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Camera Politica : The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film

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... a modern mythography, a study of contemporary Hollywood films based on the tools offered by feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxist cultural theory, and deconstruction." -Village VoiceSolidly thought-out observation of the films of the 70's and 80's that comment on the system." -Audience... intelligent, open advocacy. Its responsible arrangement of carefully described cultural materials will challenge students and instructors alike." -Teaching PhilosophyCamera Politica is a comprehensive study of Hollywood film during a period of tremendous change in American history, a period that witnessed the end of the American empire, crises in the economy, a failure of political leadership, loss at war, and the rise of the Right.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 148 x 234 x 26mm | 598.74g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253206049
  • 9780253206046
  • 1,348,966

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroduction1 From Counterculture to Counterrevolution, 1967-19711. Alienation and Rebellion2. Feminism, Black Radicalism, Student Rebellion3. The Hollywood Counterrevolution2 Crisis Films1. Diaster Films2. Metaphors of Fear3. Francis Coppola and the Crisis of Patriarchy3 Genre Transformations and the Failure of Liberalism1. Western, Detective, Musical2. Social Problem Films3. Conspiracy Films4 Class, Race, and the New South1. The Hollywood Working Class2. Representations of Blacks3. The New South5 The Politics of Sexuality1. The Poisiton of Women2. From a Male Point of View: Men's Movies and the Return of Romance3. The Family and the New Sexuality6 Horror Films1. The Occult2. Monsters3. Brian De Palma and the Slash and Gash Cycles7 Vietnam and the New Militarism1. Debating Vietman2. The Military Rehabilited3. The New Militarism8 Return of the Hero: Entrepreneur, Patriarch, Warrior1. The Triumph of Individualism-From Man to Superman2. George Lucas's Strategic Defense Initiatives3. The Leadership Principle-From Movie Brats to Movie Moguls9 Fantasy Films1. Technophobia2. Dystopias3. At Home with Steven Spielberg10 The Politics of Representation1. On the Left Edge of Hollywood2. Within the Hollywood Codes: Political Films3. Beyond Hollywood: The Independent SectorConclusion: Film and PoliticsPostfaceAppendixNotesSelected BibliographyIndexshow more

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