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The Resource High Noon : the Hollywood blacklist and the making of an American classic, Glenn Frankel

High Noon : the Hollywood blacklist and the making of an American classic, Glenn Frankel

Label
High Noon : the Hollywood blacklist and the making of an American classic
Title
High Noon
Title remainder
the Hollywood blacklist and the making of an American classic
Statement of responsibility
Glenn Frankel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It's one of the most revered movies of Hollywood's golden era. Starring screen legend Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in her first significant film role, High Noon was shot on a lean budget over just thirty-two days but achieved instant box-office and critical success. It won four Academy Awards in 1953, including a best actor win for Cooper. And it became a cultural touchstone, often cited by politicians as a favorite film, celebrating moral fortitude. Yet what has been often overlooked is that High Noon was made during the height of the Hollywood blacklist, a time of political inquisition and personal betrayal. In the middle of the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his former membership in the Communist Party. Refusing to name names, he was eventually blacklisted and fled the United States. (His co-authored screenplay for another classic, The Bridge on the River Kwai, went uncredited in 1957.) Examined in light of Foreman's testimony, High Noon's emphasis on courage and loyalty takes on deeper meaning and importance. In this book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel tells the story of the making of a great American Western, exploring how Carl Foreman's concept of High Noon evolved from idea to first draft to final script, taking on allegorical weight. Both the classic film and its turbulent political times emerge newly illuminated
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frankel, Glenn
Dewey number
791.43/72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
High Noon : the Hollywood blacklist and the making of an American classic, Glenn Frankel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
The natural -- The elephant man -- The icon -- The boy wonder -- The committee -- The Viennese gentleman -- The falling star -- The committee returns -- The screenplay -- The informer -- Citizen Kane -- "Bombshells" -- The witness -- The exile -- The music men -- The process -- The movie -- Writer's block -- The return -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620409480
Lccn
2017000208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948336392
Label
High Noon : the Hollywood blacklist and the making of an American classic, Glenn Frankel
Publication
Copyright
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
The natural -- The elephant man -- The icon -- The boy wonder -- The committee -- The Viennese gentleman -- The falling star -- The committee returns -- The screenplay -- The informer -- Citizen Kane -- "Bombshells" -- The witness -- The exile -- The music men -- The process -- The movie -- Writer's block -- The return -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620409480
Lccn
2017000208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948336392

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