America on Film

America on Film
Author: Harry M. Benshoff,Sean Griffin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2011-08-26
ISBN 10: 144435759X
ISBN 13: 9781444357592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America on Film Book Review:

America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

America on Film

America on Film
Author: Kenneth M. Cameron
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040147905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America on Film Book Review:

The challenge of making the great American historical film has attracted some of our finest talents: D. W. Griffith, John Ford, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Spike Lee. From the earliest flickering images of The Spirit of 76 (1905) through Nixon, America on Film subtly and entertainingly examines Hollywood's filming of American history, including biographies. Among the many films considered, some omissions seem surprising: The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, for example, since they are based on fiction. But The Iron Horse, The Beginning or the End?, the Jackie Robinson Story, Patton, Quiz Show, Lenny, Malcolm, X, Apollo 13, and literally hundreds of others are all here. Through these many movies, we see the interrelationships between image and substance, illusion and reality, racism and democracy, and cynicism and idealism, which form America's unique national identity.

America on Film

America on Film
Author: Sam B. Girgus
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2002-10-17
ISBN 10: 9780521009317
ISBN 13: 0521009316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America on Film Book Review:

America on Film, first published in 2002, examines how the notion of 'American' has changed from American cinema up to the 1950s.

Colonial America on Film and Television

Colonial America on Film and Television
Author: Bertil O. Österberg
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN 10: 0786450584
ISBN 13: 9780786450589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonial America on Film and Television Book Review:

The early history of American settlement, pioneering, and independence is marked by fascinating characters and events who are often shrouded in legend. Through the eye of the movie camera, filmmakers have sought to capture these characters and to penetrate the mists of time. This comprehensive filmography provides production information and commentary on all films and television episodes set during the years between the first settlements in the future United States and the fledgling country’s War of 1812 with Britain.

Small-town America in Film

Small-town America in Film
Author: Emanuel Levy
Publsiher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015019619132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small-town America in Film Book Review:

Native Americans on Film

Native Americans on Film
Author: M. Elise Marubbio,Eric L. Buffalohead
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0813136652
ISBN 13: 9780813136653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native Americans on Film Book Review:

Looks at the movies of Native American filmmakers and explores how they have used their works to leave behind the stereotypical Native American characters of old.

Representing "race"

Representing
Author: Robert Ferguson
Publsiher: Hodder Arnold
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780340692394
ISBN 13: 0340692391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representing "race" Book Review:

Productive media analysis is like an iceberg, argues Robert Ferguson. The vast bulk beneath water is the intellectual, historical and analytical base without which media analysis may become superficial, mechanical or glib. Representing 'Race' argues that the study of 'race' and the media cannot be seriously undertaken without engaging with theories of ideology and without awareness of contemporary theoretical work, such as approaches to Orientalism and critical discourse analysis. Drawing on examples from newspapers, film, radio and television, Ferguson demonstrates the close relationship between representations of 'normality' and racism. Providing an overview and assessment of existing research in the area, Representing 'Race' is a challenge to intellectual complacency and a warning against the temptation to normalise the very term 'race'.

Queer Cinema

Queer Cinema
Author: Harry M. Benshoff,Sean Griffin
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780415319874
ISBN 13: 0415319870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Cinema Book Review:

"Queer Cinema, the Film Reader brings together key writings that use queer theory to explore cinematic sexualities, especially those historically designated as gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgendered. The collection examines the relationship between cinematic representations of sexuality and their social, historical and industrial contexts."--BOOK JACKET.

Hollywood's America

Hollywood's America
Author: Steven Mintz,Randy W. Roberts
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 1405190035
ISBN 13: 9781405190039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood's America Book Review:

Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history Ten new articles which consider recently released films, as well as issues of gender and ethnicity Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film Fourth edition includes completely new images throughout

America on Film and Tape

America on Film and Tape
Author: Howard B. Hitchens
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112098042929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America on Film and Tape Book Review:

"an excellent resource on locating audiovisual materials covering a wide variety of topics in American Studies. Both librarians and teachers should find it quite helpful. Recommended for all libraries." Reference Book Review

Imagining America at War

Imagining America at War
Author: Cynthia Weber
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10: 1000155293
ISBN 13: 9781000155297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining America at War Book Review:

Ten films released between 9/11 and Gulf War II reflect raging debates about US foreign policy and what it means to be an American. Tracing the portrayal of America in the films Pearl Harbor (World War II); We Were Soldiers and The Quiet American (the Vietnam War); Behind Enemy Lines, Black Hawk Down and Kandahar (episodes of humanitarian intervention); Collateral Damage and In the Bedroom (vengeance in response to loss); Minority Report (futurist pre-emptive justice); and Fahrenheit 9/11 (an explicit critique of Bush’s entire war on terror), Cynthia Weber presents a stimulating new study of how Americans construct their identity and the moral values that inform their foreign policy. This is not just another book about post-9/11 America. It introduces the concept of 'moral grammars of war', and explains how they are articulated: Many Americans asked in the wake of 9/11 – not only 'why do they hate us?' but 'what does it mean to be a moral America(n) and how might such an America(n) act morally in contemporary international politics? This text explores how these questions were answered at the intersections of official US foreign policy and post-9/11 popular films. It also details US foreign policy formation in relation to traditional US narratives about US identity ‘who we think we were/are’, 'who we wish we’d never been', 'who we really are', and 'who we might become' as well as in relation to their foundations in nationalist discourses of gender and sexuality. This book will be of great interest to students of American Studies, US Foreign Policy, Contemporary US History, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Film Studies.

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film
Author: Trevor McCrisken,Trevor B. McCrisken,Andrew Pepper
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780813536217
ISBN 13: 0813536219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film Book Review:

Hollywood has a growing fascination with America's past. This book offers an analysis of how and why contemporary Hollywood films have sought to mediate American history. It considers whether or how far contemporary films have begun to unravel the unifying myths of earlier films and periods.

The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film

The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film
Author: Barbara Alfano
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-07-15
ISBN 10: 1442699124
ISBN 13: 9781442699120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film Book Review:

The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film explores the use of images associated with the United States in Italian novels and films released between the 1980s and the 2000s. In this study, Barbara Alfano looks at the ways in which the individuals portrayed in these works – and the intellectuals who created them – confront the cultural construct of the American myth. As Alfano demonstrates, this myth is an integral part of Italians’ discourse to define themselves culturally – in essence, Italian intellectuals talk about America often for the purpose of talking about Italy. The book draws attention to the importance of Italian literature and film as explorations of an individual’s ethics, and to how these productions allow for functioning across cultures. It thus differentiates itself from other studies on the subject that aim at establishing the relevance and influence of American culture on Italian twentieth-century artistic representations.

Queer Images

Queer Images
Author: Harry M. Benshoff,Sean Griffin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003154524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Images Book Review:

'Queer Images' chronicles the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer sexualities over 100 years in American film. This book explores not only the ever-changing images of queer characters onscreen, but also the work of queer filmmakers and the cultural histories of queer audiences.

"Film Europe" and "Film America"

Author: Andrew Higson,Richard Maltby
Publsiher: Exeter Studies in Film History
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042396476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

"Film Europe" and "Film America" Book Review:

Winner of the 2000 Prix Jean Mitry. A volume of specially-commissioned essays dealing with the attempts to create a pan-European film production movement in the 1920s and 1930s, and the reactions of the American film industry to these plans to rival its hegemony. The book has an impressive array of top scholars from both America and Europe, including Thomas Elsaesser, Kristin Thompson and Ginette Vincendeau, as well as essays by some younger scholars who have recently completed new archival research. It also includes a number of primary documents selected by the contributors to illuminate their arguments and provide a stimulus to further research. This book is a volume in the series Exeter Studies in Film History, and represents a major contribution to cinema scholarship as well as reflecting a strong interest in an area of study currently being developed in university departments and at the British Film Institute. Winner Prix Jean Mitry 2000

Showdown

Showdown
Author: John H. Lenihan
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 9780252012549
ISBN 13: 0252012542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Showdown Book Review:

The author examines modern American culture through the lens of the Hollywood western.

Overhearing Film Dialogue

Overhearing Film Dialogue
Author: Sarah Kozloff
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2000-03-30
ISBN 10: 0520221389
ISBN 13: 9780520221383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overhearing Film Dialogue Book Review:

Through informative discussion of dozens of classic and contemporary films - from "Bringing Up Baby" to "Terms of Endearment", from "Stagecoach" to "Reservoir Dogs"--This text provides a full-length study of the use of dialogue in American film.

World on Film

World on Film
Author: Martha P. Nochimson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-09-23
ISBN 10: 1444358332
ISBN 13: 9781444358339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World on Film Book Review:

This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture. Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong, China, and India, in a clear and conversational style to engage the student reader Provides a detailed exploration of the impact of globalization on international cinema Addresses the differences in visual and narrative strategies between Hollywood-influenced movies and international cinema Highlights key words within the text and provides a comprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies Includes over 80 film stills throughout the text, and a comprehensive companion website with a 'troubleshooting guide' for instructors that includes suggested syllabi at www.wiley.com/go/worldonfilm Each chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual films and directors, cultural and historical context, selected filmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and further research

American Politics in Hollywood Film

American Politics in Hollywood Film
Author: Ian Scott
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-05-06
ISBN 10: 0748688366
ISBN 13: 9780748688364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Politics in Hollywood Film Book Review:

In this second edition of American Politics in Hollywood Film, Ian Scott takes up his analysis of political content and ideology through movies and contends that American culture and the institutional process continues to be portrayed, debated and influen

Moviegoing in America

Moviegoing in America
Author: Gregory A.. Waller
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2001-12-05
ISBN 10: 9780631225911
ISBN 13: 0631225919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moviegoing in America Book Review:

Pairing significant research with primary documents, Moviegoing in America charts the evolution of film exhibition and reception as a function of changing patterns of American community, identity, consumption, and the fabric of everyday life. "Moviegoing in America is an important, groundbreaking book." -- The Moving Image "Waller assembles an impressive collection that should become a key resource in the teaching of film exhibition history." -- Screen