American Film History: Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present

American Film History: Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present

By: Roy Grundmann (editor), Cynthia Lucia (editor), Art Simon (editor)Paperback

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From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through the present day. * Considers essential subjects that have shaped the American film industry from the impact of television and CGI to the rise of independent and underground film; from the impact of the civil rights, feminist and LGBT movements to that of 9/11. * Features a student-friendly structure dividing coverage into the periods 1960-1975, 1976-1990, and 1991 to the present day, each of which opens with an historical overview * Brings together a rich and varied selection of contributions by established film scholars, combining broad historical, social, and political contexts with detailed analysis of individual films, including Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Cat Ballou, Chicago, Back to the Future, Killer of Sheep, Daughters of the Dust, Nothing But a Man, Ali, Easy Rider, The Conversation, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Longtime Companion, The Matrix, The War Tapes, the Batman films, and selected avant-garde and documentary films, among many others. * Additional online resources, such as sample syllabi, which include suggested readings and filmographies, for both general and specialized courses, will be available online. * May be used alongside American Film History: Selected Readings, Origins to 1960 to provide an authoritative study of American cinema from its earliest days through the new millennium

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Together, Cindy Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon are the editors of the four volume reference work, The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (2012), of this volume and its companion, American Film History: Selected Readings, Origins to 1960 ( both 2016), all published by Wiley-Blackwell. Cynthia Lucia is Professor of English and Director of Film and Media Studies at Rider University. She is author of Framing Female Lawyers: Women on Trial in Film (2005) and writes for Cineaste film magazine, where she has served on the editorial board for more than two decades. Her most recent research includes essays that appear in A Companion to Woody Allen (Wiley, 2013), Modern British Drama on Screen (2014), and Law, Culture and Visual Studies (2014). Roy Grundmann is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Boston University. He is the author of Andy Warhol s Blow Job (2003) and the editor of A Companion to Michael Haneke (Wiley 2010). He is Contributing Editor of Cineaste and has published essays in a range of prestigious anthologies and journals, including GLQ, Cineaste, Continuum, The Velvet Light Trap, and Millennium Film Journal. He has curated retrospectives on Michael Haneke, Andy Warhol, and Matthias Muller. Art Simon is Professor of Film Studies at Montclair State University. He is the author of Dangerous Knowledge: The JFK Assassination in Art and Film (2nd edition, 2013). He has curated two film exhibitions for the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York City and his work has been published in the edited collection Un-American Hollywood: Politics and Film in the Blacklist Era (2007) and in the journal American Jewish History.


Volume II: 1960 to the Present Acknowledgments xii Preface xiii Part I 1960 1975 1 Setting the Stage: American Film History, 1960 1975 3 Notes 21 References 21 2 Adults Only: Low-Budget Exploitation 23 Eric Schaefer Note 35 References 35 3 Black Representation in Independent Cinema: From Civil Rights to Black Power 37 Alex Lykidis Notes 52 References 54 4 Cinema Direct and Indirect: American Documentary, 1960 1975 56 Charles Warren Notes 70 References 70 5 Comedy and the Dismantling of the Hollywood Western 72 Teresa Podlesney Note 86 References 86 6 The New Hollywood 87 Derek Nystrom Notes 103 References 103 7 One Big Lousy X : The Cinema of Urban Crisis 105 Art Simon References 118 8 Nashville: Putting on the Show: Or, Paradoxes of the Instant and the Moment 120 Thomas Elsaesser Notes 131 References 132 9 Cinema and the Age of Television, 1946 1975 134 Michele Hilmes Notes 146 References 146 Part II 1976 1990 10 Setting the Stage: American Film History, 1976 1990 151 Notes 173 References 173 11 Seismic Shifts in the American Film Industry 175 Thomas Schatz Notes 188 References 188 12 Independent Film: 1980s to the Present 190 Geoff King References 204 13 Reclaiming the Black Family: Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, and the L.A. Rebellion 205 Janet K. Cutler Notes 218 References 221 14 Feminism, Cinema, and Film Criticism 223 Lucy Fischer References 238 15 American Avant-Garde Cinema from 1970 to the Present 241 Scott MacDonald Note 258 References 258 16 A Reintroduction to the American Horror Film 259 Adam Lowenstein Note 274 References 274 17 Back to the Future: Hollywood and Reagan s America 275 Susan Jeffords References 285 18 Stayin Alive : The Post-Studio Hollywood Musical 286 Karen Backstein Notes 301 References 302 Part III 1991 to the Present 19 Setting the Stage: American Film History, 1991 to the Present 307 Notes 329 References 329 20 The Queer 1990s: The Challenge and Failure of Radical Change 330 Michael Bronski Notes 344 References 346 21 24/7: Cable Television, Hollywood, and the Narrative Feature Film 347 Barbara Klinger Notes 360 References 360 22 Plasmatics and Prisons: The Morph and the Spectacular Emergence of CGI 362 Kristen Whissel References 375 23 Mainstream Documentary since 1999 376 Patricia Aufderheide References 391 24 Truthiness Is Stranger than Fictition: The New Biopic 393 Michael Sicinski Notes 407 25 Asia as Global Hollywood Commodity 408 Kenneth Chan Notes 421 References 422 26 The Blockbuster Superhero 423 Bart Beaty Notes 437 References 437 27 Limited Engagement: The Iraq War on Film 438 Susan L. Carruthers Notes 453 References 453 28 The Biggest Independent Pictures Ever Made: Industrial Reflexivity Today 454 J. D. Connor Notes 468 References 469 29 Writing American Film History 471 Robert Sklar References 481 Index 483

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  • publication date: 21/08/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118475126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 520
  • ID: 9781118475126
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 1118475127

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