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American cinema of excess

Mike King

American cinema of excess

extremes of the national mind on film

by Mike King

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States,
  • Sensationalism in motion pictures,
  • United States -- In motion pictures

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMike King.
    SeriesCrabtree contact
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.U6 K474 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22552523M
    ISBN 109780786439881
    LC Control Number2008042160

    "The American Cinema is more than a work of criticism; it is a cultural event, the record and the incarnation of the moment when American film begins to take account of itself as an art form and as an autonomous narrative tradition. In other words, this book is not film history, it . This is the first major collection of criticism on Black American cinema. From the pioneering work of Oscar Micheaux and Wallace Thurman to the Hollywood success of Spike Lee, Black American filmmakers have played a remarkable role in the development of the American film, both independent and mainstream. In this volume, the work of early Black filmmakers is given .

      Incurable American Excess. In his intriguing new book, “The United States of Excess,” Robert Paarlberg, a political scientist, cites the Pew survey as he grapples with these divergent. This collection of essays provides the first comprehensive survey of Hollywood and independent films from the mid-sixties to the present. Deliberately eclectic and panoramic, The New American Cinema brings together thirteen leading film scholars who present a range of theoretical, critical, and historical perspectives on this rich and pivotal era in American cinema.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages: illustrations: Contents: Movies and the movement / Mimi White Movies and the exploitation of excess / Mia Mask Movies and confession / Michael DeAngelis Movies and the legacies of war and corruption / Frances Gateward . E-BOOK EXCERPT. American Cinema/American Culture looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the s to It begins with an examination of the basic narrative and stylistic features of classical Hollywood cinema. It then studies the genres of silent melodrama, the musical, American comedy, the war/combat film.


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