Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text / Edition 1

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text / Edition 1

by Robin Wood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 023112967X

ISBN-13: 9780231129671

Pub. Date: 07/03/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double

Overview

This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double context within which the book can be read-that in which it was written and that in which we find ourselves today. Among the other additions to this new edition are a celebration of modern "screwball" comedies like My Best Friend's Wedding, and an analysis of '90s American and Canadian teen movies in the vein of American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait, and Rollercoaster. Also included are a chapter on Hollywood today that looks at David Fincher and Jim Jarmusch (among others) and an illuminating essay on Day of the Dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231129671
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/03/2003
Edition description:
Revised and Expanded
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
890,029
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue 20031. Cards on the Table2. The Chase: Flashback, 19653. Smart-Ass and Cutie-Pie: Notes Toward the Evaluation of Altman (1975)4. The Incoherent Text: Narrative in the 70s5. The American Nightmare: Horror in the 70s6. Normality and Monsters: The Films of Larry Cohen and George Romero7. Brian De Palma: The Politics of Castration8. Papering the Cracks: Fantasy and Ideology in the Reagan Era9. Horror in the 80s10. Images and Women11. From Buddies to Lovers12. Two Films by Martin Scorsese13. Two Films by Michael Cimino14. Day of the Dead: The Woman's Nightmare15. On and Around My Best Friend's Wedding16. Teens, Parties, and Rollercoasters: A Genre of the 90s17. Hollywood Today: Is an Oppositional Cinema Possible?BibliographyIndex

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