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Title Hollywood as historian : American film in a cultural context / edited by Peter C. Rollins ; contributors, Ray B. Browne [and thirteen others]
Edition Revised edition
Published Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 1983
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Description 1 online resource (299 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Cultural History Written with Lightning: The Significance of The Birth of A Nation (1915); 2. Problems in Film History: How Fox Innovated Sound; 3. Ideology and Film Rhetoric: Three Documentaries of the New Deal Era (1936-1941); 4. Fighting Words: City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940); 5. The Grapes of Wrath (1940): Thematic Emphasis through Visual Style; 6. History with Lightning: The Forgotten Film Wilson (1944); 7. The Negro Soldier (1944): Film Propaganda in Black and White
8. The Snake Pit (1948): The Sexist Nature of Sanity9. Ambivalence as a Theme in On the Waterfront (1954): An Interdisciplinary Approach to Film Study; 10. Dr. Strangelove (1964): Nightmare Comedy and the Ideology of Liberal Consensus; 11. A Test of American Film Censorship: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966); 12. Apocalypse Now (1979): Joseph Conrad and the Television War; 13. Film, Television, and American Studies: A 1998 Update; Film Data and Purchase Sources ; Contributors ; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Motion picture images have influenced the American mind since the earliest days of film, and many thoughtful people are becoming ever more concerned about that influence, as about the pervasive influence of television. In eras of economic instability and international conflict, the film industry has not hesitated to use motion pictures for definite propaganda purposes. During less troubled times, the American citizen's ability to deal with political and social issues has been enhanced or thwarted by images absorbed in the nation's theatres. Hollywood As Historian tracks the interaction of Ame
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Historical films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion picture plays, American -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures and history.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Browne, Ray B. (Ray Broadus), 1922-2009, contributor
Rollins, Peter C., editor
ISBN 0813148642 (e-book)
9780813148649 (e-book)