Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies
  • Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies
  • Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies

Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies

by Robert Sklar
     
 

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Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. 80 black-and-white photos.


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Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. 80 black-and-white photos.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sklar has revised and updated this imposing, wide-ranging analysis of American cinema, first published in 1975; 80 b&w photos. (Dec.)
Library Journal
Sklar shows that movies not only reflect our society but influence it as well. This update advances the study to 1993 films. "Well worth consideration" (LJ 10/1/75).
From the Publisher
"THE history of the American movie, combining social history, economics, and a precise and effective sense of film criticism."—Frank Friedel, Harvard University

"One of the best popular works we have in the field of media ecology....There is hardly a single question regarding the transforming power of movies that [Sklar] leaves untouched."—Neil Postman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307756848
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,291,955
File size:
14 MB
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