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Hooked in film : substance abuse on the big screen

Author: John Markert
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Hooked in Film, John Markert takes a close look at the correlation between social policies and the public view of drugs and their portrayals in film. In this volume, Markert examines the changing social attitudes toward illegal drugs and their cinematic depictions from as early as the 1894 film Chinese Opium Den to the present. Tracking hundreds of films spanning more than a century,.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Markert, John, 1945-
Hooked in film
(DLC) 2013002592
(OCoLC)825047412
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Markert
ISBN: 9780810891319 081089131X 1299821367 9781299821361
OCLC Number: 857467620
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 369 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Attacking the drug problem: cinema and the temperance movement --
Marijuana, 1960-2010: a social and cinematic reappraisal --
Heroin in film, 1960-2010: the continued spiral into death and destruction --
Cocaine, 1960-2010: crack changes the social and cinematic landscape --
A drug miscellany: social and cinematic problematic drugs --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John Markert.

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