American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations

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During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back earned huge sums for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade's best films.Filmmakers responded to the social, political, and cultural conditions of the time, notably the Reagan presidency and the rebirth of the Cold War, which Hollywood films both embraced and critiqued. ...

American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations 2007, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813540344

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American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations 2007, Berg Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9781845207472

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American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations 2007, Berg Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9781845207465

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