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Film and Politics in America : A Social Tradition - Brian Neve

Film and Politics in America

A Social Tradition

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Published: 18th July 2005
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In A Social Cinema: Film-making and Politics in America, Brian Neve presents a study of the social and political nature of American film by concentrating on a generation of writers from the thirties who directed films in Hollywood in the 1940's. He discusses how they negotiated their roles in relation to the studio system, itself undergoing change, and to what extent their experience in the political and theatre movements of thirties New York was to be reflected in their later films.
Focusing in particular on Orson Welles, Elia Kazan, Jules Dassin, Abraham Polonsky, Nicholas Ray, Robert Rossen and Joseph Losey, Neve relates the work of these writers and directors to the broader industrial, bureaucratic, social and political developments of the period 1935-1970. With special emphasis on the post-war decade, bringing together archive and secondary sources, Neve explores a lost tradition of social fimmaking in America.

Prefacep. vii
Out of the Thirtiesp. 1
Populism, Romanticism and Frank Caprap. 28
Liberals, Radicals and the Wartime Agendap. 56
Post-War Hollywoodp. 84
Post-War: New Directors and Structuresp. 112
Film Noir and Societyp. 145
Into the Fiftiesp. 171
The Sixtiesp. 211
Notesp. 237
Select Bibliographyp. 265
Index of Filmsp. 271
General Indexp. 276
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ISBN: 9780415026208
ISBN-10: 0415026202
Series: Studies in Film, Television and the Media
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 18th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1