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Hollywood's America : United States History Through Its Films

Hollywood's America : United States History Through Its Films - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1881089681

Cover of Hollywood
ISBN13: 978-1881089681
ISBN10: 1881089681
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: Brandywine Press
Published: 2001
International: No

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Hollywood's America : United States History Through Its Films - 3RD 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-1881089681

Steven Mintz and Randy Eds. Roberts

ISBN13: 978-1881089681
ISBN10: 1881089681
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: Brandywine Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This anthology of documents and essays teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. The films are studied as a reflection of their times and as an influence upon style and belief. The use of film enhances the interest of students in both United States history surveys and specialized media classes, and the pieces included in this book promise a high level of intellectual discussion.

Author Bio

Mintz, Steven : University of Houston

Roberts, Randy : Purdue University

Table of Contents

Introduction: A History of American Film

Part I / The Silent Era
1. Introduction--Intolerance and the Rise of the Feature Film
2. Kay Sloan
3. John Hope Franklin on The Birth of a Nation
4. Charles Musser
5. Lary May
6. Primary Sources

Part II / Hollywood's Golden Age
1. Introduction--Backstage During the Great Depression: 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933 and Footlight Parade
2. Maury Klein
3. Peter Roffman and Jim Purdy on the gangster genre
4. Thomas H. Pauly on Gone witb the Wind and The Grapes of Wrath
5. Thomas R. Cripps
6. Charles Higham on Tbe Magnificent Ambersons
7. Primary Sources

Part III / Wartime Hollywood
1. Introduction--Hollywood's World War II Combat Films
2. Clayton R. Koppes and Gregory D. Black
3. Randy Roberts on Casablanca
4. Bureau of Motion Pictures Report
5. June Sochen on Mildred Pierce
6. Primary Sources

Part IV / Postwar Hollywood
1. Introduction-- Double Indemnity and Film Noir
2. Peter Roffman and Jim Purdy on HUAC
3. Lois Banner on Sunset Boulevard
4. Kenneth R. Hey on On the Waterfront
5. Stuart Samuels on Invasion of the Body Snatchers
6. Richard Slotkin
7. Primary Sources

Part V / Hollywood Since Vietnam
1. Introduction--Bonnie and Clyde
2. Charles Maland on Dr. Strangelove
3. Michael Ryan and Douglas Kellner
4. Daniel J. Leab on Rocky
5. James S. Olson and Randy Roberts
6. William Joe Palmer
7. Richard Schickel
8. Primary Sources
9. Aram Goudsouzian, "The Rise and Fall of Sidney Poitier"

A Lengthy Bibliography on the History of American Film: Updated To 2001