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Film noir

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Author(s): Brook, Vincent
A cycle of crime films in expressionist style, shot in the United States from the 1930s to the 1950s. The large number of Jewish émigrés among the directors of film noir is striking. Their affinity to gloomy, social-critical material goes back to Weimar cinema (Metropolis), and was further intensified by National Socialism and its consequences. With its expressionist aesthetics and high artistic ambition, film noir represented a counterpart to commercial Hollywood productions.Film noir – French for “black film” (in the sense of dark, somber) is derived from the American r oman noi…
Date: 2018-11-16

[The] Goldbergs

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Author(s): Brook, Vincent
Media representation of a Jewish immigrant family in the radio serial  The Rise of the Goldbergs and attained greater popularity from 1949 on as a television sitcom. With its stories of integration and social ascent,  The Goldbergs accompanied two generations of Jewish immigrants on their way in American society. The series struck a chord with a widespread public that favored “ethnically” themed entertainment up until the mid-1950s. The Goldbergs, a Jewish immigrant family, were in the limelight of the radio program between 1929 and 1945 and the television…
Date: 2019-12-16