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American Film History : Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present (Paperback)

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"A superior balancing of the layers of US cultural history, the complex contours of the American film industry, and analysis of specific movies. Featuring a range of top-notch scholars and historians, this excellent collection counterpoints the usual long-shot perspective of most film histories with close-up investigations of key issues and practices. Ideal for any serious course in American cinema histories."

Timothy Corrigan, University of Pennsylvania

"We encounter fresh perspectives on some extraordinary movies and the people behind them. An admirable contribution to the vital task of understanding the last 50 years of American film history."

Julian Stringer, University of Nottingham

"American Film History is a landmark achievement The editors have expertly assembled an unprecedented array of estimable Film scholars to produce a uniquely comprehensive, critical, lively and diversatarian history of American film since the 1960s. It is certain to be an indispensable resource for all serious students of the cinema."

Jerome Christensen, University of California, Irvine

From the demise of the studio system to the rise of the New Hollywood and beyond, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings covers a range of essential subjects in American cinematic history from 1960 to the present. Accessibly structured by historical period to provide cultural, social, political, and technological contexts, the volume covers a range of essential subjects, from revisionist genre and story structure, cinema verite, and independent and avant-garde film to the impact of television and CGI. This volume examines American cinema in the contexts of the civil rights, feminist, and LGBT movements, as well as the trauma of 9/11.

With essays written by established scholars, this volume balances coverage of vital trends and developments in mainstream cinema with topics often relegated to the margins of standard film histories. Key films given in-depth treatment include Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Chicago, Back to the Future, Kilter of Sheep, Nothing But a Man, Ali, Easy Rider, The Conversation, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Longtime Companion, The Matrix, the Batman Films, and selected avant-garde and documentary films, among many others. Additional online resources such as general and specialized sample syllabi, with suggested readings and filmographies, are available at www.wiley.com.
Number of Pages: 497
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 50127901
UPC: 9781118475126
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5827
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