America on Film

America on Film


  • Release: 2011-08-26
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 472 page
  • ISBN: 9781444357592
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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

America on Film

America on Film


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: Burns & Oates
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015040147905
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The challenge of making the great American historical film has attracted some of our finest talents: D. W. Griffith, John Ford, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Spike Lee. From the earliest flickering images of The Spirit of 76 (1905) through Nixon, America on Film subtly and entertainingly examines Hollywood's filming of American history, including biographies. Among the many films considered, some omissions seem surprising: The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, for example, since they are based on fiction. But The Iron Horse, The Beginning or the End?, the Jackie Robinson Story, Patton, Quiz Show, Lenny, Malcolm, X, Apollo 13, and literally hundreds of others are all here. Through these many movies, we see the interrelationships between image and substance, illusion and reality, racism and democracy, and cynicism and idealism, which form America's unique national identity.

Native Americans on Film

Native Americans on Film


  • Release: 2013-01-01
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 390 page
  • ISBN: 9780813136653
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Looks at the movies of Native American filmmakers and explores how they have used their works to leave behind the stereotypical Native American characters of old.

Imagining America at War

Imagining America at War


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 186 page
  • ISBN: 0415375363
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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.

America in Literature and Film

America in Literature and Film


  • Release: 2013-05-28
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9781409478744
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Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic theory and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this book brings into dialogue a series of modernist and postmodernist literary works, films, and critical theory that are concerned with defining America. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how America is perceived in certain texts reveals not only the idealization or condemnation of it, but an imago, or constructed image of the perceiver as well. In turn, texts which particularly focus on demonstrating how other texts about America communicate an untrustworthy message themselves communicate an unreliable message, inventing and reinventing a series of imagos of America. These imagos refer to both idealized and deformed images of America constructed by the perceivers of America. The first part of this book is concerned with modernist perceptions of America, and includes discussion of Adorno, Benjamin, Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, as well as Emerson and Seymour Martin Lipset. The second part is dedicated to postmodernist representations of America, focusing on texts by Edward Said, Ihab Hassan, Susan Sontag, David Shambaugh and Charles W. Brooks, and films including Lars von Trier's Dogville and D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation.

Colonial America on Film and Television

Colonial America on Film and Television


  • Release: 2009-04-15
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 275 page
  • ISBN: 9780786450589
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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.

Colonial America on Film and Television

Colonial America on Film and Television


  • Release: 2009-04-15
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 275 page
  • ISBN: 9780786450589
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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.

Showdown

Showdown


  • Release: 1980
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 214 page
  • ISBN: 0252012542
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The author examines modern American culture through the lens of the Hollywood western.

The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film

The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film


  • Release: 2013-07-15
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 200 page
  • ISBN: 9781442699120
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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.