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By Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin

ISBN-10: 1405170557

ISBN-13: 9781405170550

America on movie: Representing Race, type, Gender, and Sexuality within the video clips, 2d Edition is a full of life advent to problems with range as represented in the American cinema.

  • Provides a accomplished assessment of the economic, socio-cultural, and aesthetic components that give a contribution to cinematic representations of race, category, gender, and sexuality
  • Includes over a hundred illustrations, word list of keyword phrases, questions for dialogue, and lists for extra reading/viewing
  • Includes new case reviews of a couple of motion pictures, together with Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

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HOW TO USE THIS BOOK America on Film is a textbook designed to introduce undergraduate students to issues of diversity within American film. It is the first synthetic and historical text of its kind, and provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that have shaped and continue to shape cinematic representations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and physical ability. The book aims to chronicle the cinematic history of various cultural groups, stimulate discussion of human difference, examine forces and institutions of bias, and ultimately provoke thought about the relationship between film and American national culture.

389: The Old Maid, copyright © 1939, Warner Bros. p. 390: Carmen Miranda, unidentified publicity photo, authors’ personal collection p. 392: APatch of Blue, copyright © 1965, MGM p. 394: Erin Brockovich, dir. Steven Soderbergh, copyright © 2000, Jersey Films/Columbia TriStar p. 396: 8 Mile, dir. Curtis Hanson, copyright © 2002, Imagine Entertainment/ Universal p. 398: Better Luck Tomorrow, dir. Justin Lin, copyright © 2002, MTV Films/ Paramount p. 400: Saving Face, dir. Alice Wu, copyright © 2004, Sony Pictures Classics p.

249: Footlight Parade, copyright © 1933, Warner Bros. p. 250: Gilda, copyright © 1946, Columbia p. 252: Gold Diggers of 1933, copyright © 1933, Warner Bros. p. 261: John Wayne, unidentified publicity photo, authors’ personal collection p. 263: The Son of the Sheik, copyright © 1922, Paramount p. 265: Public Enemy, copyright © 1931, Warner Bros. p. 267: I Was a Male War Bride, copyright © 1949, 20th Century-Fox p. 268: Sands of Iwo Jima, copyright © 1949, Republic p. 270: Double Indemnity, copyright © 1944, Paramount p.

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