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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice

Wood's commentary -- blending scholarly insight with a personal tone, knowledgeable about theory but not obscure, always interested in gender and sexuality but not overwhelmed by that interest -- will engage students at all levels of preparation in film studies.

Film Comment

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan... and Beyond is one of the most impressive demonstrations by a film critic that 'to be political is to avoid the trivial.'... Wood's writing is rich, eloquent, and illuminating. If our culture is indeed facing the possibility of imminent extinction, his is an essential contribution to it.

American Film

"Extremely valuable.... Offers the first large-scale interpretation of a period of Hollywood (and independent) filmmaking that presents the serious moral, psychological, and historical issues at stake."

Choice

Wood's commentary -- blending scholarly insight with a personal tone, knowledgeable about theory but not obscure, always interested in gender and sexuality but not overwhelmed by that interest -- will engage students at all levels of preparation in film studies.

Film International

Robin Wood is a serious and important writer, and this is a serious and important book.... [A] wonderful collection of essays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231129671
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 7/3/2003
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Wood is a founding editor of CineAction and author of Hitchcock's Films Revisited (Revised Edition, Columbia, 2002) and Sexual Politics and Narrative Film (Columbia, 1998). He is professor emeritus at York University and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema Studies.

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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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