Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond

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This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double context within which the book can be read-that in which it was written and that in which we find ourselves today. Among the other additions to this new edition are a celebration of modern qscrewballq comedies like My Best Friend's Wedding, and an analysis of '90s American and Canadian teen movies in the vein of American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait, and Rollercoaster. Also included are a chapter on Hollywood today that looks at David Fincher and Jim Jarmusch (among others) and an illuminating essay on Day of the Dead.... no independent existence but is simply Nortona#39;s hidden self, summoned up to do all the things Norton would never dare. ... the headquarters of the major credit card companies: all credit card debts will be wiped out, a fantasy that must surely anbsp;...

Title:Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan...and Beyond
Author:Robin Wood
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-07-24


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