American Cinema American Culture

American Cinema American Culture

American Cinema American Culture

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Author : John Belton
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Release : 2021-03
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1260837211


American Cinema American Culture

American Cinema American Culture

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 a whole. The book concludes with a discussion of post World War II Hollywood, giving separate chapter coverage to the effects of the Cold War, 3D, television, the counterculture of the 1960s, directors from the film school generation, and the cultural concerns of Hollywood from the 1970s through 2011. Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses, this text provides a cultural overview of the phenomenon of the American movie-going experience. An updated study guide is also available for American Cinema/American Culture. Written by Ed Sikov, this guide introduces each topic with an explanatory overview written in more informal language, suggests screenings and readings, and offers self-tests.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : John Belton
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Release : 2012-04-01
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 0071326170


American Cinema American Culture

American Cinema American Culture

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Author : JOHN. BELTON
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Release : 2017
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1260214540


Ise American Cinema American Culture

Ise American Cinema American Culture

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Author : John Belton
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Release : 2021-01-26
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 1265818630


American Cinema Of The 1920s

American Cinema Of The 1920s

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 "race films") appeared infrequently in mainstream movies. The classic Hollywood film style was perfected and significant film genres were established: the melodrama, western, historical epic, and romantic comedy, along with slapstick, science fiction, and fantasy. In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Lucy Fischer
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2009-04-15
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9780813547152


American Cinema 1890 1909

American Cinema 1890 1909

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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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : André Gaudreault
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 268 Pages
ISBN : 9780813544434


Study Guide To Accompany American Cinema American Culture

Study Guide To Accompany American Cinema American Culture

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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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : John Belton
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2012-02-09
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 0077443462


American Cinema Of The 2000s

American Cinema Of The 2000s

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 films responded in multiple ways, sometimes directly reflecting these turbulent times, and sometimes indirectly couching history in traditional genres and stories. In American Cinema of the 2000s, essays from ten top film scholars examine such popular series as the groundbreaking Matrix films and the gripping adventures of former CIA covert operative Jason Bourne; new, offbeat films like Juno; and the resurgence of documentaries like Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. Each essay demonstrates the complex ways in which American culture and American cinema are bound together in subtle and challenging ways.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Timothy Corrigan
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2012-04-15
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780813553238


Looseleaf For American Cinema American Culture

Looseleaf For American Cinema American Culture

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 identity-formation. Films not only serve as texts that document who we think we are or were, but they also reflect changes in our self-image, tracing the transformation from one kind of America to another.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : John Belton
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2021-02-01
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 1264177305


American Cinema In The Shadow Of 9 11

American Cinema In The Shadow Of 9 11

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture. In a vibrant discussion of films like American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Spectre (2015), The Hateful Eight (2015), Lincoln (2012), The Mist (2007), Children of Men (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), noted authors Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others consider the power of popular film to function as a potent cultural artefact, able to both reflect the defining fears and anxieties of the tumultuous era, but also shape them in compelling and resonant ways.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Terence McSweeney
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2016-12-05
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781474413831