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Contemporary American cinema

Author: Linda Ruth Williams; Michael Hammond
Publisher: London ; Boston : Open University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of mainstream and nontraditional film since 1960. Aimed at film students and general readers interested in this art form, this work pulls together the writings of the world's leading film scholars to provide an introduction to postclassical American film. It includes a glossary of important terms and suggestions for further reading.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Contemporary American cinema.
London ; Boston : Open University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006389318
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Ruth Williams; Michael Hammond
ISBN: 0335228437 9780335228430
OCLC Number: 1058080453
Notes: "First comprehensive introduction to American cinema since 1960"--Page facing title page.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 548 pages) : illustrations (some color
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: American cinema, 1965-70 / Mark Shiel --
The road movie / Michael Hammond --
Roger Corman and New World / Kim Newman --
The Sound of Music / Sheldon Hall --
Night of the living dead / Kim Newman --
Debts, disasters and mega-musicals : the decline of the studio system / James Russell --
Twentieth Century Fox in the 1960s / Sheldon Hall --
The Hollywood musical / Christine Cornea --
American underground cinema of the 1960s / Michael O'Pray --
North American documentary in the 1960s / Brian Winston --
Pop movies and festival films / Mark Kermode --
"The last good time we ever had?" : revising the Hollywood renaissance / Steve Neale --
Psycho / Helen Hanson --
Warren Beatty / Linda Ruth Williams --
The Graduate / Linda Ruth Williams --
Box office figures, 1960s and award winners 1960-69 / Helen Hanson --
American cinema, 1970-75 / Mark Shiel --
Alan Arkin / Michael Hammond --
Disaster movies in the 1970s / Helen Hanson --
American horror cinema since 1960 / Kim Newman --
Auterism and auteurs / Linda Ruth Williams --
Sam Peckinpah / Peter Stanfield --
Taxi Driver / Linda Ruth Williams --
Jane Fonda / Linda Ruth Williams --
Blockbusters in the 1970s / Sheldon Hall --
Steven Spielberg / Peter Krämer --
Star Wars / Mark Kermode --
William Friedkin / Mark Kermode --
Blaxploitation / Eithne Quinn and Peter Krämer --
Richard Pryor live in concert / Michael Hammond --
The 1970s and American documentary / Jonathan Kahana --
Eraserhead / Mark Kermode --
Box office figures, 1970s and award winners 1970-79 / Helen Hanson --
Hollywood in the age of Reagan / Stephen Prince --
Science fiction and fantasy since 1960 / Kim Newman --
Simpson and Bruckheimer / Mark Kermode --
Tim Burton / Michael Hammond --
Heaven's gate and United Artists / Mark Kermode --
US independent cinema since the 1980s / Jim Hillier --
Do the right thing / Michael Hammond --
Miramax / Mark Kermode --
Disney and family entertainment / Peter Krämer --
Back to the future / Michael Hammond --
The Vietnam war in American cinema / Susan Jeffords --
Arnold Schwarzenegger / Christine Cornea --
The 1980s and American documentary / Carl Plantinga --
MTV / Mark Kermode --
Women in recent US cinema / Linda Ruth Williams --
Barbara Streisand / Michele Aaron --
Desperately seeking Susan / Helen Hanson --
Sigourney Weaver / Linda Ruth Williams --
Box office figures, 1980s and award winners 1980-89 / Helen Hanson --
Spectacle and narrative in the contemporary blockbuster / Geoff King --
Hong Kong in Hollywood / Mark Kermode --
Sequels, series and spin-offs / Kim Newman --
Titanic / Michael Hammond --
The agent / Michael Hammond --
What is cinema today? Home viewing, new technologies and DVD / Barbara Klinger --
Neo-noir and erotic thrillers / Linda Ruth Williams --
Toy Story / Linda Ruth Williams / Tom Hanks / Michael Hammond --
American documentary film in the 1990s / Patricia R. Zimmerman --
New black cinema / Michael Hammond --
The Hughes brothers / Mark Kermode --
John Singleton / Michael Hammond --
New queer cinema / Michele Aaron --
The silence of the lambs / Yvonne Tasker --
Fantasizing gender and race : women in contemporary US action cinema / Yvonne Tasker --
Jodie Foster / Linda Ruth Williams --
Unforgiven / Michael Hammond --
Kathryn Bigelow / Yvonne Tasker --
Smart cinema / Jeffrey Sconce --
Quentin Tarantino / Mark Kermode --
Box office figures, 1990s and award winners 1990-2004 / Helen Hanson.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Ruth Williams and Michael Hammond.

Abstract:

A study of mainstream and nontraditional film since 1960. Aimed at film students and general readers interested in this art form, this work pulls together the writings of the world's leading film scholars to provide an introduction to postclassical American film. It includes a glossary of important terms and suggestions for further reading.

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