Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan-- and beyond

Wood, Robin, 1931-2009

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  • Creator Robin Wood
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Expanded and rev. ed. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
  • Physical Details
    • xlv, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0231129661, 9780231129664, 023112967X, 9780231129671
  • OCLC ocm51647599

Summary

  • This new edition includes all the chapters of the original work, supplemented with analysis of comedy films of the 1990s, a chapter on contemporary filmmakers, including David Fincher & Jim Jarmusch, & an essay on 'Day of the Dead'

Notes

  • Revised edition of: Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan, 1986.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-352) and index.

Contents

  • Prologue (2003) : our culture, our cinema : for a repoliticized criticism -- Cards on the table -- The chase : flashback, 1965 -- Smart-ass and cutie-pie : notes toward the evaluation of Altman (1975) -- The incoherent text : narrative in the 70s -- The American nightmare : horror in the 70s -- Normality and monsters : the films of Larry Cohen and George Romero -- Brian De Palma : the politics of castration -- Papering the cracks : fantasy and ideology in the Reagan era -- Horror in the 80s -- Images and women -- From buddies to lovers -- Two films by Martin Scorsese -- Two films by Michael Cimino -- Day of the dead : the woman's nightmare -- On and around My best friend's wedding -- Teens, parties, and rollercoasters : a genre of the 90s -- Hollywood today : is an oppositional cinema possible?
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