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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
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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American Cinema/ American Culture by John Belton - ISBN 9780073386157

ISBN13: 9780073386157

ISBN10: 0073386154

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 09

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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