The Resource Cecil B. DeMille and American culture : the silent era, Sumiko Higashi

Cecil B. DeMille and American culture : the silent era, Sumiko Higashi

Label
Cecil B. DeMille and American culture : the silent era
Title
Cecil B. DeMille and American culture
Title remainder
the silent era
Statement of responsibility
Sumiko Higashi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Higashi, Sumiko
Dewey number
791.43/0232/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1998.3.D39
LC item number
H54 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
PN1998.3.D39
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Music, Dance, Drama & Film
  • Film
  • Music, Dance, Drama & Film
  • Film
Summary expansion
<i>Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture</i>demonstrates that the director, best remembered for his overblown biblical epics, was one of the most remarkable film pioneers of the Progressive Era. In this innovative work, which integrates cultural history and cultural studies, Sumiko Higashi shows how DeMille artfully inserted cinema into genteel middle-class culture by replicating in his films such spectacles as elaborate parlor games, stage melodramas, department store displays, Orientalist world's fairs, and civic pageantry. The director not only established his signature as a film author by articulating middle-class ideology across class and ethnic lines, but by the 1920's had become a trendsetter, with set and costume designs that influenced the advertising industry to create a consumer culture based on female desire. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped material from the DeMille Archives and other collections, Higashi provides imaginative readings of DeMille's early feature films, viewing them in relation to the dynamics of social change, and she documents the extent to which the emergence of popular culture was linked to the genteel tradition
Label
Cecil B. DeMille and American culture : the silent era, Sumiko Higashi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 205-208
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Lasky Company and Highbrow Culture: Authorship Versus Intertextuality -- Self-Theatricalization in Victorian Pictorial Dramaturgy: What's His Name -- The Lower East Side as Spectacle: Class and Ethnicity in the Urban Landscape -- The Screen As Display Window: Constructing the "New Woman" -- The Historical Epic and Progressive Era Civic Pageantry: Joan the Woman -- Set and Costume Design as Spectacle in a Consumer Culture: The Early Jazz Age Films -- Demille's Exodus from Famous Players-Lasky: the Ten Commandments (1923)
Control code
44955519
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520085572
Lccn
94006580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780520085565
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955519
Label
Cecil B. DeMille and American culture : the silent era, Sumiko Higashi
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 205-208
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Lasky Company and Highbrow Culture: Authorship Versus Intertextuality -- Self-Theatricalization in Victorian Pictorial Dramaturgy: What's His Name -- The Lower East Side as Spectacle: Class and Ethnicity in the Urban Landscape -- The Screen As Display Window: Constructing the "New Woman" -- The Historical Epic and Progressive Era Civic Pageantry: Joan the Woman -- Set and Costume Design as Spectacle in a Consumer Culture: The Early Jazz Age Films -- Demille's Exodus from Famous Players-Lasky: the Ten Commandments (1923)
Control code
44955519
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520085572
Lccn
94006580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780520085565
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955519

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