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America on Film

America on Film
  • Author : Harry M. Benshoff,Sean Griffin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-26
  • Total pages :472
  • ISBN : 144435759X
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Summary : America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

Colonial America on Film and Television

Colonial America on Film and Television
  • Author : Bertil O. Österberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-15
  • Total pages :275
  • ISBN : 0786450584
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Summary : The early history of American settlement, pioneering, and independence is marked by fascinating characters and events who are often shrouded in legend. Through the eye of the movie camera, filmmakers have sought to capture these characters and to penetrate the mists of time. This comprehensive filmography provides production information and commentary on all films and television episodes set during the years between the first settlements in the future United States and the fledgling country’s War of 1812 with Britain.

Native Americans on Film

Native Americans on Film
  • Author : M. Elise Marubbio,Eric L. Buffalohead
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-01
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 0813136652
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Summary : Looks at the movies of Native American filmmakers and explores how they have used their works to leave behind the stereotypical Native American characters of old.

Small-town America in Film

Small-town America in Film
  • Author : Emanuel Levy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :298
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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America on Film

America on Film
  • Author : Sam B. Girgus
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-10-17
  • Total pages :226
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : America on Film, first published in 2002, examines how the notion of 'American' has changed from American cinema up to the 1950s.

America on Film

America on Film
  • Author : Kenneth M. Cameron
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : The challenge of making the great American historical film has attracted some of our finest talents: D. W. Griffith, John Ford, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Spike Lee. From the earliest flickering images of The Spirit of 76 (1905) through Nixon, America on Film subtly and entertainingly examines Hollywood's filming of American history, including biographies. Among the many films considered, some omissions seem surprising: The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, for example, since they are based on fiction. But The Iron Horse, The Beginning or the End?, the Jackie Robinson Story, Patton, Quiz Show, Lenny, Malcolm, X, Apollo 13, and literally hundreds of others are all here. Through these many movies, we see the interrelationships between image and substance, illusion and reality, racism and democracy, and cynicism and idealism, which form America's unique national identity.

Hollywood's America

Hollywood's America
  • Author : Steven Mintz,Randy W. Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-03-01
  • Total pages :398
  • ISBN : 1405190035
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Summary : Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history Ten new articles which consider recently released films, as well as issues of gender and ethnicity Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film Fourth edition includes completely new images throughout

Queer Cinema

Queer Cinema
  • Author : Harry M. Benshoff,Sean Griffin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 9780415319874
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Summary : "Queer Cinema, the Film Reader brings together key writings that use queer theory to explore cinematic sexualities, especially those historically designated as gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgendered. The collection examines the relationship between cinematic representations of sexuality and their social, historical and industrial contexts."--BOOK JACKET.

America on Film and Tape

America on Film and Tape
  • Author : Howard B. Hitchens
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :392
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : "an excellent resource on locating audiovisual materials covering a wide variety of topics in American Studies. Both librarians and teachers should find it quite helpful. Recommended for all libraries." Reference Book Review

Imagining America at War

Imagining America at War
  • Author : Cynthia Weber
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-24
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1000155293
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Summary : Ten films released between 9/11 and Gulf War II reflect raging debates about US foreign policy and what it means to be an American. Tracing the portrayal of America in the films Pearl Harbor (World War II); We Were Soldiers and The Quiet American (the Vietnam War); Behind Enemy Lines, Black Hawk Down and Kandahar (episodes of humanitarian intervention); Collateral Damage and In the Bedroom (vengeance in response to loss); Minority Report (futurist pre-emptive justice); and Fahrenheit 9/11 (an explicit critique of Bush’s entire war on terror), Cynthia Weber presents a stimulating new study of how Americans construct their identity and the moral values that inform their foreign policy. This is not just another book about post-9/11 America. It introduces the concept of 'moral grammars of war', and explains how they are articulated: Many Americans asked in the wake of 9/11 – not only 'why do they hate us?' but 'what does it mean to be a moral America(n) and how might such an America(n) act morally in contemporary international politics? This text explores how these questions were answered at the intersections of official US foreign policy and post-9/11 popular films. It also details US foreign policy formation in relation to traditional US narratives about US identity ‘who we think we were/are’, 'who we wish we’d never been', 'who we really are', and 'who we might become' as well as in relation to their foundations in nationalist discourses of gender and sexuality. This book will be of great interest to students of American Studies, US Foreign Policy, Contemporary US History, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Film Studies.

American Politics in Hollywood Film

American Politics in Hollywood Film
  • Author : Ian Scott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-05-06
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0748688366
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Summary : In this second edition of American Politics in Hollywood Film, Ian Scott takes up his analysis of political content and ideology through movies and contends that American culture and the institutional process continues to be portrayed, debated and influen

The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film

The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film
  • Author : Barbara Alfano
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-15
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 1442699124
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Summary : The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film explores the use of images associated with the United States in Italian novels and films released between the 1980s and the 2000s. In this study, Barbara Alfano looks at the ways in which the individuals portrayed in these works – and the intellectuals who created them – confront the cultural construct of the American myth. As Alfano demonstrates, this myth is an integral part of Italians’ discourse to define themselves culturally – in essence, Italian intellectuals talk about America often for the purpose of talking about Italy. The book draws attention to the importance of Italian literature and film as explorations of an individual’s ethics, and to how these productions allow for functioning across cultures. It thus differentiates itself from other studies on the subject that aim at establishing the relevance and influence of American culture on Italian twentieth-century artistic representations.

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film
  • Author : Trevor McCrisken,Trevor B. McCrisken,Andrew Pepper
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :227
  • ISBN : 9780813536217
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Summary : Hollywood has a growing fascination with America's past. This book offers an analysis of how and why contemporary Hollywood films have sought to mediate American history. It considers whether or how far contemporary films have begun to unravel the unifying myths of earlier films and periods.

Showdown

Showdown
  • Author : John H. Lenihan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1980
  • Total pages :214
  • ISBN : 9780252012549
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Summary : The author examines modern American culture through the lens of the Hollywood western.

"Film Europe" and "Film America"

'Film Europe' and 'Film America'
  • Author : Andrew Higson,Richard Maltby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :406
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Winner of the 2000 Prix Jean Mitry. A volume of specially-commissioned essays dealing with the attempts to create a pan-European film production movement in the 1920s and 1930s, and the reactions of the American film industry to these plans to rival its hegemony. The book has an impressive array of top scholars from both America and Europe, including Thomas Elsaesser, Kristin Thompson and Ginette Vincendeau, as well as essays by some younger scholars who have recently completed new archival research. It also includes a number of primary documents selected by the contributors to illuminate their arguments and provide a stimulus to further research. This book is a volume in the series Exeter Studies in Film History, and represents a major contribution to cinema scholarship as well as reflecting a strong interest in an area of study currently being developed in university departments and at the British Film Institute. Winner Prix Jean Mitry 2000

Projecting Politics

Projecting Politics
  • Author : Terry Christensen,Peter J. Haas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-26
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1317462017
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Summary : This fascinating work examines in detail the relationship between American politics and films, from Birth of a Nation to Fahrenheit 9/11. It provides a decade-by-decade survey of politics and films of all types - comedies and dramas to biographies and documentaries - as well as a helpful framework that students and general readers can use to analyze the political content of films. The book also features an examination of film techniques as they relate to political films, an exploration of the effects of real-world politics on Hollywood, and a practical guide to writing film analysis, as well as a guide to web-based film resources and an extensive "Political Filmography." Throughout the book, the authors emphasize both the political messages transmitted through films and the political values that are reflected in them.

Representing "race"

Representing 'race'
  • Author : Robert Ferguson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780340692394
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Summary : Productive media analysis is like an iceberg, argues Robert Ferguson. The vast bulk beneath water is the intellectual, historical and analytical base without which media analysis may become superficial, mechanical or glib. Representing 'Race' argues that the study of 'race' and the media cannot be seriously undertaken without engaging with theories of ideology and without awareness of contemporary theoretical work, such as approaches to Orientalism and critical discourse analysis. Drawing on examples from newspapers, film, radio and television, Ferguson demonstrates the close relationship between representations of 'normality' and racism. Providing an overview and assessment of existing research in the area, Representing 'Race' is a challenge to intellectual complacency and a warning against the temptation to normalise the very term 'race'.

Moviegoing in America

Moviegoing in America
  • Author : Gregory A.. Waller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-12-05
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780631225911
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Summary : Pairing significant research with primary documents, Moviegoing in America charts the evolution of film exhibition and reception as a function of changing patterns of American community, identity, consumption, and the fabric of everyday life. "Moviegoing in America is an important, groundbreaking book." -- The Moving Image "Waller assembles an impressive collection that should become a key resource in the teaching of film exhibition history." -- Screen

Why We Fought

Why We Fought
  • Author : Peter C. Rollins,John E. O'Connor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-07-25
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 0813138744
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Summary : This book makes a powerful case that film can be as valuable a tool as primary documents for improving our understanding of the causes and consequences of war. Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History is a comprehensive look at war films, from depictions of the American Revolution to portrayals of September 11 and its aftermath. The volume contrasts recognized history and historical fiction with the versions appearing on the big screen. The text considers a selection of the pivotal war films of all time, including All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), Apocalypse Now (1979), Platoon (1986), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Why We Fought reveals how film depictions of the country's wars have shaped our values, politics, and culture, and it offers a unique understanding of American history.

Latino Images in Film

Latino Images in Film
  • Author : Charles Ramírez Berg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-15
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 0292783000
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Summary : The bandido, the harlot, the male buffoon, the female clown, the Latin lover, and the dark lady—these have been the defining, and demeaning, images of Latinos in U.S. cinema for more than a century. In this book, Charles Ramírez Berg develops an innovative theory of stereotyping that accounts for the persistence of such images in U.S. popular culture. He also explores how Latino actors and filmmakers have actively subverted and resisted such stereotyping. In the first part of the book, Berg sets forth his theory of stereotyping, defines the classic stereotypes, and investigates how actors such as Raúl Julia, Rosie Pérez, José Ferrer, Lupe Vélez, and Gilbert Roland have subverted stereotypical roles. In the second part, he analyzes Hollywood's portrayal of Latinos in three genres: social problem films, John Ford westerns, and science fiction films. In the concluding section, Berg looks at Latino self-representation and anti-stereotyping in Mexican American border documentaries and in the feature films of Robert Rodríguez. He also presents an exclusive interview in which Rodríguez talks about his entire career, from Bedhead to Spy Kids, and comments on the role of a Latino filmmaker in Hollywood and how he tries to subvert the system.

Queer Images

Queer Images
  • Author : Harry M. Benshoff,Sean Griffin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :321
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : 'Queer Images' chronicles the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer sexualities over 100 years in American film. This book explores not only the ever-changing images of queer characters onscreen, but also the work of queer filmmakers and the cultural histories of queer audiences.