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America First

Author : Mandy Merck
ISBN : 9781136007101
Genre : Performing Arts
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At a time when the expanded projection of US political, military, economic and cultural power draws intensified global concern, understanding how that country understands itself seems more important than ever. This collection of new critical essays tackles this old problem in a new way, by examining some of the hundreds of US films that announce themselves as titularly 'American'. From early travelogues to contemporary comedies, national nomination has been an abiding characteristic of American motion pictures, heading the work of Porter, Guy-Blaché, DeMille, Capra, Sternberg, Vidor, Minnelli and Mankiewicz. More recently, George Lucas, Paul Schrader, John Landis and Edward James Olmos have made their own contributions to Hollywood’s Americana. What does this national branding signify? Which versions of Americanism are valorized, and which marginalized or excluded? Out of which social and historical contexts do they emerge, and for and by whom are they constructed? Edited by Mandy Merck, the collection contains detailed analyses of such films as The Vanishing American, American Madness, An American in Paris, American Graffiti, American Gigolo, American Pie and many more.

Mr M Nsterberg Und Dr Hyde

Author : Marcus Krause
ISBN : 9783839406403
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dieses Buch thematisiert den Zusammenhang zwischen der Kinematographie als wissenschaftlichem Medium zur experimentellen Beobachtung des Menschen und dem Menschenversuch als Gegenstand von Kinofilmen. Die hier versammelten exemplarischen Filmanalysen interessieren sich dabei in erster Linie für Spielfilme, die Menschenversuche nicht nur als narrativen Hintergrund oder als Motiv behandeln, sondern die Möglichkeiten des Mediums 'Film' zur Menschenbeobachtung selbstreflexiv thematisieren.

American Horror Film

Author : Steffen Hantke
ISBN : 160473454X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self-or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the contributors to this collection provide a comprehensive look at a decade of cinematic production, covering a wide variety of material from the last ten years with a clear critical eye. Individual essays profile the work of up-and-coming director Alexandre Aja and reassess William Malone's muchmaligned Feardotcom in the light of the torture debate at the end of President George W. Bush's administration. Other essays look at the economic, social, and formal aspects of the genre; the globalization of the U.S. film industry; the alleged escalation of cinematic violence; and the massive commercial popularity of the remake. Some essays examine specific subgenres-from the teenage horror flick to the serial killer film and the spiritual horror film-as well as the continuing relevance of classic directors such as George A. Romero, David Cronenberg, John Landis, and Stuart Gordon. Essays deliberate on the marketing of nostalgia and its concomitant aesthetic, and the curiously schizophrenic perspective of fans who happen to be scholars as well. Taken together, the contributors to this collection make a compelling case that American horror cinema is as vital, creative, and thought-provoking as it ever was.

Frank Capra S Eastern Horizons

Author : Elizabeth Rawitsch
ISBN : 9781780768694
Genre : Art
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Frank Capra has long had a reputation as being the quintessential American director - the man who perfectly captured the core values of the United States with classic films including It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life. However, as Elizabeth Rawitsch argues, Capra's construction of national identity did not occur within an exclusively national context. She points out that many of his films are actually set in China, Latin America, the Philippines and the South Seas. Featuring in-depth textual analysis supported by original archival research, Frank Capra's Eastern Horizons explains that Capra's view of what constituted 'America' changed over time, extending its boundaries to embrace countries often far from the United States. East and West often intermingle in films such as The Bitter Tea of General Yen and in Capra's orientation documentaries for World War II American servicemen; Capra imagined a kind of global community, albeit one with heavy undertones of British and American imperialism. This innovative book offers a startlingly fresh perspective on one of the most iconic figures in American film history.

Hollywood S American Tragedies

Author : Mandy Merck
ISBN : 9781845206659
Genre : Social Science
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Hollywood's obsession with "An American Tragedy", a tale of American greed, justice, religion and sexual hypocrisy stretches across the history of cinema. Presenting a sequence of adaptations, this work reveals the history of Hollywood - from its politics to its cinematography.

America On Film

Author : Harry M. Benshoff
ISBN : 9781444357592
Genre : Performing Arts
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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

Hidden Figures Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author : Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN : 9783959676434
Genre : History
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

American Science Fiction Film And Television

Author : Lincoln Geraghty
ISBN : 9781847885517
Genre : Performing Arts
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American Science Fiction Film and Television presents a critical history of late 20th Century SF together with an analysis of the cultural and thematic concerns of this popular genre. Science fiction film and television were initially inspired by the classic literature of HG Wells and Jules Verne. The potential and fears born with the Atomic age fuelled the popularity of the genre, upping the stakes for both technology and apocalypse. From the Cold War through to America's current War on Terror, science fiction has proved a subtle vehicle for the hopes, fears and preoccupations of a nation at war. The definitive introduction to American science fiction, this is also the first study to analyse SF across both film and TV. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with critical case studies of key films and television series, including The Day the Earth Stood Still, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The X-Files, and Battlestar Galactica.


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123013968
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American Cinema And The Southern Imaginary

Author : Deborah Barker
ISBN : 9780820337104
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Placing the New Southern Studies in conversation with film studies, this book is simply the best edited collection available on film and the U.S. South.---Grace Hale. University of Virginia --

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