Oscar Directors: Aronofsky, Darren–Background, Career, Awards

August 8, 2020 Darren Aronofsky Career Summation Occupational Inheritance: No Social Class: middle class; parents teachers Race/Ethnicity: Jewish (born) Nationality: Formal Education: Harvard University Training: Irish First Film: Pi, 1998; age 29 First Oscar Nomination: Other Nominations: Oscar Awards: Nominations Span: Genre (specialties): psychological horror Collaborators: cinematographer Last Film: Contract: Career Output: NA Career Span: […]

Oscar Directors: Abrahamson, Lenny–Background, Career, Awards

August 8, 2020 Lenny Abrahamson Career Summation Occupational Inheritance: No Social Class: Race/Ethnicity: Jewish (born); atheist Nationality: Irish Formal Education: Training: First Film: Adam & Paul, 2004, age 38 First Oscar Nomination: Room, 2015; age 49 Other Nominations: No Oscar Awards: Emmy Nominations Span: Genre (specialties): Collaborators: Last Film: Contract: Career Output: NA Career Span: […]

Auteurism: Revolutionary Impact of Andrew Sarris’ French-American Perspective

As a perspective, auteurism has proven its pervasive usefulness and radical impact with a number of theoretical and practical results that evolved out of its revolutionary ideas.

Elites: Sociological Study of Elites (C. Wright Mills)

In political sociological theory, elite is composed of a small group of powerful people who hold a disproportionate amount of wealth, privilege, political power, or skill in a society.  The “elite” are “those people or organizations that are considered the best or most powerful compared to others of a similar type.” American sociologist C. Wright […]

Thirty Day Princess (1934): Pre-Code Cmedy, Starring Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant and Edward Arnold

Marion Gering directed Thirty Day Princess, a pre-Code comedy, starring Sylvia Sidney in a dual role, Cary Grant in a thankless part, and Edward Arnold as second banana. The film was based on a story of the same name by Clarence Budington Kelland in Ladies’ Home Journal in 1933), adapted by Sam Hellman and Edwin […]