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Projecting politics : political messages in American films

Author: Terry Christensen; Elizabeth Haas; Peter J Haas
Publisher: Armonk, New York : M.E. Sharpe, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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The new edition of this influential work updates and expands the scope of the original, including more sustained analyses of individual films, from The Birth of a Nation to The Wolf of Wall Street. An interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between American politics and popular films of all kinds-including comedy, science fiction, melodrama, and action-adventure-Projecting Politics offers original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christensen, Terry.
Projecting politics.
Armonk, New York : M.E. Sharpe, [2014]
(DLC) 2014025319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Christensen; Elizabeth Haas; Peter J Haas
ISBN: 1317520033 9781317520030 9781315720791 1315720795
OCLC Number: 907941110
Notes: Revised edition of: Projecting politics: political messages in American film / Terry Christensen and Peter J. Haas.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; I. Studying Political Films; 1. Setting the Scene: A Theory of Film and Politics; 2. The Making of a Message: Film Production and Techniques, and Political Messages; 3. Causes and Special Effects: The Political Environment of Film; II. Political Films by Decade; 4. Politics in the Silent Movies; 5. The 1930s: Political Movies and the Great Depression; 6. The 1940s: Hollywood Goes to War; 7. The 1950s: Anti-Communism and Conformity; 8. The 1960s: From Mainstream to Counterculture. 9. The 1970s: Cynicism, Paranoia, War, and Anticapitalism10. The 1980s: New Patriotism, Old Reds, and a Return to Vietnam in the Age of Reagan; 11. The 1990s: FX Politics; 12. The Twenty-First Century: 9/11 and Beyond; III. Political Films by Topic; 13. True Lies? The Rise of Political Documentaries; 14. Film and the Politics of Race: The Minority Report; 15. Women, Politics, and Film: All About Eve?; 16. White House Down? Politics in Disaster; Appendix; Closing Credits: A Political Filmography; Index; About the Authors.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Haas, Peter J. Haas, and Terry Christensen.

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The new edition of this popular text explores the relationship between American politics and films of all types from comedies and dramas to biographies and documentaries. An online Instructor's  Read more...

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