Hollywood's America United States History Through Its Films

ISBN-10: 1881089681
ISBN-13: 9781881089681
Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: This anthology of documents and essays teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. The films are studied as a reflection of their times and as an influence upon style and belief. Each major Part  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This anthology of documents and essays teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. The films are studied as a reflection of their times and as an influence upon style and belief. Each major Part consists of essays on particular films or topics, followed by an assortment of primary documents; a 50-page bibliography of film history concludes the volume.

Steven Mintz is Executive Director of the Institute for Transformational Learning at the University of Texas.

Preface
Introduction
The Silent Era
Introduction
Silent Film as Social Criticism
Silent Cinema as Historical Mythmaker
Silent Comedy as Cultural Commentary
Primary Sources
Hollywood's Golden Age
Introduction
Depression America and Its Films
The Depression's Human Toll
Depression Allegories
African Americans on the Silver Screen
Oson Wells as Poet and Historian
Primary Sources
Wartime Hollywood
Introduction
Wartime Films as Instruments of Propaganda
Casablanca as Propaganda
Bureau of Motion Pictures Report
How WW II Affected Women
Primary Source
Postwar Hollywood
Introduction
The Red Scare in Hollywood
A Perverse Tribute to Hollywood's Past
The Morality of Informing
Science Fiction as Social Commentary
The Western as Cold War Film
Primary Sources
Hollywood Since Vietnam
Introduction
A Shifting Sensibility
Films of the Late Sixties and Early Seventies
Reaffirming traditional Values
Coming to Terms with the Vietnam War
Films of the Eighties
Our Movie-Made President
Primary Source
Presenting African Americans on Film
Bibliography
Acknowledgments

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