America on Film

Written By Sam B. Girgus
America on Film
  • Publsiher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 17 October 2002
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
  • Pages : 226 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled America on Film written by Sam B. Girgus which was release on 17 October 2002, this book published by Cambridge University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In America on Film, first published in 2002, Sam Girgus examines a selection of films made in the last quarter of the twentieth century in an effort to trace how the notion of 'American' has changed drastically from that portrayed in American cinema up to the 1950s. In works such as Mississippi Masala, Lone Star, Malcolm X, Raging Bull, When We Were Kings, and Bugsy he finds a new and ethnically varied array of characters that embody American values, ideals, and conflicts; and a transformation in the relationship of American identity and culture to race and ethnicity, as well as to sexuality, gender, and the body. America on Film charts these changes through analysis of cinematic tensions between fiction, documentary, and modernism. An art form that combines fragments of reality with imagination, film, Girgus maintains, connects the documentary realism of the photographic image to the abstraction and non-representation of modernism.

America on Film

America on Film
  • Author : Sam B. Girgus
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-10-17
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : In America on Film, first published in 2002, Sam Girgus examines a selection of films made in the last quarter of the twentieth century in an effort to trace how the notion of 'American' has changed drastically from that portrayed in American cinema up to the 1950s. In works such as ...

America on Film

America on Film
  • Author : Harry M. Benshoff,Sean Griffin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : A comprehensive and insightful examination of the representation of diverse viewpoints and perspectives in American cinema throughout the 20th and 21st centuries America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies, now in its third edition, is an authoritative and lively examination of diversity issues within American ...

Colonial America on Film and Television

Colonial America on Film and Television
  • Author : Bertil O. Österberg
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-04-15
  • Total pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : The early history of American settlement, pioneering, and independence is marked by fascinating characters and events who are often shrouded in legend. Through the eye of the movie camera, filmmakers have sought to capture these characters and to penetrate the mists of time. This comprehensive filmography provides production information and ...

The American Civil War on Film and TV

The American Civil War on Film and TV
  • Author : Douglas Brode,Shea T. Brode,Cynthia J. Miller
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Total pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : In The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color, Douglas Brode, Shea T. Brode, and Cynthia J. Miller bring together nineteen essays by a diverse array of scholars to explore issues of morality, race, gender, nation, and history in films and ...

Pennsylvania s Revolution

Pennsylvania s Revolution
  • Author : William Pencak
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Total pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : "A collection of essays on the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. Topics include the politicization of the English- and German-language press and the population they served; the Revolution in remote areas of the state; and new historical perspectives on the American and British armies during the Valley Forge winter"--Provided by ...

The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television 2d ed

The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television  2d ed
  • Author : John Kenneth Muir
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2004-02-13
  • Total pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete guide to over 50 years of superheroes on screen! This expanded and updated edition of the 2004 award-winning encyclopedia covers important developments in the popular genre; adds new shows such as Heroes and Zoom; includes the latest films featuring icons like Superman, Spiderman ...

Revolutionary Mexico on Film

Revolutionary Mexico on Film
  • Author : Bob Herzberg
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-12-24
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : Drawing on studio files, newspaper critiques, internet sources and scholarly studies of Mexican cinema, this critical history focuses on film depictions, in Hollywood and in Mexico, of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and the era of Benito Juarez. Mexico’s political and military battles are discussed in detail, and contrasted with ...

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film
  • Author : Peter C. Rollins
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-03-24
  • Total pages : 696
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans'sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving Private ...

Native Americans on Film

Native Americans on Film
  • Author : M. Elise Marubbio,Eric L. Buffalohead
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2013-02-22
  • Total pages : 467
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : “An essential book for courses on Native film, indigenous media, not to mention more general courses . . . A very impressive and useful collection.” —Randolph Lewis, author of Navajo Talking Picture The film industry and mainstream popular culture are notorious for promoting stereotypical images of Native Americans: the noble and ignoble savage, ...

Sports Heroines on Film

Sports Heroines on Film
  • Author : Viridiana Lieberman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-11-19
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : It’s hard to find females in leading roles as athletes, coaches and owners in sports film story lines. With an abundance of male-focused stories, Hollywood continues to reinforce the association of athleticism with masculinity. Portrayals of women in prominent roles indicate social attitudes and values and—when looked at ...

History on Film Film on History

History on Film Film on History
  • Author : Robert A. Rosenstone
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : History on Film/Film on History demonstrates how films can be analyzed as historical sources. It offers undergraduates an introduction to some of the first issues involved with studying historical films. Rosenstone argues that to leave history films out of the discussion of the meaning of the past is to ...

Bible and Cinema

Bible and Cinema
  • Author : Adele Reinhartz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-03-31
  • Total pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : Bible and Cinema: An Introduction is a comprehensive examination of how the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema to develop its plots, characters, and themes. The book considers two general types of films: Bible movies that retell biblical stories, such as the Exodus and the life of ...

The New Hollywood Historical Film

The New Hollywood Historical Film
  • Author : Tom Symmons
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-13
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : The New Hollywood of the late 1960s and 1970s is among the most exciting and influential periods in the history of film. This book explores how the new wave of historical films were profoundly shaped by the controversies and concerns of the present....

America on the Edge

America on the Edge
  • Author : H. Giroux
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2006-03-31
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : Henry Giroux's latest work is a compelling collection of new and classic essays. Key topics such as education and democracy, terrorism and security, and media and youth culture are critiqued in Giroux's signature style. This is a fascinating collection for Giroux fans and educators alike....

Documenting the Black Experience

Documenting the Black Experience
  • Author : Novotny Lawrence
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-10-24
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780521009317
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Summary : “Bridging the gap between often ignored black history and documentary film Novotny Lawrence brings together insightful articles from academics and practicing filmmakers. An overdue and much-needed anthology for the fields of documentary and black studies.”—Christine Acham, University of Southern California “Lawrence presents a collection of straightforward essays on non-narrative ...