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O'Connor, John E.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 11,686 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Military history  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Screenplays 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1993.5.U6, 791.430973
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Most widely held works about John E O'Connor
 
Most widely held works by John E O'Connor
American history/American film : interpreting the Hollywood image by John E O'Connor( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's Indian : the portrayal of the Native American in film by Peter Rollins( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The bloodthirsty savage, whooping and screaming and eager to scalp any white man who dared travel west, has been a staple of film since the earliest days of the medium. More recently, Native Americans have frequently been portrayed as environmentally aware, unburdened by the trappings of modern life, with much to teach whites. In this collection of essays, seventeen scholars explore the changing depictions of Hollywood's Indian and how those representations have reflected larger changes in American society." "All the contributors are concerned with Hollywood's portrayal of history, and how America's long record of mistreatment of Native Americans has been manipulated by the film industry. Though their opinions do not represent a united front, they agree that the Hollywood stereotypes that permeate our cultural consciousness bear little resemblance to reality." "Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, from The Vanishing American (1926) to The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of Native Americans in film. Taken as a whole the volume explores the many ways in which these portrayals have made an impact on our collective cultural life."--Jacket
American history, American television : interpreting the video past by John E O'Connor( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why we fought : America's wars in film and history by Peter C Rollins( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Film moves audiences like no other medium; both documentaries and feature films are especially remarkable for their ability to Influence viewers. In Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History, editors Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor explore tile complexities of war films, describing the ways in which such productions interpret history and illuminate American values, politics, and culture." "This comprehensive volume covers representations of war in film from the American Revolution to today's Global War on Terror. The contributors examine iconic battle films such as The Big Parade (1925), All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), From Here to Eternity (1953), and Platoon (1986), considering them as historical artifacts. The authors explain how film shapes our cultural understanding of military conflicts, analyzing the depiction of war on television programs, through news media outlets, and in fictional and factual texts."--Jacket
Hollywood's West : the American frontier in film, television, and history by John E O'Connor( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Hollywood's West, Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor, and the nation's leading film scholars analyze popular conceptions of the frontier as a fundamental element of American history and culture. This volume examines classic Western films and programs that span nearly a century, from Cimarron (1931) to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Many of the films discussed here are considered among the greatest cinematic landmarks of all time."--Jacket
Image as artifact : the historical analysis of film and television by John E O'Connor( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's White House : the American presidency in film and history( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington, The crossing, and revolutionary leadership / Stuart Leibiger -- The Adams chronicles : domesticating the American presidency / Scott F. Stoddart -- Jefferson in love : the farmer framed / Jim Welsh -- Abraham Lincoln in John Ford's The iron horse : both trumpets and silences / Andrew Piasecki -- Redeeming Lincoln, redeeming the South : representations of Abraham Lincoln in D.W. Grifith's The birth of a nation (1915) and historical scholarship / Bryan Rommel-Ruiz -- Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders : a century of leadership in film / J. Tillapaugh -- Wilson in technicolor : an appreciation / Donald E. Staples -- A juxtaposition of conflicting images : Hubert H. Humphrey and the television coverage of Chicago, 1968 / Jaap Kooijman -- Motion picture presidents of the 1930s : factual and fictional leaders for a time of crisis / Michael G. Krukones -- Gabriel over the White House (1933) : William Randolph Hearst's fascist solution for the Great Depression / Deborah Carmichael -- Populism, pragmatism, and political reinvention : the presidential motif in the films of Frank Capra / Ian Scott -- The absent president : Mr. Smith, The candidate, and Bulworth / Linda Alkana -- Who's in charge here? Technology and the presidency in Fail-safe (1964) and Colossus (1970) / Robert E. Hunter -- The 100 million$ men : presidential action/adventure heroes of Independence day (1996) and Air Force One (1997) / John Shelton Lawrence -- A man of his word : Aaron Sorkin's American presidents / Loren P. Quiring -- Hollywood's presidents, 1944-1996 : the primacy of character / Peter C. Rollins -- Richard Nixon as Dick (1999) and the comedic treatment of the presidency / Charlene Etkind -- "Biological business-as-usual" : the beast in Oliver Stone's Nixon / Donald Whaley -- Myth and reality in the Hollywood campaign film : Primary colors (1998) and The war room (1994) / Myron A. Levine -- Bestowing knighthood : the visual aspects of Bill Clinton's Camelot legacy / Luc Herman -- Hollywood, impersonation, and presidential celebrity in the 1990s / David Haven Blake -- Television satire and the presidency : the case of Saturday night live / John Matviko -- The transformed presidency : the Real presidency and Hollywood's Reel presidency / Myron A. Levine -- A filmography for images of American presidents in film / John Shelton Lawrence
William Paterson, lawyer and statesman, 1745-1806 by John E O'Connor( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's World War I : motion picture images( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of feature films and documentaries, Hollywood's World War I traces America's changing views over five decades, as filmmakers have focused on a crisis that still reverberates in our civic and spiritual lives
The West Wing : the American presidency as television drama by Peter Rollins( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work shows that while the series 'The West Wing' may be criticized as 'idealistic', its clever techniques of camera work, lighting, editing and mise en scene reflect America's best image of itself and entertain a loyal audience that wants to believe in the nobility of the American Dream
I am a fugitive from a chain gang by Howard J Green( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1981 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a Southern United States chain gang
Teaching history with film by John E O'Connor( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pamphlet establishes the legitimacy of film as instructional material for the history classroom. Techniques and guidelines for teaching with film are suggested. Four general applications of film to the classroom are examined including film study for factual information, film usage to motivate study and stimulate discussion, film as a historical document, and film as historical interpretation. Suggestions for leading a classroom film discussion include posing the same questions that would be asked about printed historical materials, asking students to describe and interpret the film, or asking students to consider how the film influenced their own feelings and emotions. Three basic rules for teachers include being as well prepared as possible by previewing the film, using film as a visual didactic experience, and integrating film into the text material of the course, never as a lesson in itself. The practical guide section of the pamphlet contains suggestions on how to select, order, and project the film. The selected bibliography includes the names and addresses of major film distributors and university film libraries from which films may be ordered. (De)
The Hollywood Indian : stereotypes of native Americans in films by John E O'Connor( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching history with film and television by John E O'Connor( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film and the humanities by John E O'Connor( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report on a conference, which brought together representatives of various humanistic disciplines to explore the cross-disciplinary appeal of film study as well as the use of film in stimulating scholarship and teaching, includes a narrative summary of the day's conversations and issues raised, as well as of reprints of articles that suggest different theoretical models that have been applied to film and film use in the humanities. In the first of these, William Arrowsmith presents a rationale for the study of film within the context of a traditional humanities orientation. John E. O'Connor relates film study to the study of history, James C. Curtis and J. Joseph Huthmacher discuss American studies and film, Dean Wilson Hartley presents a primer on literature through film, Jerry H. Gill explores philosophy and film, and Jay Ruby relates the use of film in anthropology. Lists of books and articles relating film study to the humanities are also provided, as well as a guide to organizations and periodicals in this area and general reference aids for locating and evaluating films. (Rao)
Bergen County : a pictorial history by Catharine M Fogarty( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newark, an American city by Charles F Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image as artifact( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains selections for discussion on the usefulness of film footage in the study of history
William Paterson and the American Revolution, 1763-1787 by John E O'Connor( )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre Symposium, Vol. 9 : Theatre and Politics in the Twentieth Century by James Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hollywood's Indian : the portrayal of the Native American in film
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Why we fought : America's wars in film and historyHollywood's West : the American frontier in film, television, and historyHollywood's White House : the American presidency in film and historyHollywood's World War I : motion picture imagesThe West Wing : the American presidency as television dramaI am a fugitive from a chain gang