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Author Scott, Ian, 1954-

Title American politics in Hollywood film / Ian Scott.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.43658 Sco84a 2011    ---  Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description vii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : 'We're living your scripts' -- Film, ideology and American politics : Hollywood and the portrayal of American political ideas ; The iconography of Hollywood politics -- Political films in the classic studio era : Inside the corridors of power ; Symbolism, iconography and the movies of Frank Capra -- Hollywood on the campaign trail : Hollywood and early election campaigns ; The boys on the bus ; Contemporary election movies -- Action, conspiracy and paranoia in Hollywood political films : The pre-Cold War thriller films ; Post 1945: Cold War conspiracy ; Alan J. Pakula and the classic paranoia style ; Political thrillers in the contemporary era -- Political biography in film : Origins and evolution ; Drama and politics: the biographies of Oliver Stone -- Hollywood and America in the new foreign policy era : Trust no one ; Decoding the documentary -- Hollywood and contemporary domestic politics : Who took the politics out of political movies ; Political films in the 1990s ; The 2000s and beyond.
Summary "How is the American political landscape represented in cinema? What is the relationship between Hollywood and Washington? From Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise to the Governorship of California through to the drama of the celebrity-fuelled 2008 Presidential election, Hollywood and politics have never been more intimate. This thoroughly updated and revised new edition continues to analyse the theoretical and conceptual relationship of Hollywood to national politics and the way film content and criticism has aligned itself to political culture and debate. Chronicling the evolution of American political cinema from the 1930s, this book explores the genre's symbiotic relationship with the American political culture and history. Through textual analysis of a range of films and television series, Scott provides a critique of current and past developments across several sub-genres, including the bio-pic, the election film and documentary."--pub. desc.
Subject Politics in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01027353
Politics in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01896085
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780748640232

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