American Cinema
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American Cinema/American Culture, 2/e

John Belton, Rutgers University---New Brunswick

ISBN: 0072886277
Copyright year: 2005

Feature Summary

  • Reflects a cultural history of American film, focusing primarily on topics and issues rather than on what happened when
  • Presents basic concepts in such a way as to encourage discussion, not so much of individual films but of films in general
  • Successfully applies the methods and discoveries of “The New Film History” to an introductory level text surveying American cinema
  • Detailed discussion of six genres (Melodrama, Comedy, the Musical, the War Film, Film Noir, and the Western), focusing on the point at which each had the greatest impact on the industry, film aesthetics, and the broader American culture
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