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Cinematic FictionsThe Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II$
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David Seed

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312120

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315190

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Dreiser, Eisenstein and Upton Sinclair

Dreiser, Eisenstein and Upton Sinclair

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(p.151) 8 Dreiser, Eisenstein and Upton Sinclair
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Cinematic Fictions
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315190.009

This chapter begins with a discussion of Theodore Dreiser's interest in cinema, and then considers Sergei Eisenstein's film adaptation of An American Tragedy, which was praised by Dreiser but rejected by Paramount. It also describes Eisenstein's project with Upton Sinclair to make the film Que Viva Mexico!, which resulted in a shorter film released under the title Thunder Over Mexico in 1933.

Keywords:   Theodore Dreiser, cinema, film adaptations, Sergei Eisenstein, An American Tragedy, Que Viva Mexico

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