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The politics of Hollywood cinema : popular film and contemporary political theory

Author: Richard Rushton
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Politics of Hollywood Cinema radically transforms our understanding of cinema's potential to be politically engaging and challenging. Examining several films from Hollywood's classical era, including Marked Woman, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Born Yesterday, On the Waterfront and It Should Happen to You, alongside contemporary theories of democracy advanced by Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Claude Lefort,  Read more...
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Rushton, Richard.
Politics of Hollywood cinema.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
(DLC) 2013021643
(OCoLC)829386930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rushton
ISBN: 9781137316165 1137316160 9781299951181 129995118X
OCLC Number: 859536624
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
Contents: What is a Politics of Cinema? --
Discovering a Politics of Cinema: The Influence of Althusser --
The Politics of Cinematic Pleasure (with some reflections on The Sound of Music) --
Politics and Hollywood Cinema: Marked Woman --
Suture and Political Identity: On the Waterfront --
Democracy and Totalitarianism: Mr Smith Goes to Washington --
Égaliberté and Citizenship: Born Yesterday --
Equality and Democracy: It Should Happen to You --
Concluding Remarks.
Responsibility: Richard Rushton.

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The Politics of Hollywood Cinema argues for a new understanding of the relationship between classical Hollywood films and theories of democracy.  Read more...

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