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Reelpolitik II Political Idelogies in '50s and '60s Films

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ISBN-10: 0742530418

ISBN-13: 9780742530416

Edition: 2004

Authors: Beverly Merrill Kelley

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Reelpolitik II moves past typical left-right political distinctions to examine political ideologies cycling through U.S. history during the '50s and '60s. These eight Cold War movies especially equipped the moviegoer with a unique vantage point to scrutinize the arms race, the Red Scare, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. They also helped audiences to observe the way film functions as a purveyor of American mythology, a megaphone to shout political messages, a metaphorical route to the emotions, a flattering mirror, an unflattering microscope, and a magic carpet ride back to the future. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: A Tale of Two Cities, Parameters, the Language of Politics
Populism in The Last Hurrah
Elitism in Advise and Consent
Fascism in A Face in the Crowd
Antifascism in Seven Days in May
Interventionism in The Green Berets
Isolationism in The Steel Helmet
Cold War Hawkism in The Manchurian Candidate
Cold War Dovism in Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Conclusion: Myth, Megaphone, Metaphor, Mirror, Microscope, and Magic Carpet
Ideological Filmography
Selected Bibliography
About the Author