Big Tomorrow Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way

ISBN-10: 0226511634
ISBN-13: 9780226511634
Edition: 2000
Authors: Lary May
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Description: In this daring reexamination of the connections between national politics and Hollywood movies, Lary May offers a fresh interpretation of American culture from the New Deal through the Cold War.

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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

In this daring reexamination of the connections between national politics and Hollywood movies, Lary May offers a fresh interpretation of American culture from the New Deal through the Cold War.

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Acknowledgements
Prologue: Nothing Is More American
The Modern Republic Comes of Age
"My Ancestors Did Not Come Over on the Mayflower": Will Rogers and the Radicalism of Tradition
The Recreation of America: Hybrid Moviemakers and the Multicultural Republic
Utopia on Main Street: Modern Theaters and the "New" Audiences
The American Way and Its Discontent
The Birth of the White Consumer Democracy: Hollywood and the World War II Conversion Narrative
Movie Star Politics: Hollywood and the Making of Cold War Americanism
"Outside the Groove of History": Film Noir and the Birth of a Counterculture
Epilogue: Reimaging Postwar America
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Notes
Film Index
Subject Index

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