Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film & Politics (4th Revised edition)

Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film & Politics (4th Revised edition)

By: Ernest Giglio (author)Paperback

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Now in its updated and expanded fourth edition, Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film & Politics examines how the tangled relationship between Hollywood's global film industry and the politics of federal and state governments manifests itself in the real world of political campaigns and in the fictional world of Hollywood films. The book contradicts the film industry's assertion that it produces nothing but entertainment. While it is true that the vast majority of Hollywood films are strictly commercial ventures, hundreds of movies - from Birth of a Nation to The Help, recreated stories like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty and historical pieces such as Lincoln and The Conspirator - contain political messages, both overt and covert. This new edition begins with President Obama's re-election and includes new photos and statistical data, three new chapters and eight case studies that provide in-depth analysis of special films that are certain to challenge existing views and stimulate classroom discussion. Here's Looking at You serves as a basic text for courses in film and politics and as a supplement in American government and film studies courses. Film buffs and general readers will also find it of interest.

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About Author

Ernest Giglio is Professor Emeritus of Politics and American Studies and a Fulbright Scholar. He received his PhD from Syracuse University and during his thirty-year career taught both in the United States and abroad. His signature course on film and politics has been presented to students in England, Finland and Switzerland as well as at the Rhode Island School of Design, Manhattanville College, Lycoming College and for the OLLI Program at Yavapai Community College. He has appeared on PBS, NPR and the BBC.


Contents: Prologue. President Obama Returns to the White House - Film and Politics: The Hollywood-Washington Connection - In Search of the Political Film - Nonfiction Film: Picturing Reality? - Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang: Hollywood, Sex and Violence - HUAC and the Blacklist: The Red Scare Comes To Hollywood - Real to Reel Politicians: Idealists, Saviors, and Scoundrels - Picturing Justice: The Law and Lawyers in Hollywood Films - Hollywood Goes To War: From the Great War to the Good War to the Forgotten War - Remembering Vietnam on Film: Lessons Learned and Forgotten - Mission Accomplished? Hollywood and the Afghanistan-Iraq War Films - Hollywood Confronts Nuclear War and Global Terrorism - Hollywood, Race, and Obama: Feel-Good Racism - Hollywood and Women: Cracks in the Celluloid Ceiling - Epilogue: Is There a Future for Political Films in Hollywood?

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781433120008
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 412
  • ID: 9781433120008
  • weight: 800
  • ISBN10: 1433120003
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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