America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 26, 2011 - Performing Arts - 472 pages
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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema.
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality
  • Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for further reading/viewing
  • Includes new case studies of a number of films, including Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera
  

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Couldn't put this down. Read every inch. Especially appreciated the reiteration of terms and concepts throughout later chapters. Wish all academic texts were written this effectively. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Power Electronics for Wind Turbines
The Concept of Whiteness and American Film
African Americans and American Film
FilmsParamount Classics
Bamboozled dir Spike Lee copyright 2000 New Line Cinema Photo David LeeNew Line
Native Americans and American Film
The Lone Ranger copyright 19491957 ABCTV
Sombra Verde a k a Untouched copyright 1954 Calderon Productions p 158 From Dusk Till Dawn dir Robert Rodriguez copyright 1996
My FamilyMi Familia dir Gregory Nava copyright 1995 New Line Photo Rico Torres
Spanglish dir James L Brooks copyright 2004 Columbia Pictures
Class and American Film
Harold Lloyd unidentified publicity photo authors personal collection p 177 The Gold Rush copyright 1925 United Artists
It Happened One Night copyright 1934 Columbia
The Grapes of Wrath copyright 1940 20th CenturyFox
Cinematic Class Struggle After the Depression

Cheyenne Autumn copyright 1964 Warner Bros Photo Kobal Collection
Billy Jack copyright 1971 Warner Bros
Last of the Mohicans copyright 1992 20th CenturyFox Photos Frank Connor
Smoke Signals dir Chris Eyre copyright 1998 Miramax Photo Jill
The Education of Little Tree dir Richard Friedenberg copyright 1997 Paramount Photo Jan Thijs
Asian Americans and American Film
Warner Oland as Charlie Chan unidentified publicity photo authors personal collection
The Mask of Fu Manchu copyright 1932 MGMUniversal
Anna May Wong unidentified publicity photo authors personal collection
Keye Luke unidentified publicity photo authors personal collection p 135 Russell Wong unidentified publicity photo authors personal collection p 1...
Latinos and American Film
Eata Bowl of Tea copyright 1990 Columbia p 146 Ramon Novarro unidentified publicity photo authors personal collection p 148 Dolores Del Rio u...
Women in Classical Hollywood Filmmaking
Exploring the Visual Parameters of Women
Masculinity in Classical Hollywood Filmmaking
Gender in American Film Since the 19605
li n Amri nFilm
Sexualities on Film Since the Sexual Revolution
Ability and American Film
Cinematic Images of DislAbiIity
Making Connections
Glossary
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Sean Griffin is Associate Professor of Cinema and Television at Southern Methodist University.

Harry M. Benshoff is Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas.

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