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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, 1890-1909

American Cinema, 1890-1909
  • Author : André Gaudreault
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 27 October 2021
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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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Looseleaf for American Cinema/American Culture

Looseleaf for American Cinema/American Culture
  • Author : John Belton
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 01 February 2021
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American Cinema/American Culture introduces the reader to basic issues related to the phenomenon of American cinema. It looks at American film history from the 1890s through today, but it does not always explore this history in a purely chronological way. In fact, it is not (strictly speaking) a history. Rather, it is a cultural history, which focuses more on topics and issues than on what happened when. American Cinema/American Culture plays a crucial role in the process of

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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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Study Guide To Accompany American Cinema / American Culture

Study Guide To Accompany American Cinema / American Culture
  • Author : John Belton
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 09 February 2012
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Written by Ed Sikov, this useful study guide has also been updated, including a new chapter on Horror and Science Fiction. The guide introduces each topic in American Cinema/American Culture with an explanatory overview written in more informal language than the textbook; suggests screenings and readings; and contains self-tests so students can check their level of learning before taking exams.

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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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American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy

American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Author : Thomas J. Cobb
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 25 July 2020
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This book contends that Hollywood films help illuminate the incongruities of various periods in American diplomacy. From the war film Bataan to the Revisionist Western The Wild Bunch, cinema has long reflected US foreign policy’s divisiveness both directly and allegorically. Beginning with the 1990s presidential drama The American President and concluding with Joker’s allegorical treatment of the Trump era, this book posits that the paradigms for political reflection are shifting in American film, from explicit subtexts surrounding US

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American Cinema of the 1910s

American Cinema of the 1910s
  • Author : Charlie Keil,Ben Singer
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 27 October 2021
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It was during the teens that filmmaking truly came into its own. Notably, the migration of studios to the West Coast established a connection between moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood. The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s explore the rapid developments of the decade that began with D. W. Griffith's unrivaled one-reelers. By mid-decade, multi-reel feature films were profoundly reshaping the industry and deluxe theaters were built to attract the broadest possible audience. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie

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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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American Cinema of the 1940s

American Cinema of the 1940s
  • Author : Wheeler W. Dixon
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 27 October 2021
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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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