Green Screen: Environmentalism and Hollywood Cinema / Edition 1

Green Screen: Environmentalism and Hollywood Cinema / Edition 1

by David Ingram
     
 

ISBN-10: 0859896099

ISBN-13: 9780859896092

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

This book combines film studies with environmental history and politics, aiming to establish a cultural criticism informed by 'green' thought. David Ingram argues that Hollywood cinema has largely perpetuated romantic attitudes to nature and has played an important ideological role in the'greenwashing' of ecological discourses.
 
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This book combines film studies with environmental history and politics, aiming to establish a cultural criticism informed by 'green' thought. David Ingram argues that Hollywood cinema has largely perpetuated romantic attitudes to nature and has played an important ideological role in the'greenwashing' of ecological discourses.
 
The book accounts for the rise of environmental concerns in Hollywood cinema and explores the ways in which attitudes to nature and the environment are constructed in a number of movies. It is divided into three sections: Wilderness in Hollywood Cinema, Wild Animals in Hollywood Cinema, and Development and the Politics of Land Use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859896092
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Film History Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,321,372
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

Introduction: Melodrama, Realism and Environmental Crisis

I: Wilderness in Hollywood Cinema

1. Discourses of Nature and Environmentalism

2. The Cinematography of Wilderness Landscapes

3. Gender and Encounters with Wilderness

4. Ecological Indians and the Myth of Primal Purity

5. The Politics of the Amazonian Rain Forests

II. Wild Animals in Hollywood Cinema

Introduction

6. North American Anti-Hunting Narratives

7. North American Ocean Fauna

8. Wolves and Bears

9. African Wildlife from Safari to Conservation

III: Development and the Politics of Land Use

Introduction

10. Country and City

11. The Ecology of Automobile Culture

12. The Risks of Nuclear Power

Conclusion

Notes

Filmography
Bibliography

Index

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