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Back to the fifties. Nostalgia, Hollywood film, and popular music of the seventies and eighties.

Author: Michael D Dwyer
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2015.
Series: Oxford music/media series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Hollywood studios and record companies churned out films, albums, music videos and promotional materials that sought to recapture, revise, and re-imagine the 1950s. Breaking from the dominant wisdom that casts the trend as wholly defined by Ronald Reagan's politics or the rise of postmodernism, 'Back to the fifties' reveals how Fifties nostalgia from 1973 to 1988 was utilized by a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Dwyer
ISBN: 9780199356836 0199356831
OCLC Number: 917369805
Description: 240 pages.
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; Chapter One - Fixing the Fifties: Reaganism, Nostalgia, and Back to the Future ; Chapter Two: Re-Reading American Graffiti ; Chapter Three: "Old Time Rock and Roll" on Re-Generation Soundtracks ; Chapter Four: Michael Jackson, MTV, and Crossover Nostalgia ; Chapter Five: Star Legacies: James Dean and Sandra Dee in the Re-Generation ; Epilogue: The Futures of Nostalgia ; Works Cited ; Index
Series Title: Oxford music/media series.
Responsibility: Michael D. Dwyer.

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Through close attention to films like Back to the Future and popular music of artists like Michael Jackson, Back to the Fifties explores how Fifties nostalgia was shaped for a generation of teenagers  Read more...

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"A vital and innovative book that accomplishes the critical task of evolving our conceptions of nostalgia, the Fifties, and the Reagan Era itself through richly detailed analyses of landmark films, Read more...

 
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