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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Harry M. Benshoff
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2011-08-26
Download Book : 472 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781444357592


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America on Film, first published in 2002, examines how the notion of 'American' has changed from American cinema up to the 1950s.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Sam B. Girgus
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 2002-10-17
Download Book : 226 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0521009316


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The film industry and mainstream popular culture are notorious for promoting stereotypical images of Native Americans: the noble and ignoble savage, the pronoun-challenged sidekick, the ruthless warrior, the female drudge, the princess, the sexualized maiden, the drunk, and others. Over the years, Indigenous filmmakers have both challenged these representations and moved past them, offering their own distinct forms of cinematic expression. Native Americans on Film draws inspiration from the Indigenous film movement, bringing filmmakers into an intertextual conversation with academics from a variety of disciplines. The resulting dialogue opens a myriad of possibilities for engaging students with ongoing debates: What is Indigenous film? Who is an Indigenous filmmaker? What are Native filmmakers saying about Indigenous film and their own work? This thought-provoking text offers theoretical approaches to understanding Native cinema, includes pedagogical strategies for teaching particular films, and validates the different voices, approaches, and worldviews that emerge across the movement.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : M. Elise Marubbio
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release Book : 2013-01-22
Download Book : 398 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780813140346


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The early history of American settlement, pioneering, and independence is marked by fascinating characters and events who are often shrouded in legend. Through the eye of the movie camera, filmmakers have sought to capture these characters and to penetrate the mists of time. This comprehensive filmography provides production information and commentary on all films and television episodes set during the years between the first settlements in the future United States and the fledgling country’s War of 1812 with Britain.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Bertil O. Österberg
Publisher : McFarland
Release Book : 2009-04-15
Download Book : 275 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780786450589


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The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film explores the use of images associated with the United States in Italian novels and films released between the 1980s and the 2000s. In this study, Barbara Alfano looks at the ways in which the individuals portrayed in these works – and the intellectuals who created them – confront the cultural construct of the American myth. As Alfano demonstrates, this myth is an integral part of Italians’ discourse to define themselves culturally – in essence, Italian intellectuals talk about America often for the purpose of talking about Italy. The book draws attention to the importance of Italian literature and film as explorations of an individual’s ethics, and to how these productions allow for functioning across cultures. It thus differentiates itself from other studies on the subject that aim at establishing the relevance and influence of American culture on Italian twentieth-century artistic representations.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Barbara Alfano
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Book : 2013-07-15
Download Book : 200 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442699120


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Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic theory and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this book brings into dialogue a series of literary works, films and critical theory that are concerned with defining America. Elbeshlawy demonstrates that texts which particularly focus on explaining how other texts about America communicate an unreliable message, themselves communicate an untrustworthy message. Writers and films discussed include Adorno, Kafka, Sontag, Said, Hassan, Dogville and Birth of a Nation.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Ahmed Elbeshlawy
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Book : 2011
Download Book : 168 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1409425258


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Hollywood has a growing fascination with America's past. This book offers an analysis of how and why contemporary Hollywood films have sought to mediate American history. It considers whether or how far contemporary films have begun to unravel the unifying myths of earlier films and periods.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Trevor McCrisken
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 227 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0813536219


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Engages Deleuze's philosophy with a range of popular films and explores the degree to which a film's popularity impacts upon its ability to 'think' (in the manner that Deleuze described in relation to examples of the art of film in his Cinema books), and

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : David Martin-Jones
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release Book : 2012-04-04
Download Book : 248 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780748650910


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Genre Book : City and town life in motion pictures.
Author Book : Emanuel Levy
Publisher : Continuum International Publishing Group
Release Book : 1991
Download Book : 298 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015019619132


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In 1950, Mexican American miners went on strike for fair working conditions in Hanover, New Mexico. When an injunction prohibited miners from picketing, their wives took over the picket lines--an unprecedented act that disrupted mining families but ultimately ensured the strikers' victory in 1952. In On Strike and on Film, Ellen Baker examines the building of a leftist union that linked class justice to ethnic equality. She shows how women's participation in union activities paved the way for their taking over the picket lines and thereby forcing their husbands, and the union, to face troubling questions about gender equality. Baker also explores the collaboration between mining families and blacklisted Hollywood filmmakers that resulted in the controversial 1954 film Salt of the Earth. She shows how this worker-artist alliance gave the mining families a unique chance to clarify the meanings of the strike in their own lives and allowed the filmmakers to create a progressive alternative to Hollywood productions. An inspiring story of working-class solidarity, Mexican American dignity, and women's liberation, Salt of the Earth was itself blacklisted by powerful anticommunists, yet the movie has endured as a vital contribution to American cinema.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Ellen R. Baker
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release Book : 2012-09-01
Download Book : 368 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781469606545