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American Cinema American Culture

American Cinema American Culture
  • Author : John Belton
  • Publsiher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 09 October 2017
  • ISBN : 9780073514291
  • Pages : 464 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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American Cinema/American Culture, 5th Edition, looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2017. Students are introduced to the cultural history of film focusing on topics and issues rather than on rote learning. This introduction to American Cinema is ideal for introductory courses of American cinema, American film history courses, and introductory film appreciation courses. The text provides a cultural overview of the phenomenon of the American moviegoing experience, engagingly written in a lively and entertaining style by John Belton, a preeminent scholar in the field of film studies.


American Cinema/American Culture

American Cinema/American Culture
  • Author : John Belton
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 09 October 2017
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American Cinema/American Culture, 5th Edition, looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2017. Students are introduced to the cultural history of film focusing on topics and issues rather than on rote learning. This introduction to American Cinema is ideal for introductory courses of American cinema, American film history courses, and introductory film appreciation courses. The text provides a cultural overview of the phenomenon of the American moviegoing experience, engagingly written in a lively

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American Cinema/American Culture

American Cinema/American Culture
  • Author : John Belton
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 01 April 2012
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American Cinema/American Culture looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2011. It begins with an examination of the basic narrative and stylistic features of classical Hollywood cinema. It then studies the genres of silent melodrama, the musical, American comedy, the war/combat film, film noir, the western, and the horror and science fiction film, investigating the way in which movies shape and are shaped by the larger cultural concerns of the nation as

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American Cinema of the 1920s

American Cinema of the 1920s
  • Author : Lucy Fischer
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 15 April 2009
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During the 1920s, sound revolutionized the motion picture industry and cinema continued as one of the most significant and popular forms of mass entertainment in the world. Film studios were transformed into major corporations, hiring a host of craftsmen and technicians including cinematographers, editors, screenwriters, and set designers. The birth of the star system supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino while black performers (relegated to "

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American Cinema of the 2000s

American Cinema of the 2000s
  • Author : Timothy Corrigan
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 15 April 2012
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The decade from 2000 to 2009 is framed, at one end, by the traumatic catastrophe of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and, at the other, by the election of the first African American president of the United States. In between, the United States and the world witnessed the rapid expansion of new media and the Internet, such natural disasters as Hurricane Katrina, political uprisings around the world, and a massive meltdown of world economies. Amid these crises and revolutions, American

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American Cinema, 1890-1909

American Cinema, 1890-1909
  • Author : André Gaudreault
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 19 May 2022
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The essays in American Cinema 1890-1909 explore and define how the making of motion pictures flowered into an industry that would finally become the central entertainment institution of the world. Beginning with all the early types of pictures that moved, this volume tells the story of the invention and consolidation of the various processes that gave rise to what we now call "cinema."

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American Cinema of the 1990s

American Cinema of the 1990s
  • Author : Chris Holmlund
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 19 May 2022
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With the U.S. economy booming under President Bill Clinton and the cold war finally over, many Americans experienced peace and prosperity in the nineties. Digital technologies gained popularity, with nearly one billion people online by the end of the decade. The film industry wondered what the effect on cinema would be. The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. The 1990s' most popular genre, action, channeled

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Flickers of Desire

Flickers of Desire
  • Author : Jennifer M. Bean
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 12 July 2011
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Today, we are so accustomed to consuming the amplified lives of film stars that the origins of the phenomenon may seem inevitable in retrospect. But the conjunction of the terms "movie" and "star" was inconceivable prior to the 1910s. Flickers of Desire explores the emergence of this mass cultural phenomenon, asking how and why a cinema that did not even run screen credits developed so quickly into a venue in which performers became the American film industry's most lucrative mode

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American Cinema of the 1940s

American Cinema of the 1940s
  • Author : Wheeler W. Dixon
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 19 May 2022
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The 1940s was a watershed decade for American cinema and the nation. Shaking off the grim legacy of the Depression, Hollywood launched an unprecedented wave of production, generating some of its most memorable classics. Featuring essays by a group of respected film scholars and historians, "American Cinema of the 1940s" brings this dynamic and turbulent decade to life with such films as "Citizen Kane," "Rebecca," "The Lady Eve," "Sergeant York," "How Green Was My Valley," "Casablanca," "Mrs. Miniver," "The Road

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American Cinema of the 1960s

American Cinema of the 1960s
  • Author : Barry Keith Grant
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 11 February 2008
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The profound cultural and political changes of the 1960s brought the United States closer to social revolution than at any other time in the twentieth century. The country fragmented as various challenges to state power were met with increasing and violent resistance. The Cold War heated up and the Vietnam War divided Americans. Civil rights, women's liberation, and gay rights further emerged as significant social issues. Free love was celebrated even as the decade was marked by assassinations, mass murders,

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Identity Mediations in Latin American Cinema and Beyond

Identity Mediations in Latin American Cinema and Beyond
  • Author : Cecilia Nuria Gil Mariño,Laura Miranda
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 12 September 2019
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The appearance of sound film boosted entertainment circuits around the world, drawing cultural cartographies that forged images of spaces, nations and regions. By the late 1920s and early ‘30s, film played a key role in the configuration of national and regional cultural identities in incipient mass markets. Over the course of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, this transmedia logic not only went unthreatened, but also intensified with the arrival of new media and the development of new technologies. In

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American Cinema of the 1930s

American Cinema of the 1930s
  • Author : Ina Rae Hark
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 21 June 2007
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Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called "Hollywood's Greatest Year,"

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Idols of Modernity

Idols of Modernity
  • Author : Patrice Petro
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 04 March 2010
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With its sharp focus on stardom during the 1920s, Idols of Modernity reveals strong connections and dissonances in matters of storytelling and performance that can be traced both backward and forward, across Europe, Asia, and the United States, from the silent era into the emergence of sound. Bringing together the best new work on cinema and stardom in the 1920s, this illustrated collection showcases the range of complex social, institutional, and aesthetic issues at work in American cinema of this

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