American Film and Politics from Reagan to Bush Jr.

American Film and Politics from Reagan to Bush Jr.

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Covers a crucial two decades in American history, when the links between Hollywood and Washington DC were at their strongest. The period is 'book-ended' by the mighty political and cinematic figures of Reagan and Clinton. Covers a period in which movies have become targets of political rhetoric of 'family values'. Essays examine cinematic views of key American political institutions - the presidency and electoral process, politically significant places such as New York City and the American South, the promotion of major issues like gender, family and race. This is a subject which has gained new significance in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC, which have changed both the political climate, and the priorities of the movie industry.a#39;Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what youa#39;re going to geta#39;, offers a springboard from which to view the range of critical commentaries in this volume. ... In truth, movies like Gump become a robust reiteration of attractive myths which still desire a#39;an American dreama#39; to ... It is the intention of the essays that follow to explore these issues, looking at the political context in which movies have beenanbsp;...

Title:American Film and Politics from Reagan to Bush Jr.
Author:Philip John Davies, Paul Wells
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2002-10-11


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