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What have they built you to do? : the Manchurian candidate and Cold War America

Author: Matthew Frye Jacobson; Gaspar González
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered by many to be the best political thriller ever made, The Manchurian Candidate is as entertaining, troubling, and relevant today as it was in 1962. Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Angela Lansbury, and directed with probing insight by John Frankenheimer, the film was widely acclaimed as a masterpiece. Largely out of circulation for the next two decades, it acquired a well-deserved cult  Read more...
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Jacobson, Matthew Frye, 1958-
What have they built you to do?
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607867183
Named Person: Richard Condon; Richard (1915-1996) Condon
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Frye Jacobson; Gaspar González
ISBN: 0816641242 9780816641246 0816641250 9780816641253
OCLC Number: 70230660
Description: xv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Backstory: Frank Sinatra and the Politics of Cold War Cultural Production --
2. A Culture of Contradiction: Affluence and Anxiety --
3. Five from the Fifties: Threat, Containment, and the Rise of the Security State in Postwar Film --
4. Bullwhip and Smear: Reading McCarthy --
5. Like Fu Manchu: Mapping Manchuria --
6. The Red Queen: Sexuality, Subversion, and the American Family --
7. Strangers on a Train: The Perils of Cold War Courtship --
8. Cold War Redux: From Kennedy to Reagan's America and Beyond.
Responsibility: Matthew Frye Jacobson and Gaspar González.
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