Now, Voyager

Author: Olive Higgins Prouty

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558616330

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“Don’t let’s ask for the moon! We have the stars!” The film that concludes with Bette Davis’s famous words, reaffirmed Davis’s own stardom and changed the way Americans smoked cigarettes. But few contemporary fans of this story of a woman’s self-realization know its source. Olive Higgins Prouty’s 1941 novel Now, Voyager provides an even richer, deeper portrait of the inner life of its protagonist and the society she inhabits. Viewed from a distance of more than 60 years, it also offers fresh and quietly radical takes on psychiatric treatment, traditional family life, female desire, and women’s agency. Boston blueblood Charlotte Vale has led an unhappy, sheltered life. Dowdy, repressed, and pushing forty, Charlotte finds salvation in the unlikely form of a nervous breakdown, placing her at a sanitarium, where she undergoes treatment to rebuild her ravaged self-esteem and uncover her true intelligence and charm. Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women’s writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From mystery to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era. Enjoy the series: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The Girls in 3-B; Laura; The Man Who Loved His Wife; Mother Finds a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.
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Not Now, Voyager

A Memoir

Author: Lynne Schwartz

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1582439362

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Ever since the explorations of Marco Polo and the travels of Montaigne, a lively dialogue has persisted about the pros and cons of travel. Lynne Sharon Schwartz joins this dialogue with a memoir that raises both serious and amusing questions about travel, using her own experiences as vivid illustrations. Not Now, Voyager takes us on a voyage of self-discovery as the author traces how travel has shaped her sensibilities from childhood through adulthood. She makes an adolescent visit to Miami Beach, where she confronts the powerful sensation of not belonging; she goes to Rome as a young woman and ponders the difference between ignorance and innocence; she ventures to Jamaica and witnesses political and social unrest; and she takes a family road trip to Montreal and watches her daughters come to startling realizations of their own. Schwartz’s personal history takes on new shapes, and her feelings about travel change as she shows us who she started out as and who she has become. Above all, this memoir exemplifies a mode of travel in and of itself: the mind on a journey or quest, pausing here and there, sometimes by design, sometimes by serendipity, lingering, occasionally backtracking, but always on the move.
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Max Steiner's Now, Voyager

A Film Score Guide

Author: Kate Daubney

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313312533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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This volume examines Max Steiner's Academy Award winning score for the 1942 film Now, Voyager, combining a full and detailed musical analysis of the score with critical and historical perspectives on the film.
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The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film

Author: Heather Laing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351544055

Category: Music

Page: 210

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Heather Laing examines, for the first time, the issues of gender and emotion that underpin the classical style of film scoring, but that have until now remained unquestioned and untheorized, thus providing a benchmark for thinking on more recent and alternative styles of scoring. Many theorists have discussed this type of music in film as a signifier of emotion and 'the feminine', a capacity in which it is frequently associated with female characters. The full effect of such an association on either female or male characterization, however, has not been examined. This book considers the effects of this association by progress through three stages: cultural-historical precedents, the generic parameters of melodrama and the woman's film, and the narrativization of music in film through diegetic performance and the presence of musicians as characters. Case studies of specific films provide textual and musical analyses, and the genres of melodrama and the woman's film have been chosen as representative not only of the epitome of the Hollywood scoring style, but also of the narrative association of women, emotion and music. Laing leads to the conclusion that music functions as more than merely a signifier of emotion. Rather, it takes a crucial role in both indicating and determining how emotion is actually understood as part of the construction of gender and its representation in film.
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Britton on Film

The Complete Film Criticism of Andrew Britton

Author: Andrew Britton,Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814333631

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 533

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Collects all published film criticism by Andrew Britton, a singular voice in film studies whose promising career was cut short by his untimely death.
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The 'I' of the Camera

Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics

Author: William Rothman,Rothman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521527248

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 389

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This second edition of William Rothman's classic includes fourteen new essays and a new foreword.
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Now Voyagers

The Night Sea Journey : Some Divisions of the Saga of Mawrdew Czgowchwz, Oltrano, Authenticated by Persons Represented Therein. Book one

Author: James McCourt

Publisher: Turtle Point Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

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The long-awaited sequel to James McCourt's first novel, the comic masterpiece Mawrdew Czgowchwz.
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Joseph Cornell

Opening the Box

Author: Jason Edwards,Stephanie L. Taylor

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039110582

Category: Art

Page: 350

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In spite of the widespread fascination with the life and work of American artist Joseph Cornell in both the academy and the gallery, studies of Cornell to date have been circumscribed by a range of critical cliches about the artist being a childlike dreamer, hermetically sealed off from the world, which has prevented his work from being fully understood in all of its complexity and diversity. This book contains more than 50 illustrations of the artist's work - many never before reproduced - and provides 13 ground-breaking new essays on the artist's films, dossiers, pill-boxes, magazine work, correspondence, diary entries and more ephemeral writings from internationally reputed scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. These exciting, provocative, and unusually interdisciplinary essays emerge from a variety of disciplines, including Art History, Philosophy, English and American Studies, Geography, Visual Culture and Film Studies. In 'opening the box' on Cornell, the artist appears in a range of significant new contexts, alongside European and American Modernists and Surrealists from literature and the visual arts, heavy-weight European and American philosophers, nineteenth-century forebears, and contemporary film-makers."
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Zeroville

A Novel

Author: Steve Erickson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480409995

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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The acclaimed author of Shadowbahn delivers a novel of Hollywood obsession: “one of a kind . . . a funny, unnervingly surreal page turner” (Newsweek). Hailed as one of Erickson’s finest and most daring novels, Zeroville is a unique love letter to film. It centers on the story of Vikar, a young architecture student so enthralled with the movies that his friends call him “cinéautistic.” With an intensely religious childhood behind him, and tattoos of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift on his head, he arrives in Hollywood where he’s mistaken for a member of the Charles Manson “family” and eventually scores a job as a film editor. Vikar discovers the frames of a secret film within the reels of every movie ever made, and sets about splicing them together—an undertaking that takes on frightening theological dimensions. Electrifying and darkly comic, Zeroville dives into the renegade American cinema of the ’70s and ’80s and emerges into an era for which we have no name.
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The Story Until Now

A Great Big Book of Stories

Author: Kit Reed

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573507

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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Called “one of our brightest cultural commentators” by Publishers Weekly, Kit Reed draws from life—with a difference. This new collection brings together thirty-four of her strong, original stories, from early classics like “The Wait” and “Winter” to six never-before-collected short stories, including “The Legend of Troop 13” and “Wherein We Enter the Museum.” An early favorite, “Automatic Tiger,” is the first in a series of Reed’s stories about animals. There’s a monkey who grinds out bestsellers with the help of a “creative writing” app. Her uncanny black dog can enter a crowded room and sit down at the feet of the next man to die. Her characters confront war in various arenas: mother/daughter battles, the war of the sexes, the struggles of men scarred by war. Kit Reed’s self-described “transgenred” fiction is confirmation of an “extraordinary talent” (The Financial Times). The range and complexity of her work speaks for itself in The Story Until Now.
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