Articles tagged james cagney

Jame Cagney’s Reinvention in ‘Johnny Come Lately’

In this otherwise predictable film, James Cagney paved a path for future performers and the DIY ethic.

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Forbidden Hollywood’s William Wellman: The Forgotten Man

The 1934 Production Code’s puritanical stance towards sexuality is often highlighted by contemporary historians, but it also held extremely reactionary political mandates that forbade movie representations of conflicts between capital and labor.

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James Cagney: Another Look at Hollywood’s Tough Guy

The Cagney features collected here are not "must-owns", but they are enjoyable "might-owns" for anyone who takes pleasure in watching a talented actor finding moments of undiluted joy in work-a-day films.

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29 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Ragtime (1981)

Profound as Coalhouse walker's story might be, Ragtime is about far more.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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