The Book of Iowa Films Marty Knepper

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Published: September 3rd 2014

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284 pages


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The Book of Iowa Films  by  Marty Knepper

The Book of Iowa Films by Marty Knepper
September 3rd 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 284 pages | ISBN: | 8.17 Mb

The Book of Iowa Films by Marty Knepper and John Shelton Lawrence is the first and only comprehensive story of Iowa films. The book covers films made In Iowa, set in Iowa, featuring traveling Iowans, or mentioning Iowa. The book contains anMoreThe Book of Iowa Films by Marty Knepper and John Shelton Lawrence is the first and only comprehensive story of Iowa films.

The book covers films made In Iowa, set in Iowa, featuring traveling Iowans, or mentioning Iowa. The book contains an introduction chronicling Iowa film history in the twentieth century and the startling changes in the Iowa film scene in the twenty-first century. The main section of the book contains detailed information on over 400 Iowa films, with individual films easily found through an index.

The book closes with an article about Iowa films during WWII and reviews of the first film with an Iowa setting (The Strange Woman, 1918) and the first movie made in Iowa, The Wonderful Thing (1921), set in Centerville. An appendix chapter covers the heroic role of Iowans in Hollywoods morale building pictures of the World War II years. The book pays attention to the evolution of production and distribution technology and how that has affected the content of Iowa films, basically moving them away from traditional stereotypes of place and character.This book is a valuable companion to the Hollywood in the Heartland exhibit that is running at the State Historical Society Museum in Des Moines through 2016 or 2017.

Marty Knepper is a featured presenter in that exhibition.



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