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Camera Politica : The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film - Michael Ryan

Camera Politica

The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film

Paperback Published: 22nd June 1988
ISBN: 9780253206046
Number Of Pages: 352

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" a modern mythography, a study of contemporary Hollywood films based on the tools offered by feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxist cultural theory, and deconstruction." -- Village Voice

"Solidly thought-out observation of the films of the 70's and 80's that comment on the system." -- Audience

..". intelligent, open advocacy. Its responsible arrangement of carefully described cultural materials will challenge students and instructors alike." -- Teaching Philosophy

Camera Politica is a comprehensive study of Hollywood film during a period of tremendous change in American history, a period that witnessed the end of the American empire, crises in the economy, a failure of political leadership, loss at war, and the rise of the Right.

Preface Introduction 1 From Counterculture to Counterrevolution, 1967-1971 1. Alienation and Rebellion 2. Feminism, Black Radicalism, Student Rebellion 3. The Hollywood Counterrevolution 2 Crisis Films 1. Diaster Films 2. Metaphors of Fear 3. Francis Coppola and the Crisis of Patriarchy 3 Genre Transformations and the Failure of Liberalism 1. Western, Detective, Musical 2. Social Problem Films 3. Conspiracy Films 4 Class, Race, and the New South 1. The Hollywood Working Class 2. Representations of Blacks 3. The New South 5 The Politics of Sexuality 1. The Poisiton of Women 2. From a Male Point of View: MenOs Movies and the Return of Romance 3. The Family and the New Sexuality 6 Horror Films 1. The Occult 2. Monsters 3. Brian De Palma and the Slash and Gash Cycles 7 Vietnam and the New Militarism 1. Debating Vietman 2. The Military Rehabilited 3. The New Militarism 8 Return of the Hero: Entrepreneur, Patriarch, Warrior 1. The Triumph of Individualism--From Man to Superman 2. George LucasOs Strategic Defense Initiatives 3. The Leadership Principle--From Movie Brats to Movie Moguls 9 Fantasy Films 1. Technophobia 2. Dystopias 3. At Home with Steven Spielberg 10 The Politics of Representation 1. On the Left Edge of Hollywood 2. Within the Hollywood Codes: Political Films 3. Beyond Hollywood: The Independent Sector Conclusion: Film and Politics Postface Appendix Notes Selected Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780253206046
ISBN-10: 0253206049
Series: A Midland Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd June 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.39  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.59