American Dreamtime: A Cultural Analysis of Popular Movies, and Their Implications for a Science of Humanity
Despite America's practical and technological aims, the money spent on film and sports events tends to convey an image of a whimsical nation. This work explores these conflicting images through an analysis of movies, revealing the ties that daily activity and thought have with a world of myth.
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