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Screening America : United States history through film since 1900

Author: James J Lorence
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By combining the study of films with the text-based primary sources, this book gives students guidance in studying, interpreting, and understanding the motion picture's significance as a primary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2004022544
(OCoLC)56608261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James J Lorence
ISBN: 9781315510286 1315510286
OCLC Number: 962303297
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction: The Analysis of Primary Sources; Primary Sources and Critical Thinking; The Motion Picture as Primary Source; Reading Film: The Analytical Process; Historical Background: The Origins of the Motion Picture Industry; Part I: Progressive America: Militant Reform and the Postwar Reaction; Chapter 1: Social Protest: A Corner in Wheat (1909) as Muckraking Film; The Literary Inspiration for A Corner in Wheat; U.S. Senator Robert M. La Follette Attacks Financial Manipulators; The Selling of a Corner in Wheat Critical Reaction to the FilmChapter 2: Cultural History Through a Cloudy Lens: The Birth of a Nation (1915) and the Racial Climate of Progressive America; The NAACP Challenges Hollywood to Respect the Will of the National Board of Censorship; NAACP Mobilizes National Resistance to the Screening of a Racist Film; The Film's Producers React to the Threat of Censorship; NAACP Considers a Film as an Answer to The Birth of a Nation; Chapter 3: Social Change and Sexual Politics: Dancing Mothers (1926) and Moral Ambiguity in the Jazz Age; Elinor Glyn Describes "It"; A New Marriage Style Discussed Suzanne La Follette Describes a New Attitude on DivorceFrederick Lewis Allen Assesses the Impact of the Movies and the Producers' Response to the Critics; The Motion Picture Code Prescribes Appropriate Treatment of Sexual Issues and Relationships; Chapter 4: The End of Romantic War: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Disillusionment in the Interwar Era; Determination to Avoid World War; New York Times Reviewer Acknowledges Milestone's Achievement; Erich Maria Remarque Surveys War's Devastating Impact on Those Who Served; Part II: A Nation Under Stress: The Depths of Economic Despair Chapter 5: Making It in Depression America: The Street or the Stage in Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)A Recollection of the Bonus March; The Exhilarating Depression of FDR; Director Mervyn Leroy Assesses the Market; A Social Historian Recalls Avoidance of Unpleasant Realities; Chapter 6: The Resilient People: The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Exposes Poverty in the Land of Plenty; A Migrant Mother; John Steinbeck Describes the Migrant Experience; Californians React to Steinbeck's Portrayal of Golden California; An "Okie" View of the Film from Woody Guthrie; Part III: A Democracy at War Chapter 7: Thinking of Intervention: Foreign Correspondent (1940) and the Winds of WarWalter Wanger Describes the Impediments to the Production of Foreign Correspondent; A Hollywood Executive Sees a Connection Among Good Business, Good Propaganda, and Good Policy; Walter Wanger and Hollywood Internationalists Endorse Roosevelt's Leadership During the Prewar Crisis; Senator Gerald P. Nye Speaks Out for the Isolationists Against Alleged Hollywood Propaganda; Wanger Recalls His Objective in the Production of Foreign Correspondent
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