Ronald Reagan in Hollywood

Movies and Politics

Author: Stephen Vaughn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521440806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

View: 8614

Explores the relationship between the motion picture industry and American politics.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Movies and Politics

The Dynamic Relationship

Author: James E. Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317928997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 5512

Collecting together some of the best thinking about the relationship between movies and politics, this book, originally published in 1993, encourages an awareness of the political dimension of film, both for film scholars and those entering the film industry. Eight essays are grouped into four parts addressing political ideology and movie narrative, political myth in the movies, political history and movie culture, and political communication and the movies. An introductory essay, as well as prefatory remarks to each of the four parts, brings additional insight and perspective and puts the essays into context.
Posted in Performing Arts

Take Two

A Life in Movies and Politics

Author: Philip Dunne

Publisher: Amadeus Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 405

View: 5028

Posted in Performing Arts

Double feature; movies and politics

Author: Michael Goodwin,Greil Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 127

View: 1240

Posted in Performing Arts

Cinema and Politics

Turkish Cinema and The New Europe

Author: Deniz Bayrakdar Assistant Editors: Aslı Kotaman,Ahu Uğursoy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443804150

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

View: 914

This volume presents varied approaches concerning the relation between cinema and politics which focus on policies, eras, countries, mainstream and art cinema productions, transnational examples, changing narratives and identities. Both cinema and politics have actors and directors for their scenes, and in this sense their discourses intermingle. The performances of the “actors/actresses” in both arenas attract particular attention. The actors, directors, and producers with ‘hyphenated/creolised/hybrid identities’ such as German-Turks, directors of Balkan cinema, or Italian filmmakers of Turkish origin give a wide and refreshing perspective to the discussion of Europe in the media. What these ‘mediated identities’ represent goes beyond the limits of the old Europe, towards the different sensitivity of the New Europe. Scholars and advanced students of Film Studies, European Studies, Identity Politics, Migration / Emigration and Gender Studies will find this volume of integral importance to their work.
Posted in Performing Arts

Popular Cinema and Politics in South India

The Films of MGR and Rajinikanth

Author: S. Rajanayagam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317587723

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 5999

This work breaks new ground in the understanding of South Indian cinema and politics. Through incisive analysis and original concepts it illustrates the private, public and cinematic personas of MGR and Rajinikanth. It challenges the popular and scholarly myths surrounding them and shows the constant negotiation of their on-screen and off-screen identities. The book revisits the entire political history of post-Independent Tamil Nadu through its cinema,and presents a refreshing psycho-political and cultural map of contemporary South India. This absorbing volume will be an important read for scholars, teachers and students of film studies, culture and media studies, and politics, especially those interested in South India.
Posted in Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis,Claire Molloy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317392469

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 5740

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics brings together forty essays by leading film scholars and filmmakers in order to discuss the complex relationship between cinema and politics. Organised into eight sections - Approaches to Film and Politics; Film, Activism and Opposition; Film, Propaganda, Ideology and the State; The Politics of Mobility; Political Hollywood; Alternative and Independent Film and Politics; The Politics of Cine-geographies and The Politics of Documentary - this collection covers a broad range of topics, including: third cinema, cinema after 9/11, eco-activism, human rights, independent Chinese documentary, film festivals, manifestoes, film policies, film as a response to the post-2008 financial crisis, Soviet propaganda, the impact of neoliberalism on cinema, and many others. It foregrounds the key debates, concepts, approaches and case studies that critique and explain the complex relationship between politics and cinema, discussing films from around the world and including examples from film history as well as contemporary cinema. It also explores the wider relationship between politics and entertainment, examines cinema’s response to political and social transformations and questions the extent to which filmmaking, itself, is a political act.
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Projecting Politics

Political Messages in American Films

Author: Terry Christensen,Peter J. Haas

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765631732

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 9078

This fascinating work examines in detail the relationship between American politics and films, from Birth of a Nation to Fahrenheit 9/11. It provides a decade-by-decade survey of politics and films of all types - comedies and dramas to biographies and documentaries - as well as a helpful framework that students and general readers can use to analyze the political content of films. The book also features an examination of film techniques as they relate to political films, an exploration of the effects of real-world politics on Hollywood, and a practical guide to writing film analysis, as well as a guide to web-based film resources and an extensive "Political Filmography." Throughout the book, the authors emphasize both the political messages transmitted through films and the political values that are reflected in them.
Posted in Social Science

Thinking about the Holocaust

After Half a Century

Author: Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253112545

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 3853

"... stimulating and important anthology..." -- Holocaust and Genocide Studies "... a useful and competent volume that can serve as a good introduction to scholarship on the aftermath of the Holocaust." -- Times Literary Supplement More than 50 years after the end of World War II, how do we look back upon and understand the nature and consequences of that catastrophic event? What kind of historical consciousness has developed over the past half century with respect to the Nazi destruction of European Jewry? These questions are explored by a distinguished international group of scholars who draw on history, literature, memory, memorials, and the representation of the Holocaust in the culture to assess the impact of the Holocaust on postwar consciousness.
Posted in History

The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics

Author: Jim Shepard

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 194104073X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 4406

The first book of nonfiction from one of our great fiction writers. A Publishers Weekly Best Essay Collection of Fall Given that most Americans proudly consider themselves non-political, where do our notions of collective responsibility come from? Which self-deceptions, when considering ourselves as actors on the world stage, do we cling to most tenaciously? Why do we so stubbornly believe, for example, that our country always means well when intervening abroad? The Tunnel at the End of the Light argues that some of our most persistent and destructive assumptions, in that regard, might come from the movies. In these ten essays Jim Shepard weaves close readings of film with cultural criticism to explore the ways in which movies work so ubiquitously to reflect how Americans think and act. Whether assessing the “high-spirited glee of American ruthlessness” captured in GoodFellas, or finding in Lawrence of Arabia a “portrait of the lunatic serenity of our leaders’ conviction in the face of all evidence and their own lack of knowledge,” he explores how we enter into conversations with specific genres and films—Chinatown, The Third Man, and Badlands among others—in order to construct and refine our most cherished illusions about ourselves.
Posted in Literary Collections

Sleaze Artists

Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics

Author: Jeffrey Sconce

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

View: 2075

DIVCollection of essays on the impact that non-mainstream and middlebrow film genres have had on popular culture--including sexploitation, horror, cult, XXX, and indie films./div
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Freedom and Entertainment

Rating the Movies in an Age of New Media

Author: Stephen Vaughn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521852586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 7475

The first behind-the-scenes history of the American movie rating system.
Posted in Business & Economics

Ronald Reagan The Movie

And Other Episodes in Political Demonology

Author: Michael Rogin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520908994

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 5530

The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters—the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism—are familiar figures in the dream life that so often dominates American political consciousness. What are the meanings and sources of these demons? Why does the American political imagination conjure them up? Michael Rogin answers these questions by examining the American countersubversive tradition.
Posted in History

Politics and Politicians in American Film

Author: Phillip L. Gianos

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275967666

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 4342

Examines some of the greatest American films ever made to see what they say about politics and politicians, and what these films, in turn, say about the audience for which they were produced.
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Crowd Scenes

Movies and Mass Politics

Author: Michael Tratner

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823229025

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 161

View: 5786

The movies and the masses erupted on the world stage together. In a few decades around the turn of the twentieth century, millions of persons who rarely could afford a night at the theater and had never voted in an election became regular paying customers at movie palaces and proud members of new political parties. The question of how to represent these new masses fascinated and plagued politicians and filmmakers alike. Movies seemed to speak directly to the masses, via a form of crowd psychology that bypassed individual personality. Many political commentators believed that movies were inherently aligned with the new forms of collectivist mass politics--indeed, government control of the movie industry became a cornerstone of Communist and Fascist regimes, new political movements that embraced the crowd as the basis of social order. Michael Tratner examines the representations of masses--the crowd scenes--in Hollywood films from The Birth of a Nation through such popular love stories as Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and Dr. Zhivago. He then contrasts these with similar scenes in early Soviet and Nazi films. What emerges is a political debate being carried out in filmic style. In both sets of films, the crowd is represented as a seething cauldron of emotions. In Hollywood films, this is depicted as molding private loves, while collectivist movies present it as turning into organized mass movements. Crowd scenes do more than provide backgrounds for stories, that is: they also function as models for the crowd in the theater. The book concludes with an examination of the films of Fritz Lang, who first in pre-Nazi Germany, then in Hollywood, created movies that can be seen as meditations on both these ways of using the crowd.
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Die Verarbeitung des Spanischen Bürgerkriegs im Film

Widerspiegelung gesellschaftlicher Entwicklungen oder reine filmische Fiktion?

Author: Stephanie Weimann

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3832406298

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 4509

Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: "Euer soll der Kampf sein, welcher niemals vergeblich, wenn ihr auch vergessen und auch vergangen, eure Taten, die leben ewig." Mit diesem Gedicht des englischen Dichters William Morris endet der Film Land and Freedom (1995) von Ken Loach über den Spanischen Bürgerkrieg. Die Enkelin des Protagonisten David findet es beim Stöbern in seinem Nachlass zwischen Briefen an seine Verlobte Kitty, zwischen Zeitungsausschnitten über die Geschehnisse der 30er Jahre in Spanien und England und zwischen Fotos und anderen Erinnerungsstücken. Bei Davids Beerdigung, mit der der Film endet, liest sie es als Hommage an ihren Großvater vor. Der 1995 gedrehte Film Land and Freedom, der in der spanischen Öffentlichkeit eine heftige Debatte auslöste, fand in den bundesdeutschen Kinos hingegen wenig Resonanz. Dies ist insofern nicht verwunderlich, da in Spanien die Aufarbeitung der Ereignisse zwischen 1936 und 1939 sowie der Zeit darüber hinaus einen anderen Stellenwert einnimmt als im übrigen Europa. Trotzdem ist es erstaunlich, welch geringes Interesse der Spanische Bürgerkrieg - sieht man von Spanien einmal ab - in der internationalen Öffentlichkeit hervorruft. Im folgenden wird als Grundlage der Verarbeitung des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges im Film die Aufarbeitung der Ereignisse auf der Iberischen Halbinsel zwischen 1936 und 1939 in der internationalen Geschichtswissenschaft behandelt. Es wird auf die verschiedenen Zäsuren und Darstellungsschwerpunkte eingegangen, die sich in der Historiographie der letzten 50 Jahre hinsichtlich des Themenkomplexes aufzeigen lassen. da diese zum größten Teil konform mit der filmischen Verarbeitung gehen. Desweiteren wird als theoretische Basis die Problematik des Verhältnisses Film und Geschichte erarbeitet werden. Inwieweit kann das Medium Film Geschichte darstellen, wie sieht dies speziell beim Spielfilm aus und wie transportiert Film Geschichte? Parallel dazu wird im nächsten Kapitel die Darstellung des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges im Film betrachtet. Der Spanische Bürgerkrieg war der erste Krieg, in welchem dem Medium Film eine bedeutende Rolle zukam. Erstmals wurde der Film als Waffe eingesetzt und auf beiden Seiten zur Unterstützung der jeweiligen Ideologien benutzt. Die wichtige Rolle, die der Film in der kriegerischen Auseinandersetzung der 30er Jahre in Spanien einnahm, wird das Thema des nachfolgenden Kapitels sein. Hier werden sowohl Spiel- als auch Dokumentarfilme erwähnt werden, wie beispielsweise [...]
Posted in History

Cinema and Popular Geo-politics

Author: Marcus Power

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317999185

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 2711

With a detailed range of approaches, this new collection investigates how cinematic narratives can and have been used to portray different political 'threats' and 'dangers'. Including a range of chapters with a contemporary focus, it studies issues such as: how the geopolitical world has been constructed through film how cinema can provide explanatory narratives in periods of cultural and political anxiety, uneasiness and uncertainty. Examining the ways in which film impacts upon popular understandings of national identity and the changing geopolitical world, the book looks at how audiences make sense of the (geo)political messages and meanings contained within a variety of films - from the US productions of Hollywood, to Palestinian, Mexican, British, and German cinematic traditions. This thought-provoking book draws on an international range of contributions to discuss and fully investigate world cinema in light of key contemporary issues. This book was previously published as a special issue of Geopolitics.
Posted in Political Science

Conspiracy Theory in Film, Television, and Politics

Author: Gordon B. Arnold

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275994627

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

View: 5311

Since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, motion pictures and television productions-some based on historical fact and conjecture, others clearly fanciful-have embraced the idea that conspiracies shape many events, hide others, and generally dictate much of the course of modern life, often to the disadvantage of the average person. As a result, conspiracy theories have developed into a potent undercurrent in American politics. Here, author Gordon Arnold examines the evolution of this cultural climate in the United States. Conspiracy Theory in Film, Television, and Politics examines the intersection of various film and television productions in the context of unfolding political developments. The chapters follow this story chronologically, showing how screen media have both reflected and shaped the cultural milieu in which traumatic events and political controversies have been interpreted with increasing cynicism.
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A Novel Approach to Politics, Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies and Popular Culture

Political science, Political science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478449438

Category: Education

Page: 47

View: 8532

Facts101 is your complete guide to A Novel Approach to Politics, Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies and Popular Culture. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Posted in Education

Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age

The 2009 Presidential Election Uprising in Iran

Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442204176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 9978

Focusing on the Iranian presidential elections of 2009 and ensuing demonstrations in major cities across Iran and world, Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age provides a balanced discussion of the role and impact of modern communication technologies, particularly the novel utilization of 'small digital media' vis-^-vis the elections and global media coverage. Written in a non-technical, easy to read, and accessible manner, the volume will appeal to scholars, students, policy makers, and print professionals alike.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines