Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature

Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature
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Publisher : Vernon Press
Total Pages : 373
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ISBN-10 : 9781648893391
ISBN-13 : 1648893392
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Download or read book Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature written by Henryk Hoffmann and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the perception of the names, personae, performances and films of three Hollywood megastars, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and William Holden, as presented in the references and allusions encountered in American and foreign literature. Its secondary aim is to establish the ‘impact factor’ of the three actors and their major films and provide extensive data for further studies on the complex and bilateral relationships between film and literature. The pertinent quotations in ‘Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature: A Study in Film Perception Through References to Peck, Mitchum and Holden’ have been extracted from nearly 220 works by about 140 authors. The majority of the works were written by acclaimed authors; amongst them are some well-known American mainstream writers such as John Updike, John Irving, Fannie Flagg and Anne Tyler; some leaders of the mystery genre include Martha Grimes, Stuart Kaminsky, Elmore Leonard, Sara Paretsky; and a few masters of other popular genres, such as Stephen King and Dean Koontz. The global flavor of the citations is provided by international authors (e.g., Julio Cortázar, Elizabeth Hay, Henri Charrière, Sebastien Japrisot) and authors born to first-generation U.S. immigrants (e.g., Oscar Hijuelos). Almost seventy films referenced in world literature are discussed in the book, and those mentioned in the biggest number of works include ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘The Wild Bunch’, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, ‘Roman Holiday’, ‘Spellbound’, ‘The Guns of Navarone’, and ‘Duel in the Sun’, among others. This book will appeal to college professors and students interested in film studies, specifically film analysis and criticism, film perception, and film genres. It will also hold interest for the general reader interested in biographies of movie personalities and the careers of the three actors, movie and stage actors, and fans of the western, film noir, and war genres.


Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature
Language: en
Pages: 373
Authors: Henryk Hoffmann
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-15 - Publisher: Vernon Press

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This book focuses on the perception of the names, personae, performances and films of three Hollywood megastars, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and William Holden
Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature
Language: en
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Authors: Henryk Hoffmann
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-06 - Publisher: Vernon Press

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This book focuses on the perception of the names, personae, performances and films of three Hollywood megastars, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and William Holden
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