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Contemporary American Cinema

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ISBN-10: 0335218318

ISBN-13: 9780335218318

Edition: 2006

Authors: Linda Ruth Williams, Michael Hammond

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This is a comprehensive introduction to post-classical American film. Covering American cinema since 1960, the text looks at both Hollywood and non-mainstream cinema.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Linda Ruth Williams is Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Southampton. She is author of Sex in the Head: Visions of Femininity and Film in D. H. Lawrence and Critical Desire: Psychoanalysis and the Literary Subject.

Notes on Contributors
Editors' Acknowledgements
A Note on Box Office Figures 1960-2004
Introduction - the whats, whys and hows of this book
The 1960s
American Cinema, 1965-70
The Road Movie
Roger Corman and New World
The Sound of Music
Night of the Living Dead
Debts, Disasters and Mega-Musicals: The Decline of the Studio System
Twentieth Century Fox in the 1960s
The Hollywood Musical
American Underground Cinema of the 1960s
North American Documentary in the 1960s
Pop Movies and Festival Films
"The Last Good Time We Ever Had?": Revising the Hollywood Renaissance
Warren Beatty
The Graduate
Box Office Figures, 1960s and Award Winners 1960-69
Suggested Further Reading
Questions for Discussion
The 1970s
American Cinema, 1970-75
Alan Arkin
Disaster Movies in the 1970s
American Horror Cinema since 1960
Auteurism and Auteurs
Sam Peckinpah
Taxi Driver
Jane Fonda
Blockbusters in the 1970s
Steven Spielberg
Star Wars
William Friedkin
Richard Pryor Live in Concert
The 1970s and American Documentary
Box Office Figures, 1970s and Award Winners 1970-79
Suggested Further Reading
Questions for Discussion
The 1980s
Hollywood in the Age of Reagan
Science Fiction and Fantasy since 1960
Simpson and Bruckheimer
Tim Burton
Heaven's Gate and United Artists
US Independent Cinema since the 1980s
Do the Right Thing
Disney and Family Entertainment
Back to the Future
The Vietnam War in American Cinema
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The 1980s and American Documentary
Women in Recent US Cinema
Barbra Streisand
Desperately Seeking Susan
Sigourney Weaver
Box Office Figures, 1980s and Award Winners 1980-89
Suggested Further Reading
Questions for Discussion
The 1990s and Beyond
Spectacle and Narrative in the Contemporary Blockbuster
Hong Kong in Hollywood
Sequels, Series and Spin-offs
The Agent
What Is Cinema Today? Home Viewing, New Technologies and DVD
Neo-Noir and Erotic Thrillers
Toy Story
Tom Hanks
American Documentary Film in the 1990s
New Black Cinema
The Hughes brothers
John Singleton
New Queer Cinema
The Silence of the Lambs
Fantasizing Gender and Race: Women in Contemporary US Action Cinema
Jodie Foster
Kathryn Bigelow
Smart Cinema
Quentin Tarantino
Box Office Figures, 1990s and Award Winners 1990-2004
Suggested Further Reading
Questions for Discussion
Publisher's Acknowledgements