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When the movies mattered : the New Hollywood revisited

Author: Jonathan Kirshner; Jon Lewis
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ten well respected writers on the subject of the New Hollywood look back at a golden age in American cinema"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
When the movies mattered.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018054550
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kirshner; Jon Lewis
ISBN: 9781501736100 1501736108 9781501736094 1501736094 9781501736124 1501736124
OCLC Number: 1055262746
Description: vi, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the New Hollywood revisited / Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis --
The mad housewives of the neo-woman's film : the age of ambivalence revisited / Molly Haskell --
Antonioni's America : Blow-Up, Zabriskie Point, and the making of a New Hollywood / Jon Lewis --
Jason's no businessman ... I think he's an artist : BBS and the New Hollywood dream / Jonathan Kirshner --
Robert Altman : documentaries, dreamscapes, and dialogic cinema / David Sterritt --
City of losers, losing city : Pacino, New York, and the New Hollywood cinema / Heather Hendershot --
The Parallax View : why trust anyone? / David Thomson --
Cinematic tone in Polanski's Chinatown : can life itself be false? / Robert Pippin --
"I don't know what to do with my hands" : John Cassavetes' The Killing of a Chinese Bookie / George Kouvaros --
The spirit of '76 : Travis, Rocky and Jimmy Carter / J Hoberman --
Coda : what "golden age"? A dissenting opinion / Phillip Lopate.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis.

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In When the Movies Mattered Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis gather a remarkable collection of authors to revisit the unique era in American cinema that was New Hollywood. Ten eminent contributors,  Read more...

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"And that's what makes "Mattered" such a fascinating read. This set of random pieces actually reveal how - for one shining moment - the losers ran Hollywood." * The Houston Chronicle * "Movie Read more...

 
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