Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth

Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth

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Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth is a broad cultural study that connects the rise of film to the rise of America as a cultural center and world power in the twentieth century. Cohen argues that through the medium of silent film, America was able to sever its literary and linguistic ties to Europe, assert its cultural independence, and forge a unique form of cultural expression. Silent films drew on elements developed in popular forms of representation like photography, landscape panoramas, and vaudeville performance to create a medium that more accurately represented the American experience.... society with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974, barring discrimination in the provision of bank loans, mortgages and credit cards. ... One group to arouse concern were the so-called a#39;displaced homemakersa#39;, that is women who through divorce, desertion or widowhood had lost their husbandsa#39; support but had few work qualifications of their own. ... In a 1987 decision the Supreme Court upheld a California law requiring employers to provide maternity leave, but in 1990 Presidentanbsp;...

Title:Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth
Author:Paula Marantz Cohen Professor of Humanities Drexel University
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2001-04-03


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