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Visions of empire [electronic resource] : political imagery in contemporary American film / Stephen Prince.

By: Prince, Stephen, 1955-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Praeger series in political communication: Publisher: New York : Praeger, 1992Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 210 p.).ISBN: 9780313391064 (electronic bk.); 0313391068 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Politics in motion pictures | Motion pictures -- United States | Fine Arts | Politique au cin�ema | Cin�ema -- �Etats-Unis | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference | Films | Politieke aspecten | Politik <Motiv> | Politik | Film | USA | Cinema Films (Motion pictures) Special subjects Politics | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Visions of empire.DDC classification: 791.43/658 Other classification: 24.32 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
About the Series; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Decade of Political Representation; 1 Hollywood, Politics, and Media Study; 2 Brave Homelands and Evil Empires; 3 The Fires of Rebellion; 4 Hearts and Minds; 5 Future Imperfect; Afterword: The Place of Politics in Hollywood Films; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: Visions of Empire explores film's function as a medium of political communication, recognizing not just the propaganda film, but the various ways that conventional narrative films embody, question, or critique established social values underlying American attitudes toward historical, social, and political events. Stephen Prince discusses Hollywood film productions of the 1980s in terms of salient political issues of the period, including anxieties about declining U.S. military power, the wars in Central America and the prospects for U.S. intervention, the legacy of the Vietnam War, and urban d.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-204) and index.

Visions of Empire explores film's function as a medium of political communication, recognizing not just the propaganda film, but the various ways that conventional narrative films embody, question, or critique established social values underlying American attitudes toward historical, social, and political events. Stephen Prince discusses Hollywood film productions of the 1980s in terms of salient political issues of the period, including anxieties about declining U.S. military power, the wars in Central America and the prospects for U.S. intervention, the legacy of the Vietnam War, and urban d.

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About the Series; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Decade of Political Representation; 1 Hollywood, Politics, and Media Study; 2 Brave Homelands and Evil Empires; 3 The Fires of Rebellion; 4 Hearts and Minds; 5 Future Imperfect; Afterword: The Place of Politics in Hollywood Films; Bibliography; Index;

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