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Author Grisham, Therese, 1953- author.

Title Ida Lupino, director : her art and resilience in times of transition / Therese Grisham and Julie Grossman.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource.
Summary "Dominated by men and bound by the restrictive Hays Code, postwar Hollywood offered little support for a female director who sought to make unique films on controversial subjects. But Ida Lupino bucked the system, writing and directing a string of movies that exposed the dark underside of American society, on topics such as rape, polio, unwed motherhood, bigamy, exploitative sports, and serial murder. The first in-depth study devoted to Lupino's directorial work, this book makes a strong case for her as a trailblazing feminist auteur, a filmmaker with a clear signature style and an abiding interest in depicting the plights of postwar American women. Ida Lupino, Director not only examines her work as a cinematic auteur, but also offers a serious consideration of her diverse and long-ranging career, getting her start in Hollywood as an actress in her teens and twenties, directing her first films in her early thirties, and later working as an acclaimed director of television westerns, sitcoms, and suspense dramas. It also demonstrates how Lupino fused generic elements of film noir and the social problem film to create a distinctive directorial style that was both highly expressionistic and grittily realistic. Ida Lupino, Director thus shines a long-awaited spotlight on one of our greatest filmmakers"-- Provided by publisher.
"Ida Lupino, Director: Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition examines Lupino's directing in film and television from the late 1940s through the 1960s, revealing Lupino's feminism and authorship in her genre hybrids, which comment critically on historical constructions of gender in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Note on Quotations; Part One: Introducing Ida Lupino, Director and Feminist Auteur; A Rejection of Hollywood; Lupino Directs; Director Lupino and Colleagues; The Filmakers' Films; Lupino and the Censors; Lupino as Feminist Auteur; Postwar Hollywood, American Society and Culture: The Postwar Hollywood Industry; Close-up on Outrage; Empathy and a Cinema of Engagement; Italian Neorealism or American Realisms?; Looking Backward?: Outrage and M; Part Two: Lupino's Ingenious Genres: Early Films and The Trouble with Angels (1966)
The Social Problem Film and Film NoirHome Noir; Home Is Where the Noir Is; Doubled Dreams in Hard, Fast and Beautiful; Doubled Domesticity in The Bigamist; Doubled Trauma: Outrage; A Mighty Girl: Lupino and The Trouble with Angels; Part Three: Lupino Moves to Television; Industrial Contexts: Film to Television; Directing for Television; "No. 5 Checked Out"; Ida Lupino, Television Director; On Close Readings of 1950s and 1960s Television; "The Return": Norma Desmond and Ida Lupino Haunt the Small Screen; Mr. Adams and Eve; Directed Episodes, 1956-1968; Comedies; Action, Thrillers, Mysteries
WesternsAcknowledgments; Notes; Works Cited; Index; About the Authors
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Subject Lupino, Ida, 1918-1995 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Added Author Grossman, Julie, 1962- author.
Other Form: Print version: Grisham, Therese, 1953- Ida Lupino, director. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2017 9780813574912 (DLC) 2016032170 (OCoLC)959034565
ISBN 9780813574936 (electronic bk.)
0813574935 (electronic bk.)
9780813574929 (e-book (epub))