Violence and American Cinema

Author: J. David Slocum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135204918
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Depiction of Terrorists in Blockbuster Hollywood Films 1980 2001

Author: Helena Vanhala
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456906
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book examines how American foreign policy and the commercial film industry’s economic interests influenced the portrayal of international terrorism in Hollywood blockbuster films from the time of the Iran hostage crisis to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Part I provides a historical overview of modern international terrorism and how it relates to the United States, its news media, and its film industry. Part II covers depictions of terrorism during the Cold War under President Reagan, including films like Commando and Iron Eagle. Part III covers the Hollywood terrorist after the Cold War, including European terrorists in the Die Hard franchise, Passenger 57, Patriot Games, Blown Away, The Jackal and Ronin; fundamentalist Islamic terrorists in True Lies and Executive Decision; the return of the communist threat in Air Force One; and 9/11 foreshadowing in The Siege.

Cin ma Divinit

Author: Eric S. Christianson
Publisher: Scm Press
ISBN:
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The interdisciplinary study of theology and film requires a responsible engagement on the part of religious studies experts, biblical scholars and theologians, with film studies. Cinema Divinite first of all sets out various critical approaches to the study of film and theology such as formalism, expressionism, realism, textual analysis, contextual analysis, postmodern eclecticism, narrative criticism and cultural studies. The early chapters also look at the major concepts in films studies such as cinema spectatorship and the nature and application of film theory to theology.

New Hollywood Violence

Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Exploring the depiction of violence and related issues in Hollywood productions, this book focuses on the motivations and cultural politics of violence on the big screen, as well as its effects on viewers and society as a whole.

Reading Race

Author: Norman K Denzin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847876323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this insightful book, one of America's leading commentators on culture and society turns his gaze upon cinematic race relations, examining the relationship between film, race and culture. Norman K Denzin argues that the cinema, like society, treats all persons as equal but struggles to define and implement diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism. He goes on to argue that the cinema needs to honour racial and ethnic differences, in defining race in terms of both an opposition to, and acceptance of, the media's interpretations and representations of the American racial order. Acute, richly illustrated and timely, the book deepens our understanding of the politics of race and the symbolic complexity of segregation and discrimination.

Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side

Author: Chris Roberts
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822822616
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General overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter. This illustrated book provides instant and in-depth access to the film noir genre.