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University of Miami

1. Hayat, Sara. Dream Houses Gone Wrong: Small Town, Suburbia, and Architectural Narrative in Four Films by Douglas Sirk.

Degree: MArch, Motion Pictures (Communication), 2010, University of Miami

Critics have extensively explored filmmaker Douglas Sirk's personal involvement in numerous aspects of his cinema, especially in his mise-en-scene. Sirk's architectural vision however, is quite underrated among his scholars. This thesis is a research- oriented, as well as an analytical study on Douglas Sirk's architectural semiotics, and the intricate layers of narrative meaning that it adds to his cinematic oeuvre. As case studies, I select four of his 1950s Hollywood films that refer to a contemporaneous disappointment towards the aggressively advertised postwar notion of a suburban dream house, and its small town precedents. Looking at the expressiveness of context, building type, layout, and interior decoration of the dream house in each film, I investigate how Sirk criticizes its materialistic aspects in light of ephemeral cinematic architectures. Advisors/Committee Members: Jean Francois Lejeune, Katherine J. Wheeler, William Rothman, Konstantia Kontaxis.

Subjects/Keywords: Film And Architecture; Douglas Sirk; American Small Towns And Suburbia In Film; Narrative Space In Film

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APA (6th Edition):

Hayat, S. (2010). Dream Houses Gone Wrong: Small Town, Suburbia, and Architectural Narrative in Four Films by Douglas Sirk. (Thesis). University of Miami. Retrieved from https://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_theses/394

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hayat, Sara. “Dream Houses Gone Wrong: Small Town, Suburbia, and Architectural Narrative in Four Films by Douglas Sirk.” 2010. Thesis, University of Miami. Accessed January 17, 2020. https://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_theses/394.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hayat, Sara. “Dream Houses Gone Wrong: Small Town, Suburbia, and Architectural Narrative in Four Films by Douglas Sirk.” 2010. Web. 17 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Hayat S. Dream Houses Gone Wrong: Small Town, Suburbia, and Architectural Narrative in Four Films by Douglas Sirk. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Miami; 2010. [cited 2020 Jan 17]. Available from: https://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_theses/394.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Hayat S. Dream Houses Gone Wrong: Small Town, Suburbia, and Architectural Narrative in Four Films by Douglas Sirk. [Thesis]. University of Miami; 2010. Available from: https://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_theses/394

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Florida

2. Newsom, Charles R. Essential Discriminations Close Reading and Douglas Sirk.

Degree: PhD, English, 2012, University of Florida

I argue that evaluative film criticism can be a rigorous and legitimate academic practice. Film criticism provides a written history of what film writers and scholars value, and it has historically entailed the evaluation of a film's aesthetic achievement. But once Film Studies became institutionalized as a discipline, it left the job of evaluation to journalistic film reviewers, who lacked the time, space, and inclination to do the detailed work of close reading that criticism demanded. I first define film criticism as a specific practice, distinct from history, theory, and reviewing, and with historical connections to the broader field of literary criticism. Next, I explore criticism's historical role in Film Studies, drawing especially on the writings of Cahiers du Cinema in France and Movie in England. Finally, I seek to reclaim criticism for academic Film Studies by asking what the discipline can gain - especially in the classroom setting - by reviving criticism today. Advisors/Committee Members: Ray, Robert B (committee chair), Ulmer, Gregory L (committee member), Bryant, Marsha C (committee member), Blum, Sylvie E (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Christmas; Film criticism; Film editing; Film studies; Motion picture industry; Movies; Narratives; Textbooks; Value judgments; Viewers; analysis  – close  – criticism  – douglas  – evaluation  – film  – formal  – reading  – sirk

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APA (6th Edition):

Newsom, C. R. (2012). Essential Discriminations Close Reading and Douglas Sirk. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Florida. Retrieved from http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0043942

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Newsom, Charles R. “Essential Discriminations Close Reading and Douglas Sirk.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Florida. Accessed January 17, 2020. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0043942.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Newsom, Charles R. “Essential Discriminations Close Reading and Douglas Sirk.” 2012. Web. 17 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Newsom CR. Essential Discriminations Close Reading and Douglas Sirk. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Florida; 2012. [cited 2020 Jan 17]. Available from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0043942.

Council of Science Editors:

Newsom CR. Essential Discriminations Close Reading and Douglas Sirk. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Florida; 2012. Available from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0043942


Universidade de Lisboa

3. Paiva, Mónica Luísa Morgadinho. Melodrama À Beira de um ataque de nervos: para uma análise constrativa entre o mundo conceptual de Douglas Sirk e a sua apropriação no cinema de Pedro Almodóvar.

Degree: 2010, Universidade de Lisboa

Tese de mestrado, Estudos Anglísticos, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras, 2010

Esta dissertação, dividida em cinco capítulos, visa mostrar como o melodrama americano se insere na cinematografia ecléctica de Pedro Almodóvar, através dos melodramas realizados por Douglas Sirk na América, durante os anos 50. Ao analisar três filmes relevantes da filmografia de cada um dos realizadores, pretende-se também constatar como esta relação suplanta barreiras não só temporais, como sociais e históricas. Abdicando de um capítulo teórico sobre a problemática do melodrama, as características essenciais a esta abordagem serão estudadas ao longo de toda a dissertação. O estudo de All that Heaven Allows centra-se em apresentar as regras do género melodramático, tendo em consideração a ironia sirkiana. Já a presença de Written on the Wind pretende salientar o lado transgressor de Douglas Sirk, que faz dele um génio do melodrama. Através da ligação entre Imitation of Life e Tacones Lejanos pretende-se criar uma ponte entre os dois realizadores salientando a vertente melodramática do filme de Sirk e constatando como esta é apropriada por Almodóvar, usando um tema fulcral aos dois realizadores, a maternidade. A análise de Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios pretende mostrar o mundo almodovariano, tal como Heaven apresenta o sirkiano, dando ênfase ao kitsch visual que facilmente se relaciona com o melodrama. Por fim, Todo sobre mi Madre, revela novas perspectivas sobre topoi do melodrama, como a família e a necessidade de um final feliz, mostrando como o género melodramático é transformado e inserido no chamado almodrama.

Abstract This dissertation, in five chapters, aims to prove how Douglas Sirk‟s American melodramas influence Pedro Almodóvar‟s eclectic cinematography. We intend to show how this relation breaks time, social and historical barriers by analyzing three significant films from Almodóvar‟s career and another three from Sirk‟s. Having decided not to include a theoretical chapter about the issues that surround Melodrama, the most important features, essential to this approach will be developed throughout the entire thesis. The analysis of All that Heaven Allows focuses on presenting the major rules of melodrama in its milieu, underlining the influence of the sirkian irony. Written on the Wind, on the other hand, intends to show Sirk‟s transgressions and how these also make him a genius of the melodramatic genre. By connecting Imitation of Life and Tacones Lejanos one aims to show Sirk‟s melodramatic point of view and how it is metamorphosed by Almodóvar, using a very important theme for both directors: motherhood. The analysis of Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios depicts Almodóvar‟s world in the same way that Heaven shows Sirk‟s by emphasizing the visual kitsch, so easily connected with melodrama. Finally, Todo sobre mi Madre, presents new approaches on some melodramatic themes, such as family and the need for a happy ending, substantiating how the melodramatic genre is transformed and absorbed into…

Advisors/Committee Members: Silva, Mário Jorge Torres,1949-.

Subjects/Keywords: Sirk,Douglas,1897-1987; Almodóvar,Pedro,1949-; Cinema - Estados Unidos da América - séc.20; Cinema - Espanha - séc.20; Melodrama no cinema; Teses de mestrado - 2010

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APA (6th Edition):

Paiva, M. L. M. (2010). Melodrama À Beira de um ataque de nervos: para uma análise constrativa entre o mundo conceptual de Douglas Sirk e a sua apropriação no cinema de Pedro Almodóvar. (Thesis). Universidade de Lisboa. Retrieved from http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:repositorio.ul.pt:10451/4241

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Paiva, Mónica Luísa Morgadinho. “Melodrama À Beira de um ataque de nervos: para uma análise constrativa entre o mundo conceptual de Douglas Sirk e a sua apropriação no cinema de Pedro Almodóvar.” 2010. Thesis, Universidade de Lisboa. Accessed January 17, 2020. http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:repositorio.ul.pt:10451/4241.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Paiva, Mónica Luísa Morgadinho. “Melodrama À Beira de um ataque de nervos: para uma análise constrativa entre o mundo conceptual de Douglas Sirk e a sua apropriação no cinema de Pedro Almodóvar.” 2010. Web. 17 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Paiva MLM. Melodrama À Beira de um ataque de nervos: para uma análise constrativa entre o mundo conceptual de Douglas Sirk e a sua apropriação no cinema de Pedro Almodóvar. [Internet] [Thesis]. Universidade de Lisboa; 2010. [cited 2020 Jan 17]. Available from: http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:repositorio.ul.pt:10451/4241.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Paiva MLM. Melodrama À Beira de um ataque de nervos: para uma análise constrativa entre o mundo conceptual de Douglas Sirk e a sua apropriação no cinema de Pedro Almodóvar. [Thesis]. Universidade de Lisboa; 2010. Available from: http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:repositorio.ul.pt:10451/4241

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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