Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America

Hollywood s Tennessee The Williams Films and Postwar America No American dramatist has had plays adapted than Tennessee Williams and few modern dramatists have witnessed as much controversy during the adaptation process His Hollywood legacy captured in such s

  • Title: Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America
  • Author: R. Barton Palmer William Robert Bray
  • ISBN: 9780292723047
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • No American dramatist has had plays adapted than Tennessee Williams, and few modern dramatists have witnessed as much controversy during the adaptation process His Hollywood legacy, captured in such screen adaptations as A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Suddenly, Last Summer, reflects the sea change in American culture in the mid twentieth centuryNo American dramatist has had plays adapted than Tennessee Williams, and few modern dramatists have witnessed as much controversy during the adaptation process His Hollywood legacy, captured in such screen adaptations as A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Suddenly, Last Summer, reflects the sea change in American culture in the mid twentieth century Placing this body of work within relevant contexts ranging from gender and sexuality to censorship, modernism, art cinema, and the Southern Renaissance, Hollywood s Tennessee draws on rarely examined archival research to recast Williams s significance Providing not only cultural context, the authors also bring to light the details of the arduous screenwriting process Williams experienced, with special emphasis on the Production Code Administration the powerful censorship office that drew high profile criticism during the 1950s and Williams s innovative efforts to bend the code Going well beyond the scripts themselves, Hollywood s Tennessee showcases findings culled from poster and billboard art, pressbooks, and other production and advertising material The result is a sweeping account of how Williams s adapted plays were crafted, marketed, and received, as well as the lasting implications of this history for commercial filmmakers and their audiences.

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    One thought on “Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America”

    1. A drily written account of the translation of Williams' oeuvre from stage to screen. Interesting subject matterbut DRY. It should have been more entertainingly written.

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