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The big tomorrow : Hollywood and the politics of the American way

Author: Lary May
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this daring re-examination of the connections between national politics and Hollywood movies, Lary May offers a fresh interpretation of American culture from the New Deal through the Cold War.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lary May
ISBN: 0226511634 9780226511634
OCLC Number: 59468180
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "My ancestors did not come over on the Mayflower": Will Rogers and the radicalism of tradition --
The recreation of America: hybrid moviemakers and the multicultural republic --
Utopia on main street: modern theaters and the "new" audiences --
The birth of the white consumer democracy: Hollywood and the World War II conversion narrative --
Movie star politics: Hollywood and the making of Cold War Americanism --
"Outside the groove of history": film noir and the birth of a counterculture --
Epilogue: reimagining postwar America --
Appendix 1: sampling methods and research data --
Appendix 2: trends in film plots and the changing face of American ideology --
Appendix 3: examples of film reviews from Motion picture herald.
Responsibility: Lary May.

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Lary May offers a reexamination of the connections between national politics and Hollywood movies, and an interpretation of American culture from the New Deal through the Cold War.  Read more...

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"The most exhilarating work of revisionist film history since Pauline Kael's 'Citizen Kane'... It's been a long time since the world of film has received as invigoratingly coherent an overview as Read more...

 
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