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The American dream and contemporary Hollywood cinema

While the myth of a classless America endures in the American Dream, the very stratification that it denies unfairly affects the majority of Americans. Studies show that it's difficult for working class people to achieve upward mobility in the US. This book shows that the American Dream's glorification in Hollywood cinema should not be ignored.
Print Book, English, 2007
Continuum, New York, 2007
x, 163 pages ; 24 cm
9780826428615, 0826428614
1. Intro to Hollywood Cinema and the American Dream; 2. Moralizing Mobility; 3. Every Dream Has Its Price; 4. The Thereapeutic Drama of Cross-Class Relationships; 5. Success and Failure in Hollywood's American Dream; Bibliography; Filmography; Index.