American Cinema/American Culture / Edition 3

American Cinema/American Culture / Edition 3

by John Belton
ISBN-10:
0073386154
ISBN-13:
9780073386157
Pub. Date:
11/10/2008
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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American Cinema/American Culture / Edition 3

Developed to accompany the Annenberg-funded telecourse American Cinema,and written under the aegis of The New York Center for Visual History,this text offers a fascinating look at the interplay between the movie industry and mass culture in America.

Ideal for film appreciation and film and culture courses found in Cinema Studies,English,History,American Studies,or other departments,American Cinema/American Culture first examines the industry,its narrative conventions,and its cinematographic style.

Following this introduction,students are exposed to the sweep of film history in the U.S. using five genres as the bases for discussion and focusing on the point at which each had the greatest affect on the industry,film aesthetics,and American culture.

Finally,the book concludes with a look at Hollywood post World War II,giving separate chapter coverage to the effects of the Cold War,television,the counterculture of the Sixties,directors from the film school generation,and the trends of the Eighties and Nineties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073386157
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD CINEMA: THE MODE OF PRODUCTION
1. The Emergence of the Cinema as an Institution
2. Classical Hollywood Cinema: Narration. 3. Classical Hollywood Cinema: Style. 4. The Studio System. 5. The Star System
PART TWO: CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD CINEMA: THE GENRE SYSTEM
6. Silent Film Melodrama
7. American Comedy
8. The War Film
9. Film Noir: Somewhere in the Night
10. The Making of the West
PART THREE: CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD CINEMA: A POST-WAR HISTORY
11. Hollywood and the Cold War
12. Hollywood in the Age of Television
13. The 1960's: The Counterculture Strikes Back
14. The Film School Generation
15. The 1980's and 1990's
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