America on Film Representing Race, Class, Gender,and Sexuality at the Movies

ISBN-10: 0631225838
ISBN-13: 9780631225836
Edition: 2004
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

A lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. 'America on Film' provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender and sexuality.

Acknowledgements. How To Use This Book
American Film and Culture
Introduction to the Study of Film Form and Representation:Film Form
American Ideologies: Discrimination and Resistance
Culture and Cultural Studies
Case Study: The Lion King (1994)
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading
The Structure and History of Hollywood Filmmaking:Hollywood vs. Independent Film
The Style of Hollywood Cinema
The Business of Hollywood
The History of Hollywood: The Movies Begin
The Classical Hollywood Cinema
World War II and Postwar Film
"New " Hollywood and the Blockbuster
Mentality
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Race and Ethnicity and American Film:Introduction to Part Two: What is Race?
American Film and the Concept of Whiteness:Seeing White.Bleaching the Green: The Irish in American Cinema
Looking for Respect: The Italian in American Cinema
A Special Case: Jews and Hollywood
Case Study: The Jazz Singer (1927)
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
African Americans and American Film:African Americans in Early Film
Blacks in Classical Hollywood Cinema
World War II and the Postwar Social Problem Film
The Rise and Fall of Blaxploitation Filmmaking
Sidebar: Blacks on TV
1980s Hollywood and the Arrival of Spike Lee
Black Independent Film vs. "Neo-Blaxploitation " Today
Case Study: Bamboozled (2000)
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Native Americans and American Film:The American "Indian " Before Film
Ethnographic Films and the
Rise of the Hollywood Western
The Evolving Western
A Kinder, Gentler America? Case Study: Smoke Signals (1998)
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Asian Americans and American Film:Silent Film and Asian Images
Asians in Classical Hollywood Cinema
WWII and After: War Films, Miscegenation Melodramas, and Kung Fu
Asian American Actors and Filmmakers Today
Case Study: Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Latinos and American Film:The Greaser and the Latin Lover: Alternating Stereotypes
WW2 and After: The Good Neighbor Policy
The 1950s to the 1970s: Back to Business as Usual?Expanding Opportunities in Recent
Decades.Case Study: My Family Familia (1995)
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Class and American Film:Introduction to Part Three: What is Class?
Classical Hollywood Cinema and Class:Setting the Stage: The Industrial Revolution
Early Cinema: The Rise of the Horatio Alger Myth
Hollywood and Unionization
Class in the Classical
Hollywood Cinema.Case Study: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Conclusion: Re-cloaking Class Consciousness
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Cinematic Class Struggle After the Depression:From World War II to the Red
Scare.From Opulence to Counterculture
New Hollywood and the Resurrection of the Horatio Alger Myth
Case Study: Bulworth (1998)
Conclusions: Corporate Hollywood and Labor Today
Sidebar: Class on Television.Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Gender and American Film:Introduction to Part Four: What is Gender?
Women in Classical Hollywood Filmmaking:Images of Women in Early Cinema
Early Female Filmmakers.Images of Women in 1930s Classical Hollywood
World War II and After
Case Study: All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Exploring the Visual Parameters of Women in Film:Ways of Seeing
"Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema "
Case Study: Gilda (1946)
Conclusion: Complicating Mulvey 's Arguments
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Masculinity in Classical Hollywood Filmmaking:Masculinity and Early Cinema
Masculinity and the Male Movie Star.World War II and Film Noir
Case Study: Dead Reckoning (1947)
Masculinity in 1950s American Film
Questions for Discussion
For Further Reading/Screening
Gender in American Film Since the 1960s:S

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