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Product Description: Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food―they serve a political purpose. In the kitchen, around the table, and in the dining room, these films use cooking and eating to explore such themes as ideological pluralism, ethnic and racial acceptance, gender equality, and class flexibility―but not as progressively as you might think...read more

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9780231172509 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food―they serve a political purpose.

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9780231172516 | Reprint edition (Columbia Univ Pr, November 22, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food―they serve a political purpose.

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Product Description: While analysts may agree that Hollywood movies have always both mirrored and helped to shape the tenor of their times, the question remains: Just how do they do it? And beyond that, how do we identify the political/ideological content of any film? The authors of Movies, Myth, and the National Security State offer answers to these questions, exploring how Hollywood movies have functioned to propagate, or to debate, or sometimes to contest the evolving US national security state since 1945...read more

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9781626374591, titled "Movies, Myth & the National Security State" | Lynne Rienner Pub, April 10, 2016, cover price $68.50 | About this edition: While analysts may agree that Hollywood movies have always both mirrored and helped to shape the tenor of their times, the question remains: Just how do they do it?

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Product Description: When the low-budget biker movie EASY RIDER shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented filmmakers such as Scorcese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including DeNiro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as THE GODFATHER, CHINATOWN, TAXI DRIVER, and JAWS, Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70’s – an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme...read more
By Dick Hill (narrator)

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9781501279898 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 11, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: When the low-budget biker movie EASY RIDER shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born.

Product Description: "American Cinema/American Culture"looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2011. It begins with an examination of the basic narrative and stylistic features of classical Hollywood cinema. It then studies the genres of silent melodrama, the musical, American comedy, the war/combat film, film noir, the western, and the horror and science fiction film, investigating the way in which movies shape and are shaped by the larger cultural concerns of the nation as a whole...read more

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9781259683558 | 4 lslf edition (McGraw-Hill College, July 27, 2015), cover price $133.15 | About this edition: "American Cinema/American Culture"looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2011.

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9780073535098 | 4th edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, January 11, 2012), cover price $177.50 | About this edition: American Cinema/American Culture looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2011.
9780073386157 | 3 edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, November 10, 2008), cover price $147.35 | About this edition: Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses focused on American Film, this text offers a cultural examination of the American movie-making industry, with particular attention paid to the economic and aesthetic institution of Hollywood.
9780072886276 | 2 sub edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, August 20, 2004), cover price $99.80 | About this edition: Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses focused on American Film, this text offers a cultural examination of the American movie-making industry, with particular attention paid to the economic and aesthetic institution of Hollywood.
9780070044661 | McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, October 1, 1993, cover price $79.55 | About this edition: Developed to accompany the Annenberg-funded telecourse American Cinema, and written under the aegis of The New York Center for Visual History, this text offers a fascinating look at the interplay between the movie industry and mass culture in America.
9789990000733 | McGraw-Hill College, October 1, 1993, cover price $0.02

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Product Description: The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil. Punishment in Popular Culture examines the cultural presuppositions that undergird America’s distinctive approach to punishment and analyzes punishment as a set of images, a spectacle of condemnation...read more
By Austin Sarat (editor)

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9781479861958 | New York Univ Pr, June 5, 2015, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil.

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9781479833528 | New York Univ Pr, June 5, 2015, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil.

The extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most legendary directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed forever by itIn Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five Came Back, he gives us something even more remarkable: the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the director’s lens.It is little remembered now, but in prewar America, Hollywood’s relationship with Washington was decidedly tense. Investigations into corruption and racketeering were multiplying, and hanging in the air was the insinuation that the business was too foreign, too Jewish, too “un-American” in its values and causes. Could an industry with such a powerful influence on America’s collective mindset really be left in the hands of this crew?When war came, the propaganda effort to win the hearts and minds of American soldiers and civilians was absolutely vital. Nothing else had the power of film to educate and inspire. But the government was not remotely equipped to harness it—so FDR and the military had little choice but to turn to Hollywood for help. In an unprecedented move, the whole business was farmed out to a handful of Hollywood’s most acclaimed film directors, accompanied by a creative freedom over film-making in combat zones that no one had ever had before or would ever have again.The effort was dominated by five directing legends: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. They were complicated, competitive men, gifted and flawed in equal measure, and they didn’t always get along, with each other or with their military supervisors. But between them they were on the scene of almost every major moment of America’s war and in every branch of service—army, navy, and air force, Atlantic and Pacific; from Midway to North Africa; from Normandy to the fall of Paris and the liberation of the Nazi death camps. In the end, though none of them emerged unscarred, they produced a body of work that was essential to how Americans perceived the war, and still do. The product of five years of original archival research, Five Came Back is an epic achievement, providing a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood’s role in the war through the life and work of five men who chose to go, and who came back.

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9781594204302 | Penguin Pr, February 27, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most legendary directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed forever by itIn Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified.

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9780143126836 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, February 24, 2015), cover price $18.00

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Product Description: Between 1840 and 1940, more than one million people emigrated from Sweden to America. The fact that so many chose to leave to seek a better life across the Atlantic was a major trauma for the Swedish nation. Filmmakers were not slow to pick up on an exodus that proved to be of lasting importance for the Swedes’ national identity...read more

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9789187675119 | Nordic Academic Pr, October 1, 2014, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: Between 1840 and 1940, more than one million people emigrated from Sweden to America.

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Product Description: Since its inception in 1894, American film has developed many genres and created many important directors and stars, while maintaining an intensely loyal audience. How has this incredibly popular medium managed to stay so relevant for more than a century?The Cultures of American Film's chronological organization provides a historical overview of film, while its analytical approach addresses form and content: how films work and how we respond to them...read more

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9780199753420 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2014, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Since its inception in 1894, American film has developed many genres and created many important directors and stars, while maintaining an intensely loyal audience.

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Product Description: Popular movies can enhance the study of history. A dominant form of entertainment throughout the 20th century, they can serve as nontraditional primary sources and offer remarkable opportunities to observe attitudes about social concerns, gender or racial issues, politics, and historical events that were current when the movies were made...read more

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9780786446377 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, April 21, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Popular movies can enhance the study of history.

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Product Description: Throughout the twentieth century, American filmmakers have embraced cinematic representations of China. Beginning with D.W. Griffith’s silent classic Broken Blossoms (1919) and ending with the computer-animated Kung Fu Panda (2008), this book explores China’s changing role in the American imagination...read more

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9780824838355 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, March 31, 2014, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Throughout the twentieth century, American filmmakers have embraced cinematic representations of China.

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9780824838362 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, March 31, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Throughout the twentieth century, American filmmakers have embraced cinematic representations of China.

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Product Description: The second edition of Movies and American Society is a comprehensive collection of essays and primary documents that explore the ways in which movies have changed—and been changed by—American society from 1905 to the present. Each chapter includes an introduction, discussion questions, an essay examining the issues of the period, primary documents, and a list of further reading and screenings Includes a new chapter on “American Film in the Age of Terror” and new essays for Chapter 9 (“Race, Violence, and Film”) and Chapter 13 (“Hollywood Goes Global”), as well as updated Reading and Screenings sections Discusses all the major periods in American film history from the first nickelodeons to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the globalization of Hollywood Demonstrates the unique influence of movies on all aspects of American culture, from ideology, politics, and gender to class, war, and race relations Engaging and accessible for students, with jargon-free essays and primary documents that show social practices and controversies as well as the fun and cultural influence of movies and movie-going...read more
By Steven J. Ross (editor)

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9780631219590 | Blackwell Pub, June 17, 2002, cover price $152.95 | About this edition: This outstanding collection of the best film history scholarship gathers recent essays and supporting documents to illustrate the power of movies to change, and be changed by, American society.

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9780470673645 | 2 edition (Blackwell Pub, January 28, 2014), cover price $56.95 | About this edition: The second edition of Movies and American Society is a comprehensive collection of essays and primary documents that explore the ways in which movies have changed—and been changed by—American society from 1905 to the present.
9780631219606 | Blackwell Pub, June 17, 2002, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: This outstanding collection of the best film history scholarship gathers recent essays and supporting documents to illustrate the power of movies to change, and be changed by, American society.

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Product Description: America in the 1950s was a cauldron of contradictions. Advances in technology chafed against a grimly conservative political landscape; the military-industrial complex ceaselessly promoted the "Communist menace"; young marrieds fled crumbling cities for artificial communities known as suburbs; and the corporate cipher known as "The Organization Man" was created, along with stifling images of women...read more

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9780786477777 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, September 25, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: America in the 1950s was a cauldron of contradictions.

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Product Description: From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.   One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures...read more

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9780385525756 | Doubleday, January 22, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.

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Product Description: A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book of the YearNearly 140 years ago, in frontier California, photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured time with his camera and played it back on a flickering screen, inventing the breakthrough technology of moving pictures...read more

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9780767929400 | Anchor Books, November 5, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book of the YearNearly 140 years ago, in frontier California, photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured time with his camera and played it back on a flickering screen, inventing the breakthrough technology of moving pictures.

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Product Description: The definitive story of the medium that defines our timesThe Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen as important as the images it carries...read more

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9780374191894 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 16, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen―smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous―as important as the images it carries.

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9780374534134 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 15, 2013), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The definitive story of the medium that defines our timesThe Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen as important as the images it carries.

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Product Description: A deluxe, year–by–year chronicle of the Academy Awards, with an entertaining text, hundreds of star–studded photographs, and complete lists of the nominees and winners. 85 Years of the Oscar, newly revised and expanded, is the official history of the Academy Awards...read more

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9780789211422 | Abbeville Pr, November 12, 2013, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: A deluxe, year–by–year chronicle of the Academy Awards, with an entertaining text, hundreds of star–studded photographs, and complete lists of the nominees and winners.

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Product Description: A provocative, interdisciplinary study of nuns on the big screen, from The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) to Doubt (2008), that shines fresh light on the cinematic nun as a woman and a religious in the twentieth century.Ingrid Bergman's engaging screen performance as Sister Mary Benedict in The Bells of St...read more

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9780823251650 | Fordham Univ Pr, August 1, 2013, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: A provocative, interdisciplinary study of nuns on the big screen, from The Bells of St.

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9780823251667 | Fordham Univ Pr, August 1, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A provocative, interdisciplinary study of nuns on the big screen, from The Bells of St.

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Product Description: The Hollywood 'happy ending' has long been considered among the most famous and standardised features in the whole of narrative filmmaking. Yet, while ceaselessly invoked, this notorious device has received barely any detailed attention from the field of film studies...read more

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9780748680177, titled "Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention, and the Final Couple" | Edinburgh Univ Pr, July 31, 2013, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The Hollywood 'happy ending' has long been considered among the most famous and standardised features in the whole of narrative filmmaking.

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Product Description: American cinema abounds with films set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and other institutions. Rather than orderly places of recovery and rehabilitation, these institutional settings emerge as abject spaces of control and repression in which adult identity is threatened as a narrative impetus...read more

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9781848855977 | Tauris Academic Studies, July 25, 2013, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: American cinema abounds with films set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and other institutions.

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Product Description: Grab your popcorn, sit back, relax, and get ready for this captivating look at the legal world of the silver screen. From Edison and the dawn of motion pictures, to the Transformers and the big-business movie industry today, this book has a fascinating selection of the best cases involving the legal side of the movies...read more

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9781614384700 | Amer Bar Assn, February 16, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Grab your popcorn, sit back, relax, and get ready for this captivating look at the legal world of the silver screen.

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Product Description: Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed. Covering key periods from across American cinema history, John Alberti explores the social, technological and political forces that have shaped cinematic output and the varied impacts cinema of on US society...read more

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9780415535519 | Routledge, December 12, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed.

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9780415535526 | Routledge, December 12, 2014, cover price $65.95 | About this edition: Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed.

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Product Description: Using film as a lens though which we can witness the global transformations in politics, economy, culture, and communication, this book analyzes Hollywood's shift in its depictions of China and Tibet.

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9781137290472 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 24, 2012, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Using film as a lens though which we can witness the global transformations in politics, economy, culture, and communication, this book analyzes Hollywood's shift in its depictions of China and Tibet.

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Product Description: One Thousand Nights at the Movies is a detailed history of the birth of motion pictures. This richly illustrated coffee-table book charts the tumultuous growth from early inventions and Edison's innovations through the creation of film studios, picture palaces, and the first movie stars...read more

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9780794832506 | Whitman Pub Llc, January 15, 2013, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: One Thousand Nights at the Movies is a detailed history of the birth of motion pictures.

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Product Description: Don't Look Now, released in 1973, confirmed director Nicolas Roeg as one of themost stylish and innovative British directors of the postwar period. Adaptedfrom a short story by Daphne du Maurier, it is both a complex study of howpeople come to terms with grief and a chilling tale of murder set among thecanals and churches of Venice...read more
By Mark Sanderson and Jason Wood (foreword by)

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9781844575152 | 2 edition (British Film Inst, September 4, 2012), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Don't Look Now, released in 1973, confirmed director Nicolas Roeg as one of themost stylish and innovative British directors of the postwar period.

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Product Description: The untold story of the innovative pioneers who helped make movies the preeminent art form of the twentieth century.The founders of the now infamous Academy were a motley crew as individuals, but when they first converged in Hollywood, then just a small town with dirt roads, sparks flew and fueled a common dream: to bring artistic validity to their beloved new medium...read more

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9781605982748 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, January 12, 2012), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The untold story of the innovative pioneers who helped make movies the preeminent art form of the twentieth century.

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