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Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties: From The Ancient Law to The Jazz Singer with Charles Musser - Holocaust Living History Workshop

Humanities (Audio)

Yale University professor and filmmaker Charles Musser explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of race relations in German and American cinema from the 1920s by examining The Ancient Law (1923) and The Jazz Singer (1927). He evaluates how each film addresses anti-Semitism as well as the burning question of the history of blackface as a theatrical convention. Series: "Library Channel" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 35016]

1hr 15mins

11 Nov 2019

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Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties: From The Ancient Law to The Jazz Singer with Charles Musser - Holocaust Living History Workshop

Holocaust (Audio)

Yale University professor and filmmaker Charles Musser explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of race relations in German and American cinema from the 1920s by examining The Ancient Law (1923) and The Jazz Singer (1927). He evaluates how each film addresses anti-Semitism as well as the burning question of the history of blackface as a theatrical convention. Series: "Library Channel" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 35016]

1hr 15mins

11 Nov 2019

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Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties: From The Ancient Law to The Jazz Singer with Charles Musser - Holocaust Living History Workshop

Humanities (Video)

Yale University professor and filmmaker Charles Musser explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of race relations in German and American cinema from the 1920s by examining The Ancient Law (1923) and The Jazz Singer (1927). He evaluates how each film addresses anti-Semitism as well as the burning question of the history of blackface as a theatrical convention. Series: "Library Channel" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 35016]

1hr 15mins

11 Nov 2019

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Charles Musser, "From Stereopticon to Telephone: The Selling of the President in the Gilded Age"

MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Contrary to our received notions on the newness of new media, the presidential campaigns of the late nineteenth century witnessed an explosion of media forms as advisers and technicians exploited a variety of forms promote their candidates and platforms, including the stereopticon (a modernized magic lantern), the phonograph, and the telephone. In the process, they set in motion not only a new way of imagining how to market national campaigns and candidates; they also helped to usher in novel forms of mass spectatorship. Analogies to presidential campaigns in the 21st century are inevitable—and will not be avoided. The presentation comes out of Charlie Musser’s new book, Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s (University of California Press).Charles Musser is professor of Film & Media Studies, American Studies and Theater Studies at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including the now-classic The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907. His most recent documentary is Errol Morris: A Lightning Sketch (2014).

1hr 44mins

17 Mar 2017

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Episode 36: Charles Musser / New Haven Documentary Film Festival

Deep Focus on WNHH-LP

NHDocsListen on SoundCloudListen on iTunes First Segment Guest: Professor Charles Musser 0:00 - 38:04 - interview with Professor Charles Musser about the third annual New Haven Documentary Film Festival DescriptionOn today's episode, host Tom Breen talks with Professor Charles Musser about the third annual New Haven Documentary Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 12th and will be bringing 15 documentary features and 26 documentary shorts to the Elm City. A founder and co-director of the festival, Musser shares some thoughts on the films and filmmakers included in this year's line up, including Alex Gibney, Barbara Kopple, East Lyme middle school students, and many more.Video LinksTrailer for ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM (2005) by Alex Gibney

38mins

2 Jun 2016