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American Cinema/ American Culture

American Cinema/ American Culture - 3rd edition

American Cinema/ American Culture - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780073386157

ISBN10: 0073386154

American Cinema/ American Culture by John Belton - ISBN 9780073386157
Edition: 3RD 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2009
International: No
American Cinema/ American Culture by John Belton - ISBN 9780073386157

ISBN13: 9780073386157

ISBN10: 0073386154

Edition: 3RD 09

Summary

Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses focused on American Film, this text offers aculturalexamination of the American movie-making industry, with particular attention paid to the economic and aesthetic institution of Hollywood.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction


PART ONE: THE MODE OF PRODUCTION

1. The Emergence of the Cinema as an Institution

2. Classical Hollywood Cinema: Narration

3. Classical Hollywood Cinema: Style

4. The Studio System

5. The Star System


PART TWO: GENRE AND THE GENRE SYSTEM

6. Silent Film Melodrama

7. The Musical

8. American Comedy

9. War and Cinema

10. Film Noir: Somewhere in the Night

11. The Making of the West

12. Horror and Science Fiction


PART THREE: A POST-WAR HISTORY

13. Hollywood and the Cold War

14. Hollywood in the Age of Television

15. The 1960's: The Counterculture Strikes Back

16. The Film School Generation

17. Into the Twenty-First Century Glossary of Terms Index

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