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THE LOST JUNGLE: THE HOLLYWOOD SOUND SERIAL OF THE 1930S AND 1940S. Guy Barefoot. University of Exeter Press, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 256 pp. with 30 ills. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9780859898874 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Why has the Hollywood sound serial received so little scholarly attention? These short, usually weekly films ending in cliffhangers began in the silent era but continued to be extremely popular in the 1930s and 1940s after the advent of synchronized sound. In The Lost Jungle Guy Barefoot explores the popularity of particular serials such as Flash Gordon (1936) and The Lone Ranger (1938), contextualizing the serial in the broader context of American film culture during the Great Depression and Second World War. Barefoot also examines less familiar science fiction, western, jungle, and crime serials, and considers the production of sound serials, highlighting how they drew upon earlier conventions of silent cinema and melodrama.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171120
Hardcover $110.00 nota bene: See Comment Above.

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