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Hollywood vs. America

Author: Michael Medved
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1993, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperPerennial edView all editions and formats
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Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation's best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbate every
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Medved
ISBN: 0060924357 9780060924355 006016882X 9780060168827
OCLC Number: 28636317
Notes: Originally published 1992 by Harper Collins/Zondervan.
Awards: Winner of Gold Medallion Book Awards (Christianity/Society) 1993
Description: xxviii, 386 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I : the poison factory --
A sickness in the soul --
A bias for the bizarre --
Part II : the attack on religion --
A declaration of war --
Comic book clergy --
Forgetting the faithful --
Part III : the assault on the family --
Promoting promiscuity --
Maligning marriage --
Encouraging illegitimacy --
Kids know best --
Part IV : the glorification of ugliness --
The urge to offend --
The infatuation with foul language --
The addiction to violence --
Hostility to heroes --
Bashing America --
Part V : an inescapable influence --
Denial behavior --
A fun-house mirror --
Part VI : below the bottom line --
What went wrong --
Motivations for madness --
"The end of the beginning."
Other Titles: Hollywood versus America
Responsibility: Michael Medved.

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