The Roots of Modern Hollywood: The Persistence of Values in American Cinema, from the New Deal to the Present

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Hollywood cinema is not usually thought of as politically or socially engaged. Unlike perceptions of European and other cinemas, Hollywood is often seen as offering escapist entertainment, rather than social commentary. Yet American cinema is one of the most value-laden of all national cinemas, often pondering the development of American democratic individualism and the balance between capitalism and liberalism. Since the era of the New Deal before and after the Second World War, American film-makers have contemplated how ...

The Roots of Modern Hollywood: The Persistence of Values in American Cinema, from the New Deal to the Present 2014, Intellect (UK)

ISBN-13: 9781783203734

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