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Author Tratner, Michael.

Title Crowd scenes : movies and mass politics / Michael Tratner.

Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, 2008.
Publication Info. 2008


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 161 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and index.
Contents Movies and the history of crowd psychology -- Collective spectatorship -- Constructing public institutions and private sexuality : the birth of a nation and Intolerance -- The passion of mass politics in the most popular love stories -- Loving the crowd : transformations of gender in early Soviet and Nazi films -- From love of the state to the state of love : Fritz Lang's move from Weimar to Hollywood.
Summary The movies and the masses erupted on the world stage together. In a few decades around the turn of the twentieth century, millions of persons who rarely could afford a night at the theater and had never voted in an election became regular paying customers at movie palaces and proud members of new political parties. The question of how to represent these new masses fascinated and plagued politicians and filmmakers alike. Michael Tratner examines the representations of masses--the crowd scenes--in Hollywood films from The Birth of a Nation through such popular love stories as Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and Dr. Zhivago. He then contrasts these with similar scenes in early Soviet and Nazi films. What emerges is a political debate being carried out in filmic style. In both sets of films, the crowd is represented as a seething cauldron of emotions.
Note Print version record.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Crowds in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects.
Media studies.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Crowds in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01902940
Motion pictures -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01027353
Masse -- (Soziol.) -- Motiv -- Film.
Film -- Motiv -- Masse (Soziol.)
Massenpsychologie -- Film.
Film -- Massenpsychologie.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Tratner, Michael. Crowd scenes. 1st ed. New York : Fordham University Press, 2008 (DLC) 2008005864 (OCoLC)182529037
ISBN 9780823280780 (electronic bk.)
0823280780 (electronic bk.)
9780823229017 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0823229017 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780823229024 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0823229025 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.26530/oapen_626974 doi
CHNEW 000950587
CHVBK 483517410
GBVCP 1014944112
GBVCP 896604136
AU@ 000060745255
AU@ 000066382617

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