America On Film by Harry M. Benshoff

Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-08-26
ISBN-13 : 9781444357592
Hardcover : 472 Pages


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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

America On Film by Sam B. Girgus

Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2002-10-17
ISBN-13 : 0521009316
Hardcover : 226 Pages


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America on Film, first published in 2002, examines how the notion of 'American' has changed from American cinema up to the 1950s.

Colonial America On Film And Television by Bertil O. Österberg

Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : McFarland
Release : 2009-04-15
ISBN-13 : 9780786450589
Hardcover : 275 Pages


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The early history of American settlement, pioneering, and independence is marked by fascinating characters and events who are often shrouded in legend. Through the eye of the movie camera, filmmakers have sought to capture these characters and to penetrate the mists of time. This comprehensive filmography provides production information and commentary on all films and television episodes set during the years between the first settlements in the future United States and the fledgling country’s War of 1812 with Britain.

Native Americans On Film by M. Elise Marubbio

Genre : Cooking
Editor : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN-13 : 9780813136653
Hardcover : 390 Pages


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Looks at the movies of Native American filmmakers and explores how they have used their works to leave behind the stereotypical Native American characters of old.

America In Literature And Film by Ahmed Elbeshlawy

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2011
ISBN-13 : 1409425258
Hardcover : 168 Pages


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Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic theory and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this book brings into dialogue a series of literary works, films and critical theory that are concerned with defining America. Elbeshlawy demonstrates that texts which particularly focus on explaining how other texts about America communicate an unreliable message, themselves communicate an untrustworthy message. Writers and films discussed include Adorno, Kafka, Sontag, Said, Hassan, Dogville and Birth of a Nation.

America On Film by Kenneth M. Cameron

Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : Burns & Oates
Release : 1997
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015040147905
Hardcover : 272 Pages


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The challenge of making the great American historical film has attracted some of our finest talents: D. W. Griffith, John Ford, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Spike Lee. From the earliest flickering images of The Spirit of 76 (1905) through Nixon, America on Film subtly and entertainingly examines Hollywood's filming of American history, including biographies. Among the many films considered, some omissions seem surprising: The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, for example, since they are based on fiction. But The Iron Horse, The Beginning or the End?, the Jackie Robinson Story, Patton, Quiz Show, Lenny, Malcolm, X, Apollo 13, and literally hundreds of others are all here. Through these many movies, we see the interrelationships between image and substance, illusion and reality, racism and democracy, and cynicism and idealism, which form America's unique national identity.

Deleuze And Film by David Martin-Jones

Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2012-04-04
ISBN-13 : 9780748650910
Hardcover : 248 Pages


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Engages Deleuze's philosophy with a range of popular films and explores the degree to which a film's popularity impacts upon its ability to 'think' (in the manner that Deleuze described in relation to examples of the art of film in his Cinema books), and

Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2005
ISBN-13 : 0813536219
Hardcover : 227 Pages


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Hollywood has a growing fascination with America's past. This book offers an analysis of how and why contemporary Hollywood films have sought to mediate American history. It considers whether or how far contemporary films have begun to unravel the unifying myths of earlier films and periods.

On Strike And On Film by Ellen R. Baker

Genre : History
Editor : UNC Press Books
Release : 2012-09-01
ISBN-13 : 9781469606545
Hardcover : 368 Pages


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In 1950, Mexican American miners went on strike for fair working conditions in Hanover, New Mexico. When an injunction prohibited miners from picketing, their wives took over the picket lines--an unprecedented act that disrupted mining families but ultimately ensured the strikers' victory in 1952. In On Strike and on Film, Ellen Baker examines the building of a leftist union that linked class justice to ethnic equality. She shows how women's participation in union activities paved the way for their taking over the picket lines and thereby forcing their husbands, and the union, to face troubling questions about gender equality. Baker also explores the collaboration between mining families and blacklisted Hollywood filmmakers that resulted in the controversial 1954 film Salt of the Earth. She shows how this worker-artist alliance gave the mining families a unique chance to clarify the meanings of the strike in their own lives and allowed the filmmakers to create a progressive alternative to Hollywood productions. An inspiring story of working-class solidarity, Mexican American dignity, and women's liberation, Salt of the Earth was itself blacklisted by powerful anticommunists, yet the movie has endured as a vital contribution to American cinema.

Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : Springer
Release : 2012-05-15
ISBN-13 : 9781137016676
Hardcover : 220 Pages


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In examining the enduring appeal that rags-to-riches stories exert on our collective imagination, this book highlights the central role that films have played in the ongoing cultural discourse about success and work in America.