Fifty Key American Films

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John White, Sabine Haenni
Taylor & Francis, Mar 13, 2009 - Performing Arts - 270 pages
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Fifty Key American Films explores and contextualises some of the most important films ever made in the United States. With case studies from the early years of cinema to the present day, this comprehensive Key Guide provides accessible analyses from a range of theoretical perspectives.

This chronologically ordered volume includes coverage of:

  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • Psycho
  • Taxi Driver
  • Blade Runner
  • Pulp Fiction

Amongst a raft of well-known films, the work of some of America’s best known directors, such as Lynch, Scorsese, Coppola and Scott, is discussed. This book is essential reading for students of film, and will be of interest to anyone seeking to explore the impact of American cinema.

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About the author (2009)

John White is teacher of Film, English and Media at Parkside Community College and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He is co-author of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction, and co-editor of Fifty Key British Films, also published by Routledge.

Sabine Haenni teaches Film and American Studies at Cornell University. She is the author of The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York 1880-1920 and has published widely on popular theatre, early cinema and realist fiction.

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