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  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release : 15 August 2022
  • ISBN : 1260837211
  • Page : 0 pages
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"This book introduces the reader to basic issues related to the phenomenon of American cinema. It looks at American film history from the 1890s through the spring of 2020, 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. It begins with a profile of classical Hollywood cinema as a unique economic, industrial, aesthetic, and cultural institution. It considers the experience of moviegoing; the nature of Hollywood storytelling; and the roles played by the studio system, the star system, and film genres in the creation of a body of work that functions not only as entertainment but as a portrait of the relationship between an American national identity and an industrialized mass culture that has slowly evolved over the past century. This book assumes that the reader has little or no formal training in film history, theory, or aesthetics. It presents fairly basic concepts in such a way as to encourage discussion, not so much of individual films, but of films in general. For this reason, the book concentrates on large groupings of films-on genres, topics, and periods of film history. This textbook differs from the more traditional histories of the cinema for certain specific and important reasons. Over the past fifty years, the field of film study has undergone a tremendous transformation. This change has been spearheaded by the work of a new generation of scholars who challenge the traditional way in which film history has been written and taught. Introduction to Film courses that, fifty years ago, taught film as art, drew heavily upon the approaches of New Criticism. Contemporary film courses now teach film not only as art but also as film, and they attempt to situate film as an art form within a larger industrial, economic, social, and cultural context. They rely heavily on cultural studies, new historicism, psychoanalysis, and other contemporary critical disciplines. Film history texts have changed over the years as well. In the past, histories consisted of simple, chronological accounts of who-did-what and what-happened-when, and of the stories of great men (sic) and their achievements, and of straightforward accounts of the influence of technology and economics on the course of a history that unfolds in a linear fashion up to the present. More recently, film scholars have begun to rewrite these traditional histories, creating what Thomas Elsaesser refers to as "the New Film History." At its best, this history is driven by a sophisticated, theoretically informed revisionism. It simply refuses to accept the easy answers to basic historical questions that had been offered up by past historians. With the initial publication of American Cinema/American Culture in 1994, the methods and discoveries of "the New Film History," were applied to an introductory level text surveying the history of the American cinema"--

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American Cinema/American Culture

American Cinema/American Culture
  • Author : John Belton
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release Date : 2021
  • ISBN : 1260837211
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"This book introduces the reader to basic issues related to the phenomenon of American cinema. It looks at American film history from the 1890s through the spring of 2020, 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. It begins with a profile of classical Hollywood cinema as a unique

American Cinema/American Culture

American Cinema/American Culture
  • Author : John Belton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • ISBN : 0071326170
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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

AMERICAN CINEMA/AMERICAN CULTURE

AMERICAN CINEMA/AMERICAN CULTURE
  • Author : JOHN. BELTON
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : 1260214540
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American Cinema of the 1920s

American Cinema of the 1920s
  • Author : Lucy Fischer
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780813547152
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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 "

American Cinema, 1890-1909

American Cinema, 1890-1909
  • Author : AndrĂ© Gaudreault
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780813544434
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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."

American Cinema of the 1930s

American Cinema of the 1930s
  • Author : Ina Rae Hark
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-06-21
  • ISBN : 9780813543031
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Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called "Hollywood's Greatest Year,"

American Cinema of the 1910s

American Cinema of the 1910s
  • Author : Charlie Keil,Ben Singer
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780813544458
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It was during the teens that filmmaking truly came into its own. Notably, the migration of studios to the West Coast established a connection between moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood. The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s explore the rapid developments of the decade that began with D. W. Griffith's unrivaled one-reelers. By mid-decade, multi-reel feature films were profoundly reshaping the industry and deluxe theaters were built to attract the broadest possible audience. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11
  • Author : Terence McSweeney
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781474413831
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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),

American Cinema of the 2000s

American Cinema of the 2000s
  • Author : Timothy Corrigan
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780813553238
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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

American Cinema of the 1940s

American Cinema of the 1940s
  • Author : Wheeler W. Dixon
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780813537009
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The 1940s was a watershed decade for American cinema and the nation. Shaking off the grim legacy of the Depression, Hollywood launched an unprecedented wave of production, generating some of its most memorable classics. Featuring essays by a group of respected film scholars and historians, "American Cinema of the 1940s" brings this dynamic and turbulent decade to life with such films as "Citizen Kane," "Rebecca," "The Lady Eve," "Sergeant York," "How Green Was My Valley," "Casablanca," "Mrs. Miniver," "The Road

Globalization and Latin American Cinema

Globalization and Latin American Cinema
  • Author : Sophia A. McClennen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-25
  • ISBN : 9783319570600
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Studying the case of Latin American cinema, this book analyzes one of the most public - and most exportable- forms of postcolonial national culture to argue that millennial era globalization demands entirely new frameworks for thinking about the relationship between politics, culture, and economic policies. Concerns that globalization would bring the downfall of national culture were common in the 1990s as economies across the globe began implementing neoliberal, free market policies and abolishing state protections for culture industries. Simultaneously, new

American Cinema of the 1990s

American Cinema of the 1990s
  • Author : Chris Holmlund
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780813543666
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With the U.S. economy booming under President Bill Clinton and the cold war finally over, many Americans experienced peace and prosperity in the nineties. Digital technologies gained popularity, with nearly one billion people online by the end of the decade. The film industry wondered what the effect on cinema would be. The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. The 1990s' most popular genre, action, channeled

Pretty People

Pretty People
  • Author : Anna Everett
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • ISBN : 9780813553252
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In the 1990s, American civil society got upended and reordered as many social, cultural, political, and economic institutions were changed forever. Pretty People examines a wide range of Hollywood icons who reflect how stardom in that decade was transformed as the nation itself was signaling significant changes to familiar ideas about gender, race, ethnicity, age, class, sexuality, and nationality. Such actors as Denzel Washington, Andy Garcia, Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Antonio Banderas became bona fide

Idols of Modernity

Idols of Modernity
  • Author : Patrice Petro
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-04
  • ISBN : 9780813549293
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With its sharp focus on stardom during the 1920s, Idols of Modernity reveals strong connections and dissonances in matters of storytelling and performance that can be traced both backward and forward, across Europe, Asia, and the United States, from the silent era into the emergence of sound. Bringing together the best new work on cinema and stardom in the 1920s, this illustrated collection showcases the range of complex social, institutional, and aesthetic issues at work in American cinema of this

Acting for America

Acting for America
  • Author : Robert T. Eberwein
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780813547596
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The book focuses on the way various film icons engaged in and defined some major issues of cultural and social concern to America during the 1980s.