The Media in the Movies

A Catalog of American Journalism Films, 1900–1996


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About the Book

Cynical news hounds, grumbling editors, snooping television newscasters, inquisitive foreign correspondents, probing newsreel cameramen, and a host of others—all can be found in this reference work to Hollywood’s version of journalism: from the early one-reelers to modern fare, over a thousand silent and sound films can be found. Each entry includes title, date of release, distributor, director, screenwriter, and major cast members. These credits are followed by a brief plot summary and analysis, cross-references and other information. The book is arranged alphabetically, and includes a preface, introduction, bibliography, a list of abbreviations, appendices, and an index of names. The detailed introduction covers an historical survey of the topic, with numerous film examples. The work also includes a selection of stills from various films.

About the Author(s)

Flushing, New York’s Larry Langman has been an instructor of film history and English for over twenty years. He has written more than a dozen books on film.

Bibliographic Details

Larry Langman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 341
Bibliographic Info: 11 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [1998]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4091-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0925-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      ix
Introduction      1
Abbreviations      15
THE FILMS      17
Appendix A: Newspaper Film Series      293
Appendix B: Newspaper Film Serials      294
Appendix C: Peripheral Newspaper Films      295
Bibliography      299
Index of Names      301

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Essential…excellent”—Choice
  • “First-rate”—ARBA
  • “A handy compendium”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly