American Film History

American Film History

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From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative introduction explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through to the present day. Considers a wealth a subjects ranging from the impact of television, the rise of the new directors, and independent and underground film, to the impact of the civil rights, feminist and LGBT movements on film, American film after 9/11, and identity politics and culture Features a student-friendly structure dividing coverage into the periods 1960-1975, 1976-1990, and 1991 to the present day, each of which opens with an historical overview Brings together a rich and varied selection of contributions by a team of respected authors, combining broader historical, social and political context with detailed analysis of individual films, including Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Cat Ballou, Chicago, Back to the Future, Killer of Sheep, Daughters of the Dust, Nothing But a Man, Ali, Easy Rider, The Conversation, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Longtime Companion, The Matrix, The War Tapes, and the Batman films among many others Additional online resources, such as sample syllabi, for general and specialized courses, including suggested readings and filmographies, will be available on publication at May be used alongside The History of American Film: Origins to 1960 to provide an authoritative study of American cinema from its earliest days right through to the new millenniumFurther, a 1986 survey found that, while 25 percent of basic cable programming consisted of movies and TV series already shown ... a desire that helped HBO ( which commenced operations in 1972) and later premium movie channels build subscriber bases. ... the a€œBig Foura€ without encountering a feature film, channel surfing in a cable household without such an encounter would be almost impossible.

Title:American Film History
Author:Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, Art Simon
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-08-31


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