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American cinema of the 1970s [electronic resource] : themes and variations / edited by Lester D. Friedman.

Contributor(s): Friedman, Lester D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Screen decades: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 285 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813541372 (electronic bk.); 0813541379 (electronic bk.); 1281151335; 9781281151339.Subject(s): Motion pictures -- United States -- History | Motion pictures -- United States -- Plots, themes, etc | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference | Film | Geschichte | USA | Cin�ema -- �Etats-Unis -- 1970-2000 -- Histoire et critique | Cin�ema -- �Etats-Unis -- 1970-2000 -- Th�emes, motifs | Film | USA | 1970-1980Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American cinema of the 1970s.DDC classification: 791.430973/09047 Other classification: AP 44983 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1970 : Movies and the movement / Mimi White -- 1971 : Movies and the exploitation of excess / Mia Mask -- 1972 : Movies and confession / Michael DeAngelis -- 1973 : Movies and the legacies of war and corruption / Frances Gateward -- 1974 : Movies and political trauma / David Cook -- 1975 : Movies and conflicting ideologies / Glenn Man -- 1976 : Movies and cultural contradictions / Frank P. Tomasulo -- 1977 : Movies and a nation in transformation / Paula J. Massood -- 1978 : Movies and changing times / Charles J. Maland -- 1979 : Movies and the end of an era / Peter Lev -- Select Academy Awards, 1970-1979.
Summary: A smug glance at the seventies-the so-called "Me Decade"-unveils a kaleidoscope of big hair, blaring music, and broken politics-all easy targets for satire, cynicism, and ultimately even nostalgia. American Cinema of the 1970s, however, looks beyond the strobe lights to reveal how profoundly the seventies have influenced American life and how the films of that decade represent a peak moment in cinema history. Far from a placid era, the seventies was a decade of social upheavals. Events such as the killing of students at Kent State and Jackson State universities, the Watergate investigations, the legalization of abortion, and the end of the American involvement in Vietnam are only a few among the many landmark occurrences that challenged the foundations of American culture. The director-driven movies of this era reflect this turmoil, experimenting with narrative structures, offering a gallery of scruffy antiheroes, and revising traditional genre conventions. Bringing together ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1970s examines the range of films that marked the decade, including Jaws, Rocky, Love Story, Shaft, Dirty Harry, The Godfather, Deliverance, The Exorcist, Shampoo, Taxi Driver, Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Apocalypse Now.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-265) and index.

1970 : Movies and the movement / Mimi White -- 1971 : Movies and the exploitation of excess / Mia Mask -- 1972 : Movies and confession / Michael DeAngelis -- 1973 : Movies and the legacies of war and corruption / Frances Gateward -- 1974 : Movies and political trauma / David Cook -- 1975 : Movies and conflicting ideologies / Glenn Man -- 1976 : Movies and cultural contradictions / Frank P. Tomasulo -- 1977 : Movies and a nation in transformation / Paula J. Massood -- 1978 : Movies and changing times / Charles J. Maland -- 1979 : Movies and the end of an era / Peter Lev -- Select Academy Awards, 1970-1979.

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A smug glance at the seventies-the so-called "Me Decade"-unveils a kaleidoscope of big hair, blaring music, and broken politics-all easy targets for satire, cynicism, and ultimately even nostalgia. American Cinema of the 1970s, however, looks beyond the strobe lights to reveal how profoundly the seventies have influenced American life and how the films of that decade represent a peak moment in cinema history. Far from a placid era, the seventies was a decade of social upheavals. Events such as the killing of students at Kent State and Jackson State universities, the Watergate investigations, the legalization of abortion, and the end of the American involvement in Vietnam are only a few among the many landmark occurrences that challenged the foundations of American culture. The director-driven movies of this era reflect this turmoil, experimenting with narrative structures, offering a gallery of scruffy antiheroes, and revising traditional genre conventions. Bringing together ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1970s examines the range of films that marked the decade, including Jaws, Rocky, Love Story, Shaft, Dirty Harry, The Godfather, Deliverance, The Exorcist, Shampoo, Taxi Driver, Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Apocalypse Now.

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