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American Cinema/American Culture,9780073386157

American Cinema/American Culture

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9780073386157

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0073386154
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Pub. Date:
11/10/2008
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses focused on American Film, this text offers aculturalexamination of the American movie-making industry, with particular attention paid to the economic and aesthetic institution of Hollywood.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Mode of Production
The Emergence of the Cinema as an Institution
Classical Hollywood Cinema: Narration
Classical Hollywood Cinema: Style
The Studio System
The Star System
Genre and The Genre System
Silent Film Melodrama
The Musical
American Comedy
War and Cinema
Film Noir: Somewhere in the Night
The Making of the West
Horror and Science Fiction
A Post-War History
Hollywood and the Cold War
Hollywood in the Age of Television
The 1960's: The Counterculture Strikes Back
The Film School Generation
Into the Twenty-First Century Glossary of Terms
Index
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