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When the movies mattered. The New Hollywood revisited.

Author: Jonathan Kirshner; Jon Lewis
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press 2019.
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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, some of whom wrote about the New Hollywood movement as it unfolded across the 1960s and 1970s, assess the convergence of film-industry developments and momentous social and political changes that created a new type of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kirshner; Jon Lewis
ISBN: 9781501736094 1501736094
OCLC Number: 1115082424
Description: 232 p.
Contents: Introduction: The New Hollywood RevisitedJonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis1. The Mad Housewives of the Neo-Woman's Film:The Age of Ambivalence RevisitedMolly Haskell2. Antonioni's America: Blow-Up, Zabriskie Point,and the Making of a New HollywoodJon Lewis3. "Jason's No Businessman... I Think He's an Artist":BBS and the New Hollywood DreamJonathan Kirshner4. Robert Altman: Documentaries, Dreamscapes,and Dialogic CinemaDavid Sterritt5. City of Losers, Losing City: Pacino, New York, andthe New Hollywood CinemaHeather Hendershot6. The Parallax View: Why Trust Anyone?David Thomson7. Cinematic Tone in Polanski's Chinatown: Can "Life"Itself Be "False"?Robert Pippin8. "I Don't Know What to Do with My Hands":John Cassavetes's The Killing of a Chinese Bookie George Kouvaros9. The Spirit of '76: Travis, Rocky, and Jimmy CarterJ. HobermanCoda: What "Golden Age"? A Dissenting OpinionPhillip LopateAppendix: Time Line-the New Hollywood YearsNotes on ContributorsNotesIndex
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"A superb anthology, a volume whose nostalgia for the New Hollywood is refreshingly clear-eyed rather than rose-tinted, and no less infectious for it." * The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Read more...

 
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