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

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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 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405178990
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Hilliard has taught at a number of universities throughout his career as a film and communication studies scholar, Dr. Hilliard was Chief of the Public Broadcasting Branch of the Federal Communications Commission and was Chair of the Federal Interagency Media Committee. He is the author of many books, including Writing for Television, Radio, and New Media (2007), and with co-author Michael Keith, The Broadcast Century and Beyond: A History of U.S. Radio and Television (2005); The Quieted Voice: The Rise and Demise of Localism in American Radio (2004), and Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting (Wiley-Blackwell 2006).

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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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