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Title The last great American picture show : new Hollywood cinema in the 1970s / edited by Thomas Elsaesser, Alexander Horwath and Noel King
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
Contents The impure cinema : new Hollywood 1967-1976 / Alexander Horwath -- "The last good time we ever had" : remembering the new Hollywood cinema / Noel King -- American auteur cinema : the last -- or first -- great picture show / Thomas Elsaesser -- The decade when movies mattered / David Thomson -- A walking contradiction (partly truth and partly fiction) / Alexander Horwath -- The exploitation generation, or how marginal movies came in from the cold / Maitland McDonagh -- New Hollywood and the sixties melting pot / Jonathan Rosenbaum -- Dinosaurs in the age of the cinemobile / Richard T. Jameson -- "The cylinders were whispering my name" : the films of Monte Hellman / Kent Jones -- Nashville contra Jaws, or "The imagination of disaster" revisited / J. Hoberman -- For Wanda / Bérénice Reynaud -- Everybody knows this is nowhere : the uneasy ride of Hollywood and rock / Howard Hampton -- Auteurism and war-teurism : Terrence Malick's war movie / Dana Polan -- The pathos of failure : American films in the 1970s : notes on the unmotivated hero / Thomas Elsaesser -- Trapped in the affection image : Hollywood's post-traumatic cycle (1970-1976) / Christian Keathley --Grim fascination : Fingers, James Toback and 1970s American cinema / Adrian Martin -- Allegories of post-Fordism in 1970s new Hollywood : countercultural combat films and conspiracy thrillers as genre recycling / Drehli Robnik
Summary Annotation The French Connection, The Last Picture Show, M.A.S.H., Harold and Maude--these are only a few of the iconic films made in the United States during the 1970s. Originally considered a "lost generation," the 1970s are increasingly recognized as a crucial turning point in American filmmaking, and many films from the era have resurfaced from oblivion to become a reference for new directorial talents. The Last Great American Picture Show explores this pivotal era in American film history with a collection of essays by scholars and writers that firmly situates the decade as the time of the emergence of "New Hollywood." Sam Peckinpah, Arthur Penn, Peter Bogdanovich, Monte Hellman, Bob Rafelson, Hal Ashy, Robert Altman, and James Tobac: these legendary directors developed innovative techniques, gritty aesthetics, and a modern sensibility in American film. Here, contributors compellingly argue that the cinema of today's major directors--Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Robert Zemeckis--could not have come into existence without the groundbreaking works produced by the directors of the 1970s. A wholly engaging and long-overdue investigation of this important era in American film, The Last Great American Picture Show reveals how the films of the 1970s transformed the American social consciousness and influenced filmmaking worldwide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-370) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Elsaesser, Thomas, 1943-
Horwath, Alexander, 1964-
King, Noel, 1952-
ISBN 1417521724 (electronic bk.)
904850368X (electronic bk.)
9781417521722 (electronic bk.)
9789048503681 (electronic bk.)