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“Bombs of Laughter”: Motion Pictures, Mass Art, and Universal Language

‘Poe, You Are Avenged!’: Edgar Allan Poe and Universal Pictures’ The Raven (1935)

The Good Shepherd. Dir. by Robert De Niro. Prod. by James G. Robinson, Jane Rosenthal, and Robert De Niro. Universal Pictures, 2006. 168 mins. (Universal Pictures, http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/)

The Hurricane. Prod. by Armyan Bernstein, John Catcham, and Norman Jewison. Dir. by Norman Jewison. Universal Pictures/Beacon Pictures in association with Azoff Films/Rudy Langlais Productions, 1999. 146 mins.

Charlie Wilson's War. Dir. by Mike Nichols. Prod. by Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks. Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Par ticipant Productions, and Playtone, 2007. 97 mins. (Universal Pictures, http://www.universalpictures.com/)

Apollo 13. Dir. by Ron Howard. Brian Grazer for an Imagine Entertainment Production/Universal Pictures, 1995. 140 mins

City of Dreams: The Making and Remaking of Universal Pictures. By Bernard R. Dick. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1997. xiv, 249 pp. $29.95, ISBN 0-8131-2016-0.)

Gladiator. Produced by David H. Franzoni and Branko Lustig; directed by Ridley Scott; written by David H. Franzoni. 2000; color; 154 minutes. Distributor: Dreamworks and Universal Pictures

Ride with the Devil. Produced by Robert Colesberry, Ted Hope, and James Schamus; directed by Ang Lee; screenplay by James Schamus, based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell. 1999; color; 138 minutes. Distributor: Universal Pictures


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While the company was never as powerful a studio as some of its competitors, Universal usually managed to survive by arranging shrewd tie-ins with record companies, television, and tourism. Film ...

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