Projecting the End of the American Dream: Hollywood's Visions of U.S. Decline

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ABC-CLIO, Apr 9, 2013 - Performing Arts - 279 pages
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This provocative book reveals how Hollywood films reflect our deepest fears and anxieties as a country, often recording our political beliefs and cultural conditions while underscoring the darker side of the American way of life.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 American Ruin the American Dream and Hollywood
1
Chapter 2 Backstory
21
Chapter 3 A Dangerous World
39
Chapter 4 Above and Below the Shiny Surface
61
Chapter 5 Rising Paranoia
81
Chapter 6 Eruption
113
Chapter 7 Disillusion
143
Chapter 8 Shimmering Fašade
169
Chapter 9 Hollow World
195
Chapter 10 Apocalypse Realized
223
Notes
247
Selected Bibliography
265
Index
273
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Gordon B. Arnold, PhD, is professor of liberal arts at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.

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