12. Biography

  1. Drew Casper

Published Online: 3 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395242.ch12

Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction

Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction

How to Cite

Casper, D. (2011) Biography, in Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395242.ch12

Author Information

  1. University of Southern California, School of the Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188272

Online ISBN: 9781444395242



  • biography;
  • The Other Side of the Mountain (U, 1975) - the tragic slap-of-fate movement;
  • Brit/US playwrights' documentary-like - behind-the-scenes (demythed), famous people impersonated by a known actor in a star turn;
  • genre's industrial/aesthetic tampering, desire to be relevant - Franco Zeffirelli's conception of St. Francis of Assisi as a hippie in Brother Sun Sister Moon;
  • unfolding of life, biographee's display of excellence - contributing to national or global politics/culture/survival, rendering them famous;
  • traditional paradigm, with its hagiographical tone - as PT 109 (WB, 1963), glorification of WWII lieutenant John F. Kennedy's courage;
  • major conflict, again - reverting to individuals confronting the Establishment;
  • English political history, fascinating Hollywood - with no fewer than eight forays;
  • Isadora's flashback memories - concerning filmmakers' musings of what she wished had been, rather than what really occurred