demonstrate key values of free speech, religious tolerance, and freedom of the press. This attitude was most aptly demonstrated in films produced by the studio between 1927 and 1941--a period that saw not only the arrival of sound in film but also the Great Depression, the rise of crime, and increased concern about fascism in the lead-up to World War II. In this book, Chris Yogerst explores how "the only studio with any guts" established the groundwork and perfected formulas for social romance dramas, along with gangster, war, espionage, and adventure films. The author discusses such films as The Public Enemy, Little Caesar, G-Men, The Life of Emile Zola, Angels with Dirty Faces, and Confessions of a Nazi Spy, illustrating the ways in which their plots truly were "ripped from the headlines." While much of what has been written about Warner Bros. has focused on the plots of popular films or broad overviews of the studio's output, this volume sets these in the larger context of the period, an era in which lighthearted fare competed with gritty realism.--From back cover
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10534333
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DLC
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1983-
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Yogerst, Chris
Dewey number
384/.80979494
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Film and history
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  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Motion picture studios
  • Motion picture studios
  • California
Target audience
adult
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the birth and boom of Warner Bros.
Label
From the headlines to Hollywood : the birth and boom of Warner Bros., Chris Yogerst
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Early Warner Bros. history -- Introduction: Establishing dominance, 1927-1930 -- Doorway to the Depression, 1930 -- Gangsters, dames, and controversy, 1931 -- From the depot to the chain gang, 1932 -- Sexy dames, musicals, and angry Catholics, 1933 -- Flirting with censors, 1934 -- G-men and censor-friendly heroes, 1935-1936 -- Legions on the horizon, 1937 -- Moguls with angry faces, 1938 -- Confessions of Leon Turrou and changing attitudes of war, 1939-1940 -- Conclusion: 1941 and the march of war
Control code
ocn944934959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781442262454
Lccn
2016010250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944934959
Label
From the headlines to Hollywood : the birth and boom of Warner Bros., Chris Yogerst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Early Warner Bros. history -- Introduction: Establishing dominance, 1927-1930 -- Doorway to the Depression, 1930 -- Gangsters, dames, and controversy, 1931 -- From the depot to the chain gang, 1932 -- Sexy dames, musicals, and angry Catholics, 1933 -- Flirting with censors, 1934 -- G-men and censor-friendly heroes, 1935-1936 -- Legions on the horizon, 1937 -- Moguls with angry faces, 1938 -- Confessions of Leon Turrou and changing attitudes of war, 1939-1940 -- Conclusion: 1941 and the march of war
Control code
ocn944934959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781442262454
Lccn
2016010250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944934959

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