Movies and Mass Culture

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John Belton
Athlone, 1996 - Motion picture industry - 279 pages
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This book looks at the ways in which American identity shapes and is shaped by motion pictures. Movies serve not only as texts that document who we think we are or were, but they also reflect changes in our self-imaged, tracing the transformation from one kind of America to another.

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John Belton, Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University, is widely admired in film studies for his work with the National Film Preservation Board. He is the coeditor of Film Sound: Theory and Practice and the author of Cinema Stylists and The Films of Robert Mitchum.

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