THE DISGUISED POLITICAL FILM IN CONTEMPORARY HOLLYWOOD

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The Disguised Political Film In Contemporary Hollywood

Author : Despoina-Betty Kaklamanidou
ISBN : 1501341839
Genre : Performing Arts
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With strict guidelines on methodology and time frame -- films produced after September 2001, and a socio-semiotic theoretical framework -- Betty Kaklamanidou unpacks the problematic terms and ideas that go along with defining a new genre. Kaklamanidou considers a different sub-genre per chapter, placing each group of films in their socio-historical context to reach conclusions about the production of political films in millennial Hollywood. In shifting the terms of the debate, The "Disguised" Political Film in Contemporary Hollywood offers a fresh, new approach to the subject of the political film. The political film is not a clearly delineated object but rather an elusive one and resistant to clear boundaries. So, what is a political film? Can The Hunger Games (2012) belong to the same category as Lincoln (2012)? Is Jarhead (2005) a political movie simply because it is set during the Gulf War but with no reference to the motives of the conflict and/or American and Arab relations, and thus in the same group of war films such as The Three Kings (1999), another narrative that focuses on the same military conflict but includes direct commentary to governmental and military strategies? Are historical films by definition political since the majority deals with significant events and/or people in a specific socio-cultural landscape?
Category: Performing Arts

Camera Politica

Author : Michael Ryan
ISBN : 0253206049
Genre : Performing Arts
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" … a modern mythography, a study of contemporary Hollywood films based on the tools offered by feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxist cultural theory, and deconstruction." —Village Voice "Solidly thought-out observation of the films of the 70's and 80's that comment on the system." —Audience "... intelligent, open advocacy. Its responsible arrangement of carefully described cultural materials will challenge students and instructors alike." —Teaching Philosophy Camera Politica is a comprehensive study of Hollywood film during a period of tremendous change in American history, a period that witnessed the end of the American empire, crises in the economy, a failure of political leadership, loss at war, and the rise of the Right.
Category: Performing Arts

Politics And Politicians In Contemporary Us Television

Author : Betty Kaklamanidou
ISBN : 9781317078494
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together well-established scholars of media, political science, sociology, and film to investigate the representation of Washington politics on U.S. television from the mid-2000s to the present, this volume offers stimulating perspectives on the status of representations of contemporary US politics, the role of government and the machinations and intrigue often associated with politicians and governmental institutions. The authors help to locate these representations both in the context of the history of earlier television shows that portrayed the political culture of Washington as well as within the current political culture transpiring both inside and outside of "The Beltway." With close attention to issues of gender, race and class and offering studies from contemporary quality television, including popular programmes such as The West Wing, Veep, House of Cards, The Americans, The Good Wife and Scandal, the authors examine the ways in which televisual representations reveal changing attitudes towards Washington culture, shedding light on the role of the media in framing the public’s changing perception of politics and politicians. Exploring the new era in which television finds itself, with new production practices and the possible emergence of a new ’political genre’ emerging, Politics and Politicians in Contemporary U.S. Television also considers the ’humanizing’ of political characters on television, asking what that representation of politicians as human beings says about the national political culture. A fascinating study that sits at the intersection of politics and television, this book will appeal to scholars of popular culture, sociology, cultural and media studies.
Category: Social Science

Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Author : STEVE NEALE
ISBN : 9781135108762
Genre : Social Science
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A comprehensive overview of the film industry in Hollywood today, Contemporary Hollywood Cinema brings together leading international cinema scholars to explore the technology, institutions, film makers and movies of contemporary American film making.
Category: Social Science

Contemporary European Cinema

Author : Betty Kaklamanidou
ISBN : 1138564400
Genre : Motion pictures
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This book offers a range of accounts of the state of "European Cinema" in a specific sociopolitical era: that of the global economic crisis that began in 2008 and the more recent refugee and humanitarian crisis. With the recession having become a popular theme of economic, demographic, and sociological research in recent years, this volume examines representations of the crisis and its attendant market instability and mistrust of neoliberal political systems in film. It thus sheds light on the mediation, reimagination, and reformulation of recent history in the depiction of personal, cultural, and political memories, and raises new questions about crisis narratives in European film, asking whether the theoretical notion of "national" cinema is less or more powerful during moments of sociopolitical turbulence, and investigating the kinds of cultural representations and themes that characterize the narratives of European documentary and fictional films from both small and large national markets.
Category: Motion pictures

Masculinity And Monstrosity In Contemporary Hollywood Films

Author : K. Combe
ISBN : 9781137359827
Genre : Performing Arts
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In film, Men are good and Monsters are bad. In this book, Combe and Boyle consider the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body and regard gendered behavior as a matter of performativity. Taken together, these two identity positions, manliness and monsterliness, offer a window into the workings of current American society.
Category: Performing Arts

The American Dream And Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Author : J. Emmett Winn
ISBN : 9780826428615
Genre : Performing Arts
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While the myth of a classless America endures in the American Dream, the very stratification that it denies unfairly affects the majority of Americans. Studies show that it's difficult for working class people to achieve upward mobility in the US. This book shows that the American Dream's glorification in Hollywood cinema should not be ignored.
Category: Performing Arts

Cinema Wars

Author : Douglas M. Kellner
ISBN : 9781444360493
Genre : Performing Arts
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Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed include: Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and other Michael Moore documentaries, amongst others Explores how some films in this era supported the Bush-Cheney regime, while others criticized the administration, openly or otherwise Investigates Hollywood’s treatment of a range of hot topics, from terrorism and environmental crisis to the Iraq war and the culture wars of the 2000s Shows how Hollywood film in the 2000s brought to life a vibrant array of social protest and helped create cultural conditions to elect Barack Obama
Category: Performing Arts

Shadows On The Past

Author : Leger Grindon
ISBN : 143990488X
Genre : History
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A new genre of film is identified and explored.
Category: History

Un American Hollywood

Author : Frank Krutnik
ISBN : UOM:39015073870001
Genre : Performing Arts
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The book reopens the intense critical debate on the blacklist era and on the aesthetic and political work of the Hollywood Left.
Category: Performing Arts