Hollywood's America : twentieth-century America through film


Hollywood's America : twentieth-century America through film

edited with an introduction by Steven Mintz and Randy Roberts

Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

4th ed

  • : pbk

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Includes bibliographical references (p.[371]-394) and index



Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation ofinterpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to readfilms as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual pastevents. * A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies intothe broader narrative of US and film history * Ten new articles which consider recently released films, aswell as issues of gender and ethnicity * Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematictreatments to provide a valuable resource for students of thehistory of American film * Fourth edition includes completely new images throughout


List of Illustrations. Preface. Introduction: The Social and Cultural History of AmericanFilm. PART I THE SILENT ERA. Introduction: Intolerance and the Rise of the FeatureFilm. 1 Silent Cinema as Social Criticism: Kay Sloan, FrontPage Movies . 2 Silent Cinema as Historical Mythmaker: Eric Niderost, The Birth of a Nation . 3 The Revolt Against Victorianism: Lary May, DouglasFairbanks, Mary Pickford, and the New Personality . 4 Primary Sources. Edison v. American Mutoscope Company. The Nickel Madness . Mutual Film Corp. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio. Fighting a Vicious Film: Protest Against The Birth of aNation. Boston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement ofColored People, 1915, Analysis by Francis Hackett. PART II HOLLYWOOD S GOLDEN AGE. Introduction: Backstage During the Great Depression: 42ndStreet, Gold Diggers of 1933, and FootlightParade. 5 Depression America and its Films: Maury Klein, LaughingThrough Tears . 6 The Depression s Human Toll: Peter Roffman and JimPurdy, Gangsters and Fallen Women . 7 Depression Allegories: Thomas H. Pauly, Gone withthe Wind and The Grapes of Wrath as Hollywood Historiesof the Great Depression . 8 African Americans on the Silver Screen: Thomas R. Cripps, The Evolution of Black Film . 9 Primary Sources. The Introduction of Sound. Pictures That Talk . Review of Don Juan. Silence is Golden . Film Censorship. The Sins of Hollywood, 1922. The Don ts and Be Carefuls . The Motion Picture Production Code of 1930. PART III WARTIME HOLLYWOOD. Introduction: Hollywood s World War II Combat Films. 10 Casablanca as Propaganda: Randy Roberts, YouMust Remember This: The Case of Hal Wallis Casablanca . 11 Bureau of Motion Pictures Report: Casablanca. 12 John Wayne and Wartime Hollywood: Randy Roberts, JohnWayne Goes to War . 13 The Woman s Film: Jeanine Basinger, When WomenWept 14 Primary Sources: US Senate Subcommittee Hearings on MotionPicture and Radio Propaganda, 1941. PART IV POSTWAR HOLLYWOOD. Introduction: Double Indemnity and Film Noir. 15 The Red Scare in Hollywood: Peter Roffman and Jim Purdy, HUAC and the End of an Era . 16 The Morality of Informing: Kenneth R. Hey, Ambivalenceand On the Waterfront . 17 Science Fiction as Social Commentary: Stuart Samuels, The Age of Conspiracy and Conformity: Invasion of theBody Snatchers (1956). 18 The Western as Cold War Film: Richard Slotkin, Gunfighters and Green Berets: The Magnifi cent Seven and the Mythof Counter-Insurgency . 19 Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Eric Avila, Film Noir, Disneyland, and the Cold War (Sub)UrbanImaginary . 20 Primary Sources. United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. (1947). Hearings Regarding the Communist Infi ltration of the MotionPicture Industry. US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities,1947. US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities,1951. The Miracle Decision. Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson, Commissioner of Education ofNew York, et al. (1952). PART V HOLLYWOOD AND THE TUMULTUOUS 1960s. Introduction: Bonnie and Clyde. 21 A Shifting Sensibility: Charles Maland, Dr.Strangelove: Nightmare Comedy and the Ideology of LiberalConsensus . 22 Films of the Late 1960s and Early 1970s: Michael Ryan andDouglas Kelner, From Counterculture to Counterrevolution,1967 1971 . 23 Reaffi rming Traditional Values: Daniel J. Leab, TheBlue Collar Ethnic in Bicentennial America:Rocky . 24 Presenting African Americans on Film: Aram Goudsouzian, The Rise and Fall of Sidney Poitier . 25 Coming to Terms with the Vietnam War:Randy Roberts and DavidWelky, A Sacred Mission: Oliver Stone andVietnam . 26 Primary Sources: The Hollywood Rating System, 1968. PART VI HOLLYWOOD IN OUR TIME. Introduction: A Changing Hollywood. 27 Feminism and Recent American Film: Aspasia Kotsopoulos, Gendering Expectations: Genre and Allegory in Readings ofThelma and Louise . 28 Hollywood Remembers World War II: John Bodnar, Saving Private Ryan and Postwar Memory inAmerica . 29 East Meets West: Minh-Ha T. Pham, The Asian Invasion(of Multiculturalism) in Hollywood . 30 Immigration at the Movies: Carlos E. Cortes, TheImmigrant in Film: Evolution of an Illuminating Icon . 31 Movies and the Construction of Historical Memory: StevenMintz, Movies, History, and the Disneyfication of the Past:The Case of Pocahontas . Bibliography of Recent Books in American Film History. Index.

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