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Hollywood's new radicalism [electronic resource] : war, globalisation and the movies from Reagan to George W. Bush / Ben Dickenson.

By: Dickenson, Ben.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cinema and society: Publisher: London ; New York : New York : I.B. Tauris ; Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 216 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1423768205 (electronic bk.); 9781423768203 (electronic bk.); 9781845110253 (hbk.); 1845110250 (hbk.); 9781845111038 (pbk.); 1845111036 (pbk.).Subject(s): Motion picture industry -- United States | Politics and culture -- United States | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference | Filmindustrie | Politieke aspecten | Filmschauspieler | Politisches Engagement | Los Angeles- HollywoodGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hollywood's new radicalism.DDC classification: 791.43/0973 Other classification: 24.32 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt. 1. The inheritance -- The creation of modern Hollywood -- The movement last time -- Greed is good -- The liberal Hollywood response to Reagan -- War -- studio spectacle and directorial detractors -- Challenge of the creative community -- pt. 2. The crisis of Hollywood liberalism -- The context for Clinton -- Clinton, heroism and the liberal Hollywood tradition -- Globalisation and the alternative media expos�e of Clinton -- The president's Hollywood friends -- Progressive Hollywood responds -- the new anti-corporate thread -- Steven Soderbergh and the brief independent boom -- Race and the independent movie -- Money can't buy you Bill -- Crisis of the progressive agenda -- Old heroes -- Warren Beatty -- New heroes -- Reinventing the liberal tradition -- The new liberal aesthetic -- the individual in society.
Summary: This text is an account of the last 25 years of American cinema. The author tells the story of the corporate take-over of the movies in the 1970s, and the subsequent transformation of Hollywood into the dominant force in the global media industry. He explores the effect of such changes on radical and liberal filmmakers.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-211) and index.

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pt. 1. The inheritance -- The creation of modern Hollywood -- The movement last time -- Greed is good -- The liberal Hollywood response to Reagan -- War -- studio spectacle and directorial detractors -- Challenge of the creative community -- pt. 2. The crisis of Hollywood liberalism -- The context for Clinton -- Clinton, heroism and the liberal Hollywood tradition -- Globalisation and the alternative media expos�e of Clinton -- The president's Hollywood friends -- Progressive Hollywood responds -- the new anti-corporate thread -- Steven Soderbergh and the brief independent boom -- Race and the independent movie -- Money can't buy you Bill -- Crisis of the progressive agenda -- Old heroes -- Warren Beatty -- New heroes -- Reinventing the liberal tradition -- The new liberal aesthetic -- the individual in society.

This text is an account of the last 25 years of American cinema. The author tells the story of the corporate take-over of the movies in the 1970s, and the subsequent transformation of Hollywood into the dominant force in the global media industry. He explores the effect of such changes on radical and liberal filmmakers.

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