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Transactions with the World : Ecocriticism and the Environmental Sensibility of New Hollywood

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In their bold experimentation and bracing engagement with culture and politics, the "New Hollywood" films of the late 1960s and early 1970s are justly celebrated contributions to American cinematic history. Relatively unexplored, however, has been the profound environmental sensibility that characterized movies such as The Wild Bunch, Chinatown, and Nashville. This brisk and engaging study explores how many hallmarks of New Hollywood filmmaking, such as the increased reliance on location shooting and the rejection of American self-mythologizing, made the era such a vividly "grounded" cinematic moment. Synthesizing a range of narrative, aesthetic, and ecocritical theories, it offers a genuinely fresh perspective on one of the most studied periods in film history.

Number of Pages: 212
Genre: Performing Arts, Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Adam O'brien
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2016
TCIN: 50240543
UPC: 9781785330001
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-2694

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