america on film

đŸ“’America On Film by Harry M. Benshoff

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9781444357592
Copyright Year : 2011-08-26
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DESCRIPTION : America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

đŸ“’America On Film by Sam B. Girgus

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521009316
Copyright Year : 2002-10-17
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DESCRIPTION : America on Film, first published in 2002, examines how the notion of 'American' has changed from American cinema up to the 1950s.

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN_10 : 9780786450589
Copyright Year : 2009-04-15
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DESCRIPTION : The early history of American settlement, pioneering, and independence is marked by fascinating characters and events who are often shrouded in legend. Through the eye of the movie camera, filmmakers have sought to capture these characters and to penetrate the mists of time. This comprehensive filmography provides production information and commentary on all films and television episodes set during the years between the first settlements in the future United States and the fledgling country’s War of 1812 with Britain.

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
ISBN_10 : 9781442699120
Copyright Year : 2013-07-15
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DESCRIPTION : The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film explores the use of images associated with the United States in Italian novels and films released between the 1980s and the 2000s. In this study, Barbara Alfano looks at the ways in which the individuals portrayed in these works – and the intellectuals who created them – confront the cultural construct of the American myth. As Alfano demonstrates, this myth is an integral part of Italians’ discourse to define themselves culturally – in essence, Italian intellectuals talk about America often for the purpose of talking about Italy. The book draws attention to the importance of Italian literature and film as explorations of an individual’s ethics, and to how these productions allow for functioning across cultures. It thus differentiates itself from other studies on the subject that aim at establishing the relevance and influence of American culture on Italian twentieth-century artistic representations.

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN_10 : 9781409478744
Copyright Year : 2013-05-28
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DESCRIPTION : Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic theory and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this book brings into dialogue a series of modernist and postmodernist literary works, films, and critical theory that are concerned with defining America. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how America is perceived in certain texts reveals not only the idealization or condemnation of it, but an imago, or constructed image of the perceiver as well. In turn, texts which particularly focus on demonstrating how other texts about America communicate an untrustworthy message themselves communicate an unreliable message, inventing and reinventing a series of imagos of America. These imagos refer to both idealized and deformed images of America constructed by the perceivers of America. The first part of this book is concerned with modernist perceptions of America, and includes discussion of Adorno, Benjamin, Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, as well as Emerson and Seymour Martin Lipset. The second part is dedicated to postmodernist representations of America, focusing on texts by Edward Said, Ihab Hassan, Susan Sontag, David Shambaugh and Charles W. Brooks, and films including Lars von Trier's Dogville and D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation.

đŸ“’America On Film And Tape by Howard B. Hitchens

Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN_10 : UIUC:30112098042929
Copyright Year : 1985
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DESCRIPTION : "an excellent resource on locating audiovisual materials covering a wide variety of topics in American Studies. Both librarians and teachers should find it quite helpful. Recommended for all libraries." Reference Book Review

đŸ“’America On Record by Andre Millard

Genre : History
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521475562
Copyright Year : 1995-10-27
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DESCRIPTION : This study provides a history of sound recording from the acoustic phonograph to digital sound technology.

đŸ“’Native Americans On Film by M. Elise Marubbio

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
ISBN_10 : 9780813140346
Copyright Year : 2013-01-22
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DESCRIPTION : The film industry and mainstream popular culture are notorious for promoting stereotypical images of Native Americans: the noble and ignoble savage, the pronoun-challenged sidekick, the ruthless warrior, the female drudge, the princess, the sexualized maiden, the drunk, and others. Over the years, Indigenous filmmakers have both challenged these representations and moved past them, offering their own distinct forms of cinematic expression. Native Americans on Film draws inspiration from the Indigenous film movement, bringing filmmakers into an intertextual conversation with academics from a variety of disciplines. The resulting dialogue opens a myriad of possibilities for engaging students with ongoing debates: What is Indigenous film? Who is an Indigenous filmmaker? What are Native filmmakers saying about Indigenous film and their own work? This thought-provoking text offers theoretical approaches to understanding Native cinema, includes pedagogical strategies for teaching particular films, and validates the different voices, approaches, and worldviews that emerge across the movement.

đŸ“’America On Film And Tape by Howard B. Hitchens

Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN_10 : UIUC:30112098042929
Copyright Year : 1985
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DESCRIPTION : "an excellent resource on locating audiovisual materials covering a wide variety of topics in American Studies. Both librarians and teachers should find it quite helpful. Recommended for all libraries." Reference Book Review

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780813543031
Copyright Year : 2007-06-21
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DESCRIPTION : Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called "Hollywood's Greatest Year," films like Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz used both color and sound to spectacular effect, and remain American icons today. The "mature oligopoly" that was the studio system had not only weathered the Depression and become part of mainstream culture through the establishment and enforcement of the Production Code, it was a well-oiled, vertically integrated industrial powerhouse. The ten original essays in American Cinema of the 1930s focus on sixty diverse films of the decade, including Dracula, The Public Enemy, Trouble in Paradise, 42nd Street, King Kong, Imitation of Life, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Swing Time, Angels with Dirty Faces, Nothing Sacred, Jezebel, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Stagecoach .