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Bennett, Breen, and the birdman of alcatraz: A case study of collaborative censorship between the production code administration and the federal bureau of prisons (2016)
Journal Article
Eldridge, D. (2016). Bennett, Breen, and the birdman of alcatraz: A case study of collaborative censorship between the production code administration and the federal bureau of prisons. Film History, 28(2), 1-31. doi:10.2979/filmhistory.28.2.02

In bringing to the screen the life of murderer Robert Stroud in Birdman of Alcatraz (United Artists, 1962), filmmakers encountered official obstruction from the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, James V. Bennett. Campaigning for the release... Read More

The generic American psycho (2008)
Journal Article
Eldridge, D. (2008). The generic American psycho. Journal of American Studies, 42(1), (19-33). doi:10.1017/S0021875807004355. ISSN 0021-8758

Following Elizabeth Young's 1991 analysis of the controversy surrounding the publication of Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, this article discusses the efforts of the makers of the 2000 film adaptation to "rehabilitate" the novel. It explores the... Read More

American culture in the 1930s
Book
Eldridge, D. American culture in the 1930s. The University of Hull

This book provides an insightful overview of the major cultural forms of 1930s America: literature and drama, music and radio, film and photography, art and design, and a chapter on the role of the federal government in the development of the arts. T... Read More