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Green Screen: Environmentalism and Hollywood Cinema / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Forum for Modern Languages

“This book is primarily an agenda-setter. As such it makes clear how complex and important are the debates that film studies and American studies more widely will need to tackle regarding representations and critique of late-capitalist consumerism in its global phase.” –Forum for Modern Languages, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2002  

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780859896092
  • Publisher: University of Exeter Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Film History Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Ingram is a lecturer in American Studies at Brunel University
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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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