American Politics in Hollywood Film

ISBN-10: 0748640231

ISBN-13: 9780748640232

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Ian Scott
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Description: With the focus on mainstream films (including Wag the Dog, Primary Colors, JFK, Nixon and Bulworth) and the careful use of theory, the author explores the influence that Hollywood has on politics and vice versa.

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 5/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: 'We're Living Your Scripts'
Film, Ideology and American Politics
Hollywood and the Portrayal of American Political Ideas
The Iconography of Hollywood Politics
Political Films in the Classic Studio Era
Inside the Corridors of Power
Symbolism, Iconography and the Movies of Frank Capra
Hollywood on the Campaign Trail
Hollywood and Early Election Campaigns
The Boys on the Bus
Contemporary Election Movies
Action, Conspiracy and Paranoia in Hollywood Political Films
The Pre-Cold War Thriller Films
Post-1945: Cold War Conspiracy
Alan J. Pakula and the Classic Paranoia Style
Political Thrillers in the Contemporary Era
Political Biography in Film
Origins and Evolution
Drama and Politics: The Biographies of Oliver Stone
Hollywood and America in the New Foreign Policy Era
Trust No One
Decoding the Documentary
Hollywood and Contemporary Domestic Politics
Who Took the Politics out of Political Movies?
Political Films in the 1990s
The 2000s and Beyond
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