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Author Cowans, Jon.

Title Film and Colonialism in the Sixties : The Anti-Colonialist Turn in the US, Britain, and France
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (299 pages)
Series The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Ser
The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Ser
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Definitions -- Sources and methods -- A few caveats -- Notes -- Part I -- Part I: introduction -- The United States -- Britain -- France -- Notes -- 1 Colonial adventure films of the early 1960s -- Adventures in Africa -- Notes -- 2 Westerns of the early 1960s -- Historical developments -- The Mexico westerns -- Westerns and Native Americans -- Notes -- 3 Spotlighting decolonization: the United States and Britain -- Decolonization in East Asia -- Notes -- 4 Spotlighting decolonization: France -- Revisiting Indochina -- Notes -- Part II -- Part II: introduction -- The United States -- Britain -- France -- The rise of Third Worldism -- Notes -- 5 The anti-colonialist turn in Europe -- Notes -- 6 The anti-colonialist turn in Hollywood -- Notes -- 7 Revisionist westerns, 1967-1973 -- The ethnic-avenger westerns -- Notes -- 8 France and the second Algeria cycle, 1970-1973 -- Notes -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index
Summary Relations between Western nations and their colonial subjects changed dramatically in the second half of the twentieth century. As nearly all of the West's colonies gained their independence by 1975, attitudes toward colonialism in the West also changed, and terms such as empire and colonialism, once used with pride, became strongly negative. While colonialism has become discredited, precisely when or how that happened remains unclear. This book explores changing Western attitudes toward colonialism and decolonization by analyzing American, British, and French popular cinema and its reception from 1960 to 1973
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Subject Imperialism in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- History -- 20th century.
Nineteen sixties.
Aguirre, Wrath of God.
Cheyenne Autumn.
Gilles Pontecorvo.
HISTORY / Africa / South / General.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
How The West was Won.
Imperialism in motion pictures.
John Wayne.
Jon Cowans.
Motion pictures.
Mr. Moses.
Nineteen sixties.
Second Algeria Cycle.
The Battle of Algiers.
The Green Berets.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429667744