American Film and Society since 1945

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tions, and evasive political and social formulas of previous decades. On the other hand, however, a number of these films managed to contain a deeper sense of uneasiness and urgency, and a greater sense of the imperfections of American society, than in the past. Of course, the fifties ended with Eisenhower in the White House and Doris Day starring in Pillow Talk ( 1958), but inherent in all that manufactured calm and good cheer was a sense of disquiet, perhaps even of time running out on a period of stability and consensus.


NOTES
1
Eric E. Goldman,', The Crucial Decade -- and After, America 1945- 1960 ( New York: Vintage, 1960).
2
Goldman, The Crucial Decade, pp. 292-311.
3
Richard Rovere, Senator Joseph McCarthy, rev. ed. ( New York: Harper and Row, 1973).
5
Ronald Steel, "Two Cheers for Ike", The New York Review of Books ( September 24, 1981), pp. 10-12.
6
Richard Rovere, "Eisenhower Over the Shoulder", The American Scholar XXI ( Spring 1962), pp. 34-44.
7
Frederick E Siegel, Troubled Journey: From Pearl Harbor to Ronald Reagan ( New York: Hill and Wang, 1984), p. 99.
8
William L. O'Neill, Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960s ( New York: Quadrangle, 1971), pp. 3-24.
9
Edmund White, The Beautiful Room Is Empty ( New York: Ballantine, 1988), pp. 7-8.
.10
Eric Goldman, The Crucial Decade, p. 291.
11
O'Neill, Coming Apart, p. 4.
12
Godfrey Hodgson, America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon, What Happened and Why ( New York: Vintage, 1978), pp. 54-64.
13
Morris Dickstein, Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties ( New York: Basic Books, 1977), pp. 3-12.
14
Charlie Gillett, The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll, rev. ed. ( New York: Pantheon, 1984).
15
Victor S. Navasky, Naming Names ( New York: Viking, 1980).
16
Michel Ciment, Kazan on Kazan ( New York: Viking, 1973).
17
Ciment, Kazan on Kazan, p. 94.
18
Peter Biskind and Dan Georgakas, "An Exchange on Viva Zapata", Cineaste VII, 2 ( Spring 1976), pp. 10-17.
19
Ciment, Kazan on Kazan, p. 110.
20
Ciment, Kazan on Kazan, p. 108.
21
Nicholas Garnham, Samuel Fuller( New York: Viking, 1971).

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface to the Second Edition ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 11
  • 2 - The Forties 13
  • Notes 39
  • 3 - The Fifties 41
  • Notes 69
  • 4 - The Sixties 71
  • Notes 100
  • 5 - The Seventies 103
  • Notes 134
  • 6 - The Eighties 137
  • Notes 174
  • Selected Bibliography 177
  • Index 181
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