Cinematic Identity: Anatomy of a Problem Film

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Though largely forgotten today, the 1949 film Pinky had a significant impact on the world of cinema. Directed by Elia Kazan, the film was a box office success despite dealing with the era's most taboo subjects--miscegenation and racial passing--and garnered an Academy Award nomination for its African American star, Ethel Waters. It was also historically important: when a Texas movie theater owner showing the film was arrested for violating local censorship laws, his case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled the ...

Cinematic Identity: Anatomy of a Problem Film 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816634125

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Cinematic Identity: Anatomy of a Problem Film 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

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