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The American dream and contemporary Hollywood cinema

Author: J Emmett Winn
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Winn, J. Emmett (John Emmett), 1959-
American dream and contemporary Hollywood cinema.
New York : Continuum, 2007
(OCoLC)608479050
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Emmett Winn
ISBN: 9780826428615 0826428614
OCLC Number: 122309236
Description: x, 163 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The American Dream, Upward Mobility, and Hollywood Film --
The American Language of Class --
Understanding the Resiliency of the American Dream --
Defining the American Dream --
The American Dream, the Self, and Hollywood's Contemporary Era --
Rhetorical Assessment of Filmic Value Systems --
Rhetorical Analyses of the American Dream in Popular Culture --
The Themes of Upward Mobility in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema --
2. Moralizing Mobility --
Working Girl --
An Officer and a Gentleman --
Flashdance --
Saturday Night Fever --
The Enduring Nature of the American Dream --
Moralizing Mobility --
Working-Class Heroes and the Working-Class Life --
3. Moralizing Failure --
Wall Street --
The Firm --
Someone to Watch Over Me.
Responsibility: J. Emmett Winn.
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