Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text / Edition 2

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text / Edition 2

by Robin Wood, Robin Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231129661

ISBN-13: 9780231129664

Pub. Date: 07/03/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Critical of capitalist corporate hegemony, patriarchy, environmental destruction, and a host of other ills in society, the author views mainstream cinema as at once a product and a support of such plagues, but also sees "hostile and dissonant rumblings" simultaneously in the culture and in the cinema. In a series of 17 essays, most of which first appeared in a 1986…  See more details below

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Critical of capitalist corporate hegemony, patriarchy, environmental destruction, and a host of other ills in society, the author views mainstream cinema as at once a product and a support of such plagues, but also sees "hostile and dissonant rumblings" simultaneously in the culture and in the cinema. In a series of 17 essays, most of which first appeared in a 1986 version of the book, he explores how Hollywood productions recreate the oppressions of the wider society and also celebrates those few works and directors that challenge the basic ideological assumptions of the culture. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231129664
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/03/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue (2003)
1Cards on the Table1
2The Chase: Flashback, 19659
3Smart-Ass and Cutie-Pie: Notes Toward the Evaluation of Altman (1975)23
4The Incoherent Text: Narrative in the 70s41
5The American Nightmare: Horror in the 70s63
6Normality and Monsters: The Films of Larry Cohen and George Romero85
7Brian De Palma: The Politics of Castration120
8Papering the Cracks: Fantasy and Ideology in the Reagan Era144
9Horror in the 80s168
10Images and Women180
11From Buddies to Lovers198
12Two Films by Martin Scorsese219
13Two Films by Michael Cimino241
14Day of the Dead: The Woman's Nightmare287
15On and Around My Best Friend's Wedding295
16Teens, Parties, and Rollercoasters: A Genre of the 90s309
17Hollywood Today: Is an Oppositional Cinema Possible?333
Bibliography351
Index353

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