Movies and American Society

ISBN-10: 0631219609
ISBN-13: 9780631219606
Edition: 2002
Authors: Steven J. Ross
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Description: This collection of the best film history scholarship gathers contemporary essays and supporting documents to illustrate the power of movies to change, and be changed by, American society.

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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This collection of the best film history scholarship gathers contemporary essays and supporting documents to illustrate the power of movies to change, and be changed by, American society.

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why Movies Matter
Going to the Movies: Early Audiences
Introduction to the Article.Article: From The Making of American Audiences: From Stage to Television, 1750-1990
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
"The Nickel Madness"
Report of Censorship of Motion Pictures and of Investigation of Motion Picture Theatres of Cleveland (1913)
"House Fly Panics Pittsburgh Movie Audience"
Readings and Screenings
Heroes and Heroines of Their Own Entertainment: Progressive-Era Cinema
Introduction to the Article
Article: From The Loud Silents: Origins of the Social Problem Film
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
"The Social Uses of the Moving Picture"
Los Angeles Socialist Movie Theater
Readings and Screenings
The Rise of Hollywood: Movies, Ideology, and Audiences in the Roaring Twenties:.Introduction to the Article
Article: From Working-Class Hollywood: Silent Film and the Shaping of Class in America
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
"The Deluxe Picture Palace"
"Petting At the Movies"
"The Actor's Part"
Readings and Screenings
Who Controls What We See?: Censorship and the Attack on Hollywood "Immorality"
Introduction to the Article
Article: Hollywood Censored: The Production Code Administration and the Hollywood Film Industry, 1930-1940
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
The Power of the Movies and Debates Over Censorship
Readings and Screenings
Confronting the Great Depression: Renewing Democracy in Hard Times
Introduction to the Article.Article: From The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
"The Movies and Political Propaganda": Upton Sinclair
Readings and Screenings
Alternative Cinemas: Movies on the Margins.Introduction to the Article
Article: From Hollywood's High Noon: Moviemaking and Society Before Television
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
"The Negro and the Photo-Play"
"'The Symbol of the Unconquered, New Play"
"Some New American Documentaries: In Defense of Liberty
Readings and Screenings
Seeing Red: Cold War Hollywood
Introduction to the Article.Article: From American Cinema/American Culture
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
FBI Report, "Communist Political Influence and Activities in the Motion Picture Business in Hollywood, California."
"The Waldorf Statement," issued by the Association of Motion Picture Producers
Readings and Screenings
Eisenhower's America: Prosperity and Problems in the 1950s
Introduction to the Article.Article: From American Film and Society Since 1945
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
Teen Idol: Hedda Hopper Interviews
Reviews of Rebel Without a Cause
Readings and Screenings
Black and White in Color: Race and Film in the 1960s and 1970s
Introduction to the Article
Article: From Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film
Documents:.Introduction to the Documents
Variety Reports Reactions to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
"Blaxploitation Movies: Cheap Thrills That Degrade Blacks"
Readings and Screenings
Vietnam and the Crisis of American Power: Movies, War, and Militarism

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