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  • The New German Cinemaby Caryl Flinn

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    When New German cinema directors like R. W. Fassbinder, Ulrike Ottinger, and Werner Schroeter explored issues of identity—national, political, personal, and sexual—music and film style played crucial roles. Most studies of the celebrated film movement, however, have sidestepped the role of music, a curious oversight given its importance to German culture... more...

  • Brass Divaby Caryl Flinn

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Broadway star Ethel Merman's voice was a mesmerizing force and her vitality was legendary, yet the popular perception of La Merm as the irrepressible wonder falls far short of all that she was and all that she meant to Americans over so many decades. This marvelously detailed biography is the first to tell the full story of how the stenographer from... more...

  • Strains of Utopiaby Caryl Flinn

    Princeton University Press 1992; Not Available

    When Dmitri Tiomkin thanked Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, and Richard Wagner upon accepting the Academy Award for his score of The High and the Mighty in 1954, he was honoring a romantic style that had characterized Hollywood's golden age of film composition from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Exploring elements of romanticism in... more...

  • American Cinema of the 1990sby Chris Holmlund; Krin Gabbard; Chris Holmlund; Linda Mizejewski; Sharon Willis; Amy Villarejo; Chuck Kleinhans; Diane Waldman; Timothy Shary; Debra White-Stanley; Caryl Flinn; José Capino

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. The 1990s' most popular genre, action, channeled anxieties about global threats such as AIDS and foreign terrorist attacks into escapist entertainment movies. Horror films and thrillers were on the rise,... more...

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