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American Cinema American Culture

American Cinema American Culture Book
Author : John Belton
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780072886276
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ideal for introducing American cinema courses, this text offers a cultural examination of the US motion picture industry, with attention focused on the economic & aesthetic institution of Hollywood.

American Cinema American Culture

American Cinema American Culture Book
Author : John Belton
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2017-10-09
ISBN : 9780073514291
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Cinema/American Culture, 5th Edition, looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2017. Students are introduced to the cultural history of film focusing on topics and issues rather than on rote learning. This introduction to American Cinema is ideal for introductory courses of American cinema, American film history courses, and introductory film appreciation courses. The text provides a cultural overview of the phenomenon of the American moviegoing experience, engagingly written in a lively and entertaining style by John Belton, a preeminent scholar in the field of film studies.

Study Guide To Accompany American Cinema American Culture

Study Guide To Accompany American Cinema   American Culture Book
Author : John Belton
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2012-02-09
ISBN : 9780077443467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by Ed Sikov, this useful study guide has also been updated, including a new chapter on Horror and Science Fiction. The guide introduces each topic in American Cinema/American Culture with an explanatory overview written in more informal language than the textbook; suggests screenings and readings; and contains self-tests so students can check their level of learning before taking exams.

Looseleaf for American Cinema American Culture

Looseleaf for American Cinema American Culture Book
Author : John Belton
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2015-07-27
ISBN : 9781259683558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Cinema/American Culture looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2011. It begins with an examination of the basic narrative and stylistic features of classical Hollywood cinema. It then studies the genres of silent melodrama, the musical, American comedy, the war/combat film, film noir, the western, and the horror and science fiction film, investigating the way in which movies shape and are shaped by the larger cultural concerns of the nation as a whole. The book concludes with a discussion of post World War II Hollywood, giving separate chapter coverage to the effects of the Cold War, 3D, television, the counterculture of the 1960s, directors from the film school generation, and the cultural concerns of Hollywood from the 1970s through 2011. Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses, this text provides a cultural overview of the phenomenon of the American movie-going experience. An updated study guide is also available for American Cinema/American Culture. Written by Ed Sikov, this guide introduces each topic with an explanatory overview written in more informal language, suggests screenings and readings, and offers self-tests. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

American Cinema of the 1910s

American Cinema of the 1910s Book
Author : Charlie Keil,Ben Singer
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0813544459
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It was during the teens that filmmaking truly came into its own. Notably, the migration of studios to the West Coast established a connection between moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood. The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s explore the rapid developments of the decade that began with D. W. Griffith's unrivaled one-reelers. By mid-decade, multi-reel feature films were profoundly reshaping the industry and deluxe theaters were built to attract the broadest possible audience. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks became vitally important, and companies began writing high-profile contracts to secure them. With the outbreak of World War I, the political, economic, and industrial groundwork was laid for American cinema's global dominance. By the end of the decade, filmmaking had become a true industry, complete with vertical integration, efficient specialization and standardization of practices, and self-regulatory agencies. Charlie Keil is an associate professor in the Department of History and the director of the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Early American Cinema in Transition: Story, Style, and Filmmaking, 1907-1913. Ben Singer is an associate professor of film in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of Melodrama and Modernity: Early Sensational Cinema and Its Contexts.

The City in American Cinema

The City in American Cinema Book
Author : Johan Andersson,Lawrence Webb
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-06-27
ISBN : 1350115622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How has American cinema engaged with the rapid transformation of cities and urban culture since the 1960s? And what role have films and film industries played in shaping and mediating the “postindustrial” city? This collection argues that cinema and cities have become increasingly intertwined in the era of neoliberalism, urban branding, and accelerated gentrification. Examining a wide range of films from Hollywood blockbusters to indie cinema, it considers the complex, evolving relationship between moving image cultures and the spaces, policies, and politics of US cities from New York, Los Angeles, and Boston to Detroit, Oakland, and Baltimore. The contributors address questions of narrative, genre, and style alongside the urban contexts of production, exhibition, and reception, discussing films including The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), Cruising (1980), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), King of New York (1990), Inception (2010), Frances Ha (2012), Fruitvale Station (2013), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), and Doctor Strange (2016).

American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy

American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy Book
Author : Thomas J. Cobb
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-25
ISBN : 3030426785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contends that Hollywood films help illuminate the incongruities of various periods in American diplomacy. From the war film Bataan to the Revisionist Western The Wild Bunch, cinema has long reflected US foreign policy’s divisiveness both directly and allegorically. Beginning with the 1990s presidential drama The American President and concluding with Joker’s allegorical treatment of the Trump era, this book posits that the paradigms for political reflection are shifting in American film, from explicit subtexts surrounding US statecraft to covert representations of diplomatic disarray. It further argues that the International Relations theorist Walter Mead’s concept of a US polity dominated by contesting beliefs, or a ‘kaleidoscope’, permeates these changing paradigms. This synergy reveals a cultural milieu where foreign policy fissures are increasingly encoded by cinematic representation. The interdisciplinarity of this focus renders this book pertinent reading for scholars and students of American Studies, Film Studies and International Relations, along with those generally interested in Hollywood filmmakers and foreign policy.

Violence and American Cinema

Violence and American Cinema Book
Author : J. David Slocum
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-13
ISBN : 1135204918
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Study Guide to accompany American Cinema American Culture Telecourse

Study Guide to accompany American Cinema   American Culture Telecourse Book
Author : John Belton
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release : 2009-02-05
ISBN : 9780077265472
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by Ed Sikov, this guide parallels the American Cinema instructional video series, produced by Annenburg/CPB, and connects it with the textbook. For more information on the Annenburg telecourse, please visit www.learner.org or call 1-800-LEARNER (1-800-532-7637).

American Cinema of the 1950s

American Cinema of the 1950s Book
Author : Murray Pomerance
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780813536736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bringing together original essays by ten respected scholars in the field, American Cinema of the 1950s explores the impact of the cultural environment of this decade on film, and the impact of film on the American cultural milieu. Contributors examine the signature films of the decade, including From Here to Eternity, Sunset Blvd., Singin' in the Rain, Shane, Rear Window, and Rebel Without a Cause, as well as lesser-known but equally compelling films, such as Dial 1119, Mystery Street, Suddenly, Summer Stock, The Last Hunt, and many others.

It s Only a Movie

It s Only a Movie  Book
Author : Raymond J. Haberski
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release :
ISBN : 9780813171128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Once derided as senseless entertainment, movies have gradually assumed a place among the arts. Raymond Haberski's provocative and insightful book traces the trajectory of this evolution throughout the twentieth century, from nickelodeon amusements to the age of the financial blockbuster. Haberski begins by looking at the barriers to film's acceptance as an art form, including the Chicago Motion Picture Commission hearings of 1918--1920, one of the most revealing confrontations over the use of censorship in the motion picture industry. He then examines how movies overcame the stigma attached to popular entertainment through such watershed events as the creation of the Museum of Modern Art's Film Library in the 1920s. The arguments between Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris's heralded a golden age of criticism, and Haberski focuses on the roles of Kael, Sarris, James Agee, Roger Ebert, and others, in the creation of "cinephilia." Described by Susan Sontag as "born of the conviction that cinema was an art unlike any other," this love of cinema centered on coffee houses, universities, art theaters, film festivals, and, of course, foreign films. The lively debates over the place of movies in American culture began to wane in the 1970s. Haberski places the blame on the loss of cultural authority and on the increasing irrelevance of the meaning of art. He concludes with a persuasive call for the re-emergence of a middle ground between art and entertainment, "something more complex, ambiguous, and vexing -- something worth thought."

American Cinema of the 1920s

American Cinema of the 1920s Book
Author : Lucy Fischer
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0813544858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino, while black performers (relegated to "race films") appeared infrequently in mainstream movies.

George Kleine and American Cinema

George Kleine and American Cinema Book
Author : Joel Frykholm
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-07-25
ISBN : 1838715924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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George Kleine was a New York City optician who moved to Chicago in 1893 to set up an optical store. In 1896 he branched out and began selling motion picture equipment and films. Within a few years he becameAmerica's largest film distributor and a pivotal figure in the movie business. In chronicling the career of this motion picture pioneer – including his rapid rise to fame and fortune, but also his gradual downfall after 1915 as the era of Hollywood began – Joel Frykholm provides an in-depth account of the emergence of the motion picture business in the United States and its development throughout the silent era. Through the lens of Kleine's fascinating career, this book explores how motion pictures gradually transformed from a novelty into an economic and cultural institution central to both American life and an increasingly globalised culture of mass entertainment.

American Cinema of the 1930s

American Cinema of the 1930s Book
Author : Ina Rae Hark
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0813540828
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Cinema 1890 1909

American Cinema  1890 1909 Book
Author : André Gaudreault
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0813544432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The essays in American Cinema 1890-1909 explore and define how the making of motion pictures flowered into an industry that would finally become the central entertainment institution of the world. Beginning with all the early types of pictures that moved, this volume tells the story of the invention and consolidation of the various processes that gave rise to what we now call "cinema."

Static in the System

Static in the System Book
Author : Meredith C. Ward
Publisher : University of California Press
Release : 2019-02-26
ISBN : 0520299485
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this rich study of noise in American film-going culture, Meredith C. Ward shows how aurality can reveal important fissures in American motion picture history, enabling certain types of listening cultures to form across time. Connecting this history of noise in the cinema to a greater sonic culture, Static in the System shows how cinema sound was networked into a broader constellation of factors that affected social power, gender, sexuality, class, the built environment, and industry, and how these factors in turn came to fruition in cinema's soundscape. Focusing on theories of power as they manifest in noise, the history of noise in electro-acoustics with the coming of film sound, architectural acoustics as they were manipulated in cinema theaters, and the role of the urban environment in affecting mobile listening and the avoidance of noise, Ward analyzes the powerful relationship between aural cultural history and cinema's sound theory, proving that noise can become a powerful historiographic tool for the film historian.

American Cinema of the 1940s

American Cinema of the 1940s Book
Author : Wheeler W. Dixon
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0813537002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 1940s was a watershed decade for American cinema and the nation. Shaking off the grim legacy of the Depression, Hollywood launched an unprecedented wave of production, generating some of its most memorable classics. Featuring essays by a group of respected film scholars and historians, "American Cinema of the 1940s" brings this dynamic and turbulent decade to life with such films as "Citizen Kane," "Rebecca," "The Lady Eve," "Sergeant York," "How Green Was My Valley," "Casablanca," "Mrs. Miniver," "The Road to Morocco," "Yankee Doodle Dandy, ""Kiss of Death," "Force of Evil," "Caught," and" Apology for Murder." Illustrated with many rare stills and filled with provocative insights, the volume will appeal to students, teachers, and to all those interested in cultural history and American film of the twentieth century.

American Cinema of the 1960s

American Cinema of the 1960s Book
Author : Barry Keith Grant
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0813542197
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The profound cultural and political changes of the 1960s brought the United States closer to social revolution than at any other time in the twentieth century. The country fragmented as various challenges to state power were met with increasing and violent resistance. The Cold War heated up and the Vietnam War divided Americans. Civil rights, women's liberation, and gay rights further emerged as significant social issues. Free love was celebrated even as the decade was marked by assassinations, mass murders, and social unrest. At the same time, American cinema underwent radical change as well. The studio system crumbled, and the Production Code was replaced by a new ratings system. Among the challenges faced by the film industry was the dawning shift in theatrical exhibition from urban centers to surburban multiplexes, an increase in runaway productions, the rise of independent producers, and competition from both television and foreign art films. Hollywood movies became more cynical, violent, and sexually explicit, reflecting the changing values of the time. In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1960s examines a range of films that characterized the decade, including Hollywood movies, documentaries, and independent and experimental films. Among the films discussed are Elmer Gantry, The Apartment, West Side Story, The Manchurian Candidate, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape Fear, Bonnie and Clyde, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Midnight Cowboy, and Easy Rider.