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21 December 2009

American Films of the Thirties - The Case of Howard Hawks’s Scarface III

These economic determinants are, however, not the only ones worth mentioning, Higham notes two other factors that are part of the superstructure. (1) The shock of foreign cultural models. In contrast to the first wave of immigra-tion, which was predominantly Protestant and British, the second wave, extending from...

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21 December 2009

American Films of the Thirties- The Case of Howard Hawks’Scarface II

In a first approach to Scarface I had reconstructed the semiotic system of the initial se-quences of the film before proposing the outlines of a sociocritical reading. The problemat-ics that have emerged may now be submitted to new analyses conducted from perceptibly different and, for that very reason,...

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13 November 2009

American Films of the Thirties - The case of Howard Hawks’s - I-Scarface e

I- Toward a Semiological Reading of Film Study of Sequences SCARFACE (dialogue and shooting script)* Street scene at night Medium close-up of the globe of a lighted lamp-post, in a low-angle shot; beneath the globe, a sign indicating “22nd Street.” The camera moves back, and a horse-drawn deliv-ery van comes into...

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