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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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Cynthia Weber explores the relationship between film and politics, and more specifically - cinema and war. Using the events of 9/11 as a watershed, she illuminates how ten films released (and re-released) after this date reflect fierce debates about US foreign policy and a more fundamental debate about what it means to be an American.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Cynthia Weber
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 186 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0415375363


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Productive media analysis is like an iceberg, argues Robert Ferguson. The vast bulk beneath water is the intellectual, historical and analytical base without which media analysis may become superficial, mechanical or glib. Representing 'Race' argues that the study of 'race' and the media cannot be seriously undertaken without engaging with theories of ideology and without awareness of contemporary theoretical work, such as approaches to Orientalism and critical discourse analysis. Drawing on examples from newspapers, film, radio and television, Ferguson demonstrates the close relationship between representations of 'normality' and racism. Providing an overview and assessment of existing research in the area, Representing 'Race' is a challenge to intellectual complacency and a warning against the temptation to normalise the very term 'race'.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Robert Ferguson
Publisher : Hodder Arnold
Release Book : 1998
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0340692391


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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


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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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"Probing perhaps more deeply than ever before into American racial practices." —The Nation Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also an appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here too is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : James Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2013-09-17
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780804149686


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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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"A collection of essays on the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. Topics include the politicization of the English- and German-language press and the population they served; the Revolution in remote areas of the state; and new historical perspectives on the American and British armies during the Valley Forge winter"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : William Pencak
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release Book : 2010-01-01
Download Book : 396 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780271035802


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A brilliant examination of our forty year obsession with the classic film trilogy—and a personal reflection on what it means to be Italian-American Forty years and one billion dollars in gross box office receipts after the initial release of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy continues to fascinate viewers old and new. The Godfather Effect skillfully analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon. Packed with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from all three Godfather films, Tom Santopietro explores the historical origins of the Mob and why they thrived in America, how Italian-Americans are portrayed in the media, and how a saga of murderous gangsters captivated audiences around the globe. Laced with stories about Brando, Pacino, and Sinatra, and interwoven with a funny and poignant memoir about the author's own experiences growing up with an Italian name in an Anglo world of private schools and country clubs, The Godfather Effect is a book for film lovers, observers of American life, and Italians of all nationalities.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Tom Santopietro
Publisher : Macmillan
Release Book : 2012-01-31
Download Book : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781429952620


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The author examines modern American culture through the lens of the Hollywood western.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : John H. Lenihan
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release Book : 1980
Download Book : 214 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0252012542