Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film and Politics / Edition 3

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Overview

Now in its third edition, Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film and Politics examines the tangled relationship between politics and Hollywood, which manifests itself in celebrity involvement in political campaigns and elections, and in the overt and covert political messages conveyed by Hollywood films. The book's findings contradict the film industry's assertion that it is simply in the entertainment business, and examines how, while the majority of Hollywood films are strictly commercial ventures, hundreds of movies—ranging from Birth of a Nation to Capitalism—do indeed contain political messages. This new edition has been updated with new photos and cartoons, and includes two new chapters, one on Afghan-Iraqi war films and the other on the treatment of race and gender in Hollywood films, that are sure to stimulate discussion. Here's Looking at You serves as a basic text for political film courses and as a supplement in American government and film studies courses, and will also appeal to film buffs and people in the film industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433106446
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 494,255
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest Giglio is Professor Emeritus of Politics & American Studies and a Fulbright Scholar. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and during his career has taught overseas in Egypt, Finland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom as well as in several institutions in the United States. He has edited four books, authored two, and written book chapters and articles in domestic and foreign journals. He has appeared on PBS, NPR, and the BBC.

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Table of Contents

1 It's showtime : the Hollywood-Washington connection 1
2 In search of the political film : from Riefenstahl to the Three Stooges 27
3 Nonfiction film : investigating the real 43
4 Kiss, kiss, bang, bang : or how I came to love sex and violence on the big screen 69
5 HUAC and the blacklist : the red scare comes to Hollywood 95
6 Reel politicians : idealists, saviors and villains 119
7 Picturing justice : the law and lawyers in Hollywood films 145
8 Hollywood goes to war : from the Great War to the good war 175
9 Picturing Vietnam on film : lessons learned and forgotten 201
10 Hollywood confronts the nuclear holocaust 221
11 Does political film have a future in Hollywood? 243
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