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Author LinkAdams, Charles F.(Charles Francis),1927-
Title Link1939 : the making of six great films from Hollywood’s greatest year / Charles F. Adams.
Variant Title Nineteen thirty-nine
Distribution Fresno, California : Craven Street Books, [2014]
Description xi, 258 pages :  illustrations ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Gen. Note Includes index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-254) and index.
Contents Contents: Gone with the wind -- Stagecoach -- Mr. Smith goes to Washington -- The hound of the Baskervilles -- The adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The wizard of Oz.
Summary "A celebration of cinema from the year 1939--a year film critics and historians are virtually unanimous in considering the greatest in the history of motion pictures--this work is the perfect combination of film history, artistic appreciation, historical insight, and gossip. Profiling of six of the greatest films of the year--Gone with the Wind, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Wizard of Oz--the book shows, in detail, how these stories came into being and how long they waited to find fame. It also describes the behind-the-scenes story of each film: how the stories were adapted to a film script; the writers, producers, directors, actors, and technicians who made the film; how the film was received by critics and the public; and the later careers of the people who made the film, with commentary on such legendary stars as Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and Judy Garland. A must-have book that no movie fan should miss, this work captures 1930s Hollywood--an era which, in spite of being crass, commercial, restrictive, and frequently dysfunctional, produced immensely enjoyable films that are still watched with pleasure today"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject LinkMotion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject LinkMotion pictures.
LinkUnited States.
LinkHistory.

System Number 000680540
ISBN Link9781610351973 (pbk.)
Link1610351975 (pbk.)

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