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By J. Hoberman

ISBN-10: 1595587276

ISBN-13: 9781595587275

Publish yr note: First released December twenty eighth 2010
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An military of Phantoms is an immense new paintings of historical past and picture feedback from the very hot critic J. Hoberman. the following he applies a similar dynamic synergy of yankee politics and American pop culture to the chilly War’s first decade that he delivered to the Nineteen Sixties within the significantly acclaimed The Dream Life.

The years among 1946 and 1956 introduced U.S. dominance over Europe and a brand new warfare in Asia, in addition to the start of the civil rights circulation and the stirrings of a brand new adolescence tradition. The interval observed the motion picture purged of its political left whereas the increase of ideological motion hero John Wayne got here to dominate theaters. reading videos and media occasions, Hoberman has geared up a competition of cavalry Westerns, apocalyptic sci-fi flicks, and biblical spectaculars in which Cecil B. DeMille rubs shoulders with Douglas MacArthur, atomic assessments are proven on stay television, God talks at the radio, and Joe McCarthy is bracketed with Marilyn Monroe. here's a heritage of movie that also is, to paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, concerning the movie of history.

Essential interpreting for movie and heritage buffs, An military of Phantoms recasts a very important period within the gentle of the silver reveal.

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Commie chaos in the Dream Factory! The following Thursday, the action moved on. Strikers showed up at the gates of Universal and Republic (both of which temporarily suspended production), RKO, Columbia, Technicolor, and Paramount, where renewed violence broke out on Van Ness Avenue at the side entrance to the studio lot. For the next two weeks, the picket lines were strengthened by union machinists from Lockheed Aircraft—“WAR WORKERS ANSWER WARNER TERROR,” per the Daily Worker—and the celebrity militants of the Hollywood left.

MGM secures army approval, contingent on fictionalizing certain details of the Trinity test. ” (Rand, taken off the project, returns to her novel Atlas Shrugged, which now includes its ultimate villain, “Dr. ” Thus mollified, Oppenheimer grudgingly signs his release in May, with the $2 million project already in production—directed by Norman Taurog, a founding member of the Motion Picture Alliance, whose previous credits include the highly successful 1940 science project Young Tom Edison. After considering contract stars Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy for the role of Groves, MGM chooses a lesser personality, versatile veteran Brian Donlevy, with MGM contract player Robert Walker in the role of Groves’s invented adjutant Colonel Jeff Nixon and Tom Drake as the fictional young scientist Matt Cochran.

Around a week later, Kalatozov is feted by five hundred guests on a Sunday afternoon at Mocambo, the swanky Latin-themed Sunset Strip nightclub where the walls are lined by glass-caged tropical birds. The reception is organized by the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship; sponsors include the writer of Mission to Moscow and director of The North Star, then in postproduction, as well as directors Fritz Lang, Leo McCarey, Jean Renoir, Orson Welles, and Frank Tuttle; cinematographer James Wong Howe; writers Dudley Nichols, Sidney Buchman, John Wexley, Clifford Odets, and Robert Rossen; plus Pop Front icons Paul Robeson, John Garfield, and Charles Chaplin, not to mention Confidential Source A-2 (using an invite she got from Confidential Source A-1).

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