American Cinema/American Culture / Edition 3

American Cinema/American Culture / Edition 3

by John Belton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073386154

ISBN-13: 9780073386157

Pub. Date: 11/10/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Developed to accompany the Annenberg-funded telecourse American Cinema,and written under the aegis of The New York Center for Visual History,this text offers a fascinating look at the interplay between the movie industry and mass culture in America.

Ideal for film appreciation and film and culture courses found in Cinema Studies,English,History,American

Overview

Developed to accompany the Annenberg-funded telecourse American Cinema,and written under the aegis of The New York Center for Visual History,this text offers a fascinating look at the interplay between the movie industry and mass culture in America.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073386157
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
11/10/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: THE MODE OF PRODUCTION

1. The Emergence of the Cinema as an Institution

2. Classical Hollywood Cinema: Narration

3. Classical Hollywood Cinema: Style

4. The Studio System

5. The Star System
PART TWO: GENRE AND THE GENRE SYSTEM

6. Silent Film Melodrama

7. The Musical

8. American Comedy

9. War and Cinema

10. Film Noir: Somewhere in the Night

11. The Making of the West

12. Horror and Science Fiction
PART THREE: A POST-WAR HISTORY

13. Hollywood and the Cold War

14. Hollywood in the Age of Television

15. The 1960's: The Counterculture Strikes Back

16. The Film School Generation

17. Into the Twenty-First Century

Glossary of Terms

Index

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