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Author Benshoff, Harry M.
Title America on film [electronic resource] : representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies / Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin.
Published Malden, MA, USA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Electronic Book  PN1995.9.M56 B46 2009eb    ONLINE
  
Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 453 p.) : ill. .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- How to use this book -- pt. I. Culture and American film -- 1. Introduction to the study of film form and representation -- Film form -- American ideologies : discrimination and resistance -- Culture and cultural studies -- Case study : The Lion King (1994) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- 2. The structure and history of Hollywood filmmaking -- Hollywood vs. independent film -- The style of Hollywood cinema -- The business of Hollywood -- The history of Hollywood : the movies begin -- The classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and postwar film -- "New" Hollywood and the blockbuster mentality -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
pt. II. Race and ethnicity and American film -- Introduction to part II : what is race? -- 3. The concept of whiteness and American film -- Seeing white -- Bleaching the green : the Irish in American cinema -- Looking for respect : the Italian in American cinema -- A special case : Jews and Hollywood -- Case study : The Jazz Singer (1927) -- Veiled and reviled : Arabs on film in America -- Conclusion : whiteness and American film today -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 4. African Americans and American film -- African Americans in early film -- Blacks in classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and the postwar social problem film -- The rise and fall of blaxploitation filmmaking -- Box : blacks on TV -- Hollywood in the 1980s and the arrival of Spike Lee -- Black independent film vs. "neo-blaxploitation" filmmaking -- New images for a new century--or not? -- Case study : Bamboozled (2000) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 5. Native Americans and American film -- The American "Indian" before film -- Ethnographic films and the rise of the Hollywood western -- The evolving western -- A kinder, gentler America? -- Case study : Smoke Signals (1998) -- Conclusion : twenty-first-century Indians? -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 6. Asian Americans and American film -- Silent film and Asian images -- Asians in classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and after : war films, miscegenation melodramas, and kung fu -- Contemporary Asian American actors and filmmakers -- Case study : Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 7. Latinos and American film -- The greaser and the Latin lover : alternating stereotypes -- World War II and after : the good neighbor policy -- The 1950s to the 1970s : back to business as usual? -- Expanding opportunities in recent decades -- Conclusion : a backlash against Chicanos? -- Case study : My Family/Mi Familia (1995) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
pt. III. Class and American film -- Introduction to part III : what is class? -- 8. Classical Hollywood cinema and class -- Setting the stage : the Industrial Revolution -- Early cinema : the rise of the Horatio Alger myth -- Hollywood and unionization -- Class in the classical Hollywood cinema -- Case study : The Grapes of Wrath (1940) -- Conclusion : recloaking class consciousness -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 9. Cinematic class struggle after the Depression -- From World War II to the Red Scare -- From opulence to counterculture -- Box : class on television -- New Hollywood and the resurrection of the Horatio Alger myth -- Case study : Bulworth (1998) -- Conclusion : corporate Hollywood and labor today -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
pt. IV. Gender and American film -- Introduction to part IV : what is gender? -- 10. Women in classical Hollywood filmmaking -- Images of women in early cinema -- Early female filmmakers -- Images of women in 1930s classical Hollywood -- World War II and after -- Case study : All That Heaven Allows (1955) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 11. Exploring the visual parameters of women in film -- Ways of seeing -- "Visual pleasure and narrative cinema" -- Case study : Gilda (1946) -- Conclusion : complicating Mulvey's arguments -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 12. Masculinity in classical Hollywood filmmaking -- Masculinity and early cinema -- Masculinity and the male movie star -- World War II and film noir -- Case study : Dead Reckoning (1947) -- Masculinity in 1950s American film -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 13. Gender in American film since the 1960s -- Second wave feminism and Hollywood -- Into the 1980s : a backlash against women? -- Box : women and American television -- A new generation of female filmmakers -- Case study : The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) -- Conclusion : gender in the early twenty-first century -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
pt. V. Sexuality and American film -- Introduction to part V : what is sexuality? -- 14. Heterosexuality, homosexuality, and classical Hollywood -- (Hetero)sexuality on screen -- (Homo)sexuality in early film -- Censoring sexuality during the classical Hollywood era -- Postwar sexualities and the weakening of the production code -- Camp and the underground cinema -- Case study : The Celluloid Closet (1995) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 15. Sexualities on film since the sexual revolution -- Hollywood and the sexual revolution -- Film and gay culture from Stonewall to AIDS -- The AIDS crisis -- Queer theory and new queer cinema -- Box : queer TV -- Case study : Go Fish (1995) -- Hollywood responds to new queer cinema -- (Hetero)sexualities in contemporary American cinema -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
pt. VI. Ability and American film -- Introduction to part VI : what is ability? -- 16. Cinematic images of (dis)ability -- Disabled people in early American film : curiosities and freaks -- Romanticizing disability in classical Hollywood melodramas -- Disability in war movies and social problem films -- Disability and the counterculture -- Case study : Children of a Lesser God (1986) -- A more enlightened age? -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 17. Making connections -- Case study 1 : Queen Christina (1933) -- Case study 2 : The Old Maid (1939) -- Case study 3 : The Gang's All Here (1943) -- Case study 4 : A Patch of Blue (1965) -- Case study 5 : Erin Brockovich (2000) -- Case study 6 : 8 Mile (2002) -- Case study 7 : Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) -- Case study 8 : Saving Face (2004) -- Case study 9 : Crash (2004) -- Case study 10 : The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) -- Case study 11 : Brokeback Mountain (2005) -- Case study 12 : QuinceaƱera (2006) -- Glossary -- Index.
Note Description based on print version record.
System Reqs Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Local Note Title generously provided by Campus Quality Fee.
Subject Minorities in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Related Names Griffin, Sean.
Ebooks Corporation.
Related To Benshoff, Harry M. America on film. 2nd ed. Malden, MA, USA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009 9781405170550 (DLC) 2008021455 (OCoLC)228632092
ISBN 144435759X (electronic bk)
9781444357592 (electronic bk)
9781405170550 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1405170557 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard # (YBP)7461539
OCLC number 783042060