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From box office to ballot box : the American political film

Author: M Keith Booker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Given the complexity and expense of making and distributing a film, the process of filmmaking is by its very nature a political process. Moreover, given the power and persuasiveness of the cinema as a medium, film can be a powerful political tool. It should thus come as no surprise that film has had a long and extensive engagement with a variety of political topics, ranging from the actual mechanics of governance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Booker, M. Keith.
From box office to ballot box.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007
(OCoLC)608389631
Online version:
Booker, M. Keith.
From box office to ballot box.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007
(OCoLC)609286603
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Keith Booker
ISBN: 9780275991227 0275991229
OCLC Number: 76183684
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the American political film --
1. Meet the candidate : the political campaign film --
2. Inside politics : the process of government in American political film --
3. Communism, anticommunism, and the blacklist : McCarthyism and American film --
4. Science fiction and nuclear fear : the Cold war in American film --
5. As seen on television : politics and the media in American film --
6. Working on the chain gang : labor and class in American film --
7. Apocalypse then : the Vietnam war in American film --
8. United States vs. the World : American film and warfare after the Cold war --
Conclusion : Political film in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: M. Keith Booker.
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