Movie-made America: A Cultural History of American Movies

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Vintage Books, 1994 - Performing Arts - 417 pages
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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.

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In Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies, Robert Sklar writes of film’s cultural power, “In the case of movies, the ability to exercise cultural power was shaped not only by the ... Read full review

Movie-made America: a cultural history of American movies

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Sklar shows that movies not only reflect our society but influence it as well. This update advances the study to 1993 films. "Well worth consideration" (LJ 10/1/75). Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Robert Sklar (1936-2011) was a film historian, critic, and professor emeritus of cinema at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He was also the author of the prize-winning film history books "Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies" and "Film: An International History of the Mediu", as well as several other books.

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