American Life and Movies: From the Ten Commandments to Twilight

American Life and Movies: From the Ten Commandments to Twilight

by Dan Elish

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American Life and Movies: From the Ten Commandments to Twilight by Dan Elish

Does Art Imitate Life or does life imitate art? In American Life and Movies from the Ten Commandments to Twilight, readers will learn that both are true. Author Daniel Benjamin takes readers on a journey from the gritty realism of post-World War II cinema through the innovations of the 1960s to the blockbuster hits of the 1980s and the very mixed bag of the early twenty-first century. This record of the ever-changing world of American culture is highlighted with a fabulous variety of photographs from the last six decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608709212
Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: Cavendish Square Pop Culture Series
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 1950s: Trouble Brewing Beneath the American Dream 7

2 1960s: The World Unplugged 21

3 1970s: From Despair to the Blockbuster 39

4 1980s: The Reagan Years 55

5 1990s: The Independent Years 71

6 2000s: A Troubled Time 87

Notes 103

Further Information 104

Bibliography 105

Index 106

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