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America first : naming the nation in US film

Author: Mandy Merck
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collecting together critical essays, this anthology approaches cinematic refractions of American identity & examines some of the many US films that have underscored their role in interpreting & constituting 'America' by announcing themselves as 'American'. It is useful for the students of American cultural & film studies.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mandy Merck
ISBN: 0415374952 9780415374958 0415374960 9780415374965 9780415337915 0415337917
OCLC Number: 71329934
Description: xi, 313 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The little American / Kristen Whissel --
The vanishing American / William R Handley --
American madness / Eric Smoodin --
An American romance / Rembert Hüser --
An American in Paris / Pam Cook --
The quiet American / Peter William Evans --
The Americanization of Emily / Sharon Willis --
American graffiti / Barry Langford --
American gigolo / H.N. Lukes --
An American werewolf in London / Diane Negra --
American me / Ana María Dopico --
American history X / Paul Smith --
American pie / Mandy Merck --
American splendor / Esther Leslie.
Responsibility: edited by Mandy Merck.
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A collection of essays which tackles with understanding how US understands itself by examining some of US films that announce themselves as titularly 'American'. It contains analysis of such films as  Read more...

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