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Connecticut in the movies : from dream houses to dark suburbia  Cover Image Book Book

Connecticut in the movies : from dream houses to dark suburbia / Illeana Douglas

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  • ISBN: 149307573X
  • ISBN: 9781493075737
  • Physical Description: 340 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Essex, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Silent films of Connecticut -- Country living comedies -- Christmas in Connecticut -- The dream of suburbia -- Suburban sex comedies -- Dark suburbia -- Location, location, location: the town is the star -- Crimes and misdemeanors -- Connecticut cameos -- Hometown drama: the films of Eugene O'Neill -- Connecticut history -- Dark suburbia redux -- Creepy Connecticut -- The changing landscape and a search for identity -- Coming home
Summary, etc.:
The book takes the reader on a cinematic road trip through Hollywood history and Connecticut geography. Illeana Douglas, an actor and film historian from Connecticut, defines how the perception of on-screen Connecticut has shifted more than that of any other New England state over the decades and provides some surprising conclusions about just what it means to be a "Connecticut movie." Filled with behind-the-scenes stories as well as her own personal snapshots of the places where these films were made
Subject: Motion picture locations > Connecticut.
Connecticut > In motion pictures.
Motion pictures > History.
Genre: Film criticism.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury.


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Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury 791.4 DOUGLAS (Text) 33630147691146 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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