Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures That Dared to Protest Real World Issues / Edition 1

Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures That Dared to Protest Real World Issues / Edition 1

by Robert L. Hilliard
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405178981

ISBN-13: 9781405178983

Pub. Date: 04/21/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood feature that dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American society was gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated.

  • Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and how most feature flms deal with controversial issues long after the controversy is past
  • Organized around

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Overview

Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood feature that dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American society was gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated.

  • Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and how most feature flms deal with controversial issues long after the controversy is past
  • Organized around such important issues as poverty, racism, sexism, war, anti-Semitism, and homophobia
  • Discusses the relevance and the impact of feature films from Modern Times to WALL-E 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405178983
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/21/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Foreword.

Introduction.

1 Overview
But who will come to see it?

2 War
Hell for whom?

3 Anti-Semitism
Some of my best friends . . ..

4 Prison and Justice Systems
Not separate but unequal.

5 Labor–Management
Whose side are you on?

6 Poverty
Anyone can play.

7 Racism
Recipe for superiority.

8 Politics
The good and the bad.

9 Homophobia
Who's a bigot?

10 Technology
Can we beat the machine?

11 Sexism
Protecting old boys' egos.

12 Hide or Seek
Other genres: Will Hollywood shut up or speak up?

Selected Readings.

Index.

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