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Politics and Film : The Political Culture of Television and Movies (Hardcover) (Daniel P. Franklin)

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Politics and Film explores the meaning of film within a societal context. In examining the political role of films we become real time cultural anthropologists, sifting through the artifacts of modern society to determine what our culture really is all about. Common sense tells us that if filmmakers want to make a profit, they have to be responsive to the market. This doesn't mean that they have to produce a product that simply delights the eyes. Films must also please the mind, and not just in terms of satisfying our desire to be entertained (although that alone is sometimes enough) but also deepen our understanding of people, ideas, and problems that we may confront in everyday life. In this respect, even commercial films are political. And, if 'we are what we eat,' we may also say, 'we are what we pay to see.' This book contends that to a large extent American film reflects political culture in American society.
Number of Pages: 237
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Daniel P. Franklin
Language: English
Street Date: July 26, 2016
TCIN: 52418525
UPC: 9781442262409
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-5778
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