This vastly readable and richly illustrated volume examines film as art form, technological innovation, big business, and cultural bellwether. It takes in stars from Douglas Fairbanks to Sly Stallone; auteurs from D. W. Griffith to Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee; and genres from the screwball comedy of the 1930s to the "hard body" movies of the 1980s to the independent films of the 1990s. Combining panoramic sweep with detailed commentaries on hundreds of individual films, Movie-Made America is a must for any motion picture enthusiast.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-16 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book looks at portrayals of Native Americans, from the silent and early sound films through the present, covering more than 800 films, including The Vanishing American, They Died with Their Boots On, Cheyenne Autumn, Dances with Wolves, and The Lone Ranger (2013). A completely revised, expanded, and reorganized edition
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-10-01 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press
This is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at American life in the 1920s as framed by the aspirations, scandals, and attitudes of the Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover presidencies. In fascinating detail, Goldberg examines how Victorian values were transformed into the freewheeling lifestyle of the Jazz Age