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Ideal for film appreciation and film and culture courses found in Cinema Studies,English,History,American Studies,or other departments,American Cinema/American Culture first examines the industry,its narrative conventions,and its cinematographic style.
Following this introduction,students are exposed to the sweep of film history in the U.S. using five genres as the bases for discussion and focusing on the point at which each had the greatest affect on the industry,film aesthetics,and American culture.
Finally,the book concludes with a look at Hollywood post World War II,giving separate chapter coverage to the effects of the Cold War,television,the counterculture of the Sixties,directors from the film school generation,and the trends of the Eighties and Nineties.
|Ch. 1||The Emergence of the Cinema as an Institution||3|
|Ch. 2||Classical Hollywood Cinema: Narration||21|
|Ch. 3||Classical Hollywood Cinema: Style||41|
|Ch. 4||The Studio System||61|
|Ch. 5||The Star System||83|
|Ch. 6||Silent Film Melodrama||117|
|Ch. 7||American Comedy||135|
|Ch. 8||The War Film||164|
|Ch. 9||Film Noir: Somewhere in the Night||184|
|Ch. 10||The Making of the West||206|
|Ch. 11||Hollywood and the Cold War||233|
|Ch. 12||Hollywood in the Age of Television||257|
|Ch. 13||The 1960s: the Counterculture Strikes Back||275|
|Ch. 14||The Film School Generation||298|
|Ch. 15||Into the 1990s: Bringing It All Back Home||322|
|Glossary of Terms||347|